My Client Reviews
Michael is an awesome realtor! My husband and I have used Michael twice to buy and sell our past homes. I referred my daughter to him to buyer her first home. I knew he would take great care of her. There is no other agent that I would feel comfortable to help me or my family. He is honest and right to the point, and he knows real estate.
My wife and I really appreciated everything Mike did for us while selling our home. He was very patient with us answering all our questions. We sold our home very quickly for a great price. I highly recommend Mike as a Realtor.
Mike did a great job for us I highly recommend him as a realtor! He is very knowledgeable and between him and his assistants they were always on top of everything. Mike is just a good guy I enjoyed working with him. Thank you for helping us sell our house and and buy a new home!
Mike and his team were excellent to work with. They were able to explain the process to us and were there to explain details about the current market to maximize our sale and our purchase.
As a real estate investor Mike has been my realtor for over 15 years. I highly recommend Mike for all things real estate. He has helped me sell my personal home, my commercial buildings, and even manages all my real estate investment properties. Mike's whole team is so responsive. Most of my interaction on the property management is with Cindy. Cindy is amazing. It is so important to have a property manager that communicates with you. We have very little tenant issues and when we do, they are handled quickly. I would defiantly recommend Mike and his team for property management. Mike and Cindy such a great team, I can not imagine working with anyone else but the Liess'
I would highly recommend Mike as a realtor. He is an honest hard working guy, that knows his business. I am always impressed with him every time we speak, he is candid and direct. I appreciate someone that tells you what you need to know not what you want to hear. My wife and I sold our home, Mike gave us a list of items to do to get the house ready, he also gave us a list of contractors that came in and got our house ready in a week. This guys knows his stuff, he is connected to a good network of people at all just get the job done. I would defiantly work with Mike again!
Michael helped my husband and I list our home and relocate from Rochester. Moving is always a stress full time. Michael discussed the market with us, and suggested pricing options. Michael had a professional photographer complete photos and videos, he included aerial drone photograph and videos in our marketing. I as so impressed with the professionalism and great care to detail he and his team provided. My experience with Michael and his team was amazing. Thank you so much for helping us sell our property.
Mike was great to work with, he helped my family sell our house and buy a new home. He priced our house more than we thought it was worth, we even got 15k over our asking price!!! Finding a home was a little tricky in a market were we were competing for everything. He helped us structure an offer to make us win our bid. I am so grateful for Mike's help, he was always available for us to reach and talk to him. I defiantly recommend him as a realtor and will to all my friends!!
I was very impressed by Mike's candor and very direct approach. He truly does not act like a salesman but rather an advisor. It is a breath of fresh air to have a professional that is very pointed and will explain the process of selling and buying to you. This process was very emotional and stressful for our family as it is for every family moving and the coordination of dates and movers. We needed a professional to help us through the process and Mike was there to help us through the whole process each step of the way. We are very grateful and appreciative of Mike's efforts and guidance. I highly recommend Mike as a real estate agents!
I met Mike when I relocated to Rochester 12 years ago. During that time my family moved twice. Each time working with Mike. My husband was friends with Mike prior to moving to Rochester. Over the years I got to know really well, he is one of the most loyal and honest people I know. He has always been there for our family, helping us buy and sell homes, referring us to contractors and just being a great friend! Thank you so much for everything! We will miss you guys!
YES! YES! YES!!!! This guy is the best! Hardest working person I know. If your looking for a realtor stop here. He has help my family move a few times, and helped coordinate our last move across the country. I could not imagine selling my house with out him. He has always done well by me and my family. Thank you for everything!
My wife and I used Mike to help us sell our home and buy a new one. The whole experience was crazy as we did this during the Covid pandemic. Mike help navigate a highly stressful situation. His referrals for a lender and contractors were very helpful. Not knowing Mike before working with him he was excellent, honest and patient. I highly recommend Mike as a realtor.
We had such a great experience working with Mike Liess. We met him through a mutual friend selling their house, Mike was helped negotiate with the sellers, offering us advice and put us in contact with inspectors and contractors. The buying process although very stressful went so well we we asked Mike to sell our home for us. We though he was crazy with what he told us to list our home for. He gave us a punch list of items to do, and he was 100% right we followed his lead and sold our home for $25,000 more than we thought our house was worth. I absolutely would recommend Mike to someone to buy or sell a house. He is a really nice guy and clearly cares about his clients. The only issues we faced during our purchase of a new home and sale of our house were things that we didnt follow his advice.
