When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!

In the awards section below I am providing you with the awards and credentials that I have achieved. In addition, I have included some references from past clients. My business is based on referals and nothing speaks more loudly than a repeat client! 

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Winnipeg Realtors Awards
Silver Medallion Award
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007   
Bronze Medallion Award
2006   2008
RE/MAX Awards
Hall of Fame  
Platinum Club 
2005, 2006, 2007
100% Club
2002, 2003, 2004     

Winnipeg Realtors Silver Medallion Award

Winnipeg Realtors Bronze Medallion Award

 Celebrating 10 Years!
RE/MAX 100% Club

RE/MAX Platinum Award
(The Platinum Club was first introduced in 1994 to recognize the significant
increase in earnings among the very highest producers in the RE/MAX system)

RE/MAX Hall of Fame


Shona & John exceeded our expectations as professional realtors for selling our home.  They were strategic in positioning our home for the market, and their advice on staging, timing, and pricing was deliberate and invaluable.  Our home sold quickly and for significantly more than we were asking.  They are strong communicators, and were able to leverage their reputation and professional network to our tremendous benefit.  John & Shona represented our home with genuine enthusiasm and they were honest in how they conveyed to prospective buyers the value of the home.  Upon reflection, it is their integrity that stands out.  They took us under their care, asked us to trust them, guided us through each step, and over-delivered.  They work as a team, and they complement each other perfectly.

Shawnee and Michael 

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Shona Scappaticci as my realtor in selling my home. She worked together with me to figure out some simple things I could do to get my house ready for showing; and when they were done, I couldn't believe the difference they made! Always cheerful and positive, I believe Shona really cares about her clients and meeting their needs. She arrived promptly for scheduled meetings and responded in a very timely way to texts, emails, and phone calls regarding my many questions and concerns. I was a nervous home seller and Shona helped alleviate my fears. I felt I was well cared for.

My house was on the market for six days and sold for higher than the asking price. I am very happy with how everything worked out.

Thank you, Shona, for your very capable management of my home sale.

Marlene Huebert

Working with Barbara-Ann was truly a great experience. We were so pleased by this hard working individual that we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their house. From the start she advised on on many ideas that would help sell our current house including staging, the several items that needed attention in order to get a better response from perspective buyers, and her attention to detail which would have been overlooked by us. 

On several occasions Barbara-Ann drove out to our new community away from the city and provided valuable insight in the properties we were looking at. For example her recommendation of a home inspection was something that that we may have missed.She was always positive and upbeat and was very reassuring during the whole buying and selling experience. Buying and selling a house is certainly not something we would have wanted to tackle on our own as there are so many things that could go wrong if it is not handled correctly by an experienced realtor and we found that in Barbara-Ann.
-Gord and Shirley Beaudin

"Greetings to the clients of Shona & John Scappaticci"

We are long time clients of Shona Scappaticci. We were placed in Barbara-Ann's capable hands while Shona and John travelled to Saskatchewan for a weekend. We of course had mild reservations about dealing with someone new with the major 'mid-life' lifestyle decision of down-sizing to a condo. I have to say it was love at "first email" with Barbara-Ann! She was respectful of our wants and needs, but also opened our eyes to some other interesting options. Her honesty and sincerity was delightful, and of course the splash of humour made our experience amazing. Her faith, integrity and professionalism are all characteristics that make us respect and admire Barbara-Ann whoreheartedly!

All three of our kids LOVE Barbara-Ann, and believe me they are hard to please! You'll understand when I explain that one is a teenager and two are young adults. We still send the odd email to Barbara-Ann just to keep in touch, but also to tease her or share a funny story. We believe we have been blessed by Barbara-Ann and are pleased that we have made a friend and experienced a very capable professional, who definitely has found her calling in serving others through her work. Through buying our condo and selling our home with Barbara-Ann's assistance, we have very fond family memories of the whole experience.

So fear not who are put in the hands of Barbara-Ann in Shona & John's absence! I would like to say that will will experience a gift that can not be fully explained through these words. Thank you Shona and JOhn for introducing us to Barbara-Ann and sharing your "treasure" with our family!

- Many Blessings, Michele Carruthers

I just want to take this opportunity to thank Shona and Barbara-Ann for all the help with selling my parents home and the purchase of my parents condo.  These two ladies went far beyond our expectations.  Their kindness, and big hearts were greatly appreciated during such a BIG move!  I will definitely  recommend your team to everyone I know. 

-Blessings from Alda Fawcett and the gang!!

PS - Shona your bread was FABULOUS, yum yum!

We had initially tried to sell our house through comfree and had found the experience rather stressful. Although comfree generated a lot of viewers, it seemed like we had no serious buyers coming through. Shona and John did a great job of alieviating our stress and ensuring the sale of our house was concluded quickly and at the price that we wanted. We would thoroughly recommend their service and found them to be both professional and personable.
-M. Stacey

Buying your first home can be a daunting endeavour, but Shona and her team of professionals at Realty Executives First Choice made our experience both easy and enjoyable. 

