About Us


The bottom line is Results when you buy or sell property. That is precisely what you get from Shankle Real Estate, Inc. Our agents make a total commitment to meeting your needs with professionalism, courtesy and integrity. Year after year, our firm ranks at the top locally in successful transactions per agent. We’re a medium-sized, seasoned staff of professionals who work as a team.


W. E. “Rusty” Shankle founded the agency in 1956 after many years as a local builder and developer. His son, Greg, took the reins in 1963 following graduation from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Business (field of emphasis in real estate). A former president of the Monterey Board of Realtors, Greg has also been active in local and state real estate organizations and in a number of civic and community groups, as are most of the agents in our firm.


Greg’s son, Stuart, joined the business in 2000 after several years as a loan consultant with Home Savings and Washington Mutual. Greg retired in 2003 and turned the business over to Stuart, a third generation Broker. We serve all areas of the Monterey Peninsula including Salinas and North Monterey County. Additionally, we have access to brokerage firms everywhere in the United States and the World.

Shankle Real Estate, Inc. takes pride in customer relationships, resolutely believing in a customer for life. We stand committed to the most important person in our business lives; you, our client. We are with you from your first property acquisition to the purchase of a lifetime. Relationships not transactions; with the ability to provide you what you want and deserve—Results.

• Owned and operated by the same local family since 1956.

• Our agents are carefully selected for their high degree of professionalism, integrity, knowledge, experience, and the special quality of “CARING”.

• Our average experience per agent exceeds 20 years with a majority holding broker licenses.

• We operate on a team concept and you will enjoy the resources of all our agents when you employ one of us. We believe in your right to access our owner, Stuart Shankle, at any time. He has an open door policy for you, our valued client.

• We are Realtors® meaning we subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.

• Global Network. We have access to top performing brokerage firms everywhere in the world and can offer you pre-move information and market trends.

• We can help you get pre-qualified for a loan by arranging a private meeting with a lender of your choice at a time and location convenient to you.

• We speak a variety of languages including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

• Ask about us! In the real estate community, we enjoy a quality reputation among title companies, lenders, appraisers, inspectors, tradesmen, and colleagues at other real estate firms. We look forward to building a lasting relationship and working hard to maintain our reputation by truly caring for you, our client.

We have streamlined the process of buying or selling a home to make it easier for you! We have built a team of industry experts to make sure you have access to local home inspectors, contractors, interior designers, service providers, property managers, lending professionals, title and escrow companies, painters, gardeners, plumbers, electricians home warranty companies and more to provide you with the best service possible!

We are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date market data in the area. Our team is made up of caring, knowledgeable professionals that work tirelessly to help you with the home buying and selling process. 

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Contact us today to find out how we can be of assistance to you!


Meet the Team