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I love the real estate industry because of the professional career opportunity and flexibility it’s offered me personally. I pride myself on being a calming voice to my clients in the pursuit of one of their most significant personal investments.
I am a trusted advisor, and my clients view me as customer-focused and a relentless advocate of their interests.
Before becoming a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Associate Broker, I had over ten years of experience working on Wall Street. My time on Wall Street provided significant customer service experience while facilitating large-scale financial investments.
I provide an objective and informed perspective to my clients based on over 23 years of successful buyer and seller experience. My clients describe me as patient and view me as professional and responsive to their needs.
As a Julia B Fee Sotheby’s real estate professional, you can depend on your listing to be marketed to the broadcast audience. This is based on our insight and knowledge of the global and local markets.
My buyers and sellers can rest assured that a team of dedicated professionals supports our listings, marketing, and business processing services. Always there to advise, help, and guide my client(s) in their most important real estate choice.
A cornerstone of my service is the confidential protection of my client’s business affairs. I’ll always keep their interest at the forefront. I love the world of real estate, and I’m always learning something new to help my clients. You won’t be disappointed!
Please read my reviews on Zillow; just type in Michele R. Gonzalez.
I look forward to working with you!
- Born In Under Mars
- Lives In A state of good will
- Favorite Movie Galaxy Quest
- Passion Staying in motion
- Interests Crew, I love to row!, Traveling, Cooking, Biking
- Favorite Lyric "The Hills are alive"
- Inspiration Live long and prosper
- Can't Live Without Water
- Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
- Certified Buyer Representative
- Certified Negotiation Expert
- Certified Commercial Investment Member
- 2000 Rookie of the year
- 2001 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2002 First Realty Group Silver Award
- 2002 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2003 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2004 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2005 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2006 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2007 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2008 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2009 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2010 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2011 Excellence in sales Westchester Putnam Association of REALTORS
- 2015 NAHREP Top Real Estate Professional Westchester/Bronx
- 2016 NAHREP Top Real Estate
- Professional Westchester/Bronx
- 2017 NAHREP Top Real Estate
- Professional Westchester/Bronx
- Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner 2010-2012,2017-2022
- Pricing Strategy Advisor 2018
- 2022 Westchester Magazine Top Real Estate Agent
- 2022 Top 100 Julia B Fee Sotheby’s agents
My Listings and Sales
I have used Michele three times and she is always fabulous. She puts up with tense and cranky clients like me.Dana Allan Sands
Michele was phenomenal every step of the way. She had answers to all of our questions, helped us figure out exactly what we wanted, was a deft negotiator, and helped keep us calm through a very stressful process. I can't recommend her highly enough.Bryan Wolin
We loved working with our Sotheby’s agent (Michele Gonzales)! She was not only very knowledgeable and professional, but also very friendly, supportive and accommodating of our busy schedules and different attitudes about selling our home. She answered all our questions, calmed our move anxieties and helped us negotiate a very good price for our home. We couldn’t have done it without her!Edward & Margaret Midgley
The Jackson Family was pleased with having Michele R. Gonzales and the Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty representing us as we prepared to put our parent's home on the market for sale. Michele was always available to guide us through the process, and worked diligently to ensure that the home was properly staged, and ready for market.Sheila Jackson
Michel Gonzalez is the best!Toni Glikes
Our second time working with you, again excellent service was provided.Bud & Elissa Budhaditya
Michele was great. She personally helped with finding a painting contractor and drove to me on a number of occasions to get the apartment in great shape. Her recommendation for the listing price was spot on and she handled all of the showings and the keys.Editha Jennings
ASK Michele, she will have an ANSWER, and great ADVICE, she is a terrific ADVOCATE, and she is AVAILABLE all the time!Cathie Campbell
Michele Gonzalez is the absolute best person I could ever imagine working with. She is smart, well informed, on top of all the details (of which there were many more than I ever expected). Michele is always professional and always extremely personable. I learned that working with a top tier professional makes a world of difference in how the process goes. For me, it was very smooth. Without exaggeration, I wholeheartedly recommend Michele Gonzalez and Sothebys without any reservations. She’s the best!Cynthia Luft
Michele was professional and was extremely helpful. Michele went above in assisting us and was very accessible. She communicated with us through the entire process of compiling a CMA. Offer was made to make a payment which Michele would not accept. Truly, Michele is exceptional and absolutely cares about her clients which sets her apart.Brown
