Arista Realty Founder/Realtor®
Mike Hastings has worked full-time for 20 years helping buyers and sellers achieve their property goals throughout Gainesville and Alachua County. With more than $130 million in real estate transactions to date, Mike consistently ranks among the top 3% of real estate agents in Alachua County. Mike’s track record reflects his commitment to providing every customer with the same high standards of professional integrity, expertise, and care. A 30-year Gainesville resident, Mike spent his childhood as a military kid, often moving all over the continental U.S. and Hawaii, and becoming fascinated with residential architecture. His degree in marketing from the University of Florida and early career in sales and community engagement prepared him well for his career in real estate.
With a trusted reputation and loyal, repeat customers and referrals, Mike prioritizes personal connection and uses his expertise to meet both new and past clients’ needs. They appreciate his industry knowledge, community network, and easy collaboration with local partners, resulting in low-stress buying and selling at every step. Mike is a confident and thoughtful negotiator, navigating transactions for the best possible outcomes. No matter how complex the market, he guides each purchase or sale for minimal surprises, keeping clients well-informed and prepared. Real estate decisions are among life’s most significant investments, and Mike is honored to help guide you at every step.
Mike is active in the following organizations: Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors®, (where he’s served two terms on the board of directors), the Young Professionals Network and Political Involvement Committee (chair), the Grievance/Ethics Committee (chair and member), Gainesville Modern (co-founder and treasurer), Florida Association of Realtors®, National Association Realtors®, Stellar Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Gator Exchange Club (past president, Exchangite of the Year, multiple committees), and the University of Florida Alumni Association (Life Member).
Mike loves Gainesville and believes strongly in advocacy and involvement. Causes he supports include Alachua Conservation Trust, Alachua County Humane Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Children’ Home Society, Early Learning Coalition, Equality Florida, Gainesville Civic Chorus, Gainesville Modern, Gainesville Orchestra, Habitat for Humanity, Historic Gainesville Inc., March of Dimes, The Ronald McDonald House, Southern Legal Counsel, UF Historic Preservation Program, UF School of Theatre and Dance, and more.