Alexandria ‘Alex’ Hughes arrived in Sun Valley in 1998 after selling real estate in the resort town of Camden, Maine as a top producer, for many years. Alex’s tenure in the real estate business shines with her work ethic and dedication to finding the right property for you along with a smooth and efficient closing experience for both buyer and seller. As a highly respected top producer here in the Wood River Valley, Alex will share with you the allure and wonder of why this valley is considered one of the most desirable hideaways to call home. She will also share with you some of her lifestyle enjoyments including downhill ski, skate skiing and hiking trails loaded with wildflowers, rafting trips, dining, gallery walks, and oodles of other local information. Alex ‘will’ find you the best home, land, ranch and horse property, commercial endeavors, investments and more! 2017 has been a stellar year in real estate here in the Wood River Valley! Not to mention the incredible snow fall – 2018 promises to be another star-studded winter wonderland! Call me!
Annie grew up vacationing in Sun Valley, fell in love with the area, and moved after graduating from University of Oregon. 21 years later she continues to share her love of Sun Valley. Skiing and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle have turned into a family affair. She and her husband of 17 years, President of Northstream Construction, are raising two daughters, Libby 14 and Marit 11. Having grown up in Seattle Washington, Annie can still recall her life-changing decision to leave the Pacific Northwest and move to the mountains. She understands the experience of relocating, and for the past 13 years she has used her professional skills to help clients find the right property, and make the move to Sun Valley a smooth transition. Her experience runs deep in marketing her listings and identifying properties for her customers. Being a veteran of the Wood River Valley, Annie has a wealth of knowledge regarding the area schools, arts, and programs offered by organizations such as the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, and in activities such as skiing and hiking. Having lived in the Bellevue triangle, Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum gives her first hand perspective of the entire valley. Always there, helping people find their ideal home, Annie delivers unparalleled service with an easy-going approach and enthusiasm, plus experience that is unmatched. Visit My Site
Brad DuFur, broker and owner of Sun Valley Real Estate Company, has been a resident of Sun Valley, Idaho for 28 years and has been a full time broker for the last 24 years. He has consistently been one of the area’s top producing brokers. Brad currently serves on the City of Sun Valley City Council. He graduated from Miami of Ohio in Oxford, Ohio with B.S. degrees in Finance and Economics. Brad is a devoted family man to his wife and three children, though he has managed for years to be one of the top producing brokers of residential real estate. Visit My Site
Cindy is a graduate of Wells College and attended the Leonard N. Stern Graduate School of Business at NYU. Following a career in finance, she became involved in the real estate business in 1982. Cindy brings her more than 30 years of business experience to the representation of buyers and sellers in Wood River Valley real estate transactions. Visit My Site
Cindy Ward first came to the Wood River Valley with her family in the early 1960′s. Annual visits led to her relocation here in 1979 with her husband, Ken Ward. After her first ten years in the Valley, Cindy decided to change careers from banking to real estate, making it her full time occupation. She and Ken have been local business owners for over 30 years and have building, investment and subdivision development experience. In addition to her extensive continuing education and many accreditations, Cindy is recognized in the selective AMRR, America’s Most Referred Realtors, and was the first agent in the Sawtooth Board of Realtors to be inducted into the Idaho Association of Realtor’s Honor Society. Prior to Cindy’s association with Sun Valley Real Estate, she was the Owner/ Broker of Cornerstone Realty Group for twelve years and prior to that she was an Associate Broker with Hanggi & Co. for seven years. Cindy is a past president of the Sawtooth Board of Realtors and was instrumental in helping establish many of the current policies and procedures. Cindy’s true business passion is helping others achieve the personal freedoms associated with owning their own home or investment properties. She is committed to giving her clients a “great real estate experience” and her track record as one of the Valley’s highest volume producing agents over the past two and a half decades attests to her clients’ appreciation of her skill, commitment and kindness. Cindy operates her successful Real Estate practice with her business partner and son, Matt Ward and her assistant, Jenny Blomquist. Apart from real estate, Cindy finds “balance” in spending time with her family and friends, hiking and traveling when possible. Ken and Cindy built the first LEED certified Green Home in Blaine County in 2007 known as The Playfair Ranch (www.playfairranch.com). The Wards are avid supporters of many local organizations, especially when they involve children. Cindy is a past PTO President and Ken was the Director of the Wood River Youth Football Program for 15 years. Cindy’s personal and professional life are a testimony of one simple but steadfast life law: “Be to others kind and true, as you’d have others be to you.” Visit My Site
I have lived in The Valley for fifteen years, having previously lived in Santa Barbara, Jackson Hole and Seattle after being raised in the North County beach communities of San Diego. I was raised in the apartment owner / operator business so shopping, buying and selling property is part of my fabric and I have continued that throughout my personal adult life and then embarked on that career as my sole profession upon moving to Sun Valley. I have two teenage daughters that have been born, raised and attend school here, so most of my time typically involves something relating to them, work, or exercising Maple –the lab on top of the red pickup. When I do create time for myself you will find me skiing down or hiking up Baldy, awkwardly Nordic skiing, huffing and puffing on my mountain bike with friends, or relaxing with friends enjoying the beautiful views our community affords.
Leisa Padgett Brait
Leisa honed her real estate skills in New Jersey. As principal broker of her own company she was actively involved with condominium & new home development and marketing in the suburban communities of southern New Jersey just outside Philadelphia, and also the resort areas in and around Atlantic City. Later, she was a award winning residential agent at one of the top offices in Cherry Hill. No stranger to owning real estate herself, she has personally owned second homes and investment properties in New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Vermont. After a visit to Sun Valley in 1998, Leisa and her husband Ken bought a townhome and made plans to move. Shortly there after, they built a permanent home in the Mid Valley area. Leisa is a Certified Residential Specialist, a designation held by less than 3% of all Realtors. She is also an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. With 30+ years in the real estate industry, you can count on her extensive experience and negotiation skills. Leisa does your homework for you and you can be comfortable that she is looking always looking out for your best interests and needs.
