Digital marketing continues to transform every business, including real estate. People don’t think twice about using a QR code or watching a YouTube video on the go, via their phone. We’ve come to expect these, but like you, we’re discerning and endeavor to set the standard with digital storytelling that captures the essence of the homes we list for sale.


Chad Larsen - Business Partner and Realtor

Chad Larsen shares his thoughts on why our team continues to invest in technology and digital marketing that help our clients buy and sell their homes.

Data + Digital

Various sources like Zillow, Realtor.Com, ColdwellBankerHomes.com, and Redfin help people see a multitude of homes for sale. In Minnesota, Realtors participate in NorthstarMLS, one of…

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There’s no better way to wrap up our holiday recipe blog than to have Berg Larsen Group realtor and business partner, Jon Ness, share his family’s Lefse recipe. It’s hard to get any more Minnesotan (aka Norwegian) without having a recipe for this iconic flatbread. We are honored that Jon is sharing his Grandma Ness’ handwritten recipe. God jul!


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Nanci Anderson’s Chicken Tetrazzini recipe adds an Italian spin on our holiday recipes. As a real estate agent at Berg Larsen Group, we knew that she would bring that special something to the table!

Years ago, the Anderson tradition on Christmas Eve was to have an Italian family dinner at Café Di Napoli in downtown Mpls.  As the children got older and the family grew, we started having the large group for Christmas Eve at Grandma Lolly’s home.

However, Italian was still on the menu.  To this day, Christmas Eve is not the same unless my sister-in-law, Julie, makes her infamous Chicken Tetrazzini. Even if she is unable to make Christmas Eve dinner, she still makes and delivers it to the hosting family. I have tried to make this delicious dish…

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Today, Barry Berg invites us to try his recipe for Pumpkin Lentil soup. Not only is Barry the founding partner of the Berg Larsen Group, but he’s also an exceptional party host. Here, he shares not only his recipe but also his secret to entertaining friends and family.

When I first lived downtown at Stone Arch, recognizing that I was likely to be someone’s guest for Thanksgiving dinner in future years, I decided to invite friends the “night before Thanksgiving”. This night, a soup and wine dinner is a tradition I’ve now done for 22 consecutive years. In 2020, due to the pandemic, I made soup and delivered it to guests, rather than hosting the event during the heart of COVID. 

 What began as an evening with perhaps 14-15 guests has grown to…

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Today we are sharing sweet holiday memories with an even sweeter recipe from Krista Eull, transaction coordinator for Berg Larsen Group. Whether Krista is in the office, braving the snow, or baking some delicious “Mounds Bars,” Krista is someone that you always want on your team!

Krista and her great-niece snowshoeing in Steamboat, Colorado in 2018

"Our family holiday recipe is for homemade “Mounds Bars.”  My big sister, who already had a family of her own in the early ‘90s, started making them and she’s made them EVERY Christmas since. I got the recipe and have followed in her footsteps once I stopped celebrating the holiday with her. For a while, we saw each other every other Christmas, and she would always send us a tin full of her Mounds…

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Kate Wall, a business partner, and realtor with the Berg Larsen Group has a sweet treat for us today! This Buttermilk Coffee Cake recipe goes to show that Kate’s expertise isn’t just in real estate, she’s also known for her hospitality. Who wouldn’t want to have a cup of coffee, some of this delicious cake, and a wonderful conversation?

Kate shared with us a few fun holiday pictures of her and her family, the recipe is just below these wonderful photos.

Realtor Kate Wall and Her Husband, Dr Mike Wall, with red Santa hats on in front of a very shite snowy background.

Kate Wall and Her Husband, Dr Mike Wall

The Wall Family Goes Christmas Tree Shopping

Kate and Her Mother

The Wall Children, Maddie and Patrick.



Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 325℉ |  Grease two 8” glass pie pans

Ingredients:

❖    2-¼ cups all-purpose flour

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Deb Shafer is bringing a savory slice of holiday cheer to our recipe series. As our office manager, Deb has a variety of responsibilities that keep us running smoothly. And, Deb’s Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese will keep you toasty warm this holiday season, so you can weather whatever comes your way.

"We really don’t have any special holiday traditions. We didn’t live close to our families, so it was always just the four of us. When our girls were very young, I started a tradition for Christmas Eve. Instead of making a huge meal, I started making parmesan-crusted grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Every year, we would eat that and then watch It’s a Wonderful Life. My girls now do the same with their families."


Parmesan Crusted…

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Through the end of December, we’ll be sharing holiday recipes where our team reminisces about holidays past and looks forward to the new year! Follow along for delicious eats and a look into the special traditions of the Berg Larsen Group’s team and their families.

Kicking off this cozy series, we have business partner and realtor Chad Larsen sharing not only his favorite holiday treat, Holly Cookies, but some precious family photos as well.

Chad (2) and his Mother

"My mom used to participate in cookie exchanges around the holiday time. I always remember these for their bright color and very sugary goodness. I’m not sure how many this recipe makes, but I found it in my mom’s old recipe box. It is a perfect no-bake recipe that is great with kids…

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Realtor Barry Berg has sold this property six times in Minneapolis. Believe it or not, realtor Barry Berg has sold this Lake Harriet property SIX times.

The average American will move 11 times throughout his or her life. Those moves may be a relocation, a local shift into a larger home to raise a family, or a downsize from a large empty nest to a more manageable condo or townhouse.

No matter the reason, when it’s time to sell your house and find a new home, wouldn’t it be nice to work with the same group each time you move? That’s why clients come back to the Berg Larson Group over and over again.

One couple has worked with the Berg Larsen Group three times over the past 25 years, seeking support for moves from lakeside living, to a vibrant condo in the heart of downtown, to a larger home in the suburbs. The…

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Deb Shafer and her family at their summer cabin in New York.Office Manager Deb Shafer with her family.

It takes a lot of organization and effort to keep the Berg Larsen Group team running smoothly. From payroll to photo memory books, our office manager, Deb Shafer, works her magic behind the scenes so that our clients and agents have the best experience possible. Learn more about Deb’s skills and interests here.

Tell us about your role, responsibilities, and how you have shaped your job to benefit clients: 

As the Office Manager, I wear many hats and switch them multiple times each day. Everyone jokes that I am the team wrangler. I am the bookkeeper: I pay bills, do payroll, and prepare for taxes. I also work with our sellers and buyers to help guide them from sale to closing day, such as making sure…

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