Lisa Wenzel - Wenzel Select PropertiesLisa Wenzel

Designated Managing Real Estate Broker

Cell: (630) 430-4797
Office: (630) 430-4790
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Lisa Wenzel founded Wenzel Select Properties, Ltd., in 2004, while working as a Commercial Property Manager for a number of Fortune 500 Investment Corporations. She is very proud of her sixteen-year tenure in the Commercial Real Estate arena.

Prior to starting up Wenzel Select Properties, Ltd., Lisa began buying homes as rental properties and found that she loved helping families find a perfect place to call home. She has worked with a number of first-time home buyers and has had the privilege of helping each find their dream home. Lisa prides herself on the fact that all of her business comes from past client referrals and strives to keep her clients for life.

Commitment to serving the needs of her clients by providing one on one support through the entire real estate transaction remains her #1 focus. Her team of professionals will assist you in selecting properties that meet your needs, and help find the “exact fit” for your individual or family lifestyle, whether it is selling, purchasing, or renting a new home.

As a member of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors® she is able to show you virtually all properties available for sale in the Greater Chicagoland area through the Association’s Multiple Listing Service, whether you are looking for a home in the heart of downtown Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, Lisa will help you find your dream home. As a seller, her membership in the Multiple Listing Service allows exposure to all available purchasers within the network of Real Estate Sales Professionals in the Chicagoland area.

In 2006, Lisa founded Wenzel Select Homes, a boutique custom home building company specializing in homes with high-end unique architectural designs.

Lisa Wenzel has held her Illinois Real Estate license since 1990, her Illinois Broker’s License since 2004, and her Managing Broker’s License since 2012.

Lisa Wenzel Real Estate Designations and Certifications

CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) – What is the CRB?
C-RETS (Certified Real Estate Team Specialist) – What is C-RETS?
CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) – Why use a CLHMS?
 (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) – Why use a GRI Graduate?
RPA (Real Property Administrator) – RPA a Commercial RE Designation
ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) – Why use an ABR?
SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) – Why work with an SRS?
PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) – PSA Advantages 
SFR (Short Sale/Foreclosure Resource) certification – Why you need an SFR!
BPOR (Broker Price Opinion Resource) certification – About BPOR

In addition, Lisa completed a portion of the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation.

CB Richard Ellis named her the “Commercial Property Manager of the Year” in 1993, for her outstanding commitment and dedication to the management of her portfolio of properties.  In 2014, Lisa received the Chamber630 award for ‘BUSINESS EXCELLENCE” – in the Professional category.  She was selected as a finalist in 2011.

Wenzel Select Properties has received the Better Business Bureau’s Accredited Business Honor every year since August 2013.  The BBB Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling, and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business.

Chicago Magazine and Five Star Professional chose Lisa as one of their “Five Star Professional Real Estate Agents“, She is honored to have been chosen by Five Star Professional and based on her client reviews has received this award since 2011.  The final list of Chicago Five Star Real Estate Agents is a select group, representing less than 2% of the real estate agents in the area.

Lisa currently serves on Chamber630’s Board of Directors Executive Committee, she also served on the Board of Directors from 2010-2019.  She is a member of Chamber630‘s Ambassador Committee, and Chamber First Referral Group’s Membership Chair.  She is also an active Chamber630 Executive Partner.

In March 2022, Lisa became a Charter Member of the Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove.  Kiwanis is dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.  She rejoined the Indian Boundary YMCA Board of Directors in October 2022, she previously sat on the Board from 2014 – 2019.  The YMCA is committed to ensuring every child reaches their full potential.  Lisa has volunteered for Little Friends Auction Committee to assist in raising funds for Children with Autism.  As a former member and chairperson of the City of Hope‘s Real Estate Action Committee (REACH), she helped raise funds for Pediatric Cancer for over ten years.

Wenzel Select Properties has been a proud sponsor of the Downers Grove Rotary Grove Fest since 2013, along with many other sponsorships throughout the year.

Lisa has lived in the Western Suburbs for over thirty years and she and her husband Freddy plan on staying in the Downers Grove area for many years to come.

real satisfied real estate reviews Lisa Wenzel Managing Broker Real Estate Reviews

Galina Buckhout

You are the best! You did the job of the attorneys the bank people, the appraisal guy and anyone else! You did it all and your constant faith helped you through that painful short sale process! You are simply the best as Tina Turner sings!!!

Beverly Richardson

Lisa answered my e-mail request for help in finding a rental house in the Downers Grove area. Upon our arrival Lisa had a number of places for me to look at and she was very helpful. She drove me around and found us a place in just a few days. She was professional and friendly and I feel I have made a friend for life.

Matt & Julie Chalberg

Lisa is very knowledgeable about real estate and knows how to discuss matters while making the client feel equally involved in the process.

Anthony & Rebekka Camacho

When we were looking to buy our first house neither of us knew a lot about the process, and we didn’t know how to find a good realtor. One day we came across the Wenzel Select Properties site. We decided to meet with Lisa, and that was the best decision we could have made. She was exactly what we needed. Lisa was upfront and honest about what she saw in the houses. She was tireless in helping us find the perfect house; we looked at around fifty houses before deciding on the one we bought. She took us step by step through the process in an easy to understand, friendly manner. Lisa was also very accommodating with our schedules, gladly meeting with us late at night and on weekends. Overall, the experience with Lisa and Wenzel Select Properties was a great one. We highly recommend the Wenzels to anyone looking to buy or sell property.

