Some Of The Kind Words Of Our Clients

P. Coleman

My husband and I were so lucky to have Jacson as our real estate agent for our first home buying experience! Having had no idea what we were doing, Jacson did a great job helping us to understand all the different aspects that went into home finding and buying. He was very helpful at giving us the  scoop on various neighborhoods and comparing our needs with what homes had to offer. Would 100% recommend Jacson for your next home buying adventure!

B Brandee

I have worked with Brandon Nelson Partners in the past and couldn’t have been happier with the service I received. This time around I had the privilege of meeting and working with Paulina. She was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and just a joy to work with. I honestly don’t know if we would  have been able to purchase the home we are currently in (and love) without her hard work and efforts. I’m so happy we had her on our team!!

R. Roy

Paulina is very professional and responsive. She tended to our needs as a buyer and was mindful of our specific requests for a house. She was able to get us info and entry into homes quickly and in a manner that met our schedule.

D. Bu

Not to sound cheesy, but we truly believe Alana was sent to us by divine intervention. We had been looking for 3+ years throughout the state of Washington for our forever home. We never had that "home" feeling until we started looking into Bellingham. Through a wonderful referral from Gabrielle  Ritter at Bainbridge Homes, we found Alana at Brandon Nelson Partners. On the same day we met and she showed us a few properties, she knew exactly what we wanted. She found our perfect Bellingham home for us! Her professionalism is incredible, yet she's like that best friend you can't do without. She's been there since the purchase of our home and is always checking in and giving us referrals and recommendations to make our Bellingham transition a smooth one. I would HIGHLY recommend contacting Alana for your future home sale or purchase.

C. Carlton

We were impressed with Paulina. We picked her because she was the only realtor who consistently followed up with us after inquiries with about 6 realtors. She was very responsive to calls, texts and emails. She communicates clearly and pleasantly. She is “in tune” with clients’ needs and wants.  She showed us about a dozen homes over 2 days, never rushing us and following up with questions that needed research. She offered good strategies for an offer with multiple buyers competing. Paulina is a real pro who knows her region. As a bonus, she’s super pleasant to work with too!

S. Graham

Paulina did a great job helping me look for a home and making sure all my needs and wants were met. She made sure her schedule was open for us to make time to look at the houses we wanted to and was very real about the process of buying a home. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a  realtor.

P. Berseth

Chara and Chelsea are fantastic real estate agents! I was a first time home buyer, and they walked me through all of the steps and made it a pleasant experience. Having two agents who work together as smoothly as they do really kept everything covered. Chelsea is very tech savvy, she provided me  with a list of dates for things I needed to do, including the phone numbers to the utility companies to change services to my name. We ended up negotiating the final price after the bank appraisal, and Chara was so skillful at pulling in all the pieces that contributed to the price. I ended up in a home I love on budget and on time for moving out of my apartment by the end of the month. If I sell my house I will ask Chara and Chelsea to list my property, they will be my first choice for any future real estate needs.

M. Mails

Chara and Chelsea were beyond amazing. They gave me perfect advice on what needed fixing and upgrading before putting my house on the market, and they also let me know which things I didn’t need to worry about. Thanks to their enthusiasm and tireless work, my house sold almost instantly and for a  great price. I feel SUPER lucky that I got to work with Chara and Chelsea and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for real estate help in and around Bellingham.

E. Evans

I picked Chara and Chelsea off of a recommendation from family, and would recommend to others. I wanted to be hands off in the sale and Chara and Chelsea were able to handle every aspect for me, as well as work around the unusual schedules of myself and my tenants. They evaluated the state of the  property and made suggestions on what needed attention, collected bids, and verified everything was completed. They made what seemed like an intimidating process very easy.

D. Tally

We loved working with Chara and Chelsea! We mostly worked with Chara but anytime she couldn’t meet us at a showing Chelsea was there. With my husbands schedule we could only look at houses after 4:30pm and they were always accomodating meeting in the evening. They never pressured us in the 5 months  we looked at houses, even when things changed with what we were looking for in a house. They are a good duo and between them can get the job done. I like that you feel like you are their only client and its all about you! We would highly recommend them!

L. Notter

April 30, 2018 This year our family bought 2 homes and 1 piece of land and Alana Mey worked with us. As a family, we could not be happier. Our children purchased their first home with Alana last July. Buying a new home can be quite daunting but Alana helped them through every phase of the  purchase with ease. She was calm and understanding and completely understood our daughter’s “deal breakers”. This made things much easier when my husband and I moved here this past January as Alana having already worked with our daughter, she knew exactly what my “deal breakers” would be as well! I say this with humor as Alana was a master at finding us exactly the perfect home! We were moving from California and there were quite a few things to orchestrate with this move and Alana was there helping us through everything. We could not have asked for a more confident, caring, and seasoned real estate professional than Alana Mey – she simply is the best! The Notter and Antes familys

M. Eric

Alana sold my Bellingham house in April 2018. I found her to be honest and very competent. Alana was also very dedicated to keeping her radar on the sale process, reminding me of deadlines, etc. She is also a good problem solver, if those arise.

S. Chibret

I am very happy to recommend Paulina Antczak for any Realestate needs. Three words come to mind with regards to Paulina and our experience with selling our home; Focused, Fun, Knowledgeable. Paulina continually kept in touch, was always available. Paulina also kept in contact with the buyers  agent throughout the purchase of our home and the final closing

J. Kwen

Jacson is nothing short of our idea of the ideal Real Estate Professional. Always available, always calm, polite, thoughtful as he guided us through the selling/buying process. His competency is something that awed my partner and myself. Jacson's negotiating skills are of highest order, as  evidenced by the result obtained for us as sellers. In short, my recommendation is simply anyone buying/selling would do well to contact Jacson. Thanks Jacson, a pleasure to work with you Ada and Jim

S. Myers

It is with great pleasure to write this review and recommendation of Alana Mey, Realtor of Brandon Nelson Partners located in Bellingham, Washington. We were fortunate to have selected Alana to represent us with the sale of our home. As an out of state owner, we knew it was going to be extremely  important for us to partner with a professional realtor and firm who would take care to truly own the process from start to finish. Alana not only took ownership but put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to ensure every last detail was looked after. This was no small task as it included getting repairs completed, hiring contractors, organizing carpet installation, landscaping and just about every other detail in between. Alana made the whole process run smoothly and she looked after the costs and budget. I think she could have a second career as a general contractor if she wanted it! We were also so impressed with Alana’s approach with our long term tenants who were occupying the home. She developed a personal relationship with them and really took the time to ensure they were part of the process. She always put them first and treated them with kindness. As for the business end, we could not have been more pleased. Alana laid out a solid marketing plan, created a strong web presence and executed a strategy which resulted in multiple offers on the home within four (4) days of listing. The end result was an all-cash offer well above our asking pricing which closed a week later. A result we knew was directly tied to Alana’s preparation, execution and professionalism. In closing, I want to thank Alana and Brandon Nelson Partners for making the process of selling our home a pleasant experience. I wish Alana great success both personally and professionally.

J. Werle

Jacson was a great pleasure to work with throughout the process of my parents purchasing a condo in Fairhaven which I now rent. Jacson is a great listener. He takes the time to really understand the many unique needs, hopes, desires, and fears that are on your mind when buying property. He  returned emails and phone calls very promptly. He scheduled an excellent house cleaning crew to make the condo sparkly when we moved in. He arranged for the natural gas furnace to be serviced. In short, Jacson worked seamlessly, as part of the Brandon Nelson partners real estate team as well as with the financing team, to ensure every detail was attended to all the way through to closing and beyond. He even went above and beyond to help me move a colossal solid wood workbench into position in the garage. I highly recommend Jacson.

S. Jacks

We have been extremely impressed from Day 1 on the phenomenal service we have received from Alana on her exceptional service and support during the home buying process. She could not have been more professional, responsive, helpful, encouraging, forward-thinking or pleasant in every interaction we  were privileged to have with her. We really have nothing but positive feedback on her performance. She had some tricky negotiations during this process and she handled them all with exceptional grace. This was a big move for us, made the process effortless. Adding to her services, she also provided recommendations on at least 15 different vendors to do work on our new home and to get us settled in our new community. We recommend Alana without reservation!

