Great working with Shaner, easy to get along with, and gave excellent professional advice. He made selling our home a much easier process than we thought it would be. We would definitely recommend him without any hesitation!
We were very pleased by Shaner’s professionalism in helping us to sell our two rental properties. He truly made the process smooth and easy. We were concerned that selling these houses during the coronavirus pandemic would be quite a challenge, but Shaner handled the marketing and all the details related to the transaction without any problems, and made the closing as safe and secure as it could be for us. Shaner is a true professional, and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great REALTOR® to help sell or buy a house.
As first-time home buyers we had no idea what to expect. That quickly changed due to the knowledge and experience that Shaner brought to the process. His upbeat and energetic personality made the home buying experience much more pleasant. Shaner never pressured us into a certain property, and truly wanted what was best for us. He provided us with so many suggestions that never crossed our minds to think about. He responded to our texts, emails, and calls within minutes, even on the weekends! Shaner helped us find our forever home. Even after closing, he has kept in touch with us, as if we’re still one of his active clients. We would highly recommend Shaner to anyone looking for a positive, hard-working Realtor, who has your best interests in mind!
As first-time home buyers we were very nervous about the whole process. Our nerves quickly went away when we first met with Shaner! After one visit with him he knew exactly what type of home we were looking for and was able to show us homes that were not only what we envisioned for ourselves, but also in our price range! On top of all that, he was very knowledgeable about each area the homes were in! Shaner was always available by phone or email to answer all our questions and always found time on short notice to show us a house, and because of that we were able to find the perfect home for us in just 3 days!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Shaner when my wife and I needed to relocate to the Iowa City area. His experience and dedication to his clients showed throughout the entire process. We flew in from the east coast on short notice and had a very narrow time frame available in which we wanted to see as many houses as possible and ultimately put an offer in by the end. Shaner understood this and graciously spent most of his weekend driving us around to see 20+ houses. His experience really showed, making it a very efficient process as he seemed to know exactly what we were looking for. His knowledge of the area was also very useful and appreciated. After the offer was accepted, he was very communicative about the next steps in the process. We would absolutely recommend Shaner, he made what is typically a very stressful and overwhelming process quite enjoyable!
Shaner was very helpful during our home buying process. We were first time home buyers and new to the area, and Shaner was very knowledgeable about Iowa City and the surrounding areas. His expertise and honesty made the home buying process so much easier for us! He was also responsive to our questions and emails. I never felt like I was waiting for him to complete paperwork or get back to us. We were able to get all of our questions about home buying and about Iowa answered along every step of the process. I am glad we were able to work with Shaner and would recommend him to anyone moving to the area.
Shaner was awesome to work with! He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the home buying process. He answered the many questions I had with a straightforward, honest answer, not just something I may want to hear. This was my first time buying a house and all I was hearing was how stressful and difficult the process is, but Shaner made this a breeze and I am happy I got to work with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house!
Our house search was very easy with Shaner as our Realtor. He was very flexible and easy to work with as we were coming from out of state and needed to look at many houses in just 1-2 days. He was quick to communicate with us about our questions and made the whole process very simple for us as first-time home buyers.
As an incoming medical resident at the University of Iowa, the last thing I wanted to do was go through the arduous home-buying process. My partner was also looking for a job in the area, so we were very busy. I really didn’t know what to expect since this was my first time buying a home, and being new to the area also didn’t help. I got in contact with Shaner through a physician loan counselor, and I can say without a doubt that my fears and uncertainties were put to rest immediately. I don’t think I could have had a better experience buying a home. Shaner was always helpful and responsive to questions, he provided listings that fit what I and my partner were looking for, and he made his schedule work with ours, which because we were from out of town, was a lifesaver! We found the house we wanted on our very first day of looking, and Shaner worked diligently to get our offer set up and sent to the sellers. By the next day, our offer was accepted. We are currently living in a great home that will remain comfortable during our time in Iowa City, and it is all thanks to the amazing help Shaner provided us with. I and my partner highly recommend him for anyone looking for a Realtor in the area.
As a first time home buyer, I think I lucked out on getting Shaner Magalhaes as my Realtor. He was incredibly helpful & resourceful. He was easy to work with and was able to answer all of my questions regarding a new house; what to look for, what to expect during the buying process and what sort of extra expenses and tax breaks I could expect. He was very perceptive and after just a few short outings he had a good idea of what kind of house I was looking for, which helped out a lot because although I spent a good deal of time house hunting on my own, he always knew where to go to find a house I hadn't seen listed. I would recommend Shaner to any home-buyer.
