Michael Dariano

As the owner of a construction company that flips houses, Michael wanted to cut out the middleman and find his own properties. He decided to get his real estate license so he could have greater autonomy.

With his real estate license, Michael now has access to look at properties when it fits his schedule—and gets much earlier access to the homes before anyone else sees them. He can see the neighborhood comps and make better purchasing decisions. He doesn’t have to wait for another sales agent to do any of the work, which means he keeps all his profits.

Even though Michael had been investing in real estate before receiving his license, the two week course at The Real Estate School filled in the blanks for what he didn’t know. “As an investor, it’s a huge advantage to have your license,” he says. “You’ll be more savvy in your purchases because you’ll understand the process and the market better.”

Michael usually flips three to five houses per year. He joined HomeSmart Real Estate because they pay 100% commissions and have low transaction fees increasing his profit margin by not paying a lot to the broker. He buys the houses in rough shape and does most of the work himself to fix them up. He enjoys seeing the finished project and, of course, seeing a profitable return on his sweat equity!

Advice from Michael:

“It’s important to understand your project and be very thorough in your estimation.”

Testimonials

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Kelicia P
Sewell, New Jersey
July 2019 Graduate

THANK YOU FOR MICHELLE! What a fantastic educator; she kept me engaged and interested in the class. She valued my study habits and was very encouraging along the way.

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Isabella R
Trenton, New Jersey
September 2019 Graduate

I loved how energized and upbeat Kelby’s teaching style was because she was always in a positive mood and it set the atmosphere for the class.

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Sherine A
Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
August 2019 Graduate

I just think this class was an eye opener and the teachers were great! Renee is a walking book of knowledge - I really enjoyed learning from her.

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Kathleen A
Carney’s Point, New Jersey
September 2019 Graduate

I really loved Kelby’s sweet and understanding manner and Michelle’s energetic personality.

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Matthew L
Galloway, New Jersey
July 2013 Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you to Don Haven Sr. and his daughter Kelby for preparing me for the NJ State RE test. I successfully passed the test and I felt like I just sold a million-dollar home! The test was not easy at all, but I was prepared…

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Candy T
Marlton, New Jersey
September 2019 Graduate

Greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet Brokers! It was a real added value to be able to meet them and hear how the material learned in class relates to the current real estate work environment.”

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