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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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Shelley brings an award-winning marketing background to real estate in Portland. With a client-first attitude teamed with a calm demeanor and fact-based analysis, Shelley takes the guess work out of market values by offering clear and concise statistics so you can buy and sell with confidence. 
Born and raised in Canada with a previous 15 year broadcasting background under her belt, Shelley approaches real estate with strong and gritty negotiating skills, complete transparency, and expert marketing capabilities that are bar-none. Check out her reviews on Zillow to see what others are saying about her.

So here's the deal: I wouldn't buy a house with anyone who isn't Shelley. She's probably the best in Portland. She stood up for us and made sure we were covered when an incredibly difficult seller wouldn't hold up their end of the deal, she hooked us up with a fantastic inspector, a fabulous and incredibly helpful mortgage team, great specialists (basements, wiring, handyman) to make sure we weren't getting into deals that were over our heads or comfort levels. Additionally, there were a number of houses that we loved but with her keen eye and years of experience, she was able to point out some trouble spots that either kept us out of bad deals, or set us on the path to know what to ask for in an inspection, stuff that we didn't know to look for. She won't let you buy a bad house without at least saying "look at that thing". We're now in our dream house, in our dream neighborhood, and Shelley even met the locksmith to get the locks rekeyed when we couldn't stay home from work. To top it all off? She's fun to be around, clearly cares about her clients, and will work her butt off for you to get you the best deal. I will always recommend her. Take her with you on your buying or selling journey--you'll be so glad you did!

— mmpeters03

We worked with Shelley to sell our old house and buy a new one. She was great. Very accessible, easy to work with, professional, personable, and knowledgable. We have 2 young kids and had a lot going on while we were going through this process, and she was so patient with us and took care of so much behind the scenes. I know there are lots of great realtors out there, but man, Shelley is the best.

— user39299613

Shelley helped us go through the process of buying our first home. With her guidance not only did we survive the ordeal we thrived. I highly recommend her she had incredible insight when looking at homes and was able to show us things we might have missed upon first viewing. She was incredibly responsive whenever we had questions about the process and went out of her way to make sure we were getting the best deal. I cannot think of anybody else I would want in my corner when it comes to real estate.

— iamtheultimatebaker

Shelley was an amazing agent. As first time buyers she showed us our first home which we fell in love with, walked us through the entire process, and was incredibly responsive to all my questions and emails. Cannot recommend more highly."

— Haley McCammon

The one thing you want when you're negotiating the ins and outs of purchasing a house, is a confident, knowledgeable, and experienced real estate agent. Shelley Zavitz is just that; she gave great advice, she looked into any questions we had, she was prompt, she was professional, and she handled negotiations-in the crazy Portland market-with certainty and grace. Above all else, Shelley brought with her a sense of calm one finds with a person who knows what they are doing.

— Kristin Clara

Shelley is nothing short of the perfect real estate agent. I am so grateful to have had her on my side as a first time home buyer. Shelley takes the time to get to know you, truly understand your needs, and uncover needs you didn't even know you had. She makes her clients, and their comfort and happiness, her top priority. Her honesty and expertise always gave me confidence that I was making the right decisions. The detail and care she put into helping me buy my first home is astonishing (she is coming over to my house soon to show me how to change a furnace filter). Shelley's humor and kindness takes all the pain out of the process. When I found my house, I was actually a little sad because it meant I wouldn't be spending my weekends looking at houses with Shelley anymore.

— eshepanek

I heard great things about Shelley before even meeting her. Upon our first meeting, I could tell I was in good hands. She was prepared, knowledgable, and straight-forward, all while being just a great person to be around. Shelley invests herself in her clients and truly cares about them. She makes the real estate world less intimidating when you know you have her in your corner. She is always available when you have a question and works tirelessly to achieve your goals. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Shelley and through this process I am honored to call her a friend as well. I highly recommend Shelley to anyone in need of real estate expertise, you will not be disappointed!

