About Elaine

Happy Hour with my granddaughter

With my granddaughter

Tacoma is my home town and I love it!  Having lived in the North End for almost my entire life, it is where I work, play, go to church and just hang out. I have two beautiful daughters, who are married to terrific guys that are cousins, (I know, it is crazy) and two fantastic grandchildren.  I live just above Old Town with my granddaughter’s cat, Lana!  As a second generation Italian, with help from Babel, I am struggling to learn to speak Italian.  I enjoy reading, and am working on my bucket list of the 100 greatest books ever written! And having discovered Tacoma Opera, I am now relishing my 7th season as a ticket holder. About me.com

  I believe in giving back to my community and have served on:

The North End Neighborhood Council

The Tacoma Community Council

The Tacoma Human Rights Commission

The YWCA Board of Directors

The Tacoma-Pierce County Partners in Home Ownership Board of Directors

realtor20pin3I am and LOVE being a REALTOR

2000 Washington REALTORS Community Service Award

2001 President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS

2004  Tacoma- Pierce County Association REALTOR of the Year

2000-2013/2015-Present  State Director Washington Association of REALTORS

2006-2010 National Association of REALTORS Director

2007 Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS Community Service Award

2001-2016 Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS Honor Society

2006-2012  National Assoiation of REALTORS Key Contact to Congressman Norm Dicks

2011 Washington State President of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers

2012 – Present  National Association of REALTORS Key Contact to Congressman Derek Kilmer

2013 Washington REALTORS  Special Achievement Award

2015 – Present  Washington REALTORS Legislative Steering

REALTOR Designations and Certifications that I have earned:

AHWD        At Home With Diversity

CRB             Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (held by only 3% of all REALTORS)

GRI             Graduate of the Realtor Institute

I am the owner and Designated Broker of  Better Properties Sterling

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REALTOR meeting with Congressman Kilmer