About Us

purewest

Over the last 50 years, we've earned a reputation for excellence,
professionalism, and cutting-edge market savvy

RELATIONSHIPS FOR LIFE

We are dedicated to being the leading luxury real estate brand in the state. This is apparent in everything we do, from the quality of our properties to the integrity of our interactions.

Welcome to a new type of real estate experience.

Our Values

ADVOCACY

Buying or selling property is a major life decision. As specialists rooted in the legal and professional community, we make sure your interests are protected and promoted through every step of the transaction.

HONESTY

This word gets thrown around a lot, but is not often experienced in a real estate transaction. We are committed to truthfulness, integrity, and straightforwardness to a fault. These attributes will always guide us in promoting you.

COMMUNITY

We have an amazing community and we want to keep it that way. We are passionate about building strong relationships, collaboration, and inter-dependence, so that the spirit of Sandpoint will continue to thrive for generations to come!

Meet

Our Agents

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH MEMBER OF OUR TEAM

PAUL REIZEN, JD

Broker | Owner | Licensed Attorney

JULIE REIZEN, JD

Realtor® | Licensed Attorney

TY HALL

Realtor® | PSYD

Erin Cooper

Realtor®

Julie McHenry

Realtor®

Nedra Kanavel

Associate Broker | Certified Luxury Agent

Abby Thorpe

Realtor®

Danielle Lopez

Realtor® | GRI | SRS

laurie Thorpe

Realtor®

Testimonials

WHAT THEY SAY

"I have had the pleasure of working with Paul and Julie both personally and professionally. They are true professionals and amazing people. Their real estate and legal knowledge make what can at times be very tricky situations clear and easy to understand. Working with their team ensures you you will be heard and accurately represented, and that you will always have friends in North Idaho!"

Paul Reizen

Managing Broker | Owner | Attorney

My wife and our four boys moved to Sandpoint for the same reason most people do—it is one of the greatest small towns in the country! Whether it is residential property, waterfront, that unique homestead, or vacant land, I love helping clients find their dream home here in North Idaho, as well as assisting clients sell their property so they can move on to their next adventure.

Before my life as a real-estate agent, I was a prosecutor for 15 years handling complex cases. I have been featured on Dateline NBC (Episode: The Prussian Blue Mystery) and worked with federal and state agencies to prosecute crime. I am also licensed to practice law in Idaho.

In 2009, I founded the WestBean Coffee Roasters, which is now a successful coffee roastery with four cafes. Prior to law school, I worked in Japan as the international marketing director for a major electronics company and still speak Japanese fairly fluently.

It is my diverse experience that gives me the ability to think outside the box and take care of my clients' needs. If you are coming to me as a buyer, I pride myself on being aggressive, listening to your needs, and finding unique ways to make sure you get the best deal possible.

If you are looking to sell your luxury home, that special estate, or the family residence, I will put together a comprehensive marketing plan designed to find buyers and close at top dollar for your property. I'm excited about our future here in North Idaho and look forward to working with you!

Julie Reizen

Realtor | Attorney

Sandpoint is a hidden gem that my family and I were lucky enough to discover years ago. We took the leap of faith, made the move to this beautiful community and have never looked back! Whether it’s the mountains and forests, or numerous rivers and lakes, exploring this incredible area never gets old. As a real estate agent, I have the honor of helping others find their special piece of North Idaho, or sell their property to move on to their next big adventure! I assist clients with a range of real estate needs including buying or selling their primary home, vacation home, investment property, undeveloped land, or commercial property.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I was a prosecuting attorney for 12 years. As a criminal prosecutor, I found fulfillment in helping victims find justice. My passion for helping others, combined with my dedication and directness, helps me connect with real estate clients and provide high quality, personalized service. My legal training and experience also provide me with a unique understanding and expertise in contract law, which all successful real estate transactions are dependent on. Whatever the opportunity or challenge, my range of expertise and experience ensures I see the whole picture to facilitate a successful real estate transaction.

Whether you are looking to relocate or already reside in the Sandpoint area, I am here to help you with your North Idaho real estate needs!

Ty Hall

REALTOR® | psyd

Growing up in Alaska has given me a passion for the lifestyle North Idaho offers. My wife and our three boys—and our giant bernedoodle, Guinness!—feel so blessed to call Sandpoint home.

I am a Doctor of Psychology who has worked with special offenders in maximum security prison, run a partial hospitalization clinic, and owned and operated my own successful private practice, offering full-service psychological services to individuals dealing with the entire spectrum of mental and emotional challenges we humans can encounter. I pride myself on my focused work ethic that was nurtured working along side my father who built Scandinavian scribe-fit log homes in Palmer, Alaska. From commercial fishing for Sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay to installing computer networks in remote villages throughout Alaska, I’ve worked successfully with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. Life in Alaska installed in me an adventurous spirit that has led to extensive world travel, playing professional soccer in England, and obtaining my doctorate. I believe we are meant to thrive not merely survive, and my wide array of experiences in life gives me the ability to truly connect with my clients, their goals and desires, and facilitate an amazing real estate experience.

My experience with real estate began in 2007 managing vacation rentals. My wife and I currently own and operate a property management company that services the property owners of Sandpoint. We are passionate about helping locals find affordable rentals to live in and creating amazing vacation rental experiences for those looking to visit this special area.

