Michelle Elie - Reinhart Realtors

Michelle Elie


Prior to my career in Real Estate, I worked nearly 20 years as a health care provider.  I cared for my patients then, and I care for my Real Estate clients now using many of the same skills. My ability to be cool under pressure, my sense of humor and a laid back demeanor enables me to work through what can be one of the most stressful times of a person's life; buying or selling a home. 


I am an expert in our local market and have extensive contacts that often time enable me to know of houses for sale that aren't yet on the market. I have been a sales leader in my market since I began Real Estate in 2000, and welcome you as my next successful transaction.


Whether you are looking to buy a new home or sell yours call me today at (734) 637-6376.

My Office

800 South Main
Chelsea, MI 48118


Nothing I write here could communicate adequately how amazing Michelle has been through this entire process. This was my first time buying a home, and she helped me along every step of the way. Michelle went above and beyond what I imagined a realtor would do, and she was fundamental in making this work for us. I should add that we moved here from overseas, which is overwhelming enough, let alone the craziness of stepping into the Ann Arbor housing market (I had no idea). Even while transitioning to the US, communication was always fluid and efficient. I will say that, without Michelle, we could not have done this so seamlessly. Michelle helped ease us into our lives here, and for that I will always be grateful. Michelle should be everyone's realtor!

Hilary Finchum-Sung

We heard many good things about Michelle from various people in the community. She helped us in purchasing our first home. Working with her was an absolute delight. She is a warm and relatable person that never pushed us in any direction. She also was calming in nature and reassured us not to panic. Michelle was always able to get us in to see houses quickly and was extremely adaptable with our ever-changing scheduling requests. Most importantly, she was pleasant to be around and time spent with her was enjoyable. She made this process fun! 10/10! We are forever grateful for crossing paths and appreciate her efforts beyond words.


Working with Michelle was the best real estate experience, I have ever had. (And my husband and I have bought and sold many properties ). My Mother had just moved into Assisted Living, and it was her home that we were selling. Along with being so consistently professional and a masterful expert in the Real Estate Arena, she displayed a compassion and caring for our situation that you very seldom experience among realtors. Whenever needed, she would take the time to go over each contract, inspection, number, etc.., with my Mother at her Assisted Living Residence, making the whole process so much easier for her. Michelle's integrity, earthiness, sense of humor, understanding, and respect for the process is unsurpassed. I would and have highly recommended her to others. She's not only the kind of realtor we all search for, she's the kind of friend you would love to have.


Michelle was super patient and worked with us over the course of MANY months to help us find what we wanted in our first house. She picked up on responses we didn't even know we has as we wandered around houses and tailored her suggestions based on those responses. She was also able to tell us about the neighborhoods we were looking at, resources for our family in the area, and was very knowledgeable about the market in the area. She was also the reason that we ended up paying a lower price than we expected to! She was great to work with, our kids loved her and we love our house :)

elzbth miller

Michelle made the entire experience painless. Our house was sold in a matter of hours. I appreciated her recommendations and professionalism. She was responsive and honest.


Michelle has been our realtor for our last 2 homes. Anytime I had a question (which was often!) she always replied quickly and was so helpful from the beginning to the end. We've have nothing but positive experiences over the years with Michelle and would use her again in a heartbeat if we hadn't found our forever home! Any interested buyers or sellers I know, I'm always more than happy to send her way.


I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle on the purchase of my last 2 homes. She is amazing at what she does and made it possible for me to buy my dream home. Michelle's knowledge of Chelsea and her personal and professional connections made it possible for us to buy our current home before it even went on the market. Michelle was also very flexible and accommodating to our hectic schedules when it came to arranging showings, etc. She's the best!


We had nearly given up hope that we would ever find a lake house until Michelle reached out to us. She recalled from many years ago that we wanted to live on a specific lake and when the rare one came on the market she immediately contacted us. I was impressed that she remembered our goals and that she acted so quickly when a home became available. Michelle was very helpful, patient and consultative during the entire process.

tom higgins6

Michelle was excellent at finding what I was looking for, understanding my priorities, and giving me honest and helpful considerations. She made my home purchase experience exceptional.


