My 22nd Anniversary in the RE Biz

I should stop saying how long I’ve been around the real estate industry!  On May 1, 1986, a very bright-eyed and naive young Rhonda Christopherson, began my first “real job” at Safeco Title Insurance Company as a doc-puller (we were bought a year later by Chicago Title, where I worked in Unit 5).   

After 14 years in the title industry, I made the move to mortgage and I’ve been helping Washington families with their Mortgage Planning needs for the past 8 years…the rest is history!Seahawks_3

Yes…that is Chuck Knox, that was my hair style in the 80s and yes, I’m wearing yellow Reeboks with actual jersey. 


  1. Rhonda – You beat me by two months emtering the business. Love that 80’s hair!

    Congrats and your entry into the business was one of the great thinkgs that happened in 1986.

  2. Thanks, Tony. I believe I used the white and pink can of Aqua Net to get the shoulder-pad to shoulder-pad hair…it was an 80s must have!

  3. Love it Rhonda!
    That Calendar is shot is wonderful.

    Congratulations on 22 years of professionalism!

  4. Are you SURE you’re not from New Jersy?

  5. Brian, I’m from Renton–pretty close to New Jersey (if you’re not leaving WA…at least back then)…AND I did drive a Camero. It was an 86 Berlinetta–teal. 🙂

  6. Hi Mike, Thanks! We did that as a promo piece when I worked in the title unit. Chuck Knox said to me “squeeze me tighter, honey”.

    When I was in sales for CTI, we did a pose with the Seattle Sonics…however, it never made it to production. I wish I had it now that we’re losing them!

  7. Congratulations on your 22 years Rhonda! Change is GOOD! 🙂 I remember shoulder pads LOL!

  8. Congratulations on 22 years in the business. That promo piece is awesome.

  9. Deborah, you’re right! Shoulder pads were big in the 80’s too.

    Thanks, WineDog. 🙂

  10. Big hair, big shoulder pads — don’t we just love the 80’s? Thanks for sharing, Rhonda, and congratulations!

  11. OMG look at that hair!!!

  12. Hair was an art form in the 80s…at least I thought so. Now I love to do as little as possible. 🙂

  13. Congrats, Rhonda! I DO love that photo–you rock for posting that one! Best! 🙂

  14. Thanks, Katrina! The 80s were rockin’ good times. 🙂

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