Bert Bennehoff, Broker/Owner

Work Experience:

1995 to present – Broker Owner
(dba) Whidbey Buyers Realty (aka Buyer’s Data), Whidbey Island, WA

An independent real estate company dedicated to Buyer Representation. Responsible for market research and data collection to locate and evaluate properties for buyers. Prepare all purchase documents. Mediate offers and negotiate terms and conditions. Provide project leadership for special service contractors; survey, soils, septic, water, access, use permits, environmental impact, wetlands evaluation, ground water control, etc. Monitor all contract terms to fulfillment and support client positions. Serve in an educator capacity to build client knowledge and understanding.

1994 to present – Land Development Consultant
(dba) Island-Land Use Review, Whidbey Island, WA

Sole proprietor of a land use consulting business to assist individuals and businesses with:

  • project management
  • data collection
  • proposal development
  • permit acquisition
  • estimating on a full spectrum of land development issues
1989 to 1995 – Real Estate Sales
Whidbey Realty, Freeland, WA

All aspects of real estate sales with a primary focus on land sale transactions. Brokers license obtained in 1992; specializing in Buyer Agency since 1993. In 1995, 80% of transactions as Buyer’s Agent.

1986 to 1987 – Construction Management
Portland, OR

Project Manager for two extensive reconstruction projects. Responsible for design, material selection, crew hiring and supervision, scheduling, subcontracting, permit acquisition, and payroll. Full time crew of 10 with peak employment of 52 workers.

1983 to 1987 – Psychotherapist
Portland, OR

Private therapy practice. Individual and group sessions to assist clients seeking understanding and insight into the nature of: mind, emotions, and feeling awareness. Workshop leader on: communications, anger management, conflict resolution, relationship development, whole body wellness, meditation, emotional awakening, fear and defense mechanisms, etc.

1978 to 1982 – Manufacturing Engineer
Tektronix, Inc., Portland, OR

Engineering support as project leader. Special projects included: needs assessment for information management system development, quality assurance manual for component insertion and soldering, facilities inventory and layout for manufacturing process relocation, machine and manpower utilization studies, and numerous manufacturing related projects.


Bachelor of Science, 1978
University of Oregon