Kelly founded Leaf, Realtors® in 2011 after 12 years of experience in residential real estate in the Hunterdon/Somerset/Morris county area. Originally licensed in New Jersey as a salesperson in 1999, Kelly has been licensed as a broker since 2003 and was first licensed as a real estate instructor in 2004.
As a salesperson in the Weichert, Realtors®’ Chester New Jersey sales office, Kelly consistently earned top honors in her company as a sales agent (Ambassador’s Club and Executive’s Club) while serving as a mentor to several new agents who went on to distinguish themselves as top producers. As the manager of the Weichert, Realtors® office in Basking Ridge, New Jersey where she began her real estate sales office management experience in 2003, Kelly was responsible for the recruiting, training, and coaching of a sales team of up to 59 agents including several top-performing agents. In August of 2010, Kelly became the manager of Weichert’s Oldwick, New Jersey sales office where she was able to combine her 7 years of real estate sales office management experience with her knowledge of the local market to the office’s best advantage in working with top producers as well as newly-licensed agents.
Kelly is a member of the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS), the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). As a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors® (NJAR), Kelly earned the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales award most recently in 2013. Kelly is also a member of the Hunterdon/Somerset Association of Realtors® (H/SAR) where she has served the H/SAR as a member of their Nominating Committee responsible for selecting members for leadership positions has also served as a volunteer Ombudsman, the first point of contact for agent-to-agent disputes in an effort to reach consensus to eliminate the need for the disputes to advance to arbitration.
Prior to her career in real estate, Kelly was a products liability lawyer at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer (with law licenses in NY, NJ, and CT which are now in retired status) and a certified mediator at the Brooklyn Mediation Center. Previously a resident of the Pottersville section of Bedminster Township, Kelly served as a member of the Bedminster Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1999-2005 in many positions, including Vice Chairperson, the position she held when she left her service to the Board because she moved to Tewksbury.
A graduate of Cornell University (B.A., Economics) and Rutgers Newark School of Law (J.D.) and native of Manhattan, Kelly lives with her husband and two school-age daughters in Tewksbury Township and enjoys sharing with them her enthusiasm for gardening, running, cooking, international travel, and equestrian sports (Kelly has years of experience teaching and competing in equestrian sports including dressage, equitation, and polo). Kelly has served as Assistant Coach for the Girls on the Run program at the Tewksbury Elementary School and is currently a member of the Tewksbury Equestrian Committee.
Our past customers, colleagues, and even our competitors have great things to say about us!
Marcio S., Tewksbury Township (client — buyer)
When we decided to move back to the US from Switzerland we knew we would need a lot of support, since we were managing all the move from abroad and trying to juggle a busy business schedule and two kids, we have relocated few times before that only added to the anxiety of knowing the long list of things that could go wrong. We met Kelly and Leaf Realtors somehow by accident but wow – what a great surprise – Kelly immediately understood what we were looking for as a family, adapted to our schedule (like only being able to fly to the US for two days over the weekend in one of the trips) and did a phenomenal job on helping us with pretty much everything we needed to feel comfortable we were making the right decision – from showing around neighborhoods that fit our criteria, narrowing down key properties for us, negotiating services and other agents, etc, etc, etc. Everything was done perfectly well and managed with a degree of professionalism and work ethics that was second to none. As a bonus, after we found the house we loved, Kelly went above and beyond to make us feel at home, introducing us to local services and great people. Needless to say we were very happy and still in love with the place and neighborhood to this day. March 12, 2017.
