About Mike


Mike Gar is a real estate professional and business leader based in Northville, MI. A graduate of The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Mike has 24 years of corporate experience in the fields of global logistics and business management in addition to 13 years as a real estate agent.

While developing his career in the corporate workplace, Mike realized his passion for real estate and obtained his Michigan real estate license in 2004. After starting out as a part-time agent at a prominent national real estate franchise, Mike realized that his clients were being charged excessive transaction fees and he decided to move to an independent brokerage, National Realty Centers. Since joining the firm in 2008, Mike’s business has expanded into a full-time operation and National Realty Centers has grown from 15 agents to over 225 in three Detroit-area offices: Northville, Livonia, and Birmingham.

Mike’s wife, Jen, has supported the growth of the business by serving as the Team Administrator and Client Coordinator for all of Mike’s real estate transactions. Together, they focus on providing an unparalleled, personalized approach centered on real solutions and their clients’ experience. Today, Mike and Jen passionately serve the loyal clientele that they have cultivated over the years.

While Mike’s primary focus is traditional residential real estate sales, he has developed several areas of expertise, including: investment properties, probate sales, For Sale by Owner support, lease options, land contracts, new construction, short sales/distressed properties, and new agent mentoring. Mike also spent six years as a mortgage loan originator and is currently an active real estate investor, both of which provide additional market perspective to his clients.

Mike takes pride in working exclusively by referral. If you would like to meet with Mike to discuss your real estate aspirations or needs, or if you would like to refer a client, please fill out the “Get in Touch” form on the right side of this page or email Mike directly at mikegar@real-mi.com and he will respond to you promptly.