I am a life-long resident of Jefferson County and lived most of my life in my home town of Scheller. My family has been in Jefferson County for several generations. My husband Patrick and I have two grown daughters and six beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, crocheting, and reading.
I have been working in the real estate profession since 1996. In 2005, I sold my co- ownership in a locally owned office of a national real estate franchise and opened an independent company, Bevis Real Estate LLC. My choice was greatly supported by my family and friends. In October, 2013, I merged my office into the new RE/MAX Elite office in Mt. Vernon.
I am a firm believer in education and have taken numerous continuing education classes in an effort to stay abreast of the changes and laws in my business. In 2014, I completed classes to become a Seller’s Representative Specialist (SRS). In 2007, I completed the three annual classes to obtain the designation of Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI). I have completed the courses for my e-PRO designation. e-PRO Certification is NAR’s online training program to certify real estate professionals as Internet Professionals. I have also completed a Certified Staging Class to receive my CSC certification. I am currently studying for the designation of SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist. In 2011, I was honored to be selected as the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®, REALTOR® of the Year. I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR), the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®, the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce (JCCC), the Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Corporation (DMDC), and the Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC). I have served as Chairman of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® Multiple
Listing Service Committee and enjoy the challenge of keeping my profession at the top of technology. I have served on the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). I have served as chairman of the Education/Technology Committee of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®. I am a Director for the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® and serve on the Nominating, Finance and the Realtor of the Year Committees of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®.
I have previously served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Toys for Kids of Jefferson County. Toys for Kids of Jefferson County is a charitable organization that provides toys at Christmas for about 1,000 underprivileged children.
I have served on the JCCC Small Business Council and the DMDC Economic Restructuring Committee. In 2011, I was honored to be selected as the DMDC Volunteer of the Year. I have served on the Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County Board of Directors. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for JCDC. In 2009, I was appointed as Secretary for the Executive Board of the Southern Illinois Networking Association. I served as Treasurer for the, now dis-banded, local SINA group for many years.
In 2008, I helped form the Southern Illinois Next Professional group, an extension of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and served in a mentor capacity. When I lived in Scheller, I was very active in my church, sang in the choir, and served on the Parish Council from 2007-2010. In 2008, I was honored as a recipient of the Faith in the Marketplace award presented by The Messenger, the official magazine of the Diocese of Belleville. Since moving into Mt. Vernon, I attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church and serve in the Liturgical and Eucharistic Ministries.
I have a strong work ethic and am a firm believer in the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. I enjoy working in the RE/MAX office environment. It offers a more personal touch with tremendous education possibilities. My goal is to offer all my clients and customers “Personal Attention, Professional Results” and assist you, your family and friends with all your real estate needs.