I live on the northwest side of Chicago, in Independence Park. I love the tree-lined streets, vintage homes, open green space, and ample parking! I enjoy strolling the neighborhood with my dog and saying hello to my neighbors. I also love being close to the heart of the city, with the best of Chicago only minutes away. I became a real estate professional because it allowed me to combine various skills, education and experience, while truly helping other people. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northwestern University.
My career background includes public relations and media campaigns, event planning, marketing, and promotion. I’m used to handling details and coordinating multiple processes, so real estate is a natural fit! I focus on first-time buyers because there are many emotional rewards, and I enjoy helping people accomplish home ownership. Today’s first-time buyers are well-informed and resourceful, but they still need a buyer’s agent to watch their backs and support them throughout the process. StartingPoint Realty provides unparalleled education and service to home buyers, and I’m proud to be on the team! Interests: I spend my free time with my husband and our dog Buddy, who we adopted from a shelter.
I love the performing arts, and Chicago is a great place to be for world-class performances! I enjoy taking day trips and exploring areas off the beaten path. Discovering new places, new scenery and unique shops is my favorite pastime. I will be happy to help you become a homeowner! Please call me today, 312.208.0198
See Below to Read Some of Kelly’s Rave Reviews!
Ilya & Ellen
“Kelly was excellent and went above and beyond to help us find our dream townhouse. We had a great experience and definitely recommend her to anyone starting the process of purchasing a new home!”
“Kelly was a friend, a mentor, and even a mother to me during the whole process. She was so responsible, not just with helping me get my dream property, but she also gave me a lot of advice and knowledge on the real estate stuff since I was a first time buyer. On the first day we met, she drove us around the city and showed us 10 different properties. I’ve been such a picky customer, but she finally helped me find the desired one. And by the end of the trip, she brought us to the train station. As a buyer who lived outside Illinois, I still felt so relaxed the whole time since Kelly was always keeping things on track and telling me about the process. We would say we’ve become friends or even family after this deal, and we will always keep in touch.”
“Kelly was a pleasure to work with and helped make our home buying journey a great one. She was fully engaged in the process, an advocate for us in negotiation, and proactive in every step. Most of all, Kelly maintained a joyful and optimistic spirit throughout the buying process, which can be stressful at times. I highly recommend Kelly as a real estate partner.”
“Kelly was a great help! She was always accessible, never pushy, and always ready to do the extra task to help us feel supported. A great person to work with, we would work with her again and can strongly recommend her!”
“I could not have done this without Kelly. She was with me every step of the way and that is a huge thing for a first time buyer like me. She is amazing!”
“Kelly was an absolute pleasure to work with. She really made sure that we were happy and that we had all of our questions and concerns answered. She even showed up to a second showing the morning of her birthday (we ended up purchasing that home). We were scared going into this process as first time home buyers and she really helped ease all of our worries.”
“I’d been thinking of buying a place for a few years, but was very daunted by getting started in the process and understanding what my prospects were in the world of real estate. Through one of Starting Point’s seminars, I was able to get a better view of the landscape. Kelly was very patient as I explored the marketplace and better understood what I was looking for in a new home. She was very good at helping me navigate multiple options and keeping my eye on the prize when I got nervous or confused. Kelly was very engaged and friendly, but frank, and it really made the whole thing less of a chore. Couldn’t have done it without her and the team of folks she brought to bear to find me my new home in Albany Park.”
“I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Kelly. She was prompt in responding to questions I had, was always accommodating, and spent a good deal of time showing me properties. She was often checking in with me to make sure I was comfortable throughout the home-buying process, which is something I appreciated.”