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New year, new real estate coverage

by TYLER WILSON/Special to The Press
| December 27, 2020 1:00 AM

It didn’t go how anyone planned, but 2020 continued to be a strong year for the North Idaho real estate market.

Prices continued to rise and demand remained strong. Almost every Realtor we spoke to for Neighborhood of the Week this year talked about buyers coming in from California, Oregon, Western Washington and beyond.

And with the pandemic, agents relied on technology more than ever to help their clients buy and sell homes on the market. With 3D virtual walkthroughs, paperless contracts and even a dedicated app for this year’s Parade of Homes, the real estate industry proved it could weather abrupt and prevalent new challenges.

We’re about to enter 2021, and vaccines will hopefully vanquish COVID-19 by summer (be hopeful!) The market won’t wait, so business carries on as (sorta) usual. If you’re a real estate agent looking for a strong start to the new year, consider this sales pitch a personalized invitation.

Neighborhood of the Week works best with the help of our local Realtors. We want to know about the latest and greatest developments happening in your world, and we want to share it with the readers of the Coeur d’Alene Press.

We aren’t just interested in new construction. Neighborhood of the Week frequently highlights existing developments, and we check in on prices and sales activity. If it’s a nice place to live (or secretly dirt cheap), we want to know about it.

Some ground rules for being featured in the space:

We try not to repeat specific areas within a year of previously covering them, but you can always write in and offer reasons for writing about them again.

While we don’t usually feature individual Realtors more than once or twice a year, there are plenty of reasonable exceptions. If you’ve been featured recently, perhaps you know a colleague with an inside track on a new development or noteworthy neighborhood. Help that colleague out and suggest they reach out to Neighborhood of the Week.

We don’t feature specific properties in a neighborhood, but we try to provide a spectrum of prices and the types of homes available. This means we’ll likely be talking about your listing in an indirect way.

The article will include the featured real estate agent’s contact information, including phone number, email address and website. Free advertising!

We try not to run pictures of specific properties, though like everything, a few exceptions apply.

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Contact Tyler Wilson a to be featured in Neighborhood of the Week. And to the readers out there, feel free to share your ideas on what developments to cover in future installments.


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