What Clients Are Saying

Michael & Amina Bakke, Bellingham

Excellent! She is the best agent we have worked with in all our experiences buying & selling! 10/10!

Dan Bye & Ruby Casiano

Working with Leslie made our move across the country so much easier. We were facing a challenging market and Leslie was so flexible and creative in ways to get us all the information about properties we were seeing online. She worked with our family in the Puget Sound area in the search and inspection processes. She fielded our anxious texts and emails with so much grace and reassured us that everything would fall into place - and it did! Our family love our new home and are looking forward exploring the area.

Warren & Anneke Hofford, Sumas

Excellent. Leslie is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She is thoughtful and kind. She is a great negotiator and keeps calm when things get stressful.

David & Sarah Yates, Blaine

Leslie was great! When I found the house I wanted Leslie was all over it. She did a great job of negotiating for us. I would definitely recommend Leslie to anyone looking for purchase a home.

Amanda Earley, Ferndale

Leslie is a great realtor and friend! She helped me buy my first house 5 years ago. We stayed in contact through the years, this past year things personally got hard and had to sell my house. She was my first and only call. We got the house in the market and it sold in 4 days. Leslie is one of the nicest, sweetest people I have every meet. If I need to buy a house again she will be my first call. Thank you Leslie for everything!

Mr. Lee

Highly recommending Leslie. We had to sell a house in Lynnwood. Thanks to her advice we were able to just before the COVID-19 pandemic. She worked very hard for us!

Steven & Micah Potvin, Ferndale

High quality

Claire Miller, Bellingham

Leslie is everything one wants in a real estate agent. She’s knowledgeable, organized, responsive and is a great listener.

Daniela and Kenneth LaRue, Custer

Leslie was a pleasure to work with. She found us the perfect house in a very tight market.

Ron & Lynn Hart, California

She was the BEST! We are very happy!!

The Austin Bros, Bellingham

Leslie is exceptional! She shows excellence in all areas of her profession. She approached the sale of our condo in a very proactive and positive manner. She repeatedly would go the extra mile to make sure things were always taken care of. As an example, two chairs and a couch needed to be removed from the condo at the last minute before closing, and Leslie made it happen. Most importantly, she is kind, amiable, ethical, and a pleasure to work with! We have worked with many realtors through the years and consider her THE BEST! We plan to work with her exclusively in all our future real estate needs!

Daniel and Mychal OBrien

My husband and I have worked with Leslie both with purchasing and selling our home. She is efficient, hardworking and easy to communicate with. She listens to your needs and meets them! Leslie is honest and very helpful with her gentle guidance and expert advice! If we should need a realtor in the future, we definitely will reach out to her again.

Kate Curtis, Custer

There aren't enough superlatives to describe the experience I had with Leslie. When my tenants gave their notice to move, as they were buying a house, I wanted to find a realtor to sell my rental house. My tenants gave Leslie such rave reviews, I went to her first. Right from the start it was obvious I made the right choice. She is so knowledgeable, efficient, high integrity, and also calm and compassionate. At the time we put the house up for sale, I had so much critical life-stuff going on, I worried that it would be too much to deal with. Leslie handled everything so fast and so well, the process just felt to me like a really good dream! I'm happy with the price I got, and every single aspect of my dealings with this amazing realtor.

Zach & Vanessa Rushing, Blaine

Leslie was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is very knowledgeable, quick to respond to our many questions and her research enabled us to be competitive in a tough market. Leslie went out of her way to be available when it was convenient for our family, and our kids completely adore her. We can't thank her enough for all of her hard work getting us into our new home!

Bill & Toni Gwinner, Brewster

We received excellent service from our agent, Leslie Hobkirk. Her professionalism and expertise made the sale of our home a smooth, easy transaction.
We would recommend Leslie highly to anyone wanting to sell their home. She works hard for her clients, does an excellent job staging and is very pleasant to work with.

