Shannon Hagan

    Shannon Hagan

    CalDRE #01213577

    Ethical. Exceptional. Enthusiastic. Energetic. Entertaining.

    "The 5 E's." Five enticing words that describe the essence of Shannon Hagan, as a top producing real estate sales professional since 1992; specializing in San Diego north county coastal high-end properties and estates. Empowered by a former career and education in finance and analytics, Shannon brings this as a uniquely added benefit to the table, navigating her clients through their decision-making and negotiation processes. Known for her fair, conservative process and business strategy, she leads with knowledge, ethics, enthusiasm and a contagious optimism. Her professional strategy encompasses the full scope of the investment transaction; including seasoned representation and a solidly implemented marketing plan-always with your top dollar in mind. Impassioned with the savvy philosophy that each transaction is approached as if it were her own investment, with insight, intellect, witty demeanor, and "The 5 E's." In Shannon's own words, "I treat other people's money as if it were my own, and it becomes an effortless and symbiotic way to work best with the clients that have chosen to work with me. I love what I do!"

    No need to look any further!

     

    Expertise:

    Selling San Diego North County Coastal Communities

    Countywide Neighborhood Knowledge for Buyers

    Architectural Specialist (Sold Architecturally Significant Properties, i.e. John Lloyd Wright, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg)

    Former General Dynamics Financial Analyst: Advanced Cruise Missile

     

    Accolades Designations:

    #1 Agent - Coldwell Banker San Diego County - March 2021

    #1 Agent - La Jolla office 2020 and to-date 2021

    #4 Agent out of 717 - 2020 CB San Diego County

    #44 out of 4302 agents - CB Southern California 2020

    Top 1% National Sales, Coldwell Banker since 1997

    Architectural Specialist Designation

    Five Star Professional Recipient: 15 Years (Independent Peer and Client Based Survey as to Ethics, Professionalism annually San Diego Magazine)

     

    Featured/Media:

    San Diego Business Journal Cover Story: Featured Real Estate Agent on the Market

    Wall Street Journal Feature Article: Marketing Success in Selling Property to International Buyers

    Local Area Chapter Author: How to Buy a Property in San Diego

    Fox 5 San Diego News Featured Agent, Oceanfront Estate: Living in Luxury; Mansions on the Market