— zuser20150105153114424

Looking for a GREAT realtor who will go the extra mile for you? Look no further. I met Shelley while out scouting open houses in East Portland with our son who was in the market for his first home. I immediately sensed her authenticity and professionalism, and I was impressed with her depth of knowledge, and the clarity in describing subtle but important differences between various neighborhoods, and the challenges of current real estate market in Portland. Long story short, we hired Shelley to be our agent. She listened and asked all the right questions, arranged numerous tours of homes that met our specs. Once the perfect home was identified and offer accepted, she went the extra mile (on multiple occasions) to be our advocate and assure we ended up with the best deal possible. In Portland's crazy real estate market, you need someone who can & will respond quickly, work hard on your behalf to protect your interest 100%. That's why I wholeheartedly recommend Shelley Zavitz!

— Mary Van Domelen

Shelley went above and beyond as our realtor. She is very knowledgeable about the market and always gave us pros and cons about the houses we were looking at and made sure we didn't make a decision just based on emotion. Shelley was always available to answer our questions, so much that I often wondered if she ever took a day off! Shelley is also a wonderful person with an amazing sense of humor, which made a big difference in a market as difficult as Portland. I would recommend Shelley to friends and family and I believe she is a huge asset to Hasson Realty.

— michellewagner4

Looking for a GREAT realtor who will go the extra mile for you? Look no further. I met Shelley while out scouting open houses in East Portland with our son who was in the market for his first home. I immediately sensed her authenticity and professionalism, and I was impressed with her depth of knowledge, and the clarity in describing subtle but important differences between various neighborhoods, and the challenges of current real estate market in Portland. Long story short, we hired Shelley to be our agent. She listened and asked all the right questions, arranged numerous tours of homes that met our specs. Once the perfect home was identified and offer accepted, she went the extra mile (on multiple occasions) to be our advocate and assure we ended up with the best deal possible. In Portland's crazy real estate market, you need someone who can & will respond quickly, work hard on your behalf to protect your interest 100%. That's why I wholeheartedly recommend Shelley Zavitz!

— Mary Van Domelen

I heard great things about Shelley before even meeting her. Upon our first meeting, I could tell I was in good hands. She was prepared, knowledgable, and straight-forward, all while being just a great person to be around. Shelley invests herself in her clients and truly cares about them. She makes the real estate world less intimidating when you know you have her in your corner. She is always available when you have a question and works tirelessly to achieve your goals. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Shelley and through this process I am honored to call her a friend as well. I highly recommend Shelley to anyone in need of real estate expertise, you will not be disappointed!

— zuser20150105153114424

Shelley is nothing short of the perfect real estate agent. I am so grateful to have had her on my side as a first time home buyer. Shelley takes the time to get to know you, truly understand your needs, and uncover needs you didn't even know you had. She makes her clients, and their comfort and happiness, her top priority. Her honesty and expertise always gave me confidence that I was making the right decisions. The detail and care she put into helping me buy my first home is astonishing (she is coming over to my house soon to show me how to change a furnace filter). Shelley's humor and kindness takes all the pain out of the process. When I found my house, I was actually a little sad because it meant I wouldn't be spending my weekends looking at houses with Shelley anymore.

— eshepanek

The one thing you want when you're negotiating the ins and outs of purchasing a house, is a confident, knowledgeable, and experienced real estate agent. Shelley Zavitz is just that; she gave great advice, she looked into any questions we had, she was prompt, she was professional, and she handled negotiations-in the crazy Portland market-with certainty and grace. Above all else, Shelley brought with her a sense of calm one finds with a person who knows what they are doing

— clarakristin

Shelley was an amazing agent. As first time buyers she showed us our first home which we fell in love with, walked us through the entire process, and was incredibly responsive to all my questions and emails. Cannot recommend more highly.

— haley mccammon1

Shelley helped us go through the process of buying our first home. With her guidance not only did we survive the ordeal we thrived. I highly recommend her she had incredible insight when looking at homes and was able to show us things we might have missed upon first viewing. She was incredibly responsive whenever we had questions about the process and went out of her way to make sure we were getting the best deal. I cannot think of anybody else I would want in my corner when it comes to real estate.

— iamtheultimatebaker

Shelley is nothing short of the perfect real estate agent. I am so grateful to have had her on my side as a first time home buyer. Shelley takes the time to get to know you, truly understand your needs, and uncover needs you didn't even know you had. She makes her clients, and their comfort and happiness, her top priority. Her honesty and expertise always gave me confidence that I was making the right decisions. The detail and care she put into helping me buy my first home is astonishing (she is coming over to my house soon to show me how to change a furnace filter). Shelley's humor and kindness takes all the pain out of the process. When I found my house, I was actually a little sad because it meant I wouldn't be spending my weekends looking at houses with Shelley anymore.

