Prior to joining , Michael Studebaker was most recently the Broker/Owner of Gallagher & Lindsey, Inc Realtors in Alameda. As a successful business owner, Michael's key strengths are clear communication and advocating on behalf of his clients before and after the transaction. He also enjoys getting involved with his buyers and sellers, helping them to analyze a property with his years of experience and a trusted list of inspectors and contractors. Marketing and advertising is also a particular specialty and the reach of advertising offered through ' luxury programs.
Early in his real estate career, Michael distinguished himself by successfully completing his Broker license, allowing him to legally supervise licensees and reviewing contracts on behalf of his firm. He has also been actively involved in many professional organizations, earning the following designations: GRI, CRS, CRB, e-PRO, SRES. He also most recently served as President of the Northern California chapter of CRB.
Michael earned his bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. A resident of the East Bay for more than 30 years, Michael resides in Alameda, California. In his spare time, Michael enjoys cycling the East Bay Hills, running along the Beach in Alameda and wine tasting in Sonoma.
“We worked with Michael as our selling agent for our home in Alameda. His expertise and knowledge of the area and the market were tremendous assets toward reaching a successful sale. He is also honest and trustworthy and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a great realtor.”
- KAREN C (SELLER IN ALAMEDA)
“I worked with Michael as my buyer's agent to successfully close a beautiful home. Michael's communication was clear, prompt, and most importantly trustworthy. He gave me great advice throughout the process, and even pointed out things that I had missed, such as whether certain homes are rental restricted. After we went into contract, he would quickly follow-up with me whenever I needed to complete anything, and we were able to actually close in less than 20 days! I highly recommend him whether you're new or a veteran to real estate. I was very satisfied with his depth of knowledge and strong communication, and am happy to recommend him to my friends and colleagues. Thanks Michael!”
- MARK X (BUYER IN ALAMEDA)
“Michael is an incredible realtor. We decided to contact Michael after noticing that the houses he in our city seemed to sell for well over the average price. But the reason we decided to hire him is that he is incredibly warm, thoughtful, and down to earth. One thing that sets him apart from other realtors is that he takes care of everything. And I mean everything. He organized all of our pre-sale repairs (and managed to stay within our budget), dealt with all unexpected emergencies, kept track of our deadlines, and even made sure the garbage cans went out each week after we had moved out. He paid attention to the smallest details, making sure everything was just right before the showing. Throughout the process, he continually set clear expectations, was transparent about each step, and was easy to get ahold of when we needed to discuss something. It really felt like we were team, all in this together. We were very happy to have gotten the chance to work with such a lovely person and would definitely recommend him to any of our friends.”
- LAUREL T (ALAMEDA SELLER)