Chicago Five Star award winner



  • Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner 2011-2021

  • Chamber630 Business Excellence Award Professional Category 2014

  • CB Richard Ellis Commercial Property Manager of the Year 1993


Designated Managing Real Estate Broker License - 2012

Real Estate Broker License-2004

Real Estate Salesperson License-1990


  • CRB-Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager

  • CLHMS-Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • ABR-Accredited Buyer Representative

  • GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute

  • RPA-Real Property Administrator

  • SRS-Seller Representative Specialist


  • BPOR-Broker Price Opinion Resource
  • C-RETS-Certified Real Estate Team Specialist 
  • PSA-Pricing Strategy Advisor
  • SFR-Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource


Lisa Wenzel Testimonials & Reviews

We interviewed several Realtors. It was critical to us that the Realtor we selected has not only a good marketing plan but was also prepared to help us consult in what we need to do to get our property ready. Lisa had an excellent marketing plan that was grounded in social media and how buyers act in today's market! Very impressive.

Lisa was our advocate and her mission was to sell our home all along the way. We worked with Lisa for months before the property went on sale to ensure the house would show the BEST when it went on the market. As we got closer to putting the house on the market Lisa started to put her 'coming soon' marketing plan into action. The day our house went on sale Friday March 4th, we had several showings with many lined up for the weekend. We sold in 36 hours over list. Her negotiation skills were awesome. We agreed to her every move as she is the professional we hired to get the most $'s from our home. Lisa is the most professional and focused Realtor we have had the benefit of working with. After the sale she was right there for the home inspection. We were still out of town for the winter during the inspection and Lisa jumped in with her husband to resolve a broken egress window. We are really happy we listened to everything Lisa recommended!

Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!!  If you are serious about selling your home use Lisa and listen to her recommendations! 

Tom and Karen – Downers Grove, IL


We found Wenzel Select Properties on Yelp and based on the reviews we decided to reach out to them. We emailed them around 9 pm, the next morning around 8:00 I received a phone call from Lisa Wenzel and two hours later she and Melissa Nelson came and met me. Lisa and her team are absolutely amazing; they are experienced, highly professional individuals who provided us insights to the market and processes. They added real value to us and not just access to the MLS listings. They were always a call or a text away.

Look no further, Lisa Wenzel is really the best Realtor you can find. She is a hard-working and knowledgeable Realtor who goes above and beyond for her clients. Most importantly, she is a genuinely nice person who treats you as if you were her only client. We really could not have been happier at every step of the way and even after. I would trust these guys if I am buying, selling or renting. They are professional, caring and determined.

Wenzel Select Properties is going to be our Realtor for life and we would highly recommend them to anyone.

Hisham - Downers Grove, IL

Words cannot express how incredibly grateful I am to Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties for finding my perfect forever home for me. When Lisa and I went out to look at the properties that I wanted to see, she educated me on the “dos and don’ts” of purchasing a home. Lisa has the ability to see a home and its potential, which was very helpful and important to me because I don’t possess that quality. She was so thorough and knowledgeable that I knew I was in good hands. She told me that she would never let her clients buy a property that she, herself, would not buy. When we walked into my new home, we both knew that it was the one! I was probably one of Wenzel Select Properties’ most high maintenance clients because I had a horrible real estate experience in the past so I was very nervous. Lisa explained everything to me and answered all of my millions of questions right away. She helped me find a mortgage company, home inspector, attorney and handyman, whom I was very pleased with and had reasonable pricing. Lisa went above and beyond the call of duty. She was there when I needed her and she helped me to remain calm when I needed it. I have so much respect for Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Thank you for my Home Sweet Home!

Megan - Downers Grove, IL


I have known Lisa Wenzel for many years so when I decided to open up my first restaurant and needed retail space, I contacted her.  She immediately started a search for me on the MLS and my journey began!  Lisa wouldn't give up until we found the perfect place!  Six months later we found our home, DOC WATSON'S, located at 444 N. Weber Road in Romeoville and we couldn't be happier.  Freddy Wenzel even helped remodel the location in order to open up on time.  If you are looking for a Residential or Commercial Realtor, Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties are the REALTORS to call!!  Very knowledgeable about all types of Real Estate and really care about making sure their clients are extremely happy!

Christopher Kawa - Romeoville, IL

Working with Lisa and her associates was a complete pleasure. She is beyond knowledgeable about real estate. What sets Lisa apart from the rest is her dedication and investment in her clients. She matches families with properties that best suit their needs.  Personally, she took the time to learn about the area we were looking to buy in, including local schools, parks, and areas of interest. The market analysis reports that she provides and her weekly updates that are emailed provide her clients a peek at what she is doing behind the scenes. She takes the time to explain everything in detail and really listens to her clients' concerns, questions, interests, and ideas. 

