Lisa Sanders has been passionately and successfully selling real estate for over a decade, averaging at least 50 homes per year and being recognized as a consistent top performer in the Chicago area. She has been named a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) every year since 2007, and has also been distinguished as the #1 Realtor—based on homes sold—for the neighborhoods of Norwood Park and Jefferson Park. She has also achieved CAR’s Silver Level for total sales volume and Bronze Level for total units sold. Lisa is proud to do business throughout the city and surrounding suburbs, offering particular knowledge of the housing markets in the north and northwest sides--including Norwood Park, Old Norwood, Edison Park, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Edgebrook, Wildwood, Sauganash, Rogers Park, Edgewater, North Center, Ravenswood Manor, Lincoln Square, Mayfair, and Old Irving Park. She excels at providing her clients with both expertise and superb customer service, which has earned her the Five Star Professional Award for exceptional client satisfaction for the past five years.
Lisa brings a host of different skills to her work as a broker. She holds a degree in public relations and marketing from Iowa State University, giving her insight into the best strategies for promoting a listing to potential buyers. In addition, her work in telecommunication sales after college gave her valuable experience in working with the public. Lisa strives to work efficiently and advocate for her clients’ best interests every step of the way, treating them with honesty, empathy, and appreciation. She knows how to develop the right combination of price and presentation that attracts great offers for a listing, and her 99.6% list-to-sale average is a testament to her talents. Lisa also embraces a culture of teamwork and making connections, actively helping other brokers in her company to succeed and enjoying the benefits of the network she’s cultivated.
Lisa is an active member of her community, participating in numerous charities. She supports several types of local school events, and is a committed sponsor of the New Hope Food Pantry, helping to feed those in need on the northwest side of Chicago. Focusing her efforts on the areas in which she lives and works, Lisa is a member of several community organizations and a regular festival sponsor—which has included work with the Norwood Park Chamber, Edison Park Chamber, Edison Park Fest, and the Norwood Park Fall Fest. She has also been a volunteer with the CAR Ethics Board. She and her husband, who she met at Iowa State, are both dedicated sports enthusiasts—her having been a sprinter and team captain, and him a football team captain—and today she happily sponsors local little leagues for baseball and softball organizations. When Lisa is not helping her clients sell their current home or find their dream home, Lisa enjoys her "downtime," barbecuing with friends, dancing, watching her favorite HBO shows, and vacationing with family.
In my opinion, Lisa Sanders is the go-to realtor! She listed and sold me the house I lived in for 11 years. Then when I made the big decision to downsize and relocate, she was right there with me to work with me step by step through the process-listing, improvements, staging...Lisa had a full price+ contract on my home in less than 24 hours of listing! Lisa was then with me every step of the way in the purchase and improvements of my condo In Palatine. Lisa, her contacts and ideas for improvements, financing, and relocation company all made the entire home selling and buying process go with as little stress as could be (all through the covid times). With Lisa Sanders, you get the complete package! Thank you, Lisa! You are my go-to realtor!
Lisa did a fantastic job. She made the process simple & easy.
Awesome agent that will make your buying process as comfortable as possible.
Awesome agent that will make your buying process as comfortable as possible.
My wife and I are very happy that we chose to work with Lisa Sanders to sell our home. Lisa used her knowledge and expertise to put us in position to sell our home in less than a weekÂ with an offer above our asking price. A lot of that had to do with her willingness to get right to work from day one, provide theÂ correct advice for ourÂ situation, and apply herself to achieve a betterÂ outcome than we imagined. She's dynamic, personable, accessible and diligent. Without question we would recommend Lisa to anyone in need of a realÂ estate agent.Â
Lisa is absolutely the best! Upon the recommendation of a friend, we decided to choose Lisa as our realtor. She knows the market, has years of experience behind her and is super responsive. (We don't think she ever sleeps). Against her advice we initially listed too high and didn't have a single offer. We took our house off the market for a few months and when we re-listed, we put our trust in her abilities & knowledge and we had 8 showings in two days, 3 offers, 2 of which were above list price! We ended up selling our house for slightly less than our lofty first list price! Lisa delivered! We should have listened to her in the first place! On the buying end, she was incredibly patient while we viewed countless houses and never tried to 'steer' us to a particular house just for the sake of a sale - she wanted us to find the perfect home, which she did! With her recommendations of a real estate attorney and an inspector, both our closings we're smooth sailing despite an emerging pandemic! We are beyond happy in our new home & have a friend for life with Lisa. We would highly recommend Lisa Sanders to anyone buying or selling a home -she is awesome.
