License Partner/ Principal Broker
It is more than selling property, it's about connecting clients to the community.
In an ever-expanding and changing real estate market, it is rare to find a realtor that does not settle for business as usual. Michelle has been wildly successful by doing real estate differently. It is more than selling property, it's about connecting clients to the community through art, music, and education. She makes sure that clients immediately feel at home in every way not just moved into a house. Her passion for Northwest Arkansas comes through in everything she does.
Michelle worked in finance for a Fortune 500 Company for 10 years before venturing off into real estate. She began her real estate career in lending then migrated into the title side of the business. By the time she began selling real estate in 2011, she had a full understanding of all aspects of the real estate business. Michelle's diverse background along with her passion for the community has positioned her as a true expert in Northwest Arkansas real estate.
In 2016, Michelle founded Midtown Associates, a boutique real estate company committed to providing the highest level of support, marketing, and insight in the industry. The boutique approach to putting the client relationship first and customizing the real estate experience for each client resulted in the company receiving top awards given by the industry and the community such as the Triple Platinum award, Top 3 Real Estate Teams and Top 3 Real Estate Company for 3 years straight. In 2020, Michelle decided it was time to take her mission to the next level, bringing the premier global boutique, Engel & Volkers to the Northwest Arkansas market. Michelle's passion to connect Northwest Arkansas one family at a time now has a global reach. Everyone throughout the brokerage is dedicated to providing white-glove service to their clients, regardless of price point.
Michelle is a straight shooter and not afraid to be candid. With each new client, her priority is to understand their goals and developing a strategic plan to accomplish them. For home sellers, she will give practical, cost-effective advice on how to get their home ready for sale, identify the target audience, offer well-researched advice on pricing, have the home professionally photographed and actively manage the marketing and messaging. Once the offer (or offers) is received Michelle will help negotiate and manage the sale through closing. For buyers, Michelle listens to their needs, helps them refine and efficiently manage their search, respecting the value of their time. Once the perfect home is identified she will negotiate the best terms for the buyer possible and guide the buyer through the closing process and beyond.
Michelle currently serves on the board of Downtown Bentonville, Inc. She has served on the board of the Bentonville Library Foundation, Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter, and the Alzheimer's Association. She is also a graduate of Leadership Benton County and served on the alumni board. Michelle has a passion for giving back to the community, supporting local businesses and empowering others to achieve their goals. Michelle considers her biggest life accomplishment is her two sons. They have made her so proud by continuing her passion for serving the community. Michelle loves art, wine tastings and learning about wine and culinary pairings, as well as taking in live music. She and her sons love traveling and exploring new areas, but when all is said and done, she loves returning home to Northwest Arkansas.