Michels Realtors
Patti & Chase Michels
(630) 638-8632(630) 638-8632


5 johnarnott1

Patti is amazing. Patti came on recommendation from my sister who help in the sale of her home and purchase of her new home. She was very patient with us and helped educate me and my wife on our first home purchase. I gained complete faith with her during our 5 month short sale purchase. We have been in our home for a year and could not be any happier!

5 ellaheflin

Patti is a true professional. She gets the job done. Her experience is evident in her work and her knowledge of the area unmatched. If I ever needed to sell or buy another home, Patti would be the first person I would call!

5 billdemmert

Patti sold our home in a very difficult market. She gave our home maximum exposure through open houses, Internet marketing and personal contacts. Patti kept us updated on how our home was progressing in the sales process and was always available to answer questions and give advice on how to best show our property. We could not be happier with the service she provided us.

5 kpyburn

Patti sold my Dad’s home after his death. She walked us through every step and also gave us some suggestions that would improve upon the selling process.

5 srummel94

She did a great job of preparing the unit for sale, marketing it, and getting the final closing done. Since it was an estate, it was tough to deal with all parties, but Patti did it respectfully and professionally.

5 user9938019

Patti Michels is, by far, the best agent in the Downers Grove area. She was very professional and spent a lot of time with us. We sold our home with her and 1 year later, bought our new home with her.

5 PeterHeflin

Awesome. Great service from start to finish. Patti knows the area well, has great ability to show homes, and place folks in the right fit. Patti is professional with the whole process, following up promptly, and shares great advise. She also has great resources to help with all kinds of home buying and selling needs. She did a great job with helping us find a new home as well. Putting us in a new place that we love. Patti is also well educated with the community, able to answer many questions about shopping, schools, recreation, etc. We will always recommend Patti to any family looking for a full service real estate experience. Thanks,

5 jsul6

Patti was referred to me by two different people. I was unfamiliar with the western suburbs, so I needed someone who was knowledgeable and trustworthy. Patti was amazing! She found me the perfect home in record time. In addition, she gave me some valuable advice about selling my home by owner. I highly recommend her services. Patti is currently helping my daughter and her husband find their perfect home!

5 telgass7

Patti was our agent when we bought a house in Downers Grove in 2009. We were moving from far out of state, and she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, community, schools, etc. We thought she was such a good realtor, we used her again when my mother needed to find a rental property in DG a year later. Patti is a fierce negotiator, and really looks out for her client’s interests. It didn’t take her long to zero in on our tastes and preferences and find exactly the right properties to show us.

5 Lise Gorajski

We selected Patti over several other agents because of her knowledge of staging the house and what assets would show best. She gave us good advice during our consideration and negotiation of offers, so we we able to sell the property quickly in a depressed market. Her referrals to other service, eg, attorney, estate sale, were top notch.

5 EVen291

Patti is highly professional. She is knowledgeable, honest, and is willing to go the extra mile. She was also able to recommend other professionals (such as a home inspector, lender, etc.). I would 100% use her again in any future home purchases or sales and would confidently refer her to any of my friends/family.

5 wmichka

Working with Patti was an incredible experience. Patti helped us sell our old house, giving us staging suggestions, and fielding offers. She helped us find a rental while we looked for our next place. She was patient and resilient, showing us a seemingly endless array of different properties, until she found us the perfect home we’re in now. We’re incredibly happy with our new place and the work Patti put in to getting my family here.

5 momc4600

Patti always did everything she promised that she would. She responded to our phone calls and email very promptly. It was quite important to us that we had someone on our side that we could completely trust. She sold our home is n 30 days and helped us buy our new home.

5 mark clutter

We moved from a four bedroom home in Downers Grove to a condo in DG – big lifestyle change – and patti was there every step of the way. She is assertive and thorough and calm – a rare combination!

5 ppruffolo

Working with Patti on the sale of our home was a complete pleasure. She did her job with the knowledge and expertise needed in today’s environment. The process went smoothly and we couldn’t have been more pleased. We would highly recommend Patti to service any of your real estate needs.

5 john jconstantine

Patti helped me sell a home at a very difficult time. She was able to sell it for more than we thought possible. She was always ready with answers or people who had them. I would highly recommend Patti to anyone looking for a realtor and will use her again in the future. She made the whole process less stressful than I thought possible.

5 fisheraf

Patti made purchasing our first home a great experience! She was professional, knowledgeable, and responsive throughout the entire process. As first time buyers we had a lot to learn and Patti was very patient with us. I have no hesitations recommending Patti to anyone looking for a wonderful realtor to help them buy or sell a home.

5 rnplbp

We had sold our house and had not found a place to move to. Patti found us the perfect condo. She was so responsive if we wanted to get in it to take measurements, etc. She was always available and so friendly and outgoing and never made us feel that we were asking too much. It was fun to work with her and we highly recommend her and would use her again if the need arises.

