July 28, 2014
The time has come! After 31 years in the Army and 23 years in real estate, and at age 76, it is time for new endeavors.
The past 23 years of serving clients and the community have brought me a lot of satisfaction. It has been very satisfying to serve in an industry that brings new friends, as well as interesting challenges that keep one’s brain engaged. I’ve certainly learned a lot about people and the land and that has been very rewarding.
But, in the last few years, Michael and Jackie have assumed increasingly more of the business activity. I’ve enjoyed taking a big share of the profits, but Michael has stepped up to purchase the business and allow Lynn and me to seek new adventures. Tomorrow, we’ll be headed out for one of those Viking River Cruises that you’ve seen advertised ad nauseum and then will pick up an RV and tour the country and visit friends we haven’t had time to see in the past 23 years.
Jackie now has her license and will be able to do a lot more than she has in the past. Michael has adopted most of the systems I had in place and, as many of you know, is a much greater communicator than I ever aspired to be. His skills have been the major contributor to our success: number one in total production for over the past ten years. It is a fact that he has represented more buyers in the past ten years than any other agent in Clallam County. They will both serve you well.
I will continue to be involved in the community, particularly Rotary service, Economic Development Council and political affairs. We live in such a wonderful community, but it can always get better!
I’ve truly enjoyed knowing and serving so many of you.
Mike McAleer, ABR, CRS, E-Pro, SRS
Managing Broker, retired!