About

From a very young age, Barb knew she wanted to be involved in the real estate business. She was inspired by watching her father, Don Sheppelman, a local real estate broker, who helped hundreds of local families with their housing needs in the Champaign/Urbana community for over 20 years.

Fittingly, Barb has become one of the area’s most trusted real estate professionals. By listening to your goals, getting involved with the details of your move and simply being there for you every step of the way, she helps lead you and your family through a smooth, worry-free transaction. After all, this dedicated professional wants nothing more than to make a positive difference during this important transition in a clients’ life.

A person who takes your needs to heart, Barb also makes certain to provide constant updates along the way. This dynamic businesswoman makes it her priority to be available to answer the questions that may arise during your home sale or purchase.

Barb‘s goal is to provide personal service and a low pressure atmosphere so you feel secure with the decisions you make throughout your next move. Utilizing her lifelong area knowledge and extensive expertise, she helps make the real estate experience an enjoyable one. Barb has successfully drawn from her 26 years of real estate service, property management experience and legal assistant knowledge to become one of the area’s leading real estate professionals.

Because of Barb’s extensive real estate background and reputation within the local community, she was asked to join the group of investors that opened the Keller Williams office in Champaign, Illinois in 2007. By the fall of 2012, the local Keller Williams office has grown to nearly 85 agents and continues to increase its market share annually. She is also honored to serve on the Keller Williams Associate Leadership Counsel at the local, regional and international levels.

Barb believes in the value of continuing education. She attends numerous courses and events through the year to better position herself to provide you cutting edge sales techniques, industry trends and utilize today’s technologies. To better service her clients, Barb holds her ABR® (Accredited Buyer’s Representative, GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) and ASP™ (Accredited Staging Professional) designations.

Barb is the proud mother of three boys, Kristian, 25, a graduate of the University of Illinois and is now employed with Jimmy John’s Corporate Office as a, Nick, 21, who attends the University of Iowa and Jeremy, 15, who attends Unity High School. Barb believes in taking a very active role in their lives. Whether she’s cheering on one of them at their baseball, football or basketball games, volunteering to help out with school fundraising, visiting her two older boys at college or simply catching up as a family over dinner, Barb makes staying involved in her family’s lives her number one priority. For this devoted mother, it’s the only way.