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I was born in California and then moved to Washington when I was 5 years old. I grew up in Redmond and Bellevue. I then moved to New York in high school and lived in Upstate NY for 10 years. When I was 24 I moved back to Seattle and have been here ever since. My two sons, my husband and I live in Enumclaw and enjoy all the Northwest has to offer. We enjoy watching our kids play sports, skiing, tennis, hiking, walking our dog, volunteering at our kids schools and camping.
I have been a self starter ever since I can remember. I started out in college majoring in information technology and early childhood development. Then I began working in marketing at my family owned company, PMA. After 6 six years there I became a real estate agent after buying my own investment properties. After 2 years of full time real estate I obtained my brokers license and started managing REMAX Performance Plus’s Federal Way office. I was very busy during the boom years and pulled my husband into real estate to better serve our clients.
Once the market slowed down I had an opportunity to buy my family marketing business. As a business owner I can’t just leave real estate because I love it so much. So now Joe and I team up again. No better way to do that but to start our own real estate brokerage and do real estate our way…. and People’s Real Estate was born.
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I was born in Alabama and then moved to Washington when I was stationed at Fort Lewis in the Army. I grew up in Georgia with my 3 sisters and 1 brother. I started out in law enforcement and then decided to join the military to get medical training. From there I was a military MRI technician and then transferred to a civilian MRI position in Seattle.
My wife and I started investing in real estate and found I had a knack for working with tenants. As Lisa got busy with real estate I realized how important it was to be able to spend time with family and the need to really enjoy my work. Real Estate fit both of those. I work with buyers, sellers and property owners. Every day is different and has its challenges but with proper communication between the parties involved I can help facilitate a solution to any problem.
The one key I feel is so important in this business is to remember its about the people I work with not the commission I make. Here at People’s we feel that if we take care of our clients then God will take care of us.
As the designated broker at People’s I get the best of both worlds, helping people and quality family time.
Dara makes the office run smoothly with great organizational skills and her friendly demeanor. She manages the relationships and paperwork with the utility companies and homeowner associations.
She also handles the accounts receivables and accounts payable for our tenants and vendors.
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Our application fees are $35 per adult and is non-refundable. Anyone 18 years of age or older that will be living in the home must submit an application regardless of their financial responsibility for the rent. We do not take online payments, once you have submitted your application please contact our office to make a phone payment, or bring your payment to our office between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
Application fees are non-refundable. We do not accept tenant provided screening reports as part of the application process.
If you have a pet please check with our office to make sure the property you are interested in accepts pets. We do not allow any aggressive breeds, puppies, kittens and no more than 2 pets. Please call our office if you want to know if your animal is on our aggressive breed list.If a pet is approved a pet deposit will be assessed.
Please consider the following criteria when deciding if you want to apply for a property; You must first see and tour the property with one of our property managers before submitting an application. We require a 650 credit score or higher, and a positive credit history with no more than 2 delinquent payments over the last 24 months, no accounts in collections, no non-discharged bankruptcies, no money owing to previous landlord, at least 2 active accounts being rated to establish history and at least 18 months of verifiable income/employment. Criminal history will be considered on a case by case basis and according to the law. Prior evictions will be an automatic denial.
Additional information for completing applications:
* Landlord references must be verifiable and demonstrate a pattern of meeting your rental obligations and the previous landlord must reply to our inquires within 72 hours of our request or we will move on to the next application.
* Income will need to be verified by either current pay stubs, tax returns and/or bank statements.
* Applications for all occupants must be completely filled out and the application fee paid to be considered a completed application.
*If you have a service or companion animal you will need to obtain a Disability Accommodation Form from our office or download it below and submit it to our office with your application.
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With any application or criteria questions please contact our office at 253-236-3552 ext 1.
To apply, please set up your online account by using this link: Online Application