Ranked #19 in Manhattan and #190 in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends
★★★★★ “A pleasant experience. Michael Franco helped us sell our apartment in Upper East Manhattan. Michael is the most knowledgable, honest, and hardworking realtors we have worked with. He is always available to answer questions and offer sound service. He has made our selling a pleasant experience. I Highly recommend him to potential real estate buyers and sellers. “ - Max S, Buyer & Seller.
★★★★★ “Could not have been in better hands. Michael has sold two apartments us, bought another one us, and helped us with two rentals while we’ve been in transition, with an overall value of more than $11 million. Each transaction has held its own difficult issues, and with Michael and his team, we could not have been in better hands.“ - J.Hall, Buyer & Seller
★★★★★ “Incredibly responsive. We have used Michael Franco purchases, sales, and rentals of our investment properties. He has always done an amazing job us, and is a true professional. He is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable about the market - he’s the person you want negotiating on your behalf. I Highly recommend him all your real estate needs in New York City.“- B. Morris, Buyer & Seller
With over 20 years of experience as a broker, attorney and investor, Michael is a consummate professional. He prides himself not as a salesperson but as a counselor and a customer service expert and absolutely loves his job which is readily apparent to all of his clients.
With unlimited resources, Michael is able to assist his clients with every aspect of their sale from staging and beautifying the apartment before listing through the move after the sale. He uses creative and innovative marketing, implementing cutting edge technologies, social media, as well as his own extensive database to gain the maximum exposure for his exclusive listings. Because of his unique background he is able to guide his buyers through the entire process, having worked on every aspect of a residential real estate transaction from attorney to broker. His long standing and strong relationships with managing agents, top real estate attorneys, co-op board members and other brokers ensures a seamless transaction from start to finish.
Michael was born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After finishing college and law school with honors he moved to New York City to attend New York University Law School where he earned an LLM (Masters Degree) in Taxation Law. Upon graduation he stayed in New York to pursue a career in Real Estate and Tax Law. He worked at various large law and accounting firms and on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch before launching his own successful law practice where he represented high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients in tax and real estate matters. He has represented over 1,500 buyers and sellers of residential real estate in New York City. Michael has lived most of his years in New York in Chelsea and the West Village and currently resides in a cooperative on the Upper West Side and East Hampton. Outside of work, Michael sits on several boards including his own cooperative and The Theodore Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association and supports various charitable organizations including Central Park Conservancy, Friends of Roosevelt Park, and the ASPCA.