Bill Fanning

    Bill Fanning

    Celebrating 40 years of exclusive waterfront sales

    Serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington including Coeur d'Alene Lake, Hayden Lake, Priest Lake, Twin Lakes, Spirit Lake, Newman Lake, Liberty Lake, Spokane River

    "Today, perhaps more than ever before, CENTURY 21®
    Waterfront; has the knowledge and the skills to bring waterfront buyers and sellers together. As my many clients will confirm, my relationship with you is one of trust, confidence, and consideration. My goal is to be as professional as possible and to obtain for you, in the shortest time possible, the best price with the least inconvenience. Selling waterfront property has been my life for over 40 years; Although I can't tell you how much total value I have sold in that time, I can share special moments that live on to this day with people who are living the good life. And that's more important to me.


    I'm a 1979 graduate from Washington State University
    majoring in Real Estate Business Administration and Communications -

    CRB - Certified Brokerage Management

    GRI - Graduate REALTOR® Institute

    RSPS Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist

    PERSONAL INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: Bill is the past president of Spokane Club and has been involved in many other county advisory committees and community organizations; Snow ski, water ski, golf, Pac 10 Track & Field - Decathlon

    My Client Testimonials

    Bill was approachable, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. He knows Waterfront properties and had worked with us before. He marketed the property well and kept us informed of any changes. He handled open houses and visits well in spite of the bad weather and road conditions. ~ Karen Winston/Don Miller
    The purchase of this property never would have happened without the detail and knowledge of Bill Fanning. Waterfront homes have complex features and his understanding helped me feel comfortable with everything so I could move forward with confidence. ~ Jesse Morgan
    With his marketing approach, we had two offers at asking price in the first two days! ~ J Scott Deardorff
    I would recommend Bill Fanning to anyone planning to sell lakefront property ~ Henry Gerber, Spokane
    Bill did a great job. Professional , straight to the point and his knowledge of the local market was critical. ~ Brian Cereghino
    Professional reputation ~ jack Morbeck-Coeurd'alene
    Bill did a fine job. ~ Jack Freney Las Vegas
    We wanted a agent that was experienced in waterfront properties and found that in Bill Fanning. His knowledge of the unique aspects of waterfront properties, the market, and the process was exceptional. Using this knowledge he guided us at every step of the way from establishing a sales strategy that would maximize our return though the sales, inspection, and closing process. HIs experience and expertise was a clear asset as it seemed no matter what came up he had encountered it before and could offer us various choices on how to respond. Bill seemed always engaged and on top of everything, proactively communicating with us. We ended up with complete confidence that Bill was and would take care of us no matter what came up making what can be a stressful process extremely easy. He went above and beyond offering expert advice on a home issue that was discovered during inspection, connected us to some contractors to quickly address the issue, and even took care of scheduling and completing the work. In addition to the exceptional support and stress-free process Bill provided, the resulting return on our investment far exceeded our exceptions. We highly recommend Bill Fanning. ~ Jim Ogle, Spokane, WA.
    Overall a good experience with a seasoned local realtor. Attracted a buyer that fit our criteria to sale. Comfortable and smooth transition for a property close to our heart. ~ Roger Smith, Half Round Bay
    bill did a great job for us in a timely manner. ~ Roy Lamb
    Bill is the one to hire for Lake Coeur d'Alene property. ~ Jack Tenold, Spokane
    Bill provided a great sales experience ~ Dave Klaue 14E Main Ave Spokane Wa 99202
    Bill is a true professional with whom we have done business successfully before. His knowledge of the area is second to none. I have known Bill now for 15 plus years and trust him with our real estate needs. I would highly recommend Bill to anyone. ~ Steve Corrington
    Working with Bill was the greatest. very satisfied with the whole process! ~ Steve Knutson @ Spokane Wa.
    Bills local knowledge of waterfront is unparalleled. He is an excellent advocate for his client, and is remarkably responsive and accessible. I knew I was in good hands, no doubts whatsoever. He exceeded my expectations each step of the way. Mindy was also extremely helpful as well as knowledgeable. ~ Julie Boss, Bainbridge Island, WA.
    Great experience ~ Jim Cooper Pullman wa
    Excellent. This was an emotional decision on my part after 72 years of this property being a part of my life. But the way that Bill Fanning handled things made it much easier and I was able to know I made the right decision. I wouls recommend Bill Fanning without hesitation. ~ Carol Belton, Spokane WA
    We enjoyed working with Bill! He answered our questions, explained the details, and gave us options and time to evaluate our decisions. ~ Chris & Karen M., Twin Lakes, Idaho
    He is the primo man on lake CdA. ~ Larry Hatch. Spokane
