Meet The Team

Michelle Daniher

A little bit about me: I’ve always loved real estate. I remember reading home sales in the newspaper and driving by just to learn the neighborhoods and pricing. Growing up, we moved constantly. Instead of this being negative, I took delight in exploring new homes, schools, towns, states, and even different countries. Moving is an emotional as well as a financial decision and my past experiences will help you navigate both. I’ve been in real estate since 2005 so I’ve seen a couple of full cycles with real estate. Firsthand experience and knowledge of how to maneuver both seller's and buyer's markets and the in-between times have helped many of my clients. Prior to real estate, I spent 15 years working for Chubb Insurance Company in the I/T department. I worked directly with several business departments - exceeding their expectations was a requirement.

A perfect training ground for my 13 years of successful real estate! I also love technology which is necessary in all aspects of today’s world. Any agent can tell you what they’ll do to get your listing sold as far as marketing, staging, photography. I can sit here and tell you I’ve got strong negotiating skills, local market knowledge but the most important tool I will provide to you is my passion. I didn’t get into real estate to make money, I got into this profession because I fell in love with it. I fell in love with homes, the character each one had, and the beautiful people I’ve helped transition from one to another.

I fell in love with hearing each person’s story, really getting to know their needs for their futures, and focusing on ensuring a home was found that actually met those future goals. Real estate can be stressful, moving out of a home you’ve known for years can be hard and it can be more difficult if you don’t have someone to partner with who doesn’t take the time to understand that. My business goes beyond the professionalism I can bring to the table.

Years of knowledge about our local market and communities and the past number of sales made thus far stand on their own but there’s more to it. It makes you the priority. What motivates your move? How much can you afford? What do you have to have to make this big, exciting transition in your life? You need a real estate agent who understands that and seeks the answers to those questions and all of those other important ones that make buying and selling a reality for you. Let’s grab coffee or lunch, on me, and we’ll talk about your real estate goals. Your life goals. Your family's goals. I’ll get to know your needs, I’ll share the amazing experience I can provide, and will make sure your next move is in the right direction. You don’t need a computer to find your dream home - you need a professional partner who has your best interests at heart from the moment we meet to even after we close. I’m doing more than just selling houses. I’m helping you bring your dream home to life. And hopefully, gain a client for life! I’m so excited to be sharing this crazy and amazing business with my fabulous new team and our clients. Call us for any of your real estate needs.

Ryan Daniher

(201) 213-0250 ​​​​​

Ryan has a passion for helping his clients turn their dreams into reality through Real Estate. His main expertise is Multifamily Investment Properties and Sustainable Environmental Design after having been a developer and investor for multiple years in Maryland. Whether you're a buyer, seller, or investor of Real Estate, Ryan has the experience necessary to help you find a property that satisfies your needs and to sell a property you want to let go of. He owns multifamily investment properties in Maryland that he acquired through "House Hacking". House Hacking is the strategy of acquiring a primary residence with the goal of making cash flow during ownership and eventually transitioning the property into an investment property. 

Now Ryan is working on building his portfolio in other states. He empowers The Daniher Group at Compass RE through leadership, inspiration, organization, marketing, and lead generation. He loves working with his mother, Michelle, and continues to grow each day with their business relationship. Ryan graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Marketing in 2017. He loves to ski, golf, hike, and spend time with friends and family. He is enthusiastic about real estate, financial education, health, wellness, and developing himself into the best he can be to serve others at a high level and impact the world. 

​​​​​​​Gina Michal

(973) 476-8447 ​​​​​​​

Virtual home tours. Mortgages. Insurance. Attorneys. Gina Michal’s goal is to remove the fear and uncertainty from the home-buying process to ensure that you find your dream home quickly, stay within your budget, and understand how the process works. 

Gina’s ability to assess the market analytically and see market trends stems from a successful 10-year career on Wall Street where she dealt with finance and customer service for both high-net worth and institutional clients. This career path positions her uniquely, as her clients benefit from her knowledge and vision. 

But calling Gina just your real estate salesperson would do her no justice at all--she is your partner, before, during, and after the sale.

Think of her as the “captain” in your real estate transaction.

Her solutions-driven approach to finding and buying a home for her clients helps them bypass all obstacles.

Consider the clients who want to know about pediatricians, art classes, and the best place for a toddler to get his first haircut. As a local mom, Gina is entrenched in the community and becomes a partner and go-to resource to her clients long after the sale has been completed. 

Finding and buying your dream home should not be the daunting task that it has become in recent years. Working with Gina takes the uncertainty and much of the stress out of the process.

A life-long Jersey girl, Gina was born and raised in Essex County, went to college at Montclair State, and lived in South Orange before she moved to New Providence to raise her family. She is an active volunteer with the New Providence Educational Foundation, and gala committees for The Connection for Women and Families and Summit Area YMCA. 

When she is not closing home sales, you can find Gina in the kitchen, dreaming up recipes to use up the 50-lb bag of flour and 30-lb bag of chocolate chips she bought during the pandemic. She enjoys going on hikes with her husband, her three young sons, and her beautiful black lab. 

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If you're looking to get real estate updates on a regular basis, please feel free to contact us. We love what we do and would love to help you find your passion! We know how much having a home means to us and to so many of our clients. Helping you find your place is why we are so passionate about our work. The best service we can provide to you is sharing our market expertise and exclusive listings. Please contact us and we will make sure you have first hand knowledge about the market and new homes.
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