After a successful corporate career in sales and business development, Ashley Leakey comes to real estate with the passion and dedication needed to help her clients achieve their goals. Possessing a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Ashley is keen on applying her many skills and capabilities in a field that has long held her interest. She is an empathetic, probing and intelligent listener and a highly effective communicator. Astutely aware of the life-changing and sometimes difficult decisions faced when buying or selling a home, Ashley has the patience, perseverance and knowledge to guide her clients through every step of the transaction.
In addition to the expertise and skills gained throughout her professional life, Ashley offers her real estate clients a diverse set of abilities developed across a unique range of life experiences. Learning improv comedy with Chicago’s Second City taught her how to interpret subtle communication cues and to respond quickly on her feet – an important asset in any sales or purchase transaction. And with her hard-earned certification from Scotwork, America’s leading negotiation consulting firm, Ashley is a fierce and strategic negotiator who will work tirelessly to make sure that her clients achieve their goals – whether that’s securing a qualified purchaser for their family home or finding the perfect place for a young first-time buyer.
Since settling in the Chicago area 19 years ago, Ashley has lived in a variety of city neighborhoods including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Streeterville and the South Loop. She is passionate about her love for Chicagoland and always ready to share her personal knowledge and insights about the city and its suburbs. When she is not working, Ashley loves to stay active as she experiences all that Chicago has to offer – whether that’s running along the lake or taking her dog for walk. She also loves the theater, all her hometown sports teams and the rich cultural diversity of the city she calls home.