Buyer’s Testimonials

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