We are thrilled to highlight Shawn McDonnell as our August 2021 Featured Team Member! In this interview, we get to know Shawn and learn all about his experiences on the Carrie Lingo Team! Keep reading to learn more about Shawn!

How would you describe your time with the Carrie Lingo Team? Have you had any particularly notable experiences?

It has been fun, challenging, and extremely rewarding being a member of the team. We have a great group of people that are intelligent, kind, competitive, and fun, so getting to know them over the years and become close friends has been wonderful.

How did you know the Carrie Lingo Team was the right fit for you?

My wife was on the team, so that was a big part of it. But once you are around Carrie, you feed off her energy and competitive nature. It reminds me of being part of a sports team. That is when I knew this was the place for me.

How do you think the Carrie Lingo Team differs from other real estate teams?

We just have a great chemistry. We are all supportive of each other and genuinely want to see everyone succeed. At the same time, we are all extremely competitive and want to be the best we can be. That creates the perfect work environment for success.

When did you know you wanted to work in the real estate industry? Is the Carrie Lingo Team your first real estate experience, or have you previously worked in the industry?

Having moved a lot as a child, I had the opportunity to live in a bunch of different homes, from a 19th-century row home to luxurious suburban home on a large piece of land—and everything in between. This started my love for homes, and as I got older, I started to become interested in the value of homes and what determined value. I have an uncle that would buy homes, fix them up, and sell them. As a kid, this was mind blowing. Up until that point, I only thought of homes as a place of shelter. I did not see them as investments.

Where did you go to college?

I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, where I studied criminal justice and political science.

What is your favorite activity when outside of the office?

I love rescuing dogs. I have four rescue dogs, and I work with a local animal rescue doing anything and everything I can to help save as many animals as possible. My dream is to one day open an animal sanctuary and provide a home to any animal that needs one.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why would you go there?

I would love to go to Ireland. I am Irish and have heard nothing buy amazing things about the country and people. That is at the top of my list.

Who is your personal hero or role model?

Abraham Lincoln, a true “self-made” man. I have always admired what he was able to accomplish in his life and how he handled himself through some of the toughest things a person can experience. His ability to work with others who held completely opposing viewpoints is something I try to replicate.

What is your favorite quote?

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Contact Shawn today at 302-542-8591 (cell) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!