We chose to work with Rob based on his website, Whatcom House Hunters. We were moving from Canada and unfamiliar with the laws in Washington state, and we were in a bit of a time crunch as well. Rob went out of his way to help us. He cleared his schedule to show us homes when we needed him to. He objectively pointed out pros and cons he thought we should be aware of. He offered advice, but never pushed us in any way. He even tried to show us homes that were FSBO when we were running out of time to find something suitable. He is extremely knowledgeable, personable and is very experienced. He is the ONLY realtor we would work with again in this area. ~ Daryl and Tobi Dudiak
Rob is the best realtor I've ever worked with. He cares about his clients and will do his best to find them the best home to meet their needs. Rob helped me find my first home when I moved back here to Bellingham. Rob impressed me by how helpful he is with showing me homes that I could afford and made sure the house was in good shape so I wouldn't have expensive repairs to deal with. He even helped me find a rental house for my sister when she moved up to Bellingham, with no profit in it for himself. I will recommend Rob to anyone who I hear is looking to buy. He will go the extra mile and be friendly and respectful. He is a realtor who you can trust! ~ Kitty Harrington
Rob built trust, communicated well and often,
Rob exceeded my expectations.
Rob cared about what I wanted.
He knows what he's talking about. ~ Peter B. Higgins
I found Rob to be hard working and was impressed that he took the time he did make sure I got what I wanted. He was very knowledgeable about the business and professional. Rob helped me out a lot dealing with a compressed time frame (I work overseas) and was happy to deal with my somewhat erratic schedule. I could not have been happier with the experience. As a first time home buyer I was very nervous and a bit intimidated by the whole process. Rob was able to explain things in such a way that a lot of the mysteries (for me anyway) of home buying were revealed. I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to friends and family. ~ Cameron Westbrook
I've known Rob as a friend since the mid 70's, he's always been trustworthy and outgoing. Rob is committed to his friends and is reliable when helping others. He is very kind and respectful of people he works with and around. If asked, I would recommend Rob for any service and know he would fulfill it earnestly as promised. ~ Dan Royer
Rob has helped my wife and I purchase two houses in the last five years and in each case he was honest and genuine which are two very important traits we look for in people. Also, we appreciated his knowledge of the market and helpfulness navigating through the process. Thanks Rob for all your help, we'll contact you for our next purchase or sell. ~ Dennis Flaherty and Liz Hunt
Rob was professional, friendly, and knew all of the pertinent information about the properties we were viewing. Mr. Merhaut exceeded our expectations substantially...we expected someone to "push" us into a purchase (as was our experience previously). However, he simply presented the information and let us decide. He has a sense of humor and made light of situations that would otherwise have been boring. His sense of honesty is what impressed us most about him, and we will ABSOLUTELY use Rob for future real estate needs and recommend him to colleagues, friends, and family as the situations dictates.
D. Craig Royer
When it comes to real estate, Rob Merhaut knows what he is talking about. I've known him for 20 years and he's honest and knowledgeable. He has helped me find great deals - in real estate - and he has helped me sell property for the most I could get at any given time. He knows the market and that's what counts. ~ Allen Peterson
Rob did a phenomenal job helping us to find a house we loved. We looked at seventeen houses with him in the space of six weeks and he was always available to answer questions or to get more information on a property. He is very knowledgable regarding construction and always took the time to really look at a property with us and offer his opinion regarding improvements or modifications. In our opinion we struck gold when we found Rob and we consider ourselves very fortunate that he was the agent we worked with throughout the buying process.~R. Allen
Rob helped us a a ton with our recent home purchase. He was always willing to look at homes and do the research for us. I would highly reccomend him to anyone who is looking at homes in our area.
We loved working with Rob. He's extremely knowledgeable about the area and willingly spent countless hours with us looking at a long list of homes. He's also very knowledgeable about structural issues and gave us his honest opinion about all of the homes we viewed, which we really appreciated. Rob's main interest was clearly to help us find the right home for us - we never felt pressured or hurried. He was a real pleasure to work with.~R.F.
Rob Merhaut and Whatcom House Hunters delivered an incomparable level of service of any real estate enterprise that I have dealt within the past 10 years. You can’t put a price on the level of professionalism, attention to detail and value added services that I received. The hard work and effort that was provided was refreshing particularly when most salespeople put their interests first. Rob puts his customers first. While I had a strict budget, Rob negotiated prices for improvements and contractor services that were below commercial prices and the quality of work was the same and even better on a few items. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to take my house off the market prematurely. Rob brought me 2 offers within a short period that were well below asking price which is not unusual in this real estate market. I have 100% confidence that Rob would have sold my house if the economy wasn’t in this condition. I would recommend Rob Merhaut first to anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in Northwest Washington. ~David Nock
I am an out of state homeowner who has been looking to sell my rental in Whatcom County in the near future. Rob has kept me up to date with local market conditions. The services by Whatcom House Hunters has been exceptional throughout the period since I previously listed my property 2 years ago. Most Realtors only appear to be interested in the here and now but Rob has kept in touch and continuously offered to help with any concerns with my rental . That's HUGE! Especially since I live in New England. There is no question that I will list with Rob and Whatcom House Hunters as real estate market conditions continue to improve. ~ D. N.
Rob is a very good realtor and tells it how it is. He goes to bat for you and knows all the ins and outs when it comes to purchasing and seeling real estate. I highly reccomend him.
I found Rob and his entire team wonderful to work with. They were always on top things and dealt with all the programs and issues quickly and effeciently. They were extremely kind and considerate during a very stressful time and always a pleasure to work with.
Sincerely, C. E. Granier