Chris & Janet

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help with buying our property on Vashon. You have been absolutely amazing and we feel so lucky to have found not only an experienced agent but a friendly advisor too!

From the moment we looked at an initial property together with you, we really appreciated the way you understood our interests and goals. We love that you listened carefully to us, got a clear understanding of what we wanted and then made it all happen for us. You encouraged us to take our time to find the right property to realize our dreams, and you actually took a lot of the pressure off of us! Throughout this search and eventual buying process, you have gone above and beyond in making us feel safe, positive, and informed. We’ve really appreciated your patience -- taking the time to explain the different steps and different options, and responding quickly to our millions of questions. Your advice on aspects beyond the sale were invaluable to us as well – and now, we feel like we have made a new friend and neighbor!

As we develop our new property, we know that we’ll be keeping in touch with you along the way to share our news and call upon your expertise. We can’t wait to join you in the Vashon Island community!


If you want to buy, sell, or do a 1031 Exchange, give her a call! Shirley has been our `Family Realtor' for years. She recently sold my father's home in Snohomish and found a home for my cousin in Tacoma. Unlike other realtors that give you a Market Analysis in the form of a ream of paper and a pen to sign at the bottom of a listing agreement, she will actually take the time to drive you to what is currently available so you can see what the competition is in your price range. It's called personal service.. Not often done today . I still like to hear a voice instead of a text. To visually compare what I am going to try sell and to know that I am working with a well connected and seasoned agent. My family will continue to rely on her expertise and personal service.


Today’s real estate market is fast and competitive. It seems there’s an agent on every corner – several agents on every corner in fact. How do you choose? Word of mouth from past clients adds credibility to claims made by the agent themselves. I come from a real estate family. Most of us were licensed agents as well as investors so we know how things work. After having been out of the business for several years, my husband and I decided to do a complicated reverse 1031 tax deferred exchange with two of our homes. Selling and buying had to be done in a very specific time frame, in an extremely hot Eastside market. Our expectations were high given our background, and our nerves were on edge because of the money involved. Working with Shirley Kinzer was the best choice we could have made. She is extremely knowledgeable, competent and aggressive without being annoying. She’s interested in what she does. Good communication is one of her greatest assets. She searched relentlessly for just the right target property – thinking outside of the box and bringing us options that enabled us to feel as though we weren’t missing anything. She was “on” so that we didn’t have to be. We purchased a great property, then listed our other two homes. She did light staging at both homes really bringing them to life and inviting very quick sales. She watched over and successfully saw our process through from start to finish. Shirley has our highest recommendation as an ethical real estate broker who will work hard on your behalf.