Michael believes that educating clients about market conditions and how they relate to their unique situation is key to establishing trusted, professional relationships. Clients must understand their options and feel comfortable making smart, informed choices. By being the cool, calm, collected voice of reason, no matter how crazy the process can get, Michael encourages his clients to make decisions based on fact and reason rather than impulsive emotions.
Michael has been a leader in the Manhattan real estate industry, with his finger on the pulse of the market, since leaving his career as an attorney and then being recognized with outstanding production awards at every real estate company he has been associated with. He has been recognized by his peers and colleagues, receiving the coveted Manhattan REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Manhattan Association of REALTORS®.
He is a lifelong student and teacher, who continues to develop his professional resume and share his knowledge and expertise with his fellow RE colleagues. Michael holds the distinction of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Divorce Specialist, Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), and Master Faculty Trainer for Keller Williams University, in addition to being a licensed attorney in New York.
Currently, Michael leads a team of innovative and skilled real estate professionals. Like Michael, they believe in bringing positive energy and conclusions to each transaction for every client. Providing excellent service, coupled with innovative systems and marketing, a strong legal perspective, and market savvy are the foundations of the Shapot Team’s professional work ethic and philosophy.
On a personal note, Michael is an avid cyclist and skier. He has volunteered on co-op boards, and the Real Estate Board of NY and is a devoted supporter of Sharsheret. Michael and his team organize and run the semi-annual Shapot Team Clothing Drive, which benefits different charities in NYC. His wife, Chaye, and two grown sons cheer him on in his endeavors, as do his clients. Go jets!