Jean Royster is a recognized industry expert and highly respected real estate leader in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and surrounding North Shore communities, where she has resided for 40 years. With more than a HALF BILLION dollars in career sales and multiple marquee transactions to her credit, Jean Royster is often called upon for real estate commentary by both local and trade publications.

Starting her career as a builder for 10 years in the 80’s with soaring interest rates, Jean honed her creative and out-of-the-box thinking. This unique experience and critical skillset continue to serve her clients well and enabled Jean to successfully navigate decades of local market fluctuations. As partners in the Royster Lenzke Group, Jean Royster and Annie Royster Lenzke 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 high level of skill, depth of experience, strategic negotiating, and unparalleled integrity with which Jean and Annie conduct their business.

“Jean Royster has been my realtor of choice for over ten years. In my family’s personal experience there is no one finer in our local market than Jean. She has a rare combination of extremely hard work ethic, impeccable credentials, and area leading success, as well as a genuinely warm and generous personality. My personal opinion is that her value system (one of utmost integrity) and her work ethic combine with her vast knowledge of the real estate market in which she works to make her the unique individual that she is. For my family, a happy benefit of our working relationship has been the development of a special friendship. We count Jean truly as family, which is icing on the cake. I can say without qualification that Jean Royster is among the best and most capable individuals in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff real estate. In a market crowded with service providers she is at the top of the list.” – Fred W.

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

PROVEN.

Jean Royster

Most Notable Results:

  • Over a HALF BILLION dollars in career sales
  • 26 years 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
  • One of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Illinois – Real Estate Executive
  • 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
  • International President’s Club member since it began in 1997, the highest level of recognition for Coldwell Banker
  • Lucy J. Hathaway Award recipient for exemplary character, dedication, integrity, leadership, loyalty and professionalism
  • Contributes a portion of each sale to the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • Recognized by Chicago Agent Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s, Sheridan Road, and Barrons

Background:

  • A residential home builder for 10 years – Royster Properties
  • 40 year North Shore resident
  • Volunteers and donates to Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter and Lambs Farm
  • Served on the Board of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – The University of Michigan
  • Registered Nurse specializing in intensive coronary care
  • Naval Reserve Lieutenant – Desert Storm

Designations:

  • Luxury Previews Property Specialist
  • Certified Relocation Specialist – Buyer & Seller
  • Accredited Buyers Representative
  • Member of the Illinois Association of Realtors
  • Member of the North Shore/Barrington Board of Realtors

Jean Royster has been my realtor of choice for over ten years. In my family’s personal experience there is no one finer in our local market than Jean. She has a rare combination of extremely hard work ethic, impeccable credentials, and area leading success, as well as a genuinely warm and generous personality.

Fred Wacker

Jean is professional, warm and considerate. For seven years, she has strived to find the situation that works for us as our needs and preferences have evolved. We have total confidence in her.

Eric & Valerie Kuby

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