Patti Michels Real Estate Agent at Compass

Patti Michels

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  • Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist
  • Luxury Home Sales
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Relocations

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Agent Highlights

Patti gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Downers Grove agent by 18%.
Patti is a SFH expert - working with over 71% more single family homes than the average Downers Grove agent.
Patti also has Townhome expertise - working with over 5 more townhomes than the average agent.

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More about Patti Michels

Over 35 Years in the Business of Homes and Dreams For Patti Michels, a lifelong resident of DuPage County and 30-year resident of Downers Grove, real estate was a natural career path. She grew up watching her parents in the home construction and remodeling businesses and visited her fair share of open houses and construction sites. Those experiences taught her the value of hard work and perseverance. After a successful 10 years in sales for a large company, in 1997, Patti shifted gears and pursued a career in real estate. “I wanted to feel more control over my future,” said Patti. “My first few years in the business were challenging - I quickly learned that there was no substitute to the long hours necessary to learn this business. I put the work in and my business began to expand.” In 2015, Patti joined forces with her son Chase, who brought experience in commercial real estate ...
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Top Producer 2021


University of Illinois

Other Certifications

REALTOR®, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)


Chicago Agent Who's Who 2018, Chicago Agent Who's Who 2019, 2019 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite, Top 1% of All Agents, Top 15 DuPage County Team

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Patti Michels's Reviews & Ratings

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Patti Michels

    • Patti and Chase are extremely informed and educated regarding the Real Estate landscape of Downers Grove and surrounding areas. They have a large amount of broker contacts and agents to help in the sale or purchase of a home, and most importantly, they are always very fast to get back to me when I have questions. The communication is there and the expertise is there. My husband and I recommend Patti & Chase Michels for your realtor needs!

      - kelley nulton - Zillow
    • Chase and Patti are hands down the best in the area. They know Downers so well and treat you like family. They have lived in the community for 30+ years. They are both very responsive and quickly get you to any house you'd like to see. Would highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling!

      - Dex McAuley - Zillow
    • If you want to sell your home in the western suburbs of Chicago, Patti really knows her stuff. Thanks to Patti, we sold our home in Downers Grove in less than a month, and the process was smooth. Patti was attentive and professional and I knew I had nothing to worry about with the process in her capable hands.

      - Michelle Schaub - Zillow
    • Patti and Chase were great in helping me purchase my first home in Downers Grove. Within a few days of reaching out, we saw a house we loved and they were quick to get us into a showing. They helped walk me through the process step by step and also put me in touch with great contacts for a mortgage broker and attorney and about 4 weeks later we were moving in. If you're looking for a house in DG/the western suburbs, I highly recommend Patti and Chase!

      - TommyWithers - Zillow
    • It was a pleasure to list and sell my home with Patti and Chase Michels. From my initial consultation, to the final closing, I knew I was in expert hands. Patti brings extensive experience, knowledge, and contacts to her skills as a realtor. In addition, she was always available to me via text or email to answer my many questions or respond to my concerns. I am grateful to Patti and Chase for making the sale of my home such a positive experience. They are the best!

      - jgrossmann1 - Zillow
    • Patti and Chase sold our condo and helped us find and purchase a new home, both in Downers Grove. They have a reputation as the best realtors for the area and they lived up to it. I was impressed with Patti and Chase at every step of the process. They had suggestions for staging our condo and listed and advertised it aggressively which led to multiple offers within 48 hours. They continued to be a resource for issues that came up through closing. In our home search, they knew about every listing before it came out and quickly picked up on exactly what we wanted and where. They were always available for showings and immediately responsive on questions. In both transactions they were firm in negotiations and we ultimately made out better than expected in both our sale and purchase prices. I would demand (not just recommend) that my own friends and family retain them.

      - pauljconnery - Zillow