Reynolds was among those nominated for the W.A.R. 2000 REALTORŪ
the Year Award.She was noted for starting the Volunteer REALTORŪ
Booth (one of three in the world) at the Naval Housing Center to assist
military families relocating to Whidbey Island, and for her service
to the Whidbey Island North Association as treasurer, president-elect
and chair, and member of numerous committees.
Teresa "Terry" Reynolds
and Location: Sales Associate, Windermere, Oak Harbor
REALTORŪ Since: 1993
Designations Earned: GRI, ABR
I Chose this Career: I chose to be a REALTORŪ because
I like people and I like houses; this gives me a chance to work with
Why I Stay with It:
Because it's very satisfying to me when I put people into a house that
they really love.
I Participate in the State Association to: Keep
up with the changing times
and with the changing market and technicalities of the business.
Unusual REALTORŪ Memory: There
are so many: having someone come out of the shower while showing the
house; walking into a home that supposed
to be vacant and finding someone living there unbeknownst to the owner;
getting someone out of bed when the house is on tour and they forgot
about it, and so on.
Most Challenging Part of the Job: This
would be fitting people with the
house that is best for them without them knowing what you are doing,
making it seem like it was their decision all along.
I Get Up Early/Stay Late to: I come to
work early in the morning when it's quiet in the office to get my paperwork
done. I'm a bit of a stickler about leaving my desk clean at the end
of the day, so I sometimes have to stay late to accomplish this; in
between I show homes, deal with sellers, and keep the various projects
I have going still going.
I have a husband, three children and six grandchildren. All but one
of the granchildren live in this area, and we like to spend time with
them. I also enjoy reading and sewing, and work with the 4-H at the
Island County Fair. I am a member of the Kiwanis and work with a local
trade fair each year.
What I did on my Last Vacation: I took
the train across the United States to
the East Coast to visit my son and his wife; it was a beautiful trip
and extremely relaxing.
Why I'm Looking Forward to this Year: Mostly
because our boards have merged (North Whidbey and Skagit). It was a
lot of work, but has been to the benefit
of both organizations.Now that that has been accomplished, I can concentrate
on my other projects and on my business.
Hot Tip for Colleagues: Remember that this is a job, but
it should also
be a fun job; that will keep you going when things are not going smoothly.
And remember that people are funny, and you can always find some fun
of the transaction if you only look for it!
Posted 7/12/01. Archived 7/26/01.