Real Estate Agent
While leading a team as Director of Talent and Brand Partnerships at The Little Market, life threw Katie an aha moment. As she renovated her own coastal farmhouse from top to bottom, she knew that renovation and design was more than a passion and decided to make a career change.
Knowing that her strong suit is working hands-on from house hunting to finished product, she joined the Shelton Wilder Group at Sotheby's International Realty as a showing assistant and resident design and rehab expert.
Today, she works with clients throughout Southern California. Bringing her unique touch and eye for all things serene to any project from restoring a bathroom to creating a dream home.
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 was always on hand for help and advice. I am convinced that Shelton’s personable, unique and friendly approach was what bagged us the house of our dreams! Could not recommend more!— Mike and Rosie C.
Shelton and her team are unparalleled! 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, her knowledge of the market, and her 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 to 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 drea...— 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 than I expected. Her authentic enthusiasm and never forcing or selling-anything attitude are 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 and 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 into 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 acco...— 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. She is 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 the listing price. We were ecstatic. She kept us thoroughly informe...— 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 the list price and she brought her vision to fruition. My house was sold by the end of...— 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 me 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 goddamn praises because you so deserve it. Thank you f...— 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, and 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 ensur...— Wendy E.
Shelton was wonderful to work with! She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and her team was great as well. She was patient and considerate of our needs, and always available to answer any questions and concerns that we had. Shelton kept us informed throughout the process of selling our home, and made sure we were comfortable with each step along the way, from staging and listing, and to the escrow process. The sale went smoothly, and we're happy she found us a great buyer!— Brian and Minnie H.
"Shelton is amazing! We trusted her to purchase our home (SIGHT UNSEEN!) and are very happy we did. Shelton and her team are great with communication and kept us updated on everything from Facetime tours to inspections. Shelton's hard work kept the homebuying process exciting and enjoyable for us. Her aid in negotiating the purchase of the existing furniture was invaluable. She is an absolute pleasure, extremely informed and her relationships with other agents were key in securing our new home. As soon as we landed in LA, our new Palisades home was ready for us and we could not be more elated to have had such a smooth transition. Thank you Shelton...— Claire and Dan G.
Shelton and her team are the best to work with. My husband and I easily viewed over 50 homes with Shelton and she remained positive and optimistic throughout the 1 year process. Her communication and honesty was beyond appreciated - we never felt like we were in the dark and even had our first baby during escrow on our new home. She was able to get significantly below asking in a seller’s market and we highly recommend the SWG to any and everyone looking to buy or sell!— Vivienne and Manoj
Shelton and her team are outstanding. True professionals. They were always available and worked with us through the entire process. Whenever there was an issue it was addressed immediately. Their knowledge of the local market, experience, and level of service is elite. They communicated with us, always keeping us informed and up to date. Shelton is one of the most impressive people I've ever worked with. I'm grateful she represented us.— Daniel C.
Working with Shelton and her team was an absolute dream. Her level of care and attention to what we wanted in a home was incredible. While the process of looking for the house was fun and easy going, Shelton and her team really shined once we settled on a place. We had heard from others about their home buying experience with other realtors and it sounded like a nightmare. Working with Shelton was a breeze! Her team was exceptionally organized and well connected - we hardly felt any stress at all. It was so, so lovely. Anyone should feel lucky to work with Shelton and her team. When the time comes, we will absolutely be working with her again.— Liz and Andy K.
Working with Shelton and her team was fantastic. Her communication was always clear and concise. She's a great listener. On this particular transaction, she represented me selling a property for the first time. 4 and 1/2 years ago, she was amazing then as well supporting me and getting my mother out of harm's way in her residence of 36 years with stairs. My mother would have never moved if it was not for Shelton. Five stars is not enough, she should get more.— David M.
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.