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Chris did a fantastic job helping me find and secure a home.

The particular home that I picked came with some interesting challenges, which he helped and coached me through. He's really is an excellent agent and goes above and beyond to be sure that his clients are informed and that things are on track. I found him to be knowledgeable, trustworthy and diligent - just a great guy in general. I was fortunate to work with him on this purchase. Highly recommend.

Sharon Welensky

Sally walked us through a very difficult and complicated transaction, simultaneously selling and buying homes.

She stood by us when the going got tough and we were still pushing forward. She was always enthusiastic, pleasant, encouraging and accommodating to our evolving needs. We feel that we got the best possible outcome and will always be grateful to Sally for getting us here. If you need a great realtor, Sally and her team are the bomb!

Rich and Janaki

Sally helped us buy and sell our home.

She was extremely kind, helpful, and going above and beyond to help us find the perfect home. She helped line up a contractor to meet us at a showing and even played with our toddler was we viewed another home. She found us the perfect home in the neighborhood we wanted. Sally has a wonderful crew and got our house ready for the market. She got our first bid on our house in three days. She helped us along each step of the way. I highly recommend her and would use her again in the future.

Brad and Holly

I recently sold a condo in Bellingham under difficult personal circumstances.

Sally and her team went above and beyond the call of duty in so many ways that far exceeded my hopes and expectations. Sally was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in assisting me to prepare for the sale. I highly recommend Sally to anyone who needs a professional and responsive realtor

Anne K

Chris was incredible to work with.

Coming in as a first time home buyer we had a lot of information to try and process along the way. Although family and the internet were great resources to start out with, it would have been an extremely difficult journey without Chris' help throughout. He was amazingly patient, provided several insights for us to make educated decisions and was available whenever we needed him night or day. He made it a point to work with our schedule, which can shift around quite a bit, which made it that much easier for us. He definitely has a wealth of knowledge regarding the market and a genuine interest in making sure we walked away with what we wanted. I would highly recommend Chris as a realtor for both first time home buyers or otherwise. Thank you so much for everything!

Aaron Nava

Sally was great to work with and I would recommend her to anyone.

She knows the market and was a huge help navigating a very challenging closing and was very patient with us over the nine months it took us to find our dream home. She was very even keeled and helped level us during our periodic frustrations and in dealing with somewhat difficult sellers.

Julie & Greg

We recently shopped for and closed on a house in Bellingham from 6000 miles away!

Sally was not only our eyes, ears and nose, she was always one step ahead and guided us through the entire process with little to no stress. I loved how she wasn't afraid to tell us the negatives of a property before trying to sell us on it. Talk about integrity! She provided us with 360 videos of the properties we were interested in and even videoed the streets and neighborhoods. Sally's experience shows and we would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a trust worthy advocate and great negotiator.

Laura & Eric

Chris was great to work with.

I wasn't on the search very long, as I made an offer on the 4th house we saw and they accepted. From the time the offer was sent to the closing day, Chris kept constant communication. As a first time homeowner, I felt he took extra steps to ensure I knew what was going on at all times. He was there for inspection, appraisal and closing day. He worked on negotiations with the sellers and was great throughout the whole process. I would recommend Chris to anyone, but especially first-time buyers!

Keely Shannon 

Sally Farrell of NW Living was our realtor in our recent home purchase in Bellingham, Wa.

Highly intuitive, Sally quickly figured out our housing priorities and found us the perfect new home for our relocation from Sedona, Arizona. Friendly, caring energetic, professional and knowledgeable, Sally helped navigate us through all the stages of today’s tough, competitive real estate market. We highly recommend Sally to help you with your real estate needs. She is a great pleasure to work with

Gene & Helen

Chris was the Representative for both buyer and seller for our purchase.

He was very objective, honest and professional. Our purchase was smooth, and escrow closed on time with no issues. Chris knows his stuff, great personality and remains calm under pressure. We are very happy to have found him.  We now have a new friend and a person to call upon with any real estate questions.

Robert & Georgia Pelton

Chris Smithson is an invested man in finding a home that fits your needs.

He spends the time to understand what your needs are and exceeds expectations. We are a retired couple and relocated from Auburn, WA to Bellingham, WA. Chris made our house search an adventure and found us the perfect home. What we found fits our needs and we could not be more pleased. Need a hands-on agent? Chris Smithson is your guy! We felt like we were his only client. What an amazing man he is!!! 

Pam and Ric Fredback

Excellent partner throughout the entire home buying process.

He found houses with the criteria I was looking for, within my price range, and was even very accommodating when I selected properties on the fringes of my needs, just so I could make sure I was getting the right house.   When an offer was made on my target home, he acted quickly and guided me through the bidding process to ultimately submit a successful offer. All the way through closing, Chris was great. I highly recommend him.

Gavin McWilliams

We worked with Diana and her team to buy our wonderful house in Bellingham.

The entire process went smoothly and was enjoyable. She and her staff communicated every detail and gave us timelines for each step of the way. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!

Sarah and Jeff

Chris is an awesome guy!

Saw exactly what we wanted and found it! I did the same for a family member as well. Smoothest home buy yet!

Nathan & Molly Ulin

Chris was amazing every step of the way.

