Michelle has been successfully selling homes since 1999, with over 500 individual career sales as of December 2014. She specializes in residential sales and new construction. She sets goals annually in both business and her personal life. In doing so, she received her Broker’s license in 2004 and has since gone onto achieving additional annual goals.
Her knowledge of the market, real estate trends and continued education in real estate are unparalleled. Her “hands-on” approach with her client’s homes and her ability to see beyond the normal scope of a transaction has enabled her to ensure their real estate transactions go smoothly.
Michelle is always available to her clients and understands it is a privilege to work with them. She also upholds a high standard with any of the service providers she recommends to her clients. Providing exceptional service which exceeds expectations is her belief!
Michelle believes education is vital in any situation and has been noted as having “the heart of a teacher.” Annual continued education is a priority for her and with over 1,000 hours we think you’ll agree. She fully educates her clients in all their options, understanding this is her expertise not theirs. In doing so, her clients are able to make the informed decisions which will affect their lives.
Michelle came back home to Austin in August 2011 to be closer to her family and friends. She is close to her family and her home is the hub for holidays and family get-togethers. Family is everything to her! She’s the proud mother of a 25 year old two-time war veteran and Eagle Scout and a vivacious and loving 17 year old senior in high school.
Some of Michelle’s many awards include:
- Top 2% of Realtors in Houston Association of Realtors 2007
- Top 10% of Realtors in Houston Association of Realtors 2009
- Regionally placed in top 10 2004 - 2006, 2008
- Regionally placed in top 20 in 2009, 2010, 2011
Michelle’s designations and memberships include:
- CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
- MCNE, Master Certified Negotiation Expert
- Broker Associate
- CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
- ILHM, Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Michelle is actively involved and supports multiple community and industry organizations:
- ABOR Water Sustainability and Environmental Committee
- Williamson County Meals on Wheels supporter
- Salvation Army supporter
- Shoreline Church volunteer
Our experience with Michelle Allen was great. She was very helpful when it came to pricing our property competitively and getting us the best offer in just a few days. She walk the property and recommended what can be done to enhance the homes appeal inside and outside and even brought over some decorative items to help make the home more appealing to potential buyers. We were very happy with her level of service and knowledge and highly recommend her services.
Daniel & Christine H.
Michelle Allen helped us with a very challenging sale, and saw it through working with us from long distance. Michelle contacted us as a courtesy after we had decided to pull our Round Rock home off the market 2 years ago. It rented instead, but we contacted Michelle to ask questions and explore options over the next couple of years. Even though there was not the promise of a sale, as we considered keeping the home as a long term investment property, Michelle was always available to help. We quickly recognized her professionalism, strong network of people to pull things together and find answers, solid experience and thoroughness, willingness to work hard, and her kindness and ability to put people at ease. When we finally decided to sale the house, Michelle was happy to work with us despite the challenge of a sale with tenants occupying the property and many changing variables and complicating factors. Michelle was thorough with all of the legalities, options, preparations. She was very reassuring and helped us keep focus through an emotionally and technically difficult sale. Michelle was flexible when changes in the plan presented. She was more than fair in her fee structure and kept her focus on getting us to the best and tightest sale possible for us rather than on her commission. She was very reasonable with her prep and staging plan, helping us avoid unnecessary expenses while giving the home attractive appeal. When the buying agent became very difficult to correspond with and even inappropriate, Michelle remained professional, gracious, reasonable and to the point. An approach that serves her and her clients well. She is confidently aggressive yet at ease and unruffled during confrontation. Michelle remained thorough and used her solid network of established contacts to research and confirm local neighborhood market conditions down to the last minute. She was available to us throughout the process even around the time of her husband having a surgery. We knew we could trust her throughout the process.
We were pleasantly surprised with how well the sale turned out, and our contract closed without hiccup. Michelle negotiated a strong price on our home, top of the market for our home and held firm to it throughout negotiations.
We are very pleased with Michelle's service and how the sale of our home completed. Should we have the opportunity to buy/sale in the Austin/Round Rock area again, we will without hesitation be calling upon Michelle as our agent. She has our highest recommendation, and we'd gladly pass on her name to friends and family in the area needing an agent for purchase or sale.
Nathan & Lauren A.
Michelle showed a high level of organization, professionalism, and has the right level of marketing. Her pictures were fantastic and we felt this brought the right buyer to the table. Her eye for detail got the deal done.
Jeff & Holly C.
Selecting a realtor to sell our home was a difficult choice & we definitely made the right decision by choosing Michelle Allen. We were impressed with everything about Michelle ~ from her first interview with us where she told us of her marketing plan, advice to stage our home properly, handling all of the showings and follow-ups, to the final sale & closing of our home. Michelle was always professional, knowledgeable, courteous & friendly, responsive and always gave us sound advice. It was a pleasure working with Michelle Allen and we would highly recommend her.
Jim & Michele L.
