Senior Sales Associate Mike Lagoyda moved to Sonoma County to continue his real estate career in 2017. For the prior eight years, the Los Angeles native was part of a RE/MAX team that covered Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and most of the San Fernando Valley, originally in an administrative position and the last four years as a full-service agent representing buyers and seller for a top-producing team. His real estate experience also includes an office administrative position with Village Properties in Montecito, CA.

"I love that every transaction is a unique situation with new people, personalities and challenges," Mike said. "Buying and selling a home is often the biggest financial decision of a person's life, and it is rewarding to have the opportunity to help guide our clients through the process."

Mike brings a concierge-level of service to his clients and was attracted to the family feel, spirit of collaboration and commitment to community service of the firm. By leveraging new technologies, maintaining a commitment to excellence and good old-fashioned hustling, Mike takes care of all the details providing his clients with a personal experience designed to take the stress out of the real estate transaction.

"From visiting friends here over the years, I was so attracted to Sonoma County's quality of life and the great school districts for our kids. We moved to Santa Rosa to become part of a close-knit community and raise our children in a great family environment right in the middle of all Sonoma County has to offer," he said. "It is a great place to call home."

Mike's professional background also includes several years in the restaurant business. The former chef was the Garde Manger and Assistant Chef at Amuse Bouche, the only French fine dining restaurant in Simi Valley. He even once prepared the turkey and stuffing for William Shatner's Thanksgiving dinner.

Earlier in his career Mike held an Account Executive position in outside sales for World Wide Packaging in Woodland Hills, CA, which catered to the cosmetics industry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at Los Angeles.

When not serving others, Mike remains a "foodie" yet also enjoys hiking, biking, camping and especially loves spending time with his wife and two young daughters exploring Sonoma County.