Kevin Monson was our realtor when we bought our first home, a fixer upper in 2009. Our first home buying experience went so well, we did not hesitate to give him a call when we were ready to put the house back on the market in 2014 to then be able to purchase our dream home. We love working with Kevin, he is such a great laid back guy that is professional yet fun and willing to do anything, anytime to make sure things run smoothly. Kevin met with us as we worked out the details, he kept us very informed of the whole process, guiding us along on the next steps. I’ve heard so many people say that they have to check in with their realtor on this and that, but with Kevin it’s just autopilot. He asks you the questions and then tells you when and where to be. Kevin can capture exactly what you want in a conversation. We went on two evening showings and by the second showing we had found our perfect dream house that had everything we wanted and more. This was the first time we needed to also sell a house, so I was a little nervous about how that would work. Kevin has so much experience that when he told me there was no doubt our house would sell fast, I trusted him to move forward. We were moving quickly finalizing the purchase of our new house and getting our current house on the market. It was all so exciting. Kevin had our house on the market right away and had showings lined up immediately the first day, even before the full pictures could be loaded by MLS. We got home that evening and looked at the comments from people that looked at our house. Kevin had once again worked his unbelievable magic. We were seriously shocked in a great way. Kevin had sold our house in less than 24 hours for over the asking price! As we waited to close on both homes in a matter of less than a month, we figured it was too good to be true, something always falls through it seems with other people I had talked to. As the days passed, we crossed our fingers and kept waiting. As of today, we have moved in and everything worked out just great, not even one little thing went wrong. We feel so lucky and happy about everything we have done with Kevin. We can never thank him enough. We tell anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house to use Kevin because he is honest and will get you exactly what you want without just trying to make a sale. My family has worked with Kevin since before I was born and I feel like he is family. Not only do I trust him but I feel more educated on buying a home just by going through it with him the first time. He explains everything along the way. If you are reading this referral, you have got to go with Kevin, trust me it will be the best decision you ever made.
- Stacy Kruzel and Brady Peterson ★★★★★
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 ★★★★★
Dad, my siblings and I would like to thank you for the wonderful way in which you made the whole experience of selling the house my parents had been in for 42 years a pleasant one. It had been quite a while since any of us had bought or sold a house and who to turn to for a realtor is or can be overwhelming. We were fortunate to get your name from someone who told us that Dad's house could not be in better hands. It was not easy for Dad to make the decision to move and leave the house where so many happy memories were made. Your knowledge of the real estate market and your professionalism helped alleviate our anxiety. You walked us through every step, giving us all the info we needed, kept us up to date on the status during the showings, etc. I especially want to thank you for the way you interacted with Dad - the way you listened to him, answered his questions and explained the process to him and respected him. The whole process went so well, you made it easy for us. None of us would hesitate to recommend you and your staff to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you again, Kevin.
- Gene Negley, Joan Negley, Diane Gabel, David Negley and Joyce Jorde ★★★★★
We thank you again for your outstanding efforts resulting in the recent sale of our house. You began by listening carefully as we laid out our sale objectives, and then with your deep understanding of the evolving housing market educated us as to what we could expect in the process. You helped us develop a flexible marketing plan, stage the house for sale, find the right buyers, and close the transaction, all with extraordinary professionalism and skill. Throughout the process you made our objectives your objectives. On several occasions your service went way beyond what we had a right to expect (remember when the sump pump failed after a downpour?). We learned to rely upon your broad experience, invaluable contacts, your rock solid integrity, your imperturbable patience and boundless good will. We unhesitantly recommend you and your group. You are simply the best!
- Mary and Len ★★★★★
Thank you for taking the picture of us standing in front of our new home and sending it to us - it will definitely be going into a frame. We sincerely appreciate everything you have done for us throughout the entire process and we have found our realtor and mortgage broker (Sandy) for life! Not only did you guys make the home buying process easy and enjoyable but we purchased a fabulous house. We are beyond thrilled to start painting this weekend and moving in this weekend. We will send you pictures when we are done.
- Kelly & Sameer ★★★★★
We would like to thank you for all the hard work and extra effort you provided our family in finding a new home. We appreciated the research and feedback you provided us on schools and neighborhoods which helped identify where we wanted to live. Your insight and experience in developing a short list of houses for us to view really helped us come to a decision quickly. Your knowledge and connections in the local real estate market made the transition from negotiations to closing very efficient. Your willingness to act on our behalf in our move from out of state made a move of this magnitude much more bearable for our family. Thank you for all you have done to help our family.
