I am a born and raised resident of Brookings, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from SDSU. I moved to Ames, Iowa after graduating to teach preschool, but quickly moved back to Brookings because my husband and I loved and missed the community here and knew that this would be the best place to raise our children.
I began working with the Brookings Home Team in 2018 as an Office Assistant, which allowed me to see the “behind-the-scenes” work it takes to list and sell homes. It was evident that the Home Team not only cares about helping their clients, but also desires to bring the absolute best service to every transaction. Each client was heard and respected, and the Realtors on the team worked tirelessly to create a culture of excellence. With a cumulative 16 years of experience between the team members, every question was either answered, or directed to someone who could answer it efficiently.
I received my Realtor’s License in 2019, and since then have closed on numerous homes with the help of my teammates and my outstanding clients. I use my knowledge of the market, the surrounding area, and new trainings to find the home that best fits my buyers’ needs. Navigating a real estate transaction is oftentimes confusing and stressful, but the teaching techniques I learned with my degree allow me to explain every step of the process. I want my clients to feel comfortable and assured that I do everything in my power to find their dream home.
In my free time, I enjoy being outside with my two children—either at the Nature Park or going for walks around our neighborhood—reading, and drinking coffee. I am excited to show more people the magic of Brookings, and continue working with the Brookings Home Team to help serve the community!
We have worked with Gayle Chapel more than once and have built a trusted relationship with her. We would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends. She is highly professional throughout all aspects of the sale.
- Jerry & Kristi Geyer
Shane Anderson took our needs and requirements and met them. He offered advise and was honest. Whenever we had a question he was there to answer. Anything we had a hard time understanding he clarified it and made it easier to understand. - E & S Lauseng-Arlington
I personally feel like Janean is the best realtor in Brookings. The entire time we worked together - I felt like we were a team. I knew she was always going to go to bat for us. I was honestly a little sad when we got an accepted offer only because it was so great to work with Janean. I knew the moment I met her at an open house that she was the perfect realtor for us. Why should you hire her? She is going to keep it real with you and always has your best interest in mind. I don’t know that I would have actually bought a house if I had worked with a different realtor because I was so stressed about the process. Janean normalized that stress and empathized with me. That was huge and helped me get over my nerves about the process! It is also worth noting that the house I now live in and love was not on my radar. Janean is the reason we decided to give it a look. She had listened to us at the different places we looked at and was confident that this would be something that we liked. I was totally unconvinced until we actually took a look and realized she was right. I feel like nothing speaks higher than her ability to find the perfect house for us. The last thing I want to mention is that Janean helped us purchase our current house while on the road. She got us in within an hour of my request to see it a second time. Then she did the contract and even called me the next day to tell me that we were going to be home owners. She didn’t have to do any of that. She has two teammates who would have been more than happy to help us. I still cannot get over our luck in finding her. What are you waiting for? Call Janean and let her help you find your next home (or sell it). - Kristine Ramsay-Seaner, Brookings, SD
We loved how she took care of us even when my husband was being difficult at what he wanted. We really enjoyed her! - Becki, Brookings, SD
Shane always either answered our questions or found out for us if he didn't know and let us know right away. He also always offered to help contact people for us and set things up for us. We were wondering if the furnace could be moved in our house and he offered to and called someone to come to the house and see if it could be moved even though it wasn't something that would have changed our mind about getting the house. - Stephen & Summer Inches
We made the right choice in selecting Janean Caugherty to help us find a new home! Her personal attention to our needs and requests helped us feel comfortable when searching for a home. She was understanding and receptive to our feedback after showings and patient when we knew something was not right for us. When we finally found what we were looking for she helped sell our old home while we arranged for our new one. If you are looking for your new home, I recommend Janean to help you find the perfect fit. - Kimberly Ellingson-Volga, South Dakota
Shane was great, very understanding and helpful. I'm sure we - Scott & Connie M.
drove him crazy at times, but you would never know it,
he,always remaimed calm. I would recommend him to a friend,
he was very knowledgeable but never pushy, I liked that.
