Buffy Tillitt & Associates
Phone: 217.323.2100
Fax: 217.323.5944




#1 Real Estate Brokerage in Beardstown!

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” William A. Ward

Buffy Tillitt and Associates have strong family and community ties to Beardstown. Our brokerage was established 41 years ago, but our qualified staff’s experience accumulates well over 60 years.  The agents of Buffy Tillitt and Associates are held to a higher standard of service, professionalism, and performance than any other brokerage in the area; therefore, what matters most is your experience. Our priority is to provide you with   honest advice throughout one of the most important transactions you will ever make. It is that commitment to YOU which supports our continued success. At Buffy Tillitt and Associates your complete satisfaction is our priority, simple as that. Why trust your home buying or selling experiences to anyone else?

  • Beardstown's Leading Realtor, "Buffy Tillitt & Associates," have sold over 1500 homes in the Beardstown area, including selling homes to 3 generations within the same family!  We utilize a strong referral network.
  • In business over 40 years.
  • Qualified long term staff adds 60 cumulative years to our team.
  • Specialists in residential & investment real estate, PLUS new home construction.
  • Illinois State Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Vast knowledge of financing tools for your home purchase... Financing is one of our specialties!
  • Member of Beardstown Cooperative Sharing Program. (includes area listings)
  • We take our role seriously!  Whether it be selling your home or finding a new home, we aspire to do the best job possible to serve your needs. Just ask our past clients, they agree!




 We can help you set a reasonable price for your home.  If you price your home too high, you may be pricing it right OFF the market. At the same time, there is no reason to sell a home for less than it is actually worth! We can guide you to the right price. This will result in a quicker sale with less inconvenience to you.

 We can advertise your home.  We advertise in four different modes to provide the best exposure for your property. These include newsprint, radio, our internet website, and our bright and colorful yard signs. Through Buffy Tillitt and Associates’ advertising, we are able to attract the most client contact possible. The variety of our many contacts means the exposure of your house is greater than with other area realtors. Daily, we have more clients walk through our doors or call us than any other office in the area!

We can screen clients. When you put a “For Sale by Owner” sign in your yard, you are opening up your home at all hours of all viewers. To differentiate the “Curiosity Viewers” from the “Potential Buyers,” make sure the home is shown by appointment with a qualified and expert Realtor®. This job is better handled by us. Buffy Tillitt and Associates also show clients all the options in their price range, which may include yours! With more showings of your property, the sooner it will be sold!

We can negotiate a price with the buyer.  No matter how easy the concept of selling your own home may seem, both buyers and sellers need "space" and a mediator (a Realtor®) who can negotiate a price. With room for pressure relief, it can allow a harmonious settlement of price and terms for both the buyer and seller.

We can help buyers obtain financing. Selling the property is only half of our job. Without financing, the property usually isn't sold. We specialize in financing and helping the buyer who really wants your property get the loan they need. This way the purchase can go forward in a timely manner.

We can handle necessary closing details and disclosures.  According to Illinois law, Real Estate sales have several required disclosures which “For Sale by Owners” may not be aware of. We also provide necessary contracts to protect you, are able to order inspections required for the closing, as well as title work and acting as a liaison between attorneys, bankers, and owners.



 We have the largest selections of listings in the area!  Buffy Tillitt and Associates work hard to do the best job possible and many sellers have sought us out to list their home in our inventory. We have firsthand knowledge of this inventory and can explain all facets of the homes we have listed in a truthful, honest, and candid manner.

We specialize in financing.  We can guide you through the process of getting your first mortgage or assist you to obtain the best terms on a move-up mortgage. We consider the sale of the home only half our job. We also are serious about helping you get financed and will pursue that result for you!

We have vast knowledge of the area.  All our sales agents are lifetime residents of the area, active in community and business organizations and are interested in making Beardstown a better place to live.

We are interested in serving you.  The agents of Buffy Tillitt and Associates are held to a higher standard of service, professionalism, and performance than any other brokerage in the area; therefore, what matters most is your experience. We want to help make the dream of owning your own dream home a reality. Your needs and wishes in a home are just as important to us as they are to you. We make sure that this is evident to you and want to provide the best service possible to you.




Buffy Tillitt and Associates Real Estate is the number one realtor in Beardstown and the surrounding area. The agency is a proud member of the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce. 

Buffy Tillitt-Pratt is the managing broker and owner of Buffy Tillitt & Associates. She is a bi-lingual, licensed real estate broker. She has obtained her G.R.I. (Graduate Realtor® Institute: REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients), State Certified Residential Appraiser, and also holds numerous civic and business positions. Some of these include: Director for West Central Bank,Past Director of United Way of Beardstown, 97-98 President of JARR Realtors, Past VP of Beardstown Rotary, Past President of The Beardstown Ladies, Past President of St Alexius Parish Pastoral Council. In addition to the list, Buffy also was active on Governor Edgar's Committee of the Status of Women in Illinois. Buffy is also recognized for her collaboration on the National Bestseller “The Beardstown Ladies’ Common Sense Investment Guide." When Buffy is able to unwind from her busy week, she most enjoys relaxing with her family at their condo in the Lake of the Ozarks.

Carla Savage has been a licensed realtor for 33 years and at Buffy Tillitt and Associates for the past 26 years. As a licensed agent, she has taken several advanced courses on business law, appraising, and realtor ethics. Her hobbies include riding horses and spending time with her granddaughter, Katie.

Jamie Clements is the first smiling face you will see when entering Buffy Tillitt and Associates, and the pleasant and cheerful voice you hear when calling our office. Jamie is the office manager and secretary, but definitely goes beyond her duties. She enjoys meeting new clients and always extends a hand to all that needs it. Jamie’s hobbies include spending time with her family on the Illinois River or over at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Park. She enjoys bring women affordable and comfortable clothing as a LuLaRoe consultant. She is active in Emblem Club and her daughter's school, Beardstown Christian Academy Boosters.

Reta Mary Tillitt is a retired Realtor® and associate at Buffy Tillitt and Associates, but you will still see her radiant white hair and hear her joyous chuckle from time to time at the office. Occasionally she fills in as a personal assistant for the staff and loves to put her “two cents in” because of her experience totaling more than 63 years. She is active in the St. Alexius Altar Society and Choir, and a past member of Beardstown Theatrical Society and Beardstown Community Choir. Her hobbies include fishing, restoring and selling antiques, and spending time with grateful family.





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