Lorraine Epperson

    Lorraine Epperson

    I am a lifelong Macomb/McDonough resident, managing broker/owner of Century 21 Purdum-Epperson,
    Inc. Before turning to a career real estate. I was in the education field, starting as a business teacher.
    Later I was named Guidance Director at Macomb High School for twenty years. I earned a Bachelor's and Master'd degree from Western Illinois University and have been involved in many of Western's organizations throughout my career. Presently I serve on the Western Illinois University Foundation. I am Past President of the Western Illinois University Alumni Council and served on the Board of Governors Universities that included five of the state's universities. Later I was appointed by the Governor as a member of the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees for ten years, where I also served as Chair of the Board for three years. All of these experiences gave me a real feel for the school system, community, and University and what the entire Macomb community has to offer.

    My Client Testimonials

    Lorraine was so helpful when I sold my house last year, that it was just the smartest choice to contact her again. Lorraine made me feel at easy through the whole process. And she took me to so many houses, until I found one that checked all the boxes. Lorraine was always available when I had a question or needed help, through telephone, E-mail, or a visit to the office. When Lorraine was unavailable for the walk-through she sent another agent that was very helpful and showed us how everything worked . Highly satisfied with your service. ~ Marcia Weiss, Colchester
    Lorraine was great to work with, she knew exactly what I wanted and found that for me. She was very friendly and made helpful recommendations for what would best fit my needs. I really appreciated her help throughout the process. ~ Grace Dierenfield
    Trustworthy, experienced and efficient Lorraine cares about the area and community ~ Janice Ashwood, Macomb, Illinois
    I feel Lorraine really listened to my needs and wants. She also showed me quite the variety of homes to figure out what I was really looking for, which helped tremendously. She also answered any and all questions I had, even the off the wall ones. She steered me in the right direction and I couldn¿t be more thankful. For a first time homebuyer, with no experience, she made it a seamless, fun, and exciting process! ~ Caitlin Brown, Macomb, IL.
    Lorraine is such a gem. A very sweet lady who is a very HARD WORKER. I knew that my house was in good hands. I fully recommend her to anyone in the Macomb area buying or selling. She is smart and knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with! She came highly recommended and did not disappoint. I would not have been interested in any other agents inside or outside of Century 21, I knew that I had to have Lorraine. ~ Kelli
    Lorraine is very personable, caring and available. These qualities make it so much easier for us as sellers to navigate the challenges of closing escrow. ~ Jeff and Tess Lee, Macomb
    We found a "for sale by owner" home we wanted, by way of an acquaintance. We made an offer on the house which was accepted, but from that point we were unsure of how to proceed. Having previously met realtors from Purdum-Epperson Century 21 Realty, we decided to call Lorraine Epperson and ask if a realtor could still help us with a housing purchase, even in a "for sale by owner" situation. We were so pleased to learn that Lorraine could help us. We were also in a situation, where we needed to act quickly, as the owners were leaving the state soon, and we wished to have a signed contract before their departure. Lorraine was quick to help us pull that together and explain how things would progress from there. Lorraine was with us every step of the way, walking us through the real estate purchase, over-seeing all aspects of it, and keeping us well informed. She took away our anxiety and helped us to obtain our new home quickly and easily. We highly recommend working with Lorraine and her colleagues! ~ Tom and Julie Lerczak, Macomb, IL
    Thank You Lorraine for handling all the craziness that accompanied this sale ~ Randy & Rhonda Galesburg IL
    Lorraine was very helpful and professional, and always very responsive as well. ~ Terri B. Naperville
    Lorraine Epperson is the consummate REAL ESTATE AGENT! ~ Chandra Amaravadi, Bloomington IL
    There is nobody better than Lorraine ~ Jeff and Tess Lee
    Lorraine was always thinking of ways to market both the properties she sold for me. She was very professional and handled difficult situations exceptionally! (there were a lot of them). She always remained optimistic and had a number of ways to solve problems at her fingertips. Just great to work with! ~ michael bednarz, Macomb il
    Selling my parent's home and property was a very positive experience because Lorraine Epperson took time to explain the process, and took care of every detail during negotiations and closing. The staff in the Century 21 office was friendly and helpful. Lorraine was knowledgeable and professional, and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling property in Macomb. ~ Kay Wyne, Dallas, Texas
    I grew up in Macomb seeing Lorraine Epperson signs in yards all over town. When the time came to hire her to sell my parents' house, it was like meeting a legend. And you know what, she lived up to the hype! My sister and I both live out of town, and Lorraine helped us coordinate getting several things done at the house. She had a recommendation for who to hire to do the things we needed, and once we said go ahead and do it, it would be done in a day or two, and all of her recommendations turned out to do top-notch work. Lorraine was great to deal with long-distance -- she was always available when she said she would be and returned calls promptly, and she was prepared with the necessary facts when we spoke. The thing we liked best was that when we asked for advice, she gave it. We definitely benefitted from her knowledge and experience. ~ Elizabeth Mayer, Chicago
    Lorraine Epperson is very knowledgable about real estate in the community and is committed to doing her best for each client. She helps her clients find the home where they will enjoy becoming active in the town of Macomb and McDonough County. She is very involved in community organizations and projects as well. Thanks to her assistance, I am very happy with my new place to live. ~ Patricia N. cronkhite, Macomb, Illinois
    We highly recommend Lorraine Epperson to anyone who needs a real estate agent. She was always available to assist us when listing our home, showing our home, and closing on our home. Her manner was consistently professional, courteous, and concerned for our best interests. Our remarkable experience with her was one that we will call "Perfect." ~ Neil and Dorothy Brown - San Antonio, Texas
    Lorraine is a total professional. We went back to her for her great service, she has an outstanding work ethic and her knowledge of this area and real estate can't be matched. ~ Melissa Blasi, Macomb Il.
    Lorraine Epperson is a delight to work with! We knew we were in the best of hands from the start to finish of the sale of our house. Lorraine is a true professional and took the time to listen to our needs and delivered beyond expectations. She is the best broker in town! ~ Julie Coney
