Michael R. Franklin
Licensed Real Estate Broker
(o) 315-876-2262

Lake Ontario Waterfront

Sodus Bay , NY  

9420 Sunset Lane Wolcott, NY 14590

Michael DeRosa
Licensed Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer
CNY Office 315.406.7355 NYC Office 212.757.1550


Michael DeRosa


Marketing Philosophy:


Michael DeRosa became licensed to operate as a licensed real estate broker shortly after closing nearly $20 million in real estate transactions during one of the most depressed economic time periods in history.

During the course of Michael’s career, he’s participated in closing extremely complex commercial business transactions and sold some of the most expensive residential properties in Upstate New York. His diverse areas of expertise include representing foreign and domestic clients in acquisition of U.S. real estate assets and providing clientele a complete package of luxury estate disposition services to dispose of their real estate and fine art assets.

Michael has represented clients in many diverse industries and professions owning various types of lifestyle-focused and exotic real estate including: private islands, historic castles, wine country vineyards, earth-sheltered and underground homes, equestrian facilities, dairy farms, private lakes and timberland assets, marina and yacht businesses, and residences in golf, ski, and lakefront communities. In addition, he’s represented residential development projects for builders and worked as a commercial site locator for investors desiring retail and destination hotel and resort development.

Since the start of his career, he has closed hundreds of real estate transactions and become an expert negotiator; he knows exactly how to manage transaction risk for his clients to assure a successful closing. Michael’s proven track record and ability to succeed in any market condition has led him to specialize in representing unique, rare and one-of-a-kind properties throughout Upstate New York.


Michael strives to put forth a marketing effort that is consistent with the elaborate nature of each property. He believes unique properties require highly customized solutions beyond traditional means and should each be “custom marketed” opposed to “simply listed” into a real estate database obscured by thousands of other conventional real estate listings. He believes incomparable properties cannot be treated as straight commodities. Instead, each should be looked at in great detail and presented with its own identity.

To assure his listings are exposed properly and presented to the world’s most qualified buyers, he utilizes regional, national and international marketing venues and offers his clients an array of custom initiatives geared toward each property’s specific category and lifestyle niche. For clients who wish to keep their sale private and marketed discreetly, Michael offers access and exclusive use of a proprietary database to connect with ultra-high-net-worth clientele across the country.

In the News:

Michael has become well-known for his exotic property listings, many of which resulted in unprecedented sales, televised and featured in media articles around the world including: NBC NEWS, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN Money, TIME Moneyland, Forbes, Business Insider, Huffington Post, USA TODAY, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, Agencies France-Presse (AFP) and China’s 21CBH News.



Mike Franklin is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Internet marketing specialist for unique Upstate New York properties. He has more than twenty years experience as an Information Technology professional in support of the real estate industry. Mike worked for more than five years as a unique property specialist with Sotheby's International Realty. He now runs his own Real Estate Brokerage firm Franklin Ruttan (www.FranklinRuttan.com) which specializes in unique properties and includes historicals, waterfront and very unique properties. Mike utilizes his computer and Internet skills to present and promote unique upstate properties in detail through the Internet to Down-state, out-of-state and international buyers. Mike leverages national and international media and venues to fuel social media and pool traffic to his detailed property presentations. He supplements those venues with custom marketing tailored specifically to the property. Mike's properties have been featured in most major media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Bloomberg Business Week, Time, Forbes, Fortune, and foreign media, etc. He believes unique properties require their own Internet identity and that they should not be merely listed in a database obscured by thousands of other traditional listings.

Michael R. Franklin
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Franklin Ruttan
1406 North State Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 876-2262

Mike is an expert in social media and Internet remarketing and press release implementation techniques. He believes each property requires its own Internet domain-based presentation and strives to put forth a marketing effort that is consistent with the elaborate nature of his properties. Mike strongly feels that unique properties should be marketed, not simply listed, and he strives to supplement traditional methods with effort and technique consistent with the magnitude of the property. Franklin Ruttan exclusively lists properties, but also co-lists properties with brokers all over upstate new York to assist traditional brokers with the marketing of their unique listings to out of area buyers. See www.UpstateMansions.com and www.AdirondackGreatCampsForSale.com

In addition to tradition listing and co-listing techniques, Franklin Ruttan also executes sealed bid auctions.




    Michael L. DeRosa, Licensed Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer
    The International Building 45 Rockefeller Plaza 20th Floor, Suite 2000 New York, NY 10111 Office: 212-757-1550
    P.O. BOX 391 Skaneateles, New York 13152 c. 315.406.7355 p. 315.685.7400
    7 South Marvine Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021

    Broker: Franklin Ruttan 1406 North State Street Syracuse, NY 13208
    (O) 315.876.2262 E-Mail: info@FranklinRuttan.com

    Brokers fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.

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