With deep roots on the north side of the city, Kelly Wood Ballarini has a passion for real estate and all things Chicago. As a former public relations executive for a highly renowned global firm, Kelly has invaluable skills in communications, customer service and relationship-building.
Kelly's marketing know-how will play a critical role in showcasing your home, bringing the highest price possible within the shortest time period. Buyers will be impressed by Kelly's combination of compassion and determination, ensuring that you are in safe and reliable hands.
Clients can rely on Kelly for her extensive knowledge of both Chicago and North suburban areas, as well as her strong community connections. Her familiarity of local schools, transportation, shopping and entertainment is a plus for newcomers to the area. As a mother of two active children, Kelly is plugged-into "what the kids are doing," she's an excellent resource for sports teams, clubs and charitable organizations.
Whether you're a home buyer or home seller, count on Kelly for her trustworthiness and integrity.
Clients are saying:
"Our experience with Kelly was fantastic from start to finish. She was patient with our desire to see as many properties as we needed until we found what were looking for. She provided important insights on both location and home specific items that made us much more comfortable in knowing that we were making a very informed decision. When it came time to make an offer Kelly helped us negotiate a great price and was there to help us thru the closing process. Kelly is a total professional while also making you feel like part of the family."
"One of the most caring and passionate agents I’ve ever worked with. She takes every listing seriously and goes to the next level to make sure her clients are satisfied. She worked overtime to get my house sold! I absolutely recommend her."
"We were new to the North Shore and quite unfamiliar with the area, so working with a local expert like Kelly was a huge help! She really went above and beyond helping us find the perfect new home and educating us about our new town as well. She’s been a great resource for everything we needed (from contractors to veterinarians to schools) and we are so grateful to have had her guiding us through this process. Would highly recommend working with her!"
"We would not have been able to sell our house at a fair price in a time frame to meet our needs without Kelly’s dedication to helping us. The process started well before the marketing of our house when Kelly got to know us and our goals. Her advice and all of the work she did for us was invaluable. Because of Kelly the entire process was very successful for all parties involved, including the family purchasing the house and other advisors involved. She coordinated with everyone which benefited all involved.
With Kelly’s help, on day 10 after listing the property we had three offers, and on day 11 we had a final contract to purchase our house. Anyone who has sold a house knows that the listing period can be challenging with showings disrupting your normal life. Due to Kelly’s advance planning, preparation of the listing, and going those extra miles, the process for us was much easier. Some of what Kelly added includes staging the house (so potential buyers can view theirselves in your house), professional pictures to help buyers view the house online, and professional brochures to take with after visiting the house."
"Outstanding! Kelly provides the utmost client service through a complex process. The personal attention and time Kelly devoted to my home search surpassed anything I was expecting. Kelly shines through her dedication to go above & beyond for her clients. Every question was answered timely & with great detail; processes were explained in an easy to understand manner, and reviewed when asked.
Kelly listened & captured every detail of my must-have list as well as the wish-list, embracing my location & financial limits. The personalized service & support from Kelly, ended with my new home, above & beyond my expectations! Kelly helped me find a new home I could not love more and made the entire home buying process exciting, manageable & possible."