With ten years experience in the Tahoe Real Estate Sales 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 Sierras, Michael is well-versed in all of Tahoe's most popular neighborhoods, including North Shore, West Shore, Tahoe City, King's Beach, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Tahoe Donner, and Truckee. Michael really knows Tahoe!
Originally from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Michael left the New York City suburbs to head west and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Psychology as well as his Web Master Certification. After a few years with Sybase in Boulder, Michael's love of skiing lead him further west to North Lake Tahoe in 1999.
His passion for unique, high-quality homes combined with his intimate knowledge of all things Tahoe, Michael is able to create long-lasting and valuable relationships with his fellow real estate aficionados. Marketing, branding, and international exposure are all areas Michael excels in, especially with all of his frequent international travel and world-wide connections.
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 and his father with a major German pharmaceutical corporation, frequent opportunities to travel and build relationships abroad were the norm. With close friends in places like Costa Rica, Guatemala, France, Spain, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia, Michael is truly a world traveler and enjoys connecting folks from around the globe with great Referrals and market knowledge far beyond Lake Tahoe. Speaking 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 truly living the Sotheby's International Real Estate lifestyle, but when he's not traveling, Michael also enjoys performing locally as a singer and guitar player, so don't forget to ask where he's performing next while you're visiting the lake. Michael sometimes shows homes on his Harley Davidson Softail Custom and, if you get to know him, you're sure to meet his trustee companion, Burnie, the Jack Russell Terrier. 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.
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.