Mike is a very knowledgeable person. He really takes his time and looks at every property like he was a home inspector. I couldn't imagine buying a house with out him. I have worked with other agents and they would just stand in the kitchen and wait for us. I was so impressed Mike even got down on his knees in the basement looking at a crack in the foundation, he then went up into the pull-down and went into the attic. He really cared about helping us find the right house. He took the time to do comparable and explained what he thought properties were worth. We were one of 7 offers and he helped us structure an offer to get the house we wanted. I highly recommend Mike as a real estate agent
I highly recommend working with Michael! He is very knowledgeable and quick to help! He is the type of real estate agent you want on your side while going through the home buying process, he is a great realtor!
My wife and I were completely satisfied with the service we received from Michael and his team. He was always responsive to our questions, easy to reach him via text. His assistants were excellent, when he wasn't immediately available his staff was always there. We were very impressed with the technology of selling and buying a house since it had been a long time since we had done. Showing notifications, feedback, even contracts were all done electronically, it was just such a seamless process. If I had it to do over I would absolutely hire and work with Mr. Liess again. He is a no nonsense guy who gets the job done.
Mike helped my husband and I sell our home. After owning our home for over 30 years, selling a home was very new to us. Our financial advisor recommended we call Mike Liess since we wanted to downsize. Mike was great to work with. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We sold our home and I wouldn't say we downsized, LOL, because our new house is much larger, but we now live in a beautiful one floor ranch home. We highly recommend working with Mike he is an excellent realtor.
Mike helped us with leasing a commercial space for my business. I have worked with many real estate agents over the years and he was very knowledgeable of commercial real estate. As a business owner himself he understands the dynamics that go into owning a business. Since meeting Mike I call him once a month to often just pick his brain about business questions. I am so glad I was referred to Mike and I highly recommend him as an agent and a "trusted advisor/friend" Thank you Mike
Mike helped me buy my first house. I liked every house I went into. Mike is really good at seeing problems with a house and pointing them out. I think he talked me out of 4-5 houses because they either had problems or he thought they were over priced. I really appreciated his opinion and honesty. When I buy another house I will defiantly call Mike.
I have known Mike for a few years through him coaching our children. He is such a caring person and watching his patience with them is truly amazing. I have referred several people to him over the past couple years and I always get great feedback that he does a great job. I have not worked with Mike to buy or sell a house, but I know based on what I have seen and heard he would do a great job.
Mike has helped both my children purchase their first home. He was a friend before our family realtor. I trust him. He will do a great job for you and your loved ones.
Mike was great, he help he has helped all my children purchase their homes. He has had to put up with me which I know I'm a hovering mom but was great! He always made sure my children understood the process. My husband is an engineer and very handy, he is so impressed by Mike's knowledge of properties and issues to look for in a house. I do highly recommend Mike, he is very smart, funny, straight to the point, and he takes great care of his clients, great guy
Michael and his team did a great job for us. The best think I can say about Michael is I trust him. It is refreshing to work with someone that you can trust and you know tells you what you need to hear. I recommend Michael Liess as a realtor, he works hard for his people, is responsive and honest.
Mike's service was definitely a 5 STAR rating !! I really appreciate his candor. Mike has a way of not sugar coating anything but is so professional!! He always gave us perspective into the market. We bought our first home with Mike almost 15 years ago and things have changed so much since our first home. The technology makes it so easy to look for homes and sign contracts. Mike's team was great his assistants were all so helpful and friendly. The really do make you feel like you are their only customer. When we were with Mike his phone was constantly vibrating, I would tell him to pick it up and he always would say he doesn't answer it when he is with a client, he wanted to give us his full attention. I LOVED THAT!! It just shows you he really cares about the people he is working with. I wouldn't use any other realtor he is awesome!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH MIKE!!
I have worked with Mike a couple time and he is a great Realtor. Over the years Mike has always kept in touch with me and has really become a person I can always call and ask for advice. When it comes to hiring a Realtor absolutely recommend Mike as a Realtor. Mike always tells me that he just takes care of people and they come back with a friend. I love that saying and use it all the time. For the past 4-5 years he has invited me and my family to private showings of Starwars, it always amazes me that he does these kind of events for his past clients. There is a definite reason why has has been so successful.. he really does just take care of people and they do come back with a friend. I definitely recommend Mike as a realtor!!
Mike is very knowledgeable of real estate. I was referred to him by my accountant, as I was looking to passably downsize. I was very impressed by his knowledge in real estate. My wife and I stayed in our home, but Mike was able to help us sell our investment property and 1031 into another property with Mikes help and guidance.
