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The Re/Max Traders Unlimited Property Management team is proud to provide a complete line of quality real estate services to Peoria and the entire Central Illinois area. Whether you are buying or selling a home, searching for a quality rental home or in need of skilled property management services, we invite you to consider what we can offer.

As one of our clients, tenants or customers, you are always our top consideration and we strive to consistently place your needs above those of our own. We have the staff and experience to manage every aspect of each sale or rental transaction from start to finish.

We offer skilled buyer and seller representation, tenant support and a full range of quality property management services. Please take a moment to browse our site and then contact us by calling or stopping by our offices to discuss how we can help you fulfill all your housing dreams.

Wayne Thomas

wayneA life long resident of the Peoria area, Wayne has over 25 years experience in the construction field. As well as 8 years as a Real Estate Broker.

Wayne is a graduate of Bradley University with a BA in business administration. In 2008 and 2009 he qualified for the executive club at Re/Max Traders Unlimited. Wayne has been on the professional standards committee with the Peoria Area Association of Realtors for 2 years.

As a broker with Re/Max Traders Unlimited, Wayne is also a SFR short sale designated specialist.

Jim Grube


A graduate of Western Illinois University, Jim began his career as a Communications Consultant with Illinois Bell. He has been involved in the business community of central Illinois since 1976, serving on many local and National Advisory Boards. Jim was the owner of the Hawk Agency, Inc. from 1982 to 2003. He is also the past president of the Peoria Association of Independent Agents, and has served on the Illinois State Board of Directors and the Travelers National Advisory Board.

As well as a current member of the Peoria Area Association of Realtors and its Commercial Listing Service, he is also on the Executive Board of the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Board of the Heart of Illinois Hospitality Association.

Jim has been an integral part in many area commercial transactions such as the purchasing and renovation of the Hawk Agency, Inc. He was also involved in the land acquisition and development of restaurants for Ruby Tuesday. Other commercial ventures include the building and renovation of Jill’s on Galena, the Cutter Bar and Grill, and purchasing and renovating doctors’ offices in Morton, Illinois.

Jim and his wife live in Peoria. They have two grown children.

Kimberly Hanley

Kimberly Hanley
Kimberly has been in the real estate industry since 2003, beginning as an administrative assistant and growing to a Broker/Owner. In 2012, she began working with the team as Office Manager and is currently a broker.

Kimberly brings her talents for customer service and organizational skills to make all aspects of the real estate transaction work like a well-oiled machine.

She is responsible for the day-to-day, back-of-the-house operation for RE/MAX Traders Unlimited Property Management and assists the team in marketing and listing/closing coordination.

She lives in Washington, Illinois with her husband, John and they are parents to 5 children.