I have worked with Lisa both in buying AND selling of properties. Most recently, we asked Lisa to work with us in selling a property. Lisa exemplifies what being a realtor should entail. She focuses on her clients above all, works collaboratively when making decisions, and is very organized with the paperwork that is required to "get the job done"!  Lisa is also always available. She's very accessible - and she is patient when her clients ask questions (and believe me...I had A LOT!).

I would highly recommend Lisa to those looking to buy or sell - and to those simply thinking about buying or selling. Her knowledge is up-to-date because she's constantly finding educational opportunities for herself in order to provide the best to her clients. Lisa is the best!

Matt and Julie – Schaumburg, IL

Lisa Wenzel and the team at Wenzel Select Properties are the best in the business! Lisa has many years of experience in real estate and she is what I would call "an expert in her field". She takes pride in her work and treated us like family. Lisa was in constant communication with us during the entire buying process and was always easily accessible by phone and e-mail. Because she is so knowledgeable, we trusted her opinion and she worked tirelessly to find the perfect home for our son.  We would highly recommend Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties for your next home purchase or sale. Lisa will go the extra mile to ensure her clients are satisfied and happy. It's hard these days to find a dedicated, hard-working, honest professional like Lisa. Thanks Lisa!           

Marc, Jonna, and William – Darien, IL

I have known Lisa for several years and consider her an industry expert. She has assisted me with other transactions and I would never have considered anyone else. Lisa's excitement and enthusiasm for the industry allows you to feel comfortable with an important life decision. Real estate is her life and passion, not just a job. The unique, "boutique" feel of Wenzel Select Properties truly sets this company apart from it's chain-like competitors and gives you a one of a kind experience.

As first time home buyers, we had many questions for Lisa. She made us feel comfortable and answered everything we asked. Lisa also referred us to the right party (lawyer, broker) if the question was better answered by someone else.  Lisa truly worked for us with her understanding of the industry and how negotiations work. Her recommendations and advice made us feel comfortable in our offer which allowed us to get the best price for our investment.

Melissa is a great addition to the staff. She is very patient and provided thoughtful advice throughout the process.

April and Brockton – Lisle, IL

Lisa Wenzel of Wenzel Select properties sold my house in Cicero, a tough town to sell property in, with many regulations and a more than rigorous inspection/compliance/fee schedule process. Lisa and Melissa were very responsive when status updates were requested and were very professional. They were also very friendly and knowledgeable. I live out of town and they were able to handle the whole process of letting the inspectors in, reading the meter etc. which I wasn't available to do and without this support I would have had to take days off of work to accommodate. In the end Lisa was able to get an above list price offer and sale for us and made the process of selling in Cicero a lot less stressful. I would definitely use Wenzel properties again if I had a home to sell and would definitely recommend them to others.

Doug and Carol – Berwyn, IL


At the age of 28, I desired to start the home buying process because I was tired of dealing with bad landlords and living in less than desirable apartments. A friend referred me to Lisa and after my first phone meeting with Lisa- I couldn't wait to start searching for my first home. I partnered with Lisa and Melissa from Wenzel Select Properties to search for my first home and they were truly exceptional Realtors! Lisa was like a mom to me during this process-she was patient, understanding, and very knowledgeable. Melissa was detailed-oriented and very timely with all the paperwork. Melissa and Lisa both were great at ensuring the purchase of my first home was a smooth transaction! I have been in my home for less than a year and I have already referred three friends to Lisa-she is just that great! I highly recommend any person, especially a first-time home buyer to hire Lisa and the staff at Wenzel Select to make your dreams of owning a home become a reality! Thanks Melissa and Lisa for all your hard work!   

Sharika – Romeoville, IL

We suddenly found ourselves in need of an Agent with short sale experience and Lisa Wenzel was recommended to use by a friend. I was a little concerned at first since the property we were listing was over 50 miles away from her office but that was quickly overcome. Lisa quickly set up an appointment to come out and see the property and within a week we had our home listed with some great virtual pictures and videos online. Within two weeks of having the home listed we had an offer and it was accepted by the Bank.  I could not be happier with the outcome and the help and guidance Lisa provided for us. 

Pete - Gurnee, IL

Lisa Wenzel helped make a major life transition so much easier for us! Our jobs were taking us to a new city, so we needed to sell quickly to avoid paying for 2 homes at the same time. We chose Lisa Wenzel and her team for their comprehensive marketing plan that included the very important virtual tour, and their ability to appropriately price our property. We were listed within a few days of our meeting, had an offer very quickly, and were happily able to stay whole on our asking price. We listed in mid-February and were closed and moved to our new city by mid-April. Lisa was super to work with, knows exactly what she is doing, and helped us through every step of the process.

