Here are a few things my clients and business partners have to say about my services…
Shannon was wonderful to work with! As first time home buyers my husband and I were unfamiliar with the process, but she walked us through it step by step! She made herself available to fit our schedules, even during the holidays and went above and beyond to show us so many homes on the market. I would highly recommend her services!
Amanda & John Feathers
Definitely a relocation expert. Our family was a out of state corporate relocation given a short time to find a home and close on one. Most searching by us had to done long distance and trusting the professional local knowledge of Mrs. Foster-Boline and her personal knowledge of us gained by long distance communication. Her work ethic was excellent and her responsiveness time back to us via e-mail, phone, and sometimes even text was amazing and much appreciated considering our special circumstances All home showings had to be done in several short high pressure visits where we flew into Tennessee to look at sometimes 10 homes a day in 3 counties. She would always clear out our schedule for us those trips and treat us with the utmost hospitality as clients. You were given the impression that no matter the price range of the client that she treated all of them with the same hospitality. Her knowledge was impressive in her field. She would always be strictly honest and observant about every home we were shown looking out for our best interest always first, in both presently and in the future as a homeowner. She would then after laying out the facts always let us on our own form our own opinions intellectually and emotionally about the homes we visited. Her negotiation skills with sellers were excellent. She always was fair and ethical with sellers, but advocated for us to make sure we didn’t pay more then a home was worth the two times we made an offer and that any additional reasonable requests we had were addressed. The home we ended up purchasing was not something we just settled for as one would think in a high pressure limited time relocation scenario, but a newly built gorgeous dream home with beautiful architecture inside that people ooh and ah over and has the latest energy efficiency technology. We owe it all to Shannon Foster-Boline.
Kimberly & Lewis Terry
Being first-time purchasers, we knew very little about the home buying process. Shannon not only provided us with information but also answered our questions thoroughly so that we were able to make informed decisions. She kept in contact with us throughout the process, updating us on negotiations, contract details, inspections, etc. Shannon treated us as though we were her top priority at all times. Without a doubt, she provided excellent service. We will certainly recommend her to our friends and family!
Lindsay & Raymond Holmes, DDS
My husband and I were fortunate to meet Shannon when we were relocating to Tennessee. My husband was retiring and we were moving to the Knoxville area as part of our life dream after retirement. Since we were moving to Tennessee from Louisiana, we needed a Realtor who was willing to go the extra mile for us. We knew we wanted to live in Seymour, and among our requests was a mountain view with a large yard.
From the first conversation I had with Shannon, I was impressed with her professionalism and eagerness to work with us to find our perfect retirement home. Not only did she find it, it was house number 3 we looked at!
Shannon handled everything deftly from the contract negotiations through closing, and we felt like we were in good hands. We sold our house in Louisiana in a week, so the turn-around time was swift. Shannon made it seamless and easy. She was eager to help in any way and always made us feel like we were a priority. We actually enjoyed our home-buying experience and would absolutely recommend her to anyone considering making a home purchase.
Sally & Ronnie Portier
We’ve nothing but great things to say about Shannon Foster. Buying a home from 2600 miles away was a huge source of stress for us and Shannon did everything in her power to make us feel at ease and make up for the distance. She is knowledgeable about the entire Knoxville area. She went above and beyond the call of duty for us every step of the way- meeting with us late after hours to tour a home and checking on our house after a storm after we closed and before we arrived in Knoxville. Shannon really cares about making sure her clients are happy and wants to make sure they find the right home. She is highly recommended for anyone looking to buy a home in Knoxville and she’ll be the first person we call when we are ready to “upgrade”. Thanks so much Shannon!
Sara Frazier, DVM & Craig Frazier
Shannon was simply wonderful. She was enthusiastic, professional, patient, and knowledgeable. Right from the start she took time to understand exactly what I was looking for. After she showed me a few houses, she offered to do a preview before taking me to see more homes, thereby saving me a huge amount of time as I have a very busy work schedule. We looked at the houses she though would fit me and indeed I was able to find a great home in less than 2 months! She continued to be very helpful through the process of home inspection, contract negotiation, loan application, and closing. I felt that Shannon always had my best interest in mind and gave me her honest opinion. She made what could have been a tedious and long process a very stress-free experience for me.
