501 S Towanda Barnes Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61705
NEW, RENT, FP, BB, LP, RELO, PM
I have loved all things Real Estate since I was 12 years old. A local real estate icon in BloNo, Mary Ann Downen, allowed me to sit in on the discussions with my parents as we moved 3 times in 5 years. I was intrigued by her stories and her knowledge of all things Real Estate. I was determined to someday create my own stories and build my own relationships.
Illinois requires a licensee to be 21, but I knew I could find another way to get involved before I could legally have an adult beverage. I enrolled in the pre-license class while attending college and when I was 18 got my first shot at Real Estate via a property management company. I was in charge of leasing and evictions for a company that managed almost 500 units, so needless to say I grew up very quickly in the industry. I have managed property and sold commercial and residential Real Estate ever since.
I've seen car parts used as plumbing infrastructure, bed bugs and roaches overtake multi-family properties, and gold plated ceiling fans. I've seen wrenches used as door handles and screwdrivers used to flush toilets. I've seen swimming pools used as ponds for fishing and a 2 bedroom apartment built out into an 6 bedroom with 12 beds. I've also seen a 20' x 15' marble tile shower and an indoor hot tub the size of most backyard pools. I've waded waste deep in backed up sewer and swam in a crystal clear spring fed pond to rescue a dropped barbie doll.
I don't claim to have "seen it all," but I have seen a lot in my years in the industry. All that being said I love what I do, because everyday is different and there is always something new to learn and explore. So when you are ready to start exploring the real estate market for your next home or property, make sure you call someone who can help guide you through whatever you come across.