Are you interested in buying or selling a home in the Coeur d’ Alene, North Idaho area? Allow me the opportunity to serve your real estate needs through thoughtful consideration by offering the highest level of professionalism and integrity. I have made it my life’s goal to work hard in every situation by completing what I have set my mind to from start to finish. My strong educational background in business management paired with my desire to serve and assist others has set me apart as a real estate agent in our community. By treating every transaction with the utmost attention to detail through care and honesty is how I stand on building my business. In return, you as the client can enjoy a pleasant worry-free experience in purchasing your dream home or selling your existing property.
With my extensive background in facility management and maintenance, I have developed an eye for detail when it comes to considering your next home purchase. I will assist you in discovering the value of your property purchase. My commitment to you, as a client, is giving my fullest attention and helping to reduce stress that often comes with real estate transactions. Through my ability to listen well and understand your needs, I will be able to find the home of your dreams here in North Idaho and the surrounding areas.
I have been blessed to join my parents’ team, Charlie and Candy Taranto of The TarantoGroup Realty. We have been ranked #1 Top Producers for Windermere Post Falls for 4 consecutive years, from 2018 to 2021. I am backed by a wealth of wisdom and real estate professionalism that is sure to bring you the best home-buying experience possible. As a first-time homebuyer myself in 2009, I understand the undaunting task and challenge to buying your first home. I can be trusted to care for your real estate needs and stand firm in my abilities and qualifications to meet all your goals and dreams of home ownership.
Coeur d’ Alene has been home to me for the past 32 years. I pride myself in knowing our community and love all that North Idaho has to offer. My wife Jessica of 12 years, and our three small children enjoy the great outdoors with our majestic mountains, trail systems and refreshing lakes. As an avid mountain biker and snowboarder, North Idaho is the ideal playground for all outdoor activities.
I would be honored to serve you in your home buying experience; whether you are moving across town or planning to make North Idaho your home for the first time. You can count on me to take pride in building a lasting relationship that allows me the opportunity to always meet your real estate needs.
I am an Associate Broker and REALTOR® here in the beautiful Coeur d’Alene area and I am the Founder of Destination Living Real Estate Group which is a team of real estate professionals focused on the Coeur d'Alene region of North Idaho. I also operate a local resource website by the same name, destinationliving.co.
I am passionate about being the best I can be for my clients which is why education is a priority. My designations and certifications are as follows:
AB: Associate Broker, Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty
CLHMS: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
e-PRO: Certified digital marketing specialist
RSPS: Resort and Second Home Property Specialist
RENE: Real Estate Negotiation Expert
PSA: Pricing Strategy Advisor
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Leadership Coeur d'Alene 2020
ADU Specialist: Certified Accessory Dwelling Unit Specialist
My team and I specialize in local Coeur d’Alene real estate and the surrounding areas including Post Falls, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Dalton Gardens, Rathdrum, Harrison as well as most areas within Kootenai County and northern Idaho. I can help you buy or sell single family homes, luxury real estate, waterfront real estate, multi-family homes, and investment properties.
In addition to my professional trade organizations such as Coeur d'Alene Association of Realtors, Idaho Realtors and National Association of Realtors, I am very involved in my local communtiy on a daily basis. My professional and community involvement follows:
North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA) Board Member
Parade of Homes Committee (NIBCA)
Professional Women in Building (PWB) Past President & Board Member
Coeur d'Alene Visotor's Bureau member
Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce
Habitat for Humanity North Idaho, Past Board Member
I am at this full-time which means you will never be second priorty behind some other day job. I have a strong background in marketing which lends itself nicely to helping people like you buy and sell real estate. I’ve taught classes on social media and online marketing. My main resource website is destinationliving.co where buyers can link to search all MLS listings at my Windermere powered real estate search site, www.100CdA.com. I’m an entrepreneur at heart. I have owned and operated businesses since 1996. I moved from California to the Coeur d'Alene area in 2006 with my family, my amazing three kids, all now grown, and I have never looked back. I have found my happy place here in CdA. Originally, I grew up in California but made a conscious decision to pursue a slower pace with more outdoor activities in a family friendly atmosphere. I truly love where I live and am happy to share with others.
Lastly, my favorite client review is, "5 star service every step of the way." This is a jewel in my crown, it is now part of my mission, and my committment to all of my clients. 5 Star Service Every Step of the Way is what you can expect in working with me.
Please reach out and let me know how I can help you. I would be honored if you'd allow me to help you find your happy place!
All the Best,
Whether you are purchasing or selling property, you need to find an agent that will give you the advantage and will work hard on your behalf. I have drawn these traits from my many years of experience, and I stand out first and foremost as a businessman. A longtime resident of Coeur d Alene, I owned and operated of a thriving retail chocolate franchise, as well as being a principal owner and founder of multiple stores in the fast-casual restaurant industry. My successful business experience spanning over three decades, gives me that advantage in the art of negotiation, communication, and by dealing with complex contracts in the real estate industry. My extensive knowledge, dedication and integrity will offer you peace of mind in knowing I am someone you can trust. I bring enthusiasm, commitment, creativity, and a wealth of significant real estate and construction expertise as well. Combine this with my aggressive marketing strategies and strong negotiating skills, I understand how to get results. I have handled numerous property transactions during my career, plus worked with contractors and designers, and have coordinated all aspects of the building process from new construction to remodeling.
Today, along with my business acumen, I focus on building strong relationships with all those I work with through my dedication and hard work, to gain their satisfaction. My commitment in working with clients is to help reduce the stress and drama often associated with real estate transactions. I am persistent in negotiations, and do not easily back down while mastering the art of peacemaking as well. I understand and will listen diligently to the needs of buyers and sellers. I strive to keep good relationships strong, by dealing with everyone respectfully, and command fairness in all my business transactions.
I am joined with my wife of 39 years in marriage, Candace, who is a REALTOR and Accredited Home Staging Professional. She adds another dimension and insight which propelled us in becoming the #1 Top Producers for Windermere PF in 2018!
Our son Shawn recently has joined our team in 2019, is a REALTOR and works as our Buyers Agent. He brings a wealth of knowledge, professionalism and communication skills in assisting anyone looking to buy a home.
My personal mission and philosophy is to strive for excellence in all I do by providing exemplary service to my clients. I place tremendous value on building long lasting relationships and knowing I can be referred with confidence. I pride myself in my accountability to always do what is right, and hold myself to a higher standard of professionalism and integrity, no matter what the cost.