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Shirley Mattam-Male


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McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090

About Shirley Mattam-Male

If you examine every successful professional, you will usually discover at their core a strong, focused individual who does what is required to help her clients to achieve their goals. Shirley Mattam-Male is no exception. She is a team builder and has a relational ability – people matter as much or more than the project itself. She is a natural problem solver and enthusiastic about learning. Her competence and confidence stems from arriving in the United States as a young mother married to an American - challenged to assimilate herself into an environment quite different from her native land. Her ability to thrive and revive around new experiences, is one of many traits that makes her style so appealing.

  She has set high standards for herself – this desire for quality is evident in all aspects of her life. Her role as a mum, a wife, and a Realtor is to always deliver the best of her at all times.

Inspired by her love of real estate, Ms. Mattam-Male began her career in 2002. Not long after that, in 2006, HGTV asked her to audition for the role of the real estate expert for the Washington DC series of the popular show, “Designed To Sell”. Ms. Mattam-Male was picked to be one of the two Real Estate Experts on the show. Forty-nine shows and seven seasons later, more shows are knocking on her door to help them out. 

Ms. Mattam-Male is an extensive world traveler and has lived in Bahrain and India. This, coupled with her ability to speak several languages, enables her to break through cultural barriers and make all parties at every transaction very comfortable.

Specializing in residential real estate, Ms. Mattam-Males’s strong work ethic, coupled with her enthusiastic attitude, has gained her a reputation as an agent that gets the job done.

For those of you planning to buy or sell a home or considering a move to the Northern Virginia and Maryland community, Ms. Mattam-Males' character, Industry IQ, and credibility will help prospective buyers and or sellers make the most informed real estate decisions of their lives.



Listen to Shirley Mattam-Male's Guest appearance on Real Estate Today with Gil Gross.Click to hear the show on YouTube

We're putting the spotlight on first-time home buyers this week. With so many incentives heading their way, from tax credits to interest rates, new home buyers need solid advice. So much has changed in 2009, that even experienced home buyers might need a refresher course -- tune in!

Wondering how you can afford your first home?

There are a couple of options, even if you think home ownership is way out of reach...Shirley Mattam-Male shares her first time home buyer advice with Gil Gros


Shirley has been published in the ERC Mobility Magazine.


Her article is titled Gross (Home) Anatomy-Trends Beneficial to Buyers and Sellers Alike. Here is a brief introduction: While homeowners looking to sell lament over the current buyer's market, many do not realize the opportunities that lie in wait for attractive houses in tip-top condition that are correctly priced. Like a doctor dispensing advice, Mattam-Male shares tips for boosting the health of a marketed home. To view a PDF of the article as it appeared in the printed magazine, click this link: Gross (Home) Anatomy Trends Beneficial to Buyers and Sellers - By Shirley Mattam-Male


Below is a small sample of the episodes that Shirley has shot for Designed to Sell. Click to see Shirley's on HGTV.


Tudor is Too Big!
Homeowner Christine Rosen lives in a Tudor-style home in Arlington, Virginia, with her brother, Mike, and her boyfriend, Will. The three-story, 3,900-square-foot house is too much for her to handle, so she is looking to downsize. Real estate expert Shirley Mattam-Male provides the lowdown on what will prevent a top-dollar sale.



Sayonara, Small Space
Brad Burns owns a basement condo in a charming brownstone building that is located in DuPont Circle, one of Washington, D.C.'s most desirable neighborhoods. He just finished grad school and is ready to sell his 700-square-foot home and move on to something bigger and better. The two-bedroom, one-bath condo is perfect for someone who wants to live in a classy neighborhood, but can't afford top dollar for a home.


Prepping a Houseboat for Sale
Nautical homeowners Nan and Julie want to jump ship and upgrade from their 52-foot houseboat to a sea vessel that is more yacht-like and less house-like. But before they can hit the high seas in a speedy new craft, they need to sell their old houseboat. Docked in the Potomac River, in the heart of Washington, D.C., the 1988 model offers a spacious main cabin, ample galley kitchen and a stateroom that has a view of the Washington Monument. 

Cashing in on a Corner Lot
Brazilian bound Homeowner Greg Meeropol has been bitten by the Brazilian bug, so he's moving to South America. But, before he can say goodbye to Washington D.C., he needs to sell his house. Greg has lived in the unique, corner-lot house for over eight years. Located in a city neighborhood with a rich past, the historic 2,000-square-foot home use to be retail store.

1929 Craftsman Bungalow
Homeowners Jack Vice and Amy Bolten are about to be married. They live in an authentic Craftsman bungalow in suburban Maryland. After the wedding the couple wants to leave the suburbs for the city life of Washington, D.C. The historic 2,500-square-foot home was originally purchased from a Sears catalog in 1929. It sits on a large piece of property and offers a lot of countryside for the short commute to the city.

Getting a Rancher Ready to Sell
Carole and John Dickson and their daughter Danielle have outgrown their one-thousand-square-foot home. They bought a spacious new place, so they need to sell this one rather quick. Located in the prime real estate market of Falls Church, Virginia, the quaint 1950s rambler home should be an easy sale. Real estate expert Shirley Mattam-Male comes by to provide her professional opinion.



Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Maryland


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam


  • ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Green - Sustainability Real Estate

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MCM Notable Homes
  • 6625 TUCKER AVE
    MCLEAN, VA 22101

    $3,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Full
    Rented on 01/25/2018
    Represented the Landlord

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Shirley Mattam-Male
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    4869 NASH DR
    FAIRFAX, VA 22032

    $374,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 12/08/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

  • 1007 BRYAN POND CT
    MCLEAN, VA 22102

    $8,900 | 5 Bed | 5 Full | 2 Half
    Rented on 11/06/2017
    Represented the Landlord

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Shirley Mattam-Male
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

    FAIRFAX, VA 22030

    $545,000 | 4 Bed | 3 Full
    Sold on 10/02/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Shirley Mattam-Male
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    RESTON, VA 20190

    $339,000 | 2 Bed | 2 Full
    Sold on 09/15/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Keller Williams Realty

    FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043

    $735,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Full | 2 Half
    Sold on 09/08/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By McEnearney Associates, Inc.

  • Property Photo

    6625 TUCKER AVE
    MCLEAN, VA 22101

    $759,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Full
    Sold on 09/06/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.


    $541,000 | 5 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 08/10/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Shirley Mattam-Male
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    HAYMARKET, VA 20169

    $502,500 | 4 Bed | 2 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 07/21/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Washington Street Realty LLC


    $535,000 | 5 Bed | 3 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 07/10/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Shirley Mattam-Male
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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    1588 MOORINGS DR
    RESTON, VA 20190

    $337,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Full | 1 Half
    Sold on 05/31/2017
    Represented the Buyer

    Listed By Samson Properties

    RESTON, VA 20190

    $470,000 | 4 Bed | 2 Full | 2 Half
    Sold on 04/26/2017
    Represented the Seller

    McEnearney Associates REALTORS

    Listed By Shirley Mattam-Male
    of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

" We were extremely happy and pleased that we chose Shirley Mattam-Male to be our Realtor. She took us by the hand and guided us through the sale of our home with much dignity and professionalism. Shirley disclosed all the details, big and small, that we needed to know to prepare and sell our home. Her guidance and knowledge was instrumental in the sale of our home. She effectively utilized experts including a stager and design artist to prepare floor plans of the house for a beautiful brochure of the house. This and her other measures were undoubtedly productive in a quick sale of an upscale home. Her personal interest was evident in the time, resources, comparative research, and in her availability to us."

– Jones/Seller

" She is absolutely wonderful! She is incredibly knowledgeable and supported us and gave us the needed information during each step of the process. She is incredibly patient, particularly as we were first time home buyers. We will recommend her to anyone! Our only recommendation is that you give Shirley a bonus for her hard work, long hours and superb customer service."

– Ingraham/Purchaser

" Shirley was extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire long process and kept us in the loop at all times. There were many discussions from start to end about different approaches, changes, upgrades, etc. and we appreciated all of the professional support that we received. Shirley's commitment was remarkable and from our perspective, the reason the sale finally happened. I'm sure you know what a valuable resource you have in Shirley. Thanks again. It was a very positive experience and I have no hesitation at all in recommending your agency and Shirley to potential buyers and sellers. "

– Brown/Seller

" Shirley's thorough preparation and considerable continued help-including but not limited to her expertise in contacting excellent roofers, painters, and repair folks - enabled us to get my house on the market earlier than anyone else had advised me to do, and to get it on the market in the best possible shape - neighbors who visited the open house she held for my home told me it showed extremely well. All this resulted in a sale within 9 days on the market, and at the asking price - something else Shirley thought out with considerable care and talked over with me prior to our agreeing on it. It will come as no surprise at this point for me to say that Shirley's work, over a period of months, was extraordinary and exemplary. I cannot praise her highly enough."

– Sitterson/Seller

" If there was a contest for talented real estate Agents, Shirley Mattam-Male would be America's idol. My husband and I have worked with 8 different real estate agents over the course of years, and Shirley out shines everyone. During the purchasing process for a home where we now reside, we constantly compared our new agent to Shirley. Shirley will make your experience buying or selling a home pleasant and easy, and one that you will never forget. We really miss working with her"

– Harkus/Sternberg/Seller

" Our experience with Shirley Mattam-Male was outstanding, especially in view of the daunting challenges inherent in today’s real estate market. She is a consummate professional who always acts in the client’s best interests. Her sales efforts ranging from the sales brochure, house book, advertisements in every media imaginable, and open house were extremely thorough, well-conceived and very, very effective. She is very conscientious and always available to help and to offer wise counsel on all real estate related matters. We are privileged to call her a true friend. We wish we could have her in Raleigh, NC to help us on the buying end of our journey. P.S. I am retired Colonel Marines. Our highest compliments are reserved for who are always loyal and always honorable. Shirley qualifies. We will recommend her to our friends. Thank you. "

– Gruggel/Seller