Originally from O’Fallon, Illinois, I moved to Mt. Vernon several years ago and pursued my career in real estate. I enjoy living in the country with my boyfriend, John, and miniature dachshunds, Yadier and Wrigley. My passions are cooking, hiking, going to Cardinals games, and, of course, real estate! I like being involved in the community, and am a member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Corporation Design Committee.
My past careers have made me a well-rounded professional – always aiming to please my clients & the public. During college, I worked as a retail assistant manager for a popular teenage clothing line. After college, I taught middle school mathematics at Alton Middle School for eight years. During that time, I also worked part time as a server, bartender, and after school tutor. Upon moving to Mt. Vernon, I began bartending at Rare Chophouse, which later led to a general management promotion.
As long as I can remember, I have always valued education, and appreciate being a life-long learner. After receiving my masters in Leadership & Administration at McKendree University, I later completed Real Estate License courses, & passed the IL Real Estate License State exam. I continue to expand my knowledge in real estate by attending continuing education courses throughout the years. Providing guidance & professional assistance for people making important real estate decisions is a responsibility I value and take pleasure in making my number one priority.
Starting my real estate career as a broker at Century 21 All Pro Real Estate, I made an exciting & positive switch to RE/MAX Elite in Mt. Vernon, IL. RE/MAX leads the industry in brand awareness, which means listing your property with RE/MAX Elite will give it maximum exposure. Our company has over 100,000 agents in nearly 100 countries, a greater worldwide presence than any other brand. RE/MAX agents average more real estate sales experiences than other real estate agents. Moreover, RE/MAX agents give back to the community – being one of the top three donors of all time to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Using the highest degree of professionalism & ethical standards, I make my client’s goals my number one precedence. My objective is to look after my client’s best interests & efficiently help them achieve their goals using every tool available. By providing accurate & current information, and sound real estate advice through honest communication, my purpose is to exceed the expectations of my clients. My flexibility to adapt to the needs of the moment & my personal drive for success will make me your dependable real estate partner!
The Elite Duo
Through RE/MAX Elite of Mt. Vernon, The Elite Duo consists of Allison Martychenko and Robin Gelfius both licensed brokers and REALTORS®️. We work together as a partnership to help our clients buy and sell their homes! As REALTORS®️, we abide by a strict code of ethics and use the highest degree of integrity. We provide our clients with DOUBLE the Expertise, Experience, Attention, Service, Knowledge, and Resources!