Roger and Linda T.

We began our home search in the Coeur d alene Idaho area and met Annette Lively after seeing a home we were interested in and calling her.
We liked her from the first meeting we had where she gathered information so she knew what we were looking for in a home. She was fun to look at homes with and we enjoyed the easy banter we had together, as we looked around. We didn’t have to look at many before we found one that we liked.
She made the entire process go smoothly by being with us every step of the way and if she didn’t know the answer to a question, she hunted until she found it, getting back to us quickly.
We have never met a realtor that was so responsive and enjoyable to work with! If you are looking to purchase a home in Northern Idaho, we highly recommend Annette because she IS awesome!

A Hard Worker!

Annette Lively is the type of agent that will search tirelessly to find you the home of your dreams. She is friendly, kind, hard working, and highly competent. She helped us navigate through a very tumultuous process that we faced through the VA lenders and she jumped through many hoops to save us the headache. If you are looking for an agent that will go the extra mile she is the agent you want! We cannot say enough good things about her!

Dayton and Johnie Bruner

We Made It Happen!

I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for your dependable, knowledgeable and professional support in the listing and success in selling my home. Buying or selling a home can be an emotional challenge. Though with your diligence, hard work ethic, plus your attention to all details along with your positive outlook created the selling of my home a refreshing and happy experience. I have already and will continue with no reservations to recommend you to my family and friends in their listing and selling of their homes.

Thank you again for a happy and successful experience in this journey.
Sincerely, Karen Ewing

Putting Our Concerns To Rest!

Working with Annette was awesome! She always made herself available to view a home when one came up we were interested in, and she was kind and personable and made the normally stressful home buying process a fun one! We moved here from out of state and even though that can come with some challenges, Annette helped put our concerns to rest. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a home here in Northern Idaho.

Melanie & Steven Findley

A Million Times Over!

“Annette Lively is a gem! When buying our Idaho Home, our situation was less than ideal, and she had the patience of a saint. Her positive attitude and outlook made the whole situation so much easier to deal with. She was an absolute blessing to us, and we would choose her again a million times over!”
- The Nitti Family!

She Really Listened!

Annette was great to work with in finding a home. She really listened to what we wanted and was all over any new listings that popped up. She was kind enough to dedicate entire days to showing us the homes we picked out. Annette had great advice to give when it came to the back and forth of putting in an offer and negotiating the details. We would 100% use Annette again to buy a home. She made the process as painless as possible.
~ Alana & Jerod

Our First Home

"Annette was a true pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Her high energy and encouraging attitude were always welcome as we worked hard to find a house within our budget. As first time homebuyers my husband and I were very unfamiliar with the process but Annette always took the time to answer all of our questions and explain things thoroughly. We’re so happy we chose to use Annette to help us find our first home."

If you want 5-star first class service for your real estate needs, Annette is the one you should be

Annette represented me as a buyer's agent in my search for my dream house in gorgeous Idaho. Dedicated, knowledgeable, hardworking, funny and friendly, but at the same time an aggressive champion for her clients, are just some ways I can describe her.

From the very first interaction I had with her on our initial phone call, she was engaged, attentive, and confident. She took the time to not only understand my needs but also my motivations and my driving force, all of which helped her find the perfect house for me. Being out-of-state, I relied on her extensive knowledge and expertise of the local real estate market to lead me to the neighborhoods that were a good match for me. She always had the answers and if she didn't, it took her but a few minutes to wrangle the information for me.

Since I wasn't tied to a work or school location my search was very broad but that did not deter Annette. She covered a massive area from the Washington border to the Montana border, searching high and low for the perfect fit. And honestly, I changed my mind a lot. But that just made her more adamant to help me find what I was looking for. Even when I was feeling frustrated, she kept a positive attitude and gave me the confidence to keep looking.

When it came to negotiating contracts, Annette did not miss a beat. She came in prepared with her numbers and was professional, courteous, and timely in negotiating with the seller until both parties were mutually satisfied.

What I admire most about her services is the dedication, determination, the timeliness of her responses, and the knowledge of not only the real estate market but everything else a buyer (especially an out-of-state buyer) would need to know about making Idaho home. But what I cherish the most is having met someone who did not treat me as just another client but took the time and interest in getting to know me as a person and truly forging a partnership in the pursuit of what some may call simply buying a piece of real estate but which Annette appreciates as something way bigger and more meaningful than a purchase.