C. Claassen

I had a great experience working with Jacson Bevens and Brandon Nelson to sell my home. They walked me through the process from beginning to end. Jacson was extremely positive and responsive. I have been thrilled with how smooth and quickly the entire experience has been. I would happily recommend  Jacson as a local realtor!

J. Gibson

We were looking for a recreational property in Whatcom County and got in touch with Alana through a past client of the firm. Alana was very helpful and knowledgeable. Emails, texts and phone calls were retuned promptly and she always had good advice to offer. We really feel she went way above and  beyond her realtor duties when it came time to do the property feasibility study, calling the County on our behalf, investigating connections to PSE for us etc. Alana made this transaction go smoothly even when there were a couple of hiccups with the bank. We would definitely use Alana again and recommend her to any of our friends if they were in the market.

M. Jonny

My wife and I decided to team with Alana to sell our long time rental townhome in Lake Stevens, WA. The tight timeline meant we would require her to be responsive and knowledgeable about each step of the selling and buying process. We were very impressed. After a difficult and speedy remodel, the  home was listed on time and under contract in three days. Alana managed the negotiation process through the on-time closing very well leveraging her knowledge of the regional market to maximize our return. Buying and selling in our competitive market requires a creative and focused team. Alana was an immediate fit and we’ll be using her again!

J. Pottle

Relocating from Seattle to Bellingham with a toddler is stressful. Alana helped to make our home buying process a relative breeze. Alana went above and beyond to work with our schedules. She blocked-out long chunks of time when we were in town to show us the many properties that piqued our  interest. Moreover, Alana is a very kind and pleasant person to be around - a definite plus when spending hours looking at potential properties. Communicating with Alana is easy; she is very responsive to e-mails, calls, and texts. Alana helped us to find a home that meets our family’s needs. She listened to what was most important to us and helped to point us in the right direction for where to look. We never felt pressured to buy at the top of our budget or exceed our budget. We trusted Alana as our advocate. Once we were under contract, Alana put together a timeline to help us anticipate what would happen when. She coordinated our inspection and quotes from specialty contractors and helped us to reach mutual acceptance with the seller. After closing on the home, Alana has remained a great resource for referrals to specialty contractors, connecting us to a carpet cleaner, arborist, and painter. It is clear that she is a trusted and respected professional in the community. We will absolutely be using Alana again for any future real estate needs and plan to refer our friends and family to her.

B. Scott

My wife and I finally decided to move our family from Bothell up to Bellingham and really knew very little about the area. We had our local real estate agent (and friend) in Bothell but she understood that we needed someone that knew this area and was able to show us houses and work with us on our  compressed, limited schedule. Our agent found Alana and requested that she setup a call with us. She reached out immediately and scheduled a phone conference with us and we had a great vibe from the initial call. She asked the right questions and it was apparent she was a veteran in the industry. You can’t expect a realtor to be able to give you 100% of their attention every weekend, but as that was really our only availability, she always seemed to be able to make it work, and when she did have to be somewhere else (like an open house) she would let us know way in advance, and work us in around it. And even during these times, which were infrequent, she would still reach out to us to see how things were going and if we liked anything we saw. She even tried WhatsApp on our request and we used that to have group chats to keep in synch. We’re pretty particular about what we want, and Alana always showed the utmost patience. She never made us feel silly, always encouraged us to not settle and supported our eccentricities throughout every meetup. There were plenty of times we know she went out of our way to show us a house that she KNEW we probably wouldn’t like, but if we were interested nevertheless, she always made it happen and tried to get answers to any of our questions. When we finally did get serious about the house that we ultimately bought, Alana went to bat for us. We had questions about the property lines and she dug through city records, pulling up plats and going through them, and ultimately came out to the property to find the actual stakes and report back the findings (and once with the owner of her company, Brandon Nelson). She helped us through the negotiation process and guided us all of the way to the sale, and really beyond. We HIGHLY recommend Alana. You won’t be disappointed!

J. Reider

As part of a move to the East Coast I used Brandon Nelson Partners to list and sell my property. I worked with both Brandon and Alana, but Alana was my primary point of contact after the initial meeting. My primary goals were for the sale process to be completed in a timely manner, without  unexpected expenses, and at a reasonable selling price. Alana and Brandon were honest and realistic throughout. They gave good advice about setting an initial price and getting the house ready for sale. They provided a house cleaner before the first open house and also added some chairs, flowers, and art in order to increase curb appeal. The open house schedule (and quick sale) caused little disruption to my life, even though I was living in the house during the sale process. After receiving an offer, Alana was very helpful in responding to buyer issues and moving the process along towards completion. We listed the property in late June and settled before the end of July. I don't think the process could have been much smoother.

R. Paul

The best agent you can find. She is more than perfect! She is professional, knowledgeable and responsible. No matter what question I had she was always able to give me a sensible answer. My house was sold quickly and at the very satisfying price. Paulina made the whole process very easy even after  I moved out of Bellingham. Thank you Paulina. 

D. Allain

Paulina Antczak was a tremendous help to us in a difficult situation. She took charge of a property we needed to sell due to a death in the family. The property needed extensive updating, and she handled those well, getting reasonable prices, and staying on top of the contractors. She kept us  informed along the way, with pictures and video. We live 2,500 miles away from the property, and so we could not be there to do all that needed to be done. We absolutely could not have done it without her! She staged it beautifully, for a fast and painless closing. We are very pleased with how she handled our sale! Thank you Paulina!

J. Sturm

After having our first child, and deciding to relocate back to the Midwest to be closer to family, my wife and I decided to seek the help of Brandon Nelson Partners, and specifically Alana, to help us sell our home in Bellingham. Between finding a new home across the country, getting new jobs,  and wrapping things up in Bellingham, we had a lot on our plates. With the stress of the move, my wife and I were so grateful for all of the help that Alana and Brandon were able to provide us. They worked closely with us every step of the way, especially around our tight time frame. They listened to our needs and wants and laid out a great plan for how we were going to list our home. After being on the market for 3 days, we were able to review multiple offers. I think the thing that impressed both of us the most about the whole process was how helpful Alana was. After our buyer had their inspection, they asked for a few minor repairs. My wife and I were both completely busy getting ready for our move, and without any prompting, Alana offered to contact repairmen to address the requested work for us. She completely orchestrated the entire process for us so we could focus on the move. We were completely thankful for her dedication and help throughout the process. Working with Alana was the best choice that we could have made, and we completely recommend working with Alana and the Brandon Nelson team to sell your home!

T. Turner

Alana Mey of Brandon Nelson Partners is the person to call if you simply want the very best. I surprised her by actually walking into the office on a bright sunny afternoon. She immediately went to work, getting comps and discussing the best way to start, then driving to the house for a walk  through. " Turn Key" she said. Alana made the entire process so easy and her knowledge of the market was evident. She kept in constant contact, giving updates and our home sold in four days! Alana is a very kind and calm person. It was a joy working with her. Thank you again Alana!

P. Ellis

Paulina is an excellent realtor! She is knowledgeable, personable, endlessly patient and generous with her time. She made our home buying experience less stressful. Can’t say enough how she was there for us no matter what time or day. From the bank to the title company Paulina has an  outstanding reputation that is well known. I highly recommended her.

C. Irwin

Alana is the realtor that you want to hire. She listened to our wants and needs to make sure that we got what we expected out of our home sale, while also guiding us using all her knowledge about the market - the sales plan that she made for us fit what we wanted perfectly. From the moment we met  it was clear how much she cared by helping us to get the most money from our home. She walked through our home with us multiple times to give staging tips (she offered to have our home staged professionally for us), coordinated cleaners and gardeners and handymen (at her expense), took GREAT photographs, and listed and sold our place within a week. We were astounded how above and beyond she went for us in the home selling process and are grateful that we have her in our corner as we look for a new home to buy! Anyone looking to buy or sell should contact Alana first.

