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:
"AUGUST 2017 - KIMBERLY BLACK: Alley was amazing from start to finish! She and I sat down to discuss my goals for my condo purchase and she asked detailed questions to get a good sense of what I was looking for in a home. She was very straightforward in discussing the pros and cons of places that I was interested in (both before and after we saw the properties), making sure that I was aware of anything structurally or otherwise that might affect my purchase immediately or later down the line. She was always quick to respond to my many questions, and was even able to quickly address the concerns and questions brought up by my parents. I would highly recommend Alley to anyone looking to purchase property--she makes it her business to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that her clients always feel comfortable throughout the process."
"JULY 2017 - DEREK MASON MILLS: We live overseas and needed an involved broker. She took the bull by the horns and sold our vintage Lincoln Park condo at higher than list. Great agent."
"JULY 2017 - ELAINE AND DAN DOLLEAR: Wow! Alley provided top-notch service from the first time I saw the property right through to the closing. She walked me through the process and made the whole experience educational, entertaining (you will know what I mean by this when you meet her), and enjoyable. I will definitely use her services again."
"Alley is a dynamo. After failing to sell two years ago with another broker, Alley told us what to update, who best to use, and we relisted it well over the prior price. In less than a week we received an offer for even more than list price and the entire deal closed in about 3 weeks. She is your "go-to" girl (woman) for selling your property!"
"JUNE 2017 - MYRIAH AND ARNIE: This is the second time we have worked with Alley and our first buying and selling. This process was so much less stressful than expected because of her guidance and support. Dare I say, it was actually FUN!? Alley is truly the best broker you will find in Chicago."