Chase Michels

Chase Michels

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Bachelor's Degree, Economics

Client Testimonials

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"Patti and Chase recently helped us purchase our first home. Their approach was professional and personalized. Throughout the process they were available on a moment's notice, always ready to provide thoughtful insight on any and all questions. Moreover, they demonstrated deep market knowledge which allowed them to identify potential homes that were within our price range and ticked all the boxes. I highly recommend Patti and Chase and look forward to working with them in the future." - rtwolfe2

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"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

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"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

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"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!" - Tommy W.

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"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!" - Tommy W.

★★★★★
"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 M.

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"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 N.

★★★★★
"Patti and Chase were great to work with. They were incredibly helpful and guided us throughout the entire process. This was our first home purchase and their support and guidance throughout the process was second to none. Their knowledge of the Western suburbs really helped us hone in on the right place for our family. On the sale of our condo, they provided valuable feedback on what improvements to make prior to listing. We'll be working with them on every future home transaction we have." - Jrummel01

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"Patti & Chase are a pleasure to work with. They know the area and are very professional in their dealings. I would recommend them to work with for selling or buying a home." - Betsy H.

★★★★★
"Patti & Chase were a fantastic and complementary team! Truly cared about us and our family throughout the process. Extremely responsive, honest and proactive." - Zillow User

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"Patti & Chase helped us find, negotiate and buy our "dream house" in Downers Grove in 2009. We were so impressed that we returned to them in 2018 when we were ready to downsize. We had a tough decision to make about whether to downsize and how to do it and how much to ask. Their guidance and knowledge at a very stressful time were invaluable. They were our agents when we sold our house, and bought a smaller townhouse "in town". I trust them implicitly. Patti has years of experience in the local market and is a shrewd negotiator. Chase adds expertise in today's digital tools and marketing. They are an unbeatable team! I highly recommend them." - Telgass7

★★★★★
"Patti and Chase are the dynamic real estate duo. Deep supply/demand market knowledge/analytics; proven long-running track record; responsive; even keel counsel throughout the process; they go the extra mile to ensure thoroughness and no detail is missed; besides these and may more accolades, they are wonderful people to know and work with! Thank you Patti and Chase for a great experience!" - Rjmarks5

★★★★★
"Patti and Chase gave us great advice on the listing price and staging of our home. Then again in recommending a real estate attorney and through the sale negotiation, start to finish super helpful." - Cgmckittrick

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"Patty and Chase offered great advice on some easy but critical improvements to attract buyers, got us top dollar and made the entire process seamless. It was a pleasure from start to finish." - Zillow User

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"Patti and Chase were great to work with! They helped us find our dream home and worked very closely with us in every step along the way. They gave frequent updates and kept on top of everything! We are very happy that we chose to work with Patti and Chase. If we need realty assistance again in the future, we will definitely be going back to them!!!" - Basketball438

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"Patti and Chase worked very hard to sell our three townhome development. Patti guided us on asking price and once we settled in on pricing closer to the market, we sold all three units in 7 weeks while we received no offers for 6 months prior. I can't speak highly enough for their market knowledge and expertise." - Zillow User

★★★★★
"Chase and Patti are incredible! Chase is a charismatic young and aggressive realtor who is part of a very connected network. Patti is an incredibly successful realtor whose experience provided great comfort throughout the process. When you put these two together, you get a team that provides unmatched service and communication. You know that they love what they do and get a thrill out of closing a deal. If you are in need of an attorney, Deb is an amazing addition to this team. She handled the legal back and forth masterfully, and also provided great communication throughout the process. I have worked with great realtors in my life but non as good as Team Michels!!!" - Agrevers

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"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." - Brendanscholz

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"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 off our old home and into our new home within a month!" - Dee015

★★★★★
"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." - Chrisfulton95

★★★★★
"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 recommended an excellent lawyer for closing. Excellent team!" - mfschmitz17

About Chase
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Together, The Michels Group has sold 500+ homes and generated $400+ Million in sales volume. The pair has consistently been ranked as a top 15 real estate team in DuPage County.

📲 630.862.1791 or MichelsGroupDG.com
📍 $200 Million+ Sold in Downers Grove
🏡 $27 Million+ Sold in 2021
⭐️ Top 1% of Zillow Premier Agents
📈 Voted Pierce Downer Neighborhood Favorite
🐶 Lovers

Chase was raised in Downers Grove and attended Downer's schools including Pierce Downer, Herrick, and Downers Grove North. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign with a degree in Economics and Finance. With a background in commercial real estate, Chase knows how important client relationships are to assuring a smooth transaction.

In 2015, Chase joined forces with his mother Patti, a lifelong resident of DuPage County and 30-year resident of Downers Grove. The combination of Patti’s decades of experience and Chase’s marketing and technology skills has created a dynamic cross-generational team. Together, The Michels Group has sold 500+ homes and generated $400+ Million in sales volume. The pair has consistently been ranked as a top 15 real estate team in DuPage County.

“We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence for our clients,” Patti says. “We do 90% of our business in Downers Grove, and this community is home to my family’s roots. Our focus is on long-term relationships - many of our clients become friends and lifelong customers.”

Continues Chase, “We put our client’s interests first and foremost - through the processes of pricing a home, marketing a listing, or working with a buyer - our goal is to have a satisfied client. I think our clients appreciate that we are upfront with expectations and follow through on what we say we are going to do.”

The Michels Group proudly supports the Downers Grove community by sponsoring local sports teams, humane society events, and organizations including Downers Grove Newcomers and Nextdoor.com.

“Our goal is to provide the most professional, informative and dedicated real estate service in Downers Grove,” says Patti. “We approach every sale and every opportunity as if it is with a family member.”

Chase Michels’ Listings

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a spacious bathroom with a double vanity sink and a mirror
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a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
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Listed By CompassContingent

$1,299,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Square Feet
5,847
Acres
1.33
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a living room with furniture and a large window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove top oven a sink dishwasher and white cabinets with wooden floor
a kitchen with granite countertop a stove and a wooden floors
a kitchen with granite countertop wooden cabinets and dining table chairs
a kitchen with granite countertop a table chairs stove and refrigerator
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a stove a sink dishwasher a microwave oven with white cabinets and wooden floor
a dining room with furniture a chandelier and wooden floor
a livingroom with workspace and a couch
a living room with furniture a dining table and view kitchen
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
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a living room with furniture a rug and white walls
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove a sink and a refrigerator with cabinets
a bathroom with a sink toilet and a mirror
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a bed room with bed and windows
a spacious bedroom with a bed couch and a large window
a large spacious bathroom with a large tub shower and sink
a spacious bathroom with a granite countertop sink a mirror a bathtub and next to a window
a kitchen with a sink stove and cabinets
a view of walk in closet with clothes and shoes
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a table
a bedroom with furniture and a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet a mirror and shower
a view of a living room and wooden floor
a living room with couches and a dining table with wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
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Listed By Compass

$799,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
2,774
Acres
0.07
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Listed By Compass

$799,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
3,055
Acres
0.37
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a living room with fireplace furniture and a bookshelf
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a kitchen with refrigerator and chairs
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a kitchen with white cabinets and a window
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a view of a workspace with furniture and a window
a bathroom with a sink vanity mirror and toilet
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Listed By CompassContingent

$420,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
1,900
Acres
0.33