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Dream Town Realty

312.265.8000

Kelly Rodman

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Mobile - (312) 208-0198

About Kelly

Designated Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)

Kelly is a seasoned real estate professional with over ten years of experience working with hundreds of home buyers. She began her career as a leasing agent. As a realtor, Kelly found the process of helping her clients find their perfect home rewarding, specializing in first-time home buyers. Her background in marketing and public relations makes her a keen communicator, and her attention to detail is unsurpassed.

A Certified Pricing Specialist, Kelly is always on top of the latest market trends and an expert in the intricacies of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Kelly has called the city home for over 20 years, and is an authority in the North Center, Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village, Wicker Park and Bucktown areas. Resourceful and forthright, Kelly is passionate about providing exceptional service to each of her clients to help them buy, sell, rent or invest.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys unwinding with some yoga or antique shopping for unique finds. Kelly developed a love of theatre and acting while studying at Northwestern University, taking in as many shows as she can in her free time. In need of a good movie recommendation? Kelly has seen all the classics, and is always ready to share her favorite films with friends.

What Kelly's Clients Say

After 4 years of frustrating off and on home searching, we lucked into finding Kelly...who turned out to be the secret powerhouse ingredient we so desperately needed. Working with Kelly was like night and day compared to our previous experiences. After years of searching, once we connected with Kelly we found our home in less than 6 months. Kelly is warm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, honest, and always 5 steps ahead of everyone else. She made what can be a stressful experience, a little more easy, and a lot more fun.

Kelly is the best real estate agent I've ever worked with. She went over and above what she was required to do, especially considering that my purchase was a smaller one. She truly cared about me buying the condo and followed through until the end. One example of how she went above and beyond was when she went to do the final walkthrough without me since I was out of town. There mysteriously was a new deadbolt lock on the unit that she wasn't given the key to. She was immediately on it, communicating with the seller's parties, the property manager, and my attorney. The lock needed to be removed and the place seen within 24 hours to make closing. She followed through with the seller's agent, who was barely helpful throughout the sale, made sure the lock was off, returned to the unit, did the walkthrough, and sent my attorney and I videos of her flushing the toilet, checking closets, and more. Thanks to Kelly, we were able to close on time and I was able to sleep well being out of town. Kelly is what real estate agents are intended to be: kind, invested in you, knowledgeable, professional, and willing to go that extra 5 miles for you. I'm so glad I worked with her.

Kelly was my rock and shining north star through the entire process! I am so lucky to have matched with her at random from a web request for more information on what is now my new home! I moved from in-state, but down-state, where just about every single thing about real estate transactions is different. Kelly was always positive, professional, supportive, and my fiercest advocate. If you’re trying to decide which realtor to choose, look no further!

We were first-time homebuyers and relocating from Brooklyn, NY to the Chicago area. Kelly took care of us throughout each step and made what could have been a daunting, overwhelming process into a manageable one. She fed us lots of information and resources to help us familiarize ourselves with the area. She was also very responsive and attentive to all of our questions. This meant a lot to us because we were house-hunting from afar, so we were very tight on schedule and availability to see properties. She was a great advocate on our behalf, and she was a great listener, as she helped us not veer too far away from our original wish list. Thank you, Kelly!

It was an emotional time and stressful time in my life. Kelly Rodman was the answer to many prayers. She saw the light at the end of the tunnel for me. Together we achieved success and i could not have done it without her. She was extremely knowledgeable as well as professional.

Kelly is an amazing real estate agent! This is the 9th home we've purchased, but the first in Illinois so she was invaluable in guiding us through the process in a new state. She was always available to answer our questions and did a wonderful job "soothing" us when we had any anxiety about the process. Her upbeat personality was wonderful! We greatly benefited from her experience and knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and her professionalism. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kelly to anybody I know who may be looking to purchase a home in the Chicago area! Thank you Kelly for helping us buy the perfect home for us!

After working with Kelly I can't wait to buy another house. She had answers for all of our questions and questions before we knew we had them. Especially, for us because we are 1st time home buyers she kept us on a track so we wouldn't miss anything. Also, her calming personality shelved all of our anxieties. Overall, it was just a great experience!

Kelly is the best agent you could possibly ask for! She is patient and dedicated to her clients, always putting their needs first and making them feel like they are in the best possible hands. She goes above and beyond, offering help beyond the typical responsibilities of a seller's agent. I couldn't have done it without her!