He helped guide us to the perfect home for us and had a good understanding of our wants and needs. He connected us with a great loan team. He was friendly and fun to work with while being professional. He quickly got us in to see properties and allowed the necessary time to view properties. He was quick and efficient in responding to us and things needing to be done. He was accessible 7 days a week. He was patient, knowledgeable and thoroughly explained what we needed and wanted to know. He gave us great advice which led to a quickly accepted offer and closing. Thanks so much, Chris!

Heather Evers

After working with some questionable Realtors, we found an awesome team of professionals with Sally Farrell and Diana Burgon.

They put in the work to get results. A special thanks to Sally, for being available and ready to help.

Jerry and Angela

Without hesitation, we would highly recommend Chris.

He is very knowledgeable in the local real estate market, was always available to answer questions and quick to respond and or dig to research answers to our many questions through the process. He helped us secure a property as Canadians in the US market which certainly comes with some challenges.

Shawn Cook

Our experience with Chris was very positive.

His professionalism and responsiveness helped make our home search enjoyable. Attention to detail is very important to us, and Chris exceeded our standards. His honesty and knowledge of the industry ensured we will be return clients when the time comes.

Craig & Jess Dawson

Having known Chris for several years, I already knew his honesty & integrity were impeccable.

Working with him through the entire process of selling our home was smooth and flawless. He gave us honest, straight-forward answers when asked ... and if he felt we needed more input, he would talk with his colleges to get their help... and then get right back to us. Chris always made himself available, he ran detailed and professional Open Houses and always stayed optimistic about the outcome of our sale. Selling a home, especially one that you've lived in a long time can be stressful and emotional. It's great to have someone in your corner that can help keep you grounded and yet, will always work in your best interest. An outstanding individual ... I can without hesitation, strongly recommend Chris for any of your real estate needs!

Mike O'Brien

Working as a team Diana Burgan and Sally Farrell recently sold property in Samish Hill, Bellingham.

What caught our attention was the sales price and speed of sale. In addition we had good references for both from friends in the neighborhood. We engaged their services to sell our property. Both were very professional and very quickly put us at ease with what is always a stressful time. The property was marketed at a competitive price, and was sold in 9 days. This far exceeded our expectation on price and timing. We were kept well informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend Diana and Sally if you are considering a home sale in the Area.

Mr and Mrs. Kock

Becoming a first-time homeowner, I had no idea what to expect working with a realtor until I met Chris.

Chris was very easy going and professional working with my girlfriend and I. He had a lot of patience for us and was determined to find exactly what we were looking for in a home. Chris also continually kept us motivated and reassured when finding a home. He is a very dedicated realtor and I can tell he loves working with people because he thrives on the payoff when helping clients purchase a home. I would absolutely recommend Chris to anyone in the market or soon to be.

Derek Gillis

Chris is a great agent.

In addition to his great customer service, he helped us navigate through a very challenging/competitive market, and ultimately we found what we were looking for less than we expected to pay. In addition, he was extremely patient, understanding, and flexible with us through the whole process of our changing budget, decisions, and opinions of what we were even looking for.

BJ Cassell & Deborah Fredback-Cassell

We bought our first family home with the help of Sally and her team.

They helped us navigate a complex contingency sale and get us into the house that is PERFECT for our little family!

Bri and Andrew

I would recommend Chris for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Not only is he knowledgeable with Whatcom County and the surrounding areas, but Chris also operates with the utmost integrity and professionalism of any realtor you will come across. He found the perfect home for my wife and I. Chris guided us through the whole process and was wonderful. We found the perfect home and fit for us and could not be happier. I highly recommend Chris for all your home buying or selling needs.

Jeff  & Julie Jackson

We would like to acknowledge and applaud Sally Farrell and the rest of the Burgon/Farrell Team for a remarkably easy purchase of a home in Ferndale, Washington.

Amazingly, we only met with Sally twice before returning home to Hawaii. From that time on, everything was handled through emails, texts, and phone calls. The communication with her and the rest of her associates was always professional and our many questions were answered in a timely fashion. A very smooth ride with a good result!

Sharon & Mark

Chris was kind and patient with us, it was our first home purchase.

We never felt rushed or intimidated. He was always available to answer our questions or to go see a place. Knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely caring, this is who you want on your side when buying a home!!

Cecil & Nathan Romano

Amazing Realtor!

Chris went above and beyond expectations. Chris answered every question, and if he did not have the answer, he found it. Thank you so much for helping my family get our house!

Karen Camden

I have lived and worked on 3 continents, so working with realtors is somewhat a routine to me.

Sally struck me as honest and thoughtful ... which were the most refreshing and wonderful things about her! Yes, your regular good realtor is efficient , has decent communication skills and is knowledgeable about local market trends And yes, Sally is all that as well too, but adding honesty and thoughtfulness makes her outstanding in her field of expertise.

Greatful Home Buyer

Chris helped us in so many ways!

Being new home buyers, of course, we were nervous, scared, asked way too many questions and doubted everything. Chris was there every. Single. Step. There is a saying out there that goes "if you want extraordinary results, you must put it an extraordinary effort" and let me tell you he did just that. Driving 30 minutes at 7 pm to show a house, or answer my phone calls that were always loaded with questions. Thank you, Chris Smithson, for all you did for us.

Mannen & Katelynn Obrien

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