Mickey McBratney Profile
The goal is to give exceptional representation to buyers and sellers in the acquisition, sale or exchange of their real estate property. In each transaction the utmost care must be given to the client’s needs while maintaining only the highest of ethical and professional standards.
Education Background and Designations
After graduating from college and prior to entering the field of real estate, Mickey worked as a registered representative licensed on the New York Stock Exchange as a Municipal Bond Trader for Paine Webber, Jackson and Curtis, a national stock and bond brokerage. It was during this time he honed his business and negotiating skills in the analysis, negotiations, purchase and disposition of a portfolio of municipal bonds which he managed for the company’s stock brokers as well as for the sale to other stock and bond brokerages.
These formative years found Mickey gravitating toward the real estate industry which represents ownership of real property, rather than securities which like in some cases today have questionable underlying assets. Consequently he acquired his State of California real estate license and by the late 1970s he left the investment community and started selling real estate in Manhattan Beach California. While working on a particularly difficult remodeling situation on his own home Mickey met a Manhattan Beach building inspector who would introduce him to his future wife, Diane, a flight attendant with Continental Airlines.
After a few years of marriage Diane unfortunately injured her back on a turbulent flight out of Texas and was forced to retire from Continental. At Mickey’s prodding she studied for and acquired her California real estate license. Over the following years with her outstanding customer service skills and her home remodeling experience the two became an award winning, top producing real estate team.
As the late 1990s unfolded many of Mickey and Diane’s clients began to migrate to the San Diego area. It wasn’t long, after doing thorough research on the area, they sold their home in Manhattan Beach and relocated to North San Diego County, eventually ending up in Del Mar.
Unfortunately tragedy again struck Diane as she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and passed away in 2007 from complications.
Mickey has since her passing rededicated himself to assist his clients with superior representation while taking into account their unique needs and situations in all of San Diego County, but with an emphasis on the north San Diego County coastal areas of Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea and Carlsbad.