Kelly Gordon joined Sotheby’s after over 20 years of experience and a distinguished track record in the local real estate industry.
Prior to joining the KLSIR team, Kelly was the owner and broker of record at Leaf, Realtors, the independent real estate brokerage she founded in 2011. Kelly created Leaf with the intention of offering clients exceptional service and ethics in client advocacy. Well-respected for providing representation throughout Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris Counties, under Kelly’s leadership, Leaf was distinguished for its expertise in selling distinctive homes and equestrian properties in Tewksbury and surrounding areas. Leaf’s reputation for high-quality, relationship-focused client advocacy led to an acquisition of Leaf, Realtors by KLSIR in 2022, forging a perfect alignment of the two firms’ cultures of integrity and discretion.
Kelly has marketed a diverse portfolio during her career with a keen perception for promotion of property through visual, text, and in-person presentation of properties. Her attention to detail and service has been applied to the marketing and sale of historic landmarks equestrian estates along with architecturally-distinctive homes and unique properties. Kelly is a strong communicator and believes that client relationships are built on trust, data, and a high level of professional standards.
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. Kelly continues to apply her legal and managing brokerage experience in her role as a volunteer Ombudsman at the CORE Association of Realtors.
A graduate of Cornell University (B.A., Economics, 1990) and Rutgers Newark School of Law (J.D., 1994) and native of Manhattan, Kelly lives with her husband and two school-age children 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 on the Tewksbury Equestrian Committee and as an Assistant Coach for the Girls on the Run program at the Tewksbury Elementary School.