Michael Draper

    Michael Draper

    The year was 2006, property values were skyrocketing, homes were
    at a premium and it was clearly the best time ever for a young real estate
    enthusiast to step out on his own and open a new brokerage ¿ oh wait, it
    wasn¿t. 



    Mike Draper had always said he did not want to be a typical,
    pencil-pushing, clock-punching employee, and as the real estate market went up
    in flames around him in the 2008 crash, it was quite clear he had gotten his
    wish. Yet as other businesses were paring services and cutting corners, Mike¿s
    solution was to build a foundation and establish an ethic that focused less on
    making the sale at any cost and more on fashioning a harmonious relationship
    among buyer, seller and broker that would put the right person into the right
    home at the right price.



    Turns out, paying attention to clients is the way to weather
    financial storms. Who knew?



    If there is a hint of chess grandmaster Gary Kasperov in Mike¿s
    modus operandi, he readily admits it. ¿I like being able to have an idea,
    develop that idea into a strategy, implement that strategy and realize either
    the success or failure of that idea,¿ he said. ¿I¿m constantly learning each
    and every day.¿



    He enjoys sharing those lessons with his agents, hearing their
    concerns and helping them better engage with their clients. Mike doesn¿t like
    selling, he likes connecting. This of course will be a keen disappointment to
    those who enjoy being herded into a purchase they¿re not comfortable with by a
    slick-talking sales rep, but for them there are always used car lots.



    Buying a home is indeed an emotional experience, but Mike counsels
    his agents to minimize the emotion and instead focus on each property¿s
    strengths and weaknesses. That way, with their eyes open, a client is more
    likely to settle in a new home that will be a long-term joy.



    An agent, Mike believes, works for the buyer and seller but also
    the community. ¿Because a strong, vibrant community fosters stable
    neighborhoods and personal opportunity, we know how important it is to be
    engaged, Mike says in his company¿s mission statement. ¿We take pride in our
    community and it shows in our agent¿s commitment to playing vital roles in a
    wide spectrum of community organizations.¿ In other words, putting good people
    in good homes elevates the entire neighborhood.



