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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 5 Issue 2

Check Out Lisa Wenzel On The Cover & Feature of February's Top Agent Magazine!

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Curious Career Of Lillian Bjorseth
Lillian Bjorseth is an energetic, enthusiastic, inspirational, well-connected Chicago-area entrepreneur, speaker, coach and author who is known nationwide for her face-to-face networking and communication skills work. Her multi-edition, Breakthrough Networking: Building Relationships That Last, is an industry standard.

Lately her interests have grown to include more focused event planning. First up is her April 17, 2015 “Maximize Your Career – Business Tools for Women over 50” conference. It’s the first business conference for Boomer women in the Chicago area and is designed to provide information and advice for an age group that often has to overcome two challenges: age and sex. Another focus is to help the women build relationships with like-minded women. In short, it’s an event geared to them where they can meet others like them.

It will be held from 8:15 am – 4 pm April 17, 2015 at DePaul University, Naperville campus. Cost is $125/person, $110 for three people registering together; and $146 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available to companies who want to reach the wealthy, well-educated Boomer woman market. Details and registration is at

On May 14, 2015 Lillian will be co-producing the 13th Greater Chicago Networking Extravaganza from 5:30 to 8:45 pm at TechNexus, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1200, Chicago.  Cost is $45; $55 at the door.  This event, which helps attendees build their network and networking knowledge, focuses on entrepreneurs with an emphasis on how to leverage relationships to start, build and grow a company. An added benefit is that attendees will also learn how to increase brand awareness, sales and career success through the art and science of networking. More details and registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at

The Chicago Tribune calls Lillian a “networking expert,” and the Association Forum of Chicagoland dubs her “the business networking authority.” A Daily Herald columnist says she is “as successful a traditional networker as you will find.”

She is also the author of 52 Ways to Break the Ice & Target Your Market, and the Nothing Happens until We Communicate CD/workbook series. She’s a contributing author to Masters of Networking and Overcoming Mediocrity. She’s also co-presenter of the Marketing Boot Camp DVDs/workbook. She blogs at

Lillian was featured as a local inspirational leader in the first edition of Chicago’s I Inspire magazine in fall 2014. She was also named to the 2014 Top 100 Women in Ecommerce by WE Magazine for Women. She was honored three times by the National Speakers Association-Illinois Chapter including Member of the Year and was named Outstanding Chicago Speaker by Red Carpet Concierge. Lillian, a member of Engaging Speakers, also was named a Great Woman of the 21st Century and an Influential Woman in Business. She was honored in 2013 as a Distinguished Alum of her Missouri high school. She is a top graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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Looking for a report that provides you with today's Housing Trends from Realtors across the nation!  Check out the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance Housing Trends Update for January 2014.  Click below for report.

Keep Indoor Air Free of Allergens


When you're done with your regular cleaning routine, you may assume you've eliminated any allergy triggers that were lurking in your home. But the truth is, if you don't clean the right way, you might be making the problem worse.

More than 40 million Americans suffer from allergy problems, and 25 million have asthma. If your cleaning routine doesn't specifically focus on allergen control and removal, you may be only moving dust around... Read More

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Featured Testimonial

by Ken Schmidt

Lisa Wenzel and her staff were awesome!  She was at first enthusiastic about working with me to meet my desires for selling my house.  She was also realistic about the sale possibilities, and was forthright with her recommendations, which I greatly appreciated.
In much less time than I anticipated we had an offer!  Lisa was extremely helpful with the negotiations.  When I was expecting any response from her, I received it on the same day or the next day.  I was never in “limbo” waiting for answers.  The closing was completed in a very timely manner, with no surprises.
Lisa and the entire Wenzel Select Properties team deserve congratulations!

January Happenings



Doug & Araceli P. on the rental of their new home!


Analese T. & Heather R. of Pilates Sense on the rental of their new commercial space!

Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you
with your most valuable investment.

Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Broker/Owner

A Loan with a Down Payment Option as Low as 3%


In December, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac launched Home Possible Advantage, a program that makes it possible for buyers to purchase a home with a smaller down payment. Through the program, low- and moderate-income buyers can qualify for loans with down payments as low as three percent. The program will open up the housing market to responsible buyers who do not have enough saved for a large down payment. Any risk of default is lessened by strong underwriting standards.

The Specifics
Home Possible Advantage mortgages are available as 15... Read More

6 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth


Not only can mold result in expensive damage, but it releases spores that can pose a major health risk as well. By managing humidity and temperature, it is possible to deprive mold of the resources it needs to flourish, preventing mold growth and protecting your home. Below are some tried and true tips for dealing with mold before it takes hold:

1. Use a Dehumidifier
Mold grows rapidly at humidity levels above 55%, so anyone living in a particularly humid region would be wise to invest in a dehumidifier. In dryer climates, a dehumidifier can still be extremely useful in rooms where moisture accumulates, such as the bathroom... Read More

5 Design Tips to Make the Most of Your Living Room Space


If you have a small living room space, or a living room that needs sectioning off, some quick decorating tricks can expand and define your space. Here are five ideas that can give the illusion of space with a little rearranging or DIY projects.

1. Use Rugs to Define Space
Sometimes continuous hardwood or carpet can end a room before it begins. Area rugs positioned under end tables or coffee tables can section off space... Read More

3 Market Trends Expected for 2015


The housing market improved slightly in November. The Pending Home Sales Index rose 0.8 percent to 104.8. This is 4.1 percent above November 2013, marking the third consecutive month the index has posted year-over-year gains. Every region of the country saw improvements but the Midwest. Sales in the Midwest decreased 0.4 percent, which is 0.5 percent below last year’s sales. In the North, sales climbed 1.4 percent, 7.0 percent above November 2013. The index also posted... Read More

Featured Listings

9807 W 56th St. Countryside, IL
3/4 Acre
4 bed, 1 bath

322 Sheridan 2C Willowbrook, IL
Open floor plan
2 bed, 2 bth

1925 Hastings Downers Grove, IL
Completely updated
3 bed, 1.1 bath
2006 Crown Point Woodridge, IL
Fantastic location
3 bed, 2.1 bath

Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel - 630 430-4797

Broker: Melissa Nelson – 630 392-5171

Broker: Christine Leonchik - 312 303-0094
Broker: Freddy Wenzel - 630 430-4790

Broker: Danny Reed - 708 703-4653

Lisa & Freddy Wenzel, 924 Warren Avenue, Downers Grove IL 60515 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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