Lisa was a pleasure to work with. She gave us suggestions on what to do to get our house ready to sell. She kept us up-to-date with the competition in the area. She was always prompt with responding to our texts or e-mails. She is passionate about her work and get's the job done!
Lisa is amazing at her job . I couldnâ??t have been more pleased with all she helped me to accomplish in such a short period of time . Lisa is professional and kind and a true go getter . No doubt in my mind she she would sell my house quickly and for a price I was comfortable with . This was accomplished with my house being on the market for 1 day . Thank you Lisa you are amazing ð???ð??»
Lisa has been so instrumental with helping our entire family SELL or BUY real estate. She sold one of our 2 flats in Roscoe Village for a record breaking number and another in North Center, Edison Park and now in Irving Park! We could not be more pleased with the results sheâ??s brought us over the years! Sheâ??s a problem solver and lazy is not in her vocabulary! Our entire family highly recommends Lisa when selling or purchasing any property from the lake to the northwest suburbs. She makes it look so easy and the whole experience as stress free as possible. Thanks again Lisa!!
I have used Lisa in the past several times for real estate transactions and will use her again in the future. She is awesome.
Lisa exceeded our expectations for helping us finding our new home. Moving back to the area from out of state is, at the very least, stressful. At every step of the process she was supportive, helpful, and listened to our needs and opinions for our vision of our new home. She is more than knowledgeable of the area and is always thinking of what would be in our best interest. This helped to make this transition smooth. We are so thankful for her expertise and friendship!
Lisa is the most AMAZING realtor ever! After our home had been on the market for 4 months with another agent, and zero progress, we decided to make a change. After talking with a few friends we made the switch to Lisa. Lisa knows the market and if you listen to the changes and staging she recommends it will sell your house. Within 3 weeks we had an offer on our house. Lisa knows and understands the Edison/Norwood Park neighborhood BETTER than anyone. Lisa than went above and beyond to help us find, negotiate and deal with a stressful buyer just to be able to get us our DREAM HOUSE!!! Lisa was the best decision we ever made and I will recommend her to EVERYONE!
Lisa was outstanding from start to finish. She not only brought me multiple offers, she even picked up tile for me to finish a project. I would highly recommend her.
Lisa is a GREAT real estate broker. She helped us with everything from an estate sale, clean-out, and a successful multiple offer outcome. We were in great hands.
From staging our house to the closing table, Lisa was the best. After just two days on the market, we had multiple offers and sold for $10,000 over the asking price. I couldn't be more pleased.
Lisa held two open houses in one weekend, resulting in multiple offers :-) She also suggested contractors during the inspection process, which saved us money and time. I highly recommend Lisa Sanders!
Lisa held two open houses in one weekend, resulting in multiple offers. She also suggested contractors during the inspection process. I highly recommend Lisa Sanders!
Lisa was truly a life saver for us. After our home had been on the market for 8 months with another agent, and zero progress, we decided to make the change to Lisa. Within 3 weeks, not only did we have offers, but we got over our asking price. Lisa knows the neighborhood and even better, gets to really understand her clients. Lisa was the best decision we ever made!!!
Selling my home with Lisa was a professional yet very personal experience. She really has her finger on the market. I would say everything ran like a well oiled machine. How can you beat that?
Just wanted to thank you for your time, patience, and professionalism. Andrew and I are very pleased. We will miss you!
Lisa, it has been a special experience working with you and getting to know you. I feel like old friends and I hope we can stay connected.
Lisa got the job done quickly, and got us a great price. Thanks!
Lisa is a hard worker and most importantly knows real estate. Lisa was able to get a full price offer on my condo and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks!
