Mar 29, 2017

Shawn Stanton - Carbondale/Anna



It had been a long-time desire of mine to become a real estate agent. When I began my studies toward obtaining my broker’s license I was considering working for a brokerage near my home in Anna. However, when I heard that there was a CENTURY 21 franchise in Southern Illinois I quickly changed my mind. I have been familiar with the CENTURY 21 brand for much of my life due to there being a CENTURY 21 franchise in the town where my family owned a summer home in Upstate New York. Through a connection at a summer job, I got to know the top agent in that franchise. I was very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. I knew that when I decided to pursue my career in real estate, that I wanted to strive to be an agent of the same caliper and do it with CENTURY 21. Since I was now very close to my goal of becoming a real estate agent I was extremely enthusiastic about getting the opportunity to work for CENTURY 21.

I met with Rich Davis the managing broker of CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc. about two months before I was scheduled to finish my real estate class. Prior to meeting with him I asked a couple of contacts I had within the local real estate community their opinions of him. The feedback I received from both of my contacts was very positive so I was even more excited about my upcoming meeting. When I met with Rich I was immediately impressed by his presence and demeanor. He was very much interested in getting to know me and made our first meeting very informative for me. He was open and honest about himself and his company. By the end of the meeting I knew that my contacts had been right. Rich and his co-owner and wife, Janie, care about their agents and their community. That is evident every day through their active presence in each of our four offices as well as their participation in community events and fundraisers. I am proud to call myself a broker associate with CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc. My journey has just begun. I am excited to see where I can go with the CENTURY 21 brand.