Shawn Schlegel - President-Designated Broker
Shawn Schlegel, was appointed to the Arizona Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors during 2018 and is proud of that affiliation. Their strict Code of Ethics is something he lives daily. Since his start in Arizona real estate in 2003, Shawn has been involved in every aspect of real estate. He is the Founder and current Designated Broker of PhoenixMetroProperties.com, established in late 2007.
Before he started his own real estate firm, Shawn was affiliated with other Phoenix area brokerages where he was typically the top producer. His decision to establish PhoenixMetroProperties.com with several realtors allowed his new brand to benefit from his real estate expertise and communications background.
In addition to starting the realty business, Shawn purchased and published a long-established newspaper, The Communicator, in Maricopa. The paper won statewide community service and journalistic excellent awards several times in the five years he served as publisher.
Shawn’s degree in communications from the University of Kansas served him well in journalism and in real estate.
As a realtor and businessman, he is decisive, collaborative, and driven. Learning what his real estate buyers and sellers need, he finds the most effective way to get them into a home they love or sell their property. He is particularly proud of finding “Mr. Peace” a home in Chandler, where the shuttle service owner is happily raising his children.
“I am invested in every house I sell. I review every property to evaluate whether it’s good for them (the buyer). Finding homes that will provide equity, a vested interest, for my clients is very important to me,” Shawn says.
As a youth, Shawn Schlegel had an early taste of property management since his father liked to buy apartment properties and manage them. Shawn fixed and painted apartments when tenants moved.
When it came time to renovate their new home with his wife, MacKenzie, Shawn plunged into the rehabbing of their 1955-built Camelback Road property. He designed and oversaw much of the work himself.
They were on the engagement “fast track,” Shawn says. Once engaged, they bought their house, married in Maui in May, 2016, remodeled the house, MacKenzie was pregnant, had the baby, and they just moved into their home and Shawn to his new business location off Camelback Road by February, 2018.
Shawn announces the list of changes, as if everyone totally remakes their lives in less than two years. Shawn, MacKenzie, Zoey and Hudson are now in residence at their creatively updated home. Using lumber on hand, he designed an attractive sliding barn door as a focal point for his master bedroom. Every room shows clean design and practical additions.
Because they chose the neighborhood carefully, Shawn is pleased that almost everything he needs to do is within walking distance, including Phoenix Metro Properties’ new office off of Camelback Road. Most of the other businesses Shawn visits are close by, so he doesn’t need to drive every day.
One change he’s made puts him a bit farther from his family, who are all in Maricopa. He grins as he assures Zoey that she’ll see a lot of Grandma and Grandpa, who dote on their new granddaughter.
Shawn’s plans for Phoenix Metro Properties, now that his new office is set up, are to grow the sales force with good agents.