Lorraine Epperson, a lifelong McDonough County resident, is a real estate broker and owner of Century 21 Purdum-Epperson, Inc. Epperson entered the real estate business in 1974 with the R. B. Purdum Real Estate firm. She has earned the Certified Residential Specialist certificate, Graduate Realtor Institute, and the Lifetime Garnet Award through Illinois Realtor Association.
Before turning to a business career, Epperson was in the education field, where she started as a business teacher. She was later Director of Guidance at Macomb High School for twenty years. She earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Western Illinois University and has been involved in many of Western's organizations. She serves on the WIU Foundation and is a Past President of the WIU Alumni Council. She served on the Board of Governors Universities that included five of the state's universities and served on the WIU Board of Trustees for ten years, where she served as Chairperson for three years.
Lorraine and her husband purchased the R. B. Purdum Real Estate firm in 1985 and purchased the Century 21 franchise in 1990. For the past ten years, she has earned the Centurion Producer Award through Century 21. She has also earned the Quality Service Pinnacle Award for exceptional service.
Other achievements include being named Realtor of the Year for three different years and being named as the top producer in terms of number of listings sold and "largest number of transactions" and "highest number of listings sold" for the past several years.
Other awards include Western Illinois University College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority National Woman of Distinction, and the Isaac and Ethel Leighty Community Award given by the McDonough County United Way. In 2006 she was named recipient of the Western Illinois University Distinguished Alumni Award.
In the Macomb community, Lorraine is involved in many organizations and activities. She is a member of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Lamoine Valley Board of Realtors, Retired Teachers Association, Investorettes, First Presbyterian Church, Macomb Area Economic Development Board of Directors, Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee, and past President Performing Arts Society, and Sigma Sigma Sigma Housing Corporation.
For relaxation, Lorraine enjoys playing the piano and organ, attending performing arts events, spectator sports, bridge, reading, and golf.
For experience, dedication, quality of service, knowledge of community, and educational opportunities in the Macomb area, give Lorraine a call.