Shalaya Shipman

Shalaya Shipman

Broker Associate | DRE# 01444963


Five Star Professional Award - 2021, 2022


Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, First-Time Homebuyers, 1031-Exchange, National Referrals, Relocation, and Consulting


University of California, Berkeley - B.A.
About Shalaya
With over 25 combined years in residential real estate sales, commercial brokerage and corporate real estate, Shalaya is among the longest tenured real estate professionals of her generation. Her experience across the industry coupled with a deep understanding of local markets and trends empowers every client to make smart, data-informed decisions in any climate. 

As a Bay Area native with a background in technology and marketing, Shalaya is highly solution-oriented and a natural disruptor. She actively seeks out creative options, negotiation levers, and opportunities to think “outside-of-the-box” all while delivering a personalized customer experience that seamlessly meets her clients' goals. Whether buying a first home, investment property, pied-à-terre or selling with the intention to optimize an existing portfolio, Shalaya’s expertise and industry knowledge sets her clients apart from the competition every time. 

Shalaya received her California real estate salesperson license in 2004 and broker license in 2011. Prior to joining Compass, Shalaya owned and operated her namesake boutique, real estate brokerage for over 11 years while serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. During that time, Shalaya was featured on HGTV’s hit show "My First Place”. 

Shalaya is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and holds a bachelor of arts degree in Rhetoric. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Client Testimonials

★★★★★ - Omonivie 
I learned in March 2022 that I got my dream job in California with a start date of July 1. I found myself confused, terrified and intimidated of the idea of relocating cross-country to purchase a home in one of the craziest markets in the span of 3 months. It seemed impossible but working with Shalaya, I found someone who could turn that dream into a reality. As a first time homebuyer, I was overwhelmed by how much I needed to know about purchasing a home. She spent time educating me on each step of the process and used every opportunity to identify a teaching moment in order to prepare me. Her honesty and transparency helped build a high level of confidence and trust in working together. Her knowledge and expertise became clearly evident as she stealthily navigated the Bay Area market. When she asked “What are you looking for in a home?” she listened to every detail of our answer and took into consideration factors we hadn’t even thought about. She was thoughtful and intentional when showing us homes (both in person and virtually) that we could truly see ourselves in. When it came time to negotiate she was creative and strategic. Working with Shalaya, I found and closed on my dream home in only 2 months! Did I mention I never saw the home in person until I moved to California and she handed me the keys?! Shalaya is a true master in her craft. She is communicative, realistic, and thorough. I know for a fact, I couldn’t have placed my faith in anyone other than Shalaya!

★★★★★ - Nancy and Craig 
Shalaya helped my wife Nancy and I successfully make the uphill move from Sacramento to the East Bay in 2021. She coped with our eclectic, and sometimes unrealistic tastes in real estate and patiently showed us homes from Alameda to Oakland, El Cerrito and everything in between. We finally made an offer on a cute stucco bungalow in Albany, only to be rejected. With prices seemingly going up $100K a day, we were getting discouraged. So when she got word that the other offer had fallen through, Shalaya was instrumental in helping us move quickly to close the deal with our backup offer. We moved in last June and couldn't be happier with our new home.

★★★★★ - Marcel and Cherina 
Shalaya represented us when we sold our home. She was resourceful, knowledgeable and honest throughout the process. What we appreciate most is her strong communication skills. Not only did she provide feedback, she communicated with us in a timely manner. This made the process of selling our home go extremely smooth.

★★★★★ - Brandon and Janay
"Shalaya is adaptive, flexible, resourceful, keen, and communicative. She was very transparent and realistic with us about the market and how we should approach home buying which set us up for success! We actually got our very first offer accepted thanks to Shalaya."

★★★★★ - Christyne 
I met/spoke with a few agents before finally connecting with Shalaya, and I'm so happy I did. It was vital for me to have a personable, trustworthy and knowledgeable agent to help me through this process as a first-time homebuyer. The process was smooth and manageable because of Shalaya's consistent, thorough and informative communication style. When I sell or purchase in the future, I'll be giving Shalaya a call!

Shalaya Shipman’s Listings

Listed By CompassOpen: 4/27 02:00PM - 04:00PM


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