A native Angeleno, Michael Williamson has seen the evolution of the Los Angeles real estate market over the past 40 years firsthand. “I got my real estate license straight out of high school, and the rest is history,” he says. Michael has worked for some of the top agencies in Los Angeles, including Jon Douglas Company, Prudential California Realty, the John Aaroe Group, and Chartwell Escrow prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty.
Michael’s experience and innate ability to connect with his clients led him to become a top producer year after year. He realized his passion for real estate could be transformed into coaching others to have the same kind of success he had seen as an agent. His natural leadership skills lend itself well to roles he held such as Manager, Regional Manager, Executive Vice President, and President throughout his career.
After several highly successful years at the John Aaroe Group, which later became Pacific Union, he was recruited by Sotheby’s International Realty in 2018 to become Senior Vice President of the Pasadena office. Shortly thereafter, Michael was promoted to Regional Manager for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and has most recently been promoted to Executive Vice President - Southern California Regional Manager. During his tenure, Michael has been responsible for 15 offices and over 650 agents that collectively closed over $3-billion in sales volume in 2019, the largest market for Sotheby’s International Realty company-owned brokerage in office count, agent count, as well as in sales volume.
Michael’s vast understanding of the real estate industry allows him to effectively train and coach agents to anticipate changes in the market as well as how to best serve their clients. He’s eager to bring decades worth of experience to his role at Sotheby’s International Realty. When he’s not working, you can find him bowling with his team of twenty years, on the tennis court, or vacationing in Maui.