"Fantastic Service! I spoke to Michelle on a Wednesday about a house in my neighborhood. We toured it on Saturday, I made an offer on Monday, made a counter offer on Tuesday, and 2 weeks later the house was mine. It could not get any better than that!!" - Michael Cuyugan, Rodeo CA
"Fantastic. Very knowledgeable, alert and aggressive to cater to our wants and needs. Hard working and always on time and ready to give suggestions ONLY when asked to do so. Michelle helped coordinate the contractors as we remodeled our kitchen with financial help from Compass Concierge services. With Michelle’s help we sold for over $200,000 more than our asking price." - Stephen B., Albany CA
"The Best Realtor - Michelle helped us find our dream home! This home meets both our needs. Steve wanted a country home away from city live and boxed in with neighbors. I wanted a kitchen window where I could look out into nature, a yard for our daughter and dog to play in, and rooms large enough for all of us to move around in easily. We have all this and more! And oh yes, closet space, more than I could ever imagine! Michelle worked hard researching thoroughly and giving us more of her time and energy than I have ever seen in a realtor. Michelle we cannot thank you enough for helping us every step of the way to this beautiful spacious home. It has a castle door and this is our castle! With sincere and deep appreciation we thank you!" - Donna B. (Buyer)
"Michelle was a pleasure to work with throughout our entire house buying experience. This was our first home purchase in the Bay Area and she guided us every step of the way through this crazy fast process. Michelle was transparent, resourceful and quick to respond to our every question. We also really appreciated her nods to health and wellness as it applied to the home and area we selected. We would absolutely work with her again in our next real estate transaction." - Tiffany and Olivier H., Moraga, CA
"Working with Michelle on the purchase of our new home was a great experience. Throughout the process she always made herself available to answer questions, provide guidance, and ensure my wife and I were provided all the information we needed prior to moving in (including tracking down paint colors, gardener info, house cleaning services, etc). I highly recommend working with Michelle.She continues to support us after the close of escrow. She has really made this experience special. Thank you Michelle!" - Joey and Meghan J., Orinda, CA
Michelle comes to Compass with diverse entrepreneurial experience having founded and owned her own Holistic Salon and Spa for 16 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University in 2001, majoring in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship. Upon graduating she was inducted into two honor societies: Golden Key Honor Society and the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society that honors those who are recognized for high achievement and top academic performance in business. She founded Thairapeutics, LLC (a holistic salon and spa) located in Albany in 2003. During her 16 year run she has accumulated several certifications in health, wellness, fitness, and beauty to provide a full “wholistic” experience with high quality standards. In addition, she has also won several awards for best hair salon, best holistic practice, and was awarded “Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year” in 2011 for starting and owning a green business.
Having had great fondness for architecture and design, real estate has always captivated her. Entering her career in real estate, she brings her entrepreneurial skills, creativity, quality service, and high standards of integrity and customer relations. Michelle has extensive knowledge and experience in the Eco-Conscious Industry for greater health and environmental sustainability. She integrates her green philosophy and passion for individual and environmental health into real estate as a Green Home Specialist. Her mission is to Green homes in America, starting in the S.F. Bay Area, the mecca of environmental awareness. She believes the place you spend most of your time in (your home) should be the healthiest place for you, and in turn be healthy for the environment, creating a ONE green planet concept. Greening just one home creates a profound positive green effect on the environment. We all have one home, our planet.
Michelle grew up in Albany, CA and thus is very knowledgeable and familiar with the Bay Area and it’s schools, communities, and real estate market. She understands that finding your home is a very special experience and one that takes proper guidance. Michelle is dedicated to providing you with the tenacity, disciplined work, and positive attitude it takes to find your dream home. Throughout her career, Michelle has worked with a broad base of clients ranging from local residence, to Hollywood producers, to professional athletes such as NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. Michelle specializes in residential properties, green homes, and real estate investments. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, especially with a green focus, and want to work with a Realtor® who has a resume of high quality service, commitment to excellence, and top business performance, contact Michelle Battermann.
“Healthy Homes, Healthy You, Healthy Planet”
Greening the planet since 2003
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2011