Kelly Schindler, Buyer, Ketchum, Idaho
"Michelle was referred to us through a friend and from the moment I chatted with her on the phone I knew she would be perfect to work with. My husband and I were not in a hurry to purchase, and we knew it might take some time for the right property to come our way. Michelle completely understood and never pressured us all while maintaining excellent communication about prospective properties and area information. She was just as passionate as we were about finding the perfect property and not settling. Michelle’s down to earth honestly, extensive knowledge, attention to detail, and generosity made the process stress free and enjoyable. We can’t thank her enough!" 8/30/2023
Buyers, Sun Valley, Idaho
"We had the pleasure of working with Michelle to find our “dream” home. Michelle not only listens to you but she hears you. She has tremendous insight and people skills and was quickly able to assess our priorities, preferences and requirements, fine tuning with each house we viewed. She is energetic, engaging, patient, and made the process enjoyable.
In addition to her friendly nature, Michelle is highly professional. Her communication skills via text, email and phone were always excellent. No question was insignificant to her and all questions were answered thoroughly and promptly. Throughout the purchasing phase she was ever present, working endlessly through all details of the negotiations to give us the best outcome. Following the sale, Michelle went above and beyond, providing us with invaluable resources and contacts to set up our new home.
Michelle truly cares about finding the right home for you and will work patiently and tirelessly to get you to your goal. We could not recommend her highly enough."
Karen and Robert Denman
Buyer & Seller, Ketchum, Idaho
"Michelle is one of the most pleasant and straight forward agents we have ever dealt with. Extremely responsive throughout the process and helped us manage a very competitive market, both in buying a new property and selling our old one. Obviously if we worked with her both times a couple of years apart, we highly recommend her to anyone interested in the Ketchum market."
Benjamin Smith, Buyer, Bellevue, Idaho
"Michelle was amazing to work with while I was looking for a home in the Sun Valley area. Even though it was a challenge being located in WA, Michelle made the entire process seamless and she knew exactly what type of property made the most sense which saved me a ton of time. We ended up closing on a home in the required time frame, checked all the required boxes, and had no hiccups throughout the entire process. Thanks Michelle!"
Scott Porter, Seller, Bellevue, Idaho
As the owner of an equestrian property with a South Valley address, I knew there would be challenges specific to selling a property such as this. Michelle knew exactly how to handle everything, where to advertise, how to prepare and present the property and how to negotiate and close the deal. All with great attention to detail. Particularly impressive given the dynamic, pandemic-induced real estate situation at the time.
Michelle expertly navigated what became, though no fault of ours, a complex and frustrating transaction. Her experience and calm demeanor were very much appreciated during the long process and made clear the wisdom in selecting such a well-seasoned realtor.
Michelle was a joy to work with, professional and easy going. In the end, I was grateful for having chosen Michelle to represent the sale of my property and would recommend her to anyone without hesitation."