When we saw a for sale by owner sign, Shane was assertive and just knocked on the door to show us the property. Even though the transaction took longer than we expected, everything went fairly smooth and easy. Thank you! - Burt and Nancy, Clinton MO
Shane showed professionalism and sales experience when selling our home and even with buying our new home. Made the process painless and got our house sold quicker than expected. Allowed usage of the moving truck which helped tremendously. Thank you for everything! - Nick S.-Brookings
Shane was really helpful in this whole process. It was really nice to have someone so helpful when - Jon D.
purchasing my first home at such a young age. Any questions I had he answered really quick. If and when I
decide to sell I will be going back to Shane Andersen.
Shane is awesome to work with, always the first choice person to work with. Shane is amazing to work with! Great guy, very personable! Shane is awesome, take notes. - Dana-Sioux Falls
Shane is a full time realtor. He is accessible. We signed papers at 9:30 on a Friday night because it was convenient for us and we don't live in Brookings . The electronic document and signature set up is wonderful!!!! - Susan Patrick
Great person to work with!
- Steve Keimig
Very personal, understood my situation and took that into account . Janean worked hard on trying to find and showing us a home and when we decided to build was highly energetic in locating the owner of the lot we had picked out. She was enthusiastic for us as she knew that it was the right decision for us. - Jeanne Zeigler Aroura SD
Shane Andersen was phenomenal to deal with. He works hard and put us at ease throughout the whole process. He is dedicated too. I am not sure any other realtor would have dug through 2 feet of snow to put up the for sale sign, but he did! Thank you so much Shane for making one of the most stressful times in our life, a little easier with your help! - P. Hock
Shane's knowledge and experience helped us as first time home buyers feel protected and secure through out the home buying process. He was awesome to work with! - Travis Koropatnicki
We met Janean at an open house where we had stopped by. She asked if we were working with any realtors and we said not really. She took our information and we explained the items that we were looking for in a dream home. A few weeks later she emailed us about a house that would soon hit the market, and explained it had many of the things we were looking for and in our price range. We set up an early showing and it was Absolutely the perfect house. Janean always handled everything very professionally while still making you feel that she was completely on your side. As first time home owners she was there for every panicked moment, every late night call and random questions on the middle of a Saturday. She made that process easy for us even though we had no idea what we were doing. She was fantastic, I would recommend her to anyone! She found us our dream home and that's not something everyone can do , I will forever be grateful to her. It was fantastic! I couldn't believe how much Janean remembered from our 5 minute conversation about what we were looking for in a house, and somehow found us the perfect home. She went out of her way to reach out to us about this property and I so thankful or we probably wouldn't be home owners right now. - Kena Lenhart, Brookings
Shane Andersen was a wonderful realtor to work with. He was
an excellent communicator and was always in contact with us
throughout the sales experience. He put maximum effort into
keeping our home in the public eye and worked hard to show it
to as many people as he could. He was polite and considerate
of our family nature and totally willing to work with our schedules
for every step of the process, from taking pictures to signing the
We highly recommend Shane for your home buying and selling - J & L Blais
Shane was easy to work with and we really appreciated his willingness to be patient with us until we found - D&T Dobrenski
the right investment property. He never made us feel like we were wasting his time. He always was friendly
and had a smile. Shane made the process of purchasing this property so easy. He worked around our busy
schedules and was fun to work with. Thanks Shane!
They helped us buy our home, and helped us sell the home. Selling a home to me was most stressful but Shane and his colleges were very helpful and helped ease the stress. I would recommend and use their services if we were to come in need again! - Jake & Kirstin Ure-Elkton
We used Century 21 to purchase our house when we got to Brookings and had a great experience. I have known Shane Andersen for years, so it was an easy choice to use him, and I am glad I did. Shane had the right marketing plan and helped us set the right price for our house because even during the slow season for real estate, we got the offer on the house a week and a half after putting it on the market. And he helped us resolve an issue found in our house with the best possible outcome. The house closed on schedule and everything went according to plan. I would highly recommend using Shane Andersen and the team at Century 21 when buying or selling a home in Brookings! - Sue Hay
Shane understood our needs and wants, then delivered in finding the right property for us. His knowledge of the Brookings community and real estate market was invaluable. Coming from out-of-state, we knew very little about local markets, trends, neighborhoods, regulations, local contractors if needed - Shane knew it all. We were always warmly welcomed at the office - across the board. Everyone made us feel comfortable. - Don N.-Brookings
Shane was instrumental in the sale of real estate in very difficult market. Excellent results! - R & S Thompson
Thanks Shane. I will defiantly recommend you to friends and family. - Sue Bottoms
The office personal and agents were all very home friendly.
