“As first time home-buyers, my husband and I naturally had a lot of questions and concerns about making the most important purchase of our lives. Shelly was there to help guide us through each step and explained things thoroughly. She also shared information in a easy to understand way and we felt confident that we were making informed decisions. She took the stress and anxiety out of the home buying experience. We are so grateful for her patience and professionalism.
Shelly surpassed all of our expectations about her performance as a realtor. She was extremely knowledgeable and accessible. She even came to our apartment on a Sunday evening to submit a very time sensitive bid in for a home. She answered text messages and phone calls in a very timely manner- sometimes responding almost instantly! I know she had many other clients' needs to juggle while she was working with us but we honestly felt like her only clients. She is a wonderful person to work with and we will definitely reach out to her with any of our future real estate needs.
In summary, our overall experience was amazing! We found our dream starter home and Shelly made that a reality. We could not have asked for a better realtor. My family members have also counted on Shelly for buying and selling their homes and she's always comes through with great results. My co-worker recently asked if I knew any realtors in the area and without hesitation, I recommended Shelly Porter and Century 21 Redwood Realty.”
Rebecca Howick: Burke, VA (Buyer)
David Wash DC (Seller)
“A trusted friend recommended Shelly to me. My friend was right; Shelly was amazing. She taught me the ins and outs of home-buying throughout the process. She was patient, helpful and supportive. She fought hard for me when I had questions or concerns and made me feel comfortable with the process and the property. She even helped me find a contractor to made some improvements on my place in a timely manner. I trust her opinion and expertise. If and when I need her services again, I will definitely stick with her. ”
Meg, Alexandria (Buyer)
“Shelly Porter skillfully managed a renovation and sale of my home. Even after I moved out of the area Shelly took care of everything. She is simply amazing! ”
Joan Manning (Seller)
“Shelly was a wonderful agent to a first-time homebuyer like me. Each interaction was not just about showing me places, but also educating me about the process and what to look for. She would also help me figure out what my priorities and giving me time to think about it. When I found MY place, she answered questions about every step and all the players, and I never doubted that I was making the right decision.
Shelly had helped a family member find their home, and she was the first person I approached when I was ready to buy my first home. From that first meeting, she made me feel very comfortable and knew how to help a first-time homebuyer: making suggestions of what to look for, asking if certain things were important to me without judgement, answering questions in a timely manner, being flexible to my schedule, etc. While professional and knowledgeable, she was also unfailingly enthusiastic!
Thank you, Shelly, and Century 21 Redwood Realty for making this experience as pleasant as possible. Shelly helped make my long-term goal (home ownership) a reality by making each step approachable and understandable. By the time I found the place I wanted to bid on, I knew what the rest of the process would be like and felt prepared.”
Maera B, Alexandria (Buyer)
“Shelly is fantastic- she helped us every step of the way in finding our dream home. She taught us about each part of the process so that we were active participants rather than being overwhelmed by home buying. ”
Betsy Miller, Sterling (Buyer)
“Shelly Portwr has become such a great friend through our entire house buying, selling, and then buying again experience. Shelly is trustworthy and knows what she is doing. There is no silly question you can ask her. She explains everything very well, even to the first time home buyer. She has patience and is willing to look at as many houses as necessary in order to find your perfect home. She knows what to look for in houses that the average buyer may not. She's positive and focused. I love how realistic she is once you've made an offer. There is no false hope, just facts that are presented. We've loved working with Shelly and would totally recommend her to any friend we had who was in the market to buy or sell their home. ”
hollie daniel (Seller)
“Shelly has now helped us buy two homes and sell one and she could not have been more helpful, attentive, patient, creative and oriented towards our desired goals. I highly recommend her to everyone I know in the market for a home. She guided my family through some difficult hurdles with grace and understanding making the whole experience so much less stressful than it otherwise would have been. ”
Justin, Aldie, Virginia (Buyer)
“Shelly Porter was an absolute professional. She made the process of selling my home nearly stress free. I knew that I could trust her to guide me through the process. What stood out to me most was her competence in general. She took great effort to explain the details and to make me feel confident with our plan to sell. Shelly always responded to me promptly and was always accessible. I strongly recommend her to others and will be using her again in the future.”
Chris Pierce, Springfield (Seller)
“Shelly is an outstanding professional estate agent, with a flair for matching her clients with a home hand picked to their desires. We have known Shelly for over 6 years and have utilised her services for both buying and selling property. We will definitely use Shelly future
We could not recommend Shelly enough, she is a joy to work with and really makes her clients feel important.
Dan Foster, Arlington VA (Buyer)
“We love Shelly!!! She is the very best.
Shelly is outstanding. Just above and beyond any expectations. ”
Courtney, Arlington (Buyer)
“Shelly is the best realtor that we have ever had. Most people use a realtor once maybe twice in a lifetime. We have used her services for 3 transactions thus far. I am pretty confident that we will be using her again. She is very available when questions arise and she is knowledgeable of the area and the market. She is by far the best realtor ever!!”
R. Harris (Buyer)
“Shelly is the consummate professional and represented our interests beautifully both in the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new one. She was our advocate, ally and partner in the process and her patience, honesty and sense of humor can't be matched. We can't imagine working with anyone else!”
Angela and Kyle Brown, Fairfax, VA (Buyer)
“We were very impressed with Shelly the first time we met her and our instincts were right. She is a great real estate agent, very knowledgable and DETERMINED! I am so glad we went with her.”
Beth G (Seller)
“I would recommend Shelly Porter to anyone looking for an excellent real estate agent. She was knowledgeable, accessible, and courteous. She had an excellent marketing plan, and we followed the plan. We had a full price offer within 5 days of putting the house on the market. We are very happy with our experience with Shelly Porter and Century 21 Redwood Realty- Arlington Office. ”
John Pennella, Alexandria (Seller)
“Shelly Porter was a fantastic broker having helped us find our rental unit and now our condominium. She was incredibly patient, helpful, and, most importantly, honest with us throughout the home-buying process. She never once made us feel pressured into making a decision and was available for our needs whenever any issues arose.”
Nirish Doshi - Alexandria, VA (Buyer)
“Shelly was a pleasure to work with. Very adept at working the automated tools to focus on our locus of interest and our requirement for the place we were looking to purchase.”
Stephen Selwyn, Ashburn, VA (Buyer)
“Shelly is great to work with and I immediately felt comfortable working with her. She was efficient and organized.”
Ellen Lindh, Sterling , VA (Buyer)
“She posted the property on almost all sides I could think of that greatly impacted the sale of her property. She was very informative, very supportive, and very knowledgeable. She consistently kept in touch with the other realtor on the buyers end. She made personal trips to the title company mortgage company and realtors office to help get this house closed there was a large amount of issues on the buyers end that she personally she made personal trips to the title company mortgage company and realtors office to help get this house closed there was a large amount of issues on the buyers and spoon feed the dumb buyer realtor the close my house. Shelly is the best realtor in Northern Virginia if not the state.”
M duck (Seller)
“We had to quickly move to Arizona after putting our house on the market. Shelly made selling our home from a distance low stress. She went above and beyond to make sure that we had all the information we needed in a timely manner. Shelly is fantastic!”
Carolyn, Phoenix, AZ (Seller)
“Shelly really listens when you tell her what type of property you want and knows the NOVA area very well. She is a great communicator.”
Susan Wilson, Woodbridge, VA (Buyer)