Why Join Sterling Real Estate Group?

We’re looking for rule breakers. Trend starters. Risk takers. Empire builders. 

At Sterling you get the opportunity to work with a conscience. We are a local business with a commitment to community. Sound interesting? Contact us today.

 

1. We are REAL PEOPLE making a difference in the community. We believe the National Association of REALTOR’S Code of Ethics is a pledge of:

  • honesty
  • integrity
  • professionalism &
  • community service

2. We are Whatcom County’s PREMIER BOUTIQUE real estate firm to either start or strengthen your existing career.

3. LOCALLY owned & operated.

4. We are a real estate company that has been in business for nearly 30 YEARS & pride ourselves on our integrity.

5. Our core values enable you to KEEP MORE OF WHAT YOU EARN. 

6. No company compares to our LOW & TRANSPARENT FEES.

7. The market is growing and we NEED A FEW MORE GOOD PEOPLE to work with our team.

 

WE OFFER:

1. A 12 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM to get your business started.

  •  Developed from an entrepreneurial point of view & based on real experience.

2. Weekly Mentoring (FREE, unlike other companies where you have to pay for this add-on service).

3. Weekly meetings & workshops

4. New accountability partnership

5. Integrity – you can call any of our Brokers for help/ideas/inspiration

6. Encouragement to take advantage of higher learning opportunities:

  • i.e. getting your Managing Broker’s License,
  • WA REALTORS’s Leadership Academy,
  • Legal Symposiums, etc.

7. The ability for you to brand yourself instead of a “team lead”

8. We understand it can be overwhelming as a new Broker, we have resources like the New Listing Checklist to speed up the learning process so you can provide your clients the excellent service they deserve.

9. HUGE library of resources:

  • Advertising
  • Business Plan Templates
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Niche Markets
  • Memorable Open Houses
  • Scripts, etc.

10. Develop a CAREER, not a job

11. A company that has a vested interest in you as a person, and HELPING YOU BUILD YOUR BUSINESS.

12. A company that provides support, training, tools & encouragement in the use of cutting edge technology, apps, mobile websites, video, blogging, web exposure, social media, networking, & more.

13. A company that believes you matter most & that values your input & adapts to a constantly changing world.

14. A company that continues to grow with a positive outlook & proven successful business model.

15. Two FREE office locations in Whatcom County to serve your clients: Downtown Bellingham & Main Street in Ferndale.

16. Work from home opportunities.

 

LOGISTICS

  • Monthly Fee is $112/month. It INCLUDES:
    • L&I insurance
    • E&O insurance
    • Client Liability Insrance
    • *Cyber Insurance*
    • Sustainable Connections
    • Bellingham Chamber of Commerce
    • Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
  • 70/30 Split with CAP at $12,500 – save thousands of dollars a year
  • A portion of every commission gets split between 2 charities:
    •  The Dyer Family Friendship school in Cambodia, and
    • ‘Charity of the Quarter’ which Brokers nominate & vote on.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  1. Driven individuals with a strong work ethic & love of the community.

2. Someone with desire to grow & educate themselves professionally.

3. Ensure a positive customer service experience by informing clients accurately on the home buying / selling process.

4. Proactive & positive individuals.

5. Entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Contact us and find out what we have to offer and WHAT STANDS US APART FROM THE REST!


4 AFFORDABLE DIYS THAT BOOST HOME VALUE

We’ve got practical and pretty blogger projects that pack a payoff.

These four projects can boost your home’s value and good looks for a lot less money that total room renovations.

And you can knock out each yourself over a weekend — or two.

 

#1 Ikea Hack Transforms Basement

Christina Katos, of the blog No. 29 Design, wanted to convert her dreary unfinished basement into a bright and cheerful family room that included 17 feet of built-in storage. Hiring someone to create her dream built-in would have cost up to $8,000. So she constructed one herself using furniture from Ikea’s Hemnes living room collection. 

