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Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS), Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

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Chinese select Mandarin), Mandarin, Indonesian select Bahasa)

More about Shirley Mahashin

Professional Experience

As a Broker Associate and member of Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society, Shirley sets high standards in the quality of service she provides to her clients. With her knowledge, skills, experience and commitment, Shirley works tirelessly as her clients’ advocate and trusted adviser in selling or buying their homes.

Shirley's commitment to excellence and professionalism is evident by her spending extensive hours of to earn her GRI (Graduate, Realtor® Institute), SRES® (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and PMC (Property Management Certification) designations. In addition, she has completed numerous real estate related courses and she also regularly attends seminars and classes to keep current with the fast changing real estate market situation, new real estate laws and regulations.

Shirley is a member of GRI (Graduate, Realtor® Institute), NAR (National Association of Realtors), CAR (California Association of Realtors), SILVAR (Silicon Valley Association of Realtors), SRES® (Senior Advantage Real Estate Council), MLS (Multiple Listing Service), and Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society).

Shirley holds a Bachelor degree in Teacher Training and Educational Science and has accumulated 41 credit units for Post Graduate Program of Philosophy.

Shirley and her family reside in Sunnyvale. In her spare time, she likes traveling and trying out new cooking recipes. Besides English, she also speaks Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia and Malay.


Education


Shirley Mahashin is licensed as a Broker Associate. In addition, Shirley earns her GRI, Graduate, Realtor® Institute, the California Association of REALTOR® nationally recognized real estate designation, SRES® (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and PMC (Property Management Certification) designations.
Shirley's commitment to excellence and professionalism is also evident by her completing numerous Real Estate related continuing study courses; such as, Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds Handling, Fair Housing, Risk Management , Consumer protection and 1031 Tax-deferred Exchange, etc.
Shirley holds a Bachelor degree in Teacher Training and Educational Science.

Professional Affiliations

Shirley is a member of National Association of Realtors (NAR), California Association of Realtors(CAR), Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR), Senior Advantage Real Estate Council(SRES),R.E. Infolink Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Testimonials

Clients' Testimonials

Shirley is the best!! There are three things you look for in a realtor; competency,integrity, and work ethic.

Shirley rates an A Plus in all three areas. She knows the job, she knows the markets, and she is a smart negotiator! She is a person of high integrity... she tells you the truth and does the right thing in all circumstances. And Shirley works!! She doesn't rest until her clients' best deal is realized.
We're glad we found Shirley!!

Brian & Lisa White (Sellers)

p.s. I almost forgot... Shirley is also a pleasure to work with!!


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Shirley was my friend's buyer agent and my friend recommended her to us. Then we have Shirley as the buyer's agent of us. Shirley helped us get our dream home at good price. She is very knowledgable, resourceful and reliable. She acted in the best interests of us. I highly recommend Shirley.

Amy Huishu (buyer)

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Hi Shirley,
you do get an A + for communication and your clients are very lucky to have you. Most agents aren't nearly as quick at responding in this market. I appreciate it and if other agents don't express it I'm sure they are appreciative too.

Best Regards,

Lisa Sousae, MA
REALTOR, SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
Supporter of youth in the Performing Arts
Bailey Properties, Inc.
Supporter of the Arts
Serving Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties

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I recently sold my home. From this experience, I learned that selling home needs a lot of diligence, careful planning, and right strategies in order to get things right. Researching the house market, fixing and staging home, setting the right price, screening potential buyers, negotiating deals, and completing the escrow process are some of the crucial phases.

If these are not done correctly, you might end up overspending or even worse, getting a bad deal.
Having an experienced and skillful agent is a must.

Shirley was my agent and she is that perfect agent who is very well qualified to do all of those tasks.
She is very experienced, kind, diligent, and dependable. She is very detail oriented in doing every task.
She works very quickly. Got my house staged properly, listed on the market, and received multiple offers with record sales in that area.
More impressively, the whole process was done while I was overseas. Yet she set up everything that made it very easy for me to handle via internet.
Everything went very smoothly and flawlessly from day one until everything completed.
I cannot recall any single glitch or even the slightest problem at any time.
I am extremely satisfied with her performance and very grateful to have her as my agent.
I highly recommend Shirley to everyone.

Jeffrey B /Seller


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Appreciation Letter:
When we started our house searching process, we did not know where to start. Whether to sell the first house or rent it out. I knew Shirley Mahashin, we had met in one of her open houses sometime back. I spoke with Shirley and she immediately started sending us emails of different house options to look at.

