Trendsetter to Know: Shannon Quagliata

Name: Shannon Quagliata

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Age: 48

Title: CEO/Founder of PRE Open House

Married/Single: in a relationship

Kids: 2, a daughter at TCU and a son about to leave for college

City you live in: Scottsdale, AZ

A typical day in my life includes…

I call my life organized chaos…5:30am hot yoga or a 7am doubles tennis match with my girlfriends, starting work at 9am, running around crazy from 9am to 5pm managing multiple clients, children and trying to launch a tech company. I love relaxing and having a night in cooking dinner or dining out at a restaurant with a great view or patio, having a glass of red wine (or two) then watching an episode of Game of Thrones or the Bachelorette (definitely a guilty pleasure) and in bed by 10:30pm.

I was born…

in Louisiana, so definitely feel I have southern roots deep down though I was raised mostly in AZ.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

I love the mountains, and that we can be outside almost 365 days a year. I love hiking, playing golf and tennis, and love doing those in AZ all year round.

I’m listening to…

country music and adult alternative, and love almost any live music/concerts. Love Chris Young, Zac Brown, Michael Buble and Ed Sheeran.

My family…

all lives in AZ including two siblings, one older and one younger plus lots of cousins and nieces and nephews. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…my boyfriend. He loves to cook, so I love coming home to a home cooked dinner, a glass of wine and relaxing on the couch after a long day.

One thing I cannot live without… coffee and dark chocolate.

I’m inspired by…

women entrepreneurs. Being a single mother for the last 12 years, I know how truly challenging being a successful woman in business is while trying to be the best mom you can be and support your children in everything they want to do.

The one person who motivates me are…

my two children. They are both the true loves of my life and inspire me to be a better mother, better person and to never give up on my dreams. They have been the ones who have kept me going through a lot of hard times with their unconditional love and by never giving up on me even when the times have been tough.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

eliminating poverty.  I don’t think anyone should be homeless, especially children, and would love to find a way to provide everyone a home. 

The perfect day would be…

a day spent relaxing and spending quality time with the people I love. I am a firm believer of working hard so you can play hard. My personal life is as much of a priority as my work. We have to work to have the lives we want, but we can’t lose sight of why we are working and the people in our lives as they are truly what matters. 

My first job was…

at McDonald’s when I was 15.

My favorite escape…

getting in the car and driving to the mountains. 

My life…

is amazing and I have been truly blessed with my life. I am a true believer of living in the present moment, as this is the only place that you can grow and have true happiness in your life. We can’t change the past, and we can’t predict the future, so all we truly have is the present. When you live in the present, amazing things can happen in your life with both your career and your personal relationships.

I’m currently working on…

launching a company and trying to improve my golf and tennis games. Haha (priorities!)

Always…

say I love you and love fearlessly. Another old saying, but a good one, is “It is better to love and to have lost, then to never have loved at all.” Too many people are afraid of getting hurt so they don’t ever truly open themselves up to letting someone in or to truly loving someone. 

Never…

hold a grudge. 

Favorite Quote…

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis

Biggest Dream…

to launch a successful company so I can give back to communities and people in need.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

jealousy.

More about Shannon…

Shannon Quagliata started her real estate career in 2005. She has been a multi-million dollar producer and one of Re/Max’s top agents in Arizona. In 2017, she was entered into the prestigious Re/Max Hall of Fame. Shannon built her real estate business by holding open houses. For years she faced the challenges every agent does with the open house: how do home buyers find open houses, access the open house, communicate with the agent holding the open house and how do fellow agents navigate these same obstacles. These issues, as well as many others, are what inspired Shannon to create PRE Open House, a one stop, one click website and mobile app for both real estate agents and home buyers to find, schedule, save and map open houses. 



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