Los Angeles native Michelle Artinian has been surrounded by real estate her entire life. Her late father was an avid investor in both commercial and residential properties throughout Southern California. In fact, Michelle’s first jobs were working alongside her father and sister in the family businesses. While a real estate career was always in the cards, Michelle built a solid business foundation before entering the profession full-time. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis in marketing, from the University of San Diego. After college, Michelle worked in the high-stakes tech startup world where she learned the value of agile multi-tasking, time management and unfailing grace under pressure. The entrepreneurial environment also honed her exceptional marketing and social media skills and her effortless ability to nurture client relationships, all of which benefits her real estate clientele to this day. As a real estate professional, Michelle is known her laser-sharp attention to detail, and she’s consistently able to notice things others might overlook. Above all else, Michelle is dedicated to unwavering integrity and devoted client service. “Relationships are always more important than transactions,” she says. “Building trust and really getting to know clients is the cornerstone of every great business relationship.” Michelle resides in Toluca Lake where she adores the quaint, small-town vibe away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With an innately generous spirit, she has had a lifelong passion for giving back, especially to organizations addressing hunger, such as Feeding America. When she’s not hard at work, she loves spending time with family, traveling and hiking in the great Los Angeles hills and canyons.