Chris and Amy Jensen, Bellingham

Leslie was very helpful to us in both the buying and selling process. She did a thorough market analysis that helped us to price our home to advantage. She got right in and worked with us to get our house ready to show as quickly as possible in order to hit the market at the best time. Also, Leslie was always available to answer our questions at any time. She worked very hard to make sure that we found a new home that was right for us. We were always in very capable hands during a process that took less than a total of two months to complete! Thanks so much Leslie!

Alecia Jenkins, Bellingham

As a young single woman I didn't think that I would be able to afford purchasing a house on my own but with Leslie's advice and help I was able to find the perfect home at just the right price for me. This was my first time buying a house and Leslie made sure to go through every detail with me and was always available if I had questions. Leslie also made sure to help push things forward to make sure I would be able to move in on the date I wanted to.

Letitia Berbaum, Leguna Niguel

We would strongly recommend Leslie for your Real Estate needs in Bellingham WA. We appreciated that she was quick to respond, very resourceful, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with her.

Brian and Sara Tschumper, Woodinville

Leslie was amazing to work with! As we set out to purchase a rental for our college son, we received a referral to Leslie from our friend who is a Windermere agent in our area. Within just a couple days of contacting Leslie, we found a house, placed an offer and had the offer accepted. The whole process never felt like we were doing the transaction long distance. Leslie's communication with us was top notch and friendly. We truly had legs on the ground in the Bellingham area working for us and couldn't be more grateful. Thank you Leslie for going above and beyond even after the sale was completed!

Jake & Katie Burry, Bellingham

Leslie was amazing throughout the whole process of buying our first home. She was consistently available to answer our questions, set up appointments and viewings and helped us in anyway she could (including watching our toddler daughter at times!). Leslie helped us work through a multiple offer situation. She is extremely knowledgeable, punctual, caring and just a wonderful person. I highly recommend Leslie!

J & L Nichols, Bellingham

Our sale progressed very rapidly and smoothly with Leslie's support and expertise. She knows exactly what needs to happen and when and how to smooth the transaction. Highly recommend for a quick efficient sale.

Alex Cross, Mission Hills

I didn't have any experience in selling a house plus I was living out of state and Leslie helped me all the way, she always kept in touch with me and was prompt and clear to answer my questions. She got me a better deal than what I was expecting, very friendly, reliable, honest and professional.
I will highly recommend her to my friends, family and anyone interested in buying or selling a property.

Corey & Holly Bedient, Gig Harbor

Leslie was so incredibly helpful in the process of selling our house. We moved out of the area and she went above and beyond helping us get it ready to list! Her marketing presentation and evaluation was thorough and impressive. Communication was excellent and she walked us through our multiple offers, giving excellent feedback and advice.

Taylor & Mindy Swedberg, Olympia

Working with Leslie was such a blessing! Our home went under contract quickly, and Leslie was very timely and intentional in giving feedback about interest in the house. She held multiple open houses, and since we were living in the a different town from the house we were selling, did so many little jobs for us to get the house ready to sell. Once we went under contract she went above and beyond in professionally handling issues we needed to resolve after inspection. She worked hard to get us the best deals and spent much time and energy saving us money where she could. She allowed us to focus on starting a new life in a new town while she took care of all our house sale issues. It was truly a blessing. She was easy to be in communication with and texted, emailed, or called, whichever was easy for us. I'd highly recommend her, in fact I have twice already!

Jane Palajac, Bellingham

I've gone through the home-buying process 3 times now in my lifetime, and I wish Leslie could have been my agent for each one. She is professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and friendly. She always got back to me right away regarding any and all questions I had, and let me know what to expect at each stage, so that I could be prepared. During the process, I was called out of town unexpectedly, and she communicated with me perfectly throughout a pretty stressful time. I could not be more pleased and thankful that Leslie was my agent, and will recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.

Hugh & Kristine Chalfant, Bellingham

Balanced, professional, friendly.

