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Gretchen Vedel

 Global Luxury 
101 N. 2nd Street
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
(208) 664-1461 Ext: 1519
(951) 265-0804
(208) 292-0937
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101 N. 2nd Street, Coeur d Alene, ID 83814


Born and raised in North Idaho, Gretchen has a passion for this beautiful part of the country!   Through traveling and living in other places she has come to realise and appreciate how special North Idaho is and the wonderful quality of life it offers residence in so many ways.  A full time Realtor for 16 years, working in both California and Idaho, Real Estate has been her career since graduating from the University of Colorado. This Longevity and experience as an agent has allowed Gretchen to fine tune her skills needed for each varying purchase or sale, be it an entry level home or a custom waterfront estate.

Gretchen prides herself as a savvy, yet caring Realtor utilizing these components in every transactions. Her personal connection and commitment from the first meeting is what separates her from most.  Real Estate can be such a powerful tool in one's life, Helping clients accomplish their individual real estate goals is what drives Gretchen’s zest for her career!


What my clients are saying (17)

04/12/2015 - user368890

Just purchased a house with Gretchen. Overall, the entire process went very smoothly, largely because of her professional manner. She will answer any questions, is punctual, and is also very knowledgeable about Canyon Lake and the surrounding area. She was very helpful in the negotiation process, and worked closely with our lender. We highly recommend her!

04/12/2015 - user83719031

Working with Gretchen Vedel was a very positive experience. My thanks to her. She quickly understood my unique requirements. She had a grasp of what could work for me, and more importantly what probably would not. She was honest and sincere. Never did I think that she was just looking to make a sale. The properties I viewed were all custom and she understands the real value of homes in her market. It is easy to appreciate positive things about a home, but she always worked harder at evaluating the possible negative factors that I might not have considered or would not have been mentioned by another agent in the same review. I am more than pleased with the house I purchased and believe she was a big part of purchasing the right home for me. I can highly recommend her to any prospective buyer or seller.

04/12/2015 - nelliemac22

Gretchen is a great realtor and my husband and I will definitely recommend her to anyone we know house hunting in the area! She listened to our wants and needs to help us find the perfect home. We are 100% satisfied with our experience with Gretchen. She was extremely attentive and always responsive when we had questions. She is an exceptionally hard worker and will do anything it takes to make sure her clients are happy!"

04/12/2015 - RaviVuppala

She is good and responds to requests immediately. She did provide details related to property. Unfortunately selling broker prohibited us moving forward but she did her job of presenting offer. I would recommend her to others.

04/12/2015 - home7108 HM

My experience with Gretchen Vedel? In a word, "outstanding". Gretchen helped me buy my first house and without her help, experience, customer service, and work ethic then i would still be looking for a house.

It turned out that my purchase had some additional issues and concerns that Gretchen navigated through and it was only after we closed that I found out all the extra effort and work she put into me getting my house.

From start, to finish, to still being available for any lingering questions that might come up it was really a joy to have Gretchen as my realator and i would (and have) recommend her for anyone else who is looking to purchase a property.

04/12/2015 - tcascario

When me and my wife had gotten approved for a home loan and wanted to start looking we contacted Gretchen after my parents used her as there realtor. She was on vacation in Tahiti and went out of her way to help us. She set up times for houses to be shown to us, wrote up the offer, submitted the offer and got it accepted by the seller all while being on vacation in another country. She is always available and always answers her phone you never leave a voicemail and hope you get a call back. She has a very good knowledge base and a high experience level. I recommend her to everyone I know.

04/12/2015 - user61989098

I have had the opportunity to work with Gretchen on several occasions when my wife and I were looking for a place to stay while in the Temecula/Canyon Lake area for an extended vacation. She located rental property and advised us concerning which would be the best location for what we needed. She talked to the rental agents and got us exceptional deals on the rental price. After being out to the area for the past three years we have always been impressed with both the quality of the property and the price she obtained for us. I also contacted her when looking for an agent back here in Minnesota to sell some property. She was very prompt in getting back to me with a recommended agent that we worked with that obtained the price we wanted for the townhouse and that was also exceptional in her ability. I have just recently gone through both Gretchen again with regard to another real estate matter. She got back to me immediately with the information I asked for. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any real estate issues that you may have. She's great!

04/12/2015 - oksanadavyda

If something like ideal agent exists - this is my agent..! Her name is Gretchen Vedel.
I need to sell my home in CA, but I live thousand miles from it...
So, I found Gretchen's profile on Zillow, somehow it did touch me - and it was such a great decision..! She did sell my home, communication was perfect, everything went just great, i felt like I know her for years.....but I've never met her..!!!!!
Great professional, super communicator, positive energy, and very pleasant Lady..!
Thank you so much, Gretchen..! You are the best..! You should be promoted by your boss..!
My best wishes and warmest regards..!