Janean was very patient with me when I was losing my mind - Linda Watson
Janean was a real blessing! She went above and beyond what we expected from a realtor to help us find a home for our family. We would refer her to anyone who is looking for a new home. - Curt and Katie Urevig, Brookings, SD
Shane Andersen was a pleasure to work with. He utilizes technology and social media actively in his approach when listing homes or when assisting buyers, which aids greatly in quick communication and traffic for his properties. Shane was available for my wife and me whenever we needed him, whether that was mornings, lunch meetings, or evening appointments. He is very active in the community of Brookings and takes a vested interest in many aspects throughout town. Also, his multiple connections with people in the housing industry have been very helpful for us since the purchase of our home! We would recommend Shane to anyone buying or selling a home in the Brookings area! Eric, Brookings SD - Eric-Brookings
Shane was very helpful and accommodating to our schedule and helped make the transition smooth and easy. - Carla J.
Savannah had great communication with us during and after the purchase. - Monica Henning, Brookings SD
Janean was very great to work with. She understood what we were looking for and was instrumental in finding us the house we wanted in our price range. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell a home. Thank you Janean! - Randyn Funderburg – Brookings
Our time frame to purchase a home changed a few times over the course of communicating with Shane. He was patient and understanding, which we greatly appreciated. After we found one, he was able to expedite the closing for us, and we moved in two weeks earlier than expected. For first time home buyers, it was great having someone to look out for our best interests and help us navigate the whole process. - T. Knutson
Shane Andersen is easy to work with very helpful, goes above and beyond and makes you feel very comfortable during the whole process. - T Krier-Brookings
Janean Caugherty was a real asset as I went through the looking and buying process. She was knowledge of the area, Brookings services, and home repairs in general. As a first time home buyer this was priceless and helped me feel knowledgeable and comfortable with the choices I made. She was very practical and honest in her knowledge and suggestions. When there was a negative aspect to a home, Janean was upfront about the challenges these could present as well as solutions to the problem. Can't say enough how helpful her general knowledge and insight was! - Jennifer McLaughlin
Shane was excellent in every regard. He made a potentially difficult and stressful transaction very easy for us. Without question, we would use his services again. - J & T Weldon
Shane was very helpful throughout our entire experience. From viewing houses to closing day, Shane had great communication and was very mindful of our needs and schedules. As first time buyers, we really appreciated his knowledge of the process and honestly. He did a great job of breaking down everything for us to better understand, and pointed out things we would have never thought to look at in a home. Shane was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him. - S. Clement
I was concerned about selling my house in Aurora as there are many similar homes that are brand new. Shane sold the house in 4 days! - Ross P.
We loved Shane and haven’t even met him. Shane answered the million questions I asked him and had a ton of patience. We dealt with him for many months on the different listings. This was a strange experience for all of us since we lived out of state. We have yet to see the house but we feel really good with the purchase and can’t wait to start our life in Brookings. Shane was always there and answered any questions we had about the different houses. It was a painless process and we can’t thank him enough. - L. Schumacher
Shane Andersen was always polite, understanding and available to answer questions. He was very accommodating to our busy schedules and went out of his way to assist us in any manner he could. - Kris Graslie
We would recommend Shane to anyone looking for an agent to market the sale of their home. He's very involved in the community and a great asset to Century 21! - Mallett
Janean did a great job for me. I told her what type and size of home I wanted and she took great care to help find what I was looking for. She is very friendly, respectful and kind. I have gotten to know and now consider her a friend. Thank you Janean. - Peggy Parker, Brookings, SD
Janean was great every step of the way. As a young couple purchasing our first home, she quickly and accurately answered our numerous questions! She stayed within our budget and helped us find our perfect first home. We honestly don't have a bad thing to say, and we can't think of anything that would have made this experience better. - Kellsie Dieser and Brody Busho
Shane always make sure we understood everything, clear communication, he made things very smooth for us. We would recommended others to have him as their agents. He found us a perfect home that we loved! - S & C Anderson-Aurora
Shane was great when helping me purchase my new home. His knowledge of what would benefit me when I was looking at homes was phenomenal. He was very helpful and was considerate and kind when I had questions. He answered all my questions in a timely manner. I would recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you!!!! - Maribeth T.
