Realtor (21 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation

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I have thoroughly enjoyed helping my clients buy and sell homes on the Mid Peninsula and beyond for 20 years! I have been fortunate to have been able to build my client base primarily by referral and word of mouth, giving me the privilege of working with wonderful individuals and families who often become my personal friends as well as my professional clients. I pride myself not only on being an expert in our local real estate market, but also on the wealth of experience I've been able to garner over the years and, perhaps most importantly, an unparalleled level of service that simply never ends. My clients know that I am always available to them, before, during, and long after any individual transaction. I have an expansive group of professional tradespeople and service providers who I am happy to recommend. No matter the question or need, I will do all I can to find a solution. My objective is to earn the role as your Realtor not just for one transaction, but for life. And I'll strive to do the same for your family members and friends as well.
 
My Background
 
Having grown up in the South Bay, I  spent my college years in Oregon and New York, and then moved back to the Peninsula where I've lived for nearly 30 years: in Menlo Park, San Carlos, and now Emerald Hills. My husband is a successful electrical engineer in the fascinating world of biotechnology. Our two children were born here, and have enjoyed the top-notch schools in the area, starting at Charter Learning Center in San Carlos, then North Star Academy and Sequoia High School in Redwood City. We couldn't be happier with their education and the community we're a part of. We love living here; this is our home.
 
Since earning my real estate license in 1994, I have affiliated with top notch offices and companies, starting with Cornish and Carey, Coldwell Banker, and Intero Real Estate Services. Being part of a world-class organization is vital to me, not only for what it provides to me, but also for what it gives back to our communities.  Two of my favorite organizations that I support are The Intero Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. What better way to show our gratitude for all that we are fortunate enough to enjoy!
 
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About Shirley Kraus: <div><font>I have thoroughly enjoyed helping my clients buy and sell homes on the Mid Peninsula and beyond for 20 years! I have been fortunate to have been able to build my client base primarily by referral and word of mouth, giving me the privilege of working with wonderful individuals and families who often become my personal friends as well as my professional clients. I pride myself not only on being an expert in our local real estate market, but also on the wealth of experience I've been able to garner over the years and, perhaps most importantly, an unparalleled level of service that simply never ends. My clients know that I am always available to them, before, during, and long after any individual transaction. I have an expansive group of professional tradespeople and service providers who I am happy to recommend. No matter the question or need, I will do all I can to find a solution. My objective is to earn the role as your Realtor not just for one transaction, but for life. And I'll strive to do the same&nbsp;for your family members and friends as well.<br/>&nbsp;<br/><strong><u>My Background</u></strong><br/>&nbsp;<br/>Having grown up in the South Bay, I&nbsp; spent my college years in Oregon and New York, and then moved back to the Peninsula where I've lived for nearly 30 years: in Menlo Park, San Carlos, and now Emerald Hills. My husband is a successful electrical engineer in the fascinating world of biotechnology. Our two children were born here, and have enjoyed the top-notch schools in the area, starting at Charter Learning Center in San Carlos, then North Star Academy and Sequoia High School in Redwood City. We couldn't be happier with their education and the community we're a part of. We love living here; this is our home.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>Since earning my real estate license in 1994, I have affiliated with top notch offices and companies, starting with Cornish and Carey, Coldwell Banker, and Intero Real Estate Services. Being part of a world-class organization is vital to me, not only for what it provides to me, but also for what it gives back to our communities.&nbsp; Two of my favorite organizations that I support are The Intero Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. What better way to show our gratitude for all that we are fortunate enough to enjoy!<br/>&nbsp;</font></div>

Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(48 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
12/05/2014
$850,000

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12/05/2014 - Seller - $850,000

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Seller
06/27/2014
$595,000

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06/27/2014 - Seller - $595,000

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Seller
06/13/2014
$1,900,100

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06/13/2014 - Seller - $1,900,100

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Seller
05/14/2014
$1,428,000

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05/14/2014 - Seller - $1,428,000

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Buyer
11/25/2013
$1,554,000

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11/25/2013 - Buyer - $1,554,000

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Ratings & Reviews

We had a great experience with Shirley purchasing a new home and selling our old home. What set her apart from other brokers is that she listened very carefully to what we were looking for, had extensive knowledge of the local market and housing stock, and was proactive in sending us listings and showing houses on demand. Shirley's experience and familiarity with the local market was instrumental in helping us win a bid on our home in an extremely competitive market. We would use Shirley again in the future for our real estate needs!

  

07/04/2015 - bustles2005
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $2.15M in San Carlos, CA.

We had a great experience with Shirley purchasing a new home and selling our old home. What set her apart from other brokers is that she listened very carefully to what we were looking for, had extensive knowledge of the local market and housing stock, and was proactive in sending us listings and showing houses on demand. Shirley's experience and familiarity with the local market was instrumental in helping us win a bid on our home in an extremely competitive market. We would use Shirley again in the future for our real estate needs!  More Less 

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04/27/2015 - user80511077
Sold a home in 2015 in Redwood City, CA 94061.

Shirley helped us to buy our first home. She is a highly competent realtor and has extensive knowledge about San Francisco Peninsula real estate market. She thoroughly explained every step of the buying process and went above and beyond her call of duty to ensure that we were happy and comfortable with the process and the home. We will definitely work with Shirley again and highly recommend her.  More Less 

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06/26/2014 - zuser20140408141146964
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.925M in San Carlos, CA.

This recent transaction is our 3rd opportunity to work with Shirley over the last 20 years! She really knows the San Carlos market and is very attentive to the needs of the client. She recently marketed and sold our house very successfully and made the process as painless as possible! Remarkably she was available and responsive at diverse hours even to help us with buying a house in the city.  More Less 

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