October 2023 WSP Newsletter

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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 13 Issue 10
(630) 430-4790 team@wenzelselectproperties.com www.wenzelselectproperties.com

Lisa Wenzel & Team Wenzel Awarded 5-Star Professional Award for 12th Year!


Lisa Wenzel & Team Wenzel are grateful to our clients for allowing us to receive the Chicago Magazine’s 5-Star professional award for the 12th year!  Read more HERE

WSP voted BEST real estate office in DuPage County for 4 Years!


We are thrilled to be once again voted as Suburban Life’s Finest Real Estate Brokerage in DuPage County!

Be sure to read up on all of this year’s winners HERE


Seven Guaranteed Ways to Scare Away Buyers When Selling Your Home


Selling your home takes a combination of preparation and hard work. However, your chances of selling will be hindered if you make any of the following common mistakes before welcoming a viewer into your home.

1. Overly Quirky Decor. Overly quirky artwork and ornaments should be toned down. Replace excessively striking accessories, paint colors, and floor coverings… Read More

These Decor Trends Will
Set the Mood for Fall


Decorating your home for the fall season can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Here are the top three fall decorating tips to help you achieve a warm and festive look:

Embrace Autumn Colors
This season, jewel tones will take center stage. Deep burgundies, luxurious purples, emerald greens, and royal blues are bold colors that offer a fresh take on the classic… Read More

Sellers, You Can Still Get a Great Price for Your Home


As mortgage rates continue to climb, many have anticipated a significant drop in home prices. However, that hasn’t happened yet and is unlikely to occur anytime soon. In fact, property prices remain high and are even rising in some markets. Here are several factors contributing to high property prices:

Very Low Inventory
The real estate market is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of available homes. Compared to past “normal” years, there are only about half as many homes for sale. This scarcity has created a competitive environment where demand exceeds supply, leaving buyers motivated to find a home… Read More


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Featured Testimonial

by Dan & Lindsey


With the help of Melissa Mathis, we were able to purchase our first home. Melissa came highly recommended and after working with her, we found out there are so many reasons why. We purchased a home during a very tough market, houses were selling so quickly and often would sell before even hitting the public market. Knowing this information, Melissa was very available for us to look at homes quickly and she helped us keep on top of the revolving door of houses. Even with a few “lost out on” offers that went to higher bidders, she kept positive for us and kept reminding us that this is not a “normal” market and our house was out there! It took some time but we finally found the house for us. Melissa formed a great working relationship with the seller’s realtor and I believe that helped us secure the house during this crazy market!

She had great recommendations for inspectors, mortgage companies, and lawyers. She helped us every step of the way even throughout closing and after. We never really knew how much time a realtor spends working throughout the week and Melissa showed that to us. She was accessible for so many hours during the day and made time for us so much throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Melissa to anyone searching for a home!

September Happenings 


Congratulations to
Pat & Amanda
on the sale of their property!
Congratulations to
James & Kathy
on the sale of their property!
Congratulations to
Pat & Amanda
on the purchase of their new home!
Congratulations to
on the purchase of her new home!

Congratulations to
on the sale of her property!


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

The KonMari Method: A Once-and-for-All Decluttering Technique


Are you often overwhelmed by clutter in your home or office? If the mess continues to build up, despite your best efforts, it might be time to discover a new solution. Try the KonMari Method, developed by Marie Kondo, a Japanese cleaning consultant with a lifelong passion for tidying.

In her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Kondo shares her philosophy and perfected... Read More

Home Prices Rise as Inventory Shortages Continue


For the fourth time, the median existing-home sales price climbed above $400,000, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR); in July, it reached $406,700, a 1.9% year-over-year increase. Across the country, prices rose in the Northeast, Midwest, and South but remained stable in the West. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the NAR, most homeowners are benefiting from the price increases, as their wealth continues to grow. “However,” he added, “many renters are concerned as they’re facing growing affordability challenges because of high interest ratesRead More

Featured Listings

210 Bald Eagle Ln. Beecher, IL
4 bed, 2.2 bath, updated throughout!

5201 Washington St. Suite 2 Downers Grove, IL
Private entrance, 3 seperate offices, assigned parking. 

201 Brush Hill Rd Unit 101 Elmhurst, IL
2 bed, 2 bath, 1st floor condo, heated garage!

826 Rogers St. Downers Grove, IL
4 bed, 3.1 bath, updated throughout, in Downtown Downers Grove!
Designated Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel – 630 430-4797
Broker: Melissa Mathis – 630 392-5171
Broker: Danny Reed – 708 703-4653Broker: Catherine Lopez – 630 981-4572
Broker: April Stary – 630 962-4820

Broker: Eumeka Aguado – 847 513-4433
Broker: Harmanpreet Singh – 630 440-1578
Broker: Becky Brand – 815 954-5647

Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street,
Downers Grove IL 60516

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If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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