About Us

At Home Sweet Home Realty, we love working with real estate and helping the people of central Illinois and Southeast Iowa find their perfect home. We are dedicated to listening to your needs and strive to be your guide on your real estate journey.

A Welcome Letter From Barbara

Welcome!!! I am excited to announce the Grand Opening of Home Sweet Home Realty. Getting here is an accomplishment I never dreamt would happen. You see, I wanted nothing more when I grew up than to be a wife, a mother and to work with people in need. After high school, it only made sense for me to work in healthcare. Twenty years of nursing blessed me in so many ways, ending with my career as a School Nurse for West Central School District.

Barbara Scott

School nursing was the perfect job…but something was missing. I’d been debating the idea of a second “part time” position, not just for a little extra money, but for something different to do. My husband noticed I was needing something different too. One day, he said to me while I was watching a recruiting commercial for a real estate company, “why don’t you just take the survey and see what they say?” I responded with something along the order that he must be crazy because I was … not a salesperson. He giggled and said “I think you are wrong…. I think you could sell ice to an eskimo!” Literally, I still thought he was crazy. I was shooting for something more along the lines of writing my own book and having it published. Either way, it’s on my bucket list!

All day his comments stuck with me. So, that evening I took the survey… just for fun. A few days later, I bought the class. Three months after that, I received my license. That is how it all got started! My life has changed so much over the past few years. I love what I do. I’m nursing in a whole new way. I’m still caring for peoples’ needs and I still get to be a wife and a mother. What more could a girl ask for?

Now here I am opening Home Sweet Home Realty and I am looking forward to helping all my clients on the Illinois and Iowa side make their dreams their way of life. Buying and selling a home or piece of ground can be stressful. That’s where I come in. My promise to you is, not just to do everything within my power to make your dream reality, but to make your next buying or selling experience as smooth as possible. From our first meeting to beyond the closing table… I’m your girl. Let me help.

That’s my story. Now tell me yours. I’m listening…

Barbara Scott, Owner/Broker Manager

Why Choose Us
  • Our Mission is You!

    Our agents strive to give you the very best experience whether you are buying or selling your home. Our goal is to give you a personalized experience that meets your expectations.

  • We Know the Area

    All of our agents have a vast knowledge of housing in the West Central Illinois and Southeastern Iowa markets. In fact, most of our agents were born and raised in the market we serve!

  • We are Here For you

    Whether you are a seasoned real estate guru, or just getting started trying to find your first home, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding real estate.

  • We're Dedicated

    Our team of real estate experts is dedicated to you. If you're a buyer, our goal is to find you the home of your dreams. If you are a seller, we are dedicated to getting you what you deserve from your real estate asset.

  • We're Knowledgeable

    We work hard everyday to be up to date in all things real estate. Our team studies our area's market trends and focuses on knowing what potential buyers and sellers are looking for.