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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Spring Charity

During April and May, as we celebrate the coming of green grass, the blooming of flowers and the warming of our lakes, we will be donating $100 for every new listing we put on the market to the local non-profit People for Parks. We’ve asked each Berg Larsen Group agent how they use the local park systems and what they enjoy most about them. Below, Rebecca Peterson shares how she and her family, including three incredible children under 7 years old, use the park system.

How do you and your family use the parks?

Rebecca: “We love to go for a trolley ride in between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. The kids think it’s fun and it’s a neat way to learn a little about the history of streetcars. Afterward we like to…

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Get to Know the Berg Larsen Group This Autumn

Get to Know Agent Becky Peterson & Her Mini Army

Like you, we have joys and interests that make the world go round. We have families we love to spend time with, causes we passionately support, hobbies and interests we affectionately get lost in. 

Please, take a moment to get to know the wonderful individuals who make up our team. As realtors, we want to guide you on your real estate journey. As people, we want to make you feel at home.   

Becky Peterson, Professional Realtor

What does fall mean to you?

I love fall! I love the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and Halloween!! I throw a kids Halloween party every year and probably love it more than the kids! It is also back to…

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 The Market is Heating Up...Good Time to Meet Our Team

 Meet Professional Realtor and Mother of Three, Rebecca Peterson

Hello. My name is Remington Rufus Peterson. The kids just call me “Sissy” because they think I’m their sister – seriously. One thing I want you to know about me is I’m a stickler for being on time. Especially when it comes to mealtime. Breakfast is at eight. Dinner is at five. You can set your watch to it. It’s like I have a built in clock. 

Mom, a.k.a. Rebecca, also has a built in clock. In all my 10 years, I’ve never seen anyone so prepared. She even has her degree in Real Estate law. And believe me, I’ve heard many a conversation at the dinner table to know that her qualifications as a professional…

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An ounce of prevention

is worth a pound of cure."

Although we cannot 'prevent' an electrical storm, we CAN prevent the fallout of one from hampering our ability to function.

As Mother Nature's hot and cold air clash above, storms can pop up seemingly without warning. Whether you are on a road trip or simply hanging out around the house, know that you've made the necessary preparations should an electrical storm interrupt your day!

Having a Storm Safety Kit is essential in the event of a power outage.

  • Food and drinking water
  • Pillows, blankets and clothing
  • Basic first aid supplies, prescriptions and toiletries
  • Flashlights, batteries, and battery-operated clock, radio and phone
  • Cash and credit card information
  • Baby and…

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It starts with a plant in our first little apartment. Next a pet for company. Then a starter home shared with a loved one. Before long offspring of our own. Wasn't it just yesterday that we brought home our first little bundle of joy? Perhaps you recall thinking that night as you rushed off towards the maternity ward, that your sleeping toddler safely tucked snug in their bed was so small--yet mere hours later when introduced to her tiny new sibling, she magically became very big and grown up.

A growing family's needs expand nearly as quickly as children grow. In a perfect world, the confluence of timing and finances accommodate all planned family additions. But back here in reality, those family needs often sneak up on us and we find that…

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You've probably been hearing "It's a great time to buy" for a while now.  Turns out, this is still true!  Not only are interest rates low, the rental market is increasingly competitive, making it harder to find an affordable lease.  However, with the current market, great homes are selling quickly, so it's important to do the background preparation so that you're ready when you find the home of your dreams.

The first step in buying a house is speaking with a loan officer to obtain a pre-approval.  Not only will you need a pre-approval letter when making an offer on a house, but getting pre-approved will answer a number of your questions up front.  A loan officer can help identify an appropriate price range, what monthly payments will look like, and…

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Signs of an early spring are not just in the warmer temps and budding trees. The market has been reflecting buyers' activity as a result.

Note the attached article as printed in the StarTrib regarding this subject,

--from the Desk of Becky Peterson

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Buyer inspections.  City inspections.  Radon tests.  Moisture tests.  Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to be familiar with the inspections associated with the process so that you are well informed and comfortable with the transaction.

Some cities require a city inspection prior to the home being listed for sale.  You may hear them called different things, such as the “TISH Inspection,” or the “Truth in Housing Inspection.”  Cities that require this inspection include Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis Park, and more.  If a city inspection is required, our team will help you find an inspector and get the appointment set.  Sellers pay for this inspection and once completed you’ll receive a report to read through and share with…

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