Michael Bodeen The Bodeen Team ABR, CDPE, CRS, SFR, SRES
“My Business Objective – Seeking to Personally, Professionally, and Successfully represent Clients in the sale or purchase of their North Scottsdale or Northeast Valley Residential Property.
I was born and raised in San Rafael, California, from the mid 50’s to the early 70’s. I had super parents who worked hard to provide us 5 kids with a good Catholic education – despite my best attempts to overthrow the knuckle-cracking regime of Sister Mary Anselma. My dad, who toiled as a butcher until his retirement at 65, is still alive and healthy at 90 years of age in Petaluma, California. Mom passed away 10 years ago.In California, I attended college in Chico and Sacramento as a “Sosh” major, but like many of my contemporaries, I did not have a clue what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Because of my age, I missed the draft and into my early 20’s I had typical youthful indiscretions. Thankfully, that was a brief period of my life, and with greater thanks, not too much damage was sustained in those early and rebellious years. And by the way, those thanks are due to faithful relatives who prayed for years that a wayward Bodeen would turn around.I lived in Sacramento in the mid 70’s, and later moved to Truckee, California, which is near Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. Truckee’s often labeled the “coldest spot in the nation.”
Why did I move there? My father-in-law was a real estate broker in Donner Lake, California, and despite his cantankerous disposition, he seemed very successful in this endeavor known as real estate. I joined him as a Realtor in July of 1976. The Truckee and Lake Tahoe area was a wonderful place to raise a family, but a difficult and cold environment to live in, but we did so for 18 years.In 1994, my wife, Karen, and I visited North Scottsdale at a friend’s request, and within 8 months, our family of 5 had relocated to “the valley” – or is it a desert? Whatever it is, it’s warm.
At any rate, almost two decades have gone by since we made the break from the late great state of confusion, er,
California, and it’s turned out to be a great move. As for hobbies, I enjoy family, friends and golf (Sometimes Karen questions that order however). Should you choose to have me as your Realtor and represent you in the sale of your home, you’ll be receiving my 35+ plus years worth of real estate knowledge, counsel, and experience. Beyond the transaction, I’m always available to you, should you desire my real estate advice – free. I still have previous clients call me from California with questions, though their transaction closed in the 70’s or 80’s.
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Wes and Lamoyne Stiles; Scottsdale
“Mike Bodeen was the best Realtor we have ever had and the most informative, great personality and great sense of humor. It was a pleasure in having him as our Realtor.”
John and Kathy Buss
“John and I want you to know how very much we appreciated the handling of the sale of our Buenavante home. At every instance you were there to help, support and encourage us through an emotional experience in our lives. Your expertise as well as your friendship was greatly appreciated. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others in the future. Again, thanks so much for everything!”
Todd Trimble and Meg Austin; Phoenix
“Mike was extremely efficient and knowledgeable. He was always available and responsive. His calm demeanor was reassuring in a potentially stressful transaction. Mike made everything go smoothly!”
Lance and Angela Howk; Scottsdale
"Thank you so very much for being all that you said you are upon our first meeting. Your honesty and integrity really impressed Lance and I and appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Thank you for helping us find a home."
Marcus and Connie Merz
"It was a great pleasure working with you and your staff. Your service was beyond excellent, and we are thrilled with the 'Trovas' house. Thank you so much..."
Ken and Sue Weas
"Thanks!” Doesn’t seem like enough, does it? Thank you for caring and for walking with us thru this process. It’s more than a job for you! Wouldn’t want to have done it w/out you! Blessings.”
Mike, Thank you so much for ALL your help – for answering my questions, for always being there, for your kindness and expertise – God’s blessings.