2020 was a big year for PCRE Real Estate & Auction, Inc! On January 1, Chris Nichols and Cyndi Borrowman took over ownership of the company with great aspirations of what the company could become. It took 8 months to transform those dreams and ideas into reality. On July 31, 2020, Pike County Real Estate, Inc became PCRE Real Estate & Auction, Inc. Why the change? Simply put, we had outgrown our “Pike County” only image. Pike County Real Estate had opened up a 2nd office in Hardin, IL located in Calhoun County in July of 2017. 3 years later, we now have listings from Pike, Calhoun, Jersey, Greene, Schulyer, Brown, Adams, & Madison Counties! And, we are growing!
Chris came to us from upstate New York. He grew up an avid outdoorsman and student of whitetail deer and quality deer management. His interest in that field led him to Mississippi State University in 2003, where he served under a graduate student on a vegetation study, and later became a videographer and editor at Mossy Oak Productions in West Point, MS. His 2 years at Mossy Oak allowed him the opportunity as a young man to travel North America and make a lifetime’s worth of contacts & connections, that ultimately led him to the whitetail capital of the world, Pike County, Illinois. In 2008, he became an owner and partner at Pike County Real Estate, Inc. where he specialized in selling hunting land and homes all throughout the surrounding area. He has developed a book of business full of buyers and sellers of some of the country’s finest deer hunting properties, many of which have become not only fantastic clients, but great friends as well.
Cyndi started as a broker in 2015. By 2017, she had her managing broker license and was running the Calhoun Office. Cyndi was born and raised in a farming family in the Pleasant Hill Mississippi River Bottoms. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 1999 with a degree in Elementary Education. She furthered her education with a Masters from Univ of Illinois@ Springfield and EDS from William Woods University in 2007. She was a teacher and volleyball coach in the MO/IL school districts. In 2013, Cyndi and her family moved to Calhoun County! She decided to get into real estate in 2015 and has never looked back!!
Our Managing Auctioneer, Jason Duke and our auction team come to us with over 20 years of auction experience. Not only do we offer real estate auction services, but also estates, household items, firearms & ammunition, antiques, farm equipment……you name it, and we can sell it! Auctions can be held on site or at the PCRE RED BARN @ 500 Piper St., Pittsfield, IL.
With our experienced line up of brokers, we sell it all, including tillable farmland, hunting/recreational properties, commercial buildings, residential homes, investment properties, and/or anything in between. We are available at either of our locations in Pike or Calhoun Counties.
Our website features the best real estate search for farms, homes, commercial, and foreclosure properties available. It is the only site you will ever need! It is extremely user friendly, updated daily, and grants access to not only our listings, but listings all around our area.
Not only do our listing showcase on our MLS and their syndicates but we contract with Landwatch, Lands of America, Land and Farm and Landflip to give your property the most exposure possible!
Our Calhoun Office is a member of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors and the MARIS MLS! Our Pike Office is a member of My State MLS. Having your property listed on an MLS (Multiple Listing Service) gives it exposure on an expansive network for finding buyers!