I have been a real estate investor and home owner since I was in my early twenties, having recognized the rewards that come with home ownership from my parents and others. During my 24 years in the Army, I made a point of buying, and holding onto, homes at each of my stateside duty stations. Because of this I was able to retire from the Army in 2004 and transition to a career as a realtor and investor without the normal stress that comes with a career change. Although I am not the type of person who could ever retire and not work, my real estate investments have allowed me to do what I love; with the knowledge that I can quit when I want and be comfortable (and spoil my granddaughter with reckless abandon).
Although I have a reputation as a real estate investors agent, with a special place in my heart for Military folks; I am really just a well rounded realtor with negotiating skills developed thru my lifetime of investing, and drive and determination learned during 24 years “being all I could be / doing more before 9am…..”.
In 2004, the year that I retired from the Army, I made the decision to become a full time realtor as a complement to my investing business. To be successful I knew that I had to take advantage of the coming of age of the internet as the vehicle to achieve success. As a result, I arguably have the largest local web presence in Thurston County; and on my various websites you will find tools and information that are not meant to be flashy or catchy, but useful to buyers and sellers who recognize the importance of the web in 21st century sales and marketing.
Wa Real Estate Practices
Wa Real Estate Law
Wa Real Estate Ethics
Real Estate Construction
Residential and Commercial Property Marketing
Residential Property Management
Marketing Bank Owned Properties and Short Sales
Current Issues in WA 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
Realtor Code of Conduct
Real Estate Contract Law
Evaluation of Investment Real Estate
Member, Northwest Multiple Listing Service
Member, National Association of REALTORS
Member, Washington Association of REALTORS
Member, Thurston County Assn. of REALTORS
Member, Realty Trac Foreclosure Network
Stephanie Wagner is a key player within our team. Steph is the transaction coordinator and office manager for our business; she keeps her finger on the pulse of the operation, and brings all of the pieces together ensuring a smooth and stress free transaction for our clients.
Formerly an employee of Thurston County Title Company, Stephanie brings knowledge of title, escrow, and closing procedures to the table, her knowledge and experience often pre-empt the inevitable bumps in the road common to most real estate transactions.
Gina is the information hub at Phil Sharp Homes. As our relocation sponsor, Gina's mission is to make herself available to you in any way she can regarding your relocation.
Gina is a long term resident of the Lewis-McChord area, with extensive knowledge of local activities and recreation, schools, commuting and other general information. Gina can usually answer all of your questions from her own base of knowledge…if not she will do the legwork, especially when it comes to issues specific to you and your family. Gina came to Phil Sharp Homes with a 14 year background in customer service with ATA Airlines. She is a mother of 3 children, ages 4-8, and enjoys hobbies such as camping, boating, hiking and skiing in the great northwest.
Gina's enthusiasm, knowledge, and untiring drive to provide the best possible customer service make her an invaluable asset to our business…and allow us to provide personalized, knowledgeable and timely assistance to our customers relocating to western Washington.
Gina and her husband Ron are also experienced homeowners and investors. They of course own their own home, and several years ago started investing in rental properties. Her experience as an investor is just another feather in Gina's cap, one that allows her to share her homeownership and investing experience with our clients. Some of Gina's everyday activities: