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Joel is the Owner, Managing Broker and a full-time REALTOR® at Necklen & Oakland Real Estate. He is a life long resident of Maple Grove and has been a full-time Real Estate Professional since 1992. Joel, along with his long time friend and colleague Glenn Necklen, founded Necklen & Oakland Professional Real Estate Services in 2010 which has since grown to become the top independent brokerages in the Twin Cities. Joel's has created systems that allow him to provide tremendous service and value for his clients, and become a lifetime resource for all of their Real Estate needs. Joel partners with local builders, relocation companies, and other Real Estate companies to ensure the best experience possible. (more…)
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Maggie has been with Necklen & Oakland since 2013. As the Office Administrator Maggie provides clerical support to our brokers and agents throughout the entire transaction process for both buyer and seller accounts. This includes accurately listing properties in the MLS system, property file management, scheduling sign installations and arranging showing services as well as the daily office tasks that keep our office running smoothly. Necklen & Oakland maintains a strong active social media presence, which has become a vital part of today's Real Estate industry. We utilize every marketing opportunity to ensure our agents and clients are getting maximum exposure for their listings. Maggie strives to keep herself educated and up-to-date on the latest Real Estate marketing techniques and technology trends.
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Sherry's strong work ethic and enthusiasm has gained her a reputation as a top agent in high demand. Sherry has been named a "Super Real Estate Agent" by Mpls/St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business from 2012-2019. This title is awarded to only 3-5% of all licensed Real Estate agents in Minnesota. To receive this award, agents are evaluated based on overall client satisfaction and whether a consumer would highly recommend them to a friend. In addition to her comprehensive Real Estate knowledge, she has an extensive marketing background working as the Sales Promotion Manager for Hubbard Broadcasting in St. Paul, MN and as the Marketing Director for Caribou Broadcasting in Honolulu, Hawaii. (more…)
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Old School Is Out! It's an all new Real Estate game out there and let's face it, whether you're buying or selling, the old way of doing things is over.  As a Digital Marketing Expert and Community Market Leader, I have the experience, tools and strategies YOU NEED to buy or sell your next home.  I AM next level and always here to help you. Active in the Real Estate industry since 1995, I've been an investor, top-selling agent and innovator, sales & technology trainer, Podcast host, licensed Broker, Co-Founder, and Co-Owner.  I'm currently Co-Founder / Broker / REALTOR® at Necklen & Oakland- Real Estate Services.  My focus is providing a high level of communication through my experience and knowledge of digital marketing and cutting edge tools in the buying and selling process, to give people the peace of mind that I can handle any situation to achieve the best results for them. (more…)
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Ann's Motto- "It's not about me, It's about YOU!" Ann has been a licensed Realtor since 2008 and has been with Necklen & Oakland since the opening in 2010. Her exceptional knowledge of the metro, coupled with her ability to quickly understand her clients needs, has earned tremendous success as a listing and buyer’s specialist. She has unwavering focus on personal service,and a strong passion for finding the client their perfect home. She is with you every step of the way. "At 23 years old I purchased my first home for $50k and had trouble finding an agent to help me. I purchased my 2nd home after my engagement to my husband in 2000. After those 2 transactions I realized there was a lack of good customer service & organization in the REALTOR profession." Ann is part of a wide and extensive network of people who work to help her get listings sold. Her focus is on serving the client with ethical business practices while providing excellent customer service. She averages nearly 4 million dollars in sales per year, and has been one of the top 3 agents at Necklen & Oakland for the last 6 years. Ann is also a Mpls./St.Paul Magazine Super agent for 2018, and is an accredited BBB agent. Let's Get Moving! (more…)
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I provide top-quality service to fit your schedule and make your Real Estate experience easy and enjoyable. If you are buying your first home, downsizing, etc. I have the experience and patience to make sure you find something you are very happy with. If you are selling, we work together, from staging through showings to closing, to give your home an advantage over the competition. I specialize in the Northwest, West and Southwest suburbs and can also help you in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburban areas. You can always reach me by phone, text, or email. Please contact me to set a time to meet. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. Timing Is Everything. Whether you are looking for a new home or thinking about selling your current home, call me today. I will put my expertise to work to provide you guidance and advice on what you need to know to make the best possible decision for your Real Estate needs. (more…)
