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Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) What's this? , Certified Negotiating Specialist (CNS), Short Sale and Foreclosure (SFR), Cartus Network Referral Specialist (CNRS), Cartus Network Inventory Specialist (CNIS), Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

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Michele Wilson

Michele Wilson and her husband Art Wilson are successful full time Realtors on the North Shore of Chicago IL. Michele has more than 25 years of successful real estate experience, including 11 years as a managing broker of a Coldwell Banker Office in Lake Forest. Covering a wide geographic area of expertise, Michele and Art are based in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Lake Forest, the number one office in that community. Michele and Art specialize in meeting the real estate needs of buyers, sellers and investors in the following communities: Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Northbrook, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Kenilworth, Glenview, and the surrounding communites. They take pride in providing superior and caring service which results in becoming their client's trusted advisors and Realtors for life. The success of their business is largely the result of referrals from satisfied clients, family, and friends.

Know what you are buying

Michele's knowledge of the communities and schools is invaluable to her clients. She becomes your trusted resource enhanced by her background as a life time North Shore resident and her active involvement in the community and schools of Lake Forest. Michele can help you become acquainted with not only the properties you are considering buying but also with the neighborhoods and towns as well. Whether you are a first-time buyer, relocating, or a seasoned North Shore resident she assesses your needs and lifestyle requirements and finds you the home that meets or exceeds your expectations. She listens to what is important to you and makes every effort educate you so that the process is simplified, organized, easy, and enjoyable. Her extensive experience selling homes and managing a real estate office on the North Shore translates into successful smooth transactions for her clients. Michele expertly negotiates on your behalf so that you feel confident you received the best terms and price for your chosen property. She is attuned to your needs through every part of the transaction and provides excellent recommendations for vendors or professionals that you need even after you close on your new home. Michele would love to work with you to help you find a wonderful new home for you and your family.

Listing and Marketing Your North Shore Home

Michele and Art provide their sellers extensive added sales services including two dynamic sales agents for the price of one! It takes a lot of work to sell a listing in today's challenging market, and having two professionals working for you 24-7 gives you a leg up on the competition. Michele and Art are tech savvy Realtors that ensure your home is not only featured on their private websites and social media but on over 60 heavily trafficed news and search sites, including but not limited to, Zillow, Trulia,, Yahoo, Chicago Tribune/Homefinder, Coldwell Banker National and Local sites. They strive to use the latest and most effective internet marketing tools to sell the homes of the sellers they represent. They also provide each home with an individual professionally designed website and unique website url to give each home search engine optimization. They listen to the goals you set for selling your home and using their analysis and expertise, together with you, will establish an energy price that will result in a quicker sale for the highest price. They can put you in touch with any vendor or professional you need both during and after the process of your home sale. Michele and Art have many repeat clients in their sales history which is a testament to their success and the exceptional service they provide to each and every client.

Education and Designations

  • State of Illinois Managing Broker License
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Relocation Premarketing/Inventory (CNMS/CNIS)
  • Certified Relocation Buyer Specialist (CNRS)
  • Certified Short Sale Foreclosure Representative (SFR)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Certified e-Marketing Specialist
  • Denison University BA with Honors


  • President's Elite (top 1% internationally)
  • President's Circle (top 4% internatonally)
  • Top 150 Club
  • Lucy J Hathaway Award (agent of the year)
  • Rookie of the Year for all Chicago Area
  • Chicago House and Garden Agent of the Year

Community Involvement

  • Lake Forest Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors/ VP/Executive Board
  • Lake Forest District 67 Middle School Parent Teacher Association (APT), President
  • Lake Forest, Lake Bluff AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization), Regional Commissioner
  • AYSO, Area Director for State of Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Lake Forest High School Parent Teacher Association, Board
  • North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors, Board of Directors
  • City of Lake Forest Business Partnership Committee

Personal Background

  • Knowledgable, Positive Outlook, Trustworthy, Honest, Enthusiastic, Respected
  • Married to Art Wilson since 1994, who is also her partner in Real Estate
  • Adores their combined family of 6 children, 5 grandchildren
  • Life long resident of Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Active in the community
  • Lake Forest Health and Fitness Member
  • Likes Hiking, Reading, Tennis, Travel, Soduku and Arizona

Communities I Serve

Together Art and Michele serve the following North Shore communites: Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Bannockburn, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Northfield, Northbrook, Glenview and the surrounding areas..

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