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Meet Trailblazer Shelton Wilder

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shelton Wilder.

A Los Angeles native for 13 years, Shelton Wilder’s knowledge of the local schools, neighborhoods and subdivisions is accentuated whenever she assists her clients in achieving their real estate goals. A veteran entrepreneur with many years of experience serving the needs of affluent clientele, she has a talent for negotiating and marketing, as well as a complex understanding of real estate and customer service. She specializes in residential and commercial real estate in Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades, making exceptions to travel to other areas where her clients have interests.

Shelton prides herself on her ability to provide clients with a positive experience and hassle-free transactions. Her enthusiasm, positivism and approachability, combined with her creative eye for design, years of real-world experience and degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia endear her to clients, adding value to their processes. Having worked in sales for most of her career which began at the age of 16, and as a business owner for the last 13 years, she leverages her focused, detail-oriented, problem-solving mentality and has a proven track record of success, helping investors, developers and sellers of estate properties.

With exceptional networking and research skills, Shelton excels at finding hidden, ‘off-market’ listings and matching her buyers with the perfect homes and lifestyles to fit their needs. She also helps sellers maximize their homes’ aesthetic value through her creativity and penchant for organization. Taking a relationship centered approach, she maintains open, honest communications and collaborates with her team of multi-talented experts as well as vast network of colleagues to deliver outstanding results time and again, earning her the highly regarded Douglas Elliman Gold Award 2018, No.5 in “Women in Real Estate: 5 Talented Females Who Are Making Waves” by Real Estate Express, as well as a nomination in the LA Business Journal as Entrepreneur of the Year.

An enterprising person, Shelton’s diverse professional background includes an appearance on Million Dollar Listing in addition to several TV pilots, a year of Improv and stand-up comedy. Her calm and inviting exterior bellies a highly motivated individual with astute business sense and who successfully established a number of successful fashion-oriented businesses, one of which was featured on Shark Tank.

Recognizing that embracing the latest technologies and strategies is key to delivering great client services, Shelton has partnered with Compass, the first modern real estate platform, to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless.

Shelton is passionate about women empowerment, which fuels her drive to mentor and help other women in the business. Married and mother to two sons, she enjoys spending time with her family when free. She also dines out with friends and volunteers at her son’s preschool.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As a mom of boys and a full-time realtor/CEO of my team, it’s been a struggle to maintain balance without the guilt. But, as a family we’ve managed to create a rhythm that is working really well. I tell my boys, ages 4 and 6, that I’m a better mommy when they share me with others. They call it, “going to my workshop.” Not sure if they really understand but I have regular date nights with them twice a week. The boys love it and they feel special and I’m 100% focused on them. I’m proud that they see that their mom works really hard. And my husband is extremely supportive. In the beginning, it was tough for all of us as building this business can really test your belief in yourself and if you’re doing the right thing. My advice for anyone getting into real estate is to follow the rule of having 12 months of income set aside and just keep showing up every single day and that includes social media. Tell the world what you’re doing. Be a self-promoter. No one else is going to do it!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Shelton Wilder Group – what should we know?
I am super proud of my Southern roots. Not only has it taught me the gift of hospitality but it’s given me the fortitude to do this business of luxury real estate. At Shelton Wilder Group, our slogan is “Open the door to wilder possibilities.” I love to go above and beyond and giving gifts not only to my clients but to the other agents I work with
– it’s a big part of my business. I’m also known for my “Wilder Wednesday” videos . . . “Hi Friends!” Real estate is about the client and their needs. As a communication queen, it’s very important to be available to my clients as this business can be 25/7.

What’s the most important piece of advice you could give to a young woman just starting her career?
As I said previously, having 12 months of savings set aside is crucial and creating a social media game plan/presence. Also, network as much as you can and be of service. Lastly, always answer your phone and texts.

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Abby Blossom, Jordi Sanchez, Molly Marler

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