Mike Galinac

Mike Galinac

Associate Broker, Realtor
  • 248-210-7171
  • 248-210-7171
  • 248-620-7200
  • 248-620-7442
  • 7153 Dixie Hwy
    Clarkston, MI 48346
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Welcome to my Website

You've come to the right place! My name is Mike Galinac, and I have been a full-time real estate professional since 1990. I have been a Century 21 associate for my entire career, most of which I have been a proud member of the Century 21 Town & Country team, the largest Century 21 firm in Michigan and ranking in the top 10 Century 21 firms in the entire nation.

My goal is always provide nothing but the best in professional representation, and it all starts with this very website. Here you will have access to complete, detailed information on all of my listings, as well as every other available listing in our MLS database(s). Once you see how easy it is to search properties and explore their details, you won't need to go anywhere else for your real estate needs.

When you're ready to see a property or schedule an appointment for me to stop by for an evaluation of your current home, just send me a quick message, and I will be notified IMMEDIATELY! Since I am available evenings and weekends, I can usually accommodate your schedule.

I'm ready to earn your business and I won't be satisfied until you're proud to tell others that Mike Galinac is the right choice when buying or selling real estate!  

Specialties

  • Residential Homes and Condominiums
  • Lakefront Homes and Land
  • Vacant Land
  • Bank Owned Foreclosures
  • Rental or Investment Properties
  • Homes to "flip"
  • First-time Buyers and Sellers
  • Stepping up or sizing down
  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Relocation in or out of town
  • Estate Sales

 

Professional Background

  • Full-time real estate agent since 1990
  • Consistently ranked among the top producers in our multi-state region
  • Member of the Century 21 Centurion Honor Society
  • Multiple year recipient of Century 21 Masters Award and Centurion Award
  • Multiple year recpient of the Century 21 Quality Service Award, based on client reviews
  • Voted "Best Male Real Estate Agent" by the readership of The Oakland Press
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the local Board of Realtors
  • Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member of Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR)
  • Member of North Oakland County Board of Realtors (NOCBOR)
  • Recipient of the coveted "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug
  • Ranked among the top real estate sales people in my immediate family
  • 1st Place winner of Cub Scout Pack #255's Pinewood Derby - 1973

Personal Background

I was born and raised in Detroit. In 1988, my wife Sherry and I moved to the Union Lake area, where we still reside today. I began selling real estate at the same time that our 2 children were born. Today they are grown adults, beginning their own careers, and we're very proud of them.

I have always enjoyed the personality and natural beauty of the "Lakes Area", which has made my job much more gratifying. Whether you're a first-time buyer, sizing up, sizing down or looking for a lakefront dream home, there's something here for you!

Client Testimonials

Greg from Farmington Hills said, "Mike was terrific. First class all the way and highly effective! I strongly recommend him. Greg Longe "

Jerome & Ellen from Fair Haven said, "Mike did an excellent job! He went above and beyond with helping us understand the selling process!"

Gregg from Commerce said, "I have used Mike for my last four real estate transactions and always have a great experience with Mike selling, finding and purchasing my next new home. He knows exactly how to price a house to sell while getting a fair market value."

Roger from White Lake said, "I knew no realtors in the area, but was aware that Mike lived and worked very close to my home. His reputation for honesty, many years of experience, and knowledge of the market in my area led me no contact him. From our first meeting I was impressed by his professionalism. I never spoke with another agent. Mike did a fantastic job, answered all my questions, marketed and sold my home in a timely manner, and was patient and understanding of my impatience. I simply can not recommend Mike Galinac highly enough, It would be wonderful if all business transactions were conducted as the sale of my home was."

Yeong & Megan from Farmington Hills said, "Mike was the perfect agent and performed better than I could have expected." 

Tim & Jan from Clarkston said,  "Mike is a very down to earth and understanding guy. He never makes you feel silly for asking what seems to be the most menial question. He was always very accommodating to our schedule. Mike always went over and above to make we understood everything and to see that selling and buying a home was the least stressful as possible. Thanks Mike we appreciate all you did for us!"

