Giving back is the cornerstone of good business. For me, there is simply no other acceptable way to work for my clients. Michele Bell
A home is more than a purchase, it’s your legacy. Through home ownership I help families who have faced hardships to start new chapters in their lives and ensure that they can still take pride in what kind of life they’re able to provide for themselves long into the future.
Hi, my name is Michele Bell, founding CEO of Boutique Real Estate. There is a saying in life that we should share the scar and not the wound. My purpose isn’t just real estate – through homeownership or sales, I help families start a new chapter in their lives.
My own story is not one that you would typically associate with a successful person but it has shown me how important it is to never give up on your dreams and always be there for those who need help most. I connect to my clients on a level that they will never forget.
In 2002, I was fired from a 6-figure job as a project manager when I chose to support my son through chemotherapy as a single mother with no child support. I lost my home soon after and lived at the YMCA. There is something tremendously humbling to hit rock bottom. My tenacity and grit allowed me to close sales on the 9th floor at NYU watching my teenage son fight for his life–until he lost his battle with bone cancer in 2005. It is this journey that gives me the motivation to keep on–keepin on!
I am deeply intuitive, yet also have extremely strong instincts. Weaving my life challenges and triumphs into my real estate career has gives me an edge in real estate that cannot be taught or learned. I use every opportunity to educate my clients throughout the process—it’s essential to keep everyone in the loop. I know my clients appreciate that.
Upstate New York
Born and raised in Upstate New York, I know my way around and will happily share favorite dining spots and local treasures with clients. I’m always on a mission to live my life with purpose every breath without my loved ones. I’ve been awarded 15x for my best screenplay based on my published book “A Journey of Unconditional Love.” I feel honored to help clients find the same sense of joy in fulfilling their dreams of homeownership or guiding them through this important life transition.
It’s not the rise in success or philanthropic work that I strive for, but it’s also because I want to build a legacy for my son and change lives. I want to show you that we are all the same.
We may get knocked down, but with enough effort and time, we can rise again. Michele Bell
We need to be together in this fight against the impurities of bullying, hate, and mental illness. It is not what you go through, it is how you come out of it. It is not about your past that defines you; it’s about what you do next for others.
While working with Michele, you not only gain an amazing agent but a loyal friend. ~ Michael
Michele Bell is a Grief Warrior and founding CEO of Boutique Real Estate. She is an award-winning published author/screenwriter of A Journey of Unconditional Love and believes that being a mother is her greatest accomplishment. Michele approaches work with unstoppable perseverance and grit. With a combination of compassion and coaching, Michele is an excellent fit for underprivileged or disadvantaged clients, and is the founding director and 20-year contributor to the non-profit organization Skippers Angel Wings—committed to improving the lives of terminally ill patients. In her limited free time, Michele enjoys writing, volunteering, traveling, and promoting healthy living.