I would recommend Shane Andersen to anyone searching for a house in the Brookings area (and I will). He went above and beyond our expectations for a realtor and helped make our first time buying a house a great experience. He was considerate, flexible, and above all else easy to understand and taught us about the home buying experience rather than just leaving us to figure it out on our own. 5 out of 5 stars! - Tracy H.
Janean Caugherty was the best Realtor I dealt with and I was very satisfied with working with her on buying my first house. - Kelly Cayson, Astoria, SD
Gayle Chapel was friendly and kind, a true pleasure to work with! This is our first home purchase ever and Gayle was extremely helpful. She was able to explain things in a way we understood. She made the buying process easy and enjoyable. When we need to buy or sell in the future, Gayle will be our first call!
- John & Amy Z.
We contacted Shane a few years ago just thinking about buying a house. Shane contacted us every year checking on our progress and seeing if he could help. He was never pushy, always very nice, and ready to help. He was always very helpful. When we reached the point to buy Shane lined up houses in our price range and every house was what we asked for. Shane was very open and honest about any question we had. He made our house hunting process fun and comfortable. We appreciate all Shane did for us and are very happy in our new home! Thank you Shane!!! - R & M Kunze
From start to finish, Shane took the time to answer our questions and find any information we needed to make our home-buying experience ideal. As first-time home buyers, a lot of the details were confusing, but he walked us through each issue we had in a professional manner. We were very impressed with the level of commitment he showed in helping us find and purchase our first home, and we will be certain to recommend him to all of our friends and family looking to buy or sell! - D&S
Shane provides more of a friendship than a service. He guided me to the resources i needed and got me through an overwhelming time. Shane stayed calm through every step when i had so many questions and cushioned our transition. How many realtors do you know would drive with your pans in their back seat to deliver them to you because you forgot them? That's not a job, that's passion. - Sally-Brookings
Shane Andersen contacted me and I'm glad he did. He did everything he could to be the best realtor possible. He was always in contact and made everything a clear and easy task to complete. He did an absolute perfect job and I would recommend him to anyone! - Nate Josephsen Lake Preston
Over all I have a very good experience in working with Shane Andersen in purchasing my new home. He was very helpful and patient with this old lady. My daughter recommended Shane to be and I am very blessed that she did. In my opinion he did an awesome job. - Roma Meister
Gayle Chapel will work hard for you! My girlfriend and I had an opportunity to buy an acreage with little to no prep time with selling my home in Volga. Gayle worked very quickly to get a market analysis done on my house and BOOM! we had it ready to roll in a couple days! Gayle takes the stress out of the process of selling a home and helps guide you through the process almost effortlessly. I will recommend Gayle to anyone looking to get their house on the market! - Caleb Cohrs
We know Shane personally and based on his character, we knew we wanted to work with him when we first considered putting our home on the market. If I could rate Patience higher than Excellent I would. We actually spoke with Shane a couple of years before we put our home on the market. He was very patient and courtesy of our timeline as we searched for a new property in another state. After we decided to put the home on the market, we threw him a twist of moving with a relocation company, and he remained professional and patient as we worked through the obstacles associated with that process. We are extremely grateful to Shane for his sticktoitiveness and patience throughout our whole process. - Jeff & Julie-Missouri
Janean went above & beyond for us during the entire process. My husband & I lived in Texas but were going to retire & move to SD 11/1. She helped me with video showings prior to flying up the end of September. She meticulously scheduled showings ahead of my landing & within 24 hours of arriving, an offer was made & accepted before flying back to Texas!!! Janean was an absolute joy to work with. Her diligence & commitment were exemplary!!! There wasn't a single issue between 9/28 & our closing date due to her handling everything locally for us prior to the move. - Mj Bolstad-Brookings
Our family all were on board having Shane and his team handle our sale. We had confidence in them. Shane was great in keeping in touch with us and taking charge of any problems that arose during sale process. I would highly recommend them to anyone I talk to. He took care of things I am not sure all brokers do. Accolades to him. We wanted our house sold before winter and because of our age we were thrilled with his expertise. Could not be improved All excellent and expedient. Shane took care of us and we are so grateful. - R & L Helwig
We found Shane to be very efficient and professional, yet looking our for our best interests. We would highly recommend Shane. - Leroy & Ruth A.
