Honesty & Integrity

John has been a loyal family friend for many years.
He is personable, dedicated to work and family, and is always willing to go the extra mile to help folks out.
His honesty and integrity are great qualities we all look for in a good Realtor.
--Phyllis Kereazis, Post Falls, ID


We have had the pleasure of knowing John Thurston for five years. We are members of the same church, our boys are in boy scouts together, and our families socialize often. John is a true gentleman, a very outgoing and motivated person, and a great friend.
---Pasquale and Karen Mastantuono, Post Falls, ID

Happy Buyer

Last year, my wife and I moved from the east coast to the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area. While searching online for houses, I found John Thurston, of Windermere Realty in Post Falls, ID. He was amazing to work with. I made arrangements with him to fly out to Coeur d'Alene and view several properties, including the house we eventually purchased. He was very knowledgeable of the area and the types of property that would be of interest to me. When we met with the owners, he was also quite professional.

After deciding on the house that my wife and I wanted to purchase, I flew back to the east coast and the entire purchasing process was carried out long distance. John provided tremendous assistance throughout, including helping to make arrangements for inspectors, tests, and construction personnel (we wanted to have the carpeting replaced with hardwood floors before we moved in), giving advice on things to worry about and who were reliable workmen in the area (we eventually had a beautiful stone fireplace installed by a company that John recommended), meeting inspectors and workers at the house, and even collecting water samples from the house (it has a well), having them analyzed, and reporting the results back to me. I called John frequently and he would answer the phone most of time, and if he didn't, he would almost always call back within 5 minutes and apologize for not answering when I called.

I cannot imagine how any real estate agent could do more than John did to make the entire home purchase process go as smoothly as possible, especially if you are moving from somewhere outside of the area.

Glenn & Carol

Another Happy Buyer

My husband and I wanted to relocate from California to Idaho and in September of 2016 we visited Coeur d' Alene to look for a house. We saw a home listed by Windermere Real Estate and contacted John Thurston. John was absolutely fantastic. We were a little nervous about making such a big move but the great information John provided put us at ease. John spent several days showing us many houses in and around Coeur d'Alene. We found two beautiful houses but they were sold before we could make a decision. We returned to California and promised John we would be back to purchase a home from him. We stayed in contact with John and once we sold our house in California we returned for another visit in February of this year. Once again John showed us several houses and gave us so much information about the communities and state. We were not able to find the right house, but John went out of his way and showed us a new house that was different than the other houses we had looked at. The home was just perfect and Post Falls is a wonderful community. If it hadn't been for John showing us this home we would have returned to California without purchasing a home in Idaho. John was so efficient and fast in getting all of the paperwork going and put us in touch with a lender and an insurance company. John arranged our walk though with the builders and on March 20th we moved into our new home in Post Falls. John was so patient with us and is so knowledgeable he made our home purchase very easy and fun. But he didn't stop there. After we moved in he stopped by a few days later to see how we were doing. He brought us a beautiful house warming gift! John also gave us contact information for fence, rain gutters and landscaping companies in addition to all of the utility companies. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is the BEST!

Tom & Adriene

Friends and Clients

John has been our real estate agent on three real estate transactions, two purchases and one sale over the past few years. He has gone above and beyond our expectations to get our deals closed quickly and stress free. John goes out of his way to ensure we have all the information we needed in a timely manner. We appreciate his professional abilities and eagerness to put in the long hours needed in finding our dream home Whenever we need to get something done "he knows a guy". Over the past couple years working with John, we have developed a close personal friendship. His outstanding personal service, impressive market knowledge and professional integrity has earned our highest recommendation as your real estate professional.

Clayton & Maria