As a real estate professional, Michael draws from his corporate experience in both negotiation and business development to get unparalleled results for his clients. Having succeeded under the demands and scrutiny of the world’s most discerning boards of directors, Michael understands the vital importance of timeliness, thoroughness and clear communication. He works tirelessly to ensure that his clients get the best outcome, whether they are buying or selling.
A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Michael graduated from West Virginia University and lived in New York City and Washington, DC, before settling in Southern California’s “American Riviera,” Newport Beach. There, Michael’s focus on prestigious properties and the luxury lifestyle of Newport Coast, Crystal Cove, Corona del Mar, and coastal communities helps his clients translate their success into the superior quality of life they have earned.
Michael places a premium on convenience for his clients. His concierge-level service allows his clients to continue living their lives while Michael handles even the most minor details throughout the sale or purchase process. “I want my clients to understand their transaction, but not be stressed by it,” Michael says. “I provide them with frequent updates as well as the information and advice they need to make sound decisions.”
"Michael’s communication skills & attention to detail during the escrow process was excellent! We would certainly have Michael represent us again in the future and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a luxury property." - Scott R.
"Michael was AMAZING!!! Supportive from the beginning to end, not only professionally with all the decisions and guidance, but personally with positive energy as it was a stressful time selling my home and buying a new home." - Ane P.
"Michael is our “Go to Guy”. When we bought and sold several of our homes, his trustworthiness quality, no nonsense communication & get it done style made us feel lucky to have him in our corner." - Julie P.
"Thanks to Michael, we had a truly flawless selling experience. His expertise and professionalism from Listing to Closing was exceptional." - Yvette M.
VIDEO | 402 Heliotrope Ave
Eastern Seaboard meets elegant coastal living at this luxurious new construction turnkey home on the desirable ocean side of PCH in the heart of Corona del Mar, just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, steps to iconic Goldenrod footbridge, Ocean Boulevard, Bayside Drive Park and popular Village attractions. No attention to detail has been overlooked in the creation of this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath property. Expect 3,100-plus square feet of light-filled, beach chic living space on three levels, complete with high-end custom finishes including a commercial-grade elevator to all floors, attractive tile and wire-brushed European oak flooring, designer lighting and large picture windows throughout. Highlights include a gourmet kitchen equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, seven-burner Wolf range sporting dual ovens and spacious center island with seating. A sumptuous master retreat boasts a fireside sitting room, balcony, and spa-like bath with dual vanities, an inviting soaking tub and separate Carrara marble shower. Easily converted into a sitting area is an open-air office upstairs, while the unique rear-sloping lot allows for a semi-subterranean, two-car garage with a finished bonus room. The showstopper? A massive rooftop deck ideal for watching the magnificent sunsets. Don’t miss one of the most beautiful newly constructed homes in all of Corona del Mar.
VIDEO | 24 Jewel Flower
An exclusive Shady Canyon Estate with a surprise around nearly every corner. With only four homes on this cul-de-sac behind the gates, the five bedroom, five and one half bath, approximately 6783sf residence is ideally situated on a nearly 23130sf pie shaped lot to maximize indoor/outdoor luxury living. The expertly landscaped resort-like grounds host an abundance of entertainment options with views of rolling hills, the golf course and city lights expanding to downtown Los Angeles. For water lovers, the enormous pool boasts an island jacuzzi (accessible only by bridge or a swim), and an extensive fun filled lazy river with your own grotto and waterfall. Attention to detail has not been overlooked at every corner of this truly fine property. Highlights include, an all-second-level grand master suite with massage room, walk-in closet, and an expansive spa like master bath. Plus, all en-suite bedrooms, casita, double-height gathering hall, grand sunken living room, dining room, fireplaces throughout, an atrium, theatre, office, library and an oversized chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances that is open to the family room. In addition, there are four outdoor entertainment areas including a sunken pavilion with TV, outdoor bar and kitchen, gazebo, and sitting area with fire feature to enjoy the feeling of relaxation and serenity at your own private oasis.
VIDEO | North Laguna Beach Soft Contemporary
Rarely does a newer construction home (built 2017) come available in N. Laguna Beach. Before entering, you are welcomed by a vast pivoting glass door that offers an unbending view of the Pacific Ocean. Once inside this entertainers dream, you will find the main level with walls of glass and an open concept floor plan replete with panoramic water views from every room. The ocean is your backdrop as you venture down to level two and three of this stunning en suite 4 bedroom, 6 bath, approximate 5,000 square foot home.