Some people find their passion at a very young age. For Michelle, her love affair with real estate began by collecting the Homes & Land magazine at the grocery store on shopping trips with her mother. "I would peruse those magazines for hours, clipping out 'dream homes' and pinning them to my bulletin board," Michelle reminisces, "but being a Realtor never really crossed my mind. Goes to show what’s meant to be will find a way”.
Michelle began her career in Construction Project Management at the City of Placentia’s Public Works Department while she was still attending Cal State Fullerton for her BA in Political Science. Finding she thoroughly enjoyed the intricacies of the construction industry, instead of attending law school she went on to earn an MPA from Cal State Long Beach, with an emphasis in Public Works Management. However, after finishing graduate school, the Great Recession was still in full swing, rendering both construction industry jobs and government positions essentially non-existent. "I was a bartender with a Master's Degree, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pursue something else I was passionate about"; And just like that, in 2011, Michelle decided to pivot with the economy and begin her career in real estate.
As a local Realtor for the past decade, she has directly managed some of the most successful teams in the business; Most recently partnering with HGTV star Jessie Rodriguez and his investment company, Vintage Flip. Having served as an acquisitions manager for several large investment firms in Orange County, she is particularly adept at pricing and evaluating investment properties for her clients. Michelle is endorsed by the National Association of Realtors for her Commitment to Excellence [N.A.R. 2019], and is a Designated Re-Marketing Specialist. She continues to earn awards for her achievements in sales [Silver Club, 2020, Platinum Club 2021], and has even earned recognition from her peers for "Excellence in Client Service" [2020 Brokerage Award Winner].
Michelle brings a refreshingly straightforward and analytical approach to buying, selling, and investing in real estate, which is not surprising considering her expertise extends well beyond sales experience. She's the perfect fit if you prefer a more measured, and less "salesy" approach to doing business. "Ensuring you achieve your real estate goals is the most rewarding part of my career. I spend each day advocating for and serving my clients. Thank you for your trust and confidence in me, you are always my highest priority. I'm looking forward to the journey ahead with you."
Awards & Designations
Certified Trust and Probate Specialist, C2EX Certified, Designated Re-marketing Specialist