Meet The Team
Phil Sharp - Owner/Broker
Excerpts from Real Estate Web Masters, Featured Agent August, 2010
Phil Sharp is a top performing, widely recognized Real Estate Agent and investor in Pierce and Thurston Counties in Washington. Phil became a licensed realtor just prior to retirement from the army, and has been actively involved in the local community for over 10 years. Phil and his wife Gayle also put their “money where their mouth is” as co-owner’s of Sharp and Sharp Holdings LLC, a family real estate investment venture.
Phil initially started in real estate as a homeowner and investor. He built his reputation with the real estate community thru his own success as a property owner, and as a solid link between the local community and the soldiers and airmen assigned to JB Lewis-McChord. Phil has published numerous articles and editorials on real estate ownership and investing in the Olympian Newspaper, and has been featured on KING5 (NBC Seattle), as an up and coming realtor in a unique market.
“In 2004, after 24 years in the United States Army, I retired as the Ft. Lewis Garrison First Sergeant, responsible for the health, welfare and supervision of approximately 500 soldiers and civilians engaged in the day to day operation of the installation; to include Public Works, Schools, Housing, Airfield Operations, Installation Engineering and Training Ranges. This assignment really prepared me well to support the needs of service members and their families relocating to Ft. Lewis, as it familiarized me with all of the units on the installation, and all of the support activities. During my first years at Fort Lewis I was assigned as a First Sergeant in the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.”
Phil’s Real Estate business, Phil Sharp Homes is state of the art, relying heavily on the use of technology and the internet. As a realtor catering a great deal to families that are making major relocations, sometimes from or to overseas, Phil routinely deals with many challenging and unique situations. He has both the personal experience of many military moves, and the professional experience as a realtor, to be well qualified at serving the needs of all of his clients, both relocation and local. Having served our country for almost a quarter century with integrity and commitment, Phil continues to serve the community in a purpose driven and professional manner.
“I really enjoy having the opportunity to continue to work closely with military people. The best part of this job is that a large percentage of my business is with Soldiers and Airmen, we can relate to each other and I have special insight into military life and lifestyle. I have also made enough Change of Station moves to know how uncomfortable it is to be a transient….my business plan was written with my experiences, both good and bad, foremost in my mind.”
“I have been excited about real estate in Olympia for a long time. I first visited here while with the Army in 1989, and I saw the potential in the real estate market then. We are located directly in the path of growth in western Washington. With Puget Sound to the west, mountains to the east, growth is constrained to the Interstate 5 corridor. We are destined to see continued growth based on geographic location, a steadily growing economy, and the fact that Olympia is the seat of the state government. Add to this the outlook for a major continued presence of the military and I see the makings of a fantastic real estate market for the long term.”
Phil’s reputation and track record in the local real estate industry, and his experience working with people throughout the local and military communities, set him apart from his peers in the real estate industry, and make him a unique choice for recognition as Featured Agent.
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Stephanie Sharp - Office Manager
Stephanie Sharp is a key player within our team. Stephanie 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.
Jen Warren - Relocation Sponsor
Jen is the information hub at Phil Sharp Homes. As our relocation sponsor, Jen's mission is to make herself available to you in any way she can regarding your relocation.
Jen is a long term resident of the Lewis-McChord area, with extensive knowledge of local activities and recreation, schools, commuting and other general information. Jen 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.
Jen'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.
Some of Jen's everyday activities:
- Commuting knowledge: Jen has actually gone out for a drive to confirm drive times to specific properties….this is helpful for families where spouses go in different directions to work.
- Community information: Obtain title reports, Home Owners association covenants, she sometimes even goes out to take pictures of homes and communities.
- Schools/Education: Jen has access to schools demographic information. She is also able to provide registration forms and information prior to your arrival…useful if your move puts you in a time crunch for school enrollment.
- House Hunting Coordination: Jen will help coordinate your house hunting trip, to include lodging, transportation, maps and any other special considerations.