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Shirley Walker

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Shirley Walker is an award-winning broker with more than 16 years of experience in residential real estate. While she works with buyers and sellers in the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods of which she is a 30-year resident, she is well-versed at selling and leasing in the South Loop, South Shore, Jackson Highlands and throughout Chicago. With a background in Hospital Administration, she also deftly sells and leases medical office space.

Shirley was born in Jamaica and moved to London, England as a teenager. A chance to study in Seattle, Washington brought her to the United States where she earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and then an MHA in Hospital Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. She then moved to Chicago where she worked as a hospital administrator. She dabbled in real estate as an investor restoring investment properties in the city and fell in love with real estate. She found a way to stay connected to her roots in hospital administration and follow her passion for real estate in general.

Shirley prides herself on her attentiveness, follow-through and excellent customer service and feels they are the secrets to her success. Recognized by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a Leading Edge Award-winning agent, Shirley is ranked among the top 10% of brokers in the firm’s national network. She has also been recognized by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) as a high producer in the neighborhood she calls home.

In her free time, Shirley enjoys walking, dancing, swimming, going to the health club, reading and travel. She goes to Jamaica, where her mom still has a home. every chance she gets!


BA Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Washington, Seattle

MHA Hospital Administration, University of Washington, Seattle

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.