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Top real estate agents in Bellingham, WA

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents & REALTORS®.

Why you need a top real estate agent in Bellingham, WA

In Bellingham, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 76 days. Out of the 1,893 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 123 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 470. See how top real estate agents in Bellingham compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

"I contacted HomeLight for agent recommendations since we had only purchased a house one time more than 30 years ago and have never sold one before...We sold quickly and for a higher price than I expected."

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Bellingham stack up

Ryan Larsson
Coldwell Banker Bain
About Ryan

Ryan Larsson's commitment to excellence is easily seen through his 20 year career in real estate. He has been recognized by Coldwell Banker as a consistent top volume producing agent year-after-year achieving awards ranging from the President’s Award to the prestigious Diamond Award. He has earned the designation of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and has been named one of the top 10 agents of Washington State. Ryan’s vast knowledge and expertise representing buyers and sellers across Whatcom County has helped him achieve outstanding results for his clients which has led to countless satisfied customers. Ryan’s love of real estate can be seen when either handing the keys to a new homeowner or helping someone get the most for their property. When Ryan isn’t busy working for his clients he’s busy enjoying time with his family. Ryan is a devoted husband and father of 2. They have been long-term Whatcom County residents. Ryan stays active within his community by coaching his children’s basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer teams. He and his family also takes advantage of everything Whatcom County offers, from summer boating in the Puget Sound to winter snow sledding on Mt. Baker. Give Ryan a call and put his expertise to work for you.

Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
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TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Michael Belisle
MJB Real Estate Group
About Michael

Thank you so much for considering me to your Real Estate Professional. I continually strive to provide you top notch service and expert insight into our local market. I recently opened my own Real Estate Company named MJB Real Estate Group. We are hyper focused on the client experience backed by our real estate experience. Put us to work for you! I am a hands on real estate professional with experience in all facets of the real estate market. Part of my job is to educate you and provide you with all relevant information so that together we can make the best decision possible. I am here as an advisor, experienced negotiator, and an ally on your side of the table.  I understand that to be a successful real estate advisor, I must provide worth to my clients. I do this by advising from my own personal experience and exploring all options with you. I take my client relationship very seriously. I have personally done the following:   *Remodeled over 25 Homes in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and King County (many from foundation up)  *Built brand new homes *Sold 25 of my Personal Homes *Short platted Land in Bellingham *Replaced 4 Septic Systems *Knowledgeable in Well Drilling *Preformed Lot Line Adjustments *Preformed Wet Land Delineation *Bought homes at the Court House Auctions *Bought homes on Online Auctions  *Assisted in Estate Sales *Participated in Tax Sales *Purchased and Sold Short Sales * Bought Bank Owned Properties *Designed floor plans then built them *Preform lot feasibility *I have been through the permit process from start to finish with the City and County *Advise clients on building new homes *Own over 20 investment units in Bellingham  I also have many years of experience writing home loans. I know all the competitive lenders in town and offer advice on who has the best rates, fees, and service. I am excited to meet you and help you succeed in your real estate endeavors.  Mike Belisle MJB Real Estate Group 3031 Orleans Street #203 Bellingham WA 98226 Loving Whatcom County! By the way... Please visit my family's farm, BelleWood Acres. Michael has been a licensed real estate agent in Washington for 5 years and is currently with MJB Real Estate Group in Bellingham. Michael has completed transactions in several areas including Bellingham, Ferndale, Sudden Valley, Lynden and Birch Bay. HomeLight ranks Michael as one of the top 1% of agents in Bellingham for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents who sell homes fast. Our database shows that Michael has completed 512 transactions since 2012, representing the buyer in 77% of those transactions and the seller in 23% of them. Michael has transacted in Bellingham more than any other area helping to buy or sell 94 homes including a 4 bedroom, 3.0 bathroom single family home on August 28, 2015 which sold for $568,000 and a 3 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom single family home on August 10, 2015 which sold for $613,000.

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"I have used Mike on several purchase and sales over the years and would use no one else. He is expe..."

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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Jon Hansen
Hansen Group Real Estate
About Jon

Jon Hansen is a real estate agent with Hansen Group Real Estate in Bellingham, Washington and has been in the real estate business for 18 years. Jon's coverage area includes all of Whatcom and Skagit Counties. HomeLight has information on 629 of Jon's transactions since 2009, 245 of which were in the past two years. Jon typically represents the seller (54% of the time), but has also completed 295 buyer transactions during this period. Jon has been most prolific in Bellingham including representing the seller of a single family home that sold for $1,410,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home that sold for $2,250,000 in another.