Mike did a great job for us. We have used Mike to sell and buy several houses now. I always appreciate his candor in our conversations. It is very refreshing to work with someone that is always looking out for his peoples best interest. I highly recommend Mike.
I worked with Mike to buy a house a few years ago. The whole real estate transaction when very smooth. Mike was really good about making sure I understand the process. He made buying my first home really easy. Him and his staff were always quick to reply to me and get me in to see house right away. I highly recommend Mike Liess and his team as a Realtors.
We worked with Michael to sell our home. Michael is very responsive and the communication was great. His staff gave us constant updates throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Michael Liess as a Realtor.
Mike has spent a lot of time coaching me on investing in real estate. I have bought several houses from him. He is so knowledgeable of real estate, from buying rentals to buying foreclosures to flips, he even helped me sell my home and finding my girlfriend and I find another one. I highly recommend Mike Liess as a real estate agent he is the best realtor you ever work with.
Mike did a did a really good job selling our home and helping us find another one. He followed his recommendations for lenders, inspectors and attorney. Mike has a wealth of knowledge and has been a real estate agent for a long time for such a young man. I highly recommend Mike as a realtor, he did a great job for me and he will for you as well.
Mike helped me sell my house about 10 years ago in Rochester, and then buy another home in Churchville. I remember the whole thing happening really quickly and Mike was really easy to work with. Even after all these years he keeps in touch with me, I sill call him for home improvement advice. I highly recommend Mike as a real estate agent if you are selling or buying a home.
When I relocated to Rochester NY, I was looking for a realtor near me. I didnt know how to find a good realtor. I did know if I really needed a realtor to buy a house or what a real estate agent does. But I did know I wanted to buy a house. I had a coworker recommend Mike Liess, telling he was the best realtor he ever met. After interviewing a list of real estate agents I choose Mike to be my agent. I was so impressed with how Mike always was looking out for my best interest. We looked at several houses, Mike would take his time looking at each one of them with me, pointing out everything he saw in the house. I learned so much from him about real estate. I was reluctant to work with a realtor because I didn't know what to expect, I got lucky I found Mike and I highly recommend him.
We have worked with Mike Liess several times, most recently to sell our home and buy plot of land to build on. Mike did a really good job for us. Selling our home was not easy our first buyer lost their job before close and our deal died. Our second buyer was contingent and their house sale died too. Mike kept us in the loop and was always there to talk to us. Not every deal is easy and thats when you need someone who knows what they are doing.
I have used Mike to buy several investment properties over the years. As an investor using a real estate agent that invests in real estate himself, Mike is able to see a property and help me analyse before we buy the property. Mike isn't what I think of when I see most realtors, he doesn't talk or act like a salesmen, in fact I don't think he really cares if I buy a house or not, most the time he is talking me out of properties. I recommend Mike as a realtor, if you are buying or selling real estate I wouldn't use anyone else but Mike!
Mike helped me sell my home and then buy my house in Hilton. Mike is a really good agent. He knows real estate and there is just one else I would rather work with to sell my home and buy a new home with. He is always easy to reach and very trustworthy. If you are looking for a realtor I definitely recommend hiring Mike.
My husband and I worked with Mike when we downsized and sold our home for 42 years. Mike was very patient with us, he helped us get the house ready giving us ideas to de-cluttered, paint, and stage each room. He did a very good job marketing and communicating when our house was on the market for sale. He was very helpful in looking for homes for sale. He even mailed neighborhoods we were interested in for houses that were not on the market. We ended up building and Mike was able to negotiate us more time in our house until our new house was ready to move in. I highly recommend Mike as a Realtor, he is very professional and I am so appreciative and impressed of the hard work he put in for us. Thank you Mike
When I bought my house I was a first time buyer. Mike was referred to me by a really good friend that said he would treat me as I was his own sister. We must have looked at 20 houses and Mike took his time though each one of them. My Dad even stopped looking with us because he knew Mike would take great care of me. I saw on someone's review that they called him the "house whisper" that is a great nickname for him, he goes into each house and goes right to the basement. He would always say this is were the house speaks to me. He would points out everything he sees. I have to admit I looked a few houses with different agents (friends of mine) after I met Mike , but I always wondered what he would say about them, so I called him to be my agent again.. sorry Mike but I ended up choosing you.. : ) I always recommend people to Mike to be their realtor, he is so good at what he does. His client parties are pretty cool too!!!
