Selling your home is an involved process. Before you begin, you’ll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information. When should you sell? How do you get the best price? What kinds of renovations should you make (or avoid) prior to listing?
The articles I’ve included below help to answer some of the questions that will arise during the sale of your home. Also, if you haven’t done this already, check out the scrolling testimonials at the bottom of each page and see what past clients have said about working with me. When you’re armed with the right information and an experienced real estate professional, you can approach this process with a sense of confidence and even excitement!
Buying a home CAN be overwhelming, but it doesn’t HAVE to be. With the right tools and the right professional working for you, it can actually be a fun and exciting experience!
To give you an introduction into the world of buying real estate, I’ve chosen a few articles that may help you as you begin your journey into homeownership. If you haven’t done so already, check out the scrolling testimonials at the bottom of each page and see what my clients have said about working with me.
I pride myself on making the process easy to understand and as stress-free as possible, so that all of my clients can feel comfortable and confident in their decisions.
"Michelle made the selling process so easy and pleasant. Michelle and her team are very detail oriented and professional. She walked us through the entire process and handled every little detail flawlessly. We are extremely satisfied with the sale of our home and will most definitely recommend Michelle as the real estate agent of choice."
"When I went into the process of selling a home for the first time I was nervous. When I shared that with Michelle she said just the right things to guide me, and ease my mind. Following Michelle's advice, my condo was under contract in 4 days. The whole process was a breeze thanks to Michelle, Lisa and Liz!"
"I'm not even kidding...run...run and connect with Michelle. She is so efficient and in the real estate world, TRUST is key. You can trust Michelle with either selling or purchasing a home. I have entrusted Michelle to sell and also help me buy within months of each other. She is amazing and honestly, she is what you need to get it done. She makes sure every party involved is doing their job."
"After living in our home for almost 34 years, my husband and I were excited to sell and build a brand new place, but we weren’t sure what to expect from the real estate market. Michelle did a thorough analysis of comparable properties and explained the process step-by-step so that we would know what to expect, and once we were ready to move forward, she helped us get the house to perfection and professionally photographed. We were under contact within a couple of days, and we sold it a little over a month later for far more than we ever expected. We truly enjoyed working with Michelle and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a hard-working, trustworthy agent."
"Thank you Michelle for all you have done to sell our house so incredibly fast ! I can't put into words how much we appreciate all you have done for us. Not only are you our realtor for life, but you are also a true friend. We look forward to working with you in the near future to find our next dream home. You are the best!!"
"I have bought and sold many properties over the years and cannot say enough positive things about my recent realtor Michelle Sandridge. She was the most thorough realtor I have ever worked with. She is kind, caring, professional knowledgeable resourceful and respectful. I felt she really had my best interest at heart. I cannot thank her enough and she deserves a solid recommendation for anyone who chooses to work with her. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Thank you again Michelle."
"Buying a house is such a stressful time but buying a house when you live 3 hours away, are in a global pandemic and in a crazy housing market is beyond stressful. I couldn’t have asked for a better agent! Michelle was able to get me in quickly to see newly listed houses, was able to quickly provide comps in the area and was very knowledgeable on what to look for in homes. After finding my perfect home, Michelle made sure that everything was happening on time so that we could meet my closing date. Since my closing in July, I still get texts and emails from Michelle with reminders or just checking up. If you are looking for a thorough agent and someone that will work hard for you, Michelle is it!"
"Buying a house during a pandemic with very low inventory can be stressful, but Michelle was there for us every step of the way. She was very organized and responsive to all our questions. Michelle is a true professional in her field!"
"Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was responsive, and she offered constructive expertise every step. Selling your home is exhausting, however Michelle made crucial elements run smooth and easy."
"Working with Michelle was an absolute pleasure! Being a first-time home buyer in such a quick moving market, during a pandemic is a recipe for stress. Through multiple offers we had to move fast and Michelle always made it happen which ultimately led me to “The One”. She was knowledgeable and shared her experience along the way, helping me through the process. She made what could have been a stressful, long process totally enjoyable. Thank you, Michelle!"
"Michelle was absolutely wonderful working with. She was there to guide us every step of the way. Buying and selling a home can be extremely stressful, especially with a baby, but Michelle helped make this experience a breeze. She was even able to get us 20k over what we asked!! Michelle is our forever realtor and we would recommend her to anyone. Not only did we find the best realtor in the world during this, we found a new friend. Thanks Michelle for everything! We love our new house."
