Our Fantastic Agents

Remax Rising

Jessica Duzan

Real Estate Broker


Sam Hazleton


License Number: 475.127355

If your a dog person, I'm the Realtor for you. I have 2 bernese mountain dogs(Dexter and Lavern) who are like my children. I have been to 13 different countries and love to travel. Not many people can say the love there job, but I can! How many professions can you say you get the satisfaction and trust to help someone with the biggest purchase of their lives. I don't like the word client, I prefer friends who I work with either to sell their home or to find their new home or even better when it's both(those are really good friends). I have never met a stranger and enjoy making my job fun for all involved. I love all sports especially college football and can't pass on a good trip to Wrigley to watch my beloved Cubs. I'm always trying to make new friends, so let me help you with your Real Estate needs and become your friend.

Ryan Esposito

License Number: 475.156751

Tom Petersen


Armstrong Burns & Company Associate Tom joined the Armstrong Burns & Co. Home Selling Team in June of 2014. A life-long resident of Bloomington-Normal, Tom brings a wealth of experience to the Real Estate business. Combining years of sales experience with a passion for excellent customer service, Tom brings his clients the best home buying experience possible. Tom has a true understanding of the local market and his experience in home renovations is extremely valuable to his clients. Tom works diligently for his clients to ensure a positive, personal and successful buying and selling experience.

Monica Bullington


Hi out there! I’m Monica. Sometimes I’m known as Awesome Sauce and others call me a Responsible Capricorn. I’m known for my high energy and enthusiasm but also my dedication to protecting my clients’ best interest. I came to Bloomington to study Anthropology at IWU but stayed because I love this community! I became a Realtor to be a positive influence on others in one of the biggest moments in their lives. When I’m not selling homes, I’m spending time with my husband and two cats (Hi boys!) or volunteering at Crossroads Handcrafts of the World in Downtown Bloomington. If you want to work with a Realtor who will always hold herself accountable to you and who will make your experience fun and enjoyable, give me a call today!
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Alicia Chaon



Amber Owens


Hi there, I'm Amber Owens! I became a Realtor because I love building relationships and sharing in the joy as I help my clients fulfill their dreams. With a background in banking, mortgage, and insurance, I have a passion for people and providing the highest level of customer service. As a life-long residence of Bloomington-Normal, I have a comprehensive understanding of the market. I value my clients' needs and I am eager to help them every step of the way. My husband and I enjoy going to baseball games and visiting other ballparks. I am a Cubs fan, where he is a Cardinal fan. Although we may not see eye to eye during a Cubs vs. Cardinal game, our love for baseball makes our time together even more special. I am a bonus mom to three great kids and enjoy going to all their activities. I also enjoy being involved with our church and the education committee, as well as leading a women's group at my home. Five things you can count on from me are love, positivity, commitment, empathy, and honesty. I look forward to meeting you and helping in any way that I can!

Brett Stevens

Real Estate Broker

License Number: 475.173418

When it comes to buying or selling your home, it's important to trust in a Real Estate Agent who cares about your wants and needs as much as you do. Having been born and raised in Bloomington- Normal, and currently residing in Bloomington with my wife Carrie and two young boys (Wyatt-5, McLean-3), I've spent over 30+ years living in the heart of Central Illinois. As an active member in the community, I take great pride in this wonderful area and enjoy creating lasting friendships with every stranger I meet. If you are ready to buy/sell, have questions about the market, or even just curious what your home is worth, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to answer your questions, talk with you about the RE/MAX Rising Advantage and our Systems, and the opportunity to work for you and your family. My passion for Real Estate and you will always be my #1 priority.

JC Meredith

Realtor with RE/MAX Rising and the Armstrong/Burns Home Selling Team

License Number: 475.171820

Kyle Yap


License Number: 475.167043

Hi! I'm Kyle and I'm a full-time Realtor/Rockstar! I play 100+ shows every year at music venues, theaters, clubs, farmers markets, weddings - you name it, I've played it! I've had a passion for small business and marketing for a long time and it's helped me have some great success in my real estate career. Give me a call! Whether you're buying or selling I can help get you HOME! For more info on my music career, check out kyleyap.com

Melissa Sorensen


A lifelong resident of Illinois, I moved to Bloomington/Normal in 1997 to attend Illinois State University. I fell in love with the community and from that moment on, have been proud to call it my home. Since then I've worked in the animal health industry and served as a youth volleyball coach. My love for animals and kids will endure, but my real passion is to help people find the home of their dreams. And I know I can do it for you. My commitment to providing you with the best possible customer service, combined with the marketing power of the Armstrong Burns & Co. Home Selling Team, the #1 Real Estate Team in McLean County, guarantees that you will have best experience possible in your Real Estate transaction.