Michele made selling my Coop a breeze! When I first reached out to her, she walked me through the entire process. The photos she had taken of the apartment were beautiful and thanks to her marketing the unit sold quickly over asking price. Michele has been incredible responsive to my questions and communicated all offers to me quickly. I would highly recommend Michele to anyone looking to sell their apartment.Kim Swanson
Michele Gonzalez did a great job selling my home. She answered my questions and was always available.Martha Child
Would highly recommend Michele! She is very knowledgeable about the rivertown communities and is extremely savvy on all aspects of home value. She has a warm personality and strikes the perfect balance of being attentive but not pushing your timeline for a quick sale.caroline kirwin
Michelle was always thoughtful, proactive, and a pleasure to deal with throughout our search for a home in Westchester!Alex White
Michele was thorough and thoughtful during the entire process. She is amazing!Naima Cook
Norm said the phrase “Above and beyond the call of duty” would be perfect for you. Your work has been stellar, and in addition, it has been a pleasure to get to know you. I would particularly single out your willingness to show us those houses across the Hudson at my request, in December 2019. And then you brought us back to Philipse Manor, for which we are very grateful. We are very happy to give you the highest recommendation.Norm and Diane, Buyer
Michele is incredible! She is amazingly responsive, super knowledgeable, and a joy to have on your side. I’d recommend her highly to anyone looking to sell (or buy) a home in the area.Nathan Cecco
I can't say enough good things about Michele. She is knowledgeable, professional, responsive and calm. She held my hand through the whole process. During the final property walk-through the buyer wanted the tire swing in the back yard taken down, so Michele went to her house and came back with a step ladder and saw and hacked away at the rope. Wow. You will be very pleased if you work with Michele.Elaine Marranzano
I have now used Michele as both a purchasing and selling real estate agent. I appreciated the fact that she communicated with us in a timely fashion and was there each time we had a question or concern. Recently in October, 2013, we contacted her regarding the sale of our Westchester NY home. From the moment that I contacted Michele, she handled the selling process of my home answering texts, e-mails, and telephone calls promptly. She immediately went to work to assess the proper selling price, and handed all pertinent information. Not only did Michele go above and beyond in assisting us with the sale, but also recommended an excellent moving company, plumber, etc. Her assistance was invaluable. Within three months, my house was sold. My last text to Michele reads, you're the best!”Sandy Harbison, Briarcliff Manor NY
Knowledgeable. Responsive. Proactive. All qualities my partner and I wanted in a real estate professional - we found that and more in Michele Gonzalez. Highly-recommended!R. Hornak, Ossining NY
Michele Gonzalez is a very knowledgeable real estate broker. She was able to take us confidently through the extremely stressful home purchase process providing highly qualified alternative mortgage lenders as our first mortgage lender backed away from the transaction. On the day of our closing, 1/4/2018, Winter storm Grayson decided to close down the entire county. Fortunately, after the home inspection Michele drove us in her AWD sport utility to the closing and then drove the sellers home too, as the driving conditions continued to deteriorate. Michele “never misses a closing” and crosses every “t” and dots every “i” through the entire investment property purchase process. Thank you again MicheleAnonymous
Michele Gonzalez was recommended to me by a friend and colleague who was very happy with the apartment she had found him. At first I wanted only temporary accommodation in the Hudson River town I was thinking about living in, to see if I would really like it. She was able to find that quickly, an apartment which I was able to stay in for short periods of time. When it came time to find a more long-term rental, she found me a terrific place on the first day of the search. I was surprised and amazed, but that's how it worked out. Michele had a keen sense of what I wanted and how to get it for me. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a place they can call home.Michael Balter, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown NY
Michele is a fantastic agent! My wife and I recently moved up to Westchester from the city, having lived only in large cities our entire lives. We knew very little about the options and the process of buying a house, which made it hard for us to define exactly what we wanted, but we had a strong sense of what we did not want. Michele patiently showed us maybe thirty houses over a few months until we finally found the perfect one. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, including hidden details that are hard or impossible to find online. When it was time to negotiate, she provided helpful advice but made sure we make all the decisions consciously. She is very savvy about the nuances of making offers and responding to counter-offers. Throughout the entire process, she was always available to communicate by text, email or phone, whatever we preferred. All in all, Michele really exceeded our expectations of how knowledgeable, communicative and friendly an agent can be. I would passionately recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.O.B.
