About Michael Oliver
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Being from the Midwest, I first came to Tucson when I was 14 from northern Ohio. Anyone wanting to move to Arizona from the Midwest should expect quite a change. The weather here is always predictable, construction is constantly in motion, and overall, in my mind, it's just an easier and better place to reside. If you are looking to make a move to a region of the US that's exotic, affordable, and pretty easy to acclimate to, then Arizona – specifically Tucson – is a place I would highly recommend.
About My Family:
I currently have a 6 year old son named Dylan, who is about the best kid imaginable. While I don't remember listening much when I was young, he actually does. We reside in Oro Valley and he plays in the CDO Little League. I also have a younger twin brother and sister, Ashley and Andy. Ashley went back to live in northern Ohio to attend pharmacy school. She has worked in a pharmacy there for the past several years. My brother Andy is a professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. He is a left-handed starting pitcher, drafted #58 overall in the 2009 MLB draft, has had several starts in the major leagues, and prior to that was a standout at Oklahoma State University. Andy has also played for Team USA (National Team), the highest level amateur baseball team in the world. He won a gold medal as a starting pitcher on that team in 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Oliver
I have been selling homes and representing clients in real estate transactions since I was 18 years old. Now 29 years of age, I've successfully sold over 275 homesduring the past several years. Many Realtors have told me I'm currently the most successful Realtor under 30 in Tucson, but I have no way of verifying that, and I'm not sure it matters to my clients anyway. I have sold every type of home and property including new homes, land, condos, townhomes, and traditional single family homes. I specialize in home sales in the Foothills and Oro Valley districts. I also like representing first time buyers. I only handle residential property sales which again include land, condos, townhomes, and single family homes. I have a wide range of clients, from first-time home buyers to some very wealthy investor clients.
What you get with working with me:
If you would like to contact me about the possibility of working with me to help you buy or sell a property in Tucson, here is what you can expect:
- I'm very honest; I'm not trying to "sell" you on any one property. If you are looking to buy a home, all I care about is finding you the best property that you think is right for you and your family at the best price and terms possible. I have a pretty solid clientele and my past clients know that if they ask me a question, I will give them my honest answer regardless of what that means for me financially. Most of the clients I have had since starting in real estate still contact me today whenever they want to know about the real estate market.
- I know the Tucson housing market extremely well. I watch it by the hour unless I am out showing homes. All the lists you see with homes such as: Michael's Picks, Twitter updates, blog posts, and Homes of the Week, etc., come from me as I see them hit the market or change pricing. This intimate knowledge of what's coming on and going off the market is what makes the best Realtors. I also carry an iPad with me at all times so that I can pull up ANY property, price, etc., you may need to know while we are trying to find you the best property and price.
- For sellers, I'm one of the best Realtors in Tucson when it comes to marketing your property – especially online. I routinely sell properties that other Realtors have had difficulty with due to the marketing needed in today's housing market. To be able to sell your home today with all the foreclosure competition etc., sellers need a good price and a Realtor who can push their home above the others with the proper marketing and ad placements. The Internet is where all the buyers are, so naturally, it's also the best place to market your home.
Hobbies and things I like to do:
While I really enjoy representing clients and watching the real estate market (and trends within it), I also like doing other things. I play a lot of golf in the Tucson area. Some of my favorite courses are The Gallery, Starr Pass, Tucson National, and Ventana. I think Starr Pass is my favorite, but it just depends on how I'm playing that day. When I am playing regularly, I'm about a scratch golfer. I also enjoy doing things with my son. We go to the movies a lot and out to restaurants. I'm also trying to get him set up in martial arts because he currently wants to be a ninja.
Other than golf, my favorite sport would easily be baseball. I watch most of the games, and know the players and teams pretty well. My favorite team is the Detroit Tigers, mostly because Andy plays for the organization which makes it impossible to root against them. I regularly go to MLB games in Phoenix (Diamondbacks) and also attend many of the Triple A Tucson Padres games here in Tucson at Tucson Electric Park. I also enjoy NFL, NBA, NHL games and boxing events.
I've wanted to be involved in real estate ever since I was in high school. I like structures and how things are built/developed. In the future, I will be involved in real estate development – specifically building residential new homes. I like the idea of creating neighborhoods for families, and through years of representing people, have a pretty good idea of what makes for successful neighborhoods. I guess my career goal would is be a successful real estate developer in the area. I think I would still always want to represent buyers and sellers though, as I like the challenges that presents along with the idea of meeting new people and learning from them and their transactions.
I also spend a tremendous amount of time studying the topic of marketing and negotiation. These are the two areas in my business that matter most and are also the hardest to master. I have read dozens and dozens of texts on the subjects, attended courses, and have taken classes to be able to provide the best services to my clientele. Even if they weren't directly related to my work, I would find marketing and negotiation very intriguing subjects.
I want to have the most satisfied client base of any Realtor anywhere. My goal is to make every client I assist feel like I am the absolute best person for the job and then exceed that initial expectation. I believe if I can do that, the sales will come on their own. And that has been the case for the past 11 years, so I don't plan on changing my stance that this is an easy business at its core: "Treat people the way you want to be treated" and "You get out what you put in."
I also have another website for those interested. It has been a project for the past 6 years and has quite a bit more info on it about the Tucson housing market. That website address is www.SellingTucsonRealEstate.com. You can also follow me on Twitter for up-to-date info on the Tucson housing market. Search for @Tucson_Realtor1 or click here.