Michelle Fanto-Chan

Your Trusted REALTOR® Specializing in Luxury Homes in The Tri-Valley & East Bay

Michelle’s knowledge of the market and project management skills allow her to guide her clients through smooth transactions. Her professionalism, entrepreneurial skills and people skills make her an invaluable asset and advocate for her clients in helping them achieve their real estate hopes and dreams.

Michelle Fanto-Chan

International Society of Excellence

Michelle Fanto-Chan

Top Producer in Northern CA

Michelle Fanto-Chan

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Michelle Fanto-Chan

Excellence in Client Service Award

Expert Real Estate Agent

Michelle Fanto-Chan Serves:
Danville, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton & Walnut Creek

meet your real estate agent

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Michelle Fanto-Chan, a seasoned real estate agent in the Bay Area, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. With over 23 years of experience living and working in Danville, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Walnut Creek, she understands the local markets like the back of her hand.

Starting her career in the IT industry after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Michelle's entrepreneurial journey led her to real estate, a field she has been passionate about since buying her first property at 22. Her unique blend of market knowledge, project management skills, and professionalism makes her an invaluable asset for clients looking to navigate the real estate landscape in the Bay Area.

As a luxury agent, Michelle is committed to helping her clients achieve their real estate dreams, whether they're buying their first home or selling a property. Her deep community ties, including her involvement in local non-profit organizations and schools, further enrich her service, making her not just a real estate agent, but a trusted advocate and guide for her clients.

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Discover Your Bay Area Dream Home

Featured Listings

Dive into the world of luxury real estate with Michelle and her team's curated listings. Whether you're looking for a cozy home in Danville, a modern apartment in Lafayette, a spacious house in San Ramon, or a luxury property in Dublin, Alamo, or Walnut Creek, Michelle's listings cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. Start your home buying journey with Michelle and find the perfect property that suits your lifestyle in the vibrant Tri-Valley and East Bay areas.

why you should work with michelle

michelle's Numbers

Work with Michelle Fanto-Chan, a top real estate agent in the Bay Area, and experience the difference of professional excellence. With over $75 million in individual sales in just 24 months and over $2 billion in total team sales to date, Michelle's track record speaks for itself. Ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide, she is committed to her clients and their real estate goals. With her extensive knowledge of the local market and strategic approach, Michelle guides her clients through the real estate process, ensuring their needs are met every step of the way.

$75 Million+

individual sales in 24 months

$2 Billion+

in total team sales to date

TOP 1%

of real estate agents nationwide

#1 Priority

clients & their real estate goals

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Discover Charming Communities

tri-valley Living

Consider making your home in one of the many cities in the Tri-Valley/East Bay. Choose from Danville, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Alamo - or beyond. Let Michelle, your local real estate agent, guide you to the community that suits you best.

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Experience the charm of Danville, a community known for its rich history and vibrant lifestyle. With Michelle's deep knowledge of Danville's real estate market, find your dream home in this delightful town.

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Discover Lafayette, a city that perfectly blends urban amenities with a serene suburban feel. Let Michelle, an expert in Lafayette's real estate, guide you to your ideal property in this dynamic city.

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san ramon

Explore San Ramon, a city renowned for its excellent schools and beautiful parks. Trust Michelle's expertise in San Ramon's real estate market to help you find a home that fits your lifestyle.

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Welcome to Alamo, California, nestled in the picturesque San Ramon Valley. This charming and affluent suburban community offers a serene and upscale lifestyle. With its scenic rolling hills, lush landscapes, and a mild Mediterranean climate, Alamo provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities.

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walnut creek

Experience Walnut Creek, a city known for its vibrant arts scene and outdoor recreational activities. Trust in Michelle's expertise in Walnut Creek's real estate to help you find your dream home in this lively city.

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Dive into Dublin, a rapidly growing city with a diverse community and thriving economy. With Michelle's extensive experience in Dublin's real estate market, find a home that meets all your needs.

what michelle's clients say

client Testimonials

Michelle's clients consistently praise her exceptional service in the Tri-Valley and East Bay real estate market. They highlight her meticulous attention to detail, deep understanding of the local market, and unwavering commitment to their real estate goals. Discover why home buyers and sellers in Danville, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, and Alamo choose Michelle as their trusted real estate partner.

After two realtors who weren’t responsive and seemed to put us at the end of their client list, we were over the moon to find Michelle! She truly listens to what you’re looking for, strives to meet you where you are, and gently guides you through the process. She fought for us for several months in this crazy, brutal market, setting up appointments immediately after I notified her of our interest and getting us in early to see homes that fit our parameters. We always heard back within the hour after calling or texting, and I could trust that if there was a house we wanted to see, she would find a way to get us in. We ended up in our absolute dream home after she got us in an hour earlier than the home would be shown to other buyers and wrote the offer on her laptop in her car between showing homes to another client that very same day. Our preemptive offer was accepted! We even found out later that a backup offer came in for significantly higher than our offer, and all cash. If Michelle hadn’t been so on top of it, so positive, and such a go-getter, there’s no way we could have snagged our home! We couldn’t be happier with Michelle, and highly recommend her to anyone looking in the East Bay!


