Right before I graduated from Lodi High School, I met someone who would transform my life: my future wife, Kelly. I happened to be going to the library—which in truth was not that often. But I don’t believe anything happens by chance, and something drew me there on that day. Now, many years later, it’s obvious what it was.
I still vividly remember seeing Kelly’s flowing strawberry blond hair and her beautiful green eyes as she walked out the door and down the steps. Part of me still isn’t sure how it happened, but we went out a few days later and have been inseparable ever since.
Kelly is beautiful inside and out. She has a warm heart and tremendous patience. She is the math chair at Tokay high school and is a super dedicated and talented educator. She has taught and helped thousands of kids and she’s put up with me for over 25 years. She should get an award for that!
I didn’t have a tremendous amount of direction back then, but when Kelly got accepted to UC Santa Barbara, I knew I needed to get my act together. We both earned bachelor’s degrees. Mine was in business economics, and Kelly Math economics. After graduation, we both went to work in the Bay Area. I first worked as a consumer products sales rep for Noxell, and later was the top salesman for Schering pharmaceuticals. For a while, I sold electronics components in the burgeoning high tech industry, until a good friend convinced me to join him in real estate. I worked in the Bay area as a Realtor® for a short time, but Kelly and I soon returned to Lodi to start a family.
Family has always been so important to me. Growing up, I was very close with my parents, Stan and Betty, as well as my three older sisters. I didn’t have a lot of material things growing up, but I did have the love of my family. They taught me about integrity and ethics, and how to pay it forward and always spread the love and to take care of people.
My own children, Kyle and Rachel, were born in 2001 and 2004. And when my daughter was a year old, my dad passed away. They say you don’t really grow up until you lose your dad, and I felt the truth of that. As a new father myself, losing him caused me to mature, and in a way, it pushed me to be the best parent I could be.
I know I would have done my best for my children anyway, but losing my dad really cemented that. A great athlete, he had played semi-pro football up until he was thirty. I know he would be proud to see my kids, both of them athletic and exceptional academically. We’re constantly on the run with baseball and softball for them, and I can honestly say that this is the best time I’ve ever had in my life.
As a Realtor, I do the work, take care of my family and my clients, and always strive to do the right things.
I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience toward helping you with your real estate endeavors, but I don’t expect your business—I only ask that you take the time to interview me and see if I might be the best agent for you.
Buying or selling real estate is often an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent can have significant impact on your results.
It is important for you to choose the person who will do the best job for you, and who is the right fit for your particular needs. I've worked hard as a professional to be able to provide the highest level of service, so that I might be a good choice for you. I want you to know that if you do not choose me, I will never be upset. But if you do, I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope that you give me the opportunity to demonstrate my services and interview for the job.
Broker - Owner
Mitch Shannon Real Estate