Welcome to Relocation Dept.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) PCS and Relocation Information and Assistance
Meet Jen, Your Ft. Lewis (JBLM) Relocation Sponsor
In working for Phil, who PCS’d 9 times in 24 years, I have gained a real understanding of how difficult a PCS move can be. If you are PCS’ing to JBLM, either Ft. Lewis or McChord AFB, we have a relocation plan you will like. For starters, we all have questions about any new destination, and often in the case of a military move, no one to ask them of. As part of Phil Sharp Homes "Continued Service," every client is offered the service of a JBLM Relocation Sponsor. I am not a real estate agent nor a commission based employee. As your JBLM Relocation Sponsor, I am solely dedicated to make your move to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area as smooth as possible. There is no obligation and no fee associated with any service provided by myself or the Relocation Department.
The Relocation Department was developed to provide a point-of-contact for soldiers, families and anyone relocating to the Thurston or Pierce County areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord. I most frequently offer assistance researching schools, employment and community/special services…but am not limited to that. Many people have questions about commuting to JBLM from surrounding areas, recreation, lodging, JBLM gate locations, BAH, employment, and even the weather. I will tell you sincerely that I love it in western Washington…and it does rain a bit in the winter.
I am available to help answer your questions or research your concerns, I can offer a first-hand perspective on neighborhoods and schools. I also offer our clients relocation packets by US Mail. The packets contain information from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, many of the local cities, as well as Thurston and Pierce Counties.
PCS’ing to JBLM and Want to Know What We Have to Offer?
As Relocation Sponsor, Jen's mission is to make herself and our large inventory of relocation resources available to you, and assist in any way she can regarding your move, learning about the local community, and house hunting.
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. She was born and raised in Lacey, WA and has lived here all but two years of her life and the only reason she left was for her husband to attend Pharmacy school in Oregon. 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 came to Phil Sharp Homes with an 8 year background in marketing. She is the mother of 2 young children, a daughter and a son, and enjoys hobbies such as riding quads (especially in the Oregon Dunes), camping, boating, hiking, golfing and exploring new things to do in the Pacific NW with her kids. 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.
Jen and her husband Kevin recently purchased their first home and are in the process of remodeling. She will keep her blog and the JBLM Relocation Sponsor Facebook page updated with any tips, tricks and problems that they may run into.
Some Testimonials about our Relocation Services…Read more on the Testimonials Page
"After speaking with Jen, I realized the possibility of purchasing a home prior to our move. Jen researched neighborhoods of homes we were interested in, took tons of pictures and even visited schools our children would attend. It was great having a mother’s perspective. Her insight made our decision so easy!" –Jan Gifford
"Jen went out of her way to visit the school my daughter would attend and even spoke with teachers and faculty. She was also very helpful in answering all the questions I had regarding the surrounding area. I really felt like Jen and the team from Phil Sharp Homes truly cared. Thanks a Million! - The Sterling’s
Need a JBLM Relocation Packet? Vistor Guides, JBLM Directory, Maps etc….
Any questions you may have, Jen is available to answer them or research your concerns. Jen has relocation packets that include information from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Many of the local cities and communities, as well as info about recreation, schools, employment and more. There is no charge for these materials or shipping.
Home Buyer Services
As part of our "Continued Service," Phil Sharp Homes offers free, no obligation home buyer education with helpful tools, tips, articles, and more through various media types. The Home Buyer Toolbox located at www.philsharphomes.com was designed to consolidate important home buying information in one location for convenience and ease of navigation. The site is especially helpful for first time home buyers or those who wish to find home buyer education. Serving a large community of service members, Phil Sharp Homes offers military relocation and JBLM relocation sponsorship services free of charge. Information for Joint Base Lewis-McChord is available for soldiers and spouses including the current BAH chart for Ft Lewis, contact information for base locations and much more. Military Relocation and sponsorship information is part of our Relocation Department. Jen is the JBLM Relocation Sponsor that can help with specific questions, research and help about the area, your move and to answer questions. Jen's sponsorship help includes answering questions about the area, schools, communities, researching schools near JBLM, hospitals and resources to meet specific needs of families, provide BAH tables, commuting information to and around Lewis-McChord and much more.
Are you on orders to Joint Base Lewis-McChord? A few words from Phil….
Want a Real Estate agent who has been in your shoes? After 9 PCS moves in 25 years, I feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist you with your move, and represent you in the purchase of a home in the Lewis-McChord area. I have built my business specifically to serve the real estate needs of the soldiers and Airmen of JBLM, and I love what I do.
I would like to be your real estate representative in Washington, and I offer a plan that provides education, expert advice, and efficiency for PCS'ing military home buyers moving to JBLM.
I will provide you with step by step information about the home buying process in the Ft Lewis area. I also routinely assist in obtaining financing; and of course in identifying, negotiating, and closing on your new home.
I operate my business with a plan that insures superior communication, informed decisions, and undivided personal attention for the duration of your house hunting trip. Make your next Real Estate experience a good one. Work with a real estate agent who has been where you are, and has experienced both good and bad realtors as a military home buyer. Those experiences (the good and the bad) helped me put together a real estate business emphasizing the good, and avoiding the bad. My Real Estate business is specifically designed to meet your unique needs as a military family.
Contact me to start planning your house hunting trip and move as soon as possible, I want to make sure that I am available, and that you are on my calendar.
When moving your family to a new location, schools are always a concern for parents. Finding the right school is important and sometimes the school determines the area you live in. Here are some links to schools in the areas surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Greatschools.org.
You will find on-base schools, public schools, private schools, learning centers and preschools in each area listing if available. If you have specific questions about a particular school, Jen can call or visit the school to research your questions. Jen is a mother and can appreciate how important finding the right school for your child or children.
Contact Jen to get help with finding a school or to learn about neighborhoods for particular schools.
Click the area to find school info, including ratings and locations.