Michelle Benson was born and raised in Towson, Maryland but has traveled and lived all over the country as part of a military family. The US Coast Guard brought the family to the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ in 1999. Michelle has two children, Erin and Sean. Erin is a 2015 graduate of Stockton University and still lives in the area, and Sean is a student at James Madison University in Virginia.
A graduate of Towson University, Michelle earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1985. Having lived in 11 different homes over the years as a military family, Michelle welcomes the chance to work with military families and first time home buyers. Michelle recalls, “I gained a lot of personal experience looking for a place that would work for my family at what often seemed like a moment’s notice!”
Michelle has been working in Ocean City real estate since 2008. “Ocean City is a great place to work, I really enjoy the atmosphere and the perks of living so close to the shore and all the fun it has to offer.” Over the years Michelle has worked with many families looking to rent a vacation home and came to understand just what makes a vacation home attractive to customers. That knowledge base comes in handy as she works with buyers looking for an investment property and with sellers trying to make their home attractive to those buyers.
Michelle joined The Grisbaum Group with Long & Foster Real Estate in 2017. “I love the advantage of working with a group. Our managing broker has over 30 years in Ocean City real estate and is a wonderful source of knowledge and support,” said Michelle. “And the other members of the team each have their own area of expertise. When you work with a Grisbaum Group agent you get the benefit of all of our combined knowledge and experience!”
Michelle is a member of The Ocean City Board of Realtors, New Jersey Realtors and The National Association of Realtors.
When you work with Michelle you’ll also gain the backing of the Long & Foster family. That’s a family of real estate professionals across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, from North Carolina to New Jersey. A family of brokerages around the world via corporate affiliations and partnerships. And a family of companies, from mortgage, title and insurance to relocation, property management and vacation rentals, all working together to help you find that place to call home.