Credentials

Michael Mitchell
847.910.0146

Working with a qualified real estate professional gives you a competitive advantage.

Whether you are buying or selling your home, choose a Realtor with experience, education, and specialized training to handle today's real estate challenges. My career accomplishments and credentials are listed below for your review.

Sales Awards
• President's Elite - Top 3% Nationally
• International Diamond Society
• Coldwell Banker Top 1000 Realtors Nationwide

Affiliations
• Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
• Member of the Illinois Board of Realtors (IAR)
• Member of the North Shore Board of Realtors (NSBAR)
• Member of MAP Listing Services

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CRS is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Less than 4% of all realtors hold the CRS designation. Since 1977, the Council of Residential Specialists has offered in-depth training on negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers' and sellers' best interest and building a referral business.

ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

CNS - Certified Negotiation Specialist
A Coldwell Banker Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS) has the ability to negotiate to help clients achieve their goals and create the win/win. Designees learn 1) When negotiating actually begins and how to position oneself beforehand; 2) The "Four Principles" used by every great negotiator and how they relate to MUCH more than just an inspection issue; 3) How to create and/or gain power in a negotiation and what to do when faced with someone in a more powerful position; 4) A dozen effective strategies and how to counter them.