Mike Caruso

13 years of work experience
HomeSmart
3131 E. Camelback Rd, #125
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
(480) 201-3700

Ratings & reviews (15)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2013
user0177435
Helped me buy home
Mike Caruso is absolutely a knowledgeable real estate buyer-broker with a high degree of integrity. Plus, his concern and respect for the homebuyer is genuine. We are quite fortunate that others recommended Mike to us. Indeed, he made the home buying process understandable and he made certain that we were informed of all critical points in this process. We recommend Mike for any new or even experienced home buyer. Integrity, client support, and quality customer service is certainly what Mike's all about. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2012
Brian and Yessica
Helped me buy home
Mike Caruso is the kind of guy that is born to be a realtor. You can tell his passion for his profession. We bought a house in Verrado while living overseas, obviously, this was very challenging. But he helped us out wherever he could, which put us very much at ease. When we could finally fly back to The States, he was willing to meet us whenever it suited us, even on a Sunday afternoon. He treats you like you are his only client. We bought a small and relative cheap house, it's not that he can retire thanks to our business but that didn't stop him for delivering the best quality. I am very impressed! Because we were living overseas, he went over there when our house was built and made a video for us, so we could see the progress. It is totally at the other side of town, so we really appreciated it. I have heard quite the horror stories about realtors, bur if you go with Mike, I can promise you are safe! Less ... More
Maybe recommend
03/01/2012
user798610
Helped me buy and sell homes
Bought a single family home in Gilbert Az. Mike did great until it came to the home inspection where he made the home inspector rush to do his inspection because he had to be at another appointment. The home inspector took him time and I could tell Mike was getting upset at him for not going faster. Being in the service industry myself I hate to feel like I have done a hurried job. Don't let him rush your home inspector!
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2012
my House2345
Helped me buy home
I never bought a house before, and it was a daunting task, but Mike was able to explain it to me, get me started, and worked with me from day one to help me find my Home. I had a close deadline, and he was able to work through the red tape with me to get me signed and in my new home on time! he knew what to look for in a house- what the good and bad signs were- and was honest about what was a good house or a bad house. He knew the neghborhoods and areas, and he had a lot of good contacts that helped out alot too. I recomend Mike, and if I move, he will be my first call- Thanks again Mike! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2011
peschiutta
Helped me buy home
My wife and I wanted to buy our first home together with an experienced and knowledgeable agent. Our past experiences with agents have not been pleasant; so we were looking for someone different. We were looking for someone who cared for their clients, and someone that would ?go to bat? for you when needed. After meeting with Mike, we knew he was our guy. His experience, hard work, and dedication showed. Mike not only found the right home for us, he made sure we closed ahead of schedule and at a price we never thought possible. Thanks Mike! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2011
scott.hensen
Helped me buy home
My wife and I had no idea how to go buying a home. I read that we wanted a buyers agent, not just a real estate broker, so we found Mike and set up an appointment. We had done some googling and zillowing to get an idea of what we could afford and were pretty set on a couple of decent homes in decent neighborhoods. On a lark, my wife sent me a link to a home that was amazing, but way more that we could afford. She said it doesn't hurt to dream. Mike explained the bidding process and was expected of both sides and he assured us that he could negotiate a price that we could afford. A couple of weeks later, after Mike went back and forth with the seller (explaining every step to me), our bid was accepted. A month later, we were in our dream home. I'm not just saying that in a cliche manner, I mean Mike helped us buy the exact home that we had resolved to only dream about. He held our hands and walked us through the entire process. Some folks are rather cavalier about these kinds of processes, but I really feel a need to understand them, so I asked poor Mike question after question. He always gave a very thorough and digestable answer. Mike took the lead on every aspect of the process. I never had to reach out the many third parties involved in buying a new home. I could really go on and on. Mike did a fantastic job for us. I'm so grateful that we reached out to him. ...and on a personal note, he's a really nice guy. We really enjoyed just talking to him. Again, I can't say enough. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2011
Fyremanwew
Helped me buy and sell homes
I interviewed multiple agents until i met with Mike, and knew instantly that i had found my new agent. I have used Mike on multiple transactions and i have nothing but praise for his professionalism and his personal touch. I have referred him to family and friends who had similar wonderful experiences. Mike met with me to find out my "must have list: and went about previewing properties until he found a list that met my needs. Prompt, courteous, professional and friendly, Mike, is the agent that others strive to be. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2011
BarryHoy
Helped me buy home
We got Mikes name from a friend who had used Mike to purchase a 2nd home in Phoenix. We are from Canada and found Mike very easy to work with as well as very prompt to answer any questions we had during our home search as well as during the purchase of the property. We would definitely recommend mike to help you find and purchase a home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2011
scottsmith61
Helped me buy home
I am a European based investor that worked with Mike to find a vaction home for my family as well as to find investment properties to rent. Mike does not waste your time, he has previewed and assembled all relevant information on the properties before site visits. Mike has a clear approach to each opportunity and is willing to sell in your offer so that the seller needs to make a decision on your bid. I have recently recommended Mike to two other business contacts and I will be working with Mike again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2011
LorneAdamarczuk
Helped me buy home
Mike is very proffessional and personable and a very knowlegable agent. Mike helped us through all aspects of our home purchase. There was no suprises right through to the closing process. We are from Canada and we were looking for a 2nd home away from home.... he helped us find our nice property in Ahwatukee. I found him on the internet as well as one other agent. After talking to both of them I decided on Mike as I found him very down to earth and honest, exactly what I needed.
