2022 CANDIDATE FOR BOARD DIRECTOR
Hello Fellow Realtors:
I have been one of the directors for Kitsap Association of REALTORS® since 2019. There was definitely more involvement that year than 2020 due to our tumultuous Covid-19 crisis. Now that we are moving forward into 2022, I look forward to serving as one of your directors to spread the word of the many advantages and benefits of being a member of KCAR.
We do have many benefits given to our members and honestly, I've never been much aware of those benefits for the 13 years as a member until I started participating as one of your directors in 2019. One benefit I was aware of that really opened my eyes was the R.A.I.N. Fund. This is a fund that can be used when our members are facing financial challenges in their lives. I had been struggling personally with aggressive breast cancer and really needed financial help in a very bad way. I still kept working but was definitely not as productive while going through chemo and surgeries. The KCAR's R.A.I.N. Fund was there for me and helped me out in a very stressful and desperate time taking a load of stress off my shoulders. I'm not embarrassed to say this because this can happen to anyone at any time!
As one of your directors, I strive to help make improvements and awareness regarding the Association, always welcoming your opinions and recommendations.
Sonja Tijmann. Broker at Kitsap Count;yAssodation of Realtors.