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Many soldiers and families relocating to JBLM area are curious about gate locations when choosing which area to move. Here is a map of the main JBLM gate locations.

Check Current Conditions on the JBLM website for updated information.

 

 

Ft. Lewis Gate Locations

Gate locations for JBLM

 

 

 
Mission Satisfied!

Mission Satisfied!

Phil Sharp is hands-down the best realtor I have ever worked with. He worked with myself and my wife every step of the way through the process, from house-hunting to final signing. Phil always gave us honest and unbiased answers and opinions to all our questions, no matter how it would impact his ability to profit from any transaction with us. He provided intuitive insight, valued direction, and in-depth local knowledge to the process that was tailored to fit our unique personal tastes, financial situation, and safety needs. Phil and his wife also provided a personal touch to the process that made it as though we were working with a family member versus an agent who only cared about their profit margin from our purchase. We are extremely satisfied with the location, style, accessibility, and comfort of the home Phil found for us. The price was negotiated to our satisfaction and the closing was made painless. My wife and I were left with a positive image of Phil and his wife after everything was done….I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for quality service from quality people in the realtor business.

Kevin Parks

 
Mission: Satisfied Customer – Complete!

Mission: Satisfied Customer – Complete!

We initially began our search for a home from out of state and with another Realtor. Unfortunately, we did not receive the much needed help and guidance that we were looking for. In addition to being first-time home buyers and moving from out of state, we had a very short window to find and close on a home.Feeling frustrated and discouraged, we stumbled upon Phil Sharp. His office had a relocation packet to us within just a couple of days and began searching for possible homes based on the detailed information acquired by asking us just the right questions. With their help, we were able to narrow our search down to a manageable number. Sympathetic to our time crunch, Phil and his wife dedicated a whole weekend to helping us find a home. We drug them to at least 20 houses in one day, all the while receiving a wealth of information on the area, the military base, the housing market, and what we should and should not be looking for. With Phil’s help, we found three homes that we really loved, in that one day. The next morning, together with Phil and his wife, we went back to two of the homes and were able to make a decision.Having to leave the area, again, we felt a little worried about trying to close on the house. However, Phil and his team reassured us that we could get it done. He stayed in constant communication with us and went out of his way to help in any way possible. Without Phil’s experience, knowledge, and dedication, we might have, once again, delayed our efforts on buying a house. While Phil and his team are the most logical choice for military members looking to buy a house in this area, the experience and sound advice they offer to home buyers proves to make them the most sensible choice for any and everyone.

 
Mission: Satisfied Customer – Complete!

Mission: Satisfied Customer – Complete!

Phil really went above and beyond for us in our search for a home. My husband was relocated with the Army to Tacoma, WA. We knew nothing about the area, but we wanted to purchase our first home. I found Phil on facebook and began communicating with his team. Shortly after I began communications with them we started our pre-qualifications with USAA. USAA assigned us an agent with their movers advantage program and I apologized to Phil’s team that we’d be going with someone else. Even after this news, Jen from his team still sent us a relocation package with info on Washington and a book about VA loans and offered their help regardless.

Fast forward a week or so later and my husband and I decided to find a different place to get pre-qualified. The agent USAA assigned us wasn’t even willing to talk to us until she knew what we qualified for. So I contacted Phil’s team. We put all our trust in him, went through a recommended lending company and we began discussing what we were looking for in a home. We did many things by e-mail because we were in Nevada. His team and him were quick to respond and made our home buying process a breeze.

Spontaneously my husband and I decided to drive 13 hours to Tacoma where we met with Phil and looked at several properties. We only had a day in Tacoma before we had to drive back and Phil gave us his undivided attention. We made one offer and got a house that had multiple offers. Without Phil’s vast knowledge of real estate, we would never have obtained the property.

What was most important to us was Phil’s honesty. We have a baby and wanted to live in a safe neighborhood. Phil was honest to us about which houses were in good neighborhoods vs. not so good. He gave us his opinion when asked and was such a resourceful tool when buying our first home.

Him and his wife were very welcoming and were so kind to us even after the completion of our purchase. I would recommend Phil to anyone I know, military or not. You will not meet a more helpful and kind Realtor.

 
Mission: Satisfied Customer - Complete!

Mission: Satisfied Customer – Complete!

I recently moved with my large family (Mom/Dad + 3 young kids + grandparent) to the Olympia-Lacey area after nearly 12 years of military life abroad, and 20 years after our last home purchase. Phil Sharp and team were recommended to us by a colleague, and I can say without reservation that Phil’s team was the single best resource for our both our successful home purchase and integration into the area. Phil leads an incredible team that includes his lovely wife Gail and his assistant Stephanie. We could not have asked for a nicer or more qualified group to assist us.

