Mike is the founding partner of the Lamartina Group. With over fifteen years of real estate investing experience, in 2009 Mike turned his focus to helping other in pursuit of the AMERICAN dream. Making the home buying and selling process understandable and achievable is and always will be his primary goal.
Mike is a member of the St. Charles County Board of Realtors, and has served as a Director on the Board (2012). He is an SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and RRES (Residential Real Estate Specialist).
Mike is a multi-million producer and is a member of the Diamond Society and Presidents Club.
It is our goal is to help you make an informed and wise decision about buying or selling your home. We believe that when making big decisions, more information is better. We will work to help you obtain this knowledge. Sometimes this journey ends with buying or selling your home, and sometimes it ends by staying put. Either way is ok, because we will stay focused on the goal of: "helping you make an informed and wise decision about your future".
BUYING A HOME:
Buying a home is a serious venture. It is the largest investment most people will ever make. Choosing a real estate agent is an important step to helping you find your dream home. I am a full-time realtor and am dedicated to providing exceptional service to make the process of buying a home a positive experience for my clients.
I work closely with my clients to determine what their unique needs are and take those characteristics and match them to homes. We take your needs and other factors, such as your family, location, income, and preferences into consideration to find your family a home. These factors permit me to tailor my approach to help you find your dream home. In addition to developing a thorough and comprehensive approach to finding your dream home, as your agent, I will also provide these other services:
•Facilitate a buying consultation to understand your personal needs and criteria
•Explain the benefits of a buyer-broker agreement and relationship to you
•Provide you with mortgage consultants who can assist you in obtaining a loan
•Explain all the steps in the home buying process
•Value your time by refining your search criteria for your specific needs
•Preview properties for you before showing to ensure they meet your needs
•Provide my professional experience and advice throughout the buying process
•Write an offer which meets your needs and protects your interests
•Negotiate an offer on your behalf with the seller and the seller's agent
•Obtain the home inspection you need for your new home
•And, any other activities you need to help you buy your new dream home
SELLING YOUR HOME:
Selling your home in today's market requires the proper balance between: Pre-Listing, Staging & Preparation, Marketing, and Pricing.
Before starting any journey it's important to know not only know where you are headed, but where you stand. During the pre-listing meeting we will take the time to discover what is going on in your local market, the steps necessary to prepare your home for market, and the appropriate list price of your home.
Home Staging / Preparation:
Properly preparing your home for market is a critical step in the process. With so many homes on the market to choose from, buyers tend to be very selective. A cluttered or personalized home can drive potential buyers away.
* Remove personal Clutter
* Limit personal pictures & Decor
* Keep home neat and orderly at all times