You loathe typical real estate agent bios. Don’t worry, I do too. They’re like cardboard — stiff, bland, and identical to every other bio out there. Instead of boasting ad nauseum about awards and accomplishments you’re not interested in, I’m taking the novel approach of actually giving you what you want — real answers to questions you’re probably wondering right now.
Will you return my calls and emails?
Yes. Without question.
I realize this is one of the major frustrations the general public has with dealing with agents. I get dozens of calls and emails daily, and I work hard to reply as quickly as possible.
I’ve met many Realtors who are jerks…Are You?
Depends on who you ask. If you ask certain agents who have stood between my clients and
their real estate goals, they’ll probably say “yes”. A handful of people think I leave golden
footprints in the sand. Those are the two extremes, and most people’s opinion falls somewhere in the middle.
Here’s what I can tell you: I’m honest and candid. I take pride in being approachable and
friendly. And if you need a quick real estate brain, someone who will tell it like it is, and someone whose #1 goal is to take care of my clients – you’re in the right place. Loyalty to family, clients, and friends is one of my core values. Want to really find out if
I’m a jerk? Mess with one of those people.
Do you have experience doing exactly what I need?
Until you tell me what you need, there is no way of knowing. Here are a couple “strong suits” of mine:
Working with Buyers – that includes relocations, parents buying homes for students (Go Noles!), move-up buyers, down-sizers, and I especially love working with first-timers!
Helping people Sell their home – pricing strategy, negotiation, online/digital marketing, promotion, help with staging/presentation of the home, and ensuring my client’s needs are met. That’s what I do – all day, every day.
Targeting properties for Investors – What’s better than helping someone make $$$?
If your goal or situation isn’t represented on that list, don’t worry. Contact me anyway. If I can’t help, I can get you referred to another agent who can.
What kind of work are you really good at?
On a personal level, I’m pretty good at cooking (I make a mean omelet!) and I used to be a decent soccer player in my day. I love spending time with my wife and my 2 little girls as well.
On a professional level, here are the skill-sets that I’ve developed over the years:
Listening. Unfortunately, it’s a lost art these days.
Negotiating. If you don’t have negotiation skills in this business, you may as well hang it up.
Communication. I like my clients to know where we are through all points of the transaction.
Marketing. I stay on top of current trends and tech, and use them to your advantage.
What do clients think of you?
My clients are better suited to answer this for you. Here’s what some of them have said:
“We immediately felt comfortable with him…” –Colin & Lisa H.
“He’s a great guy to work with…” –Chris & Kadee V.
“I can’t think of a better Realtor…” –Darin & Lesly G.
“Mike went above and beyond…” –Elaine M.
2017 RE/MAX 100 Percent Club
2017 Tallahassee Board of REALTORS – Top 20%
2016 Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI)
2016 RE/MAX Executive Club
2016 Tallahassee Board of REALTORS – Top 20%
Multi-Million Dollar Producer – 2015, 2016, 2017
If there’s anything else you’d like to know about me, just ask! You can always shoot me a call or text at 850.566.4610.
If you prefer to reach out on social media, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @MichaelBalanoff, or on Snapchat @Agent850, and on the web you can find me at MichaelBalanoff.com.