Mike Cotter San Clemente Homes
Meet Mike Cotter
Meet Mike Cotter

San Clemente Real EstateEarning your partnership... I think it begins with a commitment to understanding your needs and goals. I take pride in educating clients and in illuminating options. I also have the skill, experience and discipline to make it happen.

--- Mike Cotter

Earning your Partnership with commitment, experience and discipline. These are simple values, an attitude, a way of life.

Mike bought his first piece of real estate at 26 years old and earned a California Real Estate Broker License shortly thereafter. Since then, in addition to his real estate brokerage activities, Mike has bought, sold, leased, managed, marketed or syndicated single family residences, condominiums, income units, raw land, commercial buildings and business opportunities for his own and his family's account.

He has taught a Department of Real Estate-approved continuing education course on real estate syndication. He has made presentations before the California Municipal Treasurers Association, the California Society of Finance Officers, local governments, service clubs and charitable organizations. Mike has published over 300 real estate and financial advice columns and industry articles in periodicals and newspapers such as the North County Times, the San Clemente Times, the Orange County Register and the San Clemente Sun Post News.

Mike first glimpsed San Clemente as a young man on a slow-moving passenger train. The brief experience changed his life. He shares that powerful moment in an excerpt from a Sun Post News Article.

San Clemente California REALTOR®Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Finance degree from San Diego State University, graduating with High Honors.

In addition, Mike has completed the following college level full-semester real estate courses:

Real Estate Principals
Real Estate Practice
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Economics
Real Estate Property Management
Legal Aspects of Real Estate

Mike has also completed over 300 hours of real estate continuing education in the following subjects:

Real Estate Agency
Real Estate Ethics
Fair Housing
Trust Fund Handling
Consumer Service
Consumer Protection

Mike is a member of the National, California, and Orange County Associations of Realtors. As a Realtor, he has taken an oath to abide by a strict Code of Ethics. Mike knows San Clemente, and is well connected in town. He is President of the Spanish Village Foundation. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Clemente Historical Society and the San Clemente Downtown Business Association.

At the San Clemente Historical Society sponsored "Mayor's Walk" in the Pier Bowl, from left to right: Fred Divel, founder of the Historical Society in 1973, Lois Divel, Matriarch of San Clemente, Jeff Hook, Planner for the City of San Clemente, Mayor Lori Donchak, Historical Society President Georgette Korsen, Mike Cotter, Tim Brown, City Council Member, and Joe Anderson, Former Mayor.
For donating 1000 "Fishcarts to Fiestas" San Clemente history books to third grade classes, members of the Historical Society are recognized by the Capistrano Unified School District Board.
Presenting a $1000.00 check to the Historical Society are, left to right, Colin Forkner, Chief Executive Officer and Michael Hahn, President & Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Coast National Bank. Receiving the donation are Lee Van Slyke, Vice President of the Society, and Mike Cotter, President.
Mike is Chair of the Historical Society's "Landmarks on Del Mar" Pedestrian Rest Area project in partnership with the DBA and the City of San Clemente. At recent planning session are, from left to right, Lee Van Slyke, past President of the San Clemente Historical Society; Michael King, renowned tile artist; Mike Cotter; and Michael Kaupp, past President of the San Clemente Downtown Business Association.
As President of the San Clemente Historical Society, Mike was appointed in to a 10-member task force to help develop a Historic Landmarks Preservation Ordinance for the City. At left, Mike addresses the San Clemente City Council on historical preservation issues.
Mike currently writes a Real Estate Advisor Column for the San Clemente Sun Post News, explaining the latest developments in the San Clemente real estate market. His thorough tracking of local residential and income property statistics and trends, along with his being frequently quoted in local real estate articles, has earned him the nickname, "Mr. San Clemente Real Estate."
Mike also holds FREE real estate webinars. These are based on his critically acclaimed seminars which have taught hundreds. Become a local expert! Check out the schedule for the next webinar: "What You Need to Know About San Clemente Real Estate."
Mike keeps his past clients and regular investors up to date with the hottest local real estate statistics.
Mike's hobbies include guitar, photography and collecting antique camera memorabilia. Every morning he walks to the San Clemente Pier, getting coffee at The Coffee Bean, the Calypso Cafe, the Aloha Coffee Hut or the Beach Garden Cafe. (Shari always has a big smile!)
Call Mike today at (949) 322-6009. He wants to earn your partnership. And he knows San Clemente.
Mike Cotter, Broker Associate, DRE #00806890
Century 21 O.M.A., 229 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
Mobile 949.322.6009, Fax 949.492.7850
E-mail Mike@MCotter.com
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