When the marketing genius at Pointe3 Real Estate told me that I should add a blog to my website, I was overjoyed! “WHAT- an actual reason to ramble on about the things I love about my community and the surrounding areas? A reason to share articles and add value to the lives of the people around me? Another way to love and serve? Sign me up!
But, then it dawned on me… First, I have to tell you about me, in order to get to know each other better, and find more and more things we have in common. So, here it goes…
I am writing this from the back deck of my little house outside of Enumclaw. The view is pretty great, and it is sunny out- so that doesn’t hurt! I have lived in Western Washington most of my life. From the Kent/Renton/Covington area, to the darling community of Black Diamond, I moved across the bridge to Enumclaw. I left for a while and lived on the South Hill of Puyallup, but eventually found that my heart lives in Enumclaw.
I live here with my husband Jason, our son Logan, a dump truck, and a few Harley’s. I have been a horsewoman for as long as I can remember, so I am grateful the neighbors have a few that I can spoil with abandon, but do not have to pay to feed! I love to travel, and find myself at peace in the Arizona sunshine, the Colorado snow, and the bustle of Downtown Seattle. At home, I support many local businesses and charities and feel that our hard-earned dollars are best spent in our local communities.
People have always been my passion. I have been in the Customer Service industry for more than 25 years in one form or another. Before going all-in on real estate, I was a National Business Development Consultant and a Public Speaker. I love both of those things because it gave me the opportunity on a daily basis to positively impact the lives of my customers and attendees. So, when my good friends approached me about launching a real estate company I thought- “well heck yes! I can’t think of a better way to impact people than by loving and serving them through the home buying and selling processes!” So, here we are.
Customer service is a dying art. It is hard to find when so much of what we need can be found online. Because of that, we live in an age where the customer experience is more important than ever. It isn’t enough just to be nice to people. You have to add value, to solve a problem, and to build genuine relationships. People used to say “treat the customer the way YOU would want to be treated.” I believe this is ineffective and outdated. I believe, and live, a better version of that old saying, “treat others the way THEY want to be treated.” If you live to serve others, then it doesn’t matter how YOU feel, it matters how THEY feel. It has been called “dancing to the music played” and I couldn’t agree more. My clients will always know that their wants and needs are first, I work for them, and I will create a buying or selling experience that they will rave to their friends about!
That shameless plug being said, the real purpose of the blog is community. I want to share about this wonderful place where I live and serve. I want to introduce you to some of the people and places that make this community what it is, and to share ideas about how it can be in the future. I think you will find it fun, transparent, valuable and entertaining! (at least that is my hope)
Thank you for joining me on this journey, and please subscribe to the blog so you get updates when I post fun interviews, read about events and businesses, learn about buying and selling your home, or just make a new friend!
I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them FEEL.
- Maya Angelou (one of my heroes)