Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Falls Church, VA.
Michele was fantastic throughout the entire home-buying process. She demonstrated in-depth knowledge of numerous DC neighborhoods and the various nuances of purchasing a home in the District. Her tenacious search efforts surfaced enticing property options that I would not have otherwise found on my own using only Zillow or Redfin. Michele found exactly what I was looking for in DC, and then was extremely patient as I switched focus to properties in VA (where she is also licensed). She helped me put together an aggressive but fair offer that ultimately kept more money in my pocket, and as closing approached kept me informed with multiple reminders of key dates and deadlines, making the entire process as painless as possible. Michele is the epitome of a good real estate agent and I will be recommending her to all friends and family!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
As a first time home seller, I was so happy that I had Michele working with me because she guided me every step of the way, explained what I needed to know, answered my questions, made suggestions to get me the best price and kept me on schedule. I couldn't have asked for a better partner who was not only knowledgeable about the selling process but also my local neighborhood which came in really handy. My place was under contract in under a month and I have Michele to thank for this! I trusted her completely and would not hesitate to work with her again in the future after having such a wonderful experience!
I can't recommend Michele enough - she was absolutely amazing! I went through the rather unusual process of purchasing my condo while I was overseas and there is no way it would have been possible without Michele. She patiently walked this first time home owner through the entire process from start to finish - from narrowing down my search criteria, to making a competitive offer, to adding in the appropriate contingencies to the closing process. And she even linked me up with a wonderful loan officer. Michele went over and beyond in every way possible. I hardly ever write reviews that I feel so strongly about recommending her that I felt compelled to write one in this case. If I end up purchasing another place, Michele would absolutely be my agent!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
We were referred to Michele by a friend, and our experience with her was excellent. She is a dedicated professional, a great communicator, and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. From the start of our engagement with her to settlement on our new property, a few differentiators we noticed with Michele compared to other real estate agents were: 1) Michele's deep knowledge and know-how of new construction in the area, not just resells; 2) her professionalism; 3) her extensive network; 4) her high-level of service and flexibility to accommodate my busy schedule. Michele is a true expert in her field, and I think it would be difficult to find a better agent who services the DC area. You will not regret working with Michele Wiltse.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
We had a very good experience working with Michele. We were first time buyers and she made a point to educate us throughout and was a pleasure to work with. We found a place we loved in 3 months on our first offer in the dead of winter and it was never a stressful process. She is extremely well-informed about the DC market and the VA suburbs, communicates super efficiently, and executes very strategically and effectively come offer time.
Consider yourself lucky and privileged if you get the opportunity to work with Michele - she is a FIRST-CLASS agent, and I had the pleasure of her representation on both buying and selling my homes. Having Michele represent you means you get access to a wealth of knowledge about the DC housing market, the local neighborhoods you're considering, your myriad of mortgage options (she is deep knowledge about the mortgage process and can help you get the best deal from your lender), and a savvy negotiator who will help you get what you want. You know Michele is looking out for your best interests, not just financially, but also aesthetically and emotionally!
Michele walked me through what to expect when trying to sell my home while also trying to purchase a bigger and better one, and doing this without being homeless in between, which is not an easy feat and requires foresight, planning and follow-through. All this along with being organized, responsive, knowledgeable, and experienced, which other reviewers have already confirmed.
What I found most impressive and helpful was Michele's ability to help me think about all the factors I needed to consider when selecting a home, which went far beyond style, location, and price. At every property we visited, she made sure I considered the implications of dwelling structure, noise, and nearby land developments. Michele truly adopts the client perspective, which means you will absolutely love your next home if she is helping you buy, and you will get the best deal possible if you are selling.
And oh, just a few more things worth mentioning about Michele's talents and capabilities - she is tenacious, intelligent, business-savvy, thoughtful and caring. You will get a lot more than just a home transaction working with Michele - you will build a new and lasting relationship, and I also got an awesome coffee shop recommendation that I never would have come across otherwise. She is a busy agent for sure, but if you are lucky enough to get on her client list, know that you will have the best working for you.
Michele was recommended to me as "the best in the business" and she proved to be just that. She is skilled in all the areas you need an agent to be, like appraising property values, writing up an offer, negotiating, communicating- but more importantly she really genuinely cares about her clients. It was really important to me that our agent support our goals, and not just try to sell us on what was best for them, and Michele could not have been more interested in what we wanted and how to support it.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $675K in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
I recently bought my first condo with Michele's help. I had an amazing experience working with Michele and I would highly recommend her as an agent. She knows the market inside out. She is very organized and goes above and beyond to make her clients happy. She was very responsive. She answered all my questions right away and she was always available anytime I wanted to see a condo. I saw well over 50 condos in 3 months and Michele always made time for me. She also has a lot of connections and great relationship with other agents which is very helpful.
When I started looking I was trying to decide between Michele and a Redfin agent. Getting cash back was big draw for Redfin but I decided to go with Michele. It was the best decision I made in this process. Not only I got the best customer experience I could imagine but I also ended up saving upwards of $50K on the place that I bought. It is a big and intimidating decision but I felt confident because Michele was in my corner. Several times she pointed out things about condos that were very important and would have never crossed my mind. That helped me walk away from tempting options which would have been bad for me. Her estimates on right price for a place and how much to bid were spot on. There are also tons of details to be taken care of and Michele was on top of each detail. She also has a great team that works with her on financing etc. They made my experience stress free, fun and profitable.
I tell all my friends to work with Michele and whenever I buy another property I would definitely go with Michele, No question!
Found a tenant for a Condo home in Penn Quarter, Washington, DC.
We recently rented out our condo unit through Michele. She was extremely helpful in steering us along on how to do this as we had never engaged in the landlord experience before, particularly in DC. We currently reside overseas so preparatory licensing and city inspection procedures from afar seemed daunting. However, Michele recommended a firm that could and did handle all that for us. Best of all, Michele quickly found us a responsible and reliable tenant and we couldn't be more pleased. Michele is extremely knowledgeable about the DC market, professional in her approach and very client responsive, even in our situation with a 5 hour time differential. Overall, Michele really made it happen for us and we recommend her highly.