Shannon Cutler


Macdonald Realty Ltd. - Parksville

About Shannon Cutler

My first introduction to real estate was in the 1980’s when my dad started a small company in Prince George called Panda Homes; Panda Homes was intended to be a house flipping business. Yes, a house flipping business in the 80’s. It tanked faster than the stock market of 1929. Nice try dad just 30 years too soon! I grew up in Prince George, BC, and after having enough run-ins with bears and -40 degree weather, I found my way to Victoria, BC. Victoria was home for 4 years while I attended UVIC, earning a degree in Psychology.. yes, I was jobless.

I moved across the world to China to teach English where I braved monsoons, the Chinese version of street meat (frogs and snakes), and city buses which came at random times and stopped at random places. I cut my time in China short and moved to Regina, SK where I completed 6 months of RCMP training. Where was my first posting? Remember they could post me anywhere in Canada… it was Chetwynd, BC; 3 hours North of Prince George. I was back where I started, but bigger bears and more snow!

To escape, I travelled to beautiful beaches and towns in Europe and Australia.. never quite finding what I was looking for. Four years later I found myself back where I wanted to be, Vancouver Island. I was posted to Nanaimo and then Parksville, where I spent the next 14 years, until my early retirement from the RCMP in 2018. No time for a mini-scooter for me… I have two young children, a dog, and a husband (who has a HGTV and renovation addiction). In all that time I lived in 15 different houses and apartments!

Regardless of where I found myself in the world, I always returned to where I felt to be my true home… the sandy shores of Vancouver Island.

No matter what stage of life you find yourself, I understand the importance of feeling connected to the place you call home. I look forward to working with you, your pets, your relatives and your families.
RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) & Government Relocation

Latest Blog Posts

Listing the House Flip Project. Vancouver Island Real Estate

February 4, 2019House flip is listed. Yes, I am serious. I am now back to being a Realtor® and now a house flipper. Real estate is the new name of the game. Well I still need to flip that house

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January 7, 2019 Happy New Years to you all. Hope everyone got through the holidays unscathed and a little heavier from pie and turkey.  I know I am!People keep asking me about our house

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Holiday Season Safety: Keep that Grinch Away

Present thieves are among us!! Can you believe that people actually steal presents at Christmas?! Well they do. Actually, the holiday season is a high crime time for property offences due to all the

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Construction zone and renovation anxiety

November 21, 2018Our renovation project is well underway. It is passed the destruction phase, but it feels like a permanent state of disarray. I have the fortune of being married to someone who

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