Amherst Madison Coaches are ready and willing to help their fellow agents reach new heights of success. These individuals are familiar with the Amherst Madison sales methodology and prepared to instruct both new and experienced agents alike in that methodology. In order to coach, all AM certified Coaches have attained "Partner" and attended and completed certification training by Amherst Madison's leadership. Part of the certification process is an evaluation of the coach’s knowledge and personality so that they can be properly paired with agents who are like-minded and similarly goal oriented.
Gavin has been in the Real Estate Industry since 2003.
From 2003 to 2006 Gavin was a full time - and full contact - Real Estate Investor. Buying, fixing and reselling over 100 homes during those years. Most homes were purchased by negotiating short sales with the existing lenders. This also provided a great service to the home sellers who had no other way to sell their homes. Working with lenders, contractors, private investors, municipalities and a variety of buyers and sellers has given him an incredible foundation to service anyone's professional real estate needs.
From 2005 to 2008 Gavin partnered with the industry leading education company Nouveau Riche University and delivered real estate seminars to thousands of real estate investors and agents nationwide. He created a comprehensive Short Sale Curriculum to teach students of all levels how to get their first deals under contract and all the way to closing.
Since 2009 Gavin has been a full time Boise area Real Estate Agent, focusing on clients who need to sell their homes in a short sale situation.
Mary Barnett was raised in the beautiful tiny town of Enterprise Oregon. After serving six years in the Air Force, Mary moved to Boise, thinking it was the perfect mixture of small town and city culture in which to raise her two sons. Over 25 years later, this still holds true.
Mary’s background in Human Resources and Financial Management serves her well in her real estate career. She understands that very few events in life are as exciting and nerve-wracking as buying or selling a home. When you are at your worst, Mary is at her best; providing a calm and attentive sounding board. As the former COO of Consumer Credit Counseling, Mary realizes that life sometimes throws a curve your way. She finds great satisfaction in helping people who thought home buying was out of their reach. Whether it is your first home, your first home after some challenges, or your home for the next phase in your life, Mary can help guide you through the process. When you are thinking about selling your home, Mary knows just how to position your home to bring the highest return on your investment as well. She prides herself on making the selling process something to enjoy and not just to endure.
Mary enjoys spending time with her friends and family, taking advantage of the many great things Boise has to offer. You will often find her enjoying live music, hiking the foothills, or with her friends on a sunny patio.
Mark Stevens joined the Amherst Madison Team due to the shared belief that real estate is intensely local, and the brokerage’s culture of exemplary personalized attention.
Although he has lived in small towns and big cities all over the country—from Wisconsin, Vermont and Virginia, to Georgia, Florida and Texas, as well as three years in Germany--- the Treasure Valley stole his heart fifteen years ago. As they say, he may not have been born in Idaho, but he got here as soon as he could! There is more than one reason the Treasure Valley keeps popping up on “best places to live” lists, and chances are, Mark can tell you about all of them.
He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 31 years, and are parents to four phenomenal kids who range in age from 17-28.
Over his career Mark has made a career of putting others first, serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, as an executive for a leading homebuilder, and as a Real Estate Professional. His time in the Army instilled in him the necessity of service and dedication to mission, and his time in the home-building industry taught him the importance of accuracy with the bottom-line. His years of experience have honed his skills as an engaged listener, tenacious negotiator, and resourceful problem solver, allowing him to serve his clients with the utmost professionalism. He proactively seeks out experts in all areas of real estate, pressing forward to grow and to learn all he can on behalf of his clients. As a Certified Military Residential Specialist, he is proud to give back by providing special understanding to those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.
A people person who genuinely enjoys helping to turn wishes and dreams into reality, Mark’s communication skills are integral to his success as a REALTOR®.
Prompt responses to inquiries and concerns are what you can expect when working with Mark because he understands that such single-minded focus is the kind of commitment his clients deserve. Mark provides his clients with the highest level of service, information, and attention to detail, always maintaining absolute integrity. It is your home, and your dream. His goal is to help you attain it. Serving others is where he finds fulfillment and success because he knows that fundamentally, it really is not about him.
Lauren Sawyer is both proud and excited to call the Treasure Valley her home. She was raised in the emergent suburbs of Boise and has paid witness to the immense growth of one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets over the past 20 years. This growth, along with the plethora of value offered by Boise, Idaho, is partially responsible for her passionate journey into real estate sales.
Lauren grew up surrounded by real estate development and investment of her close family. From a young age, she was exposed to the power, excitement, and freedom offered by the art of real estate purchase and sale. Working out, lifting weights and being a figure competitor have also been a huge part of Lauren’s life for the last 5 years. She fully embraces challenges, hard work, dedication, consistency and perseverance which parallels both real estate and fitness. When she isn’t working out or negotiating a real estate transaction, you will find Lauren dirt biking, mountain biking, skiing or hiking with her husband and two Great Danes, taking advantage of all that Idaho has to offer.
