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On Dec. 5, 2020, Shell Barger, a Realtor at RE/MAX Ability Plus in Carmel, Ind., was named to the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

It’s an honor given to agents who earn at least $1 million in commissions during their RE/MAX career.

“I didn’t realize the award had been delivered so it was a fun surprise to receive. was sincerely wasn’t expecting it and I opened the envelope and felt ,” Barger said.
There are currently 1,271 RE/MAX Agents in the state of Indiana and since 1991 only 384 have made it into the Hall of Fame.

Only 34 earned this honor in Indiana in 2020.

“It made me feel both honored and humbled,” Barger. “But more importantly, it’s a reflection of all the people who have trusted me to negotiate in their best interest and allowed me into their family life. I love making a difference during these life changing moments. I often have repeat clients that move into a starter home and then into a larger and larger home. It is a fun privilege to watch their families grow and change. More times than not, I walk away feeling like a part of the family. And, they walk away knowing that I’m a mama bear they can count on to protect their interest! Barger’s office is based in Carmel but she helps people buy, build and sell throughout central Indiana.

In addition to her real estate career, Barger is currently the president of the Carmel Rotary Club, a post she was elected to by her peers. In that role, she leads the local service organization in raising thousands of dollars for local nonprofits, organizing social events and weekly meetings, encouraging community volunteer activities and supporting Rotary’s efforts to put on CarmelFest and the Fourth of July parade.

“I see myself as part of the community,” she said. “Whether it’s helping someone buy a home or helping lead this service organization, I want to better people’s lives.”