Shannon McCarthy

13 years of work experience
Realty USA
505 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
(518) 703-8942

Ratings & reviews (54)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2015
jenniferrose1424
Helped me buy and sell homes
We really enjoyed working with Shannon and her team. Anytime we had a question or concern about the sale of our house, Shannon was quick to respond and help us. When it came time to purchase a new house, she helped us get the house we wanted in a competitive market.
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2015
jessicamarriott1
Listed and sold a home
Shannon is energetic, intelligent, focused, dedicated and knowledgeable. We enjoyed working with her from start to finish. She did a wonderful job selling our property efficiently and painlessly. Shannon was always available to answer our questions or receive feedback. We were a team right from the start. She understood the importance of properly marketing our property and had a sound opinion where to price the property with research and data to back up her numbers. Shannon does her homework and understands the real estate market well. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants to enjoy the sell side process of their property not dread it. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2015
lsearle0215
Helped me buy home
Shannon is a skilled negotiator and she helped us to get a great price on the house that we purchased. We had found some issues with the house the day before settlement and learned that Shannon really goes to bat for you when you have a problem! We were able to go to settlement and have the peace of mind that the issue would be resolved at no cost to us. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
AmandaAppell
Listed and sold a home
Shannon helped me sell my home in a tough market. She was the one who ended up finding the buyer and she was able to get us a contract on our dream home when it was off the market. It was a complicated process and she helped make it possible. Can't say enough positive things.
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2014
user429716
Listed and sold a home
We found Shannon willing to take on a unique property and get it sold. The economy has been very sluggish, causing concern but she never gave up. Her supporting staff provide outstanding brochures. She comes highly recommended!! We wish you folks as much success as we had.
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2014
user6882981
Listed and sold a home
Shannon McCarthy is a class act through and through. When we were preparing to sell our home, she gave us honest and solid advice about a somewhat emotional issue. She helped us sell our home in Latham - we had two full price offers within eight days on the market. Shannon's professionalism and knowledge of the market are outstanding. I wish that all of my business interactions were with someone like Shannon!
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2014
zuser20140306135002317
Listed and sold a home
Shannon is extremely responsive and professional. Our home was on the market for 8 months without an offer. Shannon developed a marketing plan which included aerial and professional photography and met with us to explain her strategy. Within 2 weeks there were 3 interested buyers and 2 offers. The eventual buyers offered $10K more than the asking price without even setting foot in the home based upon the quality of the photographs.
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2014
MichaelDavis8605
Listed and sold a home
Shannon's professionalism, knowledge of the housing market in Saratoga County, and honesty made her incredibly effective at pricing, marketing and selling our home. Shannon was attentive, knowledgeable of our property, and willing to listen to our concerns. She put forth a great deal of effort in promoting our property and providing positive communication with potential buyers and their agents. Her out-going personality and up-beat attitude made her a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2014
meganmcdonald26
Listed and sold a home
Shannon was great to work with. She was always quick to respond to phone calls and emails. She and her team were helpful, knowledgeable, and always professional. Most importantly, Shannon was able to sell our house quickly. I would definitely recommend Shannon to friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
user8352357
Listed and sold a home
I had a custom one of a kind house that I needed to sell and I interviewed many agents and at the end Shannon and her team was the agent I went with. Shannon had the best Marketing plan and took a hands on approach and she didn't disappoint me! I wanted to house to sell to someone that would love it as much as I did when I built it and we found the perfect person to cherish the house and got a fair price. I would use Shannon again in a heartbeat. I know she is the best agent in Saratoga Spring because I interview all the top agents and she was the only one that a comprehensive marketing plan and goals and she and her team executed the plan without a hitch. The house sold and everyone was very happy. Aric Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2013
user6326808
Listed and sold a home
Shannon is exceptional! We are extremely busy and needed the turn around on selling our house and buying a new house right away and she did it! She sold our house in less than four days! The home we wanted to then buy had just gotten a contract but was not outside the grace period. After her discussing the pros and cons of countering an offer with us, she got us a draft contract within two hours! And she is willing to work electronically via email, text, etc. which is what we needed. Our offer was accepted. She has amazing contacts as well and we used each one. Mortgage companies that we researched would take 20-30 days to process forms which we didn't have that kind of time. Her connections got the paper turn arounds very quickly for us and worked via email and text messages until the final in person signing. Shannon is vibrant, diligent, a positive force who knows her business well! She is clear in what she will provide and meets her commitments. She or her associate were there every step of the way with inspections (even on the one we were selling), meetings, etc. Not many realtors do this. We interviewed several different realtors and the minute we met Shannon we politely let her share what she would do for us, but we knew immediately she was he Realitor we wanted. We wanted a positive person and she is all that and more! Thank you for all you do and the follow up afterwards Shannon! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/23/2013
user9285222
Listed and sold a home
Shannon's professionalism, market knowledge and industry expertise allowed her to be incredibly effective at pricing, marketing and selling our home. Her friendly personality and positive attitude made her a delight to work with throughout the entire process. Shannon and her team were extremely approachable and always available when we needed them. We sold our house almost 6 months ago and they still remain in touch checking in on how we are doing. We highly recommend Shannon for all of your buying and selling needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2013