Made a nerve wracking process so much easier to deal with. Very knowledgeable and supportive through entire home buying process. Definitely referring friends and family who need a real estate agent.

stephanie paul07

Michelle is tied into the local market, and had me set up with a showing within hours of a house coming onto the market. In a tight and competitive market, we had our offer in and accepted within hours of the showing, and Michelle was very helpful in walking me through the rest of the process, which was all new to me!


We chose Michelle as our seller's agent because of her outstanding reputation in the area and for her knowledge of the highly desired Chelsea area real estate market. She guaranteed to sell our downtown Chelsea home within days and for more than what we thought possible. She backed this up by selling it on the first day! We then hired Michelle as our buyer's agent. Our wish list had some very specific requirements. Her patience and persistence paid off when she not only found us a property that fulfilled our wish list, but also had some extras. And, when our original mortgage provider fell short of our expectations, Michelle came through for us with a highly-recommended alternative financing institution. Thank you, Michelle!


Michelle was truly amazing. She always contacted me thru each process, and kept me Informed! She was so very helpful! I would definitely recommend her! Thank you so much Michelle!


We met Michelle at an open house before we took the plunge into official house-hunting. We had been to many over the previous several weeks, meeting many realtors who were very nice but sometimes too "salesy" and just not quite right. We instantly liked Michelle and her style - very down to earth, honest, instinctively easy to talk to. Buying a home is stressful and on many levels a very emotional process. Michelle was so patient with us over the many months we searched (including 3 offers before the house we ended up purchasing). Very reassuring and ALWAYS looking out for our best interests. Not "salesy" at all, which was great for us. We truly appreciated the honesty and she got to know us so well that eventually she knew walking into a house that it was probably not for us. Highly recommended and though I hope to not be buying another house anytime soon, if we did we would definitely call Michelle again. Update March 2018: When we took a job opportunity out of state, there was no hesitation in calling Michelle again for the sale. She gave us great advice and handled all the details while we were out of state. It could not have gone better and it was reassuring to have her in Michigan and not have to worry about anything. Being down south, we totally forgot to hire someone to plow our long driveway (our house went on the market in December). Michelle not only reminded us, but hooked us up with someone to take care of the snow so there would be no deterrents to showings. She is always very responsive, and walked us through our remote signing. Highly recommended for buying or selling!

Elizabeth A Campbell

Michelle didn't just "work" for us, she coached us through a sometimes challenging process. She knew the area VERY well and even recognized builders, patterns of construction, etc. We trully felt we had a member on our team, not just a realtor looking for a commission.

aug 11 leo

If you live in the Chelsea-Ann Arbor area, you will want to contact Michelle. Michelle knows the surrounding areas really well and goes the extra mile to help you figure out what's best for YOU. She helps you make educated decisions in both buying and selling. A good example is the way she came prepared to help list my house with having done research in the area, came with estimates to show a range of possibilities and left it to us. She was very good about making me feel comfortable with the decisions I made, and ultimately sold the house in one week because she is THAT good. You will not be disappointed with what real estate knowledge and experience she can offer. Seriously call her!

Matt Taylor

Michelle has assisted me in purchasing a house and now selling a house. Michelle is personable yet professional. Michelle will be the person I have as my realtor in the future.


I enlisted Michelle's assistance after meeting her at an open house that she hosted as a listing agent. Michelle's knowledge of the area, good humor, down-home personality, and pressure-free sales discussion convinced me that she would be a good partner in my home purchase efforts. My search area included Chelsea, Dexter, and Ann Arbor, and Michelle was well-versed in each. She showed great patience throughout the process, as it took me awhile to tighten my focus on just what I wanted. Her local knowledge and contacts paid off for me, as she was able to get access for me to the home that fit my wishes before it hit the listing pages. Michelle helped make the home purchase process enjoyable. I have highly recommended her to my friends, and would expect to enlist her services as a realtor if I have any future real estate transactions.

john murphy89

Michelle was excellent. She kept me calm and focused as I searched for a home in the very competitive Washtenaw County housing market. She had knowledge about all of the areas I was interested in and was very helpful in letting me know about the positives and negatives of each home I looked at. Her follow-through kept everyone on track and allowed the closing to happen on time. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.


Michelle is a master of the realestate business. She was able to guide me through a sometimes joyful and sometimes frustrating process with ease and help me remain calm when needed.


