Michele Senitzer

Michele Senitzer

Realtor® | DRE# 01910603

Education

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Michele represented us as a buyers, and let me tell you -- the quality of your agent and their professional and networking skills really makes a difference when it comes to getting your offer accepted. Michele has been a friend of ours for several years, and we knew she'd be there for us when we were ready to buy. Michele was with us every step of the way, and made this process as transparent as possible for us. We aren't high rollers, and had a pretty strict limit on our budget. Michele found us a lovely home in a good neighborhood. Our very first offer was accepted, thanks to Michele's finesse and professional knowledge. We couldn't be happier, and we are singing her praises to everyone!" - Niamh

★★★★★
"If I could rate Michele 10 stars I certainly would. I ended up as a client of Michele's through circumstance that I wanted to put an offer on a property but was so early on in the home buying process that I didn't yet have a realtor. Michele was referred to me by my banker and I couldn't be happier with that decision. I first viewed the house I purchased on a Sunday afternoon and did not initially speak with Michele until Monday evening and 72 hours later we had a deal closed. This was the only house that I put an offer on and Michele was able to close the deal for us. It was such an amazing experience and she really has mastered the art of real estate negotiations. She was professional and very available throughout the whole buying process. From constant updates with the negotiations to checking in several weeks after the sale to make sure that everything was going well. If you have the opportunity to work with Michele definitely jump at it!" - John

★★★★★
"Wow! I had the smoothest, easiest, and most pleasant selling experience of my life working with Michele. I knew right away that working with Michele would be a very different experience than I've had in the past when she created a listing calendar and hired people for me to take care a few things around my condo (that needed to be dealt with prior to selling). She found and booked a handyman, a cleaner, and a stager for me, and was even willing to be there to let them in. My gosh. I've never had a realtor offer to do that before! Plus she is highly communicative, ethical, and really cares about doing business is an honest, fair, up-front way. My place sold 12 days after it went on the market ,with 6 offers, and went for well over asking. I owe that all to her, her connections, and her expertise. I wouldn't recommend working with anyone else in the East Bay whether you are selling or buying." - Alison

★★★★★
"What a pleasure working with Michele and discovering new possibilities that I hadn't realized before. I had been in the market as a buyer for several months in 2018 and started with another realtor (not Michele) whose ethics didn't quite align with my values. After entering and canceling contracts twice for various reasons, I decided to find a new realtor, at which point I came across Michele on Yelp! Michele exemplified professionalism, ethical practice and direct communication from the get go. In the competitive Bay Area market with insane gentrification, I wanted to be conscious of the impact of my choices on the housing crisis. Michele shared much of that value and knew the local markets inside out. As a top agent, she leveraged her connections to realtors and contractors to facilitate my buying process. It also helped that I'm a queer woman and Michele is an LGBT advocate! Michele listened and dissected my wishes patiently. Knowing my budget and desire for passive income, she handpicked options and suggested opportunities. Within 2 months, we found a non-court probate sale of a 3200 sqft duplex property near Mills College in Oakland that presented interesting opportunities for me as a primary residence and rental. It came in at a reasonable price, in need of some TLC/fixer, with little competition in the market. I am someone who tends to over-analyze, so the TLC part and probate aspect made me somewhat nervous. I appreciate Michele's dedicated support to discuss my concerns, investigate issues and address them along the way. We ended up closing the deal at asking price, leaving my enough budget for home renovations. Michele also referred me to an excellent list of contractors, since I'm new to the Bay Area and didn't have much connections. As I type, I have already hired contractors to perform seismic retrofit, plumbing and electrical upgrades. To deem cost savings, I'm playing the role of a general contractor in coordinating the work and applying for permits. It's nerve-wracking when things go wrong, but Michele has been checking in with me and providing suggestions and help even after the purchase. I appreciate knowing that we have established a long-term partnership and look forward to working with Michele again!" - Skye

★★★★★
"Michele came highly recommended from friends of friends and we couldn’t be happier. Not only did we want an agent who was savvy in this crazy market of ours, but we also wanted one who was friendly, compassionate, and especially patient with our novice questions, worries and needs. Add in a crazy 1031 deadline (45 days) and any normal agent would have dropped us in the first week. Michele did not…and succeeded in finding us a wonderful home in roughly 1 month. You heard that right everyone…..Michele found us a house in this crazy market in roughly 1 MONTH…and to top it all of….it was DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, where if anyone has tried to buy a home during that month and a half, you’re basically choosing from a falling down victorian or an as-is home that has no showings. Michele worked her magic, which included identifying a beautiful house that was not on the market yet, which helped us in meeting our looming 1031 deadline while also having an overall super super positive experience. On the flip side of things, Michele also gave us some tough love during those times…not enough to discourage us from working with her, but just enough to understand that our search had to be based on the reality of our finances and the market. If we ever buy a house again, Michele will definitely be our first call. And we would without hesitation refer her to anyone else who is in the market." - Amy


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About Michele
As a Realtor®, Michele seeks to provide individualized attention and flexibility to each and every one of her clients. She brings exceptional service, clear communication, attention to detail, and a sense of humor.

When Michele works with buyers she helps them visualize a home's potential. She is a good listener and lets her clients set the pace. Michele helps them craft competitive winning offers, often on the first or second try. In negotiations, she is fearless and tenacious. She makes herself available to her clients and prides herself on being very responsive - no question is too small.

Michele offers sellers full-service support. This includes helping to project manage and facilitate the preparedness of your home from start to finish so that you get the highest return on your investment. Or if you prefer an as-is sale, she can help you weigh what makes sense based on your budget and expectations. For all of her clients past and present, Michele offers a large referral list of tradespersons and stagers.

Michele loves the East Bay and has extensive knowledge of neighborhoods in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and surrounding cities. She has lived in the East Bay for 25 years and currently resides in Alameda with her wife and their 2 dogs Mini and Banksy.

Michele Senitzer’s Listings

1/45
Listed By CompassVirtual TourOpen: 3/1 05:00PM - 07:00PM

$998,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
978
Acres
0.08
1/60
Listed By CompassVirtual TourOpen: 3/2 02:00PM - 04:00PM

$648,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Square Feet
1,073
Acres
0.09
1/52
Listed By CompassPending

$589,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,645