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Rob Merhaut - Broker, Re/Max Whatcom County, Inc. 

360-319-1938    robm@nwhomes.net

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
AA, Olympic College
BA., Western Washington University
MA, Southern Illinois University
USMC Veteran
Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Member 
WA State-Licensed Real Estate Sales agent since  1999


I am fully involved in nearly every aspect of Bellingham & Whatcom County residential real estate, as well as commercial and investment property sales. I represent both buyers and sellers, utilizing over a decade of local sales experience as well as over twenty years of active real estate investing and remodeling.  My goal is to be as knowledgeable in my profession and as helpful to my clients as I can possibly be.

I am well schooled (formally and through experience) in my career and am constantly enriching my real estate resume through active representation of buyers and seller and continuing education.  As a result of this devotion to my duty I can offer you, my client, your best choice in choosing a Realtor to work with, with a proven track record and plenty of references, upon request.

As a Certified Residential Specialist, I enjoy company with the top 4% of real estate agents nationwide. Our extensive training and continuing education leads us to close far more real estate transactions than other non-CRS agents!

I look forward to working with you.

Rebecca Merhaut - Marketing & Administration
AA, John A. Logan Community College BA, Southern Illinois University

Rebecca is a valuable asset to the Whatcom House Hunters Team with her marketing knowledge and talent for design.

A little more about us...

After Marine Corps Service, I moved to Bellingham in 1988 to attend WWU.  Marrying Rebecca in 1999, we settled in rural Whatcom County with our son Travis, our beloved dogs, and a very spoiled cat.  We live the country lifestyle while enjoying our real estate office in Bellingham.  We recreate by enjoying numerous outdoor sports to include boating, hiking, skiing, and we still enjoy the occasional rugby match...Go Chuckanut Bay Rugby!  We love spending time with our family & friends, gardening, birdwatching, going to antique stores on rainy days, and going to plays at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

Marketing Team

Leigh Rae Kittinger, Marketing & Print Advertisement

Interdisciplinary BA Marketing, Advertising & Business - Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

Heading up our marketing is Leigh Rae.  She brings a life-long love of Real Estate to her marketing believing that owning your own home is one of the best investments you can make. Her Father retired into Real Estate and she spent hours reading his multiple book…yes it was not online yet.

She settled in Bellingham, where her Dad grew up, after graduating from WWU with an Interdisciplinary BA in marketing, advertising and business.  Leigh Rae studied to be a Realtor herself and passed the exam on her first try before following other opportunities. She studied photography, another life-long passion, with Master Craftsman Russ Clift which gave her the skills to produce the great photos we use to market your home. She brings an eye for details and enthusiasm to find you the perfect buyer for your home. 

Jillian Carlson, Marketing & Transaction Coordination 

Jillian is a Whatcom County native, she grew up in Lynden and graduated from Meridian High School in Laurel, WA in spring of 2016. Straight out of high school Jillian joined our team as a marketing assistant and transaction coordinator. She is very good with computers and helpful with keeping us up to date on the newest marketing techniques. Jillian will be leaving us to attend Washington State University this spring and will be back in the summer to help out through the busy season! 

Robert Merhaut
RE/MAX Whatcom County
913 Lakeway Dr
Bellingham, WA 98229

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