"Michelle was an absolute beast in our home buying process, and through ups and downs, she came through as the Realtor Extraordinaire...the GOAT 🐐! She was beyond patient with all my overthinking and overwhelming personality, but also a pit bull when something needed to be done! You. Are. Amazing. Thank you for answering all my crazy, all-hours messages, and being so detailed and effective!"
"Michelle is the realtor you want in your corner! She went above and beyond for me, finding me the place I now call home. I was a first time home buyer and she made the process super easy to get through. Michelle was available day and night to accommodate my crazy schedule and answer any question I had. I would definitely use Michelle again, and referral her to any of my friends/family that are buying a home in the future."
"Michelle is phenomenal! She helped us buy our very first home during a pandemic. Yes, that’s right! Buying a home alone is stressful and she kept us well informed throughout the entire process. As first time home buyers, we required a lot of attention. Michelle is incredibly organized, attentive, and strategic. She will provide genuine and honest advice that is in your best interest. Thank you Michelle! You’re the best!"
"Michelle is great! She is a phenomenal realtor; a true expert in her field. She will work hard to make sure that you are well informed during every step- no surprises, and no extra worry. Michelle has also assembled a wonderful and memorable cast of experts around her, to help with all of the processes required when buying and selling a house. Our friends recommended Michelle to us, and now we want to do the same; we whole-heartedly recommend Michelle Sandridge."
"I recommend Michelle to everyone looking to find their forever home! From the beginning not knowing if I could afford a home due to my current situation we went step by step to make it become a reality. We had some obstacles that held things up but I always say things happen for reasons. Michelle helped me shake it off and went back on our search. My biggest concern was to find a home in my price range and also in a great school district. Michelle was more then just a realtor she become a friend and even more like family to myself and my son. I’m so grateful to be able to work with her and even more we found our dream home thanks to her."
"When we first began to think about wanting to move, we had no idea where to start. Michelle came highly recommended to us and helped us understand the entire process. From there, she's been great to work with. It's as if she's not a realtor but a friend who always has our best interest in mind. She helped us sell our home for full price in less than a week, assisted with all of the scheduling of various parties, and even calls to check in on our family itself during the process. Michelle has been a dream realtor for us and we'd recommend her to anyone and everyone!"
"Michelle was amazing to work with! The process of searching for and buying a home, especially in this current market, can be overwhelming and frustrating. Michelle walked us through the process and helped us navigate many hurdles with such ease and patience. She really put our fears at bay! Her expertise, patience and professionalism are what cause her to stand out and make her a dream to work with! She got us through to the finish line on time and kept us on track with all the deadlines along the way. I highly recommend Michelle!"
"First of all, I want to thank Michelle for an excellent job she did in selling our home. It took her only three weeks to sell our home. We did not expect such a swift turnaround due to the unpredictable economy now. But she gave us her reassurance that it will sell quickly and it did. Not to mention that we were living out of state which most of the business was done over the phone and emails."
"I have worked with a few real estate agents and I have never worked with one that is more on top of their game than Michelle. She is always consistent, courteous, full of helpful suggestions, market savvy and outlines all of your options. She is so pleasant to deal with and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. When I am ready to purchase my next home, she will be my go-to!"
"Michelle recently helped me sell my home and made it go so smooth! I had met her through a friend that has used her a few times and loved her. It was pretty amazing how quick the whole process went. It took less than 2 weeks to put my home on the market. My house went on the market at 1PM on a Tuesday and we already had our first showing by 4:30 that evening. I had 2 offers by the following Monday and basically accepted a buyer in less than a week!! Michelle is very professional and attentive, I would highly recommend her!"
"Michelle was a godsend to put it lightly. Tackling the real estate market in Baltimore city and county is no easy feat, but Michelle went above and beyond! From wading through inner city streets chasing low-prices homes, to tackling huge sections of the county in a day. We couldn’t have been more pleased. The list of other professionals she keeps on her back pocket were also truly extraordinary- never hesitate to ask her for a top-notch referral. Even during the bidding process, Michelle was our champion, negotiating heavily in our behalf for extra closing cost help, lower purchase prices, and assisting us greatly when prioritizing what to ask for after the inspection. For first-time homebuyers with limited experience, she held our hand the whole way, exposed us to a network of extreme professionals, and made this the easiest process in the world. "
"I don’t know where to start, Michelle is just amazing! From start to finish I felt totally comfortable and confident in her. She puts your best interest first and ensures you are totally happy with the house you purchase. She is not pushy or trying to make a sale she is warm and so sweet! Everything she does is top notch and so professional I couldn’t have been happier with our entire experience from start to finish. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. We will definitely use her again later down the road. We truly couldn’t be happier!!"
