About Me

Michael Bates, known as the Turn-Around Guy, is a professional in every sense of the word.  Turning problematic listings into profitable situations, Michael uses his professional experience to obtain the best value from each transaction.  “I pride myself not just serving my customers, but anticipating what needs they might have,” he says.

 

Being active in the local real estate market means he understands the ever-changing trends, demographics and what today’s customers value most.  With the ability to recognize potential situations that could keep a home from selling, Michael works with his sellers to properly assess and fix issues that may affect the bottom line.  Michael explains, ”The ability to realize what adds inherent value is the key to success in marketing real estate. My focus is to improve the marketability of a home and translate that into real dollars in my customer’s pockets."

 

As a long-time resident of Dallas, Michael enjoys giving back to the community.  He has a passion for the area’s historical homes and enjoys restoring them to their original glory.  He also has been extensively involved with overseeing a multi-million dollar renovation project for Our Families Assisted Living Facility.  While continuing his real estate business, Michael worked directly with the Department of Aging and was able to open and operate this vital residence for the fast-growing demographic.  “I feel that opening this facility and working within this industry has allowed me to experience firsthand the needs of the aging population and how difficult their transitions can be.”  

 

Michael’s professional success started early and was part of his upbringing.  Before graduating from North Texas, Michael was working in his family business.  At the age of 16, he was negotiating government defense-related contracts and by the time he was 20, he had finalized a multi-million dollar contract, which included overseeing production and customer satisfaction.  

 

With such a multi-faceted professional experience, Michael’s true success comes from his dedication to the people he works with and his flawless customer service.  Recently, Michael married his college sweetheart/partner of the past 18 years.  In addition to restoring homes, he also has restored over 150 cars.

 

Career Highlights:

Sold over $40 million in residential real estate

Sold over $10 million in commercial real estate

Voted “Best Realtor” in D Magazine 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016

Our Families Assisted Living Facility Voted “Best Assisted Living Facility in Palo Pinto County” 2014, 2015

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