About Us

Shepherd Nelson Realty began as an informal partnership between Shanan Shepherd and Tamara Nelson back in 2013. After almost 3 years of working together under another Broker, the two had achieved accolades such as Small Business of the Year for 2015 (recognized by the Leander Chamber of Commerce) and Austin Platinum Top 50 Finalists; they knew the time was right to make the partnership official and create a brand that celebrated their team and what they stand for. In December of 2015, Shepherd Nelson Realty was born!

We stand firm on the belief that every person we do business with deserves to be treated with honesty, respect and kindness. We go above and beyond the expectations of most clients by delivering personal attention to their needs in a way that results in more than a successful sale, it often results in new life-long friendships. When we say we care about our clients, we absolutely mean it!

We would love an opportunity to work with you, too. Here's a little more information on the people who represent our brand today:


Wayne Norcross, Broker

Wayne began his real estate career in 1988 and obtained his broker license in 1991. He started his career in the Dallas Ft Worth area working primarily in the foreclosure market. He was Broker and Owner of City Real Estate and Mortgage from 2001- 2008 in the Austin area. He founded City Real Estate in Ennis Texas in 2009. Later a branch office was added in Waxahachie Texas. He remains the broker and owner of this organization and is also the Broker of Record for Shepherd Nelson Realty, LLC.

Wayne is a member of the following organizations:

Ellis Hill Association of Realtor—Past President/ Realtor of the Year/ Chairman Award
North Texas Association of Realtor
The Texas Association of Realtors
The National Association of Realtors
North Texas Real Estate Information System
Williamson County Board of Realtors
Houston Association of Realtors
Waxahachie Historical Society - 2- term President
Bethel United Methodist Church/ Past Lay leader
Home for the Brave- Co-Founder and President (organization that builds mortgage free homes for disabled American Veterans.

Wayne and wife, Marlene, reside in Waxahachie Texas

 Shanan Shepherd, REALTOR 

With a background in Sales and Marketing, Shanan became a Realtor® in the fall of 2007.  She quickly established a name for herself as an honest, ethical Agent who earned the respect of her fellow agents and clients and as a result, was among the top Agents in her market within a very short time. She believes that everyone who wants a home deserves that opportunity and works equally hard for first time home-buyers and those who have bought and sold many properties. She considers it a privilege to serve others in the home buying/selling process as it is one of the biggest events in their lives.

She has sold millions of dollars of property and has a long list of testimonials from happy clients.

Shanan has earned the distinction of CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert. Learn more here: http://negotiationexpertise.com/

Shanan is a member of the following organizations

  • Williamson County Board of Realtors ®
  • The National Association of Realtors ®
  • The Texas Association of Realtors®
  • The Williamson County Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee
  • Austin ACTRIS MLS & LMS
  • Texas Real Estate Commission Sales person License # 579885
  • Leander City Council Member, Place 3
  • The City of Leander Economic Development Committee
  • The City of Leander Bond Task Force Committee
  • Rockpointe Church Partner
  • Leander Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteers for Meals on Wheels
    Shanan and her husband, Paul, reside in Leander, TX

Tamara Nelson, REALTOR

Tamara Nelson has been a REALTOR since 2004 and has always enjoyed all aspects of the real estate business. She loves meeting and establishing relationships with people from all walks of life, and helping them with one of the most important decisions they will ever make. Whether first time home buyer, or luxury home buyer/seller, Tamara approaches each transaction with excitement and energy, regardless of price. She prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients. Her success is a combination of knowledge, expertise, and years of experience.

Tamara has acquired an understanding of local trends, pricing strategies, and negotiating skills that are unmatched by most other real estate professionals.

Tamara has built her business on Superior Service. According to Tamara, Superior Service = Extraordinary Results. The Superior Service Tamara provides is based on Character, Integrity, Professionalism, and a sincere desire to help you achieve your goals. She believes good communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship, and by listening carefully she has a better understanding of your unique needs and can thereby deliver the necessary results. If you are buying, that means finding the home best suited to your financial and lifestyle needs. If you are selling, her innovative ‘out-of-the-box’ marketing skills and use of the latest technology tools provide maximum exposure.

When Buying, Selling, or Renting a Home, you want a professional that you can trust. Tamara Nelson offers the Commitment, Dedication, and Performance you can count on in today’s challenging market.

Tamara is a member of the following organizations

  • Williamson County Board of Realtors ®
  • The National Association of Realtors ®
  • The Texas Association of Realtors®
  • Austin ACTRIS MLS & LMS
  • Texas Real Estate Commission Sales person License # 529147
  • Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
  • The City of Leander Charter Review Committee
  • The City of Leander Economic Development Committee
  • Rockpointe Church Partner
  • Ambassador for Leander Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteers for Meals on Wheels
    Tamara and her husband, Charles, reside in Leander, TX