Annie Royster Lenzke embodies the modern real estate professional with a competitive edge. Her journey into real estate follows a successful career driving sales and brand strategy for blue chip brands Kellogg and Disney at the Leo Burnett Company. Annie combines this world class sales and marketing experience with her savvy digital expertise to deliver a distinct advantage to her clients throughout Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and the surrounding North Shore communities. As a product of a real estate family, Annie’s passion for housing and community is in her blood. Annie has closed more than a QUARTER BILLION dollars in 11 years of selling.

As partners in the Royster Lenzke Group, Annie Royster Lenzke and Jean Royster form a tenacious and discerning mother-daughter team. This record breaking dynamic duo has been highly awarded in their tenure together – consistently ranking in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide and amongst the Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Brokers throughout suburban Chicago. These statistics are a credit to the unparalleled experience, strategic negotiating, and high level of integrity that define this team. Keenly attentive to details, Jean and Annie deliver flawless execution for every client with every transaction.

“Jean Royster and Annie Lenzke are the best realtors I have ever worked with, bar none….I have never seen the professionalism, dedication to the project and loyalty to the clients that I have seen in this team…When Jean and Annie took over, you could feel a palatable change in the energy surrounding the whole endeavor. Not only did they suggest minor improvements that made a huge difference in how the property was perceived, and suggested very reasonable workmen to execute this transformation, but even went as far as to oversee the work first hand to make sure it was done to their exacting standards. However, design expertise is one thing, getting a property sold in a hostile market is another…Jean and Annie brought us a pre-approved buyer, very close to our asking price with two possible back up offers waiting in the wings…I cannot adequately describe what a positive experience we had working with Jean and Annie. They are the personification of efficiency, dedication and professionalism. And besides that, they are two of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to know.” Anne M.

As a lifelong resident, Annie has a full circle perspective on Lake Bluff and Lake Forest, from her own childhood to now having three kids in local schools and activities. She enjoys giving back to her community and helping her clients to feel at home quickly if they are new to the area. Above all, Annie truly values her role as a trusted advisor for her clients.

For a relationship based on trust, knowledge, and expertise when buying or selling your next home, contact Jean and Annie

PROVEN.

Annie Lenzke

Most Notable Results:

  • Over a QUARTER BILLION dollars in career sales
  • Ranked in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Worldwide
  • One of the Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Brokers throughout suburban Chicago for 2008-2013 (2013 was the last year the award was given) – LuxeHome
  • Top 1% of NRT’s national network of 45,000 agents – 2009-2017
  • The #1 producing agent across all of the real estate companies in Lake Forest – 2009
  • The #2 producing agent across all of the real estate companies in Lake Forest – 2014
  • Contributes a portion of each sale to the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation

Background:

  • 35 year North Shore resident
  • Serves as Marketing Specialist, Parent Board for Kinderhaven Preschool Academy – Lake Forest
  • Served on the Parent Circle for The Gorton Children’s Learning Center – Lake Forest
  • Served on the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Volunteers and donates to Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter – Riverwoods
  • Foster parent and volunteer for Chicago Canine Rescue and New Leash on Life
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Business and Fine Arts – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Graduated cum laude, National and University Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Senior 100 Honorary
  • Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity
  • University Student Ambassadors
  • Public Relations Representative and Football Recruiter for the University’s Football Program

Annie’s marketing expertise in combination with Jean’s work ethic, experience, attention to detail and innate closing skills are second to no one.

Bob and Kathleen Murphy

Annie, Jean’s daughter, has joined Jean’s team and she too is a chip off the old block. If you want to buy or sell real estate in the North Shore market, Jean and Annie are the ones to choose.

Richard & Jaima Emmert

Jean Royster and Annie Lenzke are the best realtors I have ever worked with, bar none. Throughout I have never seen the professionalism, dedication to the project and loyalty to the clients that I have seen in this team.

Anne Malone