Desiree’s family moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in the 1950’s. Born on the Gold Coast and growing up in Surfers Paradise, Desiree has experienced the amazing evolution of the Gold Coast firsthand.

She left the Gold Coast to live in California and then Bermuda, where she remained for almost a decade, working as a film & television producer, then later as a stockbroker dealing in North American Equities.

On her return to Australia she moved to Sydney and worked for many years in the financial markets, becoming a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

On her return to the Gold Coast in 2005, with a keen interest in the market, she gravitated towards selling real estate, convinced that the Gold Coast is one of the best places in the world to live - offering the remarkable combination of beach community and city life.

With her local knowledge of the Coast, and her full Real Estate Licence, Desiree firmly believes the Gold Coast market will continue to offer a rewarding investment and lifestyle choice and is thrilled to be a part of it all.

Most importantly Desiree is proud and delighted to be working with Ray White Surfers Paradise.. She is consistently placed in the Ray White Top 400 Queensland Agents and 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.

Agent Reviews

Mr and Mrs Hoenig

Communication, service, commitment and result


Desiree was professional, organised and a pleasure to deal with

Mr and Mrs Cannon

Pleasant to deal with and kept us informed with progress of sale

Brian and Carole

Desiree was excellent to deal with, right from our first contact. She is an excellent communicator, efficient and business-like, ensuring you have all the information you need. She has a calm and balanced manner that makes a buyer feel comfortable, and never pushed. She did everything she said she would and always followed through.

Yves & Christine

Desire Shaw put everything in to it . Great work. Regards

Don and Joyce

Because Desiree never gave up!!!

Nicole Erhard

It was refreshing to come across Desiree after a frustrating week dealing with Agents on the coast. This was the first property I have brought at Auction and I felt that the process would be too daunting - Desiree quickly turned my mind around, I was impressed with her professionalism, guidance and warmth always available at any hour of the day to answer my questions. A true professional and a pleasure to deal with.

Richard Simmons

Thank you for your hard work in achieving the sale of our property at the auction, and I assure you, your efforts were instrumental in achieving the end result. We both felt we were very well looked after and kept informed on a constant basis.

Lou Ponte

We have bought and sold numerous properties over the years and dealt with several agents, however it is seldom that I have experienced the level of service and integrity that Desiree has shown. Desiree worked diligently through the 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.


Desiree Shaw's professional approach and diligence.

Kristy & Simone

Desiree lives in the area so was the perfect choice to sell our house. She is so efficient and kind hearted. A True professional.

Margaret De Landre

Desiree, from the very beginning showed a keen interest in setting out to obtain the best price possible for my property. She followed up all leads, revisited those prospective buyers and reported in detail her progress on a regular basis. This was not always easy for her due to my ongoing computer problems

Malcolm Duce

I received very prompt and effective service and progress reports from Desiree throughout the sale.