My wife Jill and I are originally from Iowa. We moved to Sandpoint in the summer of 1977 after living for 4 years in Summit County in the Colorado Rockies. The Sandpoint area's abundant outdoor resources and mild four seasons are what originally lured us. Its people and their warm welcome are what hooked and landed us. It has been a fabulous environment for us to raise our son Andy. Between school, the wide variety of outdoor sports, and community activities we have led a busy and productive life in Bonner County. Andy received his Masters of Science degree in Human Factors Psychology at the University of Idaho in Moscow (just 120 miles South of Sandpoint). Later, he received his MBA from Virginia Tech. He & his wife Jessey have blessed me with 3 beautiful grandchildren, Genevieve, Wyatt, & Rocco.
I have extensive knowledge of Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced "pond-er-ay.") Besides targeting Rainbow trout and Bass on the lake, I fish throughout the Northwest for Steelhead, Salmon and Bass. I fished in the Northwest Bass Tournament Circuit for a few years. I have also been an active member of the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club (LPOIC), a local non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of the fisheries and health of Lake Pend Oreille. I served on the board of directors for more than twenty years and served as President twice.
My twenty years experience in the marine business as sales manager of a local marina and owner of Pend Oreille Marine not only contributes to my familiarity with this region's most priceless gem, but has also provided me with the skills and contacts to make your move to our neck of the woods an enjoyable and calm passage.
Besides fishing, my passion is wildlife & scenic photography. And North Idaho is a photographer's paradise. I always have the camera with me when fishing, boating, or just driving around the county. I have captured fantastic shots of moose, eagles, ospreys, deer, great blue herons, beaver, otter, ducks, swans, pine martin, wild turkeys, and hawks. The scenic opportunities of panoramic mountain and lake photos abound. We have some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Every where you look is a photo op! I have also photographed dozens of properties for my real estate colleagues.
I am no stranger to the ski slopes, either. I have been a skier for over forty years. There is nothing quite like spending the winter months skiing Schweitzer Mountain or snowmobiling in the mountains and gazing down on your summer playground Lake Pend Oreille, and the rest of the year boating and fishing on the lake looking up at your awesome winter playground.
Whether you're buying or selling a home, property, or a business in North Idaho, my 21 years as an agent in the local real estate market and my extensive contacts, persistence, people skills, attention to detail, and positive approach are what you need to have in your corner for a successful search, negotiation, closing, and move.
Buying a home or land parcel? I will help you find the property of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs and desires. Once I know what you want, I will work tirelessly to find the right home or property for you, because no one should have to compromise when it comes to such a huge investment.
Selling your home or land? My expertise in the Sandpoint, Sagle, and Hope real estate market will help ensure that you get the best price for your property. My finely-tuned marketing program will make sure the right people see your home.
I hope that you find my website to be a great source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for Homes for Sale, Moving Resources, or even Mortgage Information everything you need is right here.
I will always be available for personal service by phone or e-mail, so feel free to contact me with questions any time!
Bill Schaudt, ABR®, REALTOR®