07/21/2014 - saraellenras

Carmen was our Real Estate wonder-woman when we were looking to buy our first home in March of this year. After spending upward of a year scouring the listing online almost every day, we thought we had a pretty good idea of exactly what we wanted.
Carmen was patient and showed us every listing we *thought* would be the perfect house.
She also warmed us up to the idea of looking a bit out of the box which we obliged to. Well, we ending up falling in love with a house that she had been suggesting we went to see for a month!
As first time home buyers, we can LOTS of questions. She made sure that we got all the answers we needed and made us feel comfortable through the whole process. We definitely learned that it is a huge help to have an agent that has been local and working for so long - she was a pro!
It's been a few months and we LOVE our house and are so thankful that Carmen pushed us to go take a look and open our eyes to new potential properties! I would highly recommend working with her to anyone looking for a FUN and low-stress house search. She is way more than an agent - she's a friend, supporter and a counselor throughout the whole process!!

01/15/2014 - rita oakland

Carmen is very personable when it comes to finding what you are looking for in a home. We live 700 miles away and could not always get to Coeurd'Alene to look at the property that she would find for us. She was very good about taking lots of pictures and sending to us. We asked her to be our eyes and ears and watch for what she knew we liked. She found us a beautiful home that we purchased for a very reasonable price. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to purchase or sell a home. She is a very sweet lady and would do anything you asked her to do. She went above and beyond anything that I expected. She is not only a realator at heart but a friend for life.

01/14/2014 - user93922047

We found Carmen on Zillow when we were looking to move from another state. She found us so many homes to see according to our criteria, threw in some surprises to make sure we didn't limit ourselves, and generally showed us a great time! Her knowledge of this area is all-encompassing (we couldn't stump her). The whole process was painless because Carmen really knows her stuff. You can tell she loves her work, too. We felt in good hands throughout the whole process. If we ever need a realtor again there is no one else we would consider.

10/24/2013 - DaunGardinerJacobsen

We found Carmen on Zillow when we were looking to move from Billings, MT to Coeur d'Alene, ID. Having been out of the North Idaho area for over 8 years, we needed a professional that had a lot of experience and was able to find a property that would meet the needs of our family. We worked with Carmen over the course of 8 months, through looking at all types of homes (including foreclosure and short-sales) until we settled on new construction. She was very helpful and patient with us during the process and helped us to feel comfortable, she answered all our questions and made the process fun. We ended up with a house we love in a location that is perfect for our family at price that gave us equity upon closing. Would we recommend and use Carmen again? Absolutely!

04/10/2012 - Janet Shock

Carmen was referred to be by Stephanie Reed at Coldwell Banker in Ketchum, Idaho.
My mother had been placed in a long term care facility and I needed to place her home in Coeur d' Alene on the market. Because I live in Hailey (about 500 miles away) I needed a take charge assistant. Carmen was a life saver for me. She knew all the right people to get projects done so the home could be sold. She worked swiftly and diligently to have all of my parent's items removed from the home, put into storage and the house made clean and presentable. She also arranged for a contractor to come over and take care of a couple of maintenance items so the house would qualify for the loan that the perspective buyer was trying to obtain.

Carmen moved the home very quickly and at a fair price! She went over and beyon expectations, I can't say enough I will recommend her anytime.


Janet Shock

04/10/2012 - user927061

Carmen started looking for a home for me in March 2011. After several houses falling through (not Carmens fault) we closed on a house on July 20th 2011. Carmen was very thorough and I never felt like I wasn't one of her priorities. What I liked most about her is that she always answered her phone! I will definitely go to Carmen for my next home/property purchase.

03/26/2012 - user086796

I would recommend Carmen as an agent to anyone looking for or wanting to list a home. I live in California and will be moving to Idaho in the future as I had to put my hunt on hold for awhile. Carmen showed me homes while I was there in 2011. She was super. She showed me what I wanted to see and in the amount I wanted to spend. It is hard to find an agent who will stay within those paremeters and she did. Carmen worked with and for me. When I am ready I will call her. She is an asset to your company.

03/22/2012 - Gretchen Vedel

My experience of purchasing a property with Carmen exceeded my expectations in all areas! Her warm and friendly disposition made it easy to feel comfortable and confident in her as an agent. Carmen wasknowledgable of both the area and market. Her expertise as an experienced real estate agent was obvious. We were able to find the home we had been looking for within our budget and Carmen went to bat for us when it came time to negotiate. I felt Carmen had our best interest from the beginning until the close of escrow. I highly recommend Carmen to anyone interested in buying or selling in the Coeur D' Alene area and know I will be using her again for my families real estate needs. Thank you again Carmen! We are so happy!

03/21/2012 - user662878

We were looking for property in this area due to a job relocation. We came on a house hunting trip over a 3 day weekend. Carmen did lots of work, researching properties we might be interested in, prior to our visit. During our visit, she dedicated her entire weekend to our search.We ultimately found a beautiful property to build our dream home on. She continued to work on the purchase after we left, keeping us thoroughly updated through the process. We then came across a dilema that really wasn't her issue. We needed to find a rental property until our house was completed. It was really difficult to find a short term rental, but Carmen worked tiredlessly to help us. She secured a great place and continued to help us get acclimated to the area. Through this process, Carmen was more than our realtor, she became a good friend!

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