Shari Guess has been a resident of Wise County since 1999 and has been involved in real estate since 2001 - buying, selling, owning and managing her own investment properties along with her husband Walter.
Shari spent more than a decade as a "Referral Only" Realtor® which allowed her to give quality service to a small number of exclusive clients. She prefers the superior service/small business model and the quality that her extra time and attention to detail provides to her clientele.
Shari is excited to bring her new discounted full-service real estate model to Wise County and is looking forward to passing on the huge financial incentives that have been part of her core value system for many years.
Shari is an ABR® (Accredited Buyer's Representative) and is also a certified e-PRO® -bringing the best in representation and technology to your real estate endeavors. She is working on her brokerage license and hopes to pass her broker's exam and cross that finish-line before the end of 2019.
Shari and Walter are the proud parents of their teenage son Garrett. They also have several Great Danes–working closely with Great Dane Rescue of North Texas. Shari is a Christian and actively involved with her Wise County church family.
Prior to real estate Shari owned her own business working as a professional organizer and also worked as a publicist and journalist in the Los Angeles and Nashville music industries.
Her hobbies include choral music, where she performs in the Grand Chorus of the Dallas Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, also travel, trail riding, ballroom dance and any activity in the mountains. Shari is a Lyme-Disease survivor and enjoys advocacy work within the Lyme community, along with helping others to achieve their own recovery and remission.
Shari has a passion for buying and selling homes and prides herself in great attention to detail.
With her natural flare for marketing and networking Shari deems herself “Your Best Bet!” for buying and selling real estate.
BuyWise Real Estate*
P.O. Box 972 Decatur, TX 76234
*Scottco Realty Group, LLC - Broker
What my clients are saying
Shari Guess is a wonderful realtor. She went above and beyond to find the house I was looking for. Great communication and I felt I was being personally catered to. Great rebates are available as well! Will do business with again!
~ Patrick McAlister
We worked with Shari to sell our home and she definitely helped us to "SellWISE" ! She offered full services including a great analysis of the local market, superior photography and strategy to market and sell quickly. AND best of all she did this while saving us $$. We closed on the sell today and it was the most effortless and smooth sale of a home that we have ever had. Thank you Shari! It was a blessing to have you representing us!
~ Lorrie Britton
Shari was absolutely great when we sold our property, and she saved us lots of money! This was an inheritance situation, with four sellers, yet she handled the potential complications quite easily. She walked us through every step of the process and answered all our questions. The timely and knowledgeable communication—text, email, and phone—made us comfortable with the whole selling process. She listed the house quickly and began showings the very next day. We received many contracts, and she helped us understand the ups and downs of all of them. And, because of Shari, we found the right buyers and ended up with a great price with lower costs! In fact, the money we saved really set her apart from other realtors and is one of the reasons why we chose her. We would use Shari again without hesitation to purchase or sell a property!
~ Donna Samudio
After having our house on the market over 3 months & having only 4 showings we decided to make a change in realtors & we are so glad! Shari had our home under contract in 30 days! In going with Shari we saved over $7500 due to her flat fee. Shari is an amazing marketer, using the usual real estate websites but also social media. She is very professional & always kept us informed & returned texts & calls quickly, which was doubly appreciated since by this time we were living in another state. Her recommendation to retake the pictures was spot on, as was her advice regarding changes to make our home look more crisp & clean for pictures. Shari has wonderful contacts within the home improvement/repair community which made getting our air conditioner replaced & our septic pumped not only easy but affordable. Within days of listing our home with Shari showings increased dramatically. By the time we had our home under contract we had had 3 offers! We definitely would recommend!
~ Janalee Peterson
"Shari Guess saved us just under $6,000 in fees, easy to work with...she's a real professional! We got six solid offers over the weekend and all of them over the asking price! We chose the right agent. She's working very hard for us!"
~ Bill Easley
"Shari Guess is a wonderful Realtor and we highly recommend her!! She was extremely responsive to all of our needs from start to finish, worked quickly and efficiently and had our home on the market in 10 days after our first encounter, She is an excellent marketer and she captured all of the features and selling points of our home. She also saved us $7,100. She provided all the services of a traditional Realtor, but has a flat rate fee of $2,500. We will definitely be using her in the future if we sell another home!"
~ Milly Bradley
Shari is the hardest working lady in the Real Estate industry! I am positive that I will be one of her most referenced clients because it took 4 contracts to get it perfect. Each contract a fluke unto itself and Shari was rite there at my side with a smile on her face and a positive word of encouragement helping to navigate the craziness. If you are looking for a realtor who has your back- then you have come to the right agency. Shari works tirelessly for her clients and will not give up until you have found what you are looking for. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the real estate industry and will help walk you through every step of the hard to navigate home buying process. If you have read this far then I implore you- stop looking for a realtor and give her a call...you will not regret it. Thank you Shari for all your hard work and support during one of the most difficult times in my life..you're Amazing!!
~ Shelley S.
