The Boise Premier Success Story
Boise Premier is the Leading, Full-Service, Boutique Real Estate Brokerage in the Treasure Valley.
Founded by Brett Hughes and Steven Caporale, who envisioned a dynamic, client-focused company based on integrity, powered by technology, and driven by continous innovation. Boise Premier offers comprehensive solutions for buyers, sellers, investors, builders, and developers. The company's strength is an integrated team of accomplished professionals with extensive specialization in all aspects of real estate.
Thanks to a superior marketing approach on both the buying and selling side, Boise Premier ensures that its clients achieve their goals. We serve those we work with the way they deserve to be served. Bigger isn't Better. Better is Better.
Brett Hughes, Co-Founder, Realtor
Find Me: 208-484-2156
Know anyone who...has arranged 4 marriages (including his own), kind of secretly loves Whitney Houston-type songs, gets down to early 90s rap always pulling out an awkward version of the running man AND bites his lower lip while doing it, follows Boise State Football even on road trips (traveling as far away as Oregon, Georgia, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada), has bought and sold all kinds of businesses (even owned and sold a newspaper that serves the Horse industry), loves entrepreneurs and ALL underdogs, thinks lunch is the best meal of the day (and that it’s even better with friends), loves putting deals and people together, is a novice surfer (at best), wake boarder, played full-contact 8-man city league football for six years (surprisingly.. didn’t play in the NFL), reads a book a month, fiercely defends the remote control from his family and DVR’s The Office and SNL each week... and RECENTLY completed a marathon that almost killed him?
Brett is the Co-Founder of Boise Premier Real Estate and BoisePremier.com. He has lived in Boise nearly all of his life and loves the area; his first job was mowing lawns and delivering newspapers near Warm Springs Ave. He attended Roosevelt and Adams Elementary schools, North Jr. High, Boise High School, and graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Business Management in 2005. He has been a licensed Realtor in Idaho since 2003.
During his career Brett has been involved in many aspects of Real Estate from lot development, rehabbing properties, property management and moving homes from commercial to residential lots, with a broad education as an agent, investor, and brokerage owner. Brett enjoys traveling with his family, meeting new people, participating in events and helping to organize local favorites like The FM Challenge and The Dirty Dash.
Steven Caporale, Co-Founder, Designated Broker
Find Me: 208-409-1708
Steven is the Co-Founder and Designated Broker of Boise Premier Real Estate. His passion is running a real estate brokerage that is relevant to today’s customers and landscape...and that is a business model that is "marketing heavy" and "tech appropriate". He has been licensed in real estate for 16 years and has been licensed at the highest level of authority, Managing Broker, since 1999. Steven has been licensed in Colorado, New York, and currently is licensed in Utah and Idaho. He is the co-author of the real estate training programs, Social Media Agents and 48-Day Agent Transformation. Over the years Steven has has taken hundreds of hours of additional education including ABR, GRI and every CCIM module.
Steven majored in Real Estate/Construction Management at the University of Denver and was a full Hornbeck Scholar.
Words to live by: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Winston Churchill
Diane Lindenfelser, Director of Operations
Find Me: 888-506-2234 Direct Fax: 888-506-2234
Nicole Hill, Sales/Marketing Director, Realtor
Find Me: 208-830-9312 Direct Fax: 888-506-2234
Know anyone who... has a goal to hike the the 9 highest peaks in Idaho (6 more to go!), has rock repelled in Belize, has been in the real estate industry since day 1 in the workforce, participates in a yearly elk hunt in North Idaho, coaches 8th Grade Girls Volleyball, is an avid foothill runner (although prefer races such as The Dirty Dash & FM Challenge), goes camping & flyfishing when below freezing, and gets a warm & fuzzy feeling by granting wishes for a non-profit called Wish Granters?
