$350,000  Caldwell, Idaho
Gentleman's Ranch available to the independent spirit who would like to be self sustaining. Both Artesian well and water shares help make that possible. Enjoy quiet evenings with the wildlife, watch ducks and geese fill the sky in fall. Well maintained property allows for cattle, horses, chickens, etc. Close to freeway access. Home is energy efficient. Has a canning kitchan and half bath. Nice decks to enjoy the views. Cat in house don't let it get out. BTVAI
Call Marlin Scoby 208-546-2727

$58,350  Fairfield, Idaho
Unsurpassed views and year around, paved access brings this remarkable parcel to the forefront of all others available. Only 1/4 mile to Wells Summit (USFS road) and just 4 miles to Soldier Mountain Ski Area. Come take a tour of your next cabin site and take in all that it has to offer.
Call Steve Claridge 208-539-2833

$319,990  Boise, Idaho
This immaculate, custom built home in Sonata Hills has it all! Entertaining will be a delight in this open kitchen featuring Bosch appliances, custom cabinets, walk in pantry and granite counters. The main level master suite features a spacious walk-in closet, soaker tub and dual vanities. Enjoy the large, professionally landscaped backyard, covered patio and hot tub. The extra large 3 car garage has a pull-through to the back yard, so bring your toys! Also, outdoor stereo, central vac, gas hookup on porch.
Call Zori Johnson 208-794-8559

$179,000  Boise, Idaho
Centrally located-close to freeway, schools, and more! This 5 bedroom 3 bath 2500sf brick home has , nice sized 2 car garage with shelving/storage, full basement, two fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout main level, remodeled kitchen with maple cabinets, newer appliances, tile in main and master baths, mature landscaping, RV Parking, garden space, shed. Walk to schools and shopping and just about anything.
Call Kevin McLaughlin 208-850-9091

$299,900  Boise, Idaho
Beautiful home in the foothills above Eagle! Desirable lot within the Avimor subdivision! Bright, open kitchen with large center island. Grand master bedroom with upgraded master bath. Mother-in-law's quarters on main level. Oversized 3 car garage. Community Center with heated salt-water pool and large exercise room, fishing ponds, basketball court, tennis court, soccer & baseball fields, amphitheater, and 2 playgrounds. 100+ miles of hiking & mountain biking trails right in your backyard. Energy Star Home
Call Heather Johnson 208-477-7211
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Boise Home Buyer Services

Thank you in advance for the opportunity to help you find and purchase your next Idaho home.
We are a full service buyer's brokerage and we will help you with the entire home buying process. From helping you find the perfect home to the close of escrow we will be there for you every step of the way. Our buyer services are typically 100% free as sales commissions in Idaho are traditionally paid for by the seller.
You will never be pressured to buy. We build successful relationships with our clients by putting your goals first. In the real estate business we understand that relationships are much more valuable than a single sale. Repeat business and referrals are very important to us and this means that we go the extra mile to ensure that your home buying process is smooth and successful.
Our free buyer services include:
  • Boise Area Tours
  • Property Identification
  • Property Tours
  • Market Value Estimates
  • Purchase Contracts
  • Price Negotiation
  • Arranging Property Inspections
  • Negotiating Repairs
  • Managing Title and Escrow
  • Coordinating Financing
  • Facilitating Appraisal
  • Relocation Services
  • Bank Owned Properties
  • Short Sales
Would you like to make an appointment for a property tour? Perhaps you would like to receive our latest foreclosure and short sale list? Maybe you simply have a question about the market? Please complete the form below and let us know how we can be of service. We stand ready to help and we sincerely appreciate your business.
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What makes a good buyer’s agent?
Working with an agent should not be a burden. In fact, when you work with a good agent shopping for a home should be a fun, enjoyable and educational process.

Our licensed, insured, educated and experienced agents are some of the best in the industry. When you work with our agents you are not working with a salesperson, you are working with a real estate advisor; someone that can guide you, answer your questions and help you make the right decisions.

