About

Buying or selling a home is life-altering and one of the biggest purchases one makes in their lives, which is why finding an experienced real estate professional is of the utmost importance.  As an accomplished full-time REALTOR®, Michele’s focus is to provide the finest real estate services to her clients based on the highest standards of ethics, values, and professional integrity.

Taking great pride in her years of experience in the real estate industry, Michele delights in not only guiding her clients throughout the buying or selling process, but also educating them to ensure they understand the current market trends and how their goals relate in the present real estate market.

She considers herself a “boots on the ground” type of REALTOR, actively navigating her clients through the real estate process from start to finish. She takes pride in sharing her vast knowledge of the real estate process and the local neighborhoods that make Pittsburgh a wonderful place to call “Home”. Not only does she strive to make the process fun, she excels at making it as stress free as possible.

Experience

  • Full-time Realtor® for over 20 years
  • Local Expertise- Born and raised in Pittsburgh — in-depth knowledge of local communities, neighborhoods
  • Extensive experience in renovating, remodeling— for investment, flip, or personal home
  • Over 30 years of sales experience
  • Marketing & Advertising Specialist
  • Vast network of expert professionals for inspections, warranties, repairs, lending, etc.

Although Michele has been licensed for over 20 years, her life in the real estate industry started long before then. As a teenager still in high school, Michele began working with her family renovating homes used for rental properties. Early in her career, she began flipping homes long before “Fixer Upper” or “Flip or Flop” became HGTV hits.  As a direct result of this experience, one of her greatest strengths is the ability to see beyond what others would deem “beyond repair” to find the potential that could ultimately turn into a huge return on investment.

Skills

  • Exemplary Customer Service
  • Seasoned sales expert
  • Organized and very detail oriented
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Outstanding Problem-Solving skills
  • Accomplished Negotiator
  • Focused, Driven and Committed
  • Flexible and accommodating

Awards & Certifications

  • Five Star Professional for providing Outstanding Customer Service 2017, 2018
  • Washington-Green Association of Realtors – Circle of Excellence
  • Multimillion Dollar Producer
  • RE/MAX 100% Club 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Selling

For SELLERS, Michele employs proven marketing techniques to get your home sold fast!  She will be in constant contact giving updates of inquiries and feedback on visits to your home. She capitalizes on all technology available to ensure your home is represented at its best always.  Michele will continue to monitor the listing, re-evaluating the current market and assessing the competition to make sure your home is aggressively represented.

 

Buying

For BUYERS, after a comprehensive conversation to better understand your goals, Michele will scrutinize the local market in search of properties to fit those factors— leaving no stone unturned until she finds what you are looking for!   Once the perfect home is found, she will go above and beyond to ensure you are making a sound investment in line with your real estate goals.

“I really do love what I do. Being part of the process on one of the most important decisions of my clients’ lives is an honor and privilege. I enjoy sharing my expertise – it’s important to me that my clients are armed with the right information to make the best decision.”

Commitment

Her commitment to her clients is evident by her strong repeat and referral business. When working with Michele, the relationship does not stop at the closing table. With a great network of trusted professionals, Michele remains a significant resource to her clients for all issues that arise as a homeowner. She exemplifies trustworthiness and outstanding service throughout all steps of every real estate transaction. Michele is exceptionally well respected by her colleagues and clients for her honesty, dedication to customer service, commitment to excellence and her keen eye for detail.  Past clients have been especially appreciative of her truthfulness, organizational skills and her fierce negotiation tactics.

Although Michele considers Pittsburgh home, for a few years she resided in Florida where she owned a business and renovated several properties. But her home town of Pittsburgh was never far from her heart, so she returned to the ‘Burgh in 1999.  She maintains her Florida Real Estate License to assist her Pittsburgh clients who wish to relocate, retire or find their perfect winter home in Florida by referring them to her network of fellow Realtors in that state.

An additional advantage comes from her personal experience in relocation, perfect for those who are new to Pittsburgh. Not only is she personally experienced in the unique stresses and challenges moving to a new city entails, her enthusiasm for everything Pittsburgh is contagious, and she relishes sharing the best parts of what will become her client’s new home.

Local Expertise

Michele’s local expertise is unmatched. She knows the local communities to help her BUYERS find the right neighborhood to suit their needs. Her comprehensive understanding of the complex Western Pennsylvania area real estate market enables her to guide SELLERS to strategically price their homes to capitalize on the current market.

In her spare time

When not assisting her clients, Michele enjoys time with family and friends or working out at the gym.  A sunny day will find Michele biking the many trails around the Pittsburgh region.

Having been personally impacted by the organ donor program, Michele is dedicated to the Living Organ Donor program with UPMC. Currently Michele is serving as a Living Donor Champion for her brother Frank who was born with a rare auto-immune disease and is currently in need of a lifesaving liver transplant. Her passion for helping her brother has propelled Michele into encouraging everyone to consider being a living donor not just to help Frank but to help the thousands of other patients in need of a donor. Currently there are over 70,000 people awaiting a liver transplant— as a living donor, you could literally be giving the gift of life. Learn more at the Facebook Group page SAVE FRANK.

Next Steps

If you’re looking for a real estate agent, it’s important that you find someone who is a good fit for you. So let’s talk. Whether you’re selling or buying, I’d like to learn more about you and your needs and goals. You can count on me to “tell it like it is” and give you a realistic picture of what is possible.

Contact me to get in touch.

As a real estate agent who puts clients first, I look forward to hearing from you.

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