Luxury Waterfront Specialist who brings broad international real estate experience to the equation. Moving to South Florida? Then let's talk.
Get to know Michelle Real
Michelle Real is the founder, and lead agent at The Real Team | Coldwell Banker Previews International in Las Olas Fort Lauderdale. As a native South Floridian, Michelle has used her extensive knowledge of the area to broker millions of dollars in real estate transactions. Michelle's strong background in international business allows her to help overseas investors, and domestic clients with all aspects of their real estate transactions. Her areas of specialty include luxury waterfront properties, new construction developments, vacation and second homes, plus oceanfront condominiums. By bringing together sophisticated web marketing strategies, along with a high degree of familiarity of local markets, Michelle can accurately match clients with properties that meet their needs.
Michelle's philosophy is simple, the client's needs come first. She takes time to find out exactly what the client is trying to achieve, and then sets forth to bring that idea to fruition. Michelle understands that what the client wants is of paramount importance. Her greatest asset is her ability to not just hear the client out, but to listen. This trait is why Michelle is one of the youngest Previews International agents in South Florida.
Born in New York, and having lived in Texas, Miami, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia, Michelle brings a level of talent, diversity, and knowledge rarely seen in her professional peer group. When not selling real estate Michelle is constantly attending industry seminars and training. She has been involved with everything ranging from University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business annual Women's Connect Conference to REO certification school. For Michelle, education is the key to a superior client experience.
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Testimonials for Michelle Real
David Keener, client, via Zillow05/21/2014
James and Michelle are excellent realtors in South Florida. We had a house in the Landings section of Fort Lauderdale and they secured a buyer who paid the highest price per square foot for a fixed bridge home since the real estate 'slump'. Their marketing of the house was superior with professional pictures, high quality brochures, innovative brokers open, a Coldwell sales meeting, and use of every social media option possible. As with many attempts to sell a house, there were some ups and downs with deals that did not materialize for various reasons but through it all, James and Michelle were patient, calm and always reassuring. In addition to being professional in every way, their negotiating skills are highly superior and got us the best possible offer. Communication, whether it was phone, email or text, was prompt and all questions or needs addressed quickly. We also used James and Michelle to purchase a condo. They spent a great deal of time taking us to see countless buildings and helped us secure a unit in the building we really wanted most of all. We had a very positive experience and are totally pleased in every way.
Paulo C., client, via Zillow05/20/2014
I first met Michelle and James during an open house in one of their listings. They both were very professional, and when I asked them if they would consider listing my condo in Sapphire they seemed up for the challenge. We all realized that it would be a difficult sale, considering the high inventory in the building and the price that I was looking to achieve. After they submitted a comprehensive marketing plan, I agreed to list with The Real Team. Immediately they went to work bringing in a professional photographer and developing a sophisticated online and direct marketing plan. To say Michelle and James were efficient would be an understatement. They knew what to do, and how to go about it, in order to get my condo sold. Within two months they had a cash offer, which met my requirements, and they locked down the contract. It turned out to be one of the quickest sales in the Sapphire building over the past year. If you want to list your property and have it sell quickly for a competitive price, I would highly recommend you call Michelle and James at The Real Team.
Helen Moeller, client, via Zillow03/07/2014
We had a previous listing agent that we were not happy with. James and his wife took over the listing ensuring us that we would have success. I have to say I was extremely impressed with the skills and knowledge. They also went above and beyond to sell our Condo! I would recommend them to anyone selling or buying. Very positive people and we still keep in contact! Professionalism beyond compare!!
Angie Pridgen, client, via Zillow10/05/2013
My husband and I were looking to buy a condominium on Galt Ocean Mile to use as a second home when we met James and Michelle. We informed them that we would only be using the property in the winter, and that as foreign buyers we would like to be in a building where security was taken seriously. In no time, they were able to find a condo that specifically met our needs. In addition, they were quite familiar with all the requirements that we would need to meet as foreign buyers. Their expertise in luxury oceanfront condominiums also impressed us, it was clear that they were very familiar with the local market. We have gone on to recommend them to other friends of ours in Germany. Thank you Real Team
Patty B., client, via Zillow10/01/2013
Michelle and James were highly instrumental in helping me and my family with all of our real estate needs. They took time to explain local market conditions, school districts, and everything we needed to know in order to make the best decision possible.
They both bring a high level of integrity and energy to the transaction. My needs and concerns always came first, and they did not stop until the right home was discovered.
I would definitely recommend The Real Team for your next property transaction.
"Recently we had the opportunity to work with Michelle and James when we purchased a vacation home in Florida. We knew that we wanted to live near the beach, and close to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, but did not know the area all that well. With that said, Michelle and James helped us find a condo that was perfect for us at Le Hermitage. In addition, they made an extra effort to show us many nice places in the neighborhood for dining, where we could take our pets for grooming, and hair salons.
We never knew that finding a second home would be so easy. With the help of The Real Team, the headaches that we were anticipating never happened, and we were able to breathe easy during the entire transaction."