My wife and I decided to move to Coeur d Alene, Idaho back in Fall 2012, based on a job offer I had at Whitworth University as well as a love for the area. I found Marks name off a For Sale flyer from a home that he was selling in the area when we visited in June 2011 for Ironman.
Immediately, based on Marks reply in an email inquiry from us, I knew he was going to be an exceptional individual. As the communication continued, I knew up front that Mark was helpful, kind, and willing to go the extra mile. My wife and I continued sending inquiries on homes and Mark continued to reply in a timely manner, telling us more information about homes we were interested in.
When I visited the area in late January 2012 for my job interview, Mark and I met and visited several homes in the area. I sent him many listings and he had everything lined up and ready to go when I arrived at his office. He was exactly how I imagined this man to be simply based on email correspondence. He was amazing. Everything went off without a hitch. We visited nearly a dozen homes in a very short period of time and certainly provided some great insight to the area, especially during the winter months. He was most helpful.
Once I received the job offer from Whitworth University and I accepted, the house hunting became serious. My wife and I planned our trip in March to come to Coeur d Alene to visit many homes and decide on one. Once again, Mark had everything set up and ready to go upon our arrival and we visited many homes over a couple of days. Once we found one, an offer was made (and eventually accepted).
Now what comes next is simply wonderful. My wife and I lived nearly 1200 miles away in California. Our home closed in mid April and we were not intending to move until early June. Mark arranged for our home inspector, someone to make repairs on the home (that were needed), stop by our new home to check on it (until we moved in), arrange for someone to mow our lawn until we arrived, and go the extra mile to ensure everything was okay. We asked ourselves... Who does this? Apparently Mark Whitt does. Never in our lives have we experienced such professionalism, kindness, humbleness, and hospitality as we experienced with Mark. He exemplifies that type of person. He went beyond anything we could ever have asked in an agent and a person. He made us feel at home in an area that we did not know. He provided the information needed as we were making the arrangements 1200 miles away. Never once did he complain, never once did he make a fuss, and always met our needs down to the smallest details.
We can go on and on about Mark Whitt, but to know him and who he is, you have to experience it for yourself. If everyone person in the Coeur d Alene area is like him, then we have found our home and a little slice of heaven. There is no doubt in our minds that we would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home in the area. He is simply astounding and an amazing human being.
Corey & Jennifer McKenna
We purchased our first home together in June of 2008. It is no exaggeration to say that Mark Whitt's tireless efforts and perseverance were instrumental in closing our deal. Our transaction was logistically complicated yet financially modest. Despite these seemingly unfavorable work-reward factors, Mark was incredibly dedicated; valuing our time and needs. Mark's commitment, clear experience, and resources aided us in everything from scheduling inspections to securing financing. What is more, Mark's positive and relaxed attitude was a welcome trait in our sometime stressful endeavor. Without reservation, we would recommend Mark Whitt as an agent to any prospective homebuyer.
Jason and Marci Wing
Did a great job in selling our home
I must say my wife and I have been very satisfied with the service we received from Mark Whitt of Windermere Realty in Post Falls. We had listed with another agency for over a year with no results. In the meantime, we moved from Post Falls to another state due to a change in job locations. Mark found us a buyer within a couple of months. The buyer had a few issues because of his job and being out of the country. Mark kept us informed and helped us work though all the issues. We are extremely happy with our experience with Mark and Windermere Realty.
Marion and Teresa Blackwell
First Time Home Buyer
First Time Homebuyers
We found Mr. Whitt while looking at a homebuyers catalog. He had an advertisement that was something that was within our budget. My husband and I have wanted to own a home for the last seven years but never thought it would be possible. I called Mr. Whitt who set up an appointment to meet with us the next day. Mr. Whitt was professional and very personable. He fulfilled everything that he said he would and then some. Within 45 days we found a home and closed on it. I didn't know anything about buying a home and I was a bit fearful. Mr. Whitt was thorough and patient with me. He answered all my questions and went above and beyond to assist me in the home buying process. My husband and I trusted Mr. Whitt with everything and I would recommend him any day.
Debra and Mike Williamson
Bought and sold
Mark did an excellent job of marketing our home, and the fact that he sold in in only 5 weeks in this market says it all. Mark represented us and Windermere in a very professional manner and is a real asset to their company. Thank you all for a job well done!
