Shirmel Gumbs-Heyliger is a U.S. Army veteran and award-winning Realtor. As a gifted negotiator, staunch client advocate and creative problem-solver, Gumbs-Heyliger has made her mark on the competitive Houston real estate market. Her clients range from fellow veterans, single mothers and young professionals to executives and professional athletes throughout Houston and the surrounding areas.
Based on her personal experience buying and selling properties, Gumbs-Heyliger strives to provide the level of customer service that she herself has always needed. “Clients deserve a concierge-level of service for what is often the largest financial transaction of their lives,” she insists. Her ethics, passion, strong communication skills and personalized service take care of the rest. Gumbs-Heyliger has made a promise to be there throughout the process, from first contact to the welcome mat. And she delivers — which has earned her a strong repeat and referral-based business. She constantly seeks to improve her skills to better serve clients by earning designations such as Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, Military Relocation Professional, Accredited Buyers Representative and New Home Construction expert.
In just under five years, Gumbs-Heyliger has closed over $45 million as a solo agent and has won numerous awards, including being recognized among the Houston Association of Realtors’ Young Professional Network 20 under 40 cohort, among the Top 20 Black Real Estate Professionals by the Houston Black Real Estate Association, and twice as a finalist for Houston’s Best PRISM Realtor of the Year award by the Greater Houston Builder Association.
Raised in St. Croix, USVI, Gumbs-Heyliger moved with her husband and three sons to Houston in 2012. She fell in love with the city’s diversity and thriving culture. In 2020, during the pandemic, she established a scholarship fund for high school seniors in the Humble Independent School District. Besides assisting her clients, she supports several local charities and loves spending time outdoors, cooking and traveling with family.