Native knowledge of the Treasure Valley has given Lauren an understanding of the Boise Valley’s hidden gems, local hot spots, and prized secrets. If you want to know the best powder stashes on the mountain, or the most peaceful cove to anchor the boat, you might just give her a call…
Currently, Lauren is focusing on the residential real estate market of the Treasure Valley. She utilizes her local knowledge, passion for helping others, and her honest nature to provide clients with an excellent home buying/selling experience. Don’t expect to walk away being anything less than good friends with Lauren, as she takes great pride in the relationships she builds with her clients. Lauren understands this can be a stressful and exciting time for her clients and she works diligently to deliver a positive experience.
There is so much to know and learn about this beautiful city. This is where Lauren brings her expertise to the table. Lauren’s knowledge, coupled with her professionalism and effervescent personality, provide a culmination of success in the real estate field.
My goal is to create The Ultimate Real Estate Experience (#TUREE) for my clients. I want to help relieve the stress of moving by striving for a smooth transaction, giving clients more time to focus on all the other aspects that come naturally with the sale or purchase of a home. I pride myself in detailed knowledge of the current market, contracts and current laws, excellent negotiation skills, and my abundant experience of transaction knowledge. Clear and open communication with all parties is key! Knowing how to predict challenges that come with a sale, and how to overcome them to a successful closing is one of my greatest skills. I strive to exceed the expectations of my clients and establish a "word of mouth" referral business, creating a life time of relationships!
I started in the Real Estate industry in 2011 after purchasing my first home. It was a stressful, yet amazing experience, especially when we got the keys! I wanted to provide a better customer experience than what I had, so I immediately jumped into the real estate world. I stared as a transaction coordinator, processing other agent’s sales from start to finish, all while I was working on my license requirements. Once licensed I was able to use my skills and transaction knowledge with my own clients. I have worked on various types of sales (Standard, Short Sales, REO, HUD, Auction, Investment, Commercial and Rentals).
Not only am I a full time Realtor, but I am a full time wife and mother! I have been with my high school sweetheart since 2003, married in 2012, and we have 2 young sons. We love the great outdoors! We love hiking, fishing, camping, and hanging out at the river or lake in our free time. My family and I relocated to Boise, so I have personal first hand knowledge of what it takes to move to a new area. (And I did it 7 months pregnant, so it can be done haha!) I hope to use my personal and professional experience to be a resource to all my clients during and after the purchase or sale of their home!
Matt Weston has worked hard to become a prominent figure in the Boise community who has taken great pride in furthering the Treasure Valley. With a passion to better the city in which he calls home, Matt has made his living in the infill development world. It is here where Matt is able to take advantage of the opportunity to build upon groundworks which have already been laid. He believes it better to build up rather than out in an effort to both continue the growth of Boise while still preserving the beautiful untouched land which surrounds it. Matt prides his business on building with a purpose, meaning he is intentional with every project, and believes that each new construction will help further Boise.
Sarah Faires was born and raised in, small town, Grangeville, ID. After attending Culinary School in Portland, OR her family moved to the East Coast. While living in the incredible, historic Savannah, GA, Sarah was a proud army wife, actively volunteering in the military community, advocating for special needs in the public school system and playing in the ocean. After spending 8 years in the South, Sarah knew it was time to come home to the Pacific Northwest.
She is now back home in the beautiful Boise, Idaho with her children enjoying everything the Treasure Valley has to offer, including rafting, hiking, camping and skiing.
Always holding client satisfaction as her highest priority, Sarah Faires works hard to make the entire home buying and selling experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. Sarah's extensive knowledge and experience as a listing agent allow her to handle a wide range of clients and situations.
Whether her clients are looking for a home for the very first time or they're ready to design and custom build their dream home; Sarah works tirelessly to accommodate all of their needs and exceed their expectations.
Sarah values all of her clients and strives to build strong, lasting relationships with them that go far beyond business. Sarah is truly passionate about what she does and loves finding the best homes for her clients and their families.
A native born Oregonian, Leslie Walker is now happy to call Boise Idaho his new home. Having the opportunity to live in many places across this great nation and spending 5 year in the US Navy as Hospital Corpsman, traveling worldwide, experiencing many different people, places and culture, Boise is just the place he's been searching for. The next logical step for Leslie was to find a place to continue his real estate career which started in Central Oregon in 2005. Amherst Madison Legacy Real Estate was just the place for Leslie to expand his ongoing real estate career as both share many of the same core values.
Leslie has always been an outgoing, optimistic, dedicated and genuine person. From a young age, Leslie strove for excellence in all areas of his life. Feeling a larger sense of duty than just to himself, it was only natural Leslie found him drawn to the culture of the Armed Forces as his father served in the US Army during Vietnam. Leslie's older brother Aaron paved the way for Leslie and his youngest sister Libby, both whom joined the US Navy as their older brother had done.
From this experience, Leslie adopted strong values in honor, courage, commitment and accountability. These foundational characteristics have shaped and formed every aspect of Leslie's life to this very day. He now carries these values in the forefront of his mind when approaching any endeavor. Partnering with Amherst Madison Legacy, given their reputation for excellence is a perfect fit.
Experienced in Real Estate since 2005, Leslie got his start in New Construction homes during the “big boom” of the early 2000's. This experience helped Leslie learn how to successfully organize, manage and represent both buyers and sellers in a fast past, ever changing market. Lot site selection, construction phases, interior option selection, final inspections and document preparation/execution were all key elements in building successful relationships with clients from every walk of life.
As the real estate market continued to change, new construction gave way to a plethora of re- sale homes and the need to help represent a new class of clients who were selling 1st homes to purchase 2nd residences, investment properties and vacation homes. This presented a great challenge for Leslie as he continue to serve his past clients while continuing to work with 1st time home buyers and people new to the real estate experience. Helping his clients no matter what level of real estate planning they needed was a dynamic part of Leslie's career which he brings to every transaction today.
During the “great recession” of the mid 2000's, Leslie again found the need to redefine him as the market faulted greatly in Central Oregon and the nation. Working with short sales, foreclosures and REO properties became the norm and Leslie has great experience in these areas as well. Never letting a negative situation stand in his way, Leslie went back to school, using his GI Bill, became a Paramedic and moved to the Midwest, working in the Oil Fields. Moving closer to home in 2016, Leslie has been able to blend both professional fields of his life here in Boise, working as a Paramedic and a Realtor. Leslie embodies core values reflective of Amherst Madison Legacy and will be an asset to this agency and all clients in which he serves.
Phil Mount is an agent at Amherst Madison Legacy Real Estate Advisors, Boise, Idaho. Phil became a licensed REALTOR® in August 2009 after a 25 year career as a technology marketing professional.
Phil serves as 2019 President of the Boise Regional REALTORS®, an organization serving over 5,000 real estate professionals. Phil also serves on the Board of Directors for Intermountain MLS, and is a State Director of Idaho REALTORS®. The National Association of Realtors recognized Phil as a RPAC Golden R Presidents Circle in 2018 and 2019, a distinction held by only 20 other Idaho REALTORS®. Phil has consistently been a top producer in sales since being licensed.
Phil is a graduate of the Idaho REALTORS® Leadership Academy in 2015. Phil is also a co-host of the Idaho Speakeasy Radio show, broadcasting every Thursday at 3:00 on KRBX 89.9.
Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Phil worked for Hewlett-Packard as an Alliance Manager in HP’s Imaging and Printing Business Unit, managing 3rd-party partner relationships with 50+ software companies who integrated their solutions with HP printing products. This role capped 22 years marketing technology products around the world, including 4 years based in Europe managing products and programs in the Europe / Middle-East/Africa region. In addition Phil held various senior Product Manager, Program Manager and Operations Management roles. Phil also co-founded a technology-focused go-to-market consultancy that was bootstrapped to $3M in revenue in 4 years, with a client portfolio that included Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Intel, Microsoft and HP. As a founding partner, Phil was responsible for all aspects of the business, from business development to account management and day-to-day operations.
Phil holds an MBA in International Marketing and a BBA in Production and Operations Management, both from Boise State University, and previously attended the University of Oregon.
Vicky Haban is excited and honored to have the opportunity to meet and learn about you! Whether you're relocating from out of state or already living in beautiful Idaho, she would love to help you achieve your real estate goals. Vicky is passionate in creating lifelong relationships with her clients and will stop at nothing to provide professional and trusted service with integrity and dedication that will exceed your expectations.
She is originally from California and moved here with her husband and two children to fulfill their dream of living in the country and to be closer to family. Vicky decided to leave her retail management and corporate training career in 2002 to start her family and chose a more traditional route in raising them. In 2003, she became an independent marketing executive with a national wellness company which allowed her the flexibility she needed to work around her family and full time real estate career. Vicky Haban brings over 20 years of customer service, leadership. sales, training, marketing and advertising experience to help you with your real estate needs.
When she’s not working hard for her clients, you will most likely find her relaxing at home with her family and ferrets. Vicky also loves spending time with friends, watching movies, exploring new restaurants, traveling and serving in her community.
I'm a lifetime resident of Boise, and I feel fortunate to have raised my family in such a great community. My passion is family and skiing, biking, running, and playing in wonderful Idaho outdoors. I want to help other families find their dream homes so they can appreciate all the Treasure Valley has to offer.
