Michael has been Ithaca's top producing Lakefront agent since 2003!!! A life-time resident of Tompkins County, Michael grew up in the City of Ithaca and graduated from Ithaca City Schools. Since then, he has lived all over Tompkins County and feels Ithaca is a great place to live and raise children! Michael's two wonderful daughters attended Ithaca City Schools and Ithaca College. His older daughter graduated from Ithaca College in 2009! His equally wonderful wife works at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and is a NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson too! His lifetime spent in Tompkins County and knowledge of its past and present are a valuable asset for anyone relocating to or within the area.
Michael has had extensive sales experience. He spent seven years in retail sales and fifteen years as an independent businessman in an Ithaca-based manufacturing/distribution business (with all the requisite sales and service aspects), before becoming a associate real estate broker at Warren Real Estate.
Michael has traveled extensively, both at home and abroad. He is a real people-person who enjoys meeting people from all over and from all walks of life.
Michael has detailed knowledge of house construction, building codes, and the regulations involved in building a home in New York State. He designed and built his current residence, so his knowledge is really hands-on!
Michael has been a New York State licensed real estate associate broker and a member of the Ithaca Board of Realtors since 2002. His listings and sales over the years have covered the spectrum from undeveloped land to commercial properties, from single-family homes to multi-million dollar lakefront homes. Michael has been working hard to learn about and serve the needs of the lake-front communities and in 2005, negotiated a deal that resulted in the highest price paid ($2 million) for a home on Cayuga Lake! He also works with some of the area's best known residential developers to sell their properties exclusively, including a recent $40 million development project of luxury condominiums!