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"Jon's marketing was the best I've ever seen. He created a wave of demand in the first week that end..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
33
Condo Transactions
2
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0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Paul Balzotti
John L. Scott, Inc.
About Paul

Paul is a real estate agent with John L. Scott, Inc. in Bellingham, Washington and has been the #1 Agent in transactions closed for John L Scott Real Estate in Bellingham since 2003. HomeLight ranks Paul as one of the top 4% of agents in Bellingham, and throughout Whatcom County, for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes for top dollar. More about Paul: Real Estate is something I was born in to—second generation. I’ve embraced it as my full-time and lifetime career choice. For over 15 years I’ve endeavored to grow as a person and as a Realtor, providing the absolute best service possible. My style is positive and energetic, showing up as a cheerful and aggressive advocate for your needs.

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"I feel fortunate to have had Paul help me find my first house. So competent, so patient and such an ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
11
Condo Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Erik Pedersen
Keller Williams Western Realty
About Erik

Erik’s welcoming nature and concern for making people as comfortable as possible clearly exemplifies the Skagit County attitude. His excellent negotiating skills ensure that every one of his client’s transactions is handled quickly and effectively. Whether you are buying or selling a home, this Skagit County native works hard to ensure that your real estate needs are met with successful results. During his former career as a golf professional, Erik met his wife, Debbie. Erik and Debbie moved to the Skagit Valley over 15 years ago and today Erik is one of the area’s most respected businessmen. When his schedule allows, Erik can be found fly-fishing, on one of the local golf courses, or supporting their son, Gunnar, at one of his many sports activities. Whatever your real estate plans, let Erik lend his expertise and skills to help you along.

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"We used Erik and his group for both buying and selling our home over the last year and a half; most ..."

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Craig McKenzie
Keller Williams Western Realty
About Craig

The Craig McKenzie Team is one of the top-selling real estate teams in Northwest Washington, our integrity and experience will give you the edge you need. With our track record and industry knowledge, we can masterfully service any and all of our client’s needs in a way that no stand-alone agent can. We have taken the “jack of all trades and master of none” out of the most important purchase or sale you will likely make in your lifetime. We are a solutions based organization with a drive to succeed at a high level. Our mission is to build a company that impacts the quality of life for our clients, our team, and our families. We believe that hard work produces extraordinary results, and our team's success is determined by our ability to put people first, always. Through our experience, we have learned that buying and selling real estate coincides with big changes in our clients' lives. Whether it's a growing family, relocation, downsizing, retirement, or another stage in life, we are there with you through the challenging times. The result? We become more than just your real estate agent, we actually become friends. Your goals become our goals, we celebrate your success, and we always keep in touch. And we love it because our excitement comes from creating life-long relationships. Now more than ever, who you work with matters, and we look forward to earning your trust and future business!

Single Family Home Transactions
41
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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Rachael Wilson
Re/max Whatcom County
About Rachael

Rachael Wilson, a long time Whatcom County resident, has etched out a prosperous and rewarding career as an Associate Broker and Realtor, working on both a residential and commercial level at RE/MAX Whatcom County INC. and building the Rachael Wilson and Associates experience. She is an active, full time broker, working with a strong background in customer service & construction. She has earned her CRS, ABR, E-Pro, CDPE and CNE as education is a key priority to her accomplishments in Real estate. Most recently earning her Managing brokers license. She is also a Wife and Mom, of a very loving and devoted family. The support she receives from her family is key to her accomplishments in real estate. Whether you are looking to buy or sell we have a proven plan to save you time and money with a guaranteed result you are going to love.

Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
8
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Christopher Erdmann
blu.ink Real Estate
About Christopher