5 Hawkfan08

Patti was fantastic. She knows everyone and everything about the Downers Grove market. Without her, I am not sure if we would have gotten the house we purchased. We knew the house was priced very competitively and had a lot of other buyers, so she knew exactly what it would take for us to get the home of our dreams. If you are looking for a place in the DG area, Patti is the agent to go with.

5 pms500

Patti Michels is very professional. She will bring motivated buyers to view your property. She uses her understanding of the local market to put buyers and sellers together and negotiate a win/win situation for both parties.

5 jim0138

As a new construction home builder, I rely on highly knowledgable and talented agents to help me market my homes and my brand. The agent(s) must truly understand the inner workings of a home and have their finger on the pulse of the market. The team of Patti & Chase have possess all of these skills and have been a pleasure to work with on all levels.

5 tonycosenz2000

Our experience with Michels Realtors was First Class. Patti has a tremendous knowledge of the industry and an acute awareness of market conditions. She’s professional, courteous and always quickly to responded to our requests. Patti and her team did a fantastic job helping us stage our home. The website, photos, and You-Tube video were of superior quality and truly showed the value of our home. I firmly believe her guidance helped us achieve the best value for our sale. In turn those same skills, along with her ability to anticipate the wants and needs of our seller helped us purchase our new home at a great value. We could not be more happy with Patti’s professionalism and the high quality of service she provides to her clients. We would highly recommend Patti and Michels Realtors to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home!


Patti was a Godsend and because of her skills she sold our house!!! She recommended help for getting all the help I needed to get house into shape and maintained (yard work) during my clean up after renters left . She kept me to date on showings and responses from people looking at house.

5 skuruzar627

Patti is an incredible realtor. Ten years ago, she helped me buy my condo and was very helpful and professional. This past May, she returned and then sold the same condo for me in one day!!!. She offered great advice on staging, took pictures and listed it online. Offers came in and she negotiated the best one. I couldn’t have been more impressed and thankful for her expertise. I would highly recommend Patti for all your real estate needs. Sharon Kuruzar

5 bgreenblatt3

Patti and Chase did an excellent job in helping us sell my mother in laws townhouse. They were extremely methodical in pricing the home to achieve the best results and sell in an appropriate time frame. They have great market knowledge and their expertise in taking a transaction from pricing to closing is exceptional. Additionally, their level of professionalism is off the charts.

5 jacqui smith007

I was selling my parents house after my father had passed away and I no longer live I the Chicago area. I reached out to Patti and she was very responsive and helpful in getting the sale done. She helped us to price correctly and got us numerous offers. Patti really knew her stuff and I would use her again if I needed to I hghly recommend her. Jacqui SMith

5 trace schmeltz

Patti and Chase make an amazing team. They are true professionals who know the market and all of the players in the market as well or better than anyone you will meet. They had a great sense of how to sell our house and what we needed to do in order to most productively approach the market. And, they are terrific people with whom to work.

5 americanhardwoodflooring

Went the extra mile to find us a home that checked every box. Patti helped me find my first home in 2007 and I was so impressed with her work ethic and character that my wife and I didn’t even consider anyone else when it was time to find a bigger home for our growing family. We were under contract in less that 2 1/2 weeks on our existing home from the time we listed with her. She is a real pro go with her from the get go and you’ll never look back.

5 user672445

Patti and Chase were great to work with. Very knowledgeable but never overy pushy. Highly recommended! They work great as a team together so if one isn’t immediately available, the other is there instantly.

5 wanwasu s

We had Patti help us find a new home. After looking at many homes we settled on one. Unfortunately, the seller was rather difficult. Patti’s expertise is what allowed us to negotiate and ultimately get the home we wanted. Patti was very active through the whole process and an excellent resource.

5 mgavin7

Patti helped my wife and I found the perfect home for us. She followed up and followed through on questions and has a wonderful grasp of the local area. Would reccomend…

5 gavin family

Patti Michaels was very helpful and patient with us in our move to Downers Grove. She answered all our questions and listened to us so she could help us find the right house for us. She also advised us on the whole contract and closing process. If we should ever move again we would call her or highly recommend her to future buyers/sellers.

5 cbalsano

Selling our home after over 30 years was traumatic but Patti was understanding and compassionate. She advised us what needed to be done to make it appealing for buyers. Throughout the process she communicated feedback promptly and advised us how to handle the offer. Thanks for a smooth sale!

5 andreaknudsen

Patti just completed the sale of my father-in-law’s home, where my husband was born and raised, and my in-laws lived for 42 years. We were impressed by Patti’s knowledge of the Downers Grove market, and appreciated her input on what updates would be cost-effective. She priced the house perfectly, maximizing profit and selling within 24 hours! Negotiations and closing were easy with her expert guidance. We appreciate your help, Patti!

