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“Mike Bell was great selling our home in Altadena. Mike was diligent during the stressful selling process, providing extra care and advice when the pandemic announcement changed the economy and safety regulations. He communicated with everyone in the family to meet every need, proved very knowledgeable, and was a positive presence. He had great people to stage and fix up our property before it hit the market. We are grateful to Mike for helping us.”
– Laurie and Tom Daly, Esq. | Altadena

“Mike Bell is professional, knowledgeable, and really understands the Pasadena area market. His advice was extremely valuable in obtaining the best offer for our property. I highly recommend Mile Bell to anyone who wants to sell their home.”
– Richard Woodall | Pasadena

“Michael Bell guided us successfully through the byzantine process of selling our Pasadena home of 35 years. His judgment proved invaluable and earned our trust and confidence. We appreciated his advocacy on our behalf and wise counsel, which proved indispensable at several points that led to a very satisfactory sale. He is proactive and responsive, keeping us informed at every step along the way. We enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend Michael. He will exceed your expectations, providing a level of service commensurate with the importance of the sale of anyone’s home demands.”
– Jim and Lella Smith | Pasadena

“Michael Bell is an excellent agent who helped sell my mother’s home in South Pasadena for substantially more than I was expecting. He is professional and extremely responsive. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a seller’s agent.”
– Jordan Cass | South Pasadena

“I highly recommend Michael Bell!! I was emotionally attached to my 1929 Italian Revival that I spent four years redesigning and remodeling. Mike understood how emotional my decision was to sell and helped me think through my decision. He provided me with strategies on how best to present my home. He was responsive to my questions and concerns, and even took out the trash cans when I was not at the home. I am so happy a loving family has now made my home their home and I can thank Michael Bell.”
– Lisa Sugimoto | Pasadena

“Mike is an expert in the field – highly competent, personable, and responsive. We are first time home buyers and he successfully led us through the entire process with minimal stress. Would highly recommend!”
– Bill Thompson | South Pasadena

“After interviewing several local Realtors, I selected Michael Bell to sell a probate house that had deferred maintenance issues. Michael was able to see past the house’s problems, recommend (then execute on my behalf) needed clean up and expedite an effective marketing plan. The end result was exactly what he told me to expect. What more can an out-of-town seller ask for?”
– Vivian McAleavey | Altadena

“Mike helped me with two very different and difficult properties. His expertise in preparation resulted in fast sales without any complications. I recommend him to everyone I know that is preparing to sell.”
– Mary Martin | Altadena

“We chose Michael to represent us for the sale of our condo after interviewing a handful of Realtors. His confidence, yet personable demeanor, gave us the trust in him that he would be able to take over after we move out of state. He guided us with good insights during the process and when we had to make some big decisions. The communications and sale went smoothly every step of the way.”
– Arthur Nakata | Pasadena

“Mike was more than a very experienced realtor- he was a calming guide through a what otherwise can be very stressful process. His level headed and fair approach put both parties at ease and generated a very positive experience for everyone. He knows the market and is very well equipped to price and plan the correct roll-out suited for any property. I would give him a sixth star. Great communication.”
– Eric Blumberg | Altadena

“Michael Bell did an exceptional job in selling our home. Michael did everything he said he would and more. Handled every situation with professionalism. Michael eased our anxiety with his wealth of knowledge.”
– Sandi Warren, Trustee | Pasadena

“Michael knew the local market like the back of his hand and was fantastic through the entire process. Where he really stood out was helping us get the house up to par before listing and making sure escrow went as smoothly as possible. A true pro. With this kind of experience, it is easy to have peace of mind. He is my realtor for life.”
– Brian Ward | Pasadena

