Michaela Morton

Michaela Morton

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Specialties

CBR® (Certified Buyer Representative) and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)

Education

Williams College, B.A. English Literature & French
About Michaela
Michaela is a senior sales agent and the Head of Operations and Marketing for The Jane Advisory Team.

Trained as an actor, writer, and translator, Michaela has a knack for connection and a creative approach to the inevitable plot twists and obstacles of New York City real estate. Pairing systems thinking with love of storytelling, she combines extensive market knowledge with the personal insight and intuition to guide her clients home by the most joyful path. A Certified Buyer Representative, Certified Negotiation Expert, and specialist in first-time buyers, she particularly loves planting her neighbors in Harlem and watching them grow.

Michaela received her BA with Honors in French & English Literature from Williams College and studied acting at UNCSA, the O'Neill Theater Center, & Cours Jean-Laurent Cochet (Paris). She is a former teaching artist with Dancing Classrooms NYC.

Clients call her personable and passionate, professional, positive, and perseverant. Those less in thrall to the letter "p" say she's empathetic and unflinchingly honest, and depending on who you talk to, either a dream to work with or simply the bee's knees.

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Michaela was pitch perfect. She was enthusiastic, accessible, responsive, and super super intelligent. She knows so much and shares what she knows directly and eloquently. She was incredibly helpful, taking heinous tasks off our plates when we were feeling discouraged, and she was unfailingly optimistic throughout the grueling process of gaining all the approvals required to purchase property in NYC. Five stars are actually not enough for Michaela. She deserves 10 out of 5. She was -- is -- absolutely the best." - Betsy B.

★★★★★
"No one is kinder or more committed than Michaela Morton. From our very first zoom meeting, Michaela was a pleasure to work with and exceeded our expectations every step of the way. From creating amazing marketing materials to providing honest and constructive feedback, she helped guide us through the sale of our home. Michaela is professional and extremely hardworking, but also creative and fun. She always had a smile on her face and her positive attitude and optimism is infectious. While the process was challenging at times, we valued Michaela’s keen insight and judgement and knew that she would steer us in the right direction. She continually offered great guidance and helpful advice, and within 3 months of listing our apartment, we had multiple offers - during the pandemic and in the dog days of summer. Simply put, Michaela is a star!" - Victoria F.

★★★★★
"Michaela is a dream! I could not have asked for a better broker while I looked to purchase my first home in NYC. She went above and beyond with everything when it came to narrowing down listings, asking all the right questions at appointments, submitting my offer, the tedious and mundane co-op application process and helping me with my lawyer and navigating management. I can’t recommend Michaela enough and I will be referring her to anyone I know buying in the future!" - Genna G.

★★★★★
"Michaela is a rare gem. Her infectious personality, coupled with her professionalism and unique eye for design, make her a holy grail in NYC. And she is an absolute delight to work with. Before putting our property on the market, we met with several agents, all of whom provided their marketing recommendations. In our very first meeting, Michaela impressed us with her professionalism, creativity and clear direction. She recommended smart improvements and tasteful staging that would make our condo shine in its best light, using her creativity and design aesthetic to highlight the unique attributes that would really make our condo stand out. By the time the listing went live, we had several interested parties and received offers within the first few days. We were fortunate to receive and accept an offer over-ask within the first two weeks. Michaela’s expertise and communication were paramount during the contract signing phase, communicating with the buyer and advising us clearly and honestly on next steps. She maintained clear and regular lines of communication with all parties and advocated for us appropriately throughout the process. Throughout the entire process of selling our condo, Michaela was a true partner that we could trust. Buying and selling property in NYC is not easy, but if you are in the market, you definitely want Michaela by your side!" - Gina C.

