With nearly $50 million in sales in the first six months of 2019, Michele’s business is based on over 80% referrals from satisfied clients. Michele recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her and that is what motivates her to exceed their expectations every day.
The Power of Negotiation – Michele brings over 25 years of professional sales experience including training in Negotiation Mastery from the Harvard Business School. Michele’s clients benefit from her skilled negotiation strategies when it comes to the purchase or sale of their home.
As a member of the Top Agent Network, Michele is among an elite group of agents that represent the top 10% of all home sales in San Mateo County. With that distinction, Michele has access to pre and off-market listings giving her clients a competitive advantage to homes that are often not seen on the MLS.
Michele has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications from The Ohio State University. She is an active member of the San Mateo County Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors and is a member of the National Charity League, Crystal Springs Chapter.
"Michele is creative, honest and calm under pressure. She is a joy to work with and obviously is an expert at her craft. Her preparation of the marketing process, the home for showings and then the way she executed the sale were first rate."
E.S., San Mateo Park
“Great experience in selling my house and buying another with Michele. Would highly recommend her. She provided great advice on the determination of the selling price and the ultimate offer we accepted. ”
“We cannot say enough great things about our experience selling a home with Michele Oravec of Alain Pinel Realty, as our realtor. Michele was very thoughtful and insightful in the market analysis she provided us and with all of her advice throughout the process. She recommended we make repairs and cosmetic work to the house and that we stage it. We were reluctant to spend too much money, since the market has been strong. However, after several discussions, and Michele's promise to take the lead on getting estimates and managing the repairs, we decided to make the recommended repairs. Michele was like the energizer bunny. She worked tirelessly to get the house in great shape and she stayed within our budget. She brought in fabulous workers, who gave us fair prices and did great work. The stager she recommended was unbelievable!!! The house looked unbelievably inviting and perfect and everything (including redoing hardwood floors, interior and exterior painting of entire house, overseeing an estate sale, landscaping, and more) was done in three weeks! We listed the house and entered into a contract for sale in 6 days, at way above our asking price. Our sales price is one of the highest for a home in our neighborhood and was a near record-breaking price per square foot. Without the recommended improvements, the house would have sold, but not for the high price that it did. If you are looking for a realtor that is knowledgeable, great to work with, an effective negotiator and an all-around professional, look no more - Michele Oravec is the realtor for you! ”
L.A., BAYWOOD, SAN MATEO
“We cannot recommend Michele highly enough. She is—without hesitation—the finest real estate agent we have ever worked with. She was tireless (answering the phone at all hours, at the house at a moment’s notice). She was resourceful (getting handymen to the house within 2 hours’ time). Her staging was, we thought, impeccable. The photos that she had taken, and the video tour, were the best we’ve seen. We also found her marketing program to be masterfully executed. We would also note that her results showed: Despite listing a relatively small home (without a family room off the kitchen... without a swimming pool...) at $4.7M, she got us multiple offers, in a few days’ time, all above ask. We then quickly went pending, above ask, without any contingencies. Having said that, our opinion of Michele is based on her work and not the results—we would feel this way about her even if the process didn’t unfold as it did in our case. Due to moves for work, we’ve bought and sold a number of homes over the past ~10 years. In doing so, we’ve always used “fancy” realtors. Of them, Michele is the best. And it’s not even close. She’s in a different category than any other realtor we’ve ever worked with. We cannot recommend her highly enough. ”
“Michele was an absolute dream to work with. We were moving to California from out of the country and she was so patient and accommodating with our needs and schedule. She definitely went over and above to ensure we found the perfect house. We will definitely work with her again and can't recommend her enough.”
“Michele was fantastic through all phases of the process. Her attention to detail, speed and constant efforts to meet our needs led to a fantastic outcome. We highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again.”
M.B., SAN MATEO PARK
“There's so much at stake with a real estate transaction, and critical that your agent knows the market, has the highest degree of integrity, and has a strong work ethic. I've known Michele for many years and can vouch for all of those. Plus she's a great mom and has a vested interest in the well being of our community.”
G.B., ARAGON, SAN MATEO
“Michele was nothing short of amazing getting my Mom's house on the market less than two weeks after my Mom moved out! New carpet, fresh coat of paint and beautifully staged. We had multiple offers and accepted a fantastic offer above list in less than a week. Michele is a great combination of calm, smart, efficient, determined, high integrity and a great eye for the details.”
ML.B., SAN MATEO PARK
“Dear Michele, Thanks for the great job you did in selling the house - it looked great! Best Wishes, Virginia”