Born in 1973 to Vernon and Barbara Hellickson, Michael Hellickson has been a serial entrepreneur since before he was able to vote. As a young boy, Michael recruited neighborhood kids to help him collect and recycle cans and newspapers which he would then turn in to the local recyclers for a fee.
It didn’t take long for Michael to understand the value of leveraging time, resources and talent, and he soon opened a landscaping business, wherewith he employed over 20 young men. By the time he was 15 years old, Michael was earning as much as $300 in a single summer day (big money to a young man).
Michael Hellickson began his real estate career in 1991, attained status as, and remained among the top 1% of all agents nationally since before he even graduated high school!
After less than a year in business, Michael decided it was time to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons). As directed by the President of the Church, Michael served a voluntary 2 year mission in Germany. Michael is often quoted as saying, “It was the best 2 years of my life as a single young man!”
Returning from his mission, Michael got right back into real estate, in a big way. Almost immediately, he hired a young assistant named Tara Louise Hoffman. With Tara’s support, help and encouragement, Michael began developing skills, systems, processes and habits that would catapult his career. Within 2 years, Michael was earning a solid six figure income, while taking at least 8 weeks per year off to enjoy life!
Michael developed a talent for spotting trends in the marketplace. As early as 2005, he realized that the staggering growth in real estate values was unlikely to continue, and believed that short sales and people losing their homes to foreclosure would likely be trends that would grow in the coming years. Suspending many of his other licensed real estate activities, Hellickson began developing and implementing plans and strategies for capitalizing on the impending market collapse.
With over 417 Short Sales, and more than 325 REO’s in under 10 months, it’s no surprise that Michael skyrocketed to becoming Washington State’s (eventually the NATIONS) #1 real estate agent. Michael was also one of the top REO brokers in the nation. Additionally, Hellickson is considered by most to be the #1 short sale expert in the World.
During his career, Hellickson has spoken to thousands of agents, business owners, and organizations nationwide and has also been featured on several national television and radio programs including Glenn Beck, CNBC, The Dave Ramsey Show, and The Fox Business Network among many other local and regional programs.
Hellickson is also the founder and president of ClubWealth® Coaching. Founded as a coaching company dedicated to licensed real estate agents, Club Wealth has grown to include coaching for executives and business owners in many fields including: Real Estate, HVAC/R, Commercial Foodservice Equipment Service, Lending professionals, Dental Practices, Private Equity Firms, and more.
Today, Club Wealth has grown to become active in the Mergers and Acquisitions arena, buying and partnering with businesses primarily in the HVAC, refrigeration and commercial foodservice equipment service industries. Often choosing equity over income, Michael has helped businesses in this niche grow as much as 250% in a single year, while improving work life balance for owners and team members alike!
Michael and his wife, Tara Hellickson live in Bonney Lake Washington with their children Austin Michael, and Madison. An avid sportsman, together with loyal companion Ginger the English Pointer, Michael enjoys guiding upland bird hunts (Pheasant, Partridge, Quail etc.).
Michael spends much of his free time volunteering for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The Boy Scouts of America, The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Division and more.