- Eric and Stacey Lasselle ★★★★★
Once again, thank you for the outstanding level of service you provided throughout our move from CA to MN. From the very start of our relationship, you've treated us as if we were the most important clients you have. Your knowledge of the industry, trends in the market, and experience in all the areas of our real estate interests and desires were second to none. We have moved now eight times, and I can honestly say that we have never received such a high level of service and support. Throughout the process, you went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met, and that we were making to best decision for our new home choice. You are selfless in your approach, and always made us feel that our best interests were at heart. If anyone is looking for a true real estate expert, who has extensive knowledge of not only real estate, but also, the building industry as a whole, building and remodeling trends, and neighborhood expertise, Kevin Monson is your absolute best choice. If you are looking for someone who has incredible attention to detail, follows through on every aspect of the process, and most of all, ensures that you find the best property, at the best price, contact Kevin! He stays on every detail through the closing signatures! Kevin will undoubtedly be our realtor in MN for life!
- Mike and Mary Draper
As first time home buyers we had many questions and doubts with the home buying process; but since our first conversation on the phone and our many consecutive meetings we felt assured that we were working with the best in the business. Through preparation and education Kevin molded us into knowing what we wanted and where we wanted to go. Kevin’s training and advice propelled us from savvy home buyers to conscious home owners. Kevin’s experience, patience, and attention to detail were qualities that we appreciated and needed as first time home buyers. Always keeping us informed and on-track to our first home, we would highly recommend Kevin Monson as the best in the business with the expertise and professionalism to assist and deliver to anyone’s situation. We want to sincerely thank you for your expert services, trusting relationship, and making this first experience a seamless occasion in our lives that we will always remember.
- Jeffrey Rios & Milly Quintero ★★★★★
It was a delight to work with Kevin in finding a house in the Twin Cities following our relocation from Tokyo. Based on his many years of industry experience, knowledge of the local market, an extensive network, a track record of professional achievements, and above all, his work ethic and professionalism, Kevin clearly stands out among many realtors that we have worked with in many countries over the last two decades. With Kevin, we felt we could entirely trust him and depend on him. Not only has he helped us find a place we really like, but we were also able to count on him to manage and maintain the property for months before we actually moved to the Twin Cities. Kevin goes beyond the call of duty to meet and exceed customers' expectations. He is warm, honest, considerate, professional and trustworthy. He is a dream partner and trusted consultant for us. We would definitely choose him again for any real estate projects going forward.
- Yvonne & Thomas Moore ★★★★★
From a postcard to a friend, that is how I would describe our experience with Kevin Monson and his team. It was a great pleasure to know and work with him both professionally and personally. We had a pleasant experience working with him in selling our house in Minnesota as we were relocating to San Diego, CA. He was very knowledgeable. Never once did he get upset or angry at our questions and answered all our questions patiently. He was always willing to go the extra mile. We picked him up from the numerous postcards that we had during our stay in Minnesota and we were glad that we did. His knowledge of real estate business is amazing. He has helped us in all of our concerns about house repairs. To say simply, you will never be disappointed to have him as your realtor for selling or buying a house. He is just the best.
