Testimonials

Terri Cranney

Terri Cranney helped us find our very first home.
After years of renting due to career demands, my husband and I were finally in a position to buy
a home for our family of six. We started by learning about the local market and visiting Open
Houses to develop a frame of reference.
We met Terri at an Open House for a home which was not suitable for our large family. But,
Terri was so nice, personable, and not pushy that we knew we wanted her help in finding the
home we really wanted and needed. We searched long and hard. There were many beautiful
homes, but most had yards too small and HOA rules too strict. We have pets and wanted to
garden. Two of our children have Special Needs. We may have senior extended family members
live with us one day. It was a tall order.
Finally, we drove into a neighborhood with mature trees and friendly neighbors. Great schools
were right nearby. Our son can even bike to his school and easily visit his friends in adjacent
neighborhoods. The grocery store is near and the community swimming pool is just down the
hill and around the corner. There is a large community of senior citizens and veterans. And
then we walked into the huge back yard and we were sold. It already had an apple tree,
raspberry bushes, and raised bed gardens. Of course, there were lots of hoops to jump through in
buying our first home and Terri was with us each step of the way, like a good neighbor.
Terri Cranney was like a good neighborhood friend who really knew her stuff. We highly
recommend her to anyone, especially large families searching for their first homes.
Regards,
Kimberley Johnson

Angela Austin

We had the pleasure of having Angela list our home and we had a cash offer in 10 days. She is amazing to work with and we would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home, they will not regret working with her. She is a wonderful person, always considerate in answering texts and calls in a very fast time frame, very honest and sincere to everyone. Thank you, Angela…you’re awesome.

Lyle and Sandi


Angela Austin

Angela was incredibly knowledgeable and professional, she worked extremely hard to get my family the exact home we wanted and was available anytime we needed questions answered. The service that not only she provided but her staff was incredible and I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thank you, Angela and your team!

Kenneth Ryan


Angela Austin

Angela did a wonderful job on helping us sell our house. We were very impressed with her professionalism and timely responsiveness. She was very fun to work with and made the process very easy on us. We would recommend Angela to anyone looking to sell their home!

Kaleb and Brittany

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Real


ty

Thank You!
On behalf of the administration, the staff, and the students of Post Falls School District, we thank you for your support of the students of our district through your generous donation.
Your time and efforts are very much appreciated and make the difference for our students. That support paves the way for student success and academic achievement.

Jerry Keane Superintendent
Post Falls School District


Ryan Keller

I have had the pleasure working with Ryan Keller on two transactions over the past year and a half. Last year we were in search of a home on acreage, Ryan was keenly aware of our needs, hopes, and dreams for this house. His knowledge of the area and attention to detail helped make our buying experience seamless.
Due to unfortunate circumstances, it was decided that my dream home would have to be sold one year later. Ryan was the first person I thought of to help me through this process. He was at my home within a few days of my telephone call and gave me excellent advice that same day on how to stage and best represent the house prior to putting it up for sale. Ryan had the house listed and on the market that same week, and due to his diligence and attention to detail it was sold within 3 days. During this painful process, Ryan treated me like family and was available at any time to help answer questions. Ryan Keller is a true professional who cares very much for the clients he serves, and delivers on everything he commits to. If I am ever in the position to purchase another home, he will be the first person I call. Thank you Ryan.

Sincerely,
Brenda Price


Allison Hagman

Prior to listing our home for sale, I had attempted to contact numerous realtors in the area without any response. When I was ready to give up, I found myself asking God to just send me a realtor. Within the hour, I had received a postcard for a home listed by Allison. She responded immediately to my email and listed the house the following week. In a slow market area, our house had an accepted offer in three weeks! My son had said that if anyone could sell our house, it would be Allison…and it was! She sold it the first time she showed it personally. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor! I would recommend her to anyone who wants their house sold! She is the whole package!

