Michael Sommer was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, right outside of the city of Philadelphia, but since the age of 2, he has been a local resident of South Florida, primarily in Broward County. He grew up in Coral Springs and left in 2018 to attend the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Sport Management. During his time at UF, he was heavily involved in various professional organizations on campus, including the Florida Leadership Academy, the most prestigious undergraduate business organization at UF, as well as the Leadership Development Program and Theta Chi Fraternity. He made it a priority to give back to his peers and community, seen through his fundraisers raising over $10,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network through the Dance Marathon organization, and even taking time to volunteer at local community non-profits such as the Salvation Army.
Perhaps Michael’s most impactful moment during his time in college was when he was introduced to The Southwestern Advantage sales program. During his three summers with the company, he worked 84 hours a week, learned how to run his own business effectively, and was a constant positive spark to his fellow team members. This intense, direct sales program instilled a strong work ethic and immensely increased his emotional intelligence. Most importantly, it taught Michael how to communicate effectively and put his customers’ needs above his own.
Michael, feeling like it was time to try something new, has jumped headfirst into the Real Estate world with us here at Southwestern Real Estate! As he begins this new journey, he has made it clear that he wants to not only serve his clients with a drama-free real estate experience, but that he eventually wants to build a team of competent and considerate real estate professionals around him. Beyond the workplace, he hopes to be a role model for his younger generation through his constant pursuit to make those small sacrifices now to reach his long-term goals and through never sacrificing his integrity or personality for any reason, whatsoever.
If you or someone you know is interested in buying, selling, renting, or investing in real estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a no-obligation assessment of your real estate needs.