Michael Tubin, Owner, Senior Loan Officer, Motto Mortgage Residential

by Liz Hughes


What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? I owned a store in Faneuil Hall.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Boston.

Growing up, what did you want to be? An entrepreneur.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? When stressed I like to golf, hike, travel or exercise. 

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Abraham Lincoln — he learned about his job on the fly. If he didn’t know something he would read up on it and become an expert.

What is Boston’s best-kept secret? The Colonnade Hotel’s rooftop pool

What do you love most about the industry? I love meeting new people and helping them realize their dream of homeownership.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Communications, communications, communications.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Working to find the best program to fit their financial needs and not just put them in any program.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Communicating with clients and partners during and after the transaction leads to referrals and new leads.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Starting my own mortgage company.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? I love listening to NPR.

What’s your favorite meal in Boston? Anywhere in the North End.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? Hmmm, I’m still waiting for something weird to happen.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? I am the chairman of the Plymouth Historic Commission.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Italy. I love the history and the architecture.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Treat people like you would want to be treated.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Bomb Bomb.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? Competitors. It’s always good to see what others are doing.

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