Shelly is a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Revolution in Bloomington and has been an agent since 2006. Shelly grew up in Taylorville, Illinois, a small town south of Springfield, Illinois and lived in a small 3 bedroom/1 bath ranch 5 miles south of town with her parents and older sister.
Shelly is an avid nature lover. Growing up, she loved hiking in the woods behind her house and spent weekends with her grandfather fishing and hiking on his 100 acre wooded property, shooting her bow and arrow and BB gun, and helping him on the farm with his pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, peacocks and pigeons. She was a 4H member, loved horse back riding with friends and drove many miles “around the square” with friends on Friday and Saturday nights. After graduating from high school she moved to Normal, Illinois where she attended Illinois Illinois State University. During the summers she worked at Sangamon Card Company both in the office and in the factory, working wherever she was needed, to pay her way through college.
After graduating with her B.S. in Business Administration, she moved to Bloomington and has lived here ever since. She chose banking as her career of choice for 17 years and worked her way up from the bottom as a checking account specialist, to a credit card collector, then became a Loan By Phone specialist before she finally found her calling in real estate as a Mortgage Loan Officer. She spent 14 of those years 17 years helping people purchase the home of their dreams and determine the right refinance option for her clients’ needs. Over the years, Shelly has developed a passion for real estate. She has bought and managed her own investment properties as well as purchased, remodeled and sold foreclosures and short sale properties. Her favorite remodel project was a turn-of-the-century Victorian home on Emerson Street in Bloomington. She holds a SFR certification which is a certified foreclosure/short sales specialist.
Shelly loves working with her clients, understanding their wants and needs, and loves negotiating the very best deal for them. Her testimonials speak for themselves and confirm her desire to connect with each and every one of her clients on a personal level. She loves meeting with clients individually and consulting them on how to prepare their home for the market without spending a fortune. Her sales have ranged from $45,000 to $1,050,000 and she has helped clients from Taylorville to Chicago, Illinois.
She was on the Big Brothers/Big Sisters board for 4 years and has been an active member of the Habitat for Humanity Selection Committee for 10+ years. She has volunteered in “Red Day” every year that she has been a KW agent. Shelly’s mortgage experience enabled her to easily transition into the real estate industry and she became a full time Realtor in 2009.
In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband, 2 children and 3 step-children. She especially loves Denver, CO where her son currently resides. Lake Tahoe, Sanibel Island, Riviera Maya, and Hilton Head are some of the most beautiful places she has had the pleasure of visiting. She hopes to retire someday in Sanibel Island, Florida. If you’ve never been there, she highly recommends a visit!
If you have an interest in real estate, give her a call and she would be happy to chat on the phone or over a cup of coffee! If you or someone you know needs help buying or selling, she would love to help you with all of your real estate needs!!