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Michael Kagan

Michael Kagan
Managing Broker
Having been an elementary and high school teacher for several years, I see my role as a real estate broker being one of educating my clients in all phases of the real estate process. My goal is to provide them with all the information and insights that they will need to understand the jargon, the paperwork, and the implications of the transaction. And after thirty years in the business, there isn't much I haven't seen.

My first years as a licensee focused mainly on multi-family properties, helping people buy and sell everything from duplexes to apartment buildings. My expertise in mathematics were invaluable in analyzing property values. Knowing that owners often keep three sets of books (one for them, one for the IRS, and one for a buyer) helps me ferret out the real numbers so that my clients can make appropriate decisions.

Gradually, people knew I was licensed, and asked me to help them buy or sell a home. Thus I got more involved in the residential side of the business, and have assisted many people in many ways. This includes acting as a consultant at a drastically reduced fee when they already have a buyer or a seller.

Because most sellers have Listing Agents representing them, buyers need representation, too, perhaps other than the Listing Agent acting as a Dual Agent. That is why I took extra training to obtain certification as an Accredited Buyer Representative.

My main geographical area of service is in Tacoma, although over the years I have helped close on properties in other areas of Pierce and King Counties.

I graduated from university with a degree in psychology and minors in math and foreign languages. For many years before getting into real estate, I was a farmer, raising dairy and beef cows, hogs, chickens, and rabbits, plus huge gardens and a chestnut orchard. That was a great life! My "bosses" were the animals and the weather, which taught me to be spontaneous and patient.

My wife and I have been married for 33 years, and we have one daughter, who lives in Southern Spain. We visit her every year, and I have traveled to 40 foreign countries and 40 US states. Hobbies include gardening, cooking, and movies, plus I've played soccer and baseball as an adult, and practiced yoga for 15 years.

Please let me know how I can help you with your real estate goals.


Michael Kagan