    Commentary Source: National Public Radio (NPR), Unique Homes Wall Street Journal

    My Client Testimonials

    "Working with Shannon to buy my house in North County, San Diego was, without compare, the most pleasant and efficient real estate transaction I've ever been involved in--residential or commercial. I don't enjoy very much about the entire process, but found her knowledge, attention to detail and professionalism to far exceed all of the others I have encountered. I'd drink a beer with her any day/any time, and if I buy more property in the San Diego area I will only work with her." - Jim Graziano
    "5 star Realtor Concierge experience with Shannon. Incredibly tuned in to the high end market, works round the clock, never loses her cool. Excellent agent in every aspect!" - HPYINCA
    "I've been in sales for almost 54 years and it was so refreshing to meet someone who actually works for you. Shannon is old school. She returns phone calls. Her attention to detail is incredible. Her knowledge about the housing market is second to none. Even my neighbors raved about her. I can go on and on. Want to sell your house? Call Shannon!! A very happy customer." - Lee Lopez
    "Shannon helped us list our home and worked very hard to find a buyer. Although ultimately, for personal reasons we decided not to sell, we were quite happy with Shannon's efforts. She always found the time to help us with whatever we needed, and had excellent suggestions for us. We've remained in touch and she has been responsive when we have real estate questions even though we've not engaged in anther transaction. In our experience, Shannon's efforts and personal touch exceed what one can obtain from other realtors." - mjbloch
    "It was our extraordinary good fortune to connect with Shannon and work with her to find and purchase our home when we moved to San Diego 23 years ago. We had relocated from one of the least expensive housing markets in the country to what was, even then, one of the most expensive. Shannon's deep knowledge of the San Diego market, her seemingly inexhaustible patience and unfailing good humor were essential in helping us to understand and evaluate our options. Shannon payed close attention, truly listening to what we were telling her we wanted in terms of neighborhood location, amenities, house style, etc. She noticed how we reacted to different neighborhoods and the houses we viewed together, what we liked and didn't like, and used that information to further refine the selection of properties she presented to us.. Once we decided to make an offer on the home we bought, Shannon was a tireless and effective advocate for us in all negotiations. Working with Shannon was from start to finish a successful and enjoyable experience. We have maintained a relationship over the years. In the years since we worked with Shannon to purchase our home, I know that her knowledge has only deepened and she has honed her impressive skills. Shannon has our enduring gratitude and we could not recommend her more highly." - tuholt
    "My husband and I met Shannon in a very serendipitous way, and I will be forever grateful for that first encounter. We saw a condo in Zillow that we liked and she happened to be the agent showing for the seller. After talking with her for a few minutes, she astounded us with her breath of knowledge and amazing personality. Shannon took the entire day to show us around and helped us narrow down the "type" of home that we wanted. Fast forward to a few months into the future, we go see another condo in the Encinitas area and of course fell in love with it. Our first instinct was to contact Shannon. She quickly hoped on a call with us and knew all of the details about the property and was instantly ready to help. Buying your first home can be a very overwhelming process, but Shannon takes away that stress and helps you understand every document, decision and detail. She's also master negotiator! She was able to negotiate down the price of the condo, follow-up constantly with all of the parties involved (broker, escrow, title, inspection, appraisal, you name it) and work with us in very difficult times (this is all happening during the COVID-19 pandemic). We were in constant communication with her during this process, which is a key to the success of any deal. I highly recommend Shannon if you are really looking for someone who knows what they are doing and has their client's best interest at heart (almost impossible to find both qualities in a real estate agent these days)." - Charlotte Rivera-Garcia
    "I met Shannon 10 years ago as a high recommendation to purchase a home. Since then we have always contacted Shannon for all sale/purchase needs or just questions about the market and real estate. She is the hardest working honest person I know and frankly she is more than a real estate agent, she is a top advisor and level lost a dime with her. She has a talent for "reading" her clients and coming up with solutions they may not be realized that actually work best. She can easily tell you how to make more off your sale with a few suggestions. She is honest and will not let you throw money down the drain on any purchase and will ensure it is a solid investment and up potential that can be turned into liquid fast, if needed. We always have recommended her to family and friends. Others we recommended her to have purchased through her expertise and were very pleased; since the purchase doubled their equity. She is a rare gem in the real estate world, you won't find one more honest looking out for you than her. She is well connected (think Mayor of San Diego level) and knows several people for any questions or concerns that may arise tax related or just repair. To top it off a solid individual with unmatched integrity." - DD3456
    "Shannon is terrific. She's honest, hardworking, reliable and very knowledgeable in her market. We have rented and sold properties through her and would highly recommend Shannon to both family and friends ( we already have). Shannon also has spent the time educating on 1031 exchanges and how it could be a financial benefit if done properly. She has also advised on how to maximize home sale price by making smart investments in landscape improvements and interior paint and decor." - Jim J. Williams
    "Shannon has always been a wealth of real estate knowledge for myself and friends of mine, informing us with current industry standards even if we are not in the market at the moment. Her professionalism is unmatched with the ability to understand her client and their objectives, focusing on putting a client together with the house they want which trumps her focus on just showing a house. Her professionalism - knowledge - trustworthiness - and follow through are standards she sets that are far above any real estate professional I know. I would highly recommend her for any Real Estate interest one might have." - Jon Stack