rednaxela
Helped me buy home
Shannon was amazing. My wife and I had a goal in mind of finding our dream home when we started looking at houses with Shannon and she made it become a reality. Shannon, as we know is a very busy agent, however we felt as if we were her only clients. She used what we told her along with the information she figured out from getting to know us and narrowed our search down in a way that I doubt anyone else could. That said, she was dealing with picky clients and showed us upwards of 40-50 homes; never seeming impatient or frustrated with us. When we finally found our home she was just as excited as we were and the only negative in the entire process was that we ceased having to see her on the weekends. She is incredibly kind, and professional and anyone would be lucky to have her as their agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2013
user1062873
Listed and sold a home
I had worked with other agents before Shannon, and she was so easy to work with. She was honest and up-front, she never made me feel that I was wasting her time. Shannon also helped me buy a home and she made the negotiation process easy, answering all my questions and helping me straight through to the end. I have recommended her to multiple friends.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2015
harrisb1989
Helped me buy home
Shannon McCarthy was absolutely amazing. She worked hard to find me the home that i longed for. She had helpful insight into the area and gave great advice throughout the entire process. If you are looking for someone to help you find your home, you will be hard pressed to find anyone better.
Response fromShannon McCarthy
Hi Brett! Thank you very much for taking the time to review me on Zillow! It was truly a pleasure to help you find your first home! There is nothing more exciting than purchasing your first home and you should be super proud of yourself. I hope the best for you and I am sure I will see you around town. Take care, Shannon
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2015
mhodges15
Listed and sold a home
Just closed on our house today with Shannon . It was not an easy house to sell as we had a unique property but that doesn't scare Shannon . She actually enjoys the challenge and we couldn't have picked a better realtor . Shannon knows the business and she knows this area. Right from the minute I talked to her I knew that she was the one. She was there for us each and every step of the process. She was even there in times that other realtors might not be there for their clients. Shannon is honest and up front about the whole process. This is a quality that really ment a lot to us. Integrity is hard to find these days. She has a great group that work for her and we especially got to know and work with Jennifer. Jennifer also is a pleasure to work with and when Shannon was not able to be there, Jennifer was. I highly recommend Shannon and her team. I will definitely tell anyone looking for a realtor to contact Shannon , she is the best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2014
lockwb007
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon was a pleasure to work with while selling our home. She is a hard worker and dedicated to her work. Anytime we had questions she always got right back to us promptly. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. You won't be disappointed!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
jnicho11
Listed and sold a home
Shannon and her team were truly profressional and very responsive throughout the process. From the initial meeting, photographing the house and closing everything went very smoothly. I would highly recommend Shannon if you are selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2014
user348528
Helped me buy home
I found Shannon through Zillow while working on moving up to the Saratoga area. This is the second house I have purchased, so I can at least compare to the realtor we used for our first house, and wow, she was great! After our first round of house hunting, she understood what my wife and I were looking for (which is tough, we don't always agree and we both have strong opinions), and we very quickly found the house we ended up buying. Shannon was always willing to help bring us around on odd hours to accommodate our commute to the area and my work schedule. I'm not sure we could have found a better realtor for us! Thanks Shannon! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2014
zuser20140831081334332
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon is the ultimate professional and went above and beyond to sell our house and help us find our new home. I would recommend her to ANYONE looking to sell or purchase a new home. She is on top of everything, knows everyone, and will work very hard for you. Combine that with the fact that she is such a pleasant person to be around, its a can't miss. We used another realtor before Shannon and the level of service provided was so different its hard to describe. Call her today if you are in the market! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2014
user85909012
Helped me buy home
We were first time home buyers and Shannon made the complicated process seem easy. She is supremely knowledge about the local real estate market and mortgage process. And if there was a question that she did not know the answer to, she would know who to contact for the right answer in a timely manner. She makes herself available to her clients nearly 24/7 via email, phone, or text. Shannon makes you feel as though you are a friend rather than a client while always maintaining a high level of professionalism. I feel as though Shannon went above and beyond for us. During the inspection process an issue arose regarding the need for updating to some of the electrical service. The sellers did not want to give any concessions toward the improvements needed. Shannon gave part of her commission toward the concession for the improvements which motivated the sellers to match the amount to what we had originally requested. I could tell it was important to her that our young family had a safe place to live and was willing to make that sacrifice; which actually made me cry. At our closing Shannon gave us a gift of an insurance policy that will cover the replacement of any items covered in the inspection should they fail within the year. Hopefully we won't need it but it's reassuring knowing it's there! Shannon is a true professional and we sing her praises to anyone who will listen! If we ever need to buy or sell in the future she will be our woman! If you are looking for someone who will get you the home you want for the price you can afford, Shannon and her team are the best choice around! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2014
lauraboyce3
Helped me buy home
Shannon was extremely helpful in helping to find out first house. She was always an advocate to making sure the house was right for us. When it came time to actually finding the one we wanted and putting in an offer, her knowledge of the process was ESSENTIAL to determine next steps in whether to take on a more challenging house to renovate. In the end everything worked out perfectly, thanks to Shannon, and we couldn't have done it without her, and we look forward to working with her again!
