Micha Knowles is a native of The Emerald Coast, so she understands the challenges and opportunities of coastal real estate. After honing her organizational and customer service skills in the hospitality industry, Micha began her career as a REALTORÂ® in 2000. Over the past decade, she has been ranked among the companyâ€™s top producers, a consistent Â TOP AGENT Â and a leader in overall sales volume. In 2009, Micha recognized the local and national trends in foreclosures, short sales, and REO properties. Over the past three years, Micha has worked exclusively with distressed properties, partnering with Freddie Macâ€™s HOMESTEPSÂ program, which gives her the most current listings between Destin and Panama City.
As a distressed property expert, Micha works with the owners and titleholders to market, repair, renovate and mitigate the property. Â When she accepts the listing for a distressed party, she essentially acts as the general contractor, identifying and solving any cosmetic or structural issues. Â Her organizational skills and attention to detail allows her to make the property marketable and sell it in a competitive market.
As a Freddie MAC partner, Micha has the expertise to create a Brokerâ€™s Price Opinion, a complex and specific market analysis tool.Â A local leader in this industry, she has developed relationships with area contractors, property maintenance companies, attorneys, title and auction companies. She also has access to a wide network of other REO specialist and opportunities for continuing education.
With properties from Destin to Panama City Beach and Lynn Haven, Micha is a virtual, mobile office. She depends upon her laptop and smartphone to keep her updated and abreast of all her properties.Â When marketing her REO properties, her attention to detail allows her to paint sellers complete pictures of the property, with virtual tours, before and after photographs, estimates on repairs and renovations, recommendations for contractors and other craftsman, and an accurate analysis of market conditions. If you are looking to purchase a REO, short sale, or other distressed property, look to the agent who has been leading this trend along the Emerald Coast- Micha Knowles.