Known for her creative solutions and perseverance, Kelsey Shaw works with buyers and sellers throughout Chicago and specializes in new construction, development and land acquisition. Recently, Shaw, a broker with @properties, began growing her business in the Northwest Suburbs and expanding her reach to include her hometown of Barrington. “Over the years, I’ve tasked myself to visit all 77 neighborhoods in the city and learn what they offer and what makes them unique,” she says.
Getting her start in the real estate industry nine years ago and just two months after graduating from the University of Iowa, Shaw practiced under the tutelage of two top producing brokers at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals in Iowa City. After moving back to Chicago in 2014, Shaw launched headfirst into the luxury development and new construction markets while working on a team at a boutique brokerage. “Managing an immediate pipeline of $60 million worth of high-end real estate and liaising directly with the developer, general contractor and trades people taught me not only how to sell the house and put effective systems in place, but how a quality home should be built,” she explains. “This continues to help me advise sellers and educate buyers throughout their home purchase.”
Going solo in 2019, she now works directly with her clients, advocating on their behalf to ensure they reach their real estate goals. Through her diligence and loyalty, she’s built lifelong relationships, resulting in a 100% referral-based business. “I’m in it for the long haul,” she says.
Shaw volunteers with Little Brother’s Friends of the Elderly and indulges her passion for DIY projects, gardening and interior design through managing her first short term rental investment property. “All my hobbies relate to real estate and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she says.