Michelle Deering

Associate Broker

Michelle Deering

Michelle Deering

Associate Broker
Phone: M: 7073571061 7073571061 mobile
Phone: O: 707.964.2196 707.964.2196 office
Office: CENTURY 21 Fort Bragg Realty
809 North Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Accredited Buyers Representati


I have lived and worked on the Mendocino Coast for 20+ years and am familiar with the community and housing market. 

In my spare time, I volunteer at the local Humane Society, am earning my Private Pilot's license and love to garden.

My husband and I are members of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Mendocino Film Festival.  

I’ve been an Agent/Associate Broker since 2005 and for the past 4 years, I have been a Top Producer earning multiple Century 21 Centurion Awards and repeatedly been one of the top 10 Century 21 agents in the Northern California Coastal area.

My husband and I moved to the Coast in 1998 and have never looked back! I love helping others to achieve the same dream.


Accredited Buyers Representative designation

2015 Coastal Mendocino Association President

Century 21 Diamond Masters Award

Century 21 Centurion Award 2015

Century 21 Centurion Award 2016

Century 21 Centurion Award 2017

Coastal Mendocino Association 2018 Humanitarian/Community Service Award

"As young adults we found other realtors never took us as serious buyers, Michelle never questioned our decision on purchasing a home and helped us through the prosses of purchasing a home that needed a lot of Work. The home is now fully renovated and looks like a brand new home. We got everything we wanted for less than ourax budget! Thanks Michelle! "

  -Olivia Hayward, Client

"We had a wonderful experience working with Michelle when we purchased our house several years ago. We were considering moving to the area and made a simple inquiry about the location. She provided a very well researched and professional response and we began a dialog over the course of many months. Her knowledge of the community and the county overall provided us confidence in the move. When we were ready to begin looking, she coordinated a visit and gave us a very organized tour of the area and the properties available based on our needs. We found what we were looking for and have been very happy with it. Michelle continues to be a wealth of knowledge and now, a good neighbor."

  -Bill Piercy, Client

"We recently worked with Michelle in the purchase of a home in Ft. Bragg, CA. She was always available to answer questions and guided us through the process with ease."

  -Larry and Pat Hartley, Client

"Michelle helped me list and ultimately successfully sell some land in Fort Bragg, CA. She is a responsive, detail-oriented pro who knows Mendocino County extremely well. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who needs an expert in Mendocino County."

  -Isaac and Kathleen Fehrenbach, Client

"I was looking for Horse properties. We are still in escrow, but I have to say Michelle was fair game to go hiking with us to see if we could find any trails adjacent to the house. She also tolerated my dog who can be quite a stinker. I hope all works out."

  -Jeanette and Patrick Jacobi, Client

"Michelle Deering is, without a doubt, the best real estate agent on the Mendocino Coast. We relied on her knowledge of the local market to find and close on the place of our dreams in an extremely competitive bidding climate. Simply put, without Michelle, we believe the home we bought would've gone to another bidder. Too bad for them that we got to Michelle first! After our bid was accepted, Michelle stayed in constant, near-daily contact, to ensure all facets of escrow went smoothly, which prevented any problems from arising. We have bought and sold over ten properties all over Northern California and I've never encountered a realtor as responsive, knowledgeable, warm and professional as Michelle. If only they were all like her. I would never dream of using anyone else on the Mendo Coast than Michelle. Hands down! "

  -Neal Latt, Client

"Michelle was wonderful to work with. Her warm and friendly personality made us feel like we were working with an old friend. She is very responsive and worked very hard to market our property. We highly recommend her!"

  -Greg and Colleen Kirtlan, Client

"I enjoyed working with Michelle. I think she is a wonderful person and a fantastic realtor. She is friendly, knowledgeable and she went above and beyond to help me sell my property quickly. She was available when I needed her to answer questions and to give great advise. Thank you Michelle!"

  -Angella and Andy Crabb, Client

"From my first conversation with Michelle she was informative, attentive and available. She promptly responds to phone calls and emails. She is forthright, and knowledgeable about the financing process and continuously follows up to keep the escrow process on track. I was never concerned about not getting everything I needed from realtor, as Michelle instilled in me a confidence in her ability from the start. If you haven't yet picked an agent (or even if you have), call Michelle and you will soon be a home owner!"

