|Meet Mike Cotter
Earning your partnership... I think it begins with a commitment to understanding your needs and goals. I take pride in educating clients and in illuminating options. I also have the skill, experience and discipline to make it happen.
--- Mike Cotter
Earning your Partnership with commitment, experience and discipline. These are simple values, an attitude, a way of life.
Mike bought his first piece of real estate at 26 years old and earned a California Real Estate Broker License shortly thereafter. Since then, in addition to his real estate brokerage activities, Mike has bought, sold, leased, managed, marketed or syndicated single family residences, condominiums, income units, raw land, commercial buildings and business opportunities for his own and his family's account.
He has taught a Department of Real Estate-approved continuing education course on real estate syndication. He has made presentations before the California Municipal Treasurers Association, the California Society of Finance Officers, local governments, service clubs and charitable organizations. Mike has published over 300 real estate and financial advice columns and industry articles in periodicals and newspapers such as the North County Times, the San Clemente Times, the Orange County Register and the San Clemente Sun Post News.
Mike first glimpsed San Clemente as a young man on a slow-moving passenger train. The brief experience changed his life. He shares that powerful moment in an excerpt from a Sun Post News Article.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Finance degree from San Diego State University, graduating with High Honors.
In addition, Mike has completed the following college level full-semester real estate courses:
Real Estate Principals
Real Estate Practice
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Property Management
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Mike has also completed over 300 hours of real estate continuing education in the following subjects:
Real Estate Agency
Real Estate Ethics
Trust Fund Handling
Mike is a member of the National, California, and Orange County Associations of Realtors. As a Realtor, he has taken an oath to abide by a strict Code of Ethics. Mike knows San Clemente, and is well connected in town. He is President of the Spanish Village Foundation. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Clemente Historical Society and the San Clemente Downtown Business Association.