Our services begin by helping you find the perfect home. Remember, it's not just about the house. It's about the location, the quality of construction, the neighborhood, the schools and much more. We will help you see the things that are not readily apparant.

Once you have found the right home we will help you negotiate a great deal. Effective contract negotiations consist of much more than verbal persuasion. Our agents will bring to bear substantive market data to justify your offer price. We will also structure the language of your purchase agreement in a fashion that represents your desired terms but does so in a way that is comfortable for the seller.

It is important to work with an agent that will effectively manage the entire escrow process. Real Estate transactions have many moving pieces and your agent should orchestrate and oversee every detail.

Please take a moment to read our complete list of buyer services below.

Complete Buyer Services

Area Tours
If you are not familiar with the Boise area then a tour of the different parts of town might be just what you need. Boise, Meridian and Eagle make up the main Boise area market with Star and Kuna comprising the outlying areas of Ada County. Within Boise are several distinct areas including the North End, the Bench, the Highlands and others. To Boise's west is Nampa and Caldwell with Wilder, Homedale, Melba, Marsing and others comprising the outlying areas of Canyon County. What part of town is best for you? Spend an afternoon taking our free agent guided tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Please click here to request a tour.

Property Identification
The internet has changed everything. IdahoRealEstate.com and other websites now enable you to search the entire Multiple Listing Service. This means that by the time you contact an agent you may already have a list of Boise area homes that you are interested in. However, as professionals in our market we will also help you find properties that you may have missed. Off market listings, bank owned properties, contingent sales, pocket listings and other sources of information will be utilized to ensure that you don't miss the perfect home. Tell us about your specifications and preferences such as general price range, size, age, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. and we will be happy to send you a complete list of homes that match your specified criteria.

Property Tours
Some buyers only want to see a few properties before choosing a home. Other buyers want to view every option before making a decision. Whether you want to see seven homes or seventy homes we are here to help. There is no hurry and no pressure. When you find the right home you will know it. Until then we are on a mission together. With the right agent the property tour can be both a fun and exciting experience. Simply let us know what days and hours you want to view homes and your agent will reserve those times on their calendar to provide you with their undivided attention. In a typical tour of Boise homes and the surrounding area you can expect to see twelve to fifteen homes in an eight hour period.

Market Value Estimates
Once you have found the perfect home it is important to assess the property's value before writing your offer. Many buyers mistakenly use the difference between the asking price and the purchase price to evaluate the success of their negotiations. In reality it is the difference between the home's actual market value and the purchase price that matters. Once we have prepared the market value estimate you will be better positioned to determine an offer price that complements your equity goals.

Purchase Contracts
A home purchase is a large dollar transaction. Substantial risk is created if contracts are not properly completed and processed. One omission or misplaced word can mean the difference between getting what you want and getting short changed. Our agents have received advanced purchase contract training and are equipped to ensure that your best interests are protected and that your risks are minimized.

Price Negotiation
Are you looking for a great deal? Then you should start with a great agent. Our agents use time tested negotiating strategies and we will help you get the best deal possible. Whether you are dealing with a seller in a traditional transaction, a bank in an REO transaction or the seller's lender in a short sale transaction our negotiating methods work time and again. Comparable sales information, supply and demand data, advanced deal structuring, leveraging contract strengths and other negotiating methods will be brought to bear to help you get the deal you have been looking for.

Arranging Property Inspections
Homes in the Boise real estate market and surrounding areas are generally of good solid construction. However, given the nature of real estate a home inspection is always strongly suggested. We can refer you to a professional inspector or you are welcome to choose an inspector of your own. We will coordinate the inspection time with the seller, the inspector and yourself should you choose to be on site for the inspection. We will meet the inspector at the home to provide them with access to the property.

Negotiating Repairs
Once the inspection is complete your agent will draft the repair requests per your instructions. An effective strategy is to limit your repair requests to substantial items. If you make repair requests that include both substantial and smaller items sellers will often agree to "compromise" by agreeing to the smaller items while rejecting the more substantial concerns. By requesting only the substantial items you limit the seller's ability to negotiate. In some instances sellers may prefer a purchase price adjustment in lieu of repairs. This is a good way to get sellers to cover the cost of repairs while enabling you to get the repairs done under your control and to your satisfaction.