Nicole is an integral part of Boise Premier Real Estate. As the Marketing & Office Director she makes sure that our listings are viewed literally 25,000 times a month all over the www. She comes from a strong Administrative, Marketing, and Real Estate sales background and has been a licensed Realtor since 2005. Previously, she managed two sizable real estate offices. The majority of the Boise Premier marketing, from sign design to email marketing, is under Nicole's direction.
Favorite Quote: "A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time." - Henry Ford
The Alei Gothberg Group, Eagle Specialist, Circle of Excellence Realtor
Find Me: 208-573-1619 Direct Fax: 1-888-506-2234
Alei Merrill Gothberg is your Expert in Eagle, Idaho Real Estate. When buying or selling a propety in Eagle being aligned with the right Real Estate professional is one of the most significant decisions you will make. You deserve Success, and owe it to yourself to work with a proven professional. Alei and her team’s work ethic, personal commitment and company resources Guarantee you will receive the highest-quality Real Estate experience.
In 2005, Alei began her career in real estate specializing in Residential and Commercial Investment Property, Large Acreage Land Developments, Subdivision Sales, and Farms & Ranches. She was a Circle of Excellene "Platinum Producer" in her second year of real estate and has remained on top every since.
Alei's clients say she exemplefies the best in real estate....a "Top Producer who is caring, knowledgable, driven, and always puts her clients interests first".
Jaime Patocka, Short Sale/1031 Director, Probate Team Leader, Realtor
Find Me: 208-965-7779 Direct Fax: 1-888-311-5248
Jaime is the Short Sale/1031 Director and Probate Team Leader at Boise Premier Real Estate, meaning she facilitates the back-end of our short sale/1031/Probate listings and works directly with those Clients. While anyone can manage a short sale purely in terms of paperwork and transactions, Jaime realizes that clients who consider a short sale or are involved in probate often need more than a traditional real estate agent. Jaime consults with clients and guides them in what is often an important first step in creating optimal financial health. Based on each individual’s situation, she works tirelessly to structure sound and fair deals.
While she excels at selling property, her true talent is giving our clients peace of mind. Professionally, she has over ten years experience working in the real estate market. Jaime has managed contracts, modifications & addendums, leases, file organization, foreclosures/short sales, and title insurance in both the real estate and closing/escrow industries. Her experience also encompasses being the escrow agent and closer for 1031 exchanges and local specialty properties. Her career also included routine review of abstracts and titles, attorney’s opinions, and issuing final title insurance policies.
She is an licensed Realtor and holds the E-Pro, CBR, and CCIM 101 designations. No matter what your situation may be, she can help you evaluate your options and will work with you to create a positive financial future.
Mark L. Knight, Realtor, Investment Property Director, Realtor
Find Me: 208-577-1487
As a personal investor himself, Mark is the "Investment Specialist" at Boise Premier Real Estate. After graduating from college Mark and his wife set out to find a place to begin their life together and raise a family. Neither Mark or his wife had ever been to Boise, but they had heard good things. So, they decided to come and visit for a few days to take a look. It did not take long for them to realize that with the kindness of the people and the many recreation opportunities that Idaho provides, that the Boise area is where they wanted to be. (Check out Mark's website by clicking on the computer monitor icon above by his picture.)
Mark is a licensed Journeyman Electrician and has worked in that field as a Project Manager for many years. Because of this he is very familiar with the construction process and quality of both residential and commercial real estate. Over the past several years Mark has acquired several investment properties including single family homes, duplex’s, tri-plexes, and properties that he personally had built. He manages all of his own investments and has coached many others how to do so as well.
Commitment from Mark, "When we work together, whether selling or buying property, you will have my full attention. We will work together to achieve your goals and plan a strategy that will accomplish that task. I believe that communication is key to our success, so I will listen to your needs and work to fulfill them to the best of my ability."
Judit (say "U-Dit") Crace, Associate Broker, GRI, Recognized Top Producer, Realtor
Find Me: 208-989-8461
Judit is a Top Producer at Boise Premier Real Estate. She was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. The country that boasts one of the World’s most beautiful capital cities, Budapest (the “Pearl of the Danube”) whose wonderful panorama is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List because it is where 2000-year-old Roman ruins and 400-year-old Turkish monuments can be found. Hungary is also home to Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest lake; a true natural paradise. (Visit Judit's personal website by clicking on the monitor icon above by her pictures.)
