eXp Realty Washington State Testimonials

"Mimi Osterdahl not only helped me buy my house and get great financing, she also worked closely with longtime associates in the business—including mortgage brokers, land title companies, inspectors and many others—to ensure the deal went through.

She was professional throughout, but brought a much-needed human touch to the proceedings. Without a doubt, I would recommend Mimi Osterdahl to anyone interested in buying a house or selling a house—or even thinking about it. I cannot understate how much I appreciate the invaluable assistance Ms. Osterdahl provided to me."


Melissa was always helpful, professional, easy to work with, an excellent communicator and very knowledgeable about the Bellingham market.

She expertly helped us thru a multi-step negotiation process. She was a knowledgeable and attentive advocate for us during this process; and she had a good command of the applicable rules. On several occasions when a fast turn around was required, Melissa was very responsive and always available to address our needs during off-hours; such as on weekends and in the evenings Melissa also showed initiative by uncovering supporting information for the property such as historic permitting and repairs, without being asked. In summary, we were quite happy with our experience working with Melissa and would request her services again.

Laura W., Bellingham

Melissa was outstanding in helping us find exactly the house we wanted.

Melissa made sure we purchased the house we wanted by supplying other options for purchase. She was outstanding in helping us after the close of the transaction.

Mary L., Bellingham

Melissa was a great resource to have "on the ground" while we were searching from out of the area.

Good sense of humor and flexible when our search criteria evolved as we become more familiar with the city and neighborhoods. Patient and obviously really enjoys her job and assisting people looking for their next home.

Gregg O., Bellingham



Ronette Starnes

Marv got us our house by negotiating the price down $75k!

My wife and I recommend him for his expertise and negotiation skills! He met with us when we needed him, so his flexibility was appreciated.

Tim R.

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 came to Washington, specifically the NW portion of the state on vacation and to scope out possible areas to live in retirement.

While there we looked on Zillow at many homes and decided it might be good to try to look at some of them. We contacted three real estate agents and only Melissa was available to speak with us. In less than a day she arranged for us to see four homes and the last one we saw turned out to be our dream retirement home. With Melissa's help were able to negotiate for a price less than asking. Since we live out of state Melissa offered and took care of representing us in the home inspection and verified for us the repairs that needed to be completed. Melissa is very professional and able to help in all areas of real estate.

Cathy G., Bellingham

Melissa is one of the most patient people we've ever met.

She cheerfully offered to show us houses 2 years in advance of us actually being able to put an offer in on any. She didn't try to steer us in any one direction, but instead let us guide her on how to help us. Through her questioning, we learned what we really wanted in a house, and ultimately we were able to buy a house that fits our needs. I will miss seeing houses with her!

D. Bunge, Bellingham

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

Carol works so hard for her clients.

She treats each transaction as if it were a million dollar deal. We can count on Carol to get the best deal for us either buying or selling she is a Gem I feel comfortable with Carol and see no need to use any other Agent

michele Breuner

If you're looking for a qualified, experienced, and professional agent, look no further than Marv Nicholson.

As the process went along over several (somewhat painful) months, through all the ups and downs of the buying process, we became thankful we had his wealth of experience from all aspects of the industry on our side. He kept our spirits up when we were near giving up, and is a master negotiator. In the end he helped us secure our dream home, and we know we couldn't have done it without him. By the end, we had gained much more than an agent. He was our advocate, and our friend. Thanks, Marv!

Jesse LaRue

Joe is very knowledgeable and helpful.

He provides solid information and recommendations, and is very responsive to client questions. Managed the closing process smoothly. We were never confused as to what was required of us. Strongly recommend him.


It was a privilege to have Melissa representing our family as a buyer's agent.

She effectively matched our needs with properties on the market and scheduled viewing appointments right away: we were consistently the first viewers of newly listed properties! Melissa is a wealth of information about the housing market in Bellingham and shared important information about neighborhoods, resources, and price points. Her long career as a newspaper editor here in Bellingham is also priceless; Melissa knows how to find information, housing leads, and track down important paperwork related to home purchase. We wholeheartedly recommend Melissa to anyone who is interested in top-notch help with purchasing a home in the Bellingham region!

Cynthia M., Bellingham

Melissa is by the book and a person you can trust.

We recommend her to anyone we know!

Michelle S., Van Zandt

Super awesome agent and all around great guy.

He's helped my brother as well as a close friend with their home purchases and Marv consistently delivers above and beyond. He will be my agent as I continue to grow my real estate portfolio. The great thing about the overall experience of this purchase is that we spent only 1 day viewing houses, 11 to be exact and we were lucky enough to fall in love with one, the right one. Marv's experience in the industry lead us to give a competitive offer in a seller's market which was ultimately accepted. We were shocked when the news came in that it was accepted, it almost felt like a steal... but having any other agent we are confident we would not have won the bid.