“Mike Bell not only met but exceeded our goals: timely sale at a price above what we expected to a buyer who understood and appreciated our historic home and its landmark district location. These all confirmed our choice of Mike, as a fellow historic home owner and neighbor who totally believed in the home’s value – his prediction as to price and buyer were spot on. Mike tailored the marketing for our sale, with input from us. He advised on readying the house for sale, and managed the city occupancy inspection and appraisal for timely and excellent results. He attended all showings (important to us since we were selling the home occupied), and helped us navigate multiple offers after only 7 DOM. We would not hesitate to recommend Mike and his team.”
– Andrea and Mike Townsend | Pasadena

“Thanks, Mike, even with the little last minute closing shuffles, this was a very smooth transaction. You took care of everything, which was so helpful for an out-of-state seller, not to mention that you brought in more than 10% over listing price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you or use you again.”
– Faron Thompson | La Crescenta

“Michael is very professional. If we ever sell another home in the San Gabriel Valley, he is our first choice and should be yours too! The buyer’s agent was quite difficult and Michael was able to give her a reality check, keeping this sale from going south. Great job, Michael Bell!”
– Mia Lundin | Altadena

“We just sold a home with the help from Michael Bell. And what a great experience that was! From the beginning we felt well informed and guided. Michael is the ultimate professional and explained the whole process and his strategy with us. From first listing to closing it only took five weeks! The whole time the communication with Michael was extraordinary. With his help and advice it was easy to make the right decisions and we could not be happier with the outcome! We stand a 100% behind recommending Michael.”
– Wulf Klemm | Glendale

“I have a broker who is the bomb dot com. Michael was far beyond great. He made me feel comfortable right away. He provided excellent service. He was my broker that gained my trust immediately by his caring approach for me and my mother. I definitely appreciate my broker that made me feel like his friend. I would and have recommended him because he is the best.”
– Ella Howard | Altadena

“I highly recommend working with Michael Bell. He was professional, an excellent communicator, and knows how to get it done. I am so happy with the process, the price we got, and he was much better than the competition.”
– Cherlyn Franklin | Los Angeles

“I think the thing that set Mike apart from others I have worked with is he had everything covered up-front so when the buyer came through he was (we were) prepared and it sailed smoothly through. I also liked how he navigated us up-front advising what we should and should not do to get the home ready for sale.”
– Randy Rice | Sierra Madre

“The thought of arranging for the sale of our mother’s home from afar weighed heavily on the minds of many family members; none of whom live nearby. Enter Mike Bell, who had been recommended to us by trust counsel. Immediately, much of the weight was lifted. Mike worked with us to develop a successful strategy. Each offer was presented quickly, clearly, and concisely. Mike does an excellent job as a realtor. Above and beyond that, Mike somehow exceeded the mark of “excellent.” Thank you Mike for carrying so much of the weight for me and my family.”
– Steve Holmes, Trustee | Altadena

“Mike was referred to me to sell my home in Monrovia and I interviewed him along with other agents. I was quickly impressed with Mike’s strategies and methods and getting me a fantastic price. He was able to sell my home in 1 week with a 30 day escrow and a very smooth close. I highly recommend Mike. I have already told my good friend to interview Mike.”
– Rick Martinez, Psy.D. | Monrovia

“Michael, THANK YOU sooooo much, you’ve done a great job! You are truly a professional person with a lot of patience, and a listening ear. I know at times you probably thought we were crazy. We kept putting in our prayer request to sell and to bless you, your families, and your firm. Again, thank you and God bless.”
– Annie & Rosie Tellez, Trustees | Pasadena Units

“My mother and myself were very happy with your service and highly recommend you during conversations. Please feel free to use my name or contact info as I was very satisfied with your knowledge and performance. I wish you and your family all the best.”
– Officer Dale Falicon, Trustee | Pasadena

“I asked my family for a broker referral. I needed someone I could trust explicitly, who was very experienced, highly ethical, and with excellent communication. I was told to call Mike Bell. I decided to interview a few others in the neighborhood, but when I met Mike it was obvious he was perfect for our family home. Thank you Mike!”
– Sharon Strickland | Glendale

