Michael Furino’s outgoing personality, integrity, and positive outlook is what makes working with him to buy or sell a home such a wonderful and fulfilling experience. His persistence, strong work ethic, and ability to understand and implement modern marketing and advertising strategies are all unique qualities that will help make each transaction a success.
Michael has achieved some of the company’s most prestigious awards including:
#400 Overall Ranked Individual Agent In NY State (2021)
Ranked #15 Agent (By Volume) & #16 Agent (By GCI) For Long Island – 2021
Pinnacle Award Winner (Top 8% of Agents) – 2021
Top 20 Realtors Under 40 – Long Island Region
Rookie Of The Year – Long Island region
Prior to pursuing his passion for real estate, Michael enjoyed a career on Wall Street where he traded oil & gas futures on the NYMEX and quickly learned how to function at a high level in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. His professional experiences have instilled in him the importance of being analytical, employing very thorough research, and meticulous attention to detail.
Michael received his B.S. in finance and his M.B.A. in marketing & management from St. John’s University.
Michael is a firm believer in giving back and is particularly passionate for helping children. In response for this passion, Michael started a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 2013 called “Be The Best Sport,” which provides sports and recreational services for children and adults with special needs.
The program has grown significantly and is now offered across Long Island and services several thousand children each year from Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. He has received several awards and recognitions for his service including:
•Received the Nassau County Independence Party Freedom Award
•Chosen as an Honoree at The 12th Annual Woodbury Ball For Autism
•Featured on Verizon FIOS “Heroes On Our Island” TV special
Michael is also an active member and volunteers his time for other organizations dedicated to helping children including but not limited to:
•The Rotary Club of the Gold Coast
•The Knights of Columbus
•The Port Washington/Manhasset Kiwanis Club
Michael grew up in Port Washington and was a resident for 20 years before buying a home with his wife and son. His vast knowledge of the North Shore of Long Island schools, community, and social scene will help you find the home of your dreams. He is determined to provide the very best service by being accessible, having open communication, and responding quickly to his clients needs.
What Has Enabled You To Be Successful?
I believe my prior business ventures and experience help me in a big way when it comes to working in real estate. I treat every day as if I am running a Fortune 500 company whether it comes to customer service, marketing, branding, social media, sales, etc.
I invest heavily in my business to ensure a streamlined client experience from beginning to end. My contact and guidance do not stop once the purchase or sale is complete as I stay in touch with all of my clients and make sure I am always there for them to answer any question they have or be a resource to them.
I am willing to do what it takes to get the deal closed no matter what (removing bags and bags of garbage at the last minute that clients did not dispose of before final walkthroughs while in a full suit has become a more common theme lately amongst many more glamourous stories).
I keep a clear and constant line of communication with the client so that they know what is going on every step of the way whether I have good news or bad for them.