Originally from Chattanooga, Michelle studied nursing at Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. After changing career paths, she earned bachelors degrees in both accounting and interior design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, then headed to Atlanta. She has been a practicing designer for 15 years, and is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
"I love the process of transforming a house into a home. Joining Dorsey Alston, Realtors has added another layer to my skill set. My experience in interior design will ease the task of preparing a home for sale, as well as helping home buyers with the vision needed in finding that special place ideally suited for their lifestyle. Bottom line, there is nothing more gratifying than making my clients happy!"
I'm writing to tell you how very impressed and pleased I am with the service, guidance, and exceptional efforts I received from Michelle Hayes in the course of selling my townhouse. I was faced with the daunting task of selling my home in Alpharetta from almost 3,000 miles away. This was compounded by the difficulty of having to get the house in shape to sell after my son and his friends had lived in it for two years and taken less than desirable care of it.
My time in town was very limited and Michelle was not only willing, but eager to meet with me during her holiday weekend to see the property. We quickly found that the house was in far worse shape than I had even imagined, but Michelle was undeterred. She gave me sound advice and was always clear and straightforward with me about what needed to be done to get the best sales price for my home. Michelle would have been perfectly within reason to have offered me some advice and then simply asked me to call her when I was ready to list. Instead, she stayed in regular contact with me and often stepped in to assist with onsite meetings with contractors and reviews of their work as my surrogate. Michelle was never afraid to give me her honest opinion of what was in my best interest, regardless of whether she thought it may be something I might not want to hear.
The fact that I was under contract only a week after listing, for the price I wanted, and the highest in the neighborhood to date for comparable properties, is only further testament to Michelle's hard work and obvious clear understanding and knowledge of the area's real estate market. That all of this happened without my having a nervous breakdown is just short of miraculous, and I am eternally grateful to Michelle. I will happily recommend her to any and all of my friends and acquaintances in Atlanta who may ever need a real estate agent there.
I had the pleasure of working with Michelle Hayes, on the sale of a property I recently inherited. I was only willing to sell the property as-is and she was incredible to work with from our initial meeting. She came ready and prepared with all of the comparable properties and details of the neighborhood, with meticulous attention to detail. Her designer eye made for gorgeous staging and photographs of the property and neighborhood. As I was not willing to put any money into the property she was on point with other things we needed to do to properly maximize the attributes of the residence, as a result she received numerous compliments on how lovely the property showed. Michelle was extraordinary in quickly listing the property, having an open house, a neighborhood mailing and showing, she dealt with all the HOA issues even up to the matters that were covered that the buyer wanted resolved. This was an easy transaction for me, including the due diligence and follow-up she managed through contract, renegotiation and even assisted the buyer in placement with a good alternative lender when they needed assistance. She managed the buyer’s agent seamlessly and was always immediately on point with all the relevant information pertaining to my sale. I would highly recommend Michelle, as her dedication and professionalism are unparalleled
My wife Amy and I recently had the pleasure of working with Michelle Hayes on the sale of our home in Peachtree Corners. This was our first experience selling a home and we knew we were going to need a considerable amount of guidance throughout the process. Michelle could not have been a better partner for us. Her experience coupled with the first hand knowledge of our neighborhood specifically made the whole process seem so easy.
We just wanted to pass along the fantastic experience we had in working and getting to know Michelle and let you know that we will certainly be recommending her and the agency to any friends we have that might be looking to buy or sell a home in the future.
After twenty years in our beloved home, we decided to put our house on the market. We met with Michelle to get a list of things that she thought we should address. Michelle was very thorough and comprehensive. We had a very solid offer on the house in less than a week!
From the very beginning, we knew that Michelle was someone we could relate to. She was a dream to work with and we could not be happier with the service that we received. We never knew it was going to be so difficult to find “our home", but Michelle stuck with us and together we found the perfect home! We will, without a doubt, be recommending Michelle to any friends, family, or otherwise that are interested in buying or selling a home.
We can’t say enough about Michelle’s professionalism and caring nature. She was so resourceful and a key person in the entire process. We certainly went through some challenges in the process and Michelle was always there to take us step by step and ensure the best results. She has great connections and tons of knowledge. She is definitely the person you want while navigating such an important, life changing process. We are truly grateful for her patience, her availability and time. Michelle was always extremely responsive and thoughtful in her recommendations to us. I highly recommend her and her team for your real estate transactions.
