Michelle Martino her finesse brings real estate success
Michelle Martino is a superstar.
In her first career in the creative arts, she amassed one award after another for her work as a writer, radio and TV commercial producer and as a Creative Director. And during her amazing career, Jay Chiat of the renown TBWA\Chiat\Day advertising agency, personally held a seat for her as Creative Director whenever she wanted it.
When the financial crisis hit, she parlayed her creative talents, strategic thinking and super smarts into real estate.
Long inspired by her family’s legacy, where their custom homes were built from dirt lots and a commitment to extraordinary standards, to her two sisters who are stars themselves at The Agency in Beverly Hills and Sotheby’s in Montecito, Michelle jumped in.
Michelle was on fire from the time she got her first client. Even though she switched careers when the market crashed, she relied on her innate ability to outthink, out-service and outperform for every single client regardless if they were looking to purchase, sell or lease.
The results have been remarkable.
For example, she listed a home on a Saturday, held an Open House on a Sunday and in record time, had it closed on Monday. At that time, it was not only the highest priced home in the area, but it closed in the fastest time ever.
She followed that up by being recognized as one of the top 15 agents in over 275,000 in the California Association of Realtors.
Her skills at negotiation are surpassed only by her notariety at achieving near 100% Buyer success — first time out. That’s including the ultra-competitive world of multiple offers.
Now, she works as the Executive Director of Luxury Homes at KW Silicon Beach. The key to Michelle’s success is her genuine honesty. Strategic thinking. And sheer tenacity to make every deal a spectacular success.
As her sales grew, so did her reputation for knowing the markets, the neighborhoods and the most effective way to negotiate a deal.
Michelle, who graduated from Loyola Marymount University with four, yes, four majors and quickly was invited to become a Mensa member, continues to be awarded and recognized by The Argonaut —the sister publication of Playa Vista Direct — as well as several trade organizations for her incredible talents.
She also has managed to elevate client care to an elite status by offering her clients spectacular staging, concierge estate services and chauffeured neighborhood tours.
Her success is an amalgamation of her family’s rich traditions and ingrained values. And yet, even growing up in Beverly Hills didn’t affect her down-to-earth style and graceful approach that captivates all who meet her.
It’s that easy approach that both clients and peers find so refreshing and alluring.
When asked what her clients like most about her she said, “They always tell me, ‘Michelle, you have magic in your words’ or ‘You work your magic.’
“No matter what I do, I respect clients and agents. I listen to what they’re saying, and I strive to consistently deliver beyond their dreams. The result is that I truly have an unshakable trust and bond with my amazing clients. Plus, I have an understanding of huge amounts of wealth and how to make everyone feel important and understood.”
“In the end, I follow a passion to be my best and win for my clients, while also remembering to be gracious, tenacious and absolutely unforgettable!”
Michelle Martino | KW Silicon Beach | 310-880-0789, marinadelreylistings.com