Testimonials

Shannon – Thank you so much for all of your time and expertise in selling our unique farm in record time. From signing papers in February to have you as our agent, to settlement on March 31, you kept us informed constantly and protected our interests.

You were level headed when our family was facing a near tragedy with my daughter-in-law’s grave illness, and held my hand at times when I was overwhelmed by life in general.

You are an AWESOME person and agent. But more than that, you are now part of our family. You have a bona-fide fan club!

Carolyn and Al Brissett

Shannon,

We would like to thank you for bringing us a full-price offer on our house in three days, after a month of no success on our own. I would like to thank you, also, for getting my husband to do things he said he wouldn’t on the addendum. How did you do that? You could start classes and make millions on us housewives trying to get our husbands to do stuff! (smile!)

Everything went soooooo smoothly, and you were always there when we called, or got back to us right away. We would certainly use you again and would highly recommend you to any of our friends ready to make a move.

Give us a call anytime. And please come for a visit! Much thanks!!

Sincerely,

Debbie and George Adams

First of all, I would not now own a house without Shannon Harrington. I had become discouraged with housing prices, and being an artist, thought my income would never suffice to get a loan. My requirements in a house were rather unique too, as I was looking for a home with space for a workshop/art studio, livable but in need of fixing up, where I could apply my contracting skills to add value to it. So it was only after Shannon assured me that there were such properties in my income range that I began to take a serious look at purchasing a house.

Shannon really understood my unique requirements for a house. She found me the perfect one and helped me put it under contract, though there were others who put in bids on it. Because of her persistence, that property is the house I now own. Honestly, I never thought I’d own a house in Charlottesville, and in addition to closing with over $50K in equity on the property, I am now paying less in mortgage payments than I was in rent for an apartment half the size.

I cannot emphasize enough that I wouldn’t have even begun seriously looking without her gentle motivation, and couldn’t have scored the incredible deal I did without her negotiating skills, persistence and instincts.

Russell U. Richards

For anyone who hasn’t worked with Shannon Harrington, you’re missing out and should correct that immediately. I’ve bought and sold investment property using Shannon as my realtor on several occasions and found her to be an outstanding agent and advocate. Her style and attitude toward handling business is enjoyable, and to be appreciated as unique. In a real estate world where deadlines are not met, balls are dropped, and people just don’t follow through with what they say they’ll do, Shannon rises to the very top as being a person of her word who executes exactly what she sets out to do.

Professionalism and honesty come to mind, but more than that she also possesses a warmth and sense of humor that keeps me doing business with her again and again.

Alisha Victorine

Shannon is incredible, in so many ways. She offers the knowledge of a professional Realtor, the experience of a home renovator and the honesty of a friend. She didn’t balk at the price range we were looking in and never pressured us to look at anything at a price we were uncomfortable with. She was on top of everything throughout the whole process and made the entire experience stress-free and fun.

In fact, we decided to buy another home with her help a year later. She’s since helped many of our friends and family find and buy the perfect home. We plan to list our properties with her when it comes time to sell because, not only is she the most awesome real estate agent we’ve ever heard of, she goes beyond traditional means and media to market properties and we’re sure of success.

If you have an opportunity to work with her in any way, take it.

Allison Dorbad
Art Director, BCS
Rob Dorbad
Educator, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

“Efficiently, effectively…”

Shannon –

First, thanks for selling my house so quickly! And second, thanks for the chance to write a testimonial regarding the service provided.

From the start, you were professional and patient. You were interested in the property and took an impressive amount of time to present its assets and provide an honest evaluation. You were direct in telling me what I had to do to sell, and what the buyer would be looking for. Your due diligence throughout the process allowed me to sell my house without the usual chaos and stress most sellers experience. You asked me questions, I gave you answers, and you took the ball and ran with it until the job was done. You are a true example of a Realtor with integrity and efficient professionalism, who knows their job and does it well!

I needed my house to sell at the asking price and I needed to do it fast! When the buyer became difficult and it seemed that I might not close on time, you made phone calls and resolved the issues in one day! Because you took my needs seriously and responded to every situation quickly, I was able to sell my home in less time than I had ever thought possible.

Your “out of the box” thinking impressed me most. You know how to negotiate for success. I am analytical and needed accurate data and advice to make my decisions. You provided me with that consistently, and proved yourself as one of the best in your profession!

