Michael Baker

Michael Baker

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson | Licensed as James Michael Baker

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"I found Michael to be courteous, enthusiastic, and extremely hardworking! I mean, I wound up dragging him all over New York City, and then ended up moving to San Francisco! He never appeared upset for all the time he spent with me. Instead, he congratulated me with true sincerity and wished me well. When I returned to NYC, he found me a gorgeous UWS co-op and walked me through the arduous process of passing the co-op board. Now that's a committed real estate agent! Thank you, Michael! P.S. Without a doubt, I recommend him." - B. Schoichet, Buyer

"Working with Michael was great. The process of finding an apartment in NYC is stressful and Michael has been an incredible resource throughout. He is very knowledgeable, organized, always on time and on top of things. He was incredibly patient with us and most importantly he was able to get us the apartment we wanted." - D. Pappadopulo, Buyer

"I worked with Michael Baker last year as a first-time homebuyer. Michael exceeded my expectations and found an apartment suitable for my needs. Diligent, dedicated, and detailed. Very pleasant experience! Highest recommendation." - R. Gomez, Buyer

"Thanks Michael. You're the best. Best Broker. Best Dad. That's all I know today as I type. Go get them." - B. Lamm

"We are *so* incredibly appreciative that we met Michael at an apartment showing and he eventually became our broker. Our first interaction was one where I’d dropped my mask en route to the busy apartment showing, and he produced a packaged spare, saving the day, and allowing me to comfortably attend. I was incredibly grateful. He is excellent at reading people, very calm, and was able to walk us through the apartment purchase process piece-by-piece without overwhelming us. We never felt rushed or judged for rejecting an apartment that we had visited. While we were waiting to hear back about our co-op application (which would require renovation) he was able to help us with recommendations for a General Contractor and a Real Estate attorney. Our co-op application process was a long and difficult one; we were ultimately rejected as they were not happy with the sale price. Throughout it all, Michael remained extremely professional and coached us through the decision making process expertly. I would highly recommend Michael both as an excellent human and excellent Real Estate Agent." - G. Barlow

"My husband and I are so glad that we chose to work with Michael Baker to sell our home. Having been through the process before with the purchase of the home before knowing Michael, we knew what it entailed, and had something to reference along the way. With Michael, we felt totally taken care of and the entire experience was relatively ease-filled. His extensive knowledge of the market, his communication skills, his intelligence, his full commitment - all contributed to a very positive experience. Sales of homes are often fraught with anxieties and emotions on the part of both the sellers and the potential buyers and all the many people who become a part of the lengthy process. Michael has that "thing" that some people have - an ability to work well within the communications with various personalities. He's dedicated and fully engages in whatever he focuses his attention on - it seems to be his nature to do so. Plus he seems to enjoy the world of real estate, and that interest resonates through his work. He really went to the mat for us and his "all in" work ethic was to our benefit and he exceeded our expectations in the sale. Highly recommend him for his expertise and the responsible, highly effective method he brings to his business. We'd use him again without hesitation." - M. Curry, Seller

About Michael
Purchasing a home is both an emotional and data-driven decision. Often, getting the entire picture including the facts, financials and lifestyle attributes is important to help you make the best choice in a residence and neighborhood.”
Michael has a deep understanding of real estate; but more than that, a genuine desire to help his clients reach their goals. He is passionate about gaining a deep understanding of the market and believes utilizing data to make better purchase and sales decision allows him to better serve his clients needs.

Michael has a strong market knowledge and hunger to prove himself with some of the best agents in the country. Clients appreciate his hard work ethic and drive to excel, which he has always demonstrated in his pursuits. Before Compass, Michael built one of the top personal training businesses at Equinox. His experience put him in front of people from all walks of life, including high-achieving, successful New Yorkers in a variety of industries.

Originally from Tempe, Arizona, Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he played college basketball. He leverages his understanding of the financial markets, and social media to advance his real estate practice.

Michael lives in Jersey City with his wife and two daughters. He lives and breathes real estate, believing it is one of the best ways to accumulate and maintain wealth.
Spotlight

175 West 95th Street, Unit 15H

Unit 15H at 175 West 95th is a beautifully designed alcove studio with many features. The home has oak hardwood floors, ample closet space, an in-unit washer and dryer, and Eastern-facing windows. The nook is convertible to a bedroom with a few minor changes. Arguably, its best feature is its balcony. With over 100 square feet of space, you can enjoy a coffee while preparing for your workday.

175 West 95th Street, Unit 15H
Spotlight

445 West 48th Street, Unit 1C

This lofty studio apartment was meticulously gut renovated 2 years ago. Open kitchen, good closets, hardwood floors, and a LARGE private garden. The kitchen offers plenty of counter space, cabinets, and a breakfast bar. Do not miss this fabulous opportunity.

445 West 48th Street, Unit 1C

Michael Baker’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
VIRTUAL TOUR
$1,595,000
3 BD
2.5 BA
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
$815,000
Alcove
1 BA
505 SF
Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
VIRTUAL TOUR
$629,000
Studio
1 BA
Listed By Compass
$365,000
Alcove
1 BA