Galen Hirss

Galen Hirss


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Client Testimonials

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"Galen assisted me in buying my first home. I was very impressed his professionalism and enthusiasm during the process. My home search lasted over two years. Galen met with me my convince all days and times of the week. About 6 months after the purchase I had a tree fall on my . Galen was the first to notify me and recommend . I would not hesitate to recommend Galen Hirss to the fullest extent. "

"Galen helped us buy our home in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Bellingham. He spent the time to get to know our exact needs and desires, so when our came on the market, he was all over it. He helped us craft an offer that beat out four other offers. It is clear that he values people, relationships, and integrity. We knew that we could trust him with this huge decision. Working with him was an amazing experience that landed us exactly where we wanted to be. I recommend him to everyone who is in the market a new . "

"Galen helped us find the "unicorn" home we were looking ! He made the process as stress-free as possible and was available to meet or discuss next steps whenever we needed. His easy-going interpersonal style made hunting a ton of fun, but he was also very knowledgeable and savvy and ensured the we wanted was ours. We would recommend him 100 times over! "

"Galen was incredibly responsive, trustworthy, kind, and effective from start to finish. We could not have imagined a better realtor us. He always gave us a thoughtful, honest take on the houses we looked at. He has an intimate knowledge of Bellingham's neighborhoods and housing market and good working relationships with everyone we were in with. He made the process easy. Highly recommended. E"

"Galen was an awesome real estate agent. He was very good at finding houses that were both in our price range (300k) and what we were looking in a . He is also well connected with other and people in the community and can learn about new houses that are going to be soon. After he helped us find the right house we took his recommendation an inspector and mortgage lender and we were very impressed with both (we even saved money). I highly recommend Galen."

About Galen
Galen is 1 of the 7 founding brokers of the Bellingham Compass office and is in the top 1 percent of sales volume in Whatcom County with his business partner and twin brother, Rom Hirss. Being raised in the Pacific Northwest (in a unique upbringing on Lopez Island and Steven's Pass), Galen understands exactly what draws people to our special seaside and outdoorsy town. His loyalty, integrity and work ethic have cemented him firmly inside of Bellingham's real estate network.

Galen believes real estate is a relationship business. Getting to know and understand each and every one of his clients on a personal level so he can help them reach their goals. His business is built on his reputation, he is honest, responsive and patient. The relationships he has built over the last ten years in Bellingham help his clients when they are buying or selling.

Galen built custom homes in the San Juan Island's, Aspen CO and Hawaii before moving back to Bellingham. Building custom homes has given Galen a deep understanding of how a home works. Having an extensive knowledge of a home has benefited his buyers when walking through a home to determine what might be potential issues in the future, how to fix them and what it might cost. Sellers also benefit from his knowledge when preparing a home to list. 

Galen enjoys Bellingham's many outdoor activities. From running trails on Chuckanut Mountain to Mt. Bakers back-country skiing. He lives in the South Hill neighborhood with his wife and two kiddos.

Galen Hirss’ Listings

Listed By Compass
8 BD
4 BA
3,164 SF
Courtesy of NWMLS