As a lifelong resident of Dorchester County, Michelle has been a caring and positive influence to numerous families in the community. During summers as a teen, her initial work experience was in a local real estate office. Michelle attended Salisbury University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary/Middle School Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. She dedicated 30 years to the children and families of Dorchester County as both a teacher and administrator. Upon retirement from the school system she felt that a natural next step was to return to real estate where she could continue to help families as they embark on the exciting task of selling or purchasing a home to suit the unique needs and wants of each family.
Michelle and her husband, Jeff, purchased their family home many years ago with the professional services of Sharon Spedden. In that home, the Ruarks raised their two sons, Grant and Garrett. From that initial home purchase, Michelle knew the importance of working with a licensed realtor to find the right home.
While Michelle is a Licensed Realtor who will provide clients with the personalized and caring service that Sharon Real Estate is known for, you can find her in the Sharon Real Estate front office where she operates full-time assisting to ensure the smooth, organized, and successful operation of the entire agency.
At Sharon Real Estate, our reputation is based on honesty and integrity. We strive to provide the highest level of service to our customers, clients, and fellow agents in an effort to make the real estate experience positive, pleasant and successful.
It is our goal to help customers, clients, and fellow agents by providing as much information and knowledge of the property, community, and marketplace so that they can make good investment decisions.
Since 1988, Sharon has been a top producing REALTOR in the Dorchester County market selling waterfront, residential and commercial properties. Her knowledge of the market, prices, community, water depth and resources are a strength which she willingly shares with her clients and customers. Sharon has tenacity and problem solving skills which she utilizes expertly throughout her real estate transactions. The Bachelor of Science in Marketing separates Sharon from her competitors as her education enables her to understand the principles of marketing, advertising, negotiating, and consumer behavior.
Sharon lives in Cambridge with her daughter, Sydney. Cayman and Louis, the miniature daschunds, go to work daily unless "dog-napped" by their grandparents.
Bachelor of Science, 1986 - Old Dominion University - Marketing & Finance
2006 - present: Sharon Real Estate, PC - Broker, President
1999 - 2006: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Associate Broker, top office producer
1988 - 1999 - Century 21 Spedden & Assoc. - Sales Person, top office producer
Mid-Shore Board of Realtors - 2009 Realtor of the Year
Mid-Shore Board of Realtors - Past President
Dorchester County Board of Realtors - Past President
Mid-Shore Multiple Listing Service - Past Director
Dorchester Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
City of Cambridge Economic Development Steering Committee
Golf, tennis, running, biking, scuba diving
Purchasing or selling a home is a complicated process, so it’s my job as a real estate professional to make that process easier and stress-free.
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and proud to call it home, I bring to you an extensive knowledge on the “LAND OF PLEASANT LIVING”.
Working as an Administrative Assistant for Sharon Johnston since 2002, I have learned from the best and decided to further my Real Estate career by becoming a Licensed Realtor. This has given me the opportunity to know the importance of contract preparation and negotiation. I dedicate a minimum of 40 hours per week in the office plus the times showing properties which give me an acute awareness of the market conditions. I will diligently represent your interests, whether you are buying or selling your property. I have the drive, commitment and knowledge that will make our working relationship together a success.
Business philosophy: “Client service and satisfaction are my first and foremost priority”.
Dawn is a veteran real estate salesperson with 13 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge pertaining to Dorchester County. Dawn has a willingness to help her clients make smart decesions with their real estate investments and has flexible hours to accommodate their schedule. Her pleasant, happy attitude makes working with Dawn a pleasant experience. Dawn is a life-long resident of Dorchester County and her resides with her husband, Ricky and their two sons, Daniel and Eric.
Eva Jane has been a licensed Realtor since 1976. She was the Manager of Century 21 Anderson Stokes and later opened her own business, Anchor Realty & Marine Enterprises. Eva Jane has been a business owner of several other companies as well. She is a life-long resident of Hoopers Island and is very knowledgeable of the local people, area, and waters. Her years of experience through the various ups, downs and changes in the real estate industry give her a unique perspective on the market - one which enables her to serve her clients well.
Dickie was born in Cambridge and except for time pursuing secondary education, has lived in Dorchester County his entire life. He now lives on Hudson Road with his wife, Sandy, and is the father of three grown children: Jessie, Jenny and Matt.
After graduating from Cambridge High School, he attended the University of Maryland (College Park) where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then entered active and reserve duty in the Army National Guard for six years of service. During this time he enrolled in the University of Baltimore School of Law where he earned his law degree.
Dickie practiced law in Cambridge for 27 years as a partner in the firm, Harrington & Merryweather. He served as general counsel with two local banks for a total of 25 years and served on their Board of Directors. Dickie also served as Deputy Attorney for the County Commissioners of Dorchester County for many years as part of his law practice.
He has been involved in numerous community organizations including the Cambridge Lions Club, Cambridge Little League (Director), Dorchester Health, Inc. - parent company of Dorchester General Hospital (Director), Dorchester Family YMCA (Director), and American Legion Post #91, to mention some.
Dickie has vast experience in real estate and banking, along with a background in personal service, which he brings to the table for successful real estate sales. He is involved with residential including waterfront, farms and commercial properties and acts as agent for buyers or sellers.
Donna McDonnell has been selling real estate in Dorchester County since 2005. She worked at Long & Foster before coming to Sharon Real Estate in April 2015. Donna earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from George Mason University in 1977 and was employed in several areas of social work including adult protective services, brain injury, school social work and early childhood intervention. In Dorchester County, Donna ran the First Steps Program. Her communication skills from social work have been most helpful as she assists people to buy or sell real estate. Donna has two daughters, Shannon and Alicia, who attended Dorchester County Public Schools and both graduated from The University of Maryland College Park. Donna also volunteers at the Talbot Interfaith Shelter. Donna's honesty, integrity, patience and positive attitude make the complicated process of buying and selling real estate a pleasurable experience.
Eastern Shore born and raised, Sydney is the youngest and newest member of the Sharon Real Estate team. Granddaughter of C. Robert (Bob) and Donna Spedden and daughter of Sharon, she comes from a knowledgeable and successful real estate family. Sydney attended the University of Mississippi for 3 years studying business marketing and management. Recently, she returned home to pursue her career as a real estate professional. As the real estate market technology changes, Sydney is more than capable of embracing the latest marketing tools and social media. As a Dorchester County local, Sydney knows the area and all it has to offer.
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Dickie was born in Cambridge and except for time pursuing secondary education, has lived in Dorchester County his entire life. He now lives on Hudson Road with his wife, Sandy, and is the father of three grown children: Jessie, Jenny and Matt. After graduating from... more