Mike Ramos

    Mike Ramos

    I'm a licensed Realtor and Business Broker serving Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada with 40+ years of real estate experience. Moving is one of the five most stressful events in anyone's life. Selling a home is a journey with bumps in the road. This is not all sunshine and roses. You're looking for a professional who understands the pitfalls and knows how to navigate them with the minimum amount of fuss so you're not lying awake at night wondering whether your house is going to sell.

    With interest rates around 7% and more homes on the market we are in a "correcting market", coming off a 2-year HOT Seller's Market. Feel free to Call or Text me with your questions about buying or selling or even exchanging investment properties using the IRS 1031-exchange program.

    My Client Testimonials

    "I want to thank you for all your wonderful expertise and extra efforts to make the condo a successful sale! Cheers to you, my friend!" -Marianne K., Carson City, NV
    "Our ArrowCreek house sold so fast there was no time for problems. Mike SOLD our house in just 8 days for 100% of the listing price. He gives his listings excellent exposure and his professionally-photographed marketing is top-notch." --John and Beth R., Centreville, VA
    "A short note expressing our appreciation, Mike, for the work and, more important, the results you accomplished for us in the purchase of our new home. When we want to sell or buy again you can be sure that we will use you. " --Joe and Angie C., Santa Cruz, CA
    "Mike's professional and very positive approach inspired confidence in both of us. He knows what he is doing and saw to it that all the milestones of our IRS 1031 purchase were met in a timely fashion, getting us the income property we wanted to buy. We couldn't have asked for anything better." --John and Kristy P., Castro Valley, CA
    "We were impressed with Mike and the excellent service he provided. He SOLD my late father's house in just 16 days for 100 percent of the asking price! With his help/suggestions we ended up selling it for a substantial increase in value." --G. Walters, Scottsdale, AZ
    "Thanks to Mike and his professional marketing programs, we SOLD our Toscana house FAST and for TOP DOLLAR! Mike SOLD our house twice in two months. The response was quick when the first offer fell through. He handled the problems quickly and was very professional." --Kevin W. & Judy P., Richmond, TX
    "Mike's professional, very positive approach and his impressive marketing program inspired confidence in me, he knows what he is doing, and I feel his representation of my town home was very good. --Barbara R., Petaluma, CA
    "Mike"s knowledge of the investment-property market, suggestions on how to make an offer attractive to the seller without substantially increasing the cost, and follow-through on the purchase was outstanding. He also fully communicated with me throughout the search and on to closing. Exceptional service. --Glen and Valerie K., Auburn, CA
    "Mike and his team provided excellent service in the sale of my Toscana home and helped make the sale a stress-free one. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling real estate." --Carl Bastin, San Jose, CA
    "Mike did an excellent job in finding us our beautiful Toscana home and he went above and beyond in helping us buy it, including personally driving us to our California bank to wire funds for this purchase. We highly recommend him to friends and family. He is the greatest! --S. and I. Kurose, Sparks, NV
    "Mike was fantastic -- he handled everything 100% and gave us tremendous service. We couldn't have asked for anything better." --John and Beth R., ArrowCreek, Reno, NV
    "Our Fleur de Lis Home Was Listed on Thursday and Sold on Sunday for 100% of Asking Price! We were extremely pleased with the hands-on service Mike provided in the recent sale of our house. Mike kept us calm and collected throughout the process and wrapped up with speed and skill. Thank you!" --Larry and Susan Bergstrom, Bee Cave, TX

    My Experience

    • REALTOR, Business Broker: Serving Lake Tahoe and Reno/Sparks, Nevada - Licensed Real Estate Professional and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) focused on providing outstanding Buyer and Seller Representation in the Lake Tahoe and Reno/Sparks, Nevada real estate market. I specialize in Buyer and Seller representation; IRS Section 1031- property exchange opportunities; non-residential sales, e.g. commercial, multi-family purchase/sales; the sale or purchase of commercial business opportunities; and professional marketing.
    • With a broad knowledge and 40+ years of real estate experience behind me, I am keenly aware of the ever-changing trends in today's real estate market. My commitment is to provide professional insight and perspective for his customers and clients. I can be reached direct at: (775) 336-6347. If you are into texting, text me at: (775) 250-9663.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Military and Veterans Housing Certification (MVHC) -- Mike has received industry-recognized education needed to effectively serve the housing needs of our military and veteran communities.
    • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) -- As a CRS, Mike has received specialized training in seller counseling, pricing, marketing techniques, and other programs designed to close sales on residential properties.
    • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) -- As a CDPE agent Mike can expedite even the most complex distressed sale or purchase;
    • Certified SFR -- Being a National Association of Realtors-certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource allows Mike to help clients purchase and sell distressed properties stress-free;
    • Certified e-Pro -- allowing Mike to keep on top of changes and help his clients reach their goals via the world of online real estate;
    • State Permitted Business Broker, a designation few real estate professionals have, allowing Mike to help serve the needs of those clients wanting to buy or sell a business in Nevada;
    • Cartus-Certified Referral Specialist: He works with employers around the world in helping their corporate employees with a successful real estate relocation experience; and Notary Public.

    My Community Involvement

    • Silver Sate Fair Housing Council Board Member: for the past 8 years I have actively served on the Advisory Board for the SSFHC, currently in the capacity of Treasurer.
    • Reno Sparks Association of Realtors: I am a current member of the Grievance Committee, which monitors ethic infractions by area Realtors and Brokers.

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    My Blog

    August home sales slowed a bit. A trend?

    According to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS, houses sold in the month of August have dropped 23% versus a year ago. And while the median sale price of $372,551 is greater than last August, it only represents a 6% increase vs. the double-digit hikes we saw in the spring and summer. This slowing in the price increases could be for several reasons:Sales and, therefore, prices tend to trend down as the winter approaches;Buyers could be taking a breather and choosing to rent vs. buy until ho...
    Sep 25, 2018 Real Estate News & Trends

    Top 7 Ways to Best an All-Cash Offer

    Cash is King, or so they say. Here are seven ways to help your financed offer beat out an all-cash offer:1.     Bring a large down payment to the table with proof of those funds. If you can swing putting 20, 30 percent or more down will help show to the seller that you are an "able" buyer. Include a copy of the bank or savings account statement showing that you really do have those funds readily available to you. NOTE: be sure to blank out any account numbers on those st...
    Aug 02, 2018 Buying a Home

    6 Smart Tips in Selling Your House for Top Dollar

    Establish the Right Sale Price – This is the first major step is selling your home. If you price your home too high, you will waste valuable time. If you set the price too low, you stand to lose money. By working with a professional Realtor® you will have access to many valuable tools. Being aware of changing market conditions as well as having access to the Multiple Listing Service, a Realtor® can help better achieve a fair and competitive sales price. There are many fa...
    Aug 02, 2018 Selling a Home

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