Rob & Kathy from Lake Angelus said, "Michael was extremely thorough and patient throughout our entire search, and eventual purchase, process. He was on top of every detail, and was also able to work directly with our attorney because of the complexity of our acquisition. We could not be happier with the overall outcome, and plan to use Michael and Century 21 again. Great job."

Dan & Tracy from Waterford said, "After a referral 12 years ago, Mike helped us buy our first house. We had such a great experience that time that we didn’t consider anyone else to help us sell and buy this time. Mike is very knowledgeable about the area and what the market is doing and that helped us sell quickly over asking price. Our house was listed for 36 hours; we received 13 offers, all but one over asking price! When hiccups occurred with inspections and appraisal, Mike was there to provide expertise and guidance to resolve the issues and keep the transactions on track and in our best interest. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy in the area."

Rick & Mary from Clarkston said, "Mike Galinac met with us went over our plans, revised them when the market was changing, and ultimately got us more than we thought possible. I don't know what more you could ask for in a realtor. We've done business with Mike in the past and will continue to recommend him to friends and neighbors."

Dan & Caitlyn from Waterford said, "Mike was incredibly helpful right from the beginning of ou first meeting. Once we locked down all of he specifics, Mike had us closing on our perfect first home within a month and a half! We would very highly recommend Mike Galinac and Century 21 to all of our friends and family. We are highly satisfied!"

Louis & Michelle from Groveland Twp. said, "Mike provided excellent guidance on critical decisions. He always got back to my wife and me in a timely manner. Mike did not push to lower the price of out house. We would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their house."

Marc & Sarah from Farmington said, "Mike was great, did research on the market and delivered results."

Andrew from Holly said, "This is the second time I've worked with Mike and he is an absolutely incredible agent. My first go around 9 years ago I was a first time home buyer and Mike made sure that I understood everything I needed to know as a first time buyer. Nine years later as a seller who was looking to sell and find a new place, Mike was right there every step of the way. He helped me understand the selling process, guided me on the right listing price for the area and type of home I was selling, made sure to be in constant contact with me for showings, offers, and all of the nuances in-between. And in the end not only did my home sell in less than 48 hours, we had multiple offers and ended up selling for over the initial asking price. I cannot say enough great things about Mike and the tireless work that he does. If you're looking for a personable agent who is going to be available at all hours of the day, answer all your questions, and help you understand the complex process of buying or selling real estate, you need not look further."

Chad from Lake Orion said, "Mike is a thorough, knowledgeable and professional realtor. I appreciate his willingness to get the job done and meet his customers needs."

Paul from Redford Twp. said, "Mike Galinac came highly praised by the Elkins family and I can see why. Mike helps in all facets of the searching and buying process and really cared about what was best for me. I appreciated his attention to detail, knowledge of the area, and he even helped negotiate the price lower. All in all, Mike simplified the process of purchasing a home for me, a first time home buyer. Mike was great in all aspects. I will definitely come to him first for the next house I look to purchase."

Eric & Marie from Lake Orion said, "Great experience every time. Mike is respectful, honest, and works hard to represent me as a client. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mike to friends, family, and even complete strangers."

Phil & Debra from Highland said, "Mike is a true real estate professional in every sense of the word. I depended on Mike's assistance in hiring contractors to prepare the house for sale. Mike actually handled the communication with the contractors during the house prep work."

Matt & Kim from Clarkston said, "I'd like to fill you in with how I came in contact with Mike 9 years ago. We were looking for a home as a newly married couple starting our professional and personal life's. Being in the mortgage business I knew how sometimes realtors can often not have best interest for their clients. I witnessed it and had doubts of even hiring a realtor. We decided (my wife and I) to search on our own. So we started on a Saturday and guess what? We found after looking at a handful of homes my original thought on realtors was looking to be true. The realtors really seemed to not be trying to sell the homes we were looking at in fact it was more of a sale on their services to us. House after house we looked at my wife and I were shocked at how many realtors would say things like "oh this is not the house for you- call me and I can help you". It wasn't until we came to a very unlikely home that was not anything we were interested in but we thought let's look around. Mike was there as the realtor for the open house. Most realtors we encountered were similar to walking into a certain furniture store in Michigan- on you the whole time. Mike however was not at all like that and kept his distance as we looked. We'd ask a few questions and was honest with his answers and even noted "you know you might not like the windows like this but for some people it works". He never stopped thinking of the client he was selling the house for and was always open and honest. We left the house and just as we thought the home was not for us. But we did gain something that day- I called Mike shortly after and asked if he would help us find a home and be our realtor. That day forward he's become a friend and someone we can trust to always consider for our realtor needs. We used him a second time when we purchased our new home (new construction) which is not always easy. Mike made it easy and helped us rent the home we just sold with you last week. He's helped my mother in law and is the first in mind when someone I care for ask me for a good realtor. Thank you Mike! "

