With 10 years of experience in the Lake Tahoe Real Estate and Luxury Vacation Rental markets, Michael is the expert you'll want on your side if you are considering buying or selling in North Tahoe. Whether it's a property you are planning to optimize for rental return or simply searching for your very own slice of heaven in the Sierra, Michael is well-versed in all of Tahoe's most popular neighborhoods including; Tahoe Donner, Truckee, Martis Camp, North Shore, West Shore, Tahoe City, King's Beach, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar. After 16 years in the area, Michael really knows Tahoe!
Combining his passion for evaluating high-quality homes with his intimate knowledge of all things Tahoe, Michael is able to create long-lasting and valuable relationships by learning exactly what each client is hoping to accomplish and by becoming their trusted adviser. His critical eye while house hunting is reinforced by his marketing savvy and international exposure when listing. Michael enjoys his work and lifestyle like no other and excels in all aspects of Tahoe real estate.
With his immediate family in Portland, Maine as well as in England, Germany, and Canada, Michael's family has always encouraged his international lifestyle. Spoiled by the fact that his mother spent a career with Pan Am airlines and his father with a German pharmaceutical corporation, frequent opportunities to travel and build relationships abroad were the norm. With so many close friends in amazing places around the world like England, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Guatemala, Costa Rica, New Zealand and Australia, Michael is a habitual world traveler and enjoys connecting people from around the globe with great referrals and market knowledge far beyond the shores of Lake Tahoe. Speaking fluent German, French, "proper" British, and some Spanish doesn't hurt either.
In his spare time Michael enjoys attending every Summer and Winter Olympics with his friends at JourneytoTheGames.com as well as working for an international adventure racing series called Race2Adventure.com. Hence, Ironman Triathletes, Ultra-Marathoners, Olympians, and even off-the-couch athletes find Michael's travel and racing experience a great jumping off point for conversations about international travel and of course Real Estate and Property Rentals around the globe.
Clearly Michael is living the Tahoe lifestyle but with frequent visits to our London offices, he also takes pride in putting the "International" into Sotheby's International Real Estate. When he's not traveling, Michael also enjoys performing locally as a singer/guitar player so don't forget to ask where he's performing next while you're visiting the lake. If you and your kids are avid skiers, Michael is also a fully-certified (level 3) skiing instructor and is the former supervisor of the Alpine Meadows Children's Ski School.
Having grown up in picturesque Franklin Lakes, NJ, Michael felt the pull of the west and studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he graduated with a degree in Psychology and then became a certified web master working in a major software firm before deciding to follow his skiing dreams to Lake Tahoe back in 1999. Once here, it didn't take long for Michael to become the expert you'll want to get to know if you are curious about the Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market.
With 8 years experience in all aspects of the luxury vacation rental market, Michael is the expert you'll want on your side if you're considering a property for rental return on your investment. Experienced in all of the most popular areas around North Lake Tahoe including North Shore, West Shore, Tahoe City, King's Beach, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Tahoe Donner, North Tahoe and Truckee. Michael knows Tahoe!
Michael enjoys performing locally as a singer/guitar player so don't forget to ask where he's performing next. Michael is a fully certified (level 3) skiing instructor and former supervisor of the Alpine Meadows Children's Ski School. Thanks to his family, Michael has a passion for travel and languages. Speaking fluent German and strong French, he's now working on his Spanish, so if you've got the need, he's always happy to speak in tongues!
Michael's hobbies include playing guitar and singing, skiing, travel, attending Olympic Games, wake boarding, and spending time with his trustee companion, Burnie the jack russell terrier.