Jed Rhoades
Marilyn Anderson
Samantha Braden
Wes Carithers
Lisa Fahrenbruch
Cindy Hedges
Kyle Kelso
Bob Whitsitt


Rhoades Real Estate, based in Canton, Illinois, is a diversified provider of real estate services for homeowners, home seekers, farmers, absentee landowners, real estate investors, and other professionals. We provide brokerage and auction services in Canton and throughout Western-Illinois, in the following real estate fields…

  • Homes – Sales & Acquisition
  • Farms – Sales & Acquisition
  • Commercial – Sales & Acquisition

Contact Rhoades Real Estate today, for a no cost-no obligation consultation concerning your real estate needs.


The firm has a full stable of qualified real estate brokers who can assist you at every step of the process in selling a home, farm or commercial property. Likewise, when you are in the market to buy a home, farm, or commercial property, we can assist there, too. Contact our office, or one of our agents directly, anytime you have a real estate question – we’d be more than happy to help.


Rhoades Real Estate has worked with many satisfied clients and customers over time. Some of the direct feedback these clients and customers have given includes:

"Lisa was an absolute joy to work with.  She asked all the right questions, kept us informed of everything concerning our transaction, and was on top of everything that was asked of her.  She is the best choice we could have ever made.  We are very, very satisfied with her help in getting us the home we have always wanted.  She is an asset to your firm and we are forever grateful to her for the help she gave us."  P&D C., Canton, IL

"Cindy's excellent communication skills, her appreciation for the owner's attachment to the property being sold, her close attention to detail, her timely suggestions that increase the property marketing and her presenting realistic changes to the property for better sales opportunity all make her a superb choice in selling a real estate.  Cindy went beyond her contractual obligation.  As a result, she made both my wife and I feel like the sale of my parents' home was the most important listing in her book.  She was realistic in offering her assessment of the property and made good recommendations on presenting the property to the market place." R&G C., Astoria, IL

"Thank you Lisa and team for working with me through this process.  The whole team stepped in when Lisa experienced the loss of a loved one to make sure my needs were met.  Lisa was great to work with, and very responsive to my questions and concerns, and I would recommend her to my family and friends."  C.S., Canton, IL

"Samantha went above and beyond when selling our property.  She was very helpful when we were having a difficult time with the well inspection.  I will recommend her to everyone!  We appreciate her dedication to her job and customers!!" T.F., Banner, IL

"Dear Cindy, Now that the dust has settled, we want to express our sincere appreciation for your efforts in the sale of the Cripe home.  We feel you went well beyond your contractual obligations.  Most certainly, you made us feel this - you truly cared about us and the sale of my parents' home.  You gave us what we needed during a stressful time.  In addition, we will have greater thoughts of you as we enjoy your generous Capitol Grill gift certificate.  We'll send a note about the experience.  Best of luck in selling your home and continued success in your real estate endeavors."  Sincerely, R&G C., Astoria, IL

"Cindy is great!  She is very caring and concerned to make the sale complete and to your satisfaction.  I would recommend her to anyone. J.P., Canton, IL

"If you want your house sold by a knowledgeable pro, trust your property to Cindy."  L.H., Canton, IL

"After meeting with Cindy, I was convinced that Rhoades was the right choice.  Cindy made me feel welcome, appreciated and was relentless in her pursuit to find me my home.  Cindy made my purchase easy and convenient for me.  She answered all of my questions right away, which made me feel secure.  We sat down together and discussed pros and cons of each location that I was looking at.  Her time was invaluable to me and my family.  Cindy listened to all of my needs and wants and did not hesitate to show me houses that she probably knew I wouldn't like.  This experience assisted me in making a wise choice by comparison.  Top Notch! As stated earlier, she was on point and took care of all my needs and more.  She went above and beyond to provide me with local information and contacts to assist in moving into another community.  If the rest of the staff are as caring and professional as Cindy, then Rhoades Real Estate is a great place to refer!  L.D., Canton, IL

"Samantha went above and beyond when selling our property.  She was very helpful when we were having a difficult time with the well inspection.  I will recommend her to everyone!  We appreciate her dedication to her job and customers!!" T.F., Banner, IL

In reference to Cindy Hedges - "My girlfriend knew Cindy; and when we were searching for homes we decided on her, and I'm glad we did.  Cindy is VERY professional and was VERY helpful in finding us the right place.  I'm a disabled American veteran and she took that into consideration as I have special needs.  I would recommend Cindy to everyone.  She is a very wonderful and special person.  She goes above and beyond for the customer.  If we needed her, she was right there.  I can't say enough good things about Cindy.  She is a very special lady.  A.E., Canton, IL

In reference to Lisa Fahrenbruch - "We were ready to buy our first home, prior we had always rented.  We heard about Lisa from a family friend, and she was perfect!  Lisa is so kind, positive, attentive, a great listener and perfect realtor.  She was very accommodating and fit multiple listings into several days, which was perfect for our busy schedule.  Lisa truly helped us find our perfect home and then walked us through all of the home inspections, lender options, and closing details.  Lisa answered emails and phone calls at all times of the day, always quickly!  We cannot say enough positive things about Lisa and Rhoades Real Estate!! Would recommend to everyone!!  T.G., Farmington, IL

"Cindy was extremely personable.  We really enjoyed working with her.  She asked about our kids after only meeting her one time and remembered their names.  She was always quick to respond and gave us advice during our purchase but ultimately gave us the decision.  I would recommend her in a heartbeat.  She was excellent."  A.E., Mapleton, IL