Marianne Yurko

I met Lisa several years ago and was immediately impressed by her enthusiasm and her entrepreneurial spirit.

Recently I had Lisa help me with a condo I had to sell, and was very concerned about how long it would take in today’s market. Lisa offered a realistic plan to getting it sold, to include working with a professional stager, and within three months of having it listed we had a solid offer, despite the large number of units also for sale in the complex. It was also slightly complicated because it was a short sale and a reverse mortgage. Lisa got the deal closed within 60 days!

If you want the job done professionally and you want to work with someone who knows how to get the job done, Lisa is the one to call.

The Sheaffer’s

I have had difficulty renting my condo in the past, but this time because Lisa was in charge, the condo was rented in less than a month and for a 2-year lease. Because I live out of state, Lisa worked closely with me to get the condo ready – new paint throughout and everything sparkling clean. When we had an emergency due to leakage, Lisa was at the condo within an hour to correct the problem.

I highly recommend Lisa for your realty needs whether it be listing your home to sell or to rent.

The Svehla’s

Lisa and her staff had done a wonderful job of assisting us with putting a home on the market – then when the market tanked, she worked with us to place a renter in our property in record time. She is excellent with follow thru and communication.

Roberto & Celina Perez

Lisa Wenzel is an outstanding and wonderful realtor to whom I would recommend to everyone because she has not only helped my husband and I search for our first home, but has become such a great friend to have. In the past two years, she always is available if you have any questions or if you just want to call and just talk to see how everything is going. She definitely deserves and outstanding award for her overall work that she puts in day in and day out and is willing to help find you the place of your dreams. I remember when she was working with other clients besides me and she still made us feel like we were the only ones and not only working during the week but on the weekends as well. She is an individual who I feel should be recognized for her talent that she puts into her work and her overall friendliness to her clients. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that I know who is having trouble searching for a home.

Andrew Boutros

Lisa did a fabulous job in helping me secure a rental property in Chicago, a city in which I had never lived in before. I had a comprehensive list of requirements and features that were important to me. Lisa helped me to find a place that satisfied each of my search criterions and did so under an extremely tight deadline. Lisa also was extremely effective in the negotiation’s process. Lisa is optimistic, encouraging, determined, and mighty cheerful. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends.

Jason Buckhout

In today’s housing market, selling a home seems like an impossible task. At least it was for our first realtor, but having switched to Lisa, we saw an immediate change. She worked much harder and was more dedicated to selling our home. This was refreshing experience and gave us hope that we would actually sell our home after it being on the market for a couple of years. I don’t think we could have sold our home without her.
Thank you Lisa!

Lea Miller

Lisa, Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into helping me find my first place. It’s been a long journey, but the end result is better than I could have ever imagined. Your skills as a realtor can only be matched by your generosity as a person. I am so glad we met all those years ago and I felt such an immediate connection. It is one that will last for many more years. Thank you also for the great Sutton Calendar, it’s hanging at work by my desk and I love it every day. The paper organizer is great. I spent an hour the night it came putting tons of stuff in it. It’s perfect just like my new home!

Dependable, trustworthy, diligent, fun, straightforward, great negotiator. Couldn’t have bought my condo without her.

Debbie Raymond

We bought our first home with the help of Lisa and things just went so fast. We put our offer in and it was accepted immediately. Our closing was complete within two weeks and in the house quicker than I could imagine. Thank you Lisa for a great job. We love our house!

The Corey’s

When we decided to purchase our first home together, we immediately chose Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties. We felt confident our needs as buyers would be addressed during the entire process. Lisa was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She understood the market and found compatible listings based on our needs. Lisa displayed superior negotiating skills which concluded in a mutual agreement between both parties. We highly recommend Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties for any prospective buyer–they will put you first.

Jeb & Lindsey Brown

I contacted Lisa from Georgia when I found out I would be attending school in the Chicago area. She was such a pleasure to work with. When none of the properties worked out from the first day of showings, she set up some last minute showings before we flew back to GA. When we found a place, she took care of everything and kept in constant communication. I would definitely recommend her as an agent, very professional and a delightful person!!

Alan Richardson

Lisa was great. Got us a great house and showed my wife all around the area.

Mark & Diane Frankel

Lisa, I wanted send you a note about how pleased I was with your companies guidance in the sale of my home. It was with your expertise that within days of me saying “I need to sell my home quickly” you did it within 60 days.

Again thank you and I will always recommend your company.

-Carol Fautsch

Lisa, thank you for getting our home sold on Thomas Avenue. We really appreciated all of your good help and all of your up to date communication throughout this transaction. Hopefully someday our paths will cross again!

Edward Jones Trust Company


Atika Daouiou & Noureddine Othmane

I really don’t know how to thank you for working so hard to get me this condo at this unbelievable price!!!!!!!! I’m all about moved in to my new place, I changed it a little bit in my way. I am so happy and thank you again and again. I will always remember you and pray for you. God bless you.

Susan Adams

Lisa was in control of the process from the very beginning. She responded to our calls and emails promptly regardless of the time of day, or day of the week. We received an offer within a week, and Lisa expertly guided us through several rounds of negotiation. Lisa won our confidence with her energy, commitment, and knowledge; we would highly recommend her.