AboutMichael R. Swenson, Realtor


  • The Triangle is a place I am proud call home. As a graduate of Duke University and resident of Durham, I quickly came to love this unique region of North Carolina. The diversity, culture, restaurants, nature, and events throughout the region make it the best place to live in the South. Throughout my life, I have worked with individuals and communities in various capacities, and my deepest joy comes from helping people to experience a genuine sense of community wherever they call home.
  • As a licensed RealtorĀ® and recent home buyer, my goal is to make one of the most important and complicated transactions a seamless experience for the people I serve. I am deeply familiar with the home buying process and can guide clients through home showings, offers to purchase, negotiations, home inspections, closing, and any surprises along the way.
  • I back my work with diligent research and maintaining a constant awareness of market trends, financing options, and the local resources available to new Triangle residents.
  • In all of my professional endeavors, I take seriously Fonville Morisey’s simple philosophy, also known as The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
  • I have been married for 8 years to Frida Swenson, a Registered Dietitian with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. I deeply enjoy movies, reading, writing, nature, technology, and my two dogs, Daisy and Teddy.


  • Broker Pre-Licensing Class, The Fonville Morisey Center for Real Estate Studies
  • Fonville Morisey Agent Training, Fonville Morisey Career Development
  • Notary Public, State of North Carolina
  • Master of Divinity, Duke University Divinity School, 2012-2015 (Certificate in Baptist Studies, Masters Thesis: “Colonialist Racial Logics and the Mal-Formation of African American Identity: Towards A Trinitarian Alternative”)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Andrews University, 2008-2012 (J. N. Andrews Honors Scholar, Charles M. Randall Leadership Graduate Medallion, Undergraduate Leadership Certificate, Theta Alpha Kappa)


  • National Association of Realtors, Member
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors, Member
  • Durham Regional Association of Realtors, Member
  • Triangle Multiple Listing Service, Member