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Michelle Klurstein

Cell: 415.250.0895
Direct: 415.384.1111

My Brief Bio



Through 16 years of intense focus, my understanding of Marin’s real estate market has become razor sharp and has remained centered in Southern and Central Marin since 2001. After 10 years with Pacific Union Real Estate in Mill Valley, I chose to enhance the opportunities I offer my clients through a switch to Alain Pinel Realtors in 2010. My term as Co-President of the Shelter Bay Homeowner's Association of 107 condominiums from 2006 to 2008 facilitated a keen understanding of what it means to serve a greater community with successful interface of homeowners, property management, Board leadership, attorneys, outside experts, maintenance supervisors and contractors on all levels. 

I attended San Francisco State University majoring in English and began my career in consumer sales with Capitol Records, the BIC Pen Corporation and most notably, started a company at the advent of the fashion boom for designer eyewear in department stores in the early 80's. During the growth stage of that market, my company became the most successful distributor of sunglasses in every department store in Northern California. In the early 90's, the inspiration shifted while developing a remarkable residence in Belvedere, CA and managing commercial real estate in San Francisco. Marin has been my home since 1989. 

Outside the office, I spend as much time as I can with my 24 year old UCLA graduate (having attended Mt. Tamalpais School & Tam High), who has a successful career in advertising in New York City. World travel, hiking, the deYoung Museum, SF Symphony, skiing and community service fill my life outside real estate. I had the good fortune to live in Florence, Venice (Italy) and Paris full time for 3 years and Paris part time for 10 years. My understanding of the luxury market has been deeply influenced by this enriching personal experience.

Community Service:
Marin Association of Realtors - Community Events Committee - 2016  
Fine Arts Museums or SF (de Young & Legion of Honor) - Accredited Docent 1995 to Current
Mill Valley Film Festival - Corporate Liaison for Alain Pinel Realtors 2012 to Current
Shelter Bay HOA - Board Vice President 2006-2008 (107 Units)
Tam High Foundation - Publicity Chair 2008-2010  
Direct: 415.384.1111 | Cell: 415.250.0895 | License #: 01338343 | mklurstein@apr.com