About Mike

My Business Philosophy:

When serving clients, I am “all-in”. I also require my teammates and vendors be all-in for you. Our simple goal is to have your total trust to get the job done in the best way possible...as you would do for yourself if you could. It’s how we can earn your most enthusiastic referrals.

I promise our approach will be carefully tailored to fit your unique story, situation, goals, wants & needs. My value to you lies in my years of experience, knowledge of homes, willingness to put in the thought & hard work, and ability to come up with solutions when the inevitable challenges arise. Keeping the “all-in” mindset for you in those moments means A) the deal gets done, and B) we end up friends.

It’s about helping you create your success...and enjoying our journey together!

My Background:

For me, the best things in life are quiet times shared with family and friends, both old and new. A small celebration, cooking a great meal together. A good dog for sure! When I find time, just a few hours on a motorcycle ride lets me breathe and recharge. When we can, we travel with friends, take hikes and camp, and go flycasting for trout or steelhead on our amazing Oregon streams. It’s natural to me that I might have a spirit of adventure and a fondness for the outdoors... my mom’s side of the family were pioneers who came west in the 1840s! 

With my Dad being the first of five real estate agents in our family, I’ve steeped in the lingo and lifestyle of real estate since childhood. After studying both science and art at UC Davis, my real estate journey began as a loan officer (“Rookie of the Year”) and later founding and operating Sterling Mortgage in Lake Oswego, “one of the good guys”.  That meant working out thousands of ways to put deals together, and building relationships with hundreds of local Realtors®. 

In 2013, and in true Portland fashion, I “up-cycled” my talents becoming a broker and Realtor®. I earned “Rookie of the Year” all over again. Since then, I’ve become a principal broker and today I lead a team guiding buyers and sellers during the most important and complex transaction they’re ever likely to undertake.  Seeing each individual client reach their goals is an amazing privilege!