Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Greater Los Angeles, Southern California

Michael Rasky has been a top producing agent since 2001. He has closed over 160 transactions from starter homes to multi-million dollar estates. The one thing Michael attributes his success to is that he loves what he does. He finds matching buyers with their dream home and preparing sellers for the next chapter very rewarding. He understands that a home purchase is the most significant investment one will make, and it is not something he takes lightly. In a challenging market, experience is key.

Michael grew up in the San Fernando Valley and has lived in Los Angeles his whole life. As a native Angeleno, he has built-in geographical knowledge. Like most people in Los Angeles, he had dreams of becoming a star. He graduated with a degree in theatre arts and Spanish from UC Irvine, and for eight years he was a stand-up comic, performing at college campuses all over the country. Being on the road took its toll on him and made him appreciate home even more. That is how Michael found his second career in real estate. He did not think his stand-up comedy experience would help in his new career, but has discovered that finding the humor in the sometimes stressful business of real estate has been an invaluable asset.

The successes Michael has had in real estate has given him the opportunity to buy his dream home, a mid-century modern post and beam that needed work. At first he was daunted by the process, but as he got further into the renovations he became hooked. He then enrolled in UCLA's prestigious interior design program and received a master's level certificate. This training offers a great benefit to his clients. Michael's trained eye can help to see beyond the harvest gold linoleum as well as simple fixes to help attain top dollar for the sale of a home. Michael is a one-stop shop to help his client find a house and provide the vision to make it a dream home.

His goal is to apply his understanding of the real estate business and his talent for design to make the experience of buying or selling a home as seamless and successful as possible. That means understanding an ever changing market, knowing the inventory of available homes and not meeting but exceeding client expectations.