Michelle is a Broker/Realtor with The Leiby Team. She has a dynamic personality and competitive spirit; Michelle strives to ensure her clients win in the competitive Portland marketplace. Michelle’s core belief in life, as well as business, is to think of today as yesterday and tomorrow as today. A philosophy that has driven her to push the boundaries of her abilities in every way. A native Oregonian, Michelle was born in Portland, and has lived her whole life in the area. Michelle spent many years in the apparel business at Jantzen Swimwear as a Manager over the import/export department as well as several other positions. She also spent several years as an office manager for a National Hospice Company. With Michelle’s many contacts locally and throughout the United States, she has been a real estate investor herself, as well as purchased and sold many of her own homes.
Being a resolute self-starter that strives to be the best, Michelle strives to also always be learning. Tenacious and determined, Michelle constantly examines the practices of prominent real estate industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs to sharpen her negotiation skills, business savvy and interpersonal skills. Though being a relatively newer agent, she is able to utilize her knowledge of Portland “then and now”, and she understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in the Pacific Northwest. Michelle is a wealth of knowledge and with her skillset, you will be excited to call her your Realtor and Friend at the end.
Michelle’s primary passion is serving her clients as they buy, sell, or invest in real estate.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, wine tasting and playing with her two Miniature American Shepard’s, Marley and Piper. Michelle also frequently teaches classes on how to make greeting cards with rubber stamps. When there is time away from the business, she also likes to get away with her Husband, John and their dogs to go “Glamping” in their RV.