The Lake Group

The Lake Group


1875 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60647

Lance is a Chicago-land native that currently resides in the Bucktown neighborhood. Lance joined the @properties team in 2009, but has been a licensed Realtor since 2004. Trained and licensed as both a Realtor and a certified residential appraiser, Lance has the knowledge and experience to provide his clients with an objective perspective regarding real estate. Backed with a degree in Entrepreneurship/Business Administration from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Lance has the ability to provide buyers and sellers with a smooth transaction from start to finish. It is his commitment to achieve the best possible results that has allowed Lance to develop a thriving referral business, all the while making the process enjoyable. Learning from the ground up, Lance was able to develop a deep appreciation for Chicago’s diverse make-up, working as one of Chicago’s top leasing agents. Living in numerous areas of the city only deepened his love of the Chicago neighborhoods, including: Roscoe Village, Logan Square, West Town, North Center, and Bucktown. Lance has a diverse range of skill sets and continues to work with a variety of properties; including condominiums, PUDs, single family homes, 2-4 unit properties, cooperative interests, investment properties, and commercial spaces. “I find great satisfaction in helping guide clients through these important financial decisions, which sometimes can be very stressful. It is my goal to make my clients as confident as possible in their decisions through market education, and sound advice. Having both licenses (sales and appraisal) has allowed me to develop in-depth knowledge beyond your typical real estate salesperson. In addition, by providing superior service, I strive to build client relationships for life.” –Lance Kirshner It is Lance’s belief that education does not end with licensing. He continues to obtain various real estate designations including the Short-sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), as well as the prestigious Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR). His knowledge is bolstered by his extensive work through his own residential real estate appraisal company, LAKe Appraisals, Inc. In 2011, Lance joined the ranks of “Top Producers” in Chicago, and most recently developed the LAKe Real Estate Group to better serve his flourishing list of clientele. Although many times working 7 days a week, in his spare time Lance enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda, and their Goldendoodle Sydney; often times finding them at the Montrose Dog Beach. Other interests include traveling (especially Europe), skiing, reading, tennis, watching all professional sports, and volunteering at PAWS.

Clients are saying:

"Lance helped my husband and I find and buy our dream home (a duplex down) in Lakeview in the summer of 2013. Simultaneously, he helped us sell our condo. Two weeks after we closed on the purchase of our house, and 2 weeks before we closed on the sale of our condo, my husband was in a horrific accident that has left him paralyzed from the chest down. Since he can no longer move his legs, a duplex down with its many stairs was no longer a viable option for us to live in. Lance worked tirelessly and went above and beyond what anyone could feasibly expect an agent, and even a friend, to do in order to sell our house as quickly and advantageously as possible. Through this horrible Chicago winter, he would drive to the property and check to make sure there were no pipe issues or water damage. He was always one step ahead- leaving a faucet dripping just a little bit a few days before the crazy negative temperatures hit - changing light bulbs we did not even know were out - replacing a beeping carbon monoxide monitor that neighbors informed us about. He spent countless hours marketing - including setting up photos and physical stagers - and showing our place. Honestly, he has spent more time at our house than we have and took care of it and its sale as if it were his own. Lance has the best interests of his clients in mind at all times, a rare quality in a real estate agent. I have and will continue to refer all of my family and friends to him. And, of course, he'll be helping us find our new wheelchair accessible dream home."

"Lance and team are true professionals. They understand the market and provided solid guidance from end to end including listing pricing, recommended home updates, staging, and resources, and navigating through inspections and negotiations. With their expertise, the home sold in 2 days. I'd gladly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

"My husband and I have sold over 10 properties in our 40 years together.
We never worked with a team as well as Lances.
From the first day we met until the day of closing Lance, Nancy and Joanne were more than on top of things.
They were friendly, felt our needs and made the entire transaction smooth as can be for my husband and I.
I would recommend this team over and over if you want to make your sale flawless. Thank you Lance, Nancy and Joanne for all your hard work.
Matt and Brenda Porzel"

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