Altogether a pleasant, worry-free experience. Leslie took what we considered a difficult property to sell and found a way to get us a good price in a quick time frame -- it's hard to beat that.

Jennifer Deshaies, Bellingham

I received excellent service from Leslie. She was always very professional and positive in the face of a transaction that was challenging. Everything on our end went very smoothly and Leslie was very supportive. I would highly recommend Leslie to friends. She was very supportive during and after the sale and still calls to check-in with me.

Doug & Ruth Jacobson, Bellingham

Leslie assisted our family in the sale of our home in Whatcom County.

We first tried to sell our home on our own but soon realized we needed the expertise of an experienced real estate professional. Leslie was that professional. From the first meeting with Leslie, we witnessed her strong work ethic and dedication as our representative in the sale of our home. She immediately arranged for two open houses on the first and second weekends that our home hit the market. Even though the viewings garnered few attendees, Leslie was super positive and encouraging.

Prior to the first open house, we needed a little help with the presentation in regards to the condition of our carpets. Leslie took it upon herself to run home and grab her personal steam cleaner and clean the carpets. The areas she cleaned had never looked so nice.

Leslie is also an excellent communicator. Each time we needed to contact her, whether during working hours, evenings, or weekends, she always responded in a timely manner.

We would and will highly recommend Leslie to others looking to buy or sell a home or property.

Thank you so much Leslie.

Mychal O'Brien, Bellingham

Leslie made things so easy for my husband and I, she understood what we were looking for and was always on the hunt. She answered and greeted every question and concern with a smile, and was always willing to investigate.

She never made us feel pressured and advised us to take our time if we hesitated on a purchase. I would Highly recommend Leslie she is an awesome agent to have on your side!

Hugh & Kris Chalfant, Bellingham

When we decided to sell our home we were not sure it would sell and were convinced it would take a long listing to accomplish. Leslie assured us we were taking an overly pessimistic view and she was right. Leslie guided us through the entire process with grace and good humor. Her advice and knowledge of the market made this a pleasant and profitable experience. We would recommend Leslie with a high degree of confidence that she would do an excellent and professional job for anyone thinking of selling or buying a home.

Choong Lee, Bellingham

Leslie is awesome! I recently bought a house and am selling my condo. She walked us through every step and got rid of a lot of headaches. Thanks Leslie!

Sai Fung Wu, Bellingham

Leslie was very helpful with awesome follow-up services.

Carol Dayton, Bellingham

The job Leslie did on selling my home was wonderful and beyond my expectations. Her service was professional and well done. She is superb!

Ken Gunderson-Ferndale

When I say Leslie (Hobkirk) & Kathy (Stauffer) I'm sure you know who I am talking about. They are both wonderful. We had had these properties listed with several for many years with zero results. We now have one sold & the other on it's way. These two ladies have helped us open a door to enjoy our retirement we thought maybe not possible. We love them!

Hing & Chung Wu, Middletown, Connecticut

We have had numerous real estate transactions in the past 40 years and have never come across a better realtor than Leslie Hobkirk! Leslie is instrumental in helping us to relocate from Connecticut to Bellingham, WA. Moving across the country from coast to coast is never easy, not to mention that we were caught in the worst sellers' market in Connecticut and a very competitive buyers' market in Bellingham.

With her patience, diligence and perseverance, Leslie was able to find us a house to our utmost satisfaction after working tirelessly with us for 15 months. As a matter of fact, we have built up such a strong trust in Leslie that ultimately we made an offer on a house based solely on Leslie's recommendations without physically viewing it as we were fully aware that by the time we fly out to Bellingham, the house would have been sold. As it turned out, the house Leslie chose for us happened to be our dream home which far exceeds our expectations.

Not only is Leslie the most competent realtor we have dealt with, but she is also the most friendly, gracious and caring professional. Knowing that our furniture and household belongings will arrive much later after we moved in, Leslie took great care to lend us some basic things and make sure that we feel at home.

