~Dennis and Renee Burke
Shelly & Jodi started working with us in March 2022, helping us get our house prepared for marketing in May. They had many good tips on getting the house in “show shape”, and recommended a few service providers to complete some projects (window cleaning, whole house exterior cleaning, etc.). By early May 2022, we all agreed we were ready to go on the market. Jodi had us complete all the needed paperwork, and our house was posted as ‘pending for sale’. Two days before we were officially “on the market” – – we were approached by a Buyer. Shelly handled the showing, and the negotiation process. We were thrilled to settle on a price which was $30K over our asking price (😃 – great job Shelly!), as well as allowing us to stay in our house until the end of summer! Jodi & Shelly did an excellent job – – and we would highly recommend working with them on selling your home!
Shelly, Jodi and team are true gems! From the home searching process to making offers, then purchase, moving, shopping and remodeling, you won’t find a better team to have your back! as we all know, moving and remodeling can be very stressful and emotions become a roller coaster ride! Shelly, Jodi and team stay cool and reassuring throughout the entire process. I have purchased 2 properties and sold 1 with them and have done a huge remodel as well. If you are looking for the best then you have found it with this team.
~Dustin and Deanna Maloney
I am grateful we found Shelly and her team. They came with the highest recommendations and did not disappoint! Shelly is truly talented.
~Marty & Barb Willow
We appreciated the tireless effort Shelly put into finding us the right home in our move from New York to Minnesota. She listened closely to us regarding what we wanted and took us to homes that met those needs. Shelly has a keen eye and offered valuable insights into each of the properties we reviewed. She helped us find a wonderful townhome in a perfect location.
~Russ & Patti Yaucher
Shelly is very personable and very talented with design. I love my new home because of her help with selections. She works very hard and she’s dedicated to make sure you are very happy. I would definitely have her help me with future homes
THANK YOU BOTH for all your hard work, professionalism and enthusiasm- just LOVE working with you both and all your great and efficient contractors! I will definitely be recommending you to others!
Shelly Rae is a true professional, very knowledgeable in the field of real estate and easy to work with. She is tireless in her preparation of a home for sale. You should be very proud to have such a dedicated person in your organization. Shelly Rae Linnell is the best.
Shelly and Jodi are truly amazing experts in the field of real estate! They were a great help in assisting two of my friends find new homes. We highly respect their opinions and look forward to working with them in the future!
Shelly and her team are amazing to work with! She has lots of experience, a great personality and is not afraid to negotiate and close deals! I have trust in her and her team and it has made the process of buying and selling a lot easier for me. She also has a great network & offers a lot of helpful services. Highly recommend!
~David and Ashley Loveland
We would definitely recommend Shelly Rae Linnell for any of your real estate needs! My husband and I were first time home buyers with an infant daughter. We were referred to Shelly and are so glad we were! She was amazing! I was a little nervous about the whole process since it was a new experience for me and I was a new mom as well. From the approval letter to looking at homes to buying to the last step which was our closing day, Shelly made every step easy and painless! Thanks to her knowledge and guidance we are now in our forever and dream home!
Shelly is the absolute best. She knows and understands the market (both buy and sell sides). Always always goes above and beyond. She makes you feel like you are her only client by giving you all the attention needed, to ensure you are comfortable and happy.
~Troy and Jill Christopherson
Shelly Rae is fabulous in assisting you with all of you home design needs. From paint, kitchen backsplash, granite, fabric, and window covering choices, to the perfect area rug or place to hang your favorite wall art. Her contractor recommendations are also top notch and provided professional service.
~Petro and Colleen Tsarehradsky
We were stuck in selling our well-maintained 13 year old property “as-is” through the advice of our then-current agent. After 26 showings with high ratings, but no offers over a 2+ month period, and hearing “we are getting there”, I was frustrated. At that time, our neighbor who purchased the same type home from the same builder, same age, etc., sold their home in one weekend – guess who the agent was?
We went after Shelly that next week to find out why, at a minimum. After spending 20 minutes with her I knew why she was successful. Shelly has a strategy, she understands the buyer, she tells you what you need to hear, she has a genuine talent for design, she has services to offload what you need to do, and she has an even better natural talent with people/sales. When you add (to the skills above) that Shelly simply wants to win for YOU, it’s the best decision you can make. Yes, we needed to invest in our home to make it “near-new”, and the ROI was great. After all the costs and effort we sold the home $25K above our last asking price, received another $5K above our new asking price, over $9K net incremental to us, in two weeks after 6 showings! It’s this simple, hire Shelly.
