- Attended Texas Tech University and the University of Texas
- Real Estate licensed in 1976 building high-end homes in California before returning to her native Austin to pursue her real estate career
- In 1995, with husband Steve Turnquist, Michele started Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc., which is considered today to be one of the most prominent luxury real estate firms in Central Texas. Turnquist Partners Realtors has 4 offices with more than 109 agents and the leading Ranch Division in sales located in Gonzales, Texas.
- Michele has marketed more than 45 subdivisions in the Austin area. She has developed two subdivisions in South West Austin, Granada Oaks and the Overlook Estates. She developed a commercial tract on 620 in Lakeway in 2006, which is now Turnquist Plaza.
Michele Turnquist is Owner and president of Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc., one of Austin’s most dynamic real estate firms. Michele is one of Austin’s top Luxury Brokers and has achieved a reputation in Austin for providing quality real estate based on integrity, knowledge and professionalism. Michele is “The Regent” for Luxury Real Estate in the Austin area, an exclusive network of the world’s most elite real estate companies, comprised of the most legendary names in the industry. With 36 years experience, her belief is that “knowledge is power.” Michele specializes in sales and marketing of the finest waterfront and luxury estate homes and premier golf course communities.
Michele has been very active in supporting the community through the Junior Helping Hand Home for Children, the Austin Children Shelter, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Black Stallion Literacy AKA Horse Tales Literacy Project.