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Shelly has been professional, prompt and very effective in locating the property I required for my specific needs. The offer was written, accepted and I was informed by the end of the same day. I was very impressed by her attention to details and ability to get things accomplished quickly and  correctly, especially since I was operating on a tight schedule with rather unique needs in finding my new home. I would highly recommend Shelly and Almost Home Realty to anyone looking for a property. I've been very impressed by her friendly, helpful attitude and genuine interest in my needs. Jim the Goatman
Shelly was extremely helpful when I was searching for a home. I lived in Kansas City and whenever I was in town last minute she was willing to help me look at properties. She was always willing to help me even though I would usually contact her at the last minute either getting in town or leaving  town. Shelly helped to get me in to see the property I was interested in on several occasions. She helped me through the online paperwork making it easy and painless. She sold me my dream home and I appreciate all the help she gave me. Shelly is very helpful, straight forward, and kind. I wouldn't of wanted to work with anyone else. Susan Piercy
Shelly helped us sell our property in a short time. When the sale was dependent on making some improvements, she stepped in, rolled up her sleeves and helped us complete the work to make the sale. You don't find that kind of dedication with most real estate companies! Mvandercreek45
I recommend Shelly Crane from Almost Home Realty to anyone looking for a realtor that is loyal, patient with their clients, and dedicated to finding you the right home. You’ll appreciate her honesty and easy to work with style, homegrown, good-hearted personality, passion for her community, and  commitment to finding you the perfect place to live. She personalizes her services to meet your wants and needs, and doesn’t waste your time showing you homes that she knows you won’t like or can’t afford. She’s your “one-stop- shop” for everything you need to buy a house and get settled in to your new place—and I mean EVERYTHING. Not only was Shelly there to guide me at every step of the home-buying process, she also provided me with reliable contacts and trusted connections to the people and services I needed most to start living in my new home—including a great place to board my dog! No one else worked as hard to find me the perfect house, or respond to all the questions I had along the way. She even set me up with a personal home portfolio where I could select and compare houses, and then she could take me to see the ones I liked. I’ll never forget the day Shelly strategically setup showings for 12 homes I wanted to look at in under 4 hours! I thought she was kidding when I showed up at the first house and she asked if I had my running shoes on?! I knew then that if I worked with Shelly, it wouldn’t be long before I was moving into a new home. If you are looking for someone who will help you navigate all the challenges of buying a home, help you find the right home, and get in to one fast, you’ve got to choose Shelly Crane as your realtor! Sarah Werner
I contacted Shelly about finding my elderly mother a home in Abilene. She was moving in from the farm after many years and needed a home that was suitable for her age and mobility issues. Shelly went above and beyond what we expected to find Mom the home of her dreams. Shelly was available no  matter what day or time I called. She immediately responded to any text I sent, and if she didn't have an answer to my question, she searched until she found it. She was open and honest about all the houses we looked at, and we never felt pressured by her. She showed us MANY houses before Mom found the perfect one. Shelly was caring and compassionate to my mom and we deeply appreciated that. It was very hard for Mom to give up her home in the country, but because of Shelly, she has a new home that she absolutely loves! When my husband and I downsize in a few years, we will definitely be using Shelly and her company again. Maria Nuss
From the very first time we spoke, Shelly became family. She worked diligently and went above and beyond to find our home for us! Patiently touring us through several houses, kindly listening to each of our quirks and preferences, always with a smile on her face. During our 3 month wait for the  closing she even helped us to find our family a warm place to stay during the wait. She is a HUGE asset to this community & will forever be a friend who not only found our home but welcomed us warmly!! Thanks Shelly! Nichole Dorman
Shelly Crane is undoubtedly the most professional realtor I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Her ability to determine the best choices made the experience of both buying and selling a house something that I would be happy to do again. Thank you again Shelly for all that you have done. Binko9
As a first time homebuyer, Shelly was very patient and willing to do whatever it took to find me the perfect home. She took me around to 6 different homes all in one Saturday morning to help me find my forever home. She was very great about explaining details of the house, submitting an offer,  down to the last little detail of what I needed to do. I would highly recommend Shelly as a realtor to anyone looking for a new home. Emilie Rowe
Having known Shelly for many years and having used her to buy our home previously, it was an easy decision to call her again. We not only needed to sell our house, but we needed to find one to buy also and in a fairly short amount of time! She worked hard and was able to sell our house to the  second person that looked at it! She spent several days tirelessly showing us houses to find the perfect one. Then she made the selling and buying process as easy as it could possibly be. Thank You Shelly for helping us through a VERY Crazy time!! We Appreciate You!! Joy Klotzbach
My husband and I have purchased and sold many homes across several states. When the opportunity came up to move once again, we were more than unsure and anxious about the process. Shelly made this purchase the least stressful that we've ever experienced. She really made it a point to get to know  us and our situation. Because we intend for this to be our last move for a very long while, we had a specific list of 'must haves'. She went out of her way to find that house for us. We couldn't be happier with our new home, all thanks to Shelly!! Dyno0930
Almost Home Realty Shelly Crane is an Ultimate seasoned professional who puts the needs and wants of her clients first! Pleasure working with her and would highly recommend her to all potential buyers and sellers. Shelly is one of the few agents who tell it like it is without making open ended promises! If your looking for a no nonsense seasoned veteran, Shelly gets my vote! Even moving out of state, Shelly directed us to a professional to help us with a new home purchase many miles away. Mike & Carolyne Powell
