meet the author
Mike Barbanica is the broker/owner of Blue Line Real Estate & Property Management, an international best selling real estate author, a real estate coach and is often hired to give expert testimony as it relates to real estate. He initially started his career with the Pittsburg Police Department where he served 21 years and retired in 2007 as a police lieutenant. He was able to work in all areas of the department including those involving the day to day operations of the organization. He ran a portion of the patrol division, a street level narcotics team, the training and recruiting division and several other areas of the department.
In 2007, the country was experiencing the start of a massive mortgage meltdown and people were losing their homes. Mike and his wife Kristine decided to embark on a journey to help people looking for a home and especially those facing homelessness with finding a rental where their family could live. As we recovered from that market, together they continued on this path and ultimately opened a property management company, which thrives today and manages residential and commercial property throughout the bay area.
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In 2012 the Blue Line offices and the agents were awarded the honor of the California Hawaii Region “Outstanding Brokerage of the Year” and that same year Mike was awarded the region's Broker of the Year. In 2013, he was invited to become a Catalyst Broker, giving all three offices the prestigious Catalyst office status.
Mike is an international real estate, business and personal coach and is honored to be working with agents and other business owners, successfully helping these people to build very successful businesses inside and outside of the United States. He is very fortunate to work with other real estate professionals that are all leaders within the industry and is often asked to speak as a leader within the industry to help owners, tenants, buyers and sellers as well as other agents intent on building a business.
Mike and his team take property management very seriously and work with owners from all over the world. There is no property too big or small that he won’t tackle. In 2020 he decided that he didn’t like what he was seeing with local politics and how they affect the community, especially in terms of housing and decided to get involved. He currently serves as a local politician within a Bay Area city.