When it comes to selling real estate in Metro Orlando – be it luxurious residential estates or exclusive waterfront properties – Shelley Heistand, ABR, GRI, CRS, hardly needs an introduction. She has been an integral part of Central Florida’s booming real estate scene for nearly a quarter of a century. And over that time has solidified her reputation as one of the area’s busiest and most successful real estate sales professionals.
In terms of sheer sales volume and high customer satisfaction, Shelley has few peers. From just 2009 alone, Shelley has collaborated on an eye-opening $267.2 million in property sales throughout the seven-country Metro Orlando market. It’s no accident that she consistently ranks among Central Florida’s top 100 real estate professionals for home sales, property listings and overall production. When you think of the more than 10,000 Realtors presently serving Central Florida’s competitive marketplace, those are, indeed, lofty credentials.
Her long and impressive list of industry awards and accolades earned for sales excellence read like a “Who’s Who” in real estate. They include. President’s Elite, President’s Premier, Legends Society and the International President’s Elite. Shelley has been a part of the dynamic Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate team located on Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park since 2009. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) – a rare designation that fewer than 2 percent of the nation’s Realtors hold. Shelley has been recognized outside the industry, as well, earning inclusion multiple times in ORLANDO Magazine’s annual Hot 100 Realtor List for sales production. She also is one of the special few in the market to earn a prestigious Five Star rating in customer satisfaction from Orlando Homebuyer Magazine.
Although Shelley has established a successful niche as a specialist for luxury, high-end properties carrying multi-million-dollar price tags, she services the entire real estate spectrum. That includes beach and waterfront properties, estate homes, investment and second home properties and vacation properties throughout Metro Orlando tri-county market of Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties.
There is one area that Shelley is more passionate about than real estate: animals. She is a co-founder of Winter Park Lost Pets (www.winterparklostpets.com), a free, public service website devoted to finding and reuniting lost pets with their owners. Since its inception in 2009, the website has helped reunite more than 1,100 of lost pets in the Winter Park/Orlando area with their forever families.