Reviews and Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials
My wife and I recently  decided to move to the Coeur d’Alene area.  We found a listing on the internet  that was of interest to us and called Coldwell Banker.  The agent that answered was Charlie Daniels. At our first meeting with Charlie he was very well prepared to help us.  He had researched comparable sales in our area of interest; he discussed price trends in the area; and he had assembled a list of other listings in the area.  Charlie also suggested looking at other properties nearby as a way to help ourselves determine what was important to us and to assist in deciding what we really wanted.  After our offer on a property was accepted Charlie kept us informed about what was happening during escrow, what we had to do and when, and how to proceed through the closing process. He was always there when we had questions and was prompt with answers. We have no hesitation recommending Charlie Daniels to be your real estate agent.  We know he will make every effort to  serve your needs.  - John and Betty Nicklas, very satisfied buyers

We cannot say enough about Mary Sorensson and how she professionally performed simultaneously in our home selling and buying experience.   Mary was the glue that held things together, on time and on track.  She is a sterling example of what a Realtor who really cares, listens and shows her dedication to her clients is all about!!  This lady along with her professionalism, knowledge, diligence, warm personality and patience of a Saint deserves the highest recommendation we can give. If others are looking for a Realtor who really cares about you and your buying or selling transaction, then Mary is your gal, bar none.  Thank You Mary for such a positive experience and thank you Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty! - Bob and Diane Allen

If you are looking for a realtor that listens, understands, is compassionate, responsible, has a sense of humor and is diligent with all that he does, then Scott Knoll is your realtor. He will find you your new home and/or help sell your current home and ease the apprehension that you may have during this exciting but sometimes stressful time. I consider myself fortunate to know that Scott was looking out for my best interests during this whole process. Thank you Scott! - DENEICE M

Patrick Libey was great to work with. Very much into finding you the house that is going to fit best for you, and not trying to make the quick sale or talk you into something you do not want. Great at assisting you find your home must haves and working hard to find your dream home. I would highly recommend Patrick for a first time home buyer or someone looking to upgrade or down size. Family man with the buyers interests at the formats of his process.

Michaela Corcoran-Hall was amazing! She helped us sell and then buy a beautiful home that better fit our needs. She was there for us each step of the way, advocating to ensure that we received the very best all the time. She made selling a house so easy, taking care of every loose end or problem that arose. We always knew that we were in the very best of hands. She was very quick to respond to every question or concern, and always made sure that we fully understood the process of each step. We would never go to anybody else and will recommend her to all of our friends. She is as good as it gets!!! AND ridiculously kind, diligent, and thoughtful?? – Wylie & April 

What could have been a stressful experience went smooth and efficient. Scott Knoll worked so quickly to get my house sold and was very easy to get a hold of with any questions. Was kind enough to check on my house being sold as I reside out of state. Scott, thankyou for all the hard work! - Kim

My family & I have worked with Alicia Rettstatt for going on 4 years now . We have had at least 5 transactions and we couldn’t be more pleased with her team. I have recommended her to family and friends and they all say the same. We will continue to work with her in the future and look forward to many more  years with her as our real estate specialist! - user00989701

Brenda Burk was recommended to us by our friend who relocated to Coeur d' Alene. He spoke very highly of her and had a very smooth home purchase experience, so we contacted her. She really helped us to narrow our search and kept in contact with us for nearly two years. On our last trip to CDA, she showed us a comprehensive selection of properties, she thought would make a good fit for us to build our new retirement home on. The third property she showed us, we ended up purchasing. Her knowledge of the local agencies and the market, made our transaction seamless. She was quick to notify us of any changes in the status of the escrow, and always returned our calls in a timely fashion when we had concerns or questions. She's even asked us to contact her when we get ready to build, so she can recommend a contractor and architect to us that she knows we'll be happy with. We would unhesitatingly recommend her to anybody looking to sell or buy property or a home in the CDA area. –JB

Diane Dubos was simply outstanding. The best realtor I have worked with in 35 years of home buying and selling. Professional, intelligent, very easy to work with and always accessible to calls and e-mails. Just an exceptional person who does a great job. -Lloyd Morris

We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Scott Knoll. We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. He is very hands on, generous and honest with us about homes we were looking at. He didn’t want to just sell us a home, his intention was to find the right home for us. He really paid attention to the specifics we were looking for and our price range. Scott spent countless evenings and weekends showing us houses when it was convenient for us and not him. We never felt forced to make an offer and when we finally found the "one". Scott walked us through every step until closing!
We will definitely recommend him to friend and families that are looking for a new home! - emmasue4

