At an early age, Michael would ride with his father, Norman Shealy, in his pickup truck as he would look for and occasionally purchase rural acreage in Aiken, Lexington and Saluda counties. After making improvements to the land like clearing, making an observation road, and sometimes building a pond, the parcel would be sold. Michael capitalized on those experiences and at age 19 secured his Real Estate License. Three months after his 21st birthday in 1973, he obtained a South Carolina Real Estate Broker’s license, founded and opened Shealy Realty and became its Broker in Charge. Today he continues in that position and everyday represents buyers and sellers with their real estate needs.
Michael works closely with the other seasoned agents in their professionally staffed office to form a team which stays informed of the many changes occurring in the real estate profession and the vibrant growth occurring in the South Carolina western midlands. He strives to maintain the impeccable reputation that Shealy Realty enjoys in the community, one of honesty, professionalism, integrity, and dedication to its clients and customers which have made them the #1 top producers over many years.
In 1976 Michael assisted in forming the Ridge Board of Realtors where he served as its president, was Realtor of the Year and achieved Lifetime Million Dollar producer status. He has held the position of Director to the South Carolina Association of Realtors and has received certifications as Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) from the national Association of Realtors. He advocates supporting and giving back to the community and upholds that concept by serving on several local committees. He was a member of the original steering committee for The South Carolina Poultry Festival and has continued to serve in that capacity for the past 30 years. He is also a member of the Batesburg-Leesville Economic Development Committee and is currently serving his third term as a commissioner of the Lexington County Planning Commission.
Although he continues to rank at the top of the list in residential sales, like his father, Michael loves working with the land. Whether it’s subdividing a large tract into smaller tracts to make it possible for folks to become landowners and enjoy country life as well or creating local communities like Summerland, Addy Crossing, Millerwoods, or Livingston Place. Or his favorite project - the rebuilding of the historic Brodie Mill Pond and the Captain John Quattlebaum Memorial Dam in western Lexington County.
Selling the South Carolina western midlands has been a lifelong occupation and passion. Today he maintains, markets and represents between 30 – 40 personal listings and participates in some 40 personal transaction sides per year representing buyers and sellers at the closing table.
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Michael Shealy has been married to Betsy Moses for 44 years and they have two children. Brandee Quarles is a fifth grade teacher in the Batesburg-Leesville school system and Chris Shealy is an 18 year veteran in the US Air Force in Okinawa, Japan. They also have six grandchildren. Michael and Betsy live south of Batesburg-Leesville enjoying country life on the family farm.
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