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Military Spouse Network

A Plan For Military Families…And Soldiers Too

Military Family JBLM Fort Lewis Real EstateOur business plan at Phil Sharp Homes was developed by myself and My wife Gayle, a military spouse of 25 years. Gayle and I have been real estate investors since our first home in 1981, and we continued to buy homes throughout our Army career. In making the decision to become full time real estate professionals upon my retirement, Gayle and I together came to the conclusion that to be successful, our business needed to be more than selling real estate to service members…we needed to become a full service relocation service to service members, with our attention on the family more so than the soldier.

Single soldiers can PCS just fine without any outside assistance. A room in the barracks, living out of a duffle bag, and eating in the mess hall is not complicated. PCS’ing with a family is a whole different animal. Family member considerations are added to in/out processing; school, medical, and special needs are major considerations, and employment for non-active duty spouses is often the difference between beans and weenies, or something better.

Housing: Obviously, housing is the number one priority. Our system for finding and building a list of homes for your house hunting trip/arrival is not state of the art, dependent on automated tools, and does not include automatic listing emails. We have Stephanie Wagner, who spends 8 hours a day manually searching for listings…if you need a house with a purple pet door, she will find it, and you won’t be spammed by automatic listing generators that find every listing with the word “purple” in it. Given 30-60 days of working with Stephanie, we will have a plan with every home that fits your criteria being on the list, hand picked by you, Steph, and myself.

Sponsorship: Priority #2, which is often part of finding the right home, is finding everything that goes with it. Jen Warren is ourJen Your JBLM Fort Lewis Relocation Sponsor Relocation Sponsor. Jen is not a realtor. Jen’s job is to assist you in finding information about schools, communities, employment and just information in general. Jen is a long time resident of Western Washington, and is very familiar with the communities surrounding JBLM.   If you have any questions at all about the area, local activities, or about living in Washington, Jen can answer them…email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Relocation Information: We offer relocation packets by US Mail. The packet contains information about JBLM and the surrounding communities. In it are visitor guides, recreation information, maps of the area, school information and other items of interest that Jen includes as they become available. If you would like a packet mailed to you, simply fill out one of our online forms at www.philsharphomes.com, or email Jen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our real estate business is really a relocation business. In order to succeed where lots of others just don’t get it, we use our personal experiences from many moves, both good and bad, to create a relocation experience that is second to none. Let our care, guidance and expertise make your next move the smoothest ever.

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