Mike Malina

10 years of work experience
Focus Matters Realty Group
432 Eastwood Road Suite 200
Wilmington, NC, 28403
(910) 338-9294

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01/09/2014
abenacall
Helped me buy home
We received Mike help ~ 2008 to purchase our home at Wilmington NC, We told him our wishing list, budget, and showings started, as should be, unfortunately we had a very tight window frame, so we had to come up with a fast decision. Not sure if that had something or a lot to do with a very "light" home inspection we had, that did not really disclosure a lot of heavy details that did pop up after. We believed that price for a 30 years home, could be negotiated in a better way, but certainly that never happen. This a case when customer satisfaction does not really end after sale is cooked, with commission under the pocket, it just begins. Food for thoughts...." BV Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2013
user39658223
Showed me homes
Mike has done a great job helping my wife and I find our first home. His expertise and ability to spot potential issues and quality concerns has been extremely helpful. Mike has truly felt like "our guide" and is most definitely the realtor for people who don't like realtors.
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2012
user2781930
Helped me buy home
We appreciate Mike dedication in assisting us in the purchase of our property in Wilmington (Figure ?8? Island). His professionalism and his personal commitment were unparalleled. He was very patient with our special request to find the best value for our money. We highly recommend Mike Malina to anyone, because he is so good at what he does.
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2012
user457366
Showed me homes
Mike was very friendly and professional and stayed on top of things throughout the entire process as we were looking at various properties. I would highly recommend Mike as he is knowledgeable and his attention to detail is outstanding.
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2012
user60743
Helped me buy home
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! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2012
user6118140
Showed me homes
Mike is a true professional in everything that he does and a great asset as a business partner. He has always been responsive, knowledgable, and trustworthy in dealing with clients and is always available to help with even the smallest question. His website and technology are cutting edge and is really setting the bar for how to market Real Estate in our region. You can trust that Mike will always give you the best solutions to meet your needs and have your best interest at heart.
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2012
user1293534
Helped me buy home
When I decided to purchase my new home, there was no other choice than Mike Malina. He had been referred to me by a friend that had worked with Mike in the past. Within a couple hours of my call to him, he had put together a great portal for me to use that gave me updated listings to choose from on a daily basis. I could save or reject any home I looked at. It saved a ton of time on the street looking at homes and worked perfect. Mikes local knowledge, expertise, timely responsiveness, and strong negotiation skills all came together for a huge home buying success! Mike had not only helped me buy a great home at a fair price but he had also quickly became a family friend. He truly showed me that it really is the focus he and his team have, that matters! I highly recommend Mike Malina to any potential home buyer! Thanks Mike!!!!! Less ... More
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02/27/2012
user420723
Listed home, but didn't sell
I have been so impressed with Mike Malina and his team. Throughout our difficult listing, they have been a wealth of knowledge, personable, intense, and always very timely. Where I have had other realtors lack, Mike is there and always goes the extra mile. Once he even personally did my lawn care when I was unable to. I cannot say enough about Mike and his team. Because of his hard work and dedication, our home is currently under contract. I would recommend and encourage anyone I know to entrust all their real estate needs in his hands. Less ... More
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02/20/2012
Melissa Gott
Showed me homes
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Malina on several real estate transactions. He is an excellent realtor and provides knowledgeable guidance to all of his clients. I highly recommend him and Focus Matters Realty Group.
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2011
hmz819
Helped me buy home
We first contacted Mike via Zillow to see a short sale property. Mike met us at the property and we knew right away that it wasn't the property for us. We had just started our home search and spoke to Mike about what we were looking for and what we knew we didn't want. Mike spent over an hour with us at that first meeting giving us some ideas of neighboorhoods to look in. We told Mike that we were looking for an agent and he gave us some tips on finding a good agent as well. After we left my husband and I knew we found the agent we wanted to work with. Mike knew this area, new the state of the market in this area, and was very professional! We eventually found a house that we loved. It was a short sale and Mike made sure that we understood the short sale process and gave us realistic timeframe on how long things would take. After 4 months of waiting, we found out that the bank approved our offer. Mike kept in contact during the period from approval to closing and even helped get documents the loan officer needed. If you are looking for an agent that knows the area well and is a true professional Mike Malina is the agent for you! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2011
meaghan67
Showed me homes
I contacted Mike via Zillow about a house I had seen on Zillow. He called me back right away. He answered all my questions. I was able to make a trip down to Wilmington a week ago at which point I called Mike. He met up with me and spent some time explaining the different areas that Wilmington has to offer! He then showed us a few different houses in different neighbor hoods. When hunger kicked in, he took us to a very cool, local, delicious place to eat! I look forward to working with Mike and I can't thank Mike Malina enough for his knowledge, professionalism and time! Less ... More
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08/17/2011
ocean_girl
Helped me buy home
I just purchased a home in Wilmington thanks to Mike. When I arrived from out of town, Mike spent a few days showing me around the entire Wilmington area. The second day he showed me a house he thought I might like and that's the one I ended up purchasing! Being from out of town was not without a few bumps and my move didn't go "according to plan" While the bank was taking their time, Mike made contact with the seller and helped me tremendously in getting into my new home. He is easy going, knows his job well and had been more than helpful through the entire process. Mike is a true professional and does his job masterfully! Less ... More
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07/22/2011
boberickson
Listed and sold a home
Mike just sold my home in Wilmington and did a very professional job. He got the results I wanted quickly. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling in the greater Wilmington area. Thanks Mike for a great job. Bob & Peggy Wilmington NC
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2011
dawnli
Helped me buy home
Just bought my first house. Me and my brother are moving from Long island to Wilmington Mike was extremely helpful. He figured out what We were looking for guided us in the right direction. He was EXTREMELY helpful! Honestly couldn't have done it with out him would definitely recomend Mike to anyone looking to buy a home.