    "While we were not able to work extensively with Shannon on the property we were interested in purchasing (due to a seller issue), my interactions with Shannon were professional, timely, and she picked up the phone to call me multiple times. Shannon took initiative, something I have never experienced with a realtor prior, to contact me, provide me with more than my requested information, and was incredibly honest and friendly. Given the chance to work with Shannon again, I would do so without hesitation." - bmweatherford
    "I've had the pleasure of knowing Shannon Hagan both personally and professionally for more than 23 years. In 1997 Shannon sold a condominium that I had listed on the MLS as a for-sale-by-owner, offering the standard 3% sales commission. Many realtors snubbed us, but not Shannon-she presented an offer that that we accepted and closed within 30 days. From that day, it was apparent that Shannon was outstanding at real estate marketing. Shannon is intelligent, talented and humorous. Her educational background in Finance shines as she discusses the reality of the present market. Her interpersonal skills with all levels of people are unparalleled and her energetic and dedicated approach to her job makes her an invaluable asset to have on your side. Over the years, I have continued working with Shannon - buying and selling homes. Although I have a Real Estate license, I would hire Shannon for my next purchase or sale." - karenluchner
    "Shannon was an excellent asset to have in our home search in La Jolla. She's extremely knowledgeable and knows EVERYONE in the San Diego real estate market. We could not have asked for more professionalism, timely responsiveness and overall great experience. Shannon made the experience less stressful and we'll definitely use her in the future." - user42488021
    "Shannon sold our house when no one else could. Shannon helped in all areas to get our house ready to be put on the market. I highly recommend Shannon Hagan." - fsccyrlopez
    "Shannon is awesome to deal with and through! Her appreciation for detail and follow-through is second to none. For somebody like me who is very detail oriented, its a real comfort to have an agent who has your back! And to further the real estate transaction, one should be totally at ease while dealing with any and all of her contacts both before and after. In all, I highly recommend Shannon Hagen to anyone contemplating a real estate transaction." - Tom Halverstadt, Jr.
    "Shannon Hagan is a fantastic realtor! She helped us buy our home in La Jolla and is extremely knowledge about the market and other resources you may need during and after the home buying process. Shannon excels and stands out in so many ways: 1. Market knowledge. We looked in multiple neighborhoods (La Jolla, Little Italy, Downtown San Diego, Bankers Hills, etc.); and Shannon has terrific knowledge and insight about all the markets/zipcodes vs. specializing in one neighborhood. After working with Shannon, I had a much better feel for the different neighborhoods we were considering and was able to choose the best one for us. 2. Ethics. Shannon goes above and beyond for her clients. I really trust Shannons advice and recommendations. 3. Strategy. Shannon quickly understood the type of home were looking for, she then screened/previewed and showed us appropriate properties so that we used our time efficiently. Given the huge importance of buying a home, Shannon was patient until we found the right house for us. 4. Reputation and fair dealings with other realtors in negotiating best price and terms. Shannon was super helpful and made sure that we had all the necessary inspections. Most people don't think about the fact that if they work with an agent that is not known, that could affect their chances of getting the place in a multiple offer situation. Reputation means so much to make sure a transaction goes smoothly, and Shannon really helped make ours happen. 5. Resources. Shannon is an amazing source of resources that I relied on during and after the our home purchase. Its now been more than eight years since we purchased our home, and Shannon is always there for us if I have a questions, need a resource, etc. Her genuine concern for her clients, strong industry and trade network and response time is incredible. Shannon always goes above and beyond, and you will be in excellent hands with Shannon as your realtor!" - lindaeigner
    "Shannon did an incredible job for us. We were out of state buyers looking for a second home in Del Mar. She thoroughly evaluated the market for us and provided local insight that we were not able to obtain from other brokers. She always represented our best interests and was honest and straightforward at all times (a rare quality these days it seems). I could not give Shannon a higher recommendation. We will continue to use her for any San Diego real estate needs and will proactively recommend her to friends and family. Thank you Shannon!" - mdinan5
    "Shannon Hagan is an excellent realtor. As buyers, we were completely new to the San Diego market. Shannon helped us distill down our wants/needs to a neighborhood that matched our desires. In the buying process, Shannon remained in constant communication with us as she expertly handled inspections and fiercely negotiated on our behalf. In short, many realtors seem to dabble in real estate but Shannon Hagan is an absolute pro!" - Gabe Gilliam
    "After a seven month listing with an established Mission Hills realtor with few showings and no offers, we ended the listing and started over by hiring Shannon. We rate Shannon a 10+ on a scale of 10 in the real estate business. She developed a successful marketing plan which immediately attracted multiple showings and multiple offers to purchase. She was able to resolve numerous conditions for closing, which made possible the sale of our house. Every time we called her, she picked up her phone and was responsive to our questions, and when she says she will do something, she does it. She is very smart and experienced and really loves people. As far as we are concerned, there is no better real estate agent than Shannon. We would hire her again in a heart beat and recommend her to anyone who wants to have a positive experience in successfully marketing and selling their home." - poynorlaw