T.J. and Kirsten Malzahn


John Thurston

My husband and I wanted to relocate from California to Idaho and in September of 2016 we visited Coeur d’ Alene to look for a house. We saw a home listed by Windermere Real Estate and were put in contact with John Thurston. John was absolutely fantastic. We were a little nervous about making such a big move but the great information John provided put us at ease. John spent several days showing us many houses in and around Coeur d’ Alene. We found two beautiful houses but they were sold before we could make a decision. We returned to California and promised John we would be back to purchase a home from him. We stayed in contact with John and we sold our house in California and returned for another visit in February of this year. Once again John showed us several houses and gave us so much information about the communities and state. We were not able to find the right house but John went out of his way and showed us a new house that was different than the other houses we had looked at. The home was just perfect and Post Falls is a wonderful community. If it hadn’t been for John showing us this home we would have returned to California without purchasing a home in Idaho. John was so efficient and fast in getting all of the paper work going and put us in touch with a lender and an insurance company. John arranged our walk though with the builders and on March 20th we moved into our new home in Post Falls. John was so patient with us and is so knowledgeable he made our home purchase very easy and fun. But he didn’t stop there. After we moved in he stopped by a few days later to see how we were doing. He brought us a beautiful house warming gift! John also gave us contact information for fence, rain gutters and landscaping companies in addition to all of the utility companies. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is the BEST!

Tom & Adriene Wiechert


Jeff Anderson

The home buying experience is always stressful, in our case moving from the East coast to Idaho was enough of a challenge. We set out on our house hunting adventure in November 2015, using an agent that was recommended to us and made a trip to Idaho in August 2016 with houses lined up to view. We had 7 days to get this done. Unfortunately the other agent just wasn’t concerned enough about our wants and needs and could not think outside of the box or make practical suggestions to us. So, we contacted a friend in Idaho and he called Jeff Anderson of Windermere. Jeff understood immediately what we were looking for and in a matter of 15 minutes sent us 7 listing to look at on a Friday night. WOW, were we impressed. We had questions, Jeff called us with answers on a Sunday. Within 3 days we found the right house for us with the professional service from Jeff. We signed an agreement, flew back east, packed up the moving van and moved West, all within 8 weeks. Jeff took care of all of the paperwork and it was a great experience. The line of communication was always open. We would highly recommend Jeff Anderson for all of your buying and selling needs.

Craig & Pamela Richards
Spirit Lake, Idaho


Lianne Hague

I worked with Lianne on finding my dream home, and I searched for the better part of a year and looked at countless homes.   But no matter how many I wanted to go and look at, Lianne was always the ultimate professional…extremely patient, kind, knowledgeable and gave 110% with every house she showed me.  When I finally did settle on a “dream home”, she guided me through the process all the way and, on multiple occasions showed how invaluable she really is; not only with her dedication and expertise, but also as an individual to trust and rely on.  Her willingness to find you your perfect home, and her competence in all aspects of her job, are the reason that she is the person you want guiding you through this overwhelming and sometimes, daunting process.   I sincerely don’t know how I would have made it through it all without her.  If I ever need a realtor again, she is the only person I would trust and she is the only one I recommend.

Tamara Kemper


John Thurston

Dear John,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thank you for making this journey as seamless as possible.  I have bought and sold a handful of homes over the years, and worked with a few realtors; you are the best! I always felt you had my best interest in mind. You will be my realtor for life! I appreciate all you’ve done. Love, love ,love the Cutco knife! I’m familiar with the brand and know it’s the best. Coincidentally I purchased a Wolf Oven and the red knife matches the red knobs. In deepest gratitude!

Stephanie


Angela Austin 

From the time we asked Angela to be our realtor to help us find a house, she got right on it, asking all kinds of questions to narrow it down to what we were actually looking for. No requests were out of the way. She made it feel like it was not just a job to her, but that she really cared. She is very much one on one.

