27 Sales in 2021
With more than 20 years of real estate-related experience, Betsy Shand has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers accomplish their goals! She currently serves customers of Lovejoy Realty and the Turner Team in and around Portland. Betsy is thrilled to work with families and individuals at all stages of their real estate journey. In addition to stellar negotiation skills and considerable marketing talent, Betsy brings advanced knowledge of mortgage banking, real estate strategies, wealth management and new financial services. She is a can-do strategist who always goes that extra mile to get the job done for her clients.
Throughout her career, Betsy has closed over $180 million in sales within the United States and Canada. She has been a Portland area broker for the past ten years. And before that, she spent ten years with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Seattle. Betsy also devotes much of her time to work as a community activist. She trained with FEMA, Red Cross and Homeland Security on responsibilities and roles during and following disasters. Betsy even wrote a nationally published book for individuals, families, businesses, neighborhoods and communities on how to survive natural and man-made disasters. For her dedication to safety and preparedness, she was named Neighborhood Leadership Volunteer of the Year and served as grant-writing team leader for several citywide community projects. In her free time, Betsy enjoys cycling.
Betsy was nothing short of the best agent to work with in Portland. We went through 5 other realtors before we decided on working with her. She was the only agent who truly listened to our needs but who also helped guide us in the right direction and away from bad investments. As first time home buyers, we were very picky and she worked patiently with us for 8 months, taking us to see homes every single weekend. She was timely in her responses and ultimately played an important role in helping us close on the right home. The listing agent on the home we bought said, “although we received offers above yours, the sellers appreciated Betsy’s constant communication”. With an offer deadline approaching 3 hours after seeing the home, we were unable to get a hold of our lender. She was able to contact a trusted partner on the fly to get the offer in. If it weren’t for Betsy we would have not gotten the home. Betsy is one of the best at what she does, we are very thankful for her effort and help through the process and recommend her to anyone looking to find a home in the greater Portland area.
— Stephen grzanowski
Betsy made finding a house in the time of coronavirus less challenging than I feared. I made a cross country move and Betsy and her iPhone camera took me on house tours. She had frequent contact with me about new listings and very promptly returned my calls or texts. She soon learned what I needed in a house and a neighborhood. I never felt pressured to buy any house, even as a month or two went by. Betsy gave me good reality checks on houses that she knew would not really meet my needs. She honored my budget: Even though I found the house we eventually bought, it having been listed only 38 minutes before I saw it on a website, when I immediately notified her, Betsy, using her contacts, got into the house scant hours later. Within hours our offer was accepted. During the inspection phase, she was a fierce, knowledgeable, effective advocate. A personable, excellent, experienced realtor. Two months in, I am very happy with the house and the neighborhood.
We just recently had a baby boy, raising our total of kiddos up to three and decided it was time to sell our townhome and move to a single story home with a yard and garden. The thought alone was incredibly nerve wracking to say the least, especially during a pandemic. Having an infant, two older boys who are doing remote learning, and working from home, evening time was our only time to sit and do anything real estate related. Betsy was the first agent who responded to us at a time that worked for us. She emailed and texted back and forth into all hours of the night, met with us during the evenings at the drop of a hat but most importantly, helped us navigate the entire process of selling our home, insuring we felt confident in our decisions and negotiations every single step of the way. She took the time to be thorough, clear, honest and upfront while handling/processing our decisions on this transaction. Her knowledge of the market, both local and statewide, and her background in the mortgage industry truly helped make this a seamless transaction. We couldn’t recommend her more.