Andy & Mary - Strongsville, OH
Michelle is an awesome agent, she created a lot of visibility and traffic of interested buyers. In a short couple of weeks the house was sold and closure was quite rapid. We can highly recommend her as we consider her a TOP AGENT.

Laurel - Seven Hills, OH
Michelle was wonderful to work with. We bonded the day we met and had a wonderful relationship throughout this process. She kept us updated constantly and worked for our best interest throughout the process. You would be very fortunate to have her as your agent. It was a great experience and I  thank her. 

Frank E - Berea, OH

Could not ask for a better agent.

Janet H - North Olmsted, OH

Michelle has been a great agent for me. She found me the perfect condo at a great price. Michelle was very helpful in handling the transaction. She is caring and conscientious and I would recommend her to any of my friends or family looking for a realtor.

Sandi S - Middleburg Heights, OH

Michelle was excellent! Very knowledgeable on everything and really worked hard to find something I wanted. I have already given her info to a coworker.

Joyce C - Olmsted Falls, OH

I am totally capable of giving Michelle Stanifer a glowing recommendation. I had a house in Old Brooklyn which I intended to sell in the spring. Michelle constantly kept me posted with possibilities for a new residence on her client portal and was more than willing to show them to me. When it was time to sell my house in the spring, she sold it within six weeks. Her presentation on the property to be sold was outstanding. I moved into a new condo within thirty days of the sale. Due to her expertise and knowledge of paperwork and key people, I was able to move within HOURS of the final sale of my property which saved me moving costs and storage rental fees of a double move. My brother, who rarely gives compliments, said she is the BEST real estate agent he has ever known. She even tried to find a home for my dog!! Her dedication and knowledge of the profession is beyond reproach.

Kim & Kurt - Berea, OH

Michele did an excellent job selling our home. She had offers before it was even officially listed on the market. Michele answered all our questions quickly and was always available. The process went quick and smooth, and although we were against using a realtor at first it was our biggest and best decision we made.



Michelle Stanifer - Agent with Russell Real Estate Services
Michelle Stanifer reviews

​Michelle - Parma, OH

Working with Michelle was a pleasure. She helped us buy our first home. She was on top of her game, and put our minds at ease. She was always available to take us to see new listings. She is also very patient & knowledgeable of her field. Since we were new home buyers, she truly helped us with the process and even introduced us to a great mortgage broker. I would definitely recommend Michelle as a realtor.

Lisa - Cleveland, OH

I asked to write you about our experience with Russell Realty; specifically, Michelle Stanifer. I can't thank you enough for her help in selecting our new house. After my first meeting with Michelle, I knew we would find the perfect house. She looked through each house with us and gave us her feedback, which was really important to us. She knows that we have a house in Florida. She also knew that getting the most for our money was essential. She provided us with loan help, inspection help, help with so much, even after closing. If and when we should need to sell or know someone who needs help, Michelle is our first call.

She led us to a house that exceeded our expectations! We are ALL so happy and it's because of Michelle who has changed our lives for the better. I'm sure glad we met, a friend forever!

Melannie - Maple Heights, OH

Hello Michelle,
This is just a little note to say Thank You for being such an awesome realtor, you real made our experience GREAT! It was our pleasure working with you and we will be more than glad to send referrals your way.  Not only were you available when we needed you and very knowledgeable about different areas of the properties to ensure we made a good decision on buying, you were able to write the contract and negotiate the deal to work in our favor. And for that I want to say Thank You!!! This has been a smooth transition and I don't think we could have done it without you.

Eva and Ton – Sagamore Hills, OH / Breda, The Netherlands

To be honest: The thought ‘how to buy a house in the US worried us a little bit. The distance of 4000 miles, and nothing but water in between, made us think how this adventure would end (, we are Dutch and live in The Netherlands). The first realtors we spoke we’re doing average to O.K., but then there was Michelle Stanifer.

From the very start we felt understood, and even more important, taken seriously. Please remember: 99% of the communication was done by E-mail. Michelle’s concern, adequate and quick responses, knowledge, her personal viewpoint (if we asked for it), and not to forget, her pleasant humorous remarks every now and then was more then we hoped for. The whole process ran very, very smoothly.

We want to thank Michelle not only for being such a great realtor, but she understood and answered perfectly all the approximately 1000 other questions regarding to all things we would have to encounter during our move to Ohio as well.

Conclusion: Dank je wel Michelle! (Thanks Michelle!) We certainly will meet again.

Tom and Elaine - North Olmsted, OH

We recommend Michelle Stanifer as an agent for buying a home. After living in our Lakewood colonial for twenty-six years we decided we needed a home with a bathroom and bedroom on the first floor to accommodate aging hips and knees, within specific cities. Michelle sent us listings for homes for sale, which met our criteria. We selected the ones we were interested in and Michelle took us through them.

We looked at many and we were impressed by Michelle’s knowledge of home construction. Michelle would point out good and bad points of each house, including foundation, wiring, insulation, landscape, drainage and many others. That was very helpful to us because it was a long time since we shopped for a house.

After a few months of searching unsuccessfully in the specific cities we were interested in, Michelle told us she had a pretty good idea what we were looking for based on our comments on all the houses we looked at so far. She asked if she could pick the next house we looked at. We agreed and within two hours Michelle found a ranch home close to, but outside, the specific cities which looked really good. It was for sale by owner. We were impressed with the house and made a bid.

Michelle dealt successfully with the owner who was at times difficult to deal with, and got us a good price on the house. She guided us through the entire process of offer, inspection, loan, and closing.  We appreciate Michelle’s professionalism, good humor, patience, kindness and thorough knowledge of real estate. We happily recommend her to you.