Lamorinda & East Bay Real Estate Agent
The ideal real estate agent knows every last detail of their market – the kind of information that only comes from a lifetime of patronizing local shops and bistros, strolling through every park, and exploring each pocket of the neighborhood. Born and raised in Lafayette, California, Michele McKay has this kind of in-depth knowledge of the town and delights in sharing her insider expertise with her clients. For over a decade, Michele has served Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda, also known as Lamorinda, as well as surrounding East Bay areas like Oakland and Rossmore.
Trained as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and a member of the prestigious Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society, Michele offers unparalleled acumen in high-end estates and luxury properties, while her training as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist uniquely qualifies her to serve her empty-nester clients and those looking to downsize for life’s golden years. Michele’s impressive background provides her with a coveted perspective on real estate – as a former architect, she is able to provide insight into the design elements of the properties she shows, as well as the financial savvy and market expertise that comes with her decade of real estate experience.
Michele puts her clients front and center and this close relationship is her favorite part of her career. With a deep appreciation for the opportunity to help people from all walks of life achieve their real estate goals, Michele’s natural curiosity, patience, and playful approach have won her a loyal and devoted client base, one that cherishes her confidence, intelligence, and a keen eye for design.
When Michele isn’t working with clients, you’ll find her soaking up the California sun out on the golf course. A passionate art aficionado, and an alum of UC Berkeley’s Art History program, Michele also loves to spend her free time drawing and exploring the Bay Area’s art museums. With an enviable education and career, Michele’s proudest accomplishments are her unerring honesty, her ability to remain true to herself, and her commitment to enjoy each and every day.
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange to finance, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Often times buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Michele helped to sell my parent's condominium in Rossmore. Her design talents were invaluable in deciding how much renovation to do, selecting paint colors, and staging the furniture. The place looked beautiful. We got several offers and it sold for top dollar. I am a happy client. Thank you, Michele.— Willaim B.
Michelle helped us to find our new home. It was really nice working with her. She is really knowledgeable about the entire process and responds to messages and calls almost immediately. She was available to help even after we bought the home. Also, she has good contacts for any work you need to do at the home being purchased.— Arjun
Michele was a pleasure to work with. She was professional, honest, always available to answer our calls, and very knowledgeable. She is also very friendly and cares a lot about her clients. She listened to our concerns and never pushed us to make a decision we weren't comfortable with. Her professional background in architecture was also very helpful, especially if you are thinking of doing any kind of remodeling to your new home. She has a lot of contacts like general contractors, plumbers, handymen which she is happy to share with you at any time. Overall she is a gem.— Paula B.
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Buying or selling a home may be one of the biggest transactions you can make in your life time. When you're thinking of buying or selling a home it is wise to have a strong advocate at your side - a Realtor® you can trust. In Michele, you'll find confidence, competence and integrity.