Relocating, Up or Downsizing? Carissa is a friendly, easy-going, 4th generation Bellingham, Washington local Realtor. She covers Whatcom and Skagit Counties from as far North as her favorite Harbor town of Blaine and Birch Bay's shoreline. She loves the vitality of Lynden, travels along the Interstate 5 corridor, enjoys Hovander Farm in Ferndale, lives and works in the City of Bellingham, and stops in at the tulip fields and pumpkin harvests of Mount Vernon. Carissa also appreciates the unique woodsy places of Maple Falls and Glacier when heading up to Mt Baker, along with Sudden Valley, Glenhaven and Sedro Woolley for their lakes, recreation and small town communities. Carissa's clients have posted honest and detailed reviews on Zillow - 5 stars of service. She takes extreme pride in listening carefully, then meeting and exceeding the goals of first-time buyers, downsizing seniors or relocating families. When selling a property, Carissa's focus is on achieving the sellers objective - whether it is professional marketing for capturing top dollar, selling within a specific time frame or ensuring a smooth transaction. Along with her husband, Carissa has bought and sold several properties successfully in new construction, fixers and vacant land. Her favorite hobbies are: spending time at their Birchwood neighborhood home especially in her deer-proof vegie garden, out for a nature walk along the City of Bellingham trails with her friends, laughing with her Bellingham High School teenage son, penciling out remodeling projects with her husband, and keeping up with her lifelong clients. Carissa has a deep well of empathy for Cancer Survivors (she is one), volunteers her time supporting parents with Alzheimer's and is an Aging In Place advocate. She's is the very definition of the Sandwich Generation. Carissa is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), a Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE), a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). She's a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and the Whatcom County Association of REALTORS (WCAR). She continually keeps herself up-to-date on the current trends of the real estate industry by continuing to further her education. She feels this is a great benefit to her buyers and sellers. Whether looking for your new home, investment property or needing a Realtor that has extensive area knowledge for your relocation, she loves what she does. Give her a call today.