Our Reviews

Mathew Lawlor

Kirsten provides a unique, customized experience from start to finish and there after. She is extremely knowledgeable and available at the drop of a hat, which is crucial in this industry. The service provided is so much more than just a… transaction, we can’t recommend her enough! Looking forward to our next transaction together!

Michelle Grace

“I would highly recommend working with Nick Thomas. We lived in Oregon and spent many months intermittently looking for a house in Boise. In the past I’ve experienced real estate agents being impatient but Nick was easy about our timing and how long it was taking. It was a pleasure working with Nick as he was consistently professional, optimistic, realistic, and understanding of our values and needs. Working long distance was not an encumbrance. Nick was available and when bumps in the road appeared, they were met with equanimity and generosity. I would gladly work with Nick again in the future if we ever need his services.”

Kyle Johnson

“I would, without hesitation, recommend to friends and family the real estate services of Nick Thomas. We ended up with Nick by happenstance – he reached out to gauge interest on a home we had looked at online, and offered to show it to us. From the get go, Nick was very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and ridiculously easy to work with. He understood our needs and wants without us really even needing to go into detail. That first house was not for us, but soon after, we found another property and Nick was eager to show us. We fell in love with the house, as did our kids, and it was game on. Nick immediately went to work putting in our offer and working on our behalf to get us into our first home. The house was overpriced and needed a lot of TLC. When the dust settled, we secured the home for $34k under asking price, and got a new roof out of the deal to top it off. Nick was instrumental in negotiating this for us, and I am confident that he is a big part of the reason we are enjoying our new home today. Thank you Nick, we look forward to working with you again someday!”


I would always recommend Kirsten Carlson. I started looking for a house in early 2008 and picked Kirsten as my realtor. Every experience I had with her was nothing short of wonderful. She went out of her way to make sure I got the house I wanted. When the seller started waffling and wanting to back out, she made every effort possible to keep it going. She worked with the finance, the sellers, and I to make sure everything clicked perfectly. When the seller started “denying” agreements they made, Kirsten made sure that they were kept as much as possible, even sacrificing her financial gain to make sure I was happy and got the house I wanted. She made sure that all the inspection work got done. She even managed to make it work when the sellers were not ready by the agreed upon timeline. After purchasing my house through Kirsten, I would and have recommended her to my friends as the entire experience was not only easy, but fun with her. With Kirsten, I started out with a realtor, bought a house, and ended up with a friend. I whole-heartedly recommend Kirsten to ANYONE who is looking to buy or even sell a house.

Jennifer Shaff

We cannot say enough nice things about Kirsten. She really did have our best interest at heart and was upfront and honest during the whole process. I’ve heard that buying a home can be stressful but that doesn’t describe my experience at all. Most of my questions were answered before I ever needed to ask them. I knew exactly what was happening and what the next step would be before it happened. We will definitely be using her again for our next home purchase and sale as well as referring everyone we know her way.

Debbie Warren

Kirsten Carlson treats every home purchase as if it her own home. With her background in home construction, development, renovation and interior design, she truly is a one stop shop. She has been instrumental in the sale and… purchase of several of our homes and land and has extensive knowledge of the trends and market in her area. Plus, getting to spend time with her while house hunting is such a treat. There is no other realtor for me and I have had the pleasure of referring her to several other satisfied home buyers.

Leana Shulda

Kirsten was wonderful in how she handled the process of purchasing our home. She has also been an invaluable resource after close in working with some issues that came up with missed inspection items. She also handled our rental and getting… the place rented again so we were not stuck with rental and house payments. Wonderful person to work with. Very pleased.


My husband and I live in Oregon but wanted to buy a 2nd-home (condo) in Boise. We couldn’t have found a more perfect realtor than Kirsten Carlson for this out-of-state task!! We weren’t able to come to Boise until the day we closed… escrow, so we needed someone really good and someone we could totally trust as our Boise agent. Kirsten proactively tracked daily listings in the hot market, and when she saw one she thought might work, she talked to us right away, got the “scoop” from the listing agent, sent us photos, told us about the neighborhood, etc. Kirsten is very detailed oriented, a good communicator, and someone who really knows the Boise market. She is diligent and caring, and our purchase went off without a hitch. We are positive that we could not have made this successful and smooth purchase with anyone else. She is the best! .

Lexi Bean

My experience working with Kirsten was great! Her knowledge of current market trends and her ability to seek out the right options made the experience less stressful. She isn’t the type of realtor who simply wants the sale, she truly puts thought behind finding the right fit and the long term value. I couldn’t have been happier with my experience, and I highly recommend Kirsten! Thanks to her I bought my first condo last June in a highly sought after neighborhood for an exceptional price. I am very thankful for Kirsten and all of her time and efforts to find me a home.

Leana Shulda

Kirsten was wonderful in how she handled the process of purchasing our home. She has also been an invaluable resource after close in working with some issues that came up with missed inspection items. She also handled our rental and getting the place rented again so we were not stuck with rental and house payments. Wonderful person to work with. Very pleased.

John Eisman

“Working with Nick was a real pleasure. We were buying a house in Boise, but live in Oregon. Despite the distance, Nick was able to manage the whole process fluidly. He was super patient in helping us find the right place, and knowledgable about all the nuances of the transaction. He was consistently professional in our dealings, while also being a real person, compassionate, understanding and fun. I always felt he was lobbying for our needs with the seller, and when things bogged down at one point, he found a way with the seller’s agent to make the deal work all around. I would definitely work with Nick again, and recommend him without reservation.”


Five years ago, my wife and I were looking to move from Seattle to the Eastside. We wanted an agent that was young like us, and in touch with the realities of home buying in the internet age. As much as we liked doing our own research online, it truly made a difference to have Kenzie act like a guide to the unfamiliar buying process. She was able to provide a direct insider’s perspective without pumping us full of lame and irrelevant terms like ‘great bones’ or deceptive lingo like ‘needs TLC’ (when it really needs a sledgehammer). She was very honest and had great integrity, and took the time to find out our needs and provide appropriate assistance rather than just trying to sell us every house in our price range. She pointed out things both good and bad that my wife and I would never have noticed or thought of on our own. Now we are just wrapping up the purchase of our new home, and Kirsten was instrumental once again in guiding us through the process. With her suggestion, we took advantage of market conditions and were able to build our dream home for the cost of buying an existing home that would still have required renovation. She pulled many strings to make sure the deal met our needs and budget, and even provided advice with renting out our old house as an investment property. After the deal was done from a typical agent perspective, Kirsten continued to assist us with ensuring we got everything we wanted and expected, and even things we didn’t from the builder and mortgage broker. I have dealt with other agents in the past, but none with the amount of professionalism and trust that Kirsten instills. We will definitely refer anyone else to her based on our awesome experiences with her.

Julie Kenney

Kristen is AMAZING! We met her in the summer as she was a host for the Air BnB we rented. We fell in love with Boise during our stay and decided to invest in Boise. We had multiple transactions with Kirsten and highly recommend her. She… is very detailed, excellent negotiator, and cares about every detail. She is now managing our places. I highly recommend Kristen.