Shelley Panas

    Shelley Panas

    Living in Paradise! After running a successful company in Colorado Springs I decided that although mountains are beautiful, it was time for beaches. I relocated to Florida and joined the highly successful team at CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises -- the #1 C21 in Florida! I love it here! There is always something new to experience. At the end of the day it is so nice to hop on my bike and head to the beach. The feel of sand squishing between my toes, listening to the waves crash on the shore while watching the sun paint the sky beautiful shades of gold, red and purple as it set is the perfect way to end my day.
    So I ask, why just come visit when you can stay? Specializing in Residential Real Estate Quite simply, it is enjoyable helping people sell and buy real estate in a timely fashion. It is really fun to watch someone who is buying a home when they find the right one. They light up! Their smiles get wide and their eyes shine. Guiding a buyer through all of the negotiations, financing, and each of the other processes to make sure that this is smooth and effortless for them brings me a lot of satisfaction. Working with someone who wants to sell their home just might be my favorite part. There is a ton of information out there, and a lot of it is conflicting. Helping a seller navigate through all of that information and work out the details I can help avoid the mistakes and stress that frequently accompany a real estate transaction. Communication is a key component. Weekly updates, along with my Listing Plan of Action, ensures that they are kept in the loop so we can sell their home for the highest price possible as quickly as possible. After all, my job isn't to LIST their home, it is to SELL their home! Working Unending Pursuit of Excellence Real estate and all that goes along with it, such as mortgages, appraisals, inspections, negotiations and contracts doesn't have to be intimidating. When you work with someone who studies the industry and makes a point of keeping up on the rules and regulations, it takes the burden off you. Now, wrap that up into someone who is loyal, fun, and demonstrates strong integrity. In a nut shell, that's me. I work to make certain that the job is complete and stress free for you. Let's Get Started! I would love to speak to you about your real estate needs and how I can help you achieve your goal and make the most of today's real estate's ever changing climate. That all starts with you telling me what is important to you.
    I am proud to be an Agent with CENTURY 21 Beggins. We hold 10 offices with over 400 agents throughout the Tampa Bay area including: Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. We are the #1 CENTURY 21 in the state of Florida and were named Tampa Bay's Top Workplace by Tampa Bay Times since 2010. In addition, we are the #15 CENTURY 21 in the nation, and #21 in the world out of over 8,000 offices. When selling your home, our brokerage offers true, worldwide coverage through www.century21global.com . Sellers and Buyers, you can view homes just like I do, straight from the MLS, for FREE and in Real Time through My ZAP Site . I would love to speak to you more about your real estate needs, see how I can help you achieve your goals and make the most of today's real estate in an ever changing climate.

