So much gratitude…

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don’t follow
someone else’s
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don’t mistake
that other
for your own.

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step you don’t want to take.   -Start Close In, David Whyte

This week was a very busy week for our team. Every week is filled with appointments, open houses, showing homes to clients, writing offers, preparing and listing new houses, but it felt like a lot a movement happened this week. So many good things, so many new amazing clients that we get to support in their process of moving. We are lucky to do this work.

I was talking with Mel earlier this week about how 80% of midwifery was counseling, and its funny how true it is for real estate as well. Both of us, coming from a background of years in midwifery means, we’re constantly comparing the two careers. We have never been sales-people, we are people-people who genuinely care about what you are hoping for.

One of Ryan‘s clients was feeling overwhelmed by the lending process (nothing like having someone look at any of your shame in a very detailed way!), and he sent along this poem as a way to encourage them onto the next step in a loving way.

I love that, this is where we thrive, at helping people, at encouraging people. I am so grateful for the beautiful people that make up this team. I’m grateful for the 6:30am daily team phone call where we encourage eachother, support eachother, and start our day with the focus on our clients and what we can do for them.

There are so many support people when you are buying or selling a house, agents, lenders & underwriters, inspectors, escrow… it can feel overwhelming, but all of them understand. They understand the process isn’t easy on people. I have met so many people in this house-buying work that are compassionate, honest individuals that genuinely want your best interest. I have also met some that aren’t, that are all about the bottom-line. That is why it is so important to choose the right agent, and please start as early in the process as you can. We genuinely love getting to know people for ideally months before they buy, that way we can help guide the whole process, not just jump in at the end (although we can, and often handle that beautifully too). You also have the best likelihood of getting your first offer accepted if you work with us early on in your journey.

Even if you aren’t looking to buy anytime soon, but just want information and some direction, I’m always available to chat 425-231-4376 or


  1. Loved your post, Kat (from Kay Jackson—FB friend & fellow MW). I’ve worked non-stop, sometimes at three nursing/midwifery things since landing at Naval Hosp Bremerton back in ‘94. Have only just started thinking about a change. And when I did, started looking at personal finances, credit, and all those things that shame my business abilities. So I was glad to read what you said about the process & how other people have that problem too. And that your group encourages getting in touch “even months” before making any plans.

    • It’s so true Kay. We have such an identity wrapped up in our career choice, especially when we choose a service profession like healthcare! It’s so scary to walk away, and takes so much bravery to actually do it. I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful I am to be actively doing it. I love real estate, and I am letting go of midwifery (which I love) in such a healthy way. I hope you find something you are equally happy and fulfilled in.

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