Michael grew up in Africa with a selfless attitude, and an ambition of finding the best in others. Since his arrival in the U.S. as a teenager in the early 80s; he has been involved in several mission works. Lately, he has been linked to some local charity organizations as volunteers; such as, Habitat for Humanity, Seven Bridges, Safehouse in downtown Atlanta to name a few. He has also traveled as far as China, Romania and Jamaica spreading the words.
In order to be productive and relevant, Michael went to college where he obtained, an Associate degree in Economics from Los Angeles Valley College, and transferred to California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he obtained his Bachelors in Business Administration, with option in Business Law. He later obtained an MBA in Accounting. Michael worked in Corporate Accounting for over ten (10) years.
However, he has always been fascinated with real estate, while in college he bought and renovated a HUD home which he later sold for 80% profit. In 2005, he resigned from his accounting position in Hollywood, California; and moved to the Atlanta area. He started investing in real estate as a full time job. He became a realtor in 2006 and has helped several clients to buy and sell many homes.
As a real estate professional, Michael strives every day to diligently work for each of his clients, providing the highest level of customer service, individualized attention, and thorough knowledge of the Atlanta real estate market, all while maintaining the utmost levels of integrity, confidentiality, and respect. With Interactive Realty, Michael set a record by being named Agent of the Month in six consecutive months in one year.
As a family man, he is committed to his wife of fourteen years and their three lovely children. He enjoys spending time with his family at all times. They attend a local Church and Michael is a member of Men’s division International (MDI) where the focus is on creating a world where honor, selflessness, commitment, integrity, training, and learning give men the wisdom and courage to serve all men, women, and children for the betterment of humanity.
|Frank Buono, Santa Ana, CA|
|I am an out of state investor, Michael helped me from internet and phone calls and assisted in contacting my representative in Georgia to see the property. Michael too many pictures of the property so that I would have a good understanding of what the property looked like.|
|Robin Page, Marietta, GA|
|Michael is a pleasure to work with. He is wonderful! Michael was always available when I needed him. He is patient, professional, and courteous. I hope to work with him again in the future.|
|Dominic Carubba, Atlanta, GA|
|Michael was fantastic. Not only was he professional and personable, he has a deep understanding of real estate. He saved me money and insured I was protected during the entire process.|
|Pat Nelson, Marietta, GA|
|Michael is honest and works really hard to help you with the purchase of your property;. He is so knowledgeable about the areas, which areas are the ones we would do well with rental property. I would never work with any other agent but Michael Bankole. I recommend him to everyone I know who is looking for property. I have purchased two great rental properties because of Michael and my daughter and son-in-law have also purchased two great rental properties because of Michael. I just can't say enough wonderful things about him. I recently referred a friend of mine to him and he is now helping her. Thanks for having such a fantastic agent as Michael. He goes out of his way to help you with your purchase and is just great to work with.|
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