Our Story

Banker Real Estate started as a joint venture between Michael Banker, a top selling real estate agent, and Jennifer Banker, a real estate development attorney turned real estate agent. Their personalities, work ethic and perspective permeates every part of the business and what evolved is a progressive and unique boutique real estate firm focused on finding and negoiating the best deals for their clients.

The Bankers are passionate, hard working, OCD types who have attracted similar types of people to their business. Whether representing first time home buyers or listing the most exquisite estates on Sea Island Ga, Banker Real Estate Agents are focused on one thing, working tirelessly to get the best deal for their client.

All agents are full time REALTORS with experience and knowledge of the home buying and sales process including sound property analysis and pricing expertise that enable us to help our clients achiving their real estate goals. At Banker Real Estate, not only does each Banker Real Estate Agent provides the highest level of expertise and service to our clients, but we work collectively as a team to make sure you get the best service.

We pride ourselves on the connections that we develop with our clients, and aim to extend every transaction into an ongoing relationship in which the entire company becomes a valued resource. Our goal is to exceed every client's expectations.


The Bankers

From the age of 12, Mike Banker grew up on Sea Island. After pursuing school, travel and various business endeavors in Boston, New York and abroad, Mike moved back to Sea Island and started flipping homes and developing land.

In 2008, Mike became well versed in REOs and bank foreclosures. He saw a niche market for someone who really understood the foreclosure industry and had a passion for negotiating deals, which is what he had been doing and enjoying in all of his businesses and real estate endeavors.

At a time when no one was able to sell real estate, Mike started a company to capitalize on the depressed market and has been one of the most successful agents in St. Simons and Sea Island for years. Mike also had the added benefit of having a mother who had been one of the top real estate professional on Saint Simons and Sea Island for over 34 years.

In 2012, when Mike met Jennifer Elizabeth Russell, now Jennifer Russell Banker, the two teamed up not only in life but in business. Jennifer is a graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor's Degree with high honors and the University of Texas School of Law with honors. Jennifer spent the early years of her practice at Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr, PC representing and managing complex public and private real estate development projects; overseeing acquisitions, financing and sale of multi-famiy, office, industrial, resort and retail projects and performing commercial leasing for office, industrial and retail landlords and tenants. Now, Jennifer has her real estate license. Her technical expertice coupled with her personable and straight-forward style has made her the perfect match for Michael. Together Mike and Jennifer founded Banker Real Estate, with a concept of thinking different about real estate.