Janna  Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)

Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro

Real Estate Agent / Coeur d'Alene, ID
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Keller Williams Realty Inc.

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 Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Success Stories

I was privileged to witness Rick and Janis realize their dream! They had worked hard for years and paid off their mortgage.  They saved and they kept their credit scores sky high.  The past few years they watched the housing market like hawks, subscribed to foreclosure alerts and started studying homes as they came on the market.  They had a plan to find their dream retirement home.  They were educated, prepared, patient, and a REALTOR's dream clients!   

When they called me, they knew exactly what they wanted in that home, and where they wanted it to be.  They knew what they wanted to pay, and what they could expect to get for that amount of money.  They knew the market was pretty close to the bottom, and interest rates were at historical lows.  They knew the time was right for action!

In the end, we found them their perfect retirement home.  Priced less than they were expecting to pay, appraised for much more than they paid.  Every single feature and amenity they were hoping for, and even more they weren't expecting to get!  Their ideal location in their ideal setting on beautiful timbered acreage in the country.  

Yesterday Rick and Janis saw THEIR REAL ESTATE DREAMS COME TRUE!


Today was a GOOD DAY for homebuyers Steve and Alicia.  They closed on their first home, which is always a mixture of emotions.  Excitement, anxiety, anticipation, fear....  

I don't think this cute couple fully realizes yet how big they scored today!  For starters, their mortgage payment is LESS than they have been paying in rent!  SCORE!  They have an interest rate that is just a hair above the lowest interest rates have EVER been!  SCORE!  The appraisal on the home they bought came in at $11,000 more than they paid.  SCORE!  From here on out, they will be able to itemize deductions and write off their interest on tax returns.  SCORE!   

Today was a good day for these young and savvy, buyers.  They recognized that the conditions at this moment in time in the real estate industry were stacked heavily in their favor.  They seized the moment and opportunity, and scored big time!


I received an email from Jennifer.  She had stumbled in cyberspace upon a story I had just posted to my blog.  It was about REALLY BAD photos I had just come across when doing a search of high end homes.  Those awful photos are a pet peeve of mine. From time to time I post them on my blog so you can be amazed and astonished, too!    

In her email, Jennifer asked me if I could recommend a good real estate agent to sell her LOW end home, since I prefer HIGH end homes.  Holy Moses!  I quickly convinced her that I love to market homes of ANY price that are well cared for and priced correctly!  

We set out to get her cute-as-a-button 728 sq. ft. vintage home sold in time for her wedding. Jen works from home and needs high speed internet.  Her fiance had a house and a job in the Silver Valley, without access to high speed internet.  Hmmm.  Each home was perfect for them as individuals, neither would work well for them as a couple.  

As cute as it is, and well maintained, Jen's house proved a challenge because it was so petite! As time passed and her Hawaiian wedding approached, Jen resigned herself to Plan B.  As it turned out, the day that Jen and John were saying their wedding vows beside the ocean, the offer came in.  I got to call her on the morning of her first day of married life to present the offer.  She countered via the fax machine at the library near the beach on Kauai.

This morning, I was privileged to witness Jen get her happy ending to homeownership as a single woman.  It's a new beginning for her and John as they begin their search for the perfect house for their life together. May she and John live happily ever after!

Janna Scharf Expertise

  • Buyers
  • Condos/Townhomes
  • Farm Land
  • Investment Properties
  • Land
  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Relocation
  • Residential
  • Sellers
  • Short Sales
  • Vacation/Resort Properties

Coeur d'Alene Association of REALTORS Circle of Excellence recipient 2010, 2011, 2012.

2013 President ~ Coeur d'Alene Women's Council of REALTORS.    Network of successful REALTORS empowering women to exercise their potential as enteupreneurs and industry leaders.  Through our influence as successful professionals, we will effect a positive change in the profession and in the broader community.

CLHMS ~ Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Million Dollar Guild Status.  Awarded by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  Members of The Institute have undergone training in analyzing the luxury home market, providing quality service and achieving effective results in the high-end residential market.   Members of The Institute who have been awarded the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market by meeting strict performance requirements.  Million Dollar Guild members are specialists who have met production requirements and have certified success in the million-dollar and above market.  Your exceptional property demands an exceptional professional.  Guild Members have established their expertise and abilities in helping buy or sell the world's most exclusive residential homes and estates. 

