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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Presence in Washington

Real Estate’s Forever Brand launches Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty

Bellingham, WA, March 2, 2022 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the West region with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty. This marks the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand’s continued growth with its 13th location in the state of Washington adding 10 network agents to the global brokerage. 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty will be led by Chris and Mike Farkas. The brokerage specializes in residential, relocation services, commercial, and Luxury with Chris Farkas recently selling the 2nd most expensive home ever sold in the Bellingham, WA market.

In the words of Mike Farkas, we founded our company on the principles of family, teamwork, collaboration, fun, superior service and high integrity which aligns perfectly with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ core values”. 

“The fact that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the Forever Brand with Forever Agents, is something we want to be part of and grow as a brand,” said Chris Farkas, Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty. “We strive to be a relationship brokerage not a transactional brokerage, with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global leadership and our connection to more than 50,000 real estate professionals around the globe, this goal is now more achievable than ever before.” 

“Living in Bellingham offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Chris and Mike have led a successful company and are true experts in their community and in real estate overall. We are thrilled to welcome them to real estate’s Forever Brand!”

By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more.

The brand also provides an exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate clients.

“As former military officers, our company philosophy is based on honor and integrity,” said Mike Farkas, Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty. “We operate on a culture of collaboration, truth-telling and not cutting corners, which supports the Berkshire Hathaway principles of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.”  In the words of Allan Dalton, CEO of Real Living Real Estate and the former CEO of, “Chris and Mike just raised the bar on a new level of ethics, integrity and professionalism in the residential real estate industry”.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty has one office with plans for continued growth. The company is actively involved in the community with local charities and organizations such as Homes Now and the Historic Fairhaven Association where both Chris and Mike serve as members and volunteers for community events. 

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bayside Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage franchise company with a comprehensive and integrated suite of resources for franchisees and their sales professionals, as well as its clients. The real estate company with an emphasis on extremely high customer service servicing all of Whatcom County and beyond.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices  
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices across 12 countries including, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, The Bahamas and India. In 2021, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network represented more than $179.9 billion (USD) in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.