Highly likely to recommend
09/16/2014
pcm63
Listed and sold a home
I interviewed a handful of real estate agents and knew in 5 minutes that Shannon was the one to go with. Her bright smile and wonderful personality is not just a front, she IS as wonderful and as nice as she seems. Anytime I had a question or concern she was responsive and AWESOME! I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to guide you through the tough process of selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
09/16/2014
mylescramer
Listed and sold a home
Shannon had a great strategy for listing and showing the home I was selling. She effectively used comps and market knowledge to appropriately price my home for a fast sale while still maximizing my return. We had a contract on the home in 6 days at a selling price above what I had hoped to sell it for. Shannon had great insite and experience when we were negotiating terms with the buyer. She then helped me navigate through the selling process and all the contingencies and milestones. We closed on time without any issue. Throughout the entire process Shannon kept me updated on progress, issues, roadblocks, and how things were resolved. Shannon customized her level and method of communication to fit my needs. Overall a great selling experience. I would recommend Shannon to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2014
bm6262
Helped me buy home
Shannon helped me find a great home in my price range. She was very patient and never seemed irritated about the amount of homes I requested to see. It is valuable to have a realtor that responds to emails and texts very quickly.
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2014
lacey39
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon, and her team, were very quick to respond to us with whatever questions we had and provide us information she felt important. They were comfortable using text, email, phone and were very accomodating to us and our family.
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2014
JZKinetic
Listed and sold a home
Our home was on the market for 8 months without a single offer. Shannon developed an effective marketing plan that included professional and aerial photography and within 2 weeks there were 3 potential buyers and 2 offers. The best offer was $10K above the asking price and was made without even setting foot in the house based upon the quality of the photographs.
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
kglogow
Listed and sold a home
Shannon went above and beyond to close the deal! She was with me every step of the way. Selling a house is not an easy job.. although Shannon makes it look effortless!
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2014
jlwbailey49
Listed and sold a home
Shannon was very easy to work with. She kept us up to date on everything. Is very friendly and outgoing. She answered all questions that we had. If she could not anwser our question she got the answer for us in a timely manner. Shannon was a pleasure to work with and we would highy recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
12/31/2013
Sar Spr
Helped me buy and sell homes
When my husband and I decided to downsize, a friend recommended Shannon. We are so glad we picked Shannon as our agent! She is the complete package! Shannon is professional, knowledgeable, and personable. Best of all, she genuinely loves her work and cares about her clients. She guided us through every step of marketing our home, while helping us find the perfect smaller home to purchase. Shannon was always accessible and quickly responded to every phone call and e-mail. She has lots of energy and enthusiasm. We highly recommend Shannon! Less ... More
Response fromShannon McCarthy
Thank you so much to my clients Maryanne and Dan for writing this review. You have been such a pleasure to work for and I hope to see you soon! Happy New Year!
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2013
user6620106
Listed and sold a home
Shannon was awesome! A Very knowledgeable and hardworking agent. She was always there when I had any questions or concerns. If you need an agent this is the one, she gets the job done. My home sold in a week! Thank you Shannon. Scott K.
