Karen Sitler

Real Estate OfficeREALTOR®License #471.005286Peoria, IL
(309) 409-0922|
About Karen
Karen Sitler, BROKER, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR

Languages:English

As a little girl, I grew up playing realtor. Undoubtedly this was because my grandparents had a real estate/insurance office in their home, where I frequently visited. As an adult, my career path diverted in many directions; I worked as a bookkeeper, when our children were small, I worked out of our home selling Shaklee products, later I worked as a cable TV salesperson and then as a bookkeeper for a real estate broker. At this point, my interest in real estate as a career surfaced. After taking the required classes I began my real estate career in the IL Quad Cities in 1986. When my husband took a new job requiring relocation to central Illinois, I was pleased, for I had grown up in this area. I began working in the Greater Peoria Area in February of 1989. During the next several years I earned my Graduate Realtors Institute designation (GRI), became a licensed BROKER, and Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS). In 2001 I transferred my license to RE/MAX Unlimited. And have since received the designations as an e-PRO, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). In 2015 we merged with another company and are now know as RE/MAX Traders Unlimited. I also serve on multiple committees at our local association of realtors. My prime real estate focus, however, is to my clients-both buyers and sellers. I display a checkmark in my service slogan because it represents my commitment to detail. More than just a stroke of the pen, it is a symbol of careful completion.
Specializations:
  • Communication
  • Local Expertise
  • Professionalism
  • Auctions
  • Distressed Properties
  • Downsizing
  • Foreclosures
  • First Time Homebuyers
  • Fixer-Uppers
  • Home Buyers
  • Home Sellers
  • HUD
  • Investments
  • Luxury Homes
  • Military
  • Military Families
  • Move-Up Buyers
  • New Construction
  • Property Management
  • Relocation
  • REO
  • Senior Communities
  • Short Sales
  • Veteran's Programs
4 Active Listings
Designations
Karen Sitler's experience & certifications
CDPE
Certified Distressed Property Expert
CRS
Certified Residential Specialist
e-Pro
e-PRO Internet Professional
GRI
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
SFR
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
Latest Updates & Activity Posts
Karen Sitler
2 Years Ago
Karen Sitler
If your life was crazy as mine recently (between Thanksgiving & Christmas, I had 3 sick parents in and out of the hospital / 2 still in a nursing home for rehab) you might have missed this piece of good news for the Greater Peoria Area like I did. Sharing in case you missed it like I did...check it out!
3 Years Ago
Karen Sitler
Did you get a year end bonus or is it your goal to accelerated your mortgage payoff? Here's a post that talks about ways you can save big by making extra principle payments...check it out!
3 Years Ago
Karen Sitler
It might seem that everyone is hibernating for the winter, but home shoppers are still out there in the colder months! Here are a few ways timing might play in your favor this winter.
3 Years Ago
Karen Sitler
While the stats in the post below are national ones our local stats have reflect a similar situation. A year ago locally we have more homes on the market and fewer sales. I had an offer submitted on one of my listing today, worked with a new buyer today and working with another new buyer tomorrow and have 2 more new buyers lined up to look next week. Who said December is a bad month to buy a home or have your home on the market???
3 Years Ago
Karen Sitler
Goodwill and sold signs for all. #HappyHolidays
3 Years Ago

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