Sales - Premier Performer 2016, Ray White Paradise Point
With a background in film & television, stockbroking and financial planning in Bermuda and Sydney, she returned to the Gold Coast in 2005 and having bought and sold her own properties, gravitated towards real estate.
Now with her local knowledge and extensive database, she has a testimonial record envied by the industry and an 85% success rate selling by auction. She is an admired negotiator with a proven track record of achieving outstanding results for her clients and establishing seamless connections between buyers and sellers.
Consistently ranked with the Ray White QLD Top Agents, Desiree is undoubtedly results driven. The growth of her business and success achieved, is testament to excellence of service and her genuine commitment to all clients. She looks forward to hearing from you!
A Gold Coast native and Paradise Point resident, Desiree is an award winning agent with over 10 years experience selling real estate.
I wish to thank you so much for everything that you did to make the sale of my apartment at Allisee, Bayview St, Hollywell so stress free. I was overwhelmed by the kindness & compassion you showed to my sister & me. You treated us with so much respect. I was touched to see how you gave so much of yourself, with genuine feeling and interest to my sale. I always thought people who work in Real estate would be reserved & a little indifferent, but you excelled well above your profession of a real estate agent. Your focus was 100% to the outcome of my expectation in the sale of my apartment & to the purchase of my new home. I would recommend you for your dedication, hard work & honesty. You are a delightful lady. Thank you again for supporting me on my sale & the purchase of my new home. I wish you every success & happiness in the future. It was an absolute joy to meet you. Janice Curby
I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you’ve done for us during the process of selling our house in Abalone Ave, Paradise Point. You really have surprised us with how friendly and helpful you’ve been throughout the whole process, nothing was ever a problem. From day one we felt we were dealing with a friend and not a sales agent, which we feel made the difference in getting us such a high price for our place. It’s obvious you have a lot of experience in this industry but the big difference is the way you show genuine kindness and happiness towards everyone along the way. It’s as though you enjoy what you do and the money is secondary which is quite a unique quality to have in an industry like yours. We will definitely use you from now on and have been happily recommending you to anyone who will listen. Thanks again for all your help :) Kind Regards Mark and Susy Cannon
Mark and Susy Cannon
Dear Desiree, My wife and I would like to thank you very much for your excellent work in selling our property. We could not believe how quickly you were able to find a suitable buyer and able to finalise a deal for us at the price we were looking for. Your follow-up and updates were excellent, which meant we were always in the loop and knew what was happening. We have already advised a few of our friends about your professional service and I am sure they will contact you if they decide to sell their Gold Coast properties. The same applies to Irina and me. Thanks again for all your help and we wish you the very best for the future. Kind regards, David & Irina Castellano
In our dealings with Desiree Shaw we found her to be both direct and professional. She understood clearly our requirements and went out of her way to try to meet them. She was open and honest about her listings which enabled us to compare what was on offer with confidence. Desiree followed up on our queries and undertook quick negotiation with various parties in order for us to achieve our desired purchase. It was a pleasure to deal with her after several unfortunate experiences with other agents. John Nicol Alain Robert 53/5 Hiutchinson St Surry Hills NSW 2010
I would like to take this Opportunity in thanking Desiree Shaw. Firstly I met Desi a few Years ago when we were looking at Buying on the Coast. She has always stayed in contact with us even though we had found an apartment with another Agent way back then. We have had our current Unit on the Market for the past 12 Months with different agents and then I contacted Desi and it is now sold. On a personal note I would like to say that her commitment and customer service is just one in a million, I am in the same role and find it so frustrating that people just don’t give you the time of day anymore. Professional every step of the way. She is such an asset to your Company and we will be purchasing again later in the year so we will give Desi a call when we are ready to go. So please pass this onto your Management and also a big Thankyou to Desi Regards Jo Brooks Hotondo Homes - Cardinia Homes
Apartment 72 Acapulco We recently moved to the Gold Coast and Desiree was very helpful in finding our apartment and in settling into the area. She was always professional, very helpful and very easy to deal with. Knowing how Desiree knows her market and interacts with her buyers, it would be an easy decision to place our apartment with her if we ever decided to sell. Highly recommended. Joanna F