    "Very knowledgeable and hard working, and she doesn't push you to buy something that isn't a good fit for your lifestyle or pocket book.. She will even talk you out of buying the wrong house. Honest, focused, professional." - user28881060
    "We had a great experience with Shannon Hagan. We told her what we wanted in a home in San Diego and she found it for us! The house was not only in our price range but in great condition. Shannon advocated for us through the entire process and we feel that we got the best closing price possible. We highly recommend Shannon Hagan!" - jan889
    "Shannon is an outstanding Realtor! I cannot say enough regarding her knowledge, professionalism and 'Can-Do' attitude. From identifying potential properties to Closing the deal, Shannon made things easy. What I enjoyed most was how much she cared about me and my experience throughout. She went out of her way to ensure I understood the process, including suggestions and actions guaranteeing the process went smoothly during loan processing. She is now one of my closest friends. I wholly recommend her to anyone serious in purchasing a new property!" - Robert Lord
    "Shannon is a highly motivated, very knowledgeable agent. She showed us homes in the La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe. She provided listings that were always close to our parameters of price, style, and location. She allowed ample time on tours, so that we could look at details, if necessary, and never felt rushed. She was frank and honest about the positives and negatives of a property, which gave us confidence she was wanting us to find a good "fit", not just close a deal. Her knowledge of neighborhoods and their personalities was impressive. Shannon went to great lengths to answer every question we asked. My wife and I think she is an excellent realtor and we highly recommend her!" - user924166
    "We have worked with Shannon on multiple purchases and sales for over 15 years. Every experience with her has been exceptional. In one case she talked us out of buying a property - she knew it was not what we really wanted, and that we were just tired of looking. A lesser realtor would have had us sign the papers and collected their commission. In addition to being expert in buying and selling properties, Shannon also recently helped us out with a title issue. We routinely ask her advice when considering remodel or landscaping work, and she has given us valuable advice regarding what adds value and what does not. Shannon is an exceptional professional and an extraordinary person. Highly, highly recommended." - natashaandandymeyer
    "My husband and I chose Shannon Hagan as our realtor when we purchased our condo and couldn't have been happier with her knowledge, expertise, and the time she took to help us find just the right home. We were looking at the low end of the scale, and she took just as much time and care as if we were purchasing a home in the millions. Shannon truly cares about her clients, it is not only about the sale. She will work tirelessly to find just the right property to fit your needs. Her knowledge of Coastal San Diego is immense, and she knows just which areas to target. Her warm personality and smile make you feel comfortable immediately, and I highly recommend her!" - bettinathompson1
    "I've dealt with a lot of realtors over the years, and Shannon was by far the best experience I have had. My move was from Northern CA to the San Diego area, so it was very difficult for me to narrow down areas and other details in advance. Shannon's efforts to preview properties (based upon my interests and parameters) made my trips to the area much more productive than they ever would have been. Ultimately thanks to Shannon's expertise and vast knowledge of the entire San Diego area, I ended up purchasing a property in an area that wasn't even on my original interest list. And it was specifically due to Shannon's instinct and advice that led me to be the victor in a multiple offer situation. Shannon's great service didn't stop at close of escrow. She also set me up with vendors and other service providers which made my transition to La Jolla seamless. I highly recommend Shannon to anyone who is planning to buy or sell property in the San Diego area." - Dailyxo
    "It was happenstance and my good fortune that Shannon was the realtor I was referred to when I was contemplating a move from Northern CA to the San Diego area. It's not like I could drive through neighborhoods to narrow things down myself, and certainly not everything can be determined via online photos. Shannon's efforts to preview properties based upon my parameters and general interests made my visits to the area extremely productive. And in all honesty, it was Shannon's instinct during the negotiation process that resulted in me beating out other offers on the property I purchased. Shannon's service didn't stop at close of escrow. She also set me up with vendors and services that made my transition to La Jolla smooth and easy. I've worked with a lot of realtors over the years, and Shannon was by far the most full service (and fun) I have ever had while shopping for property. Highly recommend!" - dbuccola1
    "Shannon helped us find our California dream home. We had to have an ocean view, high ceilings, four bedrooms, lots of trees and a room above the garage. She found us a home with everything we wanted and then negotiated an incredible deal. Three years later, she found us an investment opportunity: an ocean view beach cottage with a positive cash flow. We are back on the road with Shannon to locate yet another ocean view investment property. It takes a lot of time and patience to "buy well" in this market, but it can be done with Shannon." - bettyrmcdonald
    "It has been a pleasure working with Shannon for over 14 years! She always goes above and beyond the call of duty! She has actually talked us out of buying a place that was not right for us. She kept at it, working with us until we found the perfect house! Shannon spend the time to get to know her clients and their needs! Extremely knowledgeable, capable, hard working and fun!" - natashabalac
