Mike is a Florida native with an extensive marketing skillset and passion for advertising real estate. Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and owned a vacation rental advertising business for 10 years which was eventually acquired by HomeAway-VRBO. Utilizing the latest marketing techniques, web presence, and general networking, you can rest assured that your property will be marketed extensively! Mike recently started @LovingStPete on Facebook and Instagram and has over 25,000 people following him around our beautiful area!
While Mike loves marketing properties, he’s equally passionate about his love of Saint Petersburg and the surrounding areas. Mike has lived at both the beach and two areas near downtown, recognizing the different lifestyles that each location delivers. He loves showing clients the area, whether it’s via car, golf cart, or even via his boat once your search is dialed in!
He attributes his success and client retention in the business world to his very strong work ethic and solid communication.
An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie! His dad was/is the epitome of a hard worker, having started an avocado farm while also flying for Delta Air Lines for 39 years. Mike learned the value of hard work from a very early age, actively helping on the farm from age six until college graduation.
You can rest assured that Mike will do everything in his power to ensure your home is sold for top dollar and that you find the perfect property to call home! When not spending time with his wife and son, Mike enjoys boating, fishing, and is also an avid tennis player.
If you are considering buying or selling, I would love the opportunity to speak with you further! You can reach me via email here or via cell: 727-510-1084
What are People Saying About Mike and Jeff at HB Realty?
Jeff Hoyt is the co-founder of HB Realty. Mike has consistent and easy access to his advice throughout every step of each transaction. Teamwork does indeed make the dream work!
Mike was a pleasure to work with and a godsend throughout the process
Mike was a pleasure to work with and a godsend throughout the process. He knowledgeably guided us through a very competitive market and went above and beyond every step of the way. We couldn’t be happier and are ever so grateful!
Mike was awesome to work with, he is extremely knowledgeable about St Petersburg.
Mike was awesome to work with. He helped us find the perfect place for our parents. He is extremely knowledgeable about St Petersburg. I loved getting all the recommendations for the best parks to visit. He has a link on his real estate website where he blogs about his adventures with his son and wife, from parks to restaurants and things to do with the family this is a gem! LovingStPete.com. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in St Petersburg.
HB Realty was great to work with!
HB Realty was great to work with! As a real estate professional myself from a different state HB made me feel extremely comfortable buying a home sight unseen. I would highly recommend using HB Realty to buy another home in the Clearwater, St Petersburg area.
I loved working with HB Realty
HB Realty helped us with both the sale of our house and purchase of a new house, ensuring a smooth process for both transactions and making sure timelines were aligned to close on both on the same day. He facilitated a fast sale, over asking price, and without the hassle of having to show the house beyond the first open-house. HB Realty was highly responsive and always available for questions or to troubleshoot any issues that came up. Very informative and helpful regarding referrals and arranging prompt scheduling throughout the process – from reliable handyman services to insurance and finance point of contacts. We look forward to working with HB Realty again in the future!
HB Realty made the process as easy as possible.
Being from out of state purchasing a home unseen was nerve racking. HB Realty made the process as easy as possible and all of his recommendations for lender, insurance and inspector were great. This has been a very positive experience and I thank Jeff for his dedication to make it that way.