Hello and thanks for visiting my website! michellekearns.howardhanna.com
I am currently a South Hills resident with several relocations under my belt over the course of a 27 year marriage to my college sweetheart. Our last move was in 2008 from Northern NJ to my hubby’s hometown of Pittsburgh, with our three kiddos in tow. With extended family here to welcome us, and with one of the top rated school systems and most sought after communities at our disposal, our transition was pretty seamless overall. We were fortunate to have my husband’s sister as our real estate agent, and in addition to guiding us through another home buying adventure, she encouraged me to join her at Howard Hanna, first as her marketing specialist, then as a fellow agent. More than nine years later I am delighted with our choice to make our home here, and I am thrilled to share my enthusiasm and expertise as a real estate agent with my clients!
Finding the right home is no small task, whether it is in a new city or state, or within your present neighborhood or town. On the flip side, preparing a home for sale and navigating the pricing, negotiations, inspections, and closing process is a complex undertaking. I offer a wealth of personal knowledge having bought five homes including a condo, new construction, and even a couple of fixer uppers! I have cleaned out, staged, and packed up four very special homes. Additionally, I moved a lot as a child/teen including moves to Texas and England. I understand the emotion, exhaustion, and excitement on both sides of the transaction, and I know the affect a move can have everyone involved.
I am fortunate to be part of an exceptional team of professionals, including my sister in law, Mary Eve Kearns, who has been with Howard Hanna for over 25 years. Our company's management is hands on, and our support services are top notch offering mortgage, title, and insurance expertise. As for me, I am patient, detail oriented, and dedicated. I work tirelessly to find the right match for my clients, understanding that reaching a sound decision does not happen overnight and without effort and perseverance. I eagerly welcome new clients and love referrals. Home buying and/or selling is likely to be the one of the most major undertakings in your life, so why not choose someone who will treat your next move like her own?
On a personal note, those three kiddos are now a 23 year old gainfully employed Penn State alum, a 20 year old elementary/special education major at Elon University in NC, and a 15 year old at Mt.Lebanon High School. My husband and I are graduates of the University of Delaware, and he is a former Lebo Blue Devil. In our spare time we are beach lovers (Ocean City, NJ), and enjoy sports (him more than me) and the theater (me more than him). Our favorite restaurant is Totopo in Uptown Mt. Lebanon and we are often spotted at the Galleria taking in a movie, especially during Oscar season. We are both happy to share information and guidance to newcomers to the South Hills.
I look forward to your call, text, or email!