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Meet Michael Milano and Nick McNaboe, best-selling authors and local real estate experts in Marin County, California.

Hometown: Marin County, California, U.S.

Best quote from their story: To sum it up in one phrase, “We are old friends who share the same values.” As Realtors we have been working together since early 2020, however, we have been friends since childhood. Although our career paths into real estate were quite different, our goals for our business are uniform. The values that we share — honesty, integrity, and collaboration — offer us the platform to which we conduct our business. Without these shared values we wouldn’t function well as a team and worse, our clients would not get what they deserve.”

Michael and Nick’s business philosophy: “Our approach to business is simple and uncomplicated. Although I [Michael] have been working in the industry since 2007 and Nick since 2020, our business acumen is in sync. Our partnership is synergistic and yet we both bring different things to the table.”

“Even when we are met with challenges, our goal of steering transactions towards success is paramount. Regardless of what challenges we may face, we regroup and re-strategize together.”

More About Michael

Michael was an avid athlete growing up, playing various sports throughout Junior College but being a pitcher in baseball was his favorite. The first ‘sales job’ he ever had was selling Cutco Knives and in less than a year he was running his own branch office in Marin County. His team grew to 35 sales reps whom he interviewed, hired, trained and coached successfully. 

He later went on to finish his AA at the College of Marin and transferred to San Francisco State. While attending SFSU, he worked for the San Francisco CBS affiliate and directly after, in the sports department. He ended that career after witnessing how unhealthy and unhappy his colleagues were. He went into real estate in 2007 and has been full-time ever since.

The team concept is something Michael absolutely loves to deploy to the real estate market. “Our team members all have their individual strengths and collectively, we all complement each other really well. We strive to create the absolute best experience for our clients before, during and well after the real estate transaction,” Michael describes.

Michael spends all of his time with his family when he is not working and enjoys every moment he can with them as they grow up so quickly. He is in awe of his wife Thalia on a daily basis as a mother, teacher, wife and social justice advocate. 

She is absolutely amazing and they have three children together (with a fourth due in November, ‘21): Maximilian, seven years old; Camila, five years old; Jonas, 3 years old; and a baby boy — name TBD. 

More About Nick

I’ve been working in five star guest services since I was 15 and I’ve been the employee of the month 8 times in my life.  As I couldn’t afford college, I worked my way through Santa Rosa Junior College where I was accepted to the Dean’s list from which I  eventually received acceptance to every UC in California! Choosing the University of California Santa Barbara, I received a degree in Accounting and Economics. 

My family support throughout my life has given me a strong moral compass. Everyone I’ve met and interacted with will agree. My integrity and reputation today stems from my upbringing and having amazing parents and family. I am truly blessed to have them by my side and be raised in Marin County. “It is my honor to do business here and I will not let you down.”

As part of a dynamic real estate team, I am fortunate to work with some of the best in the industry. I enjoy making people’s lives easier and better and it is with intention that I ensure my clients and teammates feel listened to and appreciated.


What people are saying about the MNM Team.

“Fantastic experience, very seamless. We had a fantastic experience working with MNM Bay Area! They were very knowledgeable about the market and quick to respond with our questions and concerns while listening to what we were looking for. Michael and Nick made our first home buying process very seamless.” —Zach & Sara

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“From the moment we met Michael, we knew we were dealing with someone who was intelligent, honest, well-intentioned, and deeply knowledgeable about his industry and the areas he serves.

As a family man himself, we knew that we could count on Michael to make the process of selling our home (with our two young kids and three pets) as painless as possible — and he delivered. Our timeline was followed flawlessly, and when surprises arose, as they inevitably do, Michael took charge and fulfilled his role above-and-beyond expectation. 

We cannot recommend Michael highly enough and know that several friends and family members have him in their minds as their future real estate agent after seeing him come through for us. We knew our target price, and we achieved it — and then some. Our gratitude for that and so much more goes straight to Michael.

Michael is genuine, uses his wealth of knowledge to best serve his clients, and most importantly, is an exceptional real estate agent in a market where expertise and having your finger on the pulse are truly invaluable.” —Sarah and Adam L.

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“When it came time for us to sell our beloved home in Novato we quickly realized that, as busy professionals, we were going to need more help than what you typically get from a realtor.  Luckily, we were introduced via a friend to Nick McNaboe. From the moment we met Nick, we knew he was the right fit for us.  Nick immediately understood our needs and was willing and able to assist with making the sale of our home as stress free as possible.  He is an excellent communicator and extremely organized, even providing a project plan to track everything that needed to be done and by whom.

Nick coordinated and managed all aspects of the move from getting our home ready, including debris cleanup, interior painting, window washing, staging to coordinating packers and movers to ensure we were set up for success in our new home. 

Nick is fantastic to work with. He cares about you and your situation like a friend. He is invested in his work and not afraid to roll up his sleeves- he came out and personally power washed our flagstone paths and sport court.  He operates with transparency and integrity, making every effort to meet expectations and deliverables. Throughout the entire process he worked closely with third party vendors and everything was managed seamlessly.  While we were on a one week vacation, Nick had the painters, stagers and all four inspections coordinated and completed. Nick made the house preparation process painless for us – I am not sure how we would have accomplished all of this otherwise.

When it came time to list our property, both Nick, and his business partner Michael, worked together to ensure we timed the property listing and marketing of our home to achieve the very best outcome. Together Nick and Michael achieved the sales result we were hoping for and we could not be more pleased! We truly had a team of experts available through Nick. We are grateful for the outstanding home selling experience and new friendships made.  Nick exceeded our expectations in every way.  We look forward to working with him again and highly recommend him to our friends and family!”

~Deric & Jennifer H.

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