Chris Carpenter

We would, and have, recommended Melissa Schapiro to people searching and selling property.

She is not only extremely knowledgeable with all neighborhoods, and their amenities and trails in the area, but she is available to calls and emails every day and at any hour. Her patience with our long search and her compliance with our desires was wonderful. She also opened up our eyes to other viable options to our initial wants. We actually went with an option we had not thought of, and are very pleased. Melissa Schapiro also gave us excellent instructions for the readying and showing of our home for sale. It sold in two days! We close strongly recommending Melissa Schapiro.

Miles and Sarah B., Bellingham

Connie Cady will take care of you and find your dream home for you!

Ronette Starnes

We needed an agent that could get it market ready and Scott came through for us.

Updated Landscaping and exterior fixtures go a long way for appeal. Listing to Cash Offer in 3 weeks and a quick smooth close.

Allied Investor Group, CEO Steve

I had been trying to sell my property myself for years.

Scott came in and brought a sense of professionalism to the table, listed our Commercial / Residential property, found us the perfect buyer for our property and business.

Karl King, CRE Owner

Melissa is very knowledgeable and personable.

She communicates very well and in a very timely fashion. It was a pleasure to do business with her.

David S., Portland

She was simply amazing!

! Sold my property in 1 week

Lance Ryon

I have never had a realtor that went the extra mile to make sure everything was accomplished on time or sooner.

Marv Nicholson made the experience of purchasing a home an actual pleasure and subsequently stress free. He was very professional, courteous, and outgoing. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Bob Brumbaugh

John made the home buying process as smooth as possible.

His quick response to showings and any questions I had was impressive. I highly recommend him.

Sheryl Farmer

Melissa is very knowledgeable about the market in Bellingham and Whatcom County.

She was extremely helpful in listing and selling my condo. Everything was done with a high level of professionalism. Melissa kept me informed every step of the way and guided me through the selling process without a hitch! My condo sold quickly and I was extremely pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Melissa without hesitation.

Mary Z., Bellingham

As this was my first time buying a house on my own, I relied on Melissa’s judgement and expertise completely.

She was knowledgeable, detailed and quick to respond to new listings on the market. She was so very patient and explained everything I needed to know about the home buying process. She posed good questions to the house inspector and suggested questions to ask my lender. Melissa’s communication style was direct and clear, which I especially appreciated. I have only complementary things to say about her and recommend her highly.

C. Coleman, Bellingham

Melissa was wonderful and very patient.

She alerted us to potential houses right from the start and kept tabs on the ones we liked, even when we took a break from hunting. She is very knowledgeable about the area and was quick to tune in to what we really wanted. Melissa was also very thorough in explaining all the steps and what the various vocabulary means. I would recommend Melissa to anyone who is currently entering the market, especially if you're a first time buyer.

Tammy D., Bellingham

Scott has an eye for finding hidden Real Estate Investment gems, from Commercial to Residential Fixer Properties.

Charles Grant: Associates

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

Melissa was great.

She really understood what we were looking for and rolled with us as we changed our search criteria. Very professional and helpful.

Josh S., Bellingham

Melissa did a great job with selling my house.

She provided leadership in several areas since I was traveling at closing. I’m appreciative for her willingness to be creative and present, doing what needed to be done to close this off-market sale. I appreciate Melissa’s friendly low-key genuine nature, coupled with her enjoyment of real estate.

Elizabeth C., Bellingham

Carol is my sister yes but boy does she go over and beyond the call of duty.

I so highly recommend her.

Betty Richbaw

Highly likely to recommend 03/28/2017 - jvaghy Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Omaha, NE.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Jamie was fantastic to work with. She has excellent communication skills and was available each time we had questions. Jamie provided terrific guidance on how to stage our home for the sale and sold our home within a week. She was very experienced during the negotiation process and gave us tremendous advice. I would highly recommend using Jamie as your realtor, you’ll be happy you did!

Joe Vaghy (Northwest Omaha Seller)

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

Scott was a pleasure to work with, listed my office building and helped get it in market ready shape.

He really did his homework for valuations and brought a number of offers the first month and we were under contract soon after.

Richard Levandowski: Attorney

What makes Matt special is his ability to be very personable when working with you.

It means taking what you want as his goal to achieve. Even more important is his honesty, trustworthiness and professionalism on all levels. He knows his business, he knows his clients, he knows Houston. Prepare to be satisfied!

Steve S

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