Kelly was great from the start. Clearly she is well connected and was able to connect me with a pocket listing, which was ideal. We negotiated a fair price with the seller and it was honestly the easiest buying process I could imagine. No back and forth, just all straightforward step by step. One slight piece of feedback would just be to proactively remind a client when money is due a couple of days in advance, and that's mainly my fault for not better paying attention to deadlines. Otherwise, everything else was extremely smooth, and everyone she referred me to--John O'Leary, Guaranteed Rate, the home inspection service, etc--were great too. Thanks again Kelly for all your help! Best, Brian

Kelly was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had very short and specific timing we were trying to hit with selling our home and Kelly made that happen with time to spare! With all of the stress that is involved in selling a home and moving across the country, Kelly was able to help put us at ease. We look forward to working with Kelly again in the future!

It was a pleasure to work with Kelly. I would highly recommend her services. Every time I would call her she would make herself available. She listened to what I wanted in a house. She was always available to show a house and worked around our schedule. Kelly answered all of our questions always gave us good advice. She didn't pressure us. I highly recommend Kelly. Kelly is a true professional and made the whole process easy for us.

Kelly did a wonderful job and we enjoyed working with her. She made herself very available, understood our needs, was proactive, respectful and organized and a clear communicator, which we appreciated very much. Kelly explained the necessary steps and deadlines throughout the process, so that we always knew what was going on, what was needed and when. When we had specific questions, she researched and sent us articles on real estate topics. Whenever any glitches came up (and there were many), she advocated for us, coordinated the process with the other stakeholders, and offered her advice at every step. She is delightful with a sense of humor, which is also key when making these important life decisions. Highly recommended!

Kelly worked hard to get us into our dream neighborhood. She was always touching base and helping us narrow down our must haves as first time home buyers. She sent us helpful information based on the questions we had. It was a great experience working with Kelly!

Kelly was just fantastic to work with. She is very professional and knowledgeable as a real estate agent, while also being very friendly and approachable. She replied to all my texts and calls me back whenever I had questions/concerns. As a first time home buyer, I had lots of questions, but Kelly was very patient and was there to walk me through every step of the way, even up to the day of closing. Kelly also provided reasonable advice when it came to the phases of negotiation with the seller and not afraid to ask the seller anything, and I was very content with the outcome. It was truly a positive experience working with Kelly in buying my condo! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for trustworthy agent who looks out for your best interest.

Independence 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.

Avondale

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. 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.

Albany Park

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.

East Lakeview

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!

East Lakeview

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!

Albany Park

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.

Lincoln Park

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.

North Center

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!

Lincoln Park

Kelly catered to our needs right from the very start, showing us potential properties even on a very cold night, one Sunday evening. She shared her genuine opinion and kept us reminded about our needs, instead of our wants. She is passionate about her job. We would definitely recommend her to future home buyers.

Rogers Park

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After 4 years of frustrating off and on home searching, we lucked into finding Kelly...who turned out to be the secret powerhouse ingredient we so desperately needed. Working with Kelly was like night and day compared to our previous experiences. After years of searching, once we connected with Kelly we found our home in less than 6 months. Kelly is warm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, honest, and always 5 steps ahead of everyone else. She made what can be a stressful experience, a little more easy, and a lot more fun.

Natalie M.

Kelly is the best real estate agent I've ever worked with. She went over and above what she was required to do, especially considering that my purchase was a smaller one. She truly cared about me buying the condo and followed through until the end. One example of how she went above and beyond was when she went to do the final walkthrough without me since I was out of town. There mysteriously was a new deadbolt lock on the unit that she wasn't given the key to. She was immediately on it, communicating with the seller's parties, the property manager, and my attorney. The lock needed to be removed and the place seen within 24 hours to make closing. She followed through with the seller's agent, who was barely helpful throughout the sale, made sure the lock was off, returned to the unit, did the walkthrough, and sent my attorney and I videos of her flushing the toilet, checking closets, and more. Thanks to Kelly, we were able to close on time and I was able to sleep well being out of town. Kelly is what real estate agents are intended to be: kind, invested in you, knowledgeable, professional, and willing to go that extra 5 miles for you. I'm so glad I worked with her.

Mia M.

Kelly was my rock and shining north star through the entire process! I am so lucky to have matched with her at random from a web request for more information on what is now my new home! I moved from in-state, but down-state, where just about every single thing about real estate transactions is different. Kelly was always positive, professional, supportive, and my fiercest advocate. If you’re trying to decide which realtor to choose, look no further!

Sarah S.

We were first-time homebuyers and relocating from Brooklyn, NY to the Chicago area. Kelly took care of us throughout each step and made what could have been a daunting, overwhelming process into a manageable one. She fed us lots of information and resources to help us familiarize ourselves with the area. She was also very responsive and attentive to all of our questions. This meant a lot to us because we were house-hunting from afar, so we were very tight on schedule and availability to see properties. She was a great advocate on our behalf, and she was a great listener, as she helped us not veer too far away from our original wish list. Thank you, Kelly!

