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Gates & Burns Relocates Franklin Location


Gates & Burns Realty has relocated their Franklin office to 1318 Liberty Street, the previous location of Venango Real Estate, effective December 1st.

Vicki Henderson and David Bennett have both joined the Gates & Burns Realty Sales Team and will continue to serve clients at this location.

Vicki has been the broker/owner of Venango Real Estate and has been active in the local real estate market for 25 years. Dave is a life long Venango County resident and has been in real estate for 4 years. Dave is an active member of the Atlantic Ave United Brethren Church and was previously employed by Joy Global.

Stop in and visit! They are excited to be in the same location and offer the same great service. Additional sales associates at this location include Carl Valetich, Sherry Shawgo, and Ralph Aylesworth. All are members of the National, State, and Local Associations of Realtors.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s December 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Member Spotlight: Shawgo Real Estate


” We love it when a plan comes together.”

Dana Shawgo is the owner of Shawgo Real Estate LLC in Franklin. Shawgo Real Estate started 26 years ago and was formally known as Sherry Shawgo Real Estate.

In 2018, Dan bought the business off of Sherry and continued the great traditional of helping clients, customers, and friends buy and sell real estate. They take great pride in their customer service and always seek to serve their customers first.

In 2017, Shawgo purchased a drone and obtained an FAA license to help with aerial images for their listings. They also started experimenting with 360 degree imaging. In 2018 they perfected the 360 degree images and moved onto virtual reality showings, virtual floor plans, and the distribution of 100’s of free virtual reality headsets to perspective buyers.

Another asset of Shawgo Real Estate is their enclosed trailer to help clients move after the sale, and their mascot that they have affectionately named “Super House.”

Dana says that he loves Venango County because of the community feel, beautiful homes, festivals, and gorgeous destinations such as the bike trail, river, and parks.

One way Shawgo is investing in their community is through their Earthcam, which showcases Liberty Street in Franklin and can be found on their website. It shows live feed enabling viewers to see a lot of the Franklin festival activity using this unique camera system. Everything from Applefest to Light up Night, including parades!

Be on the lookout for a new Shawgo office. They have announced that they are adding a new office but have not yet revealed the location.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s August 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.