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Get to know Sharon Harkness
Sharon's high reputation in the Central Illinois real estate market has been long and well deserved. Licensed in 1985, she was with RE/MAX for 14 years before becoming one of the founding partners of Keller Williams Realty, The Real Estate Center of Illinois, LLC. Sharon has been president of the Champaign County Association of Realtors and served on its Grievance, Membership and Strategic Planning committees. She is currently serving on the MLS committee. Her extensive education in real estate continues, and she currently holds the ABR, CRS, GRI and SRES designations. Sharon is a graduate of Millikin University in Decatur, IL with a Bachelor of Science degree in conjunction with a nursing diploma. Sharon is active in the local Realtor board, the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, her church, University Club & the Champaign Country Club . She is married to Terry-a retired UI Landscape Architecture professor who now consults and enjoys driving across the country. They have two daughters (one in Minneapolis, one in California) and one grandson. Her hobbies include travel, fitness, reading and socializing.
Jeannie is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (English and History) and the University of Illinois (Educational Psychology & Education). A transplant from New England, she has lived in the community since 1967-with a five year hiatus on a boat in Kentucky Lake. Jeannie has been a teacher, administrator, consultant and trainer before becoming a realtor in 1985. She holds the GRI, CRS, ABR and ASP designations. Jeannie is a member of the Champaign County Executive Club, a member of the board of directors of the Champaign County Association of Realtors, and March of Dimes Chef's Signature Annual Auction Committee. She is a past co-chair of a Habitat for Humanity home build. She resides in Southwest Champaign with her cat LuLu, where she enjoys working in the yard, cooking, entertaining and keeping up with two book clubs.
Lisa is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, with a degree in Family Psychology and a minor in Business. She joined Sharon Harkness in early 2010 as the administrative assistant and has since obtained her real estate license. In addition to working with buyers & sellers, she continues to keep the office running efficiently. Previously Lisa has been an office manager and a sales coordinator. Lisa and her husband, Jerris- a local pastor, have two children. She enjoys attending her children's sporting events, cooking and time with friends. Lisa moved from Texas in 2008 and enjoys the spring flowers, colorful fall trees and the cold winters of the Midwest.