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Winnie Stortzum ARA. ALC. GRI.
Real Estate Sales

Arcola, Illinois

Mailing Address:
310 E. Springfield Rd, Ste C, PO Box 306
Arcola,  Illinois  61910

Direct Line: (217) 268-4434
Mobile: (217) 372-7550
Fax: (217) 268-3542
Toll Free: 1-800-500-2693
Real Estate Broker: Illinois.

Accredited Land Consultant ALC
Accredited Rural Appraiser ARA
Graduate of Realtors Institute GRI

Territory Served:
Real estate sales in all of Illinois, specializing in the east-central area

Educational Background:
Master of Arts in Teaching
---University of Illinois, 1969, Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Education, with Honors
---Eastern Illinois University, 1968, Charleston, IL
Valedictorian - H.S. Diploma
---Lindblom Technical High School, 1964, Chicago, IL

Professional Experience:
Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker's License 2016 to present
Illinois Real Estate Broker's License - 1979 to 2016
Illinois Real Estate Salesperson License - 1978
Illinois Certified General Appraiser - 1995 to present
Illinois Continuing Education Instructor - 1999 to 2005

Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA)
---American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)
---Realtors Land Institute
Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
---National Association of Realtors

Responsibilities at FNC:
Real estate sales - all property types

Professional Accomplishments:
2018 Illinois Land Broker of the Year RLI Illinois Chapter
2019, 2018, 2017 - APEX National Award for sales RLI National
2012 - Hall of Honor: Rotary International District 6490
2008 - Hall of Fame Award - First Female Recipient, Illinois
Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
2006 - Realtors Commercial Alliance National Awards Recognition
2005 - Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Illinois Association of Realtors(IAR)(64,000+ members)
2005 - President, Arcola Rotary Club
2004 - Land Realtor of America, First Female Recipient, National Realtors Land Institute (RLI)
1994 - Illinois Farm and Land Broker of the Year, RLI Illinois Chapter
1993 - President, RLI Illinois Chapter
1992 - Associate-Realtor of the Year, Illinois Association of Realtors (45,000+ members)
1991 - Realtor of the Year, East-Central Illinois Area Association of Realtors (ECIAAR)
1990 - President, ECIAAR
1989 - President-Elect, ECIAAR
1979 - Secretary, ECIAAR

1990 to 2016: Annual President's Club Sales Awards from Illinois Association of Realtors (Award discontinued after 2016)
Expert Appraisal Witness in Federal Bankruptcy Court

Client Comment(s):
"Just a quick note to thank you for all your help with the sale of Mom's property. As the Executor of the estate it was important to me to get that task completed and at a fair price. I was confident that you would be the one to get it accomplished. Your experience and professionalism during the whole process was much appreciated. Thanks again for all your help." -- Mike Arthur, Arcola, Illinois

"It was a great pleasure to work with you on the sale of this property. You are a true professional who "dots her I's and crosses her T's". I look forward to doing more business with you."
Linda Ravetto, Century 21 Heartland Real Estate, Champaign, IL

Mac (Boyd), I just want to thank you and Winnie so much for all your patience and help selling my farm. Your integrity is unquestionable and work ethic is outstanding. God Bless and keep you both - you certainly blessed me. -- S. Rotramel

"I would like to thank you and Mac Boyd for your excellent and highly professional sale of our 215 acre farm in Sibley, Illinois. You and Mac were able to get $12,250 per acre when we probably would have accepted $10,000 per acre. You guys made the process simple and easy for us all the way from the listing through the closing." -- R and V Ashley

"Thank you, Winnie, for facilitating the sale of our farm. Your efforts were exemplary." -- Ed Orenstein, Darien, CT

On behalf of my brother and sister, I want you to know how much we appreciate your support in the sale of our family farm. In particular, you helped us understand the market and overcome some critical challenges related to property access. Thanks for keeping us so well informed and guiding us to the right decisions.
We believe you helped us price the property correctly and managed our expectations very well. Thanks to your knowledge, experience and personal commitment, this sale went very smoothly. We are very happy to recommend you and your team to any and all persons interested in Illinois farm property.
We appreciate you!"
Terry Parent

"I just wanted to thank you for the professional and efficient manner in which you handled the sale of my farm. You are very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a smooth process and I would highly recommend you to anyone I know."
Judy Murphy, Lockport, IL

Success Story:
2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010 Farmers National Company
Gold Eagle Sales Award
2017 Farmers National Company Farmers National Company
President's Circle Award for sales (highest sales
category for company)
2011 Farmers National Company Silver Eagle Sales Award

Year started with FNC: 2006
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