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Al Farmes has over 40 years of Real Estate experience listing and selling homes within the Twin Cities area. Al's specialties include working with residential buyers and sellers, Homes for Heroes, negotiations and mediation, lots and land sales, new construction, short sales, foreclosures and more! He is happy to provide you with personal referrals upon request, and offers an "Easy-out" listing contract allowing clients to cancel at any time no questions asked. (more…)
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First licensed as a residential Realtor in 1983, John’s professional background has continued to grow and flourish. Today, John’s love of the outdoors, local involvement and area knowledge, has enabled him to represents clients throughout Northern Minnesota. As a resident of Northern Minnesota and extensive knowledge of the outdoors and it's activities, John specializes in Lake Properties, Residential, Recreational properties and acreage. (more…)
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Who is Terry Goldberg?... Excellence Redefined. For some people, good enough just won’t do. These driven individuals constantly strive to improve - themselves, their profession, and their abilities. These people never rest on past achievements. Terry Goldberg is one of those individuals. For over 27 years she has been providing a new standard of service excellence for home buyers and home sellers. As a respected Realtor, Terry enjoys helping turn your dreams into reality - to help with a very important step in your life. Terry has earned a reputation in the industry as a top producer. Both peers and clients respect her knowledge and expertise.When you work with Terry, she takes the time to carefully listen to your goals and concerns about buying and selling your home.Then she designs a plan tailored to your specific needs. Terry then delivers. It’s a winning formula. But that’s Terry’s way - always striving to set a new standard of excellence. (more…)
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"A home is not a home because of it's room dimensions, or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than Real Estate. It is about your life and your dreams. I take a different approach to Real Estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results. I utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, I will listen and work to find solutions that are tailored to you. (more…)
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Aaron has been a licensed Realtor since 2003 and has been with Necklen and Oakland since 2013. Having lived in the Twin Cities all his life, he has a great understanding of the area. He will do what it takes to understand your needs and find the best home for you. Aaron lives in Champlin, MN with his wife and three children. He is an avid hockey lover and sports enthusiast. He spends a lot of his free time shuttling his kids between hockey practice and dance classes. When he is not busy doing that - he plays on his guitar or likes to ride his motorcycle (when the weather permits). (more…)
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Carol Healy is an expert Real Estate agent in Maple Grove, MN. She brings a wealth of knowledge about buying and selling homes in Minnesota. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.Start your home search here! Looking for REALTORS® in the Maple Grove, MN area? Necklen & Oakland Real Estate Agents have the most up-to-date MLS listing information- Single family homes for sale, condos, townhomes, and investment properties. Ready to list your home for sale? Contact me today and sell your home fast! Find Your Next Home. You need someone who knows the Twin Cities real estate market inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood and home amenities that matter. (more…)
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As a licensed Building Contractor and Real Estate Agent I provide my clients with valuable information about properties from the ground up. Whether you are looking for your first home, dream home, vacation home, new construction, vacant land, investment properties, or waterfront vacation homes, make me your first stop. (more…)
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With over 17 years of Real Estate experience Eugene brings a wealth of knowledge to assist with your buying and selling needs. His low pressure style is welcomed by those who work with and trust him. Tech savvy and personal, Eugene will employ the tools necessary to make your move a success. (more…)
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Gary has over 13 years of Real Estate experience in the Twin Cities. He brings a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. Gary strives to provide exceptional service every step of the way. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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Philosophy: Success in Real Estate is about focusing on defining, creating and achieving the best solutions for my clients and their families.  I understand and embrace that each client will have very unique needs that drive the end result they seek in a Real Estate transaction. By focusing on finding and achieving the best solutions, I achieve satisfaction and success in my clients' eyes. Experience: I have been assisting clients buy and sell Real Estate since 2009. Prior to my career as a Real Estate professional, I spent several years in mortgage lending. I have inside experience with both large nationwide lenders as well as small multi-source brokerages. (more…)
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I got started and interested in the Real Estate business at a young age, painting fences around my grandfather's car lot. He would start me out with a paint scraper, brush, and a bucket of white paint. It was a lot of work, but freshening up that fence made quite a difference in the way grandpa's lot looked. From that, I noticed houses and other properties that could probably benefit from a fresh coat of paint or a little repair. I found that in addition to the sense of accomplishment that comes with fixing up a property that had fallen into disrepair, I felt great satisfaction in seeing the face of someone who thought that house with the new face would be a good place to live and, maybe, raise a family. (more…)