My wife and I were in the market for a new home to replace the condo we were in for over a decade. We discovered Lisa Sanders from her regular advertisements in a monthly work-related newsletter. We set up an appointment to meet at her Lincoln Square office. She quickly determined our wants and needs in a new home. Within a week, we were looking at houses with Lisa. She found a good variety of homes within our price range and favorite neighborhoods. Lisa was great at helping us narrow down our choices by providing us with guidance while not being pushy or impatient. We finally decided on a house in Edison Park and made a reasonable offer based on Lisa's expert knowledge of current pricing trends. Within a day, the seller had accepted our final offer. We've been in our house since the new year and absolutely love it and the neighborhood too. Lisa managed to find us a wonderful home that fits our needs and truly made the home-buying process as easy as possible. My wife and I loved having Lisa as a strong advocate for us and would highly recommend her to anyone in the market for a new home!
Lisa was outstanding. She worked closely with us through the entire process making sure everything was smooth. She is great with knowing the market and making sure you are priced to sell.
Extremely professional, experienced, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Helped us make a very big decision very easy and stress free. Would recommend to everyone.
Lisa was amazing ! She goes above and beyond for her clients and simply far exceeds in her work clearly earning her top ratings. Everyone recommends Lisa and I do too!
Lisa was amazing ! She goes above and beyond for her clients and simply far exceeds in her work clearly earning her top ratings. Everyone reccomends Lisa and I do to!
Lisa has a great eye for staging. She helped us transform our house into a show ready listing in just 2 weeks and we received an offer shortly after we put it on the market. We have 2 young children and a large dog, and she knew exactly how to help us handle juggling our kids and pets while showing the house. She helped us find a new house right away and quickly resolved any issues that arose in the both the sale of our old house and purchase of our new house. Lisa sells!!
Our realtor for life! We have known Lisa for over 5 years, and she has guided us through two house sales and the purchase of our dream home. Lisa made what is known as one of the most stressful life experiences a breeze through her understanding of the process, identifying and responding to our needs, and her overall knowledge of the housing market. She provided sound advice on how best to market our property to get the best possible price for the house we sold, as well as being a bulldog when it comes to negotiating with the other party when 1) purchasing our home, and 2) negotiating with the other party once under contract to resolve all contingencies. Thanks Lisa!
Lisa Sanders is the absolute best! I canâ??t express enough how much of a hard worker she is! She is very knowledgeable and straight forward! She will do everything for the best interest of her clients! I think her track record says it all. I absolutely love her and will be using her for the future and referring her to everyone one I know. She is definitely the agent you would want to sell your house/find a house. Lisa your the bomb woman!
Just a shout out to an amazing real estate agent that helped make my dream come true!! Lisa Thurness Sanders is beyond amazing and always had my back from the first moment I met her. She made the hardest situation in my life feel ok. I love you Lisa and thank you for everything you and Tim did!!!!
Lisa is an amazing agent that we would highly recommend! Originally we had our house listed for sale twice with someone else with no results. When we met with Lisa, she told us right off the bet what needed to be changed in order to sell. We are so glad that we have listened to her suggestions and put our trust in her. She arranged for everything and guided us thru the entire process. After listing with Lisa, we were under contract in under 2 weeks!!! Without her expertise and phenomenal guidance, it would not be possible. Lisa goes above and beyond for her customers and delivers amazing results. Forever grateful, Barbara & Michael Smitka
Thank you so much for all your help with our real estate needs! We absolutely love our new house! You have been tremendously helpful from the very start of the process!!
Thank you soooo much for all your help with our real estate needs!!! We absolutely love our new house and can't wait to get all settled in!!! And thank you again for having your cleaning lady come out Friday! We moved in on Monday and the place was super nice and clean!! Thanks again for all your help with everything!!!!!!! We could not have been happier with the whole process!!! :) : ) :)
Lisa made herself available and was very attentive. She found us out home and helped us negotiate a great price. We would use her again and recommend her to a friend!
Go with Lisa, She was phenomenal. A contractor friend referred her to me after I had been trying to sell for 2 years on and off the market. She came in and was HONEST, staged and gave us her expertise –IT worked! We had a solid offer quickly after we listed. We could finally leave to live out our retirement in Ireland.
It was a pleasure working with Lisa Sanders. Her knowledge and professionalism made the process go smoothly. She always kept me up to date and communicated through phone calls, text messages and e-mails. I am very happy with my new home and I would recommend Lisa Sanders to everyone. Thank you Lisa :)
Lisa is an exceptional realtor! She priced our house competitively, helped us stage it well, and we received multiple offers quickly. She is a great with negotiation and got us our listing price. She also very professionally handled issues that arose. We were originally working with another agent for our purchase, but switched to Lisa and she worked quickly to find us our current house at a great price! We were then able to close on our sale and purchase on the same day. Our lawyer, who had not worked with Lisa before, also commented on how impresssed he was with Lisa's service. She gets the job done and also cares about helping you make the right decision for your family. We highly recommend Lisa and DreamTown!