Shaner really listened to my partner and I when it came to our property needs. He was kind and honest with us about every showing. He helped us find a great home and I would totally say hi to him if I saw him on the street!
Working with Shaner was a great experience. Coming from another state, we needed someone with a lot of knowledge and experience. That is what we found in Shaner. He researched everything we would want to know about the properties and did an amazing job of finding what we wanted. He spent several long weekends with us and we found our "dream house." He was so helpful from start to finish. We couldn't ask for a better Realtor.
We worked with Shaner as our real estate agent during the spring of 2015 to sell our condo on the east side of Iowa City. We did not live in the area at the time and he made the process very easy on us from a long distance away. We found him to be very available, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented. We successfully sold our condo in a matter of weeks and for a very acceptable price. We would strongly recommend Shaner to anyone looking to sell a property of any kind in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids corridor.
We were so thankful that Shaner answered the phone the day we called Skogman Realty. He was such a breath of fresh air. Shaner's positive attitude and enthusiasm were contagious. Even though our house had been listed with a different agency for several months, Shaner walked through the house and came up with several ideas on how to make it show better. Asking us to write a letter about why we loved our home was a great way for potential buyers to get a glimpse into the possibilities for them. Since we were out of the state and all of our correspondence was through e-mails and phone calls, Shaner's attention to detail and prompt response to all our questions was so reassuring. We will highly recommend Shaner to anyone we know who is looking for a Realtor.
My fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Shaner from Skogman Realty. He was an invaluable assest in helping us navigate the purchase of our first home. He was always available to answer our numerous questions about the process, helped us navigate the paperwork, and worked tirelessly to make sure we felt comfortable with the choices we made. In addition, he was extrememly easy to work with. His caring demeanor, laid-back and friendly personality as well as his genuine desire to be an advocate for us in buying our home set him apart from other Realtors in the area. We would highly recommend Shaner to those interested in buying a home.
When we started working with Shaner we were out of state. When my husband flew out to look at homes we only gave Shaner notice 2 days in advance. Shaner not only fit us in, but showed my husband a slew of homes and allowed him to use his office to call me to talk about the homes since I was not present for the showings. He then returned with my husband to two of the homes that we were deciding between and helped us video the homes so that I could help make the choice. Shaner was extremely attentive to our emails, phone calls and texts. He was also understanding and helpful when it came to our budget. He was personable, and down to earth. We really enjoyed working with Shaner and you will too!
I worked with Shaner during the months of March-May 2013, at which time he listed and sold my home on the east side of Iowa City. I am so happy I chose Shaner as my real estate agent. He went right to work and successfully sold my house in a matter of weeks! Shaner kept track of an enormous number of details, and greatly impressed me with his caring commitment to selling my home. He made himself available to me by cell phone, text, and in person, and we were in constant contact at times, even on weekends. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Shaner to anyone looking for an outstanding Realtor!
You never know what to expect when you are looking to buy a home, but luckily Shaner helped to walk us through it. Shaner took into account every need and desire of ours to give us a wide range of homes to choose from. There was no request too big or small for Shaner, and we appreciated his help throughout the whole process. While there is no plan to sell our home for a very long time, we definitely know who we will ask for if/when that time does come again.
Shaner helped me buy my first rental property. He was great at explaining the trials, risks, and rewards of being a landlord/manager. He was able to show me many different options and point out what could possibly be a concern or an asset to a purchase. Shaner was someone who was able to be there when other REALTORS® were not. He was a very dependable person - placing me and my partner first in the home buying process. I definitely see future buying adventures with Shaner. He is certainly someone that goes above and beyond a REALTORS® duty.
Shaner worked with me to buy my very first place. He was great at explaining the process to me as a first-time home buyer. He was able to show me many different options to help me narrow down what I was looking for and was very patient with me when I was trying to refine my search. Shaner was always respectful of the budget I had established and I felt that he really was trying to find something that I would love. He was great at keeping an eye out for new listings that might work for me and always answering my questions quickly. Shaner was able to find me a great first home and I was very happy with my experience in working with him.
