Michelle, a North Carolina native, brings a wealth of knowledge and unique experience to the Triangle’s real estate market. She offers her clients the knowledge of a decades-old familiarity with the area. After moving away in 1995, Michelle also understands the experience of relocating to the Triangle, as she returned home to North Carolina in 2010.
Michelle began her career in personal wealth management, estate planning and financial planning for major financial institutions in Raleigh, NC and Pittsburgh, PA. She worked with trust accounts that included countless real estate properties and Michelle always found an interest in this side of the business.
After five years in Pittsburgh and with a newly-born daughter, Michelle and her family relocated to Chicago, fully enjoying the urban lifestyle and all that it offers. Their second child was born in Chicago. After living in the Windy City for ten years and having been away from North Carolina for 15 years, Michelle and her husband decided it was time to return home in 2010. Life in Raleigh had certainly changed and they are enjoying all the cosmopolitan benefits of the Triangle’s continued growth and recognition as one of the best places to live in the United States!
Michelle’s background in finance affords her the insight, expertise, and fiduciary experience to work for the best interests of her clients in one of the biggest and most emotional financial decisions they will make. She has helped many clients navigate the ins-and-outs of home buying and selling, earning production awards and happy clients along the way. Referrals from satisfied clients are the core of her business.
Board of Realtors:
• Member, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS
• Member, North Carolina Association of REALTORS
• Member, National Association of REALTORS
• SPS® Strategic Pricing Specialist
• Master of Business Administration & Bachelor of Business Administration, Campbell University
• Major: Trust and Private Wealth Management
• Minor: Financial Planning
What People Say:
We could not be more pleased with Michelle’s work as our Realtor. She is professional, hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable about the Triangle market. We are new to the area, and Michelle took the time to listen to our needs and preferences, which evolved as we learned more from her. She was always incredibly well-prepared and made the process a pleasure. Michelle has an exceptional attention to detail and her insights have been invaluable. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her.
— Tom and Karen F.
Michelle Jacobs is a completely professional Realtor. At our first meeting, she listened very carefully as we explained our plans for selling our house. Having heard and carefully considered our words, she recommended that we have a stager come to look over things for us and to help us prepare a detailed plan for pre-sale work, as well as the sequence of that work.
Michelle provided us with a list of possible stagers, as well as contractors who might accomplish the necessary work. We hired a stager from her list and found that person’s work excellent. Michelle was very competent in making further excellent suggestions to us as we completed the specifications for the pre-sale work and obtained quotes from three persons on her potential contractor list. We hired one of those contractors and were very pleased with his work.
As a result of the advice from Michelle, the house was fully ready for showing. It was only on the market for three days in the midst of a severe snow storm before we obtained the offer that we accepted and that led to the completed sale within the month.
All in all, Michelle did an outstanding job for us and we highly recommend her as a Realtor.
— Bill and Margaret Anne S.
Michelle has a very pleasant personality that makes the difficult task of selling one’s home a little easier. She carefully analyzes the competition to create a realistic asking price that resulted in the sales price being very close to it. She skillfully staged the house with our existing belongings and added some nice touches with props that she provided. She carefully monitored the showings to let us know what prospective buyers were saying, or more importantly, not saying. She was eager to set up open houses to attract potential buyers. Michelle was very attentive to our needs and preferences.
— John & Jeanne M.
How lucky we were to work with Michelle Jacobs as we navigated the confusing process of buying a new home. Her enthusiasm, competency and attention to detail served us well. We recommend her services without reservation.
— Marianna & Ernie C.
Words cannot express how much we appreciate you! The time you invested in us made us feel like your only clients. Your attention to detail and efficiency was so much appreciated. You made a busy time for us so much easier. Thank you for everything. Best wishes, Kristi and Chris
— Chris & Kristi K.