When people see me, they don't say "Hi", they ask me what's For Sale and what's Sold. They know that I am the Real Estate Specialist in our area.
Growing up in Philadelphia I’ve always enjoyed looking at houses, loved meeting people and have always strived to make people happy. After moving to Florida 23 years ago, I played in the Florida Keys and then moved to Miami. Since my move 23 years ago, I've been a Realtor, and, thankfully a successful one!! My move to Palm City in 2003 was a wise one. I enjoy the warm, family oriented, community atmosphere The Treasure Coast offers.
In my career, I have accomplished the following awards:
- The Exclusive “Legacy Circle”. This rare award is given to those agents in the ‘Top 20’ five years in a row in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network nationwide.
- The Chairman’s Circle Award, which is the top 2% in the network industry.
- The President’s Circle Award which is the top 4% in the network industry.
- The #12 agent in the entire company comprised of 1800 agents.
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent Real Estate professional -- integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills, a high-quality professional network, and LISTENING to Buyer and Seller wants and desires -- all of which are hallmarks of how I work.
I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to Buyer’s and Seller’s needs. This ‘client first’ philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. This has also helped me to extend the range of services I provide.
I enjoy being a Realtor and pride myself on remaining friends with every Buyer and Seller after their closing. This is of utmost importance to me. Here are a few of the recommendations received from my satisfied new friends:
"After six months of unfruitful events with another agent I was telling my woes to Kelly, the security guard at the gate to our community, when she recommended Michele Dutkin from Berkshire Hathaway. Kelly said Michele was very cheery and brought lots of buyers into our community. Full of hope I hurried home to place that call and to my surprise I was not met with the Cheery Little voice that Kelly said I would hear. However I did share my woes with Michele and then quietly and politely she said “would it be OK if I call you when I get back home, I am in Italy on vacation with my family and it is in the middle of the night.” Turning to my husband I said now that’s my kind of girl. She took my call in Italy in the middle of the night and was pleasant and helpful. We have to meet with her when she returns. As promised Michele arrived at our home professionally dressed with that big bright smile that Kelly describe with a folder in her hand from Berkshire Hathaway and that was it. The deal was done…she was our girl! She not only brought me multiple offers which allowed me to make a timely and financially good choice, but there was no question in our minds she was the one to help us purchase our new home. And she did all this in the middle of a pandemic and very uncertain times in our world. I cannot recommend Michele Dutkin enough. She is now a fabulous friend an awesome agent."
"Joyce Bello, Manager,
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to express my gratitude regarding your agent Michele Dutkin. I was exasperated with my two previous Realtors and then met Michele Dutkin, I immediately felt comfortable with her. I knew that the period of time I had the home listed wasn’t the best marketing time. My home was fairly priced, needed a buyer with vision, and the listed price clearly reflected that. Michele saw the opportunity and never let up her efforts. Michele, to her credit, didn’t slack off at all – in fact she increased her efforts! I had more showings and bonafide interest in the first 4 months of her listing than I had in the previous years’ listing with the two other Realtors. Michele was the best decision made on the sale of my home. Her dedication to my sale is evidence to her dedication as a true real estate professional. I cannot simply explain my heartfelt warmth and thankfulness for her services. I sing Michele’s praises as an agent and her work ethic. Her professionalism is an asset to your office and Brokerage.
~W. Gary Crider
When you are buying or selling property in today's real estate market, it’s important to have confidence in your Real Estate professional. My commitment as your local REALTOR is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. I care about the people I work with, and work hard to assure their happiness.
As a local area expert with knowledge of the communities, I provide Buyers those properties that meet their specifications. A home is one of the most important purchases to be made. If you are Selling, I'm always there to show your property - NO LOCKBOX! From home tour to moving day, I will be there to guide you through the process.
My specialty areas are: Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Hutchinson Island, Palm City, Pt. St. Lucie, and Pt. St. Lucie West. If you are considering buying or selling a home or would just like to have additional information about Real Estate in our area, please call or e-email.
Thank you for visiting my website - please consider it your online source for local Real Estate information, and return often for the latest property listing updates.
Michele Dutkin, Realtor