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Michelle Benzor is known for her authentic candor with clients and colleagues throughout the real estate process. She works with buyers, sellers and investors interested in the most coveted properties of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Knowing first-hand the challenges of navigating this fine city, Michelle specializes in client work with relocations, first-time buyers and tenants, or native New Yorkers in search of their next chapter.
Michelle recently joined Sotheby’s International Realty working alongside top performing senior broker, Kristi Ambrosetti. Prior to this, she worked on a top team at another Midtown brokerage. Michelle comes from a very distinguished career in sales. Her years of sales experience for luxury global brands and products earned her many accolades before entering the real estate industry. Her transition from big brands to big buildings was a seamless as she combined her wealth of experience servicing clients, superb social media and digital marketing skills with her real estate investment knowledge to earn trust from her clients and build priceless customer relationships.
Michelle's gentle but tenacious nature has supported her tremendous success in assisting clients in renting, buying and selling properties. Don't let her bubbly personality fool you; she is, indeed, a fierce negotiator. Laser-focused and driven, Michelle never gives up. She always identifies a creative path through a nearly closed door to find that perfect buyer, home or price for her clients. Michelle's personal mantra is to listen, strategize and deliver. Her success is rooted in persistence with humor, kindness and attention to every detail.
Specializing in luxury Manhattan and Brooklyn properties, Michelle has sold and rented properties in many downtown areas such as The Financial District, Tribeca, SoHo, Battery Park City as well as Midtown West, Upper East Side, Dumbo, Williamsburg and Queens.
A true Southern Californian, Michelle previously lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco and attended beautiful San Diego University. She has lived in New York City for more than nine years and currently resides in Williamsburg. Michelle loves her cat (and all animals), dance, travel, interior design, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, pop culture, films and documentaries. When she is not working, you may find her exploring new gems in her neighborhood, spending time with friends, participating in networking opportunities and attending dance classes. As a member of iMentor, Michelle enjoys supporting and motivating her mentee as she embarks on her year of college.