Shari Guess is blazing a trail in the real estate industry! Not to knock real estate agents now-a-days, but they don't actually have as much to do as they did "back in the day". Most people find their homes and apply for financing online. There is something to be said for all the effort buyers and sellers put in, in today's home buying/selling process. This is why I think Shari's rebates (when buying) and fee schedule for selling are so amazing! She understands there has been a shift in the home buying process and is doing everything she can to help her clients save money. Once we realized the saving with using Shari as our agent we can't imagine ever using any other agent! She rebated us $3,200 toward our closing costs on our home purchase and could have saved the sellers much more! There is no gimmick and she was always quick to respond when we had questions! If you're buying or selling a home in North Texas... then save yourself some money and call Shari!
~ Joseph Believer
"Super nice and efficient."
~ Marnie Gilliland
"Shari Guess was recommended by a friend when I mentioned that I needed a reliable agent to sell my home. She provided excellent service from the beginning of the process to closing. I highly recommend Shari without any reservations. She listed the property for a flat rate on MLS and saved me a ton of money.
My experience began with Shari sitting down with me patiently and talking me through the process of selling my home. Shari was highly knowledgeable about the market and was very helpful in helping me with the decisions I needed to make. She was fun, encouraging, and positive. She assured me the house would sell within a few weeks. She was spot on.
Most importantly, Shari was always on top of things and communicated constantly throughout the process. I felt she truly had my best interests at heart. I highly recommend Shari if you want to sell your home. She is very professional, highly knowledgeable, and at the top of her game. You will not be disappointed!"
~ Melony McClendon
"Shari did an excellent job with our listing. She went above and beyond to make sure all was taken care of. She kept me in line to make sure I did what I needed to do. She saved me over $13,000 in fees!!!!! She was amazing!"
~ Mauricio Deras
"Shari was absolutely amazing to work with! She spent the time to learn and understand what we were looking for in a home and applied that to her home research/searches. At every point during our journey to home ownership she was our advocate and kept a constant focus on looking out for our best interest. Having the horsepower of Shari’s industry knowledge and insight into the local real-estate market made the searching/buying process seamless. Another huge bonus with going with Sheri is she gives a portion of her commissions back to the buyer at closing. Our commission rebate totaled $1,775.00!! You will not find a better realtor in Wise County!"
~ Collin Bond
"Shari truly helped us through the grueling house-selling process. We had a zillion things go wrong, none for them Shari’s fault, and she stayed right by us through it all. She worked so hard and still maintained her non-commission, flat fee price. Some of her strengths are detailed listings- we got so many compliments on her descriptions-, fierce negotiations, top-quality recommendations- we needed foundation work and professional photos-, and of course money-saving. She saved us $3600!!! She worked hard to negotiate the best deal for us right up until the last moment. She really did work hard for her $$ on our deal. Tell her what you want, and she will help make it happen."
~ Michele Bass
"We just bought our 2nd house through Shari. She was responsible and kept us appraised at every turn. She saved us money in fees. We appreciate that. Gave us good industry advice in remodeling, banking, taxes, and every way to save money. We consider her an asset to our investment portfolio and a friend."
~ Shawna Graves
"I’ve known Sheri for a few years and I spoke to her and her husband about selling my home. She called me a few days later and said she had a possible buyer and he would like to look at the home. We weren’t quite ready to show it or even list it. After several attempts I caved and let her show the house. We had a contact that day to sell my home. I got more than I wanted from the sell and even saved money by using Sheri to sell it. It couldn’t have been an easier process with Sheri. If I ever move back to the area I will most definitely use Sheri to purchase a home."
~ Shane Person
"Shari Guess is blazing a trail in the real estate industry! There is something to be said for all the effort buyers & sellers put in, in today's home buying/selling process. This is why I think Shari's rebates (when buying) & fee schedule for selling are so amazing! She understands there has been a shift in the home buying process & is doing everything she can to help her clients save money. When selling a $320,000 home you are looking at $19,200 going towards the real estate agent fees (3% to sellers agent and 3% to buyers agent). That's insane! Once we realized the saving with using Shari as our agent we can't imagine ever using any other agent! She rebated us $3,200 toward our closing costs on our home purchase & could have saved the seller's much more! There is no gimmick & she was always quick to respond when we had questions! If you're buying or selling a home in North Texas... then save yourself some money and call Shari!"
~ A. Wilt
"I highly recommend Shari Guess as a Realtor. She effectively negotiated for me and that was the most important requirement that I gave her. She saved me an additional $5,000 at the end. She tries very hard at everything she does and follows up very responsibly and quickly. She has excellent connections that all have contributed to saving me and making me money. I trust her and appreciate her candor and honesty. She keeps it all real and profitable for her clients. I have utilized her twice for purchases, so I’m speaking from experience."
~ Kent Graves
"Shari Guess is blazing a trail in the real estate industry! Agents don't actually have as much to do as they did "back in the day". Most people find their homes & apply for financing online. There is something to be said for all the effort buyers and sellers put in, in today's home buying/selling process. This is why I think Shari's rebates & fee schedule for selling are so amazing! She understands there has been a shift in the home buying process and is doing everything she can to help her clients save money. Once we realized the saving with using Shari as our agent we can't imagine ever using any other agent! She rebated us $3,200 toward our closing costs on our home purchase and could have saved the sellers much more! There is no gimmick & she was always quick to respond when we had questions! If you're buying or selling a home in North Texas... then save yourself some money & call Shari!"
