Michael Polly President and Managing Broker
Michael grew up in Kentucky and worked in the information technology field before moving to Fort Myers in 1999. His family had vacationed here for 10 years and just adored the area. An avid golfer, boater and fisherman, he has two grown children – a daughter and a son.
Michael worked for 15 years with UPS in a variety of roles, including as an industrial engineer. His training and experience managing projects helped him build his own business. This drive did not stop when he retired from UPS at an early age and did not stop when he founded and later sold his internet company. Michael now uses his extensive background in logistics and technology to guide the operations and business growth of Royal Shell, an independent luxury real estate brokerage and rental company.
Michael has earned the following real estate designations: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), awarded to the top 4% in the nation; ePRO, awarded to technologically proficient Realtors; Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI); and is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain. Michael became the first Realtor in Southwest Florida and the 11th in the state to earn the Accredited Seller Representative (ASR) designation, which encompasses actual performance and education. Because of his experience and education, he is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. He also earned the CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designation and is NVSI-Certified (National Valuation Standards Institute) to perform Broker Price Opinions (BPO).