Michael “Mick” Michaud is the broker of record and owner of the real estate brokerage United County Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC located in Granbury Texas. Mick obtained his Texas real estate salesman’s license in 1982 while completing a degree in computer science and a minor in business at Southern Methodist University. In 2004, he added a broker’s license to complement the green home construction and consulting company he founded in North Texas. His technology career has intersected with real estate on several occasions and includes the development of a system to evaluate properties for Freddie Mac’s real estate owned (REO) portfolio.
Mick graduated from Granbury High School and after six generations, calls Granbury home again. His great, great, great grandfather is noted on an historical marker in the area and was the founder of one of Granbury’s first churches in the 1800’s. As an avid historian, Mick has a keen interest in researching the history of old homes and buildings and has been actively involved in several preservation and restoration projects.
Michaud left the technology industry to establish a Green Energy home construction and consulting company. Mick was very interested in using alternative building technologies and materials, and built a number of these unique custom homes throughout North and East Texas. Many of his clients wanted to incorporate old building materials to finish out their homes, giving them a distinctly Texas look and feel. This ignited an interest in restoring old homes and buildings, and deconstructing old ranch houses and barns to salvage materials for remodeling and custom furniture projects.
His father’s career as an officer in the Air Force provided the opportunity to experience a variety of cultures in various U.S. locations as well as overseas. As a young boy, Mick’s family lived on a small farm in Morgan Mill, Texas for a few months between deployments. This fueled his passion for the outdoors and later his interest in real estate. Several years later, he purchased a small wildlife ranch near the Red River and engaged Duck’s Unlimited to assist with establishing a sustainable duck pond. He lived on the wildlife ranch for over 10 years where he enjoyed organizing wild hog and duck hunts for individuals as well as for charitable events.
Mick’s initiative to bring United Country to Granbury appropriately leverages the skill set of a seasoned professional with the dynamic resources of a rapidly expanding United Country organization. The Granbury office serves Hood and the adjacent counties of Erath, Johnson, Southern Tarrant, Somervell, Palo Pinto and Parker. United Country Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties strives to meet or exceed expectations of those seeking the Texas lifestyle. Mick’s expertise enables him to evaluate and address current market needs, foresee market trends, and deliver exceptional service to both buyers and sellers. Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties is more than a brand, it’s a promise. Specialties include scenic country getaways, lakefront cottages and estates, historic homes, unique recreational and golf course properties, farm and ranch, hunting and investment properties.