— Emma

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, Owner & CEO

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01/12/2020 - jackiearbour

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $450K in Richmond, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


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"I was completely new to home buying and while my partner had owned his own home previously, we had been renting for many years and therefore had been out of the game for a long time. We had worked with a couple other realtors and were losing faith in our decision to buy based on our experiences. But then a coworker of my partner recommended Shelley and after our first meeting we were reinvigorated and excited to find the home that would be right for us. Shelley was extremely responsive to our needs and compiled a very thorough list of houses for us to look at in the Downtown Portland area. She was very candid about what houses would be lemons and what seemed like great options, while still making us feel like the final decision was still in our hands. It took about two months from when we started working with Shelley to when we found the house we wanted to make an offer on and throughout that time Shelley kept us focused and motivated to do our due diligence and keep moving forward.

Once we made the offer on the house Shelley was wonderful about communicating with the buyers, making recommendations on local handyman, inspectors, contractors, etc. who would let us know exactly what we were getting into. She kept us on schedule, was involved the entire time, and was extremely useful about making recommendations about what we should ask for the seller to pay for and what renovations would likely be necessary to resell our house at a later point.

After the buying process was officially complete Shelley has still continued to make herself available should we have any questions or need advice on the best next steps on renovations. Many people may look at her recommendations as an incentive for her because she may or may not be getting a percentage of the referred work, but for us she has formed a very reliable network of individuals who so far have done quality work within a reasonable amount of time. We really can't say enough good things about our experience. Since buying our home we have listened to other's stories of realtors who didn't assist their clients with doing their due diligence during the buying phase, or who disappeared once the offer was made leaving the buyers to sift through the complicated buying process on their own. Shelley was absolutely not like that. She was with us through the entire process, explaining in plain language what each decision meant and helped us understand the pros and cons of whatever choices we made.

We have now been in our house for 3 months and have been very satisfied with our purchase. We have made this place our home and we are grateful to Shelley for not only helping us find it, but also helping us navigate the process of buying and making this place ours."

— jackiearbour

10/16/2019 - pdxgqman

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Richmond, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


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"Shelley is great. Her knowledge of the local market is top notch. And she fights for her clients, with most being buyers. Buyers needing repairs and help with her transactions. She is patient, informed, and goes to bat for her people! I am impressed."

— pdxgqman

09/11/2019 - stephen vandomelen

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $575K in Willamette, West Linn, OR.

Highly Recommended


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"I was extremely impressed with and happy that I chose Shelley to aid me in the home buying experience. Shelley is very knowledgable and on the ball with answering questions, getting quotes and made this entire process enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Shelley to others!"

— stephen vandomelen

07/09/2019 - mmpeters03

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $400K in Brooklyn, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


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"So here's the deal: I wouldn't buy a house with anyone who isn't Shelley. She's probably the best in Portland. She stood up for us and made sure we were covered when an incredibly difficult seller wouldn't hold up their end of the deal, she hooked us up with a fantastic inspector, a fabulous and incredibly helpful mortgage team, great specialists (basements, wiring, handyman) to make sure we weren't getting into deals that were over our heads or comfort levels. Additionally, there were a number of houses that we loved but with her keen eye and years of experience, she was able to point out some trouble spots that either kept us out of bad deals, or set us on the path to know what to ask for in an inspection, stuff that we didn't know to look for. She won't let you buy a bad house without at least saying "look at that thing". We're now in our dream house, in our dream neighborhood, and Shelley even met the locksmith to get the locks rekeyed when we couldn't stay home from work. To top it all off? She's fun to be around, clearly cares about her clients, and will work her butt off for you to get you the best deal. I will always recommend her. Take her with you on your buying or selling journey--you'll be so glad you did!"

— mmpeters03

05/16/2019 - melissa7697

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $425K in Concordia, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


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"Shelley is the real deal! She knows her stuff and is upfront and honest. She wants you to be in the best home for you and will take the time you need to find it. She helped me learn so much about what to look for, what to be weary of and where my comfort zone was.

