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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 7 Issue 8


Three Reasons Now Is a Great Time to List Your Home for Sale


Housing market conditions are challenging for buyers in many parts of the country; sellers, meanwhile, are finding the market favorable. Inventory levels are low and sales prices are high. In some markets, multiple offers have become prevalent. And in a blow to first-time buyers everywhere, fewer affordable homes are coming onto the market. Despite all this, existing-home sales climbed in the month of May; every region except the Midwest posted month-over-month and year-over-year sales... Read More

Fun Holiday Hightlight of the Month:  National Dog Day - August 26th!

We are big dog lovers here at WSP.  Click HERE to find out how you can celebrate!

Looking to support a dog (or any other pet) in need?  Consider supporting one of these local organizations:

Landscaping Mistakes that Decrease a Home's Resale Value


A home's resale value is not just about the house itself, but also takes into consideration the property. Your property's landscaping or lack thereof can increase or diminish your home's value. Here are the top five landscaping mistakes:

1. No Landscaping
If a for-sale home lacks landscaping, a credit or allowance is typically given to the buyer... Read More

Stay Cool and Be
Energy Efficient


Energy use peaks during the year's hottest months. Americans spend billions of dollars annually just to cool down their homes. If you would like to save money and reduce your carbon footprint, consider the eco-friendly ideas below.

Keep Cool with Fans
Position a portable fan across from a window to create a cross breeze. Not all fans are created equal, however; so be mindful of how much energy each model uses if you are in the market for a new fan. Some ceiling fans use ten watts while others use up to 100 watts. A window fan can use as many as 200 watts. For a more portable option, there are standing "blade-less" fans that use as little as one watt of power... Read More

Six Must-Know Kitchen and
Bathroom Design Trends


Many homeowners wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. Because more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless.

The only problem is that making a decision can be overwhelming. If you've ever tried to pick what shade of blue or tint of gray to paint a wall, you know that sometimes there are too many choices.

With over 140 years of designing kitchen and bathroom products, Kohler Kitchen & Bath tapped into a large brain trust of designers and product... Read More

Want to Know What Your Home is Worth?

Featured Testimonial

by Dan & Emily

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.

July Happenings

Joe & Christy on the sale of their property!

Chiara on the purchase of her new home!

Danny & Terri on the sale of their property!
Thank you for allowing WSP to assist you with your most valuable investment.
Lisa M. Wenzel
Managing Broker/Owner

Increase Your Home's Appeal with These Five Easy Summer Projects


Home maintenance can be expensive, forcing homeowners to put off bigger tasks for as long as possible. However, there are several projects homeowners can do that will give their home a fresh look without straining the household budget. Here are a few upgrades that won't require a costly professional:

1. A Fresh Coat of Paint
Are your rooms the same color as when you bought your home? Then it's time for a change. Price out paint, rollers, brushes, tape, and other supplies... Read More

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Featured Listings

1708 N. 73rd Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL

1,196 sq. ft.
2 Bed, 2 Bath

Great Home in a Great Location
13014 Silverleaf Ct.
Plainfield, IL

5 Bed, 4 Bath
Incredible Value
2 Beds on Main Level

1120 Stanford Ave.
Downers Grove, IL

2,176 sq. ft.
4 Bed, 2.1 Bath

Spacious Home in Excellent School District
207 Bonnie Brae Dr.
Willowbrook, IL

2 Bed, 1.1 Bath
Large Lot with Excellent Possibilities
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

Broker: Eumeka Aguado - 847 513-4433

Broker: Kristine Emmel - 847 489-8965
Team 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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