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Shirley Mattam-Male


Call or Text 571-220-9481

McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090

About Shirley Mattam-Male

If you examine successful professionals, you will usually discover at their core a strong, focused individual out to fulfill a mission.  Shirley Mattam-Male is no exception!  Her ability to interact with her clients on a relational rather than transactional level sets her apart.  Moreover, she is a team builder, a natural problem solver, and a ferocious negotiator.  

Shirley’s competence and confidence stem from her background:  Arriving in the United States as a young mum married to an American - she was challenged to assimilate to a new culture and a work environment very different to her native land.  It is her ability to thrive and succeed around new and challenging facets of life that imbues her with style and discernment.

Through several moves, Shirley became inspired by a love of real estate.  Truth be told, she previewed close to fifty homes prior to purchasing her own home.  Shirley began her career in 2002 and worked as an apprentice for a top producer.  In 2005 she joined McEnearney and in 2006 HGTV asked her to audition for the role of the real estate expert for the Washington DC  "Designed To Sell” series.   She was picked out of 200 Realtors to be one of the two Experts for the show.  Forty-nine shows and seven seasons later - she is now working with her clients to make sure they practice what she preached on TV!

For those of you planning to buy or sell a home, or if you know of a friend or family moving to the Northern Virginia and Maryland communities, Shirley’s Industry IQ, Experience, Credibility, Work Ethic and Track Record  - combined with her impeccable service – will enable you and yours to make the most informed real estate decisions.  Shirley Mattam-Male will serve you well.



Shirley has been published in the ERC Mobility Magazine.

Her article is titled Gross (Home) Anatomy-Trends Beneficial to Buyers and Sellers Alike. Here is a brief introduction: While homeowners looking to sell lament over the current buyer's market, many do not realize the opportunities that lie in wait for attractive houses in tip-top condition that are correctly priced. Like a doctor dispensing advice, Mattam-Male shares tips for boosting the health of a marketed home. To view a PDF of the article as it appeared in the printed magazine, click this link: Gross (Home) Anatomy Trends Beneficial to Buyers and Sellers - By Shirley Mattam-Male

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Maryland


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam


  • ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Green - Sustainability Real Estate

" We were extremely happy and pleased that we chose Shirley Mattam-Male to be our Realtor. She took us by the hand and guided us through the sale of our home with much dignity and professionalism. Shirley disclosed all the details, big and small, that we needed to know to prepare and sell our home. Her guidance and knowledge was instrumental in the sale of our home. She effectively utilized experts including a stager and design artist to prepare floor plans of the house for a beautiful brochure of the house. This and her other measures were undoubtedly productive in a quick sale of an upscale home. Her personal interest was evident in the time, resources, comparative research, and in her availability to us."

– Jones/Seller

" She is absolutely wonderful! She is incredibly knowledgeable and supported us and gave us the needed information during each step of the process. She is incredibly patient, particularly as we were first time home buyers. We will recommend her to anyone! Our only recommendation is that you give Shirley a bonus for her hard work, long hours and superb customer service."

– Ingraham/Purchaser

" Shirley was extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire long process and kept us in the loop at all times. There were many discussions from start to end about different approaches, changes, upgrades, etc. and we appreciated all of the professional support that we received. Shirley's commitment was remarkable and from our perspective, the reason the sale finally happened. I'm sure you know what a valuable resource you have in Shirley. Thanks again. It was a very positive experience and I have no hesitation at all in recommending your agency and Shirley to potential buyers and sellers. "

– Brown/Seller

" Shirley's thorough preparation and considerable continued help-including but not limited to her expertise in contacting excellent roofers, painters, and repair folks - enabled us to get my house on the market earlier than anyone else had advised me to do, and to get it on the market in the best possible shape - neighbors who visited the open house she held for my home told me it showed extremely well. All this resulted in a sale within 9 days on the market, and at the asking price - something else Shirley thought out with considerable care and talked over with me prior to our agreeing on it. It will come as no surprise at this point for me to say that Shirley's work, over a period of months, was extraordinary and exemplary. I cannot praise her highly enough."

– Sitterson/Seller

" If there was a contest for talented real estate Agents, Shirley Mattam-Male would be America's idol. My husband and I have worked with 8 different real estate agents over the course of years, and Shirley out shines everyone. During the purchasing process for a home where we now reside, we constantly compared our new agent to Shirley. Shirley will make your experience buying or selling a home pleasant and easy, and one that you will never forget. We really miss working with her"

– Harkus/Sternberg/Seller

" Our experience with Shirley Mattam-Male was outstanding, especially in view of the daunting challenges inherent in today’s real estate market. She is a consummate professional who always acts in the client’s best interests. Her sales efforts ranging from the sales brochure, house book, advertisements in every media imaginable, and open house were extremely thorough, well-conceived and very, very effective. She is very conscientious and always available to help and to offer wise counsel on all real estate related matters. We are privileged to call her a true friend. We wish we could have her in Raleigh, NC to help us on the buying end of our journey. P.S. I am retired Colonel Marines. Our highest compliments are reserved for who are always loyal and always honorable. Shirley qualifies. We will recommend her to our friends. Thank you. "

– Gruggel/Seller