She also has amazing reno ideas which is a bonus."

— melissa7697

04/26/2019 - em j douglas

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $300K in Powellhurst Gilbert, Portland, OR.

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"You are undoubtedly in excellent hands with Shelley Zavitz.

Shelley helped my partner and me purchase our first home. She supported us and gave us room to figure out what we were looking for, providing great house buying insight along the way. She was patient while we asked to see a large number and variety of properties; she understood that identifying why a property isn't a good fit can be just as helpful as identifying what makes a good fit. Eventually, we narrowed down what we were looking for and made an offer. Shelley moved quickly, and when needed, got creative. I truly felt like she was fighting for us and our vision. And now we're homeowners!

Shelley is highly organized and professional. She is efficient without rushing the process, knowledgeable while remaining accessible to beginners like us. She thought of all the things we didn't know to look for, or lost track of in our excitement. She walked us through each step of the process, answering every little question. She connected us with people who took just as much care as she did (and who also sang her praises).

We couldn't have asked for a better (or more fun!) first homebuying experience."

— em j douglas

10/26/2018 - kelly dezura

Bought a Townhouse home in 2018 for approximately $400K in Montavilla, Portland, OR.

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"Shelley is outstanding! She made my experience buying my first investment property simply effortless. Between her knowledge of the city, real estate overall and the buying process, it was seamless from beginning to end. Frequently I would give her one call or text and she took care of the rest. Her attention to detail and strong negotiating skills will ensure you are getting the best value for either your purchase or in your sale. On top of that, she has a warm personality, is incredibly responsive and she makes sure you find the right property for you, not just the first one that comes along. I will use Shelley for all future purchases and highly recommend her!"

— kelly dezura

08/06/2018 - charlotte5959

Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2018 in Portsmouth, Portland, OR.

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"If ever Portland had a house whisperer, it’s Shelley Zavitz. Shelley came with rave reviews from family members who worked with her to find their dream home. I’m returning to Portland after several years away and a lot has changed. Shelley was brilliant; she took time to assess my needs (and my wish list), she helped me get a sense of neighborhoods, schools and communities and she helped me gain the clarity I needed to make critical decisions about one of the biggest investments of my life.

Shelley puts in the effort to master her craft. For example, she takes classes on anything concerned with building, construction and real estate. Viewing houses with Shelley was a blast because she has such an in depth knowledge of structural issues and general property soundness. I learned so much from her and felt like a bit of a pro after a few days of viewing houses with her. She went above and beyond the call of duty; when I couldn’t get into town to view a property, she did it for me, taking videos and talking me through it. She thought of the smallest details and proved to be an outstanding negotiator. She is a fabulous broker and a thoughtful and empathetic woman. If a more ringing endorsement is needed, my toddler adores her. Thanks to Shelley, I found our perfect home. I’m so thankful that she was our guide in this crazy market and if you are lucky enough to find your way to her, you will be thrilled to have her on your team as well."

— charlotte5959

07/30/2018 - jadecroome

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $450K in Southview, Tigard, OR.

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"Shelley is amazing! It’s difficult to put into words just how much better she made the home buying experience for us. She took a stressful process, and made us feel calmer, shielded us from parts we didn’t need to worry about, and kept reminding us to not get too emotional about a particular home or the process. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to how much maintenance homes will require, costs to repair things, and what will be future issues for the home which I greatly appreciated. With Shelley, I felt like I always had someone on our side fighting for us. She is very responsive and took time to answer all of our questions (and there were lots with this being our first home). There were a few times that I wondered when she slept or took time for herself! I’ve already recommended her to a family member and will not hesitate to recommend her to everyone else I know buying a home in the Portland area.
Thank you, thank you Shelley!!!"

— jadecroome

07/10/2018 - CandaceSnider

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $500K in Mount Tabor, Portland, OR.

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"My husband and I are so grateful and thankful that we got to work with Shelley to help sell our old home and buy our new home.

She is truly an expert in her field yet at the same time is always looking out for her clients and is there to help provide ease and structure to the overall process.

Shelley provides a very personable touch to what she does and brings her infectious spirit with it.

We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell."

— CandaceSnider

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