About Us

How it All Began with Col. Mike
Mike’s love of being an Auctioneer and Estate Sales started when he was young growing up in Maryland, where Estate and Consignment Auctions are held nearly every day of the week.

Having a few family friends that were Auctioneers for Estates and Cattle Sales, kept Mike constantly in touch and intrigued with the “fast talking and fast paced” Auctioneer lifestyle.

In 1981 Mike started his own Construction company, “CNM Contractors” Where he began designing and building custom stick built, and post & beam homes. Mike’s vast knowledge of home construction, and Commercial building trades, gives him the ability to better explain and sell the features of the Homes his clients were Investing in.

In the 90’s Mike began a career in Sales soon becoming the Sales Manager of Sheehy Ford.

Sheehy Ford is still one of the largest auto dealerships in MD. This is where Mike learned his love of selling and helping people, but most importantly the art of listening in order to learn his Client’s needs.

Just for kicks, Mike created a TV show “Hookin’ to Cookin’ with Captain Mike”.
The show aired for 5 years with the format of Mike “The Captain” fishing anywhere and everywhere on the East Cost of the United States, from Canada to the Florida Keys, catching and then cooking up the fresh catch of the day.

This is what instilled in Mike, the love of the Florida Keys and the desire to move to and enjoy the Keys lifestyle.

Several years ago, Mike and his Wife Suzy completed their goal of permanently moving to the Florida Keys.

They started their Real Estate Sales Career's and one of the most successful Vacation Rental Management Companies in The Florida Keys.

A few Years ago Mike was asked and graciously accepted to be the Auctioneer for a local club, raising money for Breast Cancer.

This rekindled his love for live auctions. Merging his past skills of Business Ownership, Sales Management, and adding his passion for Auctions, Mike began to see the light.

“I could live in paradise and help others by conducting Live Auctions”

Thus was born – Auction In The Keys and Florida Keys Estate Sales.

Mike is a Graduate of Florida Auctioneer Academy and holds license number AU52gbrish

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