Kim Jasker



Noelle Burns

Team Leader


Owner - RE/MAX Rising Noelle Burns has been one of the top producing Realtor's in Bloomington/Normal for 15 years. Noelle’s magnetic personality, professional approach to the home selling process, and exceptional negotiating skills contributes to her success. Noelle also has a true understanding of her community, for she has lived in Bloomington-Normal her entire life.

John Armstrong

Team Leader


Owner - RE/MAX Rising John Armstrong has been a Realtor since 1996. His team continues to be amongst the top real estate selling teams in all of Illinois. John hosts a weekly Real Estate radio program called On The House With John Armstrong; on Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on Cities 92.9 fm. John considers his strength to be knowing property values and giving great customer service.

Kami Anderson



Armstrong Burns & Company Associate Kami joined the team in 2006 after a successful 9 years as an independent agent. Kami is the Buyer Specialist who works with relocating families to find their perfect home. Kami has a reputation for going the extra mile & treating clients as family. Her "bulldog" style negotiating is a strength that John felt was important when he asked her to join the team.

Derek Mead



Armstrong Burns & Company Associate Derek Mead joined the John Armstrong Team in January of 2012. After several years of teaching LD at the junior high level, he moved to real estate & loves everything about it. Being a fierce competitor, Derek welcomes the challenges of a constantly changing market & uses his past experiences & successes to tackle these head-on. Derek's approach to real estate is tailoring the experience to each individual person & family, helping to ensure complete satisfaction in every step of the home buying process. He specializes in working with first-time home buyers, where his goal is not simply to sell but to teach and assist through every aspect of the experience. He will work exhaustively to do all that it takes & more to make buying your first home as satisfying & stress-free as possible. He is contagiously optimistic, & loves all that life has to offer.

Shannon Smith


License Number: 475.164232

I could give you the standard REALTOR® bio…I will fight for my clients, I’ve sold a million homes, I’m married with kids, I love my dogs…blah, blah, blah. All the things in those standard bios are probably 100% true, but I decided I wanted something a little different. Here is where I veer off course. Instead of telling you all the things I will do for you, I am going to tell you the things that I will not do. I think it will give you a much better understanding of who I really am. I will not be a “yes man”. I will not tell you things just because I think it is what you want to hear. I will not try to “talk you into” buying a house. If I think a house isn’t right for you, I will not be afraid to tell you why I feel that way. I will not tell you your home is worth more than it actually is just to get my sign in your yard only to turnaround and ask you to reduce the price 2 weeks later. I will not tell you that “I might already have a buyer for your home” just to get your listing. I will not list your home and then disappear, never to be heard from again. I will not be anything but honest! In the end, isn’t that the most important thing? We are not talking about buying a pair of shoes here. We are talking about what will most likely be the biggest financial investment of your life. Don’t you think it’s important to have honesty? Even if it’s not exactly what you want to hear? Being honest, to me, is always the right approach. If you want to know how many houses I’ve sold, just ask. I’ll tell you. If you want to know my whole life story…I am happy to share it. But I don’t want you to do business with me because of how many houses I’ve sold or because we both love our dogs. I want you to do business with me because you know that no matter what…I will be honest!

McKenzie Sylvester



Hi there! I'm McKenzie and I grew up out in the country outside of El Paso. I went to Illinois State University and studied Ag Business. I knew while I was in college that I wanted to be involved in real estate and as a graduation present to myself, I signed up to take the class to become an agent. I can honestly say I LOVE what I do, every single day! I love meeting new clients and getting to know their families (and pets) and their specific needs. In my free time, I am at home with my two dogs Oakley & Benelli, working on the next home project, or hunting. In the fall, I try to spend as much time out in a tree stand as I can! Whether you are a first time home buyer, investor wanting to buy very frequently, or someone that only wants to make the big move once every 20 years, I am here for you!

