The slogan on Shelby’s website reads: “When you list with me, Consider it SOLD.” He did one better for us – he sold our home before we even listed it! After a brief initial meeting with Shelby, he was able to work his network, find us a buyer, and take us to closing quickly. We had a great experience working with Shelby. He is a skilled negotiator, highly responsive, and most importantly got us a great result in the sale of our home. If you are selling in Lake Highlands, call Shelby and consider it SOLD.

– Bridget and Joseph T.


We decided to sell our house and buy a new one, my wife and I are not strangers to the Real Estate business, so we can be a little “particular” about our desires and requirements. My wife called Shelby and after a few minutes talking we knew he was the Realtor we needed, he not only understood our goal but he embrace it and created a partnership that helped us achieve our mission: We bought a house in less than 2 weeks and we sold ours in 24 days!. We strongly recommend Mr. Shelby James for any real estate transaction you have in the present or future… Thank you Shelby

-Brenda Canales


Shelby delivered in every aspect of our home sale and exceeded our expectations on all levels.

-Andy G.


We hired Shelby as our realtor despite the fact that we thought he was overly aggressive on his suggested asking price, which was over $40k higher than two other real estate agents familiar with the Lake Highlands market.  Shelby knows the LH market better than any of the realtors we interviewed based on his prior two years sales.  He sold homes mostly in our price range and consistently got most or all of the original asking price, all within a short time on the market.  He certainly came through for us, within 4 days we had an offer for asking price and the sale closed in four weeks from the date of that offer.  Great job Shelby!

-Paul Parker


We really appreciate Shelby James’ speed and expertise in selling our home. He made the experience less frightening for us as we were looking at possibly having to pay both mortgage and rent. Shelby James is a friendly agent. He really listens and responds to the needs of his clients.

-Anthony and Robyn Johnson

Thank you for your professional service and very quick sale of my mothers house. The family all appreciated working with you and you did an excellent job of keeping us informed throughout the process. Thanks again.


Shelby James exceeded our expectations as a Realtor!
He was polite, open, honest and fair.
Shelby guided us with helpful suggestions as we prepared our house for market.
Keeping us on track, he checked on our progress, and priced it JUST RIGHT for a quick sale and closing.
We couldn’t be happier!

-Julie R. & family, Dallas, TX

I would to really thank you for the wonderful job you did on the sale of my mom’s house, not only did we do really well on the price, but the process went quickly and smoothly!

-Debbi Youman

Shelby James achieved excellent results for us. At the very first meeting, he supplied us with many specific details about our neighborhood, drawing from his long personal history with the Lake Highlands area. He then helped us determine a fair valuation for our house based on his up-to-the-minute knowledge of our local market and possible groups of buyers. Every aspect of working with Shelby and his team was pleasant and professional. They helped us with many things, including exactly what to do (and what not to do) when staging the house for showing. The photography was top-notch and the house looked beautiful when shown. This careful preparation lead to multiple offers on the first day of showing. The steps after that, leading up to closing, were also handled courteously and professionally with Shelby’s assistance at each step of the way. We are thrilled to have chosen Shelby James as our realtor!

-Sue & Andrew R.

Shelby came to our rescue at a time when we were very frustrated by our inability to sell our home. He brought a creative, fresh and honest marketing approach to the table. After following Shelby’s suggestions, our house was under contract in less than 2 weeks. Shelby promised to be aggressive and pro-active – and he was. He also very responsive to our needs and more than willing to answer any questions we had or just discuss marketing strategies. Shelby refused to just sit back and wait for the house to sell – he went out and made it happen. I think he was almost as excited when our house sold as we were!

-Dena M.

Some people hire another realtor.
We did that.
Our house did not sell.

Some people bury a St. Christopher statue in their front yard.
We did that.
Still, our house did not sell.

Some people hire Shelby James.
We did that.
Our house sold!

-Guy C.

A giant tree limb fell on my house & my realtor sent a guy over to handle it. Today his handyman came by to fix my door locks. At no charge!!! Did I mention I bought my house FIVE months ago? Thank you, Shelby James! Best. Realtor. EVER!

-Rachael O.

Shelby was great to work with!  What I liked the most is that Shelby was upfront and honest with me during every part of the selling process.  He helped me to sell my house in a timeframe, and at a price, that I was happy with.  I would recommend him highly to my friends and family.

-Jason G.

More testimonials coming soon!