More About Me

My Mission Statement

The goals that I set for my clients and myself have not changed over the past 26 years I have spent as a Realtor with Windermere in the Seattle market, specializing in residential real estate. The top priority is providing the highest level of quality service, expertise, and commitment to assist my clients in obtaining their real estate dreams. The best way a Realtor can track their performance is through the amount of referrals, recommendations and repeat business they receive from their clients. In the year 2013, approximately 80% of my business came from referrals and repeat business from my valued clients. Client satisfaction is and will always remain the highest priority for me and my team.

My Objectives

• Listening carefully to make sure the CLIENT’S objectives are fully understood • Explain the home selling and home buying processes thoroughly • Discuss agency representation and how I would represent your interests • Establishing the accurate price point for your property in today’s market • Stage your home for sale to obtain maximum return • Implement a proven marketing plan • Make every effort to sell your home promptly • Continued follow-up with agents and buyers that view your home • Communicate consistently, so you know exactly what to expect • Network with other agents and brokers • Diligently track the closing process on the sale to ensure a successful closing My Marketing Program:Specific marketing activities to maximize the exposure of your home to all the potential buyers for your home include a pre-listing prep guide, calendar of events, design/staging consultation, professional photography of home, individual website, placement on numerous local and national websites, broker’s open houses, public open houses, media advertising, networking with area agents, and continued tracking of the local real estate market and activity.

About Me

I was born in Tell City, Indiana, a small Midwestern town of 7000 residents and attended St Paul’s Catholic School for my K-8 elementary education. My family moved to Washington in 1979 where we lived in Silverdale, where I attended Central Kitsap High School where I graduated with honors and enjoyed playing on the basketball, golf and track teams. After graduating in 1981, I enrolled at the University of Washington and received a degree in Economics. I started my real estate career in 1990 with Richard James Realtors working out of their Kirkland office. In 1991 I join my current office, Windermere Real Estate, where I have been every since specializing in the greater Seattle residential market. I am an active member in St Matthew’s Parish in North Seattle. My wife, Sandi and I currently have our two sons, Nick 20 and Zach 18, both in college at Gonzaga University. In addition to our two boys, we have two lovely girls, Jillian 13 and Madeline 8. Since being a Seattle resident since 1981, I have lived in many of the great neighborhoods that our city has to offer, including the University District, First Hill, West Seattle, Greenwood, Maple Leaf and we currently reside in the Wedgwood neighborhood in NE Seattle. What I truly cherish about being a Realtor is all the people I meet and the lasting relationships that I establish. A home provides the backdrop for so many lasting memories in ones life and I feel so blessed to be able to assist my clients in finding their new homes.

Testimonials

Mick: This is our way of re-affirming our deep feeling of satisfaction in the work you did for us in the selling of two rental properties and finally our home. We were very pleased with the professionalism you displayed on each sale from the beginning to the end. You provided us with realistic pricing, good scheduling, excellent co-ordination, accurate communications through to the final closings and the follow-up. In all of our dealings with other realtors over the years, none demonstrated the complete depth and effectiveness you did for us. Best wishes, Fred and Dorothy Keller...

When my wife and I were looking for our first house back in 1999, we very apprehensive about the whole process. Mick was the perfect person to work with in my estimation. He was very low-key and didn't pressure us at all in any way. He would always meet with us whenever or wherever we wanted and never tried to push anything on us. His easy-going and calm demeanor made a stressful process a lot easier in my opinion. I've recommended him to many people in my office, and they all feel the same way about him. Kris Overby Associate Planner/Engineer. Puget Sound Regional Council

To Whom It May Concern: "Mick helped me make the big leap from condo ownership in Seattle to my first house in Tacoma. Due to his exceptional marketing skills, the condo sold for more than the asking price, and he successfully negotiated an offer to get me into the house in Tacoma despite it being taken off the market. He was flexible in his availability, prompt in returning calls, and always willing to put in the extra effort to make things happen. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a versatile realtor to help with all their home buying or selling needs." Lisa Rapalus Associate Scientist, ZymoGenetics Inc....

To Whom It May Concern: I have purchased three properties using Mick and have to say I would recommend him to any and all home buyers out there. In addition to purchasing my primary residence home in North Seattle, he has also helped me purchase two rental properties (all those over the past 7 years). His willingness to be low pressure but answer any and all questions really took the burden off me as a home buyer. This made my wife and I not feel pressured to buy the first house that he showed to us. I am very satisfied with the neighborhood and house that he helped direct our family into. He also assisted in the rental research portion providing me with "extra" information that gave me a leg up on my competition and helped me to evaluate fully the potential properties that I looked at to purchase. I will continue to recommend Mick to all my friends that are considering buying (and selling) their properties now and into the future! Clint George Associated Grocers, Category Manager

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