Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Shana graduated from the University of Oregon.
With an 11- year career at Fidelity Investments, Shana’s business experience coupled with her many years in real estate, have enabled Shana to offer a vast level of expertise to her clients, including the unique aptitude to offer counsel with their total investment portfolio. Having sold over $65 million in Rhode Island real estate, Shana's passion is ensuring that her clients have a smooth and pleasant experience, by understanding their goals, desires and timeframes. She strives to make each pursuit enjoyable and as stress-free as possible.
Shana has been a Newport resident since 2001 and joined the Sotheby’s brand in 2020. She is an avid volleyball player and is passionate about the arts, golf, gardening, and giving back to her community. Shana shares her home with her dog, Quincy.
You may have seen her recently on an episode of HGTV's Island Life, where she was featured helping clients find a property on Rhode Island’s beautiful Block Island.
I've worked with many realtors but Shana is by far the best. She is attentive, caring and always puts her client first. I first encountered Shana through Realtor.com and wasn't sure what to expect. She surprised me in so many ways, for example I wanted to put an offer on a property and she questioned my conviction, she wanted me to be sure I loved the property, I wasn't just another transaction/commission to her. She cared about my needs, wants and desires in a home. She truly cares about her clients, whether it be a buyer, seller or renter. This is not just another job... this is her career and she takes it very seriously. You are in very good hands with Shana. Thank you Shana for understanding me and taking the time to learn about what was important to me and what helped me feel connected emotionally to one of the biggest financial decisions of my life. Seriously, you are the best! -Dennis B.
I was very fortunate to find Shana through Yelp when I decided I was moving back to the Newport area. Shana was the one who stuck in there with me with the ups and downs of trying to find the right property which wasn't easy with a pandemic and low inventory - but she was very patient and understanding of our needs. We are now very happy with the outcome. -Mimi N.
Shana is a fantastic realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable in the business, as well as the different areas of Rhode Island. I purchased my house from out of state, and she did a great job with providing videos, and virtual tours and walkthroughs. She also made everything super easy when providing documents to sign. Overall I would highly recommend her, and I will definitely use her as my selling agent when I am ready to sell. -Alex W.
Shana was without question the BEST realtor that I've ever worked with (bought/sold three condos previously in Massachusetts). She is extremely hard working, honest, clear thinking, and follows up on details. Nothing slips through the cracks. My experience this time was a bit bumpy with not quite upfront sellers, and she without question saved me from purchasing what could have been a train wreck. She goes the extra mile and then some and always welcomes any questions or calls. You will be very happy that you contacted her for your real estate needs. -Mo B.
I cannot recommend Shana enough! I feel so lucky to have found Shana when my husband and I decided to move to Newport. We moved from NYC and only visited a few times so we didn't know much about the area. And, we were also first time home buyers. Shana is incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market and the Newport area. She goes above and beyond for her clients and truly looks out for their best interest during the entire process. -Kelly G.
Shana helped us tremendously as first time home buyers. She walked us through the entire process and was extremely responsive in always being available to answer any of our questions. She has great contacts for all facets of the buying process in the area and I highly recommend her! -A. L.
Found Shana through Zillow. She is personable, and hard working. She made sure that I was pleased with my intended purchase and did what she could make the purchasing process as stress free as possible, given the current pandemic. -Mary J.
Shana is a force of nature! We just closed on an amazing home in Middletown, RI and Shana was by our side every step of the way. My husband found her on Yelp and has been gloating ever since our first conversation with her. She is highly professional and busy, yet she attended to us like we were her only clients. We have three kids ages 8-14 and she was able to effortlessly make them all feel included in the process. Shana is ethical, knowledge, direct, and efficient. She advocated for us every step of the way and never made us feel pressured. We have purchased 4 homes and Shana is remarkable. -Elizabeth L.
Shana was one of the best realtors that I've ever worked with. She always put my interests first. She was helpful and attentive. -Bill D.
The best realtor I have ever worked with. I was searching for a new home and she made herself available at all hours of the day to give me honest, candid advice with no strings attached. Never have I known someone in the business so willing to answer questions and give their time just so someone can feel comfortable shopping for a home. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great realtor who genuinely cares about the best interests of the buyer. -James S.