Lisa Stelck has been a resident of Sun Valley since 1995. She received her real estate license in June 2002 and since that time has assisted many happy buyers realize their dream of owning a piece of paradise in the Wood River Valley. She has also successfully marketed a range of properties for sale. Lisa is a professional, diligent, caring and committed realtor. Lisa has developed a successful home “staging” business. Lisa offers clients her design expertise and flair in preparing their properties for sale in order that they may realize the maximum potential. These consulting and staging services are complimentary to her clients. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University. She is married, has two sons, and is actively involved in many local organizations and activities. Lisa has extensive knowledge about and a true love of the community which she enthusiastically shares with her clients. Lisa is always available to assist you: Call her on her cell phone night or day at 208-720-4667
Marlow made the Wood River Valley her home over 33 years ago. Like many “locals”, she came for one winter, fell in love with the community and all it has to offer. As one of our premier sales associates, she is able to meet a client and match them with the home, condo, or property which is exactly right for them. This ability comes from her extensive knowledge of the area. Marlow has achieved both the ABR and RSPS designations, recognized by the National Association of Realtors. The ABR signifies that she is an Accredited Buyers Representative, who assists a buyer/client in purchasing the best property for their needs, at the best possible price. The RSPS signifies that she is a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, which is key in the Sun Valley Resort area. When it is time to sell your home, Marlow’s marketing skills and excellent service are key points of her reputation. She would love the opportunity to find you the perfect home or help you sell your property. Marlow also has the notoriety of selling the entire town of Rocky Bar, ID. The interesting thing is that Rocky Bar is a registered Idaho GHOST TOWN! Not many brokers can boast that they sold the whole town … and a ghost town at that! Contact Marlow for all your Real Estate needs.
Matt was born right here in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1985 and can be labeled a true “local” when defining his love and knowledge of the area. Before receiving his Real Estate Sales Associate License in 2013, Matt received a BA in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Idaho and worked as an Advertising and Sales Consultant for the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper in Ketchum. His optimism for sales and his skills in marketing allowed him to build many professional relationships throughout the valley. Matt and his wife Elizabeth were married in 2013 and recently purchased their first home in Hailey. Matt’s business partner is Cindy Ward, his mother and 26 year accomplished Real Estate Broker at Sun Valley Real Estate, LLC. With offices in both Ketchum and Hailey, Matt is eager to work for you and earn your trust. Let him research and answer all your questions about this beautiful place we call home!
I moved to the Wood River Valley in 1989. It’s been an amazing place for me and my family to live and grow. I became a Realtor in 1995 and have experienced many market cycles throughout the years. Every real estate era has been a great learning experience. Each has added to my ‘quiver’ of knowledge and expertise. My chief priority is to act in the best interest of the client, even when it potentially could ‘kill a deal’. I appreciate matching people with the right real estate investment, finding properties that suit both their personal and financial needs. We live a great life style in the Wood River Valley. I love to share its nuances with my clients. If you are already part of the Valley, we can get down to finding the right real estate to meet your needs. If you aren’t, I will do my best to guide you so that you can comfortably enjoy all that this amazing area has to offer. Call me with any questions at 208 720 3956. I look forward to serving you.
Selling real estate has been my passion for the past 15 years. My previous sales and marketing experience has provided me with an excellent foundation for my real estate business. I believe my continued relationships with past clients is a true testament of my ability to provide 100% customer satisfaction. I will work diligently and honestly to see you through the purchase or sale of your property. My sales and marketing experience derives from several years in retail sales prior to 10 years as Marketing Assistant to the VP of Sales at Scott USA, based in Sun Valley, Idaho. Personal interest and investments in real estate eventually led me to Sun Valley Real Estate. Originally from the Seattle area, I spent many vacations here as a child. Upon receiving my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound, I pursued my dream to spend a winter in Sun Valley. The rest is history!
Suzanne Finch Williams
Suzanne Williams is one of three partners at Sun Valley Real Estate. A UC Berkeley graduate, Suzanne has been active in the industry for the last 30 years and holds a Master’s degree from MIT’s Center for Real Estate. Suzanne continues to provide consulting expertise and professional representation for those marketing properties or seeking advice on purchases. Suzanne is a licensed Broker in California and Idaho. Visit My Site
Tom is a founding member of Sun Valley Real Estate, LLC and has been in the real estate business in Sun Valley since 1975. His early career included commercial real estate brokerage with Norris, Beggs, and Simpson in Portland, Oregon that expanded upon moving to Sun Valley with extensive experience in residential, ranch, and development real estate. Tom attended the University of Oregon with a degree in Religious Studies providing a classical education in world religions and philosophy that has influenced his life and career. He was an All American offensive tackle for the Ducks, followed by a five year career in the NFL starting as the first round draft pick of the Baltimore Colts and played for the Miami Dolphins. He is a past President of the Sun Valley Board of Realtors, has served on the Board of the Ketchum/Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commission. Tom enjoys skiing, golf, flyfishing, and yoga as a balance to his dedication to career. His brokerage and development activities have often been focused on the most precious aesthetically beautiful and architecturally unique properties in the Valley. He is known for using creative and innovative solutions to get the job done. His clientele has included people from all walks of life including notable artists, business leaders, and politicians who have given him a graduate degree in business with his professionalism resulting in ongoing referrals.