Learn more about Shayne Stone

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart 0561240

1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it?

Selling greeting cards door to door


2. How long have you been in the real estate or related service industry?

I've been in some form of real estate since the late 70's working and learning from my father who was a resort & land developer and one of the first to introduce Time-Sharing in the US.

LOL - I was the gift giver after the tour was over for the customer. And I thought my father would FIRE me when I had a customer that won the main prize which was a Ford Thunderbird...


3. What is your biggest fear and what have you done to try to conquer it?

Government, nothing I can do but live with it and vote!


4. What would you do if you knew you would not fail?

Become a racecar driver!


5. What is a habit you would love to eliminate or change?

Smoking, but too old to stop now...


6. What is your favorite meal (forget about calories or what you shouldn’t eat)

Simply, Steak & Potatoes


7. What is something you wish you’d done?

Won the lottery


8. Who has been most influential in your life?

Father and younger brother which both have passed away!


9. What are your favorite business-related books?

Think and grow rich


10. Other than business books what are your favorite things to read?

The Stand


11. What are your top 5 favorite movies?

Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
God Father 1,2,3
James Bond


12. If I came to visit your city for one day what is the one thing I must do or see?

Try our Smoke BBQ and Play a round of Golf


13. If I came to your city to visit for one day what is the one restaurant you would recommend?

Swinging Door, made famous from the movie "Rush" oh by the way GREAT BBQ


14. If I was going to relocate to your area what advice would you give me that is unique to the area?

Make sure you purchase a house with a Big A/C and have it Zone!


15. Do you have any special talents?

Getting into trouble with wife for playing too much golf...


16. Do you have any quirks?

Read number #15 - LOL


17. What is your best character trait?

I live by my motto, "Under Promise and over Deliver!"


18. Have you ever done anything you would never do again because it was too hard or too dangerous?

Yes, build and design again Satellite dishes for the public!


19. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?



20. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you want to live?

Costa Rica


21. What is something that we don’t know about you that would surprise us?

Back in the 80's I was one of the first to sell Satellite dishes to the public. And also first to be indicted and charge for doing so and facing three life terms. After several weeks of trial and a VERY expensive experience, and I was found NOT-Guilty by Jury. I learned my father was always right in his favorite saying called the Golden Rule; "He who makes the most gold, makes the rules!".

After that I heeded his advice thereafter - LOL


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Comments (10)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Shayne Stone OK you have my curiosity.  How in the world were you at risk of serving 3 life terms for selling satellite dishes?

May 22, 2022 05:23 PM
Shayne Stone

36 Federal Counts each count 20-year sentence. I'm sure if found guilty they wouldn't have given all to me, but sucks facing it at a young age of 20... LOL - besides my case ended up setting precedent in FCC laws especially the Communication Act of 605...


May 22, 2022 06:43 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Way to go Shane with the Top Secret REVEAL per your favorite James Bond movies. Steak and potatoes...me too amigo.

May 22, 2022 07:22 PM
Shayne Stone

Thanks Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI I was trying to tie it together... LOL

May 25, 2022 09:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Shayne- thank you for sharing more about you!!! And, I'm glad that George Souto asked you what I was wondering myself. I couldn't imagine what you could have done selling Satellite Dishes that would warrant that kind of sentence. Glad you were found not guilty!!!

May 22, 2022 08:33 PM
Shayne Stone

Thanks, Kathy Streib We did change the industry as y'all can see today. No one is building or using the 6ft+ dishes anymore and now have to always pay a monthly fee. But than that's another subject by itself... LOL


May 25, 2022 09:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Shayne. I, to had aspirations of being a race car driver or race boat driver when I was younger. And then the dream ended! Enjoy your day.

May 23, 2022 05:28 AM
Shayne Stone

LOL - I still keep wondering. Looking forward to this weekends race at Indianapolis 500...

May 25, 2022 09:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Shayne, I knew about your love of golf, but thanks for sharing more about you! 

May 23, 2022 08:03 AM
Shayne Stone

Thanks Joan Cox I kind of enjoyed this but make some memories and some I really want to forget. But like they say, "You don't want to dwell on the History, but you also don't want to forget it - as you should learn from it!" LOL

May 25, 2022 01:52 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Shayne,
Wow... 3 life sentences?!?   I felt that way sometimes in real estate.  LOL  🤣

May 24, 2022 06:16 AM
Shayne Stone

Yes ma'am Carol Williams it's really scary when you learn how powerful a government is, especially when you didn't break any laws according to the judge and lawyers... LOL 

May 25, 2022 01:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Holy smokes what on earth was that all about with the possible 3 life sentences.....good grief, at age 20. I'm racking my brain trying to remember the whys of all that nonsense. I understand the golf thing. If I could I'd be playing a LOT.  My husband loves playing and I think it's a good thing when he goes out to play.  Why not, life is short may as well do the things you love.

May 24, 2022 09:53 AM
Shayne Stone

Easy Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker when you truly follow the money and learn about the Golden Rule - LOL


May 25, 2022 09:23 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Shayne Stone  You cracked me up really enjoyed your post . Great taste in movies 

May 24, 2022 02:49 PM
Shayne Stone

Glade you enjoyed the read, Hannah Williams!

May 25, 2022 01:55 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great  information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

May 25, 2022 07:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I enjoyed reading your May Challenge answers.

Thanks for telling us more about yourself.

May 26, 2022 06:04 AM