Real estate is about the relationship. Michelle Larsen is a consummate professional whose focus is to understand her clients needs and exceed their expectations. A Top 8% Douglas Elliman broker nationwide and Top 1,000 NRT Sales Associate nationwide, she helps clients purchase, sell and rent apartments throughout Manhattan. Her relationships with top real estate attorneys, managing agents, co-op board members and other real estate brokers ensure that Michelle's clients benefit from seamless transactions.
Her clients appreciate Michelle's integrity, tenacity and extensive knowledge of Manhattan markets. Personal service and concern for the welfare of her clients has created a loyal clientele and that loyalty is reciprocated. Michelle has also moved her family to London and intimately understands the relocation process and all that it entails, arming her with a unique ability to help her clients navigate every aspect of cooperative and condominium transactions.
Michelle attended Columbia University, Universita degli Studi di Urbino and SUNY New Paltz. She serves on the National Institute of Social Sciences, the Lenox Hill Hospital Auxiliary Board, and is a member of the New-York Historical Society, New York Landmarks Conservancy, Upper East Side Historical District, Carnegie Hill Neighbors and the Princeton Club.
Michelle lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and loves art, travel, skiing, her family and her dachshunds. Her children attended the Chapin and Buckley Schools, Packer Collegiate Institute, Occidental College and Princeton University.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Michelle. She was, seriously, the most amazing broker!! My husband and I were new to the whole experience of selling a home and she walked us through it with just the right amount of hand holding. Michelle was a pleasure to work with and ALWAYS made herself available to answer any questions or concerns. Our apartment sold very quickly and we are so happy with the whole experience. Anyone who chooses to work with Michelle will be in great hands!
Andrea Ganz Client
Michelle helped my boyfriend and I find our dream apartment, as well as sell our current one! She is efficient, effective, knowledgeable, and most importantly patient. The whole process has been seamless. She listened carefully to what our needs and wants were and thoughtfully answered all of our questions along with giving suggestions. After narrowing down our options Michelle scheduled all the appointments and picked us up the next morning for a full day of open houses. She even took us around the neighborhood to spot out the grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and coffee shops! After Michelle skillfully negotiated a great deal for us, she turned her attention to selling our current apartment. With her experience she suggested we change a couple things to help make the apartment more appealing to buyers. Sure, enough the day it was listed, the apartment was bombarded with requests for showings and within less than a week we were already negotiating a contract. Michelle is always readily available and regularly checked up on us. We are so glad to have had Michelle along during this whole process and can't recommend her enough!"
Kristin Baludio Client
Buying a home is certainly one of the most challenging and personal things anyone does. The challenges of home buying are amplified in New York. Neighborhoods, condo vs. co-op, application processes, pre vs post war, charm vs amenities etc. etc. We were lucky to be introduced to Michelle Larsen who helped us navigate our New York home buying journey on the purchase of a second home in Manhattan. Michelle took the time to truly understand and helped us determine our needs, desires, and preferences. She showed us properties that helped us hone our requirements and narrow down what we wanted. She was patient as we considered various options and ultimately facilitated a smooth process that yielded an apartment that leaves us with no second thoughts, regrets or compromises. Michelle connected us with experts and guided through the things we needed to make our purchase a reality. We highly recommend Michelle and would work with her again without question.
Robert Farrell Client
Michelle was a pleasure to work with and clearly demonstrated that she always had our best interest in mind when negotiating on our behalf. She was diligent with her communication throughout the entire purchasing process. She was willing to go above and beyond expectations to satisfy us as her client. She was not only helpful with items directly impacting the purchase but was also able to provide us with contractors for post-purchase alterations through her vast network in the industry. As clients we are very meticulous, detail-oriented people who like to be informed every step of the way and were extremely satisfied with how Michelle kept us in the loop and left not one detail to spare. Whether it was email, text, or phone she was always available and constantly provided her unbiased opinion when looking for a home. It was evident to us that our best interests were her best interests.
Jake Milberg Client
“It is with pleasure that I write this letter expressing how impressed I am with Michelle Larsen. Once Michelle searched for and found us the home we wished to purchase, she managed the offer and application process deftly and with a high level of professionalism in order to make the transaction seamless for us. Michelle went out of her way during the pending of the sale to make sure that everything went smoothly, handling every request efficiently and attentively. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking to purchase or sell their property. Michelle is extremely professional, discreet and easy to work with in any capacity.”
Nina Hay Client
“After the sudden, unexpected death of my brother, I needed to sell his apartment quickly. One of his neighbors recommended I contact Michelle. She very quickly came to see the apartment and got the ball rolling by suggesting cosmetic and structural changes which she said would enhance the value. These were completed within a few months. Meanwhile, she began showing the unit. Within little more than a month after completion of these changes we has an all cash offer over the listing price followed by another over list price offer which I accepted. Fast, and stress-free for me. And, as a bonus, she is a warm and delightful person. Thanks, Michelle.
William Marmer, MD Client
“I once again want to thank you for the professional, knowledgeable, and most important, patient manner you showed when finding us our second home in the city. You helped us navigate through all our paperwork and the excruciatingly long New York City co-op approval process. Thanks for helping us keep our cool and for explaining some of the idiosyncrasies to us. This truly felt like a family affair with our son and sometimes our other sons in tow, never short in giving their opinions. You understood what we wanted and delivered on it! And along the way, we became friends, the added bonus to our experience. Jorge and I wish you your greatest year yet and look forward to working with you again.”
Lourdes and Jorge Gomez Clients
“Michelle is a wonderful real estate agent. She made a very overwhelming process feel very manageable, and more importantly, she was patient and kind throughout the whole process. I had quite the specific type of place and location in mind, and we saw quite a few apartments before finally settling on the one I absolutely love. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the process and was happy to discuss and explain things to me as we went along. I highly recommend her for what could otherwise be a very challenging process.”
Nathaniel Kastan Client
“Michelle is not only an excellent real estate agent, she quickly picked up on what we were looking for and focused on our search. She was always extremely responsive and was key in communicating with the sponsor after we bought our place, as we waited for it to be finished. Even well after we closed on the apartment and moved, Michelle checked in periodically to see how things were going and reached out to our lawyer and the building’s sponsor on a few follow up issues. Michelle, being great at her job, was a pleasure to work with, and I foresee us staying in touch with her from here.”
Nathalie Tirado Client
“We started our relocation journey from Sweden to New York last spring when I was assigned as CEO for our subsidiary company in the U.S. I…was lucky to get in contact with Michelle. She immediately made us feel comfortable and safe and took us on a very informative and nice tour of the city explaining all neighborhoods, the school system, public transportation, etc. She has given us service above and beyond regular service and we are now a happy family in Forte Greene.”
Andreas Ahrman Client
“Thank you, Michelle, for selling my relative’s estate and managing the complicated process discreetly. I am grateful for your professionalism and uncanny ability to remember the most minute details during this difficult process. I would heartily recommend you to anyone wishing to sell their home.”