    My Client Testimonials

    Shelley Panas was our realtor when my husband and I decided to move from Florida to Arizona in 2019. She was very professional and efficient. In October 2020, after my husband passed away, I decided to move back to Nokomis, Florida for the interim until I decided what to do. I called Shelley and we did a virtual walkthrough of the house that I eventually purchased. She was extremely helpful and accommodating. Fast forward a year and a half later and my decision to move to Portugal, I contacted Shelley again to help with the sale of my house. I received excellent service and Shelley help me sell my house quickly and for a great price. I highly recommend working with Shelley if you are looking to buy or sell on the Suncoast. ~ Linda Roisum, Portugal
    Our century 21 agent who sold our home in Bountiful, Utah did a great job for us. She set it all up for us to work with Shelley in buying our home here in Florida¿and Shelley didn¿t disappoint!! We had a great experience both selling our home and buying our home with Century 21. We¿d definitely recommend Shelley to anyone. ~ Tammi Riquino, Venice
    Shelley did an excellent job in selling our home. She was responsive to all of our needs and worked hard at selling and marketing our home. ~ Sean Robb
    We worked with Shelley Panas for a previous property purchase in Florida in addition to this latest purchase. We were out of state much of the time for both purchases; Shelley was always able to 'show' us the property via FaceTime or some other virtual means and give us her insight as to the property, location, and other pertinent information. Shelley is very knowledgeable and professional, in addition to being very friendly and enjoyable to work with. She knows the area well and imparts lots of great information for newcomers to Florida such as ourselves. We highly recommend Shelley and her team! ~ Mike & Dionne Roeder, Bradenton FL
    Shelley was extremely knowledgeable, well spoken, and professional. She responded instantly via email or texts to any questions or concerns. She was very thorough, right from the start, with possible property matches that were available. Shelley made herself available after hours to accommodate our schedule for virtual walk throughs, even helping to take a few measurements for us. She even showed us a live video of the community with help from an assistant while she drove. She helped to organize and coordinate the home inspection and final walk through. She immediately addressed any and all of our concerns. Since we purchased from out of state, she was even thoughtful enough to email us a list of the local utility companies with their contact information. The most important factor, above all, however, was her witty humor and charm! Simply put, we have never dealt with another realtor that even comes close to Shelley. She is extremely professional, and easy to communicate with, whether it be via phone, text, email or smoke signal. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Anything that she doesn't know, she'll research it and get back to you immediately. She makes you feel confident in your purchase, no hidden surprises. She's amazing! She doesn't try to sell you just to sell. She's honest in her representation of the home that she's showing, and that honesty is what made a connection with us. I had a great experience. ~ Byron Enciso, Bradenton, Fl
    Shelly is very competent and also very caring of my needs. She took the time to understand me. ~ Maureen Donohue Sarasota
    I will highly recommend Shelley for all your real estate requirements ~ Rick Vallejo
    This is my second time purchasing and first time selling with Shelly, She was an amazing help as we were doing everything from out of state. We had 100 percent confidence that she understood us and our needs in finding a slice of paradise AGAIN. Following her advice, lead and knowledge we sold, purchased and moved into the most amazing new home. Id recommend to anyone who's looking for a trusted real estate advisor to call on Shelly to handle their search or sale. Thank you. ~ Jamie Benatti Long Island NY
    Very informative, good communication, actively worked to help close on the house, since we were not local. ~ Mike Nelson Bradenton FL
    Excellent! Shelley was on top of things, ready to try different venues, 3_D videos,internet posting, etc, in general great to work with. Helping always available. Really happy to have worked with Shelley. I personally recommend Shelley Penas for any real state transaction. ~ Matias Pittaluga. Bradenton, Fl
    We had tremendous confidence that Shelly had taken the time to get to know us and understand what was most importance to us as a family and then she would use that knowledge to find us the perfect location and new home. Shelly was agent on the spot during the entire process, We needed to know she had our best interest in mind as we were out of state during much of the process. ~ James Long Island NY
    Shelly was fabulous. I am not tech savy and in this enviroment it is imperative that your agent be sensitive and knowledgeable about the latest apps and ways in which to use them to complete a transaction long distance as we did. Shelly also listened and intuitively knew how to handle both myself and my husband as we have to purchased real estate in 32 years. Much has changed.! Again i would recommend her to anyone thinking of purchasing property in Florida and as a matter of fact I have already done so. Can't over use Fabulous enough. Shelly took us directly to the property that we were searching for and completed the deal in record time. ~ Marcia Rust
    I re-iterate, Shelley Panas was professional and did a really good job in selling my property. ~ Nancy Donatelli, 2661 Woodgater Lane, Sarasota, Fl 34231
    I was able to get out of the townhouse and get into a home which I love. ~ Michael Males, Ellenton, FL
    A big thanks to Shelley for her help in selling the townhouse and the purchase of our new home. Very happy ~ Michael Males, Ellenton, FL
    Awesome real estate agent that did her research and did not waste anytime! Shelley went the extra mile for me in making sure all of the little details weren't taken care of in my new vacation home!!! ~ Steve Silvey. Ellenton
    I would say selling your home is in the top 5 of the most stressful of life events, but having the right people in your corner can drastically drop this in the ratings. Shelley Panas can do that for you! If you want to sell your home for the highest market value, with the least hassle while working with the highest grade of professionalism, I can whole heartedly recommend Shelley. I am a real estate closing officer and Ive been in this business the better part of 20 years. I have worked daily with Real Estate Agents in all this time and with that experience I have never worked with anyone who has come close to Shelley. What she brings to the table is nothing less than stellar. Shelley is professional to say the least. Professional not just in personality, but she brings the highest level of quality of industry knowledge in addition to expert advice and execution. Specifically, she is a highly qualified Realtor. She has exceptional knowledge of legal documentation and implementation. Her contract knowledge and negotiation skills are top-notch. She is organized and her paperwork is immaculate. Part of Shelleys service is that she hires a professional photographer to gain the best quality photos to parade your home. You would not believe how these photographs brought out the best features of my property. We listed the house at approximately 10 am on a Monday morning. Within 35 minutes the first showing was scheduled for later in the day. We had four additional showings the next day and then, simply because of lack of time we had to turn down two additional showings for the same day. We were presented with four 'good' offers that evening. There was a solid contract on my kitchen table in less than 32 hours. My side of the transaction was virtually flawless. The buyer has another story and had to work with a much lower level of service. Throughout the process, Shelley constantly stayed on them keeping them on schedule and communicated with me through every stage of the sale. Her communication skills and constant follow up were far beyond any expectations I could have imagined. She picked up her phone when she was available and she returned my calls promptly. I can never thank Shelley enough for the outstanding help in getting my home sold! ~ Polly Bennett, Sarasota