Scott M., Tewksbury Township (client — buyer)
Kelly represented me on the buy side of complex transaction. She and her team did an outstanding job keeping the deal on track and moving toward a successful conclusion. She leveraged her expertise of the local community (Planning Department, county Health department, multiple inspectors) to insure that I had all information necessary to negotiate from a position of strength. Kelly also helped me understand and assess the impact of some unusual site-specific factors; this was a critical component of her representation and demonstrated a level of professionalism and expertise that I’ve never seen in a broker in any other real estate transaction. Kelly also excelled at managing and maintaining communication with the sell side — including counsel — throughout protracted negotiations. Kelly is a very highly skilled, analytical and detailed professional. I’m happy to recommend her strongly and would definitely employ her and her team again! May 5, 2016
Scott D., Tewksbury Township (client — seller)
Kelly is an intelligent, motivated and charming realtor. She knows how to best utilize digital media and understands her market at the highest level. She is a true marketer and iterates her strategy to get results. Kelly is a graduate of Cornell University in Economics and utilizes her education of economic trends to help and educate her clients. She listens to her clients and accommodates their every request. Her clients interests are her priority. We trust Kelly implicitly. We had worked previously with large national realty companies and felt we got lost in the shuffle. Kelly’s firm has the same large-scale reach with all the personal touches and availability of a boutique firm. While we have not yet sold our home we are confident Kelly is the right realtor to get the job done. We felt we not only have a great realtor but made a good friend as well. I would recommend her unequivocally to anyone selling or buying a home. October 6, 2015
Sandra W., Bridgewater Township (client — seller)
Kelly Gordon and her colleagues were very professional and helpful during the sale of my parent’s house. I live out-of-state and could rely on them for advice as well as backing me up when I could not get to the house or when I needed to deal with the township. The house was 50 years old, needed upgrades, and work done that was required by the state. I was kept informed of what needed to be done (and when) as well as who to contact when work on the house was required. Kelly worked very hard to show the house, emphasize its good points, and keep my co-seller and me informed of feedback she received. The house was sold and closed within 5 months of being shown. March 2, 2015
Barbara R., Lebanon Township (client — seller)
All the advice given to those listing his/her home suggests asking some crucial questions about marketing. We didn’t have to ask those question when we met with Kelly Gordon of Leaf Realty. She came prepared with statistics, graphs, flow charts and very current information about home sales in our area. There were no bells and whistles, only a clear, well researched marketing plan. Kelly is, of course, very savvy when it comes to getting the word out on home sales. We didn’t hesitate to list with her, and never regretted our decision.
We listed exclusively with Leaf for two weeks before putting the sign out. As luck would have it, a newer home on our street went on the market, priced to sell quickly and it did, putting our pricing in question. Kelly advised us to be patient as her suggested price was reasonable and fair considering the condition of our home. She was right. She conducted open houses and followed up with every potential buyer. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to social media and had our home listed on Facebook, Linked In and, of course, Leaf’s own accessible web site as well as elsewhere, even if we, personally, were not skilled to this level of technical sophistication. Very importantly, Kelly posted beautiful, professional photographs of our homes, so attractive that many of our friends and all of the prospective buyers commented on the superb online images of our home.
Kelly never stopped representing us; she advised reputable inspectors, repair people and a terrific attorney for the closing. She was always available by telephone and responded immediately by e-mail. Here positive attitude and constructive assistance made us feel confident about the eventual sale of house, regularly apprising us of the course we needed to follow as the weeks unfolded. In short, Kelly and her staff provided the level of support and attention that larger agencies just don’t consider important. From past experience we, and several of our friends, can firmly attest that Kelly’s flexible, responsive and unstinting efforts contrast starkly with the service typically rendered by large realty agencies. She didn’t want to “just” sell our home; she wanted to help us sell it at a fair and honest appraisal. Kelly is an excellent realtor and we owe much of the sale of our home to her professional expertise. January 27, 2015
Marina O., Tewksbury Township (client — landlord)
We hired Leaf Realtors to help us find a tenant for our rental home in Oldwick after starting the process ourselves and finding that we were overwhelmed with the response. Leaf took the burden off of us and also gave us insight into how we could better understand the qualifications of the different prospective tenants so we could make a good decision. While Leaf collected information from prospective tenants they also moved forward in marketing the property in case none of the tenants worked out. Kelly and her photographer did a great job in getting photographs that really showed off the best qualities of our quirky but charming property. February 24, 2014
Patti S., Tewksbury Township (client — buyer/seller)
