Joanne Shakley

Joanne Shakley, Luxury Properties Specialist - Darien Office
22 Old Kings Highway South, Darien, CT 06820

Email: | Cell: 203.858.6352 | Office: 203.655.1423 | Website:

Joanne Shakley

Luxury Properties Specialist

Luxury Property Specialist


My real estate career began in Stamford, CT in the early 80's as a commercial broker. I was in the right place at the right time when many corporations were relocating to Fairfield County from New York. Retiring as a Vice President with Rostenberg-Doern, I then transferred my sales skills to corporate interiors and returned to real estate with Wheeler Real Estate in 2000, which became Halstead in 2009 and have become a specialist in selling waterfront properties. Every year, I have earned top awards for my selling skills. When I transferred to residential real estate, I immersed myself in post graduate classes and earned the esteemed designations of Accredited Buyer's Rep (ABR) and Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). Adding the extra touch requires added knowledge and experience so that I may give my clients the best experience ever.

  • Ten years in commercial real estate covering Fairfield County, as Vice President at two firms
  • Represented over 25 waterfront properties
  • 18 years in residential real estate with William Raveis and Halstead


Joanne has lived in the Rowayton/Norwalk area for more than 30 years and is passionate about Rowayton as a very unique place to live and raise a family, which she did. She has been a board member in two private associations in Rowayton and Wilson Point. Joanne actively participated with the school, and also served as President of the United Church Nursery School Board. She served on many committees with the Norwalk Yacht Club, her church in Darien and the Garden Club of Darien. Married with two grown daughters who live in the area. Hobbies include golf, bridge, gardening and flower arranging. Memberships - Weeburn Country Club, Oak Hills Golf Course.

Professional Specialty

  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Graduate Realtor Institute
  • Waterfront Home Specialist


  • ABR designation
  • GRI designation
  • Strategy Star Award
  • President's Club
  • Chairman Elite Club

Community Involvement

  • Garden Club of Darien, Co-Chair Pleasure Through Plants. A monthly service to seniors in Darien and Norwalk
  • Past President of two homeowner associations
  • Past President of United Church Nursery School, Rowayton
  • St. Lukes Flower Guild

Areas Covered

  • Darien
  • Rowayton
  • Norwalk
  • New Canaan
  • Westport
  • Greenwich

Professional Association

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Connecticut Association of Realtors
  • Darien Board of Realtors & MLS
  • SmartMLS - Serving CT
  • New Canaan Board of Realtors
  • Greenwich Board of Realtors
  • Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Luxury Portfolio


  • BS in Business Education
  • Western Michigan University