Misty Mountains Realty bought by national firm

Weichert Realtors, a national network of real estate franchises, bought Misty Mountains Realty, which had offices in Bellingham and Maple Falls and has been operating for more than 25 years.

The new Weichert offices will be led by former Misty Mountains Realty owner Bret Van Lant, along with branch manager Jack Hovenier and broker Tyrel Jackson.

“We went looking for a partner to assist in growing our business and Weichert was a perfect fit,” Hovenier said in a press release. “They provide a very strong internet presence and the tools and training to be a dominant force in any market.”

The real estate management branch of the company will continue under the name Misty Mountains Real Estate (MMRA), according to a press release.

Misty Mountains Realty moved out of its former office, at 1229 Cornwall Ave., earlier this year. The new Weichert branch is hosting an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 at it’s Bellingham office, at 2900 Meridian St., across from Haggen on Meridian Street.

Whatcom County Councilwoman Barbara Brenner will cut the ribbon, and neighbors and interested members of the community are invited to attend, tour the new office and enjoy light refreshments.

The Maple Falls office will stay in the same location, at 8193 Kendall Road, in Maple Falls.

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