Shelley Seely has always been interested in the business of real estate and its fast paced and often rewarding way of working with clients as well as providing them with the means to achieve happiness and their dreams.
For Seely, this has been a life built towards hard work and making others happy, and she wouldn't have it any other way.
"I was originally engaged when I was younger to a broker and while together, started the course in real estate training," says Seely. "It helped to continue building my love of real estate. However due to circumstances, I didn't end up taking the final test to become licensed."
Seely had previous experience in the realm of real estate through a variety of financial markets. It was through these experiences that Seely had built a strong desire to continue her career even further and take her love of real estate to the next level.
During this time period, Seely was staying at home with her children, wanting to get out and begin working in the work world again.
"During this time, I really wanted to get back out in the workforce," says Seely. "I missed being out in the world and working. I thought of my options in which I could combine aspects that would be flexible for me and my children. Thanks to strong support, I took the plunge and decided to jump back into the market."
Seely began working at Prudential but it was through here that she would one day work on a transaction with Realty Executives Premier Broker and Owner Mike Tezak. After working with Mike, Seely began to appreciate his work ethics that he put into each job and soon found herself being recruited by Mike to work at Realty Executives Premier.
"At first, I was so hesitant due to all of the great things I learned from Prudential, but after seeing Mike's energy and attitude, I knew I wanted to be a part of the team," says Seely. "I appreciated what I had been taught but I needed change and Realty Executives Premier presented it in the form of an up-and-coming company with offers for young and energetic workers."
Seely enjoys working at Realty Executives not only for their fast paced and success driven environment but its emphasis on being inclusive and accommodating to all of their employees.
"I feel comfortable here," says Seely. "It's a very family-oriented place, you can bring your kids here if necessary. While we may cover different areas, all of our goals are similar. Everyone works together to support each other and give guidance when needed."
For Seely, being able to do a job she loves is accentuated when working in an area that she loves. Living in the Chesterton allows her plenty of time in the Valparaiso area.
"I believe that Valpo has so much to offer for everyone, its pretty much like a little Chicago," says Seely. "With its restaurants, downtown area and being so close to the lake, it offers so much for kid friendly or adult oriented experiences."
When Seely isn't working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends along with boating in the summer, traveling with her daughter's volleyball team and kickboxing, which she has been continuously doing for nine years.
Seely, at the end of the day, has the goal of making people happy and with the strong motivation coming from Mike and the rest of the Realty Executives team, this is a goal that is always within reach.
"The joy comes from the looks on people's faces when everything closes and I can put them where they belong," says Seely. "I don't do it for the money, it's all about the people. I love making people happy. I love seeing what Mike has done, he really takes care of people. He's an inspiration and someone I strive to be."