As a leading agent in her office, and recognized as one of the Top 10% of agents in San Mateo County, Michele Oravec is known for her strong negotiation skills and for her rare ability to make all parties feel satisfied at the conclusion of a transaction. Her number one goal is to ensure that her clients are satisfied and she has never hesitated to go the extra mile to make that a reality. Michele understands that a home is likely the greatest investment that one will make and it is essential to have someone who represents your best interest at all times.
Michele Oravec’s passion for Real Estate began in college where she worked for a local Real Estate Developer, leasing luxury townhomes on multiple project sites. After graduating, she was recruited by a national medical device company and spent the next 15 years in the medical/pharmaceutical industry in sales, sales training, and management. Michele’s strong negotiation and interpersonal skills culminated to her early success earning her numerous sales achievement awards. That success allowed Michele to purchase her first home while still in her 20’s. Since then she has purchased, renovated, and sold numerous homes both for personal residences and investment properties. Through these transactions, Michele has acquired intimate knowledge about the needs of both buyers and sellers and what it takes to have a successful transaction process. She was thrilled when her passion became her career and she could help her clients reach their real estate goals.
After over 20 years in the Bay Area and immersing herself in the mid-Peninsula community, Michele is an invaluable resource to her clients. Whether it’s questions about market trends, neighborhoods, schools, activities, contractors or finance professionals, Michele has the answers and prides herself in her market knowledge and elite network of referrals.
Michele is a graduate of The Ohio State University, Harvard Business School Negotiation Mastery Program, the Masters Program and is an active member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and the San Mateo County Association of Realtors.
“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. ” M.Q., HILLSBOROUGH
“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. ” J.N., HILLSBOROUGH
“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.” T.W., BURLINGAME
“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” V.M., MILLBRAE