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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA



Trying to stay awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve is always a struggle for me so if you are like me, here are some fun ideas to celebrate the new year on December 31st and January 1st.  Start New Year’s Eve off with a long walk at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.  This ...
Yesterday, my firm, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty presented our annual donation to the Thurston County Food Bank in downtown Olympia WA and then we rolled up our sleeves and helped out.  Here we are at the food bank with Judy Jones, the Operations Manager, and my broker, Ken Anderson p...
This year my brokerage, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty in Olympia, WA, tasked the agents and staff to create gingerbread houses.  Not too surprising, we took this contest to the next level!   Here are the entries:  First Place - a replica of our office - created by Cheri, Richard, Bruce...
Earlier this year, the REALTOR Own It Gratitude coins were unveiled at the NAR Leadership Summit and Committee Leadership Camp.  I was not a part of these camps but served in 2018 on my local REALTOR board.  Our outgoing President presented these coins to us in recognition for our commitment to o...
Thanks, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD for your lovely card I received in the mail today!  How cute is this pop-up card?!  It certainly made my day, and what a great marketing piece.  I have this displayed on my desk, and my colleagues are loving this!  They are now thinking of sending s...
This year in the Capitol rotunda in Olympia, WA, a 29-foot Noble Fir is decorated for Christmas 2018.   Weyerhauser donated this tree from the Vail Tree Farm just a few miles away in Rainier, WA.   During my visit to the Capitol, a graduation ceremony was taking place, but many visitors enjoyed s...
Yesterday was the general meeting for Thurston County REALTORS® in Olympia, WA.  This last meeting of the year is always a fun one.  Not only are the new directors inducted (I'm a new director this year for REALTORS®) and we have a new president, but we also celebrated the volunteering our group ...
John Henry recently blogged about the 2-Foot Rule.  As he writes, "the idea is simply you tackle 2 feet at a time" when you are faced with a mountain of work to do.  Start with a small, two-foot section to get it done.  It makes the task more manageable and helps crush procrastination! This proba...


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