"I want to thank you and Jason and his team for all they did for us and Jeff Judge for recommending you to us. Everyone was so enthusiastic in helping us make the right decision and recommendations of how to sell the two homes in my late mother’s estate. Once the decision was made to auction the two properties, you and your team were there to help us through each step of the process and kept us informed of its progress. You were there from start to finish. I felt very comfortable working with you all and felt you had our best interest at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an agent. Thank you again for a job well done."
"Ladies and gentlemen let’s hear it for Michelle Sandridge! This young lady has it down to a surgical science. Whether you’re looking to buy a home or sell your current home, choosing Michelle to represent you and your interest is the first step to take towards a smooth and fruitful process. I personally have had the pleasure of having Michelle represent my wife and I both in purchasing and most recently in selling a home. Her work ethic, passion and desire to deliver her best is enough to spoil you. Thank you Michelle Sandridge!" #MYAGENTNOW #MYAGENT4LIFE
"Our experience with Michelle was amazing. Not only did she help us buy our house three years ago, she also helped us to quickly sell our house this winter. This was no easy task as we were selling our house because we moved abroad. We left the country with our house still needing a few finishing touches (repairs, painting), and Michelle coordinated all of those repairs after we left. She then stayed in constant communication throughout the selling process despite the six hour time difference and organized all vendors/repairs/inspections on our behalf. When I called one vendor to arrange payment, he told me unprompted, “Your realtor is one of the best I have ever worked with. She knows her stuff, is on top of everything, and is an excellent communicator. You definitely got a good one!” And we couldn’t agree more. We give Michelle our highest recommendation without reservation!"
"I had no idea what I was doing when I started looking for a house. Michelle jumped right in and was able to explain everything to me. If she didn’t know the answer, give her 5 minutes, she would figure it out! If a problem came up, she wouldn’t rest until there was a solution. I explained to her what I wanted, and she found it! I love the house I’m now in, and couldn’t say enough about how great Michelle is. If you’re looking for a realtor, she’s the one!"
"I was referred to Michelle by a friend and am so thankful for that recommendation! Michelle was absolutely wonderful to work with! As a first time home buyer, I knew nothing about the home buying process and was extremy nervous. Michelle was so informative and patient and answered all of my questions. She was always available and respond to my never ending questions almost instantly, she made me feel like I was her only client. I’ve heard lots of horror stories about home buying and experienced some hiccups of my own, but Michelle met every challenge with professionalism and humor which helped me remain positive and confident. I am so happy I met her and that she was by my side throughout this process. I absolutely recommend her without hesitation and look forward to working with her again in the future!"
"Michelle showed us some marketing techniques that I had never seen before and I was very impressed. Michelle suggested some light repairs and upgrades that would really make the pictures pop and garner more interest, and she was right. Her team held a couple of open houses in which there was a lot of interest received. I also received many good comments from individual showings that were helpful. Within a few weeks, Michelle was the first real estate agent I had worked with in trying to sell our house in which multiple offers were received!"
"Let me tell you, folks – Michelle is a rockstar. We quickly sold our home in July 2017 (with Michelle’s expertise, of course) and started the search for our dream home. After looking at existing homes, Michelle suggested we explore new construction. We visited several builders and Michelle navigated us through the process to select the right partnership. She gave practical advice and was invaluable throughout an unfamiliar and intimidating process. Michelle advocated for us every step of the way. Words cannot express how much Michelle’s knowledge, compassion, attention to detail, responsiveness and advocacy made the process of building our dream home the absolute best!"
Moving in your mid 50’s is scary! We were worried we would never find exactly what we wanted and in our price range. After looking for almost 8 months, we wanted to throw in the towel and be done. Michelle never gave up on us. She believed that our forever home would come and we would be so happy. It happened!! In mid December "Michelle emailed us the perfect house! We put a contract in for the house within hours of it being on the market and our offer was accepted! Michelle works very hard for her clients. Her amazing dedication and her knowledge of buying/selling houses makes her a outstanding realtor. But more then that, Michelle’s beautiful personality is contagious and you will be glad you hired her for your moving/selling needs!"
