About Us

Sterling Real Estate Group is Northwest Washington's leading provider of socially conscientious and environmentally responsible real estate services.  Integrity is of utmost importance at Sterling, so we have assembled a team of brokers who implement the highest standard of customer service possible while providing both residential and commercial real estate services.  Our diverse team has strong connections to the communities it serves, including Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties - and they contribute to causes locally and across the world.  Contact us today to be paired up with the broker with the specialties best suited to fit your needs.

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Community Connected

In order to provide the best service possible, we know how important it is for brokers to be familiar with and connected to the communities they serve.  Our brokers have unmatched local market knowledge so you can be sure you’ll have a true local expert by your side.

Sustainable Connections:

Sustainable ConnectionsAs an organization that commits to a thriving local economy that supports meaningful jobs from a diversity of business owners, as well as a commitment to decreasing negative impacts on our environment, becoming a member of Sustainable Connections was an easy decision.  We believe we are lucky to live in a very remarkable part of the world, so we’ll do what we can to make sure it only gets better!

Chamber of Commerce – Bellingham and Ferndale:

bellingham-chamber-logoFerndale Chamber of CommerceSterling is a chamber member for both Bellingham and Ferndale, and our brokers are encouraged to attend monthly meetings to connect and network with other local businesses like bankers, builders, inspectors, surveyors, accountants and more.  The more local connections we maintain, the more our customers benefit.  Bellingham’s chamber includes additional organizations, like Whatcom Young Professionals, that some of our brokers are active with as well.


Environmentally Conscious

Being a community-minded business means also caring for the physical environment around us.  We believe it is the responsibility of every business and individual to minimize their carbon footprint and impact on the environment, so we’ve teamed up with a few local organizations to make sure we are doing our part.

Toward Zero Waste:

Towards Zero WasteAdministered through Sustainable Connections, Toward Zero Waste is a pledge that we keep to reduce the amount of waste that our business produces by at least 50%.  Sustainable Connections provides free technical assistance and promotional materials to help businesses achieve this goal.  Efforts can include going paperless and making an effort to increase purchasing of recycled and environmentally preferable products.  You can view the full list of local businesses who have taken this pledge by clicking here – please make an effort to support these businesses.

Built Green:

Built GreenOur Managing Broker Phil Dyer is a member of Built Green Whatcom County, a program designed to create safer, healthier and more efficient homes, reduce impacts of construction and development, and improve and protect the valuable community and natural resources of Whatcom County.  Sterling brokers who are certified by Built Green have the tools to actively promote the features and benefits of these practices to homebuyers, making Built Green the preferred consumer standard.

Projects that are certified through Built Green have demonstrated achievement in several areas of environmental responsibility:

  • Preserving natural processes through responsible site and water management.
  • Lowering operating costs through energy-efficient equipment and systems.
  • Reducing toxins and pollutants for a healthier indoor environment.
  • Minimizing waste by careful selection of materials and jobsite recycling.