Michelle's Background

I was born in Downey, California, and spent my early years growing up in Long Beach.  My family moved to La Mesa in San Diego County for a few years, then settled in Orange County.  I graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1984.

After graduation, I spent over five years working in hospitals, pharmacies and doctors' offices before accepting a customer service management position for the nation's largest home healthcare company.  Over the next ten years, I advanced from office management at one of the branches to increased responsibilities at the company's corporate office.  My final position held was Government Compliance Manager.  In this position, I was responsible for ensuring over 350 branches were in compliance with Medicare, Medicaid and other payors' guidelines. 

I left the work force to raise my four wonderful children with my husband Mike.  We relocated our family to a small town in northern California called Red Bluff.  After spending three wonderful years there, we decided to return to southern California to be near our extended family.  We did not want to return to Orange County after enjoying the small town lifestyle, so were very happy to stumble upon Yucaipa.  Our extended family fell in love with Yucaipa as well and many of them have joined us here.

When my youngest child began kindergarten at Wildwood Elementary School, I decided it was time to return to work.  Rather than return to the medical field, I decided to pursue a longtime dream of mine and become a Realtor.  Many of the skills I gained in my years in the medical field have proven invaluable to me as a Realtor.  I have been blessed with wonderful clients who have contributed to my success with over $10,000,000 in real estate sales to date!

As your listing agent and an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), I will give you, the homeowner, a home staging plan to prepare your house for the market and my extensive marketing plan personalized for you and your home.  Once your house is staged and ready to make a great first impression on the market, you won't be wondering what I am doing to market your home.  You will be informed every step of the way.  I will give your home maximum exposure in the local marketplace and throughout the world utilizing Realtor.com, MSN, Yahoo, Google, StagedHomes.com, CirclePix virtual tours and other available tools to market your home to the fullest.  My intensive marketing of your home will ensure you receive the maximum profit possible for your home in the time frame that best suits you.

For buyers, I will search for the perfect property for you.  I will personally notify you of a new property that meets your search criteria on the first day it hits the market.  After we find your new home, I will negotiate the best possible deal for you and track every step of the escrow process to make sure you are well protected and that your move goes quickly and smoothly.

Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful sale or the purchase of a lifetime.  I realize there are many Realtors competing for your business and thank you for giving me the opportunity to Move Beyond Your Expectations and earn your trust as your local real estate professional.

I am proud to announce that as of June 2009, my husband Mike has become a licensed REALTOR and joined the BrittinghamHomes team to better serve your real estate needs!  You may contact Mike to show you homes or answer questions at 909-708-7290 or Brittingham.Mike@gmail.com.  I hope to have his smiling face up on the site soon!

Michelle