About Us

Full Circle Realty was formed in April 2020 by Brian Henning. Brian and his agents have been helping buyers and sellers since 2009 navigate real estate in Effingham, IL and surrounding counties. Our office covers 7 counties around Effingham. We look forward to serving you!

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Our Agents

Full Circle Realty agents believe in working together to get our clients the best outcomes possible, whether buying property or selling property! Trust in the Full Circle agents to provide the best service when it comes to your real estate needs. We are here for you from Start to Finish! Time and Time Again!

Brian Henning

Designated Managing Broker/Owner

I am Effingham, IL born and raised. I graduated with a degree in Marketing from SIUE. I am married to my beautiful wife and we have two wonderful daughters. I am very knowledgeable about the homes in our area, Lake Sara properties too, and what Effingham has to offer. I am involved in many community programs. In 2020, I realized my dream of owning my own real estate office and opened Full Circle Realty in April. I am endorsed by the National Association of Realtors: Commitment to Excellence. I look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs! Full Circle Realty Life will Move you!

Art Geen


I have lived in Effngham for the past 30 years. For the past 19 years, I have been self-employed working in the electronics industry. I am married to my wife Sarah (Vogt) Geen, and we have two children, Allison and Marcus. Over the last 15 years, enjoy working with people to achieve their goals, and look forward to using my experience as a coach to help you in the process of selling and buying a home.

Mike Shackelford


I was raised in nearby Casey, Illinois and moved to Effingham in 2012. My wife, LeAnn, and I are about to celebrate 20 great years of marriage. Together we boast 3 children, Clayton, Nathan, and Kora, all of whom we are very proud. Over the past 20 plus years I have built a career of taking on new challenges and serving people, and look forward to the opportunity of partnering with the experts at Full Circle Realty to help others navigate their real estate needs from start to finish.

Brenda Jansen


I was born and raised in Effingham, Illinois. I graduated Eastern IL University with a degree in Education. I am married to my husband, Pete, and we have 3 children. We live on a farm in Mason, IL. I am very motivated, personable, and honest. I have confidence in my abilities to serve my clients. It is my goal to help you fulfill your destiny of purchasing or selling your property. I’m a member of the Central Illinois Board of Realtors, the National Association of REALTORS, and the Illinois Association of REALTORS.

Sarah Mietzner


I was born in Centralia IL, but have lived in Effingham County for the Last 30 years and currently reside in Altamont. I graduated from Effingham High School and Lake Land College with a degree in Graphic Design. I am a huge animal lover which has led me to being a volunteer at Effingham County Animal Control and Shelter. I am a member of the Central Illinois Board of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors, and the National Association of REALTORS. I am excited to assist you with all of your real estate needs.

Katie Burton


I am originally from Michigan, but moved to the area in 2010, and currently reside in Greenup with my husband and our three children. I am an Army Veteran, have served in different roles in the banking industry, and have also launched two successful businesses with my husband, Burton Rentals and Burton Home Repair. I look forward to helping my clients navigate the often-challenging buying and selling process and am ready to serve those in Cumberland County and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs!

Luke Koester


Effingham IL born and raised. I come from a long line of small business owners, and I am proud to call this area home. I graduated from St. Anthony High School in 2018, and received my Associates in Business Administration at Lake Land College in 2020. I take pride in being transparent and down-to-earth with everyone I serve. I have worked in the sales and tech industry years prior, and I am able to provide stress-free solutions in order to get the job done right. I serve Effingham county and surrounding counties for all your buying and selling real estate needs. I look forward to working with you!

check out what everyone has been
saying about Full Circle Realty!

  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian has always been an excellent real estate agent for us and we will be using him again if we have real estate needs in the future. He helped us buy our last two homes and helped us sell two homes as well, always patient with us, and committed, going above and beyond to help get the job done! Thank you Brian for the excellent customer service over the years!

    Ashley Dow
    January 1, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sarah cares. My dad passed away suddenly and she listened with empathy and concern as we discussed the process to sell his home. Sarah is patient and kind. She knows the local market and current trends. I would 110% recommend using her as your agent.

    July 11, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Listed lot in subdivision, very helpful, knew the market and best price point for a sale at that time. Easy to talk to, very cheerful, quick to respond to all calls Made all paper work right the first time and easy, Fast closing no hassles Results was quick sale at a good price!

    July 12, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  This was my first time buying a house and I could not have gotten a better agent. He was able to answer all my questions and gave me great advice too. If I’m ever in the market again he will be my first choice for an agent.

    January 1, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian is an awesome realtor. He was always there to help me with questions and getting right on the job for our family. When I wanted to give up on looking at houses he was right there to help me out and find what fit our family. I highly Recommend him!!!! Great guy Great realtor

    August 17, 2016

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian is a great Real Estate agent! He is very knowledgeable and responded to all questions quickly and assisted us throughout the entire process. His experience and work ethic made the entire process of selling our home a very easy process. I would recommend Brian to anyone looking to make a real estate transaction.

