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2016

Children’s Essay & Poster Contest

A collection of Sequim 3rd Grade entries in the 2016 “What My Home Means to Me” competition. proudly sponsored by the Sequim Association of Realtors®

35th

ANNUAL


What My Home Means To Me

Every year, the 3rd Grade students of Helen Haller and Grey Wolf Elementary Schools in Sequim are invited to participate in an Essay and Poster Contest called, “What My Home Means To Me.” This is held in conjunction with American Home Week and Realtor Associations all over the country sponsor this contest. The Sequim Association of Realtors has participated in this event for over 35 years and we are pleased to feature the winning essays and posters for both schools this year. Students are asked to write an essay describing what makes their “home” special to them.

The type of home they live in or who they live with are not the deciding factors on who wins the Essay portion. Winners are selected by the ‘heart’ with which they write. They often share about siblings or favorite rooms in their home. The Posters are also reviewed for the time and effort put into drawing their home. Judging for these essays and posters is quite difficult as the students write such colorful and imaginative stories about their homes and many are gifted artists. For each school, there is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Essay winner and 1 Poster winner.

The Sequim Association of Realtors sponsors prizes such as new bicycles, Razor scooters, educational board games, art cases and gift certificates. Congratulations to all of the students selected as this year’s winners! Prizes awarded per school are: • 1st place Essay: Bicycle/helmet + $25 gift card • 2nd place Essay: Razor Scooter/helmet + $25 gift card • 3rd place Essay: Scrabble Jr game + $25 gift card • Best Poster: Art case + $25 gift card

Your Sequim “What My Home Means to Me” judges: Bottom row, left to right: Diann Dickey, John L. Scott, Sequim, Gina Valaske, Sequim Association of Realtors®, Kathi Larsen, Evergreen Home Loans, Back row, left to right: Joylena Owen, Peninsula Daily News & Sequim Gazette, Faleana Wech, Evergreen Home Loans, Kaylene Byrne, BrokersGroup Professional Real Estate.

Sequim Association of Realtors®

I Am A Realtor®

We wish to thank the following individuals and companies for their donations of prizes and supplies for this event: • Brokers Group Real Estate

• John L Scott Real Estate

• Caliber Home Loans, Aimee Dennis

• Olympic Peninsula Title

• Diann Dickey, Realtor- John L Scott

• Peninsula Mortgage

• Evergreen Home Loans

• Scott Gordon, Realtor -John L Scott

• First Federal

• Westerra Homes

I pledge myself: To strive to be honorable and to abide by the Golden Rule; To strive to serve well my community, and through it, my country; To abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and to strive to conform my conduct to its aspirational ideals;

To act honestly in all real estate dealings; To protect the individual rights of real estate ownership, and widen the opportunity to enjoy it; To seek, to better represent my clients, by building my knowledge and competence.

Mission Statement The mission of the Sequim Association of REALTORS® is to support its membership by enhancing their abilities and opportunities to succeed, by encouraging participation and cooperation, promoting integrity and ethical standards, providing educational ppportunities, influencing legislative [ land use] and legal issues, representing the public’s interest by supporting private property ownership rights, and strengthening the REALTOR® image by informing the public of the value of working with a REALTOR®.

Dick Sutterlin

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Marguerite Glover

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Clarence Glover

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Why Use a REALTOR ? ®

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ll real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called “REALTORS®”.

TOR® can help evaluate a property by providing information about issues of importance to many home buyers. Depending on the area and property, this could include information about inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few.

other than the listing agent brings the buyer.

A REALTOR® knows when, where, and how to advertise properties. There is a misconception that advertising alone sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82 percent of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through REALTORS® are committed to treat all parA REALTOR® can help find qualified, responsi- previous clients, referrals, friends, family, and ties to a transaction honestly. They subscribe ble professionals to do most of many of these personal contacts. When a property is marto a strict Code of Ethics and are expected keted with the help of an agent who is a REALinspections and written reports. to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the TOR®, a home seller adds a buffer between A REALTOR® can guide consumers through process of buying and selling real estate. himself/herself and the strangers coming into the closing process and make sure everything ® his or her home. An agent who is a REALA REALTOR can help determine buying flows smoothly. TOR® might pre-screen prospective purchaspower -- that is, one’s financial reserves, plus ® can give home sellers up-toA REALTOR ers to qualify them and generally accompanies his or her borrowing capacity. If a client gives date information about what is happening in ® prospects through listed properties. a REALTOR some basic information about his the market, and the prices, fi nancing, terms, or her available savings, income, and current A REALTOR® can help objectively evaluate and conditions of competing properties. These debt, he or she might be able to refer lenders every buyer’s proposal without compromisare key factors in successfully selling a propqualified to help. ing the seller’s marketing position. This initial erty at the best price, quickly, and with little agreement is only the beginning of a process ® A REALTOR also can help consumers unhassle. of appraisals, inspections, and financing. Many derstand different financing options and help A REALTOR® markets properties to other real REALTOR® associations, together with loidentify qualified lenders. estate agents/brokers and the public and quite cal attorneys, have developed balanced legal A REALTOR® has many resources to assist often, he or she can recommend repairs or forms that can be used to write legally binding, with one’s home search, and he or she can cosmetic work that will significantly enhance win-win agreements that more likely will make provide objective information about each the salability and “showability” of a property. it through the process. property, too. REALTORS® disburse information about their A REALTOR® can help close the sale of a ® A REALTOR can help negotiate price, financ- listed properties to other real estate agents home. During the time between when the ing, terms, date of possession, often the inclu- through a local multiple listing service and they initial sales agreement is made and closing sion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or use cooperative marketing networks such as (settlement), issues such as unexpected home equipment, and more. A purchase agreement those provided through open houses, etc. The repairs that are required before financing can should provide a period of time to complete REALTORS® Code of Ethics requires REALbe made, or discovery of a clouded title arise. appropriate inspections and investigations TORS® to use these cooperative relationships The required paperwork alone is overwhelming of a property before a consumer is bound to for most sellers, and a REALTOR® is the best when they will benefit their clients. In many ® complete the purchase. A REALTOR also can markets across the country, over 50 percent of person to objectively help resolve these issues advise about which investigations and inspec- real estate sales are actually cooperative sales and move the transaction to a successful closing or settlement. tions are recommended or required. A REAL- -- that is, one in which a real estate agent

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WHAT MY HOME MEANS TO ME 2016

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1st PLACE Essay

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Best Poster Winner

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1st Place Poster Winner - Francesca Bettiga

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2nd PLACE Essay

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