With over 45 years in real estate and countless millions in sales, Mike Spanier knows all there is to know about buying and selling property. He has spent the majority of his life building a business on hard work, skill and stellar customer service. His high ethical standards and genuine desire to help others are also key to his success.
"I have an appreciation for the opportunity to help people find and sell a home. It is part of the American Dream that I believe in."
Over the course of his career, Mike has sold more than 1,000 homes and has learned the importance of targeted marketing and research. Through comprehensive analysis, he studies the trends to determine where the market is picking up and where it is slowing down. This information is key when it comes to effective, accurate pricing. He is also an expert on timing, once managing 25 offers on the same property and ultimately getting his client top return on investment.
"Whatever is best for the client, that’s what needs to be done. I am always honest and put their needs above all else."
After graduating in 1965 from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, Mike entered the real estate industry in 1968 and began amassing awards and professional credentials. He was in the top 1% in sales for Coldwell Banker, Saratoga for the San Francisco-Pebble Beach region. Was also once a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®). He had been a member of the Rotary Club of Los Gatos for 20 years and the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®. Mike is now a member of CDAR in Palm Desert. Mike and his wife, Pat now live in Palm Desert and are members of the Ironwood Country Club at the end of Portola. He has certainly come a long way from selling his first home in 1968 for $15,000!
"I offer my services to anyone who needs my help. The relationship between my clients and me is much more important than the price point."
Mike is now a Palm Desert resident who enjoys golf, bridge and hiking. He considers himself very lucky to live in such beautiful surroundings, doing what he loves. He has built up a substantial group of friends and clients who continue to seek his advice. In fact, one of his clients used Mike as his selling agent, having bought that same home through Mike 30 years before. Mike Spanier is truly one of the most experienced, trusted and hardworking agents in the state. He never gives up. He is optimistic and patient. He cares. He is ready to be your agent.
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it`s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don`t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that`s sold fast.