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 founded and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO/HomeAway. 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 32,000 people following 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 excellent communication. One example is when a $25B corporation signed Mike’s software consulting company to a 3-month contract, assisting their technical team. After 3 years, Mike was the only financial technical contractor remaining, continuing to assist the company. This relationship continued for over 8 years, thanks to Mike’s work ethic and passion for anything he tackles. The only period Mike wasn’t retained was during the 2 months of Covid lockdown, when the company shuttered significant operations. Mike is prepared to help you in the same way, working hard, ensuring your 110% satisfied with your real estate transaction!
Growing up on an avocado farm builds character, work ethic, establishes values, responsibility, and nurtures the skill of working together. Yes, Mike was raised on an avocado farm, one in which his dad still farms at 87 years young! Over 15 varieties and shipping to markets such as Publix and Winn-Dixie nationwide. Farm life taught Mike that no task or goal is too difficult. Where there is a will, there is a way. 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