Maximize Your Value

Selling your home with Michelle Fanto-Chan means maximizing its value. Her expertise in the Bay Area real estate market and strategic marketing approach ensure your property reaches the right buyers and sells at the best price.

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with michelle

"Having a full-service Realtor can mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Getting the home ready for market, an extensive marketing plan that reaches the most potential buyers, and skilled negotiating make a huge difference.

When you select me, you get individualized and personal attention. You get someone who listens to what you want and need. You won't be pushed off on some team member who doesn't understand your needs. I will be there each step of the way.

Most of my business comes from referrals. I give 110% to my clients and get great results. That is why they refer me to their family and friends. The relationship with your real estate agent needs to be based on trust that your agent is doing everything they can in your best interest.

Please read through the materials below on the buying process. You'll get a chance to see what other clients have experienced and what makes my marketing plan the best in the industry. My business has grown very quickly because I am different from the other agents out there. I look forward to showing you the personalized attention you deserve and how I can help you exceed your real estate expectations. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to earn your business!"

process to sell a home

learn about

selling your home

Congratulations on deciding to sell your home! Selling your home may sound like a daunting, never ending task - but it doesn't have to be. There are right and wrong ways to sell a home - but determining what is the right way takes years of experience. Michelle understands what it takes to correctly market a property to maximize the sell price in a timely manner. So, choose Michelle to represent the sale of your property to help sell your home the right way!




Your Agent

Find an Expert Real Estate Agent

It's not simple to sell the home. It's a high-stakes, complex deal that will take a lot of time and experience to complete successfully. Work with an experienced, top-rated real estate agent in your neighborhood if you want to maximize the sell price.

The best listing agents understand what local buyers want and how to contact them. They'll provide experienced advice, assistance, and support throughout the whole process, from the first listing to the final closing.

Did you know that sellers who deal with real estate agents, on average, earn 33% more than those who list on their own?

Work with Michelle and see the difference of working with someone who is experienced.

View Michelle's Luxury Home Marketing certificate

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when to sell

Timing is crucial when it comes to selling a home. Waiting just one month to list your home might result in tens of thousands of dollars extra.

When properties are listed in April, May, or June, they spend the fewest days on the market. Homes listed in each of these months stayed on the market for an average of 28 days. Keep in mind that the number of days on the market does not include the time it takes to close.

Once you accept an offer, you should expect to wait another 30-40 days to close. If you want to obtain the most money for your home, traditionally March and April are the best months - but that can depend on the year and what is happening with the economy.




your home

Data is required to support your price selections. Michelle can help you optimize your earning potential through a comparative market analysis (CMA). Michelle has detailed information on previous and upcoming transactions, as well as comparable homes in your neighborhood.

We will then discuss your goals, whether to price to sell quickly or sell for the maximum amount possible. From there, we will determine the optimal listing price.

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sell price

Coldwell Banker Realty can help you make the needed improvements and repairs to prep your home for sale at no cost to you until closing, using our RealVitalize® program. No hidden fees, interest charges or markups. Most homes using the program sell at or above list price.‍

How It Works

We’ll work together to decide which home improvement projects will increase your home’s value the most and set an estimated budget for the work.

I’ll enroll your home in the RealVitalize program and get you connected to our dedicated RealVitalize project consultant, who will source and schedule local vendors from Angi.

Once we approve the estimates, the work gets completed on time and on budget. Angi guarantees your satisfaction with work quality.

I list your home. You don’t pay anything back until closing.




your home

Preparing your home to make it market ready may seem like an impossible feat, but Michelle will help you walkthrough the entire process with ease.

Starting with an 'agent walkthrough,' your home is inspected to see if any necessary improvements are required.

From there, Michelle  arranges a presale inspection with a qualified inspector.

If applicable, recommendations for contractors and other vendors to do any necessary improvements will be provided

And finally, we assure there are no liens against the home by doing a title search.

Other preparations that may be applicable:

  • Remove clutter and organize
  • Clean and make repairs
  • Home staging
  • A home protection plan
  • Listing documents and disclosures
  • A Transaction Manager account to manage documents, deadlines and tasks
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In today’s competitive real estate market, the key to success is differentiation - doing common things in an uncommon way. In fact, differentiation from the competition has become the cornerstone of outstanding real estate service. Michelle is proud to deliver exceptional property marketing that is designed to attract attention, showcase your property’s distinctive qualities and help your home sell quickly and for the best price. From professional photography to a single-property website, brochure, direct mail and TV promotion, Michelle ensures that your property is uniquely positioned to sell.

Here are some of the ways we market our clients home:

  • Virtual tour on all major real estate websites, including the MLS, where it broadcasts to sites like Zillow, Redfin and
  • Full color professionally printed brochure
  • Schedule top agent property visits and review pricing recommendations
  • Send marketing info to all members of Top Agent Network (TAN), a group of the top agents in our area
  • Review and complete disclosure package
  • Install property sign with brochure box and lock box (if applicable)
  • Create property video for internet and TV advertising
  • Set pricing strategy
  • Send out “Just Listed” postcards and top agent email blast
  • Email blast with professional pictures and virtual tour to 3,500 local agents
  • Advertise in targeted publications and websites
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Now that offers are coming in, what are the next steps?

  1. Evaluate offers and negotiate best price and terms - the first offer may not be the best, so after waiting a set period of time, we evaluate the offers with you to determine the best course of action.
  2. Enter documents into Transaction Manager
  3. Facilitate inspections
  4. Coordinate closing date, time, location and contacts
  5. Monitor buyer financing and home appraisal
  6. Follow up on details
  7. Review closing statement
  8. Close the sale
  9. Provide copies of all closing documents and enter into Transaction Manager

Congratulations on selling your home!

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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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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