Shawn Tanara
M: 818.521.6960 mobile
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Shawn Tanara

License #:
CalBRE 01172467 Since 1993

A La Crescenta resident for the past 31 years, Shawn Tanara one of the Crescenta Valley most respected Realtor, With over 26 years of local real estate, client relations,mortgage lending and banking (Bank of America) experience. Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a California trust and probate specialist. Shawn has been the recipient of many awards and honors; a member of Colldwell Banker International Sterling Society.  

Shawn specializes in La Crescenta and surrounding neighborhoods which include, La Cañada, Montrose, Glendale, Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Sunland and Tujunga.

His commitment to his community is reflected in his involvement with a variety of organizations, most notably, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Client Reviews

Shawn is the Master of Real Estate…

I absolutely give my highest marks to Shawn for getting amazing results for me as a seller. I was faced with liquidating a family trust which owned two residences, one in La Crescenta and one in Altadena. What made it a bigger challenge was that I live 1.5 hours away from both.

Shawn handled all the many tasks which I would have otherwise been burdened by. He helped with several home improvement vendors to spruce the houses up, knowing who to call and being there for the service calls. He knew just what sort of buyer would likely be interested in each house, and presented a super attractive presentation for each. He also took care of the many small details and issues that arose with both houses, and kept me well informed every step of the way.

Shawn’s sales plan resulted in multiple offers (14 for each property!), most of them considerably over our initial asking price. Buyers were hungry to buy both houses. I was just amazed. You gotta talk to Shawn for your Real Estate needs in this area.

Don Ainsworth

Shawn has made the home buying process a breeze. In this "seller's market," we have been discouraged as buyers in a competitive market. But with Shawn's knowledge and expertise, we were able to get into the home and neighborhood we wanted. He was always present, responsive and guided the process with expertise and professionalism. We can't thank him enough for helping us buy our home.

Sam & Christine Kae,

Shawn Tanara did an excellent job advising us on the entire home sale process, how best to showcase our home, and setting a pricing strategy. The marketing was very good and we had a great turnout for our first open house which resulted in the sale of our home. Shawn has good attention to all the details involved and is very ethical. He was very responsive and easy to work with and also has a great network of connections. I highly recommend Shawn Tanara.

Jan & Jamie Findlay,

I have had a wonderful working relationship with Shawn for over twelve years. I have bought and sold four properties using Shawn. I have bought and sold over twenty properties in the last 40 years. I have probably dealt with over 40 agents, one way or another. There are everyday Realtors and there is Shawn. He definitely is the cream of the crop. His financial background and his understanding of the complexities of the real estate market make him one of the very best realtors I have ever come across. Shawn is very well educated in the business of realty and finance and he keeps up to date on current and future real estate trends. He continues to give me accurate assessments of my California properties and advises me when is the right time to sell. I would highly recommend his services.

Howard & Dolores Baker,

My daughter sold one property and bought another thru Shawn. She recommended him to me. He found a property for me that was exactly what I asked for, at the right price. It took 3 or 4 months, but Shawn didn't waste my time by dragging me around to properties that didn't meet my exact specifications. He recently sold a different property for me that was complicated by timing needed to locate a 1031 exchange property up North. The service he provided, his patience dealing with complicated circumstances, and his very sound advice, again produced the best possible results. I always felt that he had my best interests at heart and cannot recommend him enough.

Marta Stern,

Shawn with his professional experience and knowledge made the process very smooth, pleasant and less time consuming. He was a great help in every step during the transaction.

Moghbel M,

Shawn is a seasoned, experienced and true professional in his field.  I was looking to buy a place, but I did not know what is out there. Shawn was patient and took his time to explain and to show me places.  After many months, I finally purchased a small house with a big lot. I am almost done with an addition to this house and am very happy with the choice of property.  Thanks to Shawn.  I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to sell or buy property.    

Jeanette & Chuck Choi, 

Shawn Tanara helped us purchase a triplex in Glendale. We are so happy with Shawn's service. My husband and I had been looking for a property for a while and had been working with different Realtors for some time. When we met Shawn we realized that he was different from the rest of them; knowledge, integrity, patients and if we add to this a super pleasant would describe SHAWN 

Kay & Petros Arakelian,

Shawn Tanara is an incredible person and savvy real estate agent. His service is above and beyond the few that I have worked with in the past. His experience in the business allows him to foresee any problems and provide several solutions for which I could choose. He never pushed his agenda, always ensuring that I was making a decision that best suited my needs. I had quite a bit of work to do to get the most out of my sale and Shawn worked patiently for months encouraging me in the process. When signing the papers he was thorough in his explanations of all my questions, and provided plenty of information that would protect me in the future. His professionalism extends not only in his personal interactions, but also through the process of paperwork. His use of the latest technologies created ease in all aspects of the sale, most especially with regard to paperwork (I wish my lender made it so easy!). Mr. Tanara's humility was displayed when he didn't assume I would use him to purchase another home. When I asked if he would help me with that process he said that he was honored that I would ask. How could I not. I know that with Shawn I will make the most informed decision, and mostly enjoy an ofen arduous process. I give my highest recommendation to Shawn Tanara knowing that he will provide great service to all of his clients!

Jennifer Peyrot,

Shawn is extremely good at what he does. He is all about attention to details and give you all of the information and ample time to make thoughtful decisions. He treated us as if we were his family and taught us what to look for in a home. He had even gone to the city hall with me to see if I can do a complete remodel of a home we were interested in buying! I am extremely grateful for his honesty, and we could not be happier to find someone as pleasant and capable as him to help us find our first home! 

Norio & Michelle Ichikawa,

Shawn Tanara's personal motto is "It's my job!" And the job he does is fabulous! We could not have asked for better real estate professional to help us in our pursuit of the right home to purchase. The strengths attributed to Shawn listed below should be added to, i.e., courtesy, kindness, promptness, patience, flexibility, a sense of humor (very important), optimism, financial savvy and much more. Furthermore, we consider him a friend. We were extremely lucky to have worked with Shawn and if the occasion presents itself, will highly recommend him to anyone in search of property to buy or sell. 

Gerald & Carla Chader,

Shawn was great! Helped us through buying our first home. Always happy to answer any questions we had. He also helped to educate us in things we didn't even know to ask about or look for. With his help in negotiating we ended up getting a great deal on our house. Couldn't be more pleased with how the whole process turned out.

Chris Robinson

I was referred to Shawn by my Co-Worker because he made such a positive impression, with her last real estate experience. I have been through multiple home sale and purchase experiences with other Realtor, none of which were completed with such a degree of knowledge, professionalism and commitment. Just impressive from the very first contact and he has continued to be very responsive. 

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