Anyone can push a business card into someone’s hand, but unless you take the time to really talk to that person and connect with them, you might as well throw that business card away.” -Michelle Sandlin, John Daughtery Realtors, TX-

Michael L Durkin Flyer


A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Michael lives in Northborough with wife, Barbara, and daughters, Molly and Casey. He enjoys a wide range of interests including golf, hunting, rackequet ball and skiing.


A full time professional & former V.P. of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, recognized as one of the top agents in the Country. Michael has represented the Real Estate industry in Central and Eastern Massachusetts with twenty nine years of professional service, Michael is widely recognized as a Land Specialist and an expert in his field. He has been called upon to testify in respective court cases as to his professional opinion on land use and acquisition. Utilizing a unique understanding of land and its intrinsic value, Michael has established the highest and best use for dozens of properties in the area.


  • Host of Michael L. Durkin’s, Real Estate Today, weekly radio broadcast on WTAG
  • Northborough Housing Partnership 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Northborough Planning Board 1982 – 1985
  • Chairman of the Northborough Planning Board 1985
  • Delegate of Regional Planning 1985
  • President, Massachusetts Chapter Realtors® Land Institute 1993 – 1998
  • New England Regional Vice President of the Realtors® Land Institute 1999 – 2002
  • Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Government Affairs Committee 2006,2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & Grievance Committee
  • National Association of Realtors® Committee Member; Land Use & Property Rights 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Coldwell Banker Regional Office Vice President, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Carlson GMAC Presidential Advisory Board 2001 – 2006
  • First Inaugural Class, Community Preservation Institute sponsored by Mass DEP December 2001 – May 2002


  • Graduate of Worcester Academy 1975
  • Boston State College 1975 – 1977
  • Realtors® Land Institute, Accredited Land Consultant program/ Instructor in Land Analysis
  • National Sales and Marketing Modules, Premier Service and Real Estate Financing Seminars
  • Seminars on Lead Paint, 21E & Hazardous Waste, Radon, Fair Housing, Title V, Mold, Buyer Brokerage, innovative technology and marketing
  • Continuing education through the Greater Boston and Worcester Boards
  • Residential Sales Council Program


A professional involved with his local, state and national associations, Michael has been appointed to the Land Use and Property Rights, & Environmental Committee of the National Association of Realtors®, where his wisdom contributes to the recommended actions and strategies on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the development, sale, transfer and value of real estate.

  • Greater Boston Board of Realtors®
  • Mass Association of Realtors®
  • Mass Auctioneer Number 1520
  • Accredited Land Consultant, ALC
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Greater Worcester Board of Realtors®
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
  • Trainer, Realtors Land Institute


  • Number 1 REALTOR® status in the Metro West Region for total listings & transactions 1990 – 2010
  • Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate
  • Prior to joining GMAC, Michael was the Top Producer for Dallamora Realtors
  • GMAC Chairman’s Club and Lifetime President’s Club
  • Named in Relocation Magazine’s “Top Pro Report”
  • Two Achievement Awards for placing Top 100th in the Country for production/units & dollar volume 1999
  • Earning Two Performance Awards for Top 100th in the Country for units sold & dollars 2000, 2001
  • Inducted into the GMAC Hall Of Fame 2003
  • Recognized consecutively in the Top TEN of GMAC Worldwide 2001, 02, 03, 05,2006
  • Carlson New England Regional # 1 Broker of the Year 1991 – 2006
  • One of the Top 15 in the Country for production 2004
  • “2004 Realtor® of the Year” recipient for the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors®
  • 2004 Nominee Realtor® of the Year for the State Massachusetts Association of Realtors®
  • October 2004 Recognized as #10 in Boston Magazine’s “Top 40 Power Brokers”
  • Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier & Elite award, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Coldwell Bankers New Homes award for achieving the highest volume of new home listings & Top Listings Per Units award, 2007

In 2013 Michael L. Durkin was the number 2 Realtor out of all Remax brokers in New England!

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Dear Mike, I just wanted to take a brief moment to thank you for all your help at selling our home at 28 Little Pond Rd. in Northboro. The process to sell a house can be stressful; however you took the time to explain the process and and dealt with unexpected issues along the way. Facing a declining market, you marketed the home beautifully and priced it accordingly. Your efforts enabled us to secure our asking price ( the highest resale to date in Tall Pines ) in a single day! Thanks again for all your help and “Keep Durkin Workin” -Sincerely, Susan and David Falkowski-


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