President | Broker




Michael is a native of South Tampa...born and raised on Davis Islands. He is a graduate of H.B. Plant High ('89), the University of Florida (B.S. '93) and South Texas College of Law (J.D. '96). After three years of practicing real estate and corporate law with large law firms, Michael opened his real estate law practice and began his real estate career in October of 1999.

Realizing the need for a different type of real estate company in South Tampa, in November 2002 Michael formed Palermo Real Estate Professionals, a boutique real estate company which would succeed by offering the highest level of customer service in the area.  Since then, Palermo Real Estate Professionals has established itself as one of South Tampa's most respected real estate firms. The premises upon which Michael built the company remain: real estate agents that are better-trained, better-educated, and always professional.

These three simple qualities, together with a tailored approach to real estate sales and marketing result in our clients receiving unparalleled professional advice. By consulting with each individual client to determine their unique wants and needs, Michael helps his clients achieve outstanding results in their real estate transactions.


  • "My wife and I were first time homebuyers and Michael and his team were great through the whole process. They answered any questions we had and were available 7 days a week to show us any properties we wanted to see. The best part was, Mike gave us his honest opinion on the houses we saw and never tried to push anything on us. "
    — Jordan Gluck
  • "Mike is very professional and easy to contact. His staff provided effective support during the process. Mike made potentially a stressful event into a smooth transaction . I highly recommend Mike Palermo"
    — Sam Ferlita
  • "Michael is the most professional real estate agent I have ever worked with. I can say that after working with 6 different agents in 3 different localities. He knows his market, uses the most up to date tools to get the home noticed, and is a pleasure to work with, making valuable suggestions, & providing support personnel for making the property look its best."
    — Denis Murphy
  • "Mike and his team do not miss a thing in the very complicated world of Real Estate! The highest praise you give give someone in any service industry is to say how professional they are. This describes Mike and his team to a tee! Thank-you for all of guidance thru this transaction!!"
    — William Dickens
  • "I could not have asked for a better agent. He is very honest and attentive to your goals. He made sure to get us the best deal he could and it was very obvious that he cared. He also made the buying process very easy for my fiance and I, which can be very stressful especially for first time buyers. I would recommend Mike to anyone buying or selling a home."
    — Derek Espino
  • "Mike was great. He always responded to any questions I had, pointed out things we would need to watch out for, and helped me through the homebuying and financing experience. I wouldn't use any body else to buy properties in the Tampa area. 5 stars."
    — Nick Bentley