"We were referred to Michelle after things with another realtor went sour. Immediately we felt at ease with her knowledge of our situation as well as the neighborhood of the home we were trying to see. Once we did a very few things the house was listed and we had an offer in 2 days! Since we now live 3 hours away Michelle was able to coordinate all the details for us, and kept us in constant communication. We are thrilled with the results, and won’t hesitate to recommend Michelle to anyone!"
"When we started the process of selling our dad’s condo, we were concerned about the time of year and worried it may be on the market for several months. It was under contract in 4 days! Michelle was very professional and knowledgeable and assured us that the time was good and she was right. The virtual staging was amazing. The process to settlement was smooth and we closed before the end of the year – a nice way to celebrate the holidays!"
"Michelle is an amazing Realtor! She’s extremely attentive, very responsive, knowledgeable, and truly cares about her clients. Michelle worked diligently to ensure that I found the house that I wanted and never missed a beat with keeping me updated on every single thing that was going on. I never felt like I had to wait on her for anything as she was always one step ahead. Michelle is highly recommended if you’re looking for a Realtor that will get the job done, and done right!"
"Michelle helped me purchase my first home in 2013 and then helped me sell my home 4 years later. I wouldn’t use any other realtor. When I needed to sell my home, I lived more than 3,000 miles away. Michelle’s schedule was very flexible. She was a great communicator, so that I could get my home in the best condition to be listed. Michelle listed my home on a Tuesday and it was sold by Thursday (2 DAYS!!). Living so far away, Michelle made it so very stress-FREE to sell my home. I would only recommend her as a real estate agent in Maryland."
"Working with Michelle was a literal dream! Buying and selling is no easy task, but especially scary when you have already moved before it even hits the market. She was phenomenal from making sure the photos were lit perfectly, virtually staged and inviting since there was no furniture left in the home, perfectly timed and placed ads in every possible outlet to reach the best buying audience. We had a full price offer in about 1 month in a very heavily Sale saturated neighborhood. She made everything run so smoothly and kept us so calm during one of the most stressful times of our lives. We have already had requests for her info and will be sending all of our friends and neighbors her way!"
"Michelle was amazing to work with! She’s such a hard worker, communicates well, and knows how to sell a house! We got a full offer after only one month of being on the market, and closed a month later! I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much Michelle!"
"Our experience with Michelle was simply outstanding. We were looking to transition from our townhome into a single-family house with our growing family. Michelle worked with us on a very personal basis and helped us to understand what we really wanted. Her diligence and attention to detail made buying and selling worry free. From marketing analysis to contract negotiations, Michelle was outstanding in terms of her ability to make it happen. She made us feel like family and our business was always top priority. We simply could not have journeyed through this experience without Michelle. We highly recommend this agent and friend."
"House is literally made out of delicious Gingerbread, we love it! Original owner eats children but Michelle was undeterred. Initial contract was acquired through a careful game of chess – her Calabrian counter-gambit was particularly on point. Closing the final deal required some of the best fiddle playing I’ve ever seen! 10/10 will buy house again when we’re done eating this one."
"Michelle Sandridge showed us our condo we bought and sold ours for us. We were very pleased with her professionalism and also her personality. She was always there for us, took extreme care of all the details and went above and beyond the call of duty because she kept my adult children in the loop and was always very good natured about everything. Michelle gave us excellent advice of how to show our house and we sold it to the second people because of her suggestions. We were very pleased and she made it all so easy for us- and we would recommend her highly."
"Michelle was a complete joy to work with. Our situation was somewhat unique & not a simple “We want to sell this house” deal & we were also sellers residing out-of-state & did not have the benefit of being local sellers. Michelle & Jason teamed up, respected our needs & desires & guided us every step of the way up to & beyond closing. We were very blessed to have Michelle as our realtor! We highly recommend her for any real estate needs & if we are ever in a position to buy/sell in the Maryland area again Michelle is definitely who we would use in the future."
"Michelle was awesome in every way and I could not have asked for a better realtor. Due to being in the Military, I had to purchase my home remotely with a six hour time difference and she was still there for me whenever I needed her. She was very proactive and knowledgeable about both the home buying process and Maryland area. I had a very aggressive timeline with my purchase and she truly went above and beyond to accommodate. I have already recommended her to multiple friends and will continue to do so for anyone looking to buy a home in the Maryland area. Thank you Michelle!"