J. Kaplan

Paulina was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was attentive to our needs, a successful negotiator (we got the only house we put an offer on, and under the appraisal value!), and just a wonderful person to guide us through the process. As first time home buyers, we were nervous and naive going  into the process, but Paulina walked us through every step and gave us the confidence we needed to get it done. Importantly, we always felt that she was looking after our best interests, never trying to up-sell us or recommend a less-than-adequate service. We were very happy on all levels.

L. Letters

Paulina was motivated to help us find our new home and was able to deftly help us navigate the waters of purchasing a home. She has been super quick to respond to our questions, and explained things clearly so we understood and felt confident that we were making the right decisions along the way.  From start to finish (even a month after we have settled into our new home) she has been attentive make sure our needs were met. Paulina exceeded our expectations and I would recommend her to my friends and family. She started as our realtor and now we can easily call her our friend.

S. Khalsa

I'm so appreciative that I was able to work with Alana for my first home-buying experience! As a young person doing this on my own, finding an agent was intimidating at first. It was important to me that I work with someone with whom I could feel at ease and ask questions without judgment. Alana  was highly recommended by a friend who works for a local bank and I feel incredibly lucky to have found her. Throughout a process that truly is an emotional roller coaster, Alana was diligent and responsive, helping me think creatively while keeping my eyes on my goal. When I had my mind on other things, she was still researching and considering new ideas of where and what to look for. I was particularly impressed with how available she made herself. When I reached out to her via text, she was immediate in her response and always had a great network of professionals to consult with when we were considering specific questions. I also had great interactions with Alana's coworkers at Brandon Nelson Partners. When I needed an 11th hour inspection on the house I ended up buying and was unable to get an inspector over, Brandon was quick to switch gears so he could meet us at the house and give it a look based on his previous professional experience as an inspector. When I was drafting up offers with Alana in the office and talking about how to write a letter to the sellers, I really enjoyed and appreciated the input and encouragement of Alana's coworker Grace Young (she's got quite the knack for predicting sale prices!). In just two weeks from the day I first met with Alana, my offer on the perfect home for me was accepted. Until finding this house, I never realized how "at home" I could feel somewhere. I'm so proud of this house and cannot fully articulate my gratitude for Alana's support in getting here. Without hesitation, the value of her service, experience, and familiarity with the community makes Alana an excellent choice. I will absolutely entrust her with any future real estate needs I may have.

K. Marks

We worked with Jacson to list our unique historic house after a discouraging year of trying to sell it ourselves. He and Brandon explained some crucial aspects of the real estate market that helped us understand the process and reduce our worries. Jacson was encouraging throughout and worked hard  to market our home. And, behold, it sold! And he was super helpful in our moving process! We couldn’t have had a better agent!

S. Carls

Alana Mey from Brandon Nelson Partners helped us purchase our new mobile home in Bellingham and definitely went the “extra” mile for us. We had several contingency situations and repair issues to complete our purchase and Alana stayed on top of all the issues that could have de-railed our  purchase. She also kept in touch with our listing agent in Spokane and was always quick to keep us in the information loop as she contacted the listing agent for our mobile home. Alana made this long distance transaction as smooth as could be given some problems with the seller along the way. She treated us with quick action and compassion along the whole process. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to sell or purchase a home in the Western Washington area. She has stayed in touch with us even after the purchase and has come to pick up cardboard from our boxes as an example of her caring for us beyond the normal agent type help. Alana gets five stars in our rating system….and we would do business with her again, should we ever sell our present home. THANKS to ALANA for her personal ”over the top” help with getting us into our Bellingham home.

Z. Palmer

Working with Paulina made both our purchase and selling experience seamless. She communicated with us effectively and consistently throughout the entirety of buying/selling process and made - what would have otherwise been a complete headache - a pleasant and exciting experience. We are now exceptionally happy in our new home and relieved to have sold our old house so quickly. I would strongly recommend Paulina if you are looking for a professional, experienced, customer service oriented and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent - she's amazing!

P. Race

Paulina excels in all of the above areas because she is a complete professional. She is knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy. She also helped me tremendously by recommending excellent people for jobs that I needed to have done before listing. With Paulina's care and expertise, my home sold  within a couple of days and she worked with me all the way through the closing process. I highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again.

Joe Sines Construction

I have on average needed a Real estate professional every 2-3 years for the past 30 years. In that time I have had the opportunity to interact with many realtors,brokers,sellers ,buyers and escrow companies. Real estate transactions are “Deep water” the importance of getting it right is never more  critical than when you buy or sell something that is as valuable as a home or land. I have only found a handful of truly capable and professional real estate agents in the transaction I have been involved in. Brandon Nelson is one of those people. Buying or selling Brandon and his staff have the knowledge,experience and Ethics to be your advocate throughout the entire process.

E. Liligan

Brandon Nelson was very very good. My husband and I were very pleased with everything he did for us to get our house sold. We were out of town sellers and we live about 5 hours away from our secondary home that we sold. Brandon made the process so easy for us. He oversaw all the necessary home  inspection, repair, painting, landscaping, decorating and cleaning for us. He was good at finding contractors that were professional and charged reasonable prices to help us get our house ready for buyers. He even helped with hauling away all the items we didn’t need anymore. It was so nice as we live and work in TriCities and it was difficult for us to keep going back to our secondary home in Bellingham to check on how things were. Also, we had an issue with a previous realtor who we initially recruited before we met Brandon. Thank goodness we met Brandon. He is outstanding compared to other real estate agents we know.

J. Rombold

Brandon could not have been more helpful. I found that his extensive experience in construction was invaluable. Few real estate agents would be willing to don coveralls and spend an hour inspecting the foundation of an old house, yet Brandon did so more than willingly. Once aware of potential  issues, we were able to negotiate a purchase price with confidence. Brandon's assistant Ethan Hunger was also extremely helpful during the purchase process. I cannot recommend Brandon and Ethan more highly!  

A. Leese

Paulina provided me with a brilliant referral to help out with a property that I had under contract. She had sold some homes in the same area and I had contacted her to see if she could help me come up with a resale value estimate for the home that I was planning to buy. Highly recommended!

A. Macke

These two are just a joy to work with. This was our second transaction with them, and we just listed a lot with them that'll make it three. Highly recommended, and an asset to their community!

B. Moffitt

We recommend Chara Stuart and Chelsea Messer without any reservation to anyone in the real estate market. This mother/daughter team emailed us properties when we were shopping long distance for a Washington home from our California residence. When we were able to visit Washington, they  familiarized us with neighborhoods and patiently showed us properties for sale. They kept our wishes so present in their minds that they notified us within moments when the right listing came on the market. With Chara and Chelsea's wise advice, we were the first to make a winning offer and close the deal in a highly competitive market. Throughout this process, Chara and Chelsea connected us with finance, escrow and inspection professionals. They even surprised us by taking care of a few home repairs that we thought would become our responsibility. We adore our home and are certain that we were the lucky buyers, thanks to the quick attention, professional assistance and sincere caring of these two women.

D. Walters

I highly recommend the services of Chara and Chelsea from Brandon Nelson Partners. I relied on their expertise in two recent transitions, both purchasing and selling a home. Throughout both experiences I couldn’t have been happier with their reliability, professionalism and knowledge of the  Bellingham real estate market. They were always available and replied in a very timely manner to my many inquiries throughout the buying and selling process. Chara and Chelsea were very flexible and worked with my schedule for both viewing properties and scheduling for a sale. They go above and beyond what is expected in order to get the job done to their client’s satisfaction. Chara and Chelsea are extremely kind and friendly, and very skilled at what they do. I recommend their services without hesitation to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property in our area. Thank you, Chara and Chelsea!

J. Ryan

Whether this is your first time buying/selling a home or not, you don't need to look any further for a Real Estate Professional than Jacson. He has the knowledge, the personality, the tenacity as a go-getter, the relationships throughout the County, and the desire to make you feel as comfortable  and to be as successful as possible throughout the entire process. From the moment we met Jacson to the moment our home closed, Jacson was punctual, honest, and a blast to work with!

