We highly recommend Jim Mader if you are looking to leverage and maximize your efforts when buying a home in the greater Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area. In Dec 2016, we (remotely, from another state) purchased a very beautiful & desirable home in Hayden, Idaho. We had briefly viewed this house, along with a series of other listings, several months prior but hadn't made a decision on a house or the time frame. From the time we made our decision, the entire process took less than one month, start (notifying Jim that we wanted to "buy") to the finish (close of escrow). This was as painless as one could have imagined as Jim Mader's vast knowledge, expertise, and very personable demeanor put us very much at ease. Jim earns our highest marks and respect possible. Jim was referred to us by another very satisfied customer who had just successfully sold their home. We quickly learned that Jim was "on our side" with our best interests at heart. He demonstrated this via his confidence & extensive knowledge of the buying & selling process, honesty, fairness, and most importantly his ability to "listen" to us, the customer. Without Jim's real estate and title contacts & recommendations as well as his negotiating guidance, we would have not been in our new home by the end of the year, the desired goal. An added plus was Jim's knowledge of the community and the many contacts to assist us in the "move in" process. From our initial decision, offer, and negotiation ... to the inspection of the property & meeting with the homeowner ... to scheduling the final cleaning of the home ... to the final & painless escrow signing/recording, we could not have done this without you, Jim. You were with us all the way and made us feel like we were your only customer. Thank you!