Helen Kennedy, MANAGING BROKER - GRI, CRS
Helen Kennedy is a REALTOR® who knows the highs and lows of the real estate business. Starting as a real estate agent in 1985, she persevered through the tough times in the 1980s, when sales were slow and some adjustable rate mortgages jumped to 18%.
She’s also enjoyed the times when real estate markets were strong. She has been one of the top two producers in Taylorville for 20 years, and her success is marked by numerous awards from Illinois Association of REALTORS® for her sales transactions.
Today, Helen continues to pursue excellence in real estate as the Managing Broker of Kennedy Real Estate, LLC. For each client, she strives to make the transaction a smooth one from beginning to the end. While her creative marketing skills, extensive education, and strong work ethic have established her as a knowledgeable REALTOR®, it’s the relationships she’s developed with her clients over the years that have been most important to her success.
Helen belongs to the National Association of REALTORS®, and is a Certified Residential Specialist. This is an elite group, as only 4% of realtors have achieved the CRS designation. Helen is also a member of the Graduate Realtors Institute, and a member of the Capital Area Association of Realtors, where she has served on the MIS committee, grievance committee and ethics committee.
In addition to her leadership in the real estate industry, Helen also contributes her time to many community organizations. She is Past President of the United Way of Christian County and a board member as well. She belongs to the Optimist Club where she has served as President, and she has volunteered time on the board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Helen also helps with fund raisers for YMCA, and is a member of Xi Delta Theta, a local sorority.
While she spends a lot of time working, Helen balances her career by spending time with her family, her two granddaughters and two grandsons and values her close friends and clients. She enjoys golfing,a little boating, and has competed in racquetball tournaments for over 20 years.
Phone: 217.820.3258 or 217.824.8888
Check out just a few of Helen’s testimonials. She has many more available upon request.
“We feel very blessed to have Helen as our active agent both for the buying and selling of our homes. She was most efficient, professional, and most of all personal. We really feel as if she is our adopted daughter.”
--Al and R
“We could not have asked for anything to proceed smoother...from start to finish. Next time we decide to “House Hunt” we will definitely contact Helen.”
--Jeff & Brenda
“Helen was super through the whole process, always happily available. She treated us in a way that made us feel as important as someone purchasing a million dollar home.”
--Richard & Jill B
“I discovered a defective roof (leakage) the day I moved in which the seller did not disclose. Helen has been very helpful toward a settlement of this problem even after the sale. She is patient, direct and a good business woman.”
“Helen was very professional in the manner she promptly returned calls & was always available to show us property that was convenient for our time. She was patient with us in our long search for our first home and made the complete purchasing process very smooth & easy for us.”
“Helen Kennedy in our estimation is the best salesperson in the city of Taylorville.”