T. Nielsen

Jacson was more than a real estate agent. He aligned us with repair people, pre-inspection services, house cleaners etc. and was available to answer any and all of my questions in minutes time. He kept us informed through every step of the process and most importantly made us feel heard. As an agent he went above and beyond. His follow through is impeccable. I rate him and his work ethic at one hundred stars. You just can’t get any better than this!

Linda Banks

Chara listened carefully and thoughtfully to what I was looking for in a new home. She was up-to-date on all types of listings and showed me homes in both Whatcom and Skagit County. During the tours she demonstrated expertise in property details, noting the potential problems as well as positive  features beyond the obvious. I felt like her only client most of the time (I know I wasn't) – she responded almost immediately to my queries using text, phone and email. It was impressive. Although I worked closely with Chara, Chelsea was easily available for any questions, showings and simply to talk thru some of the processes. I have been known to be “detail oriented” and “demanding” at times of potentially stressful situations, yet working with Chara and the team at Brandon Nelson was a dream – I was at ease, relaxed and thrilled that they knew what they were doing, highly professional. They really are a dream team.


Chara and Chelsea are awesome realtors! We were probably one of their more difficult clients to please (sorry!) because we were out of state and we were all over the place with our interests, both in terms of what we were looking for as well as where. However, they never lost patience with us and  continued to search diligently week in and week out until we finally found the right house.

A. Smith

From the very start, Alana was so awesome and knowledgeable. She is a pro at the area and the market and on top of that she is so easy to talk with and deal with. We are a family with 4 little children and she made the process of selling our home and buying our new one enjoyable and easy on our  family and life. She answered all our many questions promptly, and dealt with the other realtors the same. If we ever have any realtor needs in the future, or friends or family do, she’s handling it! 

B. Ecklise

We feel so lucky to have found Chara and Chelsea during our real estate search. They made buying a home so easy in a competitive market. They are everything you need and want in a realtor team. They stay in constant communication, know the market well and are creative and thorough to help you  prevail when making an offer. I highly recommend Chara and Chelsea to anyone looking to buy or sell. You won't be disappointed!

Altavista Homes

We recently had the pleasure to entrust Paulina Antczak with the listing of one of the most exclusive properties in Bellingham, WA. Although we had other high-profile options, we chose Paulina because she has been absolutely-professional and always available to communicate with us. She truly went  the extra Mile to earn our business. We are aware that some “very experienced” realtors were pessimistic about our price range for this area of town; nevertheless, in record time, Paulina proved them all wrong. Our property sold for top Dollars in 35 days! She is a true Master when using the latest cyber-marketing tools for Real Estate. Paulina’s work is well-complemented by her husband Jacson Bevens, who is another outstanding Realtor. Their dedication and professionalism are second to none! So, if you do not get the right or timely response from other realtors, We suggest you call Paulina Antczak; you will be glad you did! She will tirelessly and honestly work to get you the best deal in the shortest possible timeframe. Paulina is a real forward-thinker who is not afraid of challenging the “old-school” of the real estate business. Sincerely, Altavista Homes


We worked with Jacson in selling both our rental real estate and our personal residence. I really appreciated how down to earth and practical he was. He was very good at putting everything in perspective which definitely eased my mind! Although we have now moved out of the area we would not  hesitate to use Jacson's services again if we ever come back to Bellingham. 

K. Llnuqkly

Paulina went above and beyond at every step. She kept us informed and provided easy to digest updates and information, in an otherwise confusing process. Throughout the process we felt as if we were her number one priority. She provided schedules for the many steps in the home buying process and  even connected us with a just as reliable bank and Loan Officer. I could rave for another few paragraphs as I loung in the living room of my beautiful new home, but I urge you to talk to Paulina Antczak at Brandon Nelson Partners Realtors , if you plan on listing or purchasing your home.

R. Miesuk

Paulina is the best!! The only reason my home buying experience was good was because of her! ( ruined by old owner lying about liens) This amazing, poor lady stuck with me for 9 entire months to get me my place!! Absolutely above and beyond! I have and still always recommend Paulina to anyone for  their buying and selling needs.

Kyle and Rose

I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Paulina. She went above and beyond in helping me sell my home. I really had no idea what to do or what to expect, and she made everything easy. I was also moving out of state and she worked with my realtor in California to assure my  transition went smoothly. She made what could have been a very intense, scary time easy and pain free. There wasn’t a single thing she didn’t help me with- from recommending incredible movers to helping me stage my home, to getting me great deals on almost every thing I needed to get the house ready. Honestly, there just isn’t anyone better at what they do. I recommend her to everyone in the area.

J. Clark

Jacson did an AMAZING job listing and selling our parents homes. He had a fresh approach, knew how to draw people in to see the home, and was in continual communication with the family throughout the process. I appreciated his expertise and wisdom in advising us from day one. He was kind and  respectful at all times and definitely knew the market, making for a quick sale. He also was always available and willing to go above and beyond in helping complete the sale quickly and smoothly. Jacson, you were a gift to our family and I am so thankful for you!

- D. Patsula

Jacson listed my Condo, close to Western Washington University in Bellingham. He was very well attentive to our needs. Provided us with a detailed schedule and process. Worked with us as to what was needed to show the Condo well for future buyers. Always positive and a great communicator. Highly recommend Jacson for your Real Estate needs."

- S. Crosby

Alana is great. She knows the in’s and out’s of real estate in Bellingham WA. A wealth of knowledge, very organized, there when you need her, but very able to work with your schedule. So essential to have someone on your side, checking every detail, especially those you might miss."

- T. Wang

Before we met this dynamic duo, my husband and I were working with an agent who was completely clueless. So when we met Chara and Chelsea through a friend who highly recommended Brandon Nelson Partners, we felt like we were saved! This mother and daughter team brought warmth, patience and expertise to an otherwise frustrating and challenging process of getting a home in a very competitive seller’s market in the Pacific Northwest. Besides being our realtors, Chara and Chelsea are now our friends!"
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K. Gurfield

Chara is the most creative, positive and determined Real Estate Agent we’ve ever worked with or that we can imagine. We’re planning on retiring in Bellingham in several years, but aren’t terribly familiar with the neighborhoods or region. Our home purchase was also rather unusual – we bought it  sight unseen, since were living on the East Coast before we went back overseas for several years. In other words, we relied entirely on Chara’s judgment and experience. We expected a lot after working with her for a couple of weeks, but the end result was just amazing. After looking at a dozen homes for us, and providing invaluable and straightforward recommendations about each one, she had a good feel for what we were interested in and contacted some previous clients who had listed a home with her, and then pulled it off the market to see if they were still interested in selling the home. After Chara persuaded them she wasn’t joking and we weren’t either crazy or criminal, she fielded dozens of questions between us all, and then brokered a sale agreement that met all of our needs, and then shepherded us through each step of the long-distance purchase process.

A. Gamboa

We couldn't be more grateful to have had Brandon Nelson Partners, especially Chara and Chelsea, as our agents during our home buying process. Chara and Chelsea worked diligently and compassionately with us as we searched for our perfect home, even when when our jobs put us in different time zones.  Their expertise, responsiveness, and patience guided us through a process that could have easily been frustrating and overwhelming. We were able to avoid many of the pitfalls to which new and eager homebuyers are prone as a result of Chara Chelsea, and Brandon's dynamic knowledge of neighborhoods, real estate trends, as well as their uncompromising willingness to answer (or find answers to) all of our questions. Moreover, all of their recommendations, from loan officer to home inspector, were equally outstanding. Above all, Chara and Chelsea made our needs and concerns a priority, and sincerely reached out to us at a level that made us feel like were were more than just clients. We found our dream home, and we couldn't have done it without Chara, Chelsea, and the team at Brandon Nelson Partners!

