About Us

The Spence-Tobey Group is one of the top producing agent teams in Portland, and ranks among the top ten teams by the Portland Oregon Metropolitan Association of Realtors. Together Shannon Spence and Jeanne Tobey have 30 years of combined experience helping people buy and sell Portland-area real estate. They have committed their business to meeting the real estate needs of their clients and the communities they serve. We’re straightforward agents. We believe in the communities we work in and we’re focused on the goals and desires of our clients.

Basically, we provide home sellers and home buyers two things. We give them accurate information, so they can make informed decisions, and we offer them consultative advice. When you study the sum of our services – from critical market research to pricing strategies and negotiating skills, from property showings and open houses, all the way to the close of escrow – it all adds up to “Candid, informed advice™.”

Shannon Spence was born in Astoria, Oregon in the 50’s and raised in Southern California in the 60’s. In 1968 he returned to Oregon to attend Oregon State University as a literature and speech communications major. He holds degrees in anthropology and applied linguistics from Portland State University. Shannon began selling real estate in Portland in 1994.

A native mid-Westerner, Jeanne Tobey holds a degree in environmental health from Illinois State University. In 1992 she moved to the Pacific Northwest from Chicago to take a position as an industrial hygienist. “I’ve always been fascinated by buildings, construction, and living spaces,” says Jeanne, “and when I became a Realtor© everything just clicked.” Jeanne joined Shannon as a licensed Realtor© in 2003.

Shannon and Jeanne’s interests include international travel, hiking, biking, natural history, reading, and enjoying Portland’s exciting restaurant scene. They are regular contributors to local and regional arts, environmental and social change organizations.  They invite you to join them helping keep Portland one of the most livable cities in the Nation!