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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1427 Chapin Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
DRE#: 01805367

About Me

After a varied and successful business career, I decided to become a Realtor
and joined the top office on the mid-Peninsula, Coldwell Banker in Burlingame, CA. I really enjoy what I do and get a lot satisfaction from helping my clients achieve and exceed their goals with respect to buying and selling real estate.
I would be pleased to have the opportunity to work with you. I promise my very best efforts to make your transaction go as smoothly as possible. I realize that buying and selling real estate is probably the largest transaction of your life and as your agent I will treat it as if it's my own.
Born Queens, NY. Raised on Long Island, NY and NYC.
Moved to the Bay Area in 1976. Raised three children on the Peninsula.
Boards Served On: The Multiple-Sclerosis Society, Northern California Chapter, The Peninsual Jewish Community Center.
Currently Serving on the Board of Directors for The Peninusla Golf & Country Club, Chair of Golf Committee and Vice-Chair Membership Committee.
Activities I enjoy: Golf, Tennis, Cycling, Scuba, Skiing and Yoga/PIYO
Hobbies: Gardening, Painting, Guitar
NY State Regents: MacArthur High School, Levittown, NY
BA Business Administration (Marketing Major): Kent State University, Kent, OH
Printing Management Program: New York University, NYC
Professional Publishing Program: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Real Estate Principals, Real Estate Practices: Anthony's School, Foster City, CA
Co-Founded Kroll Associates, a consulting firm. In 1976 I moved to San Francisco to found our first satellite office in order to develop and manage our growing business on the West Coast. Originally, the company assistied major publishing and Fortune 500 companies by reducing their operating expenses without sacrificing quality or service through contract negotiations and other purchasing strategies and tactics. Our expertise eventually expanded to include all aspects of purchasing and materials management. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the company further evolved, developing expertise in  white collar crime and fraud investigations and grew into the world's largest risk management company with 60 offices around the world. In recent years the firm was puchased by Marsh McLennan, the insurance company.
Founded The Michaels Group, a consulting firm. My clients included major publishing companies, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. As a purchasing consultant, I developed systems and procedures manuals for my clients while negotiating their major service and product contracts, resulting in millions of dollars in savings, significantly reducing their operating expenses without compromising their quality or service requirements.
Founded The American Register of Printing and Graphic Arts Services, an annual catalog that helped graphic arts companies reach over 50,000 buyers of their goods and services. Also founded and was editor-in-chief of In-Register Newsletter, a monthy newsletter for professional buyers of printing and graphic arts services.
Co-Founded Bluewood Books, a book packaging and publishing company. We produced a variety of titles for major publishing companies including Random House, Thomas Nelson, Waldenbooks and others. We also published our own titles, primarily young adult nonfiction books for the educational markets. With over 50 titles in print in the U.S. many of our titles have been translated into a variety of foreign languages and sold around the world.
I am now a full-time licensed Real Estate Agent, with Coldwell Banker, Burlingame and was honored in 2013 as a member of the International Circle at Coldwell Banker.
My years of experience in financing, contract negotiations and administartion, sales, marketing, risk management and more combine to make me an effective advocate for both buyers and sellers.
As your agent and advocate, I will provide the utmost in professional care -- with integrity and honesty --  in order to achieve a successful real estate transaction for you and your family.
If you would like to find out about how I work with my clients,  please contact me now at (650) 888-9963.

Richard Michaels.