Michelle was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. While completing her bachelor's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, she built and managed a successful online health coaching business, coupled with fitness classes and personal training. In addition, Michelle completed her post-graduate degree at UNISA (University of South Africa).
Upon completion of her advanced degree, Michelle took the opportunity to travel extensively around France, Italy, Spain, and the Southeastern United States for 2 years. She landed on the West Coast and made San Diego her first permanent residence in the States. She secured a highly competitive position working for HG Fenton, a top real estate Developer, where she excelled in sales, marketing, and residential and commercial property management. Michelle worked her way up to become the General Manager for HG Fenton’s Little Italy Project, an award-winning large scale luxury mixed-use project in San Diego.
After 5 years on the West Coast, Michelle moved to Charleston, South Carolina, married her husband and found their forever home in Oyster Point, Mount Pleasant. Michelle has been exploring and discovering Charleston’s diverse array of lifestyles ever since she moved here. Her passions include beachcombing, wakeboarding, skydiving, bungie jumping, traveling, or dining in one of Charleston’s internationally recognized restaurants. Michelle describes herself as a motivated, energetic sales expert who thrives under pressure and loves to exceed client expectations with dramatic results.
In addition, Michelle holds the designation of “Luxury Home Marketing Specialist” and she is an expert in high-end residential marketing and sales. These skills, combined with Michelle’s international connections and her competitive and motivated demeanor, make her a perfect fit for the Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty team of luxury specialists.
Michelle is an amazing realtor! She was very patient, very knowledgeable, and accommodating. We were in a different state at the beginning of our search and she went above and beyond looking at properties the same day we found them. She also really understands the Charleston area and has great relationships with the builders and their representatives. When a lot came on the market she helped us snag it before anyone else could. We loved working with her and will definitely use her on our next home purchase. I would highly recommend her!Andreea B.
We had been trying to find a house in the Charleston area for over a year before engaging with Michelle as our realtor. We were searching from two states over and we were really struggling. She made the process completely stress free and easy for us. We did zoom meetings and FaceTime remotely to find the house for us. The whole time she was on the ball and making sure the build process and inspections happened on time and things were getting fixed. I couldn't recommend her more highly!Scott U.
Trying to buy a home in Charleston can be incredibly tough - it is a hot market, with little inventory. Luckily - for us - we had Michelle to help with the entire process. Michelle was wonderful - she consistently shared new listings and would quickly schedule showings. Once we found the place for us, she truly did an amazing job. Michelle is incredibly knowledgeable of the market and was very helpful in organizing all steps of the contracting and closing process. It was refreshing to have an agent provide you options - with the pros and cons of each - and allow you to make the choice on what makes most sense Moreover, she always had our best interest in mind - even asking the seller to fix small things that we did not even think to ask. We highly recommend Michelle to anyone and are confident she will do a fantastic job for you as she to for us!Joseph C.
We were looking for a second home in Charleston for a few months. Luckily we found Michelle , she helped us set up everything from online tour to the actual closing! She did our final walk through, and was always on top of everything that it took to make us feel comfortable about buying a house out of town including helping us pair up with mortgage, homeowners and inspection companies! She is reliable, communicative and very knowledgeable about the area and really listens to the client questions and concerns!Amanda M.
Michelle is amazing She was incredible to work with. Explained every part of the house buying process and stood in for us before we arrived in SC. She went above and beyond what was expected. Even after the sale was done she followed up with us and helped resolve some last issues. I would give more than 5 stars if possible. Would highly recommend her to help you find your dream house.Nadine V.
Michelle, did an outstanding job assisting us with the sale of our property. The information she provided and the updates where great. We left everything in her hands worried about nothing. She will be the first person we go to when we decide to sell again. We want to thank her for her professionalism.Michael H.
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