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About Sharon Harkness
We are Sharon Harkness Inc- three of the top agents in Champaign Urbana, teamed together to serve your Real Estate needs with excellence!
Sharon HarknessABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR821 S. Neil StreetChampaignIL 61820 US
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 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 VansickleREALTOR ASP, GRI, CRS, ABR821 S. Neil StreetChampaignIL 61820 US
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 Duncan821 S. Neil StreetChampaignIL 61820 US
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.
Barb SchwartzBroker821 S. Neil StreetChampaignIL 61820 US
Barb is a native of Central IL growing up in Philo. She holds a degree in child development and spent many years running her own small business. Barb has been with Keller Williams for the past 6 years serving as the MCA, handling all of the company’s financials. In 2012, she obtained her Brokers license and joined The Sharon Harkness Team. Barb resides with her husband Jim and has 3 grown children; Mandy, Nick and Ryan. Barb enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Joanne BeaglesClient Care Coordinator821 S. Neil StreetChampaignIL 61820 US
Joanne graduated with a degree in pastry arts from The French Pastry School in Chicago. She has worked as a pastry chef and cake decorator for many years in Chicago, where she met her husband, Stephen. Recently married, she moved to Champaign to be near family. Joanne uses her organizational skills and attention to detail for her position as our client care coordinator. She enjoys biking and playing Frisbee golf with her husband, as well as cooking, baking, and making pottery.
Beth Culkeen821 S. Neil StreetChampaignIL 61820 US
Beth is a native mid-westerner with stops in Western Massachusetts and St. Augustine, Florida before returning to her roots in the Midwest. She joined the Sharon Harkness team in 2013 after obtaining her Illinois real estate broker license. Beth is a graduate of Westfield State University (Massachusetts) with a degree in media studies and management. Prior to entering the real estate field Beth was most recently the education outreach manager at WJCT in (Jacksonville, Florida) working with families and educator on early literacy skills. Beth and her husband Bob have three children - Aisling, Bo, and Mac, and two grandsons – Riley and Sawyer.