Estimated costs:

  • 2 Ikea glass-door cabinets with 3 drawers: $365 each
  • 2 Ikea bookcases: $120 each
  • 1 Ikea TV Unit: $229
  • Wood: $150
  • Paint, sealer, and painting supplies: $75

Total: $1,424

Percentage recovered: You’ll recover about 70% of your costs on a basement remodel, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

#2 Simple Hack Lights Up Landscaping

Gina, who writes The Shabby Creek Cottage blog, devised a concrete pillar light to illuminate her walkway without expensive hardwiring. In fact, her project is solar powered, so this DIY won’t run up the utility bill. 

Plus outdoor lighting is a rock-solid way to enhance security and curb appeal.

Estimated costs:

  • A solar light on a removable stake: $5 each
  • A package of quick-setting concrete: $5 (It’ll make 50 pounds, enough to create around 20 pillar lights.)
  • Food container: $3

Total: $13 each

Percentage recovered: Outdoor lighting along with trees and native plants are an essential part of a gorgeous and value-adding landscape. And good landscaping can amount to as much as 28% of a home’s overall value, according to landscape economist John Harris.

 

#3 Paint, Light, and Faux Stone Entryway Says ‘Welcome’

When Christine, of First Home Love Life blog, moved into her home, the entryway was less than inviting. It lacked light. The paint on the front door was chipped. The concrete walkway was cracked. 

And any REALTOR® will tell you, first impressions count. 

To revamp her entryway, she gave the front door a fresh coat of paint and installed a new pendant lamp. A year later she had a light-bulb-over-her-head moment while walking down the spray paint aisle at Home Depot. The result: Her faux stone walkway — created with a surprising technique. 

Estimated costs:

  • Paint for front door: $23 (with coupon)
  • Light fixture: $39
  • Supplies for walkway: $60 (Details at the tutorial above.)

Total: $122

Percentage recovered: A new front door offers a solid return on your investment. According to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Assocation of REALTORS®, you’ll recover 75% of the cost of a new door if you should sell your house.

 

#4 Patio Pavers Rescue This Backyard

DIY can get messy. Ask Taryn of the blog Design, Dining, and Diapers, whose patio upgrade resulted in two shattered iPhones, left her with aching muscles, and took five times longer than the 8 to 10 hours she estimated from her online research. (Keep in mind, she and her husband were both patio-installing newbies. They’re also self-confessed perfectionists.)

Any regrets? Nope, she loves her new 230-square-foot stone patio and get her lessons-learned tips for saving time.

Estimated costs:

  • Paver stone tiles: $570 (She bought them on sale.)
  • Supplies, including gravel, polymeric joining sand, new tools, and a truck rental: around $1,000

Total: $1,570

Percentage recovered: A new patio professionally installed costs about $7,200 according the “Remodeling Impact Report” —  with a return of 69%. 

 

Questions? Contact us at info@sterlingrealestate(dot)co or 360.756.0021.

 

 


HOUSELOGIC

HouseLogic helps consumers make smart, confident decisions about all aspects of home ownership. Made possible by REALTORS®, the site helps owners get the most value and enjoyment from their existing home and helps buyers and sellers make the best deal possible. 

DEIRDRE SULLIVAN
Deirdre Sullivanis an NYC-based writer who’s obsessed with maximizing every inch of her urban dwelling. She’s a former fashionista who has worked for Lucky Magazine and InStyle. She recently traded her high heels and Fashion Week pass for a drill and bandsaw. Follow Deirdre on Google+Twitter, and Pinterest.

This content is not the product of the National Association of REALTORS®, and may not reflect NAR’s viewpoint or position on these topics and NAR does not verify the accuracy of the content.

This is What Our Clients Have to Say About Us…….


Want to start a new career but don’t how?


We are a real estate company that has been in business for nearly 30 years and pride ourselves on our integrity.  We are Whatcom County’s premier boutique real estate team to either start or strengthen your existing career.  Our core values enable you to keep more of what you earn.  No company compares to our low fees.  The market is growing and we need a few more good people to work with our team.

