Premiere Estates Auction Company prides itself on being the worldwide leader in accelerated marketing services and auctioneers of exceptional properties. We attribute our successes to our incredible client base, but equally to our dedicated team of consummate professionals. Each month, we’ll spotlight a selected employee and discuss experiences at Premiere Estates, his or her expertise, and provide a day to day perspective of their duties and passions outside of work.
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Join us this month for our spotlight on Michael Schwartz, VP of National Sales. Michael has been responsible for the auction and sale of some of the most high profile luxury estates in the United States, including the historic Brandon Plantation, and Pat Croce’s stunning estate located in Villanova, PA.
Name: Michael Schwartz
Role: Vice President, National Sales
Where are you from and where did you attend school? From Philadelphia, PA. Graduated Abraham Lincoln High School, Graduated University of Miami, FL with BBA majoring in Business Management, minored in Marketing.
How did you end up in Manhattan Beach with Premiere Estates? I moved out to California after selling my interests in the family clothing manufacturing company. I was responsible for opening a chain of high end clothing boutiques and sold them right before the economic downturn.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? I enjoy downtime at the beach with my beautiful wife and daughter, working out at the gym to decompress and cooking for family and friends.
When and why did you join Premiere? Auctions always fascinated me. I was introduced to auctions at a very young age in Philadelphia where I attended art auctions and personal property auctions with my parents. Premiere gave me the opportunity to work for two of my greatest passions, real estate and auctions.
What is your primary role? Primary Role is to expand Premiere’s brand nationally by arranging presentations, recruiting for new sales associates and of course my job of sourcing and managing new auctions
What’s a typical day like for you? Exciting. Get to work, return emails, return calls, prospect for new business with various business sectors such as real estate agents, attorneys, banks. Meet with marketing to create or review new marketing material for an upcoming auction or presentation. Communicate with the BDOs that I manage. Do follow up work with past agents that I have had the privilege to work with.
What career advice do you have to offer? Be passionate, know your product. Be all in with your efforts or else you’re all out.