5 sueprovo34

Patti and Chase got our Downers Grove home sold in a down market this past year. Patti’s market savvy, interpersonal skills, connection, and expertise were what got the deal done. Chase has experience in and a strong understanding of current marketing methods, leaving no stone unturned. The best broker team in the area!

5 kathleend17

Patti and Chase Michels are a team I would highly recommend. I was a nervous seller and Patti really worked with me to help me feel comfortable. They are excellent at negotiation and got me a great price for my house. They responded quickly to my many questions and know the area. I would definitely use them again.

5 ktcollins81

Patti and Chase Michels have been our real estate brokers on several transactions. 2 sells and 2 buys. Thanks to Patti and Chase pricing our home correctly it sold in days and the negotiating for our new purchase would of fallen thru without their dedication and impressive negotiation skills. Patti and Chase are the best realtors in the area with incredible industry knowledge, years of experience, and overall professionalism that kept all of our transactions alive I highly reccomend them!

5 zuser20160504193009677

Patti has been wonderful to work with. We closed on our house in 4 days with our asking price! She’s quick to respond and very knowledgeable. She makes the process seem effortless. I would definitely recommend working with her!

5 shanemichels

Excellent knowledge of market. Directed me away from several poor choices and settled me into a great home and location. Saved me a lot of money through their negotiating skills. No stress throughout process due to them handling everything

5 wfransen

Patti & Chase found a buyer for my home within a couple of weeks after listing with them and helped close the deal quickly. I couldn’t have been happier with their service.

5 irish5275

Patti Michels was so hopefully with the entire process of selling our home. She was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I would recommend Patti to anyone, looking to buy or sell a home in Downers Grove!!!!

5 stacywalt

We have used Patti Michels to buy and sell two homes in the past five years. She has an abundance of knowledge about the Downers Grove real estate markets, local neighborhoods, trends in what buyers want, and is linked to many professionals that helped us make updates that enabled us to sell in a timely fashion. We were delighted with her guidance as we negotiated the sales and were thankful for her expertise as we purchased two homes. Although I swear I’m never moving again, should that be in my future (please, NO), we will absolutely be calling Patti again.

5 Debbie21

Patti helped us sell one home and buy another. We started looking at houses long before we were in a position to buy, and even though she knew this, Patti was patient and took us to every house we wanted to see, and we wanted to see a lot! She was always professional, friendly, responsive and was very knowledgeable about the Downers Grove area, which is where we were looking. I would highly recommend Patti!

5 vbelca8529

Patti was excellent in all phases of our sale. From the listing process to the sale. You really need an agent who has unmatched knowledge of the area that your sale is in. That probably is one of her top qualities. Negotiating skills, ability to communicate, promptness of call return would be cause for the highest recommendation.

5 scottoschlueter

My spouse and I are still working with Patti at the moment. We have the luxury of being very picky right now, but Patti has been very patient and understanding. I would and have recommended her to others!

5 petexc2

Patti has helped us buy and sell two homes. She has been an honest advocate for our buying and selling needs. She demonstrated throughout our adventures a professional, personal, and truthful opinions of all of the options that came before us. She kept in contact with us via phone calls, text and email messages. Her professionally prepared sales literature for the two homes we sold was “first class” and gave the future buyer an honest look at the home they were considering to purchase.

5 aykroyd

Patti did an excellent job marketing our home in Downers Grove. She was honest and up front about what our house was truly worth instead of listing it for a price that no one would pay. She guided us with all aspects of selling our home including; contractors, attorney’s, and staging. Patti and her team made the job of selling our home pleasant. I would recommend her to sell your home!

5 szimmer97

Patti has excellent knowledge of Downers Grove and its housing. She helped us understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different neighborhoods. Her experience would help anyone buying or selling in Downers Grove. I highly recommend her.

5 hollandrb

This mother/son duo helped us buy a condo in downtown DG and were very responsive in answering questions from that time until the closing. They came several times to admit contractors and were quick to answer emails and text messages.

5 kasallis

We listed and purchased our homes with Patti and Chase. Throughout the entire process we felt confident in Patti’s abilities as her vast knowledge of the area and the market were apparent. The marketing and follow-through by Patti & Chase was amazing and went beyond our expectations. Patti was patient and professional, getting us the amount we had in mind for our sale. She was also very thorough in finding us a home that met all of our needs in the location we sought.

5 starkaccount

Patti & Chase listed and sold my mother-in-law’s condo sooner than we thought could ever be done. Her knowledge of the neighborhood and market set the proper pricing. They provided professional support throughout the entire process including the closing. Every inquiry I had was answered promptly, courteously, and accurately.

