A real estate professional whose approach is distinctively her own, Michelle Evi Bourgeois represents a sophisticated and loyal clientele. A luxury real estate specialist since 2006, Michelle’s laser focus on delivering results consistently maximizes the return on investment for her clients and offers an unparalleled level of responsiveness and service.
In her former career as a vice president in the corporate retail industry, Michelle handled major renovations and brand marketing for top retailers. This invaluable experience enables her to apply a masterful approach when working with floor plans and redesigning a space. Coupled with her sharp negotiating prowess, a focused operational business approach and insightful analytical perspective, these abilities have resulted in Michelle’s extensive list of successful transactions and satisfied clients.
With confidence and understanding that comes from achieving her clients’ objectives, Michelle’s approach is clearly defined. For sellers, Michelle understands that a client’s home must be marketed strategically as both a brand and a business. As a combination broker and stager, Michelle will roll up her sleeves to ensure that a property is presented and marketed perfectly. For buyers, Michelle educates her clients through data, not opinion. She knows that listening to clients’ needs is one of the greatest assets in delivering results. Michelle’s negotiating prowess, analytical perspective and skill in renovation and design present a unique ability to identify and guide her buyers in recognizing and optimizing the value in any acquisition.
Michelle’s out-of-the-box thinking is further demonstrated in her use of data and analytics. She believes that successful delivery of a client’s goals can be achieved from timely, accurate data, and uses a reliable collection of market reports based on credible data and clear-cut methodology, using real time data and analytics on the hour. At the forefront of her pricing strategies, negotiation and all marketing endeavors this data is presented to all her clients in a clear and concise manner. As a Global Real Estate Advisor with Sotheby’s International Realty, this approach supports her proficiency through data, versus opinion.
Michelle’s corporate headquarters, Sotheby’s International Realty, was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for clients of Sotheby’s Auction house and has become the world’s most visited luxury real estate website. In 2016 alone, Sotheby’s International Realty network achieved $80 billion in sales in the United States. Partnering with this great international sales force, located in over 880 offices in 69 countries, Michelle utilizes its vast amount of resources including proprietary print and marketing programs. This worldwide presence assures a winning formula for Michelle and her clients.
Originally from New Orleans, Michelle has a great fondness for that city’s southern charm and architecture. Her mother's family, in Sweden, owns a successful auction house and provided Michelle with early exposure to fine art and beautiful homes. Michelle is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and active in several nonprofit organizations.