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About

Proudly serving Jefferson County for Over 40 Years!

We are the leading independent real estate office in Jefferson County.

Lyle and Dorothy Wood have owned and operated Cross Davidson Real Estate since 1999 after purchasing the business from the original founders, John Cross and Mike Davidson.  Operating from the same prominent location on the corner of 42nd St and Broadway in Mt. Vernon, IL, the couple have worked tirelessly at building upon the foundation created by the previous owners. Experience and determination have combined during the Wood's ownership of the company to provide you with the highest quality of real estate services in Jefferson County, IL.

Married for over 51 years, each originate from the Keenes, IL area and married shortly after graduating from Mt. Vernon Township High School. They have two sons, Brent and Brian, and two grandsons, Blake and Grant.

Real estate has been a continuous thread running throughout the family's history. For 35 years, Lyle and Dorothy owned and operated Lyle Wood Construction Company with great success. Throughout the local area it is likely you will encounter properties that were constructed with skill, quality and determination by Lyle Wood Construction. Just as important, you will hear of the honest, fair and considerate manner in which they conducted business and built an honorable reputation.

As they slowly began to exit the construction business, Dorothy discovered real estate as her true passion. Shortly after becoming a rookie salesperson with Cross Davidson Real Estate in 1985, she exhibited her talent in real estate sales and excelled in the business. Having earned countless awards as one of the most productive and successful agents in the history of Jefferson County, Mrs. Wood was honored when in 1999 John Cross and Mike Davidson presented the opportunity to continue the Cross Davidson Real Estate name and the business was sold to Dorothy and Lyle.

Once again proving their determination and strong work ethic, the Woods immersed themselves into the company and its success. Not long after, Cross Davidson Real Estate commanded the market share of real estate transactions in Jefferson County and established a benchmark for achievement that remains impressive to this day.

As Lyle and Dorothy actively pursue their passion for travel and begin to transition into retirement the family legacy in real estate continues. In January 2013, Brian, their youngest son, became Managing Broker and assumed management of operations for the company. While living in California for 17 years, Brian developed exceptional business and customer relation skills while working in investment banking (San Francisco, 8 years), personal management with the San Diego Padres (San Diego, 5 years), and interior design (San Diego, 4 years). He returned to Mt. Vernon and local real estate equipped with an inherent knowledge of the real estate business and a wealth of fresh and creative ideas acquired from working and traveling around the world.

The challenges of today's real estate market are great and always evolving. Our goal is to provide the same level of personal service that is expected of us while making market information and access available on demand for the new generation.

All customers of Cross Davidson Real Estate receive the benefits provided by our "SOLD" team of agents:

  • Experience
  • Knowledge
  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Integrity


We thank you for visting our website and for your business, it is truly appreciated.