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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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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
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"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 co-workers to get their help ... and then get right back to us. Chris made himself available at all times, 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!"
5 /5.0
by mikeob1228
"Chris did an excellent job as the sellers’ agent for the sale of my father’s condo. Before listing the property, Chris did extensive research and provided insightful detail for establishing a selling price. Chris toured the property and carefully made suggestions for cleaning and making small repairs. Chris and the photographer created an excellent portfolio of photographs, video tour and floor plan of the property and worked to ensure the property was well-positioned on social media - so important during COVID and a very hot Bellingham summer. Once we accepted an offer, Chris worked diligently to keep us informed of the progress of the sale, he accompanied me to the title signing, ensured the purchaser had keys and was helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend Chris and look forward to working with him in the future."
5 /5.0
by kJandSJ
"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.He is the best!Robert and Georgia Bellingham, WA"
5 /5.0
by zuser20180627195225570
"Chris was an 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."
5 /5.0
by Gavin McWilliams
"We began looking for a new place to live in mid-2020, one with less traffic and a more relaxed life style. Initially, we wanted to explore the possibility of building a house in the Skagit Valley. The first couple of real-estate agents we contacted didn't show much interest in helping us; some never even returned our phone calls. Finally we 'found' Chris, and he brought a different experience from the very beginning. First, he became familiar with what we were seeking in a new home, recommended that we consider both land and houses on the market. Given the current challenges of real-estate market, we spent many attempts with Chris trying to purchase a house or lot. Through it all, he kept a positive attitude and continued to search for new possibilities. Several times he researched more detailed information regarding specific listings to enhance our offers. He was very supportive and diligent as we began to focus only on houses. Eventually, he found a perfect house in Mt Vernon for us to purchase. We couldn't have gotten through all of the challenging buyer steps without Chris' steadfastness, skills as an agent and diligence. Chris primarily excels at his communication skills with clients, responding immediately with them. In addition to the required attributes of integrity, knowledge and skill, Chris displays a great deal of empathy and caring. He goes above and beyond the expectations of an agent. We would, unhesitatingly, recommend Chris as a top agent for all your real-estate needs."
5 /5.0
by sniverext
"We enjoyed working with Chris so much!! We had a challenging piece of property to sell. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and positive! It was very comforting to know we had someone on our side through this process. Someone who was looking out for our interest. Don't hesitate to let Chris help sell your property or house. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Chris!"
5 /5.0
by craftbug220
"Chris is an expert in his field. We are first time homebuyers and he made the process very easy and explained everything he was doing in detail. I would highly recommend Chris if you looking to purchase a home in Whatcom County."
5 /5.0
by naylorjason30
"Chris was very easy and effective to work with in a very challenging market. The search process was focused within my parameters, the initial bid was structured to win approval and the transaction terms were completely settled prior to a simple electronic close."
5 /5.0
by zuser20170119231816885
"Chris was incredible to work with. Coming in as a first time home buyer we had a lot of information to try and process a long 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 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!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20151007145150289
"Chris helped us with a "slow burn" property sale. We were tied up in probate estate issues, but Chris was patient, willing to help do research with local agencies to help us assess what was going on, and checked in periodically. As soon as we were finally able to sell, Chris secured a sale and managed back-up plans in case something went wrong. We couldn't have been happier."
5 /5.0
by zuser20151115185739008
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