Meet MICHAEL GRACIA: I have been investing in real estate for the past 16 years, and have been licensed for 10 years. I own & manage several rental properties and truly eat, breathe and sleep real estate. I have stayed at the forefront of real estate education to provide the best knowledgeable experience to my clients. I have become a real estate expert obtaining the prestigious GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute) designation which only 5% of Realtors in the country hold, as well as many other professional designations including CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource), PMC (Property Management Certified), CHS (Certified HAFA Specialist) and special real estate contract training by Gov Hutchinson (the California Association of Realtors Attorney and Senior Legal Counsel Staff Vice President). I have also helped write compliance for the 5th. largest independent real estate company in the U.S. I'm called on to train both new and seasoned agents, brokers and attorneys on contracts as well as mentoring them in real estate transactions. I am also passionate about educating and empowering my clients and the public having held local real estate seminars for many buyers and sellers. I am a LCRC (Local Candidate Recommendation Committee) Trustee for the Inland Valley Association of Realtors.The LCRC makes contributions to local candidates such as mayors, city council members, sheriffs, county supervisors school & water board members , and other local elected officials. I am very active in my community and volunteer my time for charitable and other community needs. I'm also involved in local City Link community outreach events which help needy families in our community.