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Our Team

Shelby Ward (she/her)

Shelby has 10+ years of experience in Richmond real estate (both new construction & resale) and takes each clients’ individual story and makes it into the most educated, most significant home buying/selling decision ever. Throughout the process (whether it’s the first home or 100th) she is there, every step of the way, answering every question someone has, big or small. She is always looking to learn new ways to make the process the easiest and the least stressful. Shelby truly understands the impact of house-buying and is the biggest cheerleader for her clients. She doesn’t stop at closing, either; she has a knack for turning her clients into friends, and friends into family – the part she loves the most. She has lived (and sold) in many areas of Richmond, including South Chesterfield, Chester, Midlothian, Henrico, Short Pump, Glen Allen, Hanover, and is a homeowner herself in the Near West End. One can always find her around town at a local spot, on the River, or spending time with her black lab, Jax.
MLS #: 80013
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia

If I was a drink, I would be...

A straight up Nitro Cold Brew

My favorite Richmond restaurant is...

Fat Rabbit Bakery in Church Hill - the cake is heavenly!

My hobbies include...

Impulse DIY projects, exercising, kayaking, and hiking

My favorite charity is...

Safe Zone Camp

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be...

A forensic scientist and guidance counselor. You couldn’t convince me I couldn’t do both.

My favorite Richmond event is...

The Monument Ave 10k! It’s the happiest race in the USA for a reason!

I bet you didn't know...

I will school anyone in a game of Uno. You CAN stack draw cards!

What Our Clients Love About Shelby

If you need a realtor, make your first call to Shelby Ward at River Fox Realty, you will not be sorry! Buying our retirement home wasn’t just a business transaction to us. As high school sweethearts we’ve been living each day towards this retirement experience for almost 50 years and Shelby made us feel like it was not just a business transaction to her either. She was fully vested in our next big adventure from our first conversation.

We haven’t bought a new home in over 30 years so this was a whole new realm for us. Shelby helped us navigate this journey with sound advice using her extensive knowledge, skills and abilities. Across the industry Shelby has developed and maintained many positive relationships with attorneys, mortgage lenders and contractors that she was able to refer us to. All of them worked together as a cohesive group from start to finish. I’m really not sure when Shelby slept because she was always available to us, extremely responsive to any and all questions and concerns.

We were selling our home in Alexandria at the same time we were buying in Richmond. Not only did Shelby reach out and work seamlessly with our selling agent (which was a huge help to us in coordinating two walk-throughs, two inspections and two settlements) she was also our liaison with the homeowner we were buying from and her agent! All actions executed with her customary grace, charm and great aplomb.

As we said, if you need a realtor make your first call to Shelby Ward at River Fox Realty, you will not be sorry!

- Debbie and Scott Athey

Shelby was the perfect realtor to represent me and my best interests!!! I found THE perfect home (seriously,my DREAM HOME) in a matter of 3 hours! She left a work meeting just to ask if I wanted to see a home that she knew I would love. She scheduled showing for less than an hour out, we went and I loved it, we submitted offer, and received note that the house was mine so fast. It was incredible and it was my first home so even sweeter! I would recommend her to anyone at any stage in life. She will not leave any stone unturned.