Kevin has been more than our realtor, he has become a good friend as he guided us through the complicated buying and selling process. Kevin helped us buy our Plymouth house long distance from Tokyo which required so much trust and coordination on his part and he made it an extremely smooth move. When we found out we were relocating again 8 years later, it was a no-brainer to call Kevin. He helped coordinate all needed fixes and updates and had a great marketing plan. We sold in good time and we feel we got the best price we could get for a resale. We would highly recommend Kevin as a realtor who is professional, competent, and an overall great guy to work with. If we ever move back to Minnesota you know we’ll be calling Kevin!
- Jill & Tom Grooms: ★★★★★
My entire home buying experience with Kevin couldn't have gone better. I felt like I always had someone in my corner ready to fight for what was good for me and no one else. Since I was a first time homebuyer looking for a foreclosure, a difficult process proved to work out great and to our advantage with Kevin. Kevin is there for you making recommendations every step of the way. Everything that you might need, he has a person that can help you out. We ran into a few hic-ups in our process and Kevin always figured it out instead of leaving it up to us, even when the house was sold. I know I could call him up a year from now and he would still be there to answer a question. He really goes above and beyond. I didn't have to remember to ask certain questions because Kevin always gave me all of the information up front. No matter if it was putting me in contact with someone for a loan or coming to look at a leaky shower, Kevin is there for you from the very first step to the last. Especially coming from a first time home buyer that did not know a whole lot, Kevin doesn't just tell you what to do, he educates you and lets you make your own decision with no pressure. Just talking with other people that were going through the same process, they kept saying, "my realtor didn't do that for me". I just knew whenever a problem arose it was going to work out in the end. I couldn't recommend Kevin Monson more to anyone looking for an outstanding realtor. He knows this business like the back of his hand and is not all about just making a sale but making sure his clients are taken care of. When you are talking to Kevin, or his great assistant Shirley, they are so knowledgeable and generally nice people that I took great pleasure in working with. There is no question about who I would recommend to my closest friends and family for their home buying or selling needs. - Stacy Kruzel: ★★★★★
We first met Kevin when he hosted a nearby open house and we were quickly impressed with his knowledge of the real estate industry. When it was time to put our house up for sale, Kevin came to mind as one of the real estate agents that we wanted to interview. Although all the agents we interviewed seemed capable, Kevin had skills in several areas - home sales, relocation, home design - that fit nicely with our needs. After Kevin was chosen as our real estate agent, he and his group moved quickly to prepare our house for sale. His group suggested staging changes to maximize market appeal of the house. Kevin developed a marketing plan so that we knew how the house would be marketed and when we should review our marketing strategy. He assisted us in pricing the house fairly for the current market. Kevin also hired a professional photographer to photograph the house and his group used those photos to create a virtual home tour that was view-able on the Internet. Despite one of the worst housing sales markets in 15 years, we received an acceptable purchase offer for the house 60 days after it was placed on the market. Most of the credit for that quick sale goes to Kevin and his group. However, Kevin's assistance was not done. At closing, there were some problems with documentation and financial payments. Kevin used his skills to guide the various parties to an efficient resolution. As much as we appreciated his help marketing our home, his guidance at closing was ever more helpful when time was most critical. We found Kevin to be extremely knowledgeable about the Twin Cities housing market, used leading technology to market and sell our house, and was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him as an agent who can assist you, whether you are buying or selling a house. - Diane Anton & Larry Kenney: ★★★★★
I chose Kevin as my real estate agent to manage the sale of my parent's home following their death. He was extremely patient and sensitive to my needs during this difficult time and the emptying of the house. Kevin worked with me to develop a plan so that I knew how the house would be marketed and assisted in pricing the house fairly for the current housing market. Once the house was empty, he moved quickly to prepare the house for market. He was able to make recommendations for someone to handle an estate sale and took on the responsibility of lining up house cleaners, carpet shampooers and having minor repairs fixed. He hired a professional photographer to photograph the house and used those photos to create both a paper brochure and a virtual home tour. Both of these marketing tools were done very professionally and were an asset to the sale of the house. Kevin did a phenomenal job advertising the sale of the house and I believe holds the record for the most open houses on a single property! Despite the slow housing market in 2007, Kevin was able to secure an acceptable purchase offer in 12 weeks and set a closing date. Then, to my surprise, this 12 year old house did not pass inspection! Again, Kevin jumped right in and used his expertise to line up the contractors to correct the problems so we could move forward with the sale. The closing went smoothly, on schedule and without incident. Kevin has an unbelievable amount of knowledge of the real estate business, is very professional and has excellent attention to detail. He uses current technology to market and sell a house and puts forth 110% for his clients. Kevin is a joy to work with and I highly recommend him as your real estate agent whether you are buying or selling a house. - Donna Smestad: ★★★★★
When we were notified that we would be relocating back to Pennsylvania, it was without hesitation that we called Kevin Monson. We bought our house with Kevin 3 years ago – he helped us buy the perfect home for our family in the best neighborhood. He wasn’t just trying to sell us a house – he truly wanted us to be happy while living in Minnesota. His knowledge of the area is amazing and his attention to detail is even better. When it came to selling our house, Kevin once again was top notch. We have 3 young children and Kevin made the entire selling process as smooth as possible. Even when the transaction called for us to jump over extra hurdles, Kevin took care of so much behind the scenes that helped to minimize our stress of moving. We are so grateful for everything he did for us – Kevin’s guidance when we purchased helped to position us extremely well when it came time for us to sell. We have been through a total of 5 real estate transactions, and Kevin is hands down the best realtor and most genuine professional we have dealt with. We joked with him that we wanted to bring him with us to purchase a home in Pennsylvania. It’s not easy to find a good realtor these days and to find a great realtor seemed impossible – until we met Kevin! - The Kahanowitz Family: ★★★★★
