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About The Swanson Group

My business partner Brad Howell and I make up the the "Swanson Group" at Windermere, and work together to provide the best real estate services available for all our clients. I have been helping clients both buy and sell properties since 1990. My commitment to service, knowledge of the local market, and excellence in communication give me a competitive edge when selling your home, land, or commercial property. I am a lifetime Bellingham resident, as well as an active advocateĀ for the non-profit Kidstown International which aids kids in orphanages in Nepal, India, and Romania.


I have represented well over 1000 clients in my career and received the Whatcom County Association of Realtors "Realtor of the Year" award in 2013. I have also been awarded the "Favorite Realtor 1999" award by The Bellingham Business Journal readers and "Realtor of the 3rd Quarter 2002" by the Whatcom County Association of Realtors. It's my clients whose referrals & repeat business account for 85% of my annual clientele. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) held by only 5% of Realtors nationwide, and also a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI). For over 10 years I chaired or sat on the Professional Standards and Grievance committee for the Whatcom County Association of Realtors.

The Swanson Group Mission

We aim to provide a level of service unequalled in our industry, while allowing our clients to dictate the pace at which we proceed through the buying or selling process. We promise to be honest & ethical with our clients at all times, and use our market knowledge and negotiation skills to represent them.