When Judit received her Masters Degree from the Agricultural University of Gödöllö, Hungary, she wanted to see the World. She worked in Cyprus and Turkey, and when she stepped on board the magnificent cruise ships of Holland America Cruise Line it was like a dream come true. Over the next six years she spent at sea, she traveled the world. When Judit moved to Idaho, she first worked as a travel agent sharing her "world traveler" experience before going into real estate. Judit is a tech savvy and leader in real estate digital and social media advertising.
When she received her Real Estate License, she was awarded “Rookie of the Year Award” the first 12 months in the business. Judit says "I am continually taking real estate classes to further educate myself and to be a better asset to my clients. I obtained my real estate Broker license in the summer of 2010. I have had the opportunity to help many homebuyers in the Treasure Valley sell their homes as well as find and purchase homes that they love. When I am not showing houses or answering my phone I enjoy doing as many fun things as I possibly can with my two beautiful, bright sons".
Jason Raymond, New Home Specialist, Realtor
Find Me: 801-710-4840
Know anyone who....Jason was raised a farm boy in Pingree, Idaho (outside of Blackfoot) where he learned his habits of being a hard worker. He learned to raise cattle and chickens, and began driving tractors for potato harvest at the age of 14, when he also earned his Eagle Scout Award. At 16, Jason began working at a metal fabrication shop and learned how to weld steel for farm equipment. While growing up, Jason would buy/trade/sell things from sunglasses to computers- always trying to come out on top. After graduating from Snake River High School, Jason earned his Bachelor’s in Technical Sales- a degree only offered at 6 different Universities across the country at the time. This is where Jason defined who he was as a salesman, and learned the ins and outs of the trade. He has worked in many different facets of sales ranging from small businesses to large corporations. While at Weber State, Jason met and married the LOVE of his life, Brook.
Jason has worked in Real Estate since 2009, where he started as a sales consultant for one of the Valley's premier new home builders. He helped design spec home floor plans for the builders, assisted buyers in rearranging floor plans to fit their needs, and acted as both the listing and selling agent. Jason has a passion for real estate, and knows what it takes to find and build a quality home.
When Jason is not out showing a home, he can be found camping and hiking in the Idaho back country, playing basketball, watching Seinfeld, or spending time with his family. He is often busy teaching his “city wife” the ways of Idaho as he quizzes her on different crops and harvest techniques as they have traveled across the State and Country.
Claim to Fame: Being the 1st customer in line at two Krispy Kreme Grand Openings.
Ron Ellsworth, Realtor
Find Me: 208-631-2996
Ron is the "Senior Citizen" of the brokerage. He has been around long enough to live in four foreign countries and eight states. He is adamant that Idaho is the best place to live. He relishes the fact that all his children and grandchildren live in and around the Boise area.
Ron is a wealth of experience. He served Boise citizens for 26 years as a Boise Police officer, working patrol, as the Training Officer, and as a School Resource Officer assigned to the Boise School District. He retired in 2002 and became a full-time Realtor in 2003. Ron has a BA and MA in Communication and has been an adjunct faculty member at BSU (Boise State University) since 1976.
Ron’s focuses on residential real estate and uses his background to emphasize community, safety, curb appeal, resale value, and other communication details often overlooked in the purchase or sale of a home. (No, we don't really think he is the "Senior Citizen" by the way.) When it comes to buying and selling a home, your priorities are Ron's priorities, your needs are Ron's needs. Whatever it takes to get you into the home you want, or get your current home sold, is what Ron will do. Heck, he'll even mow your lawn if that’s what it takes. You get the idea...His focus is you and your family, and if Ron would feel comfortable putting his grandkids in a certain home, you can rest assured that he would feel comfortable putting you and your family in that same home.
