- MLS® #: 3993528
- 1308 Harriet Ct
- Austin, TX 78756
- 2 BD 2 BA 1255 Sq Ft 0.22 AC
Shelly is one of those rare central Austinites – native and grew up in Central Austin. Few know Austin better; its past, its treasures, or even the best shortcuts to avoid the traffic! Shelly grew up in the Allandale neighborhood, went to McCallum High School and attended The University of Texas. While she represents sellers and buyers around the greater Austin area, she still lives in central Austin and enjoys everything it has to offer, including running at Town Lake, walking her dogs on the greenbelt, taking in a beautiful sunset at Mt. Bonnell and discovering new restaurants.
No stranger to the Million Dollar Club (selling over a $1,000,000 in real estate in a month), Shelly is a top producer. Her continued focus on real estate education and training helps deliver great service and market knowledge to her clients. She holds her Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designations. And, as a Southwest Airlines flight attendant for 25 years, she honed her "customers-first" attitude, which always includes a dose of fun!
Shelly believes it is vital to give back to her community. She’s passionate about historic architecture and served on the board of Preservation Austin and most recently as board president. She has been extensively involved in their annual historic home tour and headed their re-naming and re-branding campaign in 2012. Her long list of volunteering organizations includes the Livestrong Foundation, St. David’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House, Bryker Woods Elementary PTA, O.Henry Middle School PTA and Austin High School Academy of Global Studies Board Member.
Shelly and her husband, Todd, have a son in college and a daughter at Austin High School. They attend First Austin Church in downtown Austin.
As your realtor, Shelly will be at your side from listing to closing, ensuring that your property sells smoothly and you get the most money possible from the sale. Her local real estate market expertise allows her to determine an optimum pricing strategy so your property will sell quickly. She digs deep to learn the unique selling points of your property and neighborhood, so the marketing plan and strategy effectively targets and attracts your potential buyers. It’s a formula for success for you and your biggest investment.
Shelly is absolutely WONDERFUL. I've bought a house, sold that house, and purchased another house. All three times with realtors and my experience with Shelly was, hands down, the best of them all. And that's not to say my other two realtors weren't really great; because they were. I'd write them glowing reviews too, but I wouldn't say they were better than Shelly. She made the scary process of buying a house in the fast-paced Austin market so much easier (and dare I say enjoyable) than I was expecting. She never let us get down about finding the perfect house within our price range, even though it was tight. She responded lightning fast to our questions and did the hard work of getting us the best deal on the home we bought. She even stayed in contact after closing! She checked in to see how we were settling in and made sure we were comfortable with everything. She's diligent, kind, hardworking, and a total dream to work with. She will absolutely help you find the perfect house.
Jared & Sarah S.
Shelly was invaluable in selling our home and buying a new one. Although we were experienced home buyers, the marketplace had changed dramatically since we last bought and sold a home. Shelly worked hard to market our beautiful, but a little awkward Central Austin home, connecting us with a stager, arranging many, many open houses, using social media and even offering to house our dogs during one of the open houses! She gave us solid advice on pricing, was always available to answer questions and helped us negotiate a satisfactory price on the sale. Finding us a new home was a challenge she handled with the utmost professionalism and a lot of laughter. She understood we didn’t want a cookie-cutter home. Cost, location, and future potential were key factors in choosing a new place. She even recommended looking in parts of the city we hadn’t even considered before. We weren’t afraid of homes that were unusual or needed lot of work to meet our standards. We toured some real dogs (usually at our request) to amazing homes, but had never purchased any home in a for-sale-by-owner transaction. She remained unflappable in potentially complicated situations and helped us look at all the options to make solid decisions that were right for us.
Mike & Tracy S.
Shelly was always helpful and quick to respond to any questions, queries or requests for help during the time we waited for our new house to complete being built and closing on it. She was diligent in researching city laws when some sidewalk issues came up and was useful in supplying names and recommendations for inspection services when we asked. She was always a pleasure to talk to and we would recommend Shelly and use her again ourselves should the occasion arise.
Leila & Damon O.
After our house didn't sell for four months, we chose Shelly as our new real estate agent. She had a buyer lined up within about one week, and we closed on the sale about 4 weeks later. I couldn't be happier about how things went with Shelly. She gave great advice about staging and marketing the property that made all the difference.
