Michael Cell

Michael Cell

ABR, GRI, SRS - Broker

1314 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

"Working by Referral to Serve You Better"

Michael Cell is unconditionally committed to providing excellence & integrity to his clients before, during & after each sales transaction.  Setting the standard for service & striving to make a difference in the lives of his clients, Michael Cell counsels people just like you on how to achieve their real estate goals and maximize the gain on their real estate investments.

Michael Cell holds notable designations and has won the following awards:

  • Five Star Real Estate Professional Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Five Star Professional partnered with Chicago magazine to determine the real estate agents in the Chicago area who provide exceptional service and overall satisfaction. Those who participated in the research provided the name of a Realtor and rated that individual according to criteria such as integrity, communication and customer service. The Five Star award goes to less than 7% of real estate agents.

  • GRI- Graduate Realtor® Institute

Graduate REALTOR® Institute designees have taken a minimum of 90 hours of specialized real estate related courses. Nationally recognized as top performers in the real estate industry, GRIs are dedicated to bringing you the knowledge and guidance you need to make your transaction go smoothly.

  • ABR- Accredited Buyer’s Representative

The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

  • Nominated for the 2016 NAR Good Neighbor Award

For having collected and delivered more than 7 tons of non-perishables to local food pantries in Northfield and Deerfield since 2006.

But perhaps Michael's biggest achievement has been building his business by exceeding his clients' expectations so that he can work almost exclusively by referral.

“Whether moving across town or across the country, it's important for you and your family and friends to have an agent you can trust.  I am part of an exclusive network of real estate professionals that operate throughout North America and are committed to serving and providing value to clients before, during and after the transaction.  My network has closed approximately $17 Billion in residential sales in 2010 through working by referral.”


Michael is also actively involved in the Habitat For Humanity organization.  In 2006 Michael flew to Baton Rouge, LA to help build 4 homes in a one week blitz for families whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. There he worked side by side with not only the families who were going to move into the homes, but also with 100+ Realtors from all over the country with a common goal and interest.

Clients are saying:

"Michael Cell came into the process of selling our home about nine months and too few showings after we put it on the market. By following his sage advice, including the person he recommended to stage it, we had an offer in two days.

But Michael is about more than just finding the right buyer. He was always there: ready to answer questions and make connections. Even on closing day, when we needed more items taken out of the house, he gave us a referral that took care of everything -- and satisfied the buyer, too.

I've known Michael for years and always found him a person of the highest integrity. Working with him was even better than I expected!"

"MIchael was the ultimate professional. His advice was sound, and his experience invaluable. As a bonus, he was exceedingly patient and supportive in an otherwise challenging situation."

"We came to use Michael based on a referral from our agent in California.
Michael worked with us over the course of months, and we eventually found the perfect house. He brought a great lawyer and mortgage broker to the team, and did an outstanding job all around. Can't recommend him highly enough."

"It was great working with Michael. Finding a new home for my family was as important to him as it was to me, and he made the process easy and fun. He is very knowledgeable and professional, and takes care of details. I would certainly would work with him again."

"Michael was a God send for us. We were coming from overseas and he went way above and beyond what we ever expected. From videoing houses to staying up late due to time changes to communicate with us. When we finally got here he was amazing as well. He even brought us coffee for our jet lag and our kids a baggie of goodies to keep them entertained. I have no idea what we would have done without his help in this transition of our lives. We will be forever grateful."

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