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 hottest neighborhoods, Emily leverages her network and resources to accomplish her clients’ goals. For those looking to work with a savvy, tenacious and knowledgeable agent, Emily is your gal!
Naming herself the go-to agent for first-time homebuyers, 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 your first home doesn’t have to be a stressful, 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, Bennie, 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.
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.