Realtor (33 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
General Contracting

Ratings & Reviews

I was very impressed with Mike's abilities in helping me purchase a home here in Columbus, but first a little background.<br/><br/>I never had so much trouble giving someone $110,000 in my life. I had accepted an offer for a new position in Columbus sight unseen. Y\The closest I had ever been to Columbus was when I spent a week at the Furniture Market in Chicago with my father when I was 16 years old. I came here with my wife who would only be able to stay for about a week and a holf before she would have to go back to Riverside, CA, to care for our two children and two dogs. I was fairly anxious to take advantage of the time to look at possible new homes but I could not get any response from any of the Realtors that I contacted. One happened to be at an open house that we were able to go to but when I asked him to follow up the next day, I didn't hear anything from him for a week and a half. I had another agent refuse to show me another house because "I may never call her back." I contacted another agent about another house which was unacceptin\ble and had an 11:00 appointment with her to look at other houses. After waiting for her from 10:45 to 11:30 I was totally upset and discouraged. Mike happened to be at a flea market at a church next door and he inquired as to my plight. I explained things and he offered to help. Later that afternoon he came to get me and we looked at 6 or 7 homes, including the one I purchased. With his expert assistance, my time wasn't wasted with inappropriate houses and he found me the one home that was the closest to one that I would custom build without actually having to build it.<br/><br/>Dealing with a remote sale such as mine, with poor odds of making the sale before actually needing to take possession here in Columbus took several professional and knowledgeable people that he was also able to provide. With his help, we were able to put this deal together and make it work even though my wife was some 2300 miles away until after the house closed.<br/><br/>I was very pleased with the service Mike provided and would recommend him to anyone that needed to buy or sell a home.

  

02/21/2014 - raxelrad
Bought a Single Family home in 1996 for approximately $125K in Riverside, Dublin, OH.

I was very impressed with Mike's abilities in helping me purchase a home here in Columbus, but first a little background.

I never had so much trouble giving someone $110,000 in my life. I had accepted an offer for a new position in Columbus sight unseen. Y\The closest I had ever been to Columbus was when I spent a week at the Furniture Market in Chicago with my father when I was 16 years old. I came here with my wife who would only be able to stay for about a week and a holf before she would have to go back to Riverside, CA, to care for our two children and two dogs. I was fairly anxious to take advantage of the time to look at possible new homes but I could not get any response from any of the Realtors that I contacted. One happened to be at an open house that we were able to go to but when I asked him to follow up the next day, I didn't hear anything from him for a week and a half. I had another agent refuse to show me another house because "I may never call her back." I contacted another agent about another house which was unacceptin\ble and had an 11:00 appointment with her to look at other houses. After waiting for her from 10:45 to 11:30 I was totally upset and discouraged. Mike happened to be at a flea market at a church next door and he inquired as to my plight. I explained things and he offered to help. Later that afternoon he came to get me and we looked at 6 or 7 homes, including the one I purchased. With his expert assistance, my time wasn't wasted with inappropriate houses and he found me the one home that was the closest to one that I would custom build without actually having to build it.

Dealing with a remote sale such as mine, with poor odds of making the sale before actually needing to take possession here in Columbus took several professional and knowledgeable people that he was also able to provide. With his help, we were able to put this deal together and make it work even though my wife was some 2300 miles away until after the house closed.

I was very pleased with the service Mike provided and would recommend him to anyone that needed to buy or sell a home.

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01/15/2014 - user64543630
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Brice, Canal Winchester, OH.

After months of assorted search attempts to locate and sort out various areas and all kinds of homes, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Mike. His continued effort to show me homes and guide me thru the negotiation process was equaled by the help with financing provided by his lender Andy.

As a single mom, I especially appreciated how Mike made sure that all of the minor items needing attention after the home inspection were taken care of so that I could move in smoothly. Today I am delightfully settled in the perfect home located just down the street from my best friend who is my twin sister.

Should I encounter anyone needing to purchase a home I will immediately recommend Mile.

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01/11/2014 - hwray41
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Columbus, OH.

This notice is to confirm the outstanding professionalism and dedication of Michael Porchetti. We contracted with Michael Porchetti to sell our house in November, 2012. Due to health reasons and lack of employment, we could no longer make our mortgage payments and were facing foreclosure. The mortgage company was very difficult to deal with in seeking a solution via the “short sale” process. Michael came to our house and contacted the mortgage company and was able to convince the mortgage company to work with us with the “short sale”. During 2013 we had 5 contracts to sell our house, but for one reason or another (health, loss of job, etc.) four of the contracts were cancelled. We had become very discouraged and in November, 2013 we were ready to allow the mortgage company to foreclose. Michael convinced us to remain with him and shortly thereafter we received a contract which resulted in a sale and the house closed in mid December, 2013. Throughout this entire process Michael worked tirelessly with the mortgage company. As was determined during this ordeal, the mortgage company was and is very disorganized and incompetent. However, this did not dissuade Michael from working in our behalf. This notice is a very strong recommendation for anyone seeking a reputable, dedicated and reliable real estate agent to consider Michael Pochetti.

