In 2002 Kelly used her Economics degree to launch herself into the real estate industry and hasn't looked back! For over a decade, she assisted in servicing and selling properties for corporate sellers and investor groups with incredible success. As a senior manager of a real estate team, she assisted in CLOSING thousands of homes. Kelly joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group and went on to be a TOP PRODUCER on a top North Shore Team. Most recently she founded ChicagoToTheNorthShore.com.
Why Chicago to the North Shore? In the ever more impersonal industry of real estate, having a direct, personal connection with this area allows her to tailor her tools and skills to best fit YOUR needs. Every transaction is unique with it's own set of challenges. As a full service listing and selling broker who covers Chicago and the North Shore her larger reach from the city to the shore benefits both buyers and sellers alike!
Why is this a benefit on the LIST SIDE? Kelly has a solid network in the area that she collaborates with. She has a further reach to buyers moving from the city to the suburbs. As a listing agent, this allows her to market your home in a direct, more purposeful, and proactive way. She targets your buyer quicker, which results in a higher sales price for you. Having a greater scope of the marketplace allows her to bring a broad range of education and value to her clients. Just because your house may be located in Wilmette doesn't mean the active housing inventory in Winnetka isn't your competition. By servicing all these areas she can bring a unique 'bigger picture' insight to the housing competition conversation. Remember the housing competition in this area is stiff, it's a beauty contest and a price war, you must be knowledgable about both. This holds especially true in the luxury bracket! Being support by a global brand (one of the most recognized leading companies in the world!) allows for an endless reach in finding YOUR buyer because your potential buyer may be coming from other parts of the country or internationally as well.
Why is this a benefit on the BUY SIDE? Kelly is a lifelong area expert. Rarely does a buyer pin point exactly where they want to move on day one. A buyer shopping in Lake Bluff is likely to be looking in Lake Forest. A buyer shopping in Northbrook is likely to be looking in Glenview. By not cornering herself into one specific city she is limitless in helping buyers select an area that best suites their needs. Servicing the larger area keeps her keenly aware of other options to present to her buyers, not just showing public listings, but also uncovering private listings. She has years of first hand transaction experience in this area.
Kelly's expertise truly extends from CHICAGO to the NORTH SHORE and this has always been HOME. As a powerhouse of LOCAL knowledge and experience, she has built a reputation of being an essential resource among her loyal clients. Kelly lists and sells all price points, has years of marketing and negotiation experience, and has a proven track record of bringing the most possible value to her clients. She is truly an advocate for them, just ask her clients! She is an industry award winning recipient, including the BHHS Star Award (given to one office broker annually) and Leading Edge (top 8% of agents in brokerage). Recently she was selected for 'Breakfast & Brainstorming' sessions with the company CEO. Engaged and invested in our community, Kelly volunteers on a local school's finance committee and serves as President of their Board of Directors. This is where she lives. This is what she loves. This is HOME!