Derek Buse offers the highest level of knowledge and outstanding representation to his clients. As a 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. He 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. When met with a tough challenge he is creative, strategic and skillful in working through issues.
Born and raised in Northwest Washington, Derek loves the Bellingham lifestyle and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the local outdoor community, businesses, and historic character that the area has to offer.
Prior to his real estate career Derek lived in Santa Barbara, California where he 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 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.
Derek is excited to serve you and your personal real estate needs.
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