The Company that is now Lyle Campbell & Son Realtors has been serving the real estate needs of the Decatur-Macon County area for four generations, qualifying it as the area's oldest real estate firm.
C.M. Campbell, living with his wife Bess and sons, Lyle & LeMar, in Bement, Illinois, began selling real estate as early as 1918 and spread his activities to include Macon County and Decatur in the following years. He ultimately opened a real estate office in the Citizen's Building, Decatur, Illinois, in 1923, and moved his family to Decatur in the same year. C.M. Campbell died in 1940.
To get a sense of the Firm's continuing history, one needs to chronicle the business activities of Lyle W Campbell, (1909-1923).
Lyle earned his first commission in real estate in the Spring of 1928, while working for his father out of a small office in the Citizen's Building. In 1940, Lyle and a partner formed the Decatur Realty Company, which had its office in the 100 block of West William Street. Lyle sold his interest in Decatur Realty in 1945 and formed Lyle Campbell & Company with an office at 448 North Church Street, Decatur, Illinois. In 1953 the business moved to a new building next door at 169 West Eldorado.
The firm's name changed to Lyle W. Campbell & Son in October 1969, when Bruce Campbell entered into partnership with his father. Ten years later, the firm became affiliated with Realty World, an international real estate organization, and the Company name became Realty World - Lyle W Campbell and Son. In 1990, a new company logo and marketing materials were developed. The Company is currently known as Lyle Campbell & Son Realtors.
In 1993, the company moved to our current location of 440 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, Illinois.
In 1996, Lisa Campbell joined the company as a sales agent and has, in addition to her sales activity, had a major role in bringing our company forward with technology.
Along with residential sales, the firm handles commercial, investment and land sales. The Company is also diversified in Relocation Services, an Escrow Division and a Property Management Division.
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