Thurston County Multiple

 Listing Sales Association

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Treasurer Elect
Affiliate Director
Broker Director
Immediate Past President
Monthly Tour Schedule

Tour Each Tuesday Of The Month

First Tuesday
  Areas  441, 444
Second Tuesday
  Areas  442, 443, 454
Third Tuesday
  Areas  448, 449, 450, 451, 452
Fourth Tuesday
  Areas  445, 446, 447
Fifth Tuesday
  Tour Director Discretion

MLSA Tour Map

MLSA Information

Thurston County MLSA Welcomes You!

Real Estate Professionals and Affiliates Networking Group

Weekly on Tuesday at 8:00 am
Rivers Edge at Tumwater Golf Course
4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE
Olympia, WA  98501
United States
Venue Map

MLSA is a networking group for professionals in the real estate industry. There is no corporate membership. Our membership is diverse, including real estate agents, loan officers, inspectors, insurance sales, builders/contractors, movers, interior designers and more industry services.  


MLSA Mission Statement 
 "To be an effective force in the real estate industry, matching needs with available resources through networking, touring of homes and sharing industry related ideas."


MLSA - Contact Information

The mailing address for the MLSA is:


Thurston County Multiple Listing Sales Association
855 Trosper Road. #108-154

Tumwater, WA 98512



Click Here for a directory of the Multiple Listing Sales Association members.

MLSA Stories
Don't be a Grinch, come to the MLSA 2019 Installation Holiday party! 
See Christina Janis, Stacie Belman, Brian Brock or Eric Zabala for your tickets. Rooms have been blocked at a discounted rate at the casino until November 25th

Once the membership application and annual dues ($30/calendar year) have been submitted, the procedures are pretty simple.  


We are a networking group for individuals associated with the real estate industry, so attending the meetings is a vital part of membership.  We meet every Tuesday morning at Rivers Edge Restaurant in Tumwater.  The meeting begins at 8:05am, but the doors open at 7:45am for networking opportunities and for breakfast.  There is a $7 meeting fee (which includes coffee and juice) each week or 15.00 for a full breakfast buffet.  Meetings usually last until about 9am, and from there the group leaves to go on a tour of homes that are currently listed by members.  The tour is a great time for networking on a more individual basis as people usually carpool.  Tour can last up to 90 minutes, but is often much shorter depending on how many homes are on the tour for the day.


As for marketing your business during the meeting, there are a couple of ways to do it.  Every meeting, we have a portion of the meeting that we call “Wants & Needs”, when each member is given about 30 seconds to stand and let the group know of any wants and/or needs they have.  This is also the time when you introduce yourself to the group.  Members can also share flyers with the group (usually about 70 copies will do) and those can be distributed to the tables before the meeting begins.  We also have a segment that we call “3 Minutes of Fame”.  As a member, you can pay a $5 fee to be able to highlight your business in front of the group with a 3 minute presentation.

I hope this brief overview of the MLSA procedures is helpful.  Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!


Right here on this page there is a link for a membership application that you can fill out and bring to the meeting to join.  You may also come to your first meeting for $7.00  meeting fee which includes Coffee/Juice or you can enjoy breakfast for 15.00 and can be a guest to see if this is a good fit for you.  After your first visit, we do ask that you become a member to come back. 


Written by Jen Lane at Stewart Title/Revised by Shy-Anne Haney (Secretary) 7/17/2019

