Barbara Markham - Broker
Whether you are buying or selling real estate, you can count on Barbara Markham as a highly skilled, experienced, and well-respected Realtor with over 29 years as a full-time real estate professional. A Waterloo resident most of her life, Barbara is familiar with the market over most of a three-county area, and endeavors to make sure every client is completely satisfied with the services they receive. Her knowledge of the local neighborhoods is key in finding the perfect home to fit your family's lifestyle, and her extensive background in marketing and finely tuned marketing systems gives her sellers a tremendous advantage in exposure to the market.
Barbara is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois, practicing real estate full time, experienced in Buyer brokerage, contract negotiations, and professional standards. Since her affiliation with RE/MAX in 1991, she has been granted numerous sales production awards from RE/MAX Prestige, RE/MAX Preferred, RE/MAX International, and the Belleville Area Association of REALTOR's. She was honored with the RE/MAX Regional President's Award for 1994, and the Belleville Area Association of REALTOR's Associate of the Year in 1995. She is one of the top producing agents in Monroe County and the Belleville Board of REALTORS.
Her educational background includes some college-level coursework in business and professional planning through the University Of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, Graduate Realtor Institute studies, Residential Sales Council classes, and relocation studies provided by the Employee Relocation Council. She held the Certified Relocation Professional Designation for over 20 years. She has completed the studies at the Graduate Realtor's Institute and has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist Designation. She has completed Professional Spokesperson Training and Leadership Training programs sponsored by the Illinois Association of REALTORS to prepare her to serve as the President of the Belleville Area Association of REALTORS in 2002. Most recently, she earned the e-Pro designation, reflecting electronic communications skills, Internet skills, and background.
She is a member of the Residential Sales Council and the Distressed Property Institute. She served as the 2001/2002 President of the Belleville Area Association of REALTORS. At a state level, she has served on the Illinois Association of REALTORS Professional Standards Committee.
A portion of every commission she earns is donated to the Children's Miracle Network, benefiting local children. In 1995, she was honored with the Regional President's award for contributions to Community as well as Real Estate endeavors.
An original native of Waterloo, she is married to Dennis Markham. She followed him as a military bride to the plains of Texas and Big Sky Country in Montana, with a brief detour to Miami, Florida. After serving our country, they settled in Waterloo to raise their children, Jesse and Eli.
She has a strong belief in family values, integrity, and honesty. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of service, and to assist her clients in the successful negotiation of their property transactions.