Jennifer Kinzle, Realtor, e-PRO, SFR (Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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I'm fortunate to have the best job in the world plus short sale expertise, licensed as an Illinois e-PRO Realtor, as well as a property investor and published freelance writer.

Get to know Jennifer Kinzle


My professional real estate backgroun began in 2007 when I earned my license and started as a buyer's agent at Realty World in West Dundee, IL.  The majority of business back then went to REO's, and foreclosures with the housing meltdown and banking crisis.  Short sales were overflowing the system.  Since those times, I've worked with Keller Williams in St. Charles and eventually went to Charles Rutenberg Realty of Naperville.  I've earned accolades for social media savvy, blogging, articles, and forming a local investor group to put more properties under contract in the Fox Valley area.

In the ten plus years of living and experiencing life in the Fox Valley, I've grown to enjoy the mild mannered suburban pace. No hassle access to shopping, lack of traffic congestion, wide lanes, huge parks, easy rolling meadows and gorgeous homes make this area perfect. Friends and family take in the Summer Fests and festivals along the Fox River, bringing the community together for outdoor fun.  The Kane County Cougars and The Hemmens Center rivals similar downtown attractions for convenience to baseball games, arts and cultural entertainment. Classy old Victorians, fresh faced brick front townhomes and executive style country manors sprawl along the Fox River.  The D303 is an excellent school system that my own kids attend locally.

Now trained as a distressed property specialist and Short Sale Expert, with Charles Rutenberg Realty, works to save families from foreclosure and give them the breathing room they need to start fresh.

When I'm not spending time with my growing family, you'll find me previewing properties, talking to property investors, playing with my kiddos or writing.  Connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram or email me directly:

Jennifer Kinzle's Blog Posts



SFR-Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

MainStreet Realtors Association member

Illinois Association of Realtors

Top Rated Agent by Rate My Agent

Alignable Highly Referred Business


Trained short sale specialist, skilled lender negotiator, multi-tasking ninja, and social media master are among my embraced talents.  I also do freelance writing, blogging, podcasts, e-books, and property investing flips.

Service Areas (6)
  • Elgin, IL
  • Carpentersville, IL
  • South Elgin, IL
  • Fox River Valley, St. Charles
  • Batavia, IL
  • Geneva, IL
  • St. Charles, IL
Specialties (10)
  • Buyers
  • Condos/Townhomes
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Homes
  • Renters
  • REO/Bank Owned
  • Residential
  • Sellers
  • Seniors
  • Short Sales
Languages (1)
  • English