Shannon Ressler

 shannon@findwell.com

 206-372-5993

19 Reviews

  • 51 Homes Sold
  • $22,706,400 Total Sales
  • 1,559 Homes Toured

About Shannon

I have been helping buyers and sellers in the Seattle area since 2008 and it is such rewarding work! I love the thrill of the hunt and being able to help my clients find the perfect home.

Buying and selling property is an inherently emotional, stressful, and confusing time. I do enjoy making it easier for my clients by educating them about the process, helping them to make the right decisions for their situation, and keeping a calm demeanor.

In addition to being a real estate broker, I am also the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of findwell. I really believe in our business model and seeing our services “click” with so many people makes me think we are doing something right.

Before real estate, I worked at several agencies managing marketing campaigns and events for Microsoft and other high tech clients. I live in Houghton (Kirkland) with my husband and love to travel, shop at estate sales, and am learning to play the accordion. I am originally from Eastern Washington and went to WSU (Go Cougs!)

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51 Total Homes Sold
Sammamish, WA
$1,315,000
Seller
Sold on 12/9/16
Bothell, WA
$567,450
Buyer
Sold on 11/30/16
Snohomish, WA
$273,000
Buyer
Sold on 3/18/13
Bothell, WA
$402,500
Buyer
Sold on 11/29/12
Kirkland, WA
$544,500
Seller
Sold on 11/27/12
Maple Valley, WA
$375,000
Buyer
Sold on 9/26/12
Seattle, WA
$321,000
Seller
Sold on 9/14/12
Seattle, WA
$500,000
Buyer
Sold on 7/27/12
Seattle, WA
$422,500
Seller
Sold on 7/16/12
Bothell, WA
$510,000
Buyer
Sold on 6/29/12
Seattle, WA
$375,000
Seller
Sold on 3/29/12
Bellevue, WA
$675,000
Buyer
Sold on 3/23/12
Sammamish, WA
$600,000
Buyer
Sold on 3/9/12
Kenmore, WA
$486,250
Seller
Sold on 11/9/11
Seattle, WA
$747,000
Seller
Sold on 9/23/11
Bellevue, WA
$100,000
Seller
Sold on 9/23/11
Mercer Island, WA
$154,000
Buyer
Sold on 9/1/11
Bellevue, WA
$575,900
Buyer
Sold on 8/4/11
Lynnwood, WA
$419,900
Buyer
Sold on 6/10/11
Seattle, WA
$300,000
Buyer
Sold on 5/13/11
Seattle, WA
$455,000
Buyer
Sold on 4/25/11
Kirkland, WA
$631,000
Buyer
Sold on 4/12/11
Seattle, WA
$455,000
Seller
Sold on 1/14/11
Seattle, WA
$625,000
Buyer
Sold on 12/9/10
Seattle, WA
$347,000
Seller
Sold on 11/9/10
Seattle, WA
$652,000
Buyer
Sold on 10/4/10
Bothell, WA
$525,000
Buyer
Sold on 10/1/10
Kenmore, WA
$334,950
Seller
Sold on 9/30/10
Kirkland, WA
$387,500
Buyer
Sold on 8/27/10
Sammamish, WA
$550,000
Buyer
Sold on 7/15/10
Seattle, WA
$453,000
Seller
Sold on 6/3/10
Bellevue, WA
$555,800
Buyer
Sold on 5/3/10
Newcastle, WA
$525,000
Buyer
Sold on 4/29/10
Seattle, WA
$540,000
Buyer
Sold on 4/28/10
Mill Creek, WA
$475,000
Buyer
Sold on 4/9/10
Bellevue, WA
$155,000
Buyer
Sold on 3/31/10
Kirkland, WA
$283,000
Buyer
Sold on 1/27/10
Seattle, WA
$177,450
Buyer
Sold on 1/12/10
Redmond, WA
$445,000
Buyer
Sold on 10/30/09
Redmond, WA
$458,000
Buyer
Sold on 10/30/09
Seattle, WA
$499,950
Buyer
Sold on 10/28/09
Seattle, WA
$415,000
Buyer
Sold on 10/6/09
Bellevue, WA
$486,900
Buyer
Sold on 10/5/09
Renton, WA
$269,000
Buyer
Sold on 10/2/09
Shoreline, WA
$384,950
Buyer
Sold on 9/17/09
Lynnwood, WA
$272,000
Buyer
Sold on 8/28/09
Seattle, WA
$270,000
Buyer
Sold on 8/27/09
Seattle, WA
$400,000
Buyer
Sold on 8/18/09
Kenmore, WA
$350,000
Buyer
Sold on 8/14/09
Renton, WA
$359,900
Buyer
Sold on 8/5/09
Shoreline, WA
$305,000
Buyer
Sold on 7/2/09
  • Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Bothell, WA.

