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Meet Shirley Kinzer

Welcome to the little island where big things happen!

We are 20 minutes from Seattle, either by car ferry or foot ferry. Come and see this amazing gem that sits only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

I would love to help you with your real estate interests and dreams.  Whether it be the search for the perfect home for you and your family or an investment in your future in this magical place.

Vashon Island has a population of 11,000.  Island living offers a more relaxed lifestyle.  Glorious natural wonders abound and are assessable by foot, boat, bike or kayak. 

The island has a great variety of cultural events and a beautiful performance center that bigger cities would envy.  Artists and musicians are a big part of our vibrant community.  Volunteerism is a source of local pride and our school system is one of the finest in the state.  GO PIRATES!

 I have over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and currently serve as a Managing Broker with Windermere Vashon.

Integrity, honesty and hard work are my core values. I have a strong commitment to client satisfaction and will always ensure you have the most up to date information.

I am a Master Gardener, belong to the Vashon-Maury Island Garden Club, Vashon Chamber of Commerce.  I volunteer at the Vashon Food bank distribution center and garden, and I help provide and serve meals to the hungry.

Our team at Windermere is committed to providing professional real estate services to our customers. Windermere has the largest real estate network in the West with brokers in nine states. The Windermere brokers contribute a portion of every sale to the Windermere Foundation, which in turn donates locally to the community.

 Vashon, the little island where big things happen! 

Profile Highlights

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 buyers 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.