Michael Cell

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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 counsels people just like you on how to achieve their real estate goals and maximize the gain on their real estate investments.


Michael holds notable designations and has won the following awards:


  • Five Star Real Estate Professional Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021, 2022

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.


  • Top Agent Magazine Featured Agent October 2021
  • Top 5% of Northshore Barrington Association of Realtors for Sales Production in 2021 and 2022


  • 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 has also been actively involved in, and supportive of, 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.


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