    Shelley was amazing from the start. The fact that we were out of state and looking for a home in Florida could have been a challenge, but Shelley made it easy. She knew what we were looking for, and made every effort to set appointments up for us to see as many places as we could during a very short period of time while we were in Florida. She followed up with us after we returned to NJ, and was always available to answer any questions we had. She was very easy to reach, and when we couldn't reach her, she returned our calls promptly. Her knowledge of the area was amazing. She never, ever pushed us to make decisions we weren't ready too. She offered to help us in any way that she could. She is not only a great realtor, but now she is a great friend. We've already recommended her to other friends who are considering a move to Florida, and we will continue to do so. We consider ourselves very lucky to have been referred to her and are extremely happy with our new home. Anyone lucky enough to work with Shelley, will not regret it! ~ Marci & Andy Kaye, Lakewood Ranch, FL
    I have purchased 5 homes in my life. Shelley BY FAR set the professional standard for all other realtors I have used and her knowledge of the local real estate market was invaluable. I highly recommend using Shelley Panas for her industry expertise. She has excellent communication and brought up crucial items to think about at key times. She knew we would be concerned after Hurricane Irma struck and risked her own life while power lines were still down to check on our home under contract and even sent us video for peace of mind - all without being asked. She constantly showed these additional personal touches that made the entire home buying process so much easier. Shelley's calm and reassuring manner was very comforting during the entire process. Her friendly and reliable manner was a pleasure to deal with even when we faced a couple of challenges. You want to use Shelley and have her sitting on your side of the table for negotiations because she is a fierce negotiator on your behalf. Shelley sells and it shows. ~ Todd Bellot, Sarasota
    She was absolutely a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend her to anyone that is interested in working with an excellent realtor who takes into consideration all aspects of the transaction. She is an outstanding professional agent that I would highly recommend!! Outstanding!!! ~ Timothy Enos, Sarasota Florida
    If you are looking to purchase a new home in the Bradenton-Sarasota market, I would highly recommend Shelley Parlin. She is extremely knowledgeable of the market and returns calls and does an excellent job of following up. ~ Michael Males, Bradenton, FL
    Shelley Parlin was our previous realtor. She found and made is possible to purchase our house long distance 16 months ago. When it came time to sell the property there was know question as to who we would call. Shelley as always did not disappoint us, we were listed and under contract in less than a week. I would and have recommended Shelley's expertise to other individuals that need to purchase of sell a property. ~ Timothy and Grace Teeter
    We reached out thru the net interest in properties in a few areas, 3 brokers contacted us with in a few hours. Shelly was the 2nd. We set appointments with 2 of the 3 brokers we felt comfortable with over the phone. This was for a few weeks away when we would be in town. Shelly not only set us up on a site to view properties but was in consent contact with ideas and possibilities. She set up a visiting schedule over 3 days that was not over whelming but covered many areas and options. She also provided help with a hotel and local events to do while we visited. a week into the procces we let the other broker go and worked 100 percent with Shelly ~ James and Lisa Benatti / Long Island NY
    Shelley was an excellent representation of Centry 21. I would highly recommend Shelley based on her knowledge of the industry, professionalism and her highly motivated personality. She was a pleasure to work with, she made the process seem effortless. Any future purchases or sales of property will be with Shelley. ~ Kevin Bowen St. Petersburg Florida
    Shelley Parlin is knowledgable, efficient and friendly, a complete pleasure to work with. ~ Mark Weston, Sarasota, FL
    Very hard working agent, true pleasure working with her. She made selling a house easy. ~ Alek and Michele Gregoire
    Our next door neighbor gave us the name of a broker in Naples who showed us 10 homes there and then she sent us to Shelly for homes in the Venice area. Shelley was great for us. We will be giving her name to any friends or relatives who are interested in real estate in the area. Everything was great. Thanks. ~ Gary and Doreen Snider Bemus Point, NY
    Shelley was awesome. She worked with us in everyway possible on time constraints. She was friendly, professional and accommodating to our schedules. Multiple issues came up due to the home inspections and issues to be resolved prior to closing. Shelley kept us updated at all times Shelley is a dynamic individual, we would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home. ~ Grace and Tim Teeter
    Always upbeat works hard constantly in contact with us and other agents Shelly goes the extra mile to get things done. ~ Thomas Farr Sarasota
    Shelley is always upbeat, works hard, constantly in communication with us and the other agents involved in the transaction. Shelley goes the extra mile to get things done. We received multiple offers above our asking price in just two weeks! Shelley made the entire process easy. We feel very lucky to have her as our agent. ~Tom Farr
    Shelley was very professional, honest, and nice. She showed us homes in the price range and with the amenities we desired in the locations we asked for. She was good with the sellers in the homes when they were present. We had a hard time with the banker we selected and she was very helpful in getting an extension for the closing and other matters as they came up. The lawyer she suggested had a wonderful para-legal who was able to pull everything together. The sellers trusted Shelley, and she helped us a lot. Shelley was great for us. We will be giving her name to any friends or relatives who are interested in real estate in the area. ~Gary & Doreen Snider
    Shelley Parlin is knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. She is a complete pleasure to work with. ~Mark Weston
    Very hard working agent! It was a true pleasure to work with Shelley. She made selling a house easy. ~ Alek and Michele Gregoire
    Shelley was Awesome! She worked with us in every way possible and around our time constraints. She was friendly, professional and always accommodated our busy schedules. Multiple issues came up due to the home inspection that needed to be dealt with prior to closing. She kept us updated at all times. Shelley is a dynamic individual and we would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home. ~ Tim & Grace Teeter
    Shelley provided great customer service. I cannot image buying or selling a home without her. It is not often you find someone who will always answer their phone, or always call you back, or even take the time to talk to you without being in a hurry to go. ~Violet Kotto
    Shelley doesn't live in the same state as I do, so she isn't licensed to help buy or sell homes in my area. The amazing thing is that even though she won't get the commission, she still took the time to talk with me, answer all of my questions, and then helped me make sure I was signed up to receive all of the benefits I have as a Veteran. Based on that alone, Shelley provides great customer service. All you Vets in Florida should give her a call. She will take care of you! ~Adam Beam USMC
    I tried to sell my home on my own thinking it would be easy and I would save money. The truth was, after six months and 3 contracts that fell apart, I realized I just did not have the ability to market my home and draw qualified buyers to it. Not selling the house was costing me money for taxes, HOA fees, and so on--all for a home that I was not even living in. Every deal was with someone that just could not pull together financing. I wasted a ton of time and energy trying to make the impossible become possible. When I finally was frustrated enough not to want to continue on y own I signed on with Shelley who had stayed in touch with me the entire six months I tried to sell it on my own. In 24 hours she had professional images taken and a great description of my house, and then got it listed on a ridiculous number of websites. The result was instantly noticeable. Showings started taking place immediately and the house was under contract with a qualified buyer in just 9 days. She managed ever process, every negotiation, and kept me informed so I could make smart decisions about how to proceed. I truly don't think I could have done this without Shelley helping me. She was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. My only regret is that I didn't hire her sooner. If you have a house that needs selling, look no further than Shelley. She will take great care of you. I will definitely only work with her when I need to buy or sell a property. ~Kevin Bowen