Shane is the best literally. He is professional. He took his work seriously. He is knowledgable about what he is doing. He kept me informed every progress he made. I felt at peace that he was my agent. He completed all details carefully. He is real and trustworthy. I highly recommend Shane if someone wants to sell his or her property. - Chat-Brookings
Shane Andersen took the time to answer all of our questions and went above and beyond to show us what he could do to help us sell our house. Shane also explained his experience and how well he knew the market in the area. My husband and I were both very impressed with Shane and there was no question which realtor we wanted to represent us in the selling of our house.
- Sheryl Abbott
We found Gayle to be knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. She knows the market, the neighborhoods, and knew the questions to ask to put us in our "forever home". She was always willing to go the extra mile for us and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to friends and family in the future. Anytime an issue came up, Gayle was ready with a solution and made the process painless for us. She promptly answered calls and texts anytime of day, seven days a week, and made us feel like we were her only client. If you are looking for a great Realtor in the Brookings area, look no further. - Jeremy and Suzie
Shane was exactly the guy I needed for finding my first house. He was very laid back and approachable. I was able to meet with him several times before even signing a contact. I had a ton of questions and he answered all of them in a very timely manner. Very easy to reach at any time of the day. Highly recommended. - Taylor-Brookings
I really enjoyed working with Shane to sell my home. His communication skills are excellent which made the overall experience of selling my home go smoothly. Very considerate and easy to work with. Excellent at keeping me up to date as things progressed on the selling of my home.If I every decide to sell my home again, Shane would be my first choice. I felt he was very knowledgeable and had excellent marketing skills. Thank you Shane! - Tammy S.
Gayle provided fast efficient service allowing us to sell our house within two day. - Dennis Harstad
Shane Andersen is a amazing and has always been a caring realtor that values what he does and it shows through his success. We have enjoyed working with him in both situations through buying and selling a home. He has always been available to answers questions promptly and never minded the excess of questions we had for him. I would recommend Shane to anyone!!!! Thank you Shane for your hard work. - Lagenhorst-Arlington
We had a very good selling experience. Shane and his team were very knowledgeable and trustworthy through the whole process. - Kes S.-Bruce
Shane Andersen is FANTASTIC to work with. His guidance throughout the home buying and selling process was wonderful. He was always ready to accommodate our requests for showings and we appreciated his patience with us as we searched for the perfect home. Once we found our dream home, Shane helped us to quickly structure a winning offer and prepare our current home for the market. His unique marketing strategies, including 3D tours and utilization of social media, helped set our home apart from the competition. Shane Andersen sets the bar for real estate professionals in the area. His professionalism, promptness, and knowledge of the community and surrounding areas is top-notch. He goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. He is highly involved in the community and always finds ways to give back to the community that he serves. I have and will continue to highly recommend his services to anyone planning to buy or sell in the area. - J. Cowan
Shane Andersen handled the sale of our property professionally and thoroughly explained every step of the - Donna Meyer Wermedal
process. We were impressed with his creative use of social media and appreciate his community
involvement. We look forward to working with Shane again!