    Bill Fanning was excellent, professional, and knowledgeable. His attention to detail was outstanding and extremely appreciated. We cannot thank him enough for the help and wisdom he gave to us through this process. ~ Blaze & Cheri Burnham, Spangle WA
    We could not be more pleased with Bill Fanning in selling our home. He understood our needs, gave practical advise on specific maintenance, priced appropriately for a quick sale, and marketed well to waterfront buyers. We closed very quickly with an excellent sales price. Highly recommended! ~ Carol Fee, St. Maries ID
    My husband and I know Bill from his affiliation with Black Rock. Bill is well respected and knowledgeable in his field and the acquisition process went very smoothly. We are pleased with our new home and appreciate Bill's assistance and direction. ~ Cheri Brady, Phoenix, AZ
    Bill is the greatest and if you want waterfront it is a no brainer to use Bill! ~ Gregg & Debbie Knudten
    Bill Fanning KNOWS waterfront! I have bought and sold 3 homes with Bill Fanning in the last three years and have referred him to many. He is the best if you want waterfront. ~ Gregg & Debbie Knudten Scottsdale Az.
    Bill had several prospects at time of listing,so the sale was timely to a previous client. The sale was sooner than I expected with the price very satisfactory. Bill had told the prospects what we were willing to do and we didn't have a hassle that generally shows up prior to closing. Definitely would contact Bill and agency if we were interested in buying. ~ Tony Copeland Lewiston Id.
    I appreciated Bills no nonsense approach, lack of drama, and his ability to hold his cards close to his vest. ~ Cynthia Holmes
    Extremely knowledgeable of all water front property in the area and relevant information relating to properties and factors affecting the sale thereof, ie. flood determination, etc. We would highly recommend Bill Fanning as a true professional in the industry, extremely down to earth, friendly and on top of sale transactions. THANKS BILL. Loren & Cheryl Faris ~ Loren & Cheryl Faris
    We felt Bill Fanning had our back in a difficult situation . We appreciated his take charge approach while still respecting our ideas and input. We would highly recommend Bill Fanning and use him again. His ethics and no nonsense approach were outstanding. ~ Linda Shea
    Thank you for a great selling experience with our lake Coeurdalene waterfront property !! Bill Fanning made it easy. ~ Paul Cochran Spokane, WA.
    We had been considering waterfront property for some time, and when we found the perfect place, Bill took charge of helping us purchase it without delay. ~ S & J Craig, Post Falls
    Bill knows more about waterfront property in North Idaho than any other realtor. ~ John McLeod Coeur d'Alene
    When it comes to waterfront properties Bill is the most knowledgeable agent in the business. ~ John and Jennifer Coeur d'Alene
    He did a good job for me considering I was looking for a lakelplace with him for years. ~ charles esposito riverdale utah
    Buying or selling, Bill Fanning is the one to talk with on Coeur d' Alene lake. He knows the lake and the market better than any other broker serving our lake. Bill is very easy to work with and listens to all concerns. ~ Paula Johnson
    excellent service experience ~ jeff anthony
    Bill was helpful from start to finish - with advice and experience. ~ Ron Anderson
    Bill Fanning was dedicated to our buyer satisfaction from the start. He is knowledgeable, professional, available, responsive, patient, and proactive in his support! ~ Rich P, Spokane, WA
    Bill performed admirably and he marketed the property resulting in a sale. As stated, one can't ask for much more than that from a Broker/Agent. ~ Dick Wiggins
    Was on top of it at all times. Kept me I. The loop ~ Jeff Iunker. Seattle
    Excellent ~ Van Larson
    Bill Fanning is the most knowledgeable Broker on Lake Coeur d' Alene. ~ Kevin Hoyle Coeur d Alene, Idaho
    Bill Fanning has a reputation for being the best when it comes to CDA lake waterfront. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the lake, property valuation, permitting, and the overall buying/selling process of waterfront property. I wouldn't work with anyone else in the future! ~ Justin Hoffman
    We would recommend Bill Fanning to all our friends. He knew the market and river property and its value. The sale went very fast. ~ Rita Baker
    Bill Fanning did a fantastic job on a fairly complex transaction. He coordinated everything efficiently and helped to move the transaction along smoothly. His knowledge and experience with properties on Lake Coeur d' Alene was priceless. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you for all your assistance Bill......job well done! ~ Don De Grote
    for selling waterfront property, he's the most knowledgeable in North Idaho ~ Jim Evans, Spokane WA
    Bill is the most knowledgeable waterfront realtor in the region. I've used him before and will use him again ~ Jim Meyer
    Bill was very positive from the beginning of our listing. He said when we sell no if we sell. Easy to talk to and very easy to work with. Always returned calls and kept us informed. ~ Don Toombs Libery Lake Wa.
    Bill is extremely professional, very knowledgeable about the market and straight forward in timely updates. He made the journey with us all the way to a successful sale. ~ Michelle Connelly, Moscow
