Not an Ordinary Agent
As with many agents, real estate is Michele’s second career. She was an architect and owned her own successful firm. This translates to a unique understanding of building construction and design – a skill set she is happy to use on her client behalf. A life event made her rethink her career. So, wanting to stay involved in helping people, she became a real estate agent. As she says - “I’ve always been interested in the relationships between people and their homes—the way they utilize their space. A home is so much more than just a roof over your head, so the transition from architecture to real estate seemed a natural fit.”
Michele see her role as that of trusted adviser. Putting her clients’ needs first and foremost, protecting their interests throughout the buying or selling process. Her value to her clients is in representation and negotiation - negotiating the best possible price, and guiding her clients through the complicated business of buying or selling a home. By putting her background and training to work, Michele helps translate her clients’ visions to reality.
A native Californian and true “Local Expert”, Michele grew up in Lafayette and lives in Orinda. Although she has traveled extensively and lived elsewhere, Lamorinda has always been home. Michele knows the neighborhoods, culture and people. She is helping seniors downsize, investors find potential property, couples buy their first homes and families meet their changing needs. Michele is delighted to be selling real estate in Lamorinda and the surrounding communities.
Communities Michele serves include: Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Berkeley, Oakland.
She has a degree in Art History from UC Berkeley, and did post-grad studies at Sotheby’s in London, England.
Michele describes herself as a “lifelong learner” and is continually working to expand her skills, knowledge and value to her clients.
- National Association of Realtors® & California Association of Realtors® - member
- Contra Costa County Association of Realtors® - member
- International Previews Properties Specialist
- International Sterling Society
- NAR's Green Designation - GREEN
- Senior Real Estate Specialist – SRES
- Certified Negotiation Expert - CNE
- Lafayette Chamber of Commerce – Ambassador
- Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer