Michele Wiltse

6 years of work experience
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
1206 30th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
(202) 684-8472

Ratings & reviews (37)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2014
ahack95
Helped me buy and sell homes
Michele was fantastic throughout the entire home-buying process. She demonstrated in-depth knowledge of numerous DC neighborhoods and the various nuances of purchasing a home in the District. Her tenacious search efforts surfaced enticing property options that I would not have otherwise found on my own using only Zillow or Redfin. Michele found exactly what I was looking for in DC, and then was extremely patient as I switched focus to properties in VA (where she is also licensed). She helped me put together an aggressive but fair offer that ultimately kept more money in my pocket, and as closing approached kept me informed with multiple reminders of key dates and deadlines, making the entire process as painless as possible. Michele is the epitome of a good real estate agent and I will be recommending her to all friends and family! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2014
loripainter4
Listed and sold a home
As a first time home seller, I was so happy that I had Michele working with me because she guided me every step of the way, explained what I needed to know, answered my questions, made suggestions to get me the best price and kept me on schedule. I couldn't have asked for a better partner who was not only knowledgeable about the selling process but also my local neighborhood which came in really handy. My place was under contract in under a month and I have Michele to thank for this! I trusted her completely and would not hesitate to work with her again in the future after having such a wonderful experience! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2014
gnomstermeister
Helped me buy home
I can't recommend Michele enough - she was absolutely amazing! I went through the rather unusual process of purchasing my condo while I was overseas and there is no way it would have been possible without Michele. She patiently walked this first time home owner through the entire process from start to finish - from narrowing down my search criteria, to making a competitive offer, to adding in the appropriate contingencies to the closing process. And she even linked me up with a wonderful loan officer. Michele went over and beyond in every way possible. I hardly ever write reviews that I feel so strongly about recommending her that I felt compelled to write one in this case. If I end up purchasing another place, Michele would absolutely be my agent! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2014
gen gillespie
Helped me buy home
We were referred to Michele by a friend, and our experience with her was excellent. She is a dedicated professional, a great communicator, and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. From the start of our engagement with her to settlement on our new property, a few differentiators we noticed with Michele compared to other real estate agents were: 1) Michele's deep knowledge and know-how of new construction in the area, not just resells; 2) her professionalism; 3) her extensive network; 4) her high-level of service and flexibility to accommodate my busy schedule. Michele is a true expert in her field, and I think it would be difficult to find a better agent who services the DC area. You will not regret working with Michele Wiltse. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2014
Nadia van de Walle
Helped me buy home
We had a very good experience working with Michele. We were first time buyers and she made a point to educate us throughout and was a pleasure to work with. We found a place we loved in 3 months on our first offer in the dead of winter and it was never a stressful process. She is extremely well-informed about the DC market and the VA suburbs, communicates super efficiently, and executes very strategically and effectively come offer time.
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2014
mshieh6
Helped me buy and sell homes
Consider yourself lucky and privileged if you get the opportunity to work with Michele - she is a FIRST-CLASS agent, and I had the pleasure of her representation on both buying and selling my homes. Having Michele represent you means you get access to a wealth of knowledge about the DC housing market, the local neighborhoods you're considering, your myriad of mortgage options (she is deep knowledge about the mortgage process and can help you get the best deal from your lender), and a savvy negotiator who will help you get what you want. You know Michele is looking out for your best interests, not just financially, but also aesthetically and emotionally! Michele walked me through what to expect when trying to sell my home while also trying to purchase a bigger and better one, and doing this without being homeless in between, which is not an easy feat and requires foresight, planning and follow-through. All this along with being organized, responsive, knowledgeable, and experienced, which other reviewers have already confirmed. What I found most impressive and helpful was Michele's ability to help me think about all the factors I needed to consider when selecting a home, which went far beyond style, location, and price. At every property we visited, she made sure I considered the implications of dwelling structure, noise, and nearby land developments. Michele truly adopts the client perspective, which means you will absolutely love your next home if she is helping you buy, and you will get the best deal possible if you are selling. And oh, just a few more things worth mentioning about Michele's talents and capabilities - she is tenacious, intelligent, business-savvy, thoughtful and caring. You will get a lot more than just a home transaction working with Michele - you will build a new and lasting relationship, and I also got an awesome coffee shop recommendation that I never would have come across otherwise. She is a busy agent for sure, but if you are lucky enough to get on her client list, know that you will have the best working for you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2014
aduskas
Helped me buy home
Michele has very good attention to detail and knowledge about the current market. She will listen to what you want and not try to push you towards something that might not be right for you.
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2013
wyatt boyd
Helped me buy home
Michele was recommended to me as "the best in the business" and she proved to be just that. She is skilled in all the areas you need an agent to be, like appraising property values, writing up an offer, negotiating, communicating- but more importantly she really genuinely cares about her clients. It was really important to me that our agent support our goals, and not just try to sell us on what was best for them, and Michele could not have been more interested in what we wanted and how to support it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2013
parulekar ashish
Helped me buy home
I recently bought my first condo with Michele's help. I had an amazing experience working with Michele and I would highly recommend her as an agent. She knows the market inside out. She is very organized and goes above and beyond to make her clients happy. She was very responsive. She answered all my questions right away and she was always available anytime I wanted to see a condo. I saw well over 50 condos in 3 months and Michele always made time for me. She also has a lot of connections and great relationship with other agents which is very helpful. When I started looking I was trying to decide between Michele and a Redfin agent. Getting cash back was big draw for Redfin but I decided to go with Michele. It was the best decision I made in this process. Not only I got the best customer experience I could imagine but I also ended up saving upwards of $50K on the place that I bought. It is a big and intimidating decision but I felt confident because Michele was in my corner. Several times she pointed out things about condos that were very important and would have never crossed my mind. That helped me walk away from tempting options which would have been bad for me. Her estimates on right price for a place and how much to bid were spot on. There are also tons of details to be taken care of and Michele was on top of each detail. She also has a great team that works with her on financing etc. They made my experience stress free, fun and profitable. I tell all my friends to work with Michele and whenever I buy another property I would definitely go with Michele, No question! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user4870125
Helped me find tenant for rental
We recently rented out our condo unit through Michele. She was extremely helpful in steering us along on how to do this as we had never engaged in the landlord experience before, particularly in DC. We currently reside overseas so preparatory licensing and city inspection procedures from afar seemed daunting. However, Michele recommended a firm that could and did handle all that for us. Best of all, Michele quickly found us a responsible and reliable tenant and we couldn't be more pleased. Michele is extremely knowledgeable about the DC market, professional in her approach and very client responsive, even in our situation with a 5 hour time differential. Overall, Michele really made it happen for us and we recommend her highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2013
user3865168
Helped me buy home
Buying a home in the DC market can be a daunting task and Michele made the experience both efficient and exciting. Whether you are a first time buyer or experienced homeowner, Michele is an excellent partner in the process.
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2013
user9571234
Helped me buy home
Michele is the best realtor I have worked with. She combines a deep care for her clients, with a highly objective cool approach to the transaction ( this is after all a very important business decision) , and high responsiveness as well as unfailing follow up. And she is great fun to work with too. We will go out of our wy to work with Michele again.
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2013
user00961812
Helped me buy and sell homes
Michele is incredible. She is super thorough, on top of her game, knowledgeable about the local market and goes above and beyond to ensure her clients have a great experience both as buyers and sellers. As buyers, we were looking in a very competitive market with houses going under contract in days for $100K over asking, or more. Michele was on top of the listings, calling us as soon as something that would be of interest would come on the market and got us in well before the open houses. She knew just what to do to make our offers as competitive as possible. Though Michele is well known, well respected and in high demand, she always made us feel as if we were her only client and number one priority. Working with Michele was a pleasure, even in such a difficult market. She made the home buying experience fun even amidst the stress, and now that we're in our home we couldn't be happier with how things went. When it came to listing our condo Michele provided just as much attention to detail, advice, and ways to make our condo stand out in the market place. Once again, Michele exceeded expectations and her responsibilities to ensure that our listing went up just one week after we moved out and made sure it looked better than ever. As a result, we were under contract in days. I recommend Michele to anyone in the market looking to sell or buy. She's one of the good ones! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2013
user6741188
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers working with Michele was great! Her knowledge, professionalism, and expertise as both an agent, and as a mortgage expert, made the home searching experience fun and the buying process pretty easy. Michele has a strong sense of the pulse of the DC market (and prices) in terms of where it has been, where it currently is, and where it is going. She insured that we got a fair price for our place. She also has extensive knowledge of the short and long term development plans for DC neighborhoods, which played a key role in our decision regarding where to buy. Michele and her expertise are invaluable assets and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to buy (or sell) in DC! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2013
NaveenKrishnamurthy
Listed and sold a home
As a busy professional I wanted to know that I can have someone who is accountable, organized and pro-active. Michele is this person. She is very communicative of all the details of the process, anticipates issues and was a pleasure to work with. You can't go wrong working with her, I have tried others and this was my best experience to date!
Highly likely to recommend
03/03/2013
user2360361
Helped me buy home
I can't recommend Michele highly enough. Patient and low-key when we were only casually looking, hands-on and incredibly responsive when we very suddenly decided we were ready to buy. She also gave us great advice when we (as first-time buyers) weren't sure how to handle the negotiation process.
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2012
user6657935
Helped me buy home
I'm a very demanding person myself, so I really appreciate Michele's expertise. Every transaction was handled professionally. When expressing interest in a particular area, she would tell me about the local plans for development and send me articles about any changes that were being discussed. The way I would describe Michele is "above and beyond" what is expected. Plus, she is a delightful person to spend the afternoon with when looking at properties. I recommend her without hesitation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2012
user7745914
Helped me buy and sell homes
Look no further ? Michele is the real estate agent for you! With professionalism, patience, and genuine partnership, Michele has helped me buy and later sell a home in DC, and also keep rental tenants in it when I was living out of the city. As other reviewers has highlighted, she is knowledgeable, organized and tenacious ? no matter the task or challenge ahead, you can have full confidence that Michele will get it done right and on time. Her style is the perfect combination of charm and strength, which she regularly brings to bear on behalf of her clients. Her network of service providers is comprehensive ? from a handy man and locksmith to mortgage and staging companies ? they are affordable and available when you need them. Michele also has more information and insights about the greater Washington, DC real estate market than anyone I have met -- you definitely want her on your side as you make this significant purchase or sale! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2012
user353999
Helped me buy home
We bought a home in Bloomingdale with Michele as our agent. Her expertise was essential in our acquiring optimal financing which in turn helped in the submitting the winning bid out of a total of 7 for this property. Without her knowledge and negotiating skills , we would not have been successful in the extremely hot Bloomingdale market in finding a 4 level Victorian townhouse in an excellent location. She knows the market, other agents, and many other resources needed both before and after purchase. We highly recommend Michele to anyone who is serious about buying a home in DC. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2012
user8379882
Helped me buy home
Michele is the best. She knows what's out there in the market and then some. We ended up getting a home that hadn't even been put on the market yet! From start to finish, she made the whole process a breeze, especially for first-time buyers like me and my fiance. She is knowledgeable, professional, attentive, and above all, easy to work with. I recommend Michele without reservation and will definitely use her in the future (if we ever move, that is).
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2012
user916428
Listed and sold a home
Michele sold PH#6 located at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. for $325,750.00. She had the unit sold (for cash) within 30 days of the listing contract. We were out-of-town sellers, so it was important to have a good agent. Her communication skills between the condo association and the seller were very good. Her negotiating skills between the buyer and seller helped produce a win-win sale. Michele did a wonderful job!
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2012
user412382
Helped me buy home
We loved working with Michele! She had a thorough knowledge of all the neighborhoods we were interested in (in different parts of the city), and accommodated a long search on our part, including a couple of situations where we were close to bidding and then decided not to. After seeing a couple of properties and hearing our reaction, she was able to narrow the search and make that process more efficient. She was extremely responsive to any questions we had, and she steered us clear of trouble on a couple of spots, saving us money and headaches. In short, she always went the extra mile for us. We trust her, and we would highly recommend her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2012
mulch5
Helped me buy home
Michele was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. She knows all the neighborhoods and condo buildings very well. Michele knew exactly what we were looking for and we didn't waste time looking at condos which would not suit our needs. She always responded to our emails and phone calls promptly. We were staying in a hotel during our home search and needed to close quickly. Michele ensured the whole process was smooth and enjoyable. She used DocuSign which allowed us to digitally sign documents from our hotel room instead of driving through all the traffic to sign paperwork. She also recommended a great lender who was able to meet with us in the evenings and on Sundays. The entire process took about three weeks from start to our closing. It was a pleasure working with Michele. We highly recommend Michele for anyone looking for a home in DC. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/17/2012
user537031
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience with Michele, she is organized, responsive and very knowledgeable about DC. She helped us through the whole process and I never had a question unanswered. I highly recommend her to anybody looking to buy in DC.
