Liz Van Lenten

Liz Van Lenten

Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Buyer's Agent, Agent, Consulting


Kenyon College: BA., English

Client Testimonials

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"We asked Liz to help up sell our home in La Grange, IL. Throughout the entire process, she was punctual, attentive, and professional. Her marketing strategy and network, in addition to her experience and knowledge of the local community, make her an outstanding agent. It took about 4 weeks until we had an offer, and it was in December (i.e., low-market season) during the pandemic. We ended up closing the house in mid-January. The offer was very good, thanks to Liz's negotiation skills. We definitely recommend her :)" Ali Aloy

"We interviewed three LaGrange area brokers when deciding to list our house in the summer of 2021. What stood out about Liz was her understanding of the market (honestly all three had this nailed), her organized listing pitch with agenda for the meeting and the fact we would be working with her 1:1 rather than an extensive team. Liz did a fantastic job prepping and staging our home for sale. She worked with us on a realistic pricing strategy and within a week the home was under contract. Now that was the easy part. Where Liz really did a great job is keeping the final stages of the process on track when all of the details and emotions of a real estate transaction are at their peak. I would highly recommend Liz I enjoyed working with her."

"Liz is an amazing, intelligent, thorough, think out of the box, totally engaged broker. If you are looking for a home or looking to sell a home, she's the person who you want to hire. She is totally on top of all the details, doing everything she can to sell your home. I used her to sell my mom's house and she successfully did it in 4 days with multiple offers. Within minutes of me signing a listing agreement, she made several calls to get things moving, scheduled an open house, had showings set up for the next day, etc. etc. She is a true shaker and mover. I wouldn't hire anyone else if the need arises in the future! Thank you for all you did Liz!"

"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Liz in spring 2016 for the purchase of our first home. As first-time buyers we heavily relied on Liz for her marketplace expertise, candid advice, and in-depth knowledge of the buying process. Liz delivered and then some. She was reliable, responsive to our (many!) questions and needs, and made us feel 100% confident and comfortable every step of the way. We cannot recommend Liz highly enough, and look forward to working with her the next time we embark on the home buying journey!" - Megan and Patrick

"We thought Liz was good at listening to what we wanted and did a fantastic job getting us into our house before anyone else, keeping us informed as to other interested parties, and was great with follow up…" - Carrie and Jon

"Recently Liz helped me purchase a new home. She was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. She really listened to me which helped me a great deal so that I was comfortable all along the way. I’m very happy to be in my new home!" - Mary

"Working with Liz to find a home was great. She was really down to earth and very honest. She was never pushy and was very patient with every decision or non-decision we made. Liz was always available to show us houses and answer our questions. At the closing, I hugged Liz and told her I felt as though I have known her for years." - Kim and Brad

"Working with Liz was a great experience. She was a great listener and worked tirelessly to help us find the right home for us. She was a very pleasant person to work with and was always available to communicate throughout the entire process."

About Liz
Liz brings 30-plus years of client service, public relations and marketing experience to her work as a Broker and, as of 2020, is a Top 5 Broker in residential sales volume and number of homes sold with Smothers Group/ Compass. She believes her expertise in marketing is what differentiates her success from other Brokers as well as her 24/7 accessibility, active listening, and negotiating skills that she developed as senior client relations executive for leading global public relations agencies.

Liz is a native of New Jersey, loves the Jersey shore (the place, not the show!), played high school (Montclair) and college (Kenyon) lacrosse and has lived in the western suburbs of Chicago (La Grange) for more than 20 years. Her two sons went to local schools and graduated from Lyons Township High School. As a working mom, she has great connections and insights that can help you, whether you are considering that first move from the city or a move to another home in the area.

Liz holds an SRES (senior real estate specialist) certification and has the resources, personal experience (she helped sell her mom's home when it was time for her to move to an assisted living community) and partnerships to help older adults or their families sell family homes and seek out other options.