As managing broker I believe in providing quality, professional service to everyone who walks through our doors. I work closely with my father/co-agent Vince Himlie and as a team we have over 65 years of experience in the real estate business. I have been a member of our local Skookum Rotary for over 13 years and I love being a part of our small town. If you have any questions about our community or if you're looking to buy or sell your home please us know and we'd be delighted to help!
I have been a Realtor in Shelton since 1960 and an owner/broker since 1964. During this time I have managed the top company in the county, served as the 1st President of the Mason County Board of Realtors, honored with "Realtor of the Year" and most recently the "Lifetime Achievement Award", by the Mason County Association of Realtors. I also actively list and sell residential, land, waterfront, and commercial properties.
I moved to Shelton from Minnesota in November, 1951. Over the years I have seen this area change and grow. Being in Real Estate and always being in the middle of this growth, I try to do my part by staying active in the community. I was a member and a past President of the Shelton Rotary,a charter member of the Skookum Rotary and that club's president for July 2010 through June 2011, and I have also served as President for the Chamber of Commerce. My community service contributions extend to many different clubs and organizations, including Saint's Pantry Food Bank, Mason County Habitat for Humanity, and various scholarship funds.
I am a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, which is where I married my wife, Gerry, in 1953. We have three children, five grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom live here in Shelton.
The "Himlie Team" includes myself and my daughter, Jill. She started working with me in 2003. Having two of us helps make sure that someone is always available to help with whatever our clients need.
Vince is an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and a Senior Real Estate Specialist(SRES).
I am excited and proud to be a Third Generation Broker and to work with my grandfather, Vince Himlie, and my aunt, Jill Himlie. I grew up watching the best, and could not be happier to have joined the family business.
I have lived in Shelton my whole life. I grew up here and I love raising my children here.
I am also proud to carry 3 National Association of REALTORS Designations that reflect my education and ability to help with any needs. My Accredited Buyers Representative Designation demonstrates my experience and knowledge in working with Buyers, My Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation reflects the importance I place on helping folks in the 55+ generations with their real estate needs, and my Green Designation is a great resource for a wide range of sustainable and energy efficient products from building to retrofitting.
I take great pride in my Customer Service, and I look forward to helping this exciting time be a positive experience for you!
Buying or selling a home is a major life event! It’s important to choose a Realtor who is dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable about the market and area. In addition, you need a Realtor you are comfortable with, who listens and takes the time to understand your goals and objectives and is dedicated to helping you meet them. You need a Realtor that makes you feel you are in good hands.
I have lived in Shelton all my life and am married to John Blanton, also a life-long Shelton resident. We have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren, all who reside in the Shelton area. I know and care about this community and the surrounding areas of Mason, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties.
Serving and helping people has been my life’s work, but what I love most is problem solving! Selling or buying a home might seem like a huge challenge for some, but I see it as a time to find solutions and explore opportunities! I am committed to helping you through each step of the process; explaining, encouraging and getting things done!
Connecting people together is my passion. I would welcome the opportunity to connect your home with that potential buyer who will love your home! Give me a call and let’s talk!
Choosing your Realtor can be a difficult decision. It can be an intimidating and stressful time. Don’t feel pressured to purchase a house that you are not sure is right for you. It is my aim to help you find that perfect new home.
In 2006 I became a Broker, then in June of 2010, I received my Managing Broker's License from the State of Washington. In 2011 I took the Windermere Ninja Installation week long training course. I continue to work hard and to educate myself so that I can serve my clients better. I look forward to serving you.
Real estate is my passion and I have been involved in this industry all my life. I believe buying or selling a home is a complex process, but when you have a true professional on your side, guiding the way and always looking out for your best interest, you can have confidence in your real estate transaction.
Navigating the multifaceted decisions needed in today’s real estate market requires an agent with dedication, experience and professionalism. My background includes experience with many facets of the real estate industry including new construction, appraisal, escrow and loans making me invaluable to my clients, especially when confronted with a problem that needs to be solved. Because I have seen the business from all angles, I have a unique ability to find solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.
I am devoted to service with an emphasis on accountability, reliability and enthusiasm. Now, more than ever with the shifting market cycles I am committed to providing my clients with all the information needed to help make informed real estate decisions.
Although I sell all types of properties throughout Mason County, I specialize in waterfront and second home properties from rustic cabins to custom homes. I have an expert knowledge of the various fresh water lakes throughout the county as well as the salt water shoreline.
No matter what your reals estate goals, I will provide expert assistance before, during and after the transaction. I am confident and knowledgeable in local communities and current values and will always act as your consultant, providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision on your timeline.
I believe in the power of relationships and pride myself on my commitment to my clients and their satisfaction. I look forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.
I have been an agent in Mason County for 15 years. Prior to Real Estate, I was in sales and marketing for over 20 years. I pride myself on integrity and service, I know how important the decision to buy or sell your home is and I promise to take extra care in each step of the transaction to make it as easy as possible.