- Anil & Meenakshi Pahuja
Over the past 10 years we have relocated over six times. Several of these relocations 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 ★★★★★
Kevin - I wanted to write you a heartfelt thank you for all that you did for me. For not only helping me find my perfect house but for all of your expert guidance in helping me make a great financial investment! I am so happy with my house and I just had my first Christmas here. I was so excited to have friends and family over. Everyone is still talking about the house! Before I met you, I always thought a realtor basically showed you houses and tried to sell you one. At least that was my past experience and that of my friends and family too. Usually they stumbled upon a friend or someone’s family member who worked in real estate and that’s how they got their real estate agent. That was until I met and worked with you Kevin, Boy did I learn differently! If you want to share my experience with others please feel free. My experience: I first heard of Kevin Monson and the Monson Group when I was living in Linden Hills and I received a postcard in the mail advertising an open house he was having. I was just contemplating buying a new home, so I arranged for a showing. Kevin was intelligent, informed, sincere and forthcoming. He did such an excellent job representing the house that he was showing. Everything that Kevin did was professional and personable; from the quality of the postcard I received to the DVD of the house, print information etc. I was impressed! Kevin did such an outstanding job marketing the house that he was representing for sale; that I thought to myself… if I ever had a house to sell this would be the guy I would use. I found out that he had sold the house he was showing me to the person now selling it several years back. I thought that in itself spoke volumes about Kevin. I think you get my point. I was impressed with Kevin’s professionalism and experience. Even though this house was not right for me, Kevin gave me some great advice going forward in my house search and when I asked about a good mortgage person based on specific criteria I gave him, he was able to give me some excellent advice and ideas! Because of the way he represented the home he was selling, his expert knowledge of the market, and because of the great advice he gave me, Kevin was the first person who came to mind when it was time for me to work with a real estate agent. However, just to be an informed consumer I interviewed two other agents, one even took me to lunch. But they did not even come close in comparison to Kevin’s professionalism/expertise and the way he works. Kevin was the clear choice hands down. I tell people, if you just want someone to just sell you a home don’t work with Kevin Monson. However, if you truly want someone who is an expert in real estate, if you want someone who actually understands this market, and who thoroughly knows houses, construction processes, remodeling costs, neighborhoods, home values, logistics, financial retention, investment planning, someone who will navigate hundreds of important upfront and behind the scene details in this housing market and will help you make a sound financial investment/decision and get you into the right house then work with Kevin Monson!! His knowledge is invaluable. Kevin is also over the top on customer care. He became a trusted consultant who actually talked me out of making offers on several homes because they were not financially sound investments! How many realtors do that?! He did not waste my time by sending me hundreds of houses like other realtors to look at. He actually did the research and then gave me the best of the best based on established researched criteria. Finding a home with Kevin was a logical, educational, and fun experience. Because of his construction background, I could say Kevin, what if I did this, what do you think that would cost, and he would know! I learned a lot from Kevin. I also received top notch care from his team; I received great detailed support from Shirley. Working with Kevin, I learned a lot about real estate. I became wiser, smarter and happier! We found the perfect house, in a great location; even with the changing market my house value is strong. Kevin is truly one of a kind and his experience and expertise are invaluable. He is always just a phone call away for advice, or resources even after closing. Kevin takes a lot of pride in getting you to where you want to be and he does it all first class. I recommend the experience, and know you too will have an exceptional outcome- the perfect house and the right financial investment for you.
- Debbie Fumanti ★★★★★
We recently relocated from Tennessee to the Twin Cities over the summer. We have relocated more than five times and we have never been more impressed with our realtor. We felt that we got the best information possible and that Kevin had our best interests at heart both personally and as a professional realtor. We were relocating with three children and Kevin was very helpful in finding a family friendly area for us with excellent public schools. His knowledge of the market, construction and the schools was phenomenal. Once we decided on a house, Kevin helped negotiate a great deal on the home. The process between the offer and the closing was seamless and handled professionally with absolutely no issues. He is an excellent realtor with a commitment to his clients like no other realtor we've met. We would recommend Kevin to anyone!
- Brooke & Keith Story ★★★★★
We think we are so lucky to have someone like you as our Realtor. As you know, we were so much nervous about buying a new house originally. We are first time home buyers and we come from India with the intention to go back some time soon, but still wanted to provide "house" environment to our kids and not lose money in the house, especially in this market. When Primacy relocation put me in contact with you first, we thought it is a good opportunity for us to buy a home, but at the same time we were very nervous about it for the above reasons. But when we met with you, first of all great things, you listened to our concerns, understand our views. We think that is the thing that makes you unique from other Realtors. Once you heard our concerns, such a professional (with a personal touch) you are, you walked us through those one by one and provided a solution for those. During the whole "house search" phase, you treated us like your family member and found the perfect house for us. Your experience in this field, your thirst for quality, drive for the passion to put us in a nice house & nice community, I can just keep going, but all those gave us increasing confidence that we together are going to find the best house for us. I still remember, if our automated "filter" finds 10 houses a week, we bring that down to 2 or 3. Most of times, you just by looking at some of those houses you said this is not good for us. Over the 4 months that we searched for a house, there was not one moment that you showed any signs for frustration, although we were kind of frustrated ourselves for not able to find one for us. At one point, after a couple of months of search, we wanted to start looking for town homes instead of single family homes because we thought the prices of town homes are more in our "range". We were little bit hesitant to bring that to you, because we had spent two months already on searching for a wrong category. When we did bring that to you, you took it with the same smiling face and took us to "victory" at the end. When we decided to put an offer for this house, it was amazing to see the amount of details that you looked for in this house and the information that gathered. You have put all your past build experience in line for us which is like icing on a cake. I know it is almost impossible unless you make clones of yourself, but I wish every relocation Medtronic candidate gets you as their Realtor. I have already thanked Primacy relocation for recommending you as our Realtor and I have requested them in my feedback that they consider you as the first choice for the new candidates based on your availability. I am sure many of your other clients have recommended the same, so I hope Primacy considers this. Again, thank you from bottom of our hearts for all the help that you have done for us and for making our "house" dream to come true.
