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About Sharon Harkness

We are Sharon Harkness Inc., four of the top agents in the Champaign-Urbana area, teamed together to serve your real estate needs with excellence!

Our love and knowledge for this area is very vast, so if you are relocating to Champaign-Urbana, needing to buy or sell a home or needing an introduction to the community, we are here to help!

See our "Welcome to Champaign Urbana" site for community info- especially for people who are new to the area.

 

 

Biographies

  • Sharon Harkness
    ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR
    2441 Village Green Place
    Champaign
    IL 61822 US

    Phone: 217-356-6100

    Sharon’s stellar 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 the President of the Champaign County Association of Realtors and served on the Grievance, Membership & Strategic Planning committees.  Her extensive education in Real Estate continues, and she currently holds the ABR, CRS, GRI and SRES designations. Sharon graduated from Milliken University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and at the same time, also received her Nursing Diploma. She is married to Terry, a retired University of Illinois Landscape Architecture Professor. They have two daughters, one in Boulder and one in the Bay Area, and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include travel, fitness, reading and socializing.

     

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  • Jeannie Vansickle
    REALTOR ASP, GRI, CRS, ABR
    2441 Village Green Place
    Champaign
    IL 61822 US

    Phone: 217-493-0607

    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, Jeannie 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 designations. Jeannie is a member of the Champaign County Executive Club, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Champaign County Association of Realtors, the March of Dimes Chef’s Signature Annual Auction Committee and co-chair of a Habitat for Humanity home build. She resides in Southwest Champaign with her naughty cat, Lulu. Jeannie enjoys creating her mixed media art in the basement studio, cooking, entertaining and traveling, while keeping up with two book clubs.

     

     

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  • Lisa Duncan
    2441 Village Green Place
    Champaign
    IL 61822 US

    Phone: 217-417-8402

     

     

    Lisa is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, with a degree in Family Psychology and a minor in Business.  She joined the Sharon Harkness Team in 2010 and is currently the Team’s Listing Agent. Previously, Lisa has been an Office Manager and a Sales Coordinator. She attributes her success to her Faith, hard work, dedication and a great team with stellar role models. Lisa and her husband Jerris; a local Pastor, have two children. She enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, cooking and spending time with family. Lisa moved from Texas in 2008 and enjoys the spring flowers, colorful fall trees and the cold winters of the Midwest.

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  • Barb Schwartz
    Broker
    2441 Village Green Place
    Champaign
    IL 61822 US

    Phone: 217-898-9381

    Barb is a native of Central Illinois, growing up in Philo. Barb has been with Keller Williams since 2006. For several years, she served as the MCA, handling all the company’s financials. In 2012, Barb obtained her Brokers License and joined the Sharon Harkness Team. She serves on several committees, including the ALC (Agent Leadership Counsel) where she is the Finance Chairperson and is President of her BNI group (Business Networking International). She resides with her husband Jim and has 3 grown children; Mandy, Nick and Ryan and has 2 grandchildren. Barb enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

     

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  • Courtney Brooks
    Office Manager
    2441 Village Green Place
    Champaign
    IL 61822 US

    Courtney, our Office Manager, is a recent graduate from West Virginia University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. Originally from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Courtney just moved to Champaign-Urbana in August. While Courtney is new to real estate, she has held internships at non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish and The Boys and Girls Club of America as well as a position at the College of Business & Economics at WVU where she helped recruit graduate students and plan and execute graduate programs events. Courtney has also had the opportunity to study abroad in London, where she was able to travel throughout multiple countries in Europe. She is now living with her boyfriend, Jacob, who is from Linköping, Sweden and currently studying to obtain a Masters degree in Urban Planning. The two enjoy traveling, sports and experiencing different cultures.

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