Whether you are buying, selling, developing, leasing, remodeling, or looking to do something outside of the box with real estate, I am excited to connect with you and show you that I can walk the walk, not just talk the talk!

Erin Cooper

Realtor

I was born and raised in Alaska. Spoiled by Alaska’s majestic beauty, it was hard to find a place that even compared; until I discovered Sandpoint in 1998. I knew right away that Sandpoint, Idaho was my new home. The many mountains, ski resorts, rivers, and lakes all cater to my adventurous, outdoor lifestyle, and the fun, artsy, authentic, welcoming community makes social life in Sandpoint a true delight. I am proud to be an Alaskan Idahoan! 

 

I have been a successful real estate agent in beautiful North Idaho since 2005. My knowledge and passion for the local real estate market and area, coupled with my experience and dedication provide me with the tools necessary to assist you in making the most informed real estate decisions possible. 

 

Strong communication skills, attention to details and persistence are the backbone to my success in this competitive real estate market. My integrity and honesty are key strengths when working with buyers, sellers and everyone else involved in today’s complex transactions. I work intelligently and efficiently so that I can stay ahead of the ever-changing market conditions and give my clients the attention they deserve. 

 

I only envision win-win situations, and I am truly dedicated to creating smooth, successful real estate transactions. My goal is to make your real estate experience as easy as possible for you. My hope is to exceed your expectations! I am excited to help you find your Idahome! 

 

laurie Thorpe

Realtor

With two decades of real estate expertise, I bring a wealth of knowledge. My commitment to client satisfaction is unmatched, ensuring seamless transactions. Whether buying or selling, trust in my experience for a successful and personalized real estate journey. 

Nedra Kanavel

Realtor

Nedra is a highly successful real estate agent with a proven track record of selling multi-million dollar homes, as well as cozy family homes and beautiful land in North Idaho. Her expertise in marketing, pricing strategy, and negotiation, combined with her dedication to providing exceptional service, has earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor in the luxury real estate market.

With her journalism and marketing background, Nedra excels at communicating with her clients and showcasing properties with best-in-class marketing and luxury branding. Nedra, her husband and her two young boys love the freedom and abundant natural beauty that comes with their home in North Idaho

Abby Thorpe

Realtor

Based in Sandpoint, Idaho, Abigail brings a background in communications, building and design to her work in real estate, and has built a network of relationships in the area. Combining an eye for design, knowledge of the luxury market and new construction and a pulse on Sandpoint’s local communities and hot spots,

Abigail leads with her energy and bright personality, prioritizing your needs and creating a space for clear communication throughout the entire process with professionalism, respect and a commitment to working alongside you to make your dreams a reality.

Your home sale or purchase is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and she is committed to helping make the process as seamless as possible by utilizing her expertise in digital marketing, communications and design to get your home noticed, or to find your dream property. She looks forward to meeting you!

Danielle Lopez

REALTOR® | GRI | SRS

Born and raised in the picturesque coastal town of Gig Harbor, Washington, Danielle's journey has taken her through various endeavors and adventures across the United States.

After graduating, Danielle embarked on a transformative journey that led her to Hawaii, where she spent three years soaking in the island's beauty and culture. Upon returning stateside to Washington, she spent a time working for the DOJ at the Capitol. After that she found her true calling and delved into the world of real estate, and built a business within a local brokerage until 1997. However, an opportunity arose for a business adventure she could not pass up and Danielle then spent 3 years criss crossing the United States and Canada. Every time she passed through Idaho it felt like her soul and spirit were at peace. One day in 2007 she bought property, built on it, and found her forever home in North Idaho.

Today, Danielle thrives as a dedicated real estate professional, leveraging her wealth of experiences and unwavering commitment to serving her clients with integrity and professionalism.

Outside of work and family life, Danielle remains actively engaged in her community, volunteering with children’s after-school programs and participating in a horse riding program for special needs children, embodying her compassionate spirit and commitment to making a positive impact.

For leisure, Danielle can be found exploring the great outdoors with her children, indulging in activities like dirt biking, snowboarding, and implementing self-sufficiency methods on her own property as well as others. With unwavering dedication to serving others, Danielle Lopez hopes to inspire those around her and leave an indelible mark on the world. Call and see if Danielle is the right person to help you buy or sell property in North Idaho.

laurie Thorpe

Realtor

Laurie Thorpe is a Luxury Realtor in Sandpoint, Idaho, specializing in the area of Dover Bay, where she has built a strong area knowledge and deep relationship base through living and working in this area. Laurie truly cares about Dover Bay and its homeowners, developing relationships and a unique local real estate knowledge to successfully close more transactions within Dover in the past four years than any other agent. Working with you to achieve your real estate goals is not just a job for her, it is her passion and she not only brings a deep local knowledge of the area and properties, but also strong ethics, a tireless energy and an outgoing and welcoming personality to successfully help you navigate your real estate transactions. Laurie genuinely cares about her clients, and goes above and beyond to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and goals, whether that’s a home that isn’t even listed yet, or showcasing your home to target audiences who are in the market. She looks forward to working with you to help make your real estate goals a reality