Michael was wonderful to with on our home purchase in Big Bear. We were purchasing from out of state but Michael helped make the process easy. He FaceTime with us to do showings so we didn’t have to make multiple trips and we didn’t feel like we missed out on any opportunities. We recommend working with Michael if you’re looking in the Big Bear California area.

Michael made the process to buying my house in huge bear lake extremely easy. His knowledge about big bear and the surrounding areas was a big plus. I wouldn’t recommend using anyone else other than Michael Hoffman.
Eric reynolds

Michael made this process so easy for us. We were looking for a home in Big Bear for six months. We met with Michael one day, he showed us homes well into the late evening and by the weekend we had two offers accepted. He answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend Michael and will definitely use him if the need arises in the future. Thanks Michael!

Michael, thank you for walking us through the process, explaining all the details, being patient with all our questions and understanding exactly what we were looking in purchasing our house. Michael is exactly what you need as an agent and his expertise are superb.

After we decided to seriously begin looking for a vacation home in Big Bear, we quickly found out how competitive the market is in the area, with rapid inventory turnover. To have any hope of securing a great place in the right area of Big Bear, you have to move quickly and find representation who understands the lay of the land. Michael certainly “sees the matrix” of this highly competitive market and possesses all the local knowledge you need to close a deal on your dream vacation home. We were lucky enough to come across him on Zillow and are certain that we would not have been able to secure the perfect vacation home without him. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is serious about real estate purchase in Big Bear!
jonathan r risser

Excellent, patient Realtor. He has been a wealth of knowledge and assisted the entire process of finding and closing on my Bug Bear cabin. Highest of recommendations for the professionalism of Mr. Hoffman.

Michael Hoffman is an incredibly knowledgeable realtor and skilled negotiator who went to bat for us every step of the way. We are very fortunate to have found him!

My fiancé and I had been trying for months to purchase our first home and were having the worst luck at first, partly because we were looking in a highly competitive area. So we decided to switch things up and parted ways with our first agent. Then we started working with Michael. Not only did he get us the first house we put an offer on, but we beat out 10 other offers!

In what has been an extremely difficult year for too many of us, he was able to help us close out 2020 on the highest of notes. Thanks for everything, Michael!

Melissa Weller

Michael is great. Awesome local knowledge and available any time of the day. You’re missing out if he’s not your realtor. We just closed on our home in Moonridge. Thanks again Michael!
Jeroen Quint

Michael is the best in the business! He was extremely thorough and knowledgeable throughout our entire process. With any home purchase there were some scary moments, but every time we had any questions or concerns Michael was there to calm our fears and he knew all the answers. We got a great deal on the beautiful property of our dreams and we couldn’t have done it without him. He is Super-responsive, day and night and we were very lucky to have him as our agent. Sincerely, The Duran Family

We found Michael on Zillow based on the 5 star reviews that he has and we are pleased to say that he lives up to our expectation 100% and more. He is very knowledgeable in the surrounding area and has really great connections. He has many clients at the same time, however, there was not once we felt overlooked. Every single communication was detailed and we can tell he was pouring all of his knowledge in helping us making the most informed decision. We were impressed by his unmatched work ethics and we could not be happier with Michael. Can definitely recommend and will definitely hire him again in our future endeavors. THANK YOU MICHAEL!
Fay Shih

Michael was an excellent resource, we managed to buy the property by outbidding the other two potential buyers by just $1000. His knowledge and contacts in the Big Bear Lake area were a tremendous help not only in closing the deal but moving forward. He was excellent at jumping on top of any issues that arose and helped guide us through all the pitfalls. The only complaint is cell phone service is spotty in the area and a fair amount of communication had to be done with text message instead of a phone call. If you want an agent who is going to fight for you and get the best possible deal in the Big Bear area he is your man.

Michael Hoffman is not a typical “salesman.” He’s not someone in real estate just trying to get the commission. He takes a personal interest in your home buying experience and goes out of his way to satisfy the client. He works all hours of the day and night and will still always respond to you. After closing on my house, I didn’t feel like Michael Hoffman was a realtor but rather a friend. His personality, likability, and work ethic is unmatched. I would highly recommend Michael Hoffman to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. 5 stars.

Michael had great knowledge of the area and the market for short term rentals. We were able to find a home quickly and make an offer the same day. Michael was able to give me some contacts to get started in the STR process. He was pretty responsive with emails and text even though the mountain service is sometimes not the best. I appreciate Michael’s professionalism and speed.

By far the best realtor or had. We will be doing business with him again. Listens well to what we wanted and not just showing us anything on the market.

Michael was great. Very knowledgeable and helpful in not the buying process and introductions to a variety of service providers. Even after the sale he remains helpful and quick to return communications.

Michael has been a great agent for us.
He is very responsive with excellent negotiation skills. He has make our home buying and selling experience easy. We highly recommend him.

Mike Hoffman is absolutely amazing. I’m a first time home buyer and I knew essentially nothing about owning a home. Mike walked me through the steps and was beyond helpful every step of the way. Mike provided the best lender group and really could not have made it a greater experience for me. If it weren’t for Mike and his confidence I probably wouldn’t be owning cabin of my own in big bear right now. Another thing I liked about Mike is that he didn’t judge me or see me differently. I have a social problem where I get treated a little differently because of my young appearance, for example in Vegas I was literally shooed away from gambling tables because the dealers thought I couldn’t have possibly been of age to even gamble. There are thousands of examples of me having received this treatment in my 25 years but the point is that Mike treated me with respect and didn’t think of me as a kid wasting his time despite my physical appearance of looking like a 15 year old and I cannot stress how much better that made me feel. Buying a home especially for the first time is a huge deal and Mike saw in me what I wish others could see in me as well. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me Mike and I wish nothing but the best for you and your family as you’ve enhanced the lives of mine.