TJ Stinde



Armstrong Burns & Company Assoicate

Rick Smock



I would like to personally thank you for visiting my page! I absolutely love helping people like yourself. Especially when it comes to major decisions like buying a home. I spent the first part of my professional career for a large equipment company traveling the world. In this role, I helped customers resolve issues, train them on their product and operation, and helped drive product improvement at the factory level. The time I spent with customers helping them succeed and make decisions based on their goals created a drive to become more about the people and less about the company. This is why I transitioned to being a dedicated Broker and helping you!
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Carrie Reardon


Hi! My name is Carrie Reardon. I am a wife of 20 years, a mother of 4 sweet kids and our tiny dog Kobe, and an active member of my church and community. I have been a team member with the Jewett Homes Selling Team for over a year and take pride in our commitment to providing great service to our clients with honesty and integrity. When you call me to help you buy or sell your home, you will be getting a top team to work for you. The Jewett Homes Selling Team are top producers with over 25 years of real estate experience. As a member of the Jewett Homes I will answer your questions quickly and directly and will provide you with the attention you need to feel at ease whether you are purchasing your first home, building your dream home, or investing. I will walk you through finding that property or plot of land, decision making, negotiating, financing, inspections, the final walk-through and closing. I will provide frequent updates during the process so that you know exactly where you are every step of the way. If you are in the market to sell your home or have been trying to sell on your own give me a call. The Jewett Homes Selling Team has the knowledge of the real estate market along with the experience in the real estate community in Bloomington-Normal. Our proven Marketing System will give your home the exposure it needs to get it SOLD! I would love the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss your real estate needs. We'll bring a proven successful track record and a commitment to provide the best in service and results...Give me a call today and let us work for you!!!

Ryan Kendrick



I left a kush corporate job and all the securities that come with it to pursue a career where no two days are the same and a paycheck is never guaranteed. My work ethic and determination separate me from other real estate agents where my goal is to earn your business. I don't expect it. I want to earn it! All I need is the opportunity. I'm unconventional in my thought process which leads to innovative marketing and more potential buyers through your door! My buyer clients have continually reaped the benefits of my successful negotiations, almost always starting their home ownership with instant equity in their new property. My clientele is diverse and have included investors, first-time homebuyers, sellers, FSBO's and the like. I have extensive experience in contract interpretation and put those skills to work for my clients. Give me a call/text/email and let me know how I can earn your business! ? **For the toned down biography you probably expected, keep reading below** ? I am a Central Illinois native and resident of Bloomington, IL. Before venturing into Real Estate, I had been recognized by multiple corporate entities as a top producing salesperson, team leader, and innovative thinker. I currently hold several state licenses and continue to build industry acumen through continuing education, ongoing training and everyday life experiences. My success, I believe, can be traced to a strong work ethic, a personal expectation to get things right, and a burning desire to continue to personally and professionally grow. ? As a husband to my lovely wife Kristi and a father of two (Caden, Avery), I am active in the lives of my family and community. Currently, I hold a position on my community HOA and coach baseball at Tri-Valley. In addition to those duties, I volunteer as a coach with Game-Time Gym and Eastview Christian Church’s Upward program. Since 2002, I have been volunteering with multiple sporting activities, associations, and community organizations. Volunteering and contributing to my community is extremely rewarding and I feel that it is also my obligation when I am able to do so. I received my B.S. in Business Management at Webber International University and my passions and interests include family, DIY challenges, sports and technology.

Stacey Jewett



Mother, Grandmother, Business Woman! I have built my life and my business around my family, this community and supporting local area businesses! My heart is in this community and I would love to help you find your home and your heart here as well! ?When you call the Jewett Homes Selling Team to help you buy or sell a home, you'll be putting one of the best track records in town to work for you. The Jewett Homes Selling Team is a top producing team and has over 30 years of real estate experience! All our agents are lifetime residents of the Bloomington-Normal community. The Jewett Homes Selling Team has many designations including Cedant Mobility, USSA Movers Advantage, as well as receiving the International Diamond Award for the past 10 years. We are also qualified WHR agent representatives and work closely with the State Farm Relocation programs. Stacey and all our agents are qualified professionals ready to serve you in your real estate needs! With the agents on the Jewett Homes Selling Team, you can expect professional coaching whether you are buying or selling throughout the entire process. We strive to make sure you are informed and understand every aspect of your real estate journey. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, upgrading or downsizing your home, wanting to build your dream home or looking into buying investment property, the Jewett Homes Selling Team has the experience to make this big investment run smoothly. We provide our clients with the best customer service, the best marketing and the best exposure. Our beliefs are founded on the principle of trust, honestly, integrity, communication and team work!

