The Ballard Group
Over 175 Million sold
Top 100 Brokers At Properties 2012-2016
Top 1% of Brokers in Chicago | Top 3% of Agents Nationwide
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 started 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 take this work ethic very seriously. 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 44 average days on market and list price to sale price is 99.1%. We beat the average by 99 days on market and get seller's 6% more at the time of sale. 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 Ballard and Glenn Bryant provided exceptional service throughout the entire process. I was in an unfortunate situation of being forced to move out of my condo when I didn't want to move. They helped me each step of the way, from negotiating a price with the seller, finding a new condo, negotiating a good price, walking me through the inspection, and helping me find movers, painters and contractors. They turned a traumatic situation into one I can now get excited about.
-Lee Aaron Wichman"
"Alley Ballard, Glenn Bryant and team were so amazing to work with. They got me from a very particular search to close and I'm so grateful! A Five star rating on here doesn't really begin to express how thrilled I am with their with work for on my behalf.
-Ira Jeffrey Katzman"
"Great experience. I was a first time home buyer, and Nichole walked me through the process in a supportive and helpful manner. She made sure I was informed about each upcoming step without making me feel pressured. Working with her was a very positive experience.