our clients say it best...


I have had the privilege to work with Elizabeth Ballis for more than 10 years. I began working with her on personal residential transactions and soon realized that everyone worked with Elizabeth Ballis. In fact, I ultimately found out that my wife and I had both worked with Elizabeth to purchase residences prior to ever meeting one another!

Elizabeth has an unparalleled depth of knowledge in the real estate market. Not only does she know and understand the issues, trends and metrics, but she has a sincere and broad-reaching network throughout the broker community. This network, combined with her skill and expertise in the market, makes her a trusted resource when purchasing or selling a piece of property.

When I started my residential real estate development company in 2008, it was only natural for me to ask Elizabeth to exclusively represent my firm. As expected, she has brought wisdom, insight, acumen, experience and humor to the team...as well as her significant real estate credentials. Everything you would look for in a trusted advisor. I consider myself fortunate to work with Elizabeth and appreciate her friendship each and every day.

Andrew Bowyer


We liked that they were honest and straight forward with us about pricing as far as what we could get for our condo and we liked how they brought in a stager to see how we should set up our place. We have a baby so it was nice that they were willing to work around her nap schedule when we had showing requests. We found it very helpful that they assisted with the sale price so we felt comfortable with our final number.

When searching for a new place they were very accommodating with their times when looking at houses and if something came on the market right away we were able to go see it. When we found this place, we thought they were good at negotiating a price that we thought was fair. In addition, we bought a place that had a few issues so they were willing to cover the cost of the electrical repairs, which was extremely helpful.

In general, Deborah and Elizabeth were both very helpful and were always willing to answer our questions whether it be about recommendations for repairs, making an offer or determining what area of Chicago to live in.

Anne and Jon Ballard


Elizabeth & Deborah are thoroughly professional in their approach to the business and their experience is always a positive. The Ballis Group is friendly, accommodating, and always has the interest of the customer in mind. My particular house hunt had several dips and turns, but Elizabeth and Deborah were able to negotiate these obstacles and managed to turn adversity into opportunity.

On a personal basis, Elizabeth and Deborah were always upbeat and pleasant to deal with. I would recommend their services to friends and family alike.

Mike Donaghue


Elizabeth was knowledgeable and professional from the start. Her valuation for the listing price was right in line with the appraisal. I was happy with the support and knowledge that Elizabeth provided. When I was unavailable to meet my buyers Elizabeth or Deborah were there to make things work. This also extended to handling any misunderstandings which occurred between buyer and seller. I would be very happy to recommend The Ballis Group. Please feel free to use me as a reference.

Jerrold Marks


Elizabeth and Deborah Ballis were indefatigable in their successful efforts to sell our condo, and were always pleasant, helpful and optimistic. A delightful team.

Judith Barnard and Michael Fain


Your help extended much beyond helping us find and buy the condo. You both were there all the time, responding immediately at all hours of the day. Your list of recommended people and services as well as introducing us to others to help us, made our obtaining the condo and moving to Chicago possible. You both made us feel we were not clients but members of the family. We have already told others about Elizabeth and Deborah.

Judy and Jay Kelman


Dear Elizabeth and Deborah, Thank you so much for all of your guidance and help during the condo purchase process. Also, thank you for the beautiful housewarming gift. It was our first decoration to go up in our new “home”! Thanks again! Best Wishes.

Emily and Tommy Cohen


Elizabeth & Debra were positive, friendly and accommodating. Even though we were working through recessionary times, they kept me going. I would definitely recommend the Ballisgroup. We had a good result – and that was the most important. Elizabeth helped me find my new home, which I love. That too, didn’t come easily, but she kept my spirits up during difficult circumstances.

Midge Perlman Shafton


Good follow up, honest, ethical, professional, fun, thorough, hard-working, cute, market knowledge, intuitive, factual, well respected in the market place, financial know-how.

Mary and Charlie Lofgren


Usually, when you refer a friend or family member to a service provider, you feel like you're doing the service provider a favor. In the case of Elizabeth and Deborah Ballis, the opposite is true as you're doing your friends and family a favor. No one is more hardworking, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. Integrity is so important as you're navigating the increasingly complex world of real estate and you won't find anyone with more. Regardless of which side you're on (buying or selling), you will have a partner that you can trust to represent your best interests. And on top of all this, they're lovely people to be with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Elizabeth and Deborah to anyone.

Laurie Richter


We read last week that the internet is making brokers obsolete.  We could not disagree more.  We worked with Elizabeth in 1986 and 1997 and with Elizabeth and Deborah in 2011.  It's great to go on line and see houses and asking prices, but there is a lot more to a successful sale.  We knew selling a house in 2011 would be tough, so we consulted Elizabeth early for objective advice on what needed to be fixed up, painted and cleaned out.   Deborah then helped make the house picture perfect for the listing pictures.   When the time came to put the house on the market, their advice on strategic pricing was invaluable.  Then, when we were all ready, they directed us to the perfect time to put the house on the market.  The listing went up on a Sunday night.  That Thursday we had a signed contract. Their services were just as important important when the contract was signed.  The ballisgroup was there to qualify the buyer's credit, help with the inspection issues and handle all other details leading up to the closing.  We never could have had such a successful sale without Elizabeth and Deborah's help.   We look forward to working with the ballisgroup if we ever move again.

Marty Friedman and Peggy Casey-Friedman


Elizabeth and Deborah are the best of the best when it comes to realtors. They are professional, experienced and they know the market. Both are dedicated advocates for their clients. You can rest easy knowing that both of these hardworking women will do all they can to obtain the best outcome for you, whether that be in the sale of your home or the purchase of a new home.

Robert and Kim Meyer


The Ballis Team worked tirelessly to promote our property. Advertising was professional and constant. After all showings with other realtors and potential buyers feedback was sought and acted upon. The Contract Agreement process was a harsh ordeal but Elizabeth helped us face the reality of the current market. Closing was very smooth thanks to the professional knowledge and team effort of Deborah and Elizabeth.

Jane and Tim Malishenko


Elizabeth and Deborah Ballis were both excellent to work with - very attentive and hard working. They always made time to answer questions and help with necessary resources (legal, inspection, etc). We would highly recommend the ballisgroup to anyone buying and/or selling property. Thanks for everything!

Stephie, Andy and Emerson Blum


We had a great experience with Elizabeth Ballis, and the rest of Elizabeth's team. They worked tirelessly to show our place to as many buyers and realtors as possible, and they had many creative ideas to get people in the door and interested. This market is not easy to sell, but we did it and couldn't have done it without Elizabeth and her team.

Chris and Jennifer Dietzler


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