one of the major core real estate markets in the United States and as such is
very appealing to both domestic and global real estate investors. It is one of
the largest urban cores in the United States with a continued flow of capital
into the market, and has one of the most diverse economic bases in the country.
“As a Real Estate Consultant, I am always accessible for my clients. They know they can rely on my expertise, creativity and honesty. Whether working with buyers or sellers, I strive to exceed their expectations.”
Michael is known not only for his outstanding communication skills, unparalleled negotiating abilities and creative marketing approaches, but most importantly, his total dedication to his clients. In his 14 year career in real estate, he has built a 100% referral-based business while forging long-lasting personal connections as he helps his clients buy and sell throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
These personal connections are Michael’s favorite part of being a real estate broker. “Most people think we just sell properties, but we are actually helping people create new memories. I take great pride in knowing I helped someone find a place to call home, or helped someone sell their property so they could move on to another chapter in their life.”
With multiple awards for sales performance and professional service, Michael was recently featured for the fifth consecutive year by Chicago Agent Magazine in their “Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate 2016.” He has also received the Platinum Level Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors for exceeding more than $31 million in residential sales yearly, the Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award and is consistently named as one of the top 1% of Realtors in Chicago.
Michael has also earned the industry’s prestigious Five Star Professional Award for the past three years. This award is presented to an elite group of real estate agents who provide exceptional customer service and client satisfaction, and is given to less than 2% of all real estate agents in Chicago. He is a recipient of the KoenigRubloff Diamond Elite Premier Service Award for having one of the highest levels of satisfied clients in the nation.
Michael founded The Shenfeld Group, LLC in 2003 to bring additional support to his clients. With 50+ years of combined real estate experience, The Shenfeld Group gives clients access to multiple agents who work on their behalf, insuring total accessibility in all areas of real estate.
Born and raised on the North Shore, Michael received a full scholarship from Eastman Kodak Company, graduating first in his class in Commercial Photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Returning to Chicago in 1995, he owned and operated a successful commercial photography studio working with local and national accounts. When real estate beckoned, he brought his well-developed creative skills, as well as his experience in building successful client relationships to his chosen career as a real estate consultant.
Michael’s free time is devoted to family activities with his wife and two daughters. Photography continues to be a favorite pastime, as is an occasional round of golf, a ride on his Harley or spending time boating on Lake Michigan.
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