Dale & Pat Ruperd

 

Angela went above and beyond our expectations

While helping us buy our new home. Her professional approach, knowledge of the market, contacts in support agencies and patience with our changing requirements as we navigated the 1031 exchange process helped us find our dream home in a great neighborhood. Thanks Angela for your dedication and understanding.

John and Bernadette Oaks

 

It was an amazing pleasure to work with Angela! She found our dream home with the first house she showed us. She made our move from out of state seamless and a breeze. My husband and I would highly recommend working with Angela. She is personable and professional; thanks to her I am living in my dream home.

The Carter Family


Errin Ford 

We just wanted to say that we don’t often come in contact with someone who motivates us to actually sit down and write a glowing recommendation, but Errin is that one special person! He did an outstanding job finding a new home for us. Our “must have” list was extensive, yet he exceeded our expectations 100%. The first time we met Errin we both thought wow this guy is so unlike the typical realtor. He was not pushy and he did not ask us a million questions. What was most important to us was his vast knowledge of all aspects of the home buying process. Once we decided upon a home to purchase he guided us through the entire process all the while keeping us informed of the progress along the way. At one point we were unsure if a deal could be agreed upon, but Errin’s expert negotiating skills kept the deal together. We would highly recommend anyone who wants proven experience working for them to work with this very ethical, trustworthy young man. With Errin Ford on your side you will have a very successful buying or selling real estate transaction. Thank you again!

Sandy D.

 

Errin was a fantastic agent and even still after getting my house and settling in has he been in contact and fully willing to help with questions or concerns. He will take great care of anyone who is looking for real estate that is the right fit.

Moses

 

We met Errin when walking through an open house in our rental neighborhood several years ago. We didn’t know at that time that our relationship with him would extend beyond buying our first home. Our experience was awesome! We appreciated his knowledge and ability to work efficiently on our purchase. We have since referred many people to Errin, and all have had great home buying experiences with him. We are thankful that we have gotten the opportunity to know Errin Ford and look forward to our next purchase with him by our side, both as our experienced realtor and our friend. Thank you Errin, you mean more to our family than you know.

Jaimie F.

 

Errin is my number one go to guy when it comes to buying and selling homes. He has guided me through both. Over the years he has become a friend as well as mentor in my real estate decisions. I frequently recommend him to friends and family.

Sandra L.


Becky Ruark

Becky was tremendous to work with, and we would recommend her in a heartbeat. She was very knowledgeable regarding rural properties and got back to us quickly throughout our entire buying experience. Great communication is critical for real estate transactions, and Becky understands that completely.

  • Local knowledge: 5 stars
  • Process expertise: 5 stars
  • Responsiveness: 5 stars
  • Negotiation skills: 5 stars

Joanna Ramsey 


Travis Wolf

I feel so grateful that I chose Travis to be my realtor in the purchase of my first home. There ended up being a lot of difficulties in the process, especially at the end. I cried tears of frustration and anxiety more than once. Luckily, Travis understands that home buying is an emotional process and talked me down. He also worked really hard and really quickly to resolve the issue. If you are looking for a realtor, look no further, you need someone that is knowledgeable about the process and genuinely cares about the people he serves. He is also incredibly intuitive. He knew which houses we would like and even knew what our offers would be before we discussed them. I never had to wonder about what was going on because Travis kept me updated throughout the whole process. If I had a question, I could call, and if he wasn’t available at the time, he would get back to me within hours. I appreciate all of his efficiency, and I will never forget how he went above and beyond for my family and I in the days leading up to closing. We thank you, Travis Wolf.

Olivia Dale


Jeff Anderson  
Great communication throughout the process! Jeff was always available and kept up updated constantly. Jeff is definitely a hard working Realtor. I highly recommend Jeff for any of your real estate needs.
Gregg and Danielle Sternberg
 

Lynze Cummins

 Dear Prospective Home Buyers / Land Purchasers:

With great pleasure we would like to recommend Lynze Cummins as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home, land, or for their unique situation. My wife and I were searching for a property for our next adventure and future retirement. We currently reside in another state and were conducting all our research and refining our plans online. Several realtors before Lynze failed to answer correspondences or provide answers for questions on properties we were looking at. In our initial call with Lynze, she took notes regarding our specific needs on a water view property, locations that we liked, price range, etc. She was able to get answers to specific questions that others were not. It didn’t take long to get a feeling that she really understood what was important to us, and the types of property we were looking for.