    August 30, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian is a good guy and genuinely seems to want to help his clients. Very knowledgeable about the area and was a big help to us! Was able to help us find a house in our preferred neighborhood and sell a house in a tough interest rate market… Thanks Brian!

    November 28, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sarah went above and beyond in finding the prefect house for me. She gave me honest advice and opinions when I had any questions. Also, very patient and understanding when I changed my mind on houses. If anyone is looking to buy or sell, she is definitely the realtor you should contact.

    September 4, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian is an exceptionally good and experienced realtor. He was very involved and aggressive in selling our house, and is particularly knowledgeable in all modern marketing techniques including very professional pictures. He made himself accessible and controlled all aspects of the sale, keeping us quickly and clearly informed of every step, but allowing our involvement, at our choice, to be as minimal as necessary. He clearly succeeded in achieved our goals in the sale. Certainly, we recommend him highly. C & J Smith

    July 3, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  I have a very difficult schedule to work with. I travel across the country for work and my itenerary changes last minute, so my availability is unpredictable. Sarah's flexibility in working with me helped greatly. I am grateful that she made the process easy.

    March 22, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sarah was kind, honest and professional throughout our first home search experience. Was always available to talk to and help us if we had any questions or concerns.

    Moriah Plummer
    June 15, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian is always ready for questions and help of any kind. Stays on top pf everything you need to know and the next step you need to do. We closed yesterday and he gave us a gift certificate for dinner and then we thought we were getting basement shelving and it did not happen so he brought over two sets of shelves for us to install. Very much appreciated that.

    May 27, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  If you could design the perfect realtor in some sort of magical 3D printer, Brian Henning is the final product. He is very detail oriented, an excellent communicator, and also just a great person to talk to. He is incredibly knowledgeable, very easy to contact, and he gets the deal done! I was in a very time sensitive situation and very worried where my family would end up living. He helped us find a great house in a great neighborhood and was super easy to work with! He genuinely wants to help you.

    May 27, 2017

    Zillow 5 Star Review  After being quite upset with my previous two Realtors (father/son), I was given Brian as a reference from a co-worker. He went above and beyond my expectations and was flooding me with potential houses. I would definitely recommend him to others.

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    August 10, 2016

    Zillow 5 Star Review  When my father passed away recently, I was in the unenviable position of trying to sell his house from a distance since I live two hours away. Brian stepped in and took care of everything, from securing contractors to do work on the house to finding qualified buyers to taking care of the necessary inspections and all repairs. In short, he was exactly who I needed at one of the toughest times of my life. He is refreshingly honest and incredibly thoughtful and efficient. He kept us posted at every juncture, and he made this process so easy. His local knowledge and expertise were invaluable to us, and he was the perfect realtor at an incredibly difficult time. He sold our house in one day, and I cannot thank him enough for everything he did for us.

    October 7, 2022
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Sarah was definitely a great realtor because she kept the lines of communion. She was very knowledgeable on the area and was definitely fighting for our best interest when negotiating.

    March 23, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Bought the house of our dreams and sold our first home all within 2 weeks. He rocks! Couldn't ask for a better experience and service. He even offered to help us move all of our stuff

    May 26, 2017

    Zillow 5 Star Review  We relocated to a new state and Brian's local knowledge, Real Estate experience and urgency to help us move quickly and efficiently put us into a great house that fit our budget right away!

    August 10, 2016
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Sarah was nothing but top notch. Her quick response to questions and concerns and her knowledge of the job made it very easy to sale my house. I highly recommend Sarah and look forward to working with her and the Full Circle Real estate agency again in the near future.

    July 12, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian was friendly and personable from day one. Throughout our home purchase journey he was quick to get back to us about any and all questions. The best part about working with Brian was that he was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice and finding homes that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. He showed us multiple houses until we found the one. We would recommend him to anyone!

    August 26, 2016

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian actually found us on Facebook commenting on homes. He then contacted us and showed us many homes. The process can be frustrating at times but Brain was always there to help us through and was very professional. You not only get an agent; you get a friend with Brian. We now have a house that my wife and I love .

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    August 10, 2016
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian did an excellent job for us with the sale and purchase of our new home. He is professional, responsive, and knows how to move a transaction along. Working with Brian was an extremely positive experience, and we would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home.

    June 11, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian helped us purchase a home in Effingham, Illinois, and the experience was phenomenal. Not only did he help with negotiations, but he assisted in contractor connections and facilitating the necessary updates and fixes. He was quick to answer questions and help anyway he could, and we highly recommend him!

    October 28, 2021

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Highly recommend Brian. He was great to work with for our first house purchase. He was always there to answer our questions and provide us with a realtor's prospective on a houses potential and worth. He is definitely a realtor that goes the extra mile to make sure the buying process goes smoothly and ensures the negotiations are fair and moving forward. As we are closing on our first house, we will definitely be using Brain again for our next home purchase and selling process.

    March 6, 2017
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Brian, listed our home and helped us find our new home. He was great to work with! When the new buyers of our old home caused some rough spots for us, he was always there to help and stood up for us.. He even prayed with us. I would use Brian again in a heart beat!

    August 10, 2016

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