10 years is a long time. A lot can happen, a lot can be accomplished. More than we think, or give ourselves credit for.
This being the 10th year of our annual Gratitude Gathering, we thought about how we could make it extra special. We gave our guests the usual treat bag filled with nostalgic snacks, as well as a branded mini bat, and we were even fortunate enough to have our game fall on the Karaoke Firework night! As our extra special thank you to our clients this year we gave out The 10 Book to inspire our clients to dream a little bit. Dream big dreams, think of new adventures, do that thing that they’re a little afraid to do. Because in 10 years, you never know what amazing things can happen. We certainly couldn’t have envisioned all of this. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for for your role in getting us to where we are today.
It’s been an exciting first half of the year here at The Dan Faulkner Group. One of the most notable changes is our new Executive Assistant, Tisha Giulini!
Tisha moved 21 times and lived in 11 states before settling in the Seattle area in 2012. After renting in the area for several years, Kelsey and Dan helped them purchase a home. Tisha was a stay at home mom for sixteen years, then decided to look for a job since her two children were in middle school and high school. Dan posted a Facebook message when he needed some temporary help and she started working part time in his office in January of 2017. By February, all parties agreed that she needed to be a permanent fixture on the team! It has been a great opportunity to get back in the workforce and still have the flexibility to take care of her family and volunteer duties.
She enjoys reading, riding bikes, hiking, gardening, cooking, entertaining, and doing crafts. Her family has gone camping for the last decade in CA, TX, and WA in tents and a pop-up camper. Since it usually rains and/or hails during their trips in WA, they’re glad to now travel with a camping trailer. This summer will be her and her husband, Chris’ 20th anniversary and they’re planning a trip down the OR coast in the camper while the kids are at a teen summer camp.
Volunteering in her community is also important to Tisha and she enjoys working with several church and school organizations. Much of her volunteering time is spent as the Liberty High PTSA treasurer, and she looks forward to next year in the role as well.
After living in many different states around the country, Tisha and her family look forward to learning more about the Pacific Northwest and exploring campgrounds in the area with their rescue dog Tommy, an adorable mutt.
Tisha has been a huge asset to our team, mainly assisting Andrea with administrative tasks. She helps keep us organized, pays attention to all the little details and adds a great touch of creativity and fun!
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On another note, thanks to your advocacy and referrals, we were again awarded the distinction as being in the Top 1% of John L. Scott realtors for 2016! This means out of over 2700 agents, we were in the top 27. As a way to say thank you, we put together a fun video. If you haven’t seen the SAG Awards Stranger Things acceptance speech, YouTube that for reference.
We’re a couple months into 2017, how are you doing on your New Years resolutions? Research shows that only 9.2% of people feel they are successful in keeping their resolutions. Even if you’ve slipped a bit it’s not too late to get back in the game! Seeing that the second most common resolution is self-improvement we thought this would be a great time to share some of my favorite books I read in 2016. Check out my list below and let me know what books you think I need to pick up this year!
- The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday – Ryan Holiday has quickly become one of my favorite authors. This is a book of Stoic wisdom that, in the past few years, has become popular with the Seahawks and the Patriots.
- Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss – Tim Ferriss is one of the most successful podcasters ever, and this book is summaries of close to 200 podcasts he has done. Highly readable, concise, and packed with good gems.
- The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly – Kevin Kelly has, over and over again, been a very accurate predictor of future technological trends. In the Inevitable, he explores 12 items, including topics such as Artificial Intelligence, that are sure to effect our future.
- The Go-Giver by Bob Burg – read it a few times before, and always return to it. One of the all time greats.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – and to finish off the list, this is a great piece of fiction that will have you guessing until the very end!
This was our fourth year hosting our annual Pie Party for our clients! Per usual we went all out with a hot cocoa bar, kids coloring station, and of course, the ever popular photo booth from Licorice Photography! If you haven’t been to a pie party yet it’s a must for next year! Our focus is to make life easy for our clients, and this doesn’t just mean during a transaction. Every November right before Thanksgiving we give out a pie to our clients who can make it to our party to help check something off the seemingly never ending holiday to-do list. We gave out over 130 pies this time! Check out our photos and we hope to see you there next year!