Olympia’s Van Dorm Realty – Brokers Say Thank You

first_imgDiane and Jeff PustAfter more than 25 years in the real estate industry, Jeff Pust, owner of Van Dorm Realty expects the seasonal business shifts that come with the calendar.December and January are historically slower months in the housing market, explains Pust.  Typically, people are not researching new homes or placing their home on the market during the holiday season.When the market is slow, Pust encourages his brokers to be out in the community saying thank you to clients and individuals that refer business.“Each broker shows appreciation differently,” notes Pust.  For example, he describes giving away a turkey, making cookies, delivering a bottle of wine or hanging a wreath as different ways that real estate brokers have displayed their appreciation to their customers.“Personally, my favorite holiday gift was a little shaker of a favorite spice that could be used on vegetables or anything,” says Pust when listing off examples.Pust also states that as a local business owner he prefers to patronize other local organizations such as buying bulk wreaths to support a non-profit cause.  “We want to support organizations in town that may be selling items, during the holidays, to raise vital funds for their own missions,” he adds.Above all, Pust says that this time of year is an opportunity to show gratitude.  “I encourage everyone to reflect on what we have in Thurston County – great neighbors, beautiful scenery, and lots of opportunities,” he says.  “But we also have people in need and we should all get out and help by donating time.”Pust describes the two month holiday period as a time when real estate brokers rest and reflect.  “Real estate brokers are out helping and saying thank you, but we are also preparing and setting business and personal goals for the next year.”Van Dorm Realty1530 Black Lake Blvd SW, Suite FOlympia, WA 98502360.943.3800 Facebook30Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

World Championships: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out, loses to world No. 1 Son Wan Ho

first_imgKidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Badminton World Championships in the quarter-finals as he was completely outplayed by the world No. 1 Son Wan Ho of South Korea in Glasgow on Friday.Srikanth looked out of sorts for most part of the match and the South Korean trumped the top seeded Indian 21-14, 21-18 in 48 minutes.Son Wan Ho began the match in a dominating fashion while it looked to be a matter of nerves for Srikanth as the top seed won five straight points early on to lead 5-1.Srikanth thereon smashed his way back into the game to make it 5-6 and the match remains neck-and-neck till 12-13 with both players testing each other across the court.Srikanth, thereafter, completely lost the plot and started making too many unforced errors at the net. The world No. 1 ran away with the game, winning it 21-14.The second game began with the same storyline, though Srikanth was extremely unlucky early on when he lost ground a bit and his shoe came off.Son Wan Ho completely dominated the rallies and Srikanth was absolutely outdone, unable to find his game as the South Korean raced to an 11-4 lead at the break.The story didn’t change much after the interval as well and the world No. 1 kept the match on his head leading 16-6.Traling by 11 points, Srikanth displayed exceptional grit and determination as he won seven points on the trot from there to make it 12-16.He continued playing with patience and found his angled and deceptive shots to leave the Korean reeling and the world No. 1 could add only three points to the scoreline while Srikanth took the game to 18-19.advertisementSon Wan Ho got right back then and won two points on the trot to win the game and snatch the match, after Srikanth had come so close to taking it to the decider third set.Later in the day, PV Sindhu defeated China’s Sun Yu 21-14 21-9 to secure her spot in the semi-finals.The 2-time bronze medallists assures a medal at the Worlds for India!PV Sindhu defeats Sun Yu 21-14, 21-9 to enter #2017BWC SEMIS. ?? pic.twitter.com/XR9TStSNI8- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 25, 2017last_img read more