Meet Shirley Kinzer
With over twenty-five years of experience in local real estate markets, I feel lucky to have a profession that I love. My primary goal is to use my years of experience to make the best possible fit between a buyer and seller to ensure each is completely satisfied with their purchase or sale on Vashon.
Living in the Pacific Northwest for most of my life, I have enjoyed the beauty of our natural resources, and have raised my family here. I have been fortunate to live in the San Juan Islands as well as in the Seattle Metropolitan area. Living on the beautiful island of Orcas for many years inspired me to move to Vashon. Both have the quality of life that inspires community.
Recently I bought a little cottage that I am transforming into my own. When not with family or working, I spend time volunteering at the Community Food Bank and the Inter-Faith Council to Prevent Homelessness. I am a member of the Vashon-Maury Garden Club and am a Master Gardener. We plant and propagate seedlings into plants the Garden Club sells at their annual plant sale. I also assist with the Master Gardener clinics on Saturdays and am on a committee to turn Vashon Island into a National Wildlife Habitat garden.
If I can be of service to you, please reach out - I would be happy to meet with you.
Managing Broker, earned broker's license early on, then earned my Managing Broker's license in 2006.
Top Producer, earned International Presidents Circle and Diamond Society top producer awards for high production of sales within my office multiple times.
Relocation Specialist Certification, earned in 2004. Working with buyers and sellers who have been transferred to another area for their jobs and are on a time clock to either sell their home or buy a new one.
Council of Real Estate Specialist, earned in 2006, only 3% of brokers hold this certification nationally. The CRS designation is considered the most prestigious designation a real estate broker can achieve. CRS provides premier education, business and networking resources to Realtors and international real estate professionals held by top producers.
Accredited Buyer's Representative, earned in 2005, which further educates brokers about buyer’s needs.
Graduate Real Estate Institute, earned in 2004, this designation is for additional education to further my commitment to the real estate industry and to my clients.
Senior Real Estate Specialist, earned in 2008. This designation focuses on the senior person wanting to sell or buy their homes. It focuses on understanding and empathy for 50+ clients and customers who want/need to sell their homes and/or buy. Helpful advice on relocation to retirement homes with resources available to help the senior.
National Association of Realtors, I have been a member for the past twenty-five years.
Realtor.com, I am linked into Realtor.com which will benefit my clients when they list their properties with me.