I've been a resident of NW Washington State for much of my life. My wife Deb and I reside in Birch Bay and between us, have four children and three grandchildren. We enjoy all that our wonderful community has to offer.
Whether you are buying or selling, you will be represented with the utmost professionalism and integrity. In this fast-paced era of automation and self-service, I am committed to being a hands-on, full-time, full-service realtor.
How long have you been in real estate? Sine 2009
Why did you get into real estate? I have a great enjoyment of communities and homes and how people and homes fit together. I appreciate the honor of working with people in the midst of a big decision such as buying or selling a home. I like the process of working with people and also the legality of the transaction and getting it just right.
What was your most rewarding real estate experience? Too many to choose just one actually! Older people and getting them into a safe and easier home, first time homebuyers and their unrestrained joy of a first home, changing a stressed out mystified home buyer into one who feels empowered and able to navigate the process, the satisfaction of seeing a home beautifully staged and getting multiple offers the first weekend of open houses...Teaching HomeBuyer Classes.
What is your favorite thing about Whatcom County? So much to just say one thing. I love Whatcom County because it is situated within the context of a 10,000 foot mountain Mt. Baker - with all of the foothills and trails and splendor of creation. Lakes and forests. Same with the fact that we are on Puget Sound - with the saltwater, islands, marine life with the birds, trees and plants. Conversely we are situated between two large world class cities with Vancouver B.C. in Canada and Seattle. There is a great diversity among the cities of Whatcom county - from historic Fairhaven to more rural Deming and up to Lynden. Ferndale has its own charm as does Blaine and Birch Bay, Sudden Valley, Sandy Point and Lummi Island.
What real estate trend do you love (or hate) right now? We are in a prosperous economy with a stable real estate market and interest rates have leveled off as have prices.. People are fixing up their homes and remodeling. People are landscaping homes for positive community appearances. Communities are fixing up their amenities such as Sudden Valley and other places and it really feels good.
What is your favorite hobby or guilty pleasure? Too many from which to choose - spending time with family and friends, grandchildren, kayaking and hiking, swimming in forest lakes, skiing, beach fires and parties, reading - historical fiction is a favorite genre, church community, visiting restaurants, wine tasting, cooking at home, more recently visiting the many breweries with my grown children who like beer, travel to a few favorite spots. Community service - sponsoring and helping at events such as Wings Over Water birding festival, Run with the Chums of Terrell Creek 5K race, Jingle Bell Run 5K race, Scottish Gathering, March of Remembrance Holocaust observance, others......
If you could have dinner with one person (dead, alive, fictional, etc.), who would it be? The Messiah Jesus! Just a short coffee meet and greet would change my life - knowing He is really busy!
Recommendations for Dave Hiller, Realtor
Dave helped us sell our home in one town and find our dream home in another. He went out of his way to accommodate our erratic schedule and showed a high level of patience and professionalism in showing us all the properties we could want to view. Dave also demonstrated a high level of creativity and resourcefulness in negotiations. I'd recommend Dave to anyone looking to sell or buy their next home. Kathryn
When it came time to purchase a home, it was pure luck that I met Dave Hiller and I knew instantly that he was the right agent for me. I ended up deciding to purchase the perfect home, which happened to be a Short Sale. As many know this can be a difficult process, but with Dave's guidance, professionalism and going the extra mile, it all came together beautifully so I am now a happy and informed homeowner.Heidi