About Us

About Michael Sutton

My Client-First Philosophy

“Michael brings unique value to our team with his home building expertise. It’s like taking a general contractor with you when looking for your ideal home, Sutton’s clients will benefit from his extensive building experience” said Joe Brown Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker of Los Altos.

Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, Sutton was owner and general contractor of “Team Sutton” a local home development company. He and his wife, fellow Coldwell Banker Realtor, Shelly Potvin, own several investment properties and have experience in renovating and selling properties for profit. He also has in-depth knowledge of Los Altos and the surrounding areas as he was raised and resides in Los Altos with his family.

In short what I can provide for you:

  • Solid understanding of what to look for in each property based on its physical condition (the good, bad and neutral) utilizing my contractor background
  • Provide vision in desired improvements from a design & cost perspective

  • Turnkey solution in regards to preparing your home for the market - what is needed and what is not, in order to showcase at its best

  • Firsthand knowledge of buying residential investment properties

  • Strong negotiation skills – which not only comes from real estate, as well as many years of successfully selling enterprise wide technology solutions to major corporations


There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a Los Altos real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale & Santa Clara and surrounding areas areas, please contact me.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

161 N San Antonio Road Suite #1, Los Altos, CA 94022

Michael Sutton

CalBRE License Number(s): 01236885; 01916467