Ilene’s tag line is “Putting the heart back into home ownership” and she exemplifies that statement by 10 times. She actually “puts the professionalism back into real estate”! We can’t say enough about Ilene! She is extremely responsive, helpful in every way, very caring, and so fun!!!! If you want to find your dream home she will make that happen. She is very sensitive to all of your concerns and any special circumstances you might have! One last thing I might add is, all of the professionals that she deals with, in processing your contract (mortgage companies, title companies, home inspection etc….) are all of exceptional caliber. She knows how to make things happen and keep them moving. I would highly recommend her and would go one more step to say, that if you don’t use her, you will miss out on the best Real Estate experience of your life!!!
-Mr. & Mrs. Allen (Buyers)
I felt immediately comfortable with Ilene; as if we had known her for some time. Coming from across the country to buy a home in an area we didn’t really know too much about she made us feel at ease and I felt we could trust her. She spent many hours a day with us to help us find the right home in the right neighborhood. Her knowledge of the areas we visited was great. If she didn’t know the answer to any of our questions, she found the answer. She is very well organized and has a great personality for the business she is in. You can tell she truly loves her job and wants to put the people in the homes they belong in!!!
-Mr. & Mrs. Mihelich (Buyers)
Ilene was a GOD send to my family! She was the agent we used to purchase our last home, and after that experience, we will never use another agent. Ilene went so far above and beyond on our behalf that I actually feel guilty for not paying her MORE. She is one of the most capable, efficient, charming, and thorough individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She knows my kids’ names, remembers our professions, etc. She not only showed us homes, which any agent can do. She had design ideas for all of the homes we saw, and she took us to see every single home. We thought might have potential. I would’ve driven myself nuts with how particular I was, buy Ilene never once seemed annoyed or frustrated. In the end, she found us the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood within budget and then went to bat for us to ensure we got the very best deal possible. My family is so happy in our home now, and I know we are in it because of Ilene’s diligence and work ethic. She is truly a remarkable agent, and after working with her, it is my pleasure to also call her a friend. I will never use another agent as long as Ilene is an option. I literally cannot recommend her highly enough!
-Mr. & Mrs. Serwa (Buyers)
Ilene helped me and my wife buy our first home when we got married. She is beyond what we would expect from any Realtor. She always made time to see any house we wanted to look at, and when we had decided to place an offer on our house, she made the process so easy and quick. Beyond just being great at what she does, Ilene is just a very nice person and a pleasure to do business with. I can’t recommend her enough, you won’t be disappointed.
-Mr. & Mrs. Youngblood (Buyers)
Ilene was great to work with. I was new to the area and she had tons of suggestions when I wasn’t sure which area to live. She always took time to answer my million questions. As a first time home buyer I wasn’t sure how the process worked and Ilene walked me through step-by-step and helped along the way.
I’d recommend, Ilene to anyone and will use her again the next time I purchase a home.
-Mr. Gammill (Buyer)
This was my first ever large purchase, and Ilene was with me throughout the entire process. She focused on my needs and interests for a home and was very responsive to my calls/texts/emails. Any question or uncertainty was resolved. She’s very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.
-Ms. Gomez (Buyer)
Ilene McKenna is top notch! She was extremely experienced, respectful of our needs. She was very comprehensive in her search for the right property, being careful to maintain all of the requirements we discussed. The packages she provided were very detailed and gave me a good representation of the properties to be considered. She previewed many properties before presenting the top three and that made my experience more efficient. I would highly recommend her for both rental and purchase properties.
Working with Ilene was amazing!! She exceeded our expectations and found us an amazing home. Working with her made the moving/renting process less stressful (which is exactly what we needed)! We would highly recommend Ilene to anyone looking for a realtor. –
-Amber Reckner July 2014
Ilene helped me find a rental for a sudden work relocation. I had no time to look and trusted her %100 to find me the perfect place and she did.
She found the exact place with all my necessary requirements (3 bedrooms, 2 bath townhouse with a 2 car garage in a gated community.) I arrived in Peoria with all my belongings in a trailer and moved right in. Thank you Ilene.
