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About SRG

A Team with Purpose: We Got Your Back

About Starks Realty Group

Starks Realty Group is a purpose-driven team dedicated to empowering homeowners going through divorce. Led by Laurel Starks, court-appointed Realtor and founder of the Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE™) certification, SRG lives and breathes in the divorce real estate landscape. 

We know our clients are dealing with the most complex financial and emotional transactions of their lives. We believe handling these transactions with expertise, neutrality, consistent communication, and empathy has a profound effect on our clients’ ability to start their next chapter and unlock their new normal.

We have our clients’ backs — even when they don’t know it or can’t see it. We know they are fighting another fight (whatever that may look like) as they transition out of their marriage. We are committed to advocating for our clients to maximize the value of their homes — not just for the here and now, but for their futures.

Meet The Team

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Laurel Starks

Court-Appointed

Divorce Listing Expert

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Kimberly Neugart

Listing Associate

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Nikki Mason

Director of

Business Development

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Randall Brannon

Realtor

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Bob Miller

Field Services Agent

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Belin Lopez

Marketing Representative

Andrew Starks

Intern

Jamie Lina

Transaction Coordinator

SRG’s
Code of Ethics

A Court-Appointed Realtor is an active Realtor who has an expanded duty to the Court, over and above their fiduciary duty defined by California’s Civil Code and the ethical standards set forth by the National Association of Realtors.

Sometimes, the Court will appoint a Realtor in a family law case to list and sell the property as the Court’s Expert under Evidence Code §730.

Laurel Starks was the pioneer of the role of a Court-Appointed Realtor. She has created her own Stipulation for Appointment and a Code of Ethics for her own practice that she abides by when she is Court Appointed.

  • Neutrality
SRG is an independent third party with no vested interest in the outcome for either side.
  • Transparency
We are completely transparent about the listing and sales process and all matters that impact the sale.
  • Confidentiality
We fiercely protect all private information that does not impact the sale (such as phone numbers, email addresses, schedules, or personal circumstances that arise).
  • Restraining Order
We maintain protocols for restrained out-spouses who request access to the property.
  • No Dual Agency
We do not engage in dual agency, which means that we do not represent buyers in our listings. Our duty will be to the seller(s) only.
  • No Kickbacks
SRG does not provide referral fees or kickbacks to attorneys representing our clients.
  • Arm’s Length Transaction
We'll never have a vested interest in the buyer or the buyer’s agent, and will not buy the listing for personal or investment purposes. Further, we will not represent one party in another transaction during the listing and sales process.
  • Client First
The best interest of the family is always more important than the sale itself.
 
 
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Laurel Starks's
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Laurel Starks is a recognized expert in divorce real estate, often regarded by her peers as the pioneer of the niche. As an active Realtor for more than 15 years, she has maintained her status as a Top 1% Realtor in the nation for the past decade. 

 

Ms. Starks is an experienced expert witness and trained neutral in family law cases involving real estate matters. In addition to facilitating the sale of real property, she advises, consults, and testifies in complex cases, and provides fair market valuations, including those for Moore Marsden calculations. 

Recognizing the uniqueness of listing properties in divorce, Ms. Starks formulated a specialized approach to the divorce listing process that anticipates, prevents, and mitigates conflict, thereby streamlining efficiency and maximizing the value of properties she sells through her role as a neutral listing agent.

The published author of The House Matters in Divorce, Ms. Starks is also a speaker and writer for state and national family law and real estate organizations. In fact, she is founder of the certification for divorce real estate experts (CDRE™), the program that trains, mentors, and standardizes the role of divorce real estate experts nationwide.

SRG Success Stories

 
 

"I have been in courts and her name's come up. The judges and the judicial officers know her, and the attorneys in the area know her reputation and her knowledge. To have her on your team to sell the house is a huge advantage."

Robert Kochis 

Family Law Attorney

SRG FAQs

Everything you need to know about working with us

We get it. You have so many questions when it comes to choosing a Realtor to work with, especially if you’re going through a divorce. Below are questions our clients have asked in the past. If you have any other questions we haven’t included below, or need clarification on how we can work with you, we’re happy to answer! Schedule a call and we’ll get it sorted out.