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?
GRI (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 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 is a member of Chamber630's Ambassador Committee, Chamber First Referral Group, and has served on Chamber630's Board of Directors since 2010. She is also an active Chamber630 Executive Partner.
In June 2014, Lisa joined the Indian Boundary YMCA Board of Directors and has also 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 plan on staying in the Downers Grove area for many years to come.