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