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Mike doesn’t just “tell you what to do” like many consultants who aren’t able to practice what they preach. His hundreds of happy real estate clients are proof that he walks the talk. He “shows you what to do” and “helps you do it.”


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Within a day of going “live” we were under contract.

My husband and I interviewed three Realtor groups and we were happy to choose Mike. He was very direct and honest about the real estate process. He suggested some creative marketing plans and provided a complimentary stager to come out to get our house ready for sale. Within a day of going “Live,” we were under contract with the first group to walk through. His negotiation skills got us a great price for our home. Both Mike and Cindy checked in with us throughout the process of inspection and closing. They have followed up with us to check in on how our family is doing in our new home.  We felt that we’re were treated like friends and looked out for during a stressful time of relocating to a new state.  We would be happy to recommend Mike and his team to all of our friends.


Selling and buying was actually enjoyable

Mike and his team made selling and buying a home enjoyable.  He was very available, and made the process easy to understand.  We have recommended Mike to several friends who are looking to move.  Thank you soooooo much, Mike, for the amazing experience!


His professionalism was outstanding

Michael sold our home very quickly and was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process.  I would recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch professional realtor.  His professionalism was outstanding and he continued to check in with us after the move to ensure that everything went smoothly.


Michael sold our home in 4 days and for 99.7% of list price

Michael sold our home within four days and for 99.7% of our list price.  We had multiple offers and Michael was a great negotiator. We also used Michael to help us buy a new home. He was quick to respond to our texts, emails and calls and always made himself available to show us the properties we were interested in. We felt confident in his expertise throughout the whole buying and selling process and have recommended him to our family and friends.


Mike LaFido and his Real Estate team are great to work with.  I highly recommend The LaFido team for anyone looking to sell their home in today’s real estate market.  Mike goes above and beyond for his customer and comes with high integrity.


I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with Michael both for business and personal matters.  I can confidently say that he is one of the finest business professionals I have had the opportunity to work with.  His knowledge of his marketplace and the industry is priceless, his time management is impeccable, and he gladly offers advice and consultation…that often results in no financial gain for him.  If you are looking for a savvy and values-driven professional with whom to business, your search stops with Michael LaFido and his team.


When you buy or sell a home or investment property you want someone who takes the time to find out what “YOU NEED and WANT” they don’t just cram the norm down your throat. Mike took the time to find out what our goals were and then met them…Period. He put “US” ahead of “him”. thanks Mike…I highly recommend Mike and will do business with him again.


Mike sold our home in four days!  We couldn’t be more pleased with his enthusiasm, professionalism, and his ability to guide us through the home selling and buying process.  We would recommend him to anyone-he’s the best.


Mike Lafido is a true pro in every sense of the word.  Extremely knowledgable, honest and personable.  I highly recommend anyone buying or selling a house to use Mike.


Mike helped sell our home in less than 30 days and helped us in the process to build a new one in Oswego.


We used a few other relators to sell our house, but Mike was the only relator that was able to sell our house for the price we wanted. Mike was fantastic to work with and we highly recommend him if you are looking to sell or buy a home.


Mike helped my wife and I sell our first home and helped us find purchase our second home.  We sold the home in less than 1 week!  He provided helpful tips to “show” the house and in turn it was a buyers dream.  At the same time we got the price we wanted.  For the purchase of the new home, we looked at many properties that he knew we would like and ultimately found a great home at a great value!  Swift and easy negotiations led us to move into the new home in a time frame that helped make the transition very smooth for my family.  I wish all of my future transactions went this perfect!  Thanks Mike!


Much more knowledge and superior marketing then the other 10 agents we interviewed.  Has a different approach to things which we liked.


Michael was very knowledgeable regarding properties and subdivisions in the areas we were interested in.  He guided us through the process and with his help we found the perfect home.  At the same, time he did an excellent job at performing a market analysis and providing feedback to get the most out of selling our home.  We listed it somewhat above appraised value and it was under contract at a higher newly appraised value within one month.  I would highly recommend Michael LaFido both as a buyer and seller agent.


Mike is very in tune with market and has access to the most recent listings through his vast network.  Quick thinking and willing to help!  Highly reccomend.