~ Joe K.
"Shari Guess, Buy Wise Real Estate, treated me like family. She worked hard to help me find the perfect home, while doing everything in her power to keep me sane through the process. Shari puts her customers first. Rather than trying to nickle and dime everyone, she's always looking for ways to help the customer spend less, while receiving top quality service and finding the perfect home, selling a home, or both. If you want a genuine, caring, honest realtor, Shari is waiting to treat you like family too."
~ Kate Osio
"Shari Guess sold our house and we found her to be simply GREAT! She's honest, professional, knowledgeable and always available to answer questions supporting her client. She also has plenty of contacts for whatever comes up; cleaning, photos, landscaping, etc. She really does everything your "large" realtor does, and more. Bonus? Her fee structure makes the value even more. 5 offers in the first week and saved us almost $10,000 in commissions on the sale. HIGHLY recommended!"
~ Chris Coleman
"We have been with this amazing Realtor for the past 9+ years, she found our first starter home 8 years ago, and actually sold it for us this year at a great profit and then turned around and worked on a great deal of a lifetime on our new house. Shari does her homework, knows her comps, knows the market and is extremely diligent and thorough in her work. She is very meticulous and will fight for what you want. She will be there for you every step of the way. Support the small business owners and you will be so happy you did!"
~ Jessica Britton
"I've gotten a lot of good business people referred to me from volunteering with the Boy Scouts. Shari Guess is one of them. I recently bought a commercial property in Aurora, TX. She made the process easy to understand and was super cheap on fees. She is approachable and honest. When I had questions about another real estate transaction that she couldn't answer, she immediately referred me to a lawyer who could. In fact, I always walk away from a conversation with her feeling like I've learned something I can use, and that she cares about me as a client. When I asked her about selling a house that was pretty ugly, she gave me a sincere appraisal of the house and several good alternatives to what I could to do, one of which ended up making me more money."
~ Jennifer Prentice
"Best Realtor in the game ... Shari is hardworking, pays close attention to the smallest details. Shari is also a very kind person and also very patient with any client she is working with. By far the best in Wise County and surrounding areas!"
~ Jill Rivera
"Shari did a great job representing us. She worked hard to answer any questions promptly. She was methodical about working through each piece of info which was needed or came up throughout the process."
~ Diane Beltran
"I can not say enough good things about Shari! When my house burned down, we rented a home from her. She made the entire process from start to finish go extremely smooth! I have never rented from someone like Shari! She’s honest and dependable, and those are hard things to find these days!"
~ Jamie Bitner
"Shari sold our home last year for our full asking price, and we had 3 offers the first weekend. Great communication throughout the entire process. Easiest listing I've ever had. Thanks Shari!"
~ Todd Henderson
"Shari is a GREAT Realtor. She helped us find the new construction home that was PERFECT for our little family. If she didn't know the answer she was real quick to find it for us. She constantly was checking in with us wanting to know if there was anything she could do for us. We would for sure recommend her to ANYONE and EVERYONE who needs help selling or buying a home in the area."
~ Andrea Pearson
"We are very thankful we contacted Shari to help us sell our home. Shari is honest, hard-working, extremely thorough, and is careful to regard every detail. She is consistently available for questions, updates, or anything at all. Shari spent numerous hours photographing our house and noting every detail possible to create the perfect listing. Her time was worthwhile, as our house was under contract within a couple of days. We only wish we had contacted her sooner!"
~ Breanne Fernihough
"First time home buyers and she made the process smooth sailing!! She was a terrific negotiator, superb at keeping us in the loop, and very communicative! We had a great experience and would definitely recommend!!!"
~ Garrett Wagner
"As I buy and sell homes, Shari has been invaluable in getting through the maze of negotiation, documentation, and financing involved. Her broad knowledge of real estate law and procedure has helped me avoid potentially costly mistakes. I won’t buy or sell without her at my side. I recommend her without reservation to anyone who is looking for professionalism, dedication, integrity, and uncompromising loyalty."
~ Donald Felton
"Shari, we want to thank you for making our home buying process a complete success. You brought to the table the experience and knowledge of the industry that we lacked. You continued to work hard on our purchase without ever losing a personal touch. We sincerely appreciate all of your effort and will definitely spread the word about your company!"
~ Terri Lee
"A few months ago my husband & I decided we wanted to move to another house & scale down...We had seen a house in a surrounding area & called the number on the sign. Shari Guess agreed to meet me there within the hour. The first moment that we met I felt that I had known her for a long time. She asked a few questions & then started advising me ... I found her to be the most personable & knowledgeable real estate person that I had ever worked with. She was outstanding in her knowledge of the houses in our price range & we took many trips to look at every possibility there was...We sold our home & she helped us find & buy our new home as well. I still don't know to this day how she knew all of the questions & answers, but she did. We could NOT have done any of it without her & she was the most valuable real estate agent that I have ever known. We will never buy or sell a house again without using her. If you want to sell your home the right way with the right person, call Shari Guess."
~ Cherri Hawthorne
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