by. Grace Mathias Parr
Meet Shirley Buford: Shirley Buford has been an NVAR Top Producer for 45 years. She has served on the NVAR Grievance and Ethics Committee and the NVAR Board of Directors. In addition, Shirley has supported the industry by investing in RPAC. Her accomplishments don't just stop at NVAR; she also holds CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) certifications. Active in community service, Shirley has served with distinction in her local Rotary Club as Vocational Chairman and serving on the Speakers committee. She is also a member of the Rotary Paul Harris Society.
As a leader in the Real Estate Industry, Shirley Buford is recognized by clients and associates in the Washington area and throughout the world for her character, ethics, and deep understanding of the real estate market. With Associate Brokers Licenses in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Texas, she attracts and retains her client base, with over 80% of her business based on referrals from satisfied customers. Shirley recognizes the value and trust her clients' place in her and strives every day to exceed their expectations. Daily actions in the marketplace, coupled with her Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate Leadership, allow Shirley to stay on top the latest marketing techniques and technologies to ensure the highest quality of service to her clients.
Technology has advanced throughout Shirley's career, changing the marketplace by allowing vast amounts of data and information to be available to the public. Buyers and sellers are not always prepared to use this information effectively, which has added complexity to the market. Realtors® provide interpretation and translation for buyers and sellers, thus providing a much-needed value-added service. Shirley emphasizes this expertise is what makes Realtors® essential to their clients.
Shirley's "secret" (though she confesses it is not something she keeps a secret) to success is connectivity to the marketplace, including buyer/selling habits and the everchanging real estate environment (including availability, pricing, regulations, technology, etc.). Connectivity means flexibility and agility to meet and adapt to changes.
Shirley values the NVAR Top Producer Club because being associated with the best of the best helps shape the market. The Top Producers Club offers the best collection of talent and a forum for exchanging ideas for best practices and recognition.
In 2022, The Top Producer's Club will have quarterly networking events. Top Producer's can find more information about them on the TPC Facebook page!