    As such, Mike is a member of multiple profess

    My Client Testimonials

    We had a unique situation as we were renting our home before we had the opportunity to purchase it. We feel very blessed to have worked with Mike Draper every step of the way! Mike and his team were friendly, understanding, compassionate, helpful, and attentive from the moment we signed the lease to rent to becoming home owners of our sweet lil¿ European style garret! We highly recommend Century 21 Market Professionals for your real estate needs. ~ KT, Hagerstown
    Without a doubt Michael Draper is one of the top agents in the area and I don¿t mean in the sense that he is just good at his job, he¿s a good person too. We lost our mom and we were in a pretty dark place and Michael pretty much carried us through the entire experience of selling her home. He did an amazing job and we just recommend him enough. Choose him and you will not regret it. ~ Jan Johns, Greencastle
    My husband and I were very pleased with all services provided by Michael Draper and the staff at Century 21 Market Professionals. We will certainly choose this realty company when searching for our next home. ~ Debbie Schneider, Hagerstown MD
    I very please to say that Michael Draper displayed a wonderful and warm attitude, He displayed an interest in my well being and comfort level, He explained everything in a way in which I clearly understood, His patience and body language send a message of trust. Michael Draper is viewed as a public servant who puts his clients over profits, He is a rare breed! ~ Joanne C, Benson , Landover,Maryland
    Very knowledgeable and gave excellent advise. ~ Nettie in Frederick
    Mike went above and beyond to help me sell my home. ~ Laura Chakirelis, Maine
    Mike did a great job at accessing my properties value and coming up with a clear and concise strategy for selling my home. His knowledge of local markets as well as current trends proved exceptionally useful in realizing the best profits on my property sale. I would highly recommend Mike and his team at Century 21 market Profesionals to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property in Hagerstown and the surrounding area! ~ Zach Brown, Maugansville
    Mike is experienced, knowledgeable and approachable. He made us feel like we where is only clients. ~ Romane and Amara Charleus , Hagertown
    Michael Draper was beyond professional in our experiences. Michael was so knowledgeable on everything. He was polite and covered all our questions and concerns. We would not have been able to do this so successfully without him. Thank you so much! You made our home buying experience so easy and enjoyable! ~ Jodi Iskra Myersville md
    Everything went very smoothly. Mike's recommendations with regard to contractors to perform the inspection, water & septic testing, and repairs to the rear wall of the garage were all excellent and very helpful. Everything he did was timely and perfectly executed. Mike was PERFECT -- could not have done any function any better. In addition, be was always friendly ~ Bill Steigelmann & Linda DeLauder, Myersville
    Mike came as a recommendation from Jennifer Peiffer, who has our realtor in the past and we knew that a recommendation from her was worthwhile and trusted. She did not disappoint. Mike was exceptional! Mike was without a doubt a great realtor to work with from the very moment we met him. The entire process ran very smoothly. He was knowledgeable. We were not stressed one bit, because of Mike. He pointed us in the right direction to make our home show ready, took care of all the photographs and contractors needed to complete the sale of the house. He was very responsive throughout the entire process and kept up to date. We truly appreciate everything Mike did for us and will definitely contact him again if needed in the future. ~ Renee & Christopher Dagenhart
    Mike and his staff went out of there way for me and my family the process went seamless from selling to closing on my property. I have nothing negative to say about my experience. ~ Charles fuss. Hagerstown MD
    Michael did an excellent job of advertising and getting offers on the house. Even when things got a little complicated for closing, Michael was right there with us helping us out and doing everything he could to facilitate the process. We have never bought or sold before and so much appreciated Michael's overall professionalism, understanding and help. ~ Connie Kline, Smithsburg, MD
    Thanks for your help selling our property. Highly recommended!& ~ Mark and Keely Neubauer, Williamsport MD
    Michael is especially considerate and conscious of elderly buyers needs and situations. He worked very hard to make this sale work for us which is not easy for a short sale contract. I highly recommend him for his expertise, extra effort expended, and his trustworthiness. He is a wonderful agent. Also he recommended an awesome veterinarian for our boys. ~ Bill and Christa Simmons
    We are extremely pleased with how Michael helped us through the sale of our property. Our home was older and the loan was difficult but Mike stuck with us and even though I know I called him many times he was always there and willing to listen and answer questions. Thank you Mike. I would highly recommend Michael Draper for any real estate needs. ~ Darla R., Frederick, MD
    Mike Draper was very professional throughout the entire process for the sale of this home from the listing to the settlement. Everything moved very timely. We will use Mike Draper and Century 21 Market Professionals again for any future Real Estate Services. ~ Larry Hammond - Hagerstown, MD
    Michael is very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. He does a fine job in applying his knowledge to accomplish the sale of the property. I would highly recommend Michael to family and friends. ~ Richard Potts, Frederick, Md.
    Mike did a fantastic job selling my Dad's house. Going in we knew this would be a difficult property to sell and while other agents acted like they didn't want to bother with it, Mike gave it 100% and his hard work paid off. I have sold and bought many houses but Mike is by far the best agent I have had the pleasure of working with. Without hesitation I would recommend Mike Draper to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home! ~ Chris Pyles, Sharpsburg, MD
    Mike Draper was an excellent agent on our behalf. He quickly became in tune with what we were looking for and gave us excellent advice on home selection. He was also a great resource for getting us acquainted with the local area. We are very satisfied with his service and highly recommend him and his team. ~ Janesta Walker, Hagerstown
    Just from talking to Mike in the past, I knew he was extremely knowledgeable about real estate in our area. Because it was our first home purchase, we wanted an agent that could give us honest feedback and guide us in the right direction and that's exactly what Mike was able to do throughout the process. I have to admit that Mike warned us about several properties we thought we loved, but by trusting his advice we were able to get the house we could have only dreamed about. Mike's patience and willingness to get us the right house, not just one that might fit, made our experience even more incredible. Every aspect of our interactions and transaction was focused on us getting the right house and because of that we are forever grateful. Mike and his staff are excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly they are concerned with their clients' needs, not commissions. I would highly recommend using anyone at Century 21 Market Professionals and especially Michael Draper. He'll be our realtor for life. ~ Dustin Ecton, Hagerstown, MD
    Very nice, polite and took time to explain everything. Did more than expected. Would definately use him again. ~ Jerry Boone,. Tampa Fl.
    Michael has a vast knowledge of the Real Estate Market ~ Wade Mathews Smithsburg
    We have worked with Michael Draper in the past and have been very satisfied. Michael is very dependable, knowledgeable, and ethical. We would highly recommend him to anyone. ~ Nettie Potts, Hagerstown
    We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, professional or helpful Realtor! Mike truly has his finger on the pulse of our Real Estate community. That expertise, starting with preparing the house for sale, through the contract process, all the way to closing, proved invaluable to us. While other houses in the neighborhood were on the market months before ours, we had a contract within weeks. Thank you, Mike for a great job!! ~ Tom and Chris Barron, Hagerstown, MD
    We interviewed several realtors. Michael was the best prepared, best attitude, and most positive. When ever we had a question he was accessible and answered questions with patience and knowledge. Would recommend Century 21 and Michael Draper very highly. Michael performance was perfect. ~ Don and Sandy Phillips, Hagerstown MD
    Home was sold very quickly. All negotiations and settlement went smoothly. Michael is a very knowledgeable agent and a pleasure to work with. His photography skills are amazing! He certainly knows how to market a property! Very pleased with our experience with him. Very pleasant staff to deal with. Very happy with all aspects of the sale of the home. We would highly recommend Michael and his company to others. ~ Lindsey S. Lemaster, 425 Chartridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD
    We love Michael Draper. We had a horrible experience with a ReMax realtor the year before. Michael was attentive and made us feel like we were a priority. We received timely information and advice and every issue that arose was handled professionally and quickly by Michael. We couldn't have asked for a better, smoother experience and, after what we had been through the year before, that was much needed. Not a single complaint. We will never use anyone else. ~ Keely and Mark Neubauer
    Michael provided us with a fine service and his photographs of the home very nicely showed the home. I would recommend he to family and friends. ~ Ken & Dianna Robinson
    Highly recomend ~ Leonard DiGiulian
    I felt very comfortable with Mr. Draper in all areas. I felt I could trust him as I would someone in my family. He went beyond in being very helpful which was great because I did not live in the area. I would recommend he and his office to everyone. Losing My father was very hard and having to sell his home was not easy. Mr. Draper and Century 21 made it as pleasant as possible. Great job Michael!!! ~ Teresa Ensor, Brownfield, Maine

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      • Board of Directors - Landlord & Property Owners Association of Washington County
      • Legislative Committee - Pen-Mar Association of Realtors

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