Coffee Break with Shannel Ryan

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Coffee Break with Shannel Ryan

When you first meet Shannel Ryan, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, several words come to mind: smart, successful, confident, powerhouse. But she’s also a wife, mother, Denver-native, and “self-improvement book junkie” who enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to New York City.

We recently had the pleasure to sit down with Shannel, who brought along her daughter, at The Molecule Effect, a funky coffee shop located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Shannel chose the spot, sharing that she fondly remembers driving down Santa Fe when she would travel from Littleton to downtown Denver with her parents, and still enjoys visiting the area today. In the bustling coffee shop filled with the Friday morning crowd, we discussed recruitment strategies, Denver’s luxury market, business plans, and which neighborhood she thinks will be the next up-and-coming one.

DMAR: Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got involved in real estate.
Shannel: I’m a Denver native… I went to school at CU Boulder and when I finished I went to work for some real estate attorneys; in that experience I got to deal with a lot of REALTORS®. I originally thought I wanted to go to law school to be a real estate attorney but I decided that I’d like to be on the real estate side instead, so I went and got my license and sold for a couple years. Now I’ve been on the management side for about 18 years.

D: When did you start your career with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty?
S: Actually I was part of the original team with Fuller Town and Country Properties, which started in 1999. In 2008, it was sold and affiliated with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. We’ve been Sotheby’s for about eight years.

D: What do you like about real estate?
S: I think it’s all about the people. When I first started selling real estate I actually was making great money, but it was very interesting for me to…..

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