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I moved from New York to Sea Island when I was twelve, attended Frederica Academy on St. Simons Island than to Northeastern in Boston for college. In my twenties I had a windsurfing shop in Boston called Madd Mike's and later a snowboard company called Madd Snowboards. In my thirties I moved to NYC and was part of a dot.com start-up called Web Eye. I like to be on the cutting edge and strive to be top in my field. We were consistently one of the top 3 in sales by volume in the USA for the windsurfing shop, won board of the year for our alpine snowboard and had a a cutting edge concept with Web Eye, just a bit to early.

I moved back to Sea Island after NYC and started flipping homes and developing land. I had a few great years and hit the crash in 2008 loosing most money and properties. Through that experience I became well versed in REOs and Bank Foreclosures. I saw a niche in the market for someone who really understood the foreclosure industry and had a passion for negotiating deals, which is what I mostly enjoyed doing in all of my businesses and real estate endeavors. I had the added benefit of my mother being in the real estate industry on Sea Island and Saint Simons Island for over 40 years. She was usually one of the top 5 producers on the island and a good influence. Mom had developed fantastic relationships with people she met when showing property, her work and play were / are commingled. 

Today, my wife and I run Banker Real Estate. My focus in real estate is on locating and negotiating the sale of pending-foreclosure, REOs, short sales and deals on Saint Simons and Sea Island.

As an aside, I come from a golfing family -- my step-father was the secretary of the USGA and my mom a 2 handicap in her day. My passion is more for racing sailboats or windsurfing when its white-capping although I like to play golf.
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8 Bed / 11.5 Bath
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    06/26/2014
    $1,450,000
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    06/20/2014
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    05/15/2014
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    04/28/2014
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      07/14/2014 - jbata
      Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in St Simons Island, GA.
      Our experience with Mike Banker was great. Mike knows the area like none other. He helped us navigate the island and keep us on track in the limited time frames we had when searching for homes on the weekends we were able to travel from Macon. His real estate knowledge and responsiveness to our needs made this home buying process simple and enjoyable. Mike was also instrumental in our negotiation of the purchase as he was able to save us a substantial amount of money.

      It was a pleasant experience to use Mike and his team. He started off as our realtor and now he is our friend.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/20/2014 - ssimmons40
      Bought a home in 2013.
      Mike Banker did an excellent job of helping us finding a beautiful home for an excellent price. He also was very helpful with other support such as insurance and moving. He is knowledge of the local market is great and he will help you find great value for your money. A+
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      Response from Mike on 07/11/2014
      It was great to work with you and your family! Thanks for trusting us to help you find your home.

       

      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/18/2014 - jenny212
      Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $125K in St Simons Island, GA.
      Mike is the best realtor I have ever worked with to date. He is an exceptional negotiator, thinks outside the box, and is available to his clients day or night. He has a knack for tracking down deals and/or finding things that others don't know are available. He is so good that he has lots of demands on his time, but it you will be patient and wait for him, you will have his undivided attention. He also has a great team of people working around him. I have never seen anyone work harder or better for his clients. If you want to be aggressive and find a deal, Mike is your guy! I did not know whether to choose a large company with many agents or a smaller company like Banker Real Estate. After talking with Mike, I was convinced that his personalized service, attention to the internet, and excellent location would be advantageous, so I chose him. He could not have been more helpful. His advice was always correct. He did an exhaustive study of comparable properties, and we felt well-prepared. He gave us much more of his time and attention than I would expect from most of his competitors. Mike was solid and dependable during an arduous, contentious negotiation. He was available 24/7, and made excellent use of all forms of communication. I trust Mike completely, and I would recommend him to anyone.  MoreLess
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      Response from Mike on 07/11/2014
      It was a pleasure to work with you. I'm glad that we found you a good deal that was below market short sale, which will be a great investment property for you and your family. Thanks for trusting us.

       

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      Banker Real Estate, LLC
      291 Sea Island Road
      Saint Simons Island, GA  31522
      Phone:
      (912) 209-4092
      Cell:
      (912) 221-4017
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