Mark McClell, Buyers, Hailey, Idaho
"My wife and I first contacted Michelle in August 2020 to discuss real estate opportunities in the Hailey/Ketchum area. Over the fall and winter we stayed in touch with our plans and she kept us updated on the market with upcoming pricing changes (primarily in Cutters) and anything new that she knew of that was available or about to come available. Great communication!! Through a connection of hers she was able to find us an incredible property off-market that we recently closed on. There is no substitute for experience and connections! A++ experience from start to finish." 4/22/2021
Greg Lyons, Buyer, Ketchum, Idaho
"My girlfriend and I just recently purchased our first property in beautiful West Ketchum and couldn't be happier!!! We owe it all to our realtor, Michelle. She is the ULTIMATE professional on all levels. We definitely were challenged since we live out of state and relied on her vast knowledge and many years of experience to be our on-site representative. Michelle made this process from start to finish absolutely worry-free and seamless. She was there for us every step of the way. She answered all questions promptly; was extremely organized and most importantly was very caring and thoughtful to all of our concerns. We chose the BEST realtor and she was a major player in making our ULTIMATE dream come true. She will be our first call when it comes to purchasing another Ketchum property. We sincerely and highly recommend Michelle to anyone in or out of state - you will NOT be disappointed!" 8/23/2019
George and Kathy Gibson, Buyers, Sun Valley, Idaho
Michelle is a delight, making our experience so easy. She is efficient and very thorough. She was available for every question and, although we weren't in any hurry to buy, Michelle listened to our vision then guided us to find just the right place! George and Kathy Gibson 8/19/2019
Allen Lone, Seller, Carey, Idaho
"I chose to work with Michelle because she was active in the Carey area with a few listings and was very responsive. Michelle did a great job by taking time to survey the Carey area and surrounding areas and came back with a report that enabled us to determine what the property was worth at the time and at what price I would list. I did not expect to list and entertain 2 offers in such a short period of time. So the results exceeded my expectations. Did I achieve the outcome I wanted? Very much so! I was trying to call Michelle on the weekend and I left her a voice mail. Within 20 minutes she returned my call after she got off the ski lift. Most agents I have dealt with would call a few hours later at best. Michelle was a great communicator and she strategically listed my property considering timing, price, and my needs. 1/28/2019
Joe and Laura Kilkelly
We first met Michelle two years prior to our purchase when we rented her townhouse in Ketchum for several weeks in the winters of 2017 and 2018. We learned at that time Michelle was also a real estate agent and so I expected we would probably get the hard sell at some point for a purchase. My defense systems were on alert.
As we quickly learned, Michelle is a service orientated and customer focused Landlord, Property Manager and Real Estate broker. She slowly developed a relationship with us and gained our trust/confidence before asking if we might be interested in purchasing. When we expressed interest, she didn’t push us hard to see multiple properties but figured out our interests and then showed us properties fitting our profile.
It didn’t take long to find the ideal property for us at the right price. Michelle did an amazing job as our in-town representative while we made this purchase remotely. She handled the process with the utmost professionalism and was instrumental in convincing the Seller to accept our terms which had a delayed closing. Michelle worked very hard to get us through the inspection phase, personally handling the inspection process and resolving repair items with the Seller and the Home Owners Association. Without her oversight and decision making, we wouldn’t have been able to handle these critical steps.
I have been and continue to be impressed with Michelle’s attention to detail, her timely communication habits, and how she gets the job done without overlooking any detail. I wish I could hire her for my business because I would have one hell of an employee if she worked for me.
I have worked with multiple Real Estate agents over the years in several markets throughout the Western US. Michelle is certainly one of the best.
I want to again express my sincere gratitude for all the work you did on the sale of my lot in Deerfield. As an absentee owner, I know it took a lot of your time and energy during the listing period - getting the lot cleared, surveyed, securing tree removal bids and of course advertising. All this resulted in a full price, all-cash sale with you keeping me updated on all the details along the way. Your professionalism and personality will certainly make for a successful career in Real Estate. Having bought and sold several properties in Southern California, I have never had an agent who worked so hard.
Allison and Cam Cossins
"We chose Michelle Sabina as a real estate agent because she was recommended to us by a family friend. Michelle was fantastic to work with. We were first time home buyers with one of us being fresh out of college. We had moved to the Wood River Valley after we both received jobs up here. We were not sure if we would be able to swing buying a house in this area due to the high cost, however Michelle reassured us that we could. We had an out of state lender that was also great to work with until our closing date when our loan was stuck in underwriting. If it wasn’t for Michelle we probably would not have signed for our house. Michelle was so on top of our lenders that it forced them to get the underwriting done. For this we are extremely grateful! Michelle exceeded our expectations and then some. Michelle was always available for us if we had any questions and was clear and direct with us when we needed to get something done for the house. In the end we were able to sign for the house that we wanted all because of the work Michelle put in. The most memorable part of working with Michelle was how hard working she was and how she kept in contact with us after signing to make sure the new home was everything we hoped it would be."