I am a Phoenix, Arizona native raised primarily in the East Valley area. The first ten years of my career has been in the hospitality industry and then I transitioned into my real estate career in June 2000. I am currently with HomeSmart in Scottsdale. I have worked over 19 years honing my negotiation and marketing skills and invest hours each week to continued education, exploring market trends, and analyzing new and innovative approaches to keep up with the ever-changing environment of Real Estate.
My True Passion...
After selling Real Estate for three years I discovered a new passion… STAGING! I came across an article in April 2003 of Realtor Magazine and knew this is what I had been searching for! A way to help my clients prepare their homes to show their best and achieve a fast sale at top dollar. I traveled to Henderson, Nevada to take an ASP® (Accredited Staging Professional) course from Staged Homes and became the first ASP® Realtor in the State of Arizona. I then also started my own Staging business called Staging Arizona, so that I could assist other Realtors who needed help in staging their Listings to sell.
I believe in giving back to the community and donate my time and a portion of every sale to various charities. I have a special place in my heart for animals and have set a goal to raise money for various Pet charities such as the ASPCA, Arizona Humane Society, Mingus Manor, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation and others.
Family comes first and I love spending time with my husband Michael, daughter Skylar and our two crazy dogs Sadie & Sophie, both rescued Labrador mixes. As a family, we enjoy taking the dogs for walks, hiking and biking, hitting the gym and vacationing on the beach. My ultimate goal is to buy my very own RV and travel to dog friendly beaches across the country with all of my family.
Dedication to Clients…
I take great pride in helping my clients whether they are Buying or Selling. For my Sellers, I am critical about preparing their homes for sale and believe that even the smallest of details can either make or break the sale! I also use the same enthusiasm with Home Buyers helping them to envision living in their new home even if at first, they can’t see it themselves. I utilize my design experience to help Buyers overcome floor plan issues and even help them with custom paint and furniture choices.
Experience & Education…
• Licensed Realtor - State of AZ since March 2000
• Accredited Staging Professional since September 2003
• Bachelors in Interior Design from NAU
• ASP- Accredited Staging Professional
• HSR-Home Staging Resource Certified
• CNE- Certified Negotiation Expert
• CSSN- Certified Short Sale Negotiator
Organizations & Clubs:
• NAR- National Association of Realtors
• AAR- Arizona Association of Realtors
• SEVRAR- Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors
• ARMLS- Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service
• RESA- Real Estate Staging Association
• HSRA- Home Staging & Redesign Association
Areas of Expertise…
**Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley & Ahwatukee Cities
**Resale & New Homes ~ Townhomes & Condominiums~ Luxury Custom Homes
If you are looking for a true professional who is dedicated to their Client’s needs, is honest and believes in doing right by their clients… then I am the Realtor for you!
Contact me today to experience the true difference 602.743.8318
“Buy, Stage & Sell with Michelle”