Michael Taylor

Luxury Property Specialist

Michael Taylor
Over the past 41, years Mike has worked successfully in the banking and real estate industries. The first 18 years of his career were spent as a senior executive of both LA-based, Topa Savings Bank (formally known as Bel Air Savings and Loan) and Topa Thrift and Loan, which were owned by his mentor, John E. Anderson, for whom the UCLA Anderson School of Management is named. Mike was instrumental in successfully navigating the institutions through the Savings and Loan crisis of the early 90′s and was a key contributor in the successful negotiations to sell the Institutions to a Midwest bank holding company in late 1996.

Mike directly supervised a portfolio of over $2 billion in real estate loans and was hands-on in the supervision of all litigation matters, REO Sales and problem loan work outs.

After the sale of the company, Mike was President and CEO of Royal Bank, a small bank in Los Angeles, for a brief period of time and guided the owners and Board of Directors in achieving approval of a consolidation plan from the Federal banking regulators.

In mid 1997, Mike switched hats and became one of the country’s most successful Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential sales agents. Mike and his team ranked nationally as one of the top 10 Company Teams, (out of 64,000 agents) 8 times. Mike has also earned the honor of being the Company's Number 1 Rancho Santa Fe Team for 15 of the last 18 years. Mike is no stranger to selling Luxury Homes. He was the co-listing agent for one of only two homes that have sold above $20,000,000 in Rancho Santa Fe.

Mike grew up in Mesa Arizona, attending the University of Arizona on a basketball scholarship, and completed his education while working full-time in the banking industry, earning his Bachelor of Law (1982) and his Juris Doctorate (1983) degrees from Western State University College of Law (now known as Thomas Jefferson School of Law) located here in San Diego.

Having spent 41 years in real estate sales and real estate banking, Mike is uniquely qualified to assist homeowners with the pricing, negotiations and sale of their homes

Mike’s in-depth knowledge of the market and his management, financial and legal back ground, coupled with his unwavering commitment to helping his clients achieve their real estate goals, make him the ideal real estate professional to sell your home.