This guy goes above and beyond! He is the epitome of responsive and will go the extra mile for you too. Give him a call today to buy or sell and consider it done! We couldn’t have been happier.

I cannot say enough great things about Michael Hoffman and his team. From the moment I talked with him ( literally 10 minutes after a cold contact on Zillow ) to the time we submitted a contract less than two weeks later, he was a great resource of local knowledge, an energetic dynamo, a very honest advisor, tireless, hardworking, very warm and genuine, and effective. There’s a reason he’s a top salesman every year, and having been born and raised in Big Bear, he is the local expert. He is even helping us after closing find handymen, contractors, etc. What a guy, and we feel lucky to have had him as an agent and now as a friend. In addition, his team is very communicative, competent, and available as well. Jessica is a gem.

Michael was able to get us a signed purchase agreement in a competitive environment in Big Bear. We are grateful for the purchase through him. He answered all of our questions & helped whenever necessary through the whole purchase process.

Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with. He was there for us and made the whole process an amazing experience. We definitely recommend contacting him.

Michael was able to find us the cabin of our dreams and negotiate the price to what we felt comfortable with. He is a true expert in the area, he loves what he does, and it shows in his attentiveness. We’ll definitely be using him again!

Michael was very helpful in helping us find the best hone for our family. He knows the area very well, and we are confident that our new home is the right choice.

Michael was very helpful throughout the entire process to get our dream home. Our escrow closed on time and no problems. Thanks Michael! I highly recommend him!

Michael went above and beyond for us in a rather difficult real estate transaction. We had many late night calls to figure it all out but in the end we got our dream home in the mountains. Thank you Michael for all you did for us to make it happen!

Michael is a one of kind guy who is highly driven, with a lot of local knowledge, and insights. I am very appreciative of the the many times I received a timely response to even the smallest question. Michael was an integral part of us getting our home in a very competitive market. He understood what it takes to make a winning offer and is extremely friendly and approachable.

This agent was very patient and went to great lengths to get us exactly what we were looking for. Plus, awesome life advice. Thanks Michael! I believe a friendship has been established and I trust him with all future real estate needs.
caleb moore

Nothing short of excellent. Helpful throughout the entire process. Felt more like we were working alongside a friend. Answered concerns & helped out 24/7.
Collin Michaud

He sold my home in one day. My wife and I found out replacement home with in 2 weeks. He negotiated the price down by 15,000$. I highly recommend him

Michael was wonderful throughout the entire process. He connected us with a fantastic lender and contractor. Our escrow closed without any problems. Would highly recommend him!

Michael was great in working with our needs helping to show us all the options in our price range, he was very knowledgeable about the local market and made the process easy along with good recommendations on people to work with in the process.

I have not purchased a house in a while. Thanks to Michael I was able to get the right house at the right price. His expertise in Real-estate and knowledge of the Big Bear Valley smoothed any bumps in the road. Thanks to Michael we were able to close in about 30 days
de leonvr

Michael is a great realtor full of knowledge of the Big Bear area. It was a pleasure working with him. He is full of information and will send you listening daily.

Mike was very accommodating to our schedule and needs. When we found the house we had to have Mike worked until 11:30 pm to put our offer in as the house was going to be shown in an open house the next day. Through his diligence he was able to get the sellers to commit to the deal before noon the following day.

Michael did an impressive job with finding us the right house and helping us throughout the entire process. Hopefully one day we will work together again!

Michael was very quick to respond to our inquiry and we liked his enthusiasm. He was very helpful in getting our offer submitted and accepted. He was very knowledgeable about government lease standards.

My wife and I were happy with Michael and his ability to deal with the sellers agent. He and his staff were knowledgeable and attentive through the process.

We worked with Mr. Hoffman during our search for a cabin in the Big Bear area. Our experience with him could not have been better! He helped us make an offer within the hour after viewing the home and helped us negotiate the offer to get an awesome deal on our cabin. He has a wealth of knowledge and know-how in the area which he shared with us to help us in our decision to set up a vacation rental property. If you are looking to buy a home in the area, this is your guy! Highly recommend.

Shawn Hoffman was a great resource for us in our purchase of our second home/vacation rental in Big Bear. His experience and knowledge of the area were exceptional. Since he lives in Big Bear it was great getting the insight of the local Day to day activities, and he also has experience in vocational rentals. This was very valuable to us, he was able to answer and clarify any questions or concerns. When we found the home that we all loved, Shawn was quick to come-up with an aggressive offer and getting us an accepted offer. We appreciate his hard work , professionalism, and friendliness hey provided us at all times through our purchase. We will definitely be working with Shawn in the near future for our real estate needs in Big Bear, and he is now a friend of the family.

Very professional and resourceful. As a woman I felt comfortable working with Shawn. He’s very knowledgeable about the area and gave great safety input.

Our realtor Shawn (aka Michael) was a pleasure to work with…a true professional and extremely knowledgeable about the local Big Bear area. He helped us find a new home in record time. He was diligent, thorough and could be reached all at times. We also enjoyed his humor, especially the final walk through….the narration via FaceTime was exactly what we needed and entertaining at the same time, since we couldn’t be physically present for the verification of property when our house closed. We would highly recommend him to our friends and family and will stay in touch.

Great negotiator and very helpful in all aspect of the purchase transaction.
Excellent communication and has great insight to local real estate market conditions.

I have bought and sold my homes in big bear since 2008 . Shawn has always been my agent and I am continually impressed by his expertise and his motivation to really get things done. I will always use him for my transactions and would recommend others to do the same ..

Michael was great. He was extremely helpful, answered all of our questions, and was available either in person or over the phone pretty much whenever we needed him. Very quick, informative response to emails as well. Thanks, Shawn!