Grove Realtor Judy Hillshafer is no stranger to the real estate profession.

Although she didn’t start out in the industry as a Realtor, Judy has been a licensed Real Estate Agent in Oklahoma for two and half years.

 “I have been associated with the RE/MAX Grand Lake office in Grove in various capacities since 2001,” said Judy. “I started as their receptionist and advanced to Administrative Assistant for the Brokers. After a short leave of absence, I decided to obtain a Realtor’s license and start my own real estate career.  I achieved the ‘Executive Club’ level in 2008.”

 Judy recently decided to join Crye-Leike’s first sales office in the state of Oklahoma located at 1104 South Main Street in the city of Grove.

 “I look at my new association with Crye-Leike, REALTORS as a chance to expand my Real Estate Family and be a part of something new and exciting in the area.” said Judy Hillshafer. “I have had nothing but positive experiences in learning the company and I am enjoying being in our office with a great group of dedicated and experienced associates working together to promote the new office.”

 Judy is eager to grow and enhance her own real estate career while helping Crye-Leike to build its Grove branch office.

 “Because of my previous real estate experience serving in various positions, I know both sides of the desk so to speak - the nuts and bolts issues to make it happen in the office as well as being a dedicated Realtor,” said Judy. “I feel being with Crye-Leike is a great opportunity for myself, and my clients.”

 Judy is a licensed Realtor in Oklahoma assisting buyers and sellers in and around Delaware, Ottawa, and Mayes counties. She specializes in residential real estate focusing on first-time homebuyers and has also had some experience with commercial properties. Judy has her professional real estate designation as a Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI).

 “I enjoy working with first-time buyers and helping them put all of the pieces together,” said Judy. “First-time buyers are so excited and appreciative of the fact that they are homeowners - it’s an exciting time in their lives and I love being a part of it.”

 Judy is a member of the Northeast Board of Realtors, Oklahoma Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Board of Realtors.

 “The Grand Lake area draws in many people at different stages in life from the young families to the retired who move here to be on the lake,” said Judy. “It is a great place to enjoy the laid back life style and it’s wonderful to help the newcomers and others already here find that perfect place to live. I’ve always believed that in order to be happy one has to enjoy what they are doing in every way and I still enjoy what I do as a Realtor here in such a great place to live.”

  Judy lives in Jay, Oklahoma with her husband Wayne. They retired to the area in 1998 to be close to their Kansas roots and have a place on the lake. They had previously lived off and on in Washington, DC for 27 years until Wayne retired.

 Wayne and Judy have two married children, a daughter Heather and son Jeremy, both who live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 When Judy isn’t busy assisting her real estate clients, she enjoys the quiet life on seven acres of lakeside property on the Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. In addition to assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs, Judy does all of the accounting for Wayne’s small engine repair business in Jay, Oklahoma. She is also a member of the Grand Lake Association.

 Prior to her career in residential real estate sales, Judy served in many different positions in Northern Virginia including - a Century 21 United Loan Processor and Administrative Assistant, an Office Manger for a Bookkeeping and Tax Firm and an Accounts Payable Specialist for British Aerospace. She also served as a civilian Air Force Accounts Payable Specialist and Government contract employee Administrative Assistant on the Island of Guam.