We cannot thank Leslie enough for everything she has done for us. Of all the realtors we worked with and there were many, Leslie deserves a perfect 10 more than anyone else! We will be very happy to recommend Leslie whether you are a buyer or seller of real estate!

In addition, we would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Kristen, Tinsel and Daniel at the Windemere office in Bellingham who offered us help to resolve some issues with our mortgage broker. They were so considerate and helpful which manifest such team working spirit if the office.

Alex & Irena Odushkin, Ferndale

Leslie helped us buy our first home and she is Outstanding!!
She was always available to answer our questions and was professional through the entire process. She always kept us updated along the way and made sure we understood what was going on.
Leslie is a great realtor for any budget and market. I would recommend her to anyone!

Tori Harris, Blaine

I have had a very positive experience working with Leslie Hobkirk . She made selling my property at 107 Polo Park a pain free and positive experience. Her many years in the business shown through, especially in the areas of marketing, my home sold very quick and had multiple offers. Communication is a huge component for me and she let me know every detail of the transaction, within a timely manner. I was very happy with the process and would recommend Leslie highly.

Susan Huber, Sedro Woolley

Leslie was very informative and always returned calls. She went above and beyond to get me in my house!

Shawn & Simone Buhler, Bellingham, WA

Working with Leslie has been a delightful experience! She is very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable of the current market. She goes above and beyond your expectations. We just closed on the first part of out real estate "journey" and look forward to having Leslie continue to help with our future needs. I would recommend her to anybody who wants to buy/sell the house.

Steve Munsen, Blairsden-Graeagle, CA

Leslie was very helpful in selling my Mom's home in 1 week. Her knowledge and networking with other agents made for a smooth process. I would highly recommend her for anyone selling a home.

Sarah Weg, Wendell, ID

Leslie is amazing! She went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me to prepare my mothers estate to sell. I am forever indebited to her for her graciousness and kindess through this process. Leslie gets things done!

Cagney & Shayla King, Lynden

Leslie was great to work with. She helped us find just the right house for our family, she also helped entertain our two small children so we could really view the homes we looked at. Working around our busy schedules she was able to meet with us when needed and helped us get just the right financing for our budget.

Carl & Marlene Nielsen, Bellingham

To whom it may concern: Below is a brief summary of our experience with Leslie Hobkirk.
Leslie was businesslike in all her dealings. Whenever we had questions she was always available to answer them and if additional information was needed she was on top of the situation and would get the answers. When papers needed to be signed she contacted us in a timely manner. She was always on top of efforts to market our house. Her "Open Houses" were very successful. During our "closing" Leslie was with us to explain anything we had questions about.
All in all....a very good experience for Carl and I.

Louise Jancovic, Bellingham

Leslie was wonderful to work with. I am so glad that she was the one who answered my call. I will recommend her to anyone who asks me if I know anyone in real estate.

L & L McDevitt, Bellingham

We met Leslie at an open house and knew right away she was our new agent. We were looking for a larger home in a specific area and we knew exactly what we wanted and Leslie set out to find it. She was on top of everything new on the market and we looked at many homes. When we finally found the right one, we were actually leaving that afternoon to go out of town but Leslie went above and beyond to get the offer going! We are moving into our new home soon and our old home is on the market with Leslie. She has become one of our closest friends! Thanks Leslie!

Chuck Charbonneau, Blaine

By a chance meeting with Leslie Hobkirk the subject of real estate sales came up. My wife had a property listed that seemed to be going nowhere. Leslie sounded like a "go-getter" to us so we switched realtors. Within 3 months we had 3 offers and a sale thanks to Ms. Hobkirk's vigorous efforts in marketing this property. I have been highly impressed with this lady's skills and savvy and attitude in this real estate action.
I recommend Leslie to anyone wanting to buy or sell property. I highly recommend Leslie as an honest realtor that will get the job done. We not only got a sale, we also gained a very fine friend.

