Tyler Shookman realized his passion for real estate at the young age of 12 when he searched the market for a new house for his family. After exploring their options, he convinced his parents to sell their home and buy the perfect house. . . thus celebrating his first “real estate” deal.
Knowing his heart was in real estate, he chose to take a risk and began shadowing one of Owensboro’s top brokers, L. Steve Castlen. With a drive for success, he obtained his real estate license and began to live his dream as an agent at L. Steve Castlen, REALTORS®. His strategy, since the beginning of his career, has been to provide his clients with an enthusiastic approach, innovative marketing, and undivided personal attention from start to finish.
As he progressed into his career, Tyler quickly realized the importance of community. One of his first official deals showed just that; Jagoe homes joined forces with Homes for Hope, building a new home and donating the proceeds from the sale to Aid the Homeless. As the agent, Tyler donated his commission to the cause as well.
Tyler is hugely active in the real estate community, serving as a multiple year Director on the Board of Directors and as the Public Relations Committee Chairman for the Greater Owensboro Board of REALTORS®, a position in which he defends the REALTOR® brand and local industry through public relations.
Adding to his accomplishments, he founded the Home Ownership Matters Fair, an event held annually to educate the public on the importance of home ownership. The proceeds from this event have been donated to the local Boys and Girls Club and local shelters through Aid the Homeless. At present the donations total nearly $40,000. Tyler also volunteers his time and coordinates the annual Realtor Golf Scramble to benefit Aid the Homeless.
Tyler is proud to call Owensboro his lifelong home and continuously shows his love for his community by constantly looking for opportunities to volunteer. Giving back is a top priority, as he appreciates the support Owensboro has lended. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and has donated his commission back to the foundation with the sale of a lot. He also raised over $22,000 for the Boulware Mission and was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the annual Dancing with Our Stars competition. He participated in the Owensboro Lip Sync Battle, raising nearly $7,000 for Puzzle Pieces, earning the People’s Choice Award for that event as well. He has coordinated multiple food and clothing drives for the community, showing strong support again for the homeless and less fortunate.
Tyler has maintained his status as one of Owensboro’s top agents throughout his career through his hard work and dedication to his clients and community. He has been honored as the Top Producing Agent year after year for L. Steve Castlen, REALTORS® and continues to strive to better himself and fulfill his commitment of seeing each and every client happy in their new home. He prides himself on being a tech-savvy real estate professional, intent on being knowledgeable, creative, responsive, and caring in every transaction. He is ultimately driven by not only his success but the success of his clients.