Gayle came highly recommended. Gayle had several offers for us to consider in a short time period. We were out of the country so the sale took a while to close. I don’t recall all of the ways Gayle promoted the house, but she quickly had many showings and therefore several bonifide offers. Gayle has to deal with us being two time zones away, selling a rental property managed by a third party. We’d never sold a house before with a realtor so it was an entirely educational and painless process. When we met Gayle, we had high expectations and she never, ever disappointed us. Gayle was a problem solver as we met obstacles to the sale. She educated us on the process. She walked us through issues as the arised. She was understanding of our situation, out of town landlords of an empty house. She was proficient. We look forward to meeting her in person when we get to SD this summer, depending on Covid-19. Gayle is highly professional and honest, two traits that cannot be taught. We would be very happy to have her sell a home for us again. Elaine and Toby Kaufman. Los Angeles - Elaine & Toby Kaufman-Los Angeles
Janean was SO helpful and worked extremely hard to ensure we found the perfect house. She made us feel so comfortable during the entire process! Janean is also wonderful to be around. She is always professional and also a lot of fun and we greatly enjoyed spending time with her! Janean is consistently easy to reach and responded to all of our questions and concerns almost immediately. We have loved this experience and would recommend Janean and Century 21 to anyone looking to buy or sell! - Chelsea Lang, Brookings
Gayle is a good, trustworthy, and honest person. I trust her experience and knowledge in all aspects of Real Estate, and being a helpful individual. - Joe Gilpin
We are friends, which is why we chose her as our realtor. During the negotiation phase of the process we were so grateful of her local knowledge and diligence in securing the sale and purchase. We knew that throughout process if we had any questions or concerns she would figure it out and communicate with us right away. She worked with our schedule to accommodate meetings and phone calls. Again, this was our best realtor experience. We worked with Shane too and was impressed as well! - Kelsey Lovseth
Gayle was awesome to work with. We moved from out of state, and only had certain weekends to come up to find a home. She had all appointments set. When we were back at are home location, we had addition questions, that Gayle addressed promptly. I would recommend Gayle for your home buying experience. She is knowledge of the homes for sale and the area. Thanks Gayle for all your help! Curt and Pam, Brookings - Curt & Pam-Brookings
Shane is a very good real estate agent, he hustles and is very - Paul H.
professional in general. He went above and beyond for us, I
would not want to work with any other agent in town
I know Gayle on a personal level and knew of her reputation as a very good and effective realtor. When decided to sell my mother's house in Brookings, I went directly to Gayle and did not consider using anyone else. Gayle was very professional, and the entire sale process was effective and timely. House sold within a week and we got what the family felt was a the right sale price. Gayle did a very good job in listing and getting other realtors to know about and show the house. She was also helpful in giving advice on what should be done to get the house ready for showing. I really like the app that was used to notify me of when the house was being shown and the feedback I received after the showing. That was very helpful in keeping me informed of how many times the house was shown and the comments on the house. Gayle did a very good job in selling our mother's house. I would highly recommend her to other people that are looking at selling or buying a house. I would use her again. My experience with Gayle during the sale of the house meet my expectations. I do not feel like anything was not done right and that I would have done something differently. - James Edwards
Janean Caugherty was an excellent source for buying this house. Very professional and friendly at all times. Whenever we had a question, she always retrieved a fast answer for us, making the process smooth and enjoyable. Even when we had a question at an odd time like an evening on a weekend - she always went out of her way to make the time for us. Thanks Janean! - Larry and Dwan Tjeerdsma; Volga
Shane did an awesome job selling my home! - Carla Pottratz
Gayle has always treated us with respect and genuinely cares about our needs. It is always about us and our family not her! She is a blessing to work with! - Ashley and Jon Hubregtse
I found Janean's ability and handling of all aspects of my home purchase to be exceptional and she made this purchase as easy and wonderful by the many extra things she did. She contacted me with updates when needed and always let me know when there was a property available that fit my needs and wants. The condo I purchased was exactly what I needed and fits my needs perfectly. She went above and beyond her responsibilities to me and all those connected with this purchase. I found her kindness and compassion admirable and I would recommend her to all my friends, relatives, etc. as a superb agent. - Linda Bates in Brookings, SD
