Although Mike was born in Orlando, FL, and has moved all over the Southeast, including different parts of Florida, Georgia and North Carolina - Charlotte is where he considers himself “home.” Having lived in the Ballantyne area for six years, he appreciates the fact that there’s something for everyone in South Charlotte. Mike graduated from Princeton High School near Raleigh, NC, but he attended 3 different high schools in total. After High School Mike was set to attend school in Raleigh, but after talking with his dad about how great Charlotte was, he quickly made the move. He jumped straight into the car business with his father, Joe Maus. He started at the bottom, cleaning cars, eventually working his way to the top as a General Manager. Mike learned a great lesson in life: you get back what you put into it. The car business is a great example of that and there are parallels in the real estate business as well! Mike earned many recognitions during his time at Keffer Jeep, including Salesperson of the Year, Finance Manager of the Year, and Sales Manager of the Year. These recognitions carried a lot of meaning as they were a vote from everyone in the store, from managers to peers. He was honored that people not only liked him, they trusted him to do the right thing. Mike loved the car business and is very thankful for all the knowledge he learned there that he can bring to real estate.
Mike's favorite thing to do is play sports; in high school he played football, baseball, and his main sport, wrestling. Mike is a HUGE NFL fan. As a result of his dad having lived 15 miles from the Pittsburgh Steelers stadium, he grew up a die-hard Steelers fan. Sports taught Mike about being a great teammate and understanding how far you can push yourself without quitting. Mike learned a lot about integrity and teamwork in sports and how to be the best you can be at everything you do. In his spare time Mike and his girlfriend of six years enjoy everything that Charlotte has to offer and he loves spending time with his German Shepard puppy, Dexter, who goes everywhere with him.
Mike hopes to bring his background of multiple relocations together with the devotion and hard work that the car business taught him in order to provide the best possible experience for his real estate clients. He's the guy who always has a smile on his face because smiles make the world go round! He has a lot of energy and an unbelievable work ethic learned from family and his experience in car sales. Mike is looking to start his next chapter in life and hopes to help others find a smile on their face in a home they love.