"Michelle was extremely informative on the properties and had them all mapped out so that we could get all the houses in that we needed to in that day seeing as how my wife was traveling almost two hours to see houses. Any questions that arose she was able to answer. Not only was she dealing with my wife here she was also working with her brother that was in a 6 hour time zone difference. She answered all of his questions quickly and guided both of them to a purchase that her brother loves. When he is ready to purchase another home he will be sticking with Michelle and if she was local to us we would recommend and use her in a heartbeat."
"My parents had to move into assisted living for health reasons. Their house was an older house built in the 50’s. I was worried that we would have a hard time selling it or that we would have a hard time getting a good price. Michelle was confident from day one that we could sell and at a good price. She had a plan which I followed to the letter. We sold my parents house the first week that it was listed for full price. Excellent job Michelle."
"Although selling a home these days is probably the most stressful experience that one could go through, Michelle listened to me when no one else was there for me. She is extremely professional, yet very aggressive, and takes the responsibility and initiative to find the answer and resolve the issue as soon as possible. I never had to wait for a response from her and, even through the stressful days, she helped make me laugh. I not only developed an excellent rapport with her as an agent to sell my property, but I developed a friendship that I am sure will continue to last."
"Michelle helped us with the sale of our house and she was amazing through the entire process. She took the time to explain every step and made sure we were comfortable with every decision. Our house was under contract within 10 days of being on the market thanks to her amazing marketing tactics as well as an awesome stager and photographer. We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone needing a realtor!"
"When we were ready to sell our house, we called our friend and former neighbor Michelle. She had successfully helped several of our neighbors sell their homes and knew how to market our unique community. Michelle was professional and knowledgeable. She was readily available through out the process to answer our questions and concerns. She not only sold our home, but negotiated a good price on our new home. We also had a complicated rent back agreement she handled with attention to every detail. Her personalized service made us feel like we were her most important clients She made the stressful experience easier and for that we are very grateful."
"We found our dream home the first day she showed it to us and the rest is history. Not only did she negotiate the purchase price but was also able to get us a great deal on furnishings. On the day of the move, our movers backed out on us at the last hour. While we were signing our closing documents, Michelle went above and beyond to find us movers that were able to accommodate us and get us moved that day. Even months after we moved in, she continued to provide us support to make sure all loose ends from the builder were taken care of. With Michelle, you don’t just get a realtor, you get a friend who treats her clients like she would want to be treated when buying a house."
"Michelle is flat out amazing! She goes above and beyond when it comes to helping you buy and sell a home. We are truly amateurs when it comes to the buying and selling process but Michelle made everything so simple and clear for us. Her warm personality and sincerity paired with her expert knowledge for all things real estate is the perfect combination. Having someone who we could call/text any time day or night really takes the pressure off in what can be a very stressful few months. We could not be happier with how things worked out for us and we owe it all to Michelle. Thank you so much!!!"
"She helped us purchase our first home in Maryland, after moving from Michigan. We fell in love with her meticulous, friendly helpfulness. Without question, we called on her to help us sell that same house she helped us buy, as our family grew, and buy a more fitting home. She proved herself again…from pricing to staging (the one she hired is amazing), photography (she made him come back because the pics weren’t up to her par), marketing, pricing, advising, talking my husband and I off the ledge, helping us find a new home (and helping us estimate cost of making the improvements we wanted)…the list goes on…she did it all with ease and perfection. My husband, son and I couldn’t be more thankful for Michelle. As someone in the financial business, I would be honored to recommend my clients to this gem. She will not disappoint."
"When I decided to sell my townhouse and buy a single family home, I had no idea what to expect. From the very first meeting with Michelle, she explained the process and timeline clearly and thoroughly. When it came time to list my property, the staging advice and professional photographs made my listing look much nicer than comparable listings I saw online. After only 7 days on the market, I received a full price offer on my home!"
"We met Michelle in September and we worked together for 8 great months. We started out rough, not knowing what we were getting into. She told us everything we needed to know and everything we needed to do to get to the finish line. She put us on the top of her list anytime we needed. Always a call, text, or email away. She did her job above and beyond my expectations! She is an amazing realtor that I will recommend to anyone buying or selling their home. I look forward to working with her again in the future if we decide to sell and buy again. I wouldn’t go with any other realtor!
"I am a first time buyer and Michelle was great in every categories as an agent. She is well organized, very professional, extremely experienced, and her schedule was flexible enough to work with my demanding work schedule. She took care of many of the details and guided me through the process very efficiently. Her group of recommended professionals throughout the various steps of buying a home were excellent as well. She found me my ideal home."
