Farewell, Alaska

This morning I sat with my husband at the title company as both a realtor AND a client for what appears to be my last closing in Alaska. And before we unplug and head down the Alcan, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been a part of our lives both on a personal level as well as a business level.

Signing closing docs at First American Title!

Alaska will always hold a special place in my heart. Alaska is where I met and married my husband over 33 years ago. Alaska’s beauty is unmatched–her untamed splendor and rugged terrain has become a part of me!

Seward Alaska

Thank you to my broker, Marty Van Diest–I could have never hoped for a better broker. His influence, love for Alaska and experience in the world of real estate has certainly helped me to grow into both a better person and a better realtor. Marty has always had my back, (with the possible exception being my early initiation when he sent me to Chickaloon by myself to find a property where I got lost and had no cell phone service)!

We are heading to Michigan where I first started my real estate career. I will be working under another amazing broker, Joe Wagley, (The Wagley Group). My Michigan license has already arrived, so if you ever need help in Michigan please look me up!

However, the reason for our move is not real estate related. Our three daughters are our greatest motivators for everything that we set our hands to do. And now there is a granddaughter in Michigan in need of her Mimi and Boppa!

The adorable Yetzy!

As a final note, (again, not real estate related!), if you are living in the valley and in need of a place to find people who have your back and who can become your “Alaska” family–there is a church family that we found that I know will be happy to meet you! Take a chance on Summit Worship Center in Wasilla. Pastor Milt Michener, and his wife, Melinda, are the real deal. We will miss them dearly.

Farewell, Alaska–


(sheilalcote@gmail.com) (907.315.1086)

5 Replies to “Farewell, Alaska”

  1. Oh Sheila, I don’t blame you a bit. I will be a grandmother in September and I can hardly wait! Congratulations in making the move;. I know God is working ahead of you, preparing the way. Your gentleness and confidence have given so many a place to call home. So happy for you and Jesse and Rachel.

  2. Hi Sheila, glad you’re coming back! Please send me your address when you get settled. We are taking a month long road trip this (late) summer/(early) fall and who knows where the road may lead? I do know that I would love to see you and also meet that incredibly gorgeous granddaughter of yours. Mine are all getting so grown up. Jeremy’s oldest daughter graduated this year and my heart aches for the “little ones”, who only yesterday it seems, rocked my world. Anyway, so hoping to see you and Jess soon. Love. Cheryl

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