"For all people who are looking for a great Realtor to work with, I was at wit's end,in finding a Realtor in this area, that would be straightforward, and truthful in assisting me and my wife,in getting our first home. I have talked to 5 different realtors in this area, and to no avail I wasn't impressed, we prayed about the difficulties we had been having,with Loan Agencies, and game playing Realtors like I mentioned in this review." "The professional process of dealing with their lack of handling things in a timely fashion, and on a professional level, my wife took the reins, and found Shelly's website, and she is a Godsend to my plight of problems dealing with the issues of the Rat Race in buying your first home. And, all I can say is my new found Sister in Christ, has the will, and determination and long range area of prethought, and fortitude to handle things in a concise and professional manner. I applaud her dedication to staying on top of things until the results are in the end result of progression. Something that I thought was long gone in the once great State of Kansas, being I am a Native American mixed Kansan. In this day and age this is something to me is old school. And it is something you don't see everyday,or hardly at all anymore. A lot of individuals can learn a thing or two or three from this stellar lady. As a old man speaking, This lady is the TRUTH, when it comes to business, and we as a family appreciate and Honor the energy, and effort that her whole family displayed in assisting us, and helping us with this opportunity of owning our first home. I say anybody that is looking for a Home that needs some guidance, Shelly is the Light that will lead you outta the storm in the difficult game of Home Hunting this has been a great prospect and experience in our lives. Andra & Belinda Wise
I loved working with Shelly!!! We were faced with a challenging property to sale and Shelly took on the task effortlessly and did an amazing job!!! She was always there when I had questions. Shelly is very professional!!! I highly recommend Shelly Crane!!! Teresa Williamson
Shelly is a fantastic agent. She does her homework on the houses available. She knows the faults as well as good points of the homes she shows. She is honest and works hard to find the right house. She works for you from start to close. I highly recommend Shelly as your Realtor. Jan Hottman
Working with Shelly was a great experience, not only because she sold the house but the customer service that came along with it. As the seller, she made us feel at ease and kept us informed every step of the way. Shelly is very knowledgeable and a straight shooter. I would and I do recommend her to anyone who is looking for a Realtor in Dickinson County. Scott & Becky Rathbun
Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home. You are truly a professional.
In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you!
Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what we wanted in our home and you found exactly what we were looking for - at an amazing price! If we ever outgrow this home, we'll definitely be calling you!
You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I. We were grateful for how much patience you used in answering all of our questions and taking us to look at so many houses. You never pushed us into looking at something we were not interested in. We strongly recommend you to anyone looking at buying a new home.
Dear Folks: In December 2006, my wife Nila and I purchased a home thru your organization we used Realtor, Shelly Crane. What a professional young woman she is. Shelly took the time to insure all questions we had were answered in a timely and professional manner. I told Shelly right from the start that there were twelve things I required and that only one of them was negotiable, this is what I wanted. #1, the price must fall within $3,500 of the stated amount of my offer and I was not willing to move up any, however, coming down was a different story. #2, the house we were to buy must be within 50 miles of Fort Riley. #3, the home must have enough room to add an additional two car garage. #4, the home must have enough space to provide parking for my motor home. #5, the home must have and I repeat must have many cabinets in the kitchen and dining room. #7, the home must have at least 3 bedrooms. #8, the home must have two baths. #9, the home must have a two car garage attached to the house as a part of the permanent dwelling. #10, the home must have a yard large enough for my grandchildren to play in. The city we purchased in could not have any city ordinances that precluded me from having a chain link fence installed. #11, must be a corner lot. #12, a basement: that was negotiable, but only if I had enough room to install a small storm shelter. Shelly smiled a little and said let's get looking. (I can only imagine what was going thru her mind.) I would imagine we looked at 50 to 75 homes. We were all over South Central Kansas. Never once did she complain about such a demanding customer. Her only comment was don't waste my time and your time, if you don't like it tell me when we first walk in then we will keep moving. (My kind of employee). Finally, we found a home in Lincolnville. When we walked in the door, my wife state, "I've got to have this house". The price was within $2,000 of my offer, it is 48 miles from the Washington street main gate in Fort Riley, the storage building has been built, my motor home presently is parked and plugged into the north side of my home, Lincolnville has approx. 1,000 people including cats and dogs, both cars are presently in the attached garage, the backyard has a brand new fence, and we have a corner lot. Shelly also made sure I went thru the most beautifully finished basement I have ever seen. We have everything I requested. Folks, I know this is a long letter and most people don't like to read long letters since they are time consuming. However, I would be remissed if I didn't mention everything this fine young energetic lady provided us with, while showing us all the beautiful homes in South Central Kansas. Shelly is a true professional. She is dedicated to her customers and extremely loyal to her employer. With Shelly; integrity is non negotiable. Nila and I consider her apart of our family. I strongly recommend her to anyone wishing to purchase a home. We love our new home. ---- Dennis & Nila Burch Dennis & Nila Burch
This was the first time we had bought a house in town so it was a new experience. We feel you made yourself very available and helpful which we really appreciated. The whole process was done efficiently and in a timely manner. No complaints!! Dean & Clarine Robson
Our house was sold in a couple of months due to the dedication Shelly Crane put forth. She was aggressive, but professional throughout the entire process. During our initial meeting, she showed us her website which displays her listings as presentations. This extra effort convinced us to list with Shelly Crane. We are very happy with our experience and would recommend Shelly to anyone who wants to work with the best!! Heather & Casey Collins
This was our 1st experience selling property. We would have you do it again. If or when we decide to make a change. Thanks for all you did. Curt & Penny Bennett
Shelly went above and beyond to help us purchase a house over the internet. We told her what we wanted and she took photos to send to us over the internet. THANK YOU!
Shelly Crane is the best Real Estate agent that we have dealt with. We would refer her to our family and friends. She goes out of her way to meet the needs and wants of her clients. Shelly goes above and beyond the duties of an agent to help you in anyway she can. Thanks!
Shelly did a great job and made us feel like family. Shelly was honest and helped in anyway she could. She kept us informed on every aspect.


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