As the mother of four girls, Sherry Sebree understands the importance of family and helping people to achieve their dreams. Not long ago, she was raising her daughters as a single parent, attending school during the day, and managing restaurants at night. So if anyone knows just how significant it is to start a new chapter in life, it is most assuredly Sherry. In 2015, Sherry graduated college with three degrees in business and office administration and then set out to start her real estate career as a commercial agent assistant. “I’ve always been really passionate about setting a good example for single parents,” she says. “I want them to know that with planning and hard work they can accomplish anything they want in life.”
Serving as an assistant allowed Sherry to learn every nuance and facet of the real estate industry, and now she brings it all to bear as a lead sales specialist at Krake Home Sales for Keller Williams Realty in Lebanon, Oregon. When Shasta Krake first started the brokerage, she and Sherry would meet at a local Starbuck’s, but together the duo built what is now one of the fastest-growing teams in the state, with five active agents, a full support and marketing staff, and their own office. Today, Krake Home Sales serves all of Oregon, is ranked #7 in the local MLS, and will sell 200 homes with $70 million in volume this year alone. And with a reputation for delivering exceptional service to home buyers and sellers, Sherry’s career is flourishing right along with them, as the top sales agent on her team who has executed approximately 170 transactions in just the past four years. “This year my goal was close to 50 homes, and I’m on track for that!” she says. “Next year, my goal will be to sell closer to 75.”
While many agents with a thriving career focus on their own success, for Sherry, it’s about the team—and this one is on fire. Most agents in their market complete an average of 24 transactions per year, yet the agents at Krake Home Sales are completing 50—and Sherry is committed to helping them continue their breathtaking trajectory. She helps train new agents to achieve their business goals by learning how to balance real estate with their personal lives. “My mission is to help our team make decisions to ensure that we stay oriented, education minded, and on track to achieve our goals,” she says.
This year, Sherry is focusing almost solely on listings to help her clients maximize their profits and transition to the next chapter of their lives. “In the past, I’ve focused on buyers, and I’ll still be working with them, but now I want to focus my skills on the listing side of real estate to help sellers,” she explains. Regardless of which side of the transaction she’s on, Sherry’s favorite part of real estate is getting to know her clients. “They become our family, and we share good times, bad times, and everything in between during our journey together,” she says. “When a family moves into their very first home, and I get to hand them their keys, it is so rewarding. I simply love it.”
Real Estate Broker and Lead Sales Specialist
Krake Home Sales for Keller Williams Mid-Willamette