The Mission of the HomeTown Association of REALTORS® is to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct business successfully and ethically and to promote the public's right to own, transfer, and use real estate property.
Carrie has been in the real estate business for 16 years and is Managing Broker of Weichert REALTORS Signature Professionals in DeKalb, Illinois. She has served HAR in the following capacities: Board of Directors, various committees including Executive Committee. She is a Major Donor for the REALTORS Political Action Committee and is involved in Feed My Starving Children, Sponsor of Rec Center Children's Sport Leagues and Sponsor of local high school athletic departments. She owned a day care center in DeKalb for 13 years. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Alison Rosenow - President Elect
Alison has been in the real estate business for 13 years and has served HAR in the following capacities: President Elect, Finance Committee, Director, Social/Public Relations Committee and Equal Opportunity Housing Committee. She is Managing Broker of American Realty in Sycamore. Her community involvement includes YMCA Board of Directors and Chair of their Resource Development Committee, Assited with Safe Passage Holiday Meal as well as attending and supporting other community events. She attended North Central College in Naperville and received a BA in Marketing. She worked as an Account Coordinator for 3 years at Molex Connector Corporation before moving to DeKalb County when she got married.
Mary Rita Nelson - Treasurer
Mary has been in the real estate business for 30 years and is a Broker at Castle View Real Estate in DeKalb, Illinois. She has served HAR in the following capacities: Director, Treaurer, Education Committee and Finance Committee. She is working towards her GRI designation. In the community Mary is President of St Vincent dePaul Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (Regent) and she was formerly a Teacher and Education Coordinator.
Laura Boyer - Director
Laura has been in the real estate business for 12 years and is the Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Sycamore, IL. She has served HAR in the following capacities: Past President, Director, Finance Committee, Education Membership Committee. She is a Major Investor with the REALTORS Political Action Committee. Her community involvement includes: Member of the DeKalb School District Faculty and Finance Advisory Committee. She is a Major Investor to the REALTORS Political Action Committee. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University of Business, Minor in Spanish and Project Manager of a Software Company and Computer Technician for DeKalb Schools.
Nancy Fritts - Director
Nancy has been in the real estate business for 17 years and is a Broker with Heartland Realty LLC in Dixon, IL. Her involement in HAR includes: Director, Past Chair of Public Relations Committee and she is currently the State Legislative Contact for the Illinois REALTORS for Sentor Tim Bivins. She has her GRI designation. Her community involvement includes: Dixon Riverfront Commission Secretary, Rehab for Dignity Board Member and Meals on Wheels Volunteer. Prior to real estate she owned a Paint/Wallpaper Business called The Paper Girls.
Rorry has been in the real estate business for 17 years and is Managing Broker of Re/Max Experience in Sycamore, Illinois. She has served HAR in the following capacities: Director, President-Elect, President, Social/Public Relations Committee, Finance Committee, Awards Committee, Legislative Committee, Bylaws Committee, Nominating Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Education Committee, Management Committee, Equal Opportunity Housing Committee and Meals on Wheels Committee. Illinois REALTORS involvement includes: Major Investor in the REALTORS Political Action Committee, Spokesperson Training, Partnership for Homeownership, Education Committee, GRI, Professional Standards Committee, Leadership Development, Director for the Illinois REALTORS and she has the following designations GRI and ABR. Her community involvement includes: Ben Gordon, PTA, Art Education, Market Day, Girl Scouts and Brownies Leader, DeKalb Coop PreSchool Board President and Director for 4 years and she is a past Athena Nominee. Prior to real estate, she operated in home day care and did computer data entry for Children's Learning Center, bookkeeping for NAPA Store in Elburn, IL, Claims department at Crum Halstead, Hostess at Country Inn, Server at Wasco West and Farm Research for DeKalb Ag.
Matt Hoffman - Director
Matt has been in the real estate business for 6 years and is a Broker for Hoffman Realty in Monroe Center, IL. He is currently a Director for HAR and he helps with the community service projects with his son's local Boy Scout Troop in Genoa, IL. After college he sold cars at Sycamore Ford and Rock River Ford for about 2 years. He then joined the Laborers Local 32 and later 96 where he did underground construction...everything from water and sewer pipes to phone and fiber optic cables. After that, he became licensed to work at the family business Hoffman Realty.
Hillary Joy - Guest Director
Hillary has been in the real estate business for 11 years and is our newest Guest Director. She is a Broker with RGM Real Estate in St Charles, IL. She is Team Leader for Ministry Team for Mission and Outreach at 1st Congregational UCC DeKalb, IL. Prior to real estate she was involved with Sales and Office Administration.
Vicky Turner - Director
Vicky entered the real estate industry in 1991, having previously worked in the jewelry industry as a registered/certified gemologist appraiser. She is a Broker with Crawford Realty in Dixon, IL. She has served as Board President for both Lee County Board of REALTORS and Sauk Valley Association of REALTORS. She has served in every capacity from Director to Officers and President. She is currently a Director for HAR. She has been awarded REALTOR of the Year and feels honored for the recognition. Vicky was elected as a state Director for the second time in 2016 for Illinois REALTORS. She is past Dean of the GRI Program and currenty chairs the Illinois REALTORS Bi-Centennial Committee which is a three year term. She is past Chair of Professional Development and currently Chairs Leadership Development Committee for Illinois REALTORS. She serves on the Real Estate Education Committee and serves as REEF Fundraiser Chair. She also serves as State Legislative Contact for Representative Tom Demmer and serves on the Adam Kinzinger Team Committee for Illinois REALTORS. She is serving or has served on the following local boards in the community: Dixon Chamber of Commerce, Dixon Chamber Ambassador, Dixon Main Street, Lee County Master Gardners, Hospice of Rock River Valley, Sauk Valley Association of REALTORS and the Petunia Festival Board. She currently serves as President for Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitor Bureau which serves a 4 county region. She is a Major Investor with the REALTORS Political Action Committee. She has two children and two grandchildren and beware, she's probably packing a photo album of Max and Sam!
Bonita Willis - Director
Bonita has been in the real estate business for 10 years and is a Managing Broker at Woodhaven Lakes Realty in Sublette, IL. She is a current Director for HAR and her community involvement includes: St Patrick's Parish in Amboy and is a Lector and Sunday School Teacher. She is a past Sunday School Aide, Amboy Chamber Volunteer and a Guide/Hostess for the Amboy Depot Museum. She previously worked in several different fields, all very different from real estate. Hospital Office, Home Health Care Aide, Market Research in Chicago, Waitress and School Secretary.