Annual Scholarship Contest

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on April 15, 2015

Scholarship bug 1It’s that time of year again! Our annual “What Makes a House a Home” scholarship contest is about to begin it’s 5th year.

All essays will be submitted here starting on Monday, April 20th. Keep checking back for updates and to read the essays of past winners!

We are excited to share a new component to the contest. This year we have added an “Inspirational Educator Award” where the top scholarship winner will nominate a local, active Thurston County educator who has inspired them. We will have the first place winner submit a short statement on how the educator has inspired them in turn awarding the educator with $500!   We are looking forward to reading all the wonderful submissions once again this year.

The contest dates are as follows:

Submissions will be accepted April 20th through May 10th

Fan Voting will be from May 11th to May 15th

Top 10 Finalists will be announced on May 18th

Winners will be selected May 22nd

For complete details, rules and eligibility, visit:


Congratulations Karen Kluvers

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on April 8, 2015

SONY DSCWe would like to congratulate Karen Kluvers on achieving her CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation.

The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is the professional organization for brokerage management. The Council is dedicated to providing quality professional development programs, products and services that continually enhance the management productivity and profitability of its more than 7,000 members.

The CRB Designation is recognized throughout the industry as the highest level of professional achievement — a symbol of excellence in brokerage management. The most successful brokerages are owned or managed by professionals having the coveted CRB Designation.

The Council awards the CRB Designation to those individuals who successfully complete the requirements and demonstrate excellence in real estate brokerage management. Candidates must complete academic and professional courses covering such topics as finance, marketing, training, recruiting, and strategic planning.

Job well done Karen!


Coldwell Banker Welcomes Penny Kocan

April 7, 2015

We would like to welcome Penny Kocan to our company. Penny has a strong background in customer service working the last 7 years in human resources management. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University in Business Administration and Human Resources. Penny is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. She and her […]

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Welcome Back Sheila Page

March 26, 2015

We are proud to announce that Sheila Page is back with our firm. Sheila spent 11 years with our company before joining Coldwell Banker Kline in Centralia for the last 2 years. She brings her real estate expertise back to Thurston County with great enthusiasm to serve her clients! A longtime Pacific Northwest resident, Sheila enjoys […]

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Coldwell Banker Recognized for Outstanding Achievements for 2014

March 5, 2015

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. of Olympia, WA was recognized by Coldwell Banker as the franchisor’s Number One Office in its size category for the Western Region of the United States. This award celebrates the achievements of the number one producing, independently owned and operated COLDWELL BANKER® office for each U.S. region within six […]

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Fall has arrived!

October 1, 2014

Hard to believe we are in October already. What a wonderful extended summer we have been able to enjoy here in the Pacific Northwest! With summer behind us and fall upon us, now is the time we think of pumpkins, harvest, crockpot soups and Halloween. Recently shared some great ideas on decorating with the […]

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Music in the Park 2014

July 28, 2014

With all these beautiful Pacific Northwest days, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some Music in the Park! Every Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m., downtown at Sylvester Park from now through the end of August, grab a chair and come and enjoy some great live entertainment. Below is the lineup for the remainder of the […]

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2014 First Place Scholarship Winner – Emily Arend

June 14, 2014

Congratulations to our first place winner Emily Arend. Emily’s essay spoke to being yourself is what “Makes a House a Home”. Her words painted great pictures of her and her family being “just who they are” in the comfort of their home. (Emily is pictured here with her mother and father, Jack and Brenda Arend.) […]

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2014 Second Place Scholarship Winner – McKenzie Murray

June 13, 2014

Congratulations again to our  second place winner McKenzie Murray. McKenzie’s essay wove wonderful descriptions of selling a house and relocating but bringing the soul, “the home”, with them.(McKenzie is pictured here with her mom, Wendy Murray) Here’s her wonderfully written essay: I had my first taste of the real estate industry when we put our […]

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2014 Third Place Scholarship Winner – Rachel Alexanian

June 12, 2014

Congratulations again to our third place winner Rachel Alexanian. Rachel submitted a wonderful essay on how her home is full of vivid memories. She blended these memories with how they appeal to our five senses. (Rachel is pictured here with her parents Dan and Cindy Alexanian.) Here’s her wonderfully written essay: One word can be […]

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