Over 50 years of customer service for the real estate needs of our community! In 1960, Northwest Properties was founded as a business dedicated to
providing honest and ethical real estate services. After the Founder of Northwest Properties, W. W. “Dutch” Templin, retired from his service in the U.S. Army, he chose to have a second career in real estate. Because of some unpleasant experiences in buying, selling, and renting homes during his
military career, his goal was to own a company that provided the opposite experience to the residents of our community, providing good customer
service and make the experience of buying, selling, renting, and management services a positive occasion.
The same philosophy is the cornerstone of the business today. Still family-operated by second and third generation family members, the company has one of the largest residential Property Management departments in the region.
Our services include:
Northwest Properties Agents and Staff have provided decades of service to home sellers, buyers, tenants, and association properties. Our goal is to provide a pleasant customer experience as we provide the real estate services to those who choose to use our services.
We have raised thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Caring for Kids, Lakewood Area Shelter Association. Each year we are involved in providing holiday meals and presents for local families and involved in many charity organizations as well as other community programs, as well as supporting other annual drives to benefit children and residents of our county. Our Designated Broker is a long-term member of the Lakewood Rotary and our company and staff help raise money and give support for many of the programs that Lakewood Rotary does each year to benefit the local community, including the building of the playground at Ft. Steilacoom Park. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lakewood Area Shelter Association providing financial aid, a multitude of services, and housing for lower income residents of our county.
Northwest Properties Agency, Inc. was established in 1960 by Pat Price’s parents after her father retired from the Army and began his real estate career.
Bill was an Industrial Arts teacher and owned a remodeling and construction company in Oregon for the first few years of their marriage and joined the Company after the birth of their first daughter in May of 1969.
Bill and Pat’s father were very close and it became very apparent that after the baby was born, there was not going to be enough money left to eat on his teacher’s salary in 1969, so Pat’s father encouraged Bill to begin a career in real estate and join the company.
Bill became the Broker of the company in the early 1970’s and Pat joined the company in 1973. Because of the location and proximity to the military bases, in addition to real estate sales, the Property Management Department naturally developed very early in the company’s history to serve families leaving the area but preferred to keep their homes for the time they returned to the area.
One of the areas that the Associations we currently manage appreciate is Bill’s knowledge of building and construction. He was an Industrial Arts Teacher, had been involved in projects through his family and neighbors in his early years, and then during his teaching career, started a construction company for additional income during those years. He has been building and remodeling properties all of his adult life along with the knowledge he has developed through organizing work requirements for the thousands of homes that our company has managed and sold over the decades of his real estate career.
As a result, over all these years, we have developed the systems required to provide bookkeeping, maintenance, and consulting services to Owners and Associations who need management services. With the exception of marketing properties to prospective Tenants, all the services we provide to our Rental Owners are the same ones that are required of Home Owner Associations so it was a natural progression to begin HOA management services.
We have the background and expertise to provide necessary services to pull together all the pieces of the puzzle to assist the Board of Directors for the Associations we manage for their daily and annual needs. For an appointment to meet with us you can call our office at 253-584-3633 and ask for Bill or Pat Price. If we are not in the office when you call, ask for Michelle Selberg (our daughter – third generation member of our company), the Property Management Coordinator.
After meeting with the Board members, we will be happy to provide references and a financial proposal for the management services.