About Michael

Growing up in a small town in a family with humble means, Michael learned early that taking the initiative and working hard were the key to achieving his goals. Choosing work that made him happy was the only option for a fulfilling life when long hours were necessary to achieve the next goal. While Michael's experience may seem a bit eclectic, there is always a common theme: do something you enjoy and do it well. Success will always follow. Working in restaurants led to management positions. Learning and then teaching German led to a full year scholarship abroad. Grooming dogs led to teaching, management and mentorship positions. Showing dogs led to becoming an AKC Judge.

Just getting by or status quo were never enough for Michael, and real estate is no different. To Michael, service is the most important element to be a successful realtor. Happy customers give him the satisfaction of a job well done, and he always works hard to do the best by them. They in turn refer their friends and family which is the cornerstone of Michael's business. In real estate, excellent service cannot possibly be provided without knowledge. Knowledge of the local market, how to negotiate, how to price, how to market whether a listing is waterfront, luxury, or single family near an A rated school, each property needs it's own unique plan. Michael has in depth knowledge of the contracts and forms and their deadlines. This expertise make for a smooth transaction and help Michael's customers save money and avoid the many pitfalls a real estate transaction can bring. Michael thinks of himself more as a matchmaker than a salesperson.

Michael has achieved several designations and certifications with the National Association of Realtors through advanced learning. They are Certified Residentail Specialist, Seller Representative Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, Military Relocation Professional, and E-Pro.

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Designations/Certifications:

Michael ~ CRS, SRS, ABR, MRP, E-Pro, Realtor
Gonzalo ~ CIPS, CRS, GRI, AHWD, ABR, SRS, TRC Broker Associate

Gonzalo is a native Spanish speaker and Michael speaks German.

Specialties:
  • Residential Real Estate ~ Single Family, Condominiums, River and Ocean front. I can also match you with an agent almost anywhere in the world.
  • Luxury, Investment, Global real estate, new construction, international also serving St. Johns county.

Michael is very understanding on what I was looking for in a home. We worked together over a year and a half and finally found the right one. I would recommend Gay Real Estate and Michael to look for a new home.

- Richard T.