Getting to Know Mike
I have been an enthusiastic Lake Gaston Real Estate Broker at Lake Gaston since 2003. From 2003-
2018 I was affiliated with South Shore Realty where I have proven to be a consistent multi-million dollar
producer. In 2019 I made the transition to Coldwell Banker Advantage. A native of neighboring Franklin
County, my family and I have owned waterfront property at Lake Gaston for over 30 years. As a full-time
Lake Gaston realtor, I have a down-to-earth common-sense approach along with up-to-date knowledge of
the current Lake Gaston real estate trends. I can be a genuine help to you to in your search for, or sale of,
lake property. I am a licensed real estate broker in both North Carolina and Virginia, so it doesn’t matter
where your Lake Gaston property search takes you—Coldwell Banker Advantage and I can help you
reach your goal.
Prior to selling real estate, I was the owner of a successful trucking company. Gupton & Gupton Trucking
was known throughout Franklin, Warren & the surrounding counties since 1979. Then in 2004 the
decision was made to transition that success into real estate sales, selling the trucking business to work
full time at Lake Gaston.
When not selling real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family and especially my two grandsons. I am
an avid fisherman and will make time in my schedule to go fishing at the lake or at the coast. When the
season calls for it, I’ve been known to enjoy a little hunting too.
I have a genuine enthusiasm for getting to know people. That, along with the experience and knowledge
acquired in Lake Gaston real estate sales, enables me to help you reach your real estate goals. A strong
background in sales has also helped me become a consistent multi-million dollar producer since 2004.
While affiliated with South Shore Realty, I proved to be a Multi-Million Dollar Top Producing Agent since
2005. In 2017 I had over 30 Million Dollars in closed sales. I was recognized as Top Producer not only for
South Shore Realty but for the entire Roanoke Valley/Lake Gaston Multiple Listing Service. I have a
passion for real estate and a proven record of success.
The old saying “a referral is the best compliment anyone could get” has worked. I have been able to build
a successful business through satisfied customers and referrals. Buying or selling a home can be
stressful, so I encourage you to tap into my knowledge, experience & enthusiasm to complete your real
estate transaction. I look forward to hearing from you and look forward to being your Realtor.
Mike immediately responded to a request while I was riding around looking at lots on Lake Gaston and his sign on a lot I was interested in considering. While that lot did not work for me. He asked my requirements and price range. He immediately created a list of potential properties matching my requirements. This made the process very efficient as my wife were familiar with the lake and knew what we wanted. We looked at all the recommended lots that weekend. After a second look at everything the next weekend we made our decision and made an offer that was a significant discount to the offered price and amazingly it was accepted. We had a few contingencies and experienced a few hurdles in resolving these issues. Mike was very helpful in resolution to these issues.
Mike did a great job in selling our home. We had some challenges in our sale that Mike helped us navigate. His extensive knowledge of our local housing market was vital.
Mike knows the Lake Gaston area better than anyone and is always working in your best interests. Best of all he is a great guy and made the experience fun. He showed us a variety of options and explained the associated trade offs, Which helped us to refine and prioritize our requirements.