Miramonee (aka Monee, rhymes with Bonnie) always dreamed of living on Orcas Island. She grew up off the coast of Everett on Hat Island, and spent two weeks every summer island-hopping with her family in their boat. Everyone got to pick a favorite place to stop and help guide the trip, and Monee’s choice always was Deer Harbor.
Miramonee is uniquely qualified to work in real estate. She graduated from UNLV with her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology. When asked what she can do with such an obscure degree, she replies, “Anything. My degree taught me to be a researcher. I learned how to think critically, to find creative solutions, and to be mindful of cultural ideologies not only on a personal level, but how they may apply to business relationships.” Her degree, combined with previous years of experience working in insurance, service and tech industries has lent itself well to the practice of real estate. The importance of timely response, attention to detail, and clarity in explanation are an asset when it comes to working with clients.
Past experience remodeling an older home (and a secret love for interior design) help to hone her skills when it comes to seeing the potential of a space. “I love being able to help people find their place on our beautiful island, whether that is building, remodeling or buying turn-key.” Her skills are also coming in handy personally, as the Harrington family has been busy designing and building an addition onto their log cabin home!
When not exploring the island with clients or volunteering, Miramonee’s favorite pastimes include sifting through beach sand with her daughter Eleanor, birding, painting, reading books in tandem with her sister, date night with her best friend, and listening to records with the windows open.