Sold over 250 Million in Residential Real Estate
Washingtonian Best Agent 2015 & 2016
Top Individual Agent at Compass DC 2015
Top Agent Network: Verified Member
Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide
SRS Designation (Seller Representative Specialist)
CRS Designation (Certified Residential Specialist)
CNE Designation (Certified Negotiation Expert)
Shelley started her career in real estate in 1997. Previously, she received her degree from University of Maryland in Biology/Zoology. Shelley was pursuing her master’s degree in public health when she fell in love with helping people navigate the adventure of buying and selling property. She loves putting all the pieces of the puzzle together from what type of property her client wants, the negotiations, following all the details through to closing and maintaining the relationship afterward.
Shelley works to make the process fun and personable yet very professional for her clients. She is both diplomatic and conscientious, with a strong “can-do” attitude. Managing people’s expectations is a core value for Shelley, along with helping her clients understand the real estate process based on existing market conditions.
Shelley specializes in people – her clients and their referrals – and not by neighborhood. As a result, her business is 99.9 percent referral based, reflecting the quality of the long term relationships she builds. She works with all types of clients from first-time buyers & sellers to seasoned investors and across all levels and prices of properties. When not working, Shelley enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with her two children, ages 8 & 10. Shelley also has a great love of animals, especially dogs, and donates 1 percent of all of her commissions to the Humane Society. Her beloved chocolate Labrador Maddie, who died in 2012, was often pictured in her business cards because Shelley believes that everyone, human or canine, deserves a good home.
“Shelley Gold is the real deal. When I say she goes above and beyond the call of duty, I'm not just offering up a meaningless cliché, I mean it with bells on. I have never had the pleasure of working with someone who manages to balance a drive for perfection, extreme professionalism and genuinely personable warmth as a human being with such success. . . I have joked with her since that she's not just a real estate agent, she's a therapist, life coach and all round resource expert! Seriously, this lady has the answer for everything. If she can't do it herself, she absolutely knows someone who can. When it comes to selling our home for the next move, we won't trust it to anyone else.”
- Laura & Peter
“Shelley has helped me buy two homes and sell another. She is, in a word, extraordinary. She is smart, detail oriented, knows the local market, and is a skilled negotiator. At every step of the process, she was extremely responsive and helpful. She provided great advice, politely and knowledgeably helped me reframe my expectations when they were excessive, and was tireless once we developed and agreed-upon game plan. Perhaps most importantly, I trusted her to give me great advice without pushing me in a direction with which I wasn't comfortable. I felt she was on my side in making critical decisions about a very important decision for me financially and for my family and kids. I would highly, highly recommend her.”
“We have worked with Shelley on 6 transactions over the past 16 years. I have consistently used her because of the combination of knowledge, skills, and business savvy that she brings to each transaction. She anticipates our needs, is thorough in handling the largest to the smallest details, and reduces stress in every transaction. I always feel like I have a strategic advantage with her representing me.”
- Jennifer & Jonathan