I found Michelle Allen for be smart, dedicated, and honest in all matters. First off she will tell you want you need to understand in order to sell or purchase. Next, you will be guided as what needs to be completed for proper staging of a home for sale. Michelle uses many forms of technology to achieve the end-goal. Her willingness to listen, understand your goals, and bring back those goals into focus in case you get off track. She has a stick-to-it attitude that is a pleasure to work with for real estate goals. I highly recommend her services.
Michelle represented us as our selling agent last fall. Based on our experience, I have no reservations about recommending Michelle as a selling agent to others.
Prior to our engagement with Michelle, we had listed our home with another 'top selling' realtor during the prime time of the year. While considering selecting a new agent, we interviewed several other realtors, some with very good selling strategy stories. Part of my follow up to the interviews including 'testing' all the agents by making phantom inquiries about one of their current somewhat comparable listings. That test resulted in narrowing down our choice between two agents. The other agent's strategy included a significant price reduction from our current (already low) list price since it had little interest at that price. Michelle's analysis showed that our price was already very competitive and no reduction was necessary (price or our home was not the issue for it not previously selling).
Michelle not only had a thorough plan, but she diligently followed through with the execution of it. Michelle's methods quickly generated multiple leads and her team kept on it. Results speak for themselves, as we experienced a timely sale very close to our listing price.
Bob & Kathy L.
Michelle was wonderful to work with…she brought to the table a wealth of experience, professionalism, and dedication…I would definitely recommend her to family, friends and co-workers!
Carlos & Valarie G.
Michelle Allen has always approached her job with professionalism. Our working relationship with has expanded over several years and she has always approached her job with knowledge of the builder's requirements. Very little discussion is required because she has taken the time to educate herself on the builder's desires, standard and the overall construction of our product. Her professionalism is a big plus in our book.
Michelle did a fantastic job staying on top of things throughout my home buying experience. It was my first home purchase and I wouldn't have wanted to do it without her!
Michelle was awesome. Very knowledgeable. Stayed on top of the issues and problems and kept me informed.
Michelle Allen surprised me when she called to ask if she could represent us two days after we fired our other realtor. This I took as someone who is a real go getter. We listed with her and five days later our house SOLD. Her attention to detail and listening to us made for a winning team. Thanks Michelle for stepping up to the plate and hitting a homerun.
Raymond & Janetta F.
Michelle Allen represented Ballater, Ltd. From 2001-2011, selling over 60 homes for us during that time period. She was one of our top agents during the course of this time. Our relationship with Michelle was very open and her communication was top notch. We never had to worry about how our homes were being marketed to potential buyers. From the time she started with us, she took the initiative to learn our product and the standard features of each home. When it came time to finding out what was going on in the market place, Michelle and her team were always on top of marketing, showings and feedback. She was our “go-to” agent when we needed opinions about the market trends and any new pricing structures. A few things stood out about her in regards to other agents:
- Michelle knows new construction and know how to point out construction details others may miss.
- She started photos at framing and updated photos consistently at times contracting homes prior to completion.
- Michelle was consistent at communicating with my office and was reachable during weekend hours when many buyers were out looking.
- She was hands on during the listing and closing.
If you are looking for a top producer to market and sell your homes, Michelle Allen and her team would be our recommendation.
You always worked well with me and fully explained everything so that we did not have any problems in the end!
I enjoyed very much you being my agent. I could always come to you with all my questions and you were there for me. You took great interest on my behalf and I appreciate all you did for me and am glad you were my agent, and if I ever need an agent again- it would be you!
My wife and I recently completed two real estate transactions involving the use of real estate services provided by Michelle Allen. We listed our home and another property in the latter part of December which, from a marketing standpoint, may not have been the best time of the year to begin the process. Nevertheless, our home and properties were aggressively marketed from the outset. Our home began to be shown almost immediately with several real estate agents/buyer agents driving a considerable distance to do so. Michelle Allen sought feedback each time from showing agents which allowed us to make some adjustments in preparing our home for subsequent showings. Our home was shown a total of sixteen times and two written offers were received. Michelle Allen was available at all times and quickly addressed those problems which invariably arise in this type of transaction. The home went to closing smoothly and on schedule. We were satisfied with the services provided by Michelle Allen. We received candid and frank responses to our questions and we were provided with all services and support we were promised. This allowed us to close on our new home and property in a timely manner.
Wonderful job. The entire process from listing to closing was handled in a competent, professional manner. Your marketing plan was one of the main reasons we decided to list with you. I’m glad we did – our house sold within 30 days of listing! If we ever decide to move again. I’ll call you first!
This is my third home sold with Michelle and her team. I always appreciate the communication and the great marketing of my homes. I couldn’t have picked a better Realtor to build a relationship with!
Michelle kept us well informed during the sale of our home and always seemed to keep our best interests in mind. She negotiated a fair price for our home considering the market and the economy. She represented us well all the way through the closing, which went very smoothly. She always had an answer to whatever question we had. She was very professional.
Steve and Doris M.