Mike is a creative strategic thinker and a go-getter who will do what it takes to get the job done.  Mike is an excellent negotiator and has sharp acute knowledge of the real estate market that he has used to inspire realtors nationwide and to help families find their perfect home. His passion is contagious. Personally, Mike has sold 3 of my houses since I have known him in record time in a challenging market. His responsiveness and personal attention makes you feel like family. Would I recommend Mike LaFido? Abosolutely. With the highest regards.


Michael LaFido was able to sell our home quickly after taking on the job.  He had great knowledge of the neighborhood and the price point we should sell our home. He came to our house explained his process and was able to answer any question asked of him.  He was in direct response with us on a consistent basis.  When we had an offer on our house he was able to negotiate a great price that we were all happy to accept.  He was positive and upbeat throughout the entire process.  I would recommend Michael LaFido to any person in need of a realtor to get the job done.


Mike went above and beyond my expecations in helping us sell our home and find a new property.  Mike gave us specific ideas and helped us prepare our home to be shown, he even went out of his way by grabbing a paint brush and painted our living room!   I would use Mike’s services again because I know that Mike is a positive, pro-active person and I can fully recommend his services without hesitation.


Mike was our realtor and took us to many different properties. He was patient and respected our need to find the PERFECT house. He made great recommendations and together we found EXACTLY the house we were searching for. I would highly recommend Mike’s expertise when in need of an experienced, trustworthy realtor.


Mike was wonderful! As a first time home buyer, Mike fully explained the process of buying a home and was readily available to answer any questions we had. He made it his priority to find us a house that met all of our requirements and listened to what we did and did not like at the properties he showed us. He was flexible and patient, making the home buying process easy! Mike continues to stay in touch with us and checks on how things are going and if there is anything that he can do for us. My husband and I would highly recommend Mike to help you find your first or next home!


Mike was exactly what my new wife and I needed when searching for our new home.  We had little to no idea what we actually wanted, but that didn’t stop Mike from helping us.  He showed us everything that we wanted to see, and helped us find homes we would never have thought were for us.  After 4 weekends of searching and spending several hours touring homes, we finally found the home for us.  Mike negotiated the price down to a level we felt comfortable at.  1 year later, we could not be happier in our home, and we owe it all to Mike; for we would not have found this home without him.  Mike is very easy to work with and always focused on us (the customer).  I highly recommend Mike and consider him a friend after all of his hardwork for us and we are forever grateful.


Michael Lafido is a terrific realtor!  He took the stress out of selling our house and helping us buy another home in the same town.  He is extremely knowledgeable on the buying and selling process and what was going on in the market.  His knowledge around prepping our house to sell fast was invaluable.  I would highly recommend Mike for your next buy or sell of a home.


Mike did an outstanding job helping my wife and I find a new home. We were undergoing a lot of stress with a second baby on the way and a recent corporate move from California.  Mike and his resources made the transition as easy as possible given the circumstances!



Mike is a very dedicated, hard working, and knowledgeable real estate agent. I used Mike in listing my house in efforts to short sell, which I thought was going to be a long and awful process, however the entire process was fast and painless.  I would definitley recommend Mike to anyone who is either purchasing or selling a home.


Mike did an excellent job for us in both selling our home and assisting us in purchasing our existing home.  Mike stays on top of details throughout the process and has a great handle on the local market.


Michael was very pro-active in getting my house on the market and working with other agents to bring the right buyer to my home. My house was only on the market for less than two days before we agreed on a selling price.


Very professional. Did a wonderful job selling our home in an extremely difficult market. Michael took a lot of the confusion out of the home selling process.  He was always available for any questions or concerns we might have had.


We found Mike via one of his on-line marketing pieces.  We invited him over to discuss selling and purchasing, because we instantly recognized that he knew the area very well.


From the first meeting, Mike was very friendly, professional, and most of all genuine. In a poor market, Mike was not giving us a dog and pony show.  He didn’t make up things he thought we wanted to hear.  We learned that Mike is a highly motivated and extremely trustworthy individual.


To be honest, our sale was a small house and not going to earn him a large commission, but he treated us like VIPs.  He was available by phone and in person whenever we needed him.


He suggested some inexpensive home improvements that we could make while we were in the planning phase.  Once we put our home on the market, activity was brisk.  Mike sold our home in just FOUR days.