Ken and Brenda Longtin
During the 4 year process of buying our home, Mark proved to be uncommonly patient, honest, dedicated and expedient. He was able to understand what type of home we were looking for and find us a match. Not only was Mark a true professional, he was honestly delighted for us when we closed on our home. His compassion and advice, which he was openly willing to give regardless of how many questions we asked, were absolutely vital to our home buying experience. I can only hope that when it comes time to sell our home Mark will be available to help.
Greg & Kelly Meyer
Mark was a wonderful help in both the sale of our home and the purchase of our brand new home that was built specifically to our needs and design. Mark really did sell our home quickly and worked hard to get us a GREAT offer in a very timely fashion, all the while he was overseeing the building of our new home which was designed by us with his help. We had a unique situation in that we wanted to have mother-in-law quarters included in the design of our home. Mark's attention to detail was wonderful, he thought of things that we hadn't thought of. He was sure to come to every builder's meeting with us and use his vast experience in home building (Mark was a contractor and home builder himself in the past) to give us useful suggestions and ideas on how to design our home. He would check and be sure that the house was being built properly by meeting us at the property while the house was being built, measuring the rooms to be sure they met the specs in our plan, even such attention to detail as having the builder put reinforcements in the wall where the towel racks would go. Mark also suggested we make our hallway wider so it would have a more homey feel to it. He made sure we got an excellent value for our money and was with us every step of the way. We are very pleased with all the input he provided, attention that was given to us during the whole process, and we will use him as our realtor as long as he is in the business which we hope to be years and years to come. Thank you Mark for all you did.
John and Kim Maxwell
New to the Area
"Mark is one of those "once in a lifetime" Realtors; we still can't believe we found him! We are new to the area and found Mark to be an excellent guide, filling us in on his knowledge of each neighborhood's advantages and disadvantages. His background in construction made us feel confident that we were choosing a home with "good bones" as he put it. Putting aside the professionalism and skill that Mark personifies as a Realtor, I must mention what a nice person he is. His optimism, kindness and encouragement through our home-buying process meant more to us than we could possibly state here. Mark is the best Realtor we've ever had pleasure to do business with."
Karina and Brian Selby
Helped me through a difficult time
Mark was my realtor for both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. Even though the home sale involved a somewhat tough interpersonal situation, Mark was very respectful and fair to all parties involved. Mark gave great advice on the pricing of our sale home as well as provided great advice on getting all potential inspection issues taken care of quickly so that the sale would go smoothly. He was honest and trustworthy in all of his dealings. Before the sale of our home, Mark asked me what I needed in a realtor. I told him that I needed someone to act in the capacity of a big brother to me. This was the first time I had ever sold or purchased a new home by myself and I was lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to make wise decisions. Mark did exactly that; he was always available to answer questions by phone call, text or email and always gave advice that he felt would be in my best interest. Mark also surrounds himself with connections in the community who share his high quality of integrity. He matched me with a loan officer who went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that I had the financing I needed when I needed it.
I absolutely love my new home! Mark encouraged me to pay attention to the resale value and quality of a home before purchasing. He helped me purchase a home that is high quality and meets the needs of myself and my children. Thanks Mark!!
Our Dream Cottage
Mark was an exceptional person to have on our side during the whole house hunting process. It was our first time buying a home, and we were a little nervous. However, Mark put us at ease and walked us through every detail. We were more confident knowing that we had someone we could trust and who knew exactly what we were looking for. He payed attention to all of our wants and needs and gave us fantastic advice which resulted in us purchasing our dream cottage! I highly recommend Mark Whitt for any of your home buying or selling endeavors.
- Justin and Heather Montgomery
It has been our distinct pleasure to work with you as our agent in our two recent rental purchases. We have relied on your good judgment and recommendations throughout the entirety of both transactions. You have been our eyes and ears, as we have purchased both rental homes sight unseen, from out of state. You have been a man of your word, demonstrating high integrity and professionalism. My wife and I have never had to hunt you down or wonder what was happening, as you have been available and in contact as needed and then some.
As a licensed realtor for many years, in my state, I know the real deal when I see it. And you, my friend, are the real deal! We have much appreciated how quickly you related to our criteria and gave us the benefit of your years of experience in Kootenai County. My wife and I have also appreciated, your review of local neighborhoods and communities as well as the overall lay of the land. Your introduction to the local services from utility companies to lenders including typical business protocols and mindsets of sellers etc. was very helpful. Speaking of lenders, we have been very pleased with your recommendation of Allan Minor of Mountain West Bank, and Jacque Sergeant of Pioneer Title and Escrow. They are very thorough and professional.
