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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!
- A Hilary Finchum-Sung Review from Zillow

 

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.
- A Review from Zillow

 

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.
- A Review from Zillow

 

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 :)
- A Miller Review from Zillow

 

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.
- A Review from Zillow

 

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.
- A Review from Zillow

 

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!
- A Greenstein Review from Zillow

 

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.
- A review from Zillow

 

Michelle Elie 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!
- A Thomson review from Zillow

 

Michelle is wonderful to work with! She has good knowledge of the area . We had a very difficult situation and Michelle was right there with us every step of the way! Michelle reviewed all our paperwork and made quite significant suggestions and changes. We did finally close on a great house in the right neighborhood for us. We highly recommend Michele Elie!
-Review from Zillow

 

I have had the opportunity to use Michelle several times in the past few years and have had a great experience every time. I am constantly amazed at her knowledge of Chelsea as she seems to know every home and person in town! She is easy to reach whenever I need to get in touch with her and her friendly personality and easy laugh make working with her a real pleasure. I manage quite a few rental properties in the Chelsea area and frequently get asked if there is a Realtor I would recommend - so of course I always recommend Michelle Elie.
-Review from Zillow

 

We our self are retired Realtors from San Diego, CA and we were impressed with Michelle's professionalism. Her knowledge of the Saline area is great and she gave us some very valuable tips on the houses we viewed. Her patience was endless even with us proverbial buyers from hell. We knew exactly what type of property we wanted which was almost impossible to find in this area but Michelle Elie got us the wonderful place we now own. I recommend her to anybody who needs to sell or buy a house.
-Review from Zillow
 

Michelle was highly recommended to me by a neighbor. I then engaged her to sell my large, restored historic home in Chelsea and, separately, my two-unit apartment house located behind it, and in my purchase of a modern condominium in Ann Arbor. She demonstrated broad knowledge and excellent judgment in determining pricing and marketing strategies. She was constructively responsive to all the "issues" that came up during these three transactions and gave advice that always proved to be sound. She maintained "electronic" contact with me as I traveled around the U.S. and overseas during the negotiating and sales processes and she worked "smoothly" with all parties. I recommend her without hesitation or reservation.
-Review from Zillow

 

My wife and I were very picky when we selected a real estate agent. We were extremely happy when we found Michelle Elie, as we were immediately impressed with her professionalism, caring, and helpfulness. She was integral in coming up with the listing price that we felt comfortable with, and we accepted the offer we wanted in three days of listing.
 

Michelle was right there with us to overcome every obstacle in the sale of our house, and we closed on time. Time and time again Michelle impressed us with her knowledge of the profession, responsiveness, and market savvy. When it came to purchasing a home, Michelle presented us with incredible options to purchase, fought for us in every situation, and despite the ultra competitive market, was able to get us into the house of our dreams for the price we wanted to pay. We felt like we were her only clients. Michelle went above and beyond every expectation we had for our real estate sale and purchase. We happily recommend Michelle Elie as a real estate agent; she is the best.
-Review from Zillow

 

We worked with Michelle Elie for seven months, starting in Aug. 2013, in our search for a new home in the Chelsea school district. Throughout the entire process, Michelle was knowledgeable, responsive, professional and fun to work with. She is also well-connected in the Chelsea / Dexter area, which proved very helpful in getting our deal done. We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking a professional realtor!
-Review from Zillow

 

It seems to be so common for realtors to be pushy; to try to get you to make a purchase that you aren't completely confident with, so that they can benefit from a higher commission, quick sale, etc. We never experienced that with Michelle. One of her best qualities is her emotional awareness. She understands the emotion behind purchasing a home (especially your first) and is sensitive to that, encouraging buyers to "go with your gut".

Purchasing a home should be an exciting experience, not one full of uncertainty, and Michelle Elie naturally gets that. Michelle also has an ability to make you feel like you are her most important client. Through her attentiveness, responsiveness, punctuality, commitment, and presence, she makes the buyer feel important and comfortable. She truly is great to work with and I would recommend her to anyone.
-Review from Zillow
 

Michelle always went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home... and she helped us for a WHILE (months and months and months...) as we got pickier and picker. She never got frustrated with us and was always ready to get us into any of the homes we wanted to see. (Sometimes e-mailing me back mere minutes after I e-mailed her the listing with a "I can get you in tomorrow". I would recommend Michelle Elie to anyone. She's knowledgable, efficient and a genuinely nice person who likes her job!
-Review from Zillow
 

We have used Michelle Elie for four real estate transactions from 2004-2012.. She has always impressed us with her knowledge of the area, her ability to explain clearly (and in a timely manner) all steps that need to be taken to close the deal, and her ability to think outside the box for marketing. Her strong negotiation skills are the result of her confidence and professionalism.

During the most recent transaction we did with her, the agent for the buyer was not responding to requests, and Michelle went above and beyond to make sure that the deal kept moving forward. We would highly recommend her as an agent you can trust to work to get you a great deal if you are buying or selling a home.
-Review from Zillow

Since our first meeting with Michelle Elie, she continually went above and beyond our expectations. She worked hard to understand our wants and needs, while also assuring we understood the market and local issues/opportunities. In 2011, she assisted my husband and I with purchasing our first home in Chelsea, MI. Late in 2012, we found out we were being relocated and had to put our home on the market. In a short amount of time, our home was listed and showings were scheduled.

While the home was up for sale, our family relocated to Tennessee. During what could be an extremely stressful time, Michelle was extremely supportive, volunteering to be available whenever we needed her to stop by the house or help take care of small issues. Less than 3 months later, the home is sold and we have Michelle's hard work, support and diligence to thank. We could not be happier with our realtor selection and recommend her 100% to anyone looking for a realtor in the area. You will be more than pleased with the result!
-Review from Zillow