APPROACH: My approach is very simple! I answer my phone, do exactly what I say, and treat every transaction as if it were my own! Working with a sense of urgency is what makes a difference in this market and fighting for every penny is what I do for every client! I'm passionate about my career and at the end of the day you either get it done or you don't… nothing in between really matters! I am a guy that is serious about my business and simply gets it done! I believe that if I put my client's best interest first instead of the best way to get a commission my clients will acknowledge and respect that. My goal is to build a mutually beneficial relationship with my clients. Where the client reaches their goal of finding the perfect home and I earn an honest living that supports my family. I tell the Brokers on my team that if you take care of your clients…then your clients will take care of you! I'm a believer in the thought that whatever you put out into the world, comes back tenfold. My name is very valuable to me! My father always told me, "if you don't have your name then you don't have anything." Although he has been gone for 18 years I still work hard every day to honor our name in everything I do! BACKGROUND I have been buying & selling real estate since 2005. Even before I entered into the real estate business I have always been fascinated with the ins and outs of all real estate. Growing up I learned how to remodel & later build homes. Just before I made my career switch into real estate I had already taken part in building several homes. I was a construction project manager helping assist in commercial real estate development, negating, and bidding construction projects. I am now a co-owner of a growing real estate office, b l u . i n k Real Estate. Less than 2 years ago we opened the doors with just 12 agents. Now I'm proud to say we have over 50 real estate brokers and employees combined. In addition, I am also an active real estate investor and property flipper. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION I am a Northwest Washington boy. I grew up enjoying many of the outdoor activities that the Northwest has to offer. I enjoy spending time with my family. Family is my life & is the reason I work as hard as I do. I try to make my daughter proud in everything that I do! Outside of business most of my time is spent with family vacationing, reading, and riding just about anything on two wheels. We love to live a simple and good life! Thank you for considering me to help you and your family. I'm as down to earth as they come so please don't hesitate to contact me with any real estate related questions. You'll be happy you did! Respectfully, Chris Erdmann, CEO Owner/Managing Broker b l u . i n k Real Estate

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"Very nice gentleman. Very good experience with him. "

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Christine Farkas
Real Living Bayside Realty
About Christine

Chris Farkas is the owner/real estate broker of Real Living Bayside Realty in Bellingham, Washington. Chris has completed transactions in several areas including Bellingham, Birch Bay, Sudden Valley, Ferndale, Geneva and Lynden. Our database shows that Chris has completed 229 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 31% of those transactions and the seller in 69% of them. Chris has transacted in Bellingham more than any other area helping to buy or sell 63 homes including a 4 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom single family home on April 21, 2014 which sold for $805,000 and a 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single family home on April 08, 2014 which sold for $1,310,000.

Single Family Home Transactions
14
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Michelle Foggin
RE/MAX Gateway
About Michelle

Over the past 25 years, I have moved ten times, which makes me somewhat of an expert on the subject. My husband and I moved to Anacortes from Jacksonville, Florida in 2002 and we fell in love with the town. We are both from Montana originally and wanted to get back in the Northwest. My husband retired from the Navy and we decided to plant our roots here. Since we had three school age children, the excellent reputation of the Anacortes School District is one of the main reasons that brought us to Anacortes. Our family has thoroughly enjoys exploring Fidalgo Island and all it has to offer. We love hiking and mountain biking in the endless Anacortes Forest Land trail system, camping at Washington Park, and playing on the beach at Bowman Bay. There are many other things to do in Anacortes…. kayaking, boating, fishing, golfing, and sightseeing. Once you have decided the area where you want to live, the process of buying a home begins. As an experienced exclusive buyer’s agent specializing in Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties, I have been selling properties since 2004. My philosophy for working with buyers is simple; buyers want an easy, no hassle way of finding the home they want, in an area in which they won’t regret buying, for a price they won’t regret paying. They want a Realtor whom they will be comfortable referring to their family and friends, and whom they will call for all their future real estate needs. These are all things I provide. My customers become my friends. I am a professional listener. I do not convince you of what you do not want. I am fair, ethical, and very detail-oriented. My goal is to find you the best home available to meet your needs and desires whether it is located in Skagit, Whatcom, or Island County. «

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"I started with a different agent who showed me houses out of my price range, out of my geographical ..."

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39
Condo Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Bellingham real estate agent stats at a glance

1,893 real estate agents are active in Bellingham, WA. HomeLight analyzes every agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Data from thousands of transactions show that the top 3% of Bellingham real estate agents sell homes in 40 days and work with 470 homes, which is 1.7x more than the average.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Bellingham make clients 5.6% more dollars, sell homes in 35.99 days more efficiently, and work with 1.7x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When you hire a top Bellingham buyer’s agent, you’re getting the highest level of experience: They help 70.6% more buyers than the average agent, and save buyers $34,908 more.

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Bellingham neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Bellingham,top agents are frequently doing deals in Guide Meridian, Puget, and Mount Baker.

Guide Meridian

Active Agents699
Time on Market93
Avg. Sale Price$240,081

Puget

Active Agents487
Time on Market93
Avg. Sale Price$265,479

Mount Baker

Active Agents455
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$344,550

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Bellingham?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Bellingham?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Bellingham, WA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Bellingham?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Bellingham to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Bellingham is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Bellingham?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Bellingham real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Bellingham to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Bellingham real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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