Meet Our Brokers

Brenda Young, Managing Broker – License# 471.018636

BrendaBrenda has been affiliated with Sharpe Real Estate LLC since 1989. Brenda grew up on a farm in Hancock County and attended Southeastern and LaHarpe Schools. She later graduated from Carl Sandburg College where she received both Marketing/Mid-Management and Accounting Degrees. With over three decades as a licensed real estate professional, Brenda has developed a network of contacts throughout Hancock County and the surrounding area. She also was previously a licensed insurance agent for 26 years. Brenda and her husband, Parrish, currently reside in Carthage, Illinois. She serves on several community boards, and is active in many area organizations. Brenda purchased 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

Randy SharpeIn 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 over 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

Barb ColeBarbara 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


Rebecca Seigfreid, Broker – License# 475.183490

RebeccaRebecca 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 daughters Annistyn and Austyn.

Cell: (309) 341-6377


Sarah Havens, Broker – License# 475.187595

Sarah HavensSarah joined Sharpe Real Estate LLC in 2020. She is a native of Hancock County, attended Carthage grade school, and later graduated from Warsaw High School. The following year she enlisted in the US Navy and served 4 years and 2 deployments onboard a Pacific Fleet Aircraft Carrier. She later earned her Bachelor’s in English Literature from Western Illinois University, and went on to attend a semester at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. After choosing to return to the family farm, she has held several management positions in the area. She currently resides on the family farm near Warsaw and is raising her twin boys.

Cell: (319) 795-3663


Mike Sullivan, Broker – License# 475.191082

Mike SullivanMike joined Sharpe Real Estate, LLC. in 2020. He has over 40 years experience selling land as well as residential and commercial real estate at auction. In 1979 he joined his father, Don, and they formed Sullivan Realty & Auction. He has been selling properties around the Midwest throughout those years, and acquiring knowledge that will benefit you as a buyer or a seller. Mike and his wife, Kelley, reside in Carthage.

Cell: (217) 357-5252


Kasey Livingston, Broker – License# 475.186069

Kasey LivingstonKasey joined Sharpe Real Estate, LLC in 2020. While working on the lending side of real estate, she discovered how much she enjoyed helping clients become homeowners. Kasey was born and raised in Carthage and now resides in LaHarpe with her husband, Justin and two children, Jackson & AnaLeigh.

Cell: (309) 333-9648