    My wife suggested Findwell when we started the process of selling/buying. I was skeptical about their model at first, but after some research I was very impressed with people had to say. I felt Findwell was more suited for urban, contemporary properties and we were buying and selling in the suburbs. I could not have been more wrong. This model works for any residential property. In the end, I am so glad we ended up going with Findwell and working with Shannon was amazing. She was always available, very knowledgeable and she was a great advocate throughout the process. We cannot recommend Shannon and Findwell enough.

  • Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $700K in Tam O'Shanter, Bellevue, WA.

    Shannon is amazing. She was recommended to us by friends, who had been recommended her by other friends. All this recommending is not misplaced. We were first time buyers with only a limited idea of what we truly wanted and almost no idea of the process. Shannon recommended some houses, and was also happy to show us some others we found (including the one we ended up buying which had initially seemed out of our range) over about a 6 month period. She was super-balanced in her approach on these tours, pointing out both positive and negative things, and giving us perspective on what mattered and what didn’t as we toured. We never got the feeling she was pushing us to a particular house or to hurry up – just that she wanted us to find the right home. The market being what it was at the time, our eventual negotiation with the seller was long and complex, and thanks to a major bank and it’s bizarre appraisal review practices, almost fell over completely. Shannon really went above and beyond to give us every idea possible to have the deal close, and in the end, everybody was happy. She explained everything to us, helped us select good professionals along the way, and ultimately really did help us with the tips, tricks and strategies that enabled us to buy our dream home. We cannot recommend her enough.

  • Bought a single family home in 2012 for $675,000 in Bellevue, WA.

    Findwell, and in particular our agent Shannon Ressler, were recommended to us by friends (who in turn had been recommended her by other friends). The recommendations are justified! This is a challenging market both in terms of pricing and inventory, but over many weekends Shannon was happy to tour us around homes we found on the Findwell site, and would send us suggestions of homes we consider looking at.

    We had a fairly clear idea of what we were looking for, and Shannon would give us realistic insight into why she thought particular homes did – and didn’t – meet our criteria. We left every house feeling like we were considering (or, more often, rejecting) it based on a good, objective understanding of its good and bad points. In particular, we didn’t have the “hard sell” experience we have heard others talk about from their “buyer’s” agent – it always seemed that she was as interested as we were in finding the right house, not just pushing any house to close a deal.

    Then, we found the home we wanted. For myriad reasons, it seemed to be out of reach: it was offered above our budget, it had great craftsmanship inside and out that made us wary of whether the price would be reduced further, and on top of that it was taken off the market shortly after we found it! We decided we wanted to wait and see if it came back on the market in a few months somewhere near to a price we could afford. Obviously seeing how much we wanted this particular home, Shannon completely supported us in this decision, even though it obviously meant a delay in us making any purchase that would result in her being paid, and she somehow managed to be both realistic (“it’s probably a long shot, but hey…”) and optimistic (“let’s try!”) at the same time.

    In the event, after a few months the home was relisted at a price close to our range. Shannon helped us through the contract and negotiation process and paperwork, and we agreed a price we could afford with the seller. But as with any housing transaction in this environment, that was just the beginning 🙁 In the next few weeks, there were tons of subsequent ups and downs and moments of drama over which we had little control – wildly different appraisals to both the upside and downside (now there’s an industry that does urgently need regulation, btw), subsequent loan changes, more negotiations, contractual issues as the sellers (understandably) became concerned about whether financing would be obtained .. the list went on and on. Shannon took call after call, offering advice, experience and suggesting possible paths for us to consider – always as an advisor, but leaving decisions clearly up to us.

    The deal rollercoaster was not a good time for anyone, but right through we felt that thanks to advice from Shannon (and a great mortgage company who will get a separate review!) we were doing everything we could to get the deal done. She connected us to excellent professionals at various stages – never demanding that we use them, but relaying her experiences of them having worked out well on other transactions – and just generally just helped us feel really good about the decisions we were making.

