From a farm in the small Scandinavian farming town of Spring Grove in Southeastern Minnesota, to the grand estates on the banks of Lake Geneva, Michael Bentley has had a lifelong passion for the land and people of this beautiful area. He began managing the Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva 26 years ago, when he founded House Check, Inc. He and Peggy joined Keefe Real Estate in 2003.


Born and raised in the rural Milwaukee area, Peggy Bentley grew up showing horses and having fun at her family’s Delavan lakefront home. After attending UW-Lacrosse and studying Biology, she spent 15 years as a surgical technician, and then helped found House Check, Inc. with Michael. Together they have managed many prominent Lake Geneva Estates, and now bring that insider knowledge to Team Bentley Real Estate.

A Real Estate Team with Roots

Beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a dynamic waterside retreat/destination, world renowned for its sparkling, spring fed, crystal clear lake. The lake is framed by 3 communities, Lake Geneva and its vibrant downtown, historic Williams Bay, and picturesque Fontana on the west end. Its a beloved place that holds memories of summertime fun for Chicago CEO’s, generations of families, and weekend travelers. It can mean home and roots or holidays and summers at a second. home. For our family, it means over 30 years of living, working and playing amongst the natural beauty and homespun community of this magical area. We, like others that know it, think of it as the finest lake and resort area in the midwest and one of the finest in the country. The lake itself is quite simply spectacular.

The Team Bentley Perspective

We are uniquely qualified to help you buy or sell the perfect lakefront or lake-access home, condo, farm or property. In addition to knowing the local market and community, we have over 25 years’ experience managing Geneva Lake vacation homes; a business which has given us an intimate and insightful understanding of what really makes a home right for a client- whether it’s for the weekends or for the next 30 years.

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Lakeside Home Gurus

We have ranked in the top 2% in sales of Walworth County Realtors for the last ten years and are celebrating our fourteenth year in business! We are the Lake Geneva Real Estate team with the expert knowledge and strong foundation of honesty and success that will ensure you will be matched with the best home for you. Of our clients who buy or sell a second time, over 95% of them return to work with our team.

Lake Geneva Vacation Homes

Not many say they have too little stress and exhaustion; the kind induced by long meetings, incessant emails and congested traffic. If you are one of those rare people, we salute you! But if you are like the rest of us, and are in need of an escape to rewind and recharge, we invite you to gaze into the clean, clear waters of Geneva Lake- from your front window. These restorative shores and enchanting lakeside paths have been drawing full and part-time residents since the 1800’s and you can be next!

We know first hand what lovely evening cruises on the lake and bright mornings filled with birdsong can do for the soul. Our goal is to use our unique skills and insight to help you find your perfect lakeside or lake access spot; a place to bring family, friends and loved ones to fully immerse yourselves in the Geneva Lake life.

Memories are just begging to be made.

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