A life long client,
Briana Boyer
B&B Closings

To All Whom It Concerns:

Shannon made my first experience in selling a home as easy as I could have imagined. Not only is she well-connected and professional, but she has her finger on the pulse of Richmond and helped me get the most out of my house. I would enthusiastically recommend Shannon to anyone buying or selling in the area.

Byrne Huddleston
General Electric

Moving from out-of-state is a difficult and stressful process, especially when done so spontaneously and with little knowledge of the new area. Shannon was a perfect match for helping me find a house that met my requirements. She is diligent in her research and very easy to work with, making the overall relocation nearly painless.

If you are looking for a laid back, hard working, no-baloney individual that will go above and beyond her duties as a Realtor to find you the best available property that will meet your needs, then I highly recommend Shannon. Not only have I gained a Realtor, I have also made a lifelong friend.

Michael Maines
Arkain Studio and Records

Without the assistance of Shannon Harrington, I would still be a renter. Today, I am building equity in my own property, though – a situation I had thought impossible because of past reverses.

Shannon was deft in handling my transaction, and when a problem arose with the other party, Shannon was quick to use her many personal resources to solve it in a prompt, professional, and friendly manner.

Above all else, Shannon gave me hope that I could accomplish a home purchase, where I had none. Because of Shannon, I am now paying into my own pocket instead of lining the pocket of some investor.

I would, without reservation, recommend Shannon to anyone who would like to have a positive, fun real estate experience.

Marshall Bennett
Better Housing Coalition

Shannon did a fantastic job in helping me through my first home-buying experience. She was always willing to answer any questions I had, no matter the time of day. She had a sincere interest in placing me in a home that fit my style and my preferences, and patiently walked me through every step of the process. She will certainly be the first person I call the next time I move, and I would fully recommend her to my friends, colleagues, and neighbors!

Jason Ritter
KPMG, LLP

Shannon is quite a knowledgeable asset to the real estate business. She has done her homework, and has built relationships with other professionals who also met our needs at a moment’s notice and on her recommendation. As restaurant operators shuffling family obligations, we were quite busy and working on a deadline. Shannon was willing and able to meet us whenever we had time and wherever was most convenient for us, which helped us tremendously when it came to getting our bid in at the right time.

Ultimately, working with Shannon helped us save time and money and her honesty from the beginning let us know we’d made the right decision for our needs!

And it was great to work with someone who wasn’t so stuffy and rigid – someone who valued our lifestyle and didn’t try to sell us something that wasn’t really “us.” (you can add that if you want! we just thought you should have the option!)

But really, it was fantastic to work with you and I absolutely love this house. I’m glad you worked with us and told us what we needed to do to get in it!

Joseph Musgrave
Harrison Street Coffee Shop

Shannon,

I want to add my voice to the chorus of your satisfied clients. I have to be one of the biggest procrastinators in the world, which left me with the house I lived in while doing my doctorate, years after my doctorate was finished and I had moved on. From prior unpleasant experiences that neighbors and friends had with real estate transactions gone awry, I was very reluctant to sell my house. On top of that, it needed all sorts of work that I just did not want to do. I wanted to sell my house “As Is” and still get a fair market price for it. Living 700 miles away, in Florida, didn’t help any.

Could I trust a realtor I had never even met to meet my demanding conditions for sale? Obviously. In less than 4 months, in a real estate market gone south, you delivered the buyer, worked through the difficult process of negotiations, and met my criteria for a successful transaction. You went way beyond the pale to make it all work, sold the house, and helped me find a lawyer to handle the closing. You helped me by keeping an eye on my very distant property, relieving an additional source of stress for me. You also arranged for needed repairs during the sales process.

I couldn’t be happier. I no longer have to worry about a house I could only visit a couple of times a year and you made it all happen without ever meeting face to face.

I heartily recommend anyone doing real estate transactions to seek you out as an honest, hard working, and dedicated agent.

Thomas Cox, PhD
Gainesville, FL

Buying your first home is made out to be a stressful process, but Shannon made it one of the most enjoyable and exciting times of our lives. She truly had a desire to see us find a home that we could love and establish our family in, and worked with us tirelessly until we found THE one. Shannon was available for all of our seemingly crazy questions, the millions of phone calls about every little detail, and made sure that we understood each step of the home buying process and she did it all with a sense of humor that made us feel like she was a friend or part of the family.

Shannon allowed us to have fun each step of the way and I’ll never forget this experience. Thank you for making this process easy. We look forward to working with you again!

