A Sauk Valley resident the majority of her life, Karla is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with family, friends and her dog. Karla takes pride in great customer service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction: buyers, sellers and cooperating agents.
In addition to having her real estate license, Karla has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interiors from Truman State University and owns her own interior design business - Karla's Custom Interiors. For over Fourteen years, Karla has helped transform homes and businesses into unique and functional spaces.
Karla specializes in applying her expertise and knowledge in interior design to help her real estate clients. Whether helping sellers stage their home, or buyers visualize the possibilities in a home, she strives to make the process of buying and selling a home a simple and positive experience.
Karla realizes you have a choice in who represents you and when you make that choice, choose her. No detail will be overlooked.
Terry comes to the area with real estate knowlege and experience from his time living in the state of Iowa and was licensed in 2011. He received his Illinois Real Estate License in 2019 and joined the United Country Real Estate / Sauk Valley Realty. Terry is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has a passion to work with other veterans in finding homes that they can call their own. He has experience and knowledge of the veterans programs for home ownership and can guide you through the steps of getting veteran financing. He also specializes in assisting those first time home buyers and guiding them through the real estate buying process. He works closely with local mortgage brokers and lenders to assist homebuyers in finding the best financing possible. Terry is a member of the Sterling American Legion and is looking forward to getting involved with other community organizations.
Why I became a broker agent? I have chosen this field of work because I like seeing the delight in my client’s eyes when we have found their dream home. Also, I have gotten great joy when I meet with our listing clients and give them an accepted contract that sells their home. These pleasures are what motivate me to keep improving our products and services we offer. To provide these pleasures to my customers, I am willing to go above the call of duty.
I have taken buyers out on 20 or more showings in order to find them their perfect home. I work every weekend so that my buyers can see the home at their convenience, not mine. I am willing to do pretty much anything as long as it is ethical, legal, and moral. It is as important to get my buyers these best deal possible as it is my sellers. This takes time, patience and experience.
When we first meet, I offer you a comprehensive CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) to carefully explain what you can realistically expect to sell your home for. As part of my comprehensive marketing package, I provide great photographs and videos for free. Preparing your home for sale is important, and I give you easy ideas to stage and improve your home to give it curb appeal and the WOW effect when potential buyers enter your home. In addition, I offer a wide range of other marketing tools that will sell your home fast. You can see all of them on our selling service page.
Becoming a broker-agent has been one of the great pleasures in my life. I enjoy working hard to take a buyer from start to finish in purchasing their dream home. And for the sellers, we will also do everything I can to market your home and get it sold as soon as possible. Come and join team Flannery where we treat you like family.
Born in the Rock River Valley, I find where ever I have traveled, the beauty of the area always calls me home. I am blessed with two wonderful children and three granddaughters that keep my husband, David, and I very busy. I have been a Realtor for 15 action-packed years that are laced together with wonderful memories of the clients that I now call family. My goal is to make sure everyone feels appreciated and understood. Finding the perfect house is a mission that I happily strive to fulfill for everyone. I find joy in presenting the key to their new homestead, and look forward to assisting their friends in the future.
We love exploring new communities with our clients!
Shannon is a new Realtor, having earned his Illinois Broker's license in late 2018. His Christian faith has directed him into this profession of serving people. He is a member of Amazing Grace Church of Sterling IL, and Faith Christian Fellowship International of Tulsa OK. He is also an active volunteer at the Whiteside County Senior Center.
Shannon served in the United States Navy from 1984 - 1988. He is looking forward to helping Veterans with all of their real estate needs. His hobbies include fishing, golf, card games, and he is looking forward to the next hunting seasons.
As an active member of the Hometown Association of Realtors, Illinois Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors, Shannon is well prepared to take care of the real estate industry. Please give him a call to assist you!
Chris started Sauk Valley Realty in 1999, and joined the United Country family in 2006. She is a life-long resident of the Sauk Valley area, graduating from Rock Falls High School and Eureka College. She is a past president of Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Eureka College Alumni Association. In honor of her community service, Chris has been given the "Shoulder of the Year" award by the Chamber and the Eureka College Alumni of the Year award. She had served many years on the former Sauk Valley Association of Realtors' Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Whiteside County Airport Board. Chris and her husband Jay belong to the First Christian Church of Sterling, where Chris is Chairman of the Worship Committee. Please contact Chris with any questions concerning your Real Estate needs in the Sauk Valley area.