- Raj & Narmada ★★★★★
Kevin did an exceptional job in helping us find the perfect house and neighborhood during our recent move from Tennessee to the Twin Cities area. We have moved four times, each to different states, and have never had a realtor as knowledgeable of the area, quality of the homes we viewed and the neighborhoods. He is extremely confident in his field, very personable and absolutely wonderful to work with. Furthermore, his construction background was a huge asset. His main objective was not to sell us a house quickly but to sell us a house that was right for our family. Kevin helped us find a neighborhood community that is very social and welcoming to outsiders. We have been in our new house now for four weeks and absolutely love it and our neighborhood. Kevin is a true professional with the highest level of integrity. We appreciate all of the hard work and time that Kevin spent with us and look forward to working with him for years to come.
- Jon & Tara Redick ★★★★★
Because of Kevin's superior knowledge, great communication skills, and ability to get the job done, he made the entire process from start to finish go much more smoothly than if we had chosen any other realtor for the job. We also loved the fact that Kevin had construction experience and could point out areas that we as buyers should be concerned about. This is our fourth home purchase and I have never had a realtor quite as knowledgeable, honest and experienced as Kevin. Although the seller had problems with pending lawsuits, delinquent payments, foreclosure notices and the inability to vacate the residence by closing, Kevin always kept on top of things. In addition, to make matters worse, the mortgage broker that we selected had a hard time getting the paperwork done by closing. Kevin constantly tried to communicate with the other parties to let them know that they needed to get their work done if we wanted to keep the seller from letting the property go into foreclosure. Kevin really worked hard for us and he went above and beyond the call of duty as a realtor. If we had hired any other realtor, I am confident that we wouldn't have closed on time and would have lost this home due to the seller's foreclosure situation. Even after the closing of our home, Kevin answered all of our questions that we had in a very timely manner. If you are looking for a great realtor, Kevin will take the time, patience, knowledge and skills to work for you. We are now living in our dream home and we couldn't have gotten it without Kevin.
- Janine & David Anderson ★★★★★
When I knew I would be relocating to the USA from Switzerland, I was very excited and keen to find a nice home in Minneapolis for my 17 year old daughter and I. As you can imagine, I had a lot to do and consider for my relocation as well as prepare well for my new job. I had to be super organized in order to complete everything in a short period of time. Kevin provided us with tremendous support when finding our new home. He listened to our needs, organized home viewings in homes that met our needs and was very apt at managing the close of our house purchase. It was a very smooth process and this was largely because Kevin knew the system and had the appropriate connections to make things happen in a timely manner. Outside of the house purchase Kevin was also instrumental in resolving some general relocation challenges, as well as, providing me with good contacts to do home improvements. He also helped me set up my home services like cable, telephone, trash removal, etc. It was a pleasure working with Kevin, there was never a dull moment and I'm grateful I chose him to help me with one of the most important aspects of my relocation - finding the right home.
- Dr. Sylvia Bartley ★★★★★
I'd like to thank you for your dedication and professionalism in helping me and my family purchase our home. Thank you for your commitment to me and my family over the past 6 months. I never once felt like I was a burden and I know I must have been especially dragging you out to the boonies to investigate deals that were too good to be true (you protected me from some big mistakes). But you understood the pressure and demands I was experiencing relocating my family during this tough real estate market. Your expertise in the industry (over 30 years!) and knowledge of the Minneapolis area were essential in meeting the financial needs and lifestyle requirements of my family. I have used 5 different realtors in the past 24 years and none come close to the client commitment, customer service and knowledge of the industry and market that you possess. I am really impressed how you met the challenge of my home selection process by developing a selling strategy of my current home, especially when you had nothing to gain on the sale of that property (not to mention the property was in another state). That home sat on the market with little activity for 5 months and within 3 weeks of adopting your strategy, I had 3 offers in one weekend. (That strategy is our secret.) The best part is; I was able to protect my equity which allowed me to purchase a home in a neighborhood that I wanted. I didn't have to settle for something less. In fact, I was able to get more than I hoped, thanks to your negotiation on the purchase. Without your strategy and skills, I know I would still be living in an apartment separated from my family. Thank you again Kevin and I will strongly recommend that Medtronic use you as their "GO TO REALTOR" for corporate relocations.
