Michele grew up in Buffalo NY with cold hands and a warm heart! With an early — and rare — affinity for both business and fine arts, she completed her Fine Arts degree at York University in Toronto and later taught dance while working for a property management company
After marrying her high school sweetheart, Chuck Mackett, Michele continued her international experiences for the 23 years in which Chuck served as a physician in the Air Force as the family relocated to California, Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, Japan and Germany. Her numerous travel opportunities and experience of different cultures has provided an excellent background and understanding of the needs and concerns of buyers from across the globe seeking their slice of paradise in Vero Beach. Michele additionally honed her project management, research and service delivery skills by supporting the military and her local communities through volunteering and service on advisory boards. A home business marketing a line of jewelry expanded her skill set to include acumen in business development, marketing and sales.
After their move to Vero in 2010 in which Chuck accepted a position at Indian River Medical Center, Michele expanded her horizons by managing advertising sales and marketing for an area women’s magazine in which she was
responsible for all facets of production. Ultimately, Michele realized that her experience in property management, sales and marketing would combine well with her outgoing personality and creativity to serve as the ideal skill set to become a professional REALTOR! Michele and Real Estate partner Laurel Wood joined Daley & Company and have enjoyed great success working together!
Michele is member of the Realtors Association of Indian River County, is on the Board of Directors for Women’s Care Center of Vero Beach, and is on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Indian River Advisory Committee.
Michele and Chuck love the Vero Beach life – swimming, cycling and walking on the beach with their dog. They have three wonderful children: Ian is studying Aerospace Engineering at Notre Dame, Collin works for EA Games in Orlando and Kendra and husband Pierre are doctors in the Navy, and are proud parents of our beautiful grandson Paul.
“Recently we had the pleasure of working with both Laurel and Michele to purchase our first home here in Vero Beach. We were on a time crunch, inexperienced in the home buying market, and had a long list of “must haves”. Both Laurel and Michele were incredibly patient and helpful in guiding us through the process. They were professional, reliable, and enjoyable to work with. We recommend them without reservation and would work with them again in the future. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.”
Richard Rothman, MD
“Laurel and Michele went into immediate action to develop an effective and attractive marketing plan which resulted in the sale of our home at the desired price in 9 days! From listing to closing, they made the entire experience as stress-free as possible. Not only did they expertly sell our home, but they simultaneously assisted us in locating and purchasing our new dream home. We will always be grateful to Laurel and Michele for helping us through a significant lifestyle change. We highly recommend their services for the utmost in professionalism with an amazing personal touch!”