If you want 5-star first class service for your real estate needs, Annette is the one you should be calling!

Greatful - The Rupe Family

On June 11 2019, Mrs. Lively set us on the path to home ownership. I initially contacted her through a Zillow property and as we spoke I described a precise description of what we were searching for. She has an extremely excited voice and said, "I have just the property for you." She got us in touch with a lender to suit our needs and was able to approve us that day! During the process she in my opinion went above and beyond the call of duty. We had decided to home shop from our RV so we wouldn’t be as tempted by a over priced or a property that did not suit us. She spent hours upon hours assisting us with questions about the buying process, lender questions, and title company questions. During this process she became a trusted member of our small family. Annette was able to keep the seller buyer relationship very amicable and handled the negotiation process seemlessly. When the occasional speed bump did come up, she was there to guide us. I could not imagine a better situation in which we could have purchased a home; from the initial contact to walking out of the Kootenai courthouse, her experience, knowledge, and friendship throughout the process she was there. We have made a lifelong friend and a confidant within our Realtor.
When it comes to purchasing a home or selling a home there is no comparison. Every single step of the process she knew exactly what to say regardless of the entity we were talking with, and we are very thankful.
The Rupe Family

Our home was SOLD!

"Annette is the bomb! Talk about a woman who works her butt off! Not only is she extremely skilled & knowledgeable in real estate but her personality is confident, upbeat and very easy to get along with! You know from the start that she is “in it to win it,” her work ethic is top-notch and she wears her heart on her sleeve. We loved working with Annette and would recommend her in a heartbeat!" - Sarah Tonyan

Amazing Service!

Annette Lively, lives up to her name, she is full of energy and excitement toward helping her clients find a property. We had been looking for awhile when we were referred to work with Annette. She worked relentless to help us, she kept in constant contact with us, and showed us properties almost daily. We were able to find one and have a quick close all thanks to her. I think in this competative market she is the realtor to choose. You cant loose with Annette. Happy Hunting Tim and Teresa

Highly Recommend!

Annette is a dedicated, committed professional who tirelessly worked with me both selling my home and purchasing a new one. She is detail oriented and caring and incredibly reliable. Have already recommended her to many of my friends and family. - A.W. :)

Hired twice....for the win!

“We hired Annette twice. Once to sell our house last spring and then again to help us buy a home in the fall and she did a great job both times! She was on it from beginning to end and was so easy to work with. Buying or selling a home can become very overwhelming but Annette was there to keep us sane and help us make the right decisions. Working with Annette was a very positive experience and we would easily hire her again!” - Tonyan Family!

Excellent Service

If you are looking for a Realtor that will turn your wildest dreams into reality, look no further! Annette is a realtor that isn’t afraid to go to great lengths to help you find your dream home! Even if that means getting her car stuck in the snow on the way, hiking through hip-deep snow up a hill to see the view, or answering all of your crazy questions along the way, she is more that happy to go the extra mile! We love Annette, and were so thankful for all of her knowledge, and detailed hard-work in making our crazy dreams come true! - The Hunt Family

So happy we choose Annette as our trusted Real Estate Advisor

Annette is Da!!! She walked us through any and all paperwork. She tirelessly helped us search for our perfect home for over a month. She sent us updates as soon as they came in, dropped whatever she was doing when we found a house we wanted to see that worked into our complicated schedule. She went above and beyond to keep our spirits up when it took a little time to find the house that fit in not only our budget, but our wants/needs list as well. We've already sent her two families through a verbal reference and we only closed on our perfect house today! We would highly recommend Annette for anyone in Northern Idaho looking to buy a home! She's kind, understanding, thoughtful, caring & trustworthy!

Matthew & Destine' Hollenbeck

Just bought our first house!

My husband and I just closed on our first home today and I wanted to share how pleased we are that we chose Annette Lively with Windermere Realty in Coeur d Alene Idaho. We were nervous about all of the components that come with purchasing a home and Annette was absolutely fantastic with putting any fears we had to rest. She was honest and caring and we felt like she had our back the whole time. Annette answered all of our questions right away and we really felt that the house we chose with her help was perfect for us! There were many offers for the buyer to pick from but Annette was knowledgeable and guided us in an offer that was accepted above the rest. This was the most enjoyable experience to work with Annette and as a bonus we feel like we made a great friend also! Whether you are a first time home buyer or seasoned homeowner looking to list your property I would 100% recommend Annette Lively with Windermere Realty to be the Realtor you chose!

