I am a life-long Whatcom County resident who is passionate about real estate and helping others achieve their goals. My experience began in my early twenties when my husband, Eric and I, purchased our first home. We did a major remodel, then sold it and doubled our money. We also purchased a REO (bank-owned foreclosure) property and recently purchased a college rental. My personal experience helped me discover my true calling, and every day I am grateful that I chose real estate as my full-time career. I thrive on helping my clients achieve success.
I graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Administration. My education taught me about the power of effective communication, how to market creatively, and find solutions in challenging situations. This helps me to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients. In addition to my education, I have more than 15 years of corporate sales and sales training experience. I worked for two Fortune 500 companies, where I received some of the finest sales, negotiation, and marketing training available from the nation’s top consultants. In real estate, I have earned a designation as a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE).
My work philosophy is to provide the highest level of service by taking the time to clearly understand, and become closely attuned to the needs of my clients. I help sellers net the highest dollar amount on the sale of their property, and help buyers win the property of their dreams. I work overtime to ensure the transaction goes as smoothly as possible. My goal is to have the best outcome for my clients, down to the very last detail.
As a Bellingham native, I have many extended family members that live in the area! I love spending time with them, and holiday traditions are very special to us. Eric and I love to host gatherings, and entertain for family and friends as often as we can. We have three children- Madison, Chase and Drew. Our family loves hiking the trails here in the Northwest, watching football and basketball, and traveling to warm places. I am passionate about helping kids thrive and encouraging them in their education. I support Skookum Kids, a local non-profit that assists foster children, and I volunteer on the Squalicum High School fundraising committee.
I look forward to meeting you, and hearing about your real estate goals!
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Kristal is without a doubt the best realtor we have ever worked with! She is not only super nice but she is smart, knowledgeable, attentive to details and her service attitude is outstanding. She was our biggest advocate and went above and beyond to help up with both the sale and purchase of our homes. We cannot recommend her enough.Kerstin
Selling houses was a new experience for us, but Kristal was so helpful by explaining every step and was quick to respond to questions. She went above and beyond our expectations especially since they were difficult properties. I wish we had more to sell to continue working with her. She certainly works hard for her clients.Marlene
This was my first home that I sold, Kristal was an angel!! She helped me with the whole process, and me me feel so comfortable. I truly enjoyed working with her, and was sad that my house sold, because I had so much fun working with her! Kelly
Kristal has been great to work with. She helped us buy a new home and sold our old one. She walked us through the process, made everything painless, and got us the best value for our money. She was always quick to respond, listened to our needs, and was very knowledgeable. We would work with her again and will recommend her to our friends and family. Julia
Kristal by far exceeded our expectations and although I’m sure we weren’t her only clients, she made us feel like we were. I highly recommend Kristal Grimstead as a Real Estate Professional and when we need services in the future she will be the first we turn to.Ernie
Kristal was so wonderful in our entire home-buying process. She was extremely supportive and open to our changing needs. She is warm, bright, engaged, and works hard to help you find and successfully purchase a property you want. She guided us through the process and made everyone feel like they were winning. I highly recommend her. Karin
Kristal was wonderful to work with; she is very thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable about the area and the market. She was very responsive to our questions and diligently pursued properties that matched our desires and interests. When we found the right house, she was an aggressive advocate in helping us get the best price and closing timeline. Meghan