I was in the real estate/mortgage business for over 20 years and Michelle is by far the best real estate agent I have known and worked with. At the end of 2020 I decided to sell my home in Danville after 30 years. I interviewed 5 of the top agents in Danville and chose Michelle…I am disabled and mostly bed-ridden, so it was going to be a tough assignment. I couldn't help much and had 30 yrs of accumulated household "stuff". Michelle lived close-by, visited often, and sometimes even brought me lunch or dinner. She did virtually everything from bringing in vendors for painting, carpeting, etc. to taking contributions to the local outfits. I eventually moved to Colorado to be with my son and left everything for Michelle to handle. She did an absolutely fantastic job and soon had my home finished and listed for sale. The home sold very quickly for top dollar. I seldom give reviews but felt compelled to do so in this case so that others could take advantage of Michelle's professionalism, likability, hard work, and top-notch expertise. I have absolutely no qualms whatsoever in recommending her for any local real estate needs. Make her your first call and you won't have to make a second call.


If you’re reading this and you’ve been referred to Michelle, you’ve hit the jackpot! Michelle helped us to purchase our Dream Home. She made us feel like we were her only clients. Not only did she help us stay targeted in searching but when we finally found the house we liked she helped us negotiate prices for fixing it. Even when the selling agent was unresponsive she helped work through the curveballs with great ease. If you have the opportunity to have Michelle as your agent, you are in luck. She has great negotiation skills and is very attentive. She does a good job and now she is our good friend. Thank you, Michelle, for everything.


It was such a pleasure working with Michelle for helping us buy our house. Both me and my wife were amazed by her knowledge of the current market trends. She is very knowledgeable about neighborhoods/schools across tri-valley/bay area. Michelle was also great about guiding us in the right direction regarding the details associated with the house and its surrounding. She is very professional in every aspect of her business and always on top of communication. I remember she even prepared one of our offers while she was traveling. Even after we bought our house, she guided us on how to rent our property. She truly believes in helping her clients even after the transaction is finished. Would definitely use the Michelle in the future and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Bay Area.


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michelle's Blog

Dive into the world of real estate in the Tri-Valley and East Bay area with Michelle's blog. Get the latest news, market trends, and insights for Danville, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, and Alamo. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, Michelle's blog is your go-to resource for all things real estate in these vibrant communities.

National Night Out 2023: Tassajara Ranch Neighborhood

National Night Out 2023: Tassajara Ranch Neighborhood

Join the Tassajara Ranch Neighborhood for the National Night Out 2023. Meet first responders, enjoy a Potluck BBQ, and have fun in the Bounce House.
Understanding the Importance of Home Inspection: A Guide for Buyers and Sellers

Understanding the Importance of Home Inspection: A Guide for Buyers and Sellers

Uncover the power of home inspections in real estate with Michelle Fanto-Chan's guide. Learn how inspections reveal hidden issues, offer negotiation leverage, and provide a detailed understanding of properties.
Join Our Free Lunch & Learn: Moving Out & Moving On

Join Our Free Lunch & Learn: Moving Out & Moving On

Discover practical strategies for a successful move, learn decluttering methods, understand the real estate market, and enjoy a light lunch with us on August 10, 2023.
Join Us for an Independence Day Celebration

Join Us for an Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy a day of delicious food, refreshing drinks, and live music by Other People's Money, following the Kiwanis Danville Parade. Co-sponsored by Realtor Michelle Fanto-Chan. Don't miss out on the best 4th of July celebration in Danville!
How to Sell Your Home Quickly: Expert Tips and Strategies

How to Sell Your Home Quickly: Expert Tips and Strategies

Ready to sell your home fast and for a higher return? This comprehensive blog unravels the secrets to selling your home quickly and effectively. Learn how to boost your home's appeal, set a competitive listing price, and market your property like a pro. Learn these strategies and more in this blog.
What Are The Most Popular Amenities for Home Buyers?

What Are The Most Popular Amenities for Home Buyers?

Discover the top home amenities for luxury living in the Bay Area! From smart home systems to unique swimming pools, this blog highlights the features that attract luxury home buyers. Prioritize the amenities that align with your target buyers' preferences and stay updated on market trends.
buying a home with michelle

find your Dream Home

Looking for your dream home? Let Michelle guide you through every step of the process. With her deep understanding of the local market and commitment to her clients, she'll help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. Discover how Michelle can make your home buying experience smooth and successful.

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selling a home with michelle

maximize Your Value

Planning to sell your home? Let Michelle guide you through the process. With her strategic approach and deep understanding of the local market, she'll help you attract great offers and sell your home for the best possible price. Discover how Michelle can turn your home selling experience into a success story.

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asked questions

Have questions about buying or selling a home? Michelle has the answers. Drawing from her extensive experience and deep understanding of the local market, she addresses many of the common questions her clients have. Discover Michelle's insights and get clarity on your real estate journey.

Should you do pre-sale inspections?

Pre-sale inspections are a good idea, so you know the condition of the home.  If you get into contract and don’t have inspections done, the buyer will do the inspections and then can try to renegotiate the price depending on what is found.  You may then wish you had gone with a different offer.

What is PMI?

PMI is private mortgage insurance.  It is usually required when you have a conventional loan and put down less than 20% or the home’s purchase price.

What does Prop 19 do?

Prop 19 has several parts to it.  For those who are 55+, it allows you to take the tax basis you currently have to your new home.

Is home price or interest rate more important long term?

The home price is usually more important than the interest rate as you usually can refinance when interest rates change.  The key is to find the home you love.  You marry the home and date the interest rate!

When is the best time of year to buy?

November and December tend to be the months where buyers can get the best deals.

What is the best time of the year to sell?

In general, in our area, the best time of year to sell is the spring.  If pricing are dropping, the best time to sell is now!

Is now a good time to sell?

Now is a good time to sell as long as you have a plan of where you want to go.

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