Shirley guided us throughout the process; from bank loan, to selling our old house, to buy the new one, which required good coordination and quick movements between selling our previous house and buying the new house. Shirley's experience in the field and her honest advice, her guidance and her suggestions helped us make the right choice.

I would highly recommend Shirley Mahashin as a real estate agent for many reasons. The most
important of these reasons would be her commitment to her clients, her flexibility, honesty, and understanding the needs of her clients.

Lobo Family /Sellers and Buyers
(Dipa, Benedict and Aatish)
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Shirley worked with my family for 6 months. We needed a new home in the Cupertino Elementary school district. We averaged seeing 3-5 homes per weekend and she never tried to rush us or "talk us" into anything. Our taste and needs were very specific. She helped us find the perfect home at a great price.
We were honored to work with her and her partner for 6 months and couldn't be happier with our new home. She fought hard to help us get the home we wanted and continued to be our advocate throughout the entire process. She's also given us great leads for termite work, flooring, etc.

Jan Shaw/ Buyer

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To: Shirley Mahashin, Broker Associate at Coldwell Banker - Cupertino
Re: The successful sale of my property at 150 West Edith Ave #18, Los Altos 94022

Dear Shirley,

I have been involved in all aspects of real estate and have been quite successful as a RE Developer, CA Broker, and syndicator. I have brokered properties myself and was in fact a Coldwell Banker associate in the past; please recall that I met you at the CB branch in Sunnyvale. At that time, you were an aspiring agent. As such, I have seen in you a great potential with your perseverance, smartness, and love for the profession, among others.

My life has been overwhelmingly busy in the last 7 years doing RE development and had been thinking of selling my residence at 150 West Edith. I hardly have time for anything personal and so my problem was “who is that most qualified, competitive, trustworthy, intelligent, market-strategy-oriented, capable, ethical etc. (“etc.” comes with ‘highest standards’ adjectives that one could think of in real estate practice)” that could market my residence?

It was you - Shirley - that came to mind. And indeed, you exceeded my expectations! Am grateful to you for selling my home for far more than the asking price and making the selling process that I thought was really tedious seem easy using your professional experience. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a “Realtor for Life”.

Sincerely,

Loida C. Kirkley, CCIM /Repeated Sellers

RE Developer/ Cal BRE #01234415

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I have worked with Shirley on two of our investment properties - one in San Jose and one in Menlo Park over the period of 2+ yrs. She represents well professional knowledge in those areas and keen on researching the current market trend for us to make profitable suggestions.

She is also very responsive and patient for every little inquiry that I made, explaining in objective details of the pros and cons. More, she continues to respond my inquiries even we have closed the deal and sold the houses already, providing excellent service.

It is hard to find an honest and responsible realtor as most people would claim. However, I can assure you that Shirley not only possesses professional capabilities but also ethical manner towards her job. Plus she is a senior Realtor who owns many certificates and qualifications. I highly recommend her whether you are purchasing houses for your home living or investment purpose. You are very lucky to find her as your Realtor I would say that from my heart.

Chien H/ Seller and Buyer

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Shirley Mahashin is a fantastic real estate agent. Her integrity and high personal standards make her a very rare person in this field. She places the interest of her client in getting a home that the client is happy at the top. Unlike many real estateagents I have dealt with, who want to "close" and move on, Shirley acts in your best interest, advising you of her opinion of whether a property would or would not best meet your interests, even if it means a quick sale and commission for you.


She is not pushy like many real estate agents, but at the same time, she advises you honestly about market conditions. I whole-heartedly recommend Shirley Mahashin as an outstanding real agent to anyone. I would be delighted to get her services again.

Bindu M /Buyer

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We are very lucky to have Shirley as our agent for home purchase. She is not only a professional and experienced expert in the real estate field, but also more like our sincere friend to always give useful suggestions on our side. She never pushed us to recklessly offer a price, and always helped us thoroughly analyze the pros and cons of the property. Every time when I wrote email to Shirley for help, she was very responsive to get back to me instantly. Even after closing, Shirley still kept giving us much help and suggestions on moving and modeling arrangement.

We are grateful for all the help Shirley offered to us in the whole process. We
would highly recommend Shirley without any hesitation.


