Shirley Grindel Real Estate Agent at John L. Scott KMS Kent

Shirley Grindel

Real Estate Agent at
John L. Scott KMS Kent

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Farm Property
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Shirley gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Kent agent by 8%.
Shirley is a SFH expert - working with over 82% more single family homes than the average Kent agent.
Shirley has great Condo experience - having sold 24 more condos than the average agent.

Shirley's Transactions

  • Covington, WA
    Single Family Home
  • Bonney Lake, WA
    Single Family Home
  • Federal Way, WA
    Single Family Home
  • Kent, WA
    Single Family Home
    Shirley outperformed the market - selling this property for 29% over asking price
  • Covington, WA
    Single Family Home
    Shirley outperformed the market - selling this property for 11% over asking price
  • Graham, WA
    Single Family Home
  • Bremerton, WA
    Single Family Home

More about Shirley Grindel

Helping hundreds of families since 1998 achieve their Real Estate goals. As a full-time, full-service Real Estate Broker with more than 20 years of industry experience, my first priority is serving you. Whether you are just starting to shop for a home, are ready to sell an existing property or want to learn more about real estate in general. I love selling real estate and assisting both buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. I would love to put my negotiating and marketing skills to work for you to help you achieve your goals. I work with buyers and sellers with investment properties, multi-family properties, vacant land, distressed properties, short sales and foreclosures. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.

2018 Chairman's Circle, 2017 Chairman's Circle, 2016 Chairman's Circle, 2015 Chairman's Circle, 2014 President's Elite Award, 2013 President's Gold Award, 2012 President's Award, 2011 President's Award, 2010 President's Award, 2009 President's Award, 2008 President's Gold Award, 2007 President's Elite Award, 2006 President's Elite Award, 2005 President's Elite Award, 2004 President's Gold Award, 2003 President's Elite Award, 2002 President's Gold Award, 2001 President's Award, 2000 Emerald's Award

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Shirley Grindel's Reviews & Ratings

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Shirley Grindel

  • Shirley helped me buy a home

      We had a great experience buying a home with Shirley

    • Shirley listed and sold my home

        I had called several realtors to get an idea what my house was worth selling for. Three showed up over two days, spent maybe ten to fifteen minutes looking at the house, gave me a price and left. Then Shirley showed up with an arm load of data and sat down with to look at all the similar listings in the area. Two hours latter I was convinced that she was the one to sell my house. Her personality is bubbly, warm and extremely knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate with. Shirley is now my realtor for life. Buying, selling or just thinking. She’s the one. 😃

      • I have worked with Shirley Grindel for past 15 plus years in the Real Estate Industry and she has always proven herself as a professional and knowledgeable broker. I am a title and escrow service provider and Shirley is a strong communicator with all parties to the transaction to ensure her transactions close smoothly. Shirley is a talented negotiator and diligent to get the best possible deal for her buyers and sellers. You are in capable hands when working with Shirley!

        - C. Newcastle, WA
      • Shirley is the best. We sold and bought a house through Shirley years ago and we couldn't be more satisfied. She was professional, helpful, stayed in constant communication with us throughout the process of selling our home to purchasing the new house. I would without a doubt recommend Shirley for your real estate needs.

        - T. Maple Valley, WA
      • We happened upon Shirley when calling on a listing in the Auburn area. She called us back right away, sadly the home was sold, but she then took the time to ask about our home search. We were working with another agent who didn't have time to show us homes. She offered to help us and within hours sent us listings to look at and explained how to use the site. She then set up an appointment to take us out and look at all the listings we had selected, even took our two children in her vehicle. Super nice and very well organized and familiar with all the areas we were searching in. It only took one day and we had found our home. We sat down and wrote up the offer right then and there. If it wasn't for her expertise and honest approach I don't think we would have gotten our dream home. We would use her again in a heartbeat and would recommend her to anyone who is either looking or listing.

        - C. Auburn, WA
      • I dont know if 5 stars really says it all. Shirley was the best person I have ever conducted a business transaction with. She allowed me to feel confident thru the stresses of purchasing a home. Not only was she never late to an appointment she was always early, as a busy person this showed she valued my time. Shirley was able to work thru the short sell paperwork with ease completed correctly ensuring I was able to get the home for the price I wanted.

        - G. Graham, WA
      • Shirley has been our 'go to' realtor for 9 years, both for buying and selling homes. She is knowledgeable, experienced, tenacious and super attentive to her client's wants and needs. She has built her business on GREAT customer service. We have referred many family and friends and they have made Shirley their 'go to' realtor for years, too. You won't go wrong with Shirley. She focuses on getting you the right house, or the best deal, not on getting a quick commission check.

        - B. Tacoma, WA
      • Shirley took the time to make sure alll the details were on her shoulders not mine. She helped in many decisions. I feel she went above and beyond. Glad I found her.

        - A. Maple Valley, WA
      • If you looking for a quick and happy buying or selling, with honesty, Shirley is the person you're looking for, we know her for years she will do whatever in her power to make customer happy and satisfied. I'm gladly recommending her service to anybody looking to buy/sell.Thanks Shirley for being for us we needed.

        - M. Kent, WA
      • Shirley has done an outstanding job on multiple transactions for me. She is incredibly knowledgeable and knows her business very well. Very importantly, she always answers her phone or calls/emails back in a very timely manner. She is positive, extremely professional, trustworthy and always puts the customer first! I have recommended Shirley to many friends and they have all had the same positive experience as she's a great advocate for her customers!

        - J. Maple Valley, WA
      • Shirley, is very dependable and knowledgeable. I will recommend her services to anyone looking to buy or sell their real estate. She always returns calls and has an answer for your many questions. and if she doesn't know, she will find out and give you the correct information.

