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:

"From the moment I met Michael, I knew I was in good hands. He was very sympathetic to what we needed done, given we were selling my recently deceased's mother's home. The home needed some work and Michael had a resource list that was quite extensive. Each person on that list did an absolutely wonderful job, whether it was the painters, junk removal, estate sales people, carpeting, general handyman or attorney to help with the closing. Once the home was ready to be listed Michael suggested a competitive listing price and of course, we had a contract within a week of listing it! We sold the home in the fall, the slower period in fact. I am certain that were it not for Michael, we would still be trying to sell my mother's home.

Thank You Michael!!!!"

"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 Cell and his crew of associates are amazing. From our first meeting thru the staging process, the negotiations and the closing, Michael was there by our side, helping with every detail; understanding all our concerns. WE have already told him we will need his clone when we are ready to look for a home in our new location. Thank you Michael, for everything!"

"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."

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