Meet the Team

I am blessed to help people with their real estate needs since 1984. I have lived in various communities within Kankakee County, Illinois since moving here in 1983 from Chicago.

My husband, Walter manages our high quality investment homes located throughout Kankakee County, Illinois. Walter has been in the real estate business since 1979. Together we have a passion for the benefits that Kankakee County offers. We have 2 young adult daughters who are active in sports and learn the benefits of hard work.

When you are a buyer or seller, I am willing to put my years of real estate experience within the Bourbonnais, Bradley, Kankakee, and surrounding areas within the Kankakee County marketplace to work for you. The relationships we’ve built working with appraisers, lenders, contractors, local government offices, title companies, home inspectors, and attorneys will all aid in making your experience as smooth as possible.

After 35 years I can still say I am blessed and have a passion for helping people with their real estate needs.

Please call me at 815-922-6924 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can discuss your goals and implement a plan to achieve your goals.

Lisa Sanford, Broker, Realtor,

My name is Julianne Hurst and I have been working with Lisa Sanford since 2006 when I jumped at the chance to work with the top agent in Kankakee County as her Marketing Manager. As a 2003 graduate of Saint Joseph's College - Rensselaer, IN with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications , I enjoy implementing various means of communication in helping our clients. It is my role to ensure that we develop integrated and effective marketing campaigns utilizing all platforms-including social media, e-newsletters, and the major real estate search engines to our extensive client base serving Kankakee County.

I love working with Lisa and enjoy helping people navigate through one of the biggest financial commitments of their lives. I grew up in Bradley and since 2013, together with my husband, Ryan and 3 active children we live in the hills of East Tennessee. We enjoy hiking and traveling to the various historic sites. It is my pleasure to help market and integrate fresh ideas for all Lisa’s clients. Our objective is to help each client achieve their real estate goals with effective marketing to sell their property bringing the highest dollar and the least inconvenience to the client.