Michelle was great in helping us not only sell our home in Dexter but purchase our home in the Brooklyn area. She made sure we were 100% satisfied with everything before moving forward and made the whole selling and buying process stress free. She knows her stuff and knows a lot about Washtenaw County and surrounding areas. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.


Michelle's real estate expertise and service is unrivaled! Her high standards are apparent in her ability to work with all types of people and situations. We appreciated her knowledge and care through the process of selling our home, which actually sold within the first week. We will definitely recommend Michelle to anyone selling or buying a home.

Dianna kause

She did a great job got suggested useful staging ideas which resulted in my house being sold for asking price in 5 days! quickly answered any questions and helped manage a moving closing date also recommended high quality inspectors required


We loved working with Michelle. It was the first time we worked with a Realtor buying a new built home. So we did not know at first how valuable she would become for us. She was helping us out in all the process one needs to go through in buying real estate. She made valuable suggestions to us in the timing of the buy and in other variable aspects of this deal. Would we work with her again-YOU BET WE WOULD. J & B


I needed to sell a house that was in probate. Michelle made it easy, negotiated for a higher price than what I expected and everything was finished in record time.

Sherry Waite

Michelle has a gift of being optimistic, realistic and sensitive to the needs of her clients. She walked us through every step along the way to a successful selling of our home. Because of Michelle, we knew what to expect at every turn. And we were extremely happy with the outcome!


I highly recommend Michelle Elie without reservation. If you want to sell your house, Michelle is the realtor for you. Being out of town, I was able to rely entirely on her expertise and finesse in handling all situations that arose. My confidence was rewarded with her continuous communications, reassurances, and trustworthiness. Once my condo was put on the market, she had it sold within a week for far more than I ever had expected. There is no doubt in my mind that Michelle "sold" my condo and that a lesser qualified realtor would not have been able to move my condo so smoothly, start to closing. If you want peace of mind with the sale of your home, Michelle Elie is the realtor for you.


We had an amazing experience with Michelle and highly recommend her! My husband and I were trying to buy a new home and sell our current home at the same time--a very stressful and difficult task. Michelle showed us probably close to 30 homes. She made herself available and got showings set up on very short notice. When we were getting discouraged and thought we'd never find a home, she assured us that we would find something and we'd know as soon as we saw it. Of course, she was right! Michelle had our current home sold almost immediately, and we are now moving into our dream home! Michelle is a fantastic realtor. She knows and works with the best in the business--inspectors, lenders, etc. Unlike a lot of realtors, Michelle is in it to do what is best for her client and to get them in a home they will truly love!

Jodi Grindstaff

Michelle worked with us for over a year to assist us in finding our dream home. She patiently showed us countless homes, and negotiated several times before we landed "the one". We also sold our previous home through Michelle, and it sold the day we listed it, for asking price. Because of Michelle, we were able to achieve a lifelong dream.


Michelle is professional and informative. She was very helpful when deciding on a home based on the style, price and quality my wife and I were searching for. She is a wonderful person who really goes above and beyond to negotiating for her clients and communicate to her clients. I appreciated her help greatly and felt that her suggestions were genuine and honest. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the market.


Michelle did a wonderful job selling a house for our family. It went seamlessly and everything was taken care of. From the drone photos when there where still fall colors to dealing with the title company.


Michelle is a great realtor to work with! She responded to each and every inquiry immediately. We value her wisdom, caring, and professional guidance. Michelle is a true advocate for her clients and we would highly recommend her.

betsy voshel

Simply put, Michelle is truly an outstanding realtor. We have worked with her on two purchases and a home sale in the past five years and were impressed again and again by her knowledge, professionalism, integrity, negotiating and people skills...and we had a lot of fun working with her! It is amazing how seemless the entire process is with Michelle. She has absolutely been one our favorite people to work with in ANY field.


Michelle has worked closely with me buying and selling two homes I lived in over the last 14 years. She is awesome! She is very professional, knows the process, tells you what is going on, explains the process, all the while is humorous, engaging, and is counselor to us while were dealing with moving plans, pets etc. Recently, just a couple of weeks ago, she sold my house in ONE DAY. This happened with the other house as well. Quite amazing. Not expecting this, but is true. Blessed. I highly recommend Michelle for any real estate needs. Thank you Michelle!!!

Mark OBoyle

Michelle was very professional and took the time to explain what we should expect from the home selling process. She was always responsive to our questions and really helped make our selling process easy. We would recommend her again.


