Broker Sales Associate
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.
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. Kelly is a member of the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). As a member of the New Jersey Realtors®, Kelly earned the NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award multiple times, most recently in 2021. Kelly is also a member of the CORE Association of Realtors® (formerly H/SAR) where she served on multiple occasions as member and/or Chair of the H/SAR Nominating Committee, the committee responsible for selecting members for leadership positions in the organization. Kelly currently serves CORE 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, 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.