What Shirley enjoys most about being a Realtor is helping people successfully navigate the complex real estate market in Southern California. In order to stay at the top of her game, Shirley closely follows market trends, works tirelessly for her clients, and negotiates deals as if she were spending her own money. It’s a strategy that’s rewarded Shirley with an extensive base of satisfied, repeat clients who also generously refer their families and friends to her.
Selecting a hard-working, competent real estate agent is an important decision you’ll need to make in achieving your real estate goals. Shirley and her partner, Kathy Graves, are able to handle your account with double effort and service. They look forward to meeting new clients and are confident that their experience, skills, and education will align precisely with your real estate goals.
Shirley’s early experience as a Plan Check Technician for city building permits departments gave her a keen understanding for spotting good value among the many properties she reviewed. Since then and during her 14 years of successful real estate sales experience, Shirley has achieved the industry certifications listed below.
CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert
A Certified Distressed Property Expert has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.
ABR, Accredited Buyer’s Representative
Accredited Buyer’s Representative stands for the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. They know that you can't count on the market – you have to count on your skills. ABR® education provides the expertise needed for an edge in serving today’s home buyers.
CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
You’ve heard it many times, “The purchase of a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.” In today’s market, selling a home is equally important – getting the most out of your investment. So whether buying or selling, you want a specialist – a residential specialist. Someone who understands the complexities of the housing market, how to best position your interests, and someone who will get to know you and what you want from the transaction. You want success. You want a Certified Residential Specialist.
SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist
SRES designees are certified senior specialists astute to the financial and emotional challenges senior clients face when they sell a long-held family home. SRES designees not only can create a customized approach to marketing and selling your property, but they also can work with you to explore your housing options to ensure that your next home best serves your current and future needs.
Such certified specialists have special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages and the importance of universal design to the uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions.
They'll also help you steer clear of loan schemes and scams that victimize aged 50+ borrowers. And when you need help from other professionals, SRES designees can tap their network and put you in touch with qualified home inspectors, movers, attorneys, CPAs and other experts.
CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist
International real estate opportunities are everywhere. New people move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market invest in property overseas. No matter which international audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize your business.
Comprised of over 2,000 real estate professionals specializing in all types of real estate, the CIPS Network provides a 360° view of the global market. In any type of international real estate transaction, CIPS members are consumers' best and most trusted resource for navigating the international market.
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