- Dave Errico, Sr. ★★★★★
Like many homeowners today, I was in an upside down mortgage. So when I was forced to put my property on the market, I checked around. Kevin was recommended to me by coworkers who had worked with him in the past so I gave him a call. Kevin and his team guided me through my worst experience ever - a short sale. Kevin was completely knowledgeable and forthcoming on what to expect, professional, enthusiastic about the odds of selling the property, and even tenacious when working with a difficult bank, as we navigated the waters of the short-sale process together. Kevin was able to put a package together that the bank could not ignore and eventually the property was sold. In a situation that at first looked bleak, he was able to turn the situation around with a positive ending for everyone involved. I have already recommended Kevin and his team to people looking for a top-notch, experienced real estate group.
- Karen B. ★★★★★
I wanted to send this note to express my sincerest gratitude to Kevin Monson and his staff for making my home purchase and relocation a pleasurable experience. Throughout the process, Kevin made me feel as if I was his most important client. He listened to my concerns and found the perfect home that my family and I can enjoy for years to come. Kevin is extremely candid and honest. He does not tell you what you want to hear, he tells you what you need to know, to make a sound home purchase. He was more concerned about me making an appropriate investment, opposed to him making a sale, and I can appreciate that. He is a true mark of a professional. The services provided did not stop at closing, as he continues to make himself available to me. Kevin has afforded me a list of various resources that have also provided excellent services to make the transition into the new home seamless.
- Stacey Bryant ★★★★★
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 homebuyer 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 viewable 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 ★★★★★
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 ★★★★★
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 & Anastacia Plotz ★★★★★
Kevin, I personally think that you, and Paula, must be the best team in the Twin Cities area. After being in my first house for 24 years and initially liking my realtor and in the end being let down by something she did I wasn’t in a rush to trust anyone. On my brother’s recommendation, and the fact that you handled a difficult family situation for us, I decided it was time to move. Your instincts and ability to assess my housing needs as well as your obvious expertise led me to decide to turn the whole process over to you. Yes, I know it was a burden. Trust is not an easy thing for me but in this circumstance WOW, you met and exceeded expectations. I am very happy in my new home and am learning about the conveniences of the new neighborhood. If there is a problem it's that it is too quiet. I’m anxious to see what spring brings and meet more of the neighbors. It was impressive the time and concern you exhibit for your clients and I am happy to count you as a friend. It would be fun be see what you think after I paint this spring. Always,
- Sandy Blaisdell ★★★★★
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 ★★★★★
Deb and I want to thank you for the outstanding support and professional service you gave us on our “journey” as we downsized and relocated to our home in Michigan. Your knowledge, experience and skills gave us the tools we needed to bring our home to market and close the sale in the perfect time frame to support our transition. We valued your sensitivity and warm approach of listening to our needs and concerns, and then bringing in current market data to help us in the decisions we needed to make. Your skills proved to be the perfect recipe for helping us with our move, beginning with contractors to help us get ready to sell our home, all the way through giving us the name of the mover for our physical move. In the event that our future plans ever cause us to return to Minneapolis, you’ll be our first call for help in the relocation process!
- Deb & Doug DeLeeuw ★★★★★
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 ★★★★★
Kevin, It has been a little over a month now since we sold our house in MN and relocated to MO and we are mostly settled into our new home. We want to thank you for the effort you put into selling our previous home. Having worked with you in the past, we knew we would be in good hands and true to form you didn’t disappoint. We told you we trusted you and asked that you lead the way – just tell us what to do and when to do it, where to be and when to be there! We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the level of service you have consistently provided to our family over many years. We know you to be an ethical and trustworthy man. We trust your experience and your advice. We were pleased that our home sold quickly. Just as we knew you would, you kept us informed every step of the way and we know that you worked in the background removing obstacles and road blocks before they became issues. Everything went seamlessly and we’re sure that was due to the extra care you took with each part of the process. Our only regret is that you were unable to help us with the purchase of our new property. Being both sellers and buyers at the same time with two very different real estate professionals we saw the glaring difference that your care, effort, and professionalism brought to the process. You are the best! Thanks Kevin
- Ron & Jacquie McConnell ★★★★★
When the search for our new home began, we were living 250 miles away from our future destination. While we were familiar with the area of Plymouth, MN- we needed someone who truly understood the market, neighborhoods, school districts, builders, and nuances of the area Kevin Monson was referred by close friends whom Kevin had helped relocate a few times following their careers across the country. To say he was "recommended" doesn't quite capture it; our friends couldn't say enough great things about Kevin and we knew we had to meet him. From our first meeting right up until the day of our closing, Kevin went way above our expectations and made the purchasing of our home as seamless and enjoyable as the process could be. His knowledge of builders and the neighborhoods helped make our search efficient and allowed us to feel well-informed during the entire process. He explored many options with us; sometimes guiding- other times letting us "learn" for ourselves what would best for us and our family. Kevin's "O.C.D.-like" attention to detail (which spoke to my own inner compulsive) was only surpassed by his friendly manner and sense of humor. When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, you want the help of a truly seasoned professional to guide you along the way and help you make the best decision possible. When that person turns out to be someone who is heads-and-shoulders above the competition and cares for his clients like they are (to quote Kevin) his "families", then you've found something beyond extraordinary...you've found Kevin Monson.
