Director of Business Development
MILLION DOLLAR SERVICE AT ALL PRICE POINTS
Originally from Traverse City Michigan, Michael enlisted in the United States Navy in 2000 and was commissioned through the Office Candidate Officer program in 2010. He was deployed multiple times to include missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom and most recently two back to back Western Pacific deployments with the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group.
This past July of 2020 he crossed over the 20 year active duty milestone. He currently is a Senior analyst at Undersea Warfighting Development Center in San Diego. His education includes: an Associates Degree in applied technology at Central Texas College, an Associates degree in Engineering from Coastline Community college, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Management major from Columbia College of Missouri and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate College.
He is the Director of Business development with the Armstrong and Associates Real Estate team, Founder of Fortitude (Wealth buying strategy for Vets and Active Military) and a Business Development position with the Zinkil Group at LendUs. He currently is working towards the requirements to be a Mortgage Loan Officer with a goal by the end of 2021. He has been married for over 13 years and has 3 kids. He is a proud Dance dad and loves music theater.
Now that the closing is officially complete, I wanted to take the time to send you a huge Thank You!! I"ve been through 7 or so real estate transactions and this one was for sure the smoothest process! You were awesome at keeping communication open with everyone so no confusion along the way. Based on your expertise and knowledge of the market and neighborhood's we were able to better negotiate our sale price! Additionally the buyers were so grateful for you and appreciated you walking them through the process. The market is WILD right now and when we entered into this, I was a bit nervous about doing an out-of-state transaction, but you made it seamless.
If you hire Mick you aren't just hiring a real estate agent. You are hiring a master negotiator, a confidante, a strategist, a details guy, and an all-around great advocate. We never imagined we'd sell our property so quickly, so easily and for so much. And it's not just because of a hot market - it's because Mick made it all work like that. He really WORKS for his clients and that makes all the difference in the world.
We have bought and sold over ten homes over the years and Todd is by far the best agent we have ever worked with! We met Todd several years ago when we were toying with the idea of downsizing. Todd was patient with us over the years. He would occasionally send us information about properties we might be interested in and cultivated a relationship with us. When we were ready to downsize he was amazingly creative with ways to market our home. He works with an excellent group of professionals in a variety of fields he referred us to for everything we needed. We sold our home in less than a week for more than we expected! Todd then worked to help us find and purchase our dream home. The result was the most pleasant selling and buying experience we have ever had. We can most highly recommend Todd and his winning team to anyone buying or selling a home.
Jim and Patricia Reily
Jeff Brick is one of the most dynamic instructors and leaders that Prudential ever had. His skills are superb and I recommend him highly!
Roxanne Wortham Brown
Todd is the consummate professional. He acted as broker for the sale of my step-mother's condo in Mission Hills and the process was effortless and rapid. This was despite my residing out-of-state. I found Todd by calling all the high-end brokers in Mission Hills on a lovely Saturday morning. As a testament to his professionalism, he was the only one who was available on the phone. Todd assisted with every aspect of the sale, including some light remodeling, staging, and hosting an open house for brokers as well as buyers. He netted us $100k over other estimates and the whole process from start to finish took just a few months. I cannot make a higher recommendation. He's a pro.
Jill is a very knowledgeable and passionate real estate agent. She helped us to buy our first home. As first-time home buyers, we kind of know what we want, but without a clear picture. Jill helped us to see the details throughout the process. Jill always respond to our questions quickly and patiently. She was with us in every step to ensure that we understand everything. The most dearest part of realtor Jill is that she is much more than making a deal. She cares about her clients and wants them to find a home they feel comfortable both physically and financially. One time we were frustrated and considered to increase our budget. Jill didn't push us and patiently explained the pros and cons to us. As she said, "There is always a next home you would love. No need to rush." I admired her honesty. I highly recommend Jill. You will be lucky to have Jill on your side when selling or buying a house.
As a first time home buyer, I was blessed to have had Jill there to help navigate this crazy seller's market. She took the time to help me not only find my new home, but to also make sure I understood the process. Jill is on your side, and she only wants you to find the one place that makes you the happiest. Once you find a place that seems to be your future home, Jill will do everything in her power to help you get it. Jill was so kind, patient and understanding, and without her experience and guidance, purchasing my first home could've been a scary experience. I'm so glad that my friend referred me to her!
If you’re looking for a realtor that’ll make the process easy, stay with you every step of the way and advocate for you throughout the process then Jill is the realtor for you. She was amazing. We went out to see a house that was no longer listed but it was one that I really liked so she reached out to the owners and got us an appointment. We ended up opening escrow on Christmas Eve and closing on my birthday. Despite the numerous issues that came up in the process, Jill was there every step of the way including taking the time out during Christmas and New Years. I can’t say enough about Jill because she helped us find our dream home and for that I’m eternally grateful.
Jeff is an amazing leader. He is detail oriented and passionate about Real Estate and about Windermere. He has extensive knowledge in technology as well as Real Estate which he willingly shares with his agents to support and help them grow their business.
I could not recommend Mick enough. This was my 4th home buying experience and by far the best. I was impressed by how well and often he communicated though out the entire process making me feel confident and included in each step. It is clear that he loves his career and was often as excited as I was when we found and closed on our next home. I have never had nor could I have imagined a better experience.