Being new to the city of Winnipeg, we had no idea on where or how to begin the process purchasing a home. From the open house to possession date was a mere 21 days, leaving us with a long list tasks and a very short period of time in which to get them accomplished.  Shona offered us advice and provided guidance on all of the aspects from making an offer, setting up our mortgage, scheduling a home inspection and choosing a Lawyer.  Not only was it a pleasure to deal with the members of Realty Executives, but all of the other individuals her firm recommended.  Each of these experts made sure that we accomplished the various steps and ensured that they were done correctly the first time.

If the choice was presented to us again, we can say without a doubt that we would definitely choose Shona and her team.  If you are in need of a real estate agent, make Realty Executives your first choice (pun intended).

Shona Thank You again for everything you have done to help us in purchasing a home that we absolutely love.
-Cassie & Andrew

 My husband and I decided to try and sell our house using Comfree. We thought we would be able to sell it ourselves and save the commission. A Comfree employee came out to talk to us and take pictures of the house to use for their website. We also received some basic feature sheets for prospective buyers. And after that we were on our own. We paid for an ad in the Free Press and posted one on Kijiji. We were not given a proper appraisal and we priced it much higher than we should have. We showed the house a number of times, mostly to curious neighbours. We received one low offer and ended up taking it off the market.

This spring we decided to hire the services of a real estate agent. We came across Realty Executives First Choice website and called Shona Goulden & Associates.  Shona and John came to our house and we hit it off right away. We appreciated the way they conducted themselves in a friendly yet professional manner. We knew we could trust them with the sale of our home, which is very dear to us after living and raising three children in it for over 27 years. That’s a lot of memories! I can tell you with all honesty that they took care of every detail along the way for us. They always had time to answer our questions and address our concerns, with kindness and just the right amount of humour. We had several showings over five days, all qualified buyers this time, and the house was sold in less than a week. It’s obvious that it was priced perfectly, and marketed expertly. We had no idea it would be so easy for us.

A co-worker of my husband’s was having trouble selling their house with Comfree, so he told them about our experience with Realty Executives and Shona and John, and now they are on the verge of selling their house too. I know I will be referring them again and again because I know they will not be disappointed. They are so good at what they do, but more than that, they have very big hearts. It’s not what you might expect in the real estate business, but there you have it. We want to thank Shona and John for all they have done for us and to wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Bev Spooner and Craig Brinton

We would like to comment and extend our thanks on our positive experience with Realtors Shona Goulden and John Scappaticci.  We certainly would recommend both of them to our family and friends for any of their real estate needs.  They conducted themselves in a very professional manner and had superior knowledge and expertise in their field as well as providing us with valuable information and recommendations for other professionals to assist us with home inspections/insurance, etc.  They went above and beyond in terms of being available at a moment's notice for the viewing of the home and to write up and present the offer in a very efficient and timely fashion.  They also assisted in forwarding the accepted offer to our financial institution and our lawyer for further follow up.  Overall we have never experienced better service than what was provided by Shona and John and we will definitely request their services in the future.
Thanks again for a terrific job!!  We are sooooo .... happy!! 
-Trina and Darrell
 Shona Goulden (Shona Scappaticci) handled my house sale professionally with a great deal of expertise. We chose her partly because her estimated property appraisal was the central of three. More important was the enthusiasm she displayed for the location and quality of the property and house. She and her team were easy to contact and quick to respond to any questions and concerns.  Her timing, advertising and staging advice contributed to a quick and satisfying sale.
-Anita S.
I was very impressed when Shona did not shy away from finding me a good home when she was told that I would be buying the home over the phone. I certainly applaud her for that and thank her once again for doing such a good job.
I do thank you and your husband for the great service and their clients can only benefit from agents like you.
Thanks again,      
Micheline and Raymonde
I want to thank you and your team for the enormous effort you put into selling our home.  As you will remember, we needed to sell for a fairly high price to cover the cost of the new and extensive renovations.
What I appreciate most about our experience with you is your integrity.  Your advertising says you have your "clients best interests at heart", we found out what that really means  and you certainly proved yourself candid, trustworthy, and honest.
Again I thank you and your team for all you did for us.  I would have no hesitation to recommend you to those looking for a realtor they can trust.
Yours sincerely,
Tracey S.

Just a note to thank you and let you know how much I appreciated your assistance selling our home in an especially stressful time.I was so pleasant to have someone who is so reliable and knowledgeable about market prices.  Even though my situation was so stressful you managed to make the sale of our house completely stress free while also getting top dollar for the house.I would highly recommend you to any of my friends and would not hesitate for a moment to use your services again should the opportunity arise.Please feel free to call at anytime if you ever require a reference from me.
Thank you again,
Sheila J. Y.
Dear Shona,
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the wonderful job you have done for us.  Your expertise is unsurpassed and your kindness toward us and general caring for what we needed is very refreshing.A lot of agents in the house selling market only want to get your listing and wait for someone else to do the job for them.  You however worked very hard at selling our home to the point of bringing people in on your own and tirelessly on a daily basis kept at it until you sold our home.

Your kindness and sincere caring is very much appreciated and the Lord will bless you for your honesty and integrity in the business you are in.  You not only realize the blessing you have received, but pass those blessings on to others.We will definitely be recommending you to everyone we know who is in a position to buy or sell a home.  We are hoping to get a little more organized so we can invite you over to see our new home.
Take care and continue in the wonderful job you are both doing.
Many thanks to you both,
Sheldon and Christine

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