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Successfully Selling Twin Cities Real Estate-Since 1986
Email: [email protected]
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CFP CLU CHFC CEBS CMB MBA MS Top 5%
RE/MAX PLATINUM CLUB—RE/MAX HALL OF FAME
I specialize in representing my clients in the purchases and sales of single family residences, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, fourplexes, apartment buildings, lots & land, income properties and commercial properties within the cities of MINNEAPOLIS, NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS, DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS, EDINA, ST.PAUL, EDEN PRAIRIE, BLOOMINGTON, MINNETONKA, LAKE MINNETONKA, WACONIA, RICHFIELD, SHAKOPEE, SAVAGE, PRIOR LAKE, PLYMOUTH, MAPLE GROVE, ST. LOUIS PARK, NEW HOPE, CRYSTAL, EAGAN, APPLE VALLEY, MENDOTA HEIGHTS, INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, LAKEVILLE, SO. ST. PAUL, WEST ST. PAUL, WOODBURY, SHOREVIEW, ARDEN HILLS, FRIDLEY, COON RAPIDS. I have access to all of the transactions in these areas. I’m also very knowledgeable with the local schools and can provide you some great resources so that you can make an appropriate choice.
In addition to selling real estate, I’ve owned and managed real estate since 1986. With regards to investment properties, I have personally owned duplexes, land, houses and condo’s. I have bought tax forfeited land from the state of Minnesota and foreclosed properties from the bank. I have also moved a house onto a vacant lot and acted as the general contractor on the project. Besides the house move, I have gone way beyond basic rehab of a single family residence with my current home. I was the general contractor on this project too. We did an extensive 18 month remodel down to the studs, adding all new mechanical throughout, an additional 1500 sq ft and two new garages. Also, I have helped facilitate many 1031 exchanges for my clients. Let my extensive experience in every aspect of real estate and financing benefit you.
I was one of only 4% of the licensed agents within Minnesota to receive the 2007 & 2010 award of “Super Real Estate Agent” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. This award is based on indepent interviews with past clients and identifies agents who demonstrate exceptional ability and service to their clients. Over 108,000 recent homebuyers, mortgage/title companies and magazine subscribers were asked to cast a ballot to identify the Twin Cities exceptional real estate agents.
I’ve lived in the Twin Cities my entire life-living in So. St. Paul, Eden Prairie and Bloomington. After graduating from St. John’s University in 1986 I moved to Edina. I am very familiar with Edina MN real estate, Minneapolis MN real estate, Twin Cities real estate, and the overall real estate market in Minnesota. I have been licensed to sell real estate in Minnesota since 1986. I am a member of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors(MAAR) and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtor(MNCAR).
The State Of Minnesota has great institutions of higher learning-such as the University of Minnesota. There are also a number of private colleges/universities such as St John’s University and the University Of St Thomas to name my two alma mater where I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I can provide a free copy of “Schoolhouse” magazine to anyone who would like this regional guide to schools. This guide covers private shools in MN and public schools in MN and is a great resource when selecting a community for your family.
I am an outdoors person. I would love to tell you some fishing stories about the big ones that I’ve personally seen or caught all within our our greater metropolitan area. I’ve fished at-Lake Minnetonka, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake Of The Isles, Lake Nokomis,and Lake Waconia.
I believe in giving back to the community. A portion of each of my sales is donated to the Children’s Miracle Network( childrensmiraclenetwork.org ). You are indirectly helping make a contribution to this organization when we do business. RE/MAX International has been a proud sponsor of and strongly supports the Susan G Komen for the Cure.
Lastly, I wanted to leave you with a question and challenge. Q-What type of legacy will you leave when you leave this earth? Challenge-Read these words by Ralph Waldo Emerson on his definition of “Success”. I think the world would be a better place if more people took these words to heart.
“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson