More About Me

Mike works hard for his clients

Business Philosophy

I have sold over 395 homes with over 340 million dollars in combined sales within the last 18 years. I am very familiar with all the local areas within the Santa Clara Valley, from schools to the cities themselves, and I enjoy helping to assist families coming here from all over the country and the world. They always know when they call Mike and his Team, they can count on excellent service and continued support whether they are looking to buy now or later, as well as just renting. I look forward to helping you also; just give me a call!

Education and Training

One thing I have always believed in is good education. Coming into the Real Estate business, I wanted to have separation from all the other realtors. So I decided to take classes on Real Estate and graduate from the schools that give distinguished credentials in this business.

Such as the Council of Real Estate Specialists, or CRS, designations-only 4% of all realtors ever achieve this as it a hard course and difficult to complete and you have to maintain certain grades to graduate. There is also the Graduate of Realtor Institude, or GRI-only 10% of realtors ever graduate from this one.

Other designations I have achieved are:

  • Relocation Specialists ( With Sirva, Cartus, Graebel, ect.)
  • SRES ( Senior Real Estate Specialist ) Serving the retiring public
  • Credit Union Certified Realtor - Serving the local Credit Union Members
  • ASP- Accredited Staging Professional
  • NAR Green Designation - National Association of Realtors Green Graduate
  • SFR- Short Sale and Foreclosure designation
  • E-Pro- Technology Program designation

And my favorite one is being a member of the First Cupertino Leadership class of 1987, helping to develop the direction the city now has.

Areas of Expertise

The best way to describe my Real Estate knowledge is to explain what I do:

  • Help new arrivals to the valley understand the traffic patterns
  • Explain the history of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, so buyers can understand "WHY" prices are what they are.
  • Show buyers the recently sold and pending properties to give some current market direction
  • Help Sellers get the best price for their homes, through staging and network marketing as examples.

I have sold old, new, fixer uppers, and extremely upscale "turn key" homes

Community Involvement

Having raised three children myself, it gives me great pleasure to now benefit from that in ways I never thought I would. Going to classrooms and talking with teachers now gives me a better understanding on the best schools and what the inner workings are. Being about to impart this information to buyers is invaluable to me. I have had a very rewarding experience with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for many years. And I am currently on the board of a local Credit Union, which gives me a say in the community.

Personal Background

I was born in Long Island, New York, giving me an East Coast experience that has helped me better understand the clients transferring from that area. I have also lived in San Bruno, Foster City, Sunnyvale, Campbell, San Jose, and Cupertino, giving me a perspective on traffic patterns and which areas to avoid at different times better than most, which is information my clients have appreciated more than once. Now with my children at ages 27, 29, and 30, all of which have graduated college and are now on to lives of their own, I have more time to devote to better serve the clientele I have accumulated over the years.

Communities I serve