Ryan and Tiffany Norwood

Finding the right house can be a daunting task; Shannon was always on my side, helping me find the perfect home for my needs, and being there for me during every step of the process. She is one of the most honest people I have met, personally and professionally, and comes with my highest recommendation! Shannon is the best real estate agent ever!

Jennifer Hurst

Dear Shannon,

Words like – GREAT JOB, THANK YOU, MORE THAN I EXPECTED – seem small and insignificant to the job that you did in selling my house!! In today’s market 90 days from the “FOR SALE” sign to the “SOLD” sign is remarkable. You priced it right, assisted the buyer, and respected my interest with unbeatable professionalism.

Thanks so much for being a great realtor!!

D Johnson

If you are needing to buy or sell a property and need a realtor you can count on to close the deal – Shannon Harrington is who you need to call! Shannon worked with me to sell a property in Church Hill during the housing depression of 2008 and helped me locate, view, offer, and purchase a Bellevue property in 2009.

Shannon is not only a true professional but a diplomatic and fun realtor to work with from start to finish. I never had to worry about where things stood because Shannon kept the communication link opened and provided explanations and assistance as needed.

I would definitely recommend Shannon to others interested in selling or purchasing property. She is diligent and a great resource and assistant at closing time. Put it this way – if I have to sell the property just purchased – Shannon will be making a second commission on it.

Kudos Shannon – Thanks for all your effort and assistance – it was a pleasure working with you and I hope to work with you again in the future.

Marie Phelps
Sonoco, Inc.

When looking to buy my first home, I sought a realtor that was skilled and trustworthy. I didn’t want a sales person that would try and push me into a purchase to turn a quick dollar. Shannon guided me through the process and was not only available to, but interested in, answering my many questions. She responded to my needs and ultimately orchestrated a smooth, positive, and successful experience. I do have a “friend in the business,” and I look forward to working with her on my next real estate transaction.

Stephen P. Fishel
Valderas & Fishel, PC

From the very start, Shannon was completely attentive to our needs. She really made sure she understood the kind of people we are and thus the kind of home we were looking for. On the real estate side of things, she made the buying transaction very smooth and her confidence and expertise got us a terrific deal. On the financing side, Shannon was helpful and a great listener when it came to our concerns and issues. Thanks to her, closing day went smoothly, and we are now happy in our first home together. In what seems like a very chaotic business, she always had everything on her end completely under control, and with worries everywhere else in the process, we never had any worries about her end. We wouldn’t even consider going anywhere else, and would be happy to recommend her to anyone, and to discuss our experience with her in more detail.

Dana and Evan Mook

Shannon is a great communicator and she made the emotionally-difficult selling of my mother’s home as easy and as stress-free as possible. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Sharon Kennedy

Shannon did a great job of walking first time home buyers through the process, from motivating us to take a serious look at the right time to helping us get through 11th hour issues. She brings a knowledge of building and renovation of historic properties, and that really helps buyers think through inspection issues. We have especially appreciated how generous Shannon is with her time even after the purchase and move-in. She’s always willing to field questions about warranty, repairs, etc. Thanks, Shannon, for helping us move into our first home! We’re loving it!

Kristina Weaver

Shannon was very enthusiastic about our listing and highly motivated. It was not exactly an easy sell but she was quick to highlight the unique attributes of the property. I was impressed by her knowledge of Charlottesville and the nuances of the market. Shannon is not just agent but has completed renovation projects herself an understands what an investor is looking and how to translate important details. After a few months of diligent work I decided to keep the property and renovate it myself. She had put allot of work into the listing but was completely understanding and encouraging about my decision to keep the property. I really appreciated that professionalism.

Steve Gratz at Ballliceau Richmond

Shannon was very available and responsive all during the process of selling my house. She listed the house everywhere with lots of beautiful pictures. She was patient and knowledgeable with questions about the listing contract and showings .Within a couple of months (in the fall and with the market slowed by the federal shutdown) she helped me negotiate a fair price and a lease with an investor who let me stay on as tenant, an arrangement which is the best solution for my present needs. I would recommend Shannon highly to anyone.

KM Foote

Shannon Harrington listed and sold our house within 4 months after our trying to sell it for over a year. She held our hand, kept us calm through two different contracts, was quick to return calls, emails and answer questions. She was knowledgeable and a fantastic negotiator. She was professional in every sense of the word but what I liked most was her honesty…not just in her dealings with us, but with the other side as well. I give her 5 stars and would highly recommend her! Top notch agent!