A. Perk

When I decided to sell my house I was like a lot of people who have no idea where to begin or who the best agent would be to help them figure it out. I knew in the first 5 minutes of meeting Brandon Nelson he was going to be the agent I was looking for! Brandon explained the process to me clearly  from our first meeting and at the end of the meeting I had a really good picture of what I needed to do and what to expect. I was very impressed with his obvious knowledge and expertise; he knows this business!! This is what we are all looking for when we making one of the biggest transactions we will ever make and I guarantee Brandon will not disappoint! I was also impressed because it was quickly clear Brandon wasn't just looking for another house to sell, he wanted to know how I was feeling about this big step and what my goals were for the sale. He genuinely cared about my thoughts and goals! I was in a position where I really wanted to get my house on the market as quickly as possible while still ensuring that it was in the condition it needed to be in to get top dollar. When I explained this to Brandon he immediately got on the job! While I was busy on the packing and cleaning Brandon lined up everything else I needed. He had a landscaper, floor professional, and handyman in within a week and my house was ready to go on the market in record time. I couldn't believe how quickly it all came together! Once we were on the market Brandon and his exceptional team had two very successful open houses and we had a large handful of very compelling offers within 4 days of going on the market. Again, amazing! We hit a few barriers as will often happen while negotiating with buyers however Brandon handled every potential barrier with the utmost professionalism. I never felt that things were not going to end well. I knew Brandon and his team could handle anything that may come our way! I never thought that selling my house would actually be a good experience but Brandon and his team exceeded my expectations in so many ways! I highly recommend Brandon Nelson Partners if you are looking for a professional, honest, communicative, experienced team with a personal touch!

A. Jensen

Brandon was great to work with. He figured out the value of our old house and quickly got it on the market and sold it for more than the asking price. He negotiated with several interested buyers and worked out all the details. The house needed a little updating of appliances, thus Brandon  arranged to have a new refrigerator and washer delivered to the house. I would highly recommend Brandon Nelson as a real estate agent and I hope to use his services again in the future.

T. Lee

We have been looking for the right house for a very long time and once we found it, Chara stepped in and with her expert knowledge and calm and efficient skills we had our house in record time. When Chara took some R&R, her team member Chelsea stepped right in and was able to assist. What an  amazing team and it really helped us through a very big decision and we are so happy in our new home!

K. Luna

We needed help purchasing a property in Bellingham from half-way around the world and Alana was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. She toured properties for us, made and sent us videos, and handled negotiations and paperwork efficiently and with great communication. We highly recommend  Alana!

E. Lim

Alana is the kind of real estate agent any home buyer or home owner would want to work with. Professional yet personable, extremely responsive, informed and resourceful. We were looking to buy a home in Bellingham but didn't live in the area. Alana organized several home and neighborhood tours  during our trips up to the city and also shot video for us on the days we couldn't get up to see the homes. Because she had a clear understanding of what we were looking for and what could be potential deal breakers for us she was great at "sorting through" our home options and showing us only the properties that she knew would fit our criteria and our budget. I also loved that she always came to a home viewing with a detailed MLS sheet and a history of the home. And if the home was promising we would have disclosures and other property related documentation in hour hands within a day or two so we could make a quick decision about whether to put in an offer -- something that is critical in a competitive seller's market. Alana helped us find a home in the most perfect neighborhood for us and also helped to negotiate and close the deal - no small feat given how fierce the competition was. We are very happy where we are now and we owe it all to Alana and Brandon Nelson Realty. And even after we've moved in, both Alana and Brandon Nelson continue to be a resource, hooking us up with local contractors to get upgrades done on our house.

K. Omalguri

It was wonderful working with her she is so cool and calm and knows how to put and place multiple tasks together. I will recommend her to all my family and friends.

G. Bret

Paulina is one of a kind!! She gave me so much of her time, input and knowledge. She made me feel cared for and listened to my needs. Her special touches such as hand written notes sent to my home are something most people don't do these days! She's the best and I will work with her again.

R. Cintyre

It was such a pleasure to work with Jacson in selling our condo. We knew we wanted to sell, but were not up on where to price our condo. Jacson provided a wealth of information to help us competatively price our unit. I feel that because of this, we received multiple full-price plus offers  within the first week being listed, and within 2 weeks, we had accepted and ultimately closed on one of those offers ! He was great in that we could contact him 24/7 with any questions, and he kept us informed of every offer, and what's next in the process the entire time. Because of Jacsons knowledge of the local market we listed/sold for full price plus/closed in just over 6 weeks. You'll enjoy working with Jacson as he works for you!!

D. Haunuscin

We had three days to buy a house, and weren't that optimistic-- but when we came across our 'dream home' Jacson did everything in his power to make sure we had the strongest offer possible... and it was accepted! Jacson helped us understand the market, the process, and the pros/cons of every  decision point. Not to mention, he was super friendly and responsive in his communications. My husband and I had fun working with him--and would definitely recommend.

M. Mower

Brandon Nelson Partners set us up with Jacson in Apr 2017 in anticipation of our move to Bellingham, WA in July 2017. We faced an incredibly competitive market -- decent houses only stayed on the market an average of 2-3 days. In the two months leading up to our Bellingham visit, Jacson sent us  over 30 property possibilities, working with us to identify our needs, wants, and can-live-withouts. All the while, Jacson was extremely responsive and upbeat that we would find the perfect home. We visited Bellingham with just 5 days to tour homes, select our favorite(s), and put in an offer. If Jacson had anything else that mattered in his life during our visit, you wouldn't have known it. He was right there with us at all hours of day and night -- phone, text, email, and of course in person. Most importantly, when it came time to put in our offer, Jacson helped us identify every possible avenue that could strengthen our offer. All the while, Jacson was never pushy; he was very receptive to our concerns and offered suggestions when appropriate. On closing day, I appreciated that Jacson (and our awesome lending agent) made a point to show up, congratulate us, and offer a few celebratory gifts. We were in great hands with Jacson and remain very appreciative of all his help in finding the home we love.

C. Ygona

We're a young, professional couple who relocated to Bellingham, WA in 2017 with hopes to set down roots and purchase our first home. Alana Mey stood up to her concierge approach: she was very responsive, sent relevant documents in a timely manner, and was always available to tour houses with us.  She also was much like a supportive coach who provided guidance and encouragement, and throughout the process we felt like we were in good hands with Alana.

S. Spooner

She was absolutely amazing. She made buying a home easy and fun. I would recommend her to anyone! Contacting her was easy, making appointments with her was easy, and she was always quick to respond.

T. Lancaster

Alana was extremely helpful to us when we purchased our house in WA. We moved from Colorado and she assisted us with everything from finding a temporary apartment to finally purchasing a home in Stanwood. She was always ready and eager to help us by making calls and digging for information, above  and beyond what we expected. She was very patient as we went through multiple contracts. We were initially looking for a fixer, and she was willing to get into some unpleasant places with us to sort out the value versus the obstacles. She was very quick to provide us with contractor names and help us find pertinent information. Our circumstances changed mid-stream, and she switched gears quickly and helped us make a purchase happen in a totally unanticipated area and price range.

Q. Owens

We live out of state, and Brandon Nelson Partners were highly recommended by a friend of a friend in Bellingham, which turned out to be the right decision. It was a pleasure to work with such hard working, diligent and sincere real estate professionals like Chara Stuart and Chelsea Messer! Their  attentive and insightful approach to buying a home from a distance simplified what could've been a daunting and overwhelming experience. They have gone over and beyond our expectations throughout the whole process and provided intelligent problem solving advice through their thoughtfulness and good listening skills. We would highly recommend Brandon Nelson Partners and in particular Chara and Chelsea! Thank you so much for helping us find our dream home and making it all come true!

M. Kahu

Chelsea Messer and Chara Stuart at Brandon Nelson Partners were extremely helpful in our search for a home. We took our time buying our first home and they were always patient and understanding of our needs. In a competitive buyers market they easily got us into the second home we made an offer on.  They are full of local knowledge about the area and the neighborhoods, had great negotiation skills and advice for us and their response time to our many emails was always immediate. They made the stressful process of homeownership and all the paperwork that goes with it a breeze and we highly recommend them!

