Smith & Associates Real Estate

Real Estate Agents do not all operate the same.  It matters who you choose. Not only can it be a frustrating experience to choose the wrong agent -- it can be very costly. Mike's commitment to his customers and his profession is unsurpassed.  He is always willing to put his money where his mouth is by making past customers available to speak with potential new customers.

Raised in Boston and New York until the end of his high school years, Mike is no stranger to urban communities or the beautiful southeast United States. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS degree in Business Management.

After college, Mike spent two years in Swaziland, Africa with the Peace Corps as a small business consultant to the local tradesmen. Not only did he have to teach the locals about commerce and finance but he learned valuable skills in communication and negotiation. It was a fascinating cultural experience and still plays an integral part in his life and business in so many ways.

Following this time, Mike worked in resort management, including director of ski school operations, and spent many years with Bauer Nike as a sales territory manager. Fewer sales training opportunities are as in depth as those provided by Nike. As a leader in its industry, Nike not only taught Mike great selling skills but also has given him a great background in branding and promotion.

Mike has been a Realtor for nearly a decade and has continued to focus on his commitment to be the best. He is often attending advanced courses on financially distressed properties, bank owned investment opportunities, cross cultural negotiations and marketing luxury properties.

Whether it's a skilled negotiator, a master communicator, a financial analyst or just a sounding board for good investments, it pays to choose Mike Barrett.

Designations: GRI
Languages: English
  • "Mike, I wanted to thank you for helping me find my new home. Your idea of searching for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath instead of a 3/2 was the reason I found the perfect house in Countryside. Your professionalism, availability, and promptness when returning phone calls and scheduling appointments was ... "

    - Steve Turano

  • "My wife Vicki and I first met Mike in 2010 when he called in response to an on-line inquiry regarding a property his company had listed in Dunedin. At the time we were considering the possibility of relocating from Hawaii to the Florida Gulf Coast. After talking to Mike we decided to make ... "

    - Mike & Vicki Weight

  • "I searched for two years to find a house in Treasure Island and it was not until I started working with Mike that my dream came true. Mike is always available and will go out of his way to show potential properties. I'd still be looking today if it weren't for his persistence."

    - Linda Davenport, Moffett Cancer Center

  • "We thought we were buying our first home, but Mike helped us find our dream home. With the grace and experience, Mike walked us through each step. He answered all of our questions and was always available for more! We would recommend him as a great buying agent."

    - Leigh Ann Sullivan

  • "I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to your company and Mike Barrett for the professionalism and the excellent attention and care Mike Barrett gave to me in listing my home with your organization. I feel Mike did everything he could possibly have done to promote the sale of my ... "

    - Carolyn Henderson

  • "Jim and I just wanted to thank you, yet again, for the hard work and dedication that you put into selling our home in Tarpon Springs. Having spent six months with another realtor in the area and not having been successful, it was such a pleasure to find you! You did more for us in the first ... "

    - Patty and Jim Wells