One blog post is not enough to express everything we love about Betsy Shand. To say we are THRILLED to have her on our team would be an understatement.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Her awesome can-do attitude
- Her commitment to putting clients first
- Her passion for giving back
For these reasons and more, we are incredibly excited to join forces with her.
Betsy brings a great deal of experience, including both lending and real estate sales. In her more than 19 years in the industry, she has closed more than 700 home loans and real estate transactions. She’s an expert at handling 10+ deals, all at once, and at various stages of the escrow process. Not to mention, she has been recognized as a Regional Top Producing Realtor and Mortgage Banker.
We admire her skills and drive!
As she explains it, “It is my passion to help sellers and buyers realize their dreams at the right price for the best terms.”
Adding another layer of high-level expertise to our team will undoubtedly have a positive impact … Our newer agents are already learning a lot just by witnessing Betsy and Jaimy interact.
So why did Betsy join our team? In her words: “I wanted to refine my efforts and utilize my strengths while working with a strong ethical team that is community minded.”
Actually, Betsy’s dedication to community is one of the major reasons we were drawn together. A lifelong volunteer, she has always been involved in numerous projects, from local boards, to positions on city government, all the way to an appointment to the Legislative Director for Education in Salem. In 2014, she was named Southwest Portland Volunteer of the Year.
“I felt a connection to Sherine and Jaimy for their dedication and faith in themselves and the efforts they put into their community,” she says.
One of her most important projects is helping to make communities safer and more resilient. In fact, she is a nationally published co-author of two books on the subject. According to Amazon, her book Surviving Natural Disasters and Man-Made Disasters, “… will increase your odds of survival and a better quality of life following a disaster no matter where you live or travel.”
Be sure to ask Betsy to tell you more!
You might also like to ask her about Portland history. Her father’s side of the family has been here since the 1800s! Plus, she has lived in every area of the city — NE, NW, SW, SE and right downtown. The lady knows her stuff!
Betsy also has some great stories to tell about her school days as a competitive swimmer, diver, cyclist and basketball player. Not to mention some pretty intense river rafting adventures.
Today, she tries to swim and cycle regularly. Cycling on her lightweight carbon bike (made in Italy) is one of her favorite ways to unwind.
In her free time, you’ll probably find Betsy preparing an impromptu three-course gourmet meal for her large circle of friends and family. And if you’re friends with her on Facebook, you’ll undoubtedly see photos of her elegant table settings making the rounds.
When we asked her why she made the switch to Beltran Properties, here’s what she said:
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Beltran Team. My clients say that I am authentic. They can attest to my dedication and follow through. I saw the same with Jaimy and Sherine and how they conduct their business, and I wanted to be part of their team. Their commitment to unparalleled service is my commitment as well.”
Can you see why we feel so fortunate to have Betsy join our team?
Please take a moment to say hello and give her a warm welcome.