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Joe Hardin

Joe Hardin

Broker Associate

Phone: 618-660-8759

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Joe specializes in land, investment properties and commercial sales and leasing in St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties. He is a local expert in Southwestern Illinois with extensive knowledge of the communities he serves and commitment to diligently assisting clients in meeting their real estate goals.

Prior to launching his real estate career in 2000, Joe excelled during a 26-year career with Southwestern Bell. He advanced to area manager before he retired and ultimately transitioned to real estate.

Joe's experience in the telecommunications industry gives him a broad understanding of key business practices along with excellent communications skills that translate well to the negotiation of various real estate transactions. Through his representation of numerous clients over the years, Joe has developed a great working relationship with many of the local leaders, lenders and decision-makers in the communities where his clients are most active.

Past projects range from the land acquisition for construction of a manufacturing company’s new 160,000-square-foot plant. Joe assists startup clients in leasing their very first space. He is familiar with economic incentive programs, including TIF and Enterprise Zones, helping his clients to tap into those incentives when available.

Joe also helps clients gain a better understanding the most important items to consider when assessing the value of investment property, such as apartments, office buildings or storage units, whether they are buying or selling.     

Joe was named Realtor of the Year by the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois in 2014 and served as President of the association in 2010-11. He has been recognized for outstanding performance and was previously awarded the President’s Club Award from the realtors for his sales production. 

Now in his 18th year of working in real estate, Joe currently serves on a state level Commercial and Investment Committee for the Illinois Realtors. He has served on many committees for the local realtor association and is a major investor in the Realtor Association’s RPAC. Joe is a board member for the Columbia, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and serves as the vice chairman for the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation.

Joe is a lifelong Illinois resident and has lived in Columbia since 1983. He has been married to his wife Betty since 1995. Joe is the proud father of two daughters and one granddaughter.

Organizational Affiliations

  • Ainad Shrine Temple
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Granite City Masonic Lodge #877
  • Illinois Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois

Education

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville -- Edwardsville, Ill. -- 1970-73.

Joe's Properties

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11,580 SF Funeral Home

Well Maintained Operating Funeral Home with 1,500 SF 2 Bedroom Apartment
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Operating Funeral Home - Braun Colonial. 11,580 SF Facility, very well maintained, 2 parlors, 2 offices, casket display, preparation room, family lounge, large garage areas, 50 parking spaces on asphalt lot, There is a 1500 SF apartment on the 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, living room and dining.

$298,000
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$298,000

2.3 Acre Commercial Development Site

I-255 Visibility. Possible Storage Unit Site.
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2.3 Acre Commercial Site with great visibility to I-255. Zoned Highway Business. Possible Storage units. 53,200 CPD on I-255, 2,700 CPD on Old State Route 3.

$59,000
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$59,000

1.88 Acre Commercial Development Site

Clear, Level 1.88 Acre Lot with Interstate Visibility
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1.88 Acres of Commercial Land located between Columbia and Dupo and minutes from the JB Bridge. Excellent Visibility from I-255 with 53,200 ADT. 140' of Frontage on Old State Route 3. All Utilities on Site. Site has been cleared of all structures and leveled.

$149,000
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$149,000

18+/- Acre Multi-Family Development Site

18+/- Acre Multi-Family Development Site for Sale in Metro East of St. Louis MSA
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Visits:203

18.26 Acre Site, Zoned Multifamily in Collinsville. Minutes from I-55/70 and I-255 - Downtown St. Louis. Close to Retail, Restaurants, and Hotels. Estimated 250 unit development site. All utilities nearby. Site plan and engineering information available.

$30,000 per Acre
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$30,000 per Acre

4 Industrial Lots for Sale

Located in the Cahokia Office/Warehouse Parque
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Visits:200

4 Industrial Zoned Lots for Sale. Lots Range in size from 0.32 Acres to 0.58 Acres. Located in a TIF District and 3 Miles from DT St. Louis. Lot 1 fronts IL Route 3 with 23,000 ADT. Sale Price:Lot 1: 0.58 Acres - $50,000Lots 3,4,5: 0.

$22,000 - $50,000 per Lot
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$22,000 - $50,000 per Lot

Turn-Key Dining/Wedding Venue - STILL OPERATING

6,500+ Restaurant; Includes Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment. Still Operating!
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Visits:378

Full Service Turn-Key Dining/Wedding/Special Events Venue - Still Operating. This Historic Building was extensively remodeled to meet local historical and city building codes, including a full sprinkler system. The First Floor is approximately 4,400 SF with 4 Separate Dining/Entertainment Rooms with seating up to 125, a Full Bar and Full Service Commercial Kitchen.

$525,000
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$525,000

Multi-Building Industrial Complex

Multiple Buildings on 5 Acres
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Visits:432

Multi-Building Complex on 5 Acres in historic Maeystown. The largest building, currently leased for boat, RV and equipment storage is 6,000 SF. It has no power and a gravel floor. There is a 4,800 SF shop and storage building with a large covered parking area, most of that building is leased as storage units. There is also a 2 building shop complex currently leased to a mechanic.

$249,000
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$249,000

2,400 SF Industrial Office/Warehouse Space

Clean Space with 2 Offices/Warehouse & Storage and (1) 16'x14' OHD.
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2,400 SF of Office/Warehouse/Storage Space in Millstadt. Very clean space, central air in offices, heated warehouse/storage area. Space has 2 nice offices, 2 ADA restrooms, 1,700 SF of open space and (1)16' x 14' OHD. Approximately 10 parking spots on a gravel lot.Lease Rate: $10.

$10.00 Per Sqft
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$10.00 Per Sqft

60 Acre Mixed Use Development Site

60 Divisible Acres zoned C-4 for Sale.
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Near Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), Lowe's, Walmart Super Center, YMCA, Metro Link. Sewer service will be brought to site from west with new multifamily development. Potential big box store site, theater, auto service center, fast food. 1,000' Frontage along Carlyle Avenue (IL-161).

$29,500 per Acre
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$29,500 per Acre

40+/- Acre Development Site

40+/- Acres with frontage along Bethel Road. Farmhouse, 3 Outbuildings and 1 Acre Pond.
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40+/- acres with frontage along Bethel Road. Gently rolling land with a well maintained older farmhouse and 3 outbuildings. The site also has a 1+ acre pond. Located less than a 1000 feet from the Bethel Ridge Farms subdivision, O'Fallon utilities are within a few hundred feet on Bethel Road with a city utility easement in place along the Bethel Road frontage. O'Fallon Schools.

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Store Front Office/Retail Space for Lease

5,129 SF multi-tenant building For Sale with 1,500 SF available for Lease.
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1,500 SF Office/Retail Space for Lease. Total Remodel in 2006. 35 space paved parking. CPD on Park Street (IL Route 156) 4,700.Lease Rate: $12.

$12.00 Per Sqft
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$12.00 Per Sqft

Owner/User Opportunity

5,129 SF multi-tenant building For Sale with 1,500 SF available for Lease.
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5,129 SF Multi-Tenant Building For Sale with 1,500 SF for Lease. Perfect for an owner operator. Total Remodel in 2006. 35 space paved parking. CPD on Park Street (IL Route 156) 4,700.Sale Price: $499,000Lease Rate: $12.

$499,000
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$499,000
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