Realtor (CA) and Broker (AZ)
For the majority of people the purchase or sale of a home is a transaction involving their largest personal investment. In this market you need seasoned, competent, honorable representation. My goal is to provide that representation so as to guide you easily, yet securely, through the entire real estate process.
I am licensed in California with HomeSmart Advantage Realty, a brokerage set in beautiful Sonoma County, serving the entire North Bay.
In California, I work with all property types (residential, land, commercial, vineyard, and winery) with a particular emphasis on coastal residential and vineyard properties in the North San Francisco Bay area, especially within Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Lake Counties. I am extraordinarily experienced in traditional and distressed property sales, including short sale and bank-owned (REO) properties.
I am licensed, also, as an Associate Broker for HomeSmart, the largest residential real estate firm in the Southwest, located in Phoenix, Arizona. My years of experience as a broker include the building of four real estate firms (residential, commercial and property management) that focused upon listing and selling of most property types. In the last few years, I have been particularly focused upon the distressed property market.
I earned my wine business MBA at Sonoma State University, my enology degree at Santa Rosa Junior College, and my BEd from Arizona State University. My research paper, “The Impact of Climate Change on the Wine Industry: Challenges and Solutions,” was published within the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Wine Economics and Policy, in the fall of 2014. In 2014, I published my book, “Where the Air is Wine: A Case Study of Sonoma County Wine Tourism.” as well.
In 2017, my collaborative effort with Sonoma State University’s Dr. Liz Thach in her work, “Best Practices in Global Wine Tourism” (Chapter Ten, “Sonoma Sunshine: Learning to Collaborate for World Class Wine Tourism”), won Gourmand International Book Award’s “Best Wine Tourism Book in the World” and “Best Wine Tourism Book in the USA” ( Editors: Dr. Liz Thach, MW & Dr. Steve Charters, MW.).
I am a former commercial/residential irrigation and landscape contractor with twenty-three years of experience. Additionally, I have worked with several wineries over the past few years in production, marketing, operations, and hospitality so as to better advise my clients seeking operations within or a move to the wine country.
I am committed to providing you, your family, and your friends with superior service and exacting expertise so as to make your next real estate transaction the most memorable of your life.
I would greatly appreciate your decision to choose me to represent you in your next real estate transaction. I will honor your decision with effective, protective and competent completion of service and a devotion to selfless fiduciary care.
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Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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- HomeSmart Advantage Realty
- 818 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, California 95401
Buying a property is stressful to say the least but this experience was great. I was looking for a very specific property and Michelle was very dilligent and patient. She is a master researcher and can find out a lot of information about a property in no… (more)
Michelle was a bull dog fighting our corner from start to finish. Her comprehensive knowledge of all things real estate and negotiation are second to none. It was very very impressive buying our house with her at the helm.
My home search began in January of 2008 and I did not close on my house until June of 2010. In that time I changed my search criteria no less than 50 times, viewed over 100 homes, offered on several properties and cancelled every contract that was accepted…. (more)