Being a avid boater you learn the waterways of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Cape Coral. With Key West being only 114 nautical miles from the Sanibel Causeway we venture out in that direction often. We do all kinds of boating on a variety of boats including a 48' Sea Ray Sedan, a 34' Sea Ray Sundancer (with fish package of course) and a center console fishing boat.
Knowing waterfront property from the water side perspective is a tremendous advantage. I live just off McGregor Blvd. and have played many of the over 150 golf courses in Lee and Collier County Florida.
My first career was in the technology world and from that grew a passion for details and the use of technology. I love the fact that I can help clients do so much before ever walking into a home. It really is a time savings for them and they feel extremely educated before purchasing a home.
Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs are all areas I have assisted customers in buying and selling homes. I know these areas because I work and live here, my kids go to school here and we have friends all over this area.
I have been involved in both commercial and residential building projects from design to construction and inspections. The construction knowledge helps me with clients who require specifics for a home or have questions regarding construction differences, upkeep costs or repair/replacement issues.
Currently I work for Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc. We have offices on Captiva Island, Fort Myers, Naples and Sanibel Island Florida serving southwest Florida from Golf to Gulf and Bay to Beach.
Michael grew up in Kentucky and worked in the information technology field prior to moving to Fort Myers in 1999. His family had vacationed here for 12 years before moving here to live near the gulf and islands they adore. An avid golfer, boater and fisherman, he knows the areas waterways and fairways. Michael’s wife Jamie is also a licensed Realtor and assists in helping both buyers and seller.
Michael has worked as an Industrial Engineer and founded an Internet company. Because of this he has an extensive background in logistics and technology.
Michael has earned the ePRO, Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) and is a licensed USCG Captain. Michael became the first Realtor in SW Florida and the 11th in the state to earn his Accredited Seller Representative (ASR). This designation is awarded based on both actual performance and required education. The first awarded in SW Florida. Michael has completed the education and training necessary to earn his Certified Property Valuator (CPV), only the second awarded in Lee County. He offers Broker Price Opinions as part of his advanced service to his clients. Michael has completed advanced training and work review and is now certified by National Valuations Standards Institute. Michael has also earned his (CDPE) Certified Distressed Property Expert to assist buyers and sellers with bank owned foreclosures and short sale properties. He has earned his Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation based on education and sales. A designation held by the top 4% of all Realtors nationwide.
Michael worked for 15 years with UPS in a variety of roles. His training and management of projects helped him build his own business. This drive did not stop when he retired from UPS at an early age and did not stop when he sold his Internet company. Today this same drive has helped him as Vice President of Royal Shell Real Estate to help build a first class team of service oriented agents and staff. Michael also heads up the research department for analytical analysis of the real estate market for southwest Florida.
This drive has helped him as President and Managing Broker of Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc. to help build a first class team of service oriented agents and staff. Michael also heads up the research department for analytical research of the real estate market for southwest Florida.
Information is analyized by areas, zip codes, communities and zones to help identify market trends. Inventory levels, sales, closings, all are tracked daily to build a knowledgebase that will benefit both the team of agents and the clients they serve. By monitoring this data and the results of the marketing plans we keep our customers needs centric to all of the things we do.
Market data is published published quarterly on the web for Lee County existing family home, condo and land sales.
Florida Building Industry - Sales Manager of the year 2017
I'm always available via phone or email and welcome the opportunity to put our years of experience to work for you. Fort Myers, to Naples, Sanibel and Captiva Islands.