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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

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MLSA Information

Real Estate Professionals and Affiliates Networking Group

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Zoom or Rivers Edge at Tumwater Golf Course
4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE
Tumwater, WA 98512
United States of America
In Person and Zoom every Tuesday at 8:00 am


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

email: info@thurstonmlsa.org

MLSA Stories
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 2021 MLSA Board Members:
President - Michael Smith, Van Dorm
President Elect - Ed Knukel, REMAX NW
Secretary - Jenni Hatfield, Farmers Insurance
Treasurer - Beth Becker, Bank of  America nmls 109870
Treasurer Elect - Aaron Grasser, Farmers Insurance
Broker Director - Michelle Mewhinney Angel, Windermere Real Estate
Affiliate Director - Chris Lester, Thurston County Title
Immediate Past President - Kathy 'kt' Thompson, REMAX NW

Welcome to Thurston County MLSA. This is a networking group made up of real estate brokers, lenders, inspectors, insurance agents, builders, landscapers and anyone associated with the real estate industry.

We meet every Tuesday morning at River’s Edge. Doors open at 7:30 am and the meeting starts at 8:05 am which gives plenty of time for networking. The required breakfast/room rental fee is $7 (coffee, juice) or $15 for the buffet breakfast. You may attend a meeting without joining one time, but then are required to join on your second visit. The annual membership dues are $35/calendar year.

Meetings usually last until about 9:00 am and from there the group leaves to tour homes that are currently listed by members. The tour is a great time for networking on a more individual basis as people usually carpool. Length of tour depends on how many homes are on the scheduled.

During the meeting, we have great speakers talking about something that pertains to the industry and for $5 one member can promote themselves or their business in ‘3 Minutes of Fame’. Each member also introduces themselves to the group and can briefly talk about an upcoming event/class. Members can also pass out flyers to the tables before the meeting.

We also have a board which meets monthly. The board consists of President, President Elect, Secretary, Secretary Elect, Treasurer, Treasurer Elect, Broker Director and Affiliate Director and elections are held in November. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!


Written by Kathy ‘kt’ Thompson 2/19/2020

ADU Lacey Powerpoint Presentation 2/4/2020
See this presentation for how the ADU program is working in the city of Lacey! documents/en-ca/07beb223-4719-4aa5-85d3-eece1f110e34/1 
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.  








Once the membership application and annual dues ($35/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) 1/6/2020

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! 
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.
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
September 2021