Michael Contreras

Real Estate Agent

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Michael's experiences as an educator for the last 20+ years makes him an ideal match for the KLRE team.


After five years as a childcare professional, Michael made the move to high school English teacher where his passion for sharing knowledge and understanding shone in the classroom, as a tennis and forensics coach, and as advisor for the yearbook and the Russian Exchange Program. In the past 10 years, Michael enhanced his repertoire to include caring for his step-daughter during her year as a quadriplegic and subsequent recovery from Guillain Barre Syndrome, and serving as a personal caretaker for his grandmother in-law during her final few years. Michael has also spent time internationally in Mwanza, Tanzania helping to educate doctors and nurses about the enhanced care needs of children with HIV/AIDS, and as a ESL tutor in Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala helping medical and hotel workers improve their English communication skills. Through these experiences, Michael has mastered the ability to break down complicated concepts and help others build their understanding by guiding them in putting those pieces back together.

After growing up on Madison, Wisconsin's west side - Go Spartans!! - Michael moved to southeastern Wisconsin where he lived for 20 years in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties before returning to Madison's eclectic near east community, and currently resides in the scenic north-port area. As a part-time wedding DJ and Officiant, Michael has been able to travel all around this beautiful state, meeting, bonding and celebrating with people of all types.

Talking with Michael will probably include proudly discussing his four grown children and beaming when speaking about spending his weekly "Grandpa day" with his granddaughter. In his free time Michael's passions include travel, tennis, volleyball, needlecraft, cooking and baking, but most of all spending quality time with his remarkable wife.

When it comes to real estate, Michael sees himself as a GPS. "I know how it feels to filter through all of the options when it comes to real estate. I have felt it myself for a number of tasks that I have undertaken; while it is possible to navigate the process on your own, I have found that it is often better to trust a professional rather than invest the time and energy in to learning all the ins and outs of the business just for one or two transactions. I will use my skill, knowledge, patience and understanding to help guide each client through their own individualized home buying and/or selling process so that the journey is a smooth and enjoyable experience."

You will find Michael at the head of the class as Kris Lindahl Real Estate expands to the South-Central Wisconsin market.

Reviews for Kris Lindahl Real Estate

We are moving out of state. Thought about selling our home ourselves. We heard about the Guarantee Offer program and reached out to the Kris Lindahl team. Josh MacDonald was the agent that came to meet with us in our home and explain our options. He was personable and professional. He explained the Guarantee Offer program and also explained that we had many options and levels of service that we could get by listing our home with him. We were very pleased that he had a free cancellation policy. We felt we had nothing to lose by engaging him as our agent. We could still try to sell our selves, or rent out our home, etc. if we did not get an offer that we wanted, or if we changed our minds for any reason. Thanks Josh!

Ruth Calabro

2 months ago

Julie Dial from Kris Lindahl Real Estate is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. From our initial consultation, she was very knowledgeable, direct, and clearly understood our preferences. She worked diligently and efficiently to show us high quality properties in a timely fashion (which is very important in today’s market). She was incredibly accessible and responsive throughout the buying process and put us in the best position possible to buy our dream home. We appreciated her extensive knowledge of the market and she was just an all-around great person to work with. I recommend her highly to my friends and colleagues and very much look forward to working with her in the future.

Lehbib Saleck

2 months ago

From the moment Karen Busch walked into my home, I knew I was in good hands. She immediately had several great suggestions and helped us find the perfect way to present the property to sell. It was truthfully a stress-free process from beginning to end because of how transparent and responsive Karen was throughout. With my new home purchase, the service was equally stellar. We probably privately toured well over a dozen properties. Her advice was invaluable, eventually leading to us selecting the perfect property for our family. If you are looking for a true partner in your sale or home purchase, I highly recommend giving Karen Busch a call.

Bobby Eilerman

2 months ago