As a couple of apprehensive first-time buyers, we approached the housing market with a healthy dose of caution and a highly suspicious view of all agents and realtors.
After initially meeting with Brad Officer for our first house viewing, he made such a good impression that we decided to work solely with his real estate group instead of spreading ourselves out.
We were subsequently taken care of by Brad's fellow-agent Shaun Salari.
Shaun was fantastic to work with: highly professional, hugely likeable, attentive, very responsive to our wants & needs regarding the house we were looking for, arriving at each visit armed with a huge amount of prep work to give us a good insight into each house we viewed.
He took us on viewings to see houses that we had selected and also to see options he had located that completely met our housing criteria. He also took us to a few open house showings and we felt comfortable that he made a huge effort to show us as many suitable options as he could.
Once some big, grown-up decisions were made, Shaun was fantastic during the negotiation stages and was available to us 24/7. We're slightly convinced that the man doesn't sleep.
Brad Officer also got involved once the paperwork phase began and both Brad and Shaun were priceless in helping us navigate the process and make sense of the jargon.
Buying a house is never easy but we really feel that Shaun and Brad made what could have been a traumatic experience a lot easier and put in a huge effort to reduce our stress as much as professionally possible.
Based on our beginning-to-end experience with the Brad Officer Real Estate Group and specifically with Shaun Salari, we cannot recommend this company highly enough.
Shaun began his career in the financial industry as a residential loan officer with the LakeSide Mortgage, Inc. of Charlotte, NC in 2001. Here Shaun advised many clients on specific lending programs that would enable them to purchase or refinance residential properties. Shaun also worked closely with LakeSide Properties, LakeSide Mortgage’s sister company. In this role, Shaun primarily worked with luxury buyers where he would be responsible for understanding the wants and needs of the client in their search for their next home. It was his responsibility to investigate and analyze the property to ensure that it met his client’s standards and was worthy of them spending the time to tour the home.
Shortly there after Shaun added real estate investor to his list of residential real estate experience. Shaun has been involved in several different investing strategies including buy & hold and fix & flip opportunities.
For a short period, Shaun worked in the healthcare industry. That time was spent as a corporate employee with one of the top global bio-pharmaceutical companies, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., and as a small business owner.
Now Shaun finds himself back in the real estate industry, having gained his Florida Real Estate License in 2014. He has been a multi-million dollar producer from day 1. Shaun’s diverse background allows him to meet the needs of any client and skillfully navigate them the complex world of residential real estate.
Shaun earned a Bachelor's degree from Erskine College where he played on their D-II baseball team. Afterward he continued his academics in pursuit of a Master's degree at Clemson University. Shaun has been active in a number of local professional organizations including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Business Networking International, Habitat for Humanity, and Dreams Come True. Shaun is married to his wife, Traci, who is a Jacksonville native. Together they have 2 young boys, Benjamin and Owen. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys golf, coaching various sports, as well as, entertaining friends and traveling with his family.