Michelle joined Saunders & Associates after several successful years of selling real estate in New York City. One day it occurred to her that she was actually a serial renovator so she decided to turn her passion into a career by purchasing estate condition apartments and reconfiguring them into updated luxury homes. When she moved out east full-time, she translated that experience to building high-end custom homes in the Hamptons. Her recent spec house was seen in Hamptons Cottages & Garden's Architecture Issue.
Michelle's personal knowledge of local building codes and requirements is an asset to everyone she works with. Whether you are looking at land to build on or buying an existing home she provides an advisory on what can be done to enhance a property, and what can't. If you are entrusting the sale of your home to her, she will ensure that any concerns a buyer might have or issues that can be detrimental to a seamless transition are addressed before going to market.
Michelle credits her success in real estate not only to her eye for design and her intrinsic sense of what people want and need in a home, but also to her previous career as Sr VP Publishing Director for a global media company. Her well-honed negotiating skills, her strategic thought process and her belief that data and research all have equal importance assures that her clients and customers are buying or selling at the absolute best price.
She approaches every deal with perseverance and professionalism but of all the qualities she brings to her job she holds her honesty as her most important asset. She would rather not sell a home, if it's the wrong home for her buyers. Likewise, when representing a homeowner, she knows that an inflated unachievable selling price is not in the seller's best interest because precious time is wasted, and the right buyer might just pass it up.
Every day she has the same goal: to provide her buyers and sellers with every answer they seek, any advice they require and the assurance that they are being cared for with high energy, integrity, genuine attention and when needed, a strong dose of humor too.