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ABOUT JIM SHAFFER

Jim Shaffer has been a real estate professional in the Oakland County market since 1999. Jim is proud to be the top producing agent in the Keller Williams Royal Oak Market Center. Combining an innovative and technology driven approach to our evolving market Jim has become the number one agent on the Woodward Corridor. Through community involvement and volunteering he has developed a connection to the Woodward Corridor communities, our schools, businesses and people. Jim prides himself on personal service catered to every client, buyer and seller alike. Taking time to listen to each client, understanding their needs and helping them to achieve their goals is his priority. Jim lives in the community of Pleasant Ridge with his husband and daughter.

  • Board member Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Member Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce

  • Member Berkley Chamber of Commerce

  • Board member and past vice president, Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters

MEET OUR TEAM

Jill Michalak

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jill has joined The Jim Shaffer and Associates team after many years as an Intake Coordinator helping seniors and people with disabilities with their housing needs. She learned document control, HUD regulations as well as taking great care of her clients during this time. Jill grew up in Berkley, MI and has spent the past 25 years living in Ferndale with her husband, Jim, and two children; both recent graduates of Ferndale High School. She loves all things Ferndale and appreciates the tight knit community feel of the entire area. A Wayne State University graduate with a degree in Interior Design, Jill has a love of homes and historical interiors and furnishings. She is excited to have found this dynamic team at Jim Shaffer and Associates!


 

Tammy Dengate

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE ASSISTANT

Tammy joined the Jim Shaffer and Associates team in 2013 with 25+ years customer service experience. Tammy & her husband have been residents of Ferndale since 1991. She has been married to her husband Chris since 1987 and together they have two children. Stephanie is a 2007 graduate of Ferndale High School and a 2012 graduate from Eastern Michigan University. Nicholas is a 2010 graduate of Ferndale High School and a 2012 graduate from the Michigan Institute of Aviation & Technology. Tammy is actively involved with Relay for Life of Ferndale as a committee member and Captain of the Fabulous Friends Fighting Cancer team. She has also been a supporter of the Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters since 2004.

Amy Greenwood

CLOSING COORDINATOR

Amy joined the Jim Shaffer and Associates team with nearly 20 years of customer service experience and holds a bachelor's degree in business from Northwood University. She had a background in vehicle financing with Chrysler for over 6 years and moved into real estate in 2004. Her experience includes retail, REO, short sale and wholesale real estate. Along with providing administrative support to our team of buyer's agents, she makes sure our clients feel comfortable throughout the home buying process and strives to make sure all home sales end with a successful closing!

Drew Mahar

LEAD BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Drew has been in the Real Estate industry for over 10 years with 8 of those years working for a local Title Company. He's worked as an active Real Estate Agent since 2013 with Jim Shaffer & Associates. With a background in working inter-personally with clients over the years, Drew has learned the true meaning of "Customer First" as he'll always put his Customer over himself. He's used that drive and knowledge of the market to become one of the Top 1% of Realtors nationwide. He truly cares about his craft and will treat you like family from the first showing until the ink dries on your deed! Drew lives in Ferndale Michigan with his wife Katie, their son Mac and dog Jimmy.

Tom Boruff

DIRECTOR OF LISTING PRESENTATION

Tom joins our team with decades of Customer Service experience. He has worn several hats from Graphic Artist to Butcher and has always enjoyed meeting new people. His favorite part of being a Buyer’s Specialist for Jim Shaffer and Associates is getting to know his clients while guiding them smoothly through the home buying process. He brings integrity, kindness and fun into finding homes for his clients. Tom was born and raised in Garden City where he currently resides with his wife Gina and has great knowledge of the Wayne County area as well.

Kara Edwards

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Kara grew up in Birmingham and later bought her first home in Ferndale in 1992. She has lived in Pleasant Ridge since 1998 and has vast knowledge of the market all along the Woodward Corridor. Kara is a very involved, active, community member. Over the years she has volunteered with the Pleasant Ridge Foundation, PR Pool Board, Pleasant Ridge Home Tour, Ferndale Education Foundation and is a member of the Pleasant Ridge Women's Club and Social Club. Together with her husband John, who grew up in Pleasant Ridge, they have raised their three children in what she terms as the most wonderful, vibrant communities. With an early background in private banking and more recently as a Ferndale Schools educator, Kara has finally let her love for all things real estate guide her to Jim's team. Kara brings many professional skills and places a high value on providing excellent communication and outstanding customer service to her clients.

