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Who Are We
Whatcom Properties is a small but effective real estate team under the Bellwether Real Estate office. We are motivated to assist any and all to find their future home, vacant land or anything in between. Our years of experience working with the city and the county as well as the ever-changing real estate landscape uniquely qualifies us to not only realize our own goals but also yours.
Our Vision at Whatcom Properties is to have a safe environment, away from predatory practices, for our clients to confidently find their property with a trustworthy fiduciary. Many times, our clients become close friends. We understand the stress and the uncertainty of purchasing property so we are here to help in any way we can.
I’ve been a Realtor in Whatcom County for the past 15 years. I specialize in Residential Home sales and Residential Lot sales. I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Certified Negotiation Expert.
I married my high school sweetheart. I have raised three wonderful children. Nick is a Police Officer in Bellingham, WA. Neil is serving in the Airforce and Jillian is completing her studies at Whatcom Community College. I have two beautiful Grandchildren.
Over the years, with working with countless different families, I have become familiar with many of the seemingly complex ins and outs of Whatcom Counites real estate. I have also developed a keen love for my community. I am highly involved in many charities across Whatcom County including The Light House Mission, Lions International, The Bellingham Cancer Walk, The Whatcom Pregnancy Center, The Whatcom Humane Center, First Lutheran Church in Ferndale, Happy Tails, Happy Homes Shelter for pets, The Light House Mission and much more. I have given a lot of myself and cannot wait to continue assisting other families to realize their dreams.
With my detailed experience as well as my passion for assisting my clients in obtaining the property of their dreams, I know that I can help you.
Give me a call today! I cannot wait to chat with you more.
“Whatcom County Agent Extraordinaire”
Whatcom County Market Statistics
Are you wondering what changes have occurred in our market over the past year?
For all of Whatcom County, we have watched our Median SOLD Price rise 9.5%. In March of 2017, the Median Sales Price was $313,000. In March of 2018, the Median Sale Price has risen to $342,750.
Single Family-Whatcom County Homes have seen similar numbers. In 2017 our Median Sales Price was $325,000. In March of 2018, the Median Sales Price was $359,500. This is an increase of 10.6%.
Condominiums have gone from $220,000 in March of 2017 to $230,750 in March of 2018. That is a price increase of 4.9%.
Now let’s talk recent Interest Rates… In March of 2018, you could get a rate of about 4.50% for a 30-year fixed loan with 20% down. In April of 2018, the rates have gone to 4.75% for the same product. They are on the rise.
- Year Over Year SOLD Price Increase 9.5%
- Single Family Sales Price Increase 10.6%
- Condominium Price Increase 4.9%
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Judy is the best! She became so invested in our process and became a real friend in addition to an incredible asset that we could not have acquired a house without. We absolutely would not be in the house we are now in if not for her. She helped us navigate a somewhat difficult market and we ended up in our dream home. She is so connected in the community that we had immediate answers to our questions and immediate solutions available to any issues certain houses may have had. At the same time she was very honest with us and steered us clear of some houses that we would have inevitably run into issues with. Because of that we found a perfect house for us after an exhaustive search that another realtor might not have undergone with us. Cannot recommend highly enough!
We have used Judy Sturlaugson throughout the past 11 years for purchasing/selling three different homes, and will continue to give her business in the future. She works really hard for her clients, knows the ins and outs of real estate, and is fun to work with. She is an excellent negotiator and a great listener. She really pays attention to the needs of her clients. We have referred her to many people. Even when she's busy, she makes you feel like you're her only client. Thank you Judy for all your hard work! You rock!
When we decided to put our home up for sale we meet with a couple of agents and Judy impressed us right from the beginning. Judy took care of everything and had our home up and listed in no time. After the home was listed Judy had a couple of open houses and it was right after the second open house we had an interested party. When they came back with an offer that was way to low for us Judy managed to negotiate and we got what we were hoping to get. Once the offer was accepted Judy took care of getting the paperwork processed and we closed on the date we wanted to. We would have no problem recommending Judy to any of our friends or family. Thanks again Judy....:)
Rick & Liyan L.
Besides impeccable character and aggressive marketing Judy's dynamic personality is such an encouragement through the ups and downs of the selling and purchasing process. That is why Judy has been our realtor for many years and why we are using her again. I highly recommend her!
Judy did a wonderful job for my husband and myself and we are very discriminating customers. She was patient, courteous and thoughtful through the entire process and did a great job for us. We would recommend her to everyone that wants to get a true professional agent/broker with alot of integrity.
We have used Judy Sturlaugson for at least 3 Real Estate transactions in the last 7 years and have recommended her to family and friends . My family has also used her for several transactions and have been very happy with her attention to detail. We would recommend Judy for her expertise and knoweledge of the Real Estate market in Whatcom County.
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