Testimonials

Creating Long-Term Benefits for Investors

Michele is a knowledgeable real estate expert and reliable friend, who helps me all the way my investment properties. She has abundant experience and cultural sensitivity to her clients, which can always create long-term benefits them.

Chang L. |
Buyer, Investor

Great Negotiating Skills & Always Responsive

Michele just helped my partner and I buy our first home in the Bay Area, CA. It is such a competitive market, and we were prepared to spend many months (even years!) in the process, but Michele was amazing and the entire process was so much faster and smoother than we could ever have hoped (less  than 6 months from start to finish). Michele helped us so much from day one, sending us daily listings and updates from our preferred neighborhoods and escorting us to open houses regularly. We put down multiple offers before getting our home, and Michele walked us through each step of the way. She has great negotiating skills, and we always felt that we were in good hands with Michele. Even after we closed on the home, she checked in on us to make sure everything was OK and helped with last-minute questions. She works with a wonderful network of professionals who were able to help us sort out some title issues after closing. She was always responsive to emails and phone calls. I highly recommend Michele, she's the best! We couldn't have done this without her!

David & Jackie N. |
First Time Homebuyer

Making a Stressful Process Seem Seamless & Comfortable

As first time homeowners, I must say the process seemed quite daunting. To be honest, we weren’t really sure where to begin, who to contact or how the process really worked. Michele truly did everything in her power to not only educate us on the process, but to also constantly ensure we were  seeking the best deal possible. Being from the Bay Area, the home buying process is quite unique in that everything moves at lightning speed and decisions must be made in what seems like on the spot. However, we never felt pressured to do anything we were not comfortable with and that is truly a testament to Michele’s pragmatic and genuine attitude toward her clients. Michele definitely puts her clients first and truly cares about their well-being. This is essential to the home buying process because quite simply, it’s the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make and if you don’t have established trust with your agent, you’ll never feel comfortable making a final decision on a property. During the process Michele showed us numerous homes and was always available to talk via text or email. Furthermore, Michele seemed to be able to help us get out of any issues we encountered along the way. The property we chose was quite the problem child, which involved having to go through various lenders, a long escrow and having to constantly smooth things over with the seller, so that we would not lose the property. Michele handled everything that came at her (and some) and while we thought we would lose the property on numerous occasions, Michele made sure that we didn’t because she knew our hearts were set on it. My husband and I would recommend Michele to anyone looking for a home. She is not only extremely intelligent, pragmatic, caring and genuine, but she makes a stressful process seem seamless and comfortable. That is all we could have ever asked for from our agent.

Mauricio & Lisa A. |
First Time Homebuyer

She Made Sure We Got the Highest Offer Possible

Michele was referred to us by my colleague and she helped us sell our home. As first time seller, we had a lot to learn and she is wonderful to work with. She's very knowledgeable and responded promptly to emails or text messages. She's never pushy and always reminded us we have a choice and let  us have the final say in everything. She made sure all the little details were taken care of and set up numerous open house to make sure we get the highest offer possible. She has a positive attitude and made it seem effortless to sell our home even though there was a lot of work behind the scene. We're a very satisfied customer and highly recommend her and will refer her service to our family and friends.

Ricky C. |
Seller

Trustworthy & Consistent, Outstanding Agent

Michele helped us sell our Irvine investment property, and we are absolutely and sincerely delighted to have had the experience to work with her! She is a consummate professional: attentive, responsive, and an agent who you can trust to get you the best offer and act in your best interest! After living in Southern California since childhood, my wife and I made the tough decision to uproot our entire family and relocate out of state as a result of a company acquisition. With such a big life change, we were uncertain as to what the future held for us. We still had an investment property in Irvine, CA that we decided to keep, just in case it didn't work out for us. After we settled into our new out-of-state home and felt comfortable that we would stay, the day came when we made the decision to sell our investment property. Not satisfied with the realtors who had helped us sell and buy properties in the past, we looked for a better alternative since we were 1,000+ miles away. Uncertain as to how everything would turn out, I took a chance and reached out to some local agents to see if my luck would change. After perusing the online profiles of local agents, I selected three realtors and hoped that one of them would be the right one. The first agent quickly responded via email and also left a voice mail message -- a good sign. The second one, Michele's assistant, promptly responded via email . The third agent simply didn't respond. I replied to both agents via email, to get a better feel for how they would respond and conduct themselves. After about a week of back-and-forth email exchanges, I took a chance and invited Michele to meet with me the first day I arrived back in Irvine. Michele arrived at the property, exactly on time to the minute. She was courteous and professional. After we walked through the condo, I explained my goals and that I needed extra assistance because we lived out of state. I had some work to do at the condo to get it ready for sale, and I wanted to see how Michele would respond. She was prompt in her follow up, was very consistent and showed a high level of enthusiasm. After a couple of days, I finally made the decision to move forward with Michele, still a bit uncertain if I had made the right decision (we've sold and bought many homes and have had mixed results with realtors). Oh boy, did I make the absolute right decision! WOW!! Michele's performance was simply unparalleled and was superlative!

• Listened to Us & Readily Available - Was very patient and responded to all of our needs. She usually got back to us within a few minutes, any day of the week!

• Trustworthy & Consistent - When she said she was going to do something, she always followed through without compromise. She thankfully took care of all the local appointments and details, which was a real life-saver since we could not be there to handle these matters. No detail was too small and nothing slipped by her.

• Outstanding Agent- Michele puts forth an unparalleled level of effort to maximize the selling price. She has a strong understanding of market conditions listed our condo at an optimal price. With an outstanding marketing campaign, she previewed our property with her large network of real estate professionals and knew how to build the momentum into strong weekend open house showings.

• Managing the Transaction - Managing the complexities of multiple offers can be tricky. It's important to be timely, know all of the facts, and be on top of everything. Michele masterfully dealt with multiple offers and helped us negotiate a very strong position when we had a potential show-stopper that unexpectedly popped up. She kept us in the loop and consulted with us each step of the way. We eventually sold our property at above asking price! I cannot give Michele a higher recommendation. She is an absolute A+ star!

Roy & Nancy C. |
Seller, Investor