Your Northwest Realtor

Gabrielle Balolia

Gabrielle brings a strong understanding of sales and marketing due to her 22 years of sales experience. She was recognized for outstanding achievement in 2020 by the Whatcom County Association of Realtors as the Rookie of the Year.

Gabrielle has earned the Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist designation (CLHMS) for superior performance, achieved GUILD recognition for sales above one million dollars, and is a Member in good standing of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. 

She looks forward to bringing her knowledge of online marketing, radio advertising, print campaigns, and social media to help people when buying or selling real estate.

Gabrielle supports local charities and organizations including the Bellingham Food Bank, the Franklin Academy, Tots for Kids, and the grassroots Bow Community Fund.

She is a very self-motivated Realtor with a detail-oriented focus. Gabrielle builds long-term relationships with her clients and takes the time to understand their needs and goals. She is persistent, professional, and personable in all her transactions and keeps up-to-date on both the local and national real estate industry. 



Gabrielle Balolia has made searching for a home simple and stress free for me and my partner. She is professional, friendly, and knows the ins and outs of real estate. If you're looking for a fantastic Realtor, Gabrielle comes highly recommended!

Amanda L.

My wife and I closed on a home in Ferndale in July. We would not own this home without Gabby's help and attention to our needs. This was at a time where houses sold in hours and Gabby helped guide us through a very competitive market. Her understanding of what we wanted and her advice on making our winning offer was the difference on now owning a home we are so happy with. I will also mention that Gabby was so patient with us, we were so picky and took way too much of her time. If I could give 10 Stars she would get them for professionalism, market knowledge, and customer responsiveness. Absolutely our best home buying experience.   

Pat Raynor

Gabrielle was always very responsive in all aspects of selling our home. Her marketing and contacts brought in good, qualified buyers so there was no wasted time. She made the whole process easy and clean and I have no problem giving her high marks as a Realtor. I recommend her without any reservations.    

C. Mox

Gabrielle is extremely professional. Throughout this transaction I have appreciated her responsiveness and her ability to recognize issues before they become problems. She is very detail oriented and gracious. It has been a pleasure to be represented by Gabrielle Balolia. 

Kathryn Hayhoe

We have always valued the professional qualities of competence, honesty, and integrity. Gabrielle Balolia possesses these qualities and more. With her strong marketing background and the enthusiasm she unfailingly exhibits, she is a knowledgeable guide through every step of the real estate process. We highly recommend Gabrielle Balolia and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Bob & Charlene Templeton

Gabrielle is a total professional and makes it easy to work with her. Her ability to see 4 steps ahead and anticipate the needs of her clients is what sets Gabrielle apart.

Carly C.

Gabrielle worked hard to price our home correctly, staged it for showings, and was very responsive to Realtors who were inquiring about our home. It sold in 1 day way above asking price and the transaction was flawless! I highly recommend her.


I think we are an unusual couple and challenging to work with, not sure what we want, change our minds frequently. We also have a lot of requirements due to a disabled family member. Gabrielle responded to every communication, met us for walk-throughs of properties that were long-shots, and was always positive about how our potential offers would go. She never gave frank advice, but rather, excellent communication with "have you thought of..." or "would you consider..." and "have you looked at this property from this perspective..." (such as investment, disability accessibility, location to services). We are still looking for the right thing, but I have appreciated working with Gabrielle, mostly due to her ability to put us at ease, honest opinions, and really prompt communication. Highly recommend! Hoping we find the right thing soon!    

Beth Carlson

Gabrielle was reliable and quick to get back to us with any questions we had during the whole transaction. She was open to meet us at the property several times and met a few inspectors onsite as well. We felt well represented and she was able to give us honest advice on how to more forward with offers and counter offers. Gabrielle seems to care more about finding the right fit and we never felt like her client, more like her friend.

B & B Rusk

As first time home buyers, my partner and I found ourselves trying to buy in a seller's market! Which was stressful and often disappointing, but Gabrielle never let us lose hope that we would find the right place for us. She was diligent about finding homes within our budget as soon as they came on the market and got us in to see them as soon as possible! We were able to find our perfect first home, and she was very reassuring every step of the way and throughout the closing process. I highly recommend you reach out to her any time you are buying or selling a home!     

Madeline F.