★★★★★
"Michaela was an amazing agent. It was my first time buying a place and I was quite nervous and didn't know the real estate lingo. Michaela was able to break down the different parts of the process clearly and with language that I could understand. She stayed with me and updated me throughout the process so I never felt alone. I always felt supported, especially in the parts of the process I didn't know. Michaela is responsive, thoughtful, thorough diligent, and kind while also being a tough advocate on my behalf. As a woman of color who doesn't come from a lot of money, I would often feel awkward pushing for and advocating for myself in these big financial transactions, but it also didn't feel right to have someone advocate for me in a way that was rude or bullish since that's not how I want to interact with people in the world. When doing the parts of the process that included difficult negotiating dances, Michaela advocated for me in a style that was the perfect balance of cordial, considerate, but firm and fair. I loved working with Michaela." - Akina Y.

★★★★★
"It is incredibly rare and special to work with someone as gifted as Michaela. She was able to secure a full price offer on my studio apartment within 24 hours of listing, inspire multiple offers and accept a best and final by the end of the week -- all during the height of COVID-19. How did she do it? Michaela has an analytical mind and assessed the COVID-19 market thoroughly to create a strong sales strategy with me with a timeline and multiple scenarios. She used her incredible creative spirit to stage and market my apartment beautifully and secure press coverage. Michaela also builds genuine connections with everyone she meets and treats everyone involved with respect, honesty and compassion. My super, upstairs neighbor and a board member have all proactively sent me texts and emails complimenting Michaela and sharing their mutual appreciation. Michaela is an incredible advocate and will make your real estate journey a pleasure and a success. I truly never could have done this without her." - Kiersten T.

★★★★★
"Michaela Morton is a rare gem. She's savvy, intuitive, creative and aggressive when she needs to be. Michaela managed to be both firm and compassionate. She's a natural problem solver who isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves to get the deal done. She supported us from the beginning to the end of the process and we are confident we would not have been able to get our home without her." - Michele P.

★★★★★
"My experience working with Michaela was nothing short of stellar. From the get-go, Michaela put me totally at ease, and I am so lucky to have been able to work with her as a first time landlord! Her advice throughout the process was careful, considered and always on point, from target rent, choice of paint, scope of spruce up, light fixtures to navigating the application process through a finicky management company." -Rahoul R.

★★★★★
"Working with Michaela was by far the best part of our entire home buying process. My wife and I can't express enough how much her kindness, thoroughness, and clarity meant for us during what could otherwise be a very stressful time. Michaela was always there for us, even when she didn't need to be, and it was clear that she genuinely cared about our happiness and our home. More than an agent, Michaela was a teammate and a friend through the entire process, and I will be happy to recommend her to anyone looking for a new home." - Thomas D.

★★★★★
"Michaela has been absolutely wonderful to work with over the past year. We had a few challenges with selling our NYC co-op: a higher maintenance fee, no sublet policy, and of course, a global pandemic. Even though there were obstacles, we felt we were in very good hands throughout the whole process. When frustrating situations arose, Michaela always kept her cool and stayed friendly and professional. She's an extremely hard worker and very detail oriented. We could always trust that she was on top of whatever the next step was. We highly recommend working with Michaela!" - Christyn B.

★★★★★
"Michaela was a dream with whom to work! As first time buyers her patience and care as we zigged and zagged here and there made us feel safe and supported through the whole process. Her dedication to supporting what we needed and not what was best for her allowed us to trust her completely. A trust that was rewarded during a difficult negotiation process. She managed our expectations, advocated for us, and landed us safely in our dream home. I hope all are as lucky as us to have such an agent!" - Arjun G.

★★★★★
"Working with Michaela was fun, informative, relaxing (!!!), and familiar. From the first time we met her, we knew we had found our person in the chaotic purchase process. She was well prepared, kind, responsive to our many questions, understood what we were looking for, and many times knew what how we felt about a place before we even had a chance to tell her! Working with Michaela meant open houses on Sundays were followed by brunch; we appreciated her efforts to get to know us and enjoyed the opportunity to get to know her. We not only found an excellent agent who found us our first home but also our first friend in our new neighborhood!" - Shruti C.