    "Shannon was my agent for the sale of my mother's condo in DelMar, CA. I live in New Jersey. I went out there on a two-day trip to clean out the place and arrange for a realtor. Shannon was one of only two realtors willing to meet me on a Saturday. This was a relatively high end property which ended up selling for over one million dollars. She is extremely capable, hard working, and detail-oriented. Despite the time zone difference, she was always prompt regarding returning my communications. She has excellent interpersonal skills. Shannon is truly a pleasure to deal with. She has a strong knowledge base of the local market. There were multiple loose ends to handle after I left, including mold remediation, removal of some appliances, new carpet, new plumbing fixtures, and general cleaning. Shannon dealt with all of this. She found excellent contractors at very reasonable prices. She was always there for me, willing and eager to handle all of the outstanding issues. Shannon provided excellent advice regarding what items to remediate, and what items to leave as is. At all times, she clearly had my best interests in mind, and her entire strategy was aimed at getting me the most net money in the shortest time. Shannon diligently studied the market and helped me choose a selling price. She had a great strategy regarding showing it and handling the offers. She is a master at marketing to other realtors. The photos were terrific, too. We had a contract within 7 days of listing the property. We ended up selling it at $25K more than we asked. Throughout the closing process, Shannon continued to be incredibly helpful and diligent. Shannon is a total star. She cares about her clients. The bottom line is that Shannon is the best realtor I have ever hired." - Grs910
    "My ex and I were splitting up and needed to sell the house we owned together. It was an acrimonious situation, to put it mildly, and we had already vetoed each other's default choices of a realtor to represent us. We needed to sell quickly, however, because I had already moved and needed to get out from under the mortgage, which I was paying in full. So we needed someone who could get the job done while treading carefully in a potential minefield. We ended up interviewing four candidates (individuals and teams). During Shannon's interview, she skillfully defused a completely unacceptable situation that my ex was pushing for, and by the end, it was down to her and one other candidate. Because my ex had a few reservations about the other person, that tipped the scales in Shannon's favor, and I'm so glad we chose her. (It was one of the few things we agreed on over the next few months.) Shannon not only was completely on top of the changing market in our neighborhood but seemed to know exactly how to approach the sale to get top dollar. She gave us sound advice about what in the house needed a facelift and what didn't matter, and the listing hit the market about two weeks after we signed with her. Her strategy--setting a low listing price to attract multiple offers--proved effective, and we had seven offers. Throughout escrow, Shannon facilitated everything and proved adept at navigating the back-and-forth between my ex and me--by then we were not communicating. She was an unyielding advocate for our interests in the sale, driving the process forward to get contingencies lifted in a timely manner and close escrow. And she accomplished all that with a smile. The mutual friend who had recommended her to me (another realtor) had told me she was "outstanding." Based on my experience with her, I couldn't agree more and would recommend her to anyone in need of an experienced, personable, responsive and highly effective realtor." - SarahL2
    "Shannon was recommended to me through a family friend and she ended up being AMAZING. Shannon is very personable and easy to get along with. I was looking for a home for almost 9 months and she stuck with me the entire time. Through the entire process Shannon would be ready at the drop of a hat to go look at any property I was interested in any day of the week. She was always very responsive even if I made a call to her that wasn't between the hours of 9 to 5. Her ability to estimate home values was also dead on. I think she correctly guessed what a given property would go for on at least 3 or 4 properties I put in offers on. She will give you a straight answer on how strong she feels your offer is and your realistic chances of getting a property. She will also be straight with you if what you want is/or isn't within your price range. Overall she is an awesome agent and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy in San Diego." - Thomas Echols
    "My experience with Shannon Hagan as my seller's agent was very positive. What I appreciate most about Shannon is that she really cares about her clients. From Day 1, she walks you through the process; she makes it easy for you. Shannon is smart, confident, full of energy, articulate, savvy to the real estate market, trends and tools, and has an impressive network of support to make your home selling experience as smooth as possible. Without hesitation, I would recommend Shannon to friends, family and others for their real estate needs." - userzyx
    "Shannon sold two large properties of ours, one in 2002, the other in 2013. In both instances Shannon showed her ability to market our properties, emphasizing their uniqueness from other more-or-less comparable homes. Shannon never shied away from going the extra mile--not in the amount of advertising and definitely not in the quality of the presentation. Where Shannon particularly excelled, however, was in dealing with potential buyers. She was able to distinguish the authentic from the wannabes, and when it came time for negotiations, we always knew that Shannon had our interests foremost in her mind." - pfarr222
    "Shannon helped me sell my downtown San Diego condo. We chose Shannon by searching for top Real Estate agents in San Diego in different publications. During the interview she was professional, clear and helpful. Her first step was to educate us and prepare the condo for showing. She was very detailed and helpful. She helped us stage the condo, which is a very important step to sell any place. Shannon marketing preparation is awesome! She hired a professional photographer and another professional video person. She is so detailed that she asked them to take pictures during sunset, night and daytime to show off the best part of the condo. The marketing material she made was great, high quality and very professional. Shannon did quite a bit of analysis to set the pricie of the condo and set a strategy to get the best value for us. She kept us uptodate with her refinement to the strategy. One of the best things Shannon did is to work with the buyer agents. This personal marketing helped us sell the condo with the best price possible. I do believe we set a higher price for the neighborhood. The whole process was smooth thanks to Shannon. Shannon responded promptly to requests, messages, calls and emails. She worked very hard for us. She is also pleasant to work with. I strongly recommend Shannon. If I need to sell or buy a property, she is going to be the one to help do that." - user822991

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