Meet The Trace Team

The Trace Team

The Trace Team

Lisa Trace is known by clients and colleagues alike to be one of the hardest working and most ethical real estate agents in the business. Her attention and commitment to each and every client, no matter the listing or purchase size, has contributed to her success. Lisa has grown her business over the past 20 years by focusing on one-on-one relationships, open communication, and working relentlessly for her clients. She is consistently a top producing agent with over $400 million in total sales and was the #1 agent at Griffith, Grant & Lackie for multiple years before joining @ Properties in 2019. Lisa received her MBA in finance from UIC and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University. During Lisa's free time, she can be found staying fit at the health club, volunteering on the College of Lake County Foundation Board, or cheering on her favorite team, the Chicago Bears — a team her father Jim Dooley once played on and coached for. 

In 2019, Lisa's daughter-in-law Samantha joined Lisa's real estate practice, and together as a team, they have exponentially grown their business each year to become one of the top-producing teams in the area, closing out 2021 with over $52 million in sales.

Sam Trace received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Science in Education degree from Northwestern University. She taught high school English at one of Chicago's top selective enrollment schools before moving to Lake Forest. A resident now for more than eight years, Sam continues to find Lake Forest the perfect community to raise her two young children, Hayden (8) and James (6). During Sam's free time, she enjoys volunteering at her children's schools and serving on the school boards. Sam's background in education coupled with her personable, hardworking, and trustworthy nature shape her approach to real estate: to educate and demystify the entire buying and selling process for her clients and to tirelessly work to best represent their interests.

Together as a team, Lisa and Sam combine vast knowledge with fresh market perspective to provide clients unsurpassed service. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, Lisa and Sam would love to help you. 

Over $400
Million in Sales

Five Star
Service Award 2011-2020

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