Kelli Jo & Sharon
About Sharon Benson
It’s Sharon's great sense of adventure that compels her and her husband, Barry, to take a quick weekend getaway to see the famous Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska…or to take a quick 4-day shopping trip to Istanbul with a friend…
It’s her keen sense of humor that brought her to throw a April Fools' Day Surprise 40th birthday for her husband….on his 39th birthday! Or to hide Barry’s wallet in the freezer so that his cash would not burn a hole in his pocket!
And it’s her fierce loyalty and dedication to her clients that repeatedly inspires them to send their friends and family to Sharon Benson when they need a Realtor.
Sharon has been a top residential Broker in Pierce County since 1995. Respected by her peers, Sharon was elected to be the 2016 President of the Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors and was the 2016 Realtor of the Year. She & her husband, Barry, had previously been awarded the Community Service Award. Sharon is a Seattle Magazine Five Star Real Estate Agent for client satisfaction and Showcase Magazine's Real Estate Agent of the Year.
Education and Certifications
College: California State University at Long Beach (Psychology)
Real Estate Education: see separate listing of courses.
National Designations: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Rep (ABR), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), At Home With Diversity (AHWD), Certified Distessed Property Expert (CDPE)
Pierce County Planning Chairman, District 4Stadium Historic Distrct Business Association, Vice PresidentStadium District Annual Art, Wine & Beer Walk, ChairmanTacoma Community House, Board of DirectorsPierce County Aids Foundation, Past Board of Directors, SecretaryHoliday Cotillion Committee, Past ChairmanTacoma Public Schools, Boundary Advisory CommitteeHostess to numerous Foreign Exchange Students
About Kelli Jo Hjalseth
For over 18 years, Kelli Jo has specialized in vintage homes and is the go-to local expert and vintage home resource in North Tacoma. As one of Tacoma’s most enthusiastic native fans, Kelli Jo loves to showcase its wonderful and diverse architecture, distinctive neighborhoods, lively social scene, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Puget Sound. Whether you're interested in Old Town, the Proctor District, West Slope, North Central Tacoma, Westgate, Ruston or the University of Puget Sound neighborhood, Kelli Jo has got you covered. From raising her own (now grown!) children here, helping to run the local Boy Scout troop, promoting Urban Farming and growing her own thriving backyard garden, Kelli's roots in North Tacoma run deep. All the while, she has built and maintained a strong reputation as a savvy and approachable local real estate expert for both buyers and sellers.
Boutique Service Designed to Meet YOUR Goals
Known for her boutique-style service and no-nonsense negotiation and communication, Kelli Jo knows what this business is about: YOU. Using the most progressive marketing tools, your home listing with Kelli Jo will have every advantage possible. Kelli Jo's team of professionals―including photographers, stagers, contractors, file managers, social media experts and more―will give your home the exposure required to move quickly toward "SOLD!"
As a buyer, you will have a fierce and tireless advocate who keeps constant tabs on the pulse of the market, listens for and understands your needs, and doesn’t rest until you are holding the keys to your new home. Continuing education is a must in this industry and Kelli Jo strives to employ the latest cutting-edge practices and systems to achieve your selling and buying goals.
Education - B.A. University of Washington
CSHP - Certified Senior Housing Professional
IMS - Internet Marketing Specialist
RMS - Relationship Marketing Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
From Kelli Jo
Owning a vintage home is just one aspect of the Tacoma life that I so love! My husband was also raised in Tacoma, and we have owned several different homes in various neighborhoods. We relish our walkable neighborhoods, exploring the Puget Sound in our boat The Katie Bell, supporting the community by dining, shopping and volunteering locally and of course being humble stewards of our Craftsman home and urban garden. You can find my blog about Tacoma life at AtHomeinTacoma.com.
- B.A. University of Washington
- CSHP - Certified Senior Housing Professional
- IMS - Internet Marketing Specialist
- RMS - Relationship Marketing Specialist
- CRS - Certified Residential Specialist