Shannon is simply the best if you want someone who is upbeat, truly helpful, and has your interests at heart. My two dogs and I thank Shannon for our perfect home!!
Olya Smrkovski, DVM
Patient and accommodating are the 2 words that come to mind when I think about my family’s experience with Shannon. We have moved over 6 times with the last being to Knoxville, Shannon outshines our past experiences. She was readily available to show houses and patiently helped as we visited over 40 homes until we found the one that fit our (ever changing) needs/wants. In addition, the technology available through Wallace & Wallace helped us narrow our search quicker without wasting time visiting homes that did not fit our needs.
I recommend Shannon to anyone moving to Knoxville or the surrounding areas, she is one of the best.”
Michael & Beth Yobe
I want to take the opportunity to tell people how lucky we were to find someone like Shannon Foster as our realtor in Knoxville. My partner Sophy and I moved here in September 2011 from NYC after accepting a job at UTK. As we were getting closer to the moving date, the people at UTK vet school recommended we talk to Shannon Foster about finding a place to live. So we sent her an email and she got back to us immediately. We asked her to look up some properties that were for rent since we didn’t know the city and didn’t want to rush any buying decisions. She moved heaven and earth before we got there to find as many nice rentals in all different sides of town so that we would have a good idea of what was out there. Little did we know she didn’t even specialize in rentals, but she made it seem that’s all she did! She took us all around town, from one house to the Other and picked up immediately what our likes and dislikes were. She took her time to know us so that even if we were to rent, we would feel we were moving into a home. By the end of day one she took us to see the house we currently own now. The idea was to talk to the owners to see if they would rent it but she knew we would love it, and we did!
When it came time to talk mortgage business not only did we have no idea what to expect as new home owners but we felt we were not even qualified. Shannon pointed us to a GREAT mortgage broker that even took us to our first UTK game when we moved here! She held our hand through the ENTIRE process and I am not kidding. We had to return to NYC pretty much immediately after getting our loan approved which meant she was going to have to help us get through the rest of this entire process! From our point of view buying a house was so easy! But we are very conscious that it was all because she was here to make sure we were getting what was fair. She was here with the inspector, when they appraised the house, final walk through, every step of the way and always keeping us informed. She was professional, efficient and organized which we very much appreciate. I think there was another offer for the house that we (thankfully!!) didn’t even know about because Shannon was the one taking on the stress of it.
We feel blessed to have found such a wonderful home but we could have never done it without Shannon and her amazing disposition. She is the “can do” attitude you need to find the house of your dreams! Thank you so much to Shannon and her team, we LOVE our home!
Valeria Tanco, DVM & Sophy Jesty, DVM
Late in 2010, I decided that I wanted to find an alternative to my cookie-cutter condominium in West Knoxville. I wanted a home that was reasonably priced but had good character. Someplace I could see myself retiring in one day in the distant future. I spoke with Shannon Foster about this goal, and she asked me some very pointed questions and began to introduce me to the wonderful homes in transitional areas of downtown Knoxville. These beautiful homes have wonderful mixes of many terrific attributes. Each has unique qualities which make them very endearing. Each is relatively old, but due to a great deal of effort by previous owners they are also often updated with new wiring, heating and air and appliances. Many are surprisingly well priced.
Shannon very patiently guided me through a months-long process of narrowing down her understanding of my needs until ultimately we found a very charming home in the North Broadway neighborhoods. She has been a great resource in representing my interests where I may not be as knowledgeable, and she has helped keep me optimistic about the whole process when I became frustrated.
Shannon brings a unique arsenal of charm, patience, savvy and creativity to the whole home-buying process. I would most heartily recommend her to anyone looking for a new home.
