David Shippey

Xcellence Realty

Welcome to Xcellence Realty. If you are interested in buying a home or selling your home, I encourage you to contact me through email or phone so we can further discuss your plans.

How do I navigate on your website? Let me explain a few ways. If you are visiting my website looking to find your next home, Welcome. You will notice a number of ways to search on my website for real estate in the area. I suggest you review the choice searches by clicking Sitemap on the bottom right of  my webpage. You will find searches for Million Dollar Homes, Retirement Homes, Gated Community Homes, Lakefront Homes, Chain of Lake Homes, Pool Homes, Luxury Homes, Golf Community Homes, 5 Bedroom Homes, 6 Bedroom Homes, Active Adult Homes, 55+ Homes, New Construction Homes, No HOA homes, and Historic Homes.

Buyers can also search by a MLS number, City, Map, Community Name, and Zip codes under the Property Search tab. I think you will really enjoy the map abilities provided.

There are also a number of popular communities listed on the bottom of my website and the top under Featured Subdivisions.

Let me know if I can answer any questions or further assist in the selling of your home or purchase of your next home.

Seller Tips


Walk-through your house as if you are a potential buyer for the home! What did you like? What do you not like? What could be better?

Curb appeal is very important! Is the yard manicured? What's the first impression of the home?

Does everything work properly, or do you need to catch up on any deferred or minor repairs? Make a list of things as you go for easy follow up later.


If you are considering putting your house on the market, find the right Realtor for YOU.

How do you do that? Ask family and friends about the Realtor they used. What did they like? What did they not like? How many years of experience does he/she have in real estate? How does his/her type of service match up to your lifestyle?

Also, make sure to look at the Realtor's reviews from previous buyers. Look for common themes and get a feel for his/her work ethic. Every Realtor is a bit different from the next. Ultimately, find someone you can trust!


Ask your Realtor to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home. This will help determine the listing price range you should stay within based on similar homes that sold recently in your area.

Note: a CMA typically expires after 30 days due to the fluctuation of selling prices as more homes close each month.

Not sure if you agree with the CMA provided by your Realtor? No worries! You can elect to pay for a full appraisal via a licensed appraiser to determine the current value of your home.

Thinking about selling your home? Watch these Seller Tips to get started. More tips to come. Ready to get started now? Call me today for a consultation with no obligation ~ David Shippey, Xcellence Realty, 863-521-4517.