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      • Although I only became a realtor in early 2015, it seems like everything I did up to that point was preparing me for this career. For example, I grew up on a small farm in Southern Michigan. We often worked from before the sun was up until long after it had set. Real Estate also requires long hours and hard work, just not the farm animals.
      • My first job, other than part-time gigs as a waitress or hotel maid to put myself through college, was when I joined my family furniture store which I went on to co-own with my sister. Working with the public taught me a lot about customer service. The first lesson was that customer service is an attitude, not a department. When things go right it is easy to say I provide good service. Let's face it, there are times that things can go wrong. That is when it is crucial to stay in contact, and be forthright, even when the other person might not like the answer. Effective communication was my second lesson. To help solve problems I must understand them first. So, I ask questions. A lot of questions. Ultimately, 10 or 15 minutes of investigation puts me in the best position to provide a solution. That same practice serves me well as a Realtor.
      • From the furniture store I was recruited to be the Chief Operating Officer for a software company. That might not seem to be a logical progression. However, the software was specifically designed for the furniture industry and my background running my furniture business for 20 years made me the perfect fit. Knowing the daily struggles and successes of my customers helped me to empathize with their need for creative solutions.
      • Juggling eight different divisions, working with clients, employees, cooperative vendors, suppliers and my Board of Directors put a whole new demand on my schedule. Time management was important. Scratch that. Time management was imperative. It wasn't about getting as much done in the least amount of time possible, it is about getting the RIGHT things done at the RIGHT time.
      • The other key skill is that of negotiating, and in the corporate world I did it a lot. Through repetition and study, I learned to how to develop a winning solution. Now, as a Realtor being a strong negotiator protects my customer's best interest. In Real Estate, most people think of negotiations in terms of final selling price of a home, which is accurate but not complete. Every term in the agreement- from how much time a buyer gets to inspect the home, who will pay for repairs should any be needed, and even the date for the closing, are key components to a contract. Even what appears to be a minor detail can have a large impact for my customers.
      • After pursuing and attaining my Real Estate license, I quickly discovered that the skills I have spent my entire life earning are the exact skills necessary to be a great Realtor. My role comes down to communicate effectively, ask great questions, maintain control over critical timelines, negotiate successfully and provide excellent customer service.

