Michael has a diverse and varied real estate background with a career spanning over 15 years across multiple markets and niche real estate sectors. His career began in the Florida panhandle after graduating from Florida State University where he actively represented both buyers and sellers in the fast paced marketof the early 2000’s along the Emerald Coast from Destin to Rosemary Beach. He continued as a listing partner in Atlanta with a top intown team and later with Deloach Sotheby's International Realty in St. Simons and Sea Island, Georgia.
In 2015 he formed Michael Hardy Real Estate in Coastal Georgia. While continuing to assist clients with residential and commercial brokerage services, the firm focused on historic renovation in Savannah, mixed-use developments, income producing assets, and the preservation of environmentally sensitive land through conservation easements. Michael personally manages a small portfolio of long and short term rental properties and is continually seeking out unique investment opportunities for his clients and for himself. Being able to leverage this experience, coupled with the global network and brand resources of Legacy Sotheby’s International Realty, allows him to provide clients with exceptional representation whether buying or selling.
Born and raised in the South, Michael frequently vacationed in Maine before calling it home. The authenticity of the people and places, along with access to great boating, skiing, and surfing, affords him the lifestyle he has always wanted. He lives in Kennebunkport with his rescue dogs Tess and Winston, and is frequently found on the trails of Bridle Path and Emmons Preserve, or walking along Gooch's Beach. As time and the world permit, he tries to experience as much of it as possible seeking out surfing destinations throughout the world or cultural events such as running with the bulls in Pamplona.
His love of Kennebunkport and Maine is quickly evident when speaking with him, and he would welcome the opportunity to share this with you.