Laurel Starks, Divorce Real Estate Expert (Divorce Real Estate Institute, LLC)
BRE# 01719958

8250 White Oak Avenue

Suite 102

Rancho Cucamonga , CA 91730

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Laurel wrote the book on Divorce Real Estate - literally. A pioneer in the niche, her passion is educating the real estate industry on how they should be serving their local family law communities.

Get to know Laurel Starks

Laurel Starks is a recognized court-appointed expert and trained neutral in family law cases involving real estate matters. Her focus on divorce-related real estate has led to over $150 million in sales volume throughout Southern California and is often regarded by her peers as the pioneer of the divorce real estate niche.

Laurel has advised, consulted and testified in hundreds of divorce cases, facilitating the sale of real property, as well as providing fair market valuation reports and testimony thereto. She is a national speaker on topics pertaining to real estate in family law.

Attorneys, judges and other legal professionals have come to rely on Laurel’s knowledge, judgment, integrity, as well as her ability to explain complex real estate
matters to those affected by them.



A native of Central Florida, Ms. Starks was educated at The Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park. Ms. Starks sttended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri from 1991-1992, and then transferred to Whittier College in Whittier, California, from 1992-1995, studying Sociology and Political Science.

In December 2007, Ms. Starks completed Collaborative Divorce training in Phoenix, AZ, and was the first real estate professional to attend CD training.

In May 2008, Ms. Starks completed Divorce Mediation Training, under the instruction of the legendary Forrest "Woody" Mosten, Esq.  


Laurel Starks's Blog Posts


Contributing writer for various publications on real estate issues Frequent lecturer to attorneys and judicial officers on real estate topics Host of the weekly Real Estate Matters talk radio show on KTIE 590-AM Real estate instructor for Keller Williams Realty Mega-office in Rancho Cucamonga Board of Directors for Keller Williams Realty Ambassador up and coming for Keller Williams' real estate agents Maintains a 100% short sale approval rate Selected to participate in Keller Williams' Train the Trainer program for Keller Willimas University faculty Authored The Nuts and Bolts of Short Sales training class, and teaches at real estate board offices throughout Southern California

Service Areas (7)
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Upland, CA
  • San Dimas, CA
  • Claremont, CA
  • Covina, CA
  • La Verne, CA
  • West Covina, CA
  • Corona, CA
Specialties (1)
  • Divorce Real Estate
Languages (1)
  • English