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Colleen Jelley, REALTOR®

Colleen Jelley

Colleen Jelley

919-619-2335 | colleen.jelley@gmail.com

As a resident of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area since 1992, I know there is no other place I would rather be. That says a lot since I’ve lived in seven other states! Whew.

My adult life included constantly watching the real estate market but I didn’t give it my full attention until after spending a number of years working at a nationally known leadership firm. In addition to being a Broker/Realtor, I own a home staging business. It’s there to help facilitate the best service and optimal results I can provide to my clients.

My goal is to help you and your family navigate whatever transition you’re facing by understanding your needs, timeline and priorities. To do that, I place a high degree of importance on my listening and communicating skills, and making each interaction as professional and enjoyable as it can be. In addition to those communication skills, I’ve developed some solid project management and organizational methods. These combined skills haven’t let me down.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to the area, I would love to guide you through your next home-related adventure. Let’s explore some real estate together and find the perfect place for you.

You can reach me at 919.619.2335 or colleen.jelley@gmail.com. I look forward to chatting!

Testimonials for Colleen


“Extremely professional & knowledgeable. Replies swiftly to any questions & resolves any concerns. Made our home buying a breeze with no stress. I would highly recommend her.” Joyce M, Homesnap Review


“Colleen was great to work with. She worked with me over a year to get me into a home I love. She understands it is a process and is able to navigate this crazy market!”  – Sara P, Google Review


“Colleen brought a lot of calm to what could be a grueling process. With every property we saw together, she would help us weigh the pros and cons and think through issues that only someone with years of experiential knowledge could provide. We knew quickly we could trust her eye and her scrutiny—she had our backs. As another reviewer mentioned, Colleen went above and beyond; she communicated quickly and effectively, she was proactive in reaching out to people, like inspectors and lawyers, on our behalf, and she walked us through complicated legal processes. This was our first home purchase, so this was invaluable. Not only did we appreciate her expertise, we had a lot of fun together! All of this in combination made the process so much easier than expected. Now we are in a home that we couldn’t be happier with, both personally and financially. We can’t recommend Colleen highly enough. Thank you Colleen, you’re the best!” – Sowj K, Homesnap Review


Colleen was extremely knowledgeable about the crazy 2021 housing market, and worked tirelessly to understand what we wanted and help us find it. She helped us overcome the challenges and disappointments on the journey to finally get a home we could live in.” – DK Broadwell, Homesnap Review


“Colleen represented us on our recent buy and sell. She is amazing. Made sure everything was done completely and professionally. Protected our interest at all times while being responsive and on time for the other parties. She helped us with all the little details from home inspection, lawyer, etc. We highly recommend her if you want to have a courteous, professional and gracious realtor.” – Zillow Review


“We first met Colleen when she helped another family member buy a home in Pittsboro, and we knew right away that she was the one we wanted to work with on our first purchase here in NC. We moved from Los Angeles last year and not knowing the area all that well, she was great at helping us navigate the local market. She went above and beyond answering our questions and offering advice, showing us multiple properties, and when we found the home we wanted in Holly Springs, had the patience of a saint arranging repeated visits while we worked through the contract, inspection, and finally closing process. She has extensive resources in the area and connected us with inspectors, a closing attorney, contractors and other trades, who have all been amazing. We couldn’t recommend her enough!” – Peter & Michelle, Realtor.com Review


“I have bought and sold several homes and have always had great realtors, but Colleen Jelley surpassed them all. Colleen’s attention to detail and excellent eye for staging propelled my home to sell in 4 days, and for over the asking price. On top of that, I had to go out-of-state while dealing with a family member’s serious illness and Colleen was incredibly supportive in getting my house ready for sale. Before closing, she went far and above in helping me get my house contents cleared out and moved to storage. I cannot imagine that there is any realtor out there who can come close to level of support that Colleen Jelley provided and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor.”Cindy R


“I was very fortunate to have a neighbor refer me to Colleen when I was selling my first home. During the pandemic and a chaotic time to sell, Colleen was there for me throughout the entire process. She was always prompt, professional, and, most importantly, kind and understanding. Colleen always assured me that she was just a phone call or text message away and I never felt like a question or concern was too trivial. She gave me all of the necessary information, but allowed and encouraged me to make my own decisions. Colleen valiantly advocates for her LGBTQ+ clients, leads with kindness and awareness, and I wholeheartedly recommend working with her.” – Seth G, Google Review