Cheers to 100 years!
We are so excited to be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Coeur d’Alene Realty! As 2022 winds down, we wanted to share with all of our followers a part of the story behind who we are today!
Coeur d’Alene Realty opened in 1922. Over the last 100 years, the company has been located in 4 different locations and has had six brokers. Two of those brokers are still with us today, Pepper Smock & Designated Broker Pat Krug.
Pepper owned and operated Better Homes Realty before joining forces with the late well-known Duane Hagadone in 1986 to create Better Homes Coeur d’Alene Realty.
Coeur d’Alene Realty soon became a family business as Midge, Peppe’s wife, oversaw the Coeur d’Alene Realty Windermere Foundation. Their son, Duffy, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, became well-known real estate professionals with hearts for their community. A special fact is that the Smock family has been owners of this company for 37 years, more than one-third of the hundred!
Duffy, a co-owner and managing broker at the Hayden location, told the Coeur d’Alene Press,
“We’re not an old company, The Coeur d’Alene Realty Company has been in Coeur d’Alene doing business, helping people buy and sell real estate for 100 years. However, we are a second-generation company, second-generation family ownership. We have changed and are thriving.”
When Pepper spoke about the 100-year anniversary explaining the changes that he has witnessed and been a part of he said,
“We have never been better as the company we are today! We have never been able to give as much back to the community as we do now. We have built a reputation of giving, and we expect the same values from our agents that are here representing us.”
Since 1996, Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Real Estate’s three area offices have provided over $1.125 Million to help support low-income and homeless families, and has received the Governor’s Idaho’s Brightest Star Award as a company dedicated to giving back to their community. The Windermere Boots and Socks program is our premier program since 1996. To date, 13,925 pairs of boots and socks have been distributed.
Other agencies that have received help through the efforts of our agents and YOUR continued support include: CDA Children’s Village, ICARE (for prevention of child abuse and neglect), Family Promise, Safe Passage, NIC dual enrollment, 2nd Harvest Mobile Food Market, TESH, Cancer Patient Support (KH and Cancer Care NW), Quest Summer Camp, UGM, Juvenile Justice Outreach, Young Lives, Newby-Ginnings, PHD, CASA, Rathdrum and CDA Lions Foundations, St. Vincent Transition Housing, United Way NI, Turkeys and More, Mission of Charity and more.
Jennifer Smock, co-owner & managing broker in the Post Falls location, told the Coeur d’Alene Press,
“There’ve been little kids who come in from the school district that will walk in here with a grandparent with their new winter boots and socks on who will hand us a little letter that says,
‘Thank you so much for my boots and socks,'” Jennifer said.
“Those are such great moments. We exist to serve the agents in our community,” she said.
“We make decisions based on what’s best for our agents in our community every day, not what’s best for those who sit at this table, necessarily.”
Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty is honored to have been named Best Real Estate Company for 11years! This full service residential and commercial brokerage in Idaho and Washington, has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and Hayden and is home to
160 Realtors and staff.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from our community for so many years” says Designated Broker and co-owner Pat Krug “Our agents are top professionals and the philanthropy of Windermere agents, staff and leadership through the Windermere Foundation, is a testament to our commitment to the community. In addition to giving back to the community, Krug says
“Our commitment to our core values of always striving to deliver exceptional service, always putting our client’s interest above our own, and encouraging, and supporting each other, sets us apart.”
This year marks a very special milestone in the company’s history as we celebrate our 100th anniversary as Coeur d’Alene Realty and the 50th year anniversary of Windermere Real Estate! Looking forward to our next 100 years, we pledge to work hard to continue earning your trust and keeping our goal of being the most respected real estate company in our marketplace.
Thank you North Idaho for this honor!
If you represent a charitable organization in the area, applications are currently being
accepted for grants from the Windermere Foundation. You can download a grant
application by going to the company’s website WWW.CDArealty.com or by asking your