Connecting Distinctive People with Distinctive Homes

About the Architect Difference

What it means to you.

I help connect people with homes as distinctive as they are. Whether they are ready to list their home for sale or are seeking their next home, I leverage my 12+ years of experience as both a REALTOR® and licensed architect to guide them through the process smoothly.



If you are selling your home, getting the value you deserve requires great staging, fantastic photography, and clear communication of any unrealized potential the home may have. My background in architecture has and continues to add tremendous value to my Clients in these areas and beyond.



If you are seeking your next home, chances are you haven’t yet found one that is quite right. You are unique, your needs are unique, and your personal taste is unique. Whether the homes you consider are new or old, large or small, expensive or affordable, you need to have a clear idea of the potential of each. My background in architecture allows me to help clients see beyond homes as they are, and to creatively visualize how through minor (or major) adjustment they can best be adapted to best suit their needs.


North Idaho living is incredible. It's the place where summer on the lake meets winter on the ski slopes, all without straying far from home!


Who is Brandt Hay?

I love connecting people with the right home, and my broad background allows me to help Clients via the traditional REALTOR® role as well as from a design perspective catered to their unique needs.


In 2009 I launched my real estate career, and simultaneously founded an independent architecture practice (Stoa Studios). I lived with my family in Celebration, Florida, and the nature of the local economy at the time naturally led me to place a significant emphasis on the architecture side of the business. I was thrilled as my base of residential and commercial clients rapidly grew, and also with the blossoming portfolio of award-winning architectural design work that accompanied that growth. Yet, I couldn’t shake the sense that the best way for me to help people was at the intersection of real estate, architecture, and investment–perhaps in some ways similar to the role of a real estate developer. 


Eventually my family and I decided that we wanted to live closer to our extended family, preferably in a rural, peaceful setting. We chose the inland northwest, and never looked back! I elected to focus my work within our new surrounds on helping people selling (and buying) their homes, and letting the architecture background add value to that core service.


That brings us to today, and I continue to be excited about helping people with their homes. Additionally, the more time passes the more my interest grows in the dynamics of what makes Northern Idaho such a great place to live–and how to keep it that way. Buildings in general and homes in particular have tremendous impact on that lived experience, and I actively seek to celebrate approaches to home and neighborhood that best enhance the quality of life in our region. 

Expect More.

What are you waiting for?