Holly and Josh from Commerce said, " Mike was amazing and we always felt that we were in good hands. Even after the closing he has reached out to check in."

Rachael from West Bloomfield said, "I really like Mike and will be recommending him in the future!"

Geoff & Erin from Ann Arbor said, "I have used J Michael Galinac multiple times and continue to be amazed at the level of service he provides. In our last transaction, we were dealing with a market well outside either of our current areas. He familiarized himself with all of the local customs, coordinated all of the activities, and made the long drives whenever needed. He truly goes above and beyond to work in his client’s best interest. "

Steve from Waterford said, "Mike was an overall pleasure to work with. He is very genuine and down to earth. If a listing did not seem like a good fit, he would say so. He would not push me to buy just so he can make the sale. Mike was always looking out for my best interest and is very trustworthy. If something did not go as planned, Mike always had a few back up plans lined up just in case. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants to find the perfect home in a timely manner."

Kevin from Livonia said, "Mike came highly recommended from other family members. Again, Mike was extremely helpful. Always got back to me quickly, and helped hit a tight closing date window. My lease was up on my apartment, and Mike helped find the right people to push the closing through, and we were able to do it in about 3 weeks. Mike was very knowledgable of the market, understood I was a first time home buyer, and helped answer all of my questions. Mike also made it fun to go home hunting. Really enjoyed my time throughout this process thanks to Mike's support! Overall, I can't say enough nice things about Mike and the great service and support that was provided. Mike made the experience fun, while also being very professional. It was a great experience, and I will definitely recommend Mike to other friends and family when looking for a realtor."

Bernardo & Mara from West Bloomfield said, "We first met Mike Galinac when he helped us find our first home about 15 years ago. Even after moving several times outside the State, we kept the property. When the real state market improved in Michigan, it was a no brainer and we contacted Mike and asked him to represent us selling our property. Living outside the State, it was somewhat worrisome selling the property remotely; however, Mike made the whole experience easy enough for us. He quickly identify what improvements were needed, which contractors to use, and the process was even enjoyable. Mike was very honest with us since the very beginning and stated things as they were, and provided spot on recommendations that we followed without hesitation. Mike helped us buy our first house, and also helped us selling it. A complete cycle that only finished with a friendship for life and a great appreciation."

Phil & Lisa from Auburn Hills said, "Mike came highly recommended by our sister-in-law. We couldn't have made a better choice. Mike is very process driven and we appreciated that immensely. There aren't enough superlatives to describe Mike's characteristics. He was simply the best! If there was a rating above excellent, we would choose that one for Mike."

Adam & Jennifer from Holly said, "Working with Mike was an absolutely pleasure. Mike is knowledgeable, professional and extremely easy to work with. Mike always made himself available to answer any and all questions or concerns that we had. He was there to guide us every step of the way. Mike restored my faith in realtors. With everything now said and done, I know there was no way we could have made it through this process without his guidance and expertise. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor."

Dave & Nikki from Fenton said, "Mike is AWESOME!!!! He's one of most Honest, Trustworthy, and Down to Earth person you'll ever meet. When I sold my first house (back in 2007/2009), it was the listing from Hell, most agents would have given up and went running for the hills, after the second offer fell through and the house prices were plummeting (from 110k to 30k). Not Mike, he was with us every step of the way, it took us almost two years, but Mike's perseverance made it all happen. I can't say it enough, Mike is simply the best!!! I always trust what Mike has to say, as he always has your best interest in mind! Every person I've recommended to Mike, has thanked me and told me how Mike was able to help them. To say I'd recommend Mike Galinac would be an understatement, I will always sing his praises and tell everyone I meet to go see Mike if you need help in the real estate market! "

Mike & Vera from Linden said, "Mike was recommended to us by family as very knowledgable and personable. He was great to work with."