Shana was so incredibly helpful to us while we contemplated the sale of our home. Her knowledge about the market is so impressive, as is her understanding of home repairs and improvements. We valued her go-getter attitude and the way in which she always followed through on undertakings. She is reliable and trustworthy - the consummate professional; moreover she is so kind and was just lovely to work with. We can not recommend her more! -Caroline E.
I feel so lucky to have found Shana when my husband and I decided to move to Newport. We moved from NYC and only visited a few times so we didn't know much about the area. And, we were also first time home buyers. Shana is incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market and the Newport area. She goes above and beyond for her clients and truly looks out for their best interest during the entire process. I cannot recommend her enough! -Kelly G
I was looking at properties remote for a year and Shana helped me find my place and put in an offer that was accepted in a weekend. Highly recommend her if you're looking to buy or sell in Newport and other local areas. -Jenny G
Shana helped us tremendously as first time home buyers. She walked us through the entire process and was extremely responsive in always being available to answer any of our questions. She has great contacts for all facets of the buying process in the area and I highly recommend her! -Alex L
It was stressful buying a house during this pandemic. Shana went out of her way to help me navigate the process and made sure I was happy with the home I decided to purchase. -MJ
Shana was recommended to me by someone I knew who had just bought a home. I had to sell my Newport home as well as purchase a condo off Aquidneck Island. I live alone, so the process was a bit daunting. Shana gave me some tips to get my home ready for sale. She also forwarded me links of condos to review. She did extensive market research on homes that sold near me to find a higher-than-expected asking price for my home. Within 24 hours we had 2 offers on the table. I was able to accept an offer higher than what I was asking for. With a goal date of the closing, we were able to make an offer on a condo. I had both closings on the same day in the morning, then had the movers unload my things into my condo that afternoon. It was a very exciting day for me! Shana made the process go smoothly for me for buying & selling a home by myself. -TC
I bought real estate in an area that I wasn't familiar with, while overseas. Shana was great. Customer service was excellent before, during, and after the purchase. She helps you settle in, too! I would highly recommend Shana. I will be contacting her in the future for my real estate needs. -Marc B
Shana was great, she sent us updates of properties prior to us visiting the Rhode Island. She was very professional and friendly and went the extra mile to help us get the property we purchased. I would highly recommend her as your real estate professional! -DWK
Shana is a fantastic realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable in the business, as well as the different areas of Rhode Island. I purchased my house from out of state, and she did a great job with providing videos, and virtual tours and walkthroughs. She also made everything super easy when providing documents to sign. Overall I would highly recommend her, and I will definitely use her as my selling agent when I am ready to sell. -Alex W
She is very trustworthy and knowledgeable of the local market. She always looks after your best interest. I have used her services several times, she also helped me get my property rented as well. I will highly recommend her. -SSB
Shana patiently showed us homes through our eventual purchase. She understood our wants and needs during our search and showed relevant homes. When purchasing she kept us in the loop and stayed with us through the final signatures. She even ensured we did not have to pay an assessment that the sellers were trying to make us pay. -Angelica C
Shana is absolutely amazing. I purchased my first home with her and she made the process so easy. She explained everything step by step and she even told me when a home was a great price but knew that it wouldn’t be the one for me. Shana was honest, responsive, and not just out there for the sale. She has my trust and business from here on out! Shana will forever be my realtor! -Nikki B
She helped us look for houses all over Rhode Island. She was always willing to help us even during the weekend. I think she is easy to work with and would use her again. -Craig B
Shana helped me buy a home in Middletown, RI. From the first day she was amazing! She is a pinnacle professional. She will do the research before showing properties (and even make a nice bound packet for you to have), has lots of great local contacts (loan broker, contractor, inspector, etc), is extremely friendly and best of all manages to make what is normally a very stressful experience a very easy one! I absolutely do not hesitate to give Shana my highest recommendation! -Graig W
Shana was very diligent in setting up appointments to visit properties, and accommodating my schedule, which was often not easy to do. Shana has a great network of professionals in the Newport area, and was able to get my questions answered quickly about costs of repairs and upgrades. I definitely recommend Shana to anyone looking for a home in Newport. -Melissa R
We just sold our house in Tiverton, RI. Shana was great! She had our house under contract after just one open house and worked with us to close in a time that worked well for our family. Shana has a great personality and she helped us sell our home quickly and for a price we were satisfied with. -Bonnie Ferreira
Shana was an amazing help to me finding the right house. She was always available and positive through the ups and downs of buying a house. I would strongly recommend her! -Deb Brown
Shana is bar none the BEST realtor I have ever worked with. She is personable, smart and has already researched the house before you see it. 5 stars. -Mike Jackson
Shana is great! She works hard to help you find what you're looking for and cares more about you being happy with your decision than merely making a sale. When we had to move, she even helped us find a realtor in our new location. I can't recommend her enough! -Ariana
Shana is extremely hard working, knowledgeable, clear thinking, and follows up on details - nothing slips through the cracks. Her going the extra mile without question saved me from purchasing what could have been a train wreck. If something doesn't seem right, she will tell you. She welcomes questions and is responsive. Absolutely and totally the best realtor that I have ever worked with. -Dennis Blicker
I highly recommend Shana in helping you sell or find a home. Shana was extremely helpful in helping my wife and I find a home in a short period of time. Having moved from out of state, she provided us with the necessary information to make an informed decision on our purchase. She worked all hours of the day and evening to make our home buying experience a pleasant experience. -Mark Kosinski
I have been bought or helped to sell 6 different properties over the years, and I would honestly say that Shana Speer is one of the best realtors of worked with. It may sound a little cliché, but Shana is a "go getter"! She is responsive/available (emails, phone calls, and texts), thoughtful, thorough, and fair. We never felt pressured or rushed about our decision to purchase a property. She was well balanced in her approach with us, as well as her dealings with the seller and the seller's broker. What I really liked was the level of transparency she provided in her communications. She copied us on most emails, and always kept us apprised of where we were in the purchasing process. We live in a different state from the second property we just purchased, and Shana made it feel like we were dealing with someone in our hometown. Shana also has a very good network of business partners to help with the purchasing process. Loan officer, title company, home inspector, and even cleaning personnel - Shana had a great reference for all our needs. No question - Shana will be the first realtor we contact if we ever purchase or sell real estate in Washington County, RI! -Tim Aube
I highly recommend Shana! Her knowledgeable yet relaxed personality was the perfect fit for our family. She took the time to listen to our concerns and was genuinely interested in helping us find the home we deserved. We knew the whole process would be minimally stressful with Shana managing all of the pieces. We are now enjoying our new home, knowing we made the right choice because we had all of the information we needed to make the correct decision. Anyone would be lucky to have Shana represent them! -Jessica Hedges
Shana Speer is a highly recommended realtor. She answered my numerous questions in the entire home buying process quickly and thoroughly. Her knowledge and confidence assured me throughout the entire home buying or home Renting/Selling process. Additionally, her connections with lenders and title insurance companies was invaluable. Shana Speer has my most highest personal recommendation if you are moving in the Newport and surrounding areas. -TH
We would like to take a moment to let you about our recent experience buying a home with the assistance of one of your agents, Shana Speer. We are relocating back to RI from TX and to say the process was a challenge would be an understatement. We have bought and sold somewhere around 12 homes over the years in many states from WA to RI and this transaction was by far the most contentious we have ever experienced... Throughout the entire process, Shana remained positive and supportive. She spent hours on the phone, wrote e mails to keep the process moving forward, researched solutions to every roadblock, did the walk-through with us, found a contractor to do renovations. She even took our dog one night so that we didn't have to drive back and forth to Milford where we were staying. Shana is a true professional who sincerely cares about her clients before, during and after the sale. The added bonus is that we feel she is not only our agent, but a true friend. We anticipate buying additional investment property in the future and Shana is the agent we will use. Sincerely, -Tim and Rita Howe