Having dealt with many real estate agents over the last few years, it was certainly refreshing to deal with a person with Desiree's integrity, trustworthiness and honesty which were beyond reproach. I can certainly recommend Desiree Shaw for those attributes and her willingness to assist. She certainly achieved a price which was certainly at the top of market range. I would certainly recommend Desiree as an agent to any owner. Gary Finger Senior Registrar Magistrates Court Southport Email: Gary.Finger@justice.qld.gov.au Ph: 07 5583 5927 Fax: 07 5591 1204
Dear Desiree, Thank you very much for your hard work on the AUCTION SALE of my property - from the moment I have met you, I had really good feeling that you are very professional and with heart. I work in hospitality so know well, knowledge and other professional parts is of course important but to be successful need to have empathy as well as understand about peoples mind and heart You are one of the best person I have ever worked with last 20 years .... thank you once again Regards Chiko Ms Chie Hansen
Hi Andrew, My good friend Michael Chan from Ray White Pascoe Vale recommended that I contact you in regards to the sale of our apartment at the Bel Air Resort. He took it upon himself to make contact with you on our behalf. Subsequently Desiree Shaw from your office made contact with me. I was immediately impressed with her approach. We decided to appoint RWSP as our exclusive selling agent. Andrew, we have bought and sold numerous properties over the years and dealt with several agents, however I would like to tell you that in all these years it is very seldom that I have experienced the level of service and integrity that Desiree has shown. Desiree worked diligently through the long sale process,overcoming an initial setback with one sale falling through. She never waivered.She continued to be positive and reassuring and demonstrated great resilience and confidence in the process.I must say that she is a standout in this industry and a credit to your office and indeed the Ray White Brand. We would like to thank you and especially Desiree for her great professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend or use her in any future dealings. Thanks Desiree on a job truly well done. Kind Regards, Lou Ponte
To whom it may concern: Regarding Desiree Shaw: It is a pleasure for us to write this reference letter for Desiree. What can I say about the real agent who cared enough to find us the home of our dreams? We have come to know Desiree while we were looking to buy a house in Gold Coast. We have found her to be a very pleasant and helpful person to work with. One of her best qualities is listening to exactly what we want and answering all of our questions. She is not pushy and is patient with me and my husband. As we were buying our first house, we wanted the house of our dreams and Desire made this dream reality. She has shown us many apartments and listened to our comments. She easily identified exactly what we were after and showed us the apartment and was “ love at first sight”. We found out that actually was not her apartment to sell, but because she knew was exactly what we wanted, she mediated the sale of behalf of her colleague. All he had to do was just come and sign the papers. Throughout the entire sales process and ultimate closing we were treated wonderfully by Desiree, we never felt "pressured" into buying and we were regularly assisted on all the necessary steps in completing the transaction. She made our first home purchase a pleasant experience I would highly recommend Desiree to our friend and anyone who needs a kind, considerate, and professional real estate agent. To Desiree: You are a real professional, and it has been a pleasure to deal with you. Yours truly, Alexandra and Mihai Lobont
Hi Desiree I have today received a call from Maria Villa. Maria phoned to advise she received excellent service from you. Maria said you were very helpful and went out of your way to assist her even though you were aware she had actually signed a contract with another agent for an investment property. Maria works in Customer Service at Westpac Bank and she advised people are very quick to call when they receive unsatisfactory service but seldom call when good service is received. She wanted to pass on her thanks to you and advised in the future she will be purchasing another property and she will contact you directly. I advised Maria I would pass on her comments to you and also to your Team Leader and our CEO. Many thanks KT Contracts Dept
Dear Desiree, Thank you for the call and flowers congratulating us on the settlement of Bel Air. We would like to acknowledge your professional advise and services throughout the process, in particular the advice you offered regarding a suitable solicitor was invaluable. You have made a potentially fraught experience a much easier one. We would recommend you to any of our family and friends in Victoria if they were interested in buying a property in Queensland without any hesitation. We hope down the track when we are up there we can catch up for a coffee. (Our shout!!) Warm Regards, Peter and Joanne Amodeo
