The Trace Team

The Trace Team


600 N. Western
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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 19 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 $300 million in total sales and was the #1 agent at Griffith, Grant & Lackie for multiple years before joining @properties in 2019. She received her MBA in finance from the UIC and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University. She is excited for her daughter-in-Law Samantha Trace to join her business so that they can work as a team to offer clients even more comprehensive services.

Sam 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 five years, Sam continues to find Lake Forest the perfect community to raise her two young children. Whether they are enjoying the Open Lands, one of the many local parks, or the beach, Sam and her family are grateful for all that Lake Forest has to offer. Sam's background in education coupled with her personable, hardworking, and trustworthy nature will 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 will 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. 

Clients are saying:

"Lisa and Samantha Trace were simply outstanding. We interviewed several Real Estate agents and chose them for their professionalism and understanding of the local market and how to present our home to obtain multiple offers in a short period of time. I highly recommend Team Trace."

"We worked with Lisa and Sam on our move to Lake Forest from North Carolina. We can’t begin to express how easy they made the process of (virtually) narrowing down possible homes, to finding the right one for our needs. They listened, offered professional advice, and communicated so efficiently we hardly remembered we were across the country from the beginning of our search to the end. When it came time to negotiate a deal, Lisa and Sam derived and executed exactly what we asked, and secured our purchase when, we truly believe, no other agents could have accomplished the task. We loved working with them, and would highly recommend them for your next home purchase or sale!"

"Lisa and Samantha make a great duo! We were looking for our first house and they could not have been more helpful! They helped us narrow down what we were looking for while being very patient with first time buyers :) They also know the area very well. We are extremely happy with our new home and would definitely recommend them!"

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