David and Tesha Menter

Hashtag: You're the best

Hay good evening Annette
I do have to say that you being my Realtor during my home purchase here in beautiful North Idaho was the best process ever. You were on top of every little detail and on the horn to close when it was time to close. I will recommend you to anyone I know. It was a true blessing how hard you worked to make my dream home a real home.
Thanks again, my daughter and I will never forget the memories made during the buying process
( hastag your the best) ; )

Happy Sellers

Annette is the most phenomenal real estate agent I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only does she give you the real answers, but she ensures that you know what step the process is at. She makes sure that you understand the process and what is happening. She worked very hard on what we thought would be an easy sale. She never went more than a few days without an update and always kept us in the loop. We live in Alabama and selling land in Idaho was hard because we had never seen the land. Annette went and took pictures, let us know of some possible issues and we went from there. If you are looking for the best of the best, let Annette help you!

Wonderful Experience

As first time home buyers, Annette was exceptional, incredibly organized and consistently went above and beyond to explain each step throughout our buying process. She has a wealth of knowledge that she’s happily willing to share. If we had any additional questions, she was always a phone call away and would answer promptly. We whole-heartedly would recommend Annette and feel so thankful she helped us find our perfect home!

A partner in time.....

My wife and I recently purchased property near Lake Cocolalla, Idaho. Our agent Annette Lively, at Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty was amazing to work with. We shared with Annette what our preferences were regarding price, lot size, and improvements to the property. Then she went to work and were we surprised.
First off, she made sure to forward all the new listings that came on the market each and every day. She would personally reach out to us if she thought we should take a closer look at a property that she felt was special. She knows all of the surrounding cities and towns around Coeur d’Alene.
Since we were from out of state, Annette would personally visit the properties for us, and then call us with her opinion as to the pros and cons. While at the properties, she would take photos and send them to us. Annette was always available for a phone call or to respond to our emails.
So, if you want a partner you can count on and that goes the extra mile, we highly recommend you contact Annette Lively.
Thank you Annette for all your help! It has been our pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with you.

Kim and Lissa Parks

Fabulous Experience

Annette made selling our house so easy. We owned our Hayden home for 20 years, and had never sold a home before. We needed top-dollar, and Annette was professional and thorough. She kept me in the loop using the communication method that was comfortable for me, (texts), and helped our family every step of the way. Thank you for being so awesome, Annette! I would recommend you to my closest friends and family. --Nigel Cockle

What a wonderful Experience!

Working with Annette Lively is such a fun experience. She is always on top of things and is always happy to go the extra mile to make it all happen and get the best possible outcome for her clients. We have always been satisfied with our outcome when working with Annette. We just purchased our home and i told her, “do what you think is best. I have complete trust in you.” She made it all happen! I wouldn’t choose anyone else for my real estate needs. Thank you Annette for all your hard work!

Awesome Job

My wife and I have used Annette Lively as our real estate against on the last two home purchases we have made in North Idaho. She was also the listing agent for the sale of our last house. Annette has been so great through the buying and selling process that she has earned clients for life. My in-laws and parents both have also used her for purchasing property. We sold our last home at a time when the market was starting to slow down significantly. It was flooded with homes and I had some concern that our home would sit for a while and we had a contingent offer accepted on the new home we bought. Annette worked tirelessly and exhausted all avenues to find us a buyer for our home! She did it and we were under contract in three weeks. She is a wonderful person who deeply cares about her clients and getting them the best outcome possible. I would not use any other agent going forward. She is a rockstar and got us into our dream home.

"Thank you Annette!"

Annette came highly recommended to us, and she absolutely did not disappoint! I cannot express enough how professional, supportive, patient, encouraging, attentive, instrumental, and flat out AWESOME Annette Lively was in purchasing our house in Post Falls!! Annette spoke on the phone with my wife and I for four months before we ever had the opportunity to meet her face-to-face (as we were moving from another state). She worked tirelessly until my wife and I were satisfied we’d found the right house for our family’s needs. Her knowledge of the area, the housing market, and understanding of what our family was looking for saved us hours of “house shopping” for houses which would not work for our needs. Annette truly cared about the relationship with my wife and I, and helping us find the “right” house (not just “A” house) to buy!! Thank you for your tireless efforts, Annette!!


Jimmy Zakem