Shelley Trela

Broker Associate

My accidental Career in Real Estate



A Personal View of my Real Estate Career

I have always had the innate ability to listen to the needs and desires for a home and to make the match.  I did this for many years until a friend suggested that I do this as a career!  So I did, back in 1988 in Albany, NY.  It is a great career and I love it.  It was the perfect occupation when my children were small, because it gave me the ability to schedule my career around the needs of my family.   As my children became adults, it afforded me personal time to work in my community as a fund raiser for our local Habitat for Humanity, to develop the St. Augustine Art Walk for Breast Cancer in 2007 and again in 2010, as well as many other fund raisers for the St. Johns Cultural Council, The ARC, Pink up the Pace, Pie in the Sky, St Francis Homeless shelter and The Cancer Education and Support Center at Flagler Hospital.

I love my job and I love my community.  I have worked with families from all over the U.S. and Europe.  I have started working with the parents, then the children, the inlaws and the grandparents.  I have made it an accidental career of moving families from all over the U.S. to this lovely town of St. Augustine, Florida.  My daughter, Maggie, said my motto should be "The Realtor that brings families together".

My most cherished compliments are my referrals.  In one family, I have helped find homes for a young couple and then the grandparents, twice to the parents, the brother's inlaws, the brother, the brother and sister in law, twice to the aunt and uncle and numerous friends.

I live and work in the most charming city.  We have a lovely historic district and miles and miles of white sandy beaches.  Please see the sneak peek of the upcoming slide show of my loved city by clicking on historic St Augustine.

I can provide  information to meet the needs a buyer may have during the relocation period, so they make the transition with ease; from referring great dentists to painters and carpenters! 

My family has been blessed to live here.  I celebrated 28 years as a Realtor in January.  I began my career in Albany, NY. in 1988 and have been here for 23+ years.  I represent both buyers and sellers.

Please see my profile page for more information about me, that you may find of interest.

I have the expertise to help you.  I am always up on the latest technology and indulging my self in education classes which advance my knowledge in Real Estate.  I have a new mobile platform which you are welcome to download to your cell phone.  It is called smarteragent.  Once you down load this link to your phone, you can stand in front of any listing in northeast Florida to see the details of the listing, this is free.   So, give it a try by double clicking on the highlighted word: beach

Please call me or email me.  I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you find that dream home that you have been wishing for, by the beach, the historic district, on the river or in an equestrian development, we have it all.  Did you know that we also have a lovely island, Anastasia Island? It is the barrier island to the St. Augustine mainland and there are ocean front homes or condos to consider for purchase!

Most kind regards,

Shelley