“We could not have hoped for a better experience than we had working with Mara and Michele on the recent purchase of our home. They went above and beyond in terms of navigating the entire process and were incredible at finding ways to get everything done even though we both had particularly crazy work schedules at the time when the purchase process took place. They were on top of all the details, worked great together as a team, and were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Moreover, we absolutely trusted their judgment and taste. After the transaction they have even helped us find gardeners and other folks to help us manage the new property. Although we hope to live in this house for many years we would absolutely work with them again and wholeheartedly recommend them.”
~ Andrew Paquin & Dana Settle
“Michele’s understanding of the market helped us to set a strategy that led to many offers within six days of listing our home. She then shepherded everyone through escrow to a smooth close, navigating the inevitable unexpected hurdles along the way. When we bought our new house (which had several bidders), she gave invaluable counsel on everything from offer strategy, to inspections, to finding vendors to beautify the home.
Michele was focused on the entire scope of the buying and selling process. She does all of this with an upbeat, friendly approach, and genuine tact and thoughtfulness. She maximized our time and money and made us look good to the people with whom we did business. We would work with her again and recommend her to friends with confidence.”
~ Keith & Erika Quinn
“Michele was so professional and conscientious about every detail in helping us sell our home. She was on top of every detail and absolutely a pleasure to work with.”
~ Anna & Gavin Milner
“Michele is the consummate real estate professional. She was more than patient with us for our long house search, helped us navigate the nuances of a bidding strategy in this very hot market, and coached us in the final, extremely non-standard negotiations for the house we ended up buying (there were three months between signing contract and taking possession). Beyond that, she advised us on the upgrades and repairs that have the most impact in maximizing the sale value of the homes we were selling to buy the new home. And post-purchase, she expended her own energy and resources to bring the new home up to par, even ensuring that service technicians had access to our new property. Frankly, I think we’d still be looking for a home if we didn’t have Michele in our court. She approached us as a real member of our team- the captain, in fact! In addition to her delivering results of impeccable quality, she conducted every interaction with grace, a sense of humor, and a smile - not to be underestimated in these transactions. We can’t say enough about her skill, tenacity, and warmth. We are so grateful for Michele and her excellent service.”
~ Tara Roth & Craig German
“We are so grateful we had Michele Sanchez by our side while we were buying our first home! Michele helped us work through every decision, providing thoughtful advice and making sure we weren't rushed. She not only negotiated a great deal for us, but also helped us stay calm through the inspections process. Buying our first home was an intimidating prospect, but Michele’s extensive market knowledge, deal-making experience, and great sense of humor, gave us confidence and made the process enjoyable to boot!”
~ Kathryn & Michael Converse
“We had been looking for our dream house for a while, due to the fact that my opinion kept changing. I will admit I probably was not the easiest buyer. Then one day Michele called and said, "I think I found it. You have to get over to 639 N. June Street". We headed over to the open house and boom! She was right on. We fell head over heels in love and put in an offer that day. Michele really listened to me through the process and knew exactly what would make my mind explode! Her intuition is great.
Then came the actual buying process- the inspections, the appointments, all that crazy busy work that quite frankly, with our insane work schedules, my partner and I would have easily been overwhelmed. Michele stepped in like a superhero and took care of so many details. She basically held our hands through the entire process and explained every step.
Buying a house can be super stressful and confusing! But with Michele by our side, we were guided the whole way. It's kind of like getting a realtor and a friend and a substitute mom all in one. I honestly don't think I would've stayed sane through the process without her.”
~ Allison Dunbar
“Michele and Mara guided us through both selling and buying a home in a tricky market during the holidays with grace and aplomb. Always accommodating and willing to go the extra mile without hesitation, Michele and Mara consistently exceeded our expectations of the entire process and our relationship with our agents. With their combination of consummate professionalism and intuitive personal kindness and consideration they transformed a typically stressful experience into one that was actually pleasant. In addition, they were acutely attuned to our personal taste, needs and desires for our new home and aided us in finding a house in which we are very, very happy. We couldn’t be more pleased with Michele and Mara and are grateful for the gift of working with them for this important transition for our family.”
~ Amy & Neal Fraser
“Michele was instrumental in getting our home sold. Her personal attention, professionalism and communication of what buyers will be looking for helped make the entire process seamless. After 10 days on the market we had several offers and sold over asking! I would recommend Michele to anyone in the Los Angeles area looking to sell their home!”
~ Trey and Kirsten Beffa
“Michele was amazing. She was patient, knowledgable about the market and never pushed us to do something we weren't comfortable doing. We bought and sold a house in two months and it was as smooth a process that one could ever expect.”