    Lorraine knows the Community and shares her knowledge with others. She is patient and not pushy about anything, which allowed us a lot of time for discussion and reflection on our needs. She was wonderful! ~ Kathy Tosh
    Lorraine is experienced, knowledgeable, and understands the community and the real estate market. It is always easy to communicate with her and she always has good suggestions. On top of all this she enjoys her job. ~ Marko Kranjc, Macomb
    Lorraine, went above and beyond with us finding a second home after our first selection had an unpleasant ending. She made sure that I was always in the know and I felt as if she really advocated for me. Lorraine clearly shows that she cares deeply for her clients, and that she wishes to provide them with the overall best service at her disposal. I would highly recommend Lorraine, as a 23 year old buying a house I never felt as if I was treated differently because of my age. I was always respected and felt I could ask anything I needed to, and felt a strong line of communication throughout. She does great work, and is not only a great realtor but a lovely person as well. I highly recommend her services. ~ Ezekiel Bocklage, Macomb Illinois
    Lorraine Epperson is the most knowledgeable and experienced agent in the Macomb area. Her contacts were invaluable in preparing our property for sale. ~ Sarah, Illinois
    I have been doing business with Lorraine for over 20 years and she and Century 21 Purdum Epperson are the best in Macomb and have been and still are the best real estate company going in Macomb! ~ Dave, former from Macomb
    Lorraine Epperson was very helpful in all our needs in purchasing our home. I would recommend her to all our family and friends. ~ Dale and Jean Settles, Macomb
    Lorraine has an excellent reputation and is locally well-known for handling high end properties. ~ Peggy Ma, Macomb, IL
    I would like to thank Lorraine Epperson for going above and beyond my expectations. She was always on top of her emails, phone calls, etc. She always answered my questions and took my concerns into careful consideration. She never left a stone unturned. ~ J Worthington, Blandinsville IL
    I located the property via Google when seeking property in Macomb IL. I explained I had not purchased a home since 1988 and Lorraine informed me she would help me through every step of the process. She kept her word. Everything went smoothly and I now own the home. I will use Lorraine and Century 21 in the future. ~ John
    I give Lorraine Epperson the highest recommendation possible. She was superb in every aspect. Prior to listing, she walked through the house and took notes on what minor tweaks and repairs we could do to attract buyers. Considering her office sells the majority of homes of that size and price range in that area, it was a no brainer to go with Century 21. Lorraine's experience and connections with the community are something you cannot get elsewhere. I felt like I was her only client, because she gives full attention when she is dealing with you. Every call is returned, every question answered. What is or can be a highly stressful situation is handled in such a professional yet personal way that it isn't bad at all. We had a goal of how soon we would have liked to sell and we easily surpassed it. I really can't say enough good things about Lorraine Epperson and hope we run into her whenever we are in Macomb again. ~ Dominick, Bushnell Illinois
    Lorraine Epperson is a very special person. As a buyer's agent, she has a way of listening to a client's wishes and needs so that the process of searching for a new home is simplified and less stressful. As a seller's agent, she walks clients through the process of getting their home ready to sell and presenting it in the best possible light. You can count on Lorraine Epperson to have your best interest at heart. ~ Diana Goff
    Lorraine was great to work with for the sale of this property! Friendly, helpful, professional- the best I've worked with on a sale of a property ~ DAVE BEAVER
    LORRAINE EPPERSON HANDLED OUR SALE IN THE BEST MANNER POSSIBLE. I WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE. ~ CLYDE CRONKHITE, ROCHESTER, MN
    She is the absolute best in her field. She has an eye for detail; she is kind and considerate in asking and providing what a buyer wants and she checks with the buyer consistently to see if everything is satisfactory. ~ Barbara De Renzy, Bushnell, IL
    As I have said earlier she has a full professional grasp of real estate sales in Macomb, Illinois.Lorraine handled the negotiations with the buyer, concerning price, closing date, furniture sales and I am satisfied with her role in all these tasks . ~ Allan Schindle
    Working with Lorraine was a very positive experience. We felt right away she was very experienced in what she does. Would recommend her family and friends. ~ Nava Combs 4555 E. Co. Hyw. 17 Avon, Il 61415
    I trust and respect Mrs. Lorraine Epperson and will continue to deal with her should I choose to move from my current residence or purchase another residence. I have told everyone that I know who is coming into Macomb as a new resident to go to Century 21 an ask for her. I have shared with many people how much I have respected her over the years that we have been acquainted and the exemplary service she provides everyone. ~ Barbara De Renzy, Macomb
    Lorraine was very helpful and advised us on small improvements which would help us sell our home. She was very realistic about the current market and gave us good advice. She was always very quick to get back to us whenever we called if she wasn't available immediately. Lorraine had excellent suggestions for people we could choose from to do inspections and quick repairs. We're glad we had the chance to work with her, the experience was very comfortable. ~ Mary Kubasak
    i felt very fortunate to have had Lorraine as our realtor,she did a fantastic job of giving us every available option that was available. Her knowledge of all aspects of purchasing a home was unlimited. We are very grateful to Lorraine, we feel that without her, we would have never been able to get our dream home. Lorraine is the best realtor that we have ever come across. ~ James Hicks 604 W Carroll St Macomb, IL
    Lorraine Epperson is nothing short of amazing at what she does!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone in search of a new home!! ~ Heather, Macomb, IL
    Lorraine was referred to us by a relative in Arizona. We knew of her wonderful reputation in Macomb but never had a chance to meet her until listing with her. She was very gracious about working around our schedule to list the property. Lorraine was a real professional in all aspects of our sale. We believe that we would not have been successful selling it if it wasn't for her. She not only facilitated the sale, but connected us with repairmen, inspected their work and reported back to us immediately upon visiting the property. Lorraine is the kind of person you would wish could handle all of your business transactions. We loved working with her. ~ Muriel Cozzi, Frankfort Il.
    Lorraine, We very much appreciate your selling our home in a timely fashion and handling the difficulties in a professional way. We always felt you were honest with your answers and had closing details done in timely manner. We are settled in Iowa with no regrets. Thank you very much, Terry and Norma Carrico ~ Norma Carrico

