While Shirley grew up in Eastern North Carolina, she was new to real estate. She quickly grew her real estate business starting at zero to within 2 years, becoming a multi-million dollar producer. By age 29, she sold an average of over 60 properties every year, becoming a CENTURION producer, selling well over 18 Million in Volume year over year, being in the top 1% of all agents in the state.
She became Co-owner & Broker in Charge of Century 21 Advantage Gold Realty in 2003. In 2011, they partnered with Century 21 Sweyer & Associates Jacksonville, becoming the most successful Century 21 Franchises in our area and North Carolina. Shirley lead her company to being the #1 Firm in Jacksonville, NC and Onslow County in just 3 years. Her team of agents and staff have award winning success that ranks them in the Top 25 Century 21 companies in the world! Shirley's philosophy is to service the real estate needs of her community better than any other real estate company. She believes in surrounding her agents with a positive environment, making available the tools they need to be successful.
In addition to Century 21 Sweyer & Associates, Shirley is co-owner of Advantage Gold Realty, a Property Management Company, servicing over 600 long term residential rental properties and specializing in Community Association Management. She is also co-founder/owner of Coastal Advantage Real Estate Academy, a private real estate school in our area.
Shirley's is very proud of her husband, Scott, a retired US Marine, and their daughter, Alexandria. Shirley & Scott have been married for over 30 years, navigating the waters of military life and raising their daughter. Shirley juggled being a "single" mom AND her real estate career during all the deployments for over 23 years.
Shirley believes in her community and giving back. Over the years, she has helped lead her company to be one of the top fundraising companies for Easter Seals and continues to support several local charities every year.
Easter Seals, Onslow County Schools ~ Annual Book Bag Giveaway, Partnership for Children, Onslow Women's Center, Girls on the Run,Wounded Warriors.
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