While earning her Bachelor’s degree at California State University, San Marcos in marketing and finance, Michelle Saniei decided early her passion was real estate. In San Diego, Michelle burst onto the real estate scene closing 19 properties in her first year as an agent at Coldwell Banker earning Rookie of the Year at the firm. A desire to work in the ultra luxury market and explore exciting architecture and development led her to Los Angeles and Hilton & Hyland. Michelle has sold hundreds of millions of dollars in luxury real estate over her career working with A-list celebrities, young entrepreneurs, and international buyers.
What do you love most about Los Angeles?
That I can meet anyone anywhere at anytime. It’s the only city with no schedule, you can make every day what you want to be at any time.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Breakfast is eggs and a smoothie. Favorite restaurants are Wally’s, Craig’s, and Nobu.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Hopefully sleeping! We start our day at 7:15 AM answering emails and making calls.
10:00 AM - After a few hours of morning work I make time for a workout.
12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?
Il Pastaio has always been my power lunch. This is a place I always feel I can spend a lot of time speaking to past clients or meeting potential clients.
7:00 PM - Everyday is always so different. The LA market is different then other markets across the country. We show property late into the evening.
11:00 PM - Always on the phone. Because we work internationally late at night is always someones morning!
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Start the day with coffee. End the night with a spicy margarita.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Instagram is a great source for Hollywood news and Pinterest is incredible to discover new design and architecture material and information. Hollywood Reporter and Just Jared (to name a few) keeps me up-to-date for entertainment news, reviews and videos.
What should everyone try at least once?
Staying at the Ritz Paris!
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
In LA, I enjoy spending the day in Malibu.