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About Alley Ballard
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Top 5% Agents in Chicago :: Top 10% of Agents Nationwide
Exceptional service to both buyers & sellers :: Extensive knowledge of staging & design
Chicago native :: Single family homes, condos & investment property
Short Sales and Foreclosures :: Chicago & The North Shore
I was born in Chicago and 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, 10 years ago I branched out and 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.
Since becoming a licensed agent, I have consistently been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors as being in the top 5% of all Realtors in the City of Chicago.
As one of Chicago's top producing agents I understand market conditions and trends that can directly affect the sale or purchase of your home.
As a buyer, you expect the best value when you purchase and as a seller you want the best price for your home. My approach is simple - I am knowledgeable, diligent and focused. I work until the job is done, understanding that complete client satisfaction is my goal. Because of this, I have built a 100% referral based business. My clients notice and appreciate my enthusiasm and diligence, and refer their friends and family.
When it comes to buying my clients want two things - a great value and a smooth transaction. 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 great. I keep in touch after the closing with pertinent information like 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.
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 price my seller's property so it competes in today's market. In order to do this I stay active knowing current market conditions and sales. This maximizes your profit while minimizing your sale time. In any market it is important to set your property apart from the rest. In order to accomplish this, you'll want an agent with creative ideas and distinctive marketing materials. With a background in photography and interior design, I can help arrange and stage your home to sell. The process will be painless and profitable, that's my goal.
Specialties & Service Areas
Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting