Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Commercial R.E.
Point Loma Nazarene University
-Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Whatcom Hospice Foundation
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"We really enjoyed working with Erika to find a home in Bellingham! She was knowledgeable about the market, had great negotiation skills and always had our best interest in mind. She was able to find us exactly what we were looking for in a very timely matter! We really appreciate all the hard work she put in to finding us the perfect home. We highly recommend her and are so grateful she was referred to us!" - Katy
"I used Erika to purchase my first place, a small condo in Bellingham. I linked up with her, as I had with other agents, because she was the suggested contact for a property that I found. Overall, I met with about 5 agents in my purchasing process and Erika was my favorite. She was laid back, wasn't pushy, and didn't try to speak on topics that she wasn't an expert on. She went to bat for me during the negotiations and made sure that I understood some of the important legal lingo. She even followed up with me on multiple occasions, post-purchase, to see how things were working out. I'd highly recommend her."
Leveraging her financial knowledge and negotiating skills, Erika Buse has earned referrals and trust from a substantial base of clientele. Serving buyer, seller and investor clients in Bellingham, Whatcom County and the surrounding areas, Erika has set herself apart by analyzing every situation from the perspective of her clients.
Having previously held a Series 65 investment license, when she worked for a firm with over $600 million in assets under management, Erika is a powerful and trusted advisor to her clients— uniquely qualified to help them make the best financial decision to fit their individual circumstances and goals. As her former title was director of investor relations, she is a skilled communicator who is well-versed in the art of customer service.
Erika has excelled in real estate by drawing from the knowledge she gained from earning the Certified Negotiation Expert designation, as well as the advanced training received at a Fortune 500 company, where she managed and negotiated large contracts. Responsive, detail-oriented and thorough, her focus on continuous improvement also motivated her to earn the Global Luxury Specialist designation.
With a proven track record of success managing complex transactions, keen business sense and a talent for project management, Erika provides her clients with short market times and the maximum possible return on investment. Her vast experience includes managing the sale of various large developments from start to close, performing portfolio valuations and financial analyses, sourcing equity and evaluating feasibility studies.
The results of Erika’s conscientious, hands-on approach speak for themselves, as she has often ranked in the top 1 percent of the national market for her sales. Experienced in the marketing and sale of major new construction projects, she has achieved a career sales volume in commercial real estate in excess of $25 million, and ranking as one of Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents.
Born and raised in Whatcom County, Erika provides her clients with an astute insight into the local marketplace. She loves giving back to the community through her involvement with the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club and the Bellingham Central Lions Club, and by serving on the board of the Whatcom Hospice Foundation.
In her spare time, Erika stays active by going trail running, skiing and boating in the San Juan Islands. She looks forward to sharing her extensive area knowledge to help you find the perfect home, lifestyle or investment opportunity to fit your goals and dreams.