~ Kyle Erickson
“Michele and I have known each other for over 11 years now. While I consider her one of my closest friends, we would not have asked her to help us if she'd not been the most dependable, professional person for the most important tasks: selling our home of over 11 years!
We are beyond grateful that Michele’s years of experience and her quick wit has not only guided us through the most important, difficult and stressful time in our lives, but it was funny and joyful. This could have been a very different scenario as we are moving to a different state where we know almost no one! Needless to say, its been stressful!
From the start, she was completely positive of the price (more than we ever imagined!) and she pretty much secured that sale price AND in less than a week! ONE WEEK from offer to acceptance...pretty awesome! After which, she kept this process moving forward with the stealth calmness that only someone with her expertise is capable.
Clearly, The Jones family is 110% team Michele Sanchez.”
~ Karen and Kory Jones
“Michele and Mara were a dream team during the entire process of my condo sale. From start to finish, they both served as advisors, friends, general contractors, problem solvers, and most importantly, decent and trustworthy professionals. In the beginning, when Michele recommended that I consider a higher-end (but economical) renovation, everything I read online and everything other people said steered me away from this. But Michele had a very good sense of what buyers expected in that part of Santa Monica. She and Mara also walked me through the process of finding a good and honest contractor, as well as a top-notch interior designer. Partnering two disparate contractors was a huge challenge, but Michele and Mara took it head on and bore the brunt of all of the materials discussions, trade-offs, and in-person meetings that have to happen in order to convert a makeover into a success. As we approached project completion, Michele and Mara helped me understand the selling strategy when we were just about to hit the Christmas Holidays. They commissioned the photo sessions, worked with the designer on staging, managed the inspection visits, and helped me navigate through the guts-ball final buyer negotiations. In the very first week of the listing, I had 4 offers in hand, including a backup that was even higher than the primary bid. The price I got for my place was more than $50K over asking, and it was 25% higher than what I had ever thought I'd get before the renovation. I can't say enough about the extreme talent, professionalism, and positivity from these two - I know there is no way I would have ever sold my condo at anywhere close to this price without their leadership. Thank you.”
~ Craig German
“Having worked with Michele on many properties, I already knew that she is extremely trustworthy and hard-working. Her ability to perfectly price a house is legendary, while her expertise with transactional minutiae is second to none. You never feel passed along to a junior agent: when you work with Michele, she’s at your side from ‘sign-up’ to ‘sign-down’. But most importantly, Michele will get you the price you want. We could not be happier with how this transaction turned out.”
~ Mara Raphael
“I can’t imagine anyone more capable and wonderful to guide us through the process of selling and buying a home than Michele Sanchez. She was patient, and helpful as we spent about a year on the hunt, and once we found the house of our dreams, guided us through the process of making an offer that would be accepted. As for selling our first home, she offered great advice on what to fix, and how to appeal to buyers. The day after our first (and only) open house, we had multiple over-asking offers, and Michele helped us choose the best buyer. She was always available for every inspection, appointment, and walk-through, and helped manage all of the details flawlessly. We felt like we were her top priority, and completely comfortable sharing our personal information. She was also brilliant working with our buyer’s and seller’s realtors, so I’m sure that was an asset, and partly responsible for our offer being the chosen one for our new home. We can’t thank you enough Michele!”
~ Claire Pettibone & Guy Toley
“I have worked with Michele on a number of transactions and she has made each one an extremely smooth process. Having worked with a number of realtors with different levels of professionalism and skill I can say that Michele is a cut above the rest. I have realized the importance of partnering with people that have the depth of knowledge she possesses. Experience matters in this business and she has a lot of it. I highly recommend Michele to anyone considering buying or selling a property.”
~ Jack Gladden
“Michele, thank you again for all of your help. Words cannot express how much we appreciate your 200%+ on doing literally everything for us AND getting us a great price. You made our crazy last minute decision work smoothly, quickly, and perfectly!!! Thank god for you, you swooped in, quietly, and put all the pieces perfectly in place, and for that, we are forever thankful.”
~ Aimee & Mike Mitchell
“It was our first time purchasing a property and Michele and Mara were very helpful with every step of the process, including accommodating our very busy schedules. As first time buyers, we were very patient with our search, spending two years looking for the right place. Michele and Mara were understanding and helped us when we finally found the right property for us. Thanks for everything!”
~ Brennen Liang & Sophie Cui
“We want to thank Michele Sanchez for helping us buy and sell our homes. She made a stressful and high stakes process as smooth as it could be and having her in our corner was essential! We could not have done it without her.”
~ Christina Kim & Apurba Pathak