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Explore Local Real Estate With Jamie Shea

Article by Sophie Brock

Photography by Photography Provided

Originally published in Brentwood Lifestyle

When it comes to real estate, Jamie Shea is a man who can do it all.

An integral part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty team, Jamie has a familiar face, and he may be the man who will help you find your dream home.

His career started in the late 1990s as an appraiser. However, after years of gaining experience and becoming an expert in the field, he decided to make himself even more well-rounded in the real estate world and get his real estate license. 

“I wanted to diversify my business a little bit, and it never hurts to try to wear two hats,” Jamie explains. “I got my real estate license in 2006 and joined this company, and over the years, I have transitioned to real estate as my primary business. I still carry my appraiser license, but my main focus is helping buyers and sellers. I do feel that being active in both disciplines makes me a bit more well-rounded in real estate.”

Since starting in 2006, he has worked hard with Berkshire Hathaway, where he’s helped countless families buy and sell their homes. His unique background in real estate allows him to spot a good offer for his clients, regardless of the market's conditions.

“When I walk through a home with my clients, if I see something that could potentially be an issue, I will tend to point it out. I may say something like, ‘Hey, you might want to be careful or be aware of this,” he says. “Obviously, I always encourage them to get a home inspection, and my intention is not to scare them away. Buyers are going to fall in love with the house, but I want them to be objective about it as well because it's a big investment. My goal is to make sure my clients are making the most informed decision financially as well as what best fits their lifestyle.”

With everything happening in the housing market right now, there can be a lot of unknowns. Jamie has evaluated homes and seen what is and isn’t a good deal. One of the benefits of working with a company like Berkshire Hathaway Woodmont Realty is that they will ensure you are getting the best deal possible.

“Sometimes people don’t realize that we have a great company backing us,” Jamie says. “Real estate can be competitive, but we are very much family-like here.”

Jamie isn’t afraid to be honest with his clients. He wants them to understand the process and help them get the best deal, whether working with buyers or sellers. With the current market, buyers and sellers may not know the best way to go about the process. One of his biggest pieces of advice for buyers is to get pre-approved.

“It is important to have conversations with your buyer clients about what they are looking for as well as having everything in place for when they find that just right home. Communication is paramount to make sure we are on the same page for what a buyer wants.” 

Jamie explains. “In today’s market, it is important to communicate with buyers and sellers. In the recent past, with the interest rates being as low as they were, homes were not on the market long, and sellers were receiving multiple offers. Those days are done for now. The benefit for a buyer is that there is more room for negotiations. For a seller, we will have the conversation of current market conditions, where their home sits in the market, and items that need to be done to get their home sold. Whether it is completing updates, such as painting and landscaping, or even something as simple as cleaning and staging the home.” 

His dedication to his clients goes beyond closing deals. He strives to make the buying and selling experience as ideal and stress-free as possible. Working with someone knowledgeable in real estate like Jamie can make all the difference in the always-changing real estate market.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to downsize, Jamie is the person you can rely on for expert guidance and exceptional service.


"Communication is paramount to make sure we are on the same page for what a buyer wants.” 

"My goal is to make sure my clients are making the most informed decision financially as well as what best fits their lifestyle.”