We fully acknowledge we had special, “high-maintenance” requirements — we wanted a pet- and livestock-friendly rural setting within certain school districts, while also having quick access to services and a reasonable commute time. Our needs changed even more at the last minute, as we took in an aging extended family member. Phil and his team took it all in stride, researching and filtering behind the scenes to find candidate properties well in advance of our arrival. They were especially internet-saavy, providing us a nice web-based tool that allowed us to review, discard, and “favorite” potential properties. They kept us updated regularly through email and phone. In hindsight, we were able to do 80%+ of our shopping and research prior to arrival.

Once we arrived after a long international flight, Phil and his team were prepared for us to hit the ground running the very next day. After just two days of property visits that mostly confirmed what we’d already reviewed online, we were able to settle on an ideal property that met all of our special requirements and more, and at a price that was well within our range. He advocated for us throughout the financing and closing process, resulting in a lightning-fast closing time. We were impressed with the constant communication, his common-sense approach, his organization, and his sharp attention to details. Phil’s team definitely moves at “internet-speed” (many still do not) and is well-connected online within social media. Phil has fully transitioned to the new online real estate market.

In addition, we got to know Phil as a seasoned regional expert with career experience both within the military (retired Army First Sergeant) and successful local businessman.  He gave us top-notch advice at every step on issues beyond simple home buying and ownership — home maintenance, school considerations, contractor recommendations, farm and garden, shopping, and more. HIs trusted “life lessons” are serving us well as we adjust to our new life in the Pacific Northwest, and re-adjust back to living in the United States.

In closing, our family recommends Phil Sharp Homes in the strongest terms, for either military or other career-oriented families seeking the highest quality real estate options and representation in the Lacey, JBLM, or greater south Puget Sound region. We will certainly seek him out again for our next real estate need, whenever that might be.

Bob Sims

 
The New Ramos Residence

 

The New Ramos Residence

Mission: Satisfied Customer -COMPLETE!

Buying a house while living overseas can be such a stressful experience but Phil made it so easy. We set up a list of potential houses for us to familiarize ourselves with the market so we knew exactly what to expect when it was time to look at houses. He also helped us find a local lender that exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend Phil Sharp to anyone looking to buy or sell their house, he was very knowledgable, not just about the housing market but also about home ownership. We appreciated his advice when viewing potential homes and he definitely helped us pick the right house for our family. He was a joy to work with and even though I cannot imagine selling our house now, when the time comes, we will most definitely be calling Phil Sharp.

 

Allison Ramos

 

I bought a house in Tacoma from Georgia with the help of Phil Sharp and his team. I was unable to go see it for myself and they went and took pictures of the things I thought were important as well as aranging for the inspection and even would have attended closing all without me having to be there. I never ran into any problems and every question or request I had was given a fast response and the service was very personel. This was my firt home purchase and I am happy to say I will never buy another home without Phil Sharp on my side.
Ryan & Gabriela Miller  (2010)

 
Get the APP in Android Market!

QR Code to get the PSHomes Search App from the Android Market!

Home Search goes MOBILE!   Take your home search with you with the PSHomes Search App for Android. Now available FREE in the Android Market! No Android…No Problem! Get the APP for any device.

The Phil Sharp Homes Android App is only 4.18mb with the basic functions of “Call Phil Now” and “Search Homes.” Call Phil function will prompt your phone to call Phil direct for you to get immediate access to Phil to answer questions, get a consultation, or help with your home search. The “Search Homes” function will prompt your browser to open the online mobile IDX listings database to search Washington homes for sale.

The mobile search will help you find listings and open houses near your location, search the entire database for WA homes for sale, find open houses near your location, search up to a 20 mile radius for homes from your specified address. You can also save Favorites with easy login using your Facebook, Google, Yahoo! or current online search login. You can create a unique login as well.

You can scroll 100 results at a time with no reloading. The easy input sliders make filtering easy. Get the results based on your search criteria/filtering in a list or on a map. See photo’s, share listings, get school info, see Google Map Views and more while you’re on the go.

The Phil Sharp Homes Search App is perfect for taking your home search on the road with you. The familiar interface and fast browsing results

Don't have Droid? Don't worry! Bookmark FORTLEWIS.MOBI on any portable device.

QR Code for FortLewis.mobi, get the mobile search on any portable device.

will make your home search easier and more fun!

IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANDROID, DON’T WORRY! Get the same great mobile search tool by bookmarking www.fortlewis.mobi on any portable device, including iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and more.  Test the mobile search online in Google Chrome browser at www.fortlewis.mobi.

Get the app, bookmark the .mobi, you’ll be home in no time! Take a peek at the app…

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PSHomes Search App Home Screen

Search Homes, Call Phil. This APP is easy and just what you need to find your new home.

PSHomes Search Mobile App.

PSHomes Search for Mobile to Search Homes For Sale on the Go!

PSHomes For Mobile. Take your search on the road.

Easy, familiar interface for searching on the go.