Real Estate Agent
Elana was born and raised in Los Angeles and knows the city intimately. Growing up in Marina del Rey, Elana attended PS#1 in Santa Monica, the Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, USC in downtown LA, and has lived in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Mar Vista, developing a lifelong expertise in LA’s Westside and beyond.
As a mother of three, Elana honed a strong point of view on school options and a discerning eye for family lifestyle recommendations to help advise buyers and sellers alike in making the right choices for their families. She is passionate about architecture, design and most of all, helping navigate her clients through important life decisions.
Prior to joining the Shelton Wilder Group, Elana owned and operated a popcorn company for 9 years, expanding the footprint into live events, craft services, e-commerce and eventually exited through a sale of the company.
Elana dives into everything she does head first. Whether taking on a new client, relocating an existing client or finding short-term rentals to bridge a home renovation project, Elana adores people and embraces any opportunity to turn clients into friends, and friends into clients.
We have known Shelton for almost 6 years. She found us our first lease in LA and now, 5 years later just helped us buy our first (incredible!) house. Her whole team were always on hand for help and advice. I am convinced that Shelton’s personable, unique and friendly approach were what bagged us the house of our dreams! Could not recommend more!— Mike and Rosie C.
Shelton and her team are unparallelled! We could not have had a smoother or more successful sale of our beloved home.— Sky and Melanie M
Shelton is our superhero! We first met Shelton ten years ago when she wasn’t in real estate yet and reconnected a couple of months ago when she was the selling agent at an open house. As soon as I saw the way she had presented the house, and her knowledge of the market and overall professionalism I told my husband I wanted her as our agent. The thing that really stuck with me the most was her kindness and warmth and all in attitude. She was committed and her positivity radiated everyone around her. Within one month, yes one month, in this competitive market, she not only found us a great off market offer for our condo but also found us our dream hom...— Mandana and Justin S
This was my first home purchase and I cannot speak highly enough about Shelton and her team. The attention to detail is phenomenal. Shelton is a force of nature and makes this process even more exciting then I expected. Her authentic enthusiasm and never forcing or selling anything attitude is exactly what I wanted in my broker. She knows the home will speak to you and sell itself. To say I recommend Shelton and her team would be an understatement. It would be a mistake to not use her.— Jed R
"Shelton is a top notch realtor and my wife and I both highly recommend her. She has represented us both as the buyer and the seller. Her team is lightning quick, responsive, organized, and makes the process of buying or selling both stress free and actually enjoyable. She never pushes you and is always in your corner, she returns every call within minutes, and because of her we have both found an incredible home and made a LOT more money than we anticipated when we sold. She has incredible contractor resources and has a keen sense for design when it comes to preparing your home for sale. The money we invested to prepare our home, guided by Shelton ...— Clayton C.
Shelton and her team are amazing! They really do go above and beyond for their clients. The whole experience from start to finish is enjoyable with them. They take the stress out of buying a house and guide you through every step of the way. I cannot recommend them enough!— Naomi S.
I was referred to Shelton when I was just beginning to think about buying my first place. At the time I was still on the fence between a condo or a house but Shelton helped me organize my thoughts and was very knowledgeable about real estate and investments. Even in the current crazy market I found my perfect place and got it BELOW asking... unheard of right now. The escrow process with all the inspections was seamless. As a first-time buyer, I needed a lot of hand-holding, and Shelton and her team were there for me every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better or more hardworking agent.— Alexa S.
Shelton Wilder is always all in! Her expertise in the LA real estate market is knowledgeable, genuine and honest. What you see is what you get. She and each member of her team will make sure you have a smooth transaction to get you in your new home or help you sell your existing home. Each member of her team was easy to work with and executed the necessary steps in order for us to complete the purchase easily. In our initial conversation, she listened to our goals and asked questions to refine the criteria carefully. During showings, she gave her honest opinion and guided us through the process. Its no wonder she's increased her team size to accom...— Jackie J.
Best realtor in LA she goes above and beyond for her clients. She held our hand through every part of the listing process and escrow. Cannot recommend her enough!— Zoe G.
Shelton and her team are incredible. I got so lucky with Shelton on my side for buying my first home. She thinks of everything and is 100% invested in her client’s happiness. I would give her 10 stars if I could! Thank you Shelton!! You are a game changer!— Dia P.
Shelton Wilder is a ROCKSTAR! Her team got my house listed in one week, had 130 showings in 5 days, received 35 offers, closed in 10 days at 41% over the asking price! Shelton is a phenomenon!— Christa M.
Shelton Wilder proved me wrong. When I first met her, I thought here we go, another real estate agent and yeah, she's nice and all, but can she sell a house. Ladies and gentlemen, I severely underestimated her. She is one of the most hard-working people I've ever met. Shes are also incredibly motivated. She walked into our house, looked around, and decided our place was an undiscovered gem. My husband agreed and from then on, they were unstoppable. I was thinking great, we have some dreamers trying to sell a house. Boy was I wrong. Let's just say our house sold for $200,000 more than listing price. We were ecstatic. She kept us thoroughly informed t...— Melanie G.
It is impossible to refer to Shelton Wilder as merely a realtor. Her insight, creativity, commitment, and marketing intelligence have gone so far beyond any other realtor I've ever worked with and there have been quite a few in my lifetime. Shelton is, in a word, brilliant. She has boundless talent in what she does and has brought selling houses to an entirely different level altogether. With regard to my house, she took it over from another realtor who had let it sit on the market for 3 months. Shelton had a vision of how my house would sell quickly and above list price and she brought her vision to fruition. My house was sold by the end of the day...— Cathy A.
To date, I have never worked with someone who has more perseverance, dedication, and consistency than you. Your work ethic is the best around and your spirit is a bright light that has shot through me and that shines everywhere you go. You are not simply a real estate agent you are an incredible worker, an ambitious businesswoman, and a compassionate friend. Shelton, there are not enough words to thank you for your tireless efforts in helping my husband and I find a place to root down here in la. I am not just recommending you for any and all real estate needs people may have I am singing your god damn praises because you so deserve it. Thank you fr...— Samantha H.
I cannot imagine having a more helpful and conscientious real estate agent. Leah helped us step by step through any and all procedures, for example, something so basic as using Docusign. Leah is efficient, anticipates sellers' questions and needs, knows the ropes of her profession, and never seems like she is bothered or too busy to help a client for any reason. She is also very cheerful under all circumstances. I recommend her very highly. She is a class act in her field.— Judith K.
Leah Josephson Smith deserves a thumbs up big time for her sensitivity, professional attitude, thoroughness, and conscientious can-do behavior as a realtor. My sister and I were very lucky to have been represented by her. She was always available to answer questions and be helpful in any way we needed her. She was thoughtful, enthusiastic, and did an excellent job selling our mom's condo in Beverly Hills. We are grateful.— Francie H.
Leah went above and beyond my expectations as an agent. Her positivity, responsiveness, professionalism, and ability to perform made this process both quick and enjoyable. I'd recommend her to anyone.— Aleese Orr
Shelton represented the sale of my Brentwood condominium and she surpassed all of my expectations. Shelton and her team took care of the entire process from start to finish. In record time, my home was staged, beautifully photographed and launched onto the market. As a busy professional, the last thing I wanted to worry about was the stress of selling my home. Shelton made sure we felt guided throughout the entire process and I honestly can’t imagine choosing any other real estate agent to represent us. Five stars!— Nellie K.
I am so grateful I hired Shelton to sell my home. Her patience, calm demeanor, and upbeat positivity helped to take the emotions out of what I was afraid would be an extremely stressful endeavor. Firstly, she knows how to price a home correctly, so that it attracts a lot of buyers, and doesn’t necessitate price cuts. Then she is always available for questions, advice and hand holding. Her team is professional and upbeat and savvy to great marketing strategies. My home sold within 24 hours of hitting the MLS above my asking price, and I credit Shelton for facilitating this. She is the best of the best!!— Jill T.
Shelton and her team are a breath of fresh air in the hustle and bustle of the LA area bringing Southern charm and impeccable white glove service to our real estate transaction this past year. We are so grateful to Shelton and her team for the out-of-this-world marketing of our home in the Santa Monica Canyon and for getting multiple offers and the house sold in just one week for $1M over the asking price. Shelton then took us from house to house listening to all of our dreams and needs and together we found the most incredible place to call home and enjoy our family including our eight grandchildren. The home was not yet complete and Shelton ensure...— Wendy E.
With exceptional networking and research skills, The Shelton Wilder Group excels at finding hidden, ‘off-market listings and matching her buyers with the perfect homes and lifestyles to fit their needs.