    You will not be surprised to learn after this that we cannot recommend Shannon and Findwell enough 🙂 We are sitting in a wonderful home today that we only like more every day, and that 6 months ago (and 6 weeks ago again!) seemed completely out of reach. Much of this is due to Shannon and the Findwell team who helped us work through the entire process, didn’t give up, and who went the extra mile for us when it counted. The Findwell fee rebate is definitely a nice bonus, but having been through this process, that’s not the best thing about Findwell or ultimately the reason I would recommend them – it’s their ability to actually get the job done, and in such a friendly, professional and supportive way.

  • Bought a single family home in 2012 for $600,000 in Sammamish, WA.

    We (my wife and I) worked with Shannon Ressler at Findwell to help us find our home.  We had been looking for a long time with no success for a long time.  We’d also looked at many real estate agents before deciding to work with Findwell.   Shannon got us in touch with a builder who was working on some newer projects that worked really well for us.  We were able to get a home with many of our requirements satisfied at a price point that we were comfortable with.  Shannon never pressured us and would always offer guidance when we had questions.

    The entire process took well over 9 months to complete She was always available, kept on top of tasks during the building process and those required at closing and there were no surprises at closing.  I’ve participated in multiple real estate transactions in the past and this was by far the smoothest one I’ve been through.

    We would definitely recommend her and Findwell.

  • Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Sunset Hill, Seattle, WA.

    Shannon helped us sell a house. She came to our initial meeting prepared with all the data from our local area we needed to get a listing plan together that day.

    Shannon gave us very practical advice about prepping the house for listing–advising on which small fixes would help, and which could be skipped. She and her team put on a number of successful open houses and generated an amazing looking online photo spread.

    After we got our listing up, Shannon’s market knowledge and skill at execution became apparent when our house went under contract squarely within the price range she predicted after exactly 30 days on the market (also a spot-on prediction).

    This was at a time (winter 2010) when comparable houses in our neighborhood were languishing for months and being pulled off the market, despite that they were listed by the top traditional agencies in Seattle.

    Shannon managed the negotiation and closing process to a completely smooth landing, right on schedule and was totally responsive to e-mails and phone calls throughout the process. Awesome expertise, execution and value! We couldn’t have been happier with Shannon!

  • Bought a single family home in 2010 for $625,000 in Seattle, WA.

    We are thrilled with our decision to go with Findwell when searching for and purchasing our new home. Shannon was always helpful, available, professional, patient, proactive and upbeat. Working with her was an easy and pleasant experience. She guided us through the looking and buying process and took care of everything, even doing a final home review to make sure our new house was in good condition before our move. Her service was excellent. I found Findwell through all the positive Yelp reviews and went with them because of those and the 50% commission rebate policy. It was so wonderful to get that money to help with closing costs. Anyone who goes through a traditional agent will spend more – and won’t get better service than we got from Shannon.

  • Bought a single family home in 2010 for $387,500 in Kirkland, WA.

    Findwell was awesome. My wife and I, first time homebuyers, worked with Shannon for 6 months or so, looking at a great number of houses. Shannon was always knowledgable, helpful, and what I appreciated the most, honest. We never felt pressured to do anything or make offers we were not comfortable with. The first place we looked at was a short sale that ended up falling through after 4 months of back and fourth, and Shannon was always available to answer questions and help out. We always felt like she was genuinely trying to find a good house for us, and not just trying to sell us a house that worked so she got paid. After months of looking, we found and purchased a home this July and it was phenomenal! I don’t think we could have done it without the help from Findwell. Plus, the rebate we got back went towards some couches and a washer/dryer, which apparently was a “critical purchase that we couldn’t live without.” I thought a 65″ TV was more apt, but I stopped wearing the pants a while back, so who cares what I think.

  • Bought a single family home in 2010 for $540,000 in Seattle, WA.