Simon and Lucy Mestre, Bellingham

We would like to say how much we appreciated our real estate agent, Leslie Hobkirk. Leslie helped us through all the steps of selling our home and finding a new home for us. Leslie did a great job keeping us informed of the steps needed in selling and buying. We also appreciated that she was always available when we needed questions answered. We also appreciated that she has been in the real estate business for many years and knows the Whatcom County area well.

Barbara Quist, Blaine

I met Leslie Hobkirk by chance when I was looking to change realtors. I was very impressed with her energy and knowledge so I signed with her to sell my house. It was the very best decision I could have made. Leslie is hard working and knows real estate very well. She not only marketed my house aggressively but help with staging and coordinating some repairs and she kept in touch with me almost every day--even when she was on vacation. She definitely went above and beyond the call of duty for me. She sold my house in just 3 1/2 months and for more than I expected! I would, and have, recommend Leslie to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. I can't say enough good things about Leslie. She is an exceptional realtor and a great person.

Patty Jones, Bellingham

Leslie goes above and beyond what a "typical" agent would do, She helped me stage my home, even brought her own house accessories to assist in this. She always kept me up to date on everyone that had viewed my home and hosted several open houses. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Whatcom County

Doug & Amanda Earley, Ferndale

Leslie was a wonderful lady to work with. She helped us buy our first home and found everything we were looking for, down to the exact location we wanted to be in. She was very patient with us and explained every step.

Thank you so much again Leslie!

Micah Mae, Bellingham

Leslie has tirelessly helped us in selling our homes and looking for a new one. She puts fourth all she got in order to get the job done. She has great suggestions and vision. We highly recommend her. She will be our realtor for life!!

Steven, Bellingham

My service I received was top notch. Leslie was very patient of all my expectations. She represented herself and Windermere well. She is now a family friend.

Larry & Elizabeth, Bellingham

Leslie's service was great! We are very picky and knew exactly what we wanted and Leslie was patient with us through the whole process--all 8 months! She really knows the area and when we contacted her to look at a house, she always got us in right away. She was wonderful!

Alexander & Irina, Ferndale

We are very happy with the service our agent provided. She was helpful and informative throughout the home buying process. Our agent, Leslie, did a wonderful job. She put in a great deal of time and effort in purchasing our first home. She provided information about the home buying process and what options we have.

Greg & Aleta

Excellent! Leslie is the best real estate agent ever. She went beyond our expectations.

Monica Thompson & Richard Morse, Maple Falls

Leslie genuinely seemed to take a personal interest in our purchase, going above and beyond what we expected to make sure we got the house. She was a great advocate for us when dealing with the banks and was ALWAYS available, returning our calls and emails promptly, even after hours. No complaints!

Shawn & Simone Buhler, Bellingham

Leslie was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. She always followed up with potential buyers and gave us appropriate feedback.

Robert & Patricia Basey, Maple Falls

Leslie is excellent! She is easy to talk to. She always kept me informed. She is caring, giving and kind. I recommend her!

Micah Potvin, Bellingham

Professional service. Leslie is the best. This is the 3rd time we've used her -- she's our agent for life!

A. Victor, Bellingham

Excellent! Helpful beyond expectations. Leslie was wonderful to work with, would definitely use her again.

Danny, Timothy & Brad

Excellent! Leslie is the best realtor we have ever worked with! She exhibits the highest level of professionalism, ethics, intelligence & personality. She is THE BEST!


Professional, experienced, the best! We will always use her, she's the best!
I appreciate Windermere's service to the community, thank you! So glad to have found Leslie, she's our realtor for life!


Top Notch! We've used Leslie about 7 times now, she's our Realtor for life!!
Leslie is the Best, we love her! This questionnaire isn't big enough to tell you all the reasons why!


Beyond excellent

Excellent & Professional

Our friend Leslie has been amazing. Caring and knowledgeable. A true professional! Thank you again! We are so happy in our new home, thanks to Leslie! Thank you Windermere.