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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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4 Bed / 3.0 Bath
$1,428,000
    Past Sales (43 all-time)
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    11/25/2013
    $1,554,000
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    11/06/2013
    $1,000,000
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    10/24/2013
    $768,000
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    06/06/2013
    $1,130,000
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    05/31/2013
    $793,500
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      06/28/2012 - user8321069
      Bought a home in 2012.
      We recently bought a home in San Mateo and Shirley did a fantastic job representing us! This is our second home buying experience, and the whole process somehow seemed much smoother and easier than the first one - thanks to Shirley's expertise! She went out of her way to gather as much information as she could about every home she showed us, carefully picked out homes based on our requirements, and even adviced us on how to proceed when we were confused/unsure. Working with her gave us the confidence that we would eventually find a home that we would love - and we did!

      We would definitely recommend Shirley!
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      05/14/2012 - user3032095
      Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $375K in San Carlos, CA.
      I am a first-time homeowner because of Shirley Kraus.

      I had zero knowledge of what to do, and she very patiently guided me through the whole process. I was worried that, since she's based in the pricey midpeninsula, she wouldn't really be able to help me. But she quickly helped me locate a great condo that was within my tight budget. Little did I know that finding the property was just the tip of the iceberg when purchasing a home...I was amazed at how hard Shirley worked to get me through all of the paperwork, including a horrible snafu with my credit union; the snafu wasn't Shirley's fault at all, but she quickly helped me get back on track with another lender. Furthermore, the property was an REO, and I had no idea how difficult it would be to work with a bank rather than an individual property owner. But Shirley was optimistic, diligent, and persistent with the selling agent/bank and we got the deal done. I'm thrilled!

      Before purchasing my home, I could not imagine going through this process alone. Now I can't imagine going through it with anyone but Shirley!
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      11/05/2011 - ynkt
      Bought a home in 2011.
      Shirley Kraus is an excellent and wonderful agent. She is extremely knowledgeable and dependable. Shirley very fast understood what we are looking for and supported us over four months. We were new to this area and not only she showed us around, she provided deep first hand knowledge, about the different schools and school systems, and the community. One could see that she continiously expends her knowledge and shares this with her clients. She has been instrumental for us getting our dream house and provided excellent guidance and support in every possible way and made sure that we really understand what we are getting into. It was an extremely pleasant experience and great comfort to have her on our site in these complex times. We very highly recommend her. She loves what she is doing and that truly shows.  MoreLess
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      Professional Information
      Address:
      Intero Real Estate Services
      1250 San Carlos Ave #102
      San Carlos, CA  94070
      Office:
      (650) 315-5338Click to view
       
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      Member since:
      05/29/2011
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