Shannon Harrington, Now you've got a friend in the business. Me! (RE/MAX Advantage) Real Estate Agent



Shannon Harrington
Now you've got a friend in the business. Me!
location_on Staunton, VA — RE/MAX Advantage
RE/MAX International Inc.
Get to Know Shannon Harrington

Thanks so much for taking the time to view my website. I hope that you are enjoying its many available features. However, just like a telephone recording where you push numbers to get your questions answered, a website's abilities can be limited. You deserve the live, personalized attention of a Professional REALTOR who specializes in client satisfaction. That's me!

Heavily active in and around my hometown of Charlottesville, as well as the gorgeous Historic Staunton/Augusta, I am a member of two Associations. Our MLS services a broad base of Virginia, from Harrisonburg, through Charlottesville, and even into Louisa County. Additionally, my creative internet marketing campaign helps us get noticed across the globe. From farms and estates, to city homes in either region, 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.






Associate Broker, Certified Historic REALTOR®, e-PRO, CRS


RE/MAX Executive Club, RE/MAX 100% Club


Buyer/Seller Representation, Historic Restoration, Creative Solution Design

I had 2 different realtors in the past try to assist in selling my home and both were negative experiences. Shannon brought a "get it done" attitude to our effort that I sorely missed. At the same time, she was extremely patient considering that I had rented the home & needed to work with my tenants in the effort to bring a successful sale across the finish line. Her responsiveness was fantastic, she was invaluable in negotiations, & she was able to do in 60 days what no other realtor had accomplished in 2 years. I would highly recommend working with Shannon in buying or selling a home. Thank you, Shannon, for ALL your help!!
Shannon not only helped us buy the house of our dreams in Staunton but helped us sell our home in Charlottesville. Her real estate knowledge and experience was very helpful as we navigated the inevitable difficulties of buying and selling at the same time. Shannon's experience renovating old homes makes her ideal for older home buyers since she can give a basic analysis of the structure and systems while looking at the house. Plus, her personality makes her great to work with!
Shannon was a pleasure to deal with. I have bought and sold dozens of homes and none was as difficult a transaction as the one she managed to bring to fruition.
Ginger Bodkin
Shannon was superb! No pressure to buy. Answered all of our questions or found out the answer. She was true blessing to us through the whole process! We really enjoyed working with her.
Shannon recently helped my wife and I buy a house in the Staunton area that we are very happy with. She and her team made the process pleasant. She is very knowledgeable and honest. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a realtor.
Shannon Harrington was a warm, professional, reassuring and pragmatic guide as I sold my house. The sale was plagued with frustrations that had nothing to do with Shannon (the mysteries of human psychology and some flakey buyers) and she was reassuring and steadfast through out. Shannon and her team were always available. I felt like my sale, and business, and well being, were important and well cared for. Selling this house was a long road. It had been on the market two times before I connected with Shannon, and the positive difference in my experience with her, versus other attempts to sell, was clear. I would highly recommend working with Shannon. She is very knowledgeable and combines her practical and clear sighted expertise with warmth and responsiveness.
blueyed sue
Shannon is the best! She is experienced, knowledgeable, honest, patient, and easy to talk to. I would give her 10 stars if I could. If I am in need of a realtor again in the future, she will be the first person I call!
Charlene Cross
Shannon Harrington was a pleasure to work with - always responsive, helpful and supportive through the sometimes stressful process of purchasing property. I would definitely use Shannon as my agent for any future purchases.
Amy Nicole Gleason
Shannon helped us buy two homes in Charlottesville and sell one. She made things super easy from start to finish, buying and selling. In addition to being a wonderful real estate agent, she's rebuilding/restoring beautiful old homes in Staunton, Va. Her knowledge of renovation work when buying a home that has been gutted, renovated and flipped -- like so many homes in downtown Charlottesville -- is priceless. She really knows her stuff and has been a great guide for us as we purchased our home and prepared ours to sell -- and it sold. Quickly! Also, Shannon's a super nice, cool lady. The bad thing about quickly closing on homes is that we don't have as many excuses to hang out with her! We highly recommend Shannon!
Shannon was integral to helping us find our home. She was always available, helpful and professional, as well as realistic and straightforward. At one point, we were considering a short sale home and were in negotiations with the owners. Shannon got a bad vibe and steered us away from the short sale. In hindsight, it was absolutely the right decision. She has an instinct and a wealth of experience to draw from. She's a fantastic communicator, timely and accurate. Shannon Harrington is highly recommended!
Alisha Victorine
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.
Briana Boyer
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
Byrne Huddleston
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
Debbie and George Adams
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
Margaret Ramsey - Roy Wheeler Real Estate
Shannon was a joy to work with as we negotiated the sell of her client's house to my first time home buyers. The negotiations went smoothly, and the communication during the transaction was wonderful. I hope to work another deal with Shannon soon!
Stephanie Rodriguez
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!
Maia Banks
Shannon Harrington is brilliant at what she does. Her instinct, expertise and drive, backed up by her warm and winning personality, is what makes her work stand out. She shines when she becomes excited about historic properties that are full of potential, and when the end result of her work is actualized. She advised me when I needed help selling my historic home in the Church Hill district, Richmond VA. I would use her services again if need be, and I recommend anyone needing sage advice and guidance in the process as well.
Amy Hunsicker
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!
Carol Costanzo - Montegue Miller and Company REALTORS®
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.
Lee Jean-Pierre - Senior Loan Officer C&F Mortgage
There is no one more dedicated that Shannon to her clients. She infuses her personality into her business. Her clients are comfortable with her, because immediately it is obvious she knows what she is doing. She is a person of great character both at work and in life, and will make sure the transaction is done correctly. I have the privilege of calling her a friend, and have enjoyed working with her all around.
Margaret Freund - urban real estate developer specializing in adaptive reuse and sustainable mixed use projects
Shannon Harrington's experience with historic homes is invaluable to those seeking to purchase a historic home for the first time, and even experienced historic home restorers will benefit from her knowledge of historic building structure and systems.
Ryan and Tiffany Norwood
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
Allison and Rob Dorbad
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.
Jason Ritter
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!
Marshall Bennett
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.
Joseph Musgrave
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
Dr. Thomas Cox
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
Russell U. Richards
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
Carolyn and Al Brissett
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!
Donna Johnson
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!!