    Bill was wonderful! Always had a calming influence and had knowledgeable, well thought out solutions to issues that arose. At times acted as our contractor to get problems resolved thoroughly and efficiently. He certainly knows his business AND the area AND his clients. I'm very grateful he was referred to us and would highly recommend him to anyone selling/buying waterfront property. Even though our property ran into some issues Bill kept the negotiations going, found resolutions to the issues and kept the prospective buyer interested clear to the closing. The sales money was in my bank account one day after signing the closing papers. On surveys I don't usually give many "excellent" grades figuring as good as they were there's always room for improvement. Bill deserves every "excellent" given on this survey. Bill's staff was always thorough, timely and efficient. ~ Mary Connelly; Moscow
    Bill knows his business of selling lake property. Bill was organized, went the extra mile to complete forms and a pleasure to do business with. ~ Lee Backlund Spokane,Washington
    Bill's knowledge of the myriad of complexities involved in selling lakefront property resulted in us selling the property and proceeding through to the closing with no delay. ~ Jeff and Alicia Baily Lake Coeur d'Alene
    I would highly recommend using the services of Bill Fanning. He is extremely knowledgable and knows everything about the lake. ~ Kevin Hoyle, Coeur d' Alene, ID
    I have known Bill Fanning for years.I have contacted him for years about selling this property. He kept me informed over the years of the the property values in that area.The right time came and he sold it for us. Good job Bill. I have contacted a friend of mine and told her if you ever want to sell your lake property he is the man for the job. Thanks Bill, Al Voltz ~ Al Voltz Chewelah Washington
    Bill Fanning was the best realtor I have ever worked with. His knowledge of the real estate market and laws in CDA and Kootenai Co. is unsurpassed. His help with obtaining surveys, septic permits, etc was so important as I live out-of-town. I am disappointed that the lot didn't sell sooner, but I do not think that had anything to do with Bill's services or marketing. At the end of the day, he walked me through the sales and closing process, and is now still helping me sell my dock. Huge asset to Century 21! ~ Liesa E Adams, Windy Bay, CDA Lake
    Bill is a great agent. He was professional and made our experience stress free. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell on the lake. ~ Jim and Stephanie Lister
    Bill was amazing and went above and beyond to help us. We would recommend Bill to anyone looking for lake property. ~ Rob, Spokane, WA
    Bill Fanning did a great job. I would recommend him to my friends. He did a great job of giving me an accurate estimate of the value of my property up front and his marketing materials were top notch. He did not pressure me to lower the price to get a quick sale like many agents do. It was a very pleasant experience and I believe I got a good price for my property. ~ Rial Moulton
    Bill's analysis, pricing, marketing and closing was the best I have received in this community. ~ Robert Dumont, CDA
    Bill is the most knowledgeable realtor of lake property at Coeur D'Alene and that is exactly what we wanted and purchased. He told us to wait for over a year until the ideal property came on the market. He is great! Thanks Bill. Feel free to have anyone give me a call if they want to discuss your service! Thanks. Gregg and Debbie ~ Gregg and Debbie Knudten
    Bill Fanning is probably one of, if not "the" most knowledgeable waterfront Broker I met in the Coeur d'Alene area. He was in continuous contact with us on the market and what was happening and kept us updated on the marketing effort on behalf of our property. If you are looking for a hard working, no nonsense Broker, then Bill Fanning is your man. ~ Merle Toumey
    We have purchased and sold over a dozen properties in 5 states, Bill Fanning is the most professional,knowledgeable and realistic realtor We have ever worked with! Having been in sales and marketing for 30+ years,I know what a professional should be, Bill is head and shoulders above what the other so called professionals think they are. Bruce G Morrow ~ Bruce G Morrow,Wilsall,Montana
    Bill provided very good connections with a local builder and was always available to any questions I posed. Outstanding and professional fits his MO. Skeets Dunn ~ skeets and sharon Dunn
    excellent experience ~ Jerry & Jackie Klossner
    I can not say it often enough....we had no complaints in any area about Bill Fanning. Fantastic job! Bill Fanning contacted my husband, John and I on the phone and suggested he come talk to us regarding a specific marketing plan he had for our home. We had selected Bill as our realtor about 3 years ago and were unsuccessful in selling our home. When he called in February, 2015.... our contract with another realtor/company had just expired and were impressed that Bill initiated contact with us by phone. We invited him to our house. After listening to his marketing scheme, we signed a contract with him that day. We have never been sorry that we did! He was fantastic and sold our house in a very short amount of time. Any time we had a question or concern (even as we were closing), we would call or text him and he responded to us immediately. We are very, very impressed with his professionalism and salesmanship. Our experience with Bill Fanning was absolutely positive in all aspects of the partnership we had with him. ~


      My Experience

      • 40 Years in waterfront real estate sales

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      • National Association of Realtors Member
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