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MY PROMISE TO YOU
I believe that, above all, Real Estate is a service industry. To that end, I will guide you through every step of the transaction, making sure there are no surprises along the way. I will help you find your ‘right-sized’ home, be it your first home, your family/forever home or your downsized home. As your Realtor I am committed to supporting you before, during and after the sale, whether you are a Seller or a Buyer. Service. Above All.
I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the Bay Area. My 30+ years of negotiating and problem-solving skills gives me the ability to successfully implement every level of the transaction. As a REALTOR® who carries the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation, I am also educated on issues of particular concern to many of my older clients, including reverse mortgages, the importance of universal design and the uses of alternative financing options in real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, I built a successful career in commercial real estate, working with corporate clients on their relocations and expansion needs. A 35-year resident of Marin County, I have an MBA in Real Estate from the University of California, Berkeley and I am also a certified LEED Green Associate.
My family and I have been members of the Mill Valley Tennis club for close to 35 years and I serve on the board of the Marin Tennis League as well as on the board and executive committee of The Redwoods.
Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I will work with you to find the right home at the right price, without foregoing the neighborhood amenities that matter to you.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, make sure it is in front of a wide segment of prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, help to arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Often buyers can't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can suggest ways to make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home sitting on the market and one that's sold quickly.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell in the near future or just curious about the current market, I'm happy to speak with you and answer any questions you have. Please feel free to reach out to me at 415.531.1384 or Michelle.Steinhart@cbnorcal.com
I look forward to helping you!
What my clients are saying:
“Michelle is an amazing realtor who kept a complex transaction going with grace and calm. If you value someone who knows how to effectively market your home; is an outstanding listener; follows through with every detail, then consider working with Michelle. Recommend highly.” Robin Levander and Kyriakos Spentzos (Michelle first sold them their house in San Anselmo and then acted as the listing agent to sell the house).
“I initially met Michelle a year ago in a non-real-estate setting and was impressed with her straight-ahead and honest communication. When we decided to list our San Anselmo home, we choose Michelle as our selling agent. We found Michelle’s approach as being very thorough with concise communication and realistic expectations. Her response time to calls and texts was superb. All aspects of our listing from preparation and inspections to staging and showing, negotiations and subsequent close of escrow proceeded very smoothly without any complication. Michelle was very helpful is advising and setting up the pertinent inspections and staging in a short timeline. Selling price was over a realistic listing price and all parties were quite satisfied with the transaction. Overall, we were very pleased with Michelle and her professionalism and recommend her without hesitation.” Michael and Laura Leary
“Michelle was ALWAYS available when we needed her, either in person or on the phone. Even though she had leg surgery, she was able to arrange other assisting agents to help show us several houses, one of which was the one we settled on! We respect Michelle both in and out of the real estate world and would happily use her again.” Michael and Nicole Cascio
“We were selling a condo that needed updating from a 60’s home to the 21st century and do it remotely as we did not live in the area. Not only did Michelle have great upgrade ideas to make the unit sell but she was the best project manager you could ask for. She got the project moving quickly and went above and beyond expectations to keep the price down, quality up and always moving forward. Once completed, Michelle had the house ready to show, accepting multiple offers and a contract within a week. Michelle is the most knowledgeable, reliable, personable, fair and preserving real estate professional I’ve ever worked with. She is a problem solver and always has your goals in mind. I highly recommend Michelle.” Dalton Lockman
"When I walked into my Father's home my jaw dropped open in delight! Michelle had transformed the house. She synchronized the contractors, landscaper, photographer, stager and worked tightly with me and my family. Her hard work, superior choices, and professionalism during every phase of this project paid off for my Father. Modernized, elegantly staged, simple and crisp; highlighting the positive energy, love, and happiness the two houses had experienced over the last fifty years. Her professional choices were right on target, greatly enhancing the property value. Thanks to this incredible visionary, the house sold in record time with nine offers, all over asking price. Michelle is an awesome team player and we are lucky to have met her. We appreciate all she did to make this project and sale so successful and highly recommend her." Kym Ferrari
"I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I was rather desperate to find a house, and Michelle jumped right in and we were communicating on a daily basis regarding opportunities. Michelle had a good idea what I was looking for and previewed homes for me, since I lived ~90 miles away. The first house we bid on, we lost to an all cash offer, but soon after, we did a pre-emptive offer on another house and won. Her primary goal was to make sure that I was going to be happy with my purchase. Michelle was very knowledgeable about all the Disclosures and made recommendations on having additional "experts" out as part of our contingencies. During and after escrow, Michelle has been a great resource, providing recommendations for gardeners, landscapers, designers, etc. She was awesome to work with and I would definitely recommend her!" Michelle Greer
“My image of Michelle is of a smiling, relaxed, informed professional, She patiently told me what would be required to sell my house and assured me she was a very "hands on" caring realtor. This was constantly true. She not only explained and promptly gave me the necessary papers to sign, but often, instead of mailing them to me, made personal deliveries, and even she helped me move. She kept track of details and knew how to plan efficiently. She always called reliable professionals for inspections as well as the best, most economical people for waste and furniture disposal, for painting and even for staging. This resulted in my house selling for $225,000 over it's listed price in only ONE MONTH!!” Diane Richard
“My daughter met Michelle at an open house in Corte Madera almost a year ago. Despite my daughter not being in the market and just asking questions about the possibility of her mom moving up in a few years, Michelle provided tons of advice. Fast forward to almost a year later when I finally decided to make the move to Marin and my daughter reached out to Michelle. My daughter had her own realtor in Marin but thought Michelle was a better match for me - not pushy, patient and extremely knowledgeable on all of Marin, not just the multi-million dollar homes. Michelle is extremely down to earth and honest. She will tell you what neighborhoods are great, which ones to avoid and knows what things will ultimately sell for in this tough market. Michelle is also responsive - responding to texts and calls almost immediately and patient with even the most ridiculous questions. Most importantly, once you decide on a place she advocates for you. In a tough buyers market, Michelle still made sure all the inspections were top notch (her inspectors are great!) and she made sure to get as many details as possible. Even though I have purchased homes before, Michelle thought of things I wouldn't have and made sure I went into my purchase fully aware of the pros/cons. During closing Michelle had to be out of town for a few days and her colleague Ellen took over, who was equally as wonderful. I would highly recommend using Michelle.” Mary Reilly
"Michelle managed the sale of my home with diligence, an excellent marketing plan, and professional skill and knowledge of the real estate market. She asked a fellow realtor, Ellen Gumbiner, to join her in this project. They completed the sale of my home in a very short time-a little less than two months from my initial call to Michelle to closing. Michelle made the process of the preparation and sale of my property very easy for me. I trusted her work, did not worry about the sale, and was able to concentrate on moving and settling into my new situation. Her work and plan resulted in several very good offers. My home sold above the asking price, and above my best expectations. I believe it sold for the best possible price, which was Michelle's goal. Michelle was a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone planning a sale of their home." Marjorie Schwier