Derek Buse offers the highest level of knowledge and outstanding representation to his clients. As broker and co-founder of Compass, Bellingham, his perspective, acute discretion and highly productive representation is unparalleled. Derek is consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of all Whatcom County agents and was nominated as one of the top agents in Washington State by REAL Trends.
Specializing in relocation, new Construction properties, and vacant Land, Derek sets himself apart by providing an exceptional real estate experience and is the only agent in Whatcom County to achieve the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the LAND Institute.
Derek's clients trust in his upfront approach and value his input when addressing all aspects of a transaction. He strives to negotiate the best terms for his clients and when met with a tough challenge he is very creative, strategic and skillful in working through the issues.
Derek loves the Bellingham lifestyle and enjoys sharing his local knowledge of the active community, local businesses, and historic character that it has to offer.
Prior to his real estate career Derek resided in Santa Barbara, California and worked in design and marketing. Derek received national recognition for his marketing projects and has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.
Derek is also a founding member of the Assembly Breakfast Club, a networking group of top-producing real estate agents in Whatcom County. He is the President of Lake Samish Community Association and a member of the Bellingham Business Club.
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"Derek is professional, has great communication skills, and is someone that I can really trust."
"Derek was great, helped us get a house that had 7 other offers on it. His advice put us in the lead." - Peter
"Derek was very helpful and kept me informed throughout the purchase of my home. I appreciated the hard work he put in and helped me with finding a house inspector on short notice as well. I felt fortunate to have him assisting me." - Travis
"Flexibility and you got us and what we were looking for." - Douglas