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2011
EsquireGilbert
Listed and sold a home
I have known Mike since high school. I have recently had an opportunity to serve a collective client and work with Mike. As a real estate attorney, I have seen many agents serve their own interests rather than serving their clients' interests. Mike is an agent who has nothing but his clients' interests in mind and will always do what is in the best interest of his client. This is a rare characteristic in today's real estate professionals market.
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2011
cobb87
Helped me buy home
After my wife and I got married we decided that we need to move into a larger home to expand or family. I called my realitor that I bought my first house with and he recomended me to Mike and glad he did. Mike is knowledgeable and a great help. I recomend him to all my family and friends. And if we decide to purchase another home he will be the first person we call. If there is any doubt give Mike C. a call and ask For Mike O.'s contact info and I will personally take the time to explain what a great person Mike C. is. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2011
RobertAZ
Helped me buy home
At the beginning of the year, my wife and I decided that we were ready to begin looking for a home to purchase, but neither of us have ever bought a home or have any knowledge of the process involved. Mike was recommended to us by some friends, so I met with him to go over what we were looking for and expecting. From our initial meeting, Mike took the time to hear me out, answer all my questions and concerns, and gave me an idea of what the process involved. We began our search after that, and we looked at everything (fixer-upper, condo, older builds, and new builds). I was very broad in my search at first, but Mike was always patient and was very quick in meeting with me whenever I wanted to see a house. He was always available to take my calls and answer questions, and even when he wasn't available, he was prompt in returning my calls. He handled himself in a professional and courteous manner whenever we were dealing with others, but I was pleased to see that he also knew how to go-to-bat for us and be assertive when it was necessary for negotiations, problems, etc. He was never pushy with us, and always supportive of our decisions, but what I also appreciated was that he would also be up-front with me when I asked him for his wisdom or opinions, even if it wasn?t what I was hoping to hear. This whole process was new to me and I knew that it would be rather stressful, so when I first started out, my intent was to find a realtor that was not only knowledgeable, but really, it was just as important to me to find somebody I that I could trust. I had heard too many horror stories from friends and co-workers about their experiences with realtors. Mike however, proved himself to be a man of integrity, and he made the whole process much easier and enjoyable for my wife and I. We ended up purchasing a new-build (which I didn't even think possible at first) for a wonderful price. We have no intentions of moving anytime soon, but years from now, if Mike is still in the business, he'll be the first guy that we call. In the mean time, I was so pleased with his service that wanted to write this review to recommend him to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2011
z2 media
Helped me buy home
I recently relocated from the east coast and knew absolutely nobody in Arizona. I was referred to Mike from a friend who had used his services and RAVED about his professionalism, honesty and overall knowledge and skill. I was very skeptical, but from the first contact with Mike, he was everything my friend had told me about and MORE. Not only did he find us all the hidden and premier "gems", but his local network of independent, honest professionals were "top notch". It is stressful to move your entire family to a new state 2500 miles away, but Mike made the transition as smooth as it could ever be. I was so impressed with his skills, I also moved my business with his help. It is rare to find someone of this character and skill coupled with honesty and knowledge. As far as I am concerned, Mike is the ONLY agent I would EVER use in Phoenix. Oh, by the way... Did I mention that everything happened in 45 days! What other agent could have done that?! Use his services, you will not be disappointed. I GUARANTEE IT! Angelo Z. Phoenix, AZ Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2011
bogie229
Helped me buy home
We Met Mike on Line and it proved to be the best meeting we ever had. We talked to mike for a few minutes one morning to discuss our home wants. Within a few hours Mike had us signed up and we were up to our neck in homes to look at. It took us a few days the sort through them. We built our short list and that?s when Mike went to work. We went through all the info that mike provided for us and we found a house that we felt might work. Well Mike was in his car and on the freeway, that afternoon Mike had filmed 3 Videos of the subject house and had them posted online for us to view. We gave him a call and told him we wanted to put in an offer. Mike started in on the negotiations and in a matter of a few days we Flew to Phoenix and signed the deal. Mike saved us huge money off an already reduced price . This has been an awesome experience and We would recommend Mike to anyone who is interested in finding the best property at a wonderful price. Less ... More