Over several weeks we fine tuned our short list. At that point we felt comfortable flying out to see all the properties on our short list. Lynze not only endured our whirlwind four-day mad dash around Coeur ‘d Alene and Sandpoint, but we were convinced that she truly cared and enjoyed being part of our crazy search. She saved the best property for last and that is the one we made an offer on.

We found Lynze to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers. She returned all phone calls and emails on the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. We are pleased to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We believe she is the best in the business, and if we ever buy or sell property in the future, she will be our first choice in a real estate agent. If you would like to discuss our experience in more detail, please feel free to contact either one of us at 209 245-3980 or by email at info@convergencevineyards.com

Regards,

Stephen and Jamie Concannon-  Happy Land Owners In Coeur ‘d Alene Idaho

 

With a blended family of 6, it was clear that we had outgrown our little 3bd/2ba. On a whim, we decided to go driving around, looking at homes. We happened upon an open house that looked to be around the size we thought we needed. That’s where we met Lynze. We both immediately loved her personality and when we made the decision to move forward with selling our house and building a new one, we knew we had to go with her.

Our experience, from start to finish, was beyond enjoyable. For a first-time seller, all of those legal documents and jargon can be very difficult to understand. However, Lynze was thorough and put everything in layman’s terms so they were easy to understand. She was there every step of the way and helped with things far above and beyond what we would’ve expected a realtor to do for us. She never disappointed us. We put our house on the market on a Wednesday, we had an offer within 48 hours, and we were under contract by the next Monday. She advised us, stood by us through each step, and never made us feel pressured to do anything we weren’t 100% ready for. Her demeanor was professional, but not stuffy or pompous. We had far more laughs along the way than we could’ve ever imagined having while selling a home.

If you are looking to buy or a sell a home, I can say, without a doubt, that you will love working with Lynze too.

Jenn Tvrdy (Formerly Williams)

 

Working with Lynze Cummins at Windermere, Coeur D’Alene Realty exceeded any of my expectations. As an experienced home buyer, I was familiar with the kind of person I wanted working for me. Right away Lynze was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with me and determine what would be a good fit for me. She even worked with my lending agent Lucas, which was greatly appreciated. Lucas and I have a good working history together. My purchase was an out of state purchase, which is a bit more complicated.

Lynze and I spoke over the phone and later met up in person when I came to town. After a couple of days of running around to various area’s she found a property that worked for me. She was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level even though I was on a very tight timeframe. I truly believe her expertise helped tremendously in my offer getting accepted. I highly recommend Lynze!

I have had my share of less than professional routine realtors and finding a super energetic go getter like her made the whole experience a dream come true. When it comes times to sell and upgrade to a bigger property she will be my first call! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate professional like her.

Mike Compte

 

Finally, laying in bed in our new home after a LONG day of moving and we cant stop smiling! Lynze, you are such a beautiful person inside and out. You went way over and beyond your “job description”, you set a standard that we highly doubt any Realtor can beat. Thank you for always being there for us, not only when it came to looking at houses but also, emotionally when we had lost hope. You didn’t give up and you found us the perfect place to call home. You are AMAZING! We will never be able to thank you enough.

The Minerts

 


Val Smith

Dear Val,

(The Best Realtor ever!) Words are often inadequate to express our sincere gratitude for all of your help in searching for our home. Your support and patience through some trials and bumps in the road were invaluable. The care you gave us, ( not to mention time & road trips) always with a smile will never be forgotten. We cannot tell you how thankful we are and all you’ve done to get us in our dream home.
Teresa & Kevin