© 2019 by Eric Craig

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated.
RE/MAX in Action - 113 North First Avenue, Sandpoint ID 83864 

Fair Housing Act & Equal Opportunity Housing.

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Find your dream home in Northern Idaho or Western Montana.

Purchasing a house out-of-state can be a daunting experience, even for seasoned buyers.

As your Redoubt Scout and licensed realtor, it is my purpose to make this process

as simple and stream-lined as possible. 

I specialize in liaising with out-of-state clients, matching them with exceptional

real estate opportunities throughout Northern Idaho and Western Montana.

Satellite photos can only get you so far.  I am your boots on the ground, your eyes in the sky. 

I personally scout local real estate markets on your behalf, selecting the opportunities that best match your unique needs and preferences.  

I personally view your property choices, reporting back to you, ensuring you make a smart investment with confidence, while also saving you time, money...

...and a significant number of headaches.

Why Use Redoubt Scout?

As your Redoubt Scout, I leverage extensive experience, local connections and industry know-how with unparalleled attention to detail.  Rather than flying or driving long hours to get here to scout and survey properties yourself, I quickly get to work, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision...before your trip even starts.

I leave no stone unturned

As part of the scouting process, I will share a video of every nook and cranny of the target property, along with a detailed report on everything you'll need to know in order to make the right choice. 


From the property's neighbors and their pets, to the layout of the garden, to the thickness of the forest and the water volume in the creek, I cover every item that could potentially be of significance to you.

Discover your dream out-of-state property with Redoubt Scout
Contact me for a FREE phone consultation


The Personal Touch

Planning an out-of-state real estate purchase can quickly get expensive.  Taking days off work to drive to the site, paying for accommodation, gas and food can be worth it, if it's the property of your dreams, but how can you really be certain judging from a vague MLS description or a satellite photo?

At Redoubt Scout, my mission is to make the process of buying out-of-state property as straightforward and rewarding as possible, ensuring you only travel to the area once I've discovered a real estate offering that precisely matches your  requirements 

Save Time & Money

When you use Redoubt Scout, you can have your cake and eat it too - no waste of money on unnecessary visits while also gaining complete insight into your options.  In addition to extensive online research, I'm also ready to investigate every crevice of the property.  Summer or winter, along paved roads or muddy forest tracks, I'm not afraid to get my boots dirty!  I scout properties in town and in remote forest and mountain regions.

Accurate Information is Crucial

As part of my on-site scouting, I will provide you with whatever you need to know about the property - from detailed sketches of the rooms and property layout, to aerial and satellite images, soil reports, solar potential, water rights and well logs, as well as tax info.  If you want to know everything about the further development of your land, I can ensure you receive detailed reports of CCRs and HoAs, as well as gardening, solar evaluation and permaculture consultations.

I also make sure to offer my local knowledge in order to help you better understand the location and its vicinity, along with comments based on previous experiences and on-site investigations.

Redoubt Scout offers two levels of service, with electronic reports and physical scouting.
5 Comprehensive
Written Reports
Per property


With over two decades of experience in customer care and business management, I've seen my fair share of properties and people.  All these years have helped me understand how to nurture personal connections with my clients, ensuring trust goes both ways.

I always think that truly getting to know my clients is the first step.  I need to know about you, your likes, dislikes, preferences, lifestyle, in order to recommend a suitable property for you. As a client, you will probably agree that you need to trust the person who researches and scouts this huge investment for you.


Redoubt Scout leverages the resources of a seasoned real estate agency with the personal touch and attention to detail of a specialist boutique business.  This enables me to provide a unique, personalized service to each and every one of my clients.  I understand the difficulties involved  in buying out-of-state property.  My objective is to make the process as seamless and efficient as possible, matching you with properties that meet your requirements before you commit to traveling. 


Your time is valuable, which is why at Redoubt Scout I will never ask you to come on-site to sign a contract.  Instead, I endeavor to be available to you around the clock, maintaining an open line of communication, ensuring we're on the same page throughout the process.  I will gladly discuss your needs with you prior to visiting the location and I will keep you in the loop, delivering my site survey to you within 24-48 hours.







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I'm an experienced Homesteader, with firsthand knowledge of Solar Energy, Gardening, Canning, HAM Radio and other sustainable lifestyle skills.

I am also a real estate professional with over 20 years of customer care and business management experience. 

I have lived on 4 continents, touched all 50 states, proudly served my country, including a stint working in the White House Communications Center.  I have a few stories to share.

I am based in Sandpoint, Idaho, where I live a self-sufficient sustainable life on 10 acres. 

I am involved in  gardening, solar energy, canning and freeze drying, while also enjoying communicating with my friends worldwide via HAM Radio.

I have found living in a smaller community allows the building of solid long term relationships and a strong supportive neighbor connection, whilst maintaining privacy and personal space.   

I decided to become your Redoubt Scout because I have a wide skill set that lends itself very well to this type of endeavor. I enjoy learning from new people and sharing what I know with others.

If you are buying next week, next month or even in the next few years,

I would be most honored to chat with you and see what I can do to help you.




For any inquiries, questions or comments please call


or fill out the following form:

Main Office

113 North First Avenue,

Sandpoint, ID 83864


Tel: 208-254 0558

Get a quote: 208-254-0558
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