Heavily active in and around my hometown of Charlottesville, as well as the Metro Richmond region (where I lived for 20 years,) and now expanded into gorgeous Historic Staunton/Augusta - I am an active member of three MLS services, RAR, CAAR and GAAR. My clients and I use this triple access to get their homes maximum exposure across Virginia's Interstate 64 Corridor. Additionally, my creative internet marketing campaign helps us get noticed across the globe. From farms and estates, to city homes in any of these regions, I can help.
I'm a huge fan of the enjoyable transaction, and aim for creating them in all aspects of my life. With my varied background, including design, advertising, carpentry, Real Estate investment, and sales, I am uniquely qualified to assist you in making your transaction as profitable and pleasing as possible. It is extremely important to me that when you look back on your home's sale or purchase, you think of it in a positive light. In other words, you come first. I stake my excellent reputation on it.
say about our Real Estate experiences together…
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
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! :)
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!!
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.
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.
Art Director, BCS
Educator, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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,
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Harrison Street Coffee Shop
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
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!
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!!
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.
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
I am sincerely looking forward to adding YOU to the roster of my many satisfied clients. So whether you are just dabbling on the internet in an effort to see what is currently "out there," or you need to buy or sell immediately, now is the time to establish a relationship with a full-time, low-pressure, professional REALTOR. Just give me a call, and we can chat about how I may be of service!