Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Are you or someone you know is 50+ and is looking to buy or sell their homes? Working with an Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designated agent can make the process a lot less stressful!

Sharon Harkness holds the SRES designation and would love to help you or someone you know today! Give us a call (217) 239-7144

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Annual Pie Giveaway

Every year, Sharon Harkness Inc thanks their clients, vendors and referrals as part of our annual  Thanksgiving celebration. Invitations to come and celebrate with us are sent through email every year.  Thanksgiving pies are pre-ordered, lovingly labelled and arranged in our meeting place near our office.

The Sharon Harkness team is thankful for all the people we work with through the years and at present. Indeed, the relationship cultivated is not merely limited to work but friendship and more business have been formed as referrals. We are happy to see them during these times. We are grateful for you.

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

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Fall Frenzy 2017 Contest

Social media is an effective tool in real estate marketing. According to a study, millenials (94%) and babyboomers (84%) prefer to use online sites to search for homes they want to live in. Furthermore, homebuyers now use social media to find their future homes.

We at the Sharon Harkness team are thinking of better ways to widen our reach and gain more traction as we become more active in our social media pages. Last week, the team concluded its Fall Frenzy contest by drawing a lucky new follower in one of our social media accounts. For several weeks, flyers and images of our Fall Frenzy contest were posted to encourage and attract more likers in the community.

So on October 20, 2017, a winner was drawn! Here’s a video of Lisa Duncan and Barb Schwartz picking the winner.

The winner, Annessa Parisi, came over the office and claimed her price, an Apple watch! Congratulations, Annessa!

We intend to share more information to our clients, referrals and followers in our social network. Visit our pages now and engage with us. We want to hear from you!

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Looking for something fun to do with the family this Christmas Season?

reindeer ranch

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul is always a local favorite this time of year!  Just a $4 fee to get up close and personal with the reindeer.  The staff lets visitors pet and feed them while they provide a brief history about reindeer and answers any questions.  A lot of fun for the little ones! 

Hardy’s also has a very cozy gift shop….a great place to stop in from the cold. You can sit around a potbelly stove sipping hot cocoa that’s for sale and browse through the lodge and gift shop.

You can finish up your day at their Christmas tree farm. They have a pre-cut selection or you can cut your own if you prefer.

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch: 1356 County Rd. 2900 N. – Rantoul, IL

Christmas Hours

November 22nd through December 23rd: 10 am – 7 pm daily

Christmas Eve: 10 am – 2 pm ( Closed Christmas Day )  

After Christmas hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily.   Our Last Day: December 28th

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5 Nights of Hitch at The Virginia

Five Nights of Hitch

It is Halloween and the perfect time for some Alfred Hitchcock thrillers. And the setting for this weeklong Hitchcock film series is the lovely restored Virginia Theatre in the heart of downtown Champaign.

Tickets for the Hitchcock series can be purchased online or at the door and they are only $5. Shows are at 7p and 10p every night this week through Halloween.

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Uncorked at Krannert Tonight

Krannert Uncorked
The James Jones trio kicks of Krannert Uncorked tonight at 5p at KCPA on the U of I campus.

The Thursday after work event at KCPA is back for another season and it get rolling tonight at Krannert on the University of Illinois campus. The Uncorked at Krannert show (and drinks) start at 5p in the spacious lobby and its free. The series extends through the school year each Thursday afternoon.

Tonights kickoff group is The James Jones Trio is traditional blues band from nearby Danville. James Jones will whail away as you sip wine after work–don’t miss it!


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2nd Annual Grease Sing Along

courage connection fundraiser
Grease is the feature at the second annual sing along fundraiser for Courage Connection.

Fundraiser for Courage Connection

It was a huge success last year–raised lots of money and was fun. Now it is back for the second annual and lets hope it goes on year after year. In just 10 days the storied confines of the historic Virginia Theatre  in downtown Champaign will be echoing with the much loved music of Grease.

Here are the details: Tickets can be purchased at the Virginia site or at . The event is October 11 at 7:30 with VIP party at 6p.


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