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About Steve Michaelides

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Having grown up in Piedmont and currently residing in the Oakland Hills, I have first hand knowledge of our local neighborhoods. Graduating with honors in 1985 from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Economics, I  then pursued a graduate course at the London School of Economics the following year where I also received honors. After school, I moved to the world of finance focusing in equity option trading and then began my real estate career. I truly understand the intricacies of today’s complex financial markets at a far deeper level than the average agent.

I take my responsibilities seriously. First I educate my clients about the market realities. For sellers, I discuss specifics about the positioning of the property in the market.. Designing and implementing a custom marketing plan, I tailor the activities to the property’s strengths. Last. I presents the various pricing strategies in relationship to the market, the recent neighborhood statistics and the seller’s motivation.

I combine a thoughtful, energetic personality with methodical follow through to navigate the sometimes challenging process of selling a home. 

I understand East Bay living at its best.

Professional History

EDUCATION

UC Berkeley, BA Political Economics
Honor Student

London School of Economics
Graduate Course of Study in International Economics
Honor Student; Top 5% of graduating class

WORK HISTORY

Real Estate Agent, The GRUBB Company
Working with buyers and sellers primarily in Piedmont, Oakland and Berkeley

Equity Option Trader-Sole Proprietor
Managed large trading positions utilizing option-based hedging strategies

Equity Option Trader-Private Hedge Fund
Floor Trader for O’Connor and Associates, then the largest private option-based trading firm

MY EXPERIENCE

Residential real estate sales; income property sales
Retail equity brokerage; proprietary option trading
Retail sales
Volunteer for Oakland Food Bank and Toys for Tots

Personal History

I HAVE LIVED IN:

Piedmont
Santa Barbara
London, England
Oakland Hills

I HAVE VISITED:

Nearly all of Central and Southern Europe
Turkey, Russia
Canada, Mexico

MY PASSIONS:

Continuing education
All things related to personal health and fitness
My Golden Retriever, Katy
My family
Anything barbecued
Skydiving

MY GOALS:

Get my broker’s license
Travel throughout Eastern Europe and Asia
Learn how to hang glide
Study more art history

MY INTERESTS:

Reading, Volunteering
Personal training, weightlifting, hiking and biking
Art, theatre, music
Travel, animals

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