As a REALTOR® I am passionate about the goals and needs of each of my clients. I pride myself on being a skilled negotiator and contract writer. I have excellent customer service and communication skills and a strong attention to detail which insures a positive experience for all of the parties in the transaction, including, buyers, sellers, renters or agents. I strongly believe that it is not only my responsibility to represent each client to the best of my ability, but also to educate them throughout every step of the process, thus, giving my clients the most up-to date and precise feedback on the Real Estate market; its trends, property value, comparable sales and, therefore, giving the client a realistic outlook on what they can expect to achieve in today’s market. In my career as a Community Association Manager and Commercial Manager I was involved in negotiating sales and rentals/leases along with supervising construction projects both in residential and commercial. I have achieved the highest designation of professional recognition for Community Association Managers, PCAM (Professional Community Association Manager), from the Community Association Institute (CAI), available nationwide to managers who specialize in community association management.
My vast experience in HOA Association Management is vastly beneficial in my real estate profession. Cynthia and I have successfully listed and sold homes in Trilogy at Vistancia, Sun City, and Tierra del Rio. Our Buyers have come from all parts of the United States and Canada and have appreciated our knowledge of the Active Adult Communities in the north and southwest valleys of Phoenix. Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Sun City Festival, Sun City Anthem in Florence, Anthem Country Club, Trilogy at Vistancia, Westbrook Village, PebbleCreek, Canta Mia at Estrella, and Victory at Verrado are beautiful 55+ Communities that we have had the delight of introducing to our Buyers.
Elected by the community residents, I, together with 8 others, serve on the Trilogy at Vistancia Capital Improvement Committee. Working with the HOA Board and the owners, our committee has managed funds to oversee renovation projects as well as adding enhancements to the Kiva Club in Trilogy. In addition, I am the chairperson of the Trilogy Dog Lovers Club. We have over 200 owners as members and we are all eagerly anticipating the opening of a Dog Park in Trilogy very soon. My Old English Sheepdog, Lucy, and my miniature poodle, Mickey, can’t wait! I, along with my wife, Cynthia, are Realtors at Lake Pleasant Real Estate.
I am a proud resident of Trilogy at Vistancia and love working in the community where I live with my husband and real estate partner, Bruce. Hiking, biking and swimming are activities enjoyed and pursued together in Vistancia as well as spending time in the company of fabulous friends and neighbors. Bruce and I formed and are the chairpersons of the Trilogy at Vistancia Illinois Club which now includes over 200 residents. We have organized yearly trips to Spring Training, putting tournaments and great Happy Hours at V’s Taproom along with other activities.
Having moved from the Chicago area to Arizona several years ago I am very familiar and knowledgeable about the preparation involved in the selling of one’s home as well as the importance of careful research in buying a new home. Finding the right home requires the expertise of a professional in residential real estate to assist in making the best decisions in both the selling and the buying of a home.
Prior to my career in real estate I was the Director of Early Childhood at a large Preschool in the Chicago area. My duties required organization, attention to detail, salary negotiations and budget administration. These skills quite easily fit into what is required of a qualified real estate agent. Working with families was a joy for me and getting to meet and learn what the interests and needs are of perspective clients has given me the chance to use my relationship skills to act on behalf of my buyers and sellers.
Both Bruce and I are Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) and Accredited Buyers Agents (ABR) which are credentials we earned through the National Association of Realtors (NAR). We know that Buyers can have a difficult time negotiating the home buying process which includes a multitude of decisions to make and documents to sign. We take the time to prepare our Buyers and our Sellers every step of the way in the real estate transaction. Our customer service does not end with the sale as we follow through assisting our Buyers with getting reliable contractors, if needed, and helping with the transition to the new home and community.
My clients can feel confident that they are in the hands of knowledgeable agents. My pledge to my clients is a service guarantee of being readily available, use of strategic marketing, and excellent negotiating skills. Annually attending the National Convention of REALTORS as well as continuing education classes at WEMAR (West Maricopa Association of REALTORS®) assures that our skills are the most current in the market. Our clients have rewarded us with beautiful testimonials on our website, www.theshankmanteam.com, as well as becoming our close friends.
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28451 N Vistancia Blvd, Suite D-103 Peoria, AZ 85383