With many years of experience in the real estate industry, Michele Verdi-Knapp is a seasoned professional in her field. She is passionate about her profession and values honesty, fairness, and integrity in everything she does. As a resident and agent in the emerging market of Ft. Lauderdale, she is excited to see how creativity, artistry, and technology coupled with a real melting pot of international influence has created a wonderfully evolving real estate market for buyers, sellers, and investors in every possible form in her area.
Michele developed an interest in real estate early in her life as a young homeowner who became inspired by the idea of investing. For the past 18 years, she has been a real estate investor in addition to her work in sales. From flips and buys to holds and multi-family residential units, she enjoys managing all aspects of her projects, especially in the area of design. Due to her extensive experience in the field, she has been asked to work with and speak in front of the Broward Real Estate Investment Association (BREIA) and is a valued member of that organization.
Working with buyers and sellers on their most valued asset is not a task she takes lightly. She is a firm believer in doing whatever it takes to bring a deal to closing. Through solid relationships with numerous vendors who also have a high level of integrity and ensure that transactions are as smooth and effortless as possible, she works tirelessly to handle issues if and when they arise. Additionally, she has numerous out-of-state and international clients for who trust her implicitly to protect their investments. Her strong work ethic has contributed to the development of relationships with clients that have lasted for multiple years and multiple transactions. She currently focuses primarily on residential sales and rentals in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
Michele is an active member of her community and on the board of several organizations such as Make a Miracle and the City of Ft. Lauderdale Education Advisory Board, in addition to supporting the PTA and fundraising activities at her children’s schools. She enjoys cooking and acting and has been featured in numerous commercials as well as lead roles in community theater productions. Michele received her Ph.D. from Florida International University in Social Welfare, and she has a Master's in Social Work. She believes that her background and education has led her to always strive for fairness and for all people to feel that they are heard, valued, and treated with respect and dignity.