LIV Sotheby’s International Realty of (LIV SIR ) – No.1 top producing affiliate among the Sotheby’s International Realty brand – welcomes California Realtor®, Michelle Chaplin to the Ojai team.
At LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, our people make a difference and we are excited to expand the team with the newest addition of real estate professional, Michelle Chaplin. Growing up in Los Angeles, Michelle pairs her successful career as a creative director with a focus on design and manufacturing with her love of Ojai. We sat down with Michelle to learn more about her and why she joined the LIV family.
We’re excited to have you on the team! Can you tell me a little about yourself?
I grew up in Los Angeles and had a successful career as a creative director with a focus on design and manufacturing. I’ve always had a passion for branding, digital marketing and content creation which grew with market needs. I then began working with other brands; specifically luxury realtors, helping grow their social media, branding, and building websites. My love for architecture, design and building ultimately led me to become a Realtor.
Ojai is unique and inspiring, and I feel grateful every morning that I have chosen to raise my daughter in this loving town. The serene environment here, entrenched in nature, caters to a community of people who crave living and working in a community without the hustle and bustle of the city. I love Ojai and look forward to becoming an agent the people of Ojai can count on.
What do you do for fun, outside of work?
I like to stay very active and hike the trails in Ojai, enjoy beach days in Ventura, cooking with friends, curating/running Makers Market in LA and spending time with my beautiful daughter. And there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Ojai. Our town is attracting a lot of new residents and I believe it’s important to encourage them to build this community and keep it unique, special, and safe.
What’s your favorite part about guiding your client through the real estate experience?
I look forward to helping my clients make their dreams of owning a home become a reality and get top dollar for my sellers. Being able to put my artistic side to work when listing a home by assuring the property is beautifully staged, artfully photographed, and properly marketed is something I look forward to. These elements should create buzz around every listing and ensure my sellers that they have made the right choice by choosing me to represent them.
What’s your favorite home trend right now?
I believe in classic timeless design. Mid Century Modern homes, post and beam designs, and Spanish architecture are three of my favorites. While floor to ceiling windows and accordion doors that meld the inside and out is my favorite trend right now.
What excites you most about joining LIV Sotheby’s International Realty?
I’m excited to create strong relationships in our community backed by a no.1 brokerage. At LIV I am surrounded by so much talent which will help me grow and strive to be my best.
What’s your goal in the next three months?
In the next three months I would like to build my community, sign a couple of listings, and help my current clients find dream homes. I want to become an agent that the community recognizes, likes, and trusts.