In reference to Cindy Hedges - "Thank you for all your help, speedy responses, and understanding of my unique situation.  I appreciate all you've done to help me find the perfect house for Gauge and I." S.F., Glasford, IL

"Dear Mr. Rhoades:  I cannot thank you enough for your assistance in the sale of our farmland in McDonough and Fulton Counties.  Your presentation, knowledge, and constant keeping us in the know; made the transactions of selling the property, which had been in the family for over 100 years, an excellent experience.  You and your staff are to be commended on a job well done, as well as educational and informational." Mrs. G.R.M., Katy, TX

"Having known Lisa for years, I didn't hesitate to contact her when I started looking for a home.  Lisa went above and beyond to help me find the perfect home, walking me through the process, calming me down when unexpected snags occurred, and being there anytime I had a question of concern.  She even showed me 6 houses in one day!  She was familiar with my style and needs and helped the process by sending me links to houses she thought might work for me.  She was also very honest and open when she thought a house might not have been the best fit for me, and I very much appreciated that input as it helped keep me focused on what would work for me and not be distracted by the "bright and shiny".  I've been in my new house for 2 weeks now and love it more each day.  I am beginning 2018 in a new house that is perfect for me, and I have Lisa to thank for that.  To anyone looking to buy or sell a house, I highly recommend Lisa Fahrenbruch!  She will listen to you, work with you, and get you into your perfect house." C.M., Canton, IL

"Cindy, knowing exactly what we were looking for in a home, notified us immediately when this house came on the market.  We were able to see it and make an offer by the second day it was on the market.   She kept us informed immediately about our offer, counter offer from seller, and other information about the house that was important to us, as buyers.  This was all taken care of in a professional manner.  After the papers were signed on our new house, we turned our old home over to Cindy to sell.  Pending in 1 day!  Need I say more?  I recommend Cindy Hedges to all the people out there looking for a real estate agent willing to work tirelessly finding the home of your dreams.  She found ours and I bet she can find yours too!  Thank you, Cindy Hedges, for all the work you have done on our behalf." G.P.D.P, Canton, IL

"I have personally seen their work – extremely professional, conscientious, and no one will work harder or smarter for you."
T.H., Canton, IL

"I know who to contact in your area for real estate assistance… and I look forward to working with you in the future."
B.G., Peoria, IL

"All we had to do as sellers was sit back and watch… on behalf of the whole family, I want to say "THANK YOU!!"
K.K., Sparks, NV

"I want to commend you all for the outstanding work you did in marketing our farm. You were very professional in the way you handled every aspect of the transaction. It would be my pleasure to recommend you to anyone considering a farm sale."
A.S., Sanibel, FL

"…an excellent communicator who places himself in your shoes in order to gain perspective. I’m happy to recommend him without reservation."
W.J., St. Joseph, MI


It might be a little old fashioned, but we at Rhoades Real Estate believe that we cannot truly be successful if we aren’t giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Because of that, we try to live by the “Golden Rule.” A part of every dollar that comes in the door at Rhoades is being reinvested back into our community through charity support and community sponsorships. And over the years, thousands of dollars have been put back to work in our communities in support of our communities. After all, our business is a people business – and we care about the people in our communities!

Why Choose Rhoades Real Estate?

At Rhoades Real Estate, our goal is to re-define the experience with a real estate company and agent. We know there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing who to work with to sell your home, farm, or commercial property. In fact, there are more than 70,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespeople in Illinois! And that’s why – up front – we want to give you our most basic reasons for why we’re the better choice.

You should choose Rhoades Real Estate because:

1.  You’ll receive top-line customer service. It’s our #1 priority in what we do everyday –

that is, to have a happy client when a transaction is closed. If, after your experience with us, you wouldn’t refer us to your family and friends, then we will have come up short.

2.  We know the market. We work in a relatively small geographic area, and we are focused specialists in our area. If you need heart surgery do you go to a cardiac surgeon or a general practitioner? Of course, the surgeon! So why would you trust the sale of significant real estate assets to someone who isn’t a specialist in the area or field?

3.  We work to get you more money. We don’t just throw your property on the MLS and hope for the best. We go to work for you. Each Rhoades Real Estate agent has extensive contacts within the communities we serve – and we work our contacts. We are members of the Peoria Area Association of Realtors MLS system, and we expose your real estate to thousands through it. We also advertise in local and regional print media publications. And importantly, we have a distinctive presence on the Internet with our own proprietary website, as well as frequent inclusion on numerous other websites (depending on the type of your property).

4.  We are honest and trustworthy. No explanation needed – our reputation depends on it.

5.  You will be treated with respect. There’s nothing more frustrating than a salesperson (of any kind) that treats you rudely or otherwise inappropriately. Respect is a basic part of a quality relationship – and we value our customer and client relationships!

6.  WE COMMUNICATE! If we took a poll of what drives real estate consumers “crazy” about most real estate agents, we’d bet it would show the lack of communication between the agent and their client after a listing is signed. How frustrating!?! If you are a Rhoades Real Estate client, we strive to keep you informed at every step through written updates, phone calls, and personal meetings. This includes delivering the facts – good, bad, or otherwise! And if you ever have a question, your agent (or an associate) will always be available. The bottom line is that we strive to offer our clients unparalleled service and a genuinely positive experience. We want your business – and we hope you’ll consider Rhoades Real Estate!