Gayle was very helpful in the purchase of our new home. She was always very timely in getting us into houses we wanted to see on short notice. She has great attention to detail and made sure the entire process went as smooth as possible for us. - Leeann
Janean was so excellent in taking care of me and my needs/concerns throughout the process. The process did get a bit rough but not due to Century 21 or Janean. She helped keep me calm and kept me informed as a first-time home buyer. I absolutely would recommend her! I do not have experience with other brokers in the company, but if I was treated the way Janean treated me by another broker, I don't think anyone can beat the company as a whole! - Sue, Brookings
I went to Shane Andersen during the Christmas holiday with an urgent option to sell my home. I wasn't expecting to be able to accomplish anything until after the new year. Boy, was I wrong! Shane Anderson was on top of it from the very start. Through the Christmas holiday, through the New Year holiday, on the weekend, and even when he was out of town. I was never alone or nervous during the process. Even when we thought we ran into a situation that could not have been remedied we were able to have it remedied quickly. The communication lines between Shane and the title company were always open and he was there for every step. I definitely could not ask for a better person to work with during the sale of my home. When I decide to purchase another home, Shane will be my number one. - Jeff & Tonya Beynon
Best realtor experience I could have ever hooped for being a first time home buyer. If we ever decide to sell our home and look for a new one we will for sure be back for Janean. Janean drove all over and showed us as many houses as possible that we were interested in and was very timely on responses and helpful in making decisions and finding stuff we were interested in. Janean was always super friendly and willing to work with our rather difficult schedule. - Matthew Cassels, White SD
Savannah was very professional and was great at communicating what needed to be done and when. Made the sales process easy and very pleasant to talk to. Definitely would use in the future! - Nick Shumaker, Brookings
Gayle is the consummate professional. Her knowledge and experience in this industry serve her, and her clients, well. We were apprehensive going into this process. But Gayle calmed our nerves and was with us every step of the way. We had a wonderful experience!
I would just like to put my input in on this recent selling of our son, Thomas Skelton's home. It went up for sale in July and when I let Shane know of the true situation that had occurred to Thomas he took the selling of his home with the most sincere outlook for Thomas. You see our son had nothing to bring to the table cash wise or assets and we his parents are financially taking care of all of his financial needs. We basically became practically broke after clearing our savings and checking and any other ways to get money without refinancing our home. Bankruptcy or foreclosure was the only option that we had to take care of his home. Shane was not willing to let that happen to Thomas and did everything he could to sell the home. Not only did Shane and the buyer's broker sacrifice so much to sell the home, Shane actually got Thomas a profit!! Where Shane's heart is, still brings tears to my eyes today that there is actually such a caring realtor that put his client's needs first. Please don't think I'm weird but if I ever get out to South Dakota again your office is the first place I would like to stop so that I could give these to brokers the biggest hugs ever!! I truly believe that God works miracles every day and when speaking with Shane he is definitely one of them! - Sandra S.
Shane is excellent to work with and I would recommend to anyone in the Brookings area. He's very honest, - McNickle
hard-working, and down to earth.
Janean, was very knowledgeable and professional. She will go above your expectations. I was a first time out of state home buyer Janean made what I thought was going to be a nightmare a breeze. - Pete Dellwo, White SD
Janean Caugherty did an awesome job helping us find and purchase a property. She was patient, understanding, and if she didn't know an answer to our questions she knew who to contact that could. I would highly encourage my friends and family to work with her and the Associates at Century 21. - DJ Properties
Janean made this a very enjoyable experience. It took quite awhile to sell, but I did not see this as a problem any realtor could have solved any faster. Janean was extremely thorough, and communicated with me by both e-mail and phone in a very prompt manner. I had to call her once or twice on weekends, and if not available, got back to me before the end of the weekend. She was very respectful to all parties involved. I would recommend Janean and Century 21 to anyone looking to either buy or sell property. - Steven J Martinson Brookings, SD.
