About Shelly

Shelly digs deep to learn the unique selling points of your property and neighborhood. Her proven skills and unique personal approach make her the best choice for selling your biggest investment.

Shelly Hemingson

Your Central Austin Realtor®

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Shelly is one of those rare central Austinites, native and grew up in Central Austin. Few know Austin better; its past, treasures, or even the best shortcuts to avoid traffic! Shelly grew up in the Allandale neighborhood, graduated from McCallum High School, and attended The University of Texas. While she represents sellers and buyers around the greater Austin area, she lives in Central Austin and enjoys everything it has to offer. She loves taking her stand-up paddleboard out on Town Lake, walking her dogs on the Shoal Creek trail, taking in a beautiful sunset at Mt. Bonnell, and discovering new restaurants.

No stranger to the Million Dollar Club (selling over $5,000,000 in real estate in a month) Shelly is a recognized top producer as a luxury listing specialist. Her continued focus on real estate education and training helps deliver great service and market knowledge to her clients. She holds her Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Graduate of Realtor® Institute (GRI), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designations. And, as a former Southwest Airlines flight attendant for 29 years, she honed her "customers-first" attitude, which always includes a dose of fun!

Shelly believes it is vital to give back to her community. She's passionate about historic architecture and served on the board of Preservation Austin and most recently as board president. She has been extensively involved in their annual historic home tour and headed their re-naming and re-branding campaign. Her long list of volunteering organizations includes Foundation Communities, Habitat for Humanity, Livestrong Foundation, St. David's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House, Bryker Woods Elementary PTA, O.Henry Middle School PTA, and Austin High School Academy of Global Studies Board Member.

Shelly and her husband, Todd, have a son and daughter attending local universities, Go Bobcats and Go Pirates! They are members and attend First Austin Church in downtown Austin.

As your Realtor®, Shelly will be at your side from listing to closing, ensuring that your property sells smoothly, and you get the most money possible from the sale. Her local real estate market expertise allows her to determine an optimum pricing strategy so your property will sell quickly. She digs deep to learn the unique selling points of your property and neighborhood, so the marketing plan and strategy effectively targets and attracts your potential buyers. It's a formula for success for you and your biggest investment.

Awards and Recognition


Realty Austin Corazón Circle

2019 - 2022

$10M+ Realty Austin Diamond Club Top Producer


Platinum Top 500 REALTORS®


Accredited Buyer Representative

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Million Dollar Guild

Seller Representative Specialist

Graduate REALTOR® Institute

Homeward Certified

Shelly was great. Easy to work with. Always responsive to texts and emails. I couldn't have asked for more.

— Chris J.

We were very pleased with Shelly’s help selling the condo she helped us buy 5 years ago. A great person to work with!

— Lynn W.

Shelly was really great to work with; she went above and beyond! And she seemed truly invested in helping us have a good home buying experience.

— Joanna N.

Shelly was wonderful to work with, and I have nothing but praise for her professional and caring help with selling my home. She accomplished this in record time and made a difficult transition so much easier!

— Susan W.

Shelly Hemingson is amazing. At times I thought she could read our minds. She is smart, professional, funny, and has very good judgment. I made a friend in Shelly Hemingson, and I consider her my Realtor® for life.

— Jane W.

Shelly Hemingson is the ideal agent: easy to contact, willing to meet, and show whenever. Very knowledgeable, willing to take unpleasant news to the seller, and is very personable. If I were making agents, Shelly would be a model for all agents. She is awesome!

— Terry W.

We really enjoyed working with Shelly Hemingson. We are thankful for her patience while we tried to find the perfect home. She worked hard to help us find the house that was right for us. We could not be more pleased and we highly recommend Shelly. We look forward to moving in and getting settled.

— Lisa S.

This was my first home purchase, and I could not have made it through this process without Shelly. She was essential to helping me understand all the facets of purchasing a home. I can not put in words how grateful I am for Shelly, and I am extremely happy for my time working with her. I highly recommend Shelly.

— Jarad C.

After our house didn't sell for four months, we chose Shelly as our new real estate agent. She had a buyer lined up within about one week, and we closed on the sale about 4 weeks later. I couldn't be happier about how things went with Shelly. She gave great advice about staging and marketing the property that made all the difference.

— Kyle G.

Shelly Hemingson worked with us to buy a new home and sell our old home. Her familiarity with central Austin was key in helping us find a great new home in a great location. She was very motivated and proactive about getting our old home sold, and we were happy with the outcome. Shelly is very accessible and really just a nice person. She was a pleasure to work with.

— Cecilia S.