As a natural, entrepreneurially minded person, I gravitated toward real estate when I found myself helping friends and family find and sell their homes. With my community involvement, knowledge, and resources, I always have the lowdown on which houses are for sale, where they're in the selling process and the house's condition. In addition, I have a hard work ethic, and no one will work for you as hard as I will.
I know how stressful buying or selling a house can be, and I know how important it is to connect with your agent. However, I believe integrity and commitment are essential parts of the real estate process.
I love working with people and want to give you only the best possible experience you deserve.
Customer service and client relationships are always my number one priority. When you work with me as a client, I promise to keep you informed through every step of the process, will always be available to answer questions, and I'll help you discern what you're looking for and how to get it.
My career as an elementary school teacher fulfilled a life long dream I had of being an educator. Building relationships, championing students to conquer the curriculum, and celebrating success along the way was an amazing career. Never did I plan on stepping away from my classroom, but having children changed my focus. I took time off to stay home with our young children. Taking the time to raise our babies was a life changing experience for me.
I got the chance to dig deep and find my true passion. Home has always been my favorite. The ability to visualize a house becoming a home, the feeling of comfort that comes from home, and the financial benefits of building wealth while living life drew me to this career. My family has a 50 year history in the Treasure Valley in real estate, development, and home building. So many reasons why I ran toward Real Estate. Helping my clients as they navigate buying or selling a home, as they pursue the American Dream, is my calling.
As an educator, I realized that building relationships with my students was a key factor in guiding them through the curriculum. The trust and respect developed and together we accomplished all their goals. How easily this relates to my career in Real Estate. My number one goal as a Realtor is to build a relationship with my clients, so I can serve them to the highest of their needs. The promise I can make to you is that I will listen to you, negotiate with your best interests in mind, and educate you to the process of buying and selling a home. Beyond our transaction, you will find continuous service through my Client Appreciation Program. I will continue to educate myself and be a solid source for information about the Housing Market in the Treasure Valley. You are the heart of my business; my aim will always be to serve you.
Our community is very important to me, so I choose to be an active member. Volunteering in my kid's classroom, being a PTA parent, and a school board member for preschool allow me to give back and use my teaching background. I am also actively involved in my South East Boise neighborhood, volunteering to be a part of the Homeowners Association Board. Charity events are also a large part of giving back to our community.
When not working, you will find me enjoying all Idaho has to offer with my husband, and our two kids. Boise and the Treasure Valley have so much to offer and we love living here. You can find us spending time along the Boise River, enjoying the Greenbelt, spending the day at a local park or Lucky Peak, or having brunch at our favorite spot downtown. We also love to spend time up in the mountains, either skiing in the winter, or hiking, boating and exploring in the summer & fall. The beauty Idaho is our playground and we take full advantage of living here.
Whatever your real estate needs, I would love to serve you. Please don't ever hesitate to contact me for questions on the housing market, a referral to a service provider, or information about living in the Treasure Valley. I am here to help!
With a passion for connecting others, Arden's vision is contagious. Growing up, she lived in several states across the US, and found a place to plant roots in Eagle, ID. Her background in wellness, nutrition, creating & directing a public health nonprofit, and several years experience in Title & Escrow, mortgage banking and customer service, she is an entrepreneur at heart and loves to help others achieve their goals. As a child her family relocated many times and she gained the skills to make smooth transitions. Alongside relocations: investment properties, small commercial real estate and what is possible in remodeling properties, are what drives her ambitions. Serving clients their needs, while going above and beyond by guiding them to the best low toxin choices is her ultimate vision.
Ben Zaverukha is an associate at Amherst Madison. He was born in Ukraine which makes him fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian. Growing up in a household of immigrants taught him valuable lessons of perseverance, faith, commitment, and hard work.
Idaho has been home to Ben since 2005.Throughout the 13 years of residing in Idaho, he has witnessed the expansion in population and growth in infrastructure. Ben understands the many reasons the Gem State is so appealing, and would love to guide you through everything Idaho has to offer. Purchasing or selling a home is not an easy task, but he is committed to make this process enjoyable and as "stress-free" as possible for his clients and customers.
Ben has always been know as a social and energetic person, this has taken him to many places around the globe. He traveled to many countries throughout Europe, his native country Ukraine, Austria, Mexico, Sri Lanka and several states in the USA doing missionary and humanitarian work. He loves people and enjoys giving back to the community. Ben is a youth pastor at a local church in Meridian.
Idaho has infinite possibilities with much to offer from all the outdoors to the community itself. A lover of hot springs and anything to do with basketball, but most of all a family man, a husband and father to a toddler son.
Ben would be honored and privileged to meet your real-estate needs.