Club Communique' editor, Patti Shannon, is a long-time Bainbridge Island Rotarian (2001) and real estate professional. Over the past 30 years she's built her career by excelling in every aspect of customer service, sales and management.

MEMBER CAPITAL: Patti Shannon
by Ann Warman

 
 
Club Communique' editor, Patti Shannon, is a long-time Bainbridge Island Rotarian (2001) and real estate professional who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, majoring in journalism and communications. Over the past 30 years she's built her career by excelling in every aspect of customer service, sales and management.
 
After college, Patti obtained her real estate license, but the economy and timing weren't right to be entrepreneurial. Instead, she worked in an ad agency, was recruited to sell radio advertising, then was recruited by The Arbitron Company and later by Maxagrid International. She served as a Regional Sales Manager, handled multi-million dollar contract negotiations, and led a sales team covering one-quarter of the U.S. Repeat business was key to her award-winning team's success.
 
In 2001, after many years of business-related travel, she decided to settle in the Pacific Northwest where she could kayak to her heart's content and return to her first love, real estate. For the past 15 years, she's provided summa cum laude customer service to Island home buyers and sellers. Today 90% of her clients come through referrals; as a Managing Broker at Bainbridge Island Windermere, she personally closed 31 homes sales in 2017.
 
About real estate she says, "I'm grateful that I have a career that I absolutely love. Each day is different. Every transaction has its own challenges, as buying or selling a home is not only one of the largest financial endeavors a person will do in a lifetime, but quite often an intensely emotional life event."
 
Patti is a six-time honoree of Seattle Magazine's venerable Five Star Award for Client Satisfaction. Winning this recognition is no small feat. Each candidate undergoes a thorough research process combining client feedback and production measures before being considered for the final list of award winners.
 
Dedicated to Rotary, Patti's been responsible for numerous Club functions, helping further our mission. She was a previous publisher of our club newsletter for several years, during the era when newsletters were printed to paper. Under her leadership, the bulletin won District distinctions for Club communications. She served as Director of Club Service for 3 years, was Assistant Auction Chair to Norm Davis in 2008, and then Rotary Auction Chair in 2009.
 
Patti is proud to be a Rotarian and has this to say about her experience: "My passion within Rotary is club and community-focused. I enjoy Helping Hands projects like the hazardous waste collection project and the recent "sprucing up" at KiDiMu. I also love helping people become Rotarians."