Michele is one of the hardest-working people I know. She helped my brother and me buy our family homes in the Rivertowns, and when my work took me overseas she rented out my property and managed it superbly. She's efficient and responsive to a fault - with our time difference, I've sometimes sent her messages that I expected her to deal with the next day, only to get an immediate, and thorough, response. Plus she's always established a very good relationship with my tenants and provided reliable advice on many aspects of property management. I enthusiastically recommend working with her.Alexis Siegel, Tarrytown NY
Michele is the most professional broker I have ever dealt with. Her input prior to sale and staging of the property did, without doubt, increase the value of my home. She provided impartial advise during negotiations while at the same time being sensitive to the stresses of selling a home I had lived in for 20+ years. I highly recommend Michele Gonzalez!D. Gaylin, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown NY
Michele was effective in getting our home sold. She had a solid knowledge of the area and the market in real estate. Pleasant to work with her. We had also purchased from her the same home 11 years ago and used her again to sell our home because we had confidence in her.Heidi, Sleepy Hollow NY
Michele was super quick to respond (much quicker than most realtors I spoke too) and very efficient. Most importantly, she was flexible and friendly. Now we have our lovely place. I would strongly recommend her.Anonymous, Ardsley-on-Hudson NY
Michele went above and beyond the call of duty representing us with the sale of our property. We dealt with multiple negotiations with multiple contracts and finally a buyer that could be best described as challenging. The buyer did not have a real estate professional representing her through the process so Michele had to hold her hand the entire time. She truly earned her commission with patience and a throughly professional approach.Rick M., North Tarrytown NY
Michele went well past what A realtor usually does, she stuck with us for 7 years showing us home after home after, never giving up and never made us feel that we were bothering her or we weren't go to buy A home. She new that there was A home, and A place for us and she was going to find it for us. Further more when ever we called she picked up and was Johnny on the spot. She is more like A good Friend then A realtor! I hope when the day comes that we sell the home she absolutely helped us buy that she's still A realtor, because we know she'll put our interest first and above hers and her company's.A. Bongiorni, Tarrytown NY
Michele worked with us for almost a year to help us find our perfect home. She is very pleasant to work with, very responsive, and has a solid understanding of Westchester real estate market, especially the river towns.Sebastian Bert, Ossining NY
Michelle Gonzales came highly recommended by a former tenant and from our first meeting, I was impressed by her professionalism and thorough knowledge of the local market and had no doubt she was the right fit for me. I ended up not needing her services and as I was ready to pay her for the time and efforts she had already invested, she refused to charge me anything! Needless to say, now that I am ready to look for another property to buy, she is the person I want to work with.Anonymous, Sleepy Hollow NY
Michelle was a fantastic agent! She helped us sell our home and very patiently helped us find our new home in another town. She went through our home room-by-room offering suggestions to help us get it ready to go on the market. I most appreciated her input in buying our new home. She was helpful in pointing out areas of homes that maybe we needed to consider more carefully (is this living room *really* going to function for your family? Are you sure not having a bathroom on this floor is going to work for your kids? If you don't like this part of the house, you can always renovate it so don't rule out this house) rather than jumping on the first thing we were interested in. She is very personable which was fantastic because the home-selling and home-buying process can be so emotional and stressful! I feel like she really understood that. She is also organized and returned all communications (emails, calls, texts) very quickly. I highly recommend her.Amy Cooney, North Tarrytown NY
My husband and I recently sold our home in Sleepy Hollow, New York. In this very tough real estate market, I believe Michele’s professionalism and her dedication were the key ingredients to our going to contract within two months of the listing date and going to closing within three weeks thereafter. Michele was with us every step of the way, starting with when we first talked about listing our home a year ago. She worked with the Village to make sure that all open building permits were closed out and that the house was in full compliance with Village Code. Michele assisted us in pricing the house in order to get the highest and best price in the market. She gave us excellent advice when it came to staging our home. Michele even volunteered to be in the house to let inspectors in if we were were not able to be there. At no time during the entire process did we feel like we could not turn to Michele with any questions or issues that came up. Michele is a true professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in connection with either buying or selling. She knows the market and can be trusted to represent her clients to achieve their goal, whether buying or selling.R. Powers, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown NY
My wife and I have known Michele casually through mutual acquaintances for a number of years. When we finally made the decision to sell our condo and asked our friends of any realtor they would recommend, the first person that was mentioned most often - and with glowing praises - is Michele Gonzales. Working with Michele was a dream. She knew the challenges and pitfalls to avoid. Moreover, she was always available to answer our questions, provide solid advice and recommendations on how to best position our condo for sale. Michele even went so far as to help us stage our condo to attract as many potential buyers as possible. In the end, based on her advice and hard work, the sale of our condo received multiple bids and achieved not only our asking price, yet well above it.Alex N.