“We know a lot of Realtors. But Mike was an easy choice. He knows the market, and worked very hard on getting us $60,000 over the appraised value, and negotiating great terms, which allowed our family to easily transition to our new home. He prepared us and our home, so well, that we were able to have a 5 day escrow. We are very happy.”
– Albert and Heather Smith | San Gabriel

“To all who would consider hiring Mike Bell: I give Mike five stars for handling all the details and finally closing the sale of my family’s home in Pasadena. Throughout the transaction he was very responsive, professional in dealing with us and the various third-parties involved in various aspects, he was always straight-forward and quick with his answers to us, tenacious when chasing down buyers and negotiating on our behalf. He is very adept at managing the details of every aspect of the sale. He was very high-touch service oriented and hard-nosed when he needed to be. If ever I can offer more color or background about Mike’s and his team’s abilities, I remain open to giving a reference.”
– John Oler

“I want to add my thanks and huge appreciation for your handling of the complicated marketing of my condo. I know you went way out, on the bow-sprit on all of this, and I am so relieved that the boat is about to dock. I will gladly refer you to anyone seeking a seasoned broker that has sailed on rough seas. Of course, fly this on your mast!”
– Fr. Clarke Oler | Pasadena

“You were the last agent we interviewed to sell our home. You knew the improvements that would yield the best return, and in hindsight you were spot-on. Your persistence, knowledge, and specific strategy worked great. We got the best price and terms, for sure. Thanks Mike!”
– Suzette Graeber, Trustee

“Thank you so much for the fantastic job negotiating the sale of our house. It was so wonderful that while we were away on our cruise we were able to enjoy ourselves knowing the sale of our house was in good hands. The way you were able to maximize our profit is truly incredible. We are very grateful that you represented us again.”
– Bob and Melissa Melendes | Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena (2 transactions)

“Thank You Mike!!!!! It is rare to do business with someone as energetic and devoted to doing a great job as you are. As we were from out-of-town, and didn’t know where to get the help we needed, you went out of your way to help us and stopped by to check on us & see if we needed anything. You sold my folks’ house quickly and took care of all the details. We would recommend you to anyone that wants to sell their property. You did a wonderful job, and we’d like to think we made a new friend. My only regret is that you can’t sell our home in Iowa for us.”
– Jan & Dean Wiebold, Trustees | Pasadena

“Having trouble selling your house whether it’s probate issues or a poor Realtor? This was my problem too. I could not sell my house even though it was a seller’s market. I was with my previous agent for 10 years through several transactions. Then I found Mike. He made some promises that were not in line with what I was currently experiencing with the sale of my house. To my surprise he kept every promise. Mike Bell went above and beyond his duties in the sale of my house. In a short time, he sold the house. The simple truth is this: if you’re having trouble selling your house then you need to call Mike Bell. He’ll keep his promises and get the job done. Mike Bell…there’s a ‘ring of truth’ to what he does!”
– Daniel Gavin

“Mike sold our home this past year. He demonstrated strong intuition and negotiation skills. He was honest and responsive, from the moment he drafted our listing, to when we passed him our keys. His results exceeded my expectations, and I would use him again, without hesitation.”
– Phillip Marr, Esq. | Los Angeles

“Mike, nice work by you and your team, it was a nice, smooth and quick transaction.”
– Colin T. Greene, Esq.

“Mike, you provided a very thorough and comprehensive sale. You pushed all the right buttons, and ensured all the right events occurred on time. I am very pleased with your work, especially seeing to it that we got overbids (in probate court) and closed on time. I am looking forward to other transactions with you and your team. Keep up the good work.”
– Craig Lucas, Esq. | Pasadena

“I thought I had already found the right Realtor to sell my house. But you were referred to me by a prominent attorney. I decided to, at least, interview you and hear what you had to say. After our first meeting, my family and I knew that you were the one we wanted to work with. You promised a lot, and certainly delivered on each of them. You focused on getting the job done quickly and worked hard to make sure everything was taken care of from start to finish. I especially appreciated your mastery of contract negotiations and your dedication to your clients. I highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable and hardworking Realtor. Thank you.”
– Senait Yilma | Pasadena

