Testimonials

I have been involved with real estate transactions since 1973, first as an attorney, then homebuilder, and now as developer and investor. When my wife and I sold our beach house in Aptos, our Real Estate Broker was Michael Lavigne. Mike’s prior background in sales and marketing in the hi-tech industry, and as a builder of high-end commercial and luxury residential projects, combined with his intelligence, high energy, and extraordinary work ethic, produced impressive results. Our sales process, in a challenging market, was the most efficient and effective we have ever witnessed. To say that we are happy clients does not begin to tell the story. http://www.192seacliff.com

Phil & Katie Bates, Aptos, CA

Mike has a sixth sense for the needs of his clients; he understands intuitively that real estate trends and client needs have their own rhythms, and Mike responds directly and efficiently with those elements in mind.

Liz Montgomery/Hewlett Packard, Los Altos, CA

We highly recommend Michael Lavigne. He recently guided us through the purchase of our eighth house, and far surpassed any of our previous Realtors. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the Monterey Bay area, allowing him to give useful advice on home location & selection. Because we currently live some distance from Aptos, it was challenging for us to directly monitor repairs, escrow concerns, and the like. Fortunately, Mike is very pro-active, taking care of every issue, sometimes even before we found out about them. He makes good use of his prior experience as a luxury home builder, and thanks to his ability to develop a close working relationship with the seller’s agent, we were able to get complicated repair work done in an expeditious manner prior to close of escrow.

Anthony Riley, MD, JD & Lynn Riley, PharmD

Best! Realtor! Ever! Michael navigated the challenging terrain of a bank-owned property, negotiating the purchase on our behalf with patience and finesse, and he simultaneously sold our existing home, making both the purchase of replacement property and the sale of our existing home a seamless process.

Mirella Gonzalez, Royal Oaks- North Monterey County

Mike is a friendly, bright, and (most importantly) hard working person who works diligently to satisfy his clients. He is a serious professional with a strong entrepreneurial drive and ethical standards which are beyond reproach.

David Gai, VP, IIG Services, EMC Corp

Mike is a consummate professional, a friendly and affable person; but he also has a seriousness of purpose and professional qualifications which are virtually unmatched. We are happy to serve as a reference and recommend him with enthusiasm.

Homeowner in Saratoga/Calistoga

Walt Kusener, Hewlett Packard

Mike has broad experience in real estate development, and marketing and sales of high-end, luxury residences. We have been fortunate to partner with him and his clients on many luxury homes. These include executive residences which he developed, built and marketed. Mike has a keen eye for both traditional Tuscan style elements which typify the wine country as well as modern, sleek, sophisticated Italian/Mediterranean design features.

Mark English Architects, AIA, San Francisco, CA

Mike—You have been incredibly helpful, professional, and hardworking and we really appreciate all the efforts you have made on our behalf in handling the marketing and sale of our home on Saint Andrews Drive in Aptos. Thanks again for all your work—we would be happy to serve as a reference for you anywhere, anytime!”  http://www.370saintandrews.com

Derrel & Kim Ridenou

Michael Lavigne is the consummate professional, and we are glad we retained him as our Real Estate Broker to market and sell our vacation home in Aptos. His efforts were tireless, and his expertise in everything from marketing and internet advertising to landscaping and staging, proved invaluable to a successful sale.

John Duggan, MD, Los Gatos, CA

Mike was truly amazing to work with, especially during the emotional process of selling a house. His calm, honest and professional manner immediately assured us that we were in the best of hands. He achieved an exceptional price for the sale, which could only be attributed to his amazing work. He was very understanding and caring during a major transition in life, a time that can be very stressful but thanks to Michael, was not. I don’t know what we would have done without Mike at the helm of this sale.

Sold Home in Aptos for $600K

 

Michelle Wells Grant

Michael goes above and beyond what anyone would expect. He is personable, friendly, and down-to-earth, as well as ethical and honest. He is thoughtful, considerate, and respectful, always willing to help in any way he can. I would highly recommend Michael and would be happy to speak to anyone interested in listing their property with him. 

Sold Luxury Seacliff Beach Home for $1.775M

Lee & Gene Campbell

My wife and I found Michael to be very profession, friendly and knowledgeable. He did an exceptional job for us, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking about selling. 

Sold Aptos Home For $1.2M

Madeline & George Horner

Working with Mike was a pleasure, and the process could not have been more simple. He constructively challenged our thinking and provided viable alternatives for us to consider, based on his excellent understanding of our needs and the housing market in the area. He is extremely thorough and detailed in his research, as well as confident and self-assured when it comes to negotiating a purchase. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mike to others seeking to buy or sell a house. 

Bought Condo in Seascape Beach Resort for $800K

Stephen Johnson

From the moment we first met Michael Lavigne we were impressed with his professionalism and his marketing and selling skill. Mike’s calm manner and experience reassured us that we would get excellent results with our sale, and he sold our home in less than a week with multiple offers. We recommend him highly, and can’t say enough good things about his efforts on our behalf.

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Don & Lori Walters 

Mike’s background in sales and marketing in the hi-tech industry, and as a builder of high-end luxury residential and commercial projects, combined with his intelligence, high energy, and extraordinary work ethic, produced impressive results. Our sales process was the most efficient and effective I have ever witnessed. To say that we are happy clients does not begin to tell the story.

Sold Luxury Beach Home in Seacliff

Phil Bates