    The service that findwell provides far exceeds expectations, they demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm to finding us the perfect home and never gave up! My husband and I just purchased our first home in Seattle and worked with findwell through the whole process. It was a long process for us as we were somewhat indecisive on where we wanted to live. We also had a few false starts along the way, including putting an offer on a short sale, which, after a few months of waiting, and an inspection, we discovered was not such a great deal after all (entire roof needed replacing, water leaking in crawl space). Despite this, Shannon our agent, was always available when we needed her, always willing to show us homes and was very knowledgable and HONEST along the way. We felt like she had our back, was never pushy and was always looking out for us and our home buying needs. She also really took the time to get to know us, build a strong and real relationship with us, and we feel like we have gained a friendship along the way. It is such a relief to have someone you can trust when making such a huge purchasing decision. Some of the things that stand out for me through this whole process include: – Shannon spending hours upon hours over a multitude of weekends, showing us homes that we had spotted online and wanted to check out. She showed up always on time, enthusiastic, patient and with a smile on her face. This could include first thing on a Saturday morning or 6pm on a weeknight. It felt like she was always available to us and willing to go the extra mile. – When my husband and I were unable to meet a contractor on site at one of the homes to get a quote, Shannon met the contractor there for us instead, spent several hours with him, called us afterwards to give us the run down and provided us the written quote. She was willing to give up several hours to do this for us, knowing that the outcome may lead to us pulling out of the deal if the quote for repairs was too high. – When it became obvious that we should walk away from the short sale (after spending months working towards closing it), Shannon did not pressure us, was 100% supportive of our decision and didn’t let it phase her at all. This demonstrated that she was all about getting us what we needed and not about just closing deals. – Finally, the team work that is evident at findwell is extraordinary, especially in the real estate industry. We actually ended up working with everyone at findwell at some point through our home buying process. The one time Shannon was unavailable (due to a well earned vacation!) the other agents were able and willing to step in to help out, including Kevin showing up and providing us great advice and support during our final inspection. It feels like they really are a team, working together to serve their customers, regardless of whose customer “belongs” to who. This is a fantastic business model and truly puts the customer at the heart of their business. I highly recommend findwell to everyone in the Seattle/Eastside area. They are knowledgable, passionate and 100% focused on their customers. Plus, with the commission rebate, why would you bother working with a “traditional” and overpriced agency. We moved in to our new home last weekend and are loving every minute of it – thank you to Shannon, Kevin and the findwell team for your commitment to getting the Kings in to their castle!

  • Bought a single family home in 2010 for $555,800 in Bellevue, WA.

    We had a great experience with Findwell! Our agent is Shannon. She is knowledgeable, organized, professional and kind. We are first-time home buyers so the house-purchasing process is totally new to us. Shannon is always patient with us. She replies our questions promptly and with all the essential details. She carefully guides us so that we could successfully get a nice house. The resource Shannon recommends is great too, such as the house appraisor, the banker, and sewer inspector. Also thanks to the team, Kevin and Michael gave us great help when Shannon was out-of-town.

  • Bought a single family home in 2010 for $525,000 in Newcastle, WA.

    Findwell is the reason we now are living in our dream home. Finding homes online is so easy that we knew we did not want to pay full real estate commission. At first, we were planning on going with Redfin but when I found out about Findwell, we were drawn to the fact they said the service is the same if not better than typical full commission agents. Because of their expertise and knowledge we were able to get our bank-owned home for 14K under the asking price. We really knew we got a good deal when the identical home a few doors down went a week later for 30K more. The house we ended getting was at the upper limit of what we qualified for and if it weren’t for the 50% commission rebate that paid for our closing costs, we would not have qualified for it. Our agent Shannon was phenomenal. She was always available and very responsive when we had questions (and I had a TON of questions). I couldn’t believe she even answered my emails and calls when she was on vacation! I would say we’d use them again for our next home but thanks to them, I don’t think we’ll move again because we love our new house so much.

  • Bought a single family home in 2010 for $283,000 in Kirkland, WA.

    We decided to use Findwell based on a tip my husband received at work and we are very glad we did. Our experiences with other agencies up to that point had not been very good, but we were impressed immediately after our first email with Kevin and the first look at their blog: http://blog.findwell.com/ Based on what we were looking for, Kevin paired us up with Shannon and she was all we could ever ask for. She was great to work with, worked hard, was up front and honest, and was always an advocate for us. We never felt intimidated or that any question was a stupid question, and that made the whole process much easier and better for us. We have sold a previous place by owner, but after the great experience we had with Findwell, we would strongly consider them when selling our current place, because they just made it so painless and easy. Findwell is exactly what you would want from a Real Estate agency. They are friendly, savvy, honest, hard-working, and a bit cheaper (thanks to the rebate) than most other people out there.

  • Bought a condo in 2010 for $177,450 in Seattle, WA.

