Long before I lived here I was enamored with the Pacific Northwest. Growing up in the high desert of Nevada I found the dichotomy of the moisture and associated life in the PNW incredibly appealing. As a teenager I was certain I wanted to live in Seattle, then one trip to Portland changed my mind. I was in love with this city instantly and knew this is where I wanted to grow and where I wanted to raise my daughter. That was 20 years ago and I’m still enamored. I have gotten to know this city inside and out and am continually grateful that my job is also my passion. 

As a third generation REALTOR® I truly feel like real estate is in my DNA.

Unlike many generational Realtors my business is built from the ground up. I started in 2016 and haven’t stopped yet. I believe in perpetual growth and am continually seeking knowledge and experience that will benefit my clients. I learned a lot about basic construction principles growing up with a father who could, and would, take on any home renovation project. More recently I took lessons from my former spouse who was a general contractor and home inspector. Those experiences provided a great base, but the most significant learning has happened since becoming a general contractor myself and starting a small construction company in 2019. 

I love our communities, neighborhoods, and especially our houses. We are lucky to live in an architecturally diverse city where you can find almost any style of home and many vintage homes, some dating back to the 1800s. This can prove overwhelming for a lot of people, but I love these old houses and have an abundance of knowledge to help my clients navigate without fear. 

I believe in real estate as the most important investment we can make for longitudinal wealth and want to help everyone realize that potential. For this reason first time homebuyers hold a special place in my heart, I love getting people started on that journey. The truth is I love it all. Seasoned investors who just want to talk numbers? Great. Coordinating with empathy and kindness to handle an estate? Yes please. Working with sellers to prepare their homes and finding the right way to say goodbye? Absolutely. I love it all.

When I’m not obsessing over houses or helping my clients prepare for their next move you can find me hiding out in the mountains or at the beach, traveling internationally, re-learning the piano, meeting new people, attempting to keep house plants alive, exploring Portland neighborhoods, and supporting local businesses. I bought my dream house in North Portland where I live with my dog Arnold and the worlds most talkative cat John Meowkovich. I’m always taking on some sort of life endeavor and have been part of starting a food truck, owning and developing a small farm property, and writing a children’s book. “Can’t Stop – Won’t Stop” should probably be my motto. My adult daughter is an amazing human that brings me great joy. I couldn’t be more proud.


Shannon's Testimonials

Happy in SE Portland. Shannon is absolutely incredible!! My husband and I were lucky enough to have her as our real estate agent in the search for our first house. She was flexible with times for showing houses, which is great considering we both work late many days. She’s also very knowledgable and will help you with any questions or concerns you might have. Best of all though, she’s extremely honest. She would never try to sell you a house she knows isn’t a good deal (she’ll also negotiate her BUTT off though, if needed). Thanks to her, we found our dream home and couldn’t be happier. Anyone in search of a new place would be lucky to have her. I hope we never have to move, but if we do, we would be honored to have her as our agent again.

Ali & Russ in Portland

Upgrading to a New Home. Shannon was an absolute pleasure to work with. She fought hard to save me money during the closing part of the transaction and was extremely knowledgeable through the whole home buying process and guided me through every step of the way.

Suzy in Portland, OR

Selling In Vancouver. When selling my home in Vancouver, WA, I was referred to Shannon by another Oregon realtor and I couldn't be happier with the results. Selling a house is stressful, and its important to have a partner who is a professional realtor so that while I was worried about making the house look perfect, she was researching comparable sales and lining up the marketing and closing professionals. In the end, I met all my goals with the home sale - from getting 6 offers the first week to getting more than my asking price. Shannon was a great partner in the process and I'm very grateful to have found her!

Aubrey in Vancouver, WA

Exactly What We Wanted. I didn't realize that buying a home had quite this many steps. Luckily Shannon Dooley, my real estate agent, did. She helped my wife and I, diligently and expertly, with all of our needs. Luckily she knew all the things we didn't and went above and beyond to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. ~G&G in Gresham, OR

G & G

Sold in a Day!. I would highly recommend Shannon. She was amazing. I needed a quick sale as I was moving and she had the house sold same day it was listed. Shannon answered all my questions and keep me updated along the way. I find her very honest and would go back to her again!

Kathy J.

No Cause Eviction? No Problem. I got the dreaded no cause eviction so my landlord could renovate and jack up the rent of my unit in Alberta, so I was in a hurry to buy a house in a short timeframe. It's hard being on a budget in this crazy housing market, and I wanted a place fairly close in. I was probably a pain in the butt to work with due to the time pressure and this being my first home purchase, and Shannon put up with me gracefully. She took me to see tons of homes and accommodated my schedule by taking me out on evenings and weekends (including July 4 weekend). She knew the neighborhoods and was incredibly responsive. I ended up getting a house in a great neighborhood for quite a bit less than the appraisal came in at!


Investor Savvy. Shannon was excellent to work with. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and worked hard for us throughout the home search and purchase phases of the process. Highly recommended!

Chris & Meredith

Positivity Rules!. Shannon has such a positive attitude. Also she has a strong work ethic and I never felt left out of the loop in the decision making process for buying my home.

Chris M.

We Moved to Astoria!. Shannon was an amazing REALTOR® to work with! We had a difficult moving situation and she made it very easy for us. She researched and negotiated strongly for us. Thank you for all your hard work!

Kevin & Meagan

Shannon was excellent to work with. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and worked hard for us throughout the home search and purchase phases of the process. Highly recommended!

Chris & Meredith

Krystin says: Shannon was so amazing to work with. She was able to quickly get a sense for what we were looking for in a home, and was willing to travel far and wide with us to find the right place. Beyond her total awesomeness as a human being, she is also an incredible negotiator. We were able to close for $20K under the asking price, plus credits were granted to take care of some repair issues uncovered during closing…. in a competitive market, that’s no small feat. I will send everyone I know to work with Shannon. Chris says: ……and now, its my turn……Shannon found us a unicorn, period. How easy is it to find a one owner home with all of the 70s motif in amazing working order? Not easy in this crazy market we call Portland. She got us everything and then some. We even got the orange vinyl bar stools included with the house! thats a mortgage payment right there if you bought them in the pearl district. Can’t wait to have her over for fondue and bumper pool while we spin Cat Stevens records

Krystin & Chris

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Official Nut

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