Kelly Mead Real Estate Team
Gold Coast Office
737 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact Me
  • Office 312.640.7010
  • Direct 312.216.5890
  • Cell 773.320.0605

Meet Kelly Mead; Your Real Estate Agent in Chicago

An art major from Marymount University, I first worked in interior design, specifically the model home industry, working with builders and developers up and down the east coast.  Real estate was a key segue as it gives me the opportunity to work directly with my clients delivering bespoke service that is tailored to their individual needs. Specializing in the sale of new and existing homes in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast, River North, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Andersonville, Edgewater, Ukrainian Village, Evanston and Oak Park.  I get great satisfaction from placing people in the home that was meant for them, as I do in helping sellers transition into the next phase of their lives and investors finding options and opportunities.


Why I Am Different

Arming my clients with in-depth market intelligence, property assessment, neighborhood information to educate and guide them throughout every step of the process so that they can make the best decisions.  Leveraging my interior design background and industry connections I can make recommendations from designers, contractors and handymen to attorneys.  I hold myself and my business to very high standards, you can count on my professionalism, integrity and discretion.



Two of my five children served in the military. My eldest son is a veteran of the Air Force and a younger son is an active duty Marine. Their service has inspired me to get involved in that community. I am a member of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library and a supporter of Marine for Life and Chicago Marines Foundation. I am passionate about working with veterans, guiding them and am a Military Relocation Professional.


Giving Back

As a way of giving back to my community and my city, I am a Minister of Care and a Eucharistic Minister for Saint Clement Church. A lifelong dog lover, I am a registered foster home for PAWS Chicago and Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue, fostering until they find their “forever home”.  A longtime board member for the National Runaway Safeline until recently, I was charged with organizing fundraising events and coordinated donor outreach.  I am a member of the Lincoln Park Research Initiative at DePaul University which collects, documents and preserves the history of the Lincoln Park community. We host two annual public events.


In My Free Time

I am a practitioner of Bikram Yoga and have traveled for retreats as far as Sri Lanka, Croatia, and Thailand. Hiked the Camino de Santiago in France, ridden my bike across Iowa with Ragbrai, skydiving and foraged for native herbs in the woods and prairies of Illinois. During the summer I am in a golf league and, throughout the year, I volunteer with the Humanities Festival, The Chicago Architectural Foundation Open House Chicago and The Saints, as an usher for theaters venues in Chicago and I love to read!


  • ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • Associate Broker
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • MRP - Military Relocation Professional
  • Military on the Move Certified
  • Named a Five Star Real Estate Agent in Chicago Magazine
  • e-Pro
  • eTeam Agent - Gold Coast

Reviews on Zillow

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"Working with Kelly was an absolute pleasure! Not only is she completely thorough but she is also extremely effective!

A few years ago she helped me buy my condo in Chicago and then last month she helped me sell it at a price I was very happy with!

When I was looking to purchase she was beyond patient, taking me to all parts of town until we found the perfect property for me.

During the sale, she took care of absolutely everything after I moved out of state. She had a professional photographer come in and take stunning photos of the space and then held multiple open houses to ensure the property sold quickly.

I would highly recommend working with Kelly on either purchasing or selling your property!"


by lettilopez

"Kelly was an absolute pleasure to work with! Being a first time home buyer, the process was foreign to me to say the least. She was very knowledgeable, and absolutely went above and beyond to help us find our home. She was also extremely patient and flexible; she scheduled numerous showings at all hours of the day to fit our hectic schedules. Kelly always kept us up to date on properties we were interested in, and was very proactive in getting us answers to any questions we had for the sellers."


by zuser20150702205237350

"Kelly was great in helping me buy my first apartment! She was responsive, always had a positive attitude and was willing to go above and beyond to make sure I found the right place. Kelly has great attention to detail and an eye for what things I would like or may not like in apartments we were looking at. She made sure to show me places that checked all the boxes but also shared others she thought might be a good fit, which were always right on point. She was wonderful to work with and her experience made it a smooth process!"


by clgustman

"Kelly was great assisting in finding my first apartment. She was very willingly to go above and beyond to make sure that I found the perfect place. For example, when my roommate and I were eager about certain places Kelly would go out of her way to check the place out if we were not able to . Kelly paid great attention to detail and was always listening to our concerns and thoughts when looking through apartments. She took everything we had to say very seriously and took all the factors we gave her into consideration when looking for potential homes. I would highly recommend her when searching for your perfect place!"


by knucklmm

"I highly recommend Kelly Mead, who came recommended to me by my architect. I had Kelly rent my apartment in Lincoln Park during a slow rental season, and she went " above and beyond" to make sure my unit was visible in every possible place, from the MLS to Zillow and several online rental sites.. She personally attended the showing for every prospect. She did not use a lock box. She clearly has in-depth knowledge of the market and market trends. She gave me feedback after each showing, and kept me in close communication. It was a pleasure to work with her."


by johndavidson1747