Miao Zhao /Buyer

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To Ms. Mahashin's Manager,

I just want to express my gratitude to Ms. Mahashin for assisting me in selling my house. She was very responsive to my needs and kept me informed of all the developments throughout the process, from the beginning to after the sell. Since I work late, she would meet me in the evenings if I needed to sign papers, and she would meet with the contractor, stager, appraiser, and termite inspector during the day on behalf of my interests. Ms. Mahashin stayed on task with the buyer's agent and lender to ensure that closing would occur timely. In fact, we closed 35 days after the house was listed.
I'm very pleased with all the hard work and dedication that Ms. Mahashin exhibited, which I believed attributed to the quick sale of the house. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to my friends or anyone who is looking to sell their house.

Sincerely,

Don Vu /Seller

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Shirley helped me buy my first home. She treated me like a family member when we looked for a house. In a fast-paced real estate environment in Sunnyvale during the spring, she was patient with me even though I took 3months+ to settle on a house.

Throughout the process she would do the homework and find great candidate homes, even visiting some of them before taking up my time. For each home, she would help with the due diligence as well after I indicated interest. This is a stark difference compared to another broker I tried in the past that was just interested in pushing for a sale.

Her knowledge of the closing process and industry expertise helped close my transaction smoothly and with very minimal work to do. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a personal touch.
Benedict C /Buyer

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Shirley Mahashin is a great Realtor and my husband and I would highly recommend her. We truly felt that Shirley listened to our needs and wants for a new home. Her job was incredibly challenging, given the conditions of the current Bay Area housing market. She patiently worked with us for months to help us find not only the perfect home, but the perfect neighborhood in Menlo Park. She also offered terrific recommendations for lenders, contractors, and movers.

We are 100% satisfied with our experience with Shirley. She was extremely attentive and always responsive when we had questions or wanted to see different homes. She's an extremely hard worker and is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure her clients are happy!
R. Huynh /Buyer and Seller

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As sellers of a home in Sunnyvale, we feel very lucky to have selected Shirley Mahashin at Coldwell Banker as our agent to assist us in selling our house.Coldwell Banker is really a prestigious Residential Brokerage that we can count on.

We attributed the success and smooth sailing of our transaction to Shirley Mahashin’s highest level of professional service. During the selling process, whenever problems arose, be they big or small, Shirley would go to the greatest length to proactively and tirelessly contact the parties involved to solve the matters. Shirley not only advised us and suggested various reasonable and constructive way-outs to any issues, but she also negotiated the win-win solutions for both sellers and buyers. In short, Shirley‘s hard work and professional attitude are the strong foundation for the smooth sailing of the transaction under current mortgage and buyer's market situation.

Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to Shirley for her honesty and dedication to her clients.


SHIRLEY, YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT REALTOR®! THANK You!


Bill Chow /Seller

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Hi Shirley,

First of all, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for representing us in this transaction.

We are extremely pleased with your very efficient service. From the beginning pointing us to the opportunity of buying an REO, guiding us through the process, being always there to answer our questions, concerns, and even helping us to promptly get inspections, estimates for fixing work, keeping us informed of every single step in the process, sending us reminders of what we needed to do, chasing our lender, and all the actions that throughout the whole process you did in a VERY efficient way.


We really enjoyed working with you and your kindness and flexibily to meet us whenever and wherever it was convenient for us made things much easier. One thing that we particularly appreciate is that we always had the feeling that you REALLY CARED for the best for us. You never pushed us, and actually you helped us to keep our offer at a good level so that it resulted in a good investment for us. Moreover, you were always on top of every single detail so that we had the confidence that we were in very good hands.

In brief, we were thrilled by your service and without any doubt we will recommend you to any friend and colleague that is in search for a home.

Many thanks again and also for the very nice and thoughtful gesture of the escrow closing gift.

With our great and sincere appreciation and gratitude,

--Malu (on behalf of Manolo and myself) /Buyer

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Shirley helped me buy a home!

I met Shirley at an open house she hosted, and she gave me the impression as an honest, reliable, and very knowledgeable Realtor. Later on I asked her to be my agent … and she provided a great service to help me find and purchase my first house. Shirley consistently gave me sound advice based upon her past experience and history which allowed me to make the best decisions. Being a first time home buyer and very busy with my own work, I thought all the paperwork/process of buying a house could be stressful task. However Shirley is always very patient and comforting. She is very organized and reminded me of every details and deadlines along the way. This helps me tremendously.


Thank you Shirley for your great help.

