Abe | December 12, 2021 | AUA
Michelle Zichem was the agent for the villa my friends and I were looking to purchase last October in Aruba. She was extremely helpful, open, transparent, and reliable through the whole process. Michelle really cared about us, understood our needs and guided us all the way thru the process of purchasing a property in Aruba. It was a complete pleasure working with her.
Rajeev | December 13, 2021 | AUA
Personable, Professional, Highly Effective - Persistent and a Pleasure to work with! Intelligent and a Hard Worker who can find solutions when needed.
Michael & Louisa | January 18, 2022 | AUA
Michelle is a fantastic realtor ~ Very knowledgeable, super-attentive and responsive. We approached her with very specific requirements. Even though it wasn't easy to match our request, Michelle dug through the whole inventory to present us with a good list of options. After pairing down the list, Michelle then spent time on 3 separate days showing us the properties. In the end, we found a great match! Michelle then assisted us in dealing with the paperwork. A+ Service!
Ivan | March 16, 2022 | AUA
Working with Michelle was a great experience. Michelle would take her time to walk us through the process, which made it very easy to buy the house we were looking for. She was very detailed, helped us prepare all necessary documents and go through all the procedures. Michelle is very knowledgeable and even when she doesn't know, she would always be able to find the answer you are looking for. She is always very attentive, caring, persistent and focused to find solutions. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property in Aruba.
Thank you Michelle!
Rob & Lori Daniels | April 19, 2022 | AUA
Michelle was a pleasure to work with. We had a broad range of property types we were considering in various parts of the island. Michelle was supportive, flexible and patient throughout the process as we figured out what fit our needs best. She continued her service throughout the closing process, which had some complications, and continues to be responsive even after we completed the purchase of our home in Aruba. We will definitely work with Michelle again with future real estate purchases!!
Paul & Carole | June 05, 2022 | AUA
Our experience with Michelle was extremely positive considering we were mostly working at a distance. She is very familiar with the island and had very good advice during the purchasing process. Michelle filled our time with all the requested appointments and made additional suggestions that assisted us greatly. She is young, upbeat and very professional. We highly recommend her services.
Joe | July 20, 2022 | AUA
I am a recently retired attorney from New York City. I have been looking at possible vacation homes to escape the New York winters and became interested in Aruba after reading a very favorable article about the market there in the NYTimes in early 2022.
Knowing nothing about how to go about exploring possible condo purchases down there, I was very fortunate to be introduced to Michelle Zichem, broker associated RE/MAX Aruba.
Michelle was amazing in patiently introducing me and my daughter to the Island and its real estate market. Michelle is very knowledgeable and very friendly, and seems to know everyone on the Island. After showing me several condos, Michelle figured out exactly what I was looking for. With her intimate knowledge of the inventory on the market, Michelle directed me to the perfect condo for my needs, which I immediately made an offer for that after some back and forth was accepted.
The home purchase process in Aruba is, not surprisingly, rather “foreign” to a US buyer. Michelle was very responsive in answering my questions and addressing all my needs in the process, to the extent that Michelle acted as my agent via a power of attorney at closing to save me a trip back for a few signatures.
To anyone, particularly an American, looking to explore real estate in Aruba, I strongly suggest getting in touch with Michelle. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Leonard & Danni | December 01, 2022 | AUA
We are a Dutch couple living in Spain and we would love to move to Aruba. For several years we went on holiday to the happy island and realized we made the ‘’wrong’’ decision by moving to Spain some years ago.
Buying a house is not to be taken lightly, it is a purchase for many years to come and do not forget, it should be your family’s happy and save place. Making the wrong decision could have nasty consequences for your vacation or your forever home.
When you are looking for such a place on the market of Aruba, it could be that your house is not for sale in the short time you are present on the island (if you are not a local) and your search really takes some time (like in our case, we did not want to make the same mistake again).
Then go to RE/MAX real estate agents and ask for Michelle Zichem, she was our rock we could hold on to, always quick responsive (lol even when we text on Sunday forgetting the 6hr time difference ;-)), always friendly, patient, never pushy and genuinely interested in our wishes, thank you again Michelle!