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Michael Toretti

I WANT to be your Realtor!

Michael J. Toretti
Shadyside Office, PA
5501 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-4000

My Promises & Ultimate Goal

I promise to actively and aggressively represent you, and to make your experience easy and stress free. My ultimate goal is to provide you with the best representation and experience possible, so that you refer me to your family and friends. That is the finest compliment I can receive!

Experience, Knowledge & Expertise

You need an agent who is an expert in the particular area where you are selling or buying a home. You need an agent who knows the area inside and out. I concentrate my practice in specific areas, and have knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in those areas.

Neighborhoods Where I Specialize

Pittsburgh's East End: Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Highland Park, Friendship, Bloomfield and Oakland.

City of Pittsburgh: Downtown, South Side, Mt. Washington, Strip District, Lawrenceville, Washington’s Landing.

I also represent clients in all other areas of Allegheny County.

My Education

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Accounting - With High Distinction

The Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor. Law Review

Professional Affiliations & Designations

National Association of Realtors

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh

West Penn Multi – List

Multi-Million Dollar Producer

Champions Club – Howard Hanna

Trust & Respect

You have to trust and respect your agent. You have to know  your agent is acting in your best interests. My legal background has trained me to do that. I don't presume that I have your trust and respect. I promise to earn it through my actions and representation of you.


First Time Buyers
Historic Home
Luxury Homes


SHADYSIDE              Shadyside is known for its vibrant atmosphere, upscale shopping districts on Walnut Street and Ellsworth Avenue, fine dining establishments, numerous coffee shops and wide variety of homes. Shadyside is located in the East End of the City, very near Pittsburgh's renowned hospitals, universities and museums. Here you will find large, elegant mansions, unique older homes and a variety of wonderful condominiums.

SQUIRREL HILL      Squirrel Hill is immediately adjacent to Shadyside. It is home to a vibrant shopping district on Forbes and Murray Avenues, fine dining establishments, and several movie theaters. It is bordered on one side by Frick Park, one of the City's largest and most diverse parks, and on another side by Schenley Park, which contains it's own golf course with magnificent views of Downtown Pittsburgh. Like Shadyside, Squirrel Hill boasts a wide variety of homes, ranging from palatial mansions with large yards to quaint, cozy dwellings. &

POINT BREEZE       Point Breeze boarders both Shadyside and Squirrel Hill, as well as Frick Park and it's wonderful outdoor amenities. Point Breeze has a smaller business district than it's aforementioned neighbors, but is home to several popular and unique eateries. Here you will find elegant homes in a wide variety of price ranges.

HIGHLAND PARK    Highland Park lies to the east of Shadyside, and bears the name of another wonderful City park which forms it's eastern boundary. The park contains a large reservoir surrounded by a wide walking trail that is widely used. Here you will find a wide variety of homes, and some of the city's oldest, most elegant mansions.

FRIENDSHIP           Friendship is located to the north of Shadyside. It is home to one of Pittsburgh's finest hospitals, and is adjacent to Bloomfield and it's many unique foodstores, restaurants and pubs. In Friendship you will find a wide variety of older homes in numerous price ranges.

OAKLAND                 Oakland is located immediately to the west of Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. It is home to several of Pittsburgh's fine universities and hospitals. It's vibrant, urban atmosphere makes it a hub of activity, with the renowned Carnegie Museum serving as an anchor on it's easternmost side. Oakland also contains the Peterson Events Center, a state of the art venue for sporting events, concerts and shows. Here you will find elegant homes in the Schenley Farms section of Oakland, as well as a wide variety of condominiums.

DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH        Downtown Pittsburgh is best described as "on the move." Numerous recent construction projects have reinvigorated downtown living, affording buyers a wide variety of options from which to choose. Many of these homes contain sweeping views of the City's rivers and surroundings, and all are withing easy walking distance of the varied restaurants and shops. From condominiums to entire floors of a renovated warehouses, there is something for everyone. Living Downtown offers the convenience of being close to work, being close to fine eateries and being close to major league football and baseball stadiums (Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and PNC PARK, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates).

SOUTH SIDE           Appropriately named, the South Side is located on the south side of Downtown Pittsburgh, just across the Monongahela River. Here you will find a vibrant business district, unique, funky shops and a very lively nightlife. The main artery through the South Side, Carson Street, contains numerous restaurants, shops and bars. There is truly something for everyone, from fine, elegant dining to small, intimate pubs. Homes here vary from those on the "Flats" (near Carson Street and the river) to those on the "Slopes" (on the hillside). Many afford wonderful views of the City, and offer unique options for homeowners, from newer condominiums and townhouses to older more mature properties.

MT. WASHINGTON     Renowned for its commanding views, Mt. Washington is perched above the South Side, the City and it's rivers. The views here are simply breathtaking and truly panoramic, affording discriminating homeowners the ability to look down on the City, it's rivers and it's natural beauty. Mt. Washington is home to many elegant restaurants, perched high above the City. Here you will find a wide variety of condominiums, townhouses and single family dwellings.

ASPINWALL            Aspinwall is a close knit community located to the east of Downtown Pittsburgh, along the Allegheny River. It boasts several fine restaurants, and is in close proximity to a major hospital, shopping center and movie theater. Additionally, Aspinwall is close to several marinas and boating clubs, making it desirable for those who love being on the water. Here you will find a wide variety of older homes in many different price ranges.

REGENT SQUARE      Regent Square is located just to the east of Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze. It has a vibrant downtown area along South Braddock Avenue, with many wonderful restaurants and shops. Here you will find a nice variety of homes in varied price ranges.

WASHINGTON'S LANDING     Washington's Landing is a unique community located in the middle of the Allegheny River. That's is an island, connected to the mainland by an access ramp off the 31st Street Bridge. Here you will find upscale townhouses and single family dwellings, most of which offer wonderful views of the Allegheny River and Downtown Pittsburgh. Living here affords homeowners the convenience of being minutes from Downtown, yet living in a tranquil, peaceful setting. The island contains a lively restaurant, tennis courts, an upscale rowing club and a large marina at which you can dock your yacht, speedboat or wave runner.  

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