K. Rowe

Our experience with Paulina and the team at Brandon Nelson Partners was outstanding. We were referred by other loyal clients and have become one ourselves! We won't hesitate to refer anyone to Paulina, whether it is selling or buying a home. When selling, she took care of everything from helping  stage the house, finding any third party for fixes, cleaning, etc., to staying on top of the transaction all the way through. When buying, she went above and beyond to send mailers to desired neighborhoods, had a big network of realtors to find out homes that would be coming to market and when actually buying our home; she contacted all parties on our behalf to make sure everything was taken care of, leaving us with few questions. We could go on about our pleasant experience, but if you are looking for a realtor that has your back and stands with you throughout the process, Paulina is your agent!

H, McNamara

We bought our house after attending one of Chelsea's open houses, and knew if we ever sold, we would use Brandon Nelson Partners. Chelsea had the best open house I've ever been to. (And I've been to more than I can count!). Chara and Chelsea sold our house quickly, utilized all outlets of  advertising, and created such an incredible flyer with their team that made me want to buy it. (It was that good). In a market where summer is your best chance to sell, Chara and Chelsea gave our listing 100% and sold our house in a short time frame without any buyer/seller drama. I've never been happier with a real estate transaction.

D. Tarns

Brandon had previously done an excellent job on a house sale so he was my first and only choice for this move. Brandon and Alana Mey were key in negotiating for very successful and smooth sale/purchase deals. They were both there with me for every step of both transactions: preparation, decisions,  inspections, moving, paperwork, problem-solving, negotiations, contacts, finances... I cannot recommend them highly enough. Their friendship and on-going support is the best part too.

A. Courts

My husband and I had the great pleasure of working with Alana Mey to find our new house in Bellingham. We were relocating from Chicago, and we were still living there for our entire house search. Alana was so accommodating, meeting my husband many times a week when he was in town and even doing  several video walk-throughs of houses that we were interested in. This made the challenge of buying a house from afar so much more manageable. We had a few challenges in the home buying process, including a very competitive market and a few offers that didn’t work out. Alana was extremely patient and helpful throughout these hiccups, making sure that we understood what was happening and what our options were to move forward. We felt very supported and knew that with her help everything would work out in the end. She was easy to contact and always got back to us right away, which was so important with time-sensitive decisions and the two-hour time difference. When we put the offer in on the house we ended up buying, we knew there was another offer being made at the same time. Alana spent the extra time to write up a blurb about us to tell our story, which the sellers said made the difference in accepting our offer over the other. We are so thankful to have had such a great realtor to help us stand out and move us into a house we love. Alana’s professionalism, knowledge, patience, humor and excellent taste make her a perfect choice for anyone looking to buy a new home in the Bellingham area, and we can’t recommend her enough!

B. Ring

Through the spring and summer of 2017, in a very strong sellers market, we pursued a remote home purchase in Bellingham. I.E. We were buying a home sight unseen. It was like playing "Whack a Mole", everytime we got close to an accepted contract it would vaporize and a new opportunity would pop up  down the street. We needed a very active and responsive partner working for us on the ground. Jacson was the man. He was eager to view and photograph (many) properties for us, offered honest opinions and great guidance for our successful offer and acceptance. We would not have gotten our little craftsman gem without him.

P. Thompson

We could not be more pleased with Alana’s incredible expertise and professionalism. Our real estate purchase turned out to be a much more complicated process then originally anticipated and Alana was there every step of the way. She went above and beyond all of our expectations, to answering all  of our questions about the property, to introducing us to a phenomenal loan officer, who brilliantly found financing for this complicated purchase, to keeping us in the loop during numerous delays with the sellers who lived out of the country. She thoroughly researched the property and promptly answered every question. I can honestly say I don't believe I got Alana’s voice message once, she answered every call personally even when the calls were off office hours. I would highly recommend Alana and her team to anyone looking to purchasing or buying a home.

B. Ryan

Alana was amazing to work with from considering selling our home to putting our home on the market and buying a new one. She was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, professional and we always felt that she had our best interest at heart. The house we were selling was complicated and she was able  to connect us with people who were able to help us get our house to where it needed to be.

S. DeYoung

Jacson was amazing! He was the perfect advocate in both my sale and purchase. He truly went above and beyond, researching some code and zoning issues for me, and collecting bids for repairs when I had to be out of town. His responsiveness was so quick over months- a huge advantage when lots of  decisions need to be made (and timing is everything). Plus he’s so nice and fun to work with. I can’t say enough about all the people in this firm.

L. Cole

Brandon made the experience of selling our home enjoyable. He's helpful, professional and personable. I was amazed at how quickly the house sold and how easy the whole process was.

S. Guers

If you need someone to go the extra mile, to make things happen, then Alana Mey is that person. Thinking we were about 6 to 8 months from getting serious about buying a retirement place, we were just checking out neighborhoods. And then it happened – we found the perfect house. We wanted to buy it  but had several pre-planned travel trips coming up. In fact, on the likely closing dates we might be in two different locations, neither of which was in Washington. But Alana said we could make it work, and she was right. There wasn’t much room for scheduling error, and it fell to her to anticipate what was coming and then line up the people and resources needed to get it done in a specific timeframe. In the end it all worked out, although there were some anxious moments towards the end when the escrow company seemed to change its signature requirements. All we can say is that in what appeared to us to be a tangle of bureaucracy, made more intense by physical separation, Alana made it happen.

M. Dowl

A few months ago we asked a buddy which realtor we should use to sell our house and buy a new one. Our friend, quite emphatically, said, "The ONLY realtor you should ever use is Brandon Nelson!" He wouldn't even elaborate because in his mind it was silly to even ask... so we called Brandon and we  are really glad we did. It's really hard to convey in this review just how much Brandon and his team, especially Alana Mey, did for us, but I'll try to highlight the most important things. First of all, we put our house on the market on a Thursday afternoon and sold it that Saturday at 9:00 PM (in October). In order to put the house on the market Brandon and Alana went through our house with a "fine toothed comb" and helped us prepare the house for sale. They organized touch up painting inside and out, window washing, drywall repair, and Brandon even had what he calls his "yard Ninjas" completely transform our yard. More amazingly, we never saw a bill for any of those repairs! Also, on the day we hit the market Brandon's team sent out countless postcards to potential buyers, and talked up our house to other realtors. Our listing went "live" that first day in immaculate shape and had been "teed up" with hundreds of potential buyers and realtors. We sold the house in less than 3 days and got an over asking offer without an inspection -- and with two other offers to put in back-up! As for our new house, my wife and I tend to be gluttons for punishment, and decided to move out of a beautiful "turn key" house into a total fixer upper (but it DOES have a great view). Brandon helped us write up the perfect offer and had us write a "buyer's letter." Thankfully for us the seller accepted our offer over others. During the closing period on our new house we had multiple contractors, electricians and plumbers through that house to give us bids. Since it wasn't our house yet, Brandon's team had to let us in and stay there while we were in the house. This happened multiple times and we easily spent an hour each time. Brandon and his team (who are extremely busy) were there every time, without complaint, and NEVER made us feel like we were an inconvenience. Finally, on the day we closed and were supposed to get the keys to our new house we found out that the previous owner did not have any keys for the house. There were 5 doors and no keys. One of the doors had an electric lock with a key pad, which was the only way to get into the house if all the other doors were locked. Brandon must have found this unacceptable because a key maker showed up and re-keyed all the doors... and again, I didn't see a bill for it! Who does that!? Brandon does... At the end of this whole process I go back to my friend's exclamation that Brandon Nelson and his team are the ONLY realtors we should ever use to buy/sell a house, and now, from personal experience I can say I whole-heartedly agree!

T. McFly

Relocating 2500 miles to Bellingham was challenging enough, but navigating the rapidly changing real estate market here was an additional trial. Brandon and all of the team exceeded all of my expectations by actively listening to our needs and desires; identifying potentially suitable houses in  multiple neighborhoods and communities; effectively using multimedia to get us the latest information on these properties; arranging contractors to do work on our new house; and making this significant transition as smooth as humanly possible. In my 20 years of buying homes throughout practically every region of this country, I can say without fear of contradiction that Brandon and his team are the best and only Realtors you will ever need, because they know this area, they listen, and they care.