The next challenge was to find an upgrade property at a reasonable price.  I remember my boss telling me that I’d never find everything that I wanted in one home.  Especially in the geographic area we were looking. We aggressively used Mike’s online resources to seek out homes we wanted to see.  We must’ve visited 30-some homes with Mike’s team. In the end – we knew that Mike searching high and low for us because he sent us a personal link to a property that he thought was perfect, and we needed to see together immediately. We visited that home twice that evening, and I’m happy to be writing this recommendation from my new office in that very home. We had a few months in-between closings, and once again, Mike made sure we were not on our own.  He found a extremely reasonable rental property large enough to comfortably live in with our dog and 2 semis of items moving from the previous house. We continue to be very good friends with Mike.  He is an innovator, motivator, and pillar in our community.  We have referred several of our friends to him and his team. Another thing worth mentioning is Mike has a contact for everything.  We’ve used contractors, attorneys, loan officers etc… etc… all though Mike’s recommendations, and they’ve ALL been excellent people.


Mike did a great job with our purchase.  We described what was important to us and he was able to guide us to a wide variety of homes that met our needs.  When we found a house we wanted, Mike was able to work with a very challenging seller to keep the deal on track.  Despite delays, misdirections, and an overinflated view of values, Mike was able to keep the deal together and keep us motivated and excited.  He made the process easy, was great in interacting with our kids during the process, and we enthusiastically recommend him to anyone.


Using mike lafido was a no brainer. hardest and smartest working realtor and real estate expert i know. he’s honest and gets the job done period. if anyone is serious about buying or selling a house, mike is the person to go with. you won’t be disappointed.


I have worked with Mike for 7 years now.  I hired him to sell my house and he did a great job in pricing and keeping me informed.  He is definitely a guy I would recommend to anyone especially my parents.  In this type of industry you need people who you can trust and there is no else I could trust more than Mike Lafido.


Mike helped us purchase this house.  He was very thorough, and we enjoyed working with him.  His market knowledge was impressive.  He had to work with a very difficult seller’s agent but was able to get the deal done.


Mike backed up his assertion that he could sell our home within 39 days. We had listed with another agent for 6 months without 1 offer. There were many showings, but no offers. After painting the living room (neutralized), plus a few other inexpensive alterations, we had much more showings. Approximately a month later, we had a concrete offer. Mike negotiated on our behalf and got us a price very close to our asking price. His agent fee was higher than most others, but it was well worth it. Also, the real estate agent he suggested for our home search (Aleem Mohamed) and the real estate attorney he suggested (Sally Reed) were tremendous. I highly recommend all three of these people to anyone.


Mike Lafido is a 5 STAR! He took the stress out of selling one house and buying a home in an area that I didn’t even know existed; going above and beyond. My family now reside in a beautiful, yet affordable home in a paradise community, building memories of a lifetime.


Mike is an excellent realtor who couples his knowledge of unique marketing styles with the latest and greatest tools that help to educate and inform buyers and sellers.  He’s the type of realtor that deals with the issues directly and as a client, you only find out about them after they’ve been solved.  He’s direct and will tell what you need to hear, even if it’s not what you want to hear.



Mike helped us update and prepare our town home for sale and also helped us purchase our current home.  He was diligent, helpful, knowledgeable and made us feel like a part of the whole process and not an outsider.  He always had fresh ideas to get people interested in looking at our home, which was especially helpful in a tough market. We would definitely use him again as an agent and would recommend him to others looking to buy or sell a home.


Mike has sold two houses for me in record time and I would highly recommend him to anyone! His knowledge of the market is unparalleled through his experience and thorough research. He was not only immediately responsive to any questions we had during our listings but continues to be (even after hours!)  a resource for us and any real estate questions we have. Mike is a results driven, creative, strategic thinker, and perhaps more importantly, made of good, solid, trustworthy character and a full heart. He will treat you like family!


Sold a home in 2010. After 3 unsuccessful attempts with other real estate agents, Mike was able to finally sell our home quickly and for a price
we wanted. Mike’s unique approach in marketing and selling techniques is what made my home sell. He used tools and marketing no one else even came close to. He knew exactly what to do to get our home sold…and fast.

In one of the worst markets it was amazing to find a agent who didn’t feel defeated and was still making real estate work for him and his clients. We appreciated his friendly, down to earth and realistic attitude. He was very understanding and always made us feel like we were his only client. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

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