Meet Michele and Art Wilson

With more than 25 years’ real estate experience and unparalleled local knowledge, Michele and Art Wilson walk with you every step of the way to make sure your real estate journey is a rewarding one. They listen to your dreams and goals, share insights you won’t get from any Internet search, point out details you might have missed on your own, and help you understand each document you sign. This husband-and-wife team believes in making your adventure interesting and enjoyable.

The Wilsons delight in providing reliable information and insights to help you make the educated decisions that will make you happy. They particularly enjoy working with first-time buyers, who sometimes can find the process overwhelming. In addition, the Wilsons call on their personal real estate buying and selling experiences to adeptly help families who are relocating, upgrading or downsizing.

Their motto: “We don’t sell. We help people buy.”

About Michele Wilson

A lifelong resident of Lake Forest and an active participant in school and community organizations, Michele Wilson knows why families come to Chicago’s North Shore and stay. A Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Relocation Specialist and a Graduate, Realtor® Institute, Michele offers an insider’s knowledge of community dynamics, school systems, local business environments and real estate values.

Known throughout Chicagoland as a real estate expert, Michele appeared on WFLD-Channel 32’s “Fox Thing in the Morning” program, in a segment called “Does It Come With a Pool?” She also was featured in an HGTV program on (luxury homes/show name).

An honors graduate of Denison University in Ohio, Michele worked in finance, marketing and technology before entering the real estate business in 1987. She opened and managed Coldwell Banker’s Lake Forest West office for 11 years. She has worked in tandem with her husband, Art, since 2000. They are part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the No. 1 real estate brokerage in Lake Forest.

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Married 20 years, Michele and Art Wilson have a combined family of six grown children and five grandchildren. They love family gatherings—which are frequent, since most of their kids live within an hour’s drive from Lake Forest. They also enjoy tennis and hikes along the Lake Michigan shore.

One of their all-time favorite pastimes is reading beside the pool at their vacation home in Tucson, Ariz.

They volunteer with various community organizations. They also support Ronald McDonald House Charitiesof Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and Habitat for Humanity Lake County.

About Art Wilson

A New Jersey native who relocated six times during his corporate career and who has lived on Chicago’s North Shore for 30 years, Art Wilson understands what it takes to acclimate to a new home and community. A Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Relocation Specialist and a Nationally Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Art offers an insider’s knowledge of community dynamics, school systems, the local business environment and real estate values.

An acknowledged authority on real estate trends, Art blogs about area market trends here as well as on Trulia and ActiveRain. He also is one of several experts who answer questions for Trulia users.

After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and New York University, Art held executive positions with several start-up and turnaround companies in the media, furniture, oil, tire and computer industries. He got his real estate license in 2000. He works in tandem with his wife, Michele, as part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the No. 1 real estate brokerage in Lake Forest.

Professional Designations

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

Personal Background

Married 20 years, Art and Michele Wilson have a combined family of six grown children and five grandchildren. They love family gatherings—which are frequent, since most of their kids live within an hour’s drive from Lake Forest. They also enjoy tennis and hikes along the Lake Michigan shore.

One of their all-time favorite pastimes is reading beside the pool at their vacation home in Tucson, Ariz.

They volunteer with various community organizations. They also support Ronald McDonald House Charitiesof Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and Habitat for Humanity Lake County.

 

Michele Wilson, Broker, GRI, CRP, CRS
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
225 E. Deerpath Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Cell/Direct: 847-217-1760
Efax?
Email: michele.wilson@cbexchange.com
www.ColdwellBankerOnline.com

Art Wilson, Broker, ABR, CRP, CRS
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell/Direct: 847-363-1599
Efax: 781-609-9218
Email: art.wilson@cbexchange.com
www.ColdwellBankerOnline.com