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Michele Rennie

Walla Walla

Windermere Real Estate/Walla Walla

202 South First Avenue

Walla Walla, WA 99362

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Office: (509) 525-2151

Mobile: (509) 956-9743

Fax: (509) 529-2717

 

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Website: michelerennie.com

License Number: WA#117639

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About Me

Some places make you feel immediately at home. That is how Walla Walla felt from my first visit in 2002. Now, more than a decade later, my husband and I know that we have found the good life here in Walla Walla.
On that first visit, I was working for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in Woodinville as Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Marketing Manager for their Washington and California wineries. However, once the parent company completed building Northstar Winery, I knew that we had to make Walla Walla our home
After Northstar, I worked for Constellation Brands - Icon Wine Division managing DTC marketing for four PNW wineries.
Since 2010, my career has evolved naturally into winery and wine tourism consultant, wine marketing educator at WWCC and innkeeper.
For ten years, we operated Girasol Vineyard & Inn. This 10 acre parcel, planted with Syrah, Sangiovese and Viognier, is located next door to Pepper Bridge and Northstar wineries. We consistently gave our guests a top-rated experience and we were awarded Trip Adviser's Certificate of Excellence several years in a row.
When we sold this property in June 2016, I represented our side of the transaction.
For every one of the hats I have worn since arriving in 2003, I have been an unabashed advocate for Walla Walla and the quality of life we enjoy here.
As a small business entrepreneur for the greater part of my professional life across a variety of industries, I have honed the valuable skills in customer service, communications, marketing and problem-solving.
While many roads have brought me to real estate, my role model is my mother. Sybil loved real estate right from the start of her mid-life career and went on to found the first cooperative real estate company in Canada. Their firm (owned jointly by four top-selling women) quickly became the top-producing firm in Fredericton, NB. Watching my mother’s real estate work has given me a strong base to know that this career is ideally suited to my skill set and temperament.
This knowledge, combined with the professional acumen I’ve acquired across various industries, enhanced by my love of Walla Walla, means that I bring it all for my clients. Heck, I’ve been even known to match make for them.
Let’s work together to find that perfect home or business property for your slice of the Walla Walla good life.

Education

BA Journalism cum laude (major Public Relations)
Western Washington University

Real Estate:
Certified Results Agent (completed designation requirements April 2017)
Certified Negotiation Expert (completed May 2017)

Leadership & Community

Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance ~ Marketing Committee 2004-2006
Wine Marketing Summit Presenter ~ June 2006 & 2007
Tourism Walla Walla 2008-2013 ~ Executive Board 2008-2012, Board Chair 2010 -2012, Marketing Chair 2010-2013
Walla Walla Bed & Breakfast Inns Association ~ Founding Member & President 2010-2012
PR Chair, Walla Walla Association of Realtors ~ 2015