A native of Mobile, Michelle McQuillan brings a dynamic background to real estate. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Michelle spent 9 years in Asia as a journalist. She wrote for several Japanese and American newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Variety, and The International Herald Tribune, before ultimately becoming the Japan Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Eager to return to the U.S., Michelle moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband Mark to start a family. She soon launched her own high-end children's clothing store, a highly successful venture that she sold in order to relocate to Charleston. Michelle dove into Charleston real estate with all the same zeal, her energy and professionalism making her a natural for success. In only her second year in the business, she was honored with REALTOR® of Distinction status, placing her among the top 4% of REALTORS® in the Charleston area, and was also awarded membership in the East Cooper Top Producers Club.
For the past nine plus years, Michelle has lived with her husband and two children in the I'On community of Mt. Pleasant. She has consistently been a top selling agent in this award-winning new urbanism community, with over $31 million in sales in the I'On neighborhood alone since 2006. She is active in her children's schools and has been on the boards of several organizations, including most recently as treasurer for the LTP Swim Racing Club.
Michelle's enthusiasm for meeting the needs of her clients and her tireless effort to negotiate the best deal, even in the most difficult of circumstances, has earned her the respect of clients and friends alike who often recommend her to others.