"Michelle sold two homes for me and I think Michelle is very professional, she stays on top of things. She responds to questions promptly and helps to solve any issues that turn up. Michelle is very intelligent and knowledgeable. She would be an excellent choice if you need an honest realtor."
"It was a breeze working with Michelle as we sold our first house. She provided us with services above and beyond our expectations. With it being our first house we tried to sell, we had a million questions and Michelle did a great job at guiding us through the process. We received amazing photos of our house, great feedback and were extremely surprised when it sold in only 2 days! YES! 2 days! Michelle did an amazing job getting the word out there about our house being for sale. On top of it all she has a great knowledge of marketing and real estate and was a pleasure to work with. Thank you Michelle for everything you have done for us!"
"This summer my husband and I had the extreme pleasure of working with Michelle. We had a unique home to sell. There were many issues that came up throughout the selling that only Michelle with her wisdom and experience was able to overcome. The theory that if it could go wrong it would came into full force with this house. Michelle was there every step of the way. Even while she was on vacation she stayed in contact with us and made calls to take care of water, septic, driveway easement…. problems that arose while she was away. Thankfully settlement came through without a hitch. I would call only Michelle for any other real estate needs in the future."
"A year ago, my wife and I had our first child and our town home simply became too small for our growing family. We decided to start the process of finding a bigger and better house. Having Michelle as our realtor made this stressful process simple for us. She took care of all of the hard work and all we had to do was show up to see the homes. We ended up building a new home and Michelle was a great asset to have in this procedure. She knew the ins and outs of everything and allowed us to have an educated professional on our side of the discussions. The best thing I can say about Michelle was that she always had our best interests at heart. I felt confident that the informed decisions we were making (with her guidance) would lead us to the greatest outcome. It did. We love our house and the decision we made was the right one."
"After 25 years of living in a townhouse, my husband and I decided to sell. We had tons of questions as well as doubts about selling and buying. Michelle was introduced to us through our son and daughter-in-law, and as soon as she met with us we were immediately comfortable. All of our questions were completely answered and she put us at ease with her confidence. She was always available and accessible even during her days off. There were many stressful hurdles along the way and she was always able to provide calm and reassurance. We now have our “dream home” and we couldn’t have done it without her patience, professionalism, and experience. An added bonus to all of this is that we not only have a great realtor should we ever need one, we also consider her a good friend. Thanks, Michelle, for everything."
"We couldn’t have made a better choice than using Michelle as our realtor to find our first home! When going through the home buying process, you deal with a lot of different people and Michelle is definitely one you want on your side. She is trustworthy, reliable, hard-working and very thorough. She made herself very accessible and stayed in close contact throughout the whole process. As first time homebuyers, we had a lot to learn and a lot of stress—she kept us calm through all the bumps! She offered great perspective in challenging situations and was always very patient with us. We are so happy in our new home and we have Michelle to thank for getting us there!"
"We first met Michelle on one of the snowiest and cold evenings of the winter. When we told her we wanted to look at a house that evening, she did not even blink. She cheerfully agreed and led the way. It was love at first sight with both the home and Michelle. Michelle was in contact with us during the entire process. We never had to wait long for her to call, text, or e-mail us when we had questions or concerns or just needed to sign something. She made great use of current technology, which made signing contracts and other documents very easy. Michelle also has experience in today’s very challenging market. We trusted her every step of the way and had a much easier time because we could relax and know she would handle things. She is a great negotiator. "
"Michelle is an outstanding realtor. Being a first time home buyer and going through the process on my own, I really needed someone to be my back bone; and that was exactly what she became. She guided and advocated for me every step of the way making the home buying process stress free and enjoyable. She gets to know you and your expectations as far as which type of home is perfect for you. We would walk into a house and she would always know right away if it was a home I would possibly be interested in or if it was the wrong home for me. Michelle always made herself available for questions whether by email, text or phone; as well as working around my schedule and always planning when the time was convenient for me. She constantly kept me informed, explaining all paperwork and keeping me aware of the next step. I highly recommend Michelle for anyone looking to buy a new home."
