Deb and Tom Nicholls
Deb and Tom Nicholls
2024-04-16
Kara, Gracie and Becky were great to work with during our home search. It was a long process and they were both patient and gracious with us from beginning to end. If you are in the market to purchase or sell your home, we would highly recommend City of Trees Real Estate.
Louis Spiker
Louis Spiker
2024-04-14
We recently had the pleasure of working with Renee Faught as my realtor, and I cannot praise her enough for the outstanding service she provided throughout the entire home-buying process. Renee took the time to understand our needs and preferences truly, and she was dedicated to finding us the perfect home that checked off all the boxes on our wishlist. Her attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market were invaluable in helping us navigate through the various listings and make informed decisions. What truly sets Renee apart is her exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. She was always available to answer any questions, provide updates on new listings, and guide us through each step of the home-buying process. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. Thanks to Renee's expertise and guidance, we found the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Renee highly enough to anyone in search of a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor. If you're looking for a real estate professional who truly cares about finding you the perfect home, look no further than Renee. Thank you, Renee, for helping us find our dream home!
LeeAnn Rossi
LeeAnn Rossi
2024-04-10
Tara and her team did an outstanding job helping us Selling our home!
Dennis Lanham
Dennis Lanham
2024-04-04
very easy and very professional.
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
2024-04-02
Francesca is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend using Francesca if you are in need of real estate services.
Meghan Yenney
Meghan Yenney
2024-04-02
Thank you to Victoria and team for helping us through buying our new home and selling our previous home! Our experience was great and so much less stressful because of them. Highly recommend!
Teena Nash
Teena Nash
2024-03-21
I can't say enough good about working with Lucas O'Neill. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his work with my elderly parent. He soldiered through a very difficult transaction with two clients that couldn't coordinate, had a rocky divorce sale, court orders, difficult title company to work with and yet he remained positive through the entire experience. I'm impressed with his ability to problem solve with all the issues we had between the two clients, two attorneys, and the inspections and repairs. The one client was really difficult to coordinate with, wouldn't provide keys or use a lockbox, locked the inspector out and yet Lucas was so good about dealing with all the crazy that was going on and still making the sale go through on the closing date. I really don't know any other agent that would have stuck around to finish the deal, and through the holidays to boot. Lucas is a keeper, and just such a good solid guy! Bravo for a job well done!
Blake Mckernan
Blake Mckernan
2024-03-19
City of Trees Real Estate has an amazing team that made our big move painless and easy! They were all very responsive on top of each step and very informative when needed. Cant thank them enough for getting us into our dream home!
Blakely Frechette
Blakely Frechette
2024-03-18
Francesca exceeded my expectations as a real estate agent. From the moment I expressed interest, she was prompt in her responses and demonstrated a genuine attentiveness to my specific needs throughout the entire home buying journey. Her professionalism and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. I wholeheartedly recommend Francesca to anyone seeking a reliable and committed agent.

Keep Your Home Safe While Away

By: Brent Hanson

Keep Your Home Secure in Boise, Eagle, Meridian

You wouldn’t advertise that you were going on vacation if you knew that it could lead a burglar to seek out your home and yet many people who will travel this holiday season will do just that without a second thought; even worse most will do more to alert others than they ever realize. Once a vulnerable home has been identified it takes only 5 – 15 minutes for someone to break in and leave with cash and valuables.  Here are some tips to keep your home safe while you are on vacation.

  1. Ask for the help of a few select friends and neighbors. Having someone check in on your home once a day while you are gone is perhaps the best way to protect your home and belongings during a prolonged absence from home. These helpers should contact local authorities if they see suspicious or criminal activity or in the case of an emergency and most importantly know how to contact you.
  2. Do not post about your upcoming vacation on social media sites.   These sites are often trolled by people looking for opportunity.  It’s best to share the news and your photos with friends and family once you are safely home.
  3. Make arrangements for any recurring deliveries. Request the post office hold your mail delivery during your vacation by clicking here.Place a vacation hold on your Idaho Statesman delivery here.
  4. Unplug. Unplug appropriate appliances and electronics while you are away.   This will protect them from an electronic surge and help reduce unnecessary electrical use that occurs even when they are not in use.
  5. Secure your spare key. Let’s face it, no one is fooled by your fake rock hide-a-key, and will look under planters, on the door ledge and shelves and under the mat to find an easy way to access your home.
  6. Simulate Occupancy. Install automatic timers and set the living room lights from dusk until 10 pm. Then have a bedroom light come on for an appropriate amount of time.  Have a neighbor park their car in the driveway and adjust your curtains also keeps your home looking lived in.
  7. If you require garbage collection while you are away ask a neighbor or friend to take your bins to the curb and collect them once they have been emptied.
  8. Plan for exterior maintenance. The accumulation of leaves in the fall and snow/ice in the winter can be a sign of an unoccupied home. Arrange for these things to be taken care of if it becomes necessary.
  9. Contact your City of Trees Real Estate team. We will watch over your home while you are away or provide you with referrals to our favorite vendors who can help with landscaping or snow removal needs.

The peace of mind you will have will make the time it takes to make these arrangements worth it.   And don’t forget to be a good neighbor and return the favor while others are on vacation as a way to create a strong and healthy neighborhood.