S. Szas

We began our process with Brandon Nelson with him coaching us to do FSBO. After considering the legal implications, time constraints and our lack of experience with marketing and social media, we hired Brandon Nelson Partners. Our call to him was on a Monday and our home was on the market by  Friday! They took care of photos, drone photos, staging, flyers and all advertising on social media outlets in 4 days! An open house was on Saturday. An offer was accepted on Sun and closed in just 32 days from hiring date! Brandon knows how to prepare houses for sellers, buyers, inspections, and appraisals. He knew what we needed to do to be ready and even volunteered to help. We were partnered up with another agent so we always had access to one or the other agent. They answer questions and concerns within minutes via text, call or email and I really liked being given a Transaction Calendar with dates to know what to expect. It's refreshing to have such a positive experience. All the folks in the office were so helpful and so kind. And, the folks networked with to do staging, drone videos and title company were all nice, professional, and timely. It's rare to be treated with so much respect and integrity. What a great group of folks!

S. Dale

Chara and Chelsea and Brandon Realtors were knowledgeable, professional and personable. They gave us realistic market expectations, multiple options as to how to market our home, timely and well produced sales support materials and caring personal engagement through the whole process. The result  was a timely sale at asking price and a quick closing. Chara and Chelsea then went beyond their responsibilities helping us locate a local rental and support in making our move. The whole process, time spent, was productive and enjoyable.

N. Swanson

The team at Brandon Nelson Partners went above and beyond in the sale of 7 residential rental properties we sold in 2017. Their knowledge, professionalism, and excitement for what they do makes what can be a stressful experience an absolute breeze. We highly recommend this team to anyone.

A. Hanks

I know it might seem like I'm exaggerating with all the many stars, but honestly I with I could give her more. She always has the best attitude and helped me find my dream home so I couldn't recommend her enough.

A. Nicholas

Jacson represented our family when we wanted to move back to Bellingham to be closer to family. Throughout the process Jacson was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and ultimately helped us find the perfect home for our family. Our home was one with multiple offers, Jacson’s knowledge of the  market as well as his ability to negotiate helped us to purchase the home that we desired. Our family is so happy with our new home and location and that is a reflection of the work that Jacson did as our real estate agent. Jacson was easy to work with, truly listened to our needs and helped us to create a game plan that fit our needs, desires, and budget. If you are looking to buy or sell a home I would highly recommend working with Jacson. 

V. Short

Chara and Chelsea are a nice duo- They are kind and responsive and very helpful in a difficult market. We worked with Chara initially and later Chelsea as well-- they had good communication with us and each other. Recommend.

G. Swetish

We moved from the midwest to Bellingham in the fall of 2017 and, at the recommendation of our son who lives in Bellingham, chose to work with Chara and Chelsea of Brandon Nelson Partners to find a new home. Our concerns about working together over the distance and being at the low end of the  Bellingham market after leaving the high end of a market in Wisconsin were soon dashed by the professional, experienced and accurate responses from Chara and Chelsea. On frequent visits we were greeted with excellent guidance, unflagging availability, and deep knowledge of the area, what to watch for, and the homes we visited, Once we found our home, they guided us through the process of acquiring it (a process we had not been through in 30 years) and thanks to Chara and Chelsea, the process was seamless. They went above and beyond our expectations, even reaching out to help our seller here in Bellingham find a new home. We could not be happier in our new home and with our buying experience. We would not hesitate giving Chara and Chelsea anything but the highest recommendation. 

A. McCool

We highly recommend the team at Brandon Nelson Partners. Chara and Chelsea worked hard on our behalf. Buying into a hot market is difficult, especially when you’re living two hours away. Chara and Chelsea were flexible and prompt in communicating with us. They were available as soon as a beautiful  house meeting most of our “must-have list” went on the market. Being the first bidders in with an offer worked to our advantage, and we got the house! We appreciated Chara and Chelsea’s knowledge and expertise. They kept a keen eye out for houses that met our requirements, whether on the market or not, and didn’t make suggestions that were unlikely to suit us. We always felt reassured knowing that Brandon Nelson Partners works as a team, giving us access to a wide range of real estate and community experience and knowledge.

Z. Carls

I had the pleasure of first meeting Chara in early October at the open house for this property. Her friendliness and intelligence were immediately apparent. My wife and I have had interactions with numerous realtors over the past four decades in the purchase, sale and leasing of our rental  properties. Chara clearly stands out above the crowd. We value her trustworthiness and sincerity. Through the numerous hurdles and milestones in the process of purchasing this house, Chara was always on task, she performed and reported on research and inquiries in an expedient way, and in all ways her communications were excellent. From first starting the purchase process all the way to closing and gaining the house keys, working with Chara was an absolute joy. We also interacted with Chelsea and found her to be authentic, helpful, and very responsive to our questions and concerns.

H. Arps

Jacson helped me purchase my first home, and was a true professional from day one. He answered every question, email, text, and phone call with lightning speed and reliabilty. Having an agent like that soon became obviously essential to finding a home I loved and knowing I’d have a realtor that I  could count on through out each step. And there are alot of them! Couldn’t be happier with his service. definite 5 stars!

We worked with Ethan Hunger to find a cabin in Glacier. Ethan found the perfect place and negotiated a great deal for us. He was knowledgeable, professional and patient, a really great guy!! He anticipated our every need and was always responsive to our questions. And the team back at Brandon  Nelson are top notch, providing professional support when needed. We will definitely work with Ethan and Brandon Nelson Partners again.

S. Marks

By far the most capable, caring and dedicated realtors that I have come to know. I am so grateful to have been introduced to Brandon Nelson Partners and especially Chara and Chelsea. Bellingham is a tough market in which to prevail, and these two are persistent, tenacious and fair. I love them both  personally and professionally. These two wont let you down. Their guidance is instrumental in this bellingham market.

D. Patsula

Jacson listed my Condo, close to Western Washington University in Bellingham. He was very well attentive to our needs. Provided us with a detailed schedule and process. Worked with us as to what was needed to show the Condo well for future buyers. Always positive and a great communicator. Highly  recommend Jacson for your Real Estate needs.

A. Neil

In a prior home sale to using Chara & Chelsea we used a realtor we knew for thirty years and the service was great, so our expectations with Chara & Chelsea were to say the least very high. Well they surpassed them in every area, from day one to bringing food by on moving in day they did everything  they said they would and the unexpected that you didn’t even know you needed. We would recommend them to everyone.

C. Hart

Before we met this dynamic duo, my husband and I were working with an agent who was completely clueless. So when we met Chara and Chelsea through a friend who highly recommended Brandon Nelson Partners, we felt like we were saved! This mother and daughter team brought warmth, patience and  expertise to an otherwise frustrating and challenging process of getting a home in a very competitive seller's market in the Pacific Northwest. Besides being our realtors, Chara and Chelsea are now our friends.

S. Crosby

Alana is great. She knows the in's and out's of real estate in Bellingham WA. A wealth of knowledge, very organized, there when you need her, but very able to work with your schedule. So essential to have someone on your side, checking every detail, especially those you might miss.

C. Napa-Scollon

We worked with Alana Mey, and she and Brandon were fantastic. We actually searched for and bought our house while living in a foreign country. Ordinarily that would be a high risk situation, but honestly, with Alana's help, we felt comfortable the entire time. She gave us so much information at  every step--tons of video feedback, every question answered, and even asked questions that we had not thought to ask. Alana was always on top of everything, from going to view listings promptly to negotiating on our behalf. She encouraged us to be patient when we hadn't yet found the perfect home, and when the perfect home did appear on the market, she worked swiftly to make our dream house come true. This kind of purchase was only possible because of Alana's diligence and attention to detail. Even after the closing, she was so helpful. We absolutely love our house, and we could not have had a more satisfying experience than with Alana Mey and Brandon Nelson Partners.

W. Bounds

It's always a pleasure to work with someone who has both expertise as well as good communication. Things in real estate can move quickly and knowing the person on the other end is not going to drop the ball provides a lot of peace of mind.

