Brokers at Columbia River Realty showed their appreciation and generosity in a sweet way at the brokerage’s third annual Gratitude Pie Party.

More than 100 real estate clients attended the festive client appreciation party, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Best Western Plus Parkersville Inn & Suites.  

Clients received a complimentary 8” apple or pumpkin pie made by Bethani Higdon, baker at Wild Flour Café & Cupcakes in Washougal. The café also made pies for last year’s event, but the business is currently listed for sale at $75,000 by Columbia River Realty.

Owner of Columbia River Realty, Charline Wright, invited dozens of clients to the heartwarming event including John Dudley, whom she helped buy a 1910 bungalow in downtown Camas late last year. 

Dudley says, “Charline was really helpful when buying our home and we’ll be sharing this apple pie with family during our first Thanksgiving dinner at our new house.” 

Wright expressed gratitude to all of her clients, saying, “Because I work by referral, I’m able to spend time with people I care about and help them, and their friends and family, with their real estate needs. Tonight was a fun way to show my appreciation for their continued business support.”

As a 43-year resident of Clark County, Wright adds, “The brokerage allows me to honor my roots by giving back and helping the local community and it’s residents grow responsibly and thrive. I love living and working here, and all of our brokers feel blessed to be members of a supportive community.” 

During the event, guests were encouraged to sign their name and write what they’re thankful for on a white table cloth- a 30-year family tradition that Wright incorporated into the pie party as a way to keep record of who attended.

The pie party is one of several appreciation events held by the brokerage throughout the year. In August, more than 100 clients, friends and family, dined aboard the Sternwheeler on a river cruise through the Columbia River Gorge.  

The brokerage is currently ranked 3rd in market share for Washougal, and Tim Plagman, managing broker, says it’s important to him that clients know they’re a big part of the business’s success.

“We value our clients and genuinely care about the people that we help buy and sell homes. They become part of our family and our achievement wouldn’t be possible without them. I guess you could say they’re a big piece of the pie!”


All images from the pie party were taken by Common Interest Media