What, about me?

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC


Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


What, about me?

This post was created for Kathy Streib  & Carol Williams the two hosts of this  Active Rain Challenge to get to know a little more about us.


  1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it?

I worked as a grocery bagger in Gig Harbor, Washington. I learned quickly that you don’t put the eggs and or bread on the bottom of the bag…


  1. How long have you been in the real estate or related service industry?

Just over 23 years


  1. What is your biggest fear and what have you done to try to conquer it?

I don’t care for heights. I remember I went to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago and just took my time taking baby steps to the windows. It took me about 15 minutes to go 20 feet.


  1. What would you do if you knew you would not fail?

I would try stand up comedy…


  1. What is a habit you would love to eliminate or change?

Interrupting others when I can’t get a word in edgewise


  1. What is your favorite meal (forget about calories or what you shouldn’t eat)

I love lobster and butter


  1. What is something you wish you’d done?

I wish I could have followed my dreams more…


  1. Who has been most influential in your life?

Too many people fall into this criteria at different times of my life. I have learned from many…


  1. What are your favorite business-related books?

Who moved the cheese


  1. Other than business books, what are your favorite things to read?

I read to my grandson over Alexa every night at bedtime. He enjoys The Hardy Boy Mysteries and Alexa allows me the luxury being by his bedside 46 miles away…


  1. What are your top 5 favorite movies?

I enjoyed The King and I, the original Westside Story, South Pacific, Blazing Saddles, and Good Morning Vietnam


  1. If I came to visit your city for one day what is the one thing I must do or see?

I don’t live in the city, I think my best adventure would be going under the Narrows Bridges on a boat and coming across a pod of Orca Whales…


  1. If I came to your city to visit for one day, what is the one restaurant you would recommend?

The Tides Tavern, in the Summer, on the deck in Gig Harbor Washington


  1. If I was going to relocate to your area what advice would you give me that is unique to the area?

 Buy Waterfront


  1. Do you have any special talents?



16 Do you have any quirks?

Way too numerous to mention


  1. What is your best character trait?

I listen even if I don’t agree with your position on a topic


  1. Have you ever done anything you would never do again because it was too hard or too dangerous?

Scuba dive or swim after a typhoon in Guam (too many sharks)


  1. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Take pictures of sunsets and/or sunrises just before it peaks out


  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?

NW Maui 


  1. What is something that we don’t know about you that would surprise us?

I am shy…


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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around ,Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Steilacoom,  University Place, DuPont and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
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Comments (16)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  "I listen even if I don’t agree with your position on a topic" is a quality more people need to have, especially in the crazy political world we are in today.

May 12, 2022 12:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I believe that to be true in my experiences George Souto 

May 12, 2022 01:02 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul, - WOW Stand up comedy.  That is something.  I love that you can read to your grandson every night using technology.  That is fabulous.  I read to my grandson when he stays with me on Fridays overnight. Grandchildren are God's gift to us.  I only can see sunrises, there is Coffeepot Rock where the sunsets are.  It is probably a blessing in summer because we are in the shade in the afternoon!

May 12, 2022 02:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul:

What a fun read. I love that you read to your grandson nightly. Technology is wonderful in many ways.

I think you should try doing stand-up comedy. Bet you would be great - I sense a very dry humor and wit!


May 12, 2022 02:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, thank you for sharing more about YOU, and almost could tell you were shy.   It is amazing how many have height issues!  

May 12, 2022 02:53 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and thanks for the great information to share with us here in the Rain. I need to work on my questions yet.   Make it a great day!


May 12, 2022 05:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Oh Paul- thank you so much for participating!!!!!  I'm thinking you could log on early at one of our Zoom Meetings and try some stand up comedy!!!  You would have a very supportive audience1!!

I also love that you use Alexa to read to y our grandson every night. I'd never thought of using Alexa for that. 

May 12, 2022 07:16 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Paul !  I love Kathy Streib idea of doing a little stand up comedy for the zoom meeting some time!  That would be great.  Somehow I knew you were a good listener, regardless of others ideas. You seem that way all the time to me.  Shy?  Hmmm never thought of you as shy.  And what a gift to read to your grandson every night - what a wonderful bond to be creating.  Love it!

May 12, 2022 09:02 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... I'm amazed how many people in the Rain said they are afraid of heights (which I love). My husband is afraid, too, and yet when he was CEO of a bank in NYC, he was on the 50th something floor of the GM Building and that never bothered him having windows on two sides. I hadn't thought of Blazing Saddles in forever... you reminded my how hysterical that movie was, although these days I think the work crowd would condemn it. Interesting that you say you'd do stand-up comedy and that you are shy at the same time. 

May 13, 2022 04:42 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Blazing Saddles is an awesome movie, I love watching it as well.  I love that you read to your grandson!

May 13, 2022 06:36 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My take on your trait about listening would be more along the line of : You are entitled to your opinion regardless of how wrong you may be, and hope I don't think it out loud

May 13, 2022 07:31 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I never would have guessed you'd like to do stand-up comedy. You are always practicing your listening skills on Zoom.   I had a friend who I got together with for coffee every Monday and we had this unique way of turning our coffee sessions into a comedy hour.  It was fun. Sadly, he passed away.  Anyway, laughter is the best medicine for sure.

And, like the others I love that you read to your grandson every night. ❤️

May 13, 2022 09:09 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Hi, Paul.

Holy Moly, what beautiful pictures of sunset and sunrise!! Why haven't you mentioned your photography talent? Most of your inspiring quotes with stunning photographs are impressive, and that is one talent only a few can master. 

If you're shy, then I must be a hermit! One of the reasons I live in Port Townsend is that no one will come and visit me because it is such a drag to travel to this somewhat remote peninsula. 

Gig Harbor is one of my favorite places (any places after crossing the Narrow Bridge). We could meet in Gig Harbor, you bring the lobster, and I'll bring the butter! Lobster is my favorite too.

We should invite Carol Williams to our WA meetup and other folks you'd like, and we will be a fantastic audience for your standup comedy! 🤠

May 13, 2022 07:19 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes!!! I would love a Washington meet up with you and Paul, Aura Alex. There are a few other AR peeps in Washington we could invite too.

May 14, 2022 05:39 AM
Aura Alex

Carol Williams, hmmm... exciting thought. Now the idea of a WA meetup is on my mind.  And I know once I start thinking about it, it will become a reality. What do you think, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS. Let's chat more about this idea. 

May 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS would you like to do a parody on real estate for our 6/7 summer zoom call?  Perhaps you know other Active Rain folks who could join in.  call me 954.483.3912 eastern time please😎

May 21, 2022 08:24 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  i really enjoyed reading your post now i understand when we have talked and I ramble you are quite . Well, somewhat 

May 21, 2022 05:59 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

What a fun read!  I love that you use Alexa to read to your grandson - I'm going to pass that on to my brother who grandkids live 4 hours away.   I too would live in Maui again if I could - heaven on earth!

May 23, 2022 10:19 AM