A favorite quote: “It is well for a man to respect his own vocation, whatever it is, and to think himself bound to uphold it and to claim for it the respect it deserves.” -Charles Dickens
Cherie Hoeger, Realtor
Find Me: 888-506-2234
Sandy Williams, Open House Specialist, Realtor
Find Me: 208-761-3977
Do you know anyone….who has been keeping an eye on the real estate industry and market for over 25 years waiting for her shot to join in on the “fun”. Sandy has held several professional positions during her working career including insurance agent, travel agent, and Idaho State employee (suspending and reinstating driver’s licenses, among others). She has always enjoyed helping others. Her favorite type of work involves flexible hours and engaging with people on a one on one basis.
She bought her first home 24 years ago and enjoys making a house a home of her own with remodeling projects, painting and gardening. She knows what is it like to move. She once moved to Carson City on a whim and stayed for two years, before deciding to get back to Idaho.
Sandy was born in San Jose, California, but grew up in Boise. She loves to spend time in Cascade and McCall in both the summer and winter playing with family and friends. Favorite activities include camping, biking, water sports, swimming, crocheting and sewing. Sandy once made up her own crochet pattern (way harder than it sounds). One of her greatest joys is watching her daughter and son interact with and raise their children. Another of her greatest joys after her children and grandchildren is her schnauzer, Lilly.
Bob Jackson, Buyer's Agent Director, Realtor
Find Me: 208-440-5877
Bob was born and raised in the farm country of Gooding, Idaho. His hobbies including flying, hiking, motorcycle riding, downhill skiing, and has performed live at the Funny Bone as a stand-up comedian. He has been licensed as an Idaho agent since 1998.
Bob has helped clients for over 25 years with their real estate and investments needs. He has worked for Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America, as well as owning several local businesses in aviation, real estate, and investments. Bob is considering bi-collegiate with degrees in Political Science from BSU and Finance from the U of I. He is currently pursuing his MBA from DeVry University. He spends his extra time in McCall or hiking the Sawtooths.
Elga FitzSimons, Bi-Lingual Director, Realtor
Find Me: 1-888-651-1117
Elga is Boise Premier's Bi-Lingual Director; she is fluent in English and Spanish. Her "Client-First Philosophy" is obvious.
"There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy and a high-quality professional network, all of which are trademarks of how I work. I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs."
Elga's "client first" philosophy has always been her approach and it requires her to continually improve her skills and ways of doing business. In addition, she has found that the latest technologies are enabling her to do everything she has always done, only much more quickly and efficiently.
Bob Heinzen, Realtor
Find Me: 208-
Know anyone who—likes new challenges every day. Bob’s background comes from years of hard work and determination. Growing up in a small town in western North Dakota, Bob graduated from North Dakota State University with a Degree in Ag Business. Bob owned and operated a large irrigation farm before becoming a Realtor in Fargo, ND in 2000. His background in real estate encompasses residential, commercial, ranches and farms, and hunting property. Bob can market your property nationwide with very creative marketing plans utilizing the internet. His very diverse background in Transportation, Construction, Agriculture and Sales and Marketing will be on task the minute the ink dries on your listing or buyers contract.
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Bob’s wife Kim, married for 33 years, and his children Kris, Jennifer and Stephanie, and their 3 very active grandchildren supply plenty of fun whenever they can get together.
Favorite Saying – “As a rule” Be careful, cautious and patient!!!
Martin Ronquillo, Web/Digital Strategy Director
Every group has their techie whiz kid and we're no different. Whether its PHP/SQL/CSS/HTML/AJAX/XML/Java or whatever Martin knows it and will use that knowledge to make your buying or selling experience a much better one through the use of super secret high-tech Ninja tactics.
If you are a licensed Realtor who likes what you read here, let's schedule a time to meet in person. We offer web-based marketing, lead generation, digital transaction platforms and multiple lead generation opportunities to those who share our passion and vision.
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