Why Us?

Ted Hvarre

Ted has called Lee County his home for over 25 years and currently resides in Dixon with his wife and three children. He has been an accomplished business owner in DeKalb and Lee Counties for over 20 years including a painting company, townhome developments, custom home building, and ownership of rental property. He recently finished developing Overlook Garden Town Homes on Dixons south side and is currently developing Rivershore West Townhomes along the Rock River and Summerwood Gardens, a townhome community on Dixon’s North side. Ted was also part of the recently built Holiday Inn Express in Rock Falls, IL and is currently working on the remodel of another hotel as well as planning future developments in Dixon. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Sauk Valley Landlord’s Association and a sponsor of Al Morrison Baseball and Special Olympics. Ted is highly motivated and has a strong sense for the potential this area provides and looks forward to being a part of the future and development of all Dixon has to offer.

Cell: 815 378 2151
Fax: 815 284 3216
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Laura Mangrum

Hello, my name is Laura Mangrum and I have called the Sauk Valley area my home for most of my life and currently reside in Dixon with my husband and 3 children. I have been a Realtor since 2005 and have gained a wealth of experience on both the buying and selling side and I look forward to many more years of helping people achieve their dream of home ownership. In 2008 I earned my GRI designation, the highest designation a Realtor can earn, and in 2016 I earned my SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation and continue to further my education with classes, seminars, and conventions to make sure I stay at the forefront of all things real estate including changes in the law and the latest in technology, among other things. I have been very involved in the community including Dixon Main Street for which I won Rookie of the year in 2008 and Volunteer of the year in 2010 and as a Dixon Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and past president for which I won Ambassador of the year in 2012. I look forward to the future of Dixon and I am excited to be a part of it. Call me today so I can show you why this is such a great place to live and how you can own a part of it!

Cell 815-973-8033
Fax: 815 284 3216
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Diane Shehorn-Schnake

I have been representing buyers and sellers in the Sauk Valley area for .... years. Having been born and raised in Dixon I have knowledge of the area. My goal is to meet my clients to determine what home fits their lifestyle needs. Whether you are buying or selling your home my enthusiasm, experience, and dedication will work for your benefit. One of my specialties is helping first time home buyers thru the process. My husband Gary and I live on a small farm outside of Grand Detour and enjoy traveling and trail riding with our horses. I have been a member of Dixon Petunia Festival Board, on the original board that formed Dixon Main St., former Rotarian, and for many years was a foster parent plus many other community activities. We are members of First United Methodist Church. I have been a local successful business owner for 26 plus years. But my biggest accomplishment is my children and grandchildren.

Cell 815-440-4817
Fax: 815 284 3216