“Dear Mike, Thank you so much for all of the hard work you did for my Mom. She is SO happy. Please thank your team from me, too. I know the process wasn’t easy for you, and I truly appreciate the hard work everyone did for my Mom. Again, she is so happy with you and your team. I am a flight attendant with American Airlines and I’d love to pass out your cards to promote you. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know that may be thinking of selling.”
– Patrick Driscoll | Pasadena, lives in Phoenix, Arizona

“I am already referring you to my family and friends. They deserve your level of service and results. I appreciate how aggressive you were on the important issues, and never putting me in a position where I could lose money. You really explained every part of the process, allowed me to be very comfortable, and got my home at a fantastic price.”
– Soussi Jegelian | Pasadena

“Thanks, more than we can say, for your limitless efforts to bring these sales to a close. Thank you for your yeoman services. You did what the first Realtor couldn’t do. As I have told you, you’re one in a million. You’re the Greatest!”
– Richard Ergo, Esq. (Ret)

“There once was a realtor named Mike. Who put a sign in my yard with a spike. My house sold real fast. We all had a blast. So tell me, what’s there not to like?
– Margie Homer, Trustee | Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena (2 Transactions)

“Mike Bell is a consummate professional! We were out-of-state sellers, and Mike and his team handled every aspect of our transaction impeccably. When things got tricky, Mike knew not only the intricacies of the Real Estate law, but just as importantly, he knew what needed to get done to resolve the issues and keep our escrow moving forward. If you are looking for the best price for your property, a smooth transaction and complete satisfaction, then Mike Bell is your man!”
– Daniel Colimon | Mission Meridian Village, South Pasadena

“Mike, you made the transaction happen. I believed in you, and you closed it in 30 days when everyone said it couldn’t. You were so professional.”
– Rosa Leung | Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena

“You were referred by an attorney and we are both so very pleased. You were diligent, enthusiastic, moved the sale along to close, and were correct in your assumptions from start to finish. Great strategies, market knowledge, and results Mike. The attorney and I will absolutely work with you in the future, as we’ve already told others about our experience.”
– Ruben Caprari, Successor Trustee | Pasadena

“Mike, thank you for your excellent work in both selling my home in Pasadena and negotiating the purchase of my new condo in Pasadena (and again selling it for me). I have been consistently pleased with your preparedness, organization, market knowledge, and frank and professional nature. In addition, you were just a true pleasure to work with during stressful situations. I will definitely use you for future real estate transactions and will gladly refer you to friends and family.”
– Dr. Christina Smolke | Pasadena (3 transactions)

“Mike Bell assisted us in a recent real estate transaction. In my view, Mike is one of the most competent, understanding real estate brokers in the business. He gets to know you as an individual, so that he is prepared to act in a responsible and thoughtful way when meeting your objectives. He is also very warm, sincere and engaging, so that both buyers and sellers have a positive impression of any interaction. He even knows how to deliver bad news (and there are always snafus) in a warm and competent manner. I would recommend him enthusiastically for your real estate needs.”
– Joseph M Zanetta, Esq. | Mission Meridian Village, South Pasadena (2 transactions)

“Mike, thank you for your hard work over the years: You’ve worked very hard and so well with all my different clients (and also on selling my own home) and I appreciate everything that you’ve done. That’s why I continue to give you all of my real estate business. Additionally, the probate sales you’ve handled were done extremely well, and the estates you represented were very happy with the tremendous overbids you produced because of your marketing know-how. Thanks again Mike.”
– Rhonda Walker, Esq. | Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia (5 transactions)

“I hired Mike to help me sell my first condo, after interviewing 3 other aggressive and pushy agents. I hired him again for my next two real estate transactions. He has always been responsive, respectful, and aggressive on my behalf without being pushy, and I would definitely recommend him for any real estate transaction you have.”
– Sallie Manson | Pasadena (4 transactions)

