Being a fourth generation native Houstonian, Shawn’s work is also his passion! His great grandfather Dr. Bill P. Taylor and his wife Jassie settled in the Houston Heights around 1918, operating a small dental office out of his home. His grandfather Dr. Ralph Taylor later followed in his footsteps by opening his own dental office at the corner of 20th and Ashland across from Heights Hospital, where a parking lot now sits. Shawn’s mother Diane Manderscheid (a Taylor when growing up in the Heights) was raised in the Heights at 1648 Harvard Street, now home to the famed “Pumpkin House”. Being a Real Estate broker for almost 20 years, Diane was instrumental in bringing Shawn into the family business that he continues to carry on today along with his business partner Paula.

Licensed in 1998, Shawn was determined to be successful in real estate and purchased his first house at the age of 23.  He quickly developed a passion for it and was hooked!  He met his business partner Paula in 2000 and together through lots of trial and error, they have built a very successful team and investment portfolio.  Both are passionate about helping others build a profitable real estate business.

As a licensed Real Estate Professional for 25+ years performing in the Top 1% of Houston Realtors and HBJ’s Top 25 Agents in Houston, Shawn is truly a treasure in the real estate field. He believes in building long term relationships based on honesty and trust, and he’s passionate about providing his clients with a level of service that exceeds their expectations (no…it’s not all about the money for him).

Most people probably think he can be found lounging around the pool most days with a Crown & Sprite (well now it’s actually a Crown & Club Soda…sweetened with Stevia) in his hands just living the good life but that’s definitely not reality. Shawn typically wears many hats from confidant, to trusted advisor, to consummate optimist and yes…sometimes even a Counselor of Sorts. He’s committed to helping others around him achieve their “why’s” and routinely collaborates and shares info with other like-minded business owners to shift the narrative in the industry to a more positive and trusting one. Through it all he wears a smile on his face and feels gratitude through all of it.

He enjoys frequenting all types of Houston events, especially ones that involve live music (Shawn is a self proclaimed musician despite not playing any instruments). Shawn is passionate about basketball and has been playing the game since he was twelve years old. It has instilled patience and focus in him which he applies to his work daily. He can still occasionally be found playing in a league alongside retired Rockets players. He’s also pretty darn good at pool which his dad taught him to play when he was younger. He loves to travel and actually keeps a map on the wall of his home office detailing travels and where he would still like to visit one day. His furry babies (no kiddos as of yet) are a huge (and that’s not an understatement) part of his life and he’s an avid animal lover.

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