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2011
Greg164
Helped me buy home
Mike is a true professional expert real estate consultant. Mike does a superb job of taking care of the client. Mke always has great advice and his responsiveness is second to none. Mike really knows the markets he serves. The expericence we had working with Mike on a recent purchase was a great experience with Mike doing a masterful job of helping us navigate the puchasing process. Now that we closed the sale and own the property we would be the first to recommend Mike as your real estate professional to anyone interested in the markets Mike serves. Mike your the Man !!! All the best welikeyellowhouses! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/21/2011
rmeehan28409
Showed me homes
While we are familiar with Wilmington, we did not understand the Landfall area in any manner. Mike Malina of Focus Matters Realty has been essential in showing us Landfall and explaining the differences between each neighborhood. Along with this, he has shown us all of the amenities that Landfall offers. His knowledge has helped enormously. We have been very comfortable with Mike?s easy going approach to showing us properties. Mike has also been very patient and understanding as we take our time to make the perfect choice. I would whole heartedly recommend Mike to all of my friends and family. Thanks you. Dr. Richard Meehan Less ... More
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03/19/2011
Ctgolf
Helped me buy home
Mike Malina is a knowledgeable agent who will go out of his way to provide informative, honest help to his clients. We recently purchased a lot and were very impressed with the help he gave us while he was representing the seller. We highly recommend him and would definitely use his services in the future. Leo and Lorene Spencer
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2011
pamynell
Showed me homes
We did not purchase a home yet, but Mike was an energetic and effective resource.
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2010
saneuwirth
Listed and sold a home
Mike did a great job! We would use him again!
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2010
USIS
Helped me buy home
Mike was exceptional. He was energetic and went above and beyond the call of duty!
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2010
mmsmoker
Helped me buy home
Mike provides a level of service and knowledge that we were not familiar with in dealing with other agents. Mike was very analytical and realistic in breaking down the Wilmington area market and surrounding real estate. Mike provides a level of comfort that simplifies the buying process which can be stressful at times. Choosing Mike was key since my family was relocating due to the fact he was in our shoes 10 years ago in moving to Wilmington and is very plugged in to the coastal lifestyle that many of us hope to achieve. We would use Mike again in a second. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2010
Babydoc10
Helped me buy home
I honestly can not say enough about Mike Malina! I just recently purchased my first house and it would not have happened without Mike. My fiance and I started looking a few months ago for a home to buy and up until we met Mike we were unimpressed with any other agent. Most agents seemed uninterested in getting back to us in a timely manner, taking way too long to respond to our inquiries...but not Mike! It took him all of 5 minutes to respond to my first email and after that his service just got better and better. Mike really cares about his profession and it shows. He is knowledgeable, down to earth, professional, and his attention to detail is unparalleled! He knew EXACTLY what we were looking for and I would even go as far as saying that he knew what we were looking for better then we did. He made us feel comfortable and was not over-zealous about selling a home...but rather more interested in finding us our "forever home" no matter how long it took...which he did! He had all of the contacts to make getting the right mortgage, getting the house inspected, getting us in touch with the right contractor (for the small amounts of jobs that our house needed) and basically everything else that we needed (and even things we didn't know that we needed). I could go on and on about Mike Malina but one thing is for sure...our dreams of finding our forever house would not have happened (and happened so smoothly) without Mike! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2010
engla003
Helped me buy home
Mike was very responsive to my questions and helped me find my forever home. I recommend him daily to my collegues for their real estate needs
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2010
jlfriend76
Listed and sold a home
Mike took over my house after it had been on the market for 6 months.I was getting married and the deadline was the wedding. He took the time to retake pictures and go with a different angle on selling the house. Sure enough he had it sold in less then 3 weeks!!!! I got married 2 weeks later. I also got what I wanted for the house that the market would allow. I am going to use him again in the future when we decide to upgrade...not only to sell the house we have now but to gelp us locate our upgrade. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2010
707N
Helped me buy home
Mike was our buyers agent and did an outstanding job throughout the process. His web based client portal made sorting properties a breeze. His advise on the offer to purchase was spot on. The closing was on time and trouble free for us because his list of local inspectors, mortgage brokers and attorneys all did a wonderful job to make it happen. We would not hesitate to use Mike again as either a listing or buyers agent.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2010
vanhemphill
Helped me buy home
I will only use Mr. Malina for my real estate dealings. He is professional, smart and courteous.