Over 26 years of professional expertise in all aspects of commercial and luxury residential real estate, Michelle is a minority and female broker-owner who got her start with Century 21 and transitioned to Re/Max in the 1990s where she focused on REOs, Short Sales, Relocation, Alternative Disposition Portfolios and Commercial Real Estate. It was at Re/Max that she achieved the rare distinction of being one of the Nation's Top 1% Realtors of the Year. She was also inducted into the RE/Max Hall of Fame and was named as a Chairman Club Agent.
As a Century 21 buyers/ sellers agent in residential and commercial properties she became one of the first agents to master short sales, VA compromise and earn Centurion status, an honor very few agents receive. Over the course of her career, she has processed over 2,500 short sales and under her guidance, IMAX Premier has averaged an astounding 25 days on the market (DOM) in the years 2009 and 2010.
In 2008, Ms. Mahzari founded IMAX Premier and within 3 years of its launch, accelerated its growth rapidly to close more than $100 million in sales from commercial and residential REO properties in her service region which includes highly-competitive markets including Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside and San Bernadino.
While Ms. Mahzari has a wealth of expertise in many areas of real estate, her specialty includes REO services and the keen ability to employ advanced marketing analysis to close deals efficiently with a proven track-record of excellence. This is one of the reasons she is such a sought-after mentor to so many up-and-coming sales agents and brokers who find her skills second-to-none.
IMAX Premier offers a full suite of REO services featuring a pre-approved buyer network and boasts a cash-for-keys and relocation assistance success rate of 99% with a Sales Price to BPO ratio of 98% — an astounding record. Ms. Mahzari is also a 203k Specialist and offers multi-lingual service in Spanish, French, Farsi and English.
Her certifications include CCIM, CRS, GRI, ABR, Five-Star Institute Certifications, FORCE-membership, RES-net, Equator, AMP as well as REO and Short Sale certification.
Her accreditations include the NRBA, The World Affair Council, The Lincoln Club, MBA, CMBA, WINDS, FORCE, AREAA, NAREB, REO-Connection, NIAC, NIPOC, NAR, CAR and the CCIM Institute.