Shelley Bridge brings her 40 years of experience to both the buying and selling sides of the real estate business. When it comes to questions about market conditions, negotiating, title insurance or mortgage problems Shelley has seen most things before and if she hasn’t, she probably knows where to get the reliable answers her clients need to make good decisions. Starting her career in 1981, she has worked in both the strong buyer’s market of the 1980’s and the strong seller’s market of the 1990’s and understands what it takes to make transactions happen in both types of markets.
Shelley also understands the unique way homes are sold compared to other types of products. According to the multiple listing service, 97% of all real estate sales are co-op sales. This means that different brokers will represent the buyer and seller. Thus, Shelley knows that by maintaining a spotless reputation by treating her competitors with honesty and respect is vital to her business. Her fellow Realtors will want to sell her listings and will accept offers from her buyers.
Shelley is hard working and patient. She learned to work hard growing up in Iowa where work ethic was highly valued and as the child of depression era parents. She learned patience prior to entering real estate by working as a Physical Therapist. She graduated from the Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy in 1973 and worked a short time at Denver Health, then seven years at Craig Hospital with spinal cord injury and head injury patients.