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A facilitator of homeownership dreams since 1997, Shelly has refined her successful real estate career over years of hard work and pure dedication to her clients' goals. Her energy and generosity have earned her many repeat and referral clients, top industry awards, and Outstanding Lifetime Membership in the Sacramento/Placer County Association of REALTORS Masters Club, an honor given to only the top 10% of local REALTORS each year.
In 2021, Shelly made a big shift and bought a home at the Mendocino coastal area and in 2022, she made another shift and bought a home in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. She now travels extensively for her business throughout Northern California to serve the needs of her ever-growing clientele.
Shelly thoroughly enjoys improving her skill set and has numerous certifications, including Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Shelly knows that power in real estate comes from having the right information. She educates and prepares her clients with the insight required for them to make confident decisions. She can easily help you find your perfect dwelling, even with the most specific requirements. Her extensive counsel and network of skilled vendors can help get your property ready to sell in record time.
Shelly thoughtfully manages every detail while steadily maintaining an environment of patience and flexibility throughout the journey. To her, there are no naive questions --- she's available to provide answers and address concerns anytime her clients call, text, or email. But above all, Shelly's just REAL. She values open, direct communication and the relationships she cultivates! In her spare time, she does independent cat rescue which is very near and dear to her heart.
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I am an Outstanding Life Member of the Sacramento Assn of Realtors "Master's Club", which is an elite group of which only 10% of local Realtors are accepted into per year.
As of 2011, I was named one of the "Top 100" performing Realtors within the Sacramento/Tahoe region of my brokerage. In addition, I frequently counsel Investor Sellers on how to rehab/flip their properties in order to maximize their dollars at the sale closing. I have a team of loan officers, title officers, processors, inspectors and contractors who ALL assist my clients and myself in ensuring a smooth transaction.
Shelly was absolutely amazing through the entire process! I definitely recommend GayRealEstate.com for buying and selling.- Carrie T.
Shelly was absolutely amazing through the entire process. Everything went really well. I'll definitely recommend GayRealEstate.com to my friends.- Carrie T.
I was completely satisfied with the level of professionalism Shelly provided. The process was seamless from my end. Shelly was fabulous!
Shelly is a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated realtor. She took much time to guide me through a complicated house search in a limited period of time. The outcome was a successful purchase at the right price and within my precise time-frame. Shelly has many strengths as a real estate professional, among which are her engaging personality, her quick comprehension of client needs, her responsiveness to communications, her ability to navigate complex transaction situations, and her unfailing kindness and consideration. Especially refreshing was Shelly's loyalty and conscientiousness. I could depend on her to realistically evaluate a property we were touring, and to always represent my interests as a client and a buyer. I found such honesty and wisdom invaluable and felt comfortable placing trust in Shelly from the start. An unreserved and enthusiastic recommendation!- Gary Lomax
From the moment that we met Shelly we knew we wanted her to represent us as our realtor in purchasing a new home. She immediately exhibited a great mixture of professionalism and personality.From day one all the way through closing, Shelly patiently answered every question we asked. There was great communication from the start. She listened to and understood our requests as to what we needed and wanted in our new home. Once she had helped guide us in finding the house that best fit our needs; she patiently walked us through every step of the process until keys were in hand! It was very refreshing to find an honest person that could highlight various aspects of each property we requested to view. Shelly pointed out what she thought would work for us and what might not; she allowed us to take our time and we appreciated her no pressure approach. Sometimes it seemed as though Shelly remembered what we were looking for more than we did.We would highly recommend Shelly Long!- Cynthia C
Shelly was great through this entire process. Although we found our home very early in the search process, Shelly made herself available and was extremely prompt throughout the process. Especially at a very difficult time for her personally, she still made herself every bit available as she had been. We really appreciated this in particular, especially near the end, at closing and at a very stressful time.- Todd Smith
When I was finally ready to buy my first house in 2013 I knew I was going to need a Realtor that I could trust. I needed someone with integrity, patience, knowledge and someone that would help guide me in making decisions that were always in my best interest. Shelly was all of these things for me and more. There were limited houses on the market that fit my criteria and after losing 4 houses to cash buyers I entertained settling for less just to get into a house. Shelly knew I would regret that compromise and worked with me non-stop until we found the perfect house. In September of 2013 I closed on my house and couldn't be happier. Shelly's professionalism, experience and familiarity with the Sacramento area make her a Realtor that I would highly recommend to anyone!- Jana T.
I’m a first time Buyer in the Sacramento area and my partner was a Realtor in Texas (who recently relocated to the Sacramento area). We found Shelly online and decided to work with her due to experience, knowledge and personality. We found her to be very personable, an easy communicator, receptive to our many questions and a great educator to the market in this area. Shelly was tenacious when necessary, she was also protective and discreet with our personal information. She was able to focus on exactly what we wanted, even though we originally identified something completely different. Shelly made recommendations for inspectors and contractors, and yet allowed us to choose whomever we wished to work with. Shelly listened to our needs and matched them as best she could given the nature of the market (Fall 2013). Her energy and experience was exactly what we needed. We are grateful to have found her and happily recommend her for all your real estate needs. Jerrimi and Travis- Jerrimi