~Rich and Linda Furry
Shelly Rae’s designs exceeded our expectations. We completely remodeled our 28-year-old home. Shelly Rae listened to our hopes and desires and then designed the most amazing spaces for us.
I used Shelly several times to sell my homes. She always worked with my best interest in mind. She did an excellent job staging my homes for a fast sale. I would use her again.
~Steve and Kari Krengel
From design to clean up, from schedule to budget, from estimating to payment, my project could not have gone better. It was a joy and an honor to work with Shelly. She is so talented, practical, creative, and professional. She has all the right skills and knowledge from a design, construction, usability, and resale perspective. She even helped with decor and window coverings. She has so many great connections, from subcontractors to materials. We did a major remodel of our main living area; including kitchen, dining room, living room, foyer, upstairs staircase, and family room. We removed everything, removed/moved walls, replaced/changed doors and windows. That was about 5 years ago and I still love the results. So beautiful, so livable, so usable. Any issues during the process were handled quickly and completely. Since completion, other than the new walls settling, which new walls will do; no issues.
~PJ and Elizabeth Johnson
Shelly was amazing to work with. She took time to understand our needs and helped us design and build a space that turned out beautifully – not only spatially, but with warm and inviting colors (she helped us choose the wood floor, cabinet color, carpet, granite countertops, etc.). Many people have commented on how nice our home is and I have to give much of the credit to Shelly Rae!
We loved our finished product. We did a massive remodel and Shelly Rae provided expert consulting on selections down to the very last detail. She guided us through the big selections (e.g. granite counters, tile, wood floors, fixtures, trim, cabinet design, etc.) as well as the smaller things like upholstery for stools, towels, accent pillows, etc.
~Ken and Lyn Paulson
Shelly and Team have impeccable talent in designing, recommending, and searching for just the right piece to add beauty to your home!
Shelly Rae has comprehensive expertise in all aspects of home “value.” From realtor, to remodeler, to designer, every detail is covered. Shelly allowed me to incorporate my own “personality” into my extensive remodel, while guiding me to make wise decisions that would best capitalize on my investment. Shelly Rae, and Your Home By Design, has my highest recommendation.
~Mike and Mary Hartung
We hired Shelly Rae of Your Home By Design to sell a home and purchase a new townhome. She helped us update our existing home to sell and make some changes to the new townhome we purchased. She was a pleasure to work with and really helped us through the process. She helped us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Selling/moving after 31 years in our home was an enormous undertaking, but she helped us through it. And we are very happy with the outcome of our new adventure. Our home sold in 5 hours and it was largely due to her updating suggestions, advice and her staging/remodeling “people”. She also helped us make some changes to our new home to make it feel more comfortable and more like us. I definitely would recommend Shelly Rae and her team of professionals. They are amazing!
In the past, Shelly has helped us with two major home remodels; loved the results. Recently, she helped us purchase a home at a time when the market required us to move fast and wisely. She helped us do both. We were pleased to get a property that met our requirements, in a wonderful location, at a good price. We are now working with her to remodel the new property.
Shelly was very thorough in the sale of this house. The staging was outstanding. She truly knows interior design and what helps sell a house. She put a lot of her own time in making sure things were done right. This house required a lot of work. She was helpful in contacting painters, electricians, plumbers, carpet layers and roofers. She also made sure that we got the lowest price for these services.
~Doug and Tammy Steven
Shelly has great experience in the local market as well as in the building/design end of real estate. She puts lots of energy into helping her clients and getting the right end result. She includes help staging your home for sale if needed. She is very knowledgeable about the process and taking you thru the necessary steps.
I have worked with Shelly Rae Linnell both on the buying and the selling end of things. Most recently was selling. Shelly Rae is inspirational in the way she helps you transform your home into the place of everyone’s dreams. Our home had multiple offers in no time! I have personally recommended her to friends and family and although I expect it will be many years before I will be in need of a real estate agent, I will always look for her first!!
~Dustin and Laura Simonson
Shelly was great to work with! Very knowledgeable about EVERY aspect of buying a home. We were first-time home buyers, and she was so helpful to us. She got the seller’s party to agree to all of our requests, and then some. Would recommend her to anyone!
~Dick and Karin Schultz
Shelly helped us negotiate an extensive house remodeling and home sale. The home sold in just a few days due to her advice on updates and her skillful staging. Our home is beautiful and functional due in large part to Shelly’s ideas and design. We had a great experience working with her.
Best, most knowledgeable and hard working ever! Takes the time to explain every step in the process. She does it all… masterful job of staging the house. Her design background is invaluable. Shelly truly cares about her clients! amazing!!!