★★★★★
"Michaela was an absolute delight to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase their dream home in the complicated NYC market! From our first day to the final signing, Michaela was highly professional, had impressive expertise and outstanding work-ethic, and showed enthusiasm and the utmost integrity in all situations. Her ability and commitment to listen and communicate with both kindness and directness while balancing the realities of the market and our vision for a home was a rare and unique gift. Michaela always went above and beyond to ensure we were both emotionally and practically supported. We’re so grateful for her many hours of extra dedication, and her personal interest and curiosity in relating with us. This included helping us re-write and edit board package letters to ensure they were well received, wise suggestions on how to clarify our complicated financials, and referrals to trusted collaborators for our many other needs. Michaela has a beautiful way of being able to ensure that everyone involved in the process feels like a partner on the same team. Most of all, she is a pure joy to be around, and passionate about finding people a home they can thrive in and build their life from." - Lexi B.

★★★★★
"Michaela is the best, simply put. She is the sweetest and most dedicated person you will ever meet. Being a first time home buyer is so nerve racking, but Michaela was with us every step of the way, answering our questions, helping guide us, and being a true pleasure to work with. Can’t recommend her enough!" - Uju B.

★★★★★
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Michaela and the entire Jane Advisory Team. She went above and beyond to provide recommendations and to schedule appointments with stagers, haulers, handymen, and any other service providers needed to help with the sale. We sold our NYC apartment while living in California and the process was seamless." - Alana W.

★★★★★
"Michaela was tireless when it came to helping sell our home. She was always responsive, helpful, and solution-oriented. It was a long journey from the first excitement of listing through pandemic-showings and finally closing, but she was there to support us throughout." - Jennifer G.

★★★★★
"Working with Michaela was fantastic! When first meeting, she took great care to understand my goals and preferences and was very diligent in finding an apartment that was perfectly me. Michaela is incredibly knowledgeable about the process, which was reassuring for me as a first time buyer. The connections she gave me for a legal team and a mortgage broker worked out great, and throughout the time from contract to close she did a phenomenal job managing the team and making sure everything was going smoothly. Even though many of the details can be boring and mundane, Michaela helped make it fun and as enjoyable as possible. I'd happily recommend her for anyone in the market!" - John C.

★★★★★
"Working with Michaela is a dream. She understands renters and landlords, knows how to evaluate the market, and makes the listing process from start to finish feel easy. I pride myself in my organizational skills and Michaela was still one step ahead (at least) all of the time. I highly recommend Michaela." - Danielle T.

★★★★★
"Michaela was a joy to work with. Her follow-up and communication was excellent - every time I thought that I should follow-up on something that day, Michaela would beat me to it! She provided excellent recommendations for lawyers, inspectors, painters, electricians, and cleaners, and did everything in her power to make sure that I was getting the support I needed." - Molly M.

★★★★★
"Michaela was great to work with throughout our house shopping and ultimately purchasing of a condo. We started the process out online meeting through our previous agent Danielle Lurie who Michaela works with. Even though the pandemic changed many aspects of seeing apartments, Michaela was able to get us great and prompt appointments to see condos. We ultimately found the condo of our dreams and Michaela made the whole process go as smooth as she could! I would definitely recommend her to other buyers." - Ryan O.

★★★★★
"Michaela was a dream to work with. Attentive, supportive, patient, flexible, tenacious in just the right degrees. And always positive and good humored. We can’t recommend her highly enough." - Brad W.

Michaela Morton’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
VIRTUAL TOUR
$2,295,000
3 BD
2.5 BA
1,633 SF
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
$1,675,000
2 BD
2 BA
1,064 SF
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
$1,225,000
2 BD
2 BA
Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
VIRTUAL TOUR
$1,195,000
2 BD
2 BA
1,215 SF
Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
VIRTUAL TOUR
$615,000
2 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
Contract Signed
VIRTUAL TOUR
$525,000
Studio
1 BA