Jeff Zhao /Buyer

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I just bought a house last month with Shirley as my agent. She is one of the most helpful and professional agents I have ever encountered. Whenever I had any questions, she would always be available to help me answer them. At every step of the way, she was there for me. Even after the house closed, I was still able to go to her with questions. She treated buying the house like she would have if she were buying her own home. I highly recommend Shirley for her dedication and expertise!

Suxia /Buyer

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My friend recommended Shirley to me. At the time, we had already visited many open houses for 2 months but we did not find the one we liked. She gave my wife and I the impression as a very knowledgeable and reliable Realtor. Within a few days, she helped us find the property we liked in Sunnyvale. She also communicated with the listing agent several times to make everything go smoothly.
After we got the property, she also recommended contractors to help us fix various issues.
In short, both my wife and I think she is a very professional and reliable Realtor. We would highly recommend her to everyone!

C Zhong /Buyer

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We gotta give our heartfelt thank you to Shirley. We were working with another agent before we met Shirley. At the time that we were looking to buy our first home, it is a very competitive market and our first agent would only ask us to bid 20% up for everything. In contrary, Shirley used her experience and local knowledge to help us make a successful bid at a good price.

She also go out and helped us to negotiate with seller to put down more protection for us. And I found Shirley is pretty resourceful, there are times that the lender would come up with an urgent requirement. She would be able to give us the contact referrals and co-ordinate to get things done on the same day.

Highly recommend her. Cannot imagine what would happen if we stuck with the first agent we met. Feel so lucky to have her help us for our first home purchase!

Julian Wong /Buyer

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Dear Prospective Client,

If you are looking for an agent who can make things happen and will deliver results then, Shirley Mahashin is an agent that I strongly recommend that you hire. Shirley, will immediately put her extensive experience and network to work for you whether you are buying or selling a house.

I have come to know Shirley as a true professional who you can trust to have your best interest in mind. Shirley, will keep you informed through every step of the process and will deliver results to your satisfaction.

D Ojeda /Seller

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Shirley just listed sold my condo in Milpitas. Closed faster than I thought it would. Shirley sincerely shows that she cares for her clients. What I liked about Shirley is that she was very efficient in keeping me up to date with the process of selling my property from the beginning until the final signing. Definitely recommend her for any real estate needs.


Mike Ayala /Seller
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Shirley is fantastic, professional, and ethical agent. She has been a great help in buying and selling my condo. She has made it less stressful in both transactions and took care of me like a family with best interest.

I just hope she does not retire before I have a chance to get her service again !

Jeff Chiang / Buyer and Seller

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Shirley is a very nice agent. She is knowledgeable and experienced. She gave us a lot great advice, and helped us find a great home. She is very patient. She went every open house with us.

Ye Jing /Buyer

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Dear Shirley,

Thank you for your superb service in our home buying process. You understood our likes and dislikes and filtered the houses suitable for us. This helped our busy life schedule.

We were impressed by your organization skills and attention to details. This saved us lot of time, since the needed documents were readily available and any errors were corrected in a timely manner.

We admire your sense of time. We would always see you ahead of the appointed time. This was really helpful in our busy work schedule.

We were amazed by your real estate knowledge. Your habit of educating us as part of home buying process was very helpful and your suggestions were timely.

We would like to sincerely thank you for all the excellent help we received in buying our first home.

Regards,

Rama and Veena /Buyers

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Dear Shirley,

Thank you for all of the opportunities you gave us to find the best match for our heart's desire. We look forward to getting to share with you its new looks


Janet & Greg /Buyers

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Hi Shirley

We really enjoyed working with you. We are so thankful that we have you to represent us.

As first time home buyers, you told us a lot about the market and the area. We were amazed by your real estate knowledge. You are always there to answer our calls and address our concerns. You basicially held our hands through the whole process.

We are very satisfied with your very professional service. Your attention to details and constant updates help us a lot in the buying process. And you are always ahead of the time in our appointments.

We felt like you are buying a house for yourself. And we trusted your judgment 100%.

Thank you very much for all the excellent help we received all this time and the escrow closing gift.
We definitely will refer you to our friends as we are sure you will work hard to represent them and exceed their expectation as you did for us.

Liang and Wenyu /Buyers

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Dear Shirley,

Thank you so much for your help in helping me to purchase my first home!

My parents and I all felt it was a blessing from God to be able to meet you at that open house five months ago!

Since that time we have been through some high and low times, but through it all, it now feels like we have been good friends for years!

Thank you for your hard work and perseverance.

I hope we can keep in touch, and visit my home some time!

