For client's who place a premium on professionalism, expertise, and a need for real estate investment advice and an emphasis on integrity that is beyond reproach, Michael Lavigne provides a refreshing contrast to other local real estate agents and brokers.
With a central office in Capitola Village and as a longtime resident of Aptos specializing in fine coastal homes, Michael Lavigne has gained distinction for his leadership in upscale professional marketing, development and sales of distinctive luxury homes.
Michael Lavigne's success as a luxury home broker and developer stems in part from the breadth of experience he brings to his client base. Most luxury home buyers come to the Monterey Bay region in search of vacation homes and often have professional backgrounds and business responsibilities in Silicon Valley, the East Bay, and the Central Valley that make their time precious, and their need for executive selling experience an essential component of their broker selection.
These busy professionals quickly discover that Michael Lavigne both possesses and puts to optimum use, his blend of hi-tech marketing and selling background in Silicon Valley, as well as his unique experience as a developer of luxury coastal and Silicon Valley executive residences.
Michael Lavigne's passion for excellence also extends beyond the office, as he is among an elite cadre of local Pinot Noir enthusiasts, and is known for his expertise in the layout, planting and management of estate vineyards, as well as his affinity for and development of classical Tuscan architecture. Michael pioneered the early adoption of Vertical Shoot Positioning Systems in boutique vineyard settings in the Monterey Bay region, quickly realizing the potential for maximizing yields in areas where acreage is limited but growing conditions are optimum.
Michael Lavigne represents a new breed of Real Estate Brokerage professionals, with superb education, broad professional expertise, a work ethic that is relentless, and an emphasis on integrity that is unparalleled.
B. A. University of California Davis: emphasis in Managerial Economics, Public Administration. Minor: English. cum laude
Business: 15 years experience in Business Operations, Marketing, International Business Development, and Sales with Hewlett Packard and Silicon Graphics, with consistent Fortune 500 President's Club Achievement for Extraordinary Sales Performance
12 years experience as Principal, Developer, Builder, Broker of luxury homes, executive residences, vineyard estates in Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay region
Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of California
Licensed General Engineering Contractor (A&B designations) State of California (presently inactive)
Member, National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors