Putting People First

Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors
Written by Robert Hoshowsky

Headquartered in Idaho’s bustling capital city of Boise and with a location in the charming suburb of Eagle in the foothills of Boise, Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors is one of the state’s most respected real estate firms. Featured on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for three years in a row (2018, 2019 and 2020), this independent, full-service business keeps growing to meet the needs of its clientele, and is well-known as “Idaho’s locally-owned and globally-connected real estate brokerage.”

Since the company’s founding in 2013, experienced agents at Amherst Madison have proudly served clients across Idaho. By partnering with two of the world’s foremost organizations representing independent brokerages – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio – Amherst Madison has not only built a significant global reach but also a strong local presence.

Making a difference
The proud company exists, “to add value and a competitive advantage for our Partners and Associates, through the establishment of a quality brand.” Mention of the name ‘Amherst Madison’ does more than elicit just a response: it is a hallmark of quality in the industry.

When Amherst Madison was founded, it was with vision, determination, and two objectives: the first was to form a unique, distinguished brand; the second, to make a difference in the lives of others. Now approaching a decade in business, the company has proven itself to be an overwhelming success in both areas. “Amherst Madison was created to provide meaningful solutions to the issues faced by real estate agents,” states the company, which recognized that it was about more than ‘business,’ but also about effecting positive change in the lives of others.

Prior to creating the business, one of the founders – while still attending college – had a life-changing moment when, as a volunteer, he met two children battling leukemia. The two beat cancer, and the company was named after the boy, Amherst, and the little girl, Madison.

This pledge to help others underpins the entire company culture, and is exemplified by the company’s support of numerous charities – a tradition of giving back which continues to this day – and by its founding of A Giving Circle INC (AGC), established by agents, staff, and leadership at Amherst Madison to help bolster the community the company serves, striving to keep it healthy and thriving, prosperous and economically sound.

Treasure Valley experts
Recognizing that clients deserve the best from their realtors, Amherst Madison has created a library on its website at https://amherst-madison.com/free-resources. Free and downloadable, these resources go a long way in making the real estate process as simple as possible for the company’s clients. From in-depth guides for buyers and sellers to a spring market report, relocation guide, home selling checklist, home buying checklist, company values and more, everything clients need to better inform themselves is available in one convenient location.

At Amherst Madison, agents know the Treasure Valley, and what makes it dynamic and livable. Named ‘Treasure Valley’ in the late 1950s to reflect the region’s many offerings, the area is famous for its wonderful climate, outstanding homes, historic neighborhoods, unique shops, innovative businesses and a great deal more. Catering to a range of buyers, Amherst Madison’s knowledgeable agents represent a diverse range of properties, including houses in the $300,000 range.

To meet the needs of all clients, the company’s Luxury Services cover homes ranging from about two million dollars and higher. One recently listed property was a unique four bedroom, four bathroom home at Mica Bay on Coeur Dalene Lake. Truly world-class, the $27 million home, at 8,731 square feet, offered all the amenities one would ever need. Located in a lovely wooded area on 30 acres, the home offered 738 feet of sandy beach lake frontage, a guest house, a shop with caretaker’s quarters, and more for the discerning buyer.

Also priced at $27 million, another home on Lake Pend Oreille sits above scenic Bottle Bay on more than 48 acres. Boasting six unique dwellings – every one with outstanding mountain and lake views – the fully furnished, modern, 14,000 square foot, four bedroom, seven bath home features 1,600 feet of lake frontage, making it ideal for everyday living and entertaining, complete with an infinity pool, spa, guest house, and stable with living quarters and gym.

Working with sellers
As a leading real estate business, Amherst Madison is proud to work with buyers and sellers alike, and has an up-to-date downloadable Client Guide Seller Edition available. While selling a home can be an exciting experience, it can also be challenging and even frustrating, which is why it is crucial for sellers to work with the professional agents at Amherst Madison who will make the process as smooth as possible. From preparing the property for sale to marketing and much more, the experienced staff at Amherst Madison is there to help every step of the way.

There are many reasons Amherst Madison remains the fastest-growing brokerage in Idaho according to year over year production growth since 2014. The company doesn’t simply list homes for sale but works with a comprehensive marketing system that includes research, gathering support materials, marketing analysis and pricing recommendations, property staging and preparation, and photography/videography. To sell homes for the highest price in the least amount of time, Amherst Madison makes marketing and collateral preparations, creates a listing launch – as opposed to simply ‘activating’ the home in MLS – facilitates showings, offers solicitation and negotiations, and works with clients all the way through to escrow and closing.

Remaining true to its values – people first, purpose next, and profit last – Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors is defined by its exceptional client care, strong leadership, and philanthropy. Working with buyers and sellers, the company has the experience, tools, and strong leadership required to make every real estate transaction a success.

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