Michaela Corcoran-Hall was wonderful! This was my first time buying a home and she sat down with me and explained the whole process to me and answered all of my many questions throughout the way. Her bubbly personality made house hunting so much fun. She sent me listings of houses that fit my budget and requirements and when I picked the ones I wanted to look at she was with me every step of the way. She helped me through the whole process and even came to the title office when it was time for signing in case I had any last minute questions. She really looks out for your best interests! I am now a proud homeowner of the perfect home and am very grateful for her! – Kimmie

From the moment I met Patrick Libey he started asking about what my needs were in buying a home. I had never met Patrick before, so he asked a lot of questions about the specifics I wanted in a home. He went to work and scoured the market in Spokane, which he knows very well. Within a week we were looking at houses in my price range and in the areas that I chose to live in. Patrick found a screaming deal for me. Patrick always has the client in mind first. He could have steered me in the direction of something much more expensive, but he found just what I was looking for at a price much lower than I expected to pay. Not only that, but he is an honest, upstanding guy who will treat you like gold. -medoty8 

Diane Dubos was great to work with!! She kept us in the loop the entire process. She was very easy to get a hold of any time of day or night. Any questions or concerns we had were answered promptly and completely. Since we did not live in our house or even nearby while we were selling it was very important to have someone who would not only market our home but also keep an eye on it. Diane was that person. -Jennifer Oliphant

BrendaBurk is a dream to work with. She loves Coeur d'Alene and is very knowledgeable about the area. Brenda met with us one year before we finally purchased our home and she was so responsive, patient and wonderful while we sold our home and looked for a new one in CDA. We came to her with a few homes in mind that ranged in price. While she could have talked us into buying the most expensive home on our list she instead spent the time to get to know us and in the end knew exactly the right home for us. She gave us the confidence that we were making the right decision and got us a great deal. We LOVE our new home. As newbies to CDA she helped us find certain trades and provided helpful contacts for our new home...even after the sale was done. We now consider her a great friend! You are in good hands with Brenda. – CL 

Scott Knoll  took a very personal interest in us and was always there to answer our many questions. We always felt that he was giving honest answers. If he did not know the answer, he found out the answer and got right back with us. I have already recommended Scott to others and they are just as thrilled with his help. - 4tomnwilson

Patrick's knowledge of the area and connections made our home buying and selling experience wonderful. His ability to find what we were looking for got us into a house we still can't believe we call our home. Once we found a house, Patrick was able to connect us with lenders, negotiate a deal we wouldn't have bought without, and then sell our current home in 9 days. All of this was done while we were on vacation! His responsiveness and skills with the process made it a breeze. We will definitely be using Patrick Libey for any/all of our future rental or new home contracts. - heac1843

Darren was absolutely fantastic. Very knowledgeable, knows the area well, great negotiator, was easy to contact. Found my family our dream home. I would highly recommend Darren Miller. -Bergski 

Mary Sorensson was a fabulous realtor. She surpassed my expectations in her follow through, market knowledge, and how hard she worked to complete both of my transactions timely and efficiently. Mary was an excellent communicator and kept me in the loop for the feedback on showings and all transactions beginning to end. She helped me find a wonderful new home that fit my needs as she marketed the sale of my current house. She had great tips and suggestions based on showing feedback. I had steady traffic with potential buyers every week while it was listed. She worked hard with advertisement, communication with colleagues, and open houses to get my house sold timely. I’d highly recommend Mary to help sell your current home or to help you find a new home! - Rebecca Wescott 

First of all, I have not enough space to thank and talk about Alicia Rettstatt’s skills and knowledge. From day one she was ready to listen and to help us find the perfect home for my family and I. Even after ours or weekends she was ther for us. She guided us and even gave us suggestions very  respectfully when she knew either the house or neighborhood was not fitted for our needs. I will forever be thankful and I will for sure recomend her to any of my friends or family that maybe in the market for buying a home. -Eeainc Alvarado

Darren Miller made my purchase possible, he's very fast, and will work hard to make sure you have a great home buying experience. I definitely recommend using Darren for your real estate needs. -user5973818

Michaela was so awesome work with! She started emailing listings to us even before we moved to the area to give us an idea of the area, and each home was spot on what we were looking for. She really listened to us, and in fact the very first home we looked at with her is the one we bought! She made the whole process so easy and let us know what to expect at every phase. She was very responsive to messages and texts, even answering late in the evening when we would email a question we had thought of - and she was always patient, never seeming annoyed by those random questions. She was referred to us by friends who had the same experience with her 5 years ago. – Scott & Carole 

