I have been a resident of the North San Diego County area since 1972. I currently live in San Marcos and I'm married to a wonderful wife Shelly; we have two children, Amanda and Andrew. I've sponsored youth soccer, basketball and baseball leagues. I began working at Century 21 from 1998 to 2015 prior to Real Estate I worked for a private ambulance company for 12 years working on an ambulance, providing patient care including marketing and supervision. In April 2015, I moved to HomeSmart Realty West. HomeSmart is built around technology that provides Agents with cutting edge tools, a professional meeting and working environment, and efficiencies that give them more time to focus on their Clients and their business. HomeSmart Realty West has offices in Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad and Mission Valley. HomeSmart has rapidly developed into one of the nation's fastest growing Real Estate brokerages. With a commitment to its Agents and Clients, HomeSmart has now grown to over 13,000 agents, and now among the top 5 brokerages in the U.S. I sell homes throughout San Diego and Southwest Riverside. I am a member of the North County Association of Realtors and the South West Riverside Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. I’ve studied Real Estate Law, Property Management, Real Estate Principles and Practice, Real Estate Ethics, Agency, Trust Funds and Fair Housing. I’ve sold homes for Relocation Companies and REO Companies.
Commitment to you:
When you’re buying or selling property in today's real estate market, it's important to have confidence in your real estate professional. My commitment as your local REALTOR is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve.
When you are an informed buyer or seller, you'll make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale in your lifetime. That's why my goal is to keep you informed on trends in the marketplace using the latest statistics in your local area. With property values continuing to rise, real estate is a sound investment for now and for the future. As a local area expert with knowledge of the communities, my objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.
Review by notaryellis on 2018-10-09
Mike Bajema is an amazing realtor. He sold our condo in Escondido this past summer, and I was impressed with so many things about him. He is a great listener, friendly and easy to work with, and very professional. He is also a GREAT communicator. He texted and called to keep me informed and give me updates. If there was any important information I needed to know, he told me promptly. He also returned all of my communication promptly, answering my questions and responding to my suggestions. I never had to guess about what was going on with my property.He went above and beyond other realtors I've worked with in the past. He himself swept, vacuumed and kept our condo clean the whole time it was on the market to keep it presentable.Mike sold my condo for above asking price when every other condo that was listed in my complex during the surrounding months sold for below asking price. He is a great negotiator.I couldn't recommend him any more highly. I am confident that if you choose Mike as your realtor, you will be as impressed with him as I am!
Review by billandaida on 2019-01-28
Mike is a 5 star realtor. He found a buyer and worked on our behalf to get a higher price for our home. He also worked with the repairman to get our home ready to pass buyers inspection and close the deal. Mike is a very informative and knowledgeable in the real estate business. This was the first house we bought and sold 17 years later and Mike was a real big help to us. When we were out of town,Mike kept us informed everyday of the developments. He is an outstanding gentleman and we highly recommend him to everyone who is planning on buying or selling a house.
Review by kristinrobbins10 on 2019-06-22
I recently used Mike to sell my house in San Marcos. Both my dad and I had talked with other agents and Mike and then chose Mike not only because of his experience in real estate but because we could tell he truly cared and would do the best he could. We were right and I am so happy that he was my agent. Mike treated my house and the entire process as if it was his own home. I had already moved out so it was a hassle to get over there to clean for showings ect. Mike knew my busy schedule and on his own personal time would make sure the house was ready for showings/open houses. Because of him, I got a much higher amount than I ever thought possible. I don't think I would have sold my house for the amount that I did if it wasn't for him. He also made the entire process so easy and not complicated or stressful. My family and I will only use him as our agent going forward. I highly recommend him. Mike will do the best and will make sure you get the best possible outcome. Thank you Mike! I am so grateful for all you did!
Helped me buy and sell homes
Review by nguyenbtv on 2017-03-30
This review is long overdue. I was introduced to Mike thru an old co-worker a few years ago and since then he has helped me sold one property and purchased seven other investment properties in the Murrieta area. He took care of everything and made every transaction so seamless. He's always available by phone, text, or email to answer any question. He also made some good suggestions regarding the home-buying process and provided contacts for everything from home repair man to where to get good deals on new appliances.I recently closed escrow on a vacation home in Big Bear with Mike.. My wife and I couldn't be more excited to spend time there with kids. Thanks again for everything!
Review by UmairAnees on 2016-12-07
This review is long overdue! We purchased our home in the summer around June. Mike is truly a wonderful professional who helped us in every way he could to find us a lovely home in the very competitive San Diego market. He is a genuine and honest individual who will not try to make a deal just for his business. He is patient and understanding. There were times where he actually pulled us out because he did not think it was a good buy for us, or we were paying overboard, and he was right! We really felt like family working with him, and it was very easy to communicate to him our needs and wants. He was patient with us, as me and my wife took our sweet time in narrowing down on a property, and worked with us thoroughly at each and every step guiding us who were first time home buyers. We are very happy with our buy, and would recommend Mike to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. He even helped us with small issues occurring after buying our home, and always gives the best advice. You won't be disappointed with his service. Thank you Mike!
Review by jaembe on 2019-05-01
When my tenants unexpectedly moved, I called Mike about selling my investment property. Mike's knowledge of the real estate climate, realistic recommendations for property curb appeal and buyer expectations, as well as his sales approach from online exposure of the property to full color brochures and open houses and guidance through the required paperwork provided a comfortable environment throughout the entire process . Mike was quickly able to connect the property with a motivated buyer at full price within days. I really appreciate Mike's professionalism, responsiveness and communication throughout the sale.
Review by zuser20170629174240035 on 2022-05-05
Mike was very patient and easy to work with. Was very knowledgeable of the areas in which we were interested in (Escondido/San Marcos). We would definitely recommend.
Review by tatianabarrientos3 on 2016-01-03
Love Mike he found us the perfect home and just in time for our baby everything was smooth and clear and he was always there with answers to our questions always going the extra mile and helping us with everything he could he is an amazing person and a great one to work with from our family we thank you so much
Review by kevinquinn177 on 2016-04-17
Mike just finished selling our Mom's home in record time! Mike truly exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Mike had a detailed marketing strategy and ensured maximum exposure through social media as well as traditional advertising. One of the things that impressed us was Mike's responsiveness. He is extremely proactive and and kept us updated on a daily basis. We are so glad we went with Mike! Please take our advise and consult with Mike before speaking to another agent. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!!
Review by lesleya4 on 2019-08-30
Excellent honest realtor. If you want someone who has your back through the whole process choose Mike. We listened to his advice and we had a full asking price offer within 12 hours of being on market and a second better offer the next day. He really made sure we understood everything and followed up on every aspect of the sale of our house. We were closed in 30 days. Could not have asked for a better experience. He really handled everything and I was extremely impressed.