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SERIOUS KAPACITY + Marketing phenom Kaysie Berry goes for broke-r! 

by Tara Gilligan Reimer

BELLINGHAM, WA—June 23, 2022 

Kaysie Berry created the first real estate TikTok spool of Sudden Valley, capturing the allure of lodge-style homes between mountains and lake.

Need a stylized pop-by gift, to stay top-of-mind with your client? She always delivers. (One favorite: a picnic-pack of condiments—including mustard and mayo—with the fun pitch of “relishing” to “ketchup” on your property value!) 

On the home front, she and her husband along with their three children recently built a chicken coop, using only old material salvaged from their newly purchased farm. (Follow along her homestead journey on Instagram.)

Yes, she is…

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Vegas diaries: on the way to R4!


On the RE/MAX Whatcom County leadership crew, he’s a go-to point-person. Every day of the week.

Got a computer virus? Text Michael Shkurat.

Need to boost your customer relationship management systems? Call Michael.

Deleted your email in-box? (It’s happened.) Email Michael (with humility, from your Outlook trash can).

His expertise is not only his ability to address all things tech. His appeal is also in his exceedingly patient (and inscrutable) responses. No matter how badly you’ve tangled your software and hardware, Michael, Chief Marketing Officer & Director of IT, often responds, “Oh, I see!” As if he can see exactly how you got yourself into your mess. No matter the…

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BELLINGHAM, WA, November 19, 2021 – 

What is the perfect career step for someone who has owned a professional cleaning service, worked in commercial banking, and gained an exceptional reputation for staging hard-to-sell homes? Becoming a broker, of course.

Even better? Taysia Seiler (pronounced sy-ler) is joining a RE/MAX Whatcom County team she admires.

“Sommer Cronck listed our Sudden Valley home, and Amy Bowhay helped us find our current one in Bow,” Taysia said. Of course, she’s talking about wrap-around expertise and ingenuity, signatures of The Best Bellingham Homes Team (bestbellinghamhomes.com).

“Buyer specialist, Amy Bowhay, showed me a lot of homes, just as the pandemic was starting,” Taysia described. “And Amy found us an…

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BELLINGHAM, WA, APRIL 29, 2021 - RE/MAX Whatcom County is pleased to welcome Karl Hadland to the Lakeway office in Bellingham. He will focus on residential real estate.

Born and raised right here in the Pacific Northwest, Karl uses his outgoing personality, extensive real estate skills, and marketing background to help people buy and sell homes. Karl started an online advertising company in 1997 at the age of 15. In the olden days of the internet, advertising was built around "banner ads." In only a year, Karl built a successful advertising company with over 30,000 partner websites. At the age of 17, Karl sold his first successful advertising business to a company in California. That same company was eventually bought out by Microsoft's "Link…

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BELLINGHAM, WA, APRIL 22, 2021 - RE/MAX Whatcom County is pleased to welcome Sydney Weitzel to the Sudden Valley office. She will be joining the Weitzel Home Team and will focus on residential, investment, first-time home buyers, and new construction.

As a second-generation realtor and Sudden Valley Native, Sydney loves everything that the PNW has to offer. Prior to joining RE/MAX Whatcom County, she spent 4 years working at Zillow, where she acquired a dynamic perspective on the real estate market and a finance-oriented background to deliver quality results. Sydney is proud to help clients unlock the next chapter of their lives and draws on her experience in residential and investment home buying, remodeling, and renovations.

In her free time,…

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In a sellers' market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale by Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up virtually any house that comes to market. This makes it even more tempting to FSBO. Let's unpack why that's a big mistake and may actually cost you more in the long run. 

According to the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 41% of homeowners who tried to sell their house as FSBO did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. In reality, even in a sellers' market, selling on your own likely means you'll net a lower…

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BELLINGHAM, WA, MARCH 23, 2021 - RE/MAX Whatcom County is pleased to welcome Christine Rasmussen to the Whatcom County office. She will be joining the Weitzel & Associates team and will focus on Residential real estate. 

Originally form Canada, Christine has resided on and off in Whatcom County since 1997 and spent over 10 years as a business owner in the predominantly male industry of residential and commercial septic installations. She is looking forward to stepping into another company whose cultural focus of serving the community aligns with the very principals that made her own company successful through the challenges of the 2008 recession.

Prior to owning her own business, Christine primarily worked in management positions and technical…

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Bellingham, WA, March 22, 2021 - RE/MAX Whatcom County is pleased to welcome Jodie Mathis to the Lakeway Office. She will be focusing on Residential and Luxury Homes.

Jodie has resided in Whatcom County for the past 42 years and is originally from Skagit County.

With over 30 years of owning a construction company, wallpapering, and painting homes, Jodie is familiar with preparing and selling real estate. She has experience staging homes, has her finger on the pulse of the latest design trends, and knows what draws the prospective buyer's eye. Jodie goes above and beyond to deliver results to buyers and sellers. She is proud to approach each client's home with care as if it were her own. 

Jodie spends her spare time with her two kids and dog.…

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BELLINGHAM, WA, March 15, 2021 - RE/MAX Whatcom County is pleased to welcome Donavan Welchert to the Lakeway Office located at 913 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham. He will be joining the Flannery Group and will focus on Residential, Commercial, and New Construction.

Donavan has resided in Whatcom County for 15 years and spent 13 years in management at Intalco. 

Working with both Buyers and Sellers, Donavan is confident that the right property is out there for his customers. He is committed to working as long as it takes to make sure that expectations are met, if not exceeded. Seizing every opportunity to connect a buyer with the right home, his ultimate goal is 100% satisfaction with the buying and selling experience. 

Donavan is passionate about…

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BELLINGHAM, WA, March 15, 2021 - RE/MAX Whatcom County is pleased to welcome Allison Flores to the Bellingham office. She will mainly focus on the residential market. 

Allison got her start in the real estate industry shortly after graduating from Northern Arizona University with the Bachelor's in Advertising and Psychology. She started as a loan processor right after college. She received her license in 2004 at the start of the market boom and partnered with her mom as a buyer's agent, transaction coordinator, and assisted with marketing in the Phoenix, AZ market. As the market fell, she took on a "make it work" mindset and strategically kept her business afloat. 

After several long vacations in the area, Allison and her husband, Byron, made…

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