5 zuser20170226191518236

With Patti’s help, my wife and I recently purchased our first home, and we could not be any happier. Patti is absolutely wonderful! It seems as if she knows everything about real estate and everyone in the industry. She recommend and excellent mortgage broker, home inspector and a terrific attorney. Patti was always available. She returned every call, text or email within minutes, day or night. She works as a team with Chase, and the few times that we met with him or spoke with him, he was equally as great. Patti is an excellent negotiator, and she fought for us until we ended up with a phenomenal deal on a beautiful home. My wife and I recommend Patti in the highest possible terms!

5 hmaranowicz

Patti Michels was listing agent for residential property in Downers Grove prior to our retirement. This was my fourth real estate transaction. Three residential and one agricultural. By far this was the most pleasant and seamless transaction of the four . Patti was always prompt, diligent, detailed, professional, and a down right good person to have representing our side of the sale. I particularly want to note the ability to talk to Patti directly and not have to leave a message whenever there was a question no matter how small or trivial in detail or substance. One would have a long search to find a better agent to represent you other than Patti Michels.

5 zuser20150828041024354

Amazing experience both on the selling & buying side. Their knowledge on the local market is second to none & the made the transaction flawless. I wouldn’t choose another realtor!

5 CarrieGroskopf6

If you’re looking for professionalism and expertise in the Downers Grove real estate market, look no further than Patti and Chase. Patti has years of experience in the area and it shows, both in her ability to market the property, and in her ability to get the deal done with other professionals in her field. Our ultimate buyers were initially between our house and one other home, and Patti did a phenomenal job in bringing the deal together and helping our buyers see that our home was where the real value lay. She was patient and polite, but firm and persistent. I’m confident that her easy manner combined with staunch professionalism is ultimately what helped seal the deal. We are now blissfully settled in our NEW home, thanks to Patti and Chase. I highly recommend this team!!

5 wsigerich

Excellent overall experience. Very knowledgeable on the local real estate market. True professionals! They tag-teamed us very effectively and guided us through the entire process from beginning to end.

5 PaulBien

Patti did a fine sales job for us. Home was well priced, beautiful advertising brochure provided, and sold quickly w/o any hitches. Thanks, Paul & Betty

5 PLKepple

Working with Patti and Chase was a pleasure. Not only are they knowledgeable but they are aware of the stress involved in selling ones home. As Mother and Son they work extremely well together. While Chase works behind the scenes promoting and marketing our house, Patti was hands on working with other realtors. I found Patti to be friendly, patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional. I would highly recommend Patti and Chase. A great team!

5 sandi2221

Patti was able to help us naivigate a corporate relocation. Chase and Patti are very knowledgeable regarding Downers Grove. Delightful to work with! – Very knowledgeable about the area – Availble to answer all questions – Professional and friendly manner – Skilled in negotiations – Great to work with relocations – Super with families

5 user468834

Patti and Chase did a great job for me. My house sold for the full listing price less than 24 hours after hitting the MLS! Patti knows Downers Grove and the Prince Pond neighborhood better than anyone else. (She lives there, and if you’re out and about at all, you’re likely to see her running around the neighborhood!) She gave me great advice on getting the house ready to show, on pricing, and on negotiating. Highly recommended!

5 mfschmitz17

Knowledgeable with the Area, Professional, Dedicated. Glad we were on Patti’s team when we sold our house! Team? She brought in a professional photographer who really brought out all the qualities of our home and property. Patti and Chase developed a thorough brochure for our open house and later showings. And Patti recommend an excellent lawyer for closing. Excellent team!

5 chrisfulton95

My husband and I worked with Patti and Chase to list and sell our home in Downers Grove. Patti advised us In getting our home ready for the market and was the most knowledgeable agent about effective pricing. The photos were excellent. Patti was effective in getting good buyers through the house. Negotiations were quick and we were aware of the status at all times. We strongly recommend Patti to our friends and family.

5 dee015

Patti and Chase did a fantastic job assisting us with our recent home sale and purchase. They clearly understood the local market and priced/marketed our previous home for a quick sale at a premium price. We sold of our old home and into our new home within a month!

5 sarahescholz

From the very start of our selling and buying process, we knew we were safe in Patti’s knowledgeable and experienced hands. We went from thinking we could sell on our own or with Redfin to realizing we needed Patti, a wonderful full service realtor, and we have no regrets. Patti made it as easy as possible to pull off two deals in one day!

5 brendanscholz

Patti & Chase Michels were responsive and professional. Our deal was complicated, but it was handled expertly and we received and paid fair prices for our purchase and sale.

5 barbciesko

Patti was a very professional and knowledgeable agent. She responded to any issues and requests we had promptly. We highly recommend Patti. Photos of our home were excellent, and the brochures looked great.

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