Managing Title and Escrow
The title and escrow process in Idaho are typically handled by the same firm. Your real estate agent will open escrow at a local title company as soon as your purchase contract has been accepted by the seller. Once escrow is opened the title search will begin and the escrow officer will begin coordinating with your lender. Your agent will carefully track the progress of title and escrow and will verify that the appropriate milestones are being met to ensure an on time closing. Your agent will contact you approximately one week before close to arrange your signing appointment. Title insurance for your home will be issued at close.

Coordinating Financing
Your agent will maintain close contact with your lender throughout the escrow process. A typical lender will have several responsible parties that are involved in generating your loan. The main contacts consist of the loan originator, the processor and the underwriter. Your agent will respectfully ensure that each of these parties is doing their job and that your loan is being efficiently processed. As the close date approaches your agent will coordinate the delivery of the loan documents from the lender to the title and escrow company. You are welcome to use any lender of your choosing or we can refer you to a proven lender in the local market. Please note that we never have any financial incentive in our vendor referrals. We would view this as a conflict of interest.

Facilitating Appraisal
The appraisal is a critical part of the home buying process. Without an adequate appraisal or loan to value ratios the lender will not loan against the property. In a typical real estate transaction your lender will order the appraisal. Our role in this process is to ensure that the appraisal is ordered in a timely fashion and, if necessary, provide the appraiser with comparable sales data. As there is a substantial cost involved in appraisal lenders will often wait until mid-escrow before ordering the appraisal to ensure that the inspection process has been completed successfully and the transaction will be proceeding to close. While this practice helps protect the lender from wasted appraisal costs can also cause closing delays. We will oversee the appraisal process to ensure that the appraisal is completed in a timely fashion.

Relocation Services
If you are relocating to the Boise area we will help make your move much easier. The logistics of relocating to another area are often much more complicated than a simple move across town. We will help you coordinate your relocation and ensure that the entire process runs smoothly. Our relocation services include aligning move-out and move-in dates with the close, coordinating with movers and providing them with access to the property, assistance in arranging utility turn-ons, gathering school information, securing temporary housing, providing storage solutions, obtaining and sending local information to your location and other concierge level activities.

Bank Owned Property
When shopping for a home most buyers have two goals: Find the perfect home and get a great deal. Sometimes bank owned properties can be a great way to accomplish both. Bank Owned Properties (also known as REO, Real Estate Owned or post-foreclosure property) are commonly thought to be in various stages of disrepair. However, in the Boise market many REO properties are in quite good condition. In fact, even new construction Boise homes are sometimes available as REOs. Our agents have access to carefully prepared and diligently gathered off-market REO lists. If you are interested in looking at Idaho bank owned properties please contact us today to request our current bank owned property list.

Short Sales
Another way to get a great deal is to purchase a short sale property. Short Sales are properties that are still owned by the homeowner but where the homeowner owes more than the property is worth. In many instances lenders prefer to accept a less than full payoff for the loan rather than incur the risk of having to take the home back via foreclosure. Typical short sale prices range from 75% to 90% of the property's fair market value with even greater discounts at higher price levels. Negotiating short sales is a lengthy and complicated process and you should plan on your escrow lasting 60 to 90 days. As not all short sales are approved you should consider looking at other properties and writing multiple offers. Our agents will manage the multiple offer process properly. Careful management of the overall short sale process will maximize the probability of success. Our agents are trained in advanced short sale management. If it can be done, our agents will get it done.

Personal Service
Our approach to mananaging the home buying process is system driven. No detail will be overlooked. However, it is not our attention to detail that sets us apart. It is our personal service. At any time during the home buying process please let us know how we can make your move easier. We are here to help.

Atova, real estate done right. Thank you in advance for your business.