Susan McCurry
Alcova Mortgage

It was a pleasure working with Shannon Harrington in purchasing a home in Charlottesville. She was sensitive to the needs of her clients, found just what suited us, and worked with us at every stage of the process to make it understandable. She helped us negotiate our way through the financing and purchase, and was always there to assist when we had questions or concerns. She was thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy and we knew she was always representing our interests.

Meredith Richards, Founder and Chairman, CvilleRail and the Piedmont Rail Coalition

Shannon was a great asset to me in both selling my house and buying a new one. I found her to be honest and trustworthy, which was the most important thing to me. It didn’t hurt that she really knew her stuff either!

Maryann Combs

Shannon has persisted with us on marketing our unique historic home. Her knowledge of old homes and the real estate market place is exemplary. She is always available and very professional. She has a high level of energy and is a delight to work with. I would recommend her for either the Charlottesville or the Richmond area.

Karen Mason, CDU Processing Team Lead, Union First Market Bank

Shannon recently sold our home in Oregon Hill. She is a pleasure to work with. There is no one else who could have provided us with the expertise and helped us to navigate contracts the way that Shannon did. She knows the market, is an excellent negotiator and is dedicated to looking out for the best interest of her clients. I can’t recommend Shannon enough!

Stephanie Rodriguez, President at Alliance for Progressive Values

Shannon was such a pleasure to work with – so responsive and helpful, and deeply intuitive about finding the right place for you! You get an immediate sense that she really cares about you and your family, and puts forth an effort as if she were a part of yours. If you have a question or concern about any house project or repair, count on Shannon to provide excellent advice as well. Highly recommend!

Amy Hunsicker, Founder, Sustainable Assets Alliance, LLC

Shannon was instrumental in finding the home that we are extremely happy with. She kept to our requirements and didn’t show us listings that were a waste of our time. Her great sense of humor, interpersonal skills and approachability made her a joy to work with. We were impressed with her ability to negotiate and respected her advice when going through the various hoops needed to finalize a contract. I would strongly recommend Shannon as an agent to any perspective home buyer.

Jackie Bailey

Shannon was the perfect realtor for my wife and me as we bought our home in Charlottesville. Even though it was three years ago, Shannon continues to be a resource. Recently, we spent a good deal of money updating the house and Shannon was happy to come over and give her thoughts on the process. This is just one of many examples of Shannon continuing to be a resource for us. We recommend her whole-heartedly!

Abraham Schenck and Nina Morris

My house had already been on the market for a while, and the realtor who helped me buy the house years before had refused to help me sell it, telling me it was impossible to sell it, much less get the price I wanted. Shannon told me she would do everything she could to sell my house and she did. She helped me figure out what painting and other upgrades would show it best, and she also gave me good staging advice. My house sold and I got my asking price. I couldn’t be happier with her honesty, commitment, and service. I recommend her without reservation.

Joan Cichon

From other Professionals

Shannon is one of the best realtors in Central Va. She represents her clients with the utmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend her.

Taylor Steele, Associate Broker at Virginia Realty and Relocation

Shannon does an excellent job, and her reputation says it all.

Richard Day, Director of Renovation Lending at George Mason Mortgage, LLC

It was wonderful to have Shannon representing the seller for a home which was purchased by my client. Although she always looked out for the best interest of her own client, it was done in a pleasant and professional manner. I would love to work another deal with Shannon.

Margaret Ramsey, Associate Broker at Roy Wheeler Realty Company

Shannon has a great wealth of knowledge in the Real Estate industry with a focus on historic homes and the renovations that update them. She represents her clients with zeal and an involvement that few Realtors can match. I highly recommend Shannon to list your property for sale as well as to find you a forever home.

Sonya St. Jacques, Mortgage Loan Officer at Mason-McDuffie Mortgage NMLS #706235

I met Shannon when I reviewed one of her listings for the On the Block column I wrote for the Hook. She was professional, courteous and accommodating, and we soon developed a working relationship. She’d call me occasionally to see if I had interest in reviewing her listings (which I often did), and I called upon her frequently for quotes about everything from her recent sales to activity within the local marketplace. I have recommended Shannon to friends and acquaintances who need a solid, professional realtor, and I will continue to do so without hesitation.

Samantha Masone, Guide at Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Shannon has a heart of gold, is a ton of fun, truly looks out for her clients interests, and is in high demand. She knows real estate and is an asset to her clients.

I love working transactions with her, smooth as silk.

Carol Costanzo, CRS, GRI, SFR (@CvilleCarol), Associate of Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS