Rita Shaw – Broker/Owner, CalBRE# 00666305
Rita Shaw has been licensed to sell real estate in California since 1978. She is also a licensed general contractor and the owner of Rita Shaw Construction. Her residential construction background provides invaluable insight while showing homes to clients.
With her background and experience, she is able to pre-inspect properties while clients choose a home to purchase. She can also give them ideas on how to make construction changes that make financial sense and how much they will cost. Is this house a fixer-upper or a real money pit? Should we remodel the kitchen before we sell or just paint the house and install new carpet? These are questions that Rita can answer and give you the guidance to make the right decisions when buying or selling a home.
Rita has received numerous awards for listings and sales volume. She was the 1987 president of the Rim Of The World Board of Realtors and was a recipient of the Realtor of the Year Award. She is a member of the California Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the Association of Building Contractors. She has the CRS designation and is a Certified HAFA Specialist.
Will Quanstrom – Realtor, CalBRE# 02014095
Will Quanstrom is a Redlands born native. He has lived in the Inland Empire his whole life besides his college years. He attended Long Beach State to play men’s volleyball, where he majored in Business and Economics. Will returned to the area last summer and immediately began mentoring under Rita Shaw. Year after year, Rita Shaw has continued to be the #1 listing and selling agent in our market area since 2014. Will has been able to work closely with Rita and learn from the best. Brutal honesty, client dedication, and a focus on providing the best possible service to ensure a smooth transaction, whether buying or selling a home, are some of the principles Rita has helped to instill in Will. Helping people has always been a passion for Will. He tutored other student-athletes, taught a 1-unit accounting class in college, and now enjoys coaching volleyball for a local high school. Will knows what it means to be “quick to listen, slow to speak.” Will has been guiding people through challenges and difficult decisions most of his life; he now continues his passion to help guide and educate his clients in the local real estate market.
Cerise Jennings-Skeen – Realtor, CalBRE# 00996836
Cerise Jennings-Skeen has lived in southern California all her life. After she married her husband, Ed, they had a daughter, Nikki, who is following in her mother’s footsteps as a real estate professional. Cerise loves life in Redlands, as does her cat, Hunter. Cerise enjoys bike riding, skiing, the performing arts, and helping people with their real estate needs. Cerise says, “My goal is to provide exceptional service to you. From our first contact to the closing of your transaction, my target is to provide a fully responsive problem-solving environment that ultimately results in ownership of your dream home. I answer my phone, I answer text messages, and I answer emails. I am available to assist YOU seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Let me help you with your next real estate transaction. I sincerely appreciate you working with me.”
Mark Kimm – Realtor, CalBRE# 02015685
Mark grew up in Redlands, California and is very knowledgeable about its history. He received a Business Degree from Cal State University San Bernardino and after graduating, embarked on a self-made business, Mark’s Irrigation Services, where he has worked for over 15 years. Mark recently transitioned to Rita Shaw Broker & Associates as a new and upcoming real estate agent. He demonstrates integrity, high energy, hard work and commitment in every real estate transaction. Mark has been inspired and trained from some of the best at Rita Shaw Broker & Associates. He uses his foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem and is knowledgeable in completing a transaction with you every step of the way, from the beginning of the process until the close. You can count on Mark Kimm to give his all with every client. He will go out of his way to ensure every transaction is handled in his client’s best interest. Mark is reliable, honest, hardworking and committed to helping you.
James Barton – Realtor, CalBRE# 01967830
James Barton has been in the real estate business since 2015, and prior to joining Rita Shaw Broker & Associates, worked as a realtor in northern California. He was born and raised in Santa Cruz, where he grew up working at the historic seaside boardwalk, restored classic cars as a hobby, and attended Bethany Bible College. He recently moved to Redlands with his family, where he continues his passion for all things historic. He volunteers at the Kimberly Crest Estate as a docent and enjoys vintage home restoration. In his time off, James explores the desert, beaches and mountains of the southwest with his family and dog, Bruce, in the RV. James is looking forward to serving the community of Redlands and would enjoy sharing with you everything he has learned about the area since relocating here.
Kathy Crowne – Transaction Coordinator
Kathy has been with Rita Shaw since November of 2015. She has years of experience in office administration and management, project management, compliance and programming. Kathy’s work history includes Office Manager for McDonald’s Regional Office, Office Manager/Database Administrator for a private investigative firm, and Compliance Manager, Director of Corporate Communications and then Project Manager for J.D. Byrider corporate office, all in central Indiana. She graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. An avid golfer, Kathy lived her entire life in Indiana before she and her husband moved to California in May of 2015. She has four grown children and ten beautiful grandchildren, all whom still reside in the Central Indiana area. As Transaction Coordinator, Kathy handles the flow of documents for Rita and the agents in the office, in addition to reception duties, office management and web page maintenance, and she assists Rita wherever needed in this very busy real estate office.