I'm a full time, full service real estate broker in my spectacular hometown of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I specialize in GETTING RESULTS while delivering world class service to both Buyers and Sellers.
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Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Success Stories
I was privileged to witness Rick and Janis realize their dream! They had worked hard for years and paid off their mortgage. They saved and they kept their credit scores sky high. The past few years they watched the housing market like hawks, subscribed to foreclosure alerts and started studying homes as they came on the market. They had a plan to find their dream retirement home. They were educated, prepared, patient, and a REALTOR's dream clients!
When they called me, they knew exactly what they wanted in that home, and where they wanted it to be. They knew what they wanted to pay, and what they could expect to get for that amount of money. They knew the time was right for action!
In the end, we found them their perfect retirement home. Priced less than they were expecting to pay, appraised for much more than they paid. Every single feature and amenity they were hoping for, and even more they weren't expecting to get! Their ideal location in their ideal setting on beautiful timbered acreage in the country.
Yesterday Rick and Janis saw THEIR REAL ESTATE DREAMS COME TRUE!
Today was a GOOD DAY for homebuyers Steve and Alicia. They closed on their first home, which is always a mixture of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, anticipation, fear....
I don't think this cute couple fully realizes yet how big they scored today! For starters, their mortgage payment is LESS than they have been paying in rent! SCORE! They have an interest rate that is just a hair above the lowest interest rates have EVER been! SCORE! The appraisal on the home they bought came in at $11,000 more than they paid. SCORE! From here on out, they will be able to itemize deductions and write off their interest on tax returns. SCORE!
Today was a good day for these young and savvy, buyers. They recognized that the conditions at this moment in time in the real estate industry were stacked heavily in their favor. They seized the moment and opportunity, and scored big time!
I received an email from Jennifer. She had stumbled in cyberspace upon a story I had just posted to my blog. It was about REALLY BAD photos I had just come across when doing a search of high end homes. Those awful photos are a pet peeve of mine. From time to time I post them on my blog so you can be amazed and astonished, too!
In her email, Jennifer asked me if I could recommend a good real estate agent to sell her LOW end home, since I prefer HIGH end homes. Holy Moses! I quickly convinced her that I love to market homes of ANY price that are well cared for and priced correctly!
We set out to get her cute-as-a-button 728 sq. ft. vintage home sold in time for her wedding. Jen works from home and needs high speed internet. Her fiance had a house and a job in the Silver Valley, without access to high speed internet. Hmmm. Each home was perfect for them as individuals, neither would work well for them as a couple.
As cute as it is, and well maintained, Jen's house proved a challenge because it was so petite! As time passed and her Hawaiian wedding approached, Jen resigned herself to Plan B. As it turned out, the day that Jen and John were saying their wedding vows beside the ocean, the offer came in. I got to call her on the morning of her first day of married life to present the offer. She countered via the fax machine at the library near the beach on Kauai.
This morning, I was privileged to witness Jen get her happy ending to homeownership as a single woman. It's a new beginning for her and John as they begin their search for the perfect house for their life together. May she and John live happily ever after!
Janna Scharf's Blog Posts
2020 Idaho State Presiden for Women's Council of REALTORS. Network of successful REALTORS empowering women to exercise their potential as enteupreneurs and industry leaders. Through our influence as successful professionals, we will effect a positive change in the profession and in the broader community.
2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient - Women's Council of REALTORS.
CLHMS ~ Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Million Dollar Guild Status. Awarded by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Members of The Institute have undergone training in analyzing the luxury home market, providing quality service and achieving effective results in the high-end residential market. Members of The Institute who have been awarded the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market by meeting strict performance requirements. Million Dollar Guild members are specialists who have met production requirements and have certified success in the million-dollar and above market. Your exceptional property demands an exceptional professional. Guild Members have established their expertise and abilities in helping buy or sell the world's most exclusive residential homes and estates.
Performance Management Network (PMN)
Performance Management Network (PMN) Designees have the skills, the experience and the tools to keep them out front and on top of the changing and competitive real estate market. Earning the PMN requires a blend of coursework in real estate business skills and networking experience, a performance mix that builds their careers and elevates the level of service they are able to provide their clients.
