Michael B. Bell 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 almost $500,000,000 in sales along with his own real estate investments. In 2013 and 2014, Michael was ranked in the top 0.1% nationally in The Wall Street Journal. 90% of his business is repeat and referral-based and many of his referrals are from local attorneys who describe Michael as a resourceful, high-level fiduciary specialist.
Michael is also an award-winning talk show host on Talk Zone. The show is the winner of the HERMES Platinum award in the Audio/Radio Program category, the same distinction Sotheby’s International Realty earned in the category for outstanding design and editorial excellence for RESIDE magazine. The show is a part-time endeavor with guests including a Chief Economist, a judge Pro Tem, and many attorneys.
Michael started his career over 20 years ago after earning his Bachelor’s 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. Soon, neighbors asked him for representation, then agents asked to join him. In 1999, Michael formed his own ten-agent boutique realty firm. Five years later, a national franchise bought his brokerage. This allowed Michael to focus on starting his family while continuing to represent sellers exclusively.
Michael, along with his wife, Anne, and their two sons, resides in Bungalow Heaven, a Historic Landmark District. Their carefully restored 1914 Cyril Bennett-designed Craftsman has been featured on the most prominent of home tours, where Michael was also a docent. 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 of Real Estate Broker license, is a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a California Probate Specialist (CPS) and holds membership in the National and the California Associations of Realtors.
Michael is an Eagle Scout and his two sons are Cub Scouts where he assists their Pack 357. Plus, he is a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. Michael and Anne’s sons are enrolled in the acclaimed Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program in the Pasadena Unified School District. The family enjoys Lake Arrowhead, biking, Thai food, camping, traveling and adventures on the weekends.
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