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2013
user537347
Listed and sold a home
I had a custom one of a kind home that I was selling and needed a agent that understood the value, the materials and the thought that went into building this house. I interviewed several local realtors and Shannon by far understood what was needed to market this house and sell it. And sell it she DID!!!! She and her team were A+ and I would have her as my agent again in a heart beat!!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2013
user2092314
Listed and sold a home
Shannon did a superior job marketing our property. Her extensive knowledge of the area and current market helped us to price our home accordingly and got us an accepted offer in 14 days!! We are so very thankful to her and her team for their dedication to making the sale from open house to closing!
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2013
user4092753
Listed and sold a home
Shannon is the best there is! She did an amazing job in finding a buyer for our home and being we were moving out of state we were in a time crunch. She was always just a phone call away and kept us updated on everything. Wish I could give her 6 stars!
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2013
user84480987
Listed and sold a home
Shannon was recommended by our neighbor and it worked out to be a wonderful choice. She is friendly, professional, motivated and was willing to meet our needs. It was a pleasure working with her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2013
user6471700
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon sold our house faster than we could have ever imagined, and the price was super close to our goal. She also helped us buy our dream home and handled the process flawlessly. Not only were we really happy with the house sale/purchase, we were also incredibly impressed by Shannon's professionalism, response time, knowledge of the area, and work ethic. She honestly did everything perfectly! It's hard to find such a hard-working professional in any field, and I wholeheartedly recommend Shannon without hesitation. Shannon, we love our new house and can't thank you enough. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user1776076
Helped me find tenant for rental
Shannon is a remarkably professional agent who truly keeps the goals of her clients foremost in mind. We were uncertain as to whether to sell or rent our property and, without bias, she explored with us the advantages and disadvantages of both options. In the end we decided to hold off trying to sell and through Shannon found what appears to be a very solid tenant at the price we hoped for. Shannon is thorough, alert, highly organized and bright. My wife and I found her to be a delight to work with and we will certainly call on her again when we put our house back on the market in a year or so. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/28/2012
Tathrn
Listed and sold a home
Selling a two-family home can sometimes be a challenge, but Shannon was the right agent for the job. She had multiple showings lined up within days of the property going live on the MLS, and within a month she was able to negotiate an offer with a prospective buyer within my sell-price target. In the slow market of 2012, no less! The buyer brought non-conventional financing to the table, which extended the closing time; Shannon was great in dealing with that situation and offered reassurances--and backed those reassurances with actions--that truly helped seal the deal. I recommend Shannon McCarthy wholeheartedly; she is friendly, responsive, communicative, knowledgeable, and truly proactive throughout the whole process: from listing, through showing, and all the way to the closing table. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2012
user9093205
Listed and sold a home
Shannon is number 1 in our book. She is the best and we would not hesitate to recommend her. Her professionalism and positive attitude made buying and selling much easier. Shannon is a "yes and " real estate agent instead of a "no but". Every "hurdle" we had to cross in the process Shannon was there to smooth the way. Shannon will go the extra mile for you! We could not be happier that we had the opportunity to work with her.... both with selling and buying!!!!
Response fromShannon McCarthy
Thank you so much guys, it was truly a pleasure working with you and helping you along the way! You make my job so enjoyable and will always be here for you if you need anything!
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2012
Robin Jordan
Listed and sold a home
We have moved several times over the past 15 years and Shannon is without a doubt the best agent in our travels. When we arrrived in the Saratoga Springs area Shannon worked efficiently to find us several options for us to consider. Over several weeks Shannon worked tirelessly until with her help and guidance we found a wonderful home in a fantastic neighborhood. Shannon clearly knew how to locate the most desirable properties that met our desires. Once Shannon helped us locate our future home she did an excellent job helping us move through the closing process and worked behind the scenes to conclusion. Several years later when we were relocated we called on Shannon again and in a difficult market delivered a house sale with 2 weeks at full price- Shannon is simply AMAZING!!! She is professional in every aspect-Fantastic results Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2011
10macory
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon is extremely profession and knowledgeable. She made selling and buying our home very easy and stress free. I highly reccomend Shannon to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate.
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2011
psmyth156
Listed and sold a home
Shannon McCarthy is the best real estate agent my wife and I have ever had the pleasure to meet. We have moved several times in the past decade and Shannon went way above and beyond the call of duty to sell our home in Malta. We had already moved out of state and Shannon was there for us checking on our home and meeting various contractors whenever necessary. She is very knowledgeable of the real estate business, energetic, knows the market, knows the Saratoga Springs area very well and treated my wife and me with courtesy and honesty. We would recommend Shannon McCarthy as an excellent real estate agent if you are selling or buying your home. Sincerely, Cherry and Pete Smyth Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2011
shickin
Listed and sold a home
Shannon was very easy to work with and really listened to us. She was always quick to respond to our requests and always returned our calls in a timely manner. We've already recommended her to friends and will continue to do so.
