Michael's interest in real estate began long before he moved to the Bay Area from Massachusetts in 1992. In Boston, he owned a landscape company, where he was often called upon to create "curb appeal" for affluent home sellers. It was then that he realized the difference that small details can make when marketing a home. However, he didn't follow the path into real estate right away. Instead, he became a successful IT Solutions Consultant, with a focus on helping companies optimize communications technologies (Voice, Texting, Video, Social, Internet) to engage with their customers.
Michael's list of past clients is diverse with names including The San Francisco 49ers, Motorola, Blackberry, and Symantec. While these names are impressive, what is even more impressive is how he competed and strategically won each of these premier accounts.
Michael is aware that that home buyers and sellers are not always local. Michael maintains strong international relationships including the use of Chinese real estate web hosting services that allow his listings to be easily searched for and found by buyers in China.
As a Seller, you have many goals including timing, terms, and conditions. The most important goal is the sold-for price! Can your choice of a Realtor ® make that much difference? Yes! Michael will use every means at his disposal to reach as many qualified buyers as possible so that there is a competition to buy your home.
More than 90% of potential buyers look for homes online first, and those first impressions are crucial in the home buying process, so they become crucial in presenting a seller's home to its best advantage. Michael's innate ability to recognize a home's primary selling points allows him to position each home in its most favorable light strategically creating ultra-high-quality photos, cinematic video, and gorgeous 2D/3D virtual tours. Coupled with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices partnerships with the most popular home search platforms, each home is ideally positioned to attract the widest possible range of potential buyers.
As a Buyer who is likely doing your own home search on Zillow or Realtor.com, how can Michael help? Michael can become your 3rd voice as you search for your dream home. He will provide you with special technology tools that can send you an alert within minutes of a qualified home matching your criteria. Michael will also spend quality time with you to review each possible home, making note of what you do not like while at the same time focusing on what you want the most. When you are ready to make your offer, Michael understands that the seller will only accept one. Michael will strategically present your offer and masterfully negotiate on your behalf.
As a well-traveled business professional, he is known to numerous high-end buyers and sellers, who make up a solid base for his marketing reach. Michael is supported by a full-time assistant and a highly a highly skilled Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices support team to make your transaction smooth and worry-free.
When not serving clients, Michael takes an active part in community activities and lends both time and money to local charities and homeless shelters. He also enjoys exploring nearby cities and attending social and community events in and around the Bay Area. Time and work permitting, he enjoys travel and has visited China and most countries in Europe.
Contact Michael today for a confidential consultation on your home buying or selling needs.