We had listed with another agent 6 weeks prior and were not selling our home. We reached back out to Shane and within 12 hours he was at our home, taking pictures and virtual photo and had a new sign up! Shane was awesome about answering questions throughout the process!!! We sold our home in two days!!!!! Shane is highly recommended by our family!!!!! We could not have purchased our new home without Shane!!!!! - Adam & Shannon Freng
Shane was great to work with. He genuinely cared about what we were looking for and neeeding in a home. He always checked in on how we were doing with the whole process and made sure to let us know he was always available to answer any questions we may of had. Very knowledable about everything and pointed out and made observations that we would not have thought of. If he didn’t have an answer right away about something, he was very quick about finding it out and getting back to us. We will use Shane every time in the future for our real estate needs. Thank you Shane!! - Hansen
Shane has been very helpful before, during and after buying a home. He always has our needs first throughout the process. Our experience with Shane as our real estate agent was great. - Jordon Pace
Shane is very knowledgeable about mobile homes and knows these are real homes to customers. He cares about both parties and is careful to keep everyone informed on what's going on every step of the process. He is very involved in the community and therefore knows when and what potential clients are looking for! Everyone knows Shane and he is very approachable. Our house wasn't big money but it did not affect how he treated us. Great working with him!! - Joan N. Brookings SD
I thought it was wonderful working with Janean. She was patient with me, she was incredibly responsive to inquiries and responded promptly, she identified my needs and was able to help through any questions or concerns that I had. When I was anxious about hearing back from the seller's on the initial offer, Janean helped calm my nerves. Janean's work on my behalf, her kindness, patience and clear excitement for me when I got my dream house made this house buying experience amazing. Buying a house can be stressful but Janean really helped alleviate stress through her professionalism, knowledge of the field and her entire demeanor throughout the process. - Jennifer Goldammer, Brookings
Deciding to go with Shane Andersen for help with selling my property was one of the best decisions I've made! He was very easy to work with, provided timely responses to all of my questions, and made the whole process quick and easy for me. - J. Janke Brookings
Shane Andersen is helpful in every way. I have sold and purchased homes with Shane Andersen and he has been there every step of the way. Whether it is his strong sales planning or his professional attitude, Shane Andersen is the agent to call on when you want to buy or sell a home. - Josh Johnson
Savannah was excellent through the entire home buying process. She has a great personality and was easy to work with. Her main focus was fitting my needs in a home and was never too pushy about anything; I never felt uncomfortable. Savannah's communication is top notch and she always kept me up to date with every detail. Despite having a long, delayed closing process due to circumstances related to the weather, she worked hard to keep things going. I HIGHLY recommend Savannah Schumacher for your home buying needs! - Chad Neal, Aurora, SD
Very knowledgeable and thorough. Shane answered all my questions and it was a very easy process! - R. Tietjen
Shane has a fantastic record of professionalism, market knowledge and personality. There was no question that we would use him when it came time to sell our home! He did an excellent job and had our home sold in 24 hrs! We cannot say enough about how happy we were with Shane and our sales experience. If you are selling a home or looking for one, Shane is the man for the job, he will get it done! - Allen & Michelle Hof
Having worked with Shane with the purchase of our previous home we knew the process went very well. We again had a very satisfying experience. - P & M Anderson-Brookings
Shane was super helpful answering all my questions and was on top of things getting everything done that needed to be done in order to sell the house. He did a great job with everything! I am more than pleased with the job he did! - Amy P.-Aurora
We met several brokers/agents during our 12 years in Brookings. Gayle Chapel ranked high among our early options based on interactions in various social and professional settings during those 12 years. We appreciate the way she engages people and conducts herself in those environments. Gayle's approach fit us perfectly. She offers informed, reasoned counsel in the process and presents options, where applicable. She then leaves the decisions to the client. We appreciate that style. We reached an agreement with the buyers on price within two weeks, and Gayle worked very effectively with the buyers' agent on our behalf. We have mentioned several times how well she guided us through the process and helped us achieve our goals, as sellers, on price and timing. Bottom line ... Brookings can be a complicated housing market, and Gayle understands it well. We give Gayle Chapel our highest recommendation. - Lisa and Bob Otterson
Janean is exceptionally patient and helpful. What we like her the most is her connection and teaming with lenders, insurance agents and other relevant locales that makes the whole process goes very smoothly. - Xufei Yang
Shane did a fabulous job selling our home. With some unique challenges he never hesitated to jump in a offer unbiased advice and information. He exceeded all my expectations and the most important thing is the home sold for over asking price. What else could a person ask for. Shane and the staff did an outstanding job! Quick shout out to Angie and thank you to her for her efforts as well. Thank you Shane! - Steve K.
Shane was able to switch up as my requirements changed and continued to make my time effective by providing the information needed to screen the available properties according to my latest requirements. I appreciated his honesty and insight. In the process, I ended up with a home I adore! - M. Stulken