Karen Sitler, BROKER, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR
As a little girl, I grew up playing realtor. Undoubtedly this was because my grandparents had a real estate/insurance office in their home, where I frequently visited.
As an adult, my career path diverted in many directions; I worked as a bookkeeper, when our children were small, I worked out of our home selling Shaklee products, later I worked as a cable TV salesperson and then as a bookkeeper for a real estate broker.
At this point, my interest in real estate as a career surfaced. After taking the required classes I began my real estate career in the IL Quad Cities in 1986. When my husband took a new job requiring relocation to central Illinois, I was pleased, for I had grown up in this area.
I began working in the Greater Peoria Area in February of 1989. During the next several years I earned my Graduate Realtors Institute designation (GRI), became a licensed BROKER, and Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS). In 2001 I transferred my license to RE/MAX Unlimited. And have since received the designations as an e-PRO, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). I also serve on multiple committees at our local association of realtors.
My prime real estate focus, however, is to my clients-both buyers and sellers. I display a checkmark in my service slogan because it represents my commitment to detail. More than just a stroke of the pen, it is a symbol of careful completion.