From the moment you first shake hands with Michelle, you will immediately understand why the phrase “people person” is said to have been coined just for her! Michelle’s signature qualities of listening, understanding, communicating, and executing are just a few of the reasons why she consistently achieves phenomenal success as one of San Francisco’s premier real estate agents.
Michelle is consistently ranked among the 50 top realtors in San Francisco. She has experience in all types of real estate: condos, single-family homes, new construction, and even parking spaces! Michelle’s experience marketing and selling homes spans all of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods. She is known among her peers and clients as a leading resource for the new and exciting neighborhoods of South Beach, Rincon Hill, and Mission Bay and loves the challenge of representing unique properties. Michelle is the Managing Sales Director with Climb Real Estate Group, one of San Francisco’s leading and most innovative real estate firms. She began her real estate career at TRI Coldwell Banker, where she was ranked in the top 1% nationwide with Coldwell Banker and was recognized as a Top Producer for 2005. Michelle has continued to be a top producer every year since 2005.
Michelle is a real estate all-rounder, adding tremendous value to the services she provides all her clients. Her 14 years of experience in the San Francisco real estate market are augmented by two years prior experience in real estate finance and she has served as the board president of two condominium homeowners’ associations.
A talented and accomplished photographer, Michelle also had her own photography business in New York City prior to moving to the Bay Area. Among her photography clients were celebrities such as Frankie Muniz, Julia Styles, Tami Michaels, and alternative rock band Dishwalla. Her portfolio demonstrates a keen eye for art direction and capturing the full essence of her subject matter, a skill that is profoundly evident when conveying the most important features of a home in the marketing process.
Michelle lives in Alameda with her husband Lewis and their boxer Kane. Michelle continues to enjoy photography as a pastime and she loves spending time with her brothers Michael and Christopher Balog and sister-in-law Dr. Tera Balog. Michelle has a degree in film production and photography from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema Television. She is one of the founding members of a networking group called SKIRT (Sharing Knowledge Information and Resources Together) and is co-author of a book called “SKIRTWorking, How to Network Using SKIRT” which was launched on Amazon.com on September 10, 2008. The book made it to their bestseller list that day and was number 1 in the Women in Business category. Michelle is also a former member of the Real Estate Leadership Auxiliary Council for EARN in San Francisco and is currently active as a member of the San Francisco YPN (Young Professional Network and the elite Top Agent Network (TAN). Michelle was a delegate for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s CityTrip, lobbying for and representing San Francisco homeowners’ interests in Washington, DC in March of 2009. She has appeared on KRON 4 News as a networking or “SKIRTworking” expert.
Michelle is delighted to announce that one of Climb Real Estate’s newest agents will be one of the three featured stars of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listing San Francisco. Bravo Media, LLC, more commonly known as Bravo, is an American basic cable and satellite television network and flagship channel, launched on December 1, 1980. The channel originally focused on programming related to fine arts and film; it currently broadcasts several reality television series targeted at females ages 25 through 54, acquired dramas, and mainstream theatrically-released feature films.
“Michelle Balog ROCKS! She represented me in my first home buying experience last year, and she made the entire experience go smoothly and without a hitch. From the very start of the search process through to closing, she was professional and on it.”
– Andre F.
“She is a dedicated realtor that goes above and beyond for her clients. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who wants to purchase or sell a property in San Francisco.”
– Thomas A.
“She exudes grace under pressure. But don’t be fooled: Michelle is no pushover. She is a firm negotiator and is very forthright. With her level of professionalism, knowledge of the market, and strong work ethic, Michelle Balog is the agent you should have working for you on your team.”
– Wendy T.
“Michelle is the best around. This woman works 200% for her clients. We listed our house with Michelle and had multiple offers within 3 days of going on the market! Michelle has 1 focus: doing the BEST job for her clients. The BEST!”
– Samantha T.
“Michelle was fantastic to work with! She is professional, knowledgeable and demonstrated ethical business practices. I would highly recommend her, and you can rest assured you are in good hands!”
– Sandy L.
English and a little Spanish.
Publishing my book, SKIRTworking.
Teaching my dog Kane to answer my cell phone.
Closing two deals and lunch with a friend.
Video store clerk.
Doing anything in stilettos.
That's hard, I love them all.
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