From newspaper journalist to radio talk show host, Michael's career path over the past 30 years has been varied to say the least. Yet one thread throughout his professional history has remained unwavering: his ability to communicate clearly, honestly and consistently with his audience and clients. Born in Caracas and raised in Florida, Michael's last relocation was from Atlanta to Boston in 1987 when he became a marketing executive with Talbot's Catalog Development Group.
Since then he has worked in the field of Creative Services Management for various firms including his last corporate placement as Vice President of Creative Services for MFS Investment Management in Back Bay. His passion for writing and marketing, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, ultimately led him back to writing (as a freelancer for various publications) and into the world of broadcasting as host of two radio and cable access programs: "Open House" and "The Living Room."
In 2003 he was persuaded to try his hand at real estate sales in order to combine his marketing savvy and personable nature in an entirely new field. He worked for seven years at Metro Realty Corp. in Brookline as both a Realtor and the agency's Sales and Marketing Manager. In 2010, Michael began working at Hammond Residential Brokerage in Boston and two years later joined the Jamaica Plain office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. In late 2014, Michael joined the newly opened office of Keller Williams Realty in Brookline and more recently (2016), he joined Andrew Mitchell & Company Real Estate as Realtor & Listing Specialist.
My approach is to provide clients with excellent service that is responsive, collaborative, and goal oriented from initial contact through closing.
I come to this industry with over 20 years experience in client service and account management in advertising and marketing communications, which required great communication and organization to keep people and projects moving forward.
Effective marketing means reaching the right audience at the right time with the right message. Working with sellers, I will ensure that your property has maximum visibility to qualified buyers and that we convey the features that make your home stand out. For buyers, I will work to understand your goals and your budget to find the property that checks off the most boxes.
I was born and raised in the Boston area, and have a great appreciation for what makes this region so attractive to homeowners - great schools and universities, world-class hospitals and professional sports teams, historic and cultural attractions. All this makes for an extremely competitive real estate market, and you need a partner to help you navigate all aspects of buying or selling a home.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®, and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
Over the past twenty years as an attorney, Gretchen has focused on serving clients by understanding their personal needs and successfully guiding them through complicated and high-stakes processes to achieve their desired goals.
As a Realtor®, she brings her honed skills as an effective communicator and negotiator to assist both home sellers and buyers alike. Gretchen's passion for real estate is contagious, and her clients appreciate her responsiveness, energy, dedication and attention to detail. She has lived in Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods for more than 22 years and will bring her knowledge of the various markets to bear on her work with clients.
After many years in real estate as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser, I finally took the plunge in 2018 to get my real estate sale agent’s license. I’ve always had an interest in real estate so I thought it was time to leverage my expertise to help clients sell and buy homes. My extensive appraising background and my understanding of the housing market throughout much of eastern Massachusetts will allow me to provide you the most accurate reading of the market and the value of your home.
As we all know, buying or selling a home can often be challenging and complicated. I want to focus on taking the pressure off of you, so you can make clear and concise decisions throughout the process. Ultimately, a “successful sale” is my main goal and I pledge to utilize the breadth of experience to make that happen for you.
If you’re selling, I will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state-of-the-art technology, team collaboration and superior marketing materials. If you’re buying, I will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you can be the most well-equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position. I can’t wait to work with you.