Enoch W /Buyer

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My previous bad experience with some real estate agent has caused me to be cautious when dealing with real estate associates.

When I first met and interviewed Shirley Mahashin, I realized that she possesses the knowledge, integrity, skills, honesty and professionalism to represent me to sell my home. My decision to have Shirley be my listing agent has proven to be a sound one.

In every step of the selling process, she put my best interest at heart and worked hard to market my home; in addition, she updated and advised me with every development of the transaction. There is no surprise that my house was sold at over the listing price and within a very short time.

I will definitely refer Shirley Mahashin to you if you are considering listing your home, because not only does Shirley help you arrange all the necessary preparation for putting your home on the market, but she also guides you through every step of the selling process until escrow closes satisfactorily.

Frances Ramolette & Harlyn Caruso /Sellers

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Shirley is excellent. We were first time home buyers and Shirley held our hands through the whole process, from placing the bid to closing.

Dara & Debra / Buyers

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We have been so pleased with Shirley's support, guidance and attention to details over the whole process. She is highly professional with a warm, friendly and understanding manner.
We certainly will refer Shirley and will definitely recommend others to contact her.

Aiguo /Buyer

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My husband and I first met Shirley at one of her open houses, she was extremely professional with a warm personality.This was our first house , so we really needed to find someone that could help us navigate the market.We were amazed at her dedication to finding the house that was right for us and our budget.

She found us great deals, wonderful contractors, followed through on all promises, and negotiated the best deals for us. She also reviewed properties in advance, met and communicated with us at times that were convenient to us, and clearly explained the process and documentation. We knew we were in good hands, and our lives were made easier because of her dedication.

We feel extremely fortunate that we met her, and found a house that we feel will truly become our home.
We wholeheartedly recommend Shirley whether you are buying or selling.

Best regards,

Smiti and Partha /Buyers


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Dear Shirley,

Thank you very much for helping us to find a perfect house. We are
lucky that we found you to help us look for our house.

I came from Japan and I’ve been living in USA for 8 months. Although my English is not perfect, you were so nice to me.

This was the first time I bought a house in USA, so everything was new to me. You guided us through all the steps to find and buy a good house.

I really appreciate that you took care of me as if I’m your sister. We felt comfortable and were very satisfied with your sincere service.

Sincerely,


Motoko /Buyer

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Dear Shirley,

First of all, we would like to thank you for the excellent service offered by you in helping us buy our new home! We appreciate the detail-oriented handling over every step, putting your keen business sense and vast knowledge of the real estate market to work on our behalf and assisting in making the best decision.

Arul and Gayathri /Buyers

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I remember meeting Shirley Mahashin at one of her open houses, that first day's exchange of information led me know about Shirley's vast knowledge of the realty business, her integrity and understanding of my needs help build my trust in her.

I specially admire her work ethics, attention to details and constant updates that have resulted in my buying process with little anxiety. She was instrumental to recommend the purchase of my house from the initial purchase offer to close of escrow in less than 21 days.

I'll definitely refer Shirley Mahashin to friends and relatives as I'm sure she will provide the excellent service and work hard to represent them and exceed their expectation as she has done for me. "

Felix L /Buyer

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Shirley Mahashin was referred to us by my wife Emma's colleague. As soon as Shirley interviewed us and found out our needs and wants in a home, she wasted no time to update us with the listings that were within our comfortable price range by e-mail.
With her knowledge, experience, and skills she knew what kind of homes we would like to purchase. In less than two months we have bought our dream home in our desired area.

As first time home buyers, we are grateful to be referred to a Realtor® like Shirley Mahashin who places her clients' best interests as her foremost priority, and having her represent us in the home buying process has educated us to become sophisticated buyers.

We definitely will refer Shirley Mahashin to our friends and relatives as we are sure she will work hard to represent them and exceed their expectation.

Jeff and Emma /Buyers

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Thanks Shirley!

This was my first time buying a home, and I wanted to give a few words of praise for Shirley Mahashin:

Shirley was extremely knowledgeable with every aspect of the process, and I trusted her judgment 100%. I am so thankful that I chose Shirley to represent me, as I felt she had a genuine interest in my needs and concerns.

Thanks again Shirley, it has been a pleasure working with you; your kindness and knowledge are sincerely appreciated.


A Bexter /Buyer




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Broker Associate
Direct: (408) 718-5191
Office: (408) 861-8014

CalBRE License Number: 01391961

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Shirley and her family reside in Sunnyvale. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and trying out new recipes.Professional Philosophy

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