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Don Shannehan is a dedicated Full time- Full service Realtor, who demonstrates deep knowledge of the marketplace continually provides due diligence to buyers and sellers, constantly keeps two-way communications, employs sharp and skillful negotiation abilities, and always prides his ability to be a good listener to his clients.. " This is not hobby, this is a full time job for me "

Don works with his wife, Kathy, The Shannehan Team, with over 36 years of experience in real estate sales. This gives you, as a client, rapid responses to questions, meetings, showings, open houses, inspections, negotiations and whatever comes along during the overall experience. Working with this strong brand, William Pitt Sotheby's and its unparalleled technology and worldwide reach, it gives you even more team support.

The Shannehan's had lived in Essex for more than 20 years enjoying the lifestyle and community involvement that earned Essex as one of " America's Best Small Cities". Don is the "Secret Keeper" of Donnie's Down Home BBQ Sauce and Spice Rub, LLC.. Don has been the past Vice Commodore of the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club and also a current member of the Pettipaug Yacht Club. Previously he was a Board Member of the Old Lyme Country Club. Don is a former member of the Executive Board of the Essex Board of Trade and the Executive Board of The Essex Historical Society. He is also the Coordinator of the USMC Toys4Tots Program at our Essex and Old Lyme Offices.

Don is a graduate of Georgia State University, and a proud Vietnam Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

  • Born In Connecticut
  • Lives In Wilton, CT
  • Favorite Movie Green Book
  • Passion To be a better person tomorrow than I am today
  • Interests BBQ, Duck Decoys,, Golf , Fishing, Golfing, Cooking, Traveling
  • Favorite Lyric If the Horse don't pull.You gotta carry the load
  • Inspiration Family, Faith, Country
  • Can't Live Without Smiles from my wife, my children and my 9 grandchildren

My Awards

  • William Pitt Sotheby's Gold Award 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • William Pitt Sotheby's Silver Award 2015, 2020
  • William Pitt Sotheby's Bronze Award 2021

My Specialties

  • Waterfront, Village and Country.
  • Antique Homes with detailed provenance
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My Listings and Sales

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Testimonials (6)

We are very happy with Kathy and Don Michael & Linda Dore
We loved working with Kathy and Don Shannehan. They quite literally went out of their way for us, helping us search far and wide for a house. And when we found one they were always right on top of the process, keeping us informed and on track. We would work with them again in a heartbeat. Jennifer Leighdon Wu, Harold Zernike
Don and Kathy were outstanding in every aspect. Whenever we required support, they were there. I believe they were instrumental in achieving the sale at the price negotiated, which were pleased with. Eugene & Patricia Creighton
Wprking with Kathy and Don Shannehan is vert easy and a delight. Helene Nichols
Don Shanahan is a trustworthy professional, always knowledgeable, prepared, quick to respond to calls and early to appointments. As I am relatively new to property acquisition, I am truly grateful to be able to call on Don's expertise and advice. Suzanne Kerr
My rating and likelihood of recommending William Pitt Sotheby’s are specific to Don and Kathy Shannehan. They were exceptional at preparing my property for listing. Consequently, we had a very strong offer within the first week of listing! They were thoughtful and realistic with their approach yet vigorously represented me to make the deal happen. I intend to make referrals to them in the future! Nancy Simonds

Additional Communities

East Lyme

Don Shannehan in the News


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