John Mahar

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

John joined our team with 15 yrs of professional experience in Customer Service. He's had a wide array of occupations throughout his career including retail, lumber, oilfield and most recently group insurance. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty and works tirelessly for his clients. He has transferred his Customer Service background seamlessly to home buyers throughout Metro Detroit. John excels in identifying his client’s needs and getting them into the best house at the best price possible. John's brother Drew is also a member of Jim Shaffer's team and together they maintain the family atmosphere therein. John resides in the City of Royal Oak with his wife Danielle and their three children.

Mark Schmansky

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Mark graduated from Saginaw Valley State with a degree in Business and Communications. Shortly after graduation he started his real estate career working for a tile company where he developed skills in customer service. After working in the title industry he quickly realized his true passion was helping buyers find their perfect home and became a licensed Realtor in 2013. Since that time he has focused primarily on the Woodward Corridor and Detroit real estate markets. He is currently a resident of Royal Oak.

Casey Matteson

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Casey Matteson has been a real estate professional since 2012, concentrating on the Woodward corridor market. An Oak Park resident and neighbor, he is knowledgeable and passionate about the many unique aspects of being a homeowner in our vibrant community.

Michelle Coleman

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

After a successful ten years in the hospitality industry, Michelle began to pursue her dream of becoming a real estate professional. She is fueled today by the same passion to create a “wow” experience in the home buying process. Her vision to empower others in reaching their real estate goals is seen through her dedication in maintaining an active line of communication with her clients; ensuring that they are equipped with resources and information to make confident decisions. Michelle and her son look forward to becoming residents of Royal Oak where they love to work and play!

Adrienne Swartz

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Adrienne comes to the Jim Shaffer Team with a background in hospitality and a passion for helping people reach their home ownership goals through the delivery of fantastic service. She grew up in Rochester Hills and is a graduate of Western Michigan University. She currently lives in Oak Park with her husband. Adrienne is excited to help you find the perfect home!

Colleen Murphy

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

After a successful career in education, Colleen is easily adjusting to the busy life of real estate. Having serviced families and entire communities as a Teacher, Instructional Coach and Principal, Colleen understands the dynamics of turning dreams into realities. She has a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and her philosophy as an educator matches the goals of Jim Shaffer and Associates: to ensure that each family is thoughtfully/meticulously attended to and each individual is professionally serviced. She is excited to help you find the right home, to nurture your personal vision and achieve your dreams.


Colleen, her husband and 2 children were all involved with the Ferndale Marching Band for many years. She is now living in Pleasant Ridge and looks forward to serving the community.

Tony Tran

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Originally from Shelby Township/Utica and now residing in Royal Oak, Tony graduated from Central Michigan with a degree in Business and Sport Management. He started his exciting career working for the Detroit Red Wings/Joe Louis Arena before joining LiveNation helping numerous celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Eminem put on concerts. Tony has been involved with investment properties for more than a decade and found his true passion lies in real estate. His corporate experiences help him bring a high level of professionalism and knowledge to Jim Shaffer & Associates.

Chelsea Petri

CLOSING COORDINATOR

Chelsea has worked in the Real Estate Industry for over a decade and has extensive experience helping clients achieve their dream of home ownership. She has many years of experience in customer service. Chelsea is hardworking and passionate about delivering top notch customer care and establishing lasting relationships with our clients. Being newly licensed as of 2016, Chelsea is happy to be a part of the Jim Shaffer and Associates team!

Brendan Davis

BUYER'S SPECIALIST

Brendan spent 13 years in the financial services industry before making the leap to real estate. He bought his first home in Royal Oak and currently lives in Troy with his wife Rachel and their three dogs. He is truly passionate about helping buyer's find their perfect home.

 

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