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Michael Hardesty

“Every morning I look for the sunrise… and take a photo of God’s promise of a new day”  Mike Hardesty


Michael Hardesty is your Real Estate professional.  He brings with him, over 25 years of retail management, with the world’s number one retailer. As the store manager of several Walmart Supercenters over his career, Mike was in charge of hundreds of associates at one time, and responsible for a business with over 60 million in sales, annually. With a high sense of urgency, commitment to detail and a relentless pursuit in customer satisfaction, he said, “I have learned that success is achieved through relationships, not transactions. It’s all about listening to what your customers’ needs are, and then building a plan to exceed those needs”. He then took his retail knowledge and transitioned to real estate. This strong work ethic and skill set has made for a successful transition into lake front property.  Since joining Lake Homes Realty in 2021, Mike has worked to become a designated Lake Homes “Premiere” Agent and has been presented with the AQUA award ($3-$10 million in sales), two years in a row. With a focus on the “Finger Lakes”, he has the sales, knowledge and experience to help you navigate through the process. Whether you are buying/selling a building lot, or a million-dollar lake home, Michael has the experience to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Born in Central NY to a military family, he then attended OCC/Oswego State University, with continuing study in Business Administration. He joined Walmart as an assistant manager in 1995. “After reading Sam Waltons book, “Made in America”, I immediately called Walmart corporate and told them I had to work for their company.” A proud father to two amazing daughters, he loves spending time with family, friends, enjoys golfing, camp night (every Friday evening), and many other activities.  

Since joining Lake homes, Mike has worked out of Auburn NY, specializing on Seneca, Cayuga, and Owasco Lakes. He has sold homes on several lakes from Conesus, Ontario, Waneta, Lamoka, all the way to Lake Ozonia (Adirondack Park) and Whitney Point Reservoir (Broome County), to name a few.  Most recently, Michael closed on a $1.175 million dollar beauty on the shores of Keuka Lake. “I work with families who want to find their dream home, as well as investors who are looking for the perfect short-term rental”.  From the retail world, to the Real Estate world, let Mikes proven track record work for you. Give him a call for a complimentary consultation for any of your Real Estate needs!

“I am the head of business affairs for a group of companies that work internationally, and I have had the pleasure of working directly with Michael Hardesty for the past several years. We are based in the Finger lakes Region, and there have been multiple occasions that Michael has exhibited outstanding work ethic while working together with us.

He handled every task assigned to him with extreme professionalism. In addition, he was extremely organized, reliable and was always able to find and effect solutions, often with very little notice. Michael’s work consistently has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and it is a pleasure working with him.

Michael would be a tremendous asset to anyone, and it is a pleasure to afford him my highest recommendation.”

Manoel Arruda

Happy Renter, Magic Circle Entertainment Group, Head of Business Affairs

“Commercial real estate transactions are not simple affairs, whether an owner is leasing or selling a property. By its nature, it can be a complex, time-consuming business. Bouck Real Estate has been involved in several of our transactions, both as a consultant, and as a real estate broker. Their assistance in both the leasing and sale of our properties has been absolutely invaluable.

The depth of their knowledge and experience has, without doubt, been responsible for the successful completion of at least one of our transactions. I couldn’t begin to thank them for their help, and would highly recommend them to anyone contemplating the need for almost any transaction, whether it was a retail business, or a home anywhere in Upstate New York.”

Ronald Coleman


“My husband and I purchased a home using Bouck Real Estate as our realtor. We couldn’t have been happier with Mike’s services. He was extremely responsive and reliable. We would highly recommend Mike Hardesty for any of your realtor needs.”

Kim Norris

Lakefront Home Buyer

“Mike helped us find our first home. He was patient and we looked at over 10 houses until we found the perfect one! Along with being very helpful and nice, he always got back to us with answers to our questions. If anyone is looking to buy a home, I would highly recommend Mike Hardesty.”

Brittany Babbs

First Time Home Buyer


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