For Shirley, real estate is more than professional; it’s personal! Raised in a real estate family in Ft. Myers, Florida, where her father was a beloved broker for more than 40 years, and both sisters also licensed agents, Shirley has nurtured a deep love for the industry and amassed a remarkable wealth of knowledge and understanding for the intensity and dedication it takes to deliver exceptional real estate services.
Not only does real estate run in Shirley’s blood, so do the colors orange and blue! A graduate of the University of Florida and a Gator through and through, Shirley’s initial career took her on a thrilling ride through the world of international sports marketing. Her sports career highlights include working for two Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000) and the LPGA as the Senior Producer of LPGA.com. As exciting as her world was, in 2004, she fell hook, line, and sinker for the fisherman of her dreams and quickly made her way “home” to Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Committed to giving back to her community, Shirley has served for nearly ten years on the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors advocating for the local business community. She was honored to have been named Islamorada Chamber Ambassador of the Year two years in a row. After serving as President of the Plantation Key School Advisory Council for six years, she was appointed as a Monroe County School District Ambassador representing the Upper Keys. She is a long-standing board member of the Islamorada Fishing and Conservation Trust (IFACT) and former board member of the Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance Board of Directors. Fostering for and supporting local pet rescue organizations such as Marr-velous Pet Rescue and Casting for Cats hold a top spot in her heart.
Prior to becoming a realtor, Shirley was known as the “go-to” digital marketing specialist throughout the Florida Keys. She excelled at building fully integrated digital marketing programs producing measurable returns on investments and relationships for her customers.
Now in a position to leverage her 15+ years in digital marketing and extensive community connections, Shirley Wilson has shifted her focus to become an invaluable resource to home buyers and sellers in the Florida Keys. With her fresh and modern approach, Shirley combines her 21st-century digital marketing and social media strategies with her vast knowledge of the Florida Keys community to stay ahead of the ever-evolving market and truly enhance the real estate experience for her customers. Backed by one of the premier brokerage offices in the Florida Keys, American Caribbean Real Estate, Shirley is further armed with tremendous local intelligence as well as national and global exposure through Christie’s International Real Estate.
Shirley is blessed to be married to Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Guide Captain Ted Wilson, and together they are raising their teenage daughter Ali Beth. Outside of her professional and community endeavors, Shirley can most likely be found fishing in the backcountry with her husband, playing tennis, or scouring the Islamorada coastline searching for sea beans, sea glass, and other rare sea treasures.
Equal parts tech-savvy, tenacious, creative, and compassionate, working with Shirley will be one of the best decisions you’ll make in your Florida Keys homeownership journey. Contact Shirley Wilson today for a no-obligation consultation and the best experience as you turn your Islamorada real estate dreams into reality.