Testimonials & credentials

Sellers, you can be assured that your listing will receive all of the time, energy, and resources needed to get the job done in an expedient time frame. Buyers, my sales experience and daily immersion in the North Shore real estate market afford me the opportunity to be able to educate you on any area and any home. If you are relocating to the area, I will be your most valuable resource in making the North Shore your new home.

We sold our home in 3 days.
Working with Michael Mitchell was great. He was upfront about everything and kept us informed during the whole process. Michael knows the Glencoe area and market really well and was able to give really valuable advice. We sold our home in 3 days. The process was efficient and Michael was very responsive and thorough. It was a pleasure working with him and we would definitely use him again.

--Martha K
Mike was always willing to go the extra mile...
Our experience with Mike could not have been better. From our very first interaction, we knew we were working with a consummate professional. It is very reassuring to know you have someone on your side who is deeply knowledgeable in your local market and who understands the trends that will affect pricing your home.

Additionally, and for us perhaps equally important to Mike's skills as an agent, was his ability and willingness to listen to our input and concerns. Mike sought our opinions from the outset and was always sensitive to what we were thinking and feeling. He never railroaded us or tried to impose his will. We could candidly tell him how we were feeling, and he was equally candid with us. That kind of open communication is worth its weight in gold during what can be a very stressful event, i.e., negotiating and selling your home.

And finally, Mike was always willing to go the extra mile to make the process as smooth as possible. Whether it was meeting potential buyers at odd hours, setting up the house for viewing, meeting inspectors, appraisers, and on and on, Mike was always a "yes." He was always there to help make our house as attractive as possible, and in the end, we firmly believe his efforts helped us sell the house much more quickly (and at the price we were hoping to get!) than we ever expected. As you can see, we've become really big fans of this very professional gentleman.

If you are looking for the best, call Michael Mitchell.
Michael handled the sale of our home with the highest level of honesty, communication and professionalism possible. The home was priced perfectly and the negotiations whether it be price and or concessions were handled without incident thanks to his vast experience. If you are looking for the best, call Michael Mitchell.

Saved us time, money and angst...
Michael could not have been more helpful, insightful and informed when we hired him to represent us in our move from Calif to Illinois. His representations, referrals and actions during the process of buying our home saved us time, money and angst in the process. We would hire him again for another or our next transaction!

--Randy Strickley
Excellent round the clock communication
We had an exceptional real estate transaction thanks to Mike Mitchell. Mike is exceeedingly professional, knowledgable, and detail oriented. He sold our home quickly in a very sluggish market, particularly in our price point. Excellent round the clock communication throughout the process, outstanding marketing, positive attitude and a gentleman. Mike's ongoing communication with the buyers and his negoting skills sold the property. Mike is a man of integrity who is passionate about real estate and willing to go the extra mile for his clients; we are so grateful for all of his help.

-- jonncouture
Mike did a great job for us.
He thoughtfully analyzed market comps to correctly price our home leading to a fast but strong outcome. Every step of the way, he was very responsive and professional.

We sold our home in two weeks for our asking price.
Michael Mitchell is my realtor for the sale of our home in Highland Park. We sold our home in two weeks for our asking price. Michael guided us every step of the way. He made detailed suggestions to enhance our home prior to putting it up for sale. His photos of our home on the web were superb. He is extremely detailed oriented. I never had to ask him if he had followed up on anything. He always answered promptly and was "on top" of everything. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable of home construction, as well. If any questions came up by buyers, he was able to provide the answers. I am extremely confident in Michael's professional abilities. Also, he cares about people. He is kind, well spoken and concerned. I would highly recommend Michael. Also, he is helping us look for a new home. In the interim, he has worked to hard to find us a rental and we found a great one!

Mike is an excellent agent!!!
My house was not easy sell for various reasons and Mike worked harder than anyone to sell our house. He was the third realtor we hired, don't make the same mistake we did.....start with Mike Mitchell! He is direct, honest and hardworking!

Mike is perhaps the most knowledgeable agent out there.
His expertise in the local area, knowledge of roofing, flooring, walls, and various state of repair of any given fixture or appliance within a home is second to none. My wife and I enjoyed working with him and would not hesitate to contact him in the future if we are looking to sell. I have referred Mike to several of my friends and colleagues who all reported back how pleased they were with him.

Choosing an agent is perhaps one of the most important aspects of buying/selling a home. With Mike I never had to worry that we were being lead astray. He made the process easy, and was a source of support. There was never any pressure from him to make quick decisions, and we never felt as though he was in a hurry to get a sale. He took his time, was thorough, and assisted us in choosing the house of our dreams.

Mike is not only a great agent but a genuinely decent person. He is cordial, friendly, open and honest. There is no guess work involved when working with Mike. You can rely on his expertise and personality to ensure that you are going to be very satisfied.

He is simply the best!
Mike is amazing. He got enormous visibility and activity for our listing, scored several offers on our house, and performed the negotiations with skill and integrity. His sage guidance stewarded us through the entire process flawlessly. Buying and selling a house can be very stressful, but Mike always kept a level head and supported us through the whole process. I always recommend him to my friends. He is simply the best!

I would recommend him to everyone.
Mike represented me in the sale of my condo during a very difficult sellers market. It took longer than expected, but Mike was always positive, and tried different selling scenarios to fit the marketplace. He was always concerned about the progress of the process and never seemed put out by any request that I had. I would recommend him to everyone.

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CRS is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Less than 4% of all realtors hold the CRS designation. Since 1977, the Council of Residential Specialists has offered in-depth training on negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers' and sellers' best interest and building a referral business.
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.
CNS - Certified Negotiation Specialist
A Coldwell Banker Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS) has the ability to negotiate to help clients achieve their goals and create the win/win. Designees learn 1) When negotiating actually begins and how to position oneself beforehand; 2) The "Four Principles" used by every great negotiator and how they relate to MUCH more than just an inspection issue; 3) How to create and/or gain power in a negotiation and what to do when faced with someone in a more powerful position; 4) A dozen effective strategies and how to counter them.
• Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
• Member of the Illinois Board of Realtors (IAR)
• Member of the North Shore Board of Realtors (NSBAR)
• Member of MAP Listing Services

How can I help you with your real estate goals?

I am always available to answer questions, provide additional information, or meet with you to discuss your specific buying or selling goals. Please call or message me and tell me how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you!