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Shad Sheldon is a native of Kanorado, Kansas and a retired electrician turned real estate agent. He graduated from Northwest Kansas Technical College and continued to live in Goodland where he fortuitously built and operated his own electrical company for 28 years. Additionally, he spent several years in farming and managing commercial and residential real estate, which included producing and controlling area hunting lodge Shaps Beaver Creek Ranch. His essence is also much consumed in music. The passionate singer, songwriter and guitarist started playing at age seven and currently performs with country rock band the Back-atcha-Band. As the consummate outdoorsman, Shad draws from a wealth of experience in hunting—with a particular sentiment for archery—and in developing ground. Upon retirement from the electrical business, he relocated to Lecompton for a few years and now lives in the Baldwin City area where he fervently represents the Hayden Outdoors team. With brimming success gained on his own properties, he hones the knowledge and skill to match his clients with the income-generating land they desire and to help them attract and maintain wildlife.
$10 Million Club 2018
Hayden Outdoors Top Gun Award 2018 – Hayden Outdoors
$10 Million Club 2020
$10 Million Club 2021
If you’re looking for property or a unique home, Shad is your guy. He helped us find the home and land of our dreams. He helped us sell the home we were currently in and when I say helped, I don’t mean he took pictures and called it good. He took the better part of a day finding all of the unique areas of our previous property and home and put together a whole presentation that Jeanette and I feel truly represented our home. In just a few short months our home sold for the price we wanted and he did it over the Christmas Holidays no less! His expertise isn’t just limited to the logistics of buying and selling. His lifetime experience of farming truly was helpful. He absolutely understands land management whether it be farming, haying or hunting. If you’re looking for an agent who genuinely cares about you and your dream property, look no further, Shad is your man.
Wow! I just cannot say enough about Shad Sheldon! What an all-around great guy and real estate agent . He made buying our new property not only straight forward and easy, but also a lot of fun! He made himself readily available and answered all our questions step-by-step since we were very new to the land buying market, and knew nothing about the process. When my wife saw the land, we eventually bought through Shad on the internet...It had only been listed for 3 days; and I called Shad for the first time that day, and he immediately met us on the property for a tour in the pouring rain (since that was the only day that worked for my crazy schedule)! My wife and I stayed up late that night discussing our dream land and if we should take the plunge. We even called Shad late that night to ask more questions on how the process worked, and he helped us start the paperwork that same night! Shad guided us through the process and everything went smoothly - and we got the fair price we wanted. Even after Shad knew we were closing, he still took my wife and I and our two young children on an ATV ride through the whole property, so we knew the boundaries and felt comfortable. I would definitely work with Shad again.
We have been looking for 2 years for the ideal farm with multiple realtors. Shad took the time to find us exactly what we desired and wanted showing us properties in our criteria until he found the right match for us. On top of that he did it at Our own convenience AND in a matter of two weekend trips to look ! After the sale he went one step beyond what could be expected and helped us find contractors and bankers and even opened up our property to show contractors when we couldn't be there. There are thousands of realtors out there, and to find one like Shad is extremely rare. Give him a chance to help you find your dream ..... We did and couldn't be happier!
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Shad Sheldon acted as our real estate agent in selling our family farm. I found him to be reliable and responsible. Shad was quick to reply to any questions we had for him, explaining the process in a way that was easy to understand. I found his good-natured personality enjoyable and fun to work with. In addition, I appreciated his honesty; I felt like he had our back and closed the deal with professionalism and integrity. I would be delighted to work with him again.
If there was anything we didn’t know he quickly found out. Shad was knowledgeable and easy to work with, making himself available not only to our agent but to us directly.
Brian & Christina Pate from Scenic Hilltop Property
Nice and personable guy. I would use his again in a heart beat!
Gary and Linda Kroeger
My husband and I wanted to look at house with land in the Lawrence area, but being out of state we didn’t have any recommendations for a quality real estate agent. We had noticed that Shad Sheldon was the listing agent for a number of land listings and assumed that he must be a knowledgeable land realtor. We reached out to him and he exceeded our expectations!!
When I called, he listened and heard what was important to me in our search. He was also able to provide guidance on factors I was less familiar with for a land purchase. He educated me quickly on the area, average price per acre, etc. and was very responsive to calls and texts.
When we found a property that we loved, and Shad helped us tour the property in his utility vehicle, then calculate the land and house value to determine our offer. He’s a savvy negotiator and smoothly worked to help us get a price we were happy with.
We were so grateful to have his many years of experience and knowledge working for us. Shad has also been a great resource for getting connected in the community with different resources and contractors needed along the way. We are so grateful to be here and loving our new lifestyle. Thank you, Shad, for making the transition as smooth and seamless as possible!
Wow. Hayden Outdoor Realtors. Not enough words to express our appreciation.
We decided to sell our 8 acre 16 year ranch, and hurriedly got it ready for sale. It was listed with another agency who only utilized MLS listings. Well MLS is only available to realtors, not the public. Three months went by and only one viewing, no contracts. When our listing contract was up we decided to go with Shad Sheldon and Hayden Outdoor Realtors. So glad we did. Our listing was placed on over 1,400 sites nationwide. Thirty-one days later, our ranch was SOLD !!
If you want professionalism in the sale of your home, and sold quickly, Hayden Outdoor Realtors is the way to go. Shad took care of all closing documents and necessary actions. All we had to do was “sign on the dotted line”. We are very pleased.
~Butch and Kate Gilliam
Honestly we feel thru prayer and a break from the pressure to work with a system that just wanted to list our property and throw it out there, we noticed a nice clean black truck with the name “Hayden Outdoors Real Estate” with a Lecompton phone number and address just two miles from our home. Kim and I looked at each other. We picked up the phone and called the phone number. We met with Shad Sheldon within a couple of days. We shared our frustration about the marketing of our home outside the parameters of the MLS system. I can’t tell you how comforting it was when Shad finished our sentences; understanding exactly what the issues were for us.
We have been marketed by Hayden Outdoors for 4 months and have had 5 families show interest in the home; with a 6th showing for next week. All of these showings have been with serious, well qualified buyers. This company understands how to market a rural property and spends the money to do so.
Just wanted you to know that I appreciate the great job you and Hayden Outdoors did selling the family farm for us. You were able to see the sale through to the end with patience and professionalism. Thanks from me and the whole family. I am recommending you to other farmers and ranchers that I know or meet.
Shad Shelton of Hayden Outdoors did a remarkable job through-out the process of selling my home and 118 acres. He took the time to learn about the property/house, was present at all the showings including driving people over the property, and hosted interested people from 5-6 states. Most important, he always represented my interests and negotiated a favorable offer. In sum, Shad did a great job and he has my highest recommendations.
Carolyn S. , Kansas
I can tell you this, you are a rare find as far as Realtors go. You are one of few who actually listen to a clients wants and needs and attempts to show properties that actually meet those criteria! Thanks for that.
Our property had more showings than previously. Shad covered all basis. Shad was phenomenal! I have bought + sold a lot of properties. Shad is the best agent we’ve ever worked with!
Robert and Annette McGraw
I worked with Shad Sheldon on the sale of my house. He was great. Selling a house has become a sellers nightmare since the last time I sold a house 15 years ago. The rules have changed. He was patient explaining things to me as I had questions and frustrations. He communicated regularly so there wasn't a time I wondered what was going on. I appreciated his professionalism and responsiveness.
We were SO fortunate to have worked with Shad Sheldon during the purchase of our land in Lecompton KS. Shad was always available to help us when needed as well as offer up solutions to our issues. He even took us around and introduced us to all our new neighbors! Shad definitely went above and beyond and we would recommend him to anyone needing a realtor. Not only was he a wonderful realtor, but we have made a new friend!
After deciding to sell our Recreational Farm, we contacted Shad and scheduled a meeting to discuss. Within a couple of weeks, Shad had it listed and it sold in 3 days. The listing, sale and closing were all seamless. What more could you ask for. All dealings were handled timely and in the most professional manner. As well as being very knowledgeable about the real estate market, Shad is very personable and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend. Alan&Donna Roach-Supreme Recreational Getaway
They were very helpful during our first ever land purchase! We highly recommend Shad and Penny to everyone! A huge thank you from Amber & Brent
Shad did a great job helping us with our purchase. Very responsive and easy to work with. Would highly recommend working with him if you have a need to purchase or sell your land.
Shad is the best realtor that we've ever dealt with. We've gone with him and Hayden Outdoors for the sale of a home and the purchase of two properties over the past 4 years. He's very knowledgeable in regards to both hunting and agricultural land and is very willing to share that knowledge to help make an informed sale or purchase. He's thorough, professional and always returns your call which is oddly enough, hard to find among his professional peers. Don't hesitate to contact him, he's the best in my experience.
Our experience with Shad Sheldon surpassed all my expectations. From start to finish he made getting our family farm sold so easy. As we considered the selling of the farm my biggest consideration was what a hassle it would be. Totally not the case! Shad communicated every step of the way, got us more than it had been appraised for, and followed through on everything he said he would while handling it quickly and effectively. I appreciated his patience as he explained so many details. It’s not everyday you sell a farm, but he took us though it step by step. He was a true pro and we are very grateful we heard of him from a recommendation. I tell everyone I know who might be in a similar situation that they must call Shad. They will never regret it! With Lots of gratitude Kathy and Doug Funk
Shad Sheldon, our realtor with Hayden Outdoors, is to be congratulated and thanked by our company for his professionalism, executional diligence, and personability. He maintained good communications and feedback with us being able to qualify prospects and highlight our offerings with those that fit the prospects’ needs and wants. We are happy to have engaged him to represent our interest on multiple property listings, each with their own challenges. He not only proved himself to be beyond the salesmanship of preceding realtors, he had our confidence and agency to oversee the title company’s work and fully represent us during the closings.
We met with our agent Shad Sheldon and agreed to do business together and immediately he was getting photos and built a posting of our house. It was also posted on multiple sites shortly after that. We were getting lots views almost the same day. Showings were right behind the posting. Offers were made then the covid-19 shutdown hit but we continued to get offers and showings. We were able to successfully agree upon an offer that all parties came out as winners. During this process Shad was very helpful and helped us navigate this new process. He had our best interest thought-out the entire selling process. Recommend Shad Sheldon and Hayden Outdoor Real Estate.
Shad was a superb real estate agent to work with. He is very knowledgeable, and easy to get a hold of, and he took the time to answer all of our questions. This was the first home I had sold and he did a magnificent job of helping us. He sold our home and he also assisted us in the purchase of the new home. I would highly recommend him to anyone and if we ever decide to move again he will for sure be the one and only agent I contact to list our home & acreage.
Shad Sheldon responded quickly to our request. We saw the listing on Zillow and he worked with us all the way from Florida. Shad met with our daughter and took us through a video tour of the home. He's very knowledgeable about the area and gave us all the information to get the home for a great price.
Shad Sheldon was a joy to work with and "got the job done" after other attempts to sell our log home in the country. We tried to sell it ourselves and with other 'town' agents unsuccessfully. We would recommend him to anyone - and have!
The Sheldon’s have always taken good care of us. They listen to what we are looking for in a property, and they don’t hesitate to make the deal. We appreciate their knowledge and thoroughness down to the last detail. If you want a great team to represent you in your next land purchase, I highly recommend Shad and Penny Sheldon.