People call me a nitpicker because I am very particular about how I feel business should be handled. If you make a promise, you keep it. Same thing goes for an appointment. If you hope to earn my business, show some compassion, some understanding and while you're at it, do your homework and come with all the information I need. Yes, most would consider the nitpicking me a real pain, but here's the thing. With MICHELE GONZALEZ, I had no reason to nitpick. She was all of the above and more. I enthusiastically recommend her whether you are a buyer OR seller.J. Quinlan, Tarrytown NY
This was our third time working with Michele. She is knowledgable and always accessible. We truly appreciated her advice and immediate response. It is not easy to sell a property when you are living in a different country but Michele's commitment and trustworthiness made the process very smooth. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy or rent a property in her area.Fernando Mejia, Tarrytown NY
Michele Gonzalez is a very knowledgeable real estate broker. She was able to take us confidently through the extremely stressful home purchase process providing highly qualified alternative mortgage lenders as our first mortgage lender backed away from the transaction. On the day of our closing, 1/4/2018, Winter storm Grayson decided to close down the entire county. Fortunately, after the home inspection Michele drove us in her AWD sport utility to the closing and then drove the sellers home too, as the driving conditions continued to deteriorate. Michele never misses a closing” and crosses every t” and dots every i” through the entire investment property purchase process. Thank you again MicheleAnonymous
We just had a quick bagel lunch in our new home. It felt great to have all the paperwork and drama behind us. Having said that, I know that the purchase and closing would not have gone well had it not been for the wonderful and resourceful Michele R. Gonzalez. She was truly amazing, our rock when things got rough. She never panicked and never seemed to break a sweat. Exactly the type of support you want when going through the house buying process. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a trustworthy and brilliant advisor and advocate.Anonymous, North Tarrytown NY
Michele's knowledge, sincere care and dedication is truly unique in an experience riddled with many twists and turns. She was incredibly patient as we shifted our priorities and locations (as first-time home buyers, we were figuring it out as we went). Michele maintained an upbeat and energetic spirit even through some hefty showing schedules and last minute surprises. She gave us space to form our own opinions and drive the process while also interjecting with her experienced eye when it was needed. As a seasoned agent, Michele also taught us a lot about the features of a house that are the true make or break factors in the long-term of home ownership. We recommend her hands-down with no reservations - you will be happy to have her on your side!C.B., Tuckahoe NY
We worked with Michele to buy our first home and she was amazing. Having worked with brokers on apartment rentals in the city I was skeptical at the value they provide but Michele totally changed my mind. She was thoughtful and creative and put time and effort into learning our taste - after a few rounds of pictures she zeroed in on exactly the types we liked. She met us multiple times to show us houses, picking some that pushed our boundaries the right amount but the vast majority were on point. She wasn't pushy at all and stayed in our price range. She knows the area extremely well and had great advice on the negotiation process. Most importantly, she always treated us with decency, was honest and trustworthy, and always made us feel like she had our best interests in mind.Daniel Costanza, Dobbs Ferry NY
Michele is awesome! She found me the holy grail of tenants in just two weeks. She also helped me buy the place and was a strong advocate for my interests. She is very attentive and responsive to inquires.Larsen, Ossining NY
I highly recommend Michele! She did a Comparative Market Analysis for us and I was impressed with her great personality, professionalism and expertise in the Westchester real estate market. Thanks again Michele!!Maria Dolores, Sleepy Hollow NY
We hit the jackpot when we found Michele. From the first time we spoke, Michele was warm, welcoming and INCREDIBLY knowledgable about the local real estate market. I was most impressed the first time we went out and she didn't need to check a map once - she was able to navigate from one town to the next based on her knowledge of the area. Michele listened closely to what it was we cared about, and was able to fine tune the listings to match it. She has a deep breadth of knowledge surrounding home renovation and repairs, so having her with us when we visited properties allowed us to imagine what we would need to, or want to, do if we were to buy. We have frequently told Michele that she was our first new friend in the area, and we mean it! Even though we closed on our new home two weeks ago, we still reach out to Michele frequently with questions about our new town. She responds promptly and with complete answers to our questions. We never feel like we are bugging her and she is always honest and forthright with her response. There is no one else I would recommend working with besides Michele - she helped us find a wonderful home, all while introducing us to a number of neighborhoods with an intimacy only present in someone who lives in the area herself. We feel so lucky we found her -- and you should too!!Meghan D., Sleepy Hollow NY
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