Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. - Penny Kocan

Penny Kocan

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty

Mailing Address 3333 Capitol Boulevard South
Olympia, WA 98501
Office Phone 360.352.7651
  • Direct 360-790-6306
I LOVE the Olympia area!

There's the bustle of the city, with the comfortable feeling you typically get from a small town. Seated in Thurston County, with access to a diverse range of activities and cities, makes it a magnet for any personality type.

My Story

I've lived in Washington my whole life--growing up in the farmland of the Columbia Basin. But, although Central Washington has my roots, Western Washington has my heart. I still remember my first trip to Olympia: the first time I saw the old brewery and the first time I saw the capitol dome. I recall the awe I felt the first time I drove through the Capitol District. This is home.

I attended college at Eastern Washington University, and my husband and I bought out first home in Spokane, Washington. We are both hands-on and "get-in-and-get-dirty" kind of people, so a fixer-upper was the perfect match for us! We spent a year renovating and it paid off! When he joined the army a year later, we were able to sell for a profit. And it's lucky we did, because we were stationed at JBLM and the cost of living in Western Washington was a HUGE adjustment for us! We rented an apartment in Puyallup for a year to learn more about the area, but decided we liked the quieter, slower lifestyle we found south of the Nisqually Bridge, so we bought another fixer-upper just outside of Lacey.

And then the market crashed, and we were under water.

We felt duped. We thought we'd done everything right - we weren't new to the game. But our mistake was not choosing the right real estate partner. And when I transitioned from Human Resources to Real Estate, that was a huge reason for my partnership with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty -- the team had so many values I could relate to -- a high level of professionalism, superior industry knowledge, and a focus on service, lasting relationships, and the community.


I come from a background in Human Resources, specializing in training, and I LOVE explaining real estate processes to my clients - because the more you know, the better the decisions you can make!

Experience & Education

Experience: Real Estate Purchase/Sale - Customer Service - Organization - Event Planning - Communications - Marketing

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources and General Management, Eastern Washington University, 2003