About

Beyond Ordinary. My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a real estate agent, I put my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

Lea Williams
Personal Profile : I have been involved with buying and selling real estate, investment property and property management for over 25 years giving me a vast knowledge of the importance of service to my clients. I specialize in finding your Dream Home or Selling with an extraordinary experience whether it be Resort, Residential and Luxury homes, Waterfront, Golf course homes, investment and income property, short sales, bank-owned foreclosed properties, 1031 exchange or self-directed real estate IRA's.

Specializations : I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Coeur d'Alene Association of Realtors, and the Coeur d'Alene Multiple Listing Services(MLS). I am a Certified Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS), and a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and have helped many homeowners and buyers in the sale and purchase their Dream Homes from Waterfront to back country. I am also extremely knowledgeable about Bank-Owned or Short Sale distressed properties in all price ranges.

Other Awards and Recognitions : Prior to my real estate career, I was a manager of an investment company and spent 15 successful years in sales and marketing management with IBM in Kansas City and Los Angeles where I became a leader known for quality, service and results in everything I do. I am originally from Southern California and hold a Business Marketing degree from the University of Southern California. My passion is to 'help others fulfill their real estate dreams' whether buying or selling.

Hobbies : I am very active in the community.I am actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, Coeur d'Alene School District and the tennis community. My husband John and I met in college on the around- the- world floating campus "Semester at Sea" and have two teenage children. I enjoy skiing, boating, tennis and living the Idaho lifestyle.

My philosophy is to "Artfully unite an Extraordinary Property with Your Extraordinary Life".

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Coeur d'Alene area, please call me at 208-661-8368 or email me at Lea.Williams@sothebysrealty.com

Testimonials from Lea Williams Satisfied Clients

Our experience with Lea Williams was amazing! We felt that our needs and concerns were met with positivity and professionalism. We established great communication and Lea went the extra mile to ensure we had a positive experience. If and when the time comes to buy or sell a home, we will want to do business with Lea Williams.
S. & G. W. Home Sellers in Coeur dAlene / Home Buyers in Hayden

Lea Williams was the REALTOR that helped us buy a phenomenal home in Hayden, ID as well as sell our family home in Coeur d'Alene. Each transaction was fully negotiated by Lea. In less than two weeks, both homes had new owners signed on. Lea's expertise was a major factor in making the process flow so smoothly. Our home of 31 years was sold and our Dream Home purchased in record time. Lea Williams is an awesome person to have on your team should you be ready to change your residence!
G.I. & M.I. Home Sellers in Hayden / Home Buyers in Coeur dAlene

Lea has represented us in several real estate transactions both buying and selling. She is extremely knowledgeable, proactive and detail oriented. She brings a first class marketing approach to each project and works tirelessly to complete. While these skills above might differentiate her from other Realtors, Lea does this with a very personable, low pressure style. She makes the process easy.
B. & L. L. Home Sellers in Hayden / Home Buyers in Coeur dAlene

When buying our first home, Lea provided sound advice and was a strong advocate for us during the negotiation process. We also had the pleasure of working with Lea to sell a home. We found her to be just as helpful as she was when we bought our home. We couldnt recommend Lea highly enough and would definitely continue to use her services, if we still lived in the Coeur dAlene area.
J. & K. B. Home Buyers & Sellers in Coeur dAlene

Lea came to us via a personal letter seeking a listing of our home. The letter was the most professional we had seen so we arranged a meeting. She impressed us with her professional approach and demeanor. She was the only REALTOR who kept us advised and made a genuine effort to market our home. She was successful and we couldn't recommend her more highly.
T.F. & M.F. Home Sellers in Hayden

There are so many REALTORS to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Listen to what they say and check out their background. When you do, you will come to the same conclusion that we did...Lea Williams. Lea is a professional that should be the standard for the industry. She knew our property. She understands buyers and sellers, and she followed up on all showing. Lea was at every showing and all potential buyers had been qualified. Lea's promotional materials were outstanding. It your choice... choose wisely. Good luck, but whatever you do, interview Lea Williams.
J. & J. A. Home Sellers in Post Falls

Lea We sure appreciate all the work you went to, to get our cabin and lot sold. Since we live so many miles from the property, it was necessary to have someone like you represent us in its sale. And, I might add, you were recommended by one of your former clients.
D. & L. T. Home Sellers in Coeur dAlene

We had property listed with Lea when my husband asked for a divorce. I was in a meltdown and unfortunately I pulled Lea right into the middle of the drama. She was wonderful. She remained professional and was very kind and patient with the whole thing. She showed me multiple places where I could make my new home, all the while selling our listed condo. Thank You, Lea!
J. L. Home Seller in Kellogg

Working with Lea was a pleasure. She proved to be very knowledgeable about the market in our particular area and provided excellent market exposure for our home. One of the most important things I appreciated about Lea was the fact that she was always accessible and kept in close contact throughout the selling process. We were selling our home due to job relocation and had lots of stressful things going on. Lea was always understanding of our situation and very patient in listening to our ideas and answering our questions. She was always encouraging and upbeat while at the same time making sure we were realistic about what to expect given the market situation. I believe that we found the best REALTOR for us.
J. & A. J. Home Sellers in Rathdrum

We were very nervous first time home buyers. Lea was very patient and never gave up on us. Her knowledge and experience helped us find the right house, and her tough negotiation skills helped us afford it. Lea obviously cares first and foremost about her clients. I cannot express how thankful we were to have her in our corner. Thanks Lea!
K.L. & M.S. Home Buyers in Coeur d'Alene

My family had an incredible experience working with Lea Williams from Sothebys and I personally feel lucky to have her as a new friend and agent. We were new to the Coeur dAlene area; we had a 1,001 questions ranging from neighborhoods to what are the best schools for my boys. The whole task and underlying process appeared to be daunting, prior to Lea entering the picture. She simply took the time to understand my familys needs, she developed a comprehensive plan and we literally spent the next 4 weeks identifying the right house for our family. Lea was always thoughtful in her approach, very responsive and we never felt rushed over that 4 week period. We honestly could not be happier with the process and end result. If you are a prospective home buyer who is relocating to the Coeur dAlene area, I highly recommend Lea Williams.
C. & K. B. Home Buyers in Coeur dAlene

Lea Williams is an excellent and dedicated real estate agent who is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in the Coeur dAlene and Northern Idaho areas. She worked with us for nearly a year in our search for land on which to build a home. She also showed us many completed homes in areas we liked in the event we decided not to build. Despite this long, tedious process, Lea never lost her enthusiasm to help us find that perfect place. Finally, we did find it thanks to Lea! We would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of a qualified and personable real estate agent and we look forward to working with her again someday.
K. & T. B. Home Buyers in Coeur dAlene

Working with Lea was a pleasure. She was available to us by email, phone and text and always responded promptly. With Lea on our side, she managed to make a short sale move along as swiftly as any other real estate transaction. Our sale was under $100k but she made us feel like we were buying a million dollar mansion. We will be certain to call Lea as we trust her and have confidence in her. Thank You.
C. & L. K. Condo Buyers in Kellogg