"Michelle couldn’t have been more helpful on our home buying experience. Being first time home buyers my fiancé and I had a lot of questions about the home buying process which she was able answer in great detail. We ended up putting a contract in on a for sale by owner and that’s when the fun really began. Michelle had to deal with somewhat uncooperative sellers especially when it came to repairs being done to the house. Sometimes she had to tell them 2 to 3 times before they would do what they were told. So in a way Michelle had to pull double duty by informing the sellers on what they needed to do every step of the process. We don’t know if anybody else could have handled that situation as well as she did and that’s why we couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with during our home buying experience."
"She’s an excellent realtor, but also serves as a great coach during the whole buying process. Michelle helped me to see the possibilities for what I wanted in a dated space and negotiated a good price keeping my priorities in mind. Because of her demonstrated thoroughness and attention to detail as well as her abundance of common sense and good judgment, I was able to relax and entrust much of the process to her– I knew she would let me know if something needed my attention or if I needed to make a decision. When unexpected issues arose, Michelle found creative solutions to quickly resolve them. She connected me with a great lender and title company and this made the process go much more smoothly too. I really cannot recommend her highly enough and I definitely will use her again."
"GREAT! To start things off. Michelle was a wonderful realtor, she was responsive to all emails and calls and was very flexible to any request we had. Like driving 45 minutes to a house that she didn’t think we would like. She was right though. Michelle believed in us when no one else took us first time home buyers seriously. We have a house and couldn’t be happier. We thank you Michelle for our dream house. Even though things seemed confusing she wouldn’t move on until we were comfortable. I highly recommend Michelle for anyone’s home buying experience."
"Michelle was always very accessible and was an absolute pleasure to work with. We would encourage anyone interested in buying/selling a home to contact her immediately! Even in times of high stress, Michelle was the ultimate professional, and we would highly recommend her. James and I are also very lucky to call her a friend. "
"Our experience buying a home was effortless thanks to Michelle! She was more than helpful in answering all of our questions and truly knows the ins and outs of the real estate business. She made our entire experience one to remember and completely stress free by taking care of every little detail. She was very attentive to our needs, questions and concerns and made the home buying process very simple. Thanks to her we will always have the wonderful memory of buying our first home together."
"My fiance and I are eternally thankful to Michelle for allowing our first home buying experience to be smooth, supportive, and successful. Michelle was always prompt and willing to address our endless questions and concerns through a trying short-sale process, and we could not be happier with the relationship and friendship we’ve found through a potentially informal experience. And even beyond the sales transaction, Michelle remained available for additional questions we didn’t think of earlier. I would recommend this lovely lady to any of my dearest friends!"
"My husband and I were in a situation where we owned a home that we purchased in 2006 when the market was at a high. The neighborhood took a turn for the worse when the economy took a dive and other homeowners in the neighborhood began to foreclose and short sale. Michelle introduced us to an excellent lender who was able to get us approved for a second home loan at a great rate. Michelle also paired us up with a colleague that assisted us in renting our current home. Michelle walked us through the entire process and exactly 30 days later our home was rented and we were in our dream home. It sounds impossible, but she made it happen. She is honest, motivated, and extremely organized which alleviated a large amount of stress. Because of Michelle, our family is exactly where we want to be and we will be forever grateful."
"Buying a new home is always stressful, but Michelle removed much of the stress by being helpful, courteous and friendly. She is knowledgeable about the market, and was able to match me with the home I wanted and that was best for me. She was available when I needed her, and was always ready to reassure me or offer advice when asked. After finding my new home, I consider her not only a great agent, but also a friend."
"Being a single mother of a child with special needs is not an easy job. For anyone purchasing a home, making that investment isn’t an easy job either. Michelle made the process so much better to bear. When I first met Michelle, I had explained to her where I was coming from and where I wanted to be. Given my situation, Michelle really listened to me and really understood my needs. She helped me prioritize what was important and made sure that we found the perfect house for me and my son."
"Michelle made our first home buying experience seamless and enjoyable! My husband and I moved to the Baltimore area from Michigan a few years ago and felt safe renting at first, as we were leery of the market and unfamiliar with the area. We were, thankfully, introduced to Michelle by a friend. She gave us unbiased insight of the Baltimore area and talked to us, in length, about the benefits of purchasing a home. Her patience and understanding, despite our indecisiveness, throughout our first go-around, was remarkable."
"We both really appreciated all of your help with buying our first home. We had no idea what to expect, but you made the whole process easy and enjoyable. You explained everything that we were signing and made sure that we understood it. You were also very flexible with your hours and took time on your evenings and weekends to help us find our house. We appreciated all of your help and advice along the way. If we are ever in need of a realtor in the future we will definitely be in touch. Thanks for everything!"