Unsung hero Chris Lester- 10/24/2019
Last night we got to celebrate our very own Chris Lester as this years Homes First unsung hero recipient for his unwavering community support and contributions. Although Chris likes to be more "behind the curtain" this award is well deserved, and many of his MLSA colleagues were there to cheer him on. Thank you for all you do for us and our community Chris!
Fore on the 4th Run for charity. July 4, 2019
Here is a pic of some of your MLSA colleagues running/walking the Fore on the 4th run at Tumwater Valley Golf Course, the proceeds of this run went to help youth get into golf programs.  Way to go team!
Flag Day Celebration June 14, 2019
This years Flag Day was MC'd by former commissioner Bud Blake and Guest Speaker was Ralph Munro. Way to represent Realtors.
Community Service is a big priority for our MLSA members. Yesterday it was puppy rescue thanks to Lisa Kirk and Glenn Schmeck! The puppies did get back to their rightful owner after some phone calls and later we found out the one pup was only a foster so Lisa worked to find it a forever home. Great job everyone! 
Mike Matlock- City of Tumwater Planning Dept
November 12, 2019
Mike came in and talked about all the new permits that have been approved for development in Tumwater in 2020. to see a list of everything that is under construction or permits approved, please go to this link:  documents/en-ca/66baa4d8-fec2-4371-a517-f8ecdf0c27a0/1 
Shannon Shula- Thurston County Community Planning
Shannon came in and talked about community planning and gave us some great ways to get involved and where to go to find out more information on permits and planning. Here is a list of helpful links including Thurston Permitting, planning and Geodata:  documents/en-ca/2d4a0677-54e2-4f59-9270-057c37172aef/1 
July 30, 2019
Craig Chance/ Housing Authority
See attached presentation from Craig from the Housing Authority, it talks about who they are and what they do and who they serve in the community. 
June 11, 2019
Robert Owens/Lori Bailey- Real World Security and Self Defense Solutions
Self Defense tips for a safer home showing.
Robert and Lori showed us some invaluable self defense tips for a safer showing of homes, they also talked about what they teach in their 6 hour seminar for self defense tricks. See below for important things to remember when showing houses. 
June 4, 2019
Deb Clemmons- Superintendent North Thurston Schools
Deb talked about the children that are homeless or on the verge of homelessness and what North Thurston School district is doing to help all kids achieve attendance in schools and graduation. See below for powerpoint presentation with staggering statistics in our county for children at risk. 
Mindy Ruelie
Community Foundation of South Sound
Mindy spoke about how to get involved in the Community foundation and how they manage the funds and how you can get your own fund with them and pick how you would like to distribute the money to different charities of your choice. They give out 1.4 million yearly in grants and scholarships in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties. They are also part of the Give Local campaign. If you would like to get involved contact Mindy. 

Brad Medrud and Heidi Behrunds

City of Tumwater



Brad and Heidi spoke about the homelessness issue in Tumwater and Thurston county, the point in time census, affordable housing and the new Craft District.  See below for their power point demonstration with statistics for our county. 


Ryan Andrews
Planning Manager/City of Lacey
Ryan Andrews the Planning Manager for City of Lacey came in and spoke about the affordable housing strategy in Lacey. Rental prices are going up, but unfortunately incomes are not.  See the link here for what their plan is.





Trevor Zandell

Phillip Burgess Law office



Trevor Zandell came in and spoke about the CIC or Washington Uniform common Interest Ownership Act which is a consumer protection act for HOA's, PUD's and Condos created after July 1, 2018.  See below powerpoint presentation for the bills and where you can go to keep up on the legislation.  








