I'm a transplant from California, that after looking at areas such as Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Washington decided to move to Northern Idaho.
I love water, mountains and trees. We have them all here in the Coeur D'Alene region.
If you are thinking of moving here from another state, I have almost memorized the reasons that this is an amazingly great area....tax relief, lower property taxes, lower sales taxes, lower gasoline taxes. We also offer a multitude of activities such as fishing, boating, hunting, skiing, (water and snow), hiking, "The Centennial Trail. I also love great restaurants, and we likely have a choice that will compare to your "favorite".
People here are nice and will often go out of their way to be helpful. I recently had a car problem at a store here, and two people involved themselves to solve the issue and get me on my way. I was very thankful that it was just a new battery. But that type of generosity is in abundance.
I have immersed myself into learning about and viewing the different types of land and housing available here. I will gladly let you know all the things that popped out at me when I first moved here. It seems that many of my out-of-state buyers have the same questions and desire for more "localized education". Feel free to ask any questions about the area. If I don't know the answer, I will find out for you.
As my customer reviews have often stated, I am not afraid of challenges that arise in a transaction. I am observant when looking at a home with a buyer, and will usually preview the home, as pictures are not the same as seeing it physically. Clients also appreciate a "second set of eyes". I will do what needs to be done to help a buyer get through the transaction as easily as possible. And, I will even work with a client after the purchase is completed to do things such as; "meet the movers", get the keys from the lockbox, or resend paperwork that the buyer may have misplaced. I do it because it is what I would love a realtor to do for me in a purchase. And maybe, there will be another time for us to work together in the future.
I look forward to helping you buy your next property.