Michelle was always available when needed. If we needed to get in contact with Michelle she was very prompt in responding. The professional manner in which she handled all interactions did not go unnoticed.


Michelle worked hard to get us into our new home as quickly as we could have hoped for. If we had a question or an issue, it was handled promptly. Most of our issues that we experienced were on the end our buyer's financing. Michelle kept positive pressure on them to expedite before the holidays.


Michelle is a great real estate professional. She helped us find a wonderful home on a budget in Chelsea's competitive market. We got everything we were looking for! This was our first time buying a home, and Michelle was always available for questions and recommendations. We were able to move quickly when we saw something we liked, and Michelle made sure we were well prepared to make a competitive offer immediately. Michelle is knowledgeable and experienced, and we highly recommend contacting her if you are looking for a home!


Michelle is an outstanding realtor! She will go above and beyond to find the right home! She's very patient and showed us a huge number of homes until we found the one for us! We found Michelle from her excellent reviews on Zillow and so glad we did!

David Cutler and Paula Maccini

It was a pleasure to work with Michelle Elie. She was a true professional and provided us with excellent service. Michelle communicated with us throughout the process of selling our home. It was a stress-free experience, thanks to her efforts.


Michelle was great to work with. We were buying a home in Chelsea, while living in another state, so she was a great source of information for us. She has an extensive knowledge of the area and neighborhoods, as well as the surrounding area. Since we were out of state most of the time, she toured several homes for us via FaceTime, which was very helpful. We would definitely recommend Michelle and will be using her in the future.


Michelle was very knowledgeable of the area and the market. She listened to me and understood what I was looking for. She was patient and professional - I highly recommend her!


We have been working with Michelle Elie for a couple of years. We have been very specific on what what we were looking for. A couple of opportunities came up in the specific area we were looking at but the selling price was to high per her advice. We saw a for sale by owner in the area we wanted. We called Michelle and she gave excellent advice on what to offer even though she would not get a commission. We took her advice and now own the property. We subsequently listed our home for sale with Michelle and received two full offers within two days. Our house sold for the highest price ever in our area. A concern was the bank appraisal for the buyers. Michelle met with the bank appraiser at the house and pointed out the comparables and the extra features in our home. The appraisal came in at the full asking price. Michelle is a professional and was always pleasant to work with.

eric karen fred

Michelle is the best. We looked at many houses but Michelle hung in there and didn't give up on us. She was always very quick in answering texts and phone calls. I would highly recommend Michelle Elie as your real estate agent


Michelle did a great job for us. She's very responsive and knowledgeable about the real estate process. She has a calm demeanor and would be very easy to work with on either the buy or sell side.


Michelle was recommended to me when I purchased my home in Chelsea. I immediately called her back when it was time for me to move away. She is very knowledgeable about the area and set a realistic estimate of sales price. The overall time on the market was very reasonable. She was very responsive to any questions that I had about the process. She would quickly reply to any of my emails, texts, or calls, including on evenings and weekends. Due to the distance I moved, I relied on Michelle for almost all of the details of the sale. Communication was just right, I felt like I knew everything that was happening, without being overwhelmed with messages. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone in the area.

Bradley Rizzo

Great experience working with Michelle. Despite our shelter in place restrictions she was so helpful in taking me through all the necessary steps to buy my wonderful house. She is very well organized and timely with all paperwork. Really made my “work” easy. I would highly recommend her for and real estate needs!


Michelle was referred to me by a mutual friend. The referral was accompanied by a recommendation of the highest level. In my opinion Michelle exceeded in all categories. Her communication skills are superb, I was kept abreast of every detail, she responded to my inquiries almost immediately. On to of that she knows the market extremely will. Knowing that Real Estate Businesses were going to be allowed to re-open on May 7, after being shut down by COVID-19, Michelle encouraged me to list the condo such that we could have showings on May 7. On May 7 we had four showings and two showings scheduled for May 9 and one for May 11. On Friday May 8 we received two over list price offers, which resulted in a bidding war. 21 days later we closed the transaction. I would recommend Michelle to anyone.


Michelle was wonderful!!! I have had the pleasure of dealing with her on several occasions. When I decided to sell there was question who I would contact. Michelle is hands down the best realtor I have dealt with.


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