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2011
Colleen Switts
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon is a fantastic agent and recently helped us sell our home and also find a new home in a different community. She was very knowledgable, fair with negotiations and she made us feel like we were the only customers she was working with. I will recommend her to everyone I know who is either buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2011
the Conroes
Helped me buy and sell homes
Just completed the sale of our third house and the purchase of our fourth. Shannon was our agent in both transactions and it was easily the best real estate experience we have ever had. Shannon exceeded every level of professionalism, consideration, expertise and coordination that we could imagine. A true expert in both the field of real estate and her chosen market, Shannon listened very carefully to all of our needs, wants and fears (even the unspoken ones) and then proceeded to meet them, fulfill them or (in the case of fears) make them go away. She stayed deeply involved in every aspect and detail of our transactions, always available by phone and always ready to be our advocate. We would without reservation recommend Shannon to anyone needing an expert in the real estate market. We look forward to working with her again in the future. Sincerely, the Conroe Family, John, Robin, Emilee and Allison Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2011
Andrey Birukov
Listed and sold a home
A combination of three things make Shannon an amazing real estate agent in my opinion: 1) she is extremely smart and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the selling process ? she really understands real estate marketing!!! 2) she is very responsive - I never had to wait for longer than 10 hours for her to get back to me and 3) she is really passionate about her profession and truly loves what she does! Shannon went above and beyond and exceeded all possible expectations that my wife and I had for a real estate agent! I certainly will be recommending her services to all my friends and family!! She works very hard and delivers great results - she sold our house in just 2 months in December 2010 and got us the price that we wanted! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
AKLinSaratoga
Helped me buy and sell homes
Shannon is young, friendly, and full of energy. She makes you feel like you are her only customer and you never have to wait for ANYTHING. Being a Saratogian she knows ALL about this area and the market. I consistently recommend her to friends who are buying and/or selling. You truly can't go wrong picking Shannon! She sold our house in 24 hours 2.5 years ago and some houses that were on the market at that same time are STILL for sale. We feel so lucky and appreciative to have sold and bought a house in this tough market and we owe it all to Shannon! Thanks again SMcC!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2011
acjordan
Helped me buy home
We were new to the area and Shannon did an excellent job listening to our wants and needs and helping us find a new home. She knows the area and worked tirelessly to find us the house that met our needs. She is very professional and respected by others in the real estate business. We would highly recommend Shannon to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2011
JoG325
Listed and sold a home
Shannon's knowledge of the upstate NY real estate market is impressive. Shannon listed our home in Colonie and sold it in a few short months. Shannon's experience and knowledge of the market was the reason for our success and we are very grateful. Shannon always had time for us. She competently guided us through the negotiation and closing process. We were fortunate to have Shannon represent us and we highly recommend her for any real estate transactions.
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2011
jeffgoat
Helped me buy home
Shannon took the utmost time with me. She showed me and my Girlfriend 60 plus homes. Shannon is by far the most dedicated Real estate person that I know. We tavelled all over the place looking at alot of homes. I highly would recommed her to take care of any real estate needs.
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2011
harryah3
Helped me buy and sell homes
We worked with this agent in separate transactions in both buying and selling. Three transactions in all. Once you utilize this agent, you will always use her. She will make sure you have no reason to ever go anywhere else. You too will recommend her, wait and see.
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2011
glory5510
Helped me buy home
Working with Sannon McCarthy was clearly our best experience when selling or buying one of our properties. She knows the market thoroughly and is very quick to provide information when needed. Shannon's rapport with professionals that are needed when making that final decision are remarkable. Her negotiation techniques are presented in a way that at the end of the day you are very satisfied. We would definitely work with Shannon again and recommend her to our family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2011
rgallup1
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I hired Shannon to help us sell our home and find a new one to purchase. She performed both tasks beautifully! Shannon was behind us throughout the entire process protecting our interests and fighting for us. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a hard working professional to help buy or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2011
marcywang
Helped me buy home
Shannon was absolutely fantastic to work with. My husband and I were buying a second home to be closer to my parents (our main residence was some 3.5 hours away). We were not local, so I needed someone I could trust, who understood and respected our priorities, and who was willing to do a lot of leg work. She bent over backward to make sure we had what we needed, and helped expedite many of the processes. She went above and beyond throughout the entire process, and we are happy to recommend her. Less ... More