With more than twenty-five years of experience, Michelle Dykstra is one of coastal San Diego’s top real estate agents, consistently placing in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront mansion or a cottage to call your own, Michelle knows how stressful a move can be. With her inside knowledge of the market and the communities in coastal San Diego, Michelle takes the worry out of finding the perfect home to fit your needs.
Originally from Marin County in Northern California, Michelle moved to San Diego in 1984 to attend San Diego State University. Having grown up in the real estate business, she held her first open house at age 14, and began her residential real estate career in 1988 in the La Jolla marketplace.
Married with two children, Michelle has lived in La Jolla since 1998, and is active in fundraising for local schools, on the Board of Directors for the La Jolla Women’s Club, active in the Bird Rock Community Council, a member of the San Diego Junior League, and an avid philanthropist.
Well-known in the community as the “Queen of Bird Rock,” Michelle has a strong client base of qualified buyers for the La Jolla area. With great pride she brings her decades of hard-earned experience to every successful real estate transaction. As a result of her work ethic, extensive experience, and market knowledge, she is consistently sought out by principals from all over as well as by out-of-area agents representing an assortment of buyers seeking properties in La Jolla.
“Thank you so much for selling my house! This is not an ideal market but Michelle’s hard work still sold my home for a good price in a short amount of time. No one else could have sold it so quickly. I will always refer Michelle when given the opportunity.”
“Michelle provided us with outstanding services as we sold our house and bought a condo. She did an excellent job of determining what type of home we liked and showing us the different possibilities. In the months we worked with Michelle, she was available, always knowledgeable, and always cheerful. Her services were outstanding. We would recommend her to our friends without any reservations.”
“This was the first home I have sold and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I was nervous about selling under the current market conditions. However, looking back I was pleasantly surprised at how it all turned out. Her guidance and expertise was much appreciated.”
“Her competence and guidance made a difficult time for us as painless as possible. We actually looked forward to her many brief visits to brighten this very stressful time for us. During our time with her, we came to consider Michelle a friend as well as a very competent realtor.”
“This was such a big step for us to finally sell our former home and move on to a new adventure. We could not have done this without her incredible dedication. Her professionalism is unsurpassed as well as always being attentive to our oh so many calls!”
“Her knowledge of the area and properties made us feel comfortable that we were making the best investment in a house that we felt suited our needs and desires. Throughout the escrow process Michelle made sure things were done timely. We were so impressed that she was willing to go the extra mile to help us finalize the sale and make a smooth move into the neighborhood.”
"Michelle is a consummate professional and conducts herself in a manner worthy of trust and respect. In addition, she’s a lovely person!”
“My husband and I have been through several home buying and selling transactions and the transactions we did with Michelle were the easiest. I’ve recommended her to every person I know who’s buying or selling. She was reliable and incredibly efficient. There’s no question we found our realtor for life. She’s an excellent resource and always available to answer our questions.”
“As a real estate attorney for over 28 years representing developers, I am involved in hundreds of escrow closings a year and I found Michelle’s knowledge of a real estate transactions, including the various intricate details involved in closing an escrow to be outstanding.”
“Michelle couldn’t have been any more accommodating and helpful. She made what could have been a difficult talk so simple for us. She was willing to be hands on and making sure every detail was attended.”
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