ML M.

It was an emotional time and stressful time in my life. Kelly Rodman was the answer to many prayers. She saw the light at the end of the tunnel for me. Together we achieved success and i could not have done it without her. She was extremely knowledgeable as well as professional.

Dana D.

Kelly is an amazing real estate agent! This is the 9th home we've purchased, but the first in Illinois so she was invaluable in guiding us through the process in a new state. She was always available to answer our questions and did a wonderful job "soothing" us when we had any anxiety about the process. Her upbeat personality was wonderful! We greatly benefited from her experience and knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and her professionalism. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kelly to anybody I know who may be looking to purchase a home in the Chicago area! Thank you Kelly for helping us buy the perfect home for us!

Margaret H.

After working with Kelly I can't wait to buy another house. She had answers for all of our questions and questions before we knew we had them. Especially, for us because we are 1st time home buyers she kept us on a track so we wouldn't miss anything. Also, her calming personality shelved all of our anxieties. Overall, it was just a great experience!

Ronald S.

Kelly is the best agent you could possibly ask for! She is patient and dedicated to her clients, always putting their needs first and making them feel like they are in the best possible hands. She goes above and beyond, offering help beyond the typical responsibilities of a seller's agent. I couldn't have done it without her!

Robin H.

Kelly was great from the start. Clearly she is well connected and was able to connect me with a pocket listing, which was ideal. We negotiated a fair price with the seller and it was honestly the easiest buying process I could imagine. No back and forth, just all straightforward step by step. One slight piece of feedback would just be to proactively remind a client when money is due a couple of days in advance, and that's mainly my fault for not better paying attention to deadlines. Otherwise, everything else was extremely smooth, and everyone she referred me to--John O'Leary, Guaranteed Rate, the home inspection service, etc--were great too. Thanks again Kelly for all your help! Best, Brian

Brian C.

Kelly was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had very short and specific timing we were trying to hit with selling our home and Kelly made that happen with time to spare! With all of the stress that is involved in selling a home and moving across the country, Kelly was able to help put us at ease. We look forward to working with Kelly again in the future!

Matt S.

It was a pleasure to work with Kelly. I would highly recommend her services. Every time I would call her she would make herself available. She listened to what I wanted in a house. She was always available to show a house and worked around our schedule. Kelly answered all of our questions always gave us good advice. She didn't pressure us. I highly recommend Kelly. Kelly is a true professional and made the whole process easy for us.

Mariela B.

Kelly did a wonderful job and we enjoyed working with her. She made herself very available, understood our needs, was proactive, respectful and organized and a clear communicator, which we appreciated very much. Kelly explained the necessary steps and deadlines throughout the process, so that we always knew what was going on, what was needed and when. When we had specific questions, she researched and sent us articles on real estate topics. Whenever any glitches came up (and there were many), she advocated for us, coordinated the process with the other stakeholders, and offered her advice at every step. She is delightful with a sense of humor, which is also key when making these important life decisions. Highly recommended!

Caroline V.

Kelly worked hard to get us into our dream neighborhood. She was always touching base and helping us narrow down our must haves as first time home buyers. She sent us helpful information based on the questions we had. It was a great experience working with Kelly!

Dan K.

Kelly was just fantastic to work with. She is very professional and knowledgeable as a real estate agent, while also being very friendly and approachable. She replied to all my texts and calls me back whenever I had questions/concerns. As a first time home buyer, I had lots of questions, but Kelly was very patient and was there to walk me through every step of the way, even up to the day of closing. Kelly also provided reasonable advice when it came to the phases of negotiation with the seller and not afraid to ask the seller anything, and I was very content with the outcome. It was truly a positive experience working with Kelly in buying my condo! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for trustworthy agent who looks out for your best interest.

Emilpete B.
Independence 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.

Rodney S.
Avondale

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. 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.

Linus L.
Albany Park

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.

Matt W.
East Lakeview

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!

Petra G.
East Lakeview

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!

Robin H.
Albany Park

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.

Cheryl U.
Lincoln Park

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.

Qilu C.
North Center

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!

Ilya K.
Lincoln Park

Kelly catered to our needs right from the very start, showing us potential properties even on a very cold night, one Sunday evening. She shared her genuine opinion and kept us reminded about our needs, instead of our wants. She is passionate about her job. We would definitely recommend her to future home buyers.

Myla F.
Rogers Park

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