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      My Experience

      • I have been involved on 1,000 + real estate transactions, ranging from the first time buyers to the highest residential sales, investment properties, commercial, small acreages. Price range ( last 24 months) $5,000-$505,000

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • CENTURY 21 Centurion Award Winner in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009.
      • CENTURY 21 Quality of Service Pinnancle Award, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
      • CENTURY 21 President's Award for earning both the Centurion Award and Quality Service Pinnacle the same year.
      • I was named Realtor of the Year three different years.
      • In May 2006 I was the recipient of the Western Illinois University Distinguished Alumni Award.
      • Previously I received the Western Illinois College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award.
      • I was also named Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority National Woman of Distinction.
      • I have earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation as well as Graduate Realtor Institute,

      My Community Involvement

      • In 2016 Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce named me as Business Leader of the Year for 2015.
      • In past years I received the Isaac and Ethel Leighty Community Award give by the McDonough County United Way
      • I am a member of the Macomb Area Economic Development Board of Directors, Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee, P.E.O., First Presbyterian Church, Performing Arts Society ( Past President), Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce, Macomb Beautiful, Macomb County Club
      • Western Illinois Leatherneck Club, McDonough District Hospital Golden Apple Society, Beta Epsilon Chapter Sigma Sigma Sigma Housing Corporation.
      • Western Illinois University Foundation Board.

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