Mike began a real estate career in 1976 after obtaining his Real Estate Salesperson license and working for Coldwell Banker as a franchise marketing representative. In 1980 he obtained his Real Estate Broker’s license and opened a retail mortgage company in Southern California. The company was moved to Gardnerville in 1994 and opened its doors as Brokers National Mortgage. Through the years, Brokers National Mortgage has had offices in Gardnerville, Minden, Fallon, Elko, Fernley, Carson City and Reno.
In 2000 Wholesale Mortgage Services was formed, specializing in “A” paper conforming loans, and the company currently has two Reno locations and one in Truckee, CA employing twelve people..
In 2008, Mike started Trans-Action Realty which grew from 2 agents to 90 agents in the first three years. There are currently over 95 agents in two offices located in Reno and Carson City with managers handling the day to day operations.
In November of 2014 Mike was elected as the Washoe County Assessor and was sworn into office in January of 2015. In his three years in office he has successfully implemented an open door, taxpayer friendly environment as evidenced by a nearly 50% reduction in the number of property tax appeals filed this year compared to his first year in office. He has also obtained certification as both a Real Property and Personal Property Appraiser.