Very sweet, knowledgeable, PROFESSIONAL and fun to work with. Truly a gem.
Lisa did a tremendous job for us. She returns calls and texts immediately, and is always available if/when you need her, 24/7. She had our interests in mind throughout the process, 100% of the time. Great experience.
Lisa Sanders was the perfect real estate agent for us. She listened to us and addressed our desires and concerns. We wanted a quick sale beginning with a realistic asking price. She presented comparables and showed us how she came to our asking price. She also coached us with paint color suggestions and recommendations for furniture placement or removal. The photos and description on the internet were very professional and comprehensive. It all came together when we got our asking price and sold in a very short time. Lisa's team was on top of the details and we closed without a hitch. We highly recommend Lisa for her professionalism, real estate knowledge, and advice.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Lisa from the start. Her expertise was immediately apparent, and she quickly came up with an action plan to sell our home. We were hesitant due to past experiences with realtors; however Lisa said she would take us under her wing and she delivered on that promise. In addition her in-depth understanding of the market allowed her to clearly set expectation with us in terms of pricing and timeline for selling our home. Within the first few days of listing it we had multiple offers. Throughout negotiations with the buyers Lisa provide sound guidance that ultimately led to the sale of our home. We highly recommend Lisa and could not be happier with the process and outcome. She truly deliver results. Thanks Andy and Lauren
Lisa, thank you for everything you did for us. Not only did you help us get our house ready to sell you made each and every step of the was as painless as possible! The new house we are in is perfect!!! Thank you again!! Carla and Matt
Lisa Sanders is phenomenal. When we were ready to move, she came through our house and made a few suggestions on things to fix/paint, etc. We did, she brought it to market, and we had offers from seven different bidders inside a week. Then to top it off, she found the perfect home for us to move into. If you're looking to buy or sell on the Northwest Side, Lisa is the woman to get it done for you. You won't regret it.
Lisa was such a pleasure to work with. She provided her expert advice on updating the kitchen in our condo, which she sold in about a week! We also had her help us find our new home and we absolutely love it! We love her!
Does not get better than Lisa Sanders. Lisa took on our home after an epic failure with another realtor for 8 months. We hired Lisa and Dream Town on 11/30 and we now live in California, so we never got a chance to formally meet but Lisa came in and told us exactly what we needed to do to get our house sold and to stand out. Not only did she have a contract on our house in 24 HOURS, did I mention it was Christmas Eve? Our home went live with Lisa and Dream Town on 12/23, showing on 12/24 and a negotiated sale price on 12/25/16! Our house sold/closed on 1/30/17. Lisa gets it done! She could not be more on top of her game and knows her market and what works to sell a home. We are grateful for all her hard work and would recommend her HIGHLY!
I want to thank you for all your help in getting the house sold and for getting us such an incredibly good price. You valued the house significantly higher than two other realtors and you got the price!!
Lisa is professional & through. Works hard to promote the property she represents.
Lisa Sanders is an outstanding real estate agent and has been a blessing to work with. We had a horrible experience with a past realtor from another company. Working with someone like Lisa is day from night from this horrible experience and shown us how successful real estate should be run. She is professional, yet warm; she follows through with your and her goals, and most importantly, she is successful in her work. My daughter has taken an extra special liking to Lisa and she is her new role model; just ask her! Lisa also sold our house in 3 days! We have been highly recommending Lisa Sanders to everyone we know and will continue to do so! Katie and Timmy Martin
My husband and I were looking for a new house last year and Lisa came recommended through a friend. Lisa is just awesome - fun, flexible, and she really hustled for us. She knows the market and also really understood what we were looking for. We bought before we sold our old home so we decided that once we found our new house (which we totally love) that we wanted Lisa to sell our old house and it was sold in one week. Lisa managed to take a lot of stress out of searching for a house in a fast moving market and make it really fun! Amy & Steve Blaine, sold in Ravenswood & bought in Lincolnwood
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