Mike MalinaFocus Matters Realty Team at Keller Williams Wilmington
Frustrated with the online researching tools while moving here from the West Coast in 2002, I built this Neighborhood based website. There are plenty of home search sites, but none that express the reality of the area. The idea is to let you find the neighborhood and home that fits your requirements.
Almost 260 neighborhoods are complete. It is a good way to get started. Also added a power search tool for all the homes-search mls, forsalebyowner, and Craigslist in one place. You can search by requirements and by map.
We have assembled a team of varying expertise and personalities to allow you to have a specialized and a compatible guide. Let me know what you are looking for and I will match you with a team member that fits your requirements.
For sellers of property, we have advanced internet marketing. Your home gets the average agent marketing (professional quality photos, color brochures, MLS database, links to sites through ListHub) PLUS you get featured listings on Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia. This means your home will be presented where more lookers are looking20at the top of search results.
Additionally, we do advertising on Facebook which gives you access to friends of friends. Your ads appear on demographically specific Recent Activity pages based on member's profile. We focus on advertising your property rather than the traditional model of advertising the agent or less useful20advertising the agent's company brand.
You also get ads on the My Backyard site of the Star News. This is a hypermarketing site specializing in news about specific neighborhood areas within the Wilmington area. They do not get as granular as focusmattersrealty.com but they do add content outside of real estate.
We are constantly adding new search capabilities, neighborhoods, and marketing venues to keep up with this constantly changing market.
Mike's most recent endorsements
Have recommended Mike to many collegues. Good news or bad, he tells it like it is. He is the wind underneath the wings in the home purchase and sale. The website focusmattersrealty.com helped me focus on best neighborhoods and then the best home. Is a great time saver!– Michael England
You're an outstanding realtor -- and a valued friend!– Mary Mona Fisher
We bought our home back on April 4th. I had met Mike through a friend a few years back and knew immediately he would be my choice of realtor. His extensive knowledge of Wilmington right down to school districts and any and everything was simply awesome! If I had any questions at all, Mike had the answer and if he didn't know it right away, he insured me he would have the answer quickly. Being this was my first home buying experience, I admit, I had little to no experience with the whole process. The whole thing can be a bit overwhelming but Mike made everything so easy to understand and explained things to me as we went along. It's my opinion that if a potential home buyer chose a different real estate agent than Mike Malina, they would be missing out on not only a great realtor, but an all around good person who genuinely puts the home buyer (or seller) first. Day or night he is there! I highly recommend Mike and his team to any potential customers.– Michael Fox
The journey is finally over. We have been working with Mike for about 8 months. We made several offers, went under contract a few times and really put Mike to work for us. He conducts business in a professional and timely manner. He is always able to accommodate you and your needs and work within your schedule. He is honest, knowledgeable, and really takes the time to listen to you and your needs and then make suggestions that make sense for you. I don't think I could have weathered the process without him. In the end we purchased a home that he recommended and couldn't be happier. We now have exactly what we were looking for. A beautiful home in a good neighborhood that we can raise our kids in. Thank you Mike!– Talin Germain
Mike is watching out for the clients needs. He has built a team of 10 to help make the transaction of buying or selling a home easy. There is always someone there to answer a phone call, text or email. The website was instrumental in helping increase knowledge of buying a home by learning about neighborhoods.– Mike Malina
Mike's experience and certificatons
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green designation provides real estate professionals with the knowledge and awareness of green building principles applied in residences, commercial properties, developments, and communities so that they can list, market, and manage green properties as well as guide buyer-clients, in purchasing green homes and buildings.
Identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®
The SRES® specialist is trained to ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+.