Certified Residential Specialist, Certfiied Buyer's Representative, Certified New Homes Specialist, GREEN, Loss Mitigation Certified.
Get to know Michael Seward
I've been selling real estate in Western Massachusetts for the last seven years. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1996 from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FLA and a Master's degree in Anthropology from California State Univeresity, Hayward (now East Bay) in Hayward, CA. After working for three years throughout the United States on various archaeological projects, I started my real estate career. However, my start in real estate was not in sales. While working on an archaeological project in New Orleans, LA a friend from high school got me a job doing disaster relief home inspections for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Although the pay was good, it was not consistent as the President of the United States needed to declare a particular area a disaster before FEMA could step in. So after moving back to Massachusetts in 2002, I took the classes and passed the test to get my real estate sales license. Later I took and passed the broker's license exam. I have also taken the time to learn as much about the real estate sales industry as possible and have earned the presitigious Certified Residential Specialist designation, the Certified Buyer's Agent designation, the Certified New Homes Specialist designation, the Loss Mitigation Certification, and the National Association of REALTORS® Green designation.
Since I started in real estate in 2003, I have worked with all sorts of buyers and sellers. There is something to learn with each transaction. I have handled everything from a simple purchase to a complex commercial deal. I have been trained by the National Trust for Historic Preservation about historic homes, which I felt complimented my experience as a professional archaeologist. I have even been instrumental in establishing a new subdivision. Each type of client requires a specific set of skills and I have taken the time to acquire a broad skill set so that I can serve my clients with superior service every time.