Adam & Kat from Madison Heights said, "Since this was our first home, we were novices. We have been renters for a while, so we still had that mind set of "oh hey, we have settle for a while" Mike changed our mind right away! We relied on Mike a lot to help us understand the house buying process. He was always very open and would speak to us truthfully. He would consider things we didn't, like re-sale, the neighborhood and if the house fit us. We had a few problems with purchasing our home, the inspection came up with things we didnt know about and Mike was there the whole time. He always knew when to give us information and was very well spoken and lovely to work with. In this very tough, TOUGH market, it was great to know we had Mike on our side to help us find the right home."

Jill from Lake Orion said, "Mike was referred to me by a friend. I am a single mother and really was nervous about looking at homes. Mike really taught me a lot about what to look for when buying a home. Everything from foundations, to exterior issues and interior items to look at for major maintenance. I felt comfortable about the purchase in the end and very excited to move into the new home."

Rhonda & Jawonn from Ortonville said, "Mike is a fantastic broker. Very thorough and honest. I really enjoyed working with him the the sale of my old house and the purchase of my new house!"

Matt from Clarkston said, "Mike Galinac and I go way back. He has sold houses for all of my friends and family. He has been so patient with me during this whole process. I have been looking for a house for 5+ years and there was not a time where I called Mike and he wouldn't answer the phone. Some brokers might have told me to go take a hike, but not Mike, he picked up the phone and talked about all of my options. We would joke throughout the years about me getting a house and how he would make it goal before he retired to find me my first home! I can tell you that I have nothing but great things to say about Mike and I will refer him to anyone I meet that needs a realtor. His level of knowledge and expertise on the house marketing was exactly what a first time home buyer needed. There were many times we walked into a house and he didn't hold back on telling me the absolute truth. " Matt, don't waste your time with this house, you can find one better, that fits your needs" I mean, that right there was something you rarely see. He could have sold me on any one of those houses, but he didn't and made sure I knew everything I needed to know. Mike will do anything he can to take good care of his clients, and has proven that to me!"

Dave & Shiloh from White Lake said, "Our family is relocating from Florida to Michigan and contacted Mike to help us with the search. He was very accommodating with us, and our last minute requests to expand the search area. When we did find a house, Mike was quick to reach out to listing agent and coordinate a quick appointment and helped us execute an offer that day. Due to us being out of state, and purchasing a house sight unseen, we had to have an agent we could trust. Mike kept the lines of communication open with my wife and I throughout the whole process. We couldn't imagine it going any smoother."

Kerry & Robin from Highland said, "Mike was great to work with and was very understanding to our needs. He's a pleasure to work with."

Neil & Debbie from White Lake said, "Mike did a wonderful job in handling the sale of our home. You can tell he truly loves his job and takes pride in showing your home. He is thorough and considerate. He calmed our nerves and answered our questions. I highly recommend Mike to take care of anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home."

Gregg from White Lake said, "As a full time career agent, Mike Galinac brings years of experience and professionalism to the process which makes him a pleasure to deal with. Mike is the only realtor I would consider to handle all of my real estate transactions since I met him 10 years ago."

John from Pontiac said, "J. Michael Galinac, Mike, won us over with his knowledge, personality and responsiveness right from the start. It was clear from our first correspondence that he was the right broker for us.
Our purchase process was drawn out and challenging due to the nature of the sale, but Mike was always responsive and focused. He had a knack for providing the right advice at the right time and was available on short notice when needed. Mike's experience and knowledge was invaluable is helping us through the purchase process. He gave us great advice about the local market and even had excellent tips about dealing with our closing. We had an excellent outcome that I believe would not have been possible without his guidance.
I rarely give all 'Excellent' ratings on surveys like these, but this is how we rated Mike--he really earned them. I have nothing I could say that could have been improved about our experience with him...he really is this good."