  -Beth Pine, Client

"Michelle was great from start to finish. My wife and I found the perfect property that we really fell in love with. Unfortunately it had so many "red flags" that I never thought it could work out. Michelle took a lot of her time to navigate and get answers to all our concerns. Not being local we would never have had the time to do all the investigating Michelle did for us. Each step of the way she kept us up to date and kept assuring us that if at anytime we felt uncomfortable we could bow out and keep looking at other properties. Being in the hospitality trade for the last couple of decades I know customer service and I can highly recommend Michelle as she also "gets it""

  -Jeff Muscat, Client

"Michelle did a fine job of selling a home for me. She has excellent negotiation skills and immediately responses to any questions you might have. I can highly recommend her."

  -Susan and Jim Nella, Client

"Michelle is quite simply the best. She has helped us purchase three income properties over the past five years. We keep coming back because she is extremely knowledgable and on top of every aspect of purchasing a property for every step of the way. From understanding your needs, to showing you the best prospect properties, to inspections, financing, and closing escrow Michelle is simply the best in Mendocino County. she is extremely easy to work with and provides exceptional customer service. We will continue to use her in the future. Thanks Michelle! "

  -Cynthia Sharon, Client

"A huge Thank-you to Michelle!! We found our dream property thanks to Michelle. She helped us through the entire buying process and we love working with her."

  -Susan Calvert, Client

"Michelle was sensitive to our specific needs from the very first phone call. She made sure that our privacy was respected throughout the process. She kept us informed about what would come next so we were always ready for the next step. I would highly recommend her to both buyer and seller. VERY positive experience!"

  -Marsha and John Royer, Client

"Michelle was one of the most responsive and proactive realtors I've ever worked with. The process of selling our property wasn't stressful at all because I could trust that Michelle had it all under control. She was able to generate multiple offers and make sure that we got the highest possible price for our home. She's a 5 star realtor. "

  -Cameron Yarbrough, Client

"Michelle has been a true pleasure to work with. I was lucky enough to connect with her through Zillow, and I feel so fortunate. She is utterly knowledgeable about the area and a complete professional in setting up appointments, following up, and drilling down to all the most miniscule details necessary to buy a house. She is very soft-spoken and gentle in her communications but that doesn't stop her from getting things done at all levels, including planning departments. Under her care, I had no need at all to "freak out" over such a big purchase, she guided me every step of the way and even after the keys were handed over, she continued to reach out with additional information and follow-up. Her lovely soul combined with her expertise made home-buying an absolute dream."

  -Kymberly Bartlo, Client

" Michelle was very understanding of my situation and worked with some limitations I presented and did an excellent job. Very pleased with her professionalism."

  -Mark Foote, Client

"Michelle was a life saver. As the executor of my Mom’s estate is was tasked with selling her home in Fort Bragg CA. I live in Washington state so I was expecting this experience to be pretty difficult. When I met Michelle, I immediately felt at ease. She was easy to talk to and I really felt as though she was the right one for the job. We hit many roadblocks with the property and with having to proper Trust documents to proceed with the sale. Michelle took care of it all single handedly and never for a second led me to believe any of it was a burden for her. I would recommend Michelle in a heart beat!"

  -Jeanette Williams, Client

"Before deciding to put my house on the market, I consulted 4 different realtors. I found them tentative, insecure, or simply disinterested. Ms. Deering was the only one who came prepared with the facts on the property, and with a positive outlook. This shows respect for the client, and for that I recommend her."

  -Tibi Geis, Client

"Michelle was amazing. She went out of her way to help us with aspects of our purchase that were outside a realtor's responsibilities. She really went the extra mile to help this purchase go smoothly and guarantee our satisfaction. Her responsiveness and local knowledge were very important, because we purchased this home for our son and did all our communications electronically from San Diego. Her insights inspired confidence from afar!"

  -Alison Anderson, Client

"Michelle is kind, considerate, and respectful, combined with tons of local knowledge, experience, and expertise in the real estate profession. She did everything right from guiding us through what to do or not do to sell the house, to setting a correct price for a comfortable selling time frame. We got multiple offers and an excellent price due to Michelle's guidance! Highly recommend her as a real estate professional and all around great person!"

  -Erin and JD Miller, Client

"Michelle made our dreams of living on the coast come true. We feel so lucky that she was there to help us. To this day, we consider Michelle and her husband friends."

  -Carol Flaherty, Client