“I would not hesitate in recommending Mike Bell to anyone looking in today’s tricky market. Even though the offer we made on our current home was the third lowest monetarily, it was accepted due to Mike’s expertise in handling the deal. His knowledge of the market, attentiveness and ingenuity secured the home of our dreams and I, honestly, don’t believe we would be living where we are without his fine work.”
– Mike and Jane Devlin | Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena (2 transactions)

“Thank you for handling my Pasadena homes so well, since I am out of state. You have great marketing and great follow-up. Also, helping me with the permit process was really fantastic.”
– Charles Bohannon | Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena (5 transactions)

“My wife and I have worked with Mike numerous times as buyer and seller. His combination of market awareness and attention to detail are unmatched. We wouldn’t use anyone else.”
– Francis Senger | Pasadena (3 transactions)

“Mike Bell was an integral and valuable part of our buying experience and strategy in the competitive South Pasadena market. Every step along the way, he was present and on top of all that needed to be done to make our process smooth and speedy. Not only do we like Mike as a person, down to earth, straight-forward and kind, but he is also an excellent Realtor/Broker. He fought for us and is highly knowledgeable and creative. We had experiences with other Realtors before, yet decided to go with Mike, in order to optimize our chances of finding and securing our dream home. It is especially helpful that he had an excellent reputation in the brokerage community, which helped get our offer accepted in the midst of a 9-party bidding war. We are thrilled to be living in a fantastic place… thanks to Mike Bell.”
– Dr. Michael and Ann Wang | South Pasadena

“Mike Bell was referred to me. Because I am in Arizona, I needed a really good local broker to help me. Mike has a great network of people he works with that took care of every detail. He kept me informed, almost daily, so I got to make the majority of decisions. Mike did a fantastic job. We were only on the market for 3 weeks and he was able to get multiple offers. It was a pleasant experience and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Mike!”
– Dick Fleischer | Pasadena

“Mike, I didn’t know you were an Eagle Scout until I read your bio. I don’t know much about Boy Scouts, but you certainly were prepared, informed, enthusiastic, and handled my business with integrity. You’ve helped my family and I purchase our first home, and a few years later, our present home, as well as sell our other houses. In all 3 dealings you were never pushy, and I really appreciate that…thank you Mike!”
– Celia Wong | Alhambra (3 transactions)

“Mike thanks for handling my family’s trust sales in Pasadena and Sierra Madre, so well. Your expertise in the market and your understanding of the trust process made selling these properties very smooth. Your attention to the small details, and all the updates and straight-talk was great.”
– Kathy Blond, Trustee | Pasadena and Sierra Madre (2 transactions)

“Michael Bell has had a profound effect on my current financial condition. In the past 4 years, he has handled 3 real estate transactions for me. Despite the fact that I have family and friends who also work in the real estate field, I chose Michael because he is the only one who seemed to take me seriously. He has a very keen business sense and always seems to be privy to information that other agents aren’t. I’ve gotten in on some great deals just because he already had his foot in the door, a door that had already been closed otherwise. He is tenacious and hard-working and doesn’t stop until he gets you what you want. I so appreciate what Michael has helped me achieve.”
– Tina Spano | Mission Meridian Village, South Pasadena (4 transactions)

“We already had a reputable agent, who was also a personal friend. Our home did not sell. I was advised to call Mike. While all this was happening, I was thousands of miles away. My husband had passed away and I felt I was in a vulnerable situation. Also, I had a specific strategy in mind regarding the sale, and Mike was able to customize the marketing so as to accomplish my needs. Mike came through for me. The transaction was completed within 7 weeks thanks to Mike and his calmness in a nail-biting, stressful situation. I would not hesitate to refer Mike Bell to anyone. Many, many thanks to you, personally, Mike. You were God-sent, and that’s not to be taken lightly. Things worked out miraculously. Kudos!!!”
– Glenda Fraser | Pasadena

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