Bring your friends/Co workers to the next meeting and lets get to 150 members by the end of Summer, We are up to 130 members so far...Keep them coming! 
Please welcome our new members in July!!
Naomi Bacon- Mosaic Home Group/ Keller Williams South Sound
Lisa Lagelshulte- Re/max Parkside
Sandy Nelson- Riley Jackson Real Estate
Carla Froome- Keller Williams South Sound
Please welcome our new members in June!!
Jay Hultberg- Berkshire Hathaway Sound Realtors
Mike Wagar- Re/Max Northwest
Sierra Keough- Olympia Federal Savings
Betty Holt- Greene Realty
Cherie Allison- Century 21 Northwest
Michael Smith- Van Dorm Realty
Karen Castle- Smith- Van Dorm Realty
Julie Shank- Fairway Independent Mortgage
Mariah Sand- Keller Williams Tacoma
Please welcome our new members in May!!
Holly Tacker- Windermere Professional Partners
Kevin Ferguson- Ferguson Pest Solutions
Carla Boyer- Virgil Adams Real Estate
Tonya York- Re/Max Northwest
Todd Burgess- Home Recon Northwest Inspection Services
Mark Sandoval- Renew Remodel
Kristine Isberg- Century Communities
Cat Dols- Design Smart Home staging
Jeff Wyman- Veterans United Home Loans
Please welcome our "14" new members in April! 
Eric Zabala- Eric Zabala State Farm
Shawn Jones- United Roofing Solutions
Don Lobb- United Roofing Solutions
Shirl Aronson- Sound Advantage Realty
Ben Edwards- Cullen Palmer Law Office, LLP
Matthew Harber- Keller Williams Realty, Tacoma
Peggy King- Twinstar CU
Jeanette Ross- Notary by Jeanette Marie
Meggan Anderson- Twinstar CU
Justine Capra- Re/Max Parkside
Glen Schmeck- Keller Williams South Sound
Deanna Joyner- Smooth Transitions of Western Wa
Shelly Couey- Smooth Transitions of Western Wa
Amanda Anderson- Thurston County Title
Please Welcome our new members for March!
Shel'lon Ashby- Sound Roof Care, LLC
Renee Oram- Heritage Bank
Peter Adams- Revel Lacey;Refined Senior Living
Becca Heyl- Stewart Title
Kelly Weaver- Stewart Title
Melissa Hanna- Stewart Title
Jillian Hahn- Stewart Title
Jennifer Casebolt- Stewart Title
The weekly Tuesday MLSA Breakfast meeting is moving starting on September 11, 2018.  The new location is:
Rivers Edge at Tumwater Golf Course
4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE
Olympia, WA 98501
$15 for Breakfast Buffet or $7 for Coffee - Includes tax/gratuity/room fee
Join us each Tuesday for meeting time to start at 8:05 AM.
Thank you to the 2019 Monthly Tour Directors and Tour Sponsors!
Monthly Tour Route
1st Tuesday, Areas 441, 444
2nd Tuesday, Areas 442, 443 and 454
3rd Tuesday, Areas 448,449,450,451,452,453
4th Tuesday, Areas 445,445,447
5th Tuesday, Areas, Tour Director’s discretion
Tour Directors
Tour Sponsors
January (4 weeks)
Kathy Thompson
REMAX Northwest
Beth Becker
Evergreen Home Loans
February (4 weeks)
Pat Pieroni
Virgil Adams Real Estate
(360) 402-8100

Randy Utting
Budget Blinds
March (5 weeks)
Kevin Gordham
Keller Williams Realty South Sound

Brendan Marchant
Pillar to Post Home Inspection
April (4 weeks)
Kevin Gordham
Keller Williams South Sound

Juliana Berg
Qualstar Credit Union
(360) 529-9540
May (5 weeks)
Michelle Mewhinney-Angel

Aaron Grasser
Liberty Mutual
June (4 weeks)
Rae Anne Toth
Keller Williams South Sound
(360) 790-1848
Shy-Anne Haney
1st Security Bank
(360) 790-2514
July (4 weeks)
Michael Smith
VanDorm Realty

Todd Monohon 
Olympic Rentals
August (5 weeks)
Katy Crofts
Keller Williams South Sound

Jenn Presley
United Roofing
September (4 weeks)
Kathy Thompson
REMAX Northwest

Jim Williams
Cameo Home Inspections
 360-701-3872 -360-528-1706
October (4 weeks)
Rae Anne Toth
Keller Williams South Sound
(360) 790-1848

Ronelle Funk
Funk Insurance - Allstate
November (5 weeks)
Jackie Ashley
Re/Max Professionals

John Canfield 
The Olympian
December (4 weeks)
Shauna Tryon
Realty One Group

Heather Derrick
Boggs Home Inspection

Contact Christina Janis if You
Would Like to be Tour Director.
Tour Sponsor-
$100. Work with tour director & print tour flyer. Promotion Message on back side
To join the Thurston County Multiple Listing Sales Association please complete the application (click here) and submit payment with the application to the Treasurer of MLSA at a Tuesday morning meeting.
Application and payment may be mailed to: Thurston County Multiple Listing Sales Association 855 Trosper Road. #108-154 Tumwater, WA 98512. Payment may also be made by using the PayPal button below. However, the application must also be completed and submitted. We look forward to your membership and participation.
Secure payment for membership with credit card or PayPal is provided below.

Congratulations to the following New Board Members for 2018.
President Elect. - Christina Janis with Epic Realty
Treasurer Elect. - Brian Brock with Academy Mortgage
Secretary - Mia Sweeney- First American Title
Affiliate Director - Chris Lester with Thurston County Title
Broker Director - Kathy Thompson "KT" with ReMax Professional
Members can access the weekly meeting minutes after logging in. To access these files, click on View Club Documents under My ClubRunner and select view for the corresponding document.
Upcoming Events
Meeting Speakers
Deb Clements/N. Thurston School Superintendent
Dec 17, 2019
Public School Bond and Levy proposal
December 2019