Shannon Thomas


One of the best compliments Shannon has received was overheard at a party when a client described her to a friend as “she was my Realtor and I would trust her with my life.” This compliment shaped Shannon’s approach to her career with an unwavering focus on her clients’ best interest and the belief that their needs deserve to be truly heard and protected.  Shannon’s commitment to her clients does not end after the real estate transaction. She is a lifelong resource for her clients, offering guidance and recommendations on everything from electricians to the best brunch spots.  Shannon is a Charlottesville native with a Master’s degree in biopsychology and a minor in statistics.

Following graduate school, she worked as a marketing research director and project manager. This seemingly unlikely path to real estate has afforded her a robust set of skills that uniquely position her as a premier agent. While much of Shannon’s success in pricing and selling homes can be attributed to her decade-long experience in real estate and her love of numbers, it was the years of implementing research protocol that created an effective and efficient communicator, detail-oriented analyst, and a swift and creative problem-solver who provides meticulous expertise and peace of mind for buyers and sellers alike.

A big proponent of “give where you live” Shannon donates a portion of each commission to local charities including the UVA Children’s Hospital, Hospice of the Piedmont, SARA, The How’s Project, SPCA, Music Resource Center, Women United in Philanthropy, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia.


“We couldn’t have had a better realtor! The house we wanted to sell needed a bit of work before putting it on the market but we were moving over 200 miles away and couldn’t be there to oversee any of the projects. Shannon went above and beyond in finding us a great painter and managing all the work while we were gone. She picked paint colors and a light fixture, enlisted a stager and got the house looking in tip top shape before listing it. She also had a professional photographer take great photos. She has a great sense of the market in Charlottesville and knows how to analyze the data to know what a house is worth. She recommended listing our house for way more than I had expected and we got an offer within 24 hours of being on the market. She was always responsive immediately when I had a question or concern. She was also very good at negotiating which got us to a final price that was way more than I had expected. Shannon took a stressful process and made it completely stress free for us. I couldn’t praise her enough, you will not find a better realtor in Charlottesville.”

S. Schwartz

“Shannon is an incredible realtor and person. She actually cares about her clients. She will go above and beyond for you. She helped us sell our mother’s home which was a difficult task for all involved. The house needed a lot of work before we could list it. She gave us valuable guidance on getting it ready to be listed. She was incredibly sensitive, personable and professional through the entire process. Within a couple of months we received multiple offers. She was always super prompt to respond, explained ever step and document, and had the patience to answered any questions we had. She helps to make an extremely stressful process as painless as it could be. We highly recommend Shannon!!”

The Hamlins

“As first-time home buyers, we couldn’t have dreamed of a better realtor than Shannon. The depth and breadth of her real estate knowledge would be impressive enough on its own, but her thoughtfulness and professionalism are really what set her apart. We did not know much, but were able to navigate buying our first house with the utmost confidence, all thanks to Shannon. We can’t recommend her enough!”

Aimee and Kate

“Shannon Thomas is the real deal! Thanks to Shannon, I just closed on my mother’s Earlysville home. I live in Pittsburgh, PA, and I was concerned that it would be difficult to sell a house located 6 hours away. No worries, as Shannon says! Shannon made specific recommendations for preparing the house, helped me find excellent workman and staged the house for marketing. Throughout the process, Shannon and her team were responsive, professional and FAST. I wholeheartedly recommend Shannon Thomas for your real estate needs.”

Jane Charlton

“Shannon is savvy, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable on the Charlottesville market. Thanks to her skills, we went under contract on our dream home after winning a 5-offer battle. All in less than 48 hours after the house went onto the market. I cannot sing Shannon’s praises more loudly – we would highly recommend her.”

The Sellmans

“Shannon clearly loves what she does and she’s great at it to boot. She is always quick to respond to questions, provide helpful information, and set-up showings. She takes the time to get to know her clients and truly understand what they’re looking for in a home, so that when the right place hits the market, she’s ready to show it to them. It’s why we were the first to see our new home and to submit an offer within 12 hours of listing. In a multiple-bid situation, Shannon’s guidance and negotiation expertise were invaluable. There’s no doubt that we would not have landed our “forever home” without Shannon by our side!”

The Smiths

“I really can’t say enough about how wonderful my experience with Shannon was. From the first day we were in contact she was responsive, knowledgeable, ready with information and additional points to consider and just all together pleasant to be around. When my partner and I chose the house we wanted, she helped us act quickly and gave solid advice through the negotiation process. When things started to take a turn after an extremely illuminating inspection, she was calm and reassuring. I know she did so much work that my partner and I never saw to get us into our first home on terms we were comfortable with. She’s just wonderful.”

The Baris

“Shannon is a remarkable agent. She’s savvy, easy to get along with, and never makes you feel rushed or uncomfortable. Shannon knows the area well, having grown up in Charlottesville, and has a knack for finding homes that are exactly what you are looking for. She is flexible, available, and really takes her time with you to ensure a great experience. We always felt like she was looking out for our best interest and couldn’t have been more pleased with her efforts. I recommend her to everyone looking for a home if you want a truly easeful experience!”

The McElroys

“Shannon has been extremely helpful in the home buying process. I searched for a house for over a year and she was patient with me through the whole process. As I started to look more seriously then she focused more on sending me listings and showed me houses that fit my style. She is very good at working with people at all stages of the process because of her ability to gauge your interest and timing. She always had suggestions and helpful advice and I could reach her anytime I had a question. She responds quickly and always had resources to offer. Especially because she knows the market very well i was able to find a property in a market that has been more difficult for buyers. She worked diligently for me and made me feel like a priority the whole time I worked with her. I would easily recommend her for anyone looking from someone who is casually looking to someone looking to buy tomorrow. I would work with her again and would recommend her to anyone looking.”

T. Rooks

“Shannon is incredible! She was knowledgeable and patient with me during my home buying experience and has now helped several friends as well. She is extremely professional. I never felt rushed or that she didn’t have my best interest at heart at all times. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone.”

Joe F.

“5 stars all the way! I was a first-time home buyer when an acquaintance referred me to Shannon. I had no idea what I was doing. As such, I’m sure I asked a lot of questions and I’m a pretty indecisive person. She was patient with me through it all. I was very impressed with how she listened to what I was saying about each home even when I wouldn’t even realize I had made a comment. She is also an amazing negotiator. No one else could have gotten me the deal that she did. She helped me find the perfect place for me. For as long as I live in the area, Shannon will be my realtor of choice!”

J. Krahn

“Shannon was amazing. As a first-time home buyer, I had many questions about the buying process. She was very responsive to my emails and numerous questions. After I owned my house for two years, she continued to be responsive when I had questions about putting solar panels on my roof. Shannon has excellent communication skills and listened to my needs. She understood I was looking for more than a house, she understood I was looking for a home. Her negotiating skills are stellar.”

Megan S.

“Shannon really impressed me with her knowledge of the Charlottesville area and housing prices. She quickly understood what we were looking for and was the one who found the house we ended up buying. She grew up in the area and has many contacts, which was helpful in finding information about neighborhoods and other important things during the process. She was always available whenever we needed her, we felt like we were her only clients although I knew that she had many others at the time! I would highly recommend her.”

S. Turse

“I highly recommend working with Shannon. Finding a house with all the things I wanted, in my preferred neighborhoods and within budget, seemed like a longshot. Shannon kept an eye out for me and when she noticed the price drop on a house that looked like a perfect match, called me right away. We went to look at it hours later, and put an offer in the next day. This was my first home purchase, and Shannon expertly walked me through every step and connected me with a great lender. Couldn’t imagine a better experience!”

M. McLewee

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