About Us

Mike Best has called the Hayward and Cable Area home his entire life. As both a lifelong resident and a successful business owner, Mike has built a valuable network of personal and professional relationships along with an intimate knowledge of the local real estate market.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1996, Mike returned to the Hayward, WI area and started a still thriving computer/IT company. Additionally, Mike owns a successful property management company that manages over 50 privately-owned vacation homes along with one of Hayward’s best-known resorts, Grand Pines Resort on Round Lake. Running a popular resort and property management company has taught Mike how to deliver exceptional customer service and generated a wealth of knowledge about Round Lake, the local real estate market, vacation rental market and Round Lake’s much sought after properties – with its world class fishing and crystal clear waters.

Mike brings a unique perspective to his own business career through his entrepreneurial background and his over 25 years of experience in the local rental market. His experience managing Grand Pines Resort and other Round Lake properties, has left Mike with a real appreciation for Round Lake and its reputation as one of Northern Wisconsin’s best lakes!

Mike and his wife are parents to twin daughters. The Best Family grew up hunting and fishing the woods and waters of Northwest Wisconsin, and their family continues to avidly pursue these past times. You may even spot Mike guiding on an area lake from time to time. Mike knows what it means to live, work and vacation in the Hayward Area – and he’s excited to provide professional real estate services to work for sellers and buyers looking to own land, cabin, vacation rental or home on Round Lake.

As residents and business owners in the Hayward, Wisconsin Area for over 30 years, we understand what it takes to run a successful property management company and other businesses in the Hayward Area. Our family understands the business environment in Northwest Wisconsin, and the critical importance of providing quality customer service in the hospitality business. Combining our business backgrounds with our local knowledge of the travel/tourism market, we bring a unique and successful set of skills to the real estate market, property owners and businesses on Round Lake.