Taylor Jewett



Jewett Homes
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Darla Sandel


License Number: 475.176569

I am a native of Illinois, and a U of I grad, but have lived in four other states as well. After a successful career in insurance, I pursued an encore career in real estate, with enthusiasm and a continued commitment to excellent customer service. I have experienced relocation first hand, and am also sensitive to the special needs of first time home buyers and those wishing to downsize. I have a passion for travel, coffee, and my friends and family. :)

Mark Kattelman


Tracy Patkunas


Marvin Sandel



Moved By April

Tim Tyler


License Number: 475.176515

Tim Tyler has been a McLean County native for over 50 years, growing up in Stanford he....... blah blah blah blah blah........wait a minute. You're not here to read about my life prior to real estate (even though it's pretty interesting), you're here because you're wondering if I'm the right choice to sell your home or help you buy your first home or your next one. I'll keep it brief. Here's a few reasons why our team is the right choice. First reason is our 5 member team works hard helping you find your next home or finding buyers for your current home. Speaking of our team, the second reason to choose us is TEAMWORK. I'm part of the Moved by April Team at RE/MAX Rising. It's not just any team either, it's one of the top producing teams in the area. We (ok, mostly me) even work north into Livingston and Woodford County. Since I live in Lexington, it's easy for me to work in the northern part of McLean County and into Livingston and Woodford County too. April handles most of the work in Bloomington/Normal. I mostly work in the smaller communities outside of Bloomington/Normal. Don't get me wrong, I'll sell your house or find you one in Bloomington/Normal, 7 days a week. Now let's talk about my Zillow reviews, I hate asking for them. Heck, I hate asking new buyers just met if they are pre-approved, let alone asking someone to give me a Zillow review. I look at it like this, I'll ask, if they review me great, if not that's fine too. When I hand them the keys to their new home and they thank me for helping them, whether it was helping them find a great lender or working through the home inspection report and getting items fixed on their new home, for me, that's the review that counts. If you look on Zillow, under my picture you see the Best of Zillow badge. Zillow awards that title to agents that score in the top 10% on their Customer Experience Score survey. According to Zilllow, I go above and beyond for my clients during their home buying experience. Ok, let's wrap this up. Want your home PROFESSIONALLY marketed, no cell phone pics, no dark and blurry pics, no pics of me standing there in the bathroom mirror taking the picture, no short generic boring descriptions of your home? Call me. Want the power of RE/MAX marketing and powerful brand recognition associated with the sale of your home? Call me. You want an agent that will answer the phone, respond to voicemails, text messages and emails quickly? You get it by now, call me, 309-530-9003! We love hanging SOLD signs on our listings! So much for keeping it brief.

April Bauchmoyer



April Bauchmoyer is an experienced, successful, and hard working Realtor at RE/MAX Rising who is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. She is a strong negotiator and dedicated to getting her buyers/sellers the best price and terms possible. She truly enjoys being a part of a family's journey through real estate and making her clients selling/buying experience enjoyable and seamless. She looks forward to hearing about YOUR real estate needs and helping YOU get results with your Real Estate. For Buyers: Wither you are a buyer that is upsizing, downsizing, right sizing or first time home buying, April can help you find a home that meets all your wants and needs. She has access to all listed properties, has a strong understanding of market value, and knows the importance of future resale. She always strives to get her clients the best price and terms available. For Sellers: April can help you properly price your home, prepare your home for the market and create an through marketing plan that will get your house sold fast and for top dollar. Through her marketing anyone and everyone looking for a home like yours will know about it!
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Jared Litwiller



Growing up in Minier, Jared has spent most of his life in central Illinois, living in Bloomington for the past 8 years. After graduating from Olympia High School, Jared joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in the Iraq War. He later graduated from Illinois State University with his Bachelors in Psychology. Jared is a Full-Time Realtor and specializes in single family houses and investment properties. Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell your home, or looking to invest, let Jared help you meet and exceed your real estate goals. Call today for a free no pressure consultation.

Adam White