Needless to say, my wife and I highly recommend you to anyone who wishes to work with a level-headed, honest and knowledgeable agent who places his client's interests before his own and makes recommendations as if he were personally purchasing the property. You have an inviting and agreeable personality and temperament that encourages one to join with you in pursuit of their real estate goals.
We look forward to working with you again and wish you and the family continued success!
Greg and Nancy Hazlett
We have sold 2 pieces of property through Mark Whitt. He has been a pleasure to work with each time. From beginning to end he was positive, professional and very encouraging.
Our last property was extremely unique. He went above and beyond the call of duty to help us get quality offers and a final sale on it. He put a lot of energy into talking with us and to every interested call, no matter how busy he was. His knowledge helped us get our unique property ready and on the market precisely at the right moment — which lead to a full price offer within 3 days of listing it.
Of course, we have been tempted to try to sell properties on our own, but in all reality we needed (and now see the value in) a professional to take over the intense paperwork legalities and all the phone calls so that we could put our energy into preparing the property to fetch the highest price.
We have become great friends with Mark through our work relationship. He is our realtor! You will want him to be yours too!
Out of State Buyer
My husband and I had the privilege of working with Mark Whitt recently. We were scheduled to retire from our jobs in California and were hoping to buy a home in Northern Idaho. Buying a home out-of-State can be a tricky endeavor but we were very fortunate to be put in touch with Mark. From the moment of our ﬁrst contact, Mark was very knowledgeable, honest, intelligent, and concerned the home we eventually purchase would ﬁt our needs and lifestyle. Shortly after speaking to him on the telephone, I was able to make a trip to Northern Idaho to view houses. Between Zillow, Trulia, and Mark, we had a line up of homes to view. Upon my arrival, I met with Mark, discussing our housing needs and wants, and our lifestyle requirements. Mark paid close attention, made excellent suggestions, and was extremely knowledgeable and informative about life in Northern Idaho. We found a house I loved and put in an oﬀer. At all times throughout escrow, Mark remained professional and diligent, often working on his weekends to provide any assistance or information needed to complete the escrow process. Mark always responded completely and promptly to any questions or assistance requests, and oﬀered to complete the ﬁnal inspection, knowing we were unable to make the trip from California to do so. Upon successful close of escrow, we received a box from Mark which included numerous books about Northern Idaho and Glacier National Park hikes, as well as information about Northern Idaho. From start to ﬁnish, Mark was a joy to work with! He is a very honest, hard working, intelligent man. We highly, and without reservation, recommend him!
Michael and Wendy Coleman
Mark has skillfully guided us through both the buying and selling of our first home. Thanks to his keen insight into the Coeur d'Alene real estate market, it turned out to be an incredible investment. Mark's background as general contractor is an invaluable asset for buyer's looking to explore what could be possible with a property, and if the home’s fundamentals are strong. He's also incredibly easy to work with and devotes his time to be sure you understand the in and outs of the process. I always felt so at ease when working with him and you'll quickly observe he is a man of great personal integrity. Mark is an excellent advocate for your interests. We ultimately chose a property needing cosmetic upgrades and with income potential. Smartly, we negotiated our closing costs to be covered by the buyer and rolled other costs into the loan. With the extra cash on hand we transformed it into a beautiful home, and had a very low cost of living with the rental below. When it came time to sell our home we knew just who to call. Mark understood exactly what needed to be done to get our home ready to sell. It was a unique property and a unique time in the market. Mark gave us the confidence we needed to set our sights on listing price we thought would create the conditions for competitive bids. We could hardly believe it when we signed and closed with a cash offer at 10% over our listing. We ultimately realized a 114% return on investment in less than 3 years. Mark's ability to see value and opportunity in the biggest investment of our life has paid off spectacularly. I wholeheartedly encourage you to seek his guidance, leverage his network, and trust his skill when buying or selling a home in North Idaho.
Geoff & Jessica Jans
Mark first and foremost is a great person. His knowledge of CDA is second to none and was vital to our family finding a wonderful home in a hot market. He went above and beyond for us and we will be forever grateful!!
Ken & Shery McCoy