Meet Chris & Kristi Thorndike-Kent

We strive to make our customers feel confident and comfortable in the buying and selling process. Recognizing that real estate is perhaps one of the most significant of investments people can make, we listen closely to our clients, match them to the most appropriate properties, and guide them through the emotional and logistical process of buying and/or selling a house. Our goal is the creation of lifelong relationships with our clients through the highest level of personal service and professional standards. Chris and Kristi’s diverse professional background and communications expertise have helped make them leaders in the Bellingham real estate community. They take pride in being good listeners and negotiators, and are hard workers with an eye for detail.

The Chris & Kristi Advantage

TECHNOLOGY: Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, we use technology to your advantage. Buying? We set our computers to notify us when a home that meets your criteria is listed -- so you’ll know about it ASAP. We offer our clients personalized full-color buyer’s tours reports of homes via email. Selling? Using photos of your home and property taken with a high-quality digital camera, we quickly produce flyers and other promotional materials and print them to a high-production color printer. An extensive “photo gallery” of your property will also appear on a variety of websites. A native of Bellingham, Kristi has been a sales consultant with Windermere since 1998. She uses the latest technology and software to quickly and efficiently provide the highest level of service to her clients. She is a consistent top producer, and viewed by her peers as a leader in the local real estate industry for her commitment to professionalism, excellence and leadership. EXPERT REPRESENTATION: Chris & Kristi are Residential Real Estate Specialists and skilled negotiators and marketers who will represent and protect their clients' interests. As listing agents, they will provide you with advice on maximizing your home's current value and will provide you with an unparalleled marketing program - proven to get your home sold. As Accredited Buyer's Representatives, Chris & Kristi will help you find and negotiate the best property and value for your needs.

Selling & Buying with Chris & Kristi

Ready to Sell Your Home? If you’re considering selling your home, we welcome the opportunity to help. Finding the right agent is often the most important decision you can make when selling your home. To get top dollar in your desired timeframe with as few difficulties as possible, you need a hard-working agent with a comprehensive, proactive marketing strategy, expert negotiation skills and the follow-through to track the sale from start to finish. As a potential homebuyer, your first step is to interview and hire a “Buyer’s Agent.” The individual that you choose to represent you in buying a home will either make you or cost you thousands of dollars in the transaction. It is important to hold your choice of agent to a high standard, to ask for and check on a resume and references.

Chris & Kristi's Education & Experience

Chris & Kristi have lived in Western Washington nearly all their lives. They can help you find a home in the neighborhood that best suits you, and give you ideas for fun things to do and see in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Kristi graduated from Sehome High School in Bellingham in 1984 and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in communications. She worked for more than 10 years directing marketing and public relations efforts for several leading computer software companies in Seattle, as well as worked as a private investigator, a newspaper journalist and a partner at a public relations/advertising agency. Kristi is currently serving on Windermere's Executive Committee, and is an associate broker in the Fairhaven office of Windermere/Whatcom. Chris graduated from Bainbridge Island High School on Bainbridge Island, Wash. in 1988 and the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in business administration. Chris worked in computer-related marketing and public relations in the Seattle area and Bellingham for more than six years before joining Windermere as a sales consultant in 1999.