About Shirley Traeger

Looking for excellence? Let me exceed your expectations!  My passion in real estate is driven by giving the best full time service possible. Helping people explore options to get what they want, sharing relevant market information to purchase with integrity and manage the real estate process for them is a goal I strive to achieve to its fullest with each client. I have many resources, so I am more than willing to always connect you with the appropriate resources that fit your needs if I can’t do it for you, whether it is here in the Greater Milwaukee area and surrounding counties or anywhere in the world. Working full time every day and evening of the week to assist you in unfolding the quality of life that you desire in selling or buying a home or investment property!

Background:  I grew up in the Hales Corners area. I have lived on the East side of Milwaukee, North Shore, and South Shore communities most of my adult life. Living in the Greater Milwaukee area my entire life, I am blessed with a huge network of family and friends that reside in just about every neighborhood – North, South, East and West. My personal experiences and relationships have given me keen insights into multiple communities to assist my clients in figuring out what will work best for them.

Real Estate Experience:  I began my career working for a developer exclusively selling condominiums and then joined the "sign of experience" – Shorewest Realtors -- 10 years ago expanding to residential homes and investment properties.

Growing up with an incredibly large family, which includes 56 wonderful aunts & uncles and 100 plus first cousins, I truly grew up being exposed to lifestyles of rags to riches and just about every type of personality, lifestyle, and challenge.  I’ve embraced it all as my biggest blessing and privilege giving me untold wisdom, insights and value of perseverance, tenacity, striving for always doing your best and an incredible optimism that all is possible. Doing the minimum was just never an option and has made me very grateful for every endeavor accomplished. I have learned that great things happen only when a community of resources and people are involved for the right support, right information, and to connect to the right resources to accomplish any goal. Consequently, I extend these deep core values and passion of diversity into working with clients that want to sell or buy a modestly priced palace, an all-out palatial home when they are purchasing for the first time or right sizing their life transitioning from one lifestyle to another and exploring what options will work best for them.

Past Work Experience:  I have previously worked as a legal assistant/paralegal for law offices in the areas of real estate, finance, bankruptcy, divorce, patents, copyrights, small & large claim actions.  Also, I have extensive management and sales experience working in the areas of marketing, printing, investments and rental properties. 

Education: Graduated from Whitnall High School and received a BA from Alverno College in Business Administration and Professional Communications with a minor in computer science. In addition to the regular required continuing education for real estate agents, I have a broker’s license and sought additional expertise training in broker’s price opinion, green property certifications, new home sales, buyer agency, and luxury home sales and marketing.

Commitment to You:  My past work and real estate experience combined, and my affiliation with Shorewest, offers you an excellent resource to give you well-rounded current market information, and services needed to champion all your real estate goals. Many of my clients share that they learn many unique “Shirley tips” that not only help them through their entire decision making process, the real estate process, but tips they will use for a lifetime long after a transaction is concluded.  I love hearing from former clients and working with them long after a purchase or sale is made to continue helping them understand the market, etc. as it relates to most Americans biggest investment – their home. In addition, I strive hard to exceed all my clients’ expectations, including you who may be considering working with me, with a sincere commitment and deeply held core values that include a high degree of integrity, listening to your needs, translating the current Wisconsin market, negotiating the right solutions, and using my experience and old fashioned commitment to hard work to get it done right for you!

I am a full time agent that is available most weekdays, evenings, and weekends to be there for YOU! When do you contact me? The first moment you are thinking of moving or purchasing even if it may be weeks, months, or years away from actually making a decision. I can translate what is happening in the market to your specific situation to help you make wise choices, a strategy and time line that works best for you. Let me help you be prepared!

Sell for More. Buy for Less. Please call me any time – 414-350-8112.


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