It's a pretty stressful process to buy a house. Even when it goes smoothly it can still be stressful. Rue was a perfect fit for us through the entire process.

This is what I wanted out of a real estate agent:
I wanted to look at the house without being interrupted I wanted someone who understood what I was looking for in my price range and all my needs. I wanted a commitment to me from my agent to be for me every step of the process.
I wanted someone that I enjoyed working with.
Rue checked off every box for us. She was all in on every step of the process. Her perseverance and drive to succeed were evident from day one, and she finished strong.
I would highly recommend her to my family members and friends as the real estate agent to use when they buy a home.


"I have known and worked with Rue for more than 13 years. She is dedicated to her craft and loyal to her clients far beyond expectations. I would recommend her for any endeavor she chooses to take on without hesitation. Rue is personal while maintaining a professional relationship that keeps her clients best interest always at the forefront. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again in the future."

Thank you,

Jim Browning


Dedication. Diligence. Dependability. These are characteristics embodied by Rue Olp in every endeavor she takes on. Rue’s varied work experience and honest comittment to family and community make her a asset to any team or endeavor. We are fortunate to have her once again living and working in North Idaho.

Maggie Schenk
Professional Meeting Facilitator

First time Home Buyer Testimonial

I was a first time home-buyer, and as expected, was apprehensive. I contacted Rue, and immediately she was warm, genuine , and most importantly, down to business. She was a professional through and through, and asked important, sometimes difficult, questions that would impact me, some I hadn't even thought about. Rue was always available to answer even the smallest and (to most) insignificant questions I had, always remaining gracious and positive. During my times of uncertainty, she did not pressure me, or make me feel uncomfortable. She was, and I mean this literally, there for me during every step of the process, even after her obligations were fulfilled. I wanted to write this review, because not often do you take the time to write a positive review, it's much more "satisfying" to write a negative one. Buying a home is one of the most exciting, intimidating, and downright scary decisions you will ever make. Rue was kind, genuine, crystal clear, and hard working. I did not know Rue, or anyone associated with her, prior to contacting the company, but I am deeply grateful to have been her client. I hope to remain friends with her, and I couldn't be more genuine in my recommendation. I'm currently writing this review from my home, I couldn't be any more content with this decision. Choose Rue.... during a time of indecision and chaos, the importance of having someone you can count on can't be overstated! Well, off to hang some pictures (I might text Rue to see about her thoughts on it!)

Beau Tegen

Buyer and Seller Testimonial

We were fortunate to have used Rue Olp on both the selling and buying end of our most recent move. Rue consistently went above and beyond her job description in order to make both transactions less stressful for us. On the selling end, she was incredibly knowledgeable of the market, and due to her hard work, marketing skills, and excellent follow through, our home sold in a little over 2 weeks. Again, on the buying end, she was incredibly knowledgeable, and her follow through was impeccable. She went above and beyond by scheduling appointments and getting work estimates. She got us the exact deal we wanted on our dream home. In the past, we haven’t always had great experiences with Realtors. If this is you, I strongly recommend giving Rue a shot. She was worth her weight in gold. We would give her a 10 star rating if we could!

Heather and Mike

Buyer Testimonial

Rue was such a breeze to work with. She is very responsive to any communication and went out of her way to get to know my family. She gave us honest feedback through the process and assisted us in getting a licensed contractor's bid on potential work needed on a home to help us support our offer. She helped me facetime in on walkthroughs when I was out of town and was on her game in this competitive market so we didn't miss any opportunities for showings. Her personality is really easy going, I can't imagine her not getting along with everyone. We loved working with her.

Liz and Merritt


I am a first timer home buyer and didn’t know much about buying a house. I didn’t even know a realtor in the area and a friend of a friend recommended Rue Olp. Rue was great with walking me through the home-buying steps and making sure I was informed and prepared during this whole process. She was quick with replying to my emails and texts when I had questions and worked with my night shift work schedule for showings and meetings. Even after I moved in, I had lots of home owner questions and Rue took the time to answer them. I don’t think you could find a better realtor in Coeur d’Alene!

Madison Channer


To whom it may concern,
Please accept this as a very positive recommendation for Windermere realtor Rue Olp.
Rue served us in the sale of our home in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

In addition to being extremely competent, communicative and instructive, Rue proved to be a sincerely delightful presence in our lives. Her consistent hard work and genuine concern resulted in a successful sale.

Our life's journey has included many moves resulting in the sale of nine residences, and our experiences with realtors has been reasonably positive. Nevertheless, we can honestly say that Rue was by far the best!

We remain grateful for Rue's efforts on our behalf, and we will definitely miss her.

Larry and Shermane Frei


Rue Olp is an amazing real estate agent! We were thoroughly impressed by her knowledge, availability and attention to detail. We had a very complicated home buying scenario in which the sale of three homes had to line up with contingent offers. Rue was able to coordinate with three other agents and all transactions occurred as scheduled without any complications. I am happy to recommend Rue to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in Northern Idaho.

Don and Natashia Nelson