Swanson Group - Bellingham, WA


Kurt Swanson


Kurt is an experienced real estate professional helping clients both buy and sell homes since 1990. His commitment to service, knowledge of the local market, and excellence in communication give him a competitive edge when selling your home, land, or commercial property. Kurt is a lifetime Bellingham resident, and is an active area director for the non-profit Kidstown International which aids kids in orphanages in Nepal, India, and Romania. Kurt was awarded the 2013 Whatcom County Realtor of the Year award by the Whatcom County Association of REALTORS

Brad Howell


Before joining The Swanson Group, Brad experienced success both in business and ministry. He has his Master of Divinity from North Park University, and has been a pastor at Hillcrest Chapel in Fairhaven.  Brad also has has been an entrepreneur involved in a number of growing businesses, and has served on the boards of several community non-profits.  Brad’s clients and friends will tell you that you can trust Brad to get results, and that you can always depend on him to treat your real estate goals as his own.

Morgan Takemura

Administrative Assistant

Morgan is the assistant to Kurt and Brad at the Swanson Group, and has been working in real estate since 2013. Her experience dealing with transactional paperwork, marketing, and advertising helps ensure that you have the best real estate experience possible. Morgan is also the team marketing specialist for Bellingham Royal Family KIDS, a non-profit benefiting children of abuse and neglect, and volunteers with their camp and mentor program as well.


Take care of your needs. We know buying and selling a new home can be stressful. We're here for your personal needs.

Do the tough work for you. We do all the negotiating, writing up and reading of contracts, networking, and negotiating in order to best serve you.

Get you the most bang for your buck. With our experience we will help you set the right price, negotiate, and get the most possible out of this experience.


Tim & Kristi Knipp

We worked with the team of Kurt and Brad and had an incredible experience. They gave great advice, worked tirelessly for us, were always responsive on phone calls, were friendly, handled unexpected obstacles and were genuinely a pleasure to work with. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!


John & Carol Daniel

We sold by remote (currently living in Maryland) and left all details of property preparation and marketing to Brad Howell from Windermere Realty. The house had been left in disrepair and Brad handled everything. All yard clean-up, trash haul-off, replacement of carpets, repair/replacement of  light fixtures etc. were completed by various contractors under Brad's direction. We were pleasantly surprised with competing offers and sold the house quickly for significantly more than the listed price. Brad is a communicative, attentive, savvy professional who we would confidently recommend to anyone seeking realty services.

John Beebe

Stop Right Now! Look No Further. You Have Found Your New Realtor. Brad Howell did a masterful job managing not only the sale of our house, but the entire process of getting it fixed up to sell. When we found the last renter we had left our cute rental house in very poor condition, Brad led the  charge to get it brought back to "cute". The house never made it to listing! Sold! He knows the market, he knows the area, he knows people, he knows how to get the right house in front of the right people... He knows.