A 19-year veteran of the Triangle real estate market and one of the owners of Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty, Michael is a top producer whose clients benefit from his wealth of experience and trademark high level of personal service. With his broad market knowledge and savvy, Michael thrives on helping buyers and sellers alike. On the buying side, he enjoys helping first-time homebuyers find that perfect first home and seasoned buyers find their "forever house." On the selling side, he is equally adept at helping sellers move up, downsize or relocate. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael moved to Raleigh and shortly thereafter began his real estate career. Since living in Raleigh, he has lived in a new apartment, a 1960s condo, a 1950s ranch (which he and his wife renovated and later added on to--twice) and a new house designed and built from the ground up. Through his experience buying, renovating and building houses, Michael has a good eye for design and the hidden potential in older and historic properties that may not be readily apparent to some buyers. With a stable of designers, architects and builders at his disposal, he can help buyers envision what a property can become. However, if it is a new house you have always dreamed of, he is equally familiar with helping buyers navigate the construction process from initial design to the final punch list. And with two young children, he is also very familiar with the area's public and private schools. In his spare time, Michael enjoys running, collecting art and antiques, volunteering for local museums (including the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Art) as well as Christ Church, and spending time with family and friends. Having experienced just about every conceivable real estate situation, Michael says his ultimate goal is "to give solid advice, make my clients feel like they are my only clients, and make their transactions as seamless as possible."