Michelle Schwartz

A Beverly Hills native and quintessential L.A. gal, Michelle Schwartz was raised immersed in Los Angeles real estate, learning the intricate nuances of each neighborhood. A founding member of The Agency, she is proud to join fellow agent Craig Knizek as Managing Partner of its new Sherman Oaks office.

In the business since 2010, Michelle developed a thriving business with an even focus on Los Angeles’ Westside and the Valley as a former team member of The Umansky Group, headed by Founder and CEO of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky. Currently residing in Studio City, Michelle has the ability to represent clients across the city
with an equal grasp of 310 and 818 markets and their respective nuances. Her years of experience and solid knowledge of brand and lifestyle marketing allow her to provide an array of opportunities, perspectives, leverage, and exposure that is unmatched in the industry. Nominated as Inman’s Most Innovative Agent of 2016, she has proven her abilities career-wide.

With an unwavering commitment to her clients, Michelle thrives on delivering an exceptional level of service, assisting with everything from property prep and staging to design and landscaping. Always readily available, she provides results-oriented guidance with honesty, transparency, and sincerity, which has earned her a thriving business based heavily upon referrals and repeat clients. Whether budgets are high or low, Michelle treats all of her clients with the respect and kindness they deserve, happy to guide them through the transaction process.

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 ability and comprehension in getting into the minds of consumers.

A graduate of The University of Southern California, when not selling real estate or developing her own design/build projects, Michelle is an honored wife and mother of two wonderful boys, Ethan and Asher, and snuggler of Hugo, her first child, an Italian Greyhound who celebrates his Bark Mitzvah this year. Michelle is proud of her Mexican heritage and is fluent in Spanish.

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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
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