Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL (Beringer Realty)

Serving Champaign, IL - Urbana, IL

& Surrounding Communities




Champaign-Urbana's locally-owned realty company - Specializing in relocation clients and first-time home buyers.

Get to know Shannon Lewis

We are local REALTORS® serving Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. We work with both home buyers and sellers in the area as well as relocation clients.

 

Selling Your Champaign-Urbana IL Home

As a small, local real estate company, we have the flexibility to offer you the home selling services you need and want. Our approach is to meet with you first to better understand your situation and see if we'd be a good fit for you. We'll give you honest advice about what it will take to sell your home and what might need to be done prior to putting your Champaign-Urbana home on the market.

We'll spend as much time as needed answering any questions you have. Then, if you decide to hire us, we'll come back at a later time to sign listing papers. Our approach is consultative and very non-pushy! Additionally, our listing agreements are completely risk-free. If at any time you decide you're unhappy, you can cancel. That's our guarantee.

Email us today with questions or to schedule your free appointment with us!

 

Buying a Home in Champaign-Urbana IL

While our specialty is working with relocating clients and first-time home buyers (see below for more info) we have also worked with clients needing more space, clients who are downsizing, and clients in a variety of other situations.

For more information about our buyer representation options, simply email us and you can begin your search for the perfect Champaign-Urbana home right on our website: www.YourChampaignHome.com

 

 

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us:

"This letter is to recommend Shannon Lewis for her services as our Realtor in purchasing a duplex in Historic East Urbana. Shannon did a superb job in assisting my husband and I with our purchase as international buyers from Canada. Moreover, as first time buyers her knowledge and extra care was greatly appreciated. Shannon recommended a suitable mortgage broker and provided sound advice concerning the appropriate services to use when making an offer and closing. In addition, Shannon listened to our personal and financial needs throughout this process. Shannon is an excellent communicator and responded to any questions promptly and with kindness. When the time comes to sell our home we are planning on listing with Shannon and have recommended her services to our friends and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Thank you again Shannon for your kindness, patience, and expertise, ~Joanna and Ranjit"

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"I would like to thank you for all of your hard work. It is tough trying to move to another state without constantly traveling, but you have made this part of the transition a very stress free venture. Thank you! ~C.M."

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"Shannon~ Words cannot express my gratitude! Thank you so much for helping me sell my home! You were great to work with and really went above and beyond! My only regret is that I haven’t met you in person. I appreciate your hard work!! Sincerely, Shanon S."

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"As first-time home buyers and sellers, my husband and I are both very satisfied... Shannon Lewis was very patient with our many questions and was always quick to respond. We greatly appreciate her help with both finding us a wonderful new home and passing our former home into good hands. Thank you, Shannon! ~Ning and Mark"

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About Shannon...

From growing up in the mountains of southwest Virginia to creating a life here in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois with my husband, my life has been a fortunate one. I have amazing parents who came from modest backgrounds and who taught me to be thankful, to work hard, and to dream big. I truly believe that you get out of life whatever you put into it.

My husband and I relocated here as many people do so that he could attend the University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana has been a wonderful home for us with lovely people from all over the world and plenty to do in the area, both largely because of the University. And I must admit, I truly appreciate C-U's relatively low cost of living.

We also brought with us our beloved rescue dog, Sienna. You’ll see her from time to time romping around at the dog park in Urbana. Otherwise, she’s planted in our backyard "hunting" the squirrels. (She's never actually caught one, and I'm okay with that.)

 

Community and Professional Involvement:

Volunteer at the Champaign County Nursing Home

Volunteer with the Illinois Doberman Rescue

Past Volunteer at Ebertfest

Past Volunteer at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

Member of the Champaign County Association of Realtors® where I serve on the following committees: Technology Committee, Grievance Committee and MLS

Member of the Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals

 

Shannon Lewis's Blog Posts

Certifications

Students and Faculty Relocating to Champaign-Urbana IL

Over the years, we've worked with students and faculty relocating to Champaign-Urbana IL to work or study at the University of Illinois. Often these clients are moving from another state or even another country, and may only be in town to make a decision for a few days...or less!

Our job becomes to communicate regularly and make your visit to Champaign-Urbana as efficient and informative as possible. We'll spend time with you first on the phone or through email finding out about your specific needs and sending you information about neighborhoods of interest, various homes, and the purchasing process. Then we largely clear our calendar for your visit so that our time is devoted to helping you find what you're looking for. Afterwards, we'll guide you through the remaining process, helping you with the documents electronically and doing everything we can to ensure a smooth transition for you.

First-Time Home Buyers

Being a first-time home buyer can be scary...but it is also one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. We love being a part of that. We're here to ensure that you understand the process and the responsibilities and to help you make the best decisions for you. Together we'll look at a variety of homes and after you've found "the one," we'll assist you from contract to closing. We'll negotiate the terms of your contract, trouble-shoot any problems that arise, make sure your loan approval process stays on track, and recommend other reputable professionals to assist you where needed. We're there every step of the way.

Historical Homes (Antique Homes)

Generally, this means homes that are more than about 60 years old. In the Champaign-Urbana market, you'll find these homes concentrated mostly near the downtown centers and around the University of Illinois campus. These homes tend to have special features which I find particularly fun and interesting to market. I also happen to own one of these "antiques" myself, which has given me much insight into their potential challenges, as well.

Internet Marketing

Want your home to be seen by potential buyers? The internet is the way to go. I consider myself a real expert in this department and make a point of staying current on the newest technologies available from the latest websites to SEO techniques. From taking and editing eye-catching pictures to creating an intriguing description and then blasting it on the internet where the buyers are looking and searching, internet marketing is my specialty.