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What we believe

Mark Waldhoff and team are not only passionate about helping you achieve your real estate goals, but also strive to stay 2 steps ahead of the other Realtors in Champaign.

Client Testimonials

"My wife and I relocated to Champaign so that I could pursue a graduate degree from the University of Illinois. Mark and Joni were extremely assertive in attending to our needs and were there for every step of the way through (and past) closing. Their knowledge of the area and local market conditions helped us to find exactly what we were looking for in a house."

- Sean and Monica Hillison -

"Performance rated – 10. Mark was very responsive to meeting our needs and we needed a lot! He gave us insight to the area and showing all Champaign/Urbana has to offer. Waldhoff Gard & Assoc. gave us top rated service in assisting our location and best fit for a new home. Their referral service for local businessmen made our need for updating our new home seamless and effortless. I would have been overwhelmed if it weren’t for Mark and all his help."

- Mike and Toni Spitler -

"Mark’s experience in real estate and online marketing really helped to quell my concerns as a first time seller – he always seemed confident, but never unrealistic. I truly appreciated his calm, straightforward approach, especially compared to some of the more chauvinistic selling styles I’ve been warned about. I’ve heard so many horror stories about people selling in this economic climate, so Mark’s calm was a much needed relief to me. Mark’s experience and relationships with other realtors proved essential in finding potential buyers as well, and in exactly 2 weeks from listing, we accepted an offer to sell our home. Throughout the selling process, Mark’s insight and knowledge were key, and I would (and have) highly recommend him to anyone."

- Tasha Dunaway and Jeff Zumwalt -


Meet Mark

Mark WaldhoffRealtor

Mark’s greatest strength as a real estate professional comes from the fact that he truly enjoys educating his clients on the current conditions affecting the Champaign County real estate market. Past work experience as a Senior Vice-President at USBank and a finance degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have helped him develop outstanding communication, organizational, negotiating and creative marketing skills. This finance background has proved invaluable in the current market and provides clients an honest perspective on our area’s home values and sales.

Mark loves this career and enjoys helping buyers and sellers meet and exceed their goals. With exceptional service a requirement, a strong belief in high standards and a reputation for honesty and results, you will feel extremely comfortable with Mark and his team working for you.

Most importantly, Mark is married to an amazing wife, Kacy, and has 2 adorable daughters, Tessa (8) and Lauren Rae (6). When he’s not selling real estate, a few of Mark’s favorite family-time events include; playing freeze tag, painting fingernails, reading books (Currently, The Magic Tree House series) and riding bikes. If there’s time after all the fun, he'd add Illini basketball to the mix as well as a few rounds of golf.

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Sandy GardReal Estate Broker

“Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s that enthusiasm that drives Sandy to provide her clients with the utmost caring, professional service. Realizing that purchasing or selling a home is a deeply personal event, Sandy applies her 25+ years of experience, resources, and education to facilitate a flawless transaction for her clients. As stated by one of her clients: “Sandy was very professional during the entire home-buying process but never lost sight of the importance of personal attention. . .. Ronnie H. and Tim W. And as one University of Illinois professor stated. . . "I am typically very critical when it comes to performance evaluation. When I was asked to evaluate Sandy Gard on a scale of 1 to 10 for the services she provided, I unhesitatingly assigned a score of 11 and I meant it. She is absolutely awesome.. . . "

Joni HintonReal Estate Broker

Over 8 years of real estate experience and Licensed Realtor in both Illinois and Florida Joni’s mission: I want to earn your confidence, referrals and friendship. Every client I meet has special needs and I treat each of them as an individual and handle their transaction in a personal and professional manner. I strive to give you the service and results you expect.
Before moving to Champaign, Joni lived in many cities across the country (Dallas TX, Hollywood FL, Portland OR and more) raising her two children, daughter Kristie and son Tyler, with her husband Dennis. Joni has an adorable Scottish Terrier, Mia and you’ll see them out walking when the weather is nice.
Joni loves her work and never gets tired of meeting new people, exploring homes and searching for the right property for a valued client.

Ella Brown DunnReal Estate Broker

Licensed since 2007, Ella is a skilled Realtor working with both buyers and sellers. Ella has a background in education and brings that talent to each real estate transaction. She loves guiding her clients through the real estate transaction while making it fun at the same time!

Sheri BrownMarketing and Administrative Assistant

With over 20 years of Human Resource Management experience, Sheri brings her customer-focused perspective to real estate and the Waldhoff-Gard team. "My goal is not only to help our clients have a good experience but to offer them an experience that exceeds their expectations. I look for ways to make doing business with us easy by providing regular feedback and ensuring that every contingency and condition is met prior to completion of your purchase or sale."