Experienced, resourceful, respected, influential, and trustworthy are the words Michael Bell’s clients use to describe to him. Michael is an industry leader and a highly referred real estate broker, with extensive experience specializing in single party seller representation. From luxury homes to challenging and highly specialized transactions, Michael has an intimate understanding of the real estate sales process. In his 20-year career, he has successfully handled nearly $500M in sales along with his own real estate investments.
Michael is ranked in the top 0.1% nationally by The Wall Street Journal. 90% of his business is repeat and referral-based and many of his referrals are from local attorneys who describe him as a resourceful, high-level fiduciary specialist. He was the top seller at Sotheby's International Realty’s Greater Pasadena brokerage from 2015-2018. Within Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southern California brokerages, he was ranked as the #9 agent in sales in 2018.
Michael began his career over 20 years ago, after earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University. Working with his grandfather who was a developer, Michael started as an investor. Finding the need for a sophisticated and assertive broker, he decided to obtain his broker license to represent himself. In 1999, Michael formed his own ten-agent boutique realty firm and five years later, a national franchise bought his brokerage.
Michael, his wife, and their two sons reside in Bungalow Heaven, a Historic Landmark District. Their carefully restored 1914 Cyril Bennett designed Craftsman home has been featured on the most prominent of home tours. He is active with the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors and has served with a delegation in the California State Capitol.
Michael holds a California Bureau Department of Real Estate broker license and is a graduate of the Realtor Institute. He is a California Probate Specialist and holds memberships in the National and California Associations of Realtors REALTORS®.
Michael is an Eagle Scout and his two sons are in Scouts Scouting, they are all active with Troop 509 NASA/JPL. In addition, he is a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. His family enjoys Lake Arrowhead, biking, camping, traveling, and adventures on the weekends.
Over 50 client testimonials are available upon request. See videos and more on his website.