Chris Tanner has been a broker and affiliated with Somer Real Estate since 1995. "Your home is my business." has been Chris’ motto since his first day in real estate. He enjoys helping people achieve their real estate goals whether buying their first home, upsizing or downsizing, or purchasing investment property in Salem and the surrounding area.
Chris’ background includes 37 years as a police officer, the last 30 with the Salem Police Department. He currently serves as a regional planning coordinator with the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) for 19 counties and 85 agencies. When a large incident or disaster strikes a community or area, he assists the Chief or Sheriff with coordinating the incoming state agencies and obtaining resources such as additional officers, equipment, and communication capabilities.
His interests include spending time with his family and six grandchildren. He also enjoys taking photos and hiking in wilderness areas. Another interest includes searching for new BBQ venues to share on his social media.
Chris’ many years of real estate experience will give you an edge when considering purchasing or selling your property. Call him today and see what he can do for you.
Julie has been a Marion County resident since 1983. After moving to Salem, it was apparent that this lovely town was the perfect place to raise her 4 children and spend the rest of her life.
Julie moved several times before landing her dream home. When she experienced this, Julie knew real estate was the path for her and wanted everyone to experience the same joy of finding their dream home. Julie has had her real estate license since 2014.
What is unique about Julie is that she feels a genuine love for her clients, making their individual needs her 1st priority. That, along with an excellent work ethic, make Julie a sought out candidate for any buyer or seller wanting an understanding agent with that extra personal care.
Julie believes, " There is house for everyone, and everyone needs a house!!" If you are looking for the agent with compassion and heart, give Julie a call at (618)548-5123 or feel free to text or call anytime to (618)315-3752.
I am a life-long resident of the City of Salem. I am a graduate of Salem Community High School. In 1970 I received a BA in Business Administration from Lambuth University, Jackson, TN. Following graduation I entered the US Air Force in which I served 5 years. During that service I maintained Salem as my permanent residency.
Upon leaving the service and returning home I had the great fortune of being mentored in the Real Estate Business by a soon to retire real estate broker by the name of Melba Williams. Her guidance led me to open the Somer Real Estate office in late 1975. Since that time I feel very fortunate to have been working with the residents and businesses of Salem and the surrounding area.
Not foregoing other real estate holdings and opportunities; however, I focus the majority of my time on all aspects of Investment, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, including listing, selling, leasing, evaluation, managing, and build to suit. This allows Somer Real Estate to truly state we have a full service real estate operation.
It is and has been my belief one should give back to their community; therefore, community service has been a part of my life since 1975. My involvement has included President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Salem Lions Club, 13 years as Secretary of the Governing Board of Salem Township Hospital, over 25 years as a firefighter and Chief of the Salem Fire Protection District and now a Board Trustee, and currently President of the Salem Business and Industrial Commission. Professionally I have been a Director and President of the Egyptian Board of Realtors Board which covers the 30 southern most counties of Illinois.
Salem is my home and I am proud of being a part of it. I thoroughly enjoy watching the community and its residents grow.
Salem is my hometown. After graduating from Salem Community High School I attended Kaskaskia College and obtained my Associate in Arts degree. My Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Finance was completed at Eastern Illinois University. My early career included auto financing, business development, marketing, underwriting, collections and management. Transitioning into banking allowed me to continue with loan development and also incorporate home equity loans, commercial loans and investments of CD's and annuities. Financing experience has helped with my real estate career and with my personal drive I have been a top producer in the area year after year.
Real estate is an exciting path that allows me to meet people and help them achieve their needs and wants. Since 2007 I have worked with residential, land and businesses. My experience range from first time home buyers, investors, relocation, farm land, hunting land, foreclosures, and clients wanting to downsize or purchase a larger home. I have owned multiple homes, CRP property, farm ground, lake property, hunting property and a business so my experience helps me understand my clients needs in my day to day business.
Purchasing Somer Real Estate in 2019 has enabled me to fulfill one of my dreams and find my home away from home. I plan to continue the great customer service that has been with the office since 1975. We have a great environment of agents working together to achieve goals of our clients. We cobroker with other offices and can help our clients by getting to know each other and working together from the beginning of the process to the closing by showing any property in the area.
I have been active in the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Grace Church and the Egyptian Board of Realtors. Community involvement is very important to me.
On a personal note - My husband is an avid hunter in his free time and shares my love of the southern Illinois land. Our son also hunts any possible moment that he can, golfs and plays baseball. Our daughter also hunts, plays softball, basketball, volleyball, golf and takes care of our 10 chickens.
Please give me a call for your purchase or sale of a home, land (tillable or recreational) or business needs.
Trudie was born and raised in Iuka, IL and currently enjoying country living not too far away in Alma, IL. Trudie’s lifetime in the local countryside has given her valuable knowledge of country living and would be a fantastic agent to navigate you into a country home and can help with all the ins and outs of country living! As a lifelong resident of Marion County, she can put her local knowledge to work for you to find a property that fits your families’ needs, in the neighborhood of your choice, whether its on the countryside or in town!
Trudie loves spending her free time with her growing family, especially outdoor activities! Not to mention Trudie is a huge Cardinal fan and enjoys attending games with her husband.
Whether buying or selling, Trudie’s motto and #1 goal is customer satisfaction. She will strive to earn your business and will work tirelessly on your behalf; exactly what you would expect from a hard working country girl!