Chris from Waterford said, "Mike is a world-class Realtor"

John & Louise from Ortonville said, "Highly recommend Mike for anyone looking to sell their property. Mike is the most professional and trustworthy Realtor that I know. He has sold several of my properties. He always follows up with phone calls and gets your property sold, and he wrks very hard to make the deal happen." 

Dennis from Waterford said, "From my first encounter with Mike I knew I was making the right choice in having him in charge of selling my property. It became further evident when he showed me the photos of my property (that he personally took) of how serious he was about getting my home sold. Using the feedback we received also helped in making adjustments, which ultimately led to the sale of my property. His ability to communicate clearly and keep me informed throughout the entire process was greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my family or friends if they are in the need of an outstanding agent."

Jon & Amber from Ann Arbor said, "Mike did a wonderful job helping us find our new home. We were out of state, looking for a new home in state, and he made a point of working with us and our travel constraints to make sure we got to pick out and look at a good set of potential homes. When it came to making a choice, he was there keeping communication with the seller going strong and positive, while negotiating for the best for us. While we hope this new home is where we spend the rest of our days, if we had to find a new home we would definitely come back for help."

Amy & Mike from Waterford said, "There is no room for improvement. Mike did everything asked of him and more. He never missed a call back in fact I don't think I ever had to leave a message. He helped us through the marketing process and made great suggestions for the sale of the house. He sold our house in less that 12 hours for more than we were asking. We asked him to sell it quick and boy howdy did he!!!!!! Thank you Mike and Century 21. Every house we have bought or sold has been through Century 21 and with a staff like you have it will stay this way."

Debbie & Tim from Waterford said, "Mike has been wonderful to work with. He Is very professional and I would be more than happy to recommend him to anyone. He has been very helpful and was able to answer all questions and concerns."  

Memo & Lori from Wolverine Lake said, "Mike and our team linked together in 2008 when our real estate investment company was in its infancy. Since then Mike has been instrumental in our growth and success even during the housing bubble. Utilizing Mike'€™s market knowledge and experience, we successfully navigated our company posting profit year after year. Mike understands our needs and only brings us listing that are within our parameters. He navigates all of the purchasing/closing documents and sets appointments with appraisers, lenders, and title companies making the process as simply as showing up and signing on the dotted line. This is how explicitly we trust Mike and have confidence in his knowledge and expertise."

Tim & Evy from Lake Angelus said, "Mike helped us sell two homes and to buy our dream home all within a few months. We could have never pulled off all of those transactions without an experienced knowledgeable agent like Mike. Great job! I couldn't be happier with the results."

Dave & Sharon from Commerce said, "Michael Galinac is a true professional. We have known him for many years and have always recommended him to my family and friends and will continue to do so. Trustworthy, ethical, loyal, dedicated committed and thoroughly experienced describe Mike. He always followed up with us and kept us informed. A big thank you to a wonderful Realtor."

Terry from Clarkston said, "Mike has been assisting me with purchasing and selling homes as an investor for 3 years. He is knowledgeable about the Oakland County area, easy to work with, and straight forward in his approach which I appreciate very much. He is a hard worker and is willing to work around my schedule to meet, whether it be an early morning, late evening, or weekend time frame. I consistently rely on his advice regarding competitive pricing and property conditions and consider him a valuable part of my business team."

Judi & John from West Bloomfield said, "I have dealt with Mike Galinac for 3 real estate transactions. I have found him very professional and knowlegable regarding such things as accurate pricing of homes, suggestions on making the home more attractive to buyers at minimal cost to the seller, etc.I have been the seller the last 2 times and the first condo sold within 48 hours and the last home we sold had a buyer within 30 days. This home had several issues that made it more difficult to sell. Even so, we closed 60 days after listing. I would strongly recommend Mike Galinac to others and would request his assistance again in the future if the situation arose."