Margie and John – Western Springs, IL

We were so fortunate to have found Lisa Wenzel of Wenzel Select Properties, Ltd. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. I meet Lisa Wenzel about 8 years ago when I was looking for my first rental. As time went on and I became engaged, we decided to purchase a home. During the first year of looking, Lisa led us through multiple rounds of negotiations to get to a price we were comfortable with. However as first time home buyers, we became indecisive regarding location and price which cost us a few properties. We were so afraid of the selection and mortgage process that we started to put off buying a house for a few years. Lisa continued to work hard for us by educating us and coaching us through the entire process, she always answered every phone call or email no matter what time or day. I never felt like she was just trying to sell us a house and we were never pressured to make an offer on any property. Through our personal ups and downs, Lisa Wenzel stuck by us and I cannot thank her enough for her kindness, dedication, and determination. She was very flexible and knowledgeable which made our experience less stressful. Through the years, Lisa was not only our Realtor but also became our friend. She inspired me to get my own real estate broker license and I could not be happier. Lisa’s professionalism and expertise made our experience worth the wait. I highly recommend her to everyone!

Eumeka and Matt – Carol Stream, IL

Lisa Wenzel is the best. We have used her several times and one of the reasons is that Lisa is very knowledgeable and her marketing skills are really helpful in selling a property. Her videos of the property are excellent and are good at showing the property at its best. Lisa was very good when it came to advertising the property.  We were able to sell our condo the first day it went on the market. Her help in pricing and advertising property was invaluable to us. Lisa was always available and ready to help and was there every step of the selling process. We recommend Lisa Wenzel highly.

Bob and Pat – Woodridge, IL

Lisa Wenzel was recommended to us by a friend of a friend. I cannot state enough how glad I am that we chose Lisa to help us find our first home. She is such a personable, friendly, and warm person who has such an enthusiasm for and is so dedicated to her profession and it shows in everything that she does. I would absolutely recommend her to everyone that I meet!

Lisa was extremely knowledgeable about the entire home buying process, which was incredibly important to us as we were first time homebuyers. She made the process less stressful and helped us every step of the way, and was so understanding of our multitude of questions and very prompt in answering them to the absolute best of her abilities. In fact, everyone that we worked with at Wenzel Select Properties was very friendly, professional, and, most importantly, very prompt with all communications.  I cannot say it enough, but Lisa Wenzel with Wenzel Select Properties is the absolute best Realtor to work with, period.

Emily and Dan – Carol Stream, IL

We began our search process in late October by viewing a few properties guided by Lisa. Lisa was able to very quickly make arrangements with the other agents to get us into the properties that we were interested in viewing. When my wife found the property that we eventually purchased, she became more serious about moving ahead with a bid, though I wanted to see other properties for comparison. Lisa followed through and showed the other properties. When my wife and I were getting closer to a decision, I wanted to see the house in the daylight. We called Lisa on a Sunday afternoon and she had us back in the house within the hour and was very patient and understanding as I walked through the empty house over and over. That was the time that I needed to be ready to make a bid. Lisa walked us through the bid process (there were multiple bidders) so that we could win the bid without going over the assessed value of the home. We closed and moved in December and, six months later, I can't picture us living in any other house. Thanks Lisa!

Steve and Christine – Bolingbrook, IL

Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties, Ltd. went above and beyond to make sure our home buying needs were exceeded! My husband and I had a little over a month to find a house in the Chicago area. We had been working with another Realtor for three months prior and unfortunately she could not find us what we needed in our specified time frame. I admit, our case was hard. We had a little over a month, had to have an FHA approved property, safe neighborhood with good schools and descent taxes, and our budget was $100,000! What this Realtor couldn't do in three months, Lisa Wenzel did in less than a month!! We are so glad we found out about Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties because without them we would not have a home. Coming from a couple that moved over 300 miles and who did not know the Chicago area at all, I would not trust, or recommend, anyone else but Lisa Wenzel when it comes to buying real estate. Lisa and her team are incredibly knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy. WE LOVE LISA WENZEL & TEAM WENZEL!!!

Daniel and Paula – Joliet, IL

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 Wenzel’s to anyone looking to buy or sell property.

Anthony and Rebekka – New Lenox, IL

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 that night it came putting tons of stuff in it.  It’s perfect just like my new home!  Dependable, trust-worthy, diligent, fun, straight forward, great negotiator. Couldn't have bought my condo without her.

Lea – Chicago, IL


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