Michael Fitzpatrick on How to Maximize and Streamline Property Investments

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on February 2, 2024

If you’re investing in property somewhere like Waukesha County, Wisconsin, you don’t want to waste unnecessary time and money. Your real estate agent is your biggest tool—partnering with one who knows what they’re talking about could help secure your ideal sale or purchase in record time.

Michael Fitzpatrick has seen all sides of the real estate market. An investment expert, he leads The Cheesy Investors, a group of over 1,500 members that began after Michael made several successful rental purchases. This experience has sharpened his ability to serve his clients as a Realtor at Fitz Listings LLC, part of First Weber Realtors.

Today, the Lake Country Realtor is exceeding expectations across Waukesha County. In 2023, he landed in the top 20% at First Weber’s Delafield office, at the pinnacle of the state’s real estate industry.

These are unsteady times, making uncovering his unique grasp of the market more vital. Here’s how an ambitious entrepreneur became an investment maestro with a case to be the best real estate agent in Wisconsin:

The inception of an investment expert

“I grew up with a passion to serve the community starting at a very young age,” the Lake Country Realtor illustrates. “I began selling lemonade to the neighbors and going door to door asking if I could help with yard work.”

“I graduated to the workforce and eventually joined Weissgerber’s Golden Mast on Okauchee Lake, where I worked my way up to a head training position while simultaneously obtaining my bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin,” he continues.

Michael Fitzpatrick’s expertise didn’t take long to manifest on a new frontier. He purchased his first duplex in 2016, quickly snowballing into an investment enterprise with a partner. The period laid the groundwork for The Cheesy Investors and his success as a Lake Country Realtor at First Weber.

Methods to maximize money

Getting the optimum financial outcome isn’t just about profits; it’s also about ensuring the property you purchase is right for you. In the digital age, it’s easy to think every investor is on the same playing field. But in Waukesha County, Michael believes getting the right real estate agent can open up opportunities you never thought possible.

“I find deals off-market when my buyers aren’t finding what they want,” the Lake Country Realtor reveals. “Finding homes in this market was a struggle for many buyers. But I was able to find multiple homes for my buyers this year that hadn’t yet reached the regular MLS (multiple listings service) market.”

Streamlining in this context is about making sure you don’t waste hours making offers that will get rejected or selling a property for less than it’s worth unnecessarily. Michael Fitzpatrick’s buyers never have to make more than three offers to get accepted, while sellers always receive their recommended price.

Leading the Waukesha locality

Michael Fitzpatrick’s industry leadership began when he launched his 1,500-strong investment group. Recent times have proven his influence as a real estate agent is undeniable.

“Many realtors struggled this year, as our market saw  20% fewer homes on the market year over year,” he says. “But I had my best year making the top 20% in the top office of the top brokerage in the state.”

Michael Fitzpatrick credits his durability to energy, attention, and customer service. When backed up by an entrepreneurial background and investment know-how, these three cornerstones almost guarantee success in any climate.

As he weaves through the landscape of Waukesha County real estate, securing sales and delivering dreams, Michael Fitzpatrick has a grounded, humble motivation: “Don’t waste time getting confused in the vast world of real estate—use a true resource to navigate the market.”

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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