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Members primarily involved in residential real estate wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in a broad array of technical subjects and the fundamentals of real estate participate in the REALTOR® Institute, graduate program to earn the GRI designation. The program also provides opportunities to develop important business contacts.
Founding Coeur d'Alene Member ~ Luxury Homes by Keller Williams. Luxury Homes by Keller Williams is an exclusive, elite and sophisticated network of real estate consultants raising the bar for service in the upper-tier home market. Standards are high for membership, and members enjoy outstanding training, tools and networking opportunities with other luxury agents around the world.
Testimonials for Janna Scharf
Janna was absolutely wonderful to work with. I have interacted and worked with all kinds of people in my life but Janna was just an amazing realtor. She guided us through every step of the process and there was never a question on her capabilities, knowledge or service. We sold a house with her but also purchased another house with her. We lost my father the day in an accident the day before we closed on our current house. We had nothing but love and support from her and her staff. I have lots of friends who are realtors but we love Janna and will never use anyone else.
Super knowledgeable, loads of experience, knows the people and the area. Saved us over $10k on a uncommon city fee that would have bit us had she not been playing heads up ball. Great choice for a realtor.
Very knowledgeable about the area and property values. She takes plenty of time to meet your needs. I would not hesitate to use her as my realtor and highly recommend her to anyone needed a great realtor.
My husband and I worked with Janna and Rick Scharf to find a home in Coeur d'Alene. We were from outside the area and had no knowledge of the area. They graciously showed us the various options based on the criteria we gave them for our new home. Over 4-days we saw a lot of what the area had to offer, and it really helped us decide what was most important for us long-term. Once we made a decision, the process from making the offer to closing on the home was seamless. If you want to work with someone who knows Northern Idaho, is both professional and fun to work with, and is tireless in their pursuit to help you find your new home - they should be your top choice. And if you're worried they'll "rush you", my sister and her husband also moved into the area and it took them 9 months to find their perfect new home. That's patience!
I would definitely use Janna again. She not only succeeded in selling my place after 4 other realtors could not BUT she even sold my lake home in the off season & it was on the market less than 2 weeks!
She is great!
Janna Scharf is not only a truly effective and efficient real estate professional, but also a wonderful human being. The woman radiates an infectiously inspiring spirit of positive pragmatism, backed by a skill set that could only be acquired through years of honing her craft of caring for others, which is ultimately what this profession is boiled down to. She is an absolute joy to work with, has her clients' best interests always keenly in mind, and assigns astoundingly arduous amplitudes of ardor into her art. I 100% recommend Janna Scharf to anyone that wants a genuine professional to guide them through the pivotal journey of selling their home. Thank you Janna!
Dave and Brenda Miller06/10/2016
Janna Scharf sold our home in less then 30 days. We had lived there for 23 years so we had a lot of sentimental feeling wrapped up in it. When we met with Janna to sell our home she was honest and very knowledgable about what we could list our home for and she listened to what we wanted. Janna and her husband took pictures of our home inside and out and left us with a portfolio of all the stats on our home. She was quick, positive, and made our home look amazing with the pictures that were taken. Thank you Janna for a great experience!! Janna's your gal - if you're considering selling give Janna a call. Dave and Brenda Miller
Janna and Rick Scharf are the two best realtors in this area! My wife and I have used them on the last 5 buying/selling transactions. She has successfully gotten us more money for our properties than I've expected, and also helped us purchase properties for less than I thought possible. Not only has Janna tended to our bottom line, but she has kept us thoroughly informed of every step in the process. When we had some unique situations arise with inspector and lender requirements, she's was able to overcome those obstacles with ease and tact. My confidence in Janna and her abilities has allowed me to sleep well when buying or selling. Thank you Janna for being you. John and Jennifer Carter
Fantastic! Janna is extremely knowledgeable, and was a pleasure to work with. I contacted her because she had sold another house in my neighborhood very quickly, and she did the same for me. Even with all the little issues that came up, she was right on top of it and made everything seem easy. Her marketing is amazing. She definitely knows what she is doing, and I am very grateful. Could not recommend her more.
Janna and Rick are a great team. They quickly got us to the homes we were looking for in the area and price range we needed to be in. Excellent communication and follow through. Would recommend them to anyone!!