Michael Burns – Residential Real Estate Professional | REALTOR®
North Carolina License # 311681
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage | Gurrera & Associates
Michael Burns is a licensed REALTOR® and Broker affiliated with the number one real estate company in the southeast region, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. He is a member of the award-winning Michelle Gurrera & Associates team, serving North Carolina’s Wilmington, Leland, Wrightsville & Carolina Beach areas. Michael represents buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions, including the purchase or sale of single-family homes, condos, and land - with an emphasis on relocations, first-time buyers, and serving active military and fellow veterans.
Known for maintaining a high-level of integrity, delivering superior customer service, and providing consistent communication, Michael’s priority is to quickly and efficiently achieve his clients’ desired results. He closely collaborates with clients to guide them through the critical decision-making and strategic planning involved in a complicated real estate transaction. He uses his knowledge of local conditions and current market data to analyze offers or determine competitive sales prices. While serving in the US Army, Michael received extensive training in negotiations and conflict resolution enabling him to successfully negotiate the best sale or purchase price for the local market.
Motivated to build industry knowledge, Michael has made a commitment to developing his skills through continuing education and regularly attends a wide variety of training courses relevant to the Real Estate industry. In 2019, he earned The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification from the National Association of Realtors making him an expert in relocations - specifically for active and former members of the military, Department of Defense, and their families.
When working with Michael Burns, each client can expect to receive a complimentary consultation to define the client’s unique situation, assess their needs, and determine objectives. All exclusive listings receive value-added services, such as a complimentary staging consultation, professional photography and measuring, and a detailed draft of the floor plan.
Additionally, the Michelle Gurrera & Associates team has developed a robust "Resource Partner Program"; which offers clients convenience, helpful tips, and exclusive access to trusted vendors and contractors including a preferred title company, attorneys, lenders, property & termite inspectors, and repair & renovations specialists.
Active in the community, Michael is a 4 -year resident of North Carolina. He and his family live in the Monkey Junction / Veterans Park neighborhood in New Hanover County. When not working with clients, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and their six children, and their pet giant schnauzer, Bogie. He is also an aviation and weapons expert, earning his commercial pilot license in 2018 and providing professional weapons training as an Assistant Pistol / Rifle Instructor with the Warrior Poet Society.
Michael Burns is a native of Kansas, moving to North Carolina after serving over twenty (20) years as an active member of the US Army, where he was stationed in numerous locations across the USA. While serving in the military, Michael held a variety of leadership roles, including ground operations with the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment and Instructor Pilot; conducting air assault and medivac operations with aviation units at Fort Rucker, Fort Riley, Fort Bragg, and in multiple combat environments.
Michael was recognized for services rendered during multiple deployments earning a Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, and an Air Medal. He has also graduated from Ranger, Sniper, and Airborne, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Schools, as well as the Survive, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) program. Michael is also an aviation and weapons expert, earning his commercial fixed wing pilot license and providing professional weapons training as an Assistant Pistol / Rifle Instructor with the Warrior Poet Society.
Michael met his wife in middle school. He and his wife have six very active children - four who are currently attending public school and two who are attending universities. Michael and his family are active members of the LifePoint Church at Pine Valley.
My family and I moved to North Carolina from an overseas location in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2020). As first time homebuyers, we had plenty of stressors; however, Mike made the process smooth and simple.
Mike was attentive to our housing "wants" and was a huge advocate on our behalf for pushing the escrow process along. My wife and I had plenty of questions about the whole process, and Mike was more than forthcoming with a layman's version of what to expect. Mike's advice through the negotiation process was invaluable and we ended up closing well below asking and the true value of the home.
I highly recommend Mike to any potential homebuyer. I will certainly be keeping him in mind for any future real estate needs in this area.
We came down to Wilmington from NY looking for our forever home. We started out doing multiple open houses and met many real estate agents in the process. We were hoping to find someone who stood out to us as exceptional, someone who understood the search and relocation process from another state. That's when we found Michael Burns! We instantly connected and knew he met all of our requirements. He was not only knowledgeable, but personable as well. He was the ONLY agent from every open house that stayed in contact with us. When we came back to Wilmington the second time Michael Burns spent an entire 8 hour day with us looking at possible homes. We didnt even know what we were looking for until he drove us to Carolina Beach. We fell in love with the area so Michael spent another day with us searching for the right house on Carolina Beach. Not only did Michael find us the right house, he found us our dream home! From there he referred us to the perfect mortgage broker, inspector, etc. He advised us during a bidding war giving us the BEST advice which ultimately won us our house!! Michael checked on us daily throughout our closing process and walked us through every step of a mail-away closing. He even went back to the house to check things out for us since we were in NY. We came back the third time as official Carolina Beach residents and as personal friends of Michael Burns and his family. We wish we could give Michael 100 stars for the attention, knowledge and service he provided us. We will be forever grateful for everything he did for us to find us our forever home....on the beach!!