My real estate dreams were born in the Midwest where I grew up. I think the inspiration was seeded with an early love of woodworking. When I was a boy, my father built me my own workbench which stood right next to his in the shop. My tool drawer was stocked with his surplus screwdrivers and wrenches, as well as hammers and saws from my aunt and grandfathers. While dad worked on the latest house remodeling project I was busily building wooden airplanes and birdhouses. I watched and learned as my parents built their own home, acting as designers, general contractors and laborers.
As time passed and I grew older I continued in the vein of construction and remodeling. I started a painting business with some friends - painting houses over the summers, and college apartments during the school year. I attended the University of Missouri, earning undergraduate degrees in Finance and Real Estate, and a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Remodeling my own homes in my early 20s set me on the path to understanding real estate investment. With my eyes wide open, I gained experience in real estate appraisal, property management and brokerage. Pursuing love and adventure, I moved to SE Portland's Hawthorne neighborhood in 1995. I joined forces with my friend and business partner, Mark Minnis, in 2004 to form Insight Real Estate. I credit Mark with Insight Real Estate’s “single-agency representation” way of doing business.
Now with over 32 years of experience in the real estate industry, and with hundreds of clients happy in their homes and secure in their investments, I am energized about the future! I want to share my own nuggets of insight with you. I can draw on my experience in brokerage, appraisal, property management, home ownership, remodeling, and service to clients and community, to help you find yourself in the perfect space.
Shannon L. Hall
Shannon L. Hall grew up a realtor’s daughter, attending showings and client meetings as far back as she can remember. Her passion for art and design initially led her to create two small businesses; a healing spa on NE Alberta and Jellyfish, a Japanese Fusion restaurant located in the same building.
She then segued into the film world for 20 years as a wardrobe stylist finding so much satisfaction in the creativity of it, in addition to the ever changing environment of each shoot and location. Shannon helped her son build and flourish his career in the industry as well. Shannon’s passion for real estate and helping friends to create their perfect spaces, never waned. Nothing makes her happier than to help someone find HOME. She is a helper and listener at heart, the key for her is communication. She will always be there for you, to listen, to advocate and to make home buying or selling, a wonderful experience.
As someone who has bought and sold from an early age, she
understands the roller coaster of emotions buying and selling a home can bring about. She looks forward to honoring her mother Connie Hall and the 45+ years of real estate experience that was passed on to her by her mother's legacy.
In her free time she is taking long walks with her dogs and spending time with her husband and son.
Erin O'Neill has been selling Real Estate for 18 years specializing in the Portland metro area, while also active around and about everywhere from the serenity of the mountains to the refreshing Pacific ocean. Having worked almost every area of Real Estate in her years, including multi use development, condo conversions, commercial leases, bare land, and of course single family homes, she has a vast knowledge of the unique and special characteristics found in the many wonderful neighborhoods that make Portland such a great city and Oregon a magnificent state.
In love with her work, Erin prides herself in negotiation skills as well as open communication and friendly relations with her fellow agents. Erin is not only patient and understanding, attentive to the needs and communication styles of both buyers and sellers, but also joyful, fun and creative in the way she approaches her work. Her smile is her trademark.
Erin is a native Oregonian, her son a junior at U of O. In addition to working in Real Estate she has led an eclectic entrepreneurial life as a boutique owner, landscape designer and multi-medium artist. An avid dog lover and world traveler, in her Portland free time she is hiking trails in Forest Park with her pooch Mita, skiing slopes at Mount Hood Meadows or working in her studio on her line of dog ponchos. www.ponchopuppo.com.
“Blake is very knowledgeable in the buying and selling process. His expertise and high level of customer service provided me valuable peace of mind in a complicated and potentially stressful process.”
— Tim, NE Portland, Mt. Tabor