Simply stated, the Chicago Home Collective is our modern take on the traditional real estate team. But at our core, we are foodies, travelers, interior designers, community enthusiasts, mothers, yogis, dreamers and feelers who strongly believe that the journey to finding a home (and in life) is just as dear as the destination, and that supporting the community around you is what makes a house a home.
Your home houses your story.
Meet the team
Over $125 Million In Real Estate Sold – Top 2% Producing Team of Chicago Association of REALTORS® – GREEN Realtors – Who’s Who Chicago Agent Magazine
KELLY PARKER | Founder
Kelly Parker, founder of Chicago Home Collective, is proud to be a Compass agent, where she has the opportunity to unite Chicago’s magnificent real estate with inspired buyers and sellers.
Her professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity, and sharp attention to detail are just a few qualities that have placed Kelly in the top 98th percentile of all realtors in Chicago.
From first-time homebuyers and luxury clients to the city’s most visionary builders, Kelly’s client base is as diverse as the properties she represents. With extensive experience in the condo, single family home, investment, and new construction markets, she is well equipped to help you reach your goals. As an advocate for industry excellence, along with a craving for continual education and training, her knowledge is extensive, keeping you current in a constantly evolving real estate market.
EMILY ACKERMAN | Associate Broker
Emily strives to create a positive and engaging experience for her clients, all while bringing a refreshingly candid, yet persistent attitude to the transaction. An expert on many of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, Emily leverages her network and resources to accomplish her clients’ goals, and is described by them as savvy, tenacious, and always taking an educational approach.
Serving first-time homebuyers, investors, and developers throughout the city, Emily is committed to her process and helping her clients through each stage of their transaction. She genuinely cares about the people she works with and thinks buying or selling your first home doesn’t have to be a stressful or rigid experience, but fun, collaborative, and memorable.
Emily recognizes that the market is ever-changing, and with that, the needs of her clients. She prides herself on being easily accessible, alert, and responsive when addressing her clients’ needs at all times.
CASEY METZ | Associate Broker
A true Chicago native, Casey grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. With a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois and a masters in Social Work from Loyola, Casey devoted several years working as a licensed clinical social worker before getting into real estate—specializing in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Counseling, caring for families in crisis, and ultimately running a non-profit Adult Day Care program for an older generation with dementia has given her a gift that truly sets her apart as a realtor: Empathy. She understands how important it is to identify stressors, and compassionately help guide clients through them during transitional periods. Her experience with conflict resolution has proven to be a huge asset in navigating real estate transactions as well. Casey is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Illinois Association of REALTORS®, and Chicago Association of REALTORS®. When she’s not helping clients, you’ll most likely catch Casey and her husband walking their golden retriever on trails around Lakeview. Casey’s mission is to make a positive impact in this world by helping others; something she’s eager and willing to do for you.
Alexa Dimperio | Associate Broker
Alexa grew up in a family of homebuilders, fully immersed in new construction. At a young age, she was tagging along with her dad to the office and putting on a hard hat while learning about contracts, the selection process, and sales projections.
Her interest in Real Estate emerged when she started developing ideas for marketing the homes her dad built. The motivations of potential buyers and sellers were endlessly fascinating to her, which led to her passion for helping people find the perfect place to call home and build their lives. As a Realtor, Alexa’s main goal is to create a seamless process for her clients. Her distinctive calm in the midst of chaos creates a real sense of security. And her ability to anticipate, play out different scenarios and plan ahead makes her ready to take on any challenge while finding creative solutions to even the most complex situations.
ALYSON HENDLER | Client Coordinator
Alyson has always been a “people person.” She gets the most joy out of building relationships, hearing stories, and helping others as much as possible. After graduating from USC, Annenberg School of Communication Alyson knew that no matter what career path she took, her priority would always be to dedicate herself to others and their success.
Alyson spent seven years as the marketing and operations director of a successful fitness and lifestyle company where she was able to combine her passion for building strong relationships with her creativity and strategic thinking. After growing the company immensely and being part of its sale in 2017, she was lucky enough to meet Kelly and Emily. Making an industry leap to real estate and becoming part of the Chicago Home Collective tribe has allowed her to continue supporting clients to ensure an exceptional experience and smooth transaction. “It is such a privilege and honor to be part of one of the biggest and most exciting transitions in each and every one of our clients’ lives.” *Alyson is not a licensed real estate broker.