Performance Management Network (PMN)
Performance Management Network (PMN) Designees have the skills, the experience and the tools to keep them out front and on top of the changing and competitive real estate market. Earning the PMN requires a blend of coursework in real estate business skills and networking experience, a performance mix that builds their careers and elevates the level of service they are able to provide their clients.

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Members primarily involved in residential real estate wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in a broad array of technical subjects and the fundamentals of real estate participate in the REALTOR® Institute, graduate program to earn the GRI designation. The program also provides opportunities to develop important business contacts.

Founding Coeur d'Alene Member ~ Luxury Homes by Keller Williams.  Luxury Homes by Keller Williams is an exclusive, elite and sophisticated network of real estate consultants raising the bar for service in the upper-tier home market.   Standards are high for membership, and members enjoy outstanding training, tools and networking opportunities with other luxury agents around the world.  

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Janna Scharf Testimonials

  • Ken and Joyce

    We first contacted Janna by email from a connection we saw on the internet. We found her to be very professional and able to work with us within the time frame we had available. We would definitely recommend her to our friends and others.

  • Kenneth Lee

    Janna did a wonderful job assisting us in finding a great home for an amazing price. She was there for us every step of the way. We moved to Post Falls,ID from across the country and Janna was there for us throughout the home purchasing process. I would absolutely recommend Janna Scharf to any potential buyer or seller in Idaho!

  • Sherri Morton

    We listed our property with Janna after 9 months with another agent. We were very pleased with the extra effort Janna put forth in every aspect of getting our home sold. She had some creative ideas and angles that targeted different market groups. Janna made us fell like she was really there for us, keeping us informed with regular updates. She went the extra mile, taking care of a variety of details after we moved out of state. Janna's high level of professionalism, her positive attitude and friendly nature makes her a true asset to the community. We felt Janna really cared about us and our needs. We would highly recommend Janna to anyone who is seeking a qualified agent.

  • Kristen Wilson

    Janna and her team worked hard to sell my home. I could have not asked for someone better to be on my side. She is extremely knowledgeable with the market and I would not recommend anyone else to sell my home. Thank you Janna for all your hard work and I hope we get to work together in the future when I am ready to buy again.

  • Kim Donald

    Janna sold our home on the first day! It was a short sale and she managed to get BOTH lenders to approve the short sale in record time! She is the hardest working Realtor you will ever find. She leads the pack in efficiency, professionalism and work ethics!

  • Susannah Nemek

    Janna was a true blessing. We had never met her, but chose for her to handle the sale of our home and vacant lot. A wonderful decision. We had moved out of state and needed to sell quickly. She not only sold our home and the lot in a few days, but did an amazing amount of leg work and research to accomplish the sales and closed both properties without any problems. She is very knowledgeable in her field. She is so geniune; we truly feel like we have known her for years.

  • Lori Boultier

    Janna knows the market. We have worked together on three different occasions. She listed a short sale home for us that sold within the first day. She also found a home for us to buy as investment property. We sold it a year latter using Janna as the agent. The home sold within 3 weeks for over asking price. If I ever need an agent in CDA again I will definitely use Janna again.

  • Gregg Mattson

    Sometimes, when the world feels like all it does is kick you again and again, you fall to a place where a compassionate person can touch your life and give you hope. We had to sell our home and found Janna through a professional referral to her office. She spent more than a year of her life helping us through the marketing and sale of our home in a terrible market. She was proactive, professional and understanding. When the bank caused problems with our potential sale, she stepped up and pushed them to make the right decisions, in spite of her diminishing commission. Her honesty and her concern for our predicament have not only allowed us a graceful solution, but also brought us a friend. She will fight for you when other realtors will simply look for easier situations.

  • Janna Robnett

    Janna is both professional and pleasant to work with which is a great combination!

  • Jennifer Carter

    This is the second time I've had the pleasure to work with Janna. She sold a previous (hard to sell) house of mine. Now has listed my current house and will be helping me afterwards find our future house. She works extremely hard and if you don't have success selling you can rest assured it's not because she didn't try every avenue possible to get it sold, but that is IF it doesn't sell while in her hands, most likely it will! I highly recommend working with Janna!

I'm a full time, full service real estate broker in my spectacular hometown of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I specialize in GETTING RESULTS while delivering world class service to both Buyers and Sellers.
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