The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Member Spotlight feature allows members of the community to get to know each other before working with each other in a transaction. Each member answers a series of questions to reveal more about themselves as people.  It is FAAR’s hope that learning about an individual may spark connections that blossom via email, phone conversations or in-person meetings at events and classes.

Michael Blodgett


Current Location


Why do you love working in real estate?
There are many reasons why I love working in real estate as a Realtor. I love being involved in the community and being able to educate my neighbors to help them make the best decisions for their real estate purchases.

Working in real estate allows me to be my own boss and set my own schedule. I can work around my family’s schedule and still have time for my hobbies and volunteer work. I also enjoy the challenges that come with working in real estate and the satisfaction of helping people find their perfect home.

The real estate industry is always changing and evolving, which keeps me on my toes and engaged in my work. I love being able to learn new things and apply them to my business.

I am passionate about making a difference in my community and being a positive force in the real estate industry. I believe that education is key when it comes to making good decisions about purchasing a home, and I enjoy being able to share my knowledge with others.

Favorite Work Story 
Working in real estate is a great way to build relationships and connect with people. I have met some amazing people through my work, and I am always excited to help my clients find their perfect home. I have so many interesting and good stories from clients, but I think one of my favorites is a simple story of a single mom doing her absolute best! A friend of mine, whom thought she could never own her own home, being a single mom, bought her first home with my help! I went through all the options that were available to her and it was amazing to see her demeanor change as she realized home-ownership was possible for her. All she ever wanted was a place to call home for her and her girls. Well, fast forward a year or two into the future, and I see her Facebook posts of the girls playing with friends at the house and seeing her comments about being fully content and happy with where she is. NOTHING can compare to the happiness I feel seeing her continue to love her home and build a beautiful life for her and the girls. I couldn’t be more thankful that I got to go through this experience with her; and because of situations like this I don’t think I will ever leave this industry.

What are you most proud of in your career?
In my real estate career, I am most proud of being able to lead by example for members of the community to get more involved and take better care of themselves and their neighbors. I believe that by taking care of our homes and communities, we can make a positive impact on the world around us.

I love being able to show others that it is possible to make a difference in the world, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to do so through my work in real estate. I believe that everyone has the potential to make a positive difference in the world, and I am committed to helping others realize that potential. I am not in real estate just to make money, I want to make Fredericksburg the best place to live for every client I sell a home to.

Do you have a special cause or volunteer your time? 
I frequently donate to the FXBG SPCA as I adore all animals. I have been able to adopt families for Christmas with my brokerage to provide presents to families in need. I recently signed up to volunteer time with Downtown Greens and be a Free Fridge Hero, which I am very excited for! In addition to that, our Real Estate Team, Property Lovers Real Estate Group LLC, has been able to host a monthly community cleanup with the help of community members that continue to grow in numbers. I have and will continue to donate some of my time to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank at least once a month as well. Lastly, we have started a community gardening project to get more members of the community to grow their own produce garden in the spring, so we can’t wait to see how that turns out! I am currently looking into obtaining a gardening plot at a local community garden in Lee’s Hill to provide pumpkins to those who can’t afford one during Halloween.

Fun Fact
I have lived in the Fredericksburg area my entire life (25 Years) and I believe that is why I am so passionate about pouring into our community! Funny enough, as a kid I always wanted to be in the Air Force, but then decided on coding and networking when I found out my bad-back was way beyond the point that they would allow me in the service. Fast forward another 10 years and here I am practicing Real Estate when the thought had never crossed my mind to get into this business! Life has a funny way of getting us where we need to go y’all!

Tina Keene Exit Elite Realty

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