A native of Beverly Hills with vast knowledge of the Los Angeles markets, Michelle is one of the founding team members of The Agency, previously part of The Umansky Group since 2010. In the years prior to practicing real estate, Michelle owned her own marketing and public relations firm which specialized in consumer goods and trends, health and nutrition, and licensed goods.
Working with Fortune 500 companies such as Reebok, Herbalife International, Disney, Bank of America, and ESPN, Michelle has shown exceptional dedication, drive and ability to get in the minds of today’s consumers. This experience has allowed her to deliver results for her clients as she carefully targets both buyers or sellers, making deals quick and easy. With impeccable taste and an eye for style, Michelle brings a confident, fresh approach to assisting buyers in finding the house that was meant for them, and assists sellers in positioning their home to sell at the highest possible price. Additionally, when representing sellers, she pounds the pavement, utilizing her expertise in marketing to garner maximum exposure and ensure that the home receives the attention it deserves. Her steadfast work ethic and deep-rooted relationships throughout the city landed Michelle a prestigious spot on the Umansky team. Without hesitation and with pride, she is thrilled to be an originating agent at The Agency.
Michelle enjoys the education process behind the scenes in real estate transactions and as a mother herself, loves working with families, helping them find solutions and next steps for both the adults and the little ones. Currently residing in uber-family friendly Studio City, Michelle's knowledge of real estate and local pockets span from within the San Fernando Valley to Beverly Hills and its surrounding areas, and to the beach.
Michelle comes from Mexican background and is completely bilingual. She holds a degree from USC and is married to Alon Schwartz. Together they have two beautiful son’s, Ethan and Asher... and an Italian Greyhound, Hugo.
When our family of five sold our home, we had already been scouring the Internet for months to see what was out there. After our search, we felt very unsure that we'd be able to find something that was right for us in the location we wanted. We moved into a temporary housing situation and worried we'd be there for a long time. Well, that was before we were introduced to Michelle Schwartz by a mutual friend. After just one meeting, she completely understood what it was we were looking for - what was important to each of us as individuals, and what was important to us as a family with young children. Unlike any agent we'd worked with before, Michelle always listened to what we were saying, cared about what was important to us, and gave us attention as if we were her only clients. We just sat back while she did all the work, which was also a big change from other agents we'd worked with in the past. Within a month, Michelle found not just a viable option for us, but the house of our dreams! We were able to look at it the second day it was on the market, and we closed the deal before the first open house. Even the entire escrow process was unbelievably easy - and I never thought I'd say that! If and when we ever choose to buy another house, we'll definitely call Michelle again. In the meantime, we are still benefiting from her widespread knowledge on everything related to our house, and we have already recommended her to friends and family looking for their new homes. You can't go wrong with Michelle Schwartz! - Arielle and Nick Miller