Getting to know Shelley Griffin

I know your home is not a number on the mailbox, and not just a building. It is a place to grow, to love and to learn. I wake up every day and get to help my clients with their homes by solving problems, providing advice and education, and making a complicated process more enjoyable. My daily goal is to help you reach yours, which is why I am in business.

Raised in a real estate family, I have been working in the business since the early 90’s. I started as an unlicensed assistant for Sandy Garner, then took a few years off to raise my family, and returned to real estate as a licensed agent in 2002. In January of 2017, I became co-owner of the business with Sara LaFaver and Erica Davis. We are very excited to grow Harcourts The Garner Group, together.

My background has allowed me to become one of the top producing agents in the Bend real estate market, and across the west coast, for both new construction and total residential sales. I was blessed to achieve the #1 Sales Agent for Harcourts USA for 2018.

Born and raised in Central Oregon, I consider the region’s culture an integral element of my life. I believe in giving back to the community I love, and I am active in community affairs. I am a member of City Club of Central Oregon, the Bend Chamber, and I am an alumnus of the Leadership Bend Class of 2016.

With my husband Dan, I enjoy fishing, reading, knitting, swimming, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. I have two fantastic kids, Lindsay and Ben. Lindsay is married and lives here in Bend. Together, she and her husband are involved with the family real estate business. Ben is soon to be married and works with me as a licensed Real Estate Broker and is my assistant.

Through my career, I have earned the following professional designations; NAR Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), GREED Broker, and Earth Advantage Broker.
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Favorite Phrase:
Don’t get in your own way!

What is something very few people know about you?
I’m obsessed with… Garth Brooks. I was able to see him at Autzen this summer.
What an entertainer!!

Favorite childhood book?
Little Women. I love it so much. I think I’ve read it 10 times.

Don’t tell anyone, but ___________________ always makes me cry.
It would be easier to say what doesn’t make me cry ?? I rarely cry at funerals though…which is so weird.

What is your favorite Central Oregon activity?
Fishing with my husband, Dan

Favorite movie quote?
“You can’t handle the truth!”

If you had a superpower what would it be?
Time traveling

Do you have any secret vices?
Hallmark Christmas Movies

Most embarrassing moment?
Too many to count.

What is the one thing you couldn’t do without?
Besides family, my phone. I know. So sad.

When was the exact moment you knew you were a nerd?
Watching Star Trek with my Dad when I was a kid and then it was a done deal when I was 12 years old and I’d just seen Star Wars. I have been hooked on both ever since.

Claim to fame…
Reserve Grand Champion sheep at the Deschutes County Fair in 1981.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A house.

How do you like your eggs?
Scrambled

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
Oatmeal w/ Blueberries

Spoken Languages: English