- David & Michelle Berg ★★★★★
In December of 2014 my wife and I purchased a home we thought we'd live in for 30 years. Six months later, an unexpected event happened in our lives that required us to place our home on the market. After living in the home for only a short period of time we were very concerned about the perception a potential buyer may have and felt it would be critical for us to find a seasoned veteran to help advise us. After doing research online, we found Kevin Monson to be one of the most seasoned and highest grossing agents in our area. We called Kevin expecting to speak to his assistant. Instead, Kevin answered the phone and offered to drive over to our home immediately. After discovering I was at work, he offered to call my wife to coordinate an appointment. The next day he was at our kitchen table explaining how he would personally dedicate his time to helping our family sell our home. Kevin far exceeded our expectations. From regular weekly updates, to late night phone calls and text messages...Kevin went above and beyond to communicate with us. We asked him to establish a target price that would enable us to sell our home quickly. Kevin went to work and provided us a very detailed market analysis with target pricing. He also invested in a professional photographer and videographer as he said it is critical in today's market to have a strong differentiating presence online. After pricing the home per his recommendation we had two written offers after three days of being on the market. After receiving a signed purchase order, Kevin took time to regularly check on the home (we relocated out of state immediately), hosted the inspectors, hosted the repair crews that came to fix minor repairs requested from the inspections, hosted the moving company that came to move our household goods, and the list goes on. If anyone is looking for THE BEST agent to help them list and sell their home, call Kevin. He is a man of his word and he knows what true customer service is. He is an exceptional talent who will sell your home!
- Andy & Amy Storm ★★★★★
Not only was this my first time selling a house, but this was a rental home as well. Kevin took me in and treated me like family, not only did he have my back but he taught me so much. Kevin has an entire team of painters, handyman, carpet cleaners, house cleaners, professional photographers and even plumbers! He walked me through every little step possible and I have never felt so safe selling my house. Three days before closing, my AC unit went out. I was so stressed out and scared that the house wouldn’t close, but Kevin assured me everything was going to be fine. He communicated well with the buyer’s realtor and worked out a deal for the AC unit to be replaced as soon as possible, a few days after closing. We finally closed, the house was sold and a big check under my name!! I have never been so pleased with above and beyond service from Kevin. I would have been lost without him. I HIGHLY recommend Kevin as a realtor!
- Salbih Mustafa ★★★★★
Kevin Monson is the Realtor you must choose if you want exceptional service, responsibility, accountability, and care as a client. We lost both of our parents in the past year, recently our Mother. Before she passed, she was adamant that we use Kevin – as Kevin and his wife, Paula, live in our parents’ neighborhood and they knew them well as people of great character. Kevin sat down with us, reviewed the entire plan from start to finish on what the process would be. He jumped right in to get all the inspections done on the stucco and radon, in order to be prepared with the accurate answers for any potential homebuyer as we did not know the condition of the house clearly. He assisted in coordinating small repairs that were needed to get our family home ready for market, which eased the load for us during our time of grief. He provided factual data and his long-term expertise to help us in our decision on where to price the home. The house was sold in less than 48 hours and did not even have to go to the full MLS market – as Kevin knew of clients interested in the area. Then to top things off, Kevin helped us in selling and removing several items from the home purely as a service and help to us as we were dealing with so much at one time. Best decision ever was to use Kevin as our Realtor if you want over the top assistance and to get your sold quickly at the price you want. He is a champion for his clients. We are forever grateful and appreciative for all he did for us, and for being a great neighbor to our parents.
- Kay Anderson and Jane Heinrich ★★★★★