Annapolis, MD: Mike Hamby, a top-producing agent for Champion Realty, was selected “Best Realtor” in the Capital-Gazette Newspapers’ 2012 Readers Choice Awards—the second year in a row he has won this honor. Thousands of readers cast votes by mail and online to pick their local favorites in 100 categories of service.
Hamby, who joined the real estate profession seven years ago after a career as a chef, attributes his success to being knowledgeable about the local market and providing an intuitive, information-packed website that helps clients find properties by location and category, such as town homes, waterfront, or new construction. “I’m easy to find, my website is easy to use and I’m a good communicator,” he said. “I provide clients with all the information they need to define what they’re looking for. I tell them, ‘my job isn’t to sell you a house—it’s to help you buy one.’”
Hamby specializes in residential properties and is located in the Champion Realty Annapolis Office at 711 Bestgate Road. In 2012 he is on track to hit the $100 million mark in sales. “Mike has an energetic, creative approach to business,” said Pat Savani, manager of the Champion Realty Annapolis office. “He is always searching for the best way to provide outstanding service to his customers whether they are purchasing a home or he is marketing their listings.” “Mike’s background as an executive chefwas great training for his career in real estate because he knows how to orchestrate the efforts of different specialists and bring everything together simultaneously,” said Jon Coile, CEO of Champion Realty. “Mike is amazing at multitasking,and he has the same creative gene as his famous family of entrepreneurs.” Hamby’s father, Charles, was a founder of Ticketmaster.
“Mike is on the leading edge of applied technology and knows which tools are most important for helping his clients buy and sell real estate,” Coile added. “The combination of Champion’s marketing resources with Mike’s engaging personality, inquisitive mind and hard work make him an excellent choice for Best Realtor. I’m very proud that Capital-Gazette readers have selected him two years in a row.”
About Champion Realty, Inc.
Champion Realty, Inc. is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. The Champion family of companies comprises Champion Realty, Inc., Champion Realty Mortgage, Champion Realty Title and Champion Realty Insurance all working together to create a full range of real estate services and products and providing a one-stop shopping solution for buyers and sellers in Maryland. Based in Severna Park, Champion Realty serves the Chesapeake Bay Region with eight branch offices and over 300 sales associates. Champion Realty is part of the second-largest home services provider in the U.S. HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. This elite network of companies encompasses 22 market-leading residential real estate brands, more than 16,000 agents and nearly 300 offices across the nation. A strong Champion Realty brand combined with the superior resources of HomeServices enhances our ability to deliver the full suite of integrated homeownership services.