With both parents in the mortgage industry, I grew up learning and hearing all aspects of home financing. In 2013, I officially decided to become a lender at Bell Bank Mortgage and help people achieve the American dream of owning their own home!
I love getting to know you and working with you to help make your home financing dreams a reality. My favorite part of my job is helping you have the best experience with one of the biggest investments of your life!
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, I earned my degree in marketing & public relations from Drake University. Upon graduation, I moved to the Twin Cities and joined Bell in 2013. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my free time with my Husband Dan at the cabin, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, playing a round of golf or checking out the newest restaurants! We also stay busy with our Bird Dog Shandy!
Expertise and Specialties
- Construction & Renovation Loans
- First-time Homebuyers
- Vacation/Second Homes
- Investment Properties
Shelby Joslyn (Allen) has helped my family purchase a home twice! We had such a good experience with Shelby and her team when we were first-time homebuyers that we knew who to go to when we were ready to upgrade from our starter home. Shelby is a joy to work with and was always very quick to respond to our questions. Her team at Bell was also able to help us get a better rate on our home and car insurance as we were working with them on our new mortgage. We couldn't recommend Shelby and Bell Mortgage enough!- Hannah G.
We recently purchased our first home this spring with the help of Shelby Allen and her team at Bell Bank. Shelby is an experienced mortgage loan officer and committed to her customers. She provided us all the information we needed from the beginning to end for a smooth homebuying experience. Her team and her were ALWAYS responsive and there any hour of the day and weekends when we needed a quick response or letter for offers. She was personable and easy to work with which made my husband and I very comfortable during the whole process. She is did not take the one shoe fits all approach but really worked with us on understanding our options. I would recommend Shelby Allen and her team to any of our friends and family. I know we will use Shelby for all purchases moving forward!- Vicki S.
Shelby has lent her expertise multiple times to our entire family. She responds quickly and professionally making the mortgage process smooth & efficient. We have recommended her successfully to many people & will continue to do so!- Deanna T.
Shelby was absolutely amazing to work with! She made purchasing my first home a seamless process when there was a lot of big new things in the way. I have refinanced with her as well and she is detail oriented, timely and a blast to work with. She really took the time to understand what my needs were and work with me to achieve those things. Couldn't be happier with Shelby Allen for my mortgage needs!- Laura P.
Tools and Resources
Receive 24/7 access to various tools and calculators to help you research mortgage or refinance options. You can easily share this app with friends and family.
With access to multiple investors, we give clients the flexibility of highly competitive rates and a wide variety of loan programs. We have access to portfolio financing, which provides clients with more financing options.
- Calculate payments
- Real-time rate trends
- Request a pre-approval
- Share with family friends & clients
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Honors and Awards
- Super Mortgage Professional
- Pay it Forward Golf Classic