We found Shelly through an Open House she hosted in Crestview and immediately knew she was the right Realtor for us. In person, she is down to earth, honest, and a good listener when it comes to finding out what kind of house you want. She is highly responsive, embraces the latest technology, and is deeply knowledgeable of the Austin real estate market. Shelly adjusted her schedule around our busy work week, making it feel like we were her top priority. In a market with 2 months of supply, when you find a house you like you have to act quickly before someone else gets the contract. Shelly worked extremely hard to ensure our offer was prepared quickly (within hours of looking at the home) and was great at communicating and negotiating with the seller’s agent. She scheduled the inspections for us using reputable local companies. Closing was a breeze, thanks to careful planning and attention to detail on Shelly’s part. We were very pleased with our experience, despite the market conditions favoring sellers, and would highly recommend Shelly if you are looking for a Realtor who truly has your best interest at heart!
Tyler & Sara D.
I contacted Shelly to sell my mid-century home (a 1950s bungalow) in Crestview after reading about her appreciation for the architecture of that time period and familiarity with the Austin market on a well-known renovation blog. Because I live in another state, it was important to me to have a trusted partner, and after meeting Shelly and reviewing her thorough market assessment, I felt completely comfortable in the long-distance home-selling process. Shelly went above and beyond in advising me on how to prepare the house for sale (including staging), negotiations, and closing quickly. She’s a great communicator and she knows the local market so you should feel confident that she’ll keep your best interest in mind and that she’ll sell your home on the most favorable terms. I highly recommend Shelly, and if I ever move back to the Austin area, I would definitely use her as my agent again.
It is rare to find someone whose natural personality and talents fit their job description, but that is Shelly Hemingson. Shelly is an advocate of historic homes, passionate about interior design, and above all has a natural gift of connecting with new people easily! When my mom decided she was ready to sell her home, I was confident that Shelly would be the right person to get the job done successfully.
What makes Shelly a cut above all the rest? Not only is she organized and knowledgeable but she really cares about the quality of her work. From the initial consultation, Shelly came prepared and had done her homework about what it was going to take to sell this house. She provided us with a complete and thorough evaluation of the market and explained the current trends and comps. Also, knowing that selling a house can be an emotional experience, Shelly was very careful not to rush through the process and patiently listened to my mom’s concerns and answered each question she had to the best of her ability. Even while on vacation, Shelly was accessible through e-mail and stayed in touch with my mom knowing that important decisions needed to be made regardless. Shelly did a great job pricing the home and also getting it ready for an open house. She went the extra mile, and helped clean and straighten up because she takes pride in representing the homeowner. She even baked cookies to give the house a nice aroma and feeling of home as people walked through on the first day, so creative and unique!
She is also highly capable of handling tough negotiations and stays calm through the process. She was able to be a great sounding board and resource during some difficult moments as my mom needed to make the best decision that was right for her. I was impressed with her ability to negotiate and advocate on our behalf. You feel like Shelly is in your corner, which is important in choosing your agent. I highly recommend Shelly Hemingson; if you hire her you won’t be disappointed!
Shelly was so great to work with. I was feeling overwhelmed because I needed to find a house quickly and she made the process so easy! She took my vague description of what I wanted and where I wanted to be and found a house that is just perfect for me. I would highly recommend her!
Shelly represented me in 2014 when I listed my rental house. Within days, we had several full price or over asking price offers. She expertly navigated the process of managing multiple offers and led us to a great outcome! She is a native of Austin and knows this market inside and out. But most importantly, she is fun to work with and will bend over backwards to make her clients happy. I highly recommend using Shelly, whether you’re buying, selling, or both!
I was a first-time home buyer in Austin and met Shelly as the parent of one of my students. Everything from beginning to end was completely taken care of, and she made it so easy. I started searching for a place in December, and looked at only a few homes before I found “the one”. Negotiations went fast (one weekend), and everything ran smoothly at the closing. I can’t say I’ve had a better customer service experience anywhere else without a hitch!
This was our first home-buying experience, and I can’t imagine a better one! Having saved for years to afford a home, we were on a strict budget, but Shelly treated us like we were million-dollar clients! Every phone call was answered or returned promptly, and with an enthusiastic, pleasant attitude. An Austin native, Shelly has an extensive network of relationships with other professionals, and was prepared with a list of options any time we asked for guidance. She handles all paperwork electronically, and when something has to be done in person, she came to us, working around our schedule. She was happy to offer her professional opinion, but was always respectful and accommodating of our choices, even when they differed from what she advised. Most importantly to us, she never once tried to show us anything outside of our stated budget. Shelly not only made our home-buying experience painless, she made it fun! We can’t wait to work with her again.
David & Elizabeth V.
Shelly demonstrated that she was committed to selling our house. She helped us prepare and stage it, and then held open houses and pursued buyers aggressively. She had a positive and helpful attitude throughout the process.
Sue M. & Jerry F.