Born and raised in Southern California, Michael Calcagno fell in love with Santa Barbara during the summers he spent here as a child, and went on to attend both Brooks Institute and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Michael began his career in real estate in 2005, and within one year he was recognized in the top 1% of real estate producers in Santa Barbara. Within three years, he was in the top 1% of his brokerage’s agents worldwide, and has continued his high-ranking trend ever since. Together with business partner Nancy Hamilton and their team, Michael closes $100+ million year after year. His professional affiliations include the National, California and Santa Barbara Associations of Realtors.
Michael believes Santa Barbara represents a vibrant, world-class lifestyle rather than just a place to live, and credits his success to both his love of real estate as well as his strong negotiating, marketing, and contractual skills, gained from previous experience in the field of entertainment management. His attention to detail, relationship-building skills, and ability to connect with people have made him well-liked in the real estate community; many of his clients turn into his friends. He is passionate about finding the right property for a client or helping them negotiate the sale of their existing home, utilizing his in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market and neighborhoods, as well as his strong communication skills.
Michael also keeps busy raising his two young sons, Henry and James. Since becoming a father, Michael has developed an entirely new appreciation of Santa Barbara and its many family-oriented activities; their favorites include the Natural History Museum, the Sea Center on Stern’s Wharf, and the MOXI
When he’s not tending to the needs of his clients and colleagues, Michael enjoys just about every ocean-based water sport, as well as fly fishing on his family’s Montana Ranch. He is also working towards his pilot’s license, sharing a passion for flying with his oldest son.