Michelle was our agent while selling our townhouse and purchasing our new home. From start to finish, she was an absolute delight with whom to work and took care of us in all aspects while buying and selling. She listened to our needs and wants, paid close attention to what we liked in a home, and never wasted a second of our time by showing us houses that we could not afford. She has a great eye for design and worked tirelessly and efficiently to help us stage our town home, get the highest price possible when selling, helped us negotiate our new home down to a great price, made sure all facets of due diligence were covered in the short amount of time we were given for both properties, and helped us stay on top of the ever-growing list of "to-dos" while buying/selling a home. Working with Michelle was an absolute pleasure and we are so grateful for her and Dorsey Alston!
|435 Cochran Drive||5 Bedrooms||$2,460,000||Single Family||Atlanta|
|3606 Parkhaven Place||3 Bedrooms||$655,300||Condo/Townhm||Brookhaven|
|7925 Chancery RDG||7 Bedrooms||$649,999||Single Family||Duluth|
|4039 Loch Highland Pass NE||4 Bedrooms||$500,000||Single Family||Roswell|
|3779 Sutton Place Court||5 Bedrooms||$469,900||Single Family||Tucker|
|12415 Stevens Creek Drive||5 Bedrooms||$399,900||Single Family||Johns Creek|
|128 Brookfield Court SE||5 Bedrooms||$379,900||Single Family||Canton|
|4324 Crofton Overlook||4 Bedrooms||$374,500||Single Family||Suwanee|
|4097 Volley Lane||4 Bedrooms||$369,900||Single Family||Peachtree Corners|
|2985 Oak Hampton Way||4 Bedrooms||$354,900||Single Family||Duluth|
|2454 FIELD Way||3 Bedrooms||$350,000||Condo/Townhm||Atlanta|
|250 River Springs Drive||3 Bedrooms||$349,900||Single Family||Sandy Springs|
|1102 Brookhavenrun Circle||3 Bedrooms||$309,000||Condo/Townhm||Duluth|
|970 Whitehawk Trail||4 Bedrooms||$300,000||Single Family||Lawrenceville|
|2828 Livsey Court||5 Bedrooms||$295,900||Single Family||Tucker|
|708 Crimson Morning VW||6 Bedrooms||$292,900||Single Family||Canton|
|2489 Bridlewood Drive SE||3 Bedrooms||$290,000||Condo/Townhm||Atlanta|
|3490 Stillridge Drive||3 Bedrooms||$290,000||Single Family||Johns Creek|
|3316 Cameron Trail||3 Bedrooms||$265,000||Condo/Townhm||Norcross|
|6042 Cameron Pointe||3 Bedrooms||$265,000||Single Family||Peachtree Corners|
|7845 Brookwood Way||4 Bedrooms||$262,000||Single Family||Cumming|
|6069 Cameron Pointe||3 Bedrooms||$260,000||Condo/Townhm||Peachtree Corners|
|3490 Spalding Chase DR||4 Bedrooms||$249,900||Single Family||Peachtree Corners|
|37 Saint Aurics Drive||4 Bedrooms||$239,000||Single Family||Suwanee|
|3331 Cameron Trail||3 Bedrooms||$237,000||Condo/Townhm||Norcross|
|20 Elan Court||3 Bedrooms||$235,000||Condo/Townhm||Alpharetta|
|313 Lakeside Lane||4 Bedrooms||$229,900||Single Family||Woodstock|
|5200 Peachtree Road||2 Bedrooms||$210,000||Condo/Townhm||Atlanta|
|611 Sutton Way SW||3 Bedrooms||$210,000||Single Family||Marietta|
|611 Sutton Way SW||3 Bedrooms||$169,900||Single Family||Marietta|
|1003 Poplar Ridge Run||2 Bedrooms||$165,000||Condo/Townhm||Alpharetta|
|7500 Roswell Road||2 Bedrooms||$159,500||Condo/Townhm||Atlanta|
|1692 Hardin Avenue||2 Bedrooms||$130,000||Single Family||College Park|