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Meet Alley Ballard

Over 540 million sold & over 700 successful transactions 

23 years experience

@properties Top 100

2005-2021 C.A.R. Top Producer

Top 1% of Brokers in Chicago | Top 3% of Agents Nationwide

Average Days on Market: A Low 25 Days

Average List To Sales Price: A High 102%

 Extensive knowledge of staging & design

Chicago native 

buy / sell / invest / 1031 exchange savvy

Chicago to The North Shore and beyond


As a buyer, you expect the best value and as a seller you want the best price. Both parties deserve and expect a smooth transaction.

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 clients that can save money and headaches!


WE DELIVER: Our approach is simple -  market savvy, diligence and focused intention on the goals of our clients. Working until the job is done, while keeping complete client satisfaction at the top of our list. Because of this, I have built a 100% referral-based business and a team of professionals who have the same work ethic. My clients notice and appreciate my enthusiasm then refer their friends and family and co-workers.  

BUYERS: I give our buyers a complete market overview while listening to what they want. I work tirelessly finding and negotiating 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 provide a proven sales process. I'm seasoned with a history of positive results and a long list of satisfied clients who are happy to talk about their experience. I position your property so it competes and wins in the current market. We have an impressive track record of 25 average days on market and list price to sale price is 102%. We beat the average sale by 97 days on market and get seller's 8% more at closing. In fact, many of our listings go into a multiple offer and sell over asking, hence the 102% list price to sale price.. In order to accomplish this, I stay focused on current market conditions, negotiating techniques and simple design changes that can create more equity when you sell. 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. We also have a list of trusted vendors who provide excellent service to prep your home for market. The process will be painless and profitable, that's my goal.

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 career in film and television as a Set Decorator. Then, 24 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 brings success to every transaction. I have also hired team members who share this work ethic and value client relationships. After 23 years I still LOVE what I do and I can smile when I say that. 




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