Michelle Tharayil is my go-to for many things but her expertise in real estate has helped me make the best decision of my life. Thank you, for taking it to the next level and looking out for me.
Jeff is a total professional while being completely approachable! He is loved by agents across the Western Region that he has trained, coached and mentored. Jeff is a fantastic inovator and leader. Windermere is privileged to have him on our leadership team!
Michelle Tharayil was a great agent to work with selling my property. The home was sitting on the market for a while with the previous listing agent. Once Michelle walked the home, she knew exactly what I could do to add value to a property on a very busy street. After her recommendations we were able to close at a price I was very happy with.
San Diego's best realtor by far. He went way out of his way to assist me in purchasing real estate, posting it for rent and finding my new tenant. His knowledge of the area is phenomenal.
Todd helped me sell my house in a month and a half. He helped me in preparing the house for sale, searching for the services and workers to fix what was needed and post it in the MLS. His photographer did wonders creating appealing pictures of every room, he brought a staging company that made the house look beautiful. Todd organized multiple open houses. We had so many people come by, I was surprised by the numbers. Many showed interest and brought friends. I would recommend Todd and his team for anything related to real estate.
A friend recommended Michelle to me. I am in the military and was stationed overseas when I started looking for a home in San Diego. Michelle was a huge help in sending listings to me that were my taste and price range. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the downtown San Diego condo market. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new home. Thanks to her I move into my dream home next month!
“Triana is an honest, transparent, caring, and overall outstanding REALTOR®. As a first-time home buyer (with many questions), it was reassuring to work with someone so patient and knowledgeable. Triana is absolutely stellar. He is an effective and responsive communicator; he took the time to answer my questions and connect me with incredible resources from day 1 through after closing. Because of this, I always felt fully informed and was never pressured into any decision. Triana told me we would not be settling on just any property, and he delivered. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking to purchase a property in San Diego. I hope to work with him again in the future!”
Jeff is one of the most brilliant real estate minds in the Las Vegas area. He is a teacher, a coach and more importantly a friend. I would recommend Jeff as a mentor to any agent in the area.
"Triana and his team are absolutely stellar. He is an effective and responsive communicator."
Can't say enough good things about Todd and his team. They were professional, responsive, respectful and most of all they listened. We were looking for a unicorn and they found it. It was tough enough looking for a home having moved from the East Coast. Throw in Covid 19 and at times it seemed daunting. But Todd and his team responded and we closed on our home 60 days after we stepped off the plane from Boston. We couldn't be happier. While we feel we have found our forever home, we also know that nothing is forever and if the need arises we won't hesitate to call Todd again.
Steve & Rebecca Furst
"Now that my home has sold, I wanted to reach out to you to say thank you so much. From the first meet to the days after the closing, you were nothing short of amazing. Your explanations to my many questions were clear and timely. I would recommend your full service approach to everyone. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome."
Looking for a house to buy in North County in one of the craziest real estate markets ever - with a baby on the way and an unfinished cross-country move looming – we really needed an agent who could help us navigate more than just the week’s new listings! Luckily, we ended up choosing Mick. As our agent, Mick brought a great balance by being extremely proactive on showings, upcoming listings, and writing offers; while maintaining a laid-back posture that never made us feel like we needed to make decisions we weren’t ready for, or get in over our heads. His stress-free and level headed approach made what was a stressful time in an intensely competitive market seem manageable and, dare I say, even fun. He learned our tastes and the nuances of what we were looking for very quickly, so we always got a heads up when something that was up our alley was coming up. The custom search he set up for us was great – a helpful email with new listings matching our criteria in our inbox every morning. We quickly learned that, in the late 2021/early 2022 market, if we saw something we liked we better try and see it immediately, and Mick was almost always able to make that happen right away. Once we found our home and got our offer accepted, Mick was very involved in all negotiations, helped resolve all issues with the selling party, and everything was handled with grace and professionalism. If looking in the San Diego area – we highly recommend going with Mick!
“This is a really emotional process to go through, and you really need someone on your team that is effective, professional, and efficient; for those reasons, I would recommend Triana to anyone that needs to buy or sell their home.”
When we met Todd, he had recently opened his office on Fort Stockton, in Mission Hills. We were impressed with the Compass real estate brokerage concept and numerous programs that were designed to help sellers. Todd impressed us because we felt that he believed in our home; and, he was willing to "push the envelope" regarding the listing price. His marketing strategy was superior to many others we have seen. His pictures, video/drone views and TV segments were very professional and truly showcased the house. Todd was an adept negotiator and was willing to take the necessary steps to insure that both the buyers and seller were happy with the final purchase price. We would highly recommend Todd Armstrong to anyone who is either buying or selling high end homes in Mission Hills.
I have worked with Jeff Brick over the last six years and in that time I find him to be extremely professional and of the highest integrity. He is a charismatic manager who is always approachable. When a challenge arises, Jeff is available to help fix it. He is a fast and creative thinker and has excellent marketing and people skills. His knowledge of the market is consistently cutting edge. It has been a pleasure to be managed by and to work with Jeff Brick. You are awesome!!!! ;-)
Mick is one of a kind! My husband and I enjoy working with Mick very much. He is knowledgeable, hardworking, punctual, communicative, respectful, flexible and extremely easy to work with. If you're looking for a fun and interactive home-buying experience, Mick Frasca is your guy!