I am Heidi Howard, and I am a new Realtor to this area. I am a small town girl, I grew up in Fairfield Illinois and graduated from Fairfield Community High School. I really couldn’t decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, so to speak, so I started my career with North American Lighting in Flora Illinois. I took a variety of different positions within the company always feeling like I had more to offer than what the position I was in required. I enjoy being challenged and have always been the happiest when I was the busiest. In the 19 years that I worked there I was honest, reliable, hardworking, trustworthy and always took pride in my work knowing that I did the best job I could do. That is who I am.
I have had a passion for realty my entire life. I can remember being 4 years old and house hunting with my family, looking at homes, one house we looked at was a pale yellow colonial, I loved that house and its staircase! I think it reminded me of Cinderella somehow. Ultimately we bought a different house, without a staircase, but my mom loved telling the story of how I said “Why, yes, I do prefer 2 story homes” in reference to the house I had hoped my parents would choose. The house my family did buy had a big kitchen and we had a picnic table to dine at, which I really loved because all kids love picnic tables afterall.
So, as I said before, I have always loved real estate and a challenge. I also love meeting people and learning new things. I love when someone I know finds the right house for them. I loved the feeling I got when my husband and I found the right house for us and our family. There’s no feeling quite like it. I have wanted to launch a career in real estate for many years now, I decided to live my dream and become a Realtor.
Though I don’t have years of experience yet in my new career, I am someone who has the values needed in this industry to be successful. I am honest, reliable, hardworking, trustworthy, proud of doing the BEST work I can. As your Realtor, I will prove it to you, it’s who I am. Whether you are buying or selling, your goals will ultimately be my goals and together we will achieve OUR goals and move into that next chapter of life.