OVER 175 MILLION CLOSED
Over 200 Million Sold & 500 Transactions
@properties Lakeview Office #1 Broker
Top 1% of Brokers in Chicago | Top 3% of Agents Nationwide
Average Days on Market: A Low 27 Days
Average List To Sales Price: A High 102%
Exceptional service to both buyers & sellers | Extensive knowledge of staging & design
Chicago native | Single family homes, condos, investment property & 1031 Exchanges
Chicago & The North Shore
ME: Born in Chicago, raised in Evanston - I am a native. I graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with honors. Following college I had a successful run in film and television as a Set Decorator. Then, 16 years ago I started my own design company, focusing on the renovation of homes, from there I started my career in Real Estate. Both earlier careers prepped me to excel when it comes to client expectations and service. I have a strong work ethic, and that is what what brings success to every transaction. I have also hired team members who share this work ethic and value client relationships.
As one of Chicago's top producing brokers I understand market conditions and trends that can directly affect the sale or purchase of your home. I offer valuable insights to both buyers and sellers that can save money and headaches!
As a buyer, you expect the best value and as a seller you want the best price. Both parties expect a smooth transaction.
I DELIVER: My approach is simple - I am market savvy, diligent and focused on the goals of my clients. I work until the job is done, understanding that complete client satisfaction is most important. Because of this, I have built a 100% referral based business. My clients notice and appreciate my enthusiasm then refer their friends and family and co-workers.
BUYERS: I like to give my buyers a complete market overview while listening to what they want. I work tirelessly with buyers finding the right home. Not only a home they love, but a home that will be a solid investment in the years to come. As a top producer, I am privy to certain properties before they hit the market, giving my clients a better opportunity to find something perfect for their needs. I keep in touch after the closing with pertinent information on how to keep your taxes lower and home repair. Home buying can be scary whether it is your first home or your fifth, I like to make it as easy on my clients as possible. Since beginning my Real Estate career I have had multiple buyer's return to me to sell and buy again.
SELLERS: As a seller's agent I stand with you during what can be a very emotional process. I'm a seasoned agent with a history of positive results and a long list of satisfied clients who are happy to talk about their experience. I position my seller's property so it competes and wins in this market. The Alley Ballard Team has an impressive track record of 28 average days on market and list price to sale price is 101.6%. We beat the average by 97 days on market and get seller's 8% more at the time of sale. In fact many of our listings go into multiple offer and sell over asking, that is the 101.6% list price to sale price you see above. In order to accomplish this I stay active knowing current market conditions and closed sales. This maximizes your profit while minimizing your sale time. In any market it's critical to set your property apart from the rest so you'll want an agent with creative ideas and distinctive marketing materials. With a background in photography and interior design, I can give tips on staging your home to sell. The process will be painless and profitable, that's my goal.
Clients are saying:
"Alley was amazing, caring, professional, fun, always available, organized, and made the entire process of selling our home in Andersonville a wonderful experience. We laughed a lot and Alley helped us achieve our dream of living in Miami Beach. She knows her stuff people. She guided us through the entire process with such ease it was such a pleasure working with her."
"Alley Ballard was our agent for our recent home purchase. We were first-time home buyers, and Alley was so informative about every step, so reassuring any time we had questions, and so knowledgable about every facet of the process. She was able to quickly help us determine what was most important to us, from size, to style, to neighborhood. Her knowledge of neighborhoods was phenomenal, and she has great insights about the history and trajectory of various areas in the city and suburbs. She was a fierce but respectful negotiator, keeping the process professional and productive. Most of all, Alley was amazingly, incredibly responsive. She answered questions quickly and helped keep us calm! We closed a month ago, and she has continued to be a resource for us. Working with Alley was the best decision we made in this process! Call her!"
"We have bought two properties and sold one with Alley and her team and I cannot say enough great things about them or recommend them enough to anyone looking to buy or sell. Alley is honest, trustworthy, extremely seasoned and knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to make herself available to answer all questions and make the entire process as seamless as possible."
"Alley Ballard, so much to say. I highly recommend her. She has helped me buy and sell homes over many years. I've bought and sold homes all over the country since 1999. Respectfully, she has been the best of all the professionals I have ever worked with. Highly skilled and experienced. Does her research and makes the process incredibly easy for the client. The best word to describe her is integrity!"
"Some close friends recommended Alley Ballard when we looked to begin the process of buying our first home. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience working with Alley and her team. She was available, responsive, knowledgeable about buying in the city and such a joy to be around! As first-time home buyers and not originally Chicagoans, Alley put our minds at ease with the complexities of purchasing a home in a multi-unit building in the city. Additionally, we cast a wide net, and she was able to narrow down our interests/areas quickly and efficiently."