Jennings & Dayna from Brandon said, "Mike Galinac was a great help and I would recommend him to anyone. As a first time home buyer I was clueless about the process and Mike guided me along the way, explaining everything with clarity and detail. There was nothing left unchecked as Mike is a very detail oriented person who knows his craft. As a testament to his expertise, when signing for the house at the closing, the selling agent was very impressed with Mike's knowledge and negotiation skills. He knew the surrounding areas very well and was very quick to answer any of my questions or concerns. I couldn't think of a better person to have while searching for a home. Thanks Mike! "

Lorrie & Ed from Clarkston said, "Mike handled my daughters house about eight years ago. When we decided to start looking she told me to call Mike, he was good. Mike had been working with us for several months. Whenever I found a house I wanted to see, Mike would set up the showing to our time frames. Mike knew what we wanted and continuously sent emails with suggestions. Mike was never pushy or neglectful. Mike went above and beyond, researched his archive files, found a house that had previously bee on the market, but no longer was. Mike called the homeowner to ask if he was interested in selling again, to his surprise the homeowner was about to list it with his agent the following week. Mike set up a showing, we made an offer, home owner excepted, and we are moving in! Mike went above and beyond as an agent. Mike will be listing our former residence when it's ready, along with our neighbors!!!"

Nick from Linden said, "Mike did such a great job assisting in my previous property sale and purchase that I didn't even think of going to anyone else this time around. He makes the entire process as fun and quick as possible. I'm very happy with his services and highly recommend him to others."

Gary & Beth from Wolverine Lake said, "He is knowledgeable, honest, and professional."

Marissa & Matt from White Lake said, "Mike will work hard for your family. He considers all the things that are important for your dream home and makes it work for your budget! We bought our home and used him for selling our house too. Great communicatio. The whole time. He sold our house within 5 days of listing! I would recommend him to everyone I know! Thanks Mike!"

Judi & Bob from Lake Orion said, "J. Michael Galinac was referred to us by the mortgage lender at our bank He worked with Mike in the past and thought Mike would be a good fit for us. And he was! It is important to trust and enjoy working with your realtor, and we did! Mike was always accessible, professional, and knew what we were looking for. We will recommend him to our family and friends."

Michelle from Grand Blanc said, "Mike came highly recommended and I understand why! He was quick to set up showings for any house I threw at him, he was always on time and friendly, and he dealt with the indecisiveness of a first-time home buyer with ease. Huge thank you to him and the Century 21 team! "

Tim from West Bloomfield said, "Mike did a great job establishing the price, then marketing it to the right people. The house sold in five days of listing. And got me the asking price. What more could you ask for?"

Justine & Dave from Waterford said, "Awesome Realtor. Really nderstood our needs. We had used him before, and when we knew we were ready to sell, we would only be calling him and ONLY him. Mike's a real gem. Century 21 should be happy to have him on their team. We WILL be recommending him to friens and family.

Linda from Waterford said, "Mike is the most accommodating and friendly realtor I have ever dealt with."

Nick & Amy from Commerce said, "Mike was very patient while we narrowed our search. He took the time to understand what was important to us and what our likes and dislikes were. He was very responsive, knowledgable, and helpful in our search. I would strongly recommend his services to my friends and family."

Marc & Sarah from Farmington Hills said, "Best decision. Mike was on our side looking out for our best interest. A hard working guy who you can trust. Going to recommend to friends for sure"

David & Carol from Commerce said, "Michael was very attentive to everything we asked of him. He went above and beyond our expectations. We will always recommend him at any opportunity we have. We had already moved to our new home when our house was put on the market. Michael took care of the house like it was his own. He came by and cleaned the snow off the drive and walkway and coordinated all the repairs that needed to be done. He is truly a dedicated agent that is willing to work for his client. Keep up the great work Michael."

Rick from White Lake said, "Mike is the person you want when selling your house. Especially for me, having lived in the house for over 50 years, raising my family and having had my career here. It was very hard to let the house go. Mike was empathic to my needs and the family, worked tirelessly on getting us through the sale, answered all our questions thoroughly and explained the process without any issues. There was never a time that Mike did not get back to us or keep us informed in a timely and professional manner. We would and have highly recommended him over the years to anyone who is thinking or needing a realtor as he is second to none."

Barbara from Waterford Said, "Mike went over and above to accommodate our situation. He's very professional, yet friendly with a good sense of humor. Great communication skills, always getting back to me in a timely manner, and always wanted to make sure we understood everything. He was diligent at helping us find the right house and we found it! It was a pleasant experience working with Mike."

Louise & John from Davison said, "I would highly recommend Mike. He's the best!"