Chairman's Circle Platinum Award Winner
Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Real Estate Agent
#1 Agent in the #1 Office in Hartford County 2010 - 2016
Top 1% of all Realtors Nationally 2010-2016
Connecticut Top 10 Agents 2012-2016
Are you interested in buying or selling real estate in Glastonbury, Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, West Hartford, South Windsor, Manchester, East Hartford, Hebron, Marlborough, Middletown, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Portland, Coventry and Bolton? I've been a full-time, top-producing Realtor for 20 years, and, prior to this, spent 6 years as a corporate and real estate attorney. Whether my clients are purchasing or selling single family homes, condominiums, new construction, antique homes, equestrian properties, or 55 and older housing, my extensive knowledge of and success in the real estate market enables me to provide them with the highest level of service.
PURCHASING? Purchasing a home can be a daunting yet exciting process...after 24 years of finding homes for my buyers, I understand the emotional intensity of the real estate transaction. I'm there to smooth the way, and to guide you through the search, the contract negotiating, the home inspection and finally, the closing! I'll guide you to the right town, the appropriate schools, and a comfortable price range. If you're moving up, or downsizing, or relocating from out-of-town, I'll give you the tools to make your transition a pleasant one.
SELLING? Despite volatile market conditions in recent years, MY LISTINGS HAVE SOLD! Why such success? Every one of my sellers benefits from Michelle's Value Plus Package. Value Plus is my way of demonstrating a level of commitment that goes beyond the typical services provided by the typical agent. It is given free of charge to each and every seller. It begins with a customized, extensive marketing plan, to determine the ideal price which will maximize the value of your home. In this Market Analysis I will analyze recent sales of comparable properties in your area, along with currently active listings and those that didn't sell, in order to provide you with a solid price range for your home. Next, Value Plus entitles each seller, free of charge, to the services of a professional Stager. My Stager evaluates the home using a trained eye and design expertise, and makes recommendations to minimize selling time and maximize sale price! Finally, as part of Value Plus I hire a professional Photographer whose pictures are, according to one client, "worthy of House Beautiful."
WEB EXPERT: 92% of all buyers begin their home search on the internet! I work with a Web Strategist to guarantee that we maximize potential exposure for your home. Our vast knowledge of Web 2.0 will increase your home's visibility and help target potential buyers. Look for your house in Trulia, Realtor.com, Activerain, Craigslist, Facebook, Linkedin.. just to name a few.
MY BACKGROUND: I was an attorney with a specialization in contract and real estate law for 6 years prior to transitioning into real estate sales. I held positions in large corporations as well as private legal practice. My background has proven immensely beneficial to my clients, from the standpoint of negotiation skills, attention to detail and recognizing and working through potential problems early in any transaction,
I am a graduate of New England School of Law, Wheaton College, and attended Georgetown University and Lawrence Academy. I am married to a local real estate attorney, Paul Collins, and we have 3 children: Abby, 22, Eliza, 23 and Scott, 28. I remain very active in community and charitable endeavors.
I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs!