Nicole Shuba
Principal Broker/Owner

I was born in Salem and raised in the beautiful Santiam Canyon. After studying in Phoenix, Arizona, I came back to the northwest and began my career with State government. Although I was happy working for the State, I always felt my true calling was real estate. After buying and selling several homes in Salem/Keizer, I made the important decision to start a career as a real estate agent.

Since then, I have helped an array of clients; from first-time homebuyers to experienced investors. In 2010 I gained my Principal Broker designation, and was also the top-producing agent at HomeStar Brokers for that year. I represent both buyers and sellers, and have had success with bank-owned properties as well as short-sales. In 2010 I also began selling commercial property in addition to residential and land sales.

I listen to my clients‘ situations so I can help them make the right decision when deciding to sell their property. I include my sellers in my marketing plan, as it’s definitely a joint effort when it comes to selling a home in today’s real estate market.

For buyers, I can help them find the right lender who can actually get them approved and closed on their new home. It‘s important that we have excellent communication so I understand their wants and needs, and don’t waste their time with homes that won‘t work for them. My clients know I am not pushy, and won’t steer them into a house that isn‘t what they are looking for. The decision to purchase is completely up to my buyers – I’m here to show them houses, and think about resale when it’s time to upgrade or downsize.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and four sons. We enjoy traveling around Oregon and exploring all it has to offer. I am involved with Cub Scouts as a den leader, Sprague Little League and volunteer at The Heritage School where our twins attend. In November I was elected to the Salem Association of Realtors board of directors.

If you, your friends or family need advice on either purchasing or selling real estate, either residential or commercial, give me a call and I would be happy to talk with you.


This was the very first time I had gone through the selling process. It was so complex, with so many documents to sign, so many issues to consider, constant questions from potential buyers and so on.

Nicole has a masterful way of making everything that seems overwhelming to me, lighter and  achievable. She always seemed to know all the answers to such a massive array of matters.

Nicole really knows the local housing market, the issues to focus on, and signs of a buyer messing with you, when to take things seriously, when a buyer is messing around with you. Always, she was there to answer my (often silly) questions, and never made me feel foolish for my lack of knowledge. And she has a great sense of humor; we did a lot of laughing.

In short, I cannot give her high enough praise. She is honest, hard-working, nothing is too much trouble for her, and I knew I was in the BEST hands.


Nicole is knowledgeable, organized, and persistent.  She responds immediately to questions, paperwork(sending/assisting), and researching every detail you need to know in order to purchase or sell.  Nicole assisted me with the process of both selling, and buying a new home.  My first home received  an offer within 30 days, even though it was in a rural area.  My purchase home was difficult to locate as it was in a highly desireable area, and I was looking for acreage.  Nicole persisted and we were able to find something which met my needs in a short time.  She is easy to work with, calm, relaxed, and very professional.  I highly recommend her!!


I can’t come up with enough superlatives for the job Nicole did for us. She was always on top of everything and went far beyond what anyone could expect from a broker or agent.  She made us feel as though we were her only clients and despite how much we pestered her and changed our minds, never showed the slightest impatience.  We can’t possibly thank her enough or recommend her more more highly.  I wish I had another house to sell just to have her on my team again.  She’s amazing — beyond amazing!


Nicole was such an amazing agent.  She quickly picked up on what we were looking for in a home and after a short time searching we found a jewel that we are so excited to be moving into.  The whole process including the negotiations was very seamless and smooth.  She was available for us at all  times and would even reply to emails and text messages late in the evening.  Nicole is definitely an agent you can trust to guide you through such a large purchase or sale and you can be confident you had the best representation possible.  We have already been recommending her to our friends!


This was my first time selling a home and Nicole went above and beyond what my expectations of what a realtor does. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, and responded to all my questions via emails or phone calls quickly. I will be recommending Nicole to friends and family who may need a realtor in  the future.  My husband and I are in the process of listing another home with Nicole now.


We went to Nicole with what we were looking for in a home and she jumped right in and found us multiple listings for us to go through and narrow down. Since we were in California, most of this was by email or phone calls. When we came up to look at our choices, she had the day planned precisely and  full of information. Once we decided on our home, she handled all details with professionalism and speed/quality to the very end. We wouldn’t use another realtor.


We recently purchased a house with Nicole’s help. She was wonderful. We were moving from another state and were therefore limited in the amount of time we could spend house hunting in person. She was so helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty (so to speak) in researching and visiting  homes for us. When we were able to come for a weekend to look at houses, she had everything lined up and arranged everything we asked to see. She was knowledgable about neighborhoods and offered great advice rough the whole process. We found the perfect place for us and Nicole walked us rough the whole process through closing and after. We highly recommend Nicole. She is the best!


We met Nicole as the listing Agent on a house we looked at.  She was so helpful and accommodating to our needs.  We asked her about other areas and houses.  Soon we were on the hunt.  With in 6 weeks we had a home that exceeds all expectations.  We had to travel twice to Oregonto look as we where  out of state,so Nicole would contact and visit homes we were looking at online.  She would send us homes she thought we would like and through the entire process was not only professional but also became our first friend in the area.  We would highly recommend her for any real estate needs.  She was highly respected by other realtors we visited with also.  Thanks Nicole.


We have undertake three transactions with Nicole Shuba — two selling and one buying — in the past two years.  She was unfailingly attentive, gave excellent advice, was aware of our best interests and was always supportive of our objectives in all transactions.  Over the past twenty years, we have  had several occasions to deal with other real estate professionals, but our experience with Nicole was by far and away the best.  In fact, the comparison with the others makes her stand out even more.  We can recommend her services without reservation.