2024 Rising Star: Samantha Shelton

Samantha Shelton

2023 NAMB Broker of the Year winner, Michigan AIME state captain as well as the Women With Vision award winner in 2023, Samantha Shelton is well known in her community and recognized for her many sponsorships to local organizations. Shelton has consistently demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication and growth in their field.

Over the past year, she has truly shined as a leader, always there to lend a helping hand and a listening ear to their team members and Realtor partners. She has been like a guiding light, cheering on her teammates’ successes and offering a boost when things get tough. Whether it’s through mentorship, collaboration, or simply being a supportive friend she has made everyone around them feel valued and inspired.

Leadership and excellence are not just buzzwords for Shelton, they are ingrained qualities that define her approach to everything she does. As a natural leader, she sets the bar high not only for herself but also for those around her, inspiring others to strive for greatness through her own actions and dedication. What sets her apart is her hands-on approach — she doesn’t just delegate tasks, she rolls up her sleeves and dives in alongside her team, leading by example and showing that she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. Whether it’s tackling a challenging project or volunteering for a community initiative, she leads with integrity, passion and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Her commitment to leadership and excellence is evident in every aspect of her work. Shelton doesn’t settle for mediocrity, instead, she pushes herself and her team to constantly raise the bar and exceed expectations. She fosters a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging open communication, innovation and a willingness to embrace new challenges. As a leader, she empowers her team members to take ownership of their work, providing them with the support, guidance and resources they need to succeed. Her ability to lead by example and inspire others to achieve their full potential makes her not only an exceptional leader but also a true catalyst for excellence within her organization.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?

Time blocking. Time blocking allows me to stay on track, stay organized and in return give my clients and agents the time they deserve. I’m able to do more simply because my day allows for it!


Samantha Shelton


Broker Owner/Loan Originator

Company Name:

Align Lending

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