Coeur d’Alene Realtor ready to guide you on your journey home
By Jillian Chandler
For nearly a decade, Brenda Burk has been serving the Inland Northwest, dedicating her time to bringing her clients real estate dreams to reality. For those buying, selling or looking to relocate, Brenda and her team are ready to serve you!
At Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty, she is joined by her experienced buyer’s agents: her son Bobby Durand; long-time friend Tammy Casto; and their most recent addition, Lisa Dillon, the team’s Spokane specialist. The team also includes Jamie Akers, general manager.
“I believe because of our overall love for the area, the fact that we live here and exude pride in the local nature and culture, our clients feel this and get enthused about moving here and starting fresh,” smiles Brenda.
From a young age, Brenda was drawn to homes and architecture. While growing up in the ‘80s, she recalls her friends flipping through the pages of Tiger Beat magazine while she herself had a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens!
Before pursuing real estate, Brenda launched her own business, growing it to have an international presence. In 2006, she sold her company to a Fortune 500 firm, giving her a unique approach to real estate. “We are very heavy into systems, game plans, goal setting and developing a clear path to achieve success and adapting to the market,” says Brenda. “My belief is if you’re not changing, you’re not pushing your comfort zone, and you and your business are not growing.”
Having lived abroad in France and Mexico (she started selling real estate in Cabo San Lucas in 2008), as well as traveling extensively throughout the world, gives Brenda an edge to knowing just what makes living in the Inland Northwest extra special. “I can relate and empathize with the big move and hopefully try to make the decision to move to our area more comfortable and even exciting! To be a part of this special gem, it’s unlike any other place on earth.”
She enjoys being able to interact with her clients and hearing their stories, from what brought them here, why they are thinking of moving here, their lives both personal and professional, and just discovering who they are. “It is fascinating. And then to try to match them to a property is like matchmaking. It is fun and so rewarding when we help them find just the perfect property for them.”
When it comes to what Brenda finds most rewarding as a Realtor, she says, “The day a new owner finds the perfect property, we are able to get that house for them, and I can call them with a word of congratulations. The cherry on top is when we hand over the keys. The look on their face, the excitement, the pride of ownership is priceless, and I'm blessed with being able to share that experience. It never gets old and is always heartwarming.”
Brenda feels so fortunate to be able to call Coeur d’Alene home and is grateful to be a part of the local business community—and the Coeur d’Alene community as a whole. “The small-town feel that’s found here, you just do not see or feel that everywhere,” she affirms. “There is a true sense of community in both personal and business relationships.”
Brenda is extensively involved in the Women’s Council of Realtors and is a big supporter of the Idaho Youth Ranch. The team also proudly supports the local Food Bank. “We plan to organize a food drive for all of us who overbought during this unsettling time in the world, and it should be a windfall for the food banks when this is all over,” she says.
Brenda is proud to call Coeur d’Alene home, and for those in the market to make Coeur d’Alene their home too, she’s ready to help in your journey of relocating.
Brenda Burk Group
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
2000 Northwest Boulevard
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814