Fun Facts About Shannon
1. Do you have kids?
Yes! My husband Jason and I have three children: Savannah – 7th grade, RJ – 3rd grade, and Jovie is in preschool, turning 5 next month.
2. Where were you born?
I was born in Pipestone, MN, where my mom still works as an RN. She went into labor while on duty and my dad drove himself to the hospital!
3. Do you have any siblings?
I’m the oldest of four. My brother Jordan and his wife have two daughters and live in Sioux Falls. My sister Caty and her husband have four kids, my youngest brother Kellen and his wife have two children; and both families live in Edgerton, MN, where my mom also lives.
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I went back and forth between wanting to be a judge and a newscaster. The idea of making unilateral decisions still lights my fire and if it weren’t for real estate, I could see myself delivering the evening news.
5. Do you have any special talents?
I am a classical pianist and have a music degree. I started plunking out TV commercials on the piano when I was four, and started taking piano lessons before I could read! (My poor teacher.) I try to play every day.
Being a Realtor
“From the photography, online marketing, print advertising, networking, and showings to the closing and beyond, does Shannon Beal love all things real estate? You bet.”
1. What has been your most unique experience as a Realtor?
Isn’t every transaction unique?? There have been more than a few memorable ones! I like to tell the story of my very first listing appointment: Jason and I were touring a “somewhat” run-down property. I remember it was raining, so I was wearing flats (not the norm). Luckily, I wasn’t in heels because, if he hadn’t grabbed my arm, I would’ve fallen through the floor! Now, I like to initiate our new agents with a similar experience. Hey, it’s not all fortune and glory!
2. What is your favorite thing about being a realtor?
My favorite aspects of real estate are two-fold: On the buying-side, meeting new people who are moving to town is enjoyable for me. I love sharing my love for this community and all the wonderful places & opportunities we have here that make Mankato a great place to live. On the listing-side, I really like graphic design, photography and all the marketing that goes into each property. I consider myself very blessed to have a job that doesn’t feel like work.
Meet Shannon Beal
With a degree from Augustana College in hand, my career in real estate began in 2003, when I started working at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. I quickly realized a passion for real estate and moved up the ranks becoming a mortgage lender. In 2007, I transitioned over to escrow closing, working for North American Title. It was there that I truly learned the ins and outs of every type of real estate transaction. I have extensive knowledge of title, escrow, drafting settlement statements, and the processes involved with short sales, new construction, and foreclosures.
I joined my husband Jason at JBeal Real Estate Group in the summer of 2011. Since then I’ve assisted hundreds of buyers and sellers in Southern Minnesota. I average a sale price of 97% of list price for my sellers and love helping buyers make great investments.
I have a passion for connecting people with homes and strive to provide the highest level of communication and professionalism with all of my clients. I have a great handle on the technology required to market homes with the greatest exposure. Since it’s launch, our website has brought in a huge amount of traffic and provides a great platform for house-hunting. I’m blessed to be able to work in a field I’m passionate about and I love sharing that passion with clients and the also the community that I’m proud to call home.
Jason and I live in North Mankato with our three beautiful children, Savannah, Rowan, and Jovienne. I’m originally from Edgerton, MN and proud to be 100% Dutch. I love entertaining, decorating, playing the piano, scrapbooking, and giving back to the Greater Mankato community.