Pro-to-Pro

The Twin Cities is home to many successful professionals -- doctors, lawyers, business and non-profit executives, bankers, IT leads, and more.

Employers like 3M, Target, Best Buy, Medtronic, General Mills, and many others attract and retain peers who bring a high level of knowledge, integrity, and responsiveness to every interaction. When it comes to buying or selling an executive home, could they possibly expect that same level of professionalism from their real estate agent?

Berg Larsen Group clients unequivocally say, “Yes”. They use descriptors like precise, exact in their technique, meticulous, educated, nimble, patient, and generous with their time.

A local physician says, “They brought precision and brilliance to the…

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2240 West Lake of the Isles | Situated on the west side of Lake of the Isles, this elegant and sophisticated Colonial luxury home offers spectacular views of the lake and an interior ready for an active household. Superbly maintained, the wood floors are in pristine shape and throughout the main floor. Large windows offer abundant natural lighting throughout the dining room, living room, and sunroom. Off the sunroom is a beautiful private paver terrace with a fenced rear yard. The center island kitchen is a cook's dream! Large center-island, high-end stainless appliances, breakfast dining area, and abundant space for hustle and bustle around dinner time. 

All bedrooms are on the second and third floors of the home. The main bedroom suite offers a…

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Realtor Nanci Anderson 

Not many of us want to look in the rearview mirror on 2020 – so many ups and downs across the globe.  Even in the Twin Cities real estate market, it was full of ups and downs.  This graphic gives you a quick look.

What Made 2020 a Roller Coaster?

Buyers were jumping in....!

  • Record low-interest rates – still under 3% from many lenders
  • Work / Home balance was challenging – need more space and dedicated workspace
  • First time home buyers wanted to get out of rising rents

Sellers were making cheddar…..!

  • Median home sale price rose 8.9% - record low inventory with strong buyer demand drive home prices higher
  • More time on their hands, able to make home improvements that attracted higher sale…

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These are truly unprecedented times. Minnesotans have been exemplary in respecting and honoring the 'Stay at Home' order issued by Governor Walz.  We will do the same with the new 'Stay Safe' order effective May 18, 2020.  Supporting our local and small businesses are key to refueling our communities   While times are definitely different, this does not mean that real estate activity has come to a halt. Real estate has been identified as an essential service and was exempted from the Stay at Home order.  Even with the new Stay Safe order it is not back to business as usual.  This unprecedented situation has caused inventory to shrink as well as some buyers to hit the pause button.  However, deciding to move is a very personal choice, and…

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We certainly recognize that these are unique times. Your health and safety are our paramount concerns, followed closely by getting your home sold and closed. The Berg Larsen Group remains proactive in monitoring the state and local guidelines for best practices. 

We know there are buyers who are out looking and need to find a place to live. We are not recommending taking homes off the market, but rather to stay the course and make the property available to those who want to see it.

(For those getting their home ready for market) For the time being, for the reasons mentioned above, we recommend allowing us to continue to list your home on MLS as we have been planning.

For showings on your home we recommend the following actions:

  • No open…

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We recognize that these are increasingly challenging times for clients like who are actively looking to buy your next home. The tight inventory levels make it important to act when new real estate comes on the market. As the Twin Cities, and our nation, deal with the threat of COVID-19, our goal is to make this process as smooth as possible and to offer the following services to maintain your health, safety, and peace of mind:

  • Virtual Tours - We are happy to preview homes you're interested in by offering a virtual tour. Ask questions during a live video tour or we can send you a recording.
  • Email Notes and Seller's Disclosures - Often there are Seller’s disclosure documents and notes associated with the listing that are not available to…

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With COVID-19 dominating the news and impacting the personal and professional lives of us all these days, Chad and I felt it was important to share our perspective on this critical issue.

While we have been fortunate thus far that there have been limited diagnoses of contagion in the Twin Cities, it seems inevitable that there will be more before the threat subsides. 

Having weathered 9/11 and the economic downturn of 2008-2012, we are confident that COVID-19 will run its course.  Yet we cannot know definitively at this juncture how long this will take.

Several of you have inquired whether we’re seeing an adverse impact on the housing market.  With limited inventory in the market – all to your benefit as a current home seller – and with…

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Rebecca Peterson - Licensed Realtor and Pet Lover

Selling a house that your fluffy, furry, finned or feathered friends call home is no easy feat. Beyond keeping a home picked up for showings, it’s important to factor in how pets will affect showings, how to prepare a pet-friendly house and how to make sure pets stay happy and safe during the home showing process.

It is always easiest for pets to be removed from a home for showings. I’ve witnessed a Dr. Doolittle-type home clearing prior to a showing where sellers filled a van with family pets. However, this isn’t always possible or practical. If your pet will be home for a showing, make sure there’s ample warning to those entering the home so they aren’t surprised. Let buyers know if there…

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Professional Realtor Kate Wall

Buying or selling a house is exciting and should be fun.  However, there are many things to be aware of during the process, which is why working with an experienced Realtor is extremely important.  The process involves much more than simply finding a home or putting a for sale sign in the yard.  Here are just a few of the benefits I can offer to you as you get ready to purchase or sell a home:

For Buyers For Sellers
Market Insight Comprehensive Property Review
Mortgage Lender Referrals Professional Photography
Seller Disclosure Review & Professional Insight MLS Input
Access to MLS & Non-MLS Properties Distinctive Homes Network
Distinctive Homes Network

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- Gary and Nanci Anderson with their Family -

It was the fall of 2018 when we introduce many of you to the disease Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).  Last fall, the Berg Larsen Group chose The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration as their charity in support of my husband, Gary, who was stricken with this disease in 2016. Over those two autumn months, the Berg Larsen Group raised an incredible $1,700 for the organization. Since the fall campaign, my family and I have continued to fight the fight against FTD by sponsoring fundraisers  - Food for Thought and participating in regional dementia conference – The Meeting of the Minds in March 2019.  Our family is blessed to have a circle of amazing friends, colleagues and family walking this journey…

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