We offer:

  • Weekly meetings and workshops.
  • Leading New Agent Training Program developed from an entrepreneurial point of view and based on real experience.
  • Personal couching from owner & designated broker with combined experience of over 35 years.
  • Dedicated brokers and staff to ensure you succeed.
  • Locally owned and operated.
  • The ability for you to brand yourself instead of a “team lead”.
  • Develop a career, not a job.
  • A company that has a vested interest in you as a person, and helping you build your business.
  • A company that provides support, training, tools and encouragement in the use of cutting edge technology, apps, mobile websites, video, blogging, web exposure, social media, networking, and more.
  • A company that believes you matter most and that values your input and adapts to a constantly changing world.
  • A company that has grown, even during the last recession and continues to grow with a positive outlook and proven successful business model.
  • Two FREE office locations in Whatcom County to serve your clients; Downtown Bellingham and Main Street in Ferndale.
  • Work from home opportunities.

What we are looking for:

  • Driven individuals with a strong work ethic and love of the community.
  • Someone with desire to grow and educate themselves professionally.
  • Ensure a positive customer service experience by informing clients accurately on the home buying / selling process.
  • Proactive & positive individuals.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Contact us and find out what we have to offer and

WHAT STANDS US APART FROM THE REST!

Call 360-756-0021 or Email info@sterlingealestate.biz


Sterling Real Estate Group is Hiring Motivated New and Experienced Realtors

We are a real estate company that has been in business for nearly 30 years and pride ourselves on our integrity.  We are Whatcom County’s premier boutique real estate team to either start or strengthen your existing career.  Our core values enable you to keep more of what you earn.  No company compares to our low fees.  The market is growing and we need a few more good people to work with our team.

We offer:

  • Weekly meetings and workshops.
  • Leading New Agent Training Program developed from an entrepreneurial point of view and based on real experience.
  • Personal couching from owner & designated broker with combined experience of over 35 years.
  • Dedicated brokers and staff to ensure you succeed.
  • Locally owned and operated.
  • The ability for you to brand yourself instead of a “team lead”.
  • Develop a career, not a job.
  • A company that has a vested interest in you as a person, and helping you build your business.
  • A company that provides support, training, tools and encouragement in the use of cutting edge technology, apps, mobile websites, video, blogging, web exposure, social media, networking, and more.
  • A company that believes you matter most and that values your input and adapts to a constantly changing world.
  • A company that has grown, even during the last recession and continues to grow with a positive outlook and proven successful business model.
  • Two FREE office locations in Whatcom County to serve your clients; Downtown Bellingham and Main Street in Ferndale.
  • Work from home opportunities.

What we are looking for:

  • Driven individuals with a strong work ethic and love of the community.
  • Someone with desire to grow and educate themselves professionally.
  • Ensure a positive customer service experience by informing clients accurately on the home buying / selling process.
  • Proactive & positive individuals.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Contact us and find out what we have to offer and

WHAT STANDS US APART FROM THE REST!

Call 360-756-0021 or Email info@sterlingealestate.com

Mission Statement  - Sterling Real Estate Group


Rockstar of the Month – Thuy Tiller – $12.8Million in sales for the month of July!!

Rockstar of the Month!


Sterling Real Estate Donates to Cambodia School!

Cambodia donation

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the brand new Sterling Real Estate Group website!  Created by the folks over at HappyChap Media, we felt like it was time for a visual redesign so that our website better reflects the quality of work that we do for our clients.  We believe that the new site does a great job of displaying the things that really set Sterling Real Estate Group apart from competitors; mostly our amazing team of brokers.  It also highlights our commitment to community service with the work we do locally and abroad, our connections with local organizations and the ways our clients benefit, and our environmentally conscious business practices.

Check back often as we have plans to update this blog on a regular basis with company news (new brokers, featured properties, etc.), community news and events, real estate advice, and anything else we can think of!  You can also like our Facebook page for more regular updates.  Thanks for visiting our new site, we hope you like it.