Originally from Connecticut, followed by 18 years in Naples, FL, with three years split between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego, Michael has a dynamic background and brings honesty and thoughtful communication to The Agency Naples. He attended Florida Gulf Coast University for 2 years before deciding to follow his dream and competitive nature to play professional poker and focus his time and energy on his real estate career. During his career in poker, Michael traveled the country and made lasting connections, which helped his real estate career take off.
Michael says, “I've met and made connections with people from all over the world and all different walks of life. The most important thing in poker which translates to RE is paying attention and picking up on subtleties that give you information. This helps me understand and communicate with clients the way in which they expect, which brings a human element and forms lasting relationships.”
He pursued a career in real estate to build a career with longevity, grow his connections, and be more a part of the local community. Michael pays close attention to what The Federal Reserve is doing with interest rates and monetary policy to help give clients an edge in the market. He will always take the extra step both before and after the sale to ensure clients are happy and relationships last past closing.
In his free time, Michael enjoys refining his skills in poker, practicing the art of Jiu-Jitsu, and spending time with his dog, Mr. Tyson.