Shaner sold my house in record time and with absolute professionalism throughout the process! He was very efficient, organized, and effective in all aspects of the transaction, and truly exceeded my highest expectations. I plan to refer to Shaner anyone I know that plans to buy or sell a house or business in the Corridor area.
As first time home buyers we didn’t really know what we were doing or getting into for that matter. We were so lucky to know someone who recommended we get in touch with Shaner. From the very beginning we felt like he really prioritized our search and made himself available to be sure we were on the right track and knew what we needed to know for such an important step in our lives. If we had a question Shaner responded almost immediately with facts and information. He wasn’t just trying to make a quick sale; he listened to our needs and found us the perfect home based on what we wanted. If we said we didn’t like something Shaner immediately took note and we moved on. We never got the sense that he was trying to push us into a sale. Our happiness and satisfaction seemed important to him no matter how much time it took. We would recommend Shaner to everyone. He made the home buying process fun and enjoyable.
Shaner did a great job for me last year with listing and selling my commercial property. He was readily available to answer questions and meet to discuss strategies and solutions to help get our building sold at the best possible price. I never felt pressured by Shaner and felt that he truly had my best interests in mind. Shaner explained things well and I always felt like the decisions I made were MY decisions. Even though I know he had other properties to sell, I felt as if Shaner was giving my property his full attention. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shaner to anyone who wants a property sold by a very trustworthy professional.
Shaner was a true professional. When we sold our home he was attentive, understood the market in which he serves & goes above and beyond to make sure the home is prepped & buyers know what to expect. I was impressed by his effort & calming approach during the closing process as buyers/sellers went through negotiations. I highly recommend his services for all those looking for a top notch REALTOR®.
Shaner helped me accomplish a most impossible mission - that being the prep and sale of my 91-year-old Mother’s home in less than 2 weeks. In January of 2017 my Mother fell and broke her pelvis. This led to her having to be placed in a nursing home and left my siblings and I in the position of having to sell her house. Since none of us lived in Iowa City, I reached out to Shaner to become our REALTOR®. In addition to a real estate agent, we needed someone local who we could trust to give us references for all kinds of labor to get the job done. Thanks to Shaner’s help with referrals and his expeditious work on the necessary sale documents, I was able to clear the house out, get it painted and cleaned and get the yard in tip top shape within one week. Then he took over and got it photographed, on the market, and sold in 5 days. It was a miracle that could have never been accomplished without Shaner. My family and I will be forever deeply thankful to him for all that he did to help us through this process.
Shaner helped us buy our first house! Prior to meeting him, my wife and I were nervous about the entire process. We were moving from Virginia to Iowa, and could only look at houses on one particular weekend. If that wasn't difficult enough, I could only talk in the late evening because of work. To my surprise, Shaner was willing to talk to me at 9pm on a Sunday to answer all my questions about the home buying process. Shaner showed us 16-20 houses in a matter of 1.5 days! I was very impressed by his ability to pick out houses and locations that perfectly matched our needs. He made the whole process very fun and enjoyable. We would highly recommend Shaner to anyone looking for a great real estate agent! (Especially if you're a medical resident coming to the University of Iowa.)
Being first time home buyers we were pretty clueless – but Shaner helped us every step of the way. He listened to our wishes for a home and showed us great options. When we decided to pull the trigger and go for it he made the process very easy. As someone coming from out of state he suggested great neighborhoods and areas, as well as a local bank familiar with my situation and financing options. Shaner helped assist us in getting everything in order prior to closing, which was important since we were not in town on the day of closing. We had a very smooth home-buying experience and know if we were to look to buy in this area again, Shaner would be our first call.
During our first meeting, I asked Shaner about the potential time frame for selling my house. He said the bare minimum from listing to close would be six weeks. We closed in 5 weeks and 6 days! I attribute this quick turnaround largely to Shaner’s excellent marketing and community networking. The photographs in his marketing materials were stunning, and his narrative description of the house was spot-on. However, I think it was the behind-the-scenes work Shaner did that expedited the process. In the weeks prior to listing, Shaner generated anticipation and enthusiasm among his network of Realtor colleagues. He had interested buyers lining up for a viewing just moments after the listing went live. This was my first home sale, and I was anxious about the process. Shaner always patiently answered my emails and texts within a couple of hours. I was particularly nervous about the listing price. I’d done considerable renovations on the house, and I believed the market value was significantly greater than the assessed value. However, I worried potential buyers would see the assessed value and walk away. Shaner eased my concerns though – and we ultimately sold the house for the exact amount I was seeking. I connected with Shaner after asking a family friend who’s a top Realtor in Des Moines to recommend a Realtor in the corridor. Her immediate response was, “The best guy around is Shaner Magalhaes at Skogman Realty in Iowa City.” I agree wholeheartedly! I’d recommend Shaner without reservations to anyone seeking a Realtor in the corridor.