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01/09/2014 - andrew217
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Slate Hill, Worthington, OH.

Mike worked really hard to make my home buying experience as painless as possible. My expectation was that buying a house was an arduous, 2-3 month process. Mike made it happen in half that time.

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01/08/2014 - suenordine
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $75K in Forest Park West, Columbus, OH.

Mike has years of experience as a realtor. He was always available to answer questions that we had, even late at night phone calls. Our condo was purchased very quickly from the first showing. I would highly recommend Mike, as he has lived here for years and will help you find the home of your dreams.

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06/24/2012 - nathanpackard
Sold a home in 2012.

Mike did an amazing job in helping us to sell our home. We were more than happy with the way that he helped list and sell our home. He was always available to discuss our needs and concerns. He was very aware of our circumstances and pushed hard to make sure that we were taken care of. I highly recommend him to anyone else.

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11/11/2011 - seemore20
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Summit View Woods, Powell, OH.

I met Mike for the first time when he came to see the property I was putting on the market. Even though the rehab work wasn't completed yet, he said he could sell it within 30 days. Given the state of today's housing market I literally laughed at him. Just over 20 days later he came through on his word. Mike worked diligently day in and day out keeping me informed during every step. He had very helpful suggestions along the way as well. He also firmly negotiated with the buyer to ensure I received everything I wanted and deserved. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone getting into the market to sell or buy. I will defninitely be calling him the next time I'm in need of a highly experienced, successful real estate estate. Thanks Mike!!

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10/07/2011 - DrBryan1
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Olentangy Highlands, Worthington, OH.

I sold a house in Worthington in 2011. They say it is one of the worst markets in history, but it was only on the market for a week before we had it sold. Mike made some nice pamphlets for the home and listed on the internet. We had people looking at the house immediately and an offer in just a few days! What a great experience in such a bad market!

Thank you Mike for your effort in selling my home!

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10/04/2011 - gratefulfamily
Sold a home in 2008 in Northern Woods, Minerva Park, OH 43231.

We have known about Michael Porchetti for over 10 years. He came through in helping a best friend both sell a home and then buy a new one years ago. She always spoke highly of him. So, while we knew about him, it took a few hard knocks for us to realize we needed him for our realtor needs.

Our individual when we were moving and selling our home in 2004. After interviewing countless realtors and frustrating them to no end!, we tried a couple of them in the process that ended disappointedly because they could not sell our home. We had already moved 500 miles away with the unsettling nightly thoughts of an empty house unsold in the cold. Inevitably, this recently remodeled house was destroyed from top to basement when severe weather caused pipes to burst throughout, requiring $35,000 plus worth of renovation. After repairs were made, again, on this remodeled home, we thought selling would not be a problem. However, we could not afford to hang on much longer. We opted at that time to consider no other realtor but Michael Porchetti because it was time to listen to the good advice of our friend.

Within two weeks, our first offer had reasons and issues that we later learned why Michael advised us to turn down. The next offer, which was considerablely better, came with Michael's advice to take it as we fully trusted him longdistance to help us do the right thing. Boy, were we so thankful!

When we ended up a year later moving back to the Columbus area, we were unemployed and getting re-established. Resolved to take our time to buy our next home, we ended up, before calling Michael, in a difficult negotiating process with a for sale be owner situation. The entire challenging deal fell through so we were crushed. By this time, we decided we needed to switch tactics and called Michael. We should have called him first. This is what he did: he sat with us for two hours to help us figure out what we really needed and wanted for location and our lifestyle. We felt he was our friend and genuinely understood our story.

His process is unique - something we had never experienced before with a realtor. You just have to experience it. We went out the next day. We had found our dream home within the price range we wanted. Since we needed special financing, his direction to us to a right lender source helped us avoid the hassels like the house that had fallen through without him.

Many friends and co-workers know what he had done for us. As a result, we sent many of them to Michael with their housing needs. Nothing is ever too difficult for Michael. He helped our pastor not only sell his home in a neighborhood, where hardly any homes sold the year before, within 9 days. In a challenging market, he helped them find a home far beyond their dreams in their price range and orchestrating both deals to run smoothly. Everyone I've referred to Michael, whose followed his advice and stayed the course, ends up with remarkable positive results.

Why we waited so long to ever call Michael in the first place, we will never know! So, don't you wait! We recommend people call him FIRST and he will deal honestly with you, with integrity, and help you get the best deal possible, even in hard times.

Marian and Colen Poeppelmeyer

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10/02/2011 - gemini6959
Bought a Single Family home in 1993 for approximately $100K in Riverside, Dublin, OH.

I met Mike in May of 1993. I was an insurance agent at the time and I was looking to purchase my first house. From the very moment I met him, I realized he is a very compassionate, kind, and considerate individual. Being in sales myself, I knew immediately, he had his clients best interests in mind! I told him what I was looking for, and he found exactly what was suitable for me....A perfect house in a quiet neighborhood in Dublin, next to a beautiful city park! Closing took place on my birthday in June of 1993. I've been delightfully happy living here ever since. In my book, Mike Porchetti is the very best. He is one of the most dedicated Realtors in the Columbus, Ohio Area.

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