Congratulations to Mitch Dietz – Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30

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




Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has announced that Mitch Dietz was named to the Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30. This prestigious list encompasses the top young real estate professionals among the 86,000 Coldwell Banker professionals working in 43 countries around the world. This group of real estate professionals honors the heritage of founders, Colbert Coldwell and later Arthur Banker, who started their company at 24 and 28 years old, respectively.

Mitch, 27, was honored for his use of mobile technology along with his friendly attitude and genuine concern for people. He is also active with several local charities and organizations and uses that time as an opportunity to be a representative of Coldwell Banker. Mitch has been affiliated with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty since 2010.

The Coldwell Banker organization will honor Mitch at their international Generation Blue Experience in Chicago, Illnois on September 16-18.

“This is a monumental achievement for Mitch and we could not be more proud of him,” said Ken Anderson, President/Owner of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty. “He has been a shining star in our company for over 5 years and is so deserving of this incredible Coldwell Banker honor. To think he stands apart from thousands and thousands of tremendous real estate professionals in the entire Coldwell Banker brand is staggering. The future is bright for him.”

“Narrowing the list of talented professionals to decide on the 30-under-30 was an incredibly challenging, yet rewarding, experience,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “The remarkable achievements exhibited by these outstanding young entrepreneurs is nothing short of amazing. They serve as a shining example of what’s possible in our business at any age with the winning combination of talent and commitment. Their activities, both in real estate as well as within their companies and local communities, serve as examples for all and I am so proud they represent the future of the great Coldwell Banker brand.”

Great work and congratulations Mitch!


Inspirational Educator Award Winner – Sarah Violette

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on June 6, 2015

EducatorAwardPhoto (3)(Pictured left to right, Jamie Gibeau – Marketing Director with Coldwell Banker, Norma Schuiteman with The Community Foundation, Bella Hood, Sarah Violette, contest judge John Dodge with The Olympian, Ken Anderson – President/Owner of Coldwell Banker)

We are thrilled to announce our first Inspirational Educator Award winner, Sarah Violette. Sarah is a 10th grade English teacher at Olympia High School and was nominated for the award by our first place winner Bella Hood. Bella wrote such a great letter with her nomination. Best shared in her words here:BellaHood_Letter

Well said Bella. Congratulations again to Sarah Violette – another teacher making our community a great place to live!



First Place Scholarship Winner – Bella Hood

June 4, 2015

(Bella Hood pictured here with her mother Toni Hood)     Congratulations to Bella Hood, the first place winner in our 5th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Bella wrote a great essay about her home, The Small White House with The Blue Door. Through her words, she invited to see beyond the blue door […]

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Second Place Scholarship Winner – Aundrea Temple

June 3, 2015

(Aundrea Temple pictured here with her father Ron Temple) Congratulations to Aundrea Temple, the second place winner in our 5th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Aundrea wrote a great essay sharing that home resides in your soul. Her essay, Home is Where the Soul Is, makes you want an invitation to […]

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Third Place Scholarship Winner – Julia Holder

June 2, 2015

(Julia Holder pictured here with her parents Keith and Laura Holder)     Congratulations to Julia Holder, the third place winner in our 5th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Julia wrote a wonderful essay about her life in a musically talented home. Her essay, Symphony of Sounds, gives you a glimpse into […]

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2015 Scholarship Essay Winners

May 22, 2015

The panel of community judges have announced the winners of our 2015 What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Congratulations to the following students:                         Photos of the winners along with their essays will be posted in the next few days. Also, please […]

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Top 10 Finalists Announced

May 20, 2015

Our independent panel of judges have announced the Top 10 Finalists. Congratulations to the these students. Three of these essayists will be the 2015 recipients of the What Makes a House a Home scholarships. Over the week, a local judging panel will convene and choose the three winning essays.  Winners will be announced on Friday, […]

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Scholarship Essay Contest in Voting Phase

May 13, 2015

    We received 50 wonderful entries into our 5th annual “What Makes a House a Home” scholarship essay contest.  We are now in our voting phase of the contest (through Friday, May 15th.) To read the essays and vote for your favorites, visit We will announce the Top 10 Finalists on Monday, May […]

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Annual Scholarship Contest

May 1, 2015

It’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 can be submitted by clicking on the image above or at: now through Sunday, May 10th. We are excited to share a new component to the contest. This year we have added […]

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Market Not Frozen

May 1, 2015

In the blockbuster movie Frozen, Queen Elsa has the power to conjure up snow.  She even whips up a personal snow flurry so the loveable Olaf, a snowman come to life, can live throughout the year. But in the real world, can there be a rolling snowball in spring? Yes. Our market’s record performance to […]

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