January 2023 WSP Newsletter

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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 13 Issue 1
(630) 430-4790 team@wenzelselectproperties.com www.wenzelselectproperties.com

Welcome to WSP
Becky Brand!

Please help us in welcoming our newest agent,
Becky Brand!

Becky has a passion for real estate and enjoys helping others! Becky currently resides in Downers Grove with her family and has been teaching in Illinois for 15 years. She has a BS from DePaul University & her MS from Concordia University. She has lived in many of the Chicagoland suburbs throughout her life from River Forest/Oak Park area to the Joliet area. As a former Olympic Luge athlete, she works hard and enjoys the challenge of selling a clients’ house and finding them a new home. Becky looks forward to assisting clients through the buying, selling or renting process.

To get to know Becky a little more click HERE

Becky can also be reached at (815) 954-5647
or by email at becky@wenzelselectproperties.com


ConnectMLS Modern 2.0 – Start Your Own Search on the MLS!

We are excited to share that ConnectMLS has updated their searching capabilities and you can now start your own search under the Modern 2.0 view. We will be switching your search over to this new version and here are a few things you can now do:


* You can search for listings in your connectMLS portal… even Private listings!


* The updated Client Portal is mobile-friendly, easier to navigate and looks better than ever!


While we still have automated searches going based on our client’s criteria, buyers are now able to start their own search!


We hope these new features help buyers search for homes easier and negate the need to search on other consumer websites that, as you know, are typically not up to date and not regulated like ConnectMLS is.

Interested in learning more? Please reach out to us at 630-430-4790 or contact your Wenzel Select Properties Realtor directly for more information. We look forward to helping you reach your real estate goals.



Community Market Reports

on our Website!

Curious to know what’s going on in your market? Check out the Community Market Reports page on our website to stay up to date on recent sales, median prices, listing inventory and more! Sign up for these reports to be emailed directly to you on a monthly basis.


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market reports


Five Basic Things to Consider Before Starting a Remodel


Home renovation projects are exciting. You finally have the time and energy to redo that outdated bathroom or turn your drab kitchen into a picture worthy of Instagram. But there is more to consider than just deciding what paint color you’re going to use or how a certain tile will look in the bathroom. Keep these five tips in mind before starting the renovation process.

Look at the Original Architectural Style
Always take into consideration… Read More

The Key to Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth


It’s never fun to discover mold growing in a basement or attic. Not only is it an eyesore, but it can also be quite dangerous. As with most issues, the best way to deal with mold or mildew is to prevent the problem before it begins.

What Is Mold?
Mold is a natural and necessary part of the life cycle. It helps break down organic material, and certain types of mold can actually kill harmful bacteria for example, the antibiotic penicillin’s primary component is mold.

So, mold in and of itself is not the culprit, but it becomes a problem when it starts to promote germ growth that can stimulate allergiesRead More


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Featured Testimonial

                     by Chris & Kelly

We met Lisa early on in our home search at an open house. As first time home buyers, we knew very little about anything to do with the process. We continued to talk with other agents as well but ultimately felt Lisa had our best interest in mind. She was not overwhelming with pushing houses as we started on our search but was there to answer any question or point out things to consider. We were on our search for 9 months with a handful of offers put in and ultimately landed on the perfect house for us! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with than Lisa, she was so quick to respond and act at the drop of a hat through the entire process, kept our expectations realistic, and was fully invested in making sure we took the time to find a home we loved and not just a place to live.

December Happenings


Congratulations to

Andy & Michelle
on the sale of their property!

Congratulations to
Danny & Allie
on the purchase of their new home!


Congratulations to
Jeff & JoEllen
on the purchase of their new home!

Congratulations to
Lauren & Alison

on the purchase of their new property!

Congratulations to
Ryan & Sam

on the sale of their property!

Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valueable investment.
Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Real Estate Broker

Four Morning Routines to Make Your New Year More Productive


Your waking hours can set the tone for the rest of the day. Whether you work from the office or from home, starting off the morning right can have a huge impact on how productive you are throughout the day. Looking for proven ways to increase your productivity in the mornings? Here are four tips that can help.

Skip the Social Media Scrolling
Your phone is the biggest source of distraction on your bed or desk. Learn to avoid reaching for your… Read More

What’s the Deal with Mortgage Points?


If you apply for a mortgage loan today, your lender might propose that you pay a discount point or two to get a better deal. But what are discount points exactly and will they really be beneficial?

One mortgage point is equal to 1% of the loan principal, so if you plan to take a loan for $300,000, a point is $3,000. Points are sort of a prepayment on a loan to avoid paying a certain amount of interest… Read More

High Mortgage Rates Curb Sales


For the ninth consecutive month, existing-home sales fell, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). What’s more, both month-over-month and year-over-year sales declined in every region of the country. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, the decline can be attributed partly to climbing mortgage rates barring potential homebuyers from qualifying for a mortgage. The impact is greater in expensiveRead More

Featured Listings

2700 W Belmont Unit 408
Chicago, IL

2 bed, 2 bath, 1 garage space, elevator building!

2616 E Walnut Ct. Woodridge, IL
4 bed, 4.1 bath, 3 car garage, finished basement, DGN district!

323 E 18th St. Lockport, IL
2-Flat, large lot, great space throughout!

1009 Claremont Dr. Downers Grove, IL
3 bed, 2.1 bath, 2 car garage, finished basement!
Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel – 630 430-4797
Broker: Melissa Mathis – 630 392-5171
Broker: Danny Reed – 708 703-4653
Broker: Eumeka Aguado – 847 513-4433
Broker: Catherine Lopez – 630 981-4572
Broker: April Stary – 630 962-4820Broker: Harmanpreet Singh – 630 440-1578
Broker: Becky Brand – 815 954-5647
Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street,
Downers Grove IL 60516

The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice.
If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation

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