Lance Kirshner

Lance Kirshner

Real Estate Broker | Team Leader
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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Appraisal, Condominiums, First-time Buyers, Investment Properties, Luxury, Single Family Homes, Townhomes, 2 Flats, 3 Flats, Brownstones, Developers

Certified Negotiation Expert
Short & Foreclosure Resource
Accredited Buyer Representation


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor of Science, Entrepreneurship/Business Administration

Client Testimonials

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"Lance is such a trusted advisor to our family. His decade and a half of experience really shines through every year in a multitude of ways. Knowing the market and strong negotiating skills are great but what I really value about Lance is his ability listen intently to our needs and communicate in full transparency. He was very instrumental in the purchase of our first condo 7 years ago and his commitment to the relationship afterwords is something to be admired. Most recently, his consistent touch points and knowledgeable insight paid dividends. My wife and I decided we were ready for a new adventure and in a matter of weeks Lance helped us find our dream home. His honesty, work ethic and professionalism make all the difference. I recommend Lance to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the Chicagoland area.." -Jon

"Lance had our house in record time. He is courteous, professional and is very knowledgeable about Chicago real estate. I would very highly recommend Lance's services." -Colleen

"Great with communicating, honest, and very helpful! Very knowledgeable about all aspects of condos, apartments, homes, and areas in and near Chicago. Very accommodating to individual needs of those looking to rent, buy, or sell a home." -Kasey

"Incredibly helpful throughout entire process. Daily search was very helpful and Lance's knowledge/insight proved to be invaluable during every step of our home buying experience. Would use again with without question. Highly recommended!" -Bryant

"Lance helped us purchase our first home 5 years ago and then expertly helped us sell this year. He knew how to prep our house, capture beautiful pictures, and hold open houses to maximize price and minimize time on the market. This was especially important to us as we had a deadline and 2 little kids which made showing the house more difficult. His experience and connections in the Chicago area helped us decide which offer was best, and we were under contract in about a week at over list price. After going under contract, everything else went smoothly up until closing and I attribute that to the expertise of our team. Everyone else we worked with in this group was wonderful as well. Lance truly understands the Chicago market and we were so grateful his leadership in this process!" -Michelle

" This is my second review for Lance and his team, they helped me purchase my first home with a condo several years ago, and recently worked with me to sell that condo and purchase a house. Great experience with selling- his team came in with recommendations for staging, listing price, etc. They were very detailed oriented, which payed off as we had multiple offers on the home within 2 days of showings, including one at full asking which we ended up accepting and selling. Off the market in 4 days! In terms of buying, they were very helpful in presenting options, very patient as we made our selections, while offering solid advice along the way. One of the reasons I love working with his team is that they won't push you towards a property to get it done, they are very open on the cons and work needed when selecting a home. I found Lance on yelp, since then his team has worked with me to purchase 2 properties & sell one. I have also recommended him to friends, who he has worked with to purchase their first homes as well. Highly recommended!" -Andrew B

" As first time home buyers, the process was daunting and very overwhelming. From the moment we first sat down with Lance- he helped us feel more comfortable with everything. Lance gave us a crash course from what to pay attention to in a listing to what to expect at closing (paperwork, costs, etc). When taking us to look at places , Lance showed us a wide variety that fit our search and helped us find the place that checked off everything on our wish list. He answered every question we had quickly and efficiently - even down to the last minute at our closing. I don't have anything bad to say about our experience. We met Lance based on a good recommendation and we would highly recommend him to others as well!" -Kate B

"Lance and his team helped us purchase our first condo and made it such a great experience! They walked us through the process of what to expect while buying before we even started looking at properties, which helped us immensely with expectations and the intricacies of the closing process. Everyone was extremely responsive and quick to get us showings for properties we liked as soon as they came on the market and level set with us when it came to realistic property values and our budget. When we finally settled on our condo, Lance and his team championed for us in negotiations and got us credits for things we didn't realize were a possibility. Their work didn't end after closing - they've reached out to see how we're doing and have provided countless referrals for affordable and reliable businesses to help us make our home our own. Each team member we interacted with was extremely friendly and professional - would highly recommend working with Lance!" -Meg K