This is my second time working with Shelly Hemingson. She helped me purchase my home in Allendale and now sell my investment property in South Austin. Shelly is so my go-to Realtor® and Austin area expert. I can't imagine working with anyone else. I trust her judgment, advice implicitly, and how she navigates the Austin area real estate market. She is a true professional.

— Sharon F.

Shelly helped us find a home as we relocated from New York to Austin in the spring of 2020. Despite coordinating a home purchase from 1,500 miles away during one of the most difficult periods for real estate in the past 20+ years, Shelly was exceptionally responsive, accommodating, and positive throughout the process. We ultimately found a place we love and couldn't be happier.

— Cory O.

Shelly Hemingson is among the Real Estate greats. Part guidance counselor, part mystic, part custodian, she fills nearly every need that might possibly arise when buying or selling a home. She moved some of our furniture for us, made generous contributions of her time and resources, and then wrapped it all up with a donation to Habitat for Humanity in our name. Her attentiveness creates a feeling that sh...

— Nina R.

I was extremely pleased with the help we received from Shelly Hemingson. We showed her our list of must-haves and nice to have and she went right to it, showing us only relevant properties, yet putting up with my whims and our huge parameter change midway through the search. Shelly gently coached me against bad ideas, always keeping her sparkling sense of humor. Being new to the area, we needed referrals...

— Nina R.

My husband and I have recently moved to Austin due to a new employment opportunity. The city was entirely new and unfamiliar to us. Shelly grew up in Austin and has a thorough understanding of the neighborhoods surrounding central Austin. She worked diligently to find us the right home in the right neighborhood with the right commute. It is critical to home buyers like us to work with someone like Shelly...

— Lisa P.

Shelly was a pleasure to work with and succeeded in selling my home for a good price. She is personable, energetic, knowledgeable, and professional. She also is very hands-on and treated my home like it was her own, especially when we were not there. You gotta love anyone who carries a leaf blower in their car! She did a beautiful job staging the house and gave new light and status to some of our fondest...

— Judi R.

We were absolutely delighted to have Shelly as our real estate agent. Shelly was always cordial, fun, funny, warm, professional and so very patient and attentive to all our questions and concerns for the last two years. We couldn't be happier to have found Shelly, who by now we also call a friend. We are excited and feel very lucky for our new home in a new city as well as to have Shelly as our friend. O...

— Michelle & Adriana

Shelly was absolutely top-shelf. We met Shelly over a year ago when we’re started getting serious about moving to Austin. We made it very clear that we were not ready to transact but wanted to learn. She understood and took a flyer on us. Throughout the process, she was giving of her time and advice, while I was always trying to be mindful of both. When we finally arrived, she was always responsive and p...

— Tim & Sally R.

I have nothing but good things to say about Shelly. From our initial meeting, she listened to our needs and concerns about what I viewed as a complicated move and sale. Maybe it wasn't complicated for her but seemed so to me (we wanted to list as late as possible to be able to stay in our Austin house until the new build was completed). And, like an emotional home seller, I wanted buyers who would live h...

— Cathy S. & Tom F.

It is rare to find someone whose natural personality and talents fit their job description, but that is Shelly Hemingson. Shelly is an advocate of historic homes, passionate about interior design, and above all has a natural gift of connecting with new people easily! When my mom decided she was ready to sell her home, I was confident that Shelly would be the right person to get the job done successfully....

— Kavita M.

Matt and I C. Shelly was highly recommended to Matt by his friend who had also worked with her, and from start to finish, she was extremely helpful, kind and a fun person to work with. She understood what we were looking for, and when we were ready to jump on our home purchase, she worked quickly with the seller's agent to put in a competitive offer for us to secure the deal with the best terms. As a fir...

— Matt & Kelly S. | Extremely helpful, kind and a fun person to work with!

Shelly was absolutely fantastic to work with. Her knowledge of the local market and her expertise in helping us navigate the process were exceptional. Most importantly, though, Shelly was able to smoothly and expertly guide us through what could have otherwise been a very stressful sale. Shelly was a true breath of fresh air. We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!

— Steven & Sarah H. | Her expertise in helping us navigate the process were exceptional!

Many would say that I'm a cynic. Having said that, I am inexpressibly grateful for having met Shelly Hemingson. Shelly is open and honest as the day is long. She was cheerful and calming in what was probably the biggest transaction I will ever make in my life. She is generous and helpful beyond reasonable expectation. She is a good and decent human being who truly puts her client first. In a field of fiv...

— Dave T. | Generous and helpful beyond reasonable expectation!

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