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2012
JessieBrown1
Helped me buy home
I am a first time homeowner, so I was INCREDIBLY appreciative of Michele's vast knowledge both of the market and the entire process, and her quick response time. She was available to meet almost any time, and got back to me with answers to questions amazingly fast. She was also very patient with lots of my novice questions. Most importantly, she seemed to get a sense of what I was looking for really quickly, and didn't waste time showing me places that weren't a good match. All in all, the process was perfectly smooth, in large part due to Michele's fantastic work! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2012
aaronadalja
Helped me buy home
Michelle is completely plugged into the DC real estate market! She's quite knowledgeable about new developments, neighborhood history, and all the little details a new home buyer is likely to overlook in the process. She was very flexible in terms of scheduling time to view properties as well. When it came time to make an offer and sign a contract, Michelle was well-organized and always one step ahead of the game. To top it off, Michelle is extremely personable and easy to work with. She made buying my first home a completely stress-free experience, and it was a true pleasure to work with her. Michelle has really set the bar high for other DC realtors, and she has my highest recommendation for anyone looking to buy a home in DC. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2011
RachelAz
Helped me buy home
Michele is accountable and organized. She is highly responsive, and my questions never went unanswered. She is very knowledgeable about real estate, and more specifically the DC market. She knows about all the neighborhoods, and she even showed me properties that had not been put on the market yet because she knew the builder. I probably viewed 75 properties, and Michele was very patient throughout the whole process. She never put pressure on me to make a decision. She also helped me evaluate the listings more throughly to limit time spent viewing properties to ones I was truly interested. I am really happy with the condo I just closed on, and I would very much recommend anyone to work with Michele if they want to buy in DC. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2011
Dpeacelady
Listed and sold a home
My experience with Michele Wiltse was a very positive one. I have purchased and sold a number of properties in several cities over the years and rarely have I worked with a realtor with the professionalism and expertise of Michele. Her dilligence, responsiveness, and integrity is my picture of the ideal realtor. If anyone has the opportunity to work with Michele, you will be well served. I highly recommend Michele with no reservations!
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2011
MaryT.Palmer
Helped me buy home
The last kind of agent I wanted to work with was someone that I needed to follow up with all the time. Michele was always on top of things and always anticipated my next question regarding listings, locations, financing, etc. Michele was a great fit to help me find and buy my latest property because she was proactive, professional, well organized, took the time to understand my needs, and made useful suggestions. We worked together for about five months (bought new construction) and she handled difficult situations on my behalf. If you want to work with someone who knows the business, is organized and proactive, Michele is a fabulous choice! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2011
nidal9
Helped me buy home
Michelle was outstanding. She was well experienced and knowledgable of the market. She was also patient and attentive to my needs, explained every step of the process and always available for help. I will recommend her to all my friends for the simple fact that she is comfortable to work with besides her high credentials...
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2011
thuytut
Helped me buy home
As a first-time home-buyer, and new transplant to DC, I couldn't have asked for a better agent than Michele! Her knowledge of DC's neighborhoods was so helpful as I started my search and I immediately felt that she really listened and cared about what I wanted in a home. Michele's expertise is undeniable and helped guide me through many processes that were new and unfamiliar to me. I think what really sets Michele apart from other agents is her attentiveness and responsiveness, which made me feel secure every step of the way. She made my first home-buying experience (which I've heard can be wracked with difficulties) so easy and smooth. I feel very lucky that Michele was my agent, and I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in DC! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2011
Prof1gwu
Helped me buy home
Over the years I've worked with almost a dozen real estate agents. Hands down, Michele Wiltse is #1. Not only does she know her business, she LISTENS to her clients. The Washington DC market is dynamic, complicated and intimidating. Michele's calm demeanor, outstanding professional network, and attentional to detail make all of the difference. Michele has the skills of a trusted guide, follow her through the jungle, she will lead you home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2011
matteyc
Helped me buy home
michele was an absolute pleasure to work with. we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home. and will undoubtedly use her expertise in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2011
CHDC20001
Helped me buy home
Michele Wiltse of Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, Washington DC, goes the extra distance for you! My wife and I recently relocated to Washington DC and had to move out of temporary corporate housing. Time was very critical. We had almost given up buying our own home and considered settling for a leased apartment. Michele listened to our needs, very patiently explained all aspects of the DC real estate market, showed us properties that were the best buy for our money, and connected us with a lender that not only step us through the lending process, but got us a low 30-year fixed rate mortgage with no points! All this and we closed in 30 days. She's a great agent and would recommend her to others!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2011
barbance
Helped me buy home
Michele was an amazing agent and a great help during our home buying experience. She was very helpful and responsive and had an extensive knowledge of Washington, DC and its different neighborhoods. We would recommend her to any buyer or seller in a heartbeat! She is also very enthusiastic about her job and makes a point in finding you the perfect house that will meet your needs.
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2011
racheltracey
Helped me buy home
Michele was fantastic to work with -- she's both professionally and personally lovely and smart. She also has a unique sense of her clients interests and needs.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2011
ranva
Listed and sold a home
I can't say enough about my experience with Michele! I am a repeat customer and would hire her again in a heartbeat. She helped me negotiate corporate rental space - which is very hard to navigate. Additionally, she listed and sold my condo in a very competitive market. She brought in a team to help stage the unit and take great photos. The condo next to mine was also for sale (almost identical) but she sold my condo quicker, and for a higher price. In addition to getting results, she helped me through the process of selling by always taking the time to explain what was happening and the options. She was quick to respond to any questions I had and always went the extra mile. Michele is very professional, smart, knowledgeable, and her passion for her job shows. I recommend her without hesitation! Less ... More