Meet Our Brokers

Brenda Young, Managing Broker – License# 471.018636

Brenda has been affiliated with Sharpe Real Estate LLC since 1989. Brenda grew up on a farm in Hancock County and attended Southeastern and La Harpe Schools. She later graduated from Carl Sandburg College where she received both Marketing/Mid-Management and Accounting Degrees. With over two decades as a licensed real estate professional, Brenda has developed a network of contacts throughout Hancock County and the surrounding area. Brenda and her husband, Parrish, own and operate Young Masonry LLC, a three generation masonry business which is based out of Macomb, Illinois. Brenda purchase Sharpe Real Estate in May of 2018, and is now serving as Managing Broker of Sharpe Real Estate LLC.

Cell: (217) 357-1439

Randy Sharpe, Broker – License# 471.004154

In 1987, Randy Sharpe founded Sharpe Real Estate on the historic Carthage square. As a lifelong resident of Hancock County and with an extensive background in agriculture, Randy has served West Central Illinois for nearly three decades as a licensed real estate professional. Upon graduating from LaHarpe High School and completing his service in the U.S. Army, Randy attended Robert Morris College where he earned an Associate of Science degree.  Randy became involved in the family farming operation full-time before moving into the insurance and real estate industry. He continues to operate the family farm on a part-time basis and is engaged part-time in real estate. Randy and his wife, Diana, reside in Carthage.

Cell: (217) 357-4993
Home: (217) 357-2169

Barbara Cole, Broker – License# 475.123395

Barbara Cole joined Sharpe Real Estate LLC in 2006. She has lived in Carthage since the age of two, graduating from Carthage High School (now Illini West) and going on to Robert Morris Junior College in Carthage where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She and her husband, Joe, have three sons and own and operate their family business in Carthage. As a lifelong Carthage resident, Barb knows the area well and takes great pride in providing the highest level of customer service possible. She is ready to help with any real estate need you may have.

Cell: 217.357.4722


Diana Sharpe, Broker – License# 475.137947

Diana Sharpe has been involved with Sharpe Real Estate LLC since she and Randy founded it in 1987.   Until her retirement in 2009 from her career as a school counselor with the Macomb Schools, Diana’s involvement in the family-owned business has primarily involved assisting during the summer months with office operations. In 2002, she joined the agency as a part-time Broker and continues in that capacity at present. As a lifelong resident of the Hancock/McDonough County area and through her affiliation with area schools, Diana has an extensive network of contacts to assist you with your real estate needs.

Cell: 217.357.4683


Rebecca Seigfreid, Broker – License# 475.183490

Rebecca became a licensed real estate broker in 2018. After graduating from Illini West High School, she studied Marketing at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX for 3 years. She then continued at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Most recently, she has been working with her family’s auction business where she became familiar with land and other real estate transactions. Rebecca and her husband Brice reside in Carthage with their daughter Annistyn.

Cell: (309) 341-6377