Michael’s commitment to the highest level of personal service, tireless work ethic and more than thirty years living in Sarasota have made him consistently one of the top Realtors in Sarasota over the past sixteen years. Working in all phases of real estate from Residential & Commercial sales to land development and leasing, Michael is the most well rounded Realtor you will find anywhere. Michael prides himself on providing his clients with a first class experience throughout the entire transaction process and his commitment to the client lives on beyond the closing. Michael has built his large volume of business exclusively through referrals. Focusing on his network of contacts and clients, not on marketing to the masses, has been his philosophy since he operated his first business at the age of 19.
Michael’s love of real estate began in his teenage years and he purchased his first home in Sarasota at 18. That was just the beginning, Michael built his first home at 21 and began renting his original property and quickly added another rental the following year. Michael began his professional real estate career at the age of 24 with RE/MAX selling forty properties in his first 12 months in the business. Michael individually has sold as many as 53 properties in one year! Michael was the #6 RE/MAX Realtor in FL in 2005 with over $95 Million in sales that year. Michael followed up that year by becoming #5 in 2006. During that time he mainly focused on land acquisition for local and regional developers. Michael has personally rezoned properties for residential and industrial development, managed construction projects and leased commercial retail centers. Michael weathered the economic downturn specializing in short sales and foreclosure properties. In 2014 Michael partnered with Christopher Giuffre and in November 2015 they opened MBN Realty Professionals. They are diligently working to build an exceptional real estate company, with the best agents, in the area.
Michael was born in a rural area outside Philadelphia, PA and moved to Sarasota when he was 9 years old. He later graduated from Sarasota High School where he currently is the high school wrestling coach. Michael and his lovely wife Shelly, a Sarasota native, have six children. He has a great love for the community and all that it has to offer.