-Dave Burnett July 2014
Ilene was wonderful to work with! Being 9 hours away and needing to relocate quickly she made it happen and was always responsive and very friendly. She made us feel comfortable, reassured us we were choosing what was best for us and made it painless. We look forward to working with her in the future. It was such a great experience with her, definitely missing out if you don’t have Ilene as your agent. 🙂
-Mike & Jessica O’Riley July 2014
Ilene helped us get into 2 homes over the last few years. She made us feel like we were her most important clients. She was always available for showings when it was convenient for us. She is very professional and personable. We recommend her to all of our friends and family. She’s the best!
-Mr. & Mrs. Bazin (Seller/Buyer)
Ilene helped us to sell our house in Phoenix and to buy another one in Peoria. During this journey from selling to buying was a pleasure to work with her. Always available with a lot of passion she helped us to get to all this. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs service in real estate. Thanks Ilene!!!
-Mr. & Mrs. Dihel (Seller/Buyer)
Ilene McKenna was commissioned to list and show our home–She did everything necessary to ensure that our home would display well and would attract buyers quickly and effectively–Working together with us, a quality website listing was developed picturing the property in a very positive light–In preparation for the open house Ilene notified agents that she knew would have interested clients–We needed only a one day showing as we received multiple offers from the open house–
From here Ilene helped us with achieving our sale price goal by working with agents to work out the most acceptable buyer–Once done it became time to prepare for the closing–Ilene was helpful in each step of the process necessary to guarantee a smooth transition and a successful closing-
We very much enjoyed our home for sixteen plus years and Ilene helped us with the emotional aspects of selling as well– We feel that Ilene was the consummate professional in helping us through the entire project–We obviously would recommend her highly.
-Mr. & Mrs. Moss (Seller & Buyer)
Ilene McKenna was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient in finding the best tenant for our home. We live out of state and it has been a difficult process finding reliable and trustworthy tenants for our “second home away from home.” Ilene represented us in the best way by truly being present for us in all our needs and taking on that extra care. She communicated every possible detail of the prospective tenants, application forms, and any other questions that came to our attention. We truly could not have rented our home without her expertise. We would definitely consider Ilene for all our future home buying, home selling, and home rental needs.
-Mr. & Mrs. Kopetzky (Seller)
I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all that Ilene has done for us. She went well above and beyond with the sale of our home. She went out of her way to make sure our house looked amazing and she dealt with all the countless numbers of people walking through our home. She spent countless hours dealing with the bank on our short sale and made sure that we got the best possible deal. Ilene even helped us with pool issues and made sure our home was secure from theft (a lot of a/c units were being stolen in our old neighborhood). I can’t thank her enough for all she has done. I would definitely use her again. We were even pleasantly surprised when she dropped off homemade baked goods to our new home during the holidays. I mean seriously what realtor does that 2 years after closing! We have bought and sold a few homes in our lifetime to know when there is a good realtor. Ilene is A-MAZING!!! I normally don’t write reviews unless they are negative….I know that sounds bad…but when a well-deserved person does an outstanding job……then she deserves a 5 star review!
-Mr. & Mrs. Bambanian (Seller)
When faced with challenges selling our home after we had moved out of state, we turned to Ilene, in a last resort type situation. She was able to guide us though a successfully sale with competing offers in under 3 weeks!
Her natural kindness, generous and positive attitude made the process enjoyable and simple. May god continue to bless you and yours Ilene! We are very thankful for what you’ve done for our family. Will be happy to answer any questions.
-Mr. & Mrs. Desbois (Sellers)
Ilene helped us sell our home in Peoria and was a joy to work with. Not only is she a great person but she is highly competent in her job and produced great results for us. We never once had to call her for an update because she was in constant contact with us to advise us of where we were in the process. I highly recommend her!
-Mr. & Mrs. Harrison (Seller)
We have used Ilene to sell 2 homes and to buy 2 homes. Every time she is very diligent and detail oriented. She knows her market which definitely saved us time on doing the research ourselves. I can also always trust her if she recommends a vendor whether it is for home repairs or a mortgage broker.
-Ilia/Ana Lewis July 2014