Position and Location: Manager New Agent
Services, Windermere R.E./South, Inc., and Assistant Manager, Federal
A REALTORŪ Since: 1978
Designations Earned: CRB, ABR, ABRM
How I Chose this Career: My husband and
I had just sold and purchased a home. The agent did a terrible job,
and I felt I could do a better job. This also came at a time when the
family budget and the income were not keeping pace, so I said, "I can
work part time and make a lot of money." Since then I have found out
that a half day is 12 hours.
Why I Stay with It: The
business changes all the time and so do the challenges. This means that
a licensee is learning all the time (or should be). Real estate is a
fun business where the opportunity for making friends is endless. The
ability to help is very rewarding.
I Participate in the State Association to: Give
back for all the Association has done for me. I believe it is important
to be in touch with the issues involving my business and being involved
with the association has proven to be one of the best ways. I like being
a REALTORŪ, not just a licensee.
Most Unusual REALTORŪ Memory: The showing
of a property where the pet python had slithered from its tank. The
buyers and I made a hasty retreat to the front door when we encountered
a hanging electrical cord. It took several minutes for my heart to stop
racing. They did not buy the house.
Most Challenging Part of the Job: To keep
up with the changes affecting the industry. The agents, buyers and sellers
look to managers to be the ones that have the new information, if any.
Reading magazines, bulletins, etc., becomes a challenge in our busy
I Get Up Early/Stay Late to: Keep up with
what is necessary to get the job done and at the same time maintain
a balanced life with family and friends. Sometimes I stay up a few extra
minutes to just do some personal reading.
Outside Interests: History, traveling, reading, and spending
time with my family and friends.
What I did on my Last Vacation: This past
April, my husband and I stayed at Birch Bay. Besides just relaxing,
we visited the Vancouver History Museum, where an exhibit of a jade
collection from China was on display. I was amazed to see how many different
types and colors of jade can be found throughout the world. B.C. mines
a lot of jade and upon exiting the museum, we were given a piece of
Why I'm Looking Forward to this Year: Forming
an Affiliate Council for SKCAR was something I was looking forward to
this year, and on May 4 we held the kick-off breakfast. This is really
exciting for our local association, but we could not have accomplished
this without the help of our friends in Pierce County Association. They
shared their information with us, and this has led to what will be the
first election of the SKCAR Affiliate Council directors this June.
My Hot Tip for Colleagues: When it quits
being fun, QUIT.
Rose Galloway was among those nominated for the W.A.R. 2000 REALTORŪ
of the Year Award. She was noted for her REALTORŪ association dedication
at all levels: Seattle-King County Association of REALTORSŪ, including
her 1999 presidency and leadership on numerous committees; W.A.R., including
her position as 2000 Vice President for Education, instructor for several
courses, and chair and member of numerous committees; and N.A.R., including
CRB membership, local chapter presidency and education committee membership,
as well as serving as a certified Professional Standards Procedure instructor.
Posted 5/18/01. Archived 6/13/01.