My wife and I first met Shannon when we viewed one of her listed properties in early 2010. Things didn’t work out as planned so we had to put the house hunting on hold for a few months. When we were ready to start eagerly looking for our new home in late 2010, we decided to work with Shannon because she was very personable and professional.
I couldn’t ask for a more patient and hard working person to work with. I spent 7 years building custom homes for other people, so I was very set on what I wanted in a home. After searching for an entire year, we finally found what we were looking for. Shannon was there every step of the way on our long journey for our new home.
She set up everything needed with all the aspects of buying a home and we didn’t have to worry about anything.
I have worked with other Realtors in the past and I can say that Shannon is by far the most hard working, pleasant person you could ever ask for whether you are looking to either buy or sell a home.
Doug & Mary Arsenault
I would like to give my highest recommendation to Shannon Foster of Coldwell Banker, Wallace & Wallace Realty. She took over from another agent that had married and moved away when the economy was beginning to take a real turn for the worse. Shannon was tireless in her effort to market our home and used every available means to create traffic through the property. We were extremely happy that she went the extra mile for us on several occassions as we were out of state most of the time. Shannon arranged for lawn mowing and landscaping as well as securing the contractors to do the repairs needed to pass the rigid final FHA inspection. We are very grateful and would not hesitate to use her services in the future.
Tom Brain, Managing Director, The CIG Network, LLC
I purchased a home back in April with Shannon acting as my agent. I wasn’t very sure what I was getting into at first, especially since it was right at the end of the First-Time Homebuyer tax credit period; but when the Coldwell Banker website put me in touch with Shannon, she was helpful right from the start.
After I had done my homework on the real estate listing sites and found some homes I was interested in viewing, Shannon always seemed to be able to fit me in her schedule where it was convenient for me. She was also interested in what I wanted, not just selling the house; after each viewing she would ask me what I liked and didn’t so that she could find other possibilities for me. There was even one occasion when we were not scheduled to view a house we passed, but she immediately made the appropriate phone calls to get us in- good thing, because that was the house I purchased.
During the closing process, she was always willing to take time to explain what was going on, what and why she needed documents, even pay a visit to the basement after the inspection to find the listed issues. And once again, when the bank was able to close early, she immediately found the time to make it happen.
If you’re a homebuyer with lots of questions (and even a little nervous- it’s a big decision), Shannon will do an excellent job of helping you through the process. She doesn’t look at it as “selling you a home”- she builds a relationship with her clients.
We recently purchased a foreclosed home with the assistance of Shannon Foster as our real estate agent. Our case was an especially complicated one, and without Shannon’s experience and propensity to stay on top of the little things to keep them moving, I don’t think we would have a good outcome.
We found Shannon to be personable, easy to work with, and professional. She went above and beyond our expectations as a realtor. We highly recommend her.
Ben and Liz Franklin
Shannon impressed me the first time I met her at a closing. She was calm yet assertive and really helped her client. I was surprised when I learned this one of her first transactions. Since then, Shannon has taken off; she is ahead of the curve and uses this to help all her clients have successful outcomes. She is also a very compassionate about people other than her clients and is always looking for ways to help people in need. Shannon is bright spot in every aspect of life.
Trevor Piety, Attorney, Concord Title
As the owner of a home inspection company I have observed Shannon working with real estate buyers and I can say with assurance she is always focused on her client’s needs. She is hard-working, quite organized and smart. Her business acumen and attention to detail help her clients when it comes time to negotiate a contract or insure the contract is protecting them. Shannon has all the qualifications of a top agent.
Steve Hancock, Owner National Property Inspections
A friend of Shannon’s recommended her to me. I am so thankful to her for that. I was selling my house, and had met with another realtor, who made me feel very self conscious. Shannon was great from the moment I met with her. She had a very positive attitude and made feel comfortable about listing my house with her. Once we received an offer, she did a wonderful job walking me through the negotiating and closing processes. Whether you are buying or selling, Shannon will look out for your best interest. She is very professional, organized, and conscientious.