Melissa Schapiro - REALTOR ®
I transitioned into real estate sales in 2010, after 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. The new career was a natural fit -- my listening and research skills are essential when learning about clients, homes and neighborhoods, as well as my attention to detail and timeliness when executing contracts. Every house has a "story," and I love finding and sharing it with my clients.
I love getting to know clients, and helping them either sell or find their next home, showing them around Bellingham's unique neighborhoods, and also connecting them to the community's many resources. I'm with my clients every step of the way, from narrowing down their wish list all the way to the closing table. I think of myself more as a matchmaker than a salesperson, and I put honesty and ethics far above making a buck.