    If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My fiance and I worked with Shannon and Kevin from our original inquiry in May (?) of last year all the way until we closed on our condo this January. We lived in the Neptune Apartments (on top of findwell’s offices – don’t live there btw) and found out about them because of the beer and pizza Wednesdays. We didn’t even realize at first that we would be getting 50% of the commission back – bonus! We made a total of 5 offers with the help findwell. Being first-time home buyers and I’m sure we were alot to handle. We had many questions and both Shannon and Kevin were always there for us. Our first offer was a short-sale (accepting ca$h only – oops!). The second fell apart on my birthday (sad..but thanks to Shannon and Kevin we got all of our earnest money back!) and the third and forth were both in the same condo complex but unfortunately they wouldn’t accommodate our two pups. FINALLY in October we found a small, but perfect condo in First Hill… only to find that they were still in the process of seeking FHA approval. We made the offer, and four LONG months later we are finally moved in! Shannon was on top of everything the entire time – communicating with escrow and our loan officer to make sure everything was on track. Communication breakdown at escrow lead to some craziness at the last min and AGAIN Shannon and Kevin came to rescue. I could tell all the details, but this post is too long already. It felt so good to have a real estate brokerage that we could trust. It’s amazing how as soon as people know you are looking, all of the sudden everyone and their mom knows a real estate agent they can recommend to you. Seriously – Just use findwell! They go above and beyond and will get the job done. Buying a home is never as easy as you think it is going to be… but the people at findwell will help it go as smoothly as possible and make sure your $$ is protected. Oh, and Bear is the sweetest dog ever!

  • Bought a condo in 2010 for $177,450 in Seattle, WA.

    It’s pretty simple, Findwell is awesome! I couldn’t imagine working with another firm. I could go on and on about how Findwell saved the day when our situation got tough at times, but the main point for me is that they take care of business yet aren’t pushy in any way. Check them out!!

  • Bought a condo in 2009 for $270,000 in Seattle, WA.

    Findwell rocked! I’m so glad I went with Shannon, Kevin, and Mike to buy my home. They were patient, good humored, professional, and accommodating to my schedule and interests. I love their “no pressure” approach and deep knowledge of this complex market. They made the whole experience relatively stress-free and enjoyable. Plus, they sent me a rebate check after we closed. I’d go with them again and I recommend them to anyone who asks.

  • Bought a condo in 2009 for $270,000 in Seattle, WA.

    I had a wonderful experience working with Shannon and Kevin at Findwell. They were patient, knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating to my schedule and (changing) interests. Shannon and Kevin answered all of my questions, provided expert advice, and never pressured me. With Findwell, the typically stressful home-buying experience was a lot easier and even a little fun. (The rebate after we closed was just icing on the cake.) I trust them and refer anyone who asks.

  • Bought a single family home in 2009 for $384,950 in Shoreline, WA.

    We were eager to try a discount realtor to buy our first home, but had heard horror stories about some of the other established companies. Shannon and Findwell were recommended to us by a co-worker, and we don’t have a single complaint. Shannon guided us through the buying process and answered emails at all times of the day and night. She really went above and beyond. And in the end, we got a nice rebate check on top of it all.

  • Bought a single family home in 2009 for $272,000 in Lynnwood, WA.

    I’d highly recommend Findwell to any home hunter. Our agent, Shannon, provided rock star service, the commission rebate WE received was significant, and we found a house we love!

  • Bought a single family home in 2009 for $400,000 in Seattle, WA.

    findwell made finding our dwelling an awesome experience! Our agent was extremely flexible in scheduling time to show us houses. Her knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the purchase of a home really helped us understand the process. We had to make a few offers before we finally found “The One.” On one of our more time-sensitive offers, they actually made a special trip to hand-deliver our offer into the hands of the other agent! Even though that particular deal didn’t work out, we really appreciated the extra time, effort, and attention. When we finally found the house of our dreams, findwell helped us through from writing the offer to making sure we got the keys when promised. Awesome! …finally, I’m not saying I really “get” why findwell is able to give such sweet rebates to their clients, but I’m sure not complaining about it!

  • Bought a single family home in 2009 for $359,900 in Renton, WA.

    The service and concept of the company is fabulous. I have worked with regular real estate agents and Findwell service is no less or different than the regular real estate service. I would say it is even better and extremely professional. There was no pressure, no policy, they were willing to spend all the time needed to find the perfect home and in the savy technology world, you can pre-select the homes you wish to tour. Rather then having the Realtor select the homes that you should look at. Worked with both Shannon and Kevin and can not thank them enough for all of their guidance and excellent service. For the exact same process you would receive from the other regular agents, the added bonus from Findwell is the rebate you receive after your purchase to assist with your closing cost or purchase of new items for your home. Why would anyone not take advantage of this offer? Will I recommend this service? I have already recommended Findwell to my friends. Wishing Findwell continued success. Thank you Shannon and Kevin. Annie