I had an excellent experience working with Shaner on the purchase of my condo. It was my second home purchase and he made the process as effortless as possible. He was very flexible with showing the place and is extremely knowledgeable about the area and market. Shaner seemed genuinely interested in making sure I was aware of everything in the process and that I had a positive experience; he gave great advice and insight. I'd highly recommend him.
We worked with Shaner from Skogman Realty when we were looking for a home in Coralville and he did such a wonderful job for us! We were moving from Chicago and had limited time to come out to Iowa and look at houses, in addition to a fairly tight move in schedule. Shaner did a great job of sending us listings to review that aligned with what we were looking for in our future home. On the day we drove out to meet with him, he had 10 showings lined up for us and all of them were great options. We found a home that we loved and he worked to get our offer submitted. We couldn't be happier with our new location and the REALTOR® who helped us find our loving home! To anyone looking for a home in the Iowa City/Coralville area, Shaner is a great REALTOR® to work with and I would highly recommend him, especially if you are from out of town like we were. We will definitely be working with him again in the future.
My wife and I enjoyed working with Shaner to find our new home. We were new to the area and Shaner not only showed us around the houses but also around the city. Although we do blame him for adding a few inches to our waist line by telling us to try Heyn's ice cream, because now we can't stop eating there. He listened to us about the kind of house and area we were interested in and showed us lots of houses that fit what we were looking for. We would be happy to recommend Shaner to anyone else in the area looking for a real estate agent.
Shaner Magalhães came highly recommended to us from a mutual friend to assist us with purchasing our first home. We had heard from friends and family how stressful and overwhelming the whole process can be but that was not the case for us. Shaner made the entire process painless and actually kind of fun. He is incredibly easy to work with and really goes above and beyond in every way. Shaner answered our questions as they came up (which was frequently) and really made us feel like we were his number one clients. He gave us all the information we needed in regard to what things we should look for and what we should expect during the home buying process, as well as helpful information as new home owners. Even after we closed and moved into our new home, Shaner was very helpful with our questions as they came up. Because of Shaner, we found our dream home just in time for us to start a family. We recommend Shaner to anyone who wants their home buying experience to be fun, stress-free and successful. He is really a great guy!
We had a wonderful experience working with Shaner! We were first-time home buyers searching during the busiest time of the year. We only had one weekend we were able to make the trip out to house hunt and we knew we had to find a house during our time in Iowa. Leading up to our trip, Shaner was great about sending us listings, keeping us updated as houses sold or came on the market, and helping us narrow down exactly what we wanted in a house. When we found a house we loved he went and even did a video walk thru of the house since we were unable to fly out for another week. Our house hunting day was smooth and painless and we ended up buying the second house we saw. Buying our first home was stressful and nerve-wracking, however Shaner made sure every question was answered and he was very knowledgeable about the area. We adore the house we bought and could not have done it without him.
As an out-of-state first-time home buyer, I found Shaner to be very knowledgeable and accessible via email and phone. He did a great job setting up a lot of house showings for me when I could make it to Iowa City for a weekend, and when I didn’t see anything I liked he continued to work with me and send me more tailored listings. I ended up buying sight unseen after Shaner went and viewed the house on my behalf. I felt very confident in his account of the house and was very happy when I finally got to see it in person. I would highly recommend Shaner for his accessibility, thoroughness, and knowledge of the housing market.
Shaner helped with our house search five years ago. He is a good listener and looks for what you want in a home. He provides information that would be helpful to you as a home buyer but doesn't pressure you into anything. Now we are using him to sell our house as well, and he was able to get us an accepted offer within 72 hours of listing our property!