E. Lane

Brandon Nelson Group was originally recommended to us by friends who had used him, and we have been grateful for that recommendation ever since. Our experience with Brandon himself was nothing but wonderful. We felt his contracting background was invaluable when it came to his opinion on the  value of our home. Likewise, when it came to closing and we needed help fixing a few items to fulfil the inspection requirements, he happily came over and helped us complete some tasks that were beyond our expertise. All of the people we worked with within the Group were professional, kind, and knowledgeable, making our experience quite wonderful. Brandon was always available for any questions we had or help we needed. Even though he didn't need to be he was there with us for the closing to answer any questions we might of had. We feel we sold our house in a timely manner and every step of the way we're so grateful that Brandon was who we were working with. In short Brandon and his team never missed a chance to go the extra mile or to try any idea to help us with our goals. Without question we will turn to Brandon when it is time to buy again.

H. Stokes

We needed helpful, local presence for our house sale as we had already moved out of state. Brandon Nelson was recommended to us as someone who will manage the details, and we were very pleased with our outcome. Brandon respected our opinions on significant issues, and he and his assistant Grace  Young did an excellent job keeping us advised and the process well documented. Highly recommend!

C. Collum

I just closed on my first ever home. I had a loan with not the average requirements to fulfill in the process of buying. With every glitch, set back, and repetitious requirement, Jacson met every bump and curve with patience, fortitude, calm, undying optimism and grace. Because of his  determination and faith in our finding the right home, we are now proud owners of the exact home we dreamed of. Never dream to little, ask for what you want and need and Jacson will do everything and more in his power to make your dreams come true. He left no stone unturned in the process of finding our home. He never faltered in his ability to serve our every need with clarity and forthrightness. These five stars in all categories are every bit deserved, as Jacson displayed his impressive mastery in every area from local knowledge, to process expertise, to responsiveness and going beyond and above in negotiation skills on our behalf.

K. & D. Ainsworth

We listed both our Duplexes with Jacson Bevens, the beginning of October 2017. We just closed on both transactions, January 17th! Jacson went above and beyond to get our rental properties closed, in such a short time! We highly recommend Jacson Bevens, we will definitely be working with him again  in the future. In the end, Jacson was able to do what NO other Realtor could, he got the job done quickly and we received far more money, then we expected too. We are so blessed to have you as our friend and Realtor. Sincerely, Kevin and Diane Ainsworth

C. Bloomster

I worked with Alana's brother in law while shopping for a home for my parents who were planning to move to Bellingham from Michigan and he told me to get in touch with her; this was the best recommendation ever! Not only did she bend over backwards and drive all over creation to help my parents  find a home, she was even more impressive when my husband and I asked for her help in our own search. We had a very tall order for what we were looking for and were looking at houses in a very wide radius, and she seemed to drop everything any time we wanted to view a property. We thought we found what we wanted but the process required a ton of quotes and contractors to come out to the house. Not only did she find all of these people and booked most of them, she offered her own expertise that she gathered from her personal home renovation. She had so much valuable information and excellent recommendations for taking on a project. After all her hard work, our offer wasn't accepted and we were back to square one. We found the perfect place and she was extremely fast in jumping on the opportunity. She met us at the property multiple times, often interrupting her own family fun to make sure we were taken care of. Her negotiating was spot on and we couldn't thank Alana enough for all that she did to get us in our new home. We closed and she gave us the classiest gift basket ever and I lost track of how many personal letters and cards she has sent us in the mail. At the moment we are knee deep in renovations and she has been our number one go to for excellent handymen suggestions and she has even offered her own hands for work on the house and babysitting as well. I will recommend her to everyone I know and could not be more grateful for her excellent work that goes so far above and beyond and also for gaining a friend. Thank you Alana, our family is pursuing dreams made possible by you

H. Zarrell

Paulina is seriously amazing. We approached her in September of 2017, not knowing anything about home buying or what we wanted. She was so incredibly helpful and patient while went back and forth with timelines. In the beginning of December 2017, we decided to look at condos and we put in an offer  on one a few days after emailing her. She walked two newbies through the process and we couldn't have felt more taken care of. We will only buy/sell homes through Brandon Nelson in the future

I. Krause

I contacted Jacson on Sunday. I met him Monday, wrote up an offer and on Wednesday the sellers accepted my offer. This is my first place and it feels GREAT to be paying my own mortgage instead of renting still. Jacson helped make this transaction ridiculously smooth. He answered my calls/texts literally anytime I needed help with ANYTHING. Jacson is the man and i 100% will work with him next time i am in need of an agent.

D. Debs

Alana was highly recommend to me by one of my brothers and his girlfriend, and I would say I was lucky to have been introduced to her. I’m not a person who has had a very high regard for real estate brokers and I’ve managed to handle the last few buying, selling, and renting situations, without  one. This time was different however. I was on my way back to the east coast to sell my apartment with the intention of returning to Bellingham to live. I had no idea how much time it would take. Shortly before I left to go back, I took a look at a house that caught my eye. I liked so many things about it, but the chances of it still being available when I was ready to buy seemed slim. Alana was so highly recommended, I got in touch with her. We agreed to stay in touch about the house and discussed how I might eventually proceed. It turned out that I got the house I wanted. Alana was great in the process. She made a video walk through to help me remember what things looked like, she got info and estimates on changes I expressed interest in making to the house, and once an offer was made and the house was inspected, she was diligent in getting people in to look, advise, and estimate the cost of essential work. Finally she did great work researching, supporting, and negotiating the final wrapping up of a fair deal that both the sellers and I agreed upon. She worked with my attorney in NY and followed up on all the details of money getting exchanged correctly and on time so that everything went smoothly. Alana continued to offer support even after her work was completed. She’s good at her job and I feel confident recommending her.

R. Curtis

Chara and Chelsea are very professional and very thorough ,leaving no stones unturned. They kept us informed and up to date throughout the whole process and made certain we understood every single item no matter how minute. They were also extremely supportive, patient and respectful, knowing what  a huge change this was for us moving from a home we had lived in for 28 years. They went above and beyond looking at many homes and calling us immediately when they found what turned out to be the perfect home for us. Always keeping abreast uf the homes available, Chara and Chelsea notified us of this one before it was even listed.

Eric Evans

I picked Chara and Chelsea off of a recommendation from family, and would recommend to others. I wanted to be hands off in the sale and Chara and Chelsea were able to handle every aspect for me, as well as work around the unusual schedules of myself and my tenants.  They evaluated the state of the property and made suggestions on what needed attention, collected bids, and verified everything was completed. They made what seemed like an intimidating process very easy.

J. Rombold

“Brandon could not have been more helpful. I found that his extensive experience in construction was invaluable. Few real estate agents would be willing to don coveralls and spend an hour inspecting the foundation of an old house, yet Brandon did so more than willingly. Once aware of potential  issues, we were able to negotiate a purchase price with confidence. Brandon's assistant Ethan Hunger was also extremely helpful during the purchase process. I cannot recommend Brandon and Ethan more highly!”  

- Mary Jones

I am very happy to recommend Paulina Antczak for any Real Estate needs. Three words come to mind with regards to Paulina and our experience with selling our home; Focused, Fun, Knowledgeable. Paulina continually kept in touch, was always available. Paulina also kept in contact with the buyers agent throughout the purchase of our home and the final closing.”

- C. Rooke

Our experience with Paulina and the team at Brandon Nelson Partners was outstanding. We were referred by other loyal clients and have become one ourselves! We won’t hesitate to refer anyone to Paulina, whether it is selling or buying a home. When selling, she took care of everything from helping  stage the house, finding any third party for fixes, cleaning, etc., to staying on top of the transaction all the way through. When buying, she went above and beyond to send mailers to desired neighborhoods, had a big network of realtors to find out homes that would be coming to market and when actually buying our home; she contacted all parties on our behalf to make sure everything was taken care of, leaving us with few questions. We could go on about our pleasant experience, but if you are looking for a realtor that has your back and stands with you throughout the process, Paulina is your agent!"