Michele Orlando


Michele Orlando

Partner | DRE #02027579

Michele prides herself on dedicated customer service, razor sharp negotiating skills, and a playful disposition to create an enjoyable experience at all stages of the deal. A former real estate appraiser turned successful restaurateur brings extensive knowledge of property market value as well as a business mindset and a vast database in the Entertainment Industry. Her strategic marketing and branding skills garnered the attention of LA Weekly, CBS local, Huffington Post and many others. Michele’s background in Yoga intuitively puts others at ease, and her area expertise coupled with excellent communication gives her clients the resources needed to make informed decisions in the fast paced LA real estate market.

When not working Michele can be found hiking at twilight to catch the sunset, exploring museums and art shows, strolling Abbot Kinney in Venice, and connecting with friends and loved ones.


Michele Orlando

Partner | DRE #02027579

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Olivia on Zillow, Dec 20, 2022

Michele did a great job helping us through the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and responded quickly to questions. She was an excellent agent who looked out for her clients' best interests and always made sure we are comfortable at every step. Thank you very much Michele!

Michelle is very warm and personable, and has a meticulous attention to detail. Her experience and knowledge of the local market helped us to win a bid on a home without a lot of trouble. She helped us with every step of the process, from dealing with escrow, insurance, lenders, inspections etc. The process went super smooth thanks to her! Highly recccomend!

Michele really made the whole process easy and calm. She was very patient as we looked for months for the best home for our own needs and was never pushy. When we decided to make an offer, she knew all the right people. She hooked us up with a great loan rep who was lightning fast and responsive. She scheduled all the inspections to happen at the same time within a day. And she helped us negotiate in the end and answered all my stupid questions with kindness.

Michele helped my son and I purchase a condo in Santa Monica after a brief two month search.

We can’t recommend Michele highly enough as your Los Angeles-based realtor! Michele brought her multi-faceted talents to our condo purchase with her grace, integrity, and excellent efficiency/timeliness.

Michelle was innately intuitive, displaying the ability to quickly ascertain what my son and I were seeking. She had a wonderful sense and understanding of the neighborhoods in Los Angeles and was able to suggest and guide our search with ease. Her communication skills were stellar, in all settings - social fun, honest directness, and when negotiations were called for - as well as in all formats - conversations in person, over the phone and via email and texting. She was able to process and respond to our questions with great ease and honesty. Michele is wonderfully detail-oriented, which added tremendously to the ease of the entire purchase process.

It has been a true joy to work with Michele Orlando!

Michele is the best real estate agent out there!
As first-time home buyers, she took the time needed to explain every step of the process making sure we felt comfortable about everything.
She is SUPER patient, caring, dedicated and available to answer questions. She always stays on top of everything and sellers/agents LOVE working with her.
It was a pleasure having her by our side and being able to find our dream home in less than two months.

Michele was extremely helpful during my search for a property in Santa Monica! She was especially good at pointing out whether certain properties match or mismatch with my criteria, and helped me select the best place available.

Michele is the best real estate professional we have ever known. She found us our dream house in no time by mining her incredibly impressive local knowledge and listening to us, our needs and our wants, extremely carefully. Her communication skills are masterful both both in how immediately responsive she was with us, but also in how she utilized her expertise in negotiation with the sellers. All of her advice was worth taking and really helped make the difference in our winning the house we love. We want to give the highest recommendation possible for Michele!

Michele advocates for her clients and is truly the reason we are in a new home we love! She is incredibly empathic and responsive to your needs and desires in a new space and encourages you to think about each house in a thoughtful constructive way, without being overbearing or pushy at all. She is a calming presence in a process that can be chaotic and stressful. I would not have wanted any other agent guiding me through the process of buying my first home. You are in the very best hands with Michele!

Michele was fabulous!! We were out-of-town buyers that had little knowledge of the area beyond liking the basic neighborhood. Michele provided excellent information that made us fully aware of factors influencing our investment in each area and was extremely responsive to our detailed questions. We loved working with her!

Michele and I connected instantly and I felt she really understood and anticipated my needs. She constantly communicated with me at each stage of the home buying process and had helpful suggestions and expert recommendations. She's an incredible problem solver when it comes to tight turnarounds and is very supportive throughout!

We loved working with Michele to buy our first home! She is extremely detail-oriented and reliable, helping us make sure everything went smoothly throughout the process.

Michele is very easy to work with and makes the buying process very easy. Very knowledgeable about the complex. She is always available to answer questions and worked around my schedule. I would work with her again

Michele is the best! She specializes in first time home buyers and is very patient and responsive but the best thing is she knows the process of purchasing a home quite well. I really couldn’t of done it without her.

Michelle was very attentive and accommodating. She helped us secure the property we were hoping for in a very competitive market. I would highly recommend working with Michele and hope to do so again.

I was a first time homebuyer and was lucky to be able to work with Michele and Vivian Lesny. I'd been looking for a year already and put in four rejected offers before I started working with Michele. She put a house in my lap that I absolutely loved the first time I saw it. She expertly guided me through the offer proceas, including fielding all of the crazy offer suggestions I had and the multiple times I went back to tour the house. I was nervous!

Michele is a tremendous negotiator and the offer accepted included many changes and upgrades that valued more than $20K. After the offer she continued to guide me through the process, including the home inspection and the plumbing inspection I added. There were a couple of pending items following the close that she still kept up on.

I can't say enough about Michele. She is thoughtful, detail-oriented, professional and smart. Michele will be my first call when I sell my place and/or look for another place.

My husband and I met Michele at an open house and her warmth and genuine interest impressed me immediately. She proactively stayed in touch with us ever since and sending us new options that met our criteria. Per her advice, we saw more than a dozen places within the next month.

One of the places that we really liked and wanted to make an offer on was far away from our desired area of search. Michele and her colleague Vivian Lesny took time to talk to us and explain that our daily commutes would be terrible and gently talked us out of this place. Once again we realized that Michele and her team are not just agents who want to make money, they are people who truly care.

Within five weeks of meeting Michele, we ended up making an offer on a place that was in our prime search location. Thanks to her negotiations skills our offer got accepted at a low price within 24 hours after submission. We were over the moon!

When our luck let us down eight days before closing and our lender refused to fund the loan due to low HOA funds, Michele didn’t let us give up. She said she was going to fight for our condo and us. Within an hour she recommended two lenders who agreed to fund out loan and close the deal in eight days. Thanks to Michele everlasting support, determination, enormous kind heart and friendliness, we closed the deal and got our condo on time after all!

I can’t recommend Michele enough! She is someone who will be an excellent agent, but also someone who will truly care for you and help you make your wish come true!

Michele was wonderful! She provided great guidance during my house hunting adventure. She has a plethora of knowledge and every listing she provided was exactly what we were looking for.

Michele knows this town! We connected with her when we were in a serious time pinch to find a place and were bringing along with us an 18th month old baby. She got right down to business and found us places within our price range but in neighborhoods we never thought we could afford....Michele literally sent us listings that appeared either unavailable or unaffordable elsewhere. She had the access. The best part is that she listened, understood our exact situation (not just our budget), and knew where to look.