Episode 5: Sharing volunteer experiences during a pandemic with Stephanie Shellenberger of Avenue Realty

Episode Summary

In this episode of Charlottesville Connected, Amy Cochran welcomes Stephanie Shellenberger, Real Estate Agent at Avenue Realty, to discuss Avenue to Happiness, a movement creating more happiness in her community during covid-19, as well as her experience in the real estate industry. Stephanie speaks about how she initially got involved with Avenue to Happiness and how it really became a positive outlet for the entire family during the initial stages of the pandemic.

“Avenue to happiness started when the pandemic started and things started to shut down. So we felt like we wanted to connect with our community members and figure out ways that we could bring happiness to people, whether it’s for their birthdays or just as a reason to reach out.” – Stephanie Shellenberger

Tune in to hear Stephanie’s experience as a realtor during covid-19 and what her buyers and sellers are saying about it, as well as how she’s seen the pandemic change the way people conduct business.


  • What Avenue to Happiness is and how it works
  • Avenue to Happiness was so busy, agents how to separate the work by location
  • Some of Stephanie’s favorite stories while delivering happiness during the campaign
  • Stephanie talks about her past experiences just helping others
  • The impacts of covid-19 on the real estate industry and market

About Stephanie Shellenberger

Stephanie started her career in real estate because she always loved looking at homes, land, decorating, and helping people. While her family has lived in Charlottesville her whole life, she has lived in many different areas throughout the area. From Stephanie’s own experiences, she understands how important it is to have a Realtor whom you can trust, and that will respond to your needs. Compassion, trustworthiness, organization, and excellent listening are the personal skills and attributes she brings to the table.

For more information about Stephanie and to contact her, visit: https://avenuerealtygroup.com/real_estate_agent/stephanie-shellenberger

About Amy Cochran

Amy is the Co-Owner of Avenue Realty, LLC. She and her husband, Darian Cochran, started this journey together ten years ago. She found a career in real estate when she realized that buying a home is more than a business transaction, it’s a monumental life event. Being a part of life changing events is exciting and she finds that sharing these moments with people is an honor. Amy believes it is her attention to detail and devotion to helping others be their happiest that makes real estate a successful venture for her.

Although the business side of real estate is extremely important, she finds the personal side of it equally as important. Amy has never “sold” anyone a house. What she does is listen to her clients and assist them in making decisions that are best for them and their family, while managing the business end of purchasing a home.

For more information about Amy and to contact her, visit: avenuerealtygroup.com/real_estate_agent/amy-cochran