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Welcome to our latest "Client Spotlight" feature! In this series, we shine a light on the exceptional agents we partner with at Scalable Real Estate Solutions.

Today, we're excited to introduce you to Elliott Oliva, a dynamic and dedicated real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in McLean, VA, who has been making waves in the industry. 🏡💫 #ClientSpotlight #RealEstateExcellence

🛤️ Elliott's Journey in Real Estate

Elliott's career in real estate spans a decade, a journey that began following 16 years as a loan officer. His decision to embrace a new set of challenges has led him to a unique strategy in the real estate market: specializing in finding off-market houses. 🏠🔍. Elliott firmly believes in early preparation for his clients, whether they're buying or selling homes. #RealEstateJourney #InnovationInRealEstate

🤝 Partnership with Scalable Real Estate Solutions

For the past five years, Elliott has worked closely with Scalable and his Transaction Coordinator (TC), Alison. "They have awesome systems, are super detail-oriented and always get things done on time." This efficient approach has not only eased the transaction process but also garnered appreciation from his clients, who often compliment the smooth management of their real estate transactions. 👏📈 #ScalableSolutions #ClientSatisfaction

🎣 Personal Insights

Elliott is not just about real estate; he has a vibrant life outside of work. His hobbies include fishing 🎣, golf 🏌️‍♂️, and enjoying a good BBQ 🍖. A book that has made a significant impact on both his professional and personal life is Michael Maher's "7 Levels of Communication." He treasures family trips to the Outer Banks, creating memories that hold a special place in his heart. His commitment to community shines through his volunteer work at his kids' Catholic School and involvement in "Baseball for Babies," a family charity close to his heart. #WorkLifeBalance #CommunityHero

🌟 Professional Highlights

Elliott's career-defining moment is a masterclass in resilience and expertise. Facing the formidable challenge of a simultaneous buy-sell process, he navigated through intense competition and unpredictable market twists. "I had to sell it four frickin times!" he recalls with a mix of humor and pride. The journey was fraught with hurdles: a voided contract due to a lender's oversight, two buyers backing out over renovation concerns, and finally clinching a cash deal with an investor. Throughout this high-stakes saga, Elliott's collaboration with a talented listing agent and his strategic agility were paramount. This episode stands as a shining example of Elliott's ability to deliver results under pressure, turning a potentially stressful situation into a triumphant success story. 🌪️🏠💪 #RealEstateResilience #ProudestMoments

😄 Local Recommendations and Personal Quirks

Elliott isn't just about selling homes; he's a connoisseur of local culture too! He's always ready to recommend the best spots around town - whether it's the exquisite seafood at Joe's Stone Crab, the upscale dining experience at Eddie V's, or the fresh finds at the Falls Church Farmers Market. These are the places that make the area more than just a location, but a community. 🦀🍷🍏 #LocalFavorites #CommunityGems

Elliott's personality really shines through in his unique food preferences. Imagine a real estate twist on Dr. Seuss's "I do not like green eggs and ham." Elliott has a humorous way of expressing his dislikes, especially when it comes to red onions, mushrooms, truffles, and IPAs. It's this part of his charm – a mix of humor and honesty – that his clients and colleagues find so endearing. 🤣🚫 #ElliottsQuirks #RealEstateWithHumor

His blend of professional expertise, local insights, and a relatable sense of humor truly sets Elliott apart in the real estate world.

🔚 Conclusion

Elliott Oliva's journey with Scalable Real Estate Solutions is a testament to the power of a strong partnership. His consistent success and commitment to client satisfaction are what make him a standout in the real estate world. If you're looking for real estate services, connect with Elliott for a seamless and rewarding experience. 🌐🤝 #RealEstateExpert #ConnectWithElliott

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Shawn Battle stands as a beacon of adaptability and excellence as he enters his 21st year in the real estate industry in 2024. Transitioning from a forensic accountant to a celebrated real estate professional and a team leader at Real Brokerage, Shawn’s career arc is a testament to unwavering dedication, innovative thinking, and the pursuit of excellence.

From Accountant to Real Estate Maven: A Leap of Faith

Shawn's foray into real estate was spurred by a realization of his potential and a daring move to leave his stable job in New Jersey. Inspired by the opportunity to flip properties with his brother-in-law in Virginia, he dove headfirst into the real estate world. Obtaining his real estate license was initially a step in a shared venture with his brother-in-law, but it quickly ignited Shawn’s passion for the industry, leading him to a full-time career where he has never looked back.

Innovating with Video: Pioneering Property Videos

Shawn's key strategy that sets him apart is his early adoption and innovative use of video in real estate marketing. Starting five years ago with property videos that ranged from fun to informational, Shawn has established a robust online presence, most notably through "Real Estate Talk with Matt" on Instagram and YouTube. This early adoption of video content has set Shawn apart in a competitive market, inspiring peers and captivating clients.

Preparing Properties for the Market: Beyond Listing and Selling

One crucial piece of advice Shawn consistently offers his clients is the importance of preparing a property for the market. His comprehensive approach goes beyond mere listing; it involves making the property show-ready through staging, decluttering, and minor renovations. Shawn emphasizes that there's a difference between a liveable condition and a show-ready condition, underscoring his commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Balancing Personal and Professional Life: A Father, Fisherman, and Musician

Despite the demands of his career, Shawn is deeply committed to his role as a father and finds solace in his hobbies, including kayak fishing, occasional golfing, and drumming.  Despite the challenges of balancing work and personal time, Shawn is committed to being present for his family's significant moments.

Community Involvement and Philanthropy: Quiet Contributions

Shawn’s dedication to his community is evident in his quiet but impactful contributions, particularly through youth sports and the annual Toys for Tots drive. Through placing collection boxes in condominium buildings and hosting gatherings, Shawn has consistently supported this cause, reflecting his deep connection to his community.  His preference for making a difference without fanfare reflects his genuine commitment to the community and the values he holds dear.

Reflecting on Success and Looking Ahead: Longevity and Team Growth

For Shawn, success is not marked by a single moment but by his ability to sustain a rewarding career over two decades. His pride in his professional longevity and ability to thrive in a competitive market speaks volumes. As he looks to the future, Shawn aims to empower his team further, allowing him more personal time without compromising the business’s success.

Partnering with Scalable Real Estate Solutions: A Game-Changer

Shawn Battle's partnership with Scalable Real Estate Solutions has revolutionized his approach to real estate, marking a shift from hands-on transaction management to leveraging Scalable's expertise for enhanced efficiency and strategic growth. This transformative collaboration has streamlined critical, time-consuming tasks, allowing Shawn to focus on expanding his business and fostering client relationships. His reflection, "It has transformed the way I look at real estate," underscores the profound impact of Scalable's precision and professionalism on his operations. This synergy propelled Shawn into the top 500 agents in his area in 2023, a significant achievement amid a challenging market year, showcasing the power of Scalable's systems and consistency in elevating every transaction to success.

Looking to the future, Shawn's aspiration to delegate more responsibilities to his team while securing more personal time underscores the enduring importance of his partnership with Scalable. This strategic alliance is pivotal, enhancing both business operations and client experiences, ensuring seamless interactions and celebratory closings. With Scalable's support, Shawn is poised to continue his trajectory of excellence in real estate, setting new standards of success and collaboration year after year.


Shawn Battle's journey from a forensic accountant to a revered figure in real estate highlights his remarkable adaptability, innovative spirit, and unwavering dedication. Embracing change, leveraging technology, and focusing on quality service have been pivotal to his sustained success. As Shawn continues to evolve with his team at Real Brokerage, his impact on the industry and his community deepens, serving as an inspiration to clients and colleagues alike.

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Get ready for another episode of our Closing Table Chronicles series! This week, we're highlighting the crucial partnership between agents and Transaction Coordinators (TCs). 🤝💼 #ClosingTableChronicles

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