Michelle Cloney is top producing NVAR Realtor®, Accredited Staging Professional®, lifestyle brand entrepreneur and native Washingtonian. Hailing from a real estate family and born and raised in Reston, VA, Michelle has been around the local industry most of her life. Her love of people, homes and entrepreneurship made Real Estate a natural fit and in 2008 dedicated herself to real estate full-time. Michelle's goal is to guide her clients through a seamless real estate experience so they can move on to their next chapter with excitement and enthusiasm.
Before entering the world of real estate, Michelle graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics, and went on to pursue journalism in London, England and then, locally in the Washington, DC area. After working for such media outlets as NBC London, Euromoney, WETA and PBS, Michelle made the leap to New York City to pursue her longtime love of performing and completed a two year professional acting program with the renowned Bill Esper.
This led Michelle to Los Angeles, where she discovered her passion and natural affinity for professional organizing. In 2006, Michelle founded i-organize, LLC a company dedicated to helping restore creativity, order and flow into the lives of residential and business clients. It was at this time Michelle obtained her California real estate license, a certificate in Feng Shui Residential Design, and studied for her Masters in Spiritual Psychology at The University of Santa Monica after discovering that becoming one's organizer was similar to becoming one's therapist.
In 2008, Michelle moved back to the Washington DC area and partnered with her mother, Mary Kay Cloney, as Marketer, Lead Stager and Agent at Cloney Homes. Coincidentally, Michelle came up with an idea for a baby product while bottle feeding her daughter one day and had the product designed, patented, and locally manufactured. Le bibble® baby bottle bib was very well-received and at one point sold in over 300 stores worldwide and was featured in dozens of print, online, and tv media, including The Today Show. It is through her unique entrepreneurial background, hands-on experience in marketing, running her own product and service businesses, and life-long interest in real estate that she designed a simple system for home selling, and self-published her first book, Smart. Styled. Sold. - Home Staging Made Easy. now available on Amazon.
When partnering with Michelle, some of her value-added services include:
- FREE HOME MARKET EVALUATION
- Complimentary 90-minute Staging Consultation
- A Copy of her Amazon book: Smart. Styled. Sold. - Home Staging Made Easy
- Home Staging Services for occupied/vacant properties
- High Quality print, video and online marketing products
- Buyer/Seller Home Warranties
- Access to thoroughly vetted partner vendors to get the job done
- tips, tricks, tools, cheat sheets & staging secrets!
Michelle's "extra-curricular" activities include volunteering at Rise Well-Being Center, being actively involved in the Irish Dance community with her 9 year-old daughter who is a competitive Irish Dancer, reading, gardening, and blogging. She is passionate about teaching the benefits and skills of decluttering so that her clients can truly love where they live.