SASH began with a personal story. Everet Hedahl, an 82-year old decorated WWII veteran, lived in Manchester, Washington. His wife of 50+ years lived in a nearby memory care community, and Everet visited her often.
After her passing, Everet’s granddaughter worried about him living alone in his 2-story house, far from family. She and her husband invited him to come live with them, where he could enjoy care and companionship with his family. Everet accepted; it was time to downsize and sell his home.
What Everet and his family thought would be a fairly simple selling process turned out to be a months-long, overwhelming ordeal. Together, they worked to prepare the home for market, cleaning, sorting, packing, and landscaping. When the home was listed, months went by with no buyer. During this time, Everet experienced serious health challenges and difficult setbacks. The home sale took a tremendous toll on his health and well-being.
Everet’s granddaughter, Rebecca Bomann, believed that her grandfather deserved a better home sale. She discovered that for many senior homeowners, the home sale process is daunting and difficult. There were very few home sale services available that focused on seniors’ unique needs.
In 2005, Rebecca founded SASH to provide seniors and their families with custom-designed home sale services. She combined her background in social work, senior care, and real estate to create SASH’s innovative model of care, designing home sale services that had never before been offered to the market.
To this day, SASH serves seniors and their families with the same personal dedication. In the last 15+ years, while SASH’s home sale options and services have grown immensely, our mission remains the same. We treat each client as if they were our own family, with the goal of making their home sale experience the best that it can be.
SASH’s Founder Rebecca Bomann shares her story about caring for her grandfather, and how this shaped her vision for SASH.
Grandpa’s Story – The Story Behind SASH
At SASH, we are committed to our clients from the first phone call to the final closing day. We are here to show the way through each step of your real estate journey, with responsive, professional, friendly guidance. Adhering to high standards of transparent and ethical business practices, we pledge our hard work, experience, and expertise on your behalf, for the very best outcome possible in your real estate transaction.
SASH is much more than a real estate firm. We measure success not by sales quotas, but by delivering outstanding service to each and every client. Your home sale is too important for anything less.
At SASH, one of our Core Values is to work to better our communities. Ever since SASH was founded, we have fulfilled this mission this on many levels, from the generosity of our individual team members to our ongoing support of local organizations. Doing good for others is not a box we check. It is integral to our company culture, our values as a team, and how we give back every year.
For 13 years, SASH has been a dedicated supporter of our local Meals on Wheels. This volunteer-run organization provides critical nutrition and meals to homebound seniors and vulnerable adults. From the closing of every sale we manage, SASH makes a donation to Meals on Wheels.
In addition to donating to Meals on Wheels from each sale, SASH has hosted many sold-out fundraising luncheons for this deserving organization over the years. To support Meals on Wheels’ efforts and its role in caring for seniors, SASH has raised thousands of dollars from these events.
Our Team members give back with their resources and talents to the local community. Several SASH Team members serve on the Board of Directors of senior centers and senior care organizations right here in the Puget Sound area, providing hundreds of volunteer hours on behalf of seniors.