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Welcome to the online home of the Matt Difanis Team at RE/MAX Realty Associates. 

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Welcome to the online home of the Matt Difanis Team at RE/MAX Realty Associates. If you are looking for more information about one of our current property listings, click here to browse our inventory. If you want to search the whole market, click here to start your search.


Meet Our Team



Matt Difanis

Company Co-Owner 

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Matt is a Champaign County native who graduated from Champaign schools, followed by earning his bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from the University of Illinois. After doubling his real estate business while in law school full time, Matt decided to continue a career he already loved, rather than changing careers to practice law. Matt's law school education makes him uniquely well qualified as an advocate, negotiator, and problem solver on behalf of his clients.

Matt's hobbies include running, bicycling and photography. He has run eleven full marathons since 2009, and he can be found training outside during every month of the year for either a spring or fall marathon. During warm weather, non-running days often include time on a road bike.

Matt has grown photography from an interest to an obsession, amassing a collection of professional gear, which he unleashes on his real estate listings, capturing stunning images that are unrivaled by any of his local competitors. While his photography talents can work wonders for high-end properties, the difference is even more dramatic for more modestly sized homes, where his ability to capture flattering perspectives in tight spaces can make a critical difference in attracting buyers. (more) or 217-373-4877      


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Jeffrey Gibbens
Licensed Sales Partner

Jeffrey is a graduate of Bloomington High School and has lived in central Illinois his entire life. He has been a sales professional in Champaign-Urbana for over 15 years and takes great pride in helping others find the right fit for their needs. He was married to his wife, Dana, in 1996 and they have three talented and charming children: Dakota, Eliza, and Owen. His personal interests include sailing, golf, and music history. Jeffrey is also well known for his stage presence in The Hillbilly Jones band and continues to build his reputation as a licensed REALTOR®. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Jeffrey will do his very best to make your transition as swift and smooth as possible. (more) or 309-530-5668             





Jayme Ahlden
Licensed Sales Partner 

Originally from the small town of Onarga (about an hour north of Champaign-Urbana), Jayme graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology. She has spent time living in Carbondale and in St. Louis before returning to Central Illinois. Prior to joining The Matt Difanis Team, she worked as an unlicensed office staffer at a large commercial and apartment management real estate firm. Jayme was named 2013 R.O.O.K.I.E. of the year by the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. Jayme brings an incomparable level of care for her clients' best interests, along with a high level of diligence and attention to detail. (more) or 217-373-4967     




Stacy LaCour
Licensed Sales Partner 

Stacy obtained his Political Science degree from Georgetown University while serving in the United States Army. Following his six years of Army service, Stacy and his wife, Julie, moved to Central Illinois in 2003. They currently reside in Mahomet with their two children, Syndney and Harrison. Stacy’s wife works in the special education department at Centennial High School.

Prior to entering the real estate industry, Stacy had already earned a reputation for delivering excellent customer service in his previous jobs at Bundy Business Machines and as the Creative Marketing Manager at WCIA television.

Outside of real estate, Stacy has coached the Mahomet-Seymour Youth and High School Soccer Club for the past seven years as a volunteer. or 217-373-4994 or 217-373-4994  


Curtis Royse
Licensed Sales Partner 


Curtis, born in Champaign, is a graduate of Mattoon High School and has lived in central Illinois his entire life. Throughout his professional career, Curtis has been known for serving his clients by providing prompt, professional and honest expertise. Curtis married his wife, Michelle, who is a Registered Nurse at Carle Hospital, in 2011. Outside of helping people with their real estate needs, Curtis’ interests include going on walks with his wife, playing golf and practicing Martial Arts, including Jiu-Jitsu and Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Curtis is excited to work for you and maintain the same level of professionalism and expertise that he is known for. or 217-373-4845  



Tracy Wilson
Team Manager 


Tracy is a native of the Champaign area. She graduated from Centennial High School. Tracy joined Matt's team as the team's administrative assistant in summer 2011. Her Team Manager duties include providing regular updates to clients, processing transaction documents, and a wide variety of other tasks that help the licensed team members do their jobs better. Prior to landing on Matt's real estate team, Tracy worked for many years for the Army Corps of Engineers in Champaign—an environment that required extraordinary skill and attention to detail. Tracy's husband completed his fifth (!!) deployment with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan in April 2012. or 217-373-4876


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday  7:00am - 3:00pm



Katelyn Rose
Multi-Media and Technology Specialist 

Katelyn is a Mahomet native, a 2007 alumnus of The High School of Saint Thomas More and a 2011 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her bachelor's degrees in Journalism for Advertising IMC and in Cinema & Photography have given her valuable skills to be a highly successful Multi-Media and Technology Specialist for The Matt Difanis Team and RE/MAX Realty Associates. Katelyn's prior work included creating media plans and promotional videos for various Champaign-Urbana companies. Katelyn's personal interests including running, fusing & slumping glass, and volunteering for local non-profit organizations. Katelyn volunteers by creating media plans for the Mahomet Area Youth Club and as a photo/video volunteer for the Tom Jones Challenger League. or 217-373-4889 


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday    8:00am - 5:00pm



Emma Reinbold
Administrative Assistant

Emma is a 2013 Graduate of Monticello High School. She is currently working towards a bachleors degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her duties include providing regular updates to clients, assisting the Team Manager, and a wide variety of other tasks that help the licensed team members do their jobs better. or 217-373-4939 


Office Hours:

Monday 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Tues. & Thurs. 9:00am - 1:30pm

Wednesday 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Friday 11:30am - 5:00pm
















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