When Michael Mumma joined BlackStream | Christie’s International Real Estate in 2017, he was looking for a place to continue to grow his real estate career. What he didn’t realize was how quickly his vision would align with that of owners Ford Elliott and Carlos Salgado. As Managing Director of BlackStream’s residential division, he is dedicated to the ongoing growth of the firm.
In late 2016, BlackStream joined forces with Christie’s International Real Estate to bring the very best real estate services and marketing platform to Greenville. Christie’s is an international leader in luxury real estate sales with over 32,000 agents in 46 countries and more than 1,200 offices worldwide.
However, BlackStream is not solely a luxury real estate firm; in fact, the same tools used to sell a multimillion dollar house can be applied to selling homes across all price points. According to Mumma, “The Christie’s platform gives us access to one of the largest real estate networks worldwide, and we are utilizing that platform and structure to sell everything from a $50,000 lot to luxury listings upwards of a million dollars.” This belief has resulted in BlackStream’s philosophy “Luxury Service at Every Price Point.”
The key to success, Mumma said, is “how we take care of our agents, because that in turn allows them to offer their clients the very best service.” By aligning with more than 30 agents committed to being full-time experts in the local real estate market, BlackStream is building on the quality and value clients have come to expect.
A leading example is BlackStream’s corporate apartment at the corner of I-385 and Stone Avenue. “Our agents can offer their clients a complimentary place to stay during the buying and selling process,” Mumma said. “Buyers from around the world tend to fall in love with the Upstate whenever they come to stay.”
Mumma, a Greenville native and Clemson graduate, has always had a passion for real estate, from development through construction to the finished product. “I love the tangibility of it,” he said. “Helping people is a huge part of it, and you get to see the results of your efforts every day. It’s an awesome feeling.” BlackStream is committed to giving back to the community and one way is by partnering with Rebuild Upstate, raising funds and volunteering time to help homeowners remain in their homes.
Outside of work, Mumma loves outdoor pursuits like backpacking and is active in Greenville sports leagues. He is surrounded by a loving wife, Jenna, and is the proud father to his newborn son, Luke.
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