"The level of professionalism demonstrated by Michelle was superior compared to what I had seen in the past. Having her as our agent was truly our pleasure which is why i feel like enough can’t be said about her work ethic. I cannot recall a time during our home search where a question was not answered and if she didn’t know the answer she would research it for you and get back to you in almost no time at all. At no time did she ever make us feel like we were just another potential buyer, instead her pleasant personality and welcoming smile made you feel like family and from the initial introduction she let it be known that our needs are first priority. Through her patience and endless effort to meet our every need we were able to find our home."
"Our first thought in asking Michelle Sandridge to list our house on Baltimore’s east side was that as someone who lived in our neighborhood, she would be able to better appreciate the house and its location. We could not have been more gratified to find that Michelle brought with her many qualities that we thought were critical in the current rather difficult market. First, she did not hesitate to keep us informed at all times of anything that might affect the listing or the prospects for sale. She never “sugar coated” her feedback, always giving us the very best, most objective information she could gather on showings, comparable sales activities, and options for marketing the home. She consistently demonstrated a depth of understanding of market trends both in our area and on a broader scale."
"Michelle helped me work out an amazing deal for my property. She was very thorough with the sellers of my property so that they would feel good about giving me all closing help costs I needed in order to get to settlement. Michelle follows through with the lender, title company and sellers side multiple times to make sure everyone is on track and on the same page. She is extremely thorough as well as confident and diplomatic. I have to admit I was probably the most frazzled buyer since I was buying by myself, and she did her job as an agent and as my friend to make me feel comfortable and confident with homebuying."
"Michelle diligently checked the listings until one that fit my requirements became available. She moved quickly to negotiate a great deal for me. She walked me through all of the steps and helped me to understand the nuances of the buying process. The bottom line is that I got the house that I wanted at the price that I wanted in a reasonable amount of time. Michelle is a nice person and very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend her services as a real estate agent.
"Michelle is a fantastic realtor. I have recently purchased my first home in the Goldentree Community in Essex, Maryland. With me being a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions that needed some detailed explanations. Michelle was either able to answer them herself or find the appropriate person to explain the details. She was timely in her responses to all correspondence and even checked in to make sure everything was going well. The time from contract to settlement was less than 30 days and everything went smoothly. Michelle lined up the appraisal, termite inspection, home inspection, survey, etc. All I had to do was show up and pay the bills, it was wonderful! Such a HUGE help! Anything I asked Michelle to do she did with a smile and a great attitude."
"To give an example of Michelle’s outstanding service, about a week after I moved in i had an issue (small roof leak). Not sure what I could do, I called Michelle (on the weekend) for advice. She called the seller, and the next day someone was out to fix the problem at no cost to me. I can’t stress the fact that Michelle will take care of you. If you’re looking to buy a home/sell a home Michelle Sandridge is the realtor to contact. She’s a smart, funny, down to earth person who will guide you every step of the way in the field of real estate."
"My fiancée and I were looking for a single family home, with little work, in a nice area of Maryland. After doing a lot of research to find an agent that fit us, we were lucky enough to find Michelle Sandridge. We found Michelle to be enthusiastic, caring, and had pure excitement to find us the house of our dreams. It was as if we knew her for years! Michelle stayed in touch with us constantly and basically pulled off the impossible by getting us into the house that we chose, in the very limited timeframe that we had to move in."
"We found Michelle to be extremely caring and dedicated as our agent. She assisted in the successful buying and selling of our homes. Without her knowledge and hard work we would undoubtedly still be trying to sell our old house rather than currently living in our dream home. Michelle really knew how to target prospective buyers even in this troublesome market. Her company has outstanding relationships with many publications that showcased our house nicely. Michelle took it a step further and posted flyers that she had designed throughout the area. She found a buyer quickly and negotiated a great deal."
"I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful my home buying experience was with you. Being a first time buyer, everything appeared to be foreign to me, and I was very nervous. I really appreciated how you took the time to explain and made sure that I understood everything that I had to sign. You were very patient with me and helped me relax during the process. I appreciated all the work you did for me, and the behind the scene stuff that I didn’t know about. Most of all I appreciated your honesty. You were very up front about properties that I selected to view. You really did your research on the property and the area and gave me your opinion if it would be a good investment in the long run. I have to think a lot of agents would not have done that, and would have tried to put me in the first house that i saw."