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As the founder of Spokane's first real estate office that exclusively represents buyers, Mike was also the first to do so in all of Washington. As a lifetime Spokane resident and a real estate broker for over 28 years, while representing buyers only since 1997, experience has become his most valuable asset.<BR><BR>Born and raised in Spokane, Mike is well known throughout the Real Estate industry nationwide as past President of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). Has been quoted frequently in national publications such as Smart Money, USA Today, and Realtor Magazine along with several major newspapers. Mike has also been a guest speaker in past years at the National Association of Real Estate Editors.<BR><BR>Along with his national credentials, Mike is also very active with the City of Spokane, whether it be serving on various boards and heading several committees that work with Fair Housing, homeless solutions, and various community development programs. Mike has served 4 terms as a member of the Board of Directors for the Spokane Association of Realtors along with being past Chair of the Grievance Committee and three-time Chair of the Professional Standards Committee. State-wide, he served three terms serving on the Washington Association of Realtors Professional Standards committee and in 2018 was appointed to the National Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee. With some spare time he teaches the NAR required Code of Ethics Class and teaches new Brokers in the State of Washington the mandatory Fair Housing and Code of Ethics Course. Along with Mike's Real Estate experience he volunteers his time to travel around the state as a mediator to resolve other Realtors disputes between each other and the general public.<BR><BR>When not helping people find homes, Mike can be found volunteering every Friday through the winter on the local ski hill as a 30 year veteran of the National Ski Patrol, in the summers he is heavily involved supervising as many as 90 basketball courts (5000+ players) at Hoopfest, bicycling around the city or beyond, golfing, traveling, and participating in various fun runs and relays.