Shala's Biography :
I am very passionate about the Real Estate world and enjoy helping people find a home that meets their dreams, wants, and needs. I grew up in Marshalltown and moved to Ames to attend college at Iowa State University. I have lived in Kelley Iowa for the past 15 years and enjoy the small-town living. I currently own one big dog and hope to add another in a few years.
Describe your first home:
My first home was a townhome. It was a great first home for me and I loved the experience I had being able to decorate it how I wanted to for the first time. It was nice having all the lawn care and outside maintenance taken care of for me and left me more time to go out and do things for fun.
What’s your favorite thing about your personal home?
I love living in a small town but close to the city where I can get all my shopping needs taken care of easily too. My home sits next to a corn field and so I love not having any homes behind me. I am able to sit out in my backyard on my deck and look out in the field. I also love that I can walk my dog through the whole town twice and feel very safe doing it.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with friends, family, attending music concerts, traveling, spending time with my dog (my child), drinking coffee, and watching scary movies. I also enjoy working out at the gym 5-6 days per week to help me feel energized and healthy.
What drew you to the real estate industry?
I have watched the Iowa Realty Show since I was in high school nearly every single Sunday on TV. Since then I have always had a passion for going through homes. I believe this really helped me understand the pricing of homes, quality of homes, knowledge of builders, and helped me keep up with the market. I also enjoy the negotiating process involved in buying and selling a home. The buying and selling process is a stressful experience and having a Real Estate Agent involved is vital in helping it be as smooth as possible.