Last year in September, I decided to sell my apartment in Broadbeach. I had it listed with another agent for over 3 months, with no success. When I contacted “Ray White Surfers Paradise” to list my property, I meet a dynamic, positive, enthusiastic, HIGHLY MOTIVATED and remarkable woman “Desiree Shaw”. Initially I thought “all talk no action” (as I have met quite a few of those in my time) but boy was I proven wrong! From the day I listed she was on the ball. She worked on my property and was so thorough and efficient in getting everything organised for the sale. Within the first weekend of it being open for inspection, she had SOLD it! At the asking price as well. I was absolutely ecstatic with the result and would look no further in trusting Desiree if I am going to buy or sell property. She is a woman of integrity and grace. Regards Josie Mack BelAir Resort
Dear Desiree, My wife and I would like to thank you very much for your excellent work in selling our apartment at Bel Air. We could not believe how quickly you were able to find a suitable buyer and able to finalise a deal for us at the price we were looking for. Your follow-up and updates were excellent, which meant we were always in the loop and knew what was happening. We have already advised a few of our friends about your professional service and I am sure they will contact you if they decide to sell their Gold Coast properties. The same applies to Irina and me. Thanks again for all your help and we wish you the very best for the future. Kind regards, David & Irina Castellano
Hi Desiree, Thanks for all your help in the purchase of our new apartment at Aristocrat and we are very happy to have met you. I will recommend you to anyone we know wishing to take a look at properties in the area. Hopefully we will meet again when I am on the Gold Coast some time and enjoy a bottle of champas together. By the way, you are welcome to use this as a testimonial and I could add a lot more because we really appreciated all your effort and positive energy which was a far cry from what we had previously experienced. We were made to feel comfortable and trusting in your presence and that's not usual when dealing with most real estate agents. Cheers sj
Dear Desiree, It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to thank you for all your efforts in achieving a very successful AUCTION sale of my parents' apartment in The Aegean building in Surfers Paradise. As you are aware, my husband and I are Licensed Estate Agents in Victoria and worked in the industry for many years. We were both extremely impressed with your detailed feedback regarding inspections and potential purchasers. You were always easy to contact, honest, reliable and efficient. I never felt that I needed to "chase" you and you delivered on all your promises and surpassed our expectations. It was a very refreshing experience to deal with a true professional who knows the market and appreciates and understands all the emotions and thought processes involved in both buying and selling real estate. I will be delighted to refer you to any of our friends and acquaintances who own properties on the Coast should they wish to sell. Gabrielle Gangitano
Apartment 18D Acapulco We recently moved to the Gold Coast and Desiree was very helpful in finding our apartment and in settling into the area. She was always professional, very helpful and very easy to deal with. Knowing how Desiree knows her market and interacts with her buyers, it would be an easy decision to place our apartment with her if we ever decided to sell. Highly recommended. Joanna F
AUCTION SALE Hi Desiree, Just want to thank you for all the effort you have put in, it would have been all over a long time ago if l had taken the first offer but l was aiming a bit high and since then you have put everything into it to get it back in same space and that is much appreciated, you are dedicated, l think you love the challenge, you never stopped, a downright nuisance to a lot of people l would say, but you gave it everything you had, never gave in, something l think a lot of people do, but you got a result much more than l thought l was going to get. Thank you very much again, we need people like you. Bruce Jacob, Apt 9B Acapulco, Surfers Paradise
Desiree sold our Ashmore house at auction and we were so impressed with her professional and calm approach. We were nervous vendors and needed not just a sale, but a good price and an Unconditional Contract. Desiree took control and gave us excellent advice both in the lead up to the campaign and during the campaign. She advised us to declutter and prepare the house before the photos and also invest in big ads. We did this and the house looked better than ever, and the advertising definitely paid off! Desiree handled all the enquiries easily and had over 60 inspections during the 3 week campaign. She was constantly in communication with us and gave us weekly written reports explaining everything that had happened each week plus feedback from people who inspected. We knew we were in good hands all the way through and trusted her completely. What an excellent agent! Thank you Desiree! Kay Boxall and Derek Shields