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About Shirley Matlock


  • Shirley Matlock
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    6021 University Blvd, Suite 250
    Ellicott City
    MD 21043 US

    Phone: (410) 465-7777

    Throughout my personal and professional life, I have been sensitive to environmental issues. I earned the EcoBroker Certified designation, successfully completing a unique, informative program on the energy and environmental issues affecting real estate.  I joined the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features. I understand the issues and can convey this understanding to my clients. The real estate industry is changing and to best serve my clients I wanted to understand the newest designs, technologies and environmental issues.

    Not only do I practice eco-friendly concepts in my self-owned business, I am continually increasing my knowledge of additional means to protect the environment, applying these concepts in my business, and conveying these concepts to others using my educational training. To further my education and knowledge of environmental issues and concerns, I joined several ecology-oriented organizations:  the Green Building Institute, Greens Roofs for Healthy Cities and GreenConnected.

    I was appointed by County Executive James Robey to the Howard County Agricultural Preservation Board and the State Agricultural Preservation Board and am currently serving my first 5-year term.

    After 4 months course work in the Maryland Realtor Institute, I was awarded the designation of Graduate, Realtor Institute, the nation's #1 designation.  The courses cover a plethora of topics and areas within the real estate arena.

    In October 1995, I was awarded the DISTINGUISHED SALES ASSOCIATE AWARD FOR HOWARD COUNTY.  This award is based on not only my success as a Real Estate professional, but also my active involvement in the metropolitan community.  I represented Howard County for 1995-1996 in the Maryland Association of Realtors.

    To enable me to serve my Sellers and Buyers more effectively and efficiently, I completed all the required classes for the designation of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).  This designation reflects a combination of education and experience and is known as the PhD of real estate.  I successfully completed 48 hours of course work aimed at improving and perfecting my residential realty skills and subsequently exceeded the minimum level of sales necessary to be included among the top 1% of Realtors in the National Association of Realtors. 

    With the importance of agency more prevalent in our society, I successfully completed an intense study on buyer agency which earned me the designation of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).  I am one of the first thousand Accredited Buyer Representatives in the country, effectively representing Buyers in all facets of the purchasing process.

    To keep up with the growth of our senior population, I took additional training, learning how best to work with seniors and their specific real estate needs.  In 2000, I was awarded the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, highly recognized by the National Association of Realtors.

    In November 2012 I was named winner of the prestigious Council of Residential Specialists Medallion Award for 2012.  The Medallion Award recognizes CRS Designees who have excelled in their real estate careers and have volunteered their time and expertise to serve the Council and its members. 

    In July 2013 I was appointed Regional Vice President for the Council of Residential Specialists, with responsibility for Region 10 including 4 Chapters in Texas.  I look forward to working with the local leadership teams in developing strategies in leadership development, membership growth and educational improvement within their communities.


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Contact Information

Shirley Matlock
RE/MAX Advantage Realty
6021 University Blvd, Suite 250
Ellicott City MD 21043
Direct: (410) 465-7777
Fax: (410) 418-5393


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