About Wendy





The first day I visited Lake Geneva, I knew this is where I wanted to live forever. It’s not only beautiful and rich in history, but it’s also home to some of the best schools in the state, making it the perfect place to raise my family.

As a mother of four kids, the lakefront was the center of our family activities. From walks along the shore path, afternoons at the beach, to sailing camp at the yacht club, I couldn’t image a better place to spend our days. We found that the fun didn’t stop when summer ended, as there was always something to do, all year round. We feel blessed to call this our home.

I earned my real estate license in the 1990s after graduating from Michigan State and while working at the Chicago Tribune. I had been assigned to the real estate advertising department at the time, and the excitement that surrounded real estate peaked my interest. After leaving the paper, I spent a few years in mortgage banking and then found my way into real estate, eventually owning a national real estate franchise in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. 

As a real estate veteran who’s helped hundreds of families with their real estate needs, I have found my niche in the Geneva Lakefront market. With the lake being the crown jewel of our area, providing relaxation for some and an adrenaline boost for others, I am excited to connect buyers and sellers on our amazing lake.

With the majority of second home buyers in this market living and working in the Chicagoland area, I chose to affiliate myself with d’aprile properties and our family of nearly 400 agents in the midwest, including Fontana, Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. We all work together, promoting the second home market on Geneva Lake. Through this exclusive network, we are able to maximize exposure and attract more buyers.

As a seller’s agent, I utilize every resource available to increase the exposure of my listings. From online to print, we will make sure your home is promoted where the buyers are looking. My non-profit community website, www.BestofLakeGeneva.com, is an exclusive tool that enables your home to be in front of as many as 50,000 monthly visitors who are looking for activities in the Geneva Lake area.  It’s marketing opportunities like these that set me apart from other real estate professionals and helps my sellers’ homes stand out, get noticed, sell faster, and command top dollar.

When working with buyers, they find that I’m consistent, honest, and take great pride in helping them at the highest level. I try to bring energy and excitement to every aspect of the home buying process and with my strong background in the local real estate market, I am able to find houses that fit their needs and negotiate the best possible price.

Even though the real estate process can be challenging at times, I am able to draw upon my past experience to ensure a smooth and seamless transaction.  I will continue to listen, respond and deliver results to all of my clients, while making the experience enjoyable and memorable.