"'ve bought two condos with Lance and sold one. Lance is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and has a great referral for EVERYTHING (painters, furniture stores, dog walkers, etc). He's an invaluable asset if you're looking to buy in the Chicago area. I plan on using Lance and his team the next time I'm selling/buying and I highly recommend him to friends doing the same." -Rachel F

"Once again Lance and his team were great to work with. We had a great experience with them on the purchase of our first home. This time around we worked with them again on the selling of our place and buying a new place. They were very responsive, and negotiated well on our behalf on the buy and sell. We couldn't be happier with the results, and would recommend them to anyone buying or selling their place. We will definitely be working with Lance again in the future." -Matt G

"i've now used Lance twice for two very different properties, both which he handled with utmost professionalism. The first was a multi-unit in Humboldt which my family owned. He helped us to both purchase this property and then sell it (for a respectable profit) a few years later. He also most recently helped my boyfriend and I sell our 2 bedroom condo in Des Plaines. Despite the fact the properties were at vastly different price points and in completely different locations, Lance treated both as if I were his only client. I'm not sure if Lance sleeps as he is the most responsive agent I have ever dealt with. Not only did he make us money in both properties, he also did so in an impressive amount of time (the condo sold to the first viewer!). I would highly recommend Lance to anyone looking to either buy or sell their property. " -Diana R

"Lance and his team were phenomenal to work with. They had my house in portage park under contract in under 3 days at 99% of asking price. Their input as to how to get the house ready for sale was crucial. Everyone on the team knows the business in and out. He was extremely quick to respond through the process. My buyers had a very slow lawyer, but Lance still got the deal done on time. I recommend his team without any reservations. They are the best choice if you are looking to buy or sell a property. You will not be disappointed. " -Shannon B

"Prior to hiring Lance, we contemplated the value of a real estate agent. But all doubts were removed upon first meeting. He is incredibly thorough in terms of determining the appropriate price to list and buy properties. His previous work experience as an appraiser significantly helped us when making some of the most important decisions in our lives right now. With Lance's strategic advice, we were able to buy cheaper and sell higher. Highly recommend Lance!" -Alex G

"I can't actually say enough about how great it was to work with Lance and Nancy on buying our first home. From our first decision to look - where he helped navigate us to the right neighborhood - to the financial aspects - where he walked us through a sample closing statement and all the line items before we even started looking and did a great job negotiating our offer price down - he somehow made something extremely complicated look easy. He provided lots of useful recommendations and referrals when we asked, and all of them worked out well. We can't thank the team enough!" -Kelene K

"Can not say enough about the service of Lance and his team. From start to finish they went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with our home. Any questions I had he was right there to answer. I have to say I am guilty of sending messages at off times and Lance never hesitated on getting back to me. Lance was honest, patient, and reliable through the entire process. We ran into a few hurdles on both our end and the seller's end, but Lance and Nancy were always diligent and supportive, and now that we are homeowners, Lance continues to help us out by having a contact for pretty much any type of home improvement. I would recommend Lance and his team to anyone in the market for a new home. " -Marc M

About Lance
Backed by more than 16 years’ experience, Lance Kirshner is an award-winning Chicago real estate expert specializing in concierge-level service that makes every transaction seamless and successful. He is the founder and leader of the esteemed LAKE Group at Compass, a dynamic team that embraces his mission of superlative service, market knowledge and creative collaboration.

Real estate has been a lifelong passion for Lance. He acquired his license while earning his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Illinois. Lance is also a certified residential appraiser, which gives his clients a distinct advantage when pricing their property or assessing prospective purchases. Lance and his team believe in fostering meaningful relationships that last as clients’ needs evolve. That means acting as devoted advisors and advocates and ensuring that our clients feel empowered to make wise financial decisions. This people-centric approach has placed the group among the top 1 percent of Chicago Realtors since 2016. Lance has closed nearly $235 million in transactions so far in his career, and he was honored to receive the 2019 Industry MVP award from Chicago Agent Magazine. Lance resides in Roscoe Village with his two dogs, Stella and Nola.

Compass Lincoln Park
2350 North Lincoln Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Compass Bucktown
1643 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Lance Kirshner’s Listings

Listed By Compass
8040 Kedvale Avenue

Skokie, IL 60076

6 BD
3 BA
3,243 SF
Listed By Compass
2 BD
1.5 BA
1,034 SF
Listed By Compass
1 BD
1 BA