        - R. Spanaway, WA
      • We found Shirley through a realtor rating site, on-line, and she responded to our initial phone call very quickly even though it was during the weekend. The other recommended realtor did not respond until late Monday morning. Our house is very small and is valued at less than half of the average price of homes in King County. Despite this, Shirley treated us as if we were owners of a much more expensive property! She was always there to immediately answer any questions we had. We never had to wait more than a few minutes to hear back from her subsequent to calling her or sending an e-mail. She utilized a comprehensive marketing approach by targeting pretty much all available media. A heavy emphasis was placed on providing high-quality photos that distinguished the property. She has an expensive camera with a nice wide-angle lens and she toook a lot of care in getting the best possible views to include with the listing. Her listing write-up so well done that it even made me want to see the property!I am a retired real estate appraiser and did a market search and analysis prior to contacting any realtors to list our property. There were very few recent sales of comparable properties in our area so I had to use what was there and make some carefully thought-out adjustments to come up with an estimated value of $195,000. I didn't tell Shirley anything about this when we had our initial contact. I wanted to see what she would come up with in her market analysis. This is unbeleivable but she came up with $195,000, too! That cemented my trust in her abiltity because you really have to know what you are doing in order to make the proper adjustments leading to that value estimte. Also, as a side note, Shirley's mother is a broker in Arizona so Shirley grew up in the real estate business and has seen about every situation that could arise. She has a great background, knowledge base, and experience. We decided to put the house on the market for $200,000. Because of Shirley's efforts our house sold quickly and for more than the asking price. She has stayed actively engaged in the sales process throughout and we finally signed the closing documents yesterday. Having her available throughout to answer our questions and calm our fears made everything go relatively stress-free for us and we are very happy about that! I am enthused to recommend Shirley as a professional realtor and as a person with high personal standards and tremendous work ethic. There are a lot of relators out there who don't want to work too hard for their clients but Shirley is not one of them! She is deserving of the utmost respect in her profession and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs high-quality, professional realtor service!

        - R. Seattle, WA
      • Shirley did a great job for us. She suggested some items to do to prep the house for sale and did a nice job marketing our home. She was available and kept us informed and well guided along the path to selling our home.

        - D. Black Diamond, WA
      • Shirley was excellent at handling all of our needs with the home buying process! It took us two years to get to where we were ready to officially purchase a new home. She was patient with us and there was never any pressure to purchase. When the kids leave home and we are ready for a different house we will be calling her! Thank you so much Shirley!

        - H. Graham, WA
      • We were so pleased to find Shirley to handle the sale of our townhouse in Des Moines. Having bought and sold a number of properties (most in California), I can say without a doubt, she is the best agent I have every worked with. She did exactly what she said she was going to do, and then some. We were selling from out of state and had some challenges with liquidating the furnishing and she was on it! Her listing was impressive, priced right and offers came in as she expected. She provided us with weekly updates just to let us know exactly what was going on and we closed, above asking price, in 30 days. Fantastic job, super competent and a pleasure to work with! If we move back to Washington State, she will be our go-to person. Thank you Shirley.

        - B. Des Moines, WA
      • Shirley is an fantastic person from the moment you meet her! She is kind, energetic and passionate about her job and wants whats only best for her customer. She is very knowledgeable and takes care of every single detail!! You have nothing to worry about with her expertise! We were so pleased with our experience with Shirley that we ended up using her to buy our home and then sell again (work related) and recommended her multiple times. Id also like to add that her assistant was amazing too! Answering all calls and texts when Shirley wasnt availabvle doing a fantastic job getting answers that we needed!! Our home sold in 2 weeks!! Thanks for an easy experience!!

        - D. Bonney Lake, WA
      • Hire Shirley! But, only if you want the very best person representing you and your home, and; who wouldnt? Her knowledge has made her an expert at dealing with all phases of the buying and selling real estate processes. Shirley consistently made us her number one priority throughout her very impressive marketing of our home for sale and conducting the final sale negotiations. She sold our home in Kent East Hill quickly and for more than our list price which was more than we had hoped.Shirley kept close contact with us and answered our questions and concerns without hesitation. We relied on her extensive experience and always felt assured, confident and extremely fortunate that we were working with such a capable and knowledgable person. Shirley is still answering our questions and has told us not to hesitate to give her a call at any time.Shirley leads a team of experienced professionals, so if you are searching for an excellent lender, moving company, handyman, etc., give her a call. We definitely feel we have a lifetime friend and wonderful relationship with Shirley.

        - S. Kent, WA
      • We clicked with Shirley from the get go and were so happy with her professionalism and area knowledge. Shirley made our first home buying experience so smooth. We love her Tuesday updates and never had issues reaching out and getting answers to our questions. Specifically for our home buying experience, Shirley quickly thought outside of the box and coached a newer selling agent to make our process as easy as possible. We will use Shirley if we sell in the future as well as tell anyone we know is looking.

        - A. Bonney Lake, WA
      • Cannot say enough about Shirley. Knowledge of buisiness is beyond excellent. I've never had an agent work more diligently to assure we got the best price for our property. Her follow-up and continual communication with my wife and I made the transition effortless.

        - T. Chelan, WA
      • Shirley Grindel helped me to both sell and purchase a home. Her marketing of my home had it sold within three days of listing above my listing price. She assisted she me in locating a new home in another city and closing both the old and the new on the same date which made my moving smooth. She was excellent at keeping me in formed at all times during the process for both the sale and the purchase. I found her friendly personality pleasing and would use her again before choosing any other agent she did a great job.

        - D. Ellensburg, WA