The Power of Our Team


Pearl Realty is proud to base our success on teamwork.

In most real estate brokerages, each real estate agent operates independently of, and often in competition with, their colleagues. This has been the traditional model in the real estate industry for many years.
As Joel Pearl's real estate business skyrocketed, it became clear that his clientele would be better served with “specialized” licensed professionals. Joel recognized a shift in the real estate sales industry and he realized the generalist real estate sales model did not provide the best value and service to the client. 

With specialized agents working within Pearl Realty, our clients are the focus through every step of the Selling or Buying process. Here's how we’re different: 

For Sellers:

The Pearl Realty listing team has a combined 60+ years of successful sales history. The listing team assists homeowners through the home-selling process. Our team’s goal is to reduce stress and hassle for the seller while ensuring that the property is marketed to an optimum level and receives a high market value. Pearl Realty invests a tremendous amount of money in marketing properties. By doing so, Pearl Realty achieves, on average, a greater sales price than anyone in North Idaho. In the past 36 months, we have closed $220,000,000+ in North Idaho real estate sales volume and served over 1600 clients since 2004.

Call 208.762.5500 or email to learn more about our process, results and why Pearl Realty is the best choice to sell your North Idaho property. 

For Buyers:

Our Buyer Specialists are 100% focused on enhancing clients' purchasing experience by providing them with the right tools, unbiased service, and a proven track record of negotiating complex transactions in all price ranges. Below are key differences between Pearl Realty and the traditional brokerage model:

  • Enhanced Market Knowledge: Each of our Buyer Specialists have enhanced market knowledge within the many micro markets of North Idaho. Whether you’re looking for your first home, forever home or an investment, you can be sure to find a Buyer Specialist that solely focuses on you and the task of finding you the right property in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Educated, Experienced and Focused: Our agents are well-educated and experienced. Clients put a lot of trust in their agent—the agent should have the experience, education and backing necessary to competently advise clients and protect their best interests. Just take a moment to look through our agents’ bios and you will be impressed.

Call 208.762.5500 or email to connect with one of our Buyer Specialists. They can help you achieve your goals.


Founder and Designated Broker

Joel Pearl

Joel Pearl is the founder and visionary behind Pearl Realty. Since graduating from Gonzaga University in 2002, Pearl …

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Director of Residential Sales - Idaho

Jeff Kreis

Jeff Kreis is the Director of Residential Sales - Idaho for Pearl Realty. Since 2012, he has personally sold over $1…

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Director of Residential Sales - Washington

Tony Hanna

Tony Hanna is the Director of Residential Sales - Washington and works directly with Jeff Kreis, the Director of Resi…

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Director of Commercial Sales and Leasing

Don Crawford

Don Crawford is the director of Pearl Realty’s commercial division. With Don’s depth of experience in construction an…

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Director of Property Management

David Patterson

David Patterson is the director of Pearl Property Management (PPM)– a division of Pearl Realty. It was a natural move…

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Director of Operations

Joelle Goodman

Joelle Goodman is the Director of Operations at Pearl Realty. It’s her work ethic, strong sense of teamwork and commi…

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Sales Associate, Washington and Idaho

Robin Bundy

Robin Bundy is a Sales Associate in both Idaho and Washington. Since joining Pearl Realty in 2016, Robin has successfully close…

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Sales Associate, Washington and Idaho

April Markowski

April Markowski can do it all. Whether you’re a looking for a home in Idaho or Washington, April is licensed in both sta…

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Buyer Specialist

Owen Cotter

Owen Cotter is a buyer specialist with Pearl Realty. His relatability and excellent customer service makes him an exc…

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Transaction Coordinator

Ali Sandoval

When you visit Pearl Realty, Ali Sandoval is likely the first person you’ll meet. Ali completes our dynamic support s…

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