REALTOR Gratitude Coin

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA

Earlier this year, the REALTOR Own It Gratitude coins were unveiled at the NAR Leadership Summit and Committee Leadership Camp.  I was not a part of these camps but served in 2018 on my local REALTOR board.  Our outgoing President presented these coins to us in recognition for our commitment to our association.



Although this was a gift, it isn't meant to be kept.  (This is where re-gifting is not frowned upon but encouraged!)  We have been instructed to pass these coins along to other REALTORS who embody the ethics and spirit of being a REALTOR.


If you receive a coin, register the coin at  Each coin has a unique number that can be tracked to see how far the coin goes.  The hope is to keep these coins in circulation for years!


I look forward to passing along this coin to a fellow REALTOR as my way of showing gratitude for a job well-done.

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Francine Viola, Realtor
In Tune with your Real Estate Needs


Serving Buyers and Sellers in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and Thurston County, WA

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.  |  Olympia, WA


Cell:      (360) 359-0689






Comments (11)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Your outgoing president has great vision. I would love to hear some follow up on the distance these coins travel Francine Viola 

Maybe you will share who the recipient is of your coin.

Dec 12, 2018 03:17 PM
Francine Viola

HI Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - thank YOU for being the first comment! :-)  Yes, I think it will be fun to track, and I'll post the results.

Dec 12, 2018 03:19 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Francine Viola - Follow the money! It will be wonderful, years from now, if someone tracked down thse coins and there was a little bio about each person. 

What a thoughtful idea!!!

Congratulations on serving on the local REALTOR Board in 2018. I know you you benefited from this experience. Also, I really enjoy getting to know you on ActiveRain. You're such a positive person. I wish you all the best and many happy days ahead!

Dec 12, 2018 08:40 PM
Francine Viola

Thanks Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP for your kind words!

Dec 13, 2018 10:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I get these coins from soldiers at JBLM from time to time Francine Viola 

Dec 12, 2018 09:05 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Francine Viola - Serving on the local board is a great way to network and have an impact on your area.  I was unaware of the coins and immediately thought of the coins the military use for a similar purpose.  

I think it is a great idea and thank you for sharing it with us.

Dec 13, 2018 04:12 AM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

What a great gesture of appreciation and recognition of other Realtors who have served and deserve the coin to pass forward.

Dec 13, 2018 05:09 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

What an awesome idea.  I love this ... I would consider this a very thoughtful and meaningful gift to receive and to be able to re-gift when time.

Dec 13, 2018 05:41 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Francine. This is such a great thing. I love the concept, idea and reality.

Dec 13, 2018 05:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Francine Viola,

What a wonderful idea! A great tribute for appreciation and recognition of  Realtors who have served and then passing it on creates a traceable track that would be fun to follow!

Dec 15, 2018 11:19 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I receivev a special coin from Kay Watson, A president forthe state a long time ago and it is now my luck charm.


Dec 16, 2018 08:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Francine, this is a great idea, and I too have been on the Board of Directors (twice) and no one has thought of this.

Dec 16, 2018 10:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about these special coins. 

Enjoy the holiday season!

Dec 18, 2018 05:42 AM