Born and raised on a small farm Northwest of Arbela, Mo. in Scotland County. Graduated from Scotland County High school, later married and purchased a farm near Azen, Mo. We joined the family farming business in the process of raising two (2) children as well. While the children were growing I attended cosmetology school in Kirksville, Mo. and started my own business. During these years I developed several long-lasting friends in my salon business on the farm and again at my shop in Gorin, Mo.
Hunting, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and camping were things we all enjoyed as a family. Moved to Memphis, Mo. still operating my salon, decided to go back to school to become a real estate professional. Obtaining my license as sales agent in 2000 I went to work a year later at Primrose Realty.
Memphis, Mo. is still home to my husband Rick and myself. It has been a pleasure to work with Primrose Realty since 2001 and have found the real estate profession very rewarding.
Raised on a farm Southwest of Bible Grove, the farm life is still preferred. Parents Harvey J. and Darlene Allen, very fortunate to have one brother, Rick Allen. We grew up in that great community of good people. After graduating high school, attended computer school in Kansas City, employed by Blessing Hospital in Quincy, II, married Boyd Bissell in 1967. Moved to Fort Madison, la. in 1973 blessed with my son Travis. Several moves later returned to the Memphis, Mo. area in 1983, owned and operated Cash Cleaners, Laundromat and several rental properties.
Obtained real estate license in 1992 went to work at Primrose Realty as well as continuing other enterprises. In 1998 went back to school and got brokers license and purchased Primrose Realty from Penny Branch. It's a great business, working for people who need help selling or buying all types of property. In the past years had the opportunity to work with and for some wonderful folks. Look forward to serving the public for many more years.
Born in Illinois, early years raised on Northeast Missouri farm, lived several places in the tri-state area and mid-Missouri. First job Quincy Compressor Quincy, II. painter, packer, then maintenance. After attending school, while still working full time, went to work for Meyer, eating & Cooling as a service engineer, later moved to Ft. Madison, la. and took same position with Weisner Heating & Air Conditioning, then ran my own business, B & B Heating & Cooling.
Took job with Mass Merchandisers, moved several times and worked all over the mid-Missouri area, came back to Memphis, Mo. in 1983, purchased and operated Cash Cleaners, laundromat and several rental properties. While continuing these operations, went back to school and got real estate salesperson license and went to work for Primrose Realty, currently it's my "official" occupation. My wife, Jeanie and myself manage, Allen Farms, 600 acres Southwest of Bible Grove, Mo. plus our own "herd" on our 20 acres at the edge of Memphis.
Well versed in residential, did all the rehab, maintenance, etc. of our rentals, in 2003 totally remodeled our home, inside out, down to the studs, plumbing and electric as well. Raised on a farm and currently living/managing family property, plus have extensive knowledge of commercial business.
Hello! I was born in Northeast Missouri, living most of my life here. I raised my family on a farm in Scotland County and enjoyed being involved in many community organizations which included Beta Sigma Phi, 4-H & FFA. For a few years I was a livestock superintendent for the county fair. Besides my farm background, I was raised in a real estate environment living in Missouri, Illinois and Arizona. Buying, selling and property management of residential rental properties was our livelihood. Real estate is in my blood! I currently own rental property and especially enjoy all the opportunities of being a licensed agent working with the Primrose Realty team.
Attended Kirksville schools from K through 12, in Kirksville, Mo. and graduated in 1988. Some of my interests and classes in school included auto mechanics with added knowledge in electrical, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical skills over the years. All of this cumulating in the building of my own tiny house as well as many other projects on the farm. After having different blue collar jobs, at age 33, attended college maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout. Graduated with a BA in History and Missouri Teaching Certificate. Taught History/Social Science 6-12 for 8 years in Southwest Missouri.
The love of hunting and animals made weekends on my grandparents farm, while growing up, a very special time in my life. My interests are quite varied including reading, hunting, flower gardening, carpentry, camping and animal husbandry.
Purchased first farm in 1991, raised sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, second property in 2000 and currently raise ---Kune hogs and Boer X goats for market/sale.
Married to a wonderful, supportive man, David, who is the love of my life.
Hello, thank you for visiting our sight. I have lived most of my life in the Kirksville and Atlanta, Missouri areas, know the positive aspects of Adair, Macon and the nearby counties. As husband to Barbara, the father of four (4) grown children, have gone through all phases of raising children and experiencing the empty nest syndrome. If you are buying or selling property during any of the different stages, it is important to work with someone who understands your situation.
Just some of my accomplishments include High School Math and Science teacher, Military Police Officer, School Principal, Construction Owner, with all aspects of remodeling and building new houses. This experience has provided a great understanding of homes from foundation to shingles! Having lived most of my life on a farm raising cattle, horses, pigs, goats, chickens, of course dogs and cats. Enjoy the outdoors, being an avid hunter, can assist in finding the farm or hunting property that fits you perfectly!!!
Whether buying or selling, please take advantage of my experience and knowledge to help make that part of your life a positive time to remember...