Melissa Schapiro

Love Where You Live

Melissa Schapiro

Real Estate Broker at eXpRealty
2219 Rimland Dr. Suite 301
Bellingham WA 98226
Phone: 360-738-7182


I’ve lived in Bellingham, WA, since 1996, and love exploring all the city’s wonderful neighborhoods. I promise to be honest, helpful and thorough. My skills as a reporter, writer and editor — I spent 20 years as a journalist before becoming a Real Estate Broker! — honed my listening and researching skills. Every house has a story, and I love finding and sharing it with my clients. I have come to love this area — for its natural beauty, its unique neighborhoods, and its care of the environment. I do my best to live lightly — recycling, composting and hosting a colony of mason bees in my back yard. I also have personally participated in Sustainable Connections Community Energy Challenge — making my own home more energy efficient and cutting my utility bills in half. I’m always happy to share this information, and help clients learn how they, too, can conserve energy and expenses! My main focus is to help you attain your goals, whether you are buying or selling, looking for a bigger place or downsizing. I look forward to working with you. Call or email me today!


Clients start to feel like family after working closely together to find their next home, or get their current home sold (or both!) Here are some comments from clients; more can be found on my Facebook business page.

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Melissa Schapiro was fantastic! She knows the Bellingham housing market so well! She understood the history of the neighborhoods and the pricing of the current housing market. She was always available every time we had a question. She was able to get answers to us right away. On top of that she is so warm and friendly that it was a true pleasure being able to work with her!

    May 13, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Melissa was great in every aspect. I had many questions as this was my first home purchase and she was always prompt to respond and helpful. The entire process was smooth sailing. She seemed to have a lot of local knowledge about the different interesting neighborhoods, activities and what have you. I appreciated working with her and would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a new house in Bellingham.

    Chris McCullough
    April 5, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  I was referred to Melissa by a trusted colleague and gently, though quickly and efficiently, introduced to the local real estate market. I did not expect the process to move quickly, but with keys to my new home in hand I'm starting to realize the value of timeliness. I feel lucky, and I would be happy to refer Melissa to others.

    January 26, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Melissa is an extremely thoughtful, cautious and protective agent--which is what you want more than anything! She was always available to go out in this intensely competitive market and she remained patient and calm throughout the search for the perfect opportunity. Unlike other agents, who made me feel like I had better buy the house I was in, even if it wasn't right for me, Melissa convinced me to keep looking! And she was right! We found the perfect house at the right price because she really knows her stuff!

    January 13, 2022

    Zillow 5 Star Review  We were referred to Melissa before we made the decision to relocate to Whatcom County. She took time to show us homes and neighborhoods without knowing that we would actually move here. Once we decided to relocate, Melissa found us our dream home very quickly. As we chose new construction, she kept up with the listing agent with updates and questions and got us closed on-time. She was always available when we had any questions or concerns. We would definitely refer Melissa to anyone we knew looking to buy or sell a home in Whatcom County.

    May 10, 2021

Melissa is very knowledgeable and personable. She communicates very well and in a very timely fashion. It was a pleasure to do business with her.

David S., Portland, OR


Melissa did a great job with selling my house. She provided leadership in several areas since I was traveling at closing. I’m appreciative for her willingness to be creative and present, doing what needed to be done to close this off-market sale. I appreciate Melissa’s friendly low-key genuine nature, coupled with her enjoyment of real estate.

Elizabeth, Bellingham


As this was my first time buying a house on my own, I relied on Melissa’s judgement and expertise completely. She was knowledgeable, detailed and quick to respond to new listings on the market. She was so very patient and explained everything I needed to know about the home buying process. She posed good questions to the house inspector and suggested questions to ask my lender. Melissa’s communication style was direct and clear, which I especially appreciated. I have only complementary things to say about her and recommend her highly.

C. Coleman, Bellingham


Melissa is by the book and a person you can trust. We recommend her to anyone we know!

Michelle Salmans, Van Zandt


We would, and have, recommended Melissa Schapiro to people searching and selling property. She is not only extremely knowledgeable with all neighborhoods, and their amenities and trails in the area, but she is available to calls and emails every day and at any hour. Her patience with our long search and her compliance with our desires was wonderful. She also opened up our eyes to other viable options to our initial wants. We actually went with an option we had not thought of, and are very pleased. Melissa Schapiro also gave us excellent instructions fo the readying and showing of our home for sale. It sold in two days!
We close strongly recommending Melissa Schapiro.

Miles Bryant and Sarah Bauman, Bellingham

buyers and sellers

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