about michelle torretta

helping buyers
and sellers is what I'm meant to do

I believe that my background in data analysis combined with my passion and knowledge of the real estate industry and local market helps me achieve my clients' goals.

Here's my story

I grew up in Connecticut and joined the United States Air Force where I graduated from the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey and reported to the National Security Agency as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist. It was while serving my country that I discovered my love for learning other cultures, new people and their stories, travel, tech and, strangely enough, analysis of data and finding solutions.

Prior to starting my real estate career, I worked in Account Management at the pharmacuetical giant, Eli Lily. This position enabled me to return to the West Coast, something I'd been dreaming of doing since training in Monterey for the NSA.

From Eli Lily, I then took a position as a loan agent for Diversified Capital as an in-house lender at J Rockcliff Realtors.

Following Diversified, I worked at Oracle as an Account Manager in Business Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud Computing where I deepened my knowledge and experience in technology.

Launching into Real Estate

My experience at J Rockcliff marked my initial exposure to real estate—I worked closely with buyer's agents, the offer process, purchase contracts and home loans. I found very quickly that my passion for the real estate industry was much stronger than what I had felt with any past careers, got my real estate license and never looked back.

I live in Alamo with my husband, Gary Torretta and our family. My son, Garrett Fitzgerald plays hockey for Boise State where he is a Senior. My stepdaughters are Alex and Haley. Alex attends St. Mary's College in Moraga and Haley attends Chico State. All 3 kids graduating this school year!

Michelle is an agent who is always smiling, and a sincere person who wants you to be happy in your new home!

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  • J Rockcliff President's Club 2018, 2019
  • Top Agent Network, Top 10% Production in Contra Costa County 2018