Read What People Are Saying About Us 

We always ask our clients to write or email us, and tell us truthfully how they appreciated our service to them. Their feedback is so important! Here are a few highlights of what people are saying about us... 

"Excellent Service. She went Above and Beyond"

Jacque Hamilton came to our rescue at a time when we NEEDED to sell our home.  She went above and beyond what was expected by finding us the help we needed to get the house in tip top shape. She helped us find  the workers to  pack, move, repair and while giving  the support we needed to get through this stressful time in our life. Jacque will long be remembered as the "go to realtor" when anyone in Magic Valley questions me about a recommendation to help with any real estate needs.  She turned  a difficult process into a happy occasion for our family.

Mickey Gordon, Magic Valley


"An Exceptional Service"

“As previous homeowners we knew what to expect from looking at homes but what we didn’t expect was the exceptional service Barbra provided.  Not only is Barbra very knowledgeable about the buying and selling process, she was in constant communication with us and kept our confidence up during the ups and downs. She is the only agent we will use for our real estate needs in the future and she’s also the only agent we recommend to family and friends. She is the best!“

Oscar and Sarah Hernandez

"Extremely Professional"

Barbra Allen was truly the best advocate we could have asked for as first time home buyers. She was extremely professional, she fought for us, answered all our questions and gave us peace of mind. My wife and I have always rented, and when we decided to find a house to make our own, we chose Barbra from Gem State Realty to represent us. She started by showing us a large amount of homes, and did it in the most organized way. When we decided that we were having a hard time finding a house that both of us loved we decided to build. Barbra helped find the right builder for us. She was there every step of the way. People probable look at home buying as stressful, but the experience Barbra gave us was easy breezy. She did all the hard work, and we are now enjoying a beautiful new home. She will be our realtor for life, and the only person we would recommend. Thank you Barbra!

A. M. Watkins

"Walt has Exhibited Great Expertise Every Time!"

For years Walt Hess has represented me and my family on at least 24 real estate transactions. Each and every time Walt exhibited great expertise and knowledge of the local economy, as well as being responsive in every fashion. He approaches a very small commercial transaction with the same zeal as a million dollar property purchase. On two occasions, i had an "awkwardly" designed commercial space to rent, and a similar one to sell. In each case Walt found the perfect renter/purchaser. Walt seems to have his "finger on the pulse" of how local economy moves, even during the recession in 2008-10, and in each transaction his guidance and recommendations were spot-on. I would rate Walt as absolutely the best realtor in the valley and i will continue an association with Walt and Gem State Realty

G. Kaufman


"Completely Satisfied with Her Assistance in Every Way!"

When it came time for me earlier this year to sell my home of many years upon retirement and move to another state I asked around for recommendations for a good real estate agent. One of my friends recommended Jackie Hamilton, having sold his house through her not long before, and having been completely satisfied with her assistance in every way. He said she had been especially helpful in preparing the house for presentation for the market, and his house sold quickly at a good price. I called her for a market consultation, with which she was very very helpful, being well-informed regarding the local market. She assisted in so many ways, giving good advice on how my house might be presented to best advantage and helping to focus on its many attractive qualities and assisting in staging the house. She was unfailingly prompt, courteous and helpful, and communicated well at every step. Circumstances required that I move out-of-state before I sold my house and Jackie assumed responsibility for so much after I left that I would have otherwise found nearly impossible to have done myself. She helped in so many ways large and small, and truly went "the extra mile." She has my very highest recommendation.

Duane Reynolds


"To Our Pleasant Surprise and Barbra's Hard Work, it Sold Quickly!"

When it came time for my husband and I to sell our home, we had no idea where to start. We made an appointment with Barbra and she met with us in the comfort of our own home. She went through every detail with us and was extremely thorough in explaining all parts of the home selling process. She went through every piece of paperwork and made sure we understood everything. When we came up with our selling price we were nervous about it selling, however to our pleasant surprise and Barbra's hard work it sold quickly! After the speedy sell of our home Barbra helped us find our dream home to move into. She gave honest advice with each home and was patient with us as we made our decision. This was by far the best experience we have ever had with a realtor. We would highly recommend Barbra for any home buying or selling needs.

Thank you Barbra and Gem State Realty!

The Chockers

"Walt is Very Honest. We were So Satisfied!"

It was nice working with somebody who has been part of the community for so long that he knew the market at the time we were trying to sell our home. Walt is very honest and forthcoming with his opinion on the value of our home. We were so satisfied we used his son in the Boise area to buy our new home.

The Leonards

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