My experience with Kelly and Leaf Realtors was exceptional. Their ethical standards are unequaled, their personal service unmatched and their knowledge of the marketplace is vast. I have had several real estate transactions over the years and none can hold a candle to Leaf. I will use them again. January 30, 2014
Jim K., Tewksbury Township (client — seller)
Kelly Gordon goes the extra mile, and gets the job done. Our house was unusual and not easy to sell at true value – other Realtors just wanted to list it real low and sell it quick and easy. Kelly saw the value, and worked hard to find the right buyer. Our house was under contract just 60 days from listing, and we sold it for about $75K more than we would have with other reputable Realtors. Kelly is very professional, and easy to work with – you will be very happy if you are fortunate enough to have her as your Realtor. August 23, 2013
Hans M., Tewksbury Township (client — seller)
I had the pleasure of working with Kelly on the sale of my house. From the beginning I she made an excellent marketing plan and set the selling price strategically based on hard core data and visits to recently opened houses in the area. She kept me updated of every detail, visit and comments of potential buyers and most important, no question was left unanswered for the potential buyers, always involving me and keeping my interests as a priority. Although the market is not easy, her ideas and experience were of tremendous help to us during the whole process. She helped me to take hard decisions on regards how to negotiate, accommodating to my situation and my needs. I can only say great things of her and that so far she has been the best realtor that have worked with selling my house (5 times in the last 8 years due to relocations). Finally, I also have to add that I personally recommend her for anyone that is willing to buy or sell a house, as she not only looks at the property as an asset to be sold or bought, but rather as the “home” of/for her clients. April 11, 2013
Andrea P., Lebanon Township (client — buyer)
After having met Kelly last year, we turned to her when we needed to buy a house in a hurry after another deal falling through. Kelly was prepared, attentive and made things work despite the many hiccoughs that buying a house can have. I am very thankful and I cannot recommend her enough!! November 11, 2012
Jessica H. & L.H., Tewksbury Township (client — buyer/seller)
Kelly Gordon of Leaf, Realtors is a real estate agent who will go the extra mile for you, providing custom home searches and wide-ranging knowledge of today’s complex real estate market. Working with Kelly on finding our next home has been such a positive experience. Unlike some realtors we have worked with, Kelly is responsive, communicative, well-informed, and smart (she has a legal background as an added bonus). She truly has the best interests of her clients at heart, and strives to meet individual needs and tastes. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the New Jersey area, you really could not choose a better agent than Kelly Gordon at Leaf, Realtors. August 17, 2012
Karen S., Tewksbury Township (client — buyer)
“Kelly was our number one Realtor when we purchased our home in 1999. She was there for us every step of the way. Kelly’s knowledge of the Tewksbury area was one of the many reasons we made our offer on the house. All of these years later and Kelly is still there when ever we need a recommendation for any upgrade to our home. Thank You Kelly.” May 22, 2012
Nancy D., Pottersville (client — seller)
I have been working with Kelly Gordon now for several years. She helped me find my first home and sell it a few years later when I was ready for a move. Recently, Kelly listed my current home and although it did not sell within the two months it was listed I feel confident that if and when I re list with Kelly @ Leaf, Realtors my home will sell. Kelly is an extremely motivated person who takes her business seriously. She has exceptional communication skills. For me personally, follow up and organization are so important when you want to sell your home. I recommend Kelly Gordon to anyone looking to list or purchase a home. December 30, 2011
Scott & Deborah R., Tewksbury Township (client — seller)
“Given the tough operating environment that sellers are operating in, Kelly was most resourceful in providing some alternate strategies for our property. With her local market expertise we were most fortunate to find a tenant to rent our property. Her legal background is truly an asset that is so beneficial when dealing with real estate transactions which revolve around contracts and negotiations. In choosing a real estate professional to handle your property, I would look no further.” December 28, 2011
Ruth. A., Clinton Township (client — seller)
“Kelly is the consummate professional and always goes above and beyond to help her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and is always a pleasure to work with, she is not your average run of the mill realtor. I highly recommend her for any of your real estate, mortgage or consulting needs.” December 21, 2011
Josh Wilton, Broker/ Manager, Weichert, Realtors Princeton, NJ (colleague)“If you tried to create from scratch the ideal manager that person would be diligent, positive, intelligent, people oriented and able to complete a multitude of tasks. Kelly Gordon is all of these and more. I have worked with Kelly for over 8 years at Weichert and she has been a consistent top manager and prior to that a top Associate. Kelly also brings a unique perspective as she is a trained attorney.” November 10, 2009
Jeff Fellers, Branch Manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (competitor)“Kelly is an exceptional manager with a keen insight for the real estate market. She supports her agents and clients alike with impeccable detail and follow-up while displaying a willingness and a skill to work well with competing brokers. Kelly has demonstrated loyalty and commitment for those she works for and with. Kelly is a well respected industry leader with uncompromised integrity.” October 23, 2009