We hired Mike Liess as our Realtor to list and sell our home and then eventually built a home with him representing us. He was very professional with how he marketed our home for sale. The photos looked like they were out of a magazine. The system he used for for showing was so helpful, with just texting to confirm them. I didn't think we really needed a realtor to build a house but we were very happy with Mike's representation of us as we built a home for the first time. He really went to bat for us negotiating with the builder and then found a bunch of discrepancies that he made the builder correct. He was not afraid to have difficult conversations with our builder, it was actually fun to watch him work, respectful but very candid and stern when he is advocating and fighting for his clients best interest. I highly recommend Mike as a realtor and I'm confident he will do a great job for you, this is the guy you want.
We worked with Michael Liess to sell our home in Fairport and again once it sold to buy a house in Pittsford. What I was really impressed with was how he always would advise us of our options, pros and cons, offer his opinion but always let us make decisions for ourselves. There was a few times that I was definitely stressed and he would always keep his cool, such a level headed guy, a true professional. I still reach out to him for home improvement advise and names of his sphere of contractors. I highly recommend Michael as a Realtor, or as he calls himself our trusted advisor.
I bought my first home with Mike years ago. I remember him telling me if you want this house I wont get in your way but I will not feel great about you buying it!! It needed so much work and he know it was too much for me. I couldn't believe that for a salesman he talked me out of buying houses if he didn't think they were right for me. I am so grateful a coworker recommended him to me. He treated me as if I was is our family! I definitely recommend Mike as an agent! His client parties are awesome too... we love star wars!!!
Mike helped us sell our home and find another home a few years ago. He is so much fun to work with, and has always kept in touch with us since we bought our new house. Invites us to all his client parties, movies he just keeps giving back to us. I so glad we got to know Mike he is such a good and honest guy. If you are selling or buying a home or both use Mike you wont regret it!!
I worked with Mike to sell my home. He did a great job for us, sold our house very fast. Easy to talk to and knows real estate. I will recommend him to friends and family to find them a home and sell houses.
I had the pleasure of working with mike to sell our home. He was knowledgeable and helped us understand the process. We had some hiccups along the way and he knew just how to handle them! We are excited to close on the house and move South. We are sending his information to our friends as well as he was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for everything mike.
I own a bunch of properties and I always come back to Mike! I just know he is looking out for me. He even talks me out of deals if he thinks they are not right!! He always takes time to talk to me even when I know I'm wasting his time... He has even sold some of my flips and does a great job marketing the houses, professional photos, has his people do open houses. He is not just a salesman he's just a real person and tells it the way it is. Mike Liess is the BEST!!!!
I highly recommend Mike as a Realtor. Mike worked with my wife and I, mostly my wife to find a home for our family when we relocated to Rochester. After finishing my fellowship with the University of Rochester and Strong Hospital we used Mike to sell our home. He is so professional in his approach and it is clear that he is always working for his clients best interest.
We sold our house with Mike several years ago in the City of Rochester and moved to Greece. I can't enough about Mike and his people, he always gets back to me right away. His assistant was awesome my wife and her still remain friends to this day. What has always impressed me about Mike is I know how much business he does but he always makes you feel like your his only client. I absolutely recommend mike if you are buying or selling your home.
I bought a house with Mike a few years ago (2015) He was referred to me by my father. He was a pleasure to work with. For my first house he always took his time to talk and explain everything to me. I remember being so nervous but he made it so much fun for me and my then boy friend. He still keeps in touch with us inviting us to all his company parties, we love the movies... thank you Mike!! Even still when we have a house question he is always there to answer it and give us advice. We will be selling and looking for a bigger house in a couple years and I would not think of using anyone else but Mike!
Mike was referred to us by a girlfriend of mine at work. He helped my daughter and son-in-law sell their home and buy a new one in Penfield. I got to know Mike really well during the transaction and even my husband became a huge fan of Mike's. Mike really knows his trade of real estate, from selling their house in 3 days over asking to helping them find a beautiful house for a fair deal. I was so impressed with Mike that he seems like such a loving family man, and super proud father of three kids. He always referred to his wife as his partner at Coldwell Banker and how he loved working side by side with her, which I though was so wonderful and cute. I highly recommend Mike as a Realtor and will refer Mike to everyone I know buying and selling a home.
Previous review from Jill F.
I have bought and sold a few houses with Mike over the years. He is such an honest guy. I know that he always is looking out for my best interest. My husband and I call him the house wispier. When he goes into a house he really looks at the bones of it almost like he is a home inspector. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone he is awesome!
