Mike Newman - REALTOR®
As a native to the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area, I have great familiarity, knowledge and pride of the entire region. The beauty of the Bay Area is its diversity, not only in culture, but also in the architecture, homes styles, developments, communities and so much more. After earning a B.S. in Industrial Technology at CSU, Chico. My 20+ years of professional experience in the hi-tech corporate setting of Silicon Valley was focused on applications engineering and technical sales of electronic components, circuits, and assemblies. I developed skills and grew professionally with a concentration on new product development into large international OEM customers while handling worldwide sales, strategic negotiations, program management and technical support.
After becoming a first time home owner in 1995, the need for repairs fed my curiosity that quickly transformed me into an avid DIYer. This new weekend hobby sparked my interest towards the purchase of my first distressed property in 2002 where I added value, rented out, managed and held for long term equity and security. This hobby in real estate investment grew into a passion to a point where I decided to commit full time and make it my career. Now, my professional experience complemented with my passion and skills from the DIYer Investor school of hard knocks, make for an ideal blend in helping others navigate through the intimidating process of buying and selling their next home.
Since becoming a licensed REALTOR® in 2014, I have been working with clients and representing them on both the buying and selling side. I have experience with single family homes, condominiums, multi units as well as bare land. My experience also includes the delicate touch of selling tenant occupied units, probate and distressed fixers. Whether it's working with first time buyers/sellers, transitioning families, seasoned investors, empty nesters downsizing or anything in between, I look forward to applying my unique set of skills and experience to help my clients sell, locate and purchase their next home.