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • MRP (Military Relocation Professional) I have the honor of working with many of our military service members and their families and veterans. Being able to Ability to identify and provide services that help service members sell or find and purchase suitable homes is a privilege. I help find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to work so that they can take full advantage of available benefits and support.
      • SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Not everyone moves to Florida to retire, but with 1000 people moving here, it sure feels like it. I work hard to ensure that I have the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.
      • AHWD (At Home With Diversity) There is an increasingly diverse pool of home buyers and seller. I have the specialized training and expertise that transcends cultural barriers allowing me to work effectively with and within the changing world.
      • GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) This is my current continuing education project. Approximately 40% completed, the work has helped me gain in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success, which helps me better serve my clients and community.
      • RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) Whether it is for a buyer or seller every sale involves more than one round of negotiations. By sharpening my skills I am able to be a skillful advocate for my customers during what can be a stressful process.

      My Community Involvement

      • Easter Seals Southwest Florida Part of every sale, whether I am helping the buyer or the seller, goes directly to Easter Seals, which is CENTURY 21's corporate charity. Last year as a group we donated just shy of $3 Million!
      • Nate's Honor Animal Rescue Tickled pink is the only way to describe how I felt when our office at CENTURY 21 partnered up to support Nate's. My own beloved dog, Cami, was a shelter rescue and has been with me since 2004.
      • Tiny Hands Foundation This is my newest addition and one that brings instant gratification. This group is dedicated making children's lives better. Back-to-school backpacks full of goodies, teddy bear brigade, and Christmas gift baskets are both fun, and rewarding, to be a part of.

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