As a single mom and first-time home buyer I was very nervous about starting the process of buying a home. Shaner came recommended from a friend, and the best decision I made was calling him. Shaner was very patient with me and my children and even included them in the process. He listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect home. From viewing to closing and after Shaner was always available to answer the many questions and concerns I had. I couldn't be more pleased with having worked with Shaner, and will recommend him to my friends.
Shaner assisted us to sell our existing house and to find a new home. Shaner was an attentive listener and extremely knowledgeable. He listened to what we needed from both a buyer and a seller standpoint. He recognized what was important and guided us to make the correct decisions. Shaner also thought of things that we wouldn’t have and pointed them out. This helped make the entire process very smooth and quick (for both transactions). For example, we had an accepted offer for more than our list price in less than 24 hours. We were also really impressed with the quality of the listing photos and that he hired a professional for us. We would definitely recommend Shaner to anyone that is buying or selling a house (or both).
I REALLY appreciated all of Shaner's help with preparing my house to sell and getting it under contract in less than 24 hours (at above list price). And then Shaner made it a breeze for someone like me that was long distance and new to selling a house to finalize all the steps to get to the closing. I highly recommend Shaner to anyone needing to list their home!
Shaner was absolutely delightful to work with. This was our first home-buying experience, and we moved from out of state, but he was incredibly professional and made the process so easy. I was consistently impressed with how well Shaner communicated leading up to our visit; the quality of the listings he sent over (and how closely they matched what we were looking for); and his responsiveness to our questions and needs. Shaner was also great fun to be with - we genuinely enjoyed looking at houses together (28+ over four days!). I was really thankful that he offered useful advice, but not too much. It doesn't seem like Shaner ever stops working, but it also didn't seem like he was working with anyone but us the whole time we were together. We love the house we bought and we highly recommend working with Shaner!
Shaner was recommended to us. From start to finish and even after closing, Shaner helped us through the process of buying our first house. While our move from Illinois to Iowa was pretty short, being first time home buyers made us nervous. Shaner listened to what our needs and wants were and made sure we were both on the same page while we were viewing houses. When we found the house, my wife and I knew it was a perfect fit for us. Since it was our first day viewing houses we were both apprehensive that we were moving too fast by writing an offer, but Shaner eased our concerns and walked us through what could happen next. He was willing to continue working after hours and kept in touch with us through the process up until closing. He's very diligent and very thorough and is also very realistic. We definitely recommend working with him.
Shaner helped me find my first home. He was very helpful when it came to the house inspection and getting in contact with the Owners with a few concerns. Shaner did an especially good job on following up when we had a few questions on some repair issues. We had a smooth time at closing, and I would definitely recommend Shaner to others looking for a great Realtor to work with.
I can't say enough about Shaner's professionalism, true caring nature, and extensive knowledge/connections. He brings all these qualities to the table for his clients, not just in the real estate transaction, but in the transition to their new home. I met Shaner through my boss, who had nothing but kind things to say. My husband and I bought our first home in 2017 with him. The home buying experience was surprisingly short, and we credit a lot of that to Shaner. He was extremely responsive and thoughtful with his recommendations, and gave his honest opinion when we viewed homes. He wasn't just trying to sell; he was making sure we had a safe, lasting home.
As a native Iowan, I wanted to maintain some roots back home and invest in the state. A close family friend--who is also a REALTOR®--referred me to Shaner. The idea of an investment property search was daunting because I am ~1,000 miles away from Iowa City. I was not sure how smooth the process was going to be, and I was a rookie investor. Shaner recognized my situation and quickly my anxiousness subsided. The first listing came via email and then a second, third, fourth, and so on. Each time Shaner gave a detailed summary of the property along with his thoughts on the condition of the property, and most importantly, rental income potential. At first, I would immediately go to rental ads to see if the rent was consistent with the area and type of property. After doing this a few times, I realized my efforts were a waste of time. Shaner's knowledge of Iowa City's housing and rental markets was quickly confirmed. After three deals, and a fourth in the process, I cannot imagine working with anyone other than Shaner.
When we began working with Shaner, we were searching for our first home with little knowledge of the home-buying process. Shaner did an excellent job explaining all the necessary steps and guiding us through the process. Any questions we had were always quickly answered, and all tasks we asked him to do were finished extremely fast. We would recommend Shaner to any home buyers, especially first-time home buyers. He’s a very dependable and reliable Realtor, and he’s a great guy to work with!