Mike helped me sell my house and find my dream home. He was so patient and helped us through the whole process. It was nerve racking to have to sell our house first and then move but we were able to negotiate a offer on our house so we didn't have to move twice, Mike did a great job fort us, and I would recommend him as a realtor.
Mike helped us move from Denver to Rochester NY. We ended up buying a beautiful home in Pittsford. Mike was great to work with, he was always responsive and really looked out for out best interests. He spent a lot of time with us at a very stressful time relocating to another city. We are so grateful we had a friend that knew and referred us to him, I highly recommend Mike as a realtor.
My wife and I have worked with Mike for about five years buying investment properties. He also helped us buy our current home in Hilton. I have worked with several real estate agents in Rochester over the years, Mike is hands down the best realtor I have ever worked with. I can't believe the knowledge that he has of real estate. I highly recommend Mike as an agent for all things real estate, I wouldn't use another realtor after working with him.
My husband and I have worked with Mike to buy and sell two houses. He is a pleasure to work with and so professional. Mike and his staff are all over everything, we were even more impressed with Mike the second time than the first, he is getting better with age.. LOL. He has a great personality, but we love that he always tells us what we need to know always looking out for our best interest! He always presented us options, gave his advice but gave us the space to make our decisions and then negotiated for us! I highly recommend Mike!
Mike helped me buy and sell my house while I was in Rochester at medical school at the University of Rochester. I have since moved away from Rochester and have moved to two other times. Mike is by far the best Realtor I have ever used. He is such a professional, he has such a knowledge of real estate and his ability to walk through a property and see defects of a property was truly impressive. I greatly appreciated his candor and professionalism.
Mike is AWESOME!! I recommend everyone I know to Mike. If you are buying a house you have to use him. While we were looking, he talked me out of so many properties pointing out everything he saw wrong with homes. I could not have imagined buying a house without him!! Thank you so much for everything Mike!!
I bought and sold my house in Irondequoit with Mike when I lived in the Rochester area. He is the best realtor I have ever worked with and I have traveled all over the country buying and selling several homes. He still keeps in touch with me just to ask how I'm doing and wish my family well. I highly recommend Mike as a realtor, buying and selling. He truly cares about the people he works with and that is why he is so successful!
I have known Mike for 20 years and he has always been such an honest hard working person. I bought my first home with Mike in the early 2000's and he is always been there for me when I have house questions, referring us a to good furnace, roof or remodeling people. I love the client parties that he has every year, always keeping in touch with us. I always refer people to Mike you will not regret it he is so much fun and so caring!
My wife and I have worked with Mike for almost 15 years now. He is our guy, and would recommend him to anyone! Over the years he has become a not only our family realtor but a good friend. I always call him for advice on what should we do to our house, ask for contractors. He is such a professional keeping in touch with us and inviting us to all of his company and client events! If you are looking for a realtor Mike is the BEST!!!
Mike did a fantastic job helping us sell our previous home and purchase our new home. His level of service is top notch. He is very knowledgeable and is always available to answer questions. We are very thankful that we chose Mike to represent us and you will be to!
My wife and I have worked with Mike Liess for years, we just bought our 4th home with Mike. He is our go to guy for all things real estate. He takes his time to discuss our options, talks us out of properties he doesn't think are a good fit, I have never worked with a professional in any industry that puts his clients needs before his! I highly recommend Mike.
Response from Michael
Thank you for the very kind review! It is my pleasure to work with you and your family, it means so much to me that you trust me to help you.
- Licensed Since 2002
- Annually Sell 60 to 70 homes
- New Construction homes - Representation
- FreddieMac Broker Representative since 2016
- Listing Agent - Representaion
- Buyer Representation
- Relocation Representation
- Commercial Property Buyer & Seller Representation
- REO Listing Broker - since 2006
My Credentials and Memberships
- National Association of Realtors : NAR
- New York Association of Realtors : NYSAR
- Greater Rochester Association of Realtors : GRAR
- Coldwell Banker International - Presidents Circle - 2018
- GRAR Sales Master Platinum Award Recipient - 2018
- GRAR Sales Master Gold Award Recipient - 2015-2017
- GRAR Sales Master Award Recipient - 2005-2014
- RE/MAX International Hall of Fame Inductee - 2014
- RE/MAX International Presidents Circle Recipient - 2012 -2014
- RE/MAX International & RE/MAX of NY - 100% Club Recipient - 2006-2011
- Equator Certified
- Res.Net Certified