It's too bad there were only 5 stars to choose from. If there had been 20 I would have chosen 20. I've had two different realty transactions with Krista Parks  now and can't say enough positive things about her professionalism and expertise. Every step of the way Krista has been honest, extremely responsive and thorough. I would never even consider using anyone else. Krista gets an A . - astlesteve 

We really enjoyed working with Brenda Burk, she was very instrumental in our choice to move to the CDA area. We both appreciated her upbeat and positive attitude during the whole process. One instance comes to mind: After receiving the results of the home inspection of the house we were selling back in Virginia, we were very discouraged, even our Realtor back in VA was somewhat glum about it which didn't help, this was indeed our low point. A short time later we called Brenda and left a message telling her of the situation. She called us back and told us not to worry, that it was a common occurrence and she dealt with this every day. As it turned out, she was right, we got the "to do" list from the inspector whittled down considerably (as what usually happens) and things fell into place. To sum it up, as soon as we were done talking with her we felt more at ease and from there on things fell in place. She was just a fun lady to work with. –D.W. 

All through the sale process, from listing to closing, Mary Sorensson was completely responsive and helpful. She went to great lengths to make sure we were kept informed of the status of potential sales, followed up on leads and lent us advice as appropriate. She even helped us move furniture to better stage the house! We felt she really went out of her way to “make it happen” and would recommend her without hesitation. -Bob and Janice McAllister 

Scott Knoll proved to be a dedicated, helpful and competent professional in all his efforts to assist us in buying our home in Coeur d' Alene. Our transaction involved an out-of-state 1031 Tax Exchange, several sale contingencies and many delays by the buyers of our existing property. Scott steadfastly followed our progress closely. He was personally attentive to every detail and promptly responsive during all of our communications. Scott's positive attitude and professionalism helped ease potential frustrations as, in the end, everything came together and our deal closed. We highly recommend Scott to represent those of you interested in buying or selling your home in the Coeur d' Alene area. - rarelyrong

Joel Elgee is very informative and knowledgeable about the market. He really listens to your needs and delivers the best options available on the market. We didn't have to view many houses before we found the "one". He was extremely easy to work with and made the process enjoyable. He has the best  interest of the client as a top priority at all times. - Tiffanie Mutch

We have found our agent for life! We have had several real estate agents over our lifetime, none as competent as Krista Parks. She steered us through a recent complicated 1031 exchange transaction that would have left most other agents dumbfounded. Instead it was a smooth, enjoyable transaction,  completed without a hitch, on schedule. When almost all other agents talk up a big game to get your contract, list on the MLS then sit back and wait for the phone to ring, Krista actually works for you, does the research and goes above & beyond to make things happen. - dross91946

The market moves very fast. We had a rough start when we began looking for houses. We had put a few offers in without any feedback from our former real estate agent and they all fell through. It was frustrating and time consuming. We had heard great things about Darren Miller and decided to switch. He got our offers accepted within the first 24 hours! He gave us all kinds of feedback and was constantly updating us on listings, prices, and what he thought could work for us. We ended up getting the offer accepted on our dream house at the end of the second day. Now we are all moved in and couldn't be happier! Darren Miller will always have our referral. - Makayla Noel 

We spent 10 years looking at property in this area online before we could move here, so we were pretty sure about what we wanted, we just hadn't seen it yet. We asked Diane Dubos to show us a house that turned out to not be what we wanted, but she listened to our "wish list" and within a week she alerted us to the perfect home and property. She helped us negotiate the offer successfully and although there were other offers on the table, ours was accepted. She was above-and-beyond patient with all of our questions and concerns and ensured that all of the conditions were met, and all parties were satisfied. She even worked with our lender to satisfy some of their requirements. She took calls on the weekends and in the evenings and was always cheerful and pleasant and never gave us the impression that she had anything to do except help us through this process. We didn't have a clue what we were doing, but she's guided us through every step and always made us feel like valued clients. Her knowledge of the market and her solid professionalism and unfailingly friendly and helpful attitude made the entire experience so much smoother and easier for us. We would unreservedly recommend her to our friends and family and anyone looking for the services of a real estate professional. -Sharon and Jim Grunwald

Joel Elgee and Alicia Rettstatt handled a stressful buying situation for us with finesse and compassion, turning a headache into a done deal! We highly recommend picking them, they are an expert team and are friendly and personable to boot!!! - Vicki Muchow Finley

I can't say enough good things about Krista Parks's work for me as a buying agent for my new home. She is enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable, and totally devoted to her clients. I was buying a home from another state contingent on the sale of my home. It was complicated with many Twists and turns.  She stayed right on top of every development, guiding and encouraging me to a successful completion. She genuinely cared about me and my new home. I will definitely use her again for any future real estate transactions.
- R Staton
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