If you are looking for a realtor that is experienced, professional and markets well, Kevin Monson is the realtor we would recommend. We decided to sell our house after living there for thirty years. Kevin recognized the difficulty in leaving the house in which we had raised our children and understood the sadness of leaving neighborhood friends. He helped us focus on the excitement of finding a new house that fit our lifestyle and needs. Kevin and his staff made helpful suggestions as we prepared our home for sale. Kevin consistently made sure that the process of selling and buying our home went smoothly. The marketing provided by the Monson Group was top-notch. We would highly recommend Kevin Monson as a realtor that gets things done. - Paul & Linda Strand: ★★★★★
We chose Kevin as our agent because of his extensive experience and knowledge of the real estate business. He outlined a clear marketing strategy for us and his professional presentation style made us confident that he could sell our house. He saw to every detail from web-site and newspaper marketing, staging the house, the finances and right through to the closing. He kept us well informed by frequent phone contact and was always available to address any questions or concerns that we had. We especially appreciated his sensitivity to our needs when it came to the timing of the actual move. We were moving across country and needed extra time to coordinate the details. Kevin negotiated with the buyer and got us the closing date that we needed. He even helped us find the company that did the actual loading of our moving truck. Kevin's professionalism, sensitivity and attention to detail made our move a truly worry-free experience. - Karen & Jim Schulz: ★★★★★
From the first day that we met Kevin we have been nothing but pleased with his talent of helping others find their perfect home! He has always been incredibly patient with us and is truly a great listener. The thing that we love the most about Kevin is that he gives us great real estate advice and things to consider based on where we are in our lives. He realizes that looking for the perfect home is not a short-term project but a long-term relationship. With 30 years of wisdom and experience, Kevin is a resource that we trust. We have 100% confidence that Kevin will always help us find the best home for our family! - Ryan & Stacy Duffy: ★★★★★
I want to thank you for all of your help in purchasing my first home. After meeting with you the first time in your office, it was clear that you were genuinely concerned about the area that I would live. Although I lived downtown for the past two summers, I was clueless about the surrounding suburbs. You helped inform my dad and me about what areas were worth looking at. I know that my dad is truly happy about where I am living and even though he will always worry about me, he knows that I am in a safe neighborhood. You treated my parents with respect and made them feel welcome in Minnesota. I appreciate how flexible you were in working with me while my dad was here. Although my mom was not able to be part of the process until the end, you made her feel welcome at the closing and filled her in on everything. Throughout the entire process you kept me involved and that meant a lot to me. The closing of my first home ran smoothly not only because of how experienced and talented you are, but also due to the fact that you are surrounded by a talented group of people. I appreciate your continued support even after I purchased my home. It's extremely difficult to be 700 miles away from my family but you have made me feel so welcome here. It's very comforting to know that if I ever had a problem that I can call you without any hesitation. I am so thankful that your name was given to me because there's no telling how different this experience would have been without you. - Amanda Martel: ★★★★★
We would like to thank you for all of the help you provided our family during the sale of our grandmother's home. As you know it can be an overwhelming process especially for someone in their 90's who has loved and cared for her home for 55 plus years. We appreciate the time you took to help us through the process of determining what the house should list for. In addition, to all the help you and your crew did in order to get her house ready to sell. The workers did a beautiful job with everything from texturing ceilings to installing lights, plumbing, etc. Our grandmother even considered moving back in because the house looked so beautiful. You handled every detail and the closing process was seamless. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home. We feel like we gained a friend. Thanks again!
- The Moran Family: ★★★★★
Kevin was my realtor for a move to Minneapolis from abroad. During the process I had limited time and had to rely on Kevin to understand my needs and present me with appropriate choices. Kevin is an expert on the neighborhoods in the area and on real estate in general. He was able to help me before, during and after the purchase to get established in my new home. He also has a great personality and is fun to work with. - Lauren Boulware: ★★★★★
Kevin is the best realtor that I have worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable on home construction and repair and understands home valuation in the Twin Cities Metro. Kevin was pleasant to work with and I would recommend him to anyone.
- Harrison Hudnall: ★★★★★
An easy summation of a person's performance can be seen in one simple outcome.... Would you use them again? In the case of Kevin Monson and his team, the answer is "absolutely." I have dealt in several home purchases and sales over the past decade, and Kevin made the process by far the simplest of any I have worked on. His recommendations are crisp and appropriate, his attention to details is impressive, and his experience in the industry keeps you from wandering off the beaten path into the unknown without a guide that's been there before. Kevin is also one of the sharpest folks I have met in the industry, and he compliments this skill with a passion to meet the goals you set out for him with your property with 100% of his effort. I couldn't be happier in my experience with Kevin and his team, and he will definitely be my "go-to guy" in any future dealings. - James & Anastasia Plotz: ★★★★★
Over the past 10 years we have relocated over six times. Several of these relocation's involved new builds. Kevin's experience and building background was unsurpassed from any realtor we have ever used. Simply put, he's the best.
- Michele & David DeSmet: ★★★★★
We went into the home-buying process apprehensive due to a previous negative experience with a realtor. Kevin came highly recommended by a co-worker. After our first meeting with him, we knew he was someone we could trust. It was clear that he is an expert in all areas related to real estate. Not only that, but he took the time to educate us and make sure we fully understood what was going on throughout the entire process. Kevin was extremely responsive to our never ending questions. Even since we closed on our house, Kevin has been very willing to help with any questions we have. If we ever buy another property, we will have peace of mind knowing we have Kevin on our side.
- Heather & Ben Ritger: ★★★★★