Testimonials From Happy Clients

Jordan S.


“Shirley is a true professional. My girlfriend and I had been looking for a condo that we could afford. After months of looking, Shirley helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Will be working with her for all real estate endeavors moving forward. She is on top of her game and would highly recommend”

Jordan S.

Rod and Jan C.


“We happily recommend Shirley Smith to our La Jolla Friends and neighbors. We found our dream retirement home in Idaho and didn’t know how we could buy it without selling our La Jolla home first. Our long-time friend, Jim Worley, introduced us to Shirley Smith who took control of the sale of our La Jolla home.

She quickly arranged for minimalist styling, professional photography, and she created our very own property website with an interactive 3-D tour! It was Amazing! Shirley’s expertise in pricing advice and negotiation skills were spot on. The results speak for themselves. The house sold in seven (7) days. Her personal attention, professionalism, and communication of what buyers expect in our price range were keys in getting our home sold so quickly.

Her commitment to quality and timeliness in action really paid off. With the expert marketing of our La Jolla home from Shirley Smith we would whole-heartedly recommend Shirley to our friends, neighbors, family and colleagues.“


Megan L.


“Shirley is such a fabulous realtor! I am beyond blessed that I had her by my side investing in my first home. I have always wanted to live by the beach and Shirley helped make my dreams come true. She made the home buying process extremely easy by always looking out for my best interests. She always answered my calls and texts when I had questions. Shirley is extremely approachable, intelligent, enthusiastic, and so very kind. I highly recommend giving Shirley a call if you are buying a new home or selling.”

Megan buyer

Richard & Mary M.


“Shirley is simply amazing! We were first time home buyers and had little information about the whole buying process. She helped us in every way possible and everything went smoothly! Thank you again, Shirley, for the time and effort you spent with us. Most of all, for making our first experience as easy as it was! Meeting you was a blessing indeed!“

Rick and Mary buyers

Lou & Elinor M.

Sellers & Buyers

"If you want to sell your property and get a good price, call Shirley Smith. She is generous, determined and a good communicator, giving us frequent briefings about developments. You can count on Shirley to deliver!"

Lou and Elinor seller/buyer

Catherine R.


"My husband and I worked with Shirley to purchase a home in Imperial Beach and really can't say enough good things about her. She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends over the course of several months). She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Shirley made it as painless and straight forward as possible. We highly recommend her."

Cat and Matt buyer

J.C. & Tong


"Shirley did a fantastic job helping us with our first home purchase! She was very responsive and always available to answer any questions and provide much needed guidance. We bought a new construction home from a big builder and Shirley seemed to know exactly how to deal with the seller, negotiate and get what we wanted. From finding comparables, through negotiations of price and upgrades, scheduling closing, dealing with escrow and up to closing, her responses and initiatives were always prompt, thorough and accurate. Her energetic demeanor really inspired confidence, both in our purchase and that we chose the right agent. I hope we're in our new home for a long time, but if we were to move, I couldn't hesitate to work with Shirley again or give her anything but the highest recommendation."

JC and Tong buyers



"Shirley Smith brings a wealth of experience, patient commitment, and unflappable focus to the realest process. No matter what arose during the sale of my house, ( a pandemic, a fire, a lengthy reconstruction, and lagging termite inspections ) Shirley was right there moving things along with determined focus and humor. In the end she negotiated a final price that exceeded my highest expectations. All with minimal effort on my part. The service she provided is well beyond any norms or standards. I am forever grateful to have worked with her.


Katrina C.


“I have been a client of Shirley Smith for over 10 years. She is outstanding at connecting with people, understanding their needs and facilitating communication. Shirley is very results focused and action orientated. She has an impeccable sense of design and has always been known for her astute mind for property and real estate, purchasing and renovating many properties over the years that I have known her. Shirley coached me through the buying of three properties and most recently in purchasing a property in 2015 that had potential to add a bathroom, knock down a wall and create a dining area. This has added over $400,000 to the property value. I have no hesitation in recommending Shirley Smith as a person with high levels of integrity, professionalism, communication and authenticity."

Terri J.

Solicitor Director

"Shirley Smith is one of those professionals that you want on your team. A smart, strong and insightful leader, Shirley gives her all for her clients. She has integrity and heart. Her outstanding communication skills enable her to connect and understand her client’s needs and goals. Her advice and guidance over the past 20 years has been instrumental in the growth of my law firm."

Jim Kutz


"I have been a San Diego real estate and mortgage broker since the mid 1980's and I know what it takes for an individual to achieve the desired result in listing and selling real estate. I have had the pleasure of knowing Shirley Smith as a friend and business associate since 1982. Her friendly optimism, keen intelligence, responsible and honest character can always be depended upon. As a former counselor and coach, Shirley has exceptional communication skills that are a requisite for success in transacting in today's real estate business. Other aspects of Shirley's essence are her endless degree of energy and enthusiastic persistence, which are attributes that will lead to favorable outcomes in dealing real estate."

Charity Edelman


"We were looking for an investment property in beautiful Coronado but had some pretty specific criteria.  Shirley was on the ball when it came to finding the properties that were a good match, and went above and beyond in referring excellent third party specialists.  She was able to use her many local connections to find us a great contractor to review the property we were looking at and give us the vital information we needed to make a decision.  She also spent many hours helping us find the best deals on mortgage rates with local banks, and her finance connections.  She Was also just fun to work with and is a cheerful and helpful person.  All this made the stress of making a large financial decision a lot easier as we really felt she was on our side and helping us do what was best for our situation.  I highly recommend using Shirley Smith for any real estate needs in the Coronado area."

Judith Blackhall


"Shirley uses extraordinary techniques in marketing and is an expert negotiator. She sold our home in 3 days for over asking price in the middle of the Covid pandemic! Shirley also helped us relocate to another state and find our dream home there. Her service is “above and beyond” and we highly recommend Shirley and are so happy we chose her as our real estate professional!"

Marian and McCoy Klink


"I had an excellent experience working with Shirley Smith of Coldwell Banker West to purchase a residence in Imperial Beach. From the very beginning of the process, her excellent suggestions regarding mortgage financing, home inspection, and repair contractors contributed greatly to a smooth, hassle-free undertaking. Her advice and analysis throughout contract negotiations were outstanding. I was especially impressed with Shirley’s experience and familiarity with the San Diego beach real estate market, where she has lived and invested in Coronado and Imperial Beach. She has terrific insights into all details, large and small, of a major real estate investment in these communities."

Corliss Nugent


"Hiring Shirley Smith as my Real Estate Professional for my recent home sale produced amazing results! It’s really true that she sold it faster and for more money than I imagined was possible, without any stress to me. If you want similar results, I suggest you hire Shirley to sell your home!"

Raquel D.

CEO, Arti International Investments

“It’s has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with Shirley Smith on various Real Estate deals. She is enthusiastic, professional and trustworthy. Her attention to detail and careful planning has been instrumental in making hard decisions in a competitive market. She is always on task, on time and really goes the extra mile to ensure that all needs, wants and desires are aligned. Shirley is a hard worker and her commitment to excellence is top notch. Two things that I find unique about Shirley is that she is particularly skilled at listening and has a knack for negotiations. I trust her. She doesn’t make promises she can’t keep and always over delivers. She truly goes above and beyond!"

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