Mike is a lifelong resident of the Fulton-Montgomery Area. Graduating from University at Albany in 2005 and Sage Graduate School in 2007, Mike began his career with the Amsterdam School District as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher. In 2008, Mike began to flip homes with his wife, Jenelle Giardino-DiMezza. Since then, he has enjoyed the renovation, facelift, and the new construction of several homes. Mike currently resides in Perth with his wife and two children, Enzo and Viviana. He is currently the Coordinator of Career and Technical Education and Summer Programs at HFM.
Mike has a passion for real estate and has had an array of experience in buying and selling multiple homes in the Fulton and Montgomery Region. He enjoys assisting customers finding the home that best fits their needs. He believes that his experience and knowledge can assist in making the home buying/selling experience enjoyable.
“As a client of Bob and Kathy, I have had the first-hand knowledge of how to treat a client or customer in the best possible way. I aspire to mirror them and their professionalism for my current and future customers.”
Where did you grow up?
Tribes Hill, NY
Tell us about your family:
I reside in Perth with my wife Jenelle, our two children, Enzo and Viviana, and our dogs Ruby and Tiff.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Do you have any Hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my children, wife, family, and friends. I also like working on projects around my home.
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
This is my first year as an agent. I have been flipping homes since 2008.
What did you do before you got into Real Estate? How did this prepare you for Real Estate?
I have worked in the education field since 2004 either coaching, teaching, or in administration. I have coached track and field at South Colonie, Canajoharie and Amsterdam. I was a teacher in the Greater Amsterdam School District and I am currently the Coordinator of Career and Technical Education and Summer Programs at HFM. I have been flipping homes since 2008. My wife and I have gone through the home buying/selling process several times as well. The first hand experiences of buying and selling helps you guide others in preventing your mistakes or frustrations. My general life experience has prepared me for real estate because there is a link between the offerings of our region in terms of quality education and the available housing. The Fulton and Montgomery region are a great place to live and raise a family.
Why did you get into selling Real Estate?
My wife and I began flipping homes in 2008. We have gutted homes to the studs, done a few mild facelifts, and have built several homes from the ground up. I was fortunate to work with Kathy and Bob on several of our sales and I would want to give that same experience of care and consideration to my new customers.
My favorite thing about Real Estate is…………….
Helping people find a home. Being settled in life is so important for your well being. To help someone find a place that they can call their own is a rewarding experience.
I have accomplished?
Building life-long relationships with former athletes, students, colleagues, and people that I have sold homes to.
What is the most Challenging/Gratifying Aspect of What you do?
Home buying and selling can sometimes be a difficult process. I know that answering questions and eliminating as much stress as possible is the best part of this field. Sometimes, it is best to step back and breathe. I also find that knowledge is an essential component to any stress-free sale. It is important to be knowledgable and to seek the correct answers for any client.
What is the most unique property you have listed, purchased, or sold?
My wife and I renovated a farmhouse in Amsterdam, it was built in the late 1800’s and we brought it back to life. We turned it into a warm and inviting home that we started our life together in. That home will always be one of my favorite homes.
What are the top 4 things you feel separate you from the competition?
Care. Consideration. Dedication. First-Hand Experience.
What is the one tip you would have for someone looking to buy a home?
Find the right fit for you, ask questions, and truly understand what your budget is. You may love a home but, you always need to ensure that it works with your budget.
Why should someone choose you as their Real Estate agent?
I will work tirelessly to find the right home to fit your needs.
Answer the following: What is your proudest moment?
Becoming a father. Twice.
What is your favorite thing about the Capital Region and or Mohawk Valley?
Our proximity to everything, we are close to Canada, NYC, lakes, mountains, the ocean. Everything is a day trip away from us.