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I was Born and raised in Burnsville MN, I am a native to the beautiful state of Minnesota. After completing a 4-year degree in Fine Art and Sculpture at UW Milwaukee I moved to Alabama where I worked in interior decorating and coached with the Auburn University Volleyball program. I later entered into Healthcare working as a Dental Assistant after moving back to Minnesota where I had the privilege of teaching at Herzing University. (more…)
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I have been a licensed REALTOR for over 18 years and have earned the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR Institute) designation, as well as the ePRO and PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certifications. I serve the Twin Cities metro area, specializing in residential housing to help both Buyers and Sellers to achieve their Real Estate goals. I grew up in Brooklyn Center and now reside in Brooklyn Park with my wife Staci and our two children. After graduating from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Marketing, and working in sales, I found my true passion was helping meeting client's needs. As a lifelong resident of the northern suburbs, I have intimate knowledge of the area and am very familiar with the surrounding suburbs including Champlin, Osseo, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, and Blaine. It's not the same everywhere, so you need an agent like myself that you can trust for up-to-date, localized information. I use the latest technology to sell your house fast and locate your next dream home. I am eager to serve you, let's get you moving! (more…)
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Hi, I’m Mark Nelson, and I have been a licensed residential Real Estate Agent since 1986. Over the years I have mastered the art of helping many homeowners sell their existing homes, along with assisting many buyers with purchasing homes, and townhomes in the Northwest, and surrounding metro areas, and beyond. With my many years of experience in Real Estate, I have earned a great level of trust with my clients that goes well beyond just the sale of one listing, or helping a buyer purchase a new home! I have been known to sometimes sell, or list several homes in one year to multiple members of the same family. Now as of today a large portion of my business has been in the form of referrals passed along to me from many of my wonderful satisfied clients. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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Sara is a professional Real Estate agent whose work is based out of Maple Grove, MN and the surrounding communities. Although Sara grew up in Edina, MN she possesses great knowledge of Maple Grove, as she has been a resident since 2004. Sara decided to turn her passion for Real Estate into a career when she joined Necklen & Oakland- Professional Real Estate Services in 2014. (more…)
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In today's competitive market, you need a passionate, local adviser that can help you navigate the home buying and selling process. As a valued client, you'll receive expertise on neighborhoods and the local markets, innovative strategies to market and sell your home, additional insights into listings that are not accessible online, a proven negotiator who will be with you every step of the way and a trusted and knowledgeable partner through closing and beyond. (more…)
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I have been in construction, land development, design and some form of real estate for over 30 years. The knowledge of construction methods, both structural and aesthetic are familiar areas to me. I love to stay busy; I would like to offer my expertise in the form of Realtor services, which could include construction, city entitlement, design ideas, raw land feasibility studies, or whatever your particular need may be. If you are in need of buying or listing a home, business, or land I would love to offer my years of experience and "true enjoyment of people” to you and your friends. (more…)
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Hi my name is Ryan Quinn and I am proud to say I am from St Cloud, MN. I have lived in the Minneapolis area for the last 15 years and currently reside in St. Louis Park. I have many passions in life. My passions for sports and family drive me to regularly attend my son's baseball and soccer games. I greatly enjoy playing sports against my son, albeit I rarely win anymore. I am also passionate about meeting new people and building long-lasting relationships. After spending several years as a mortgage banker, I decided to pursue my passion of building life-long relationships through Real Estate. It is not just buying or selling a home, it is an experience and I am here to help educate, communicate and make the experience as fun and positive as possible! (more…)
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One of my favorite people in the world turned out to be the first Real Estate agent I ever met: my mother. From my preteen days on, I saw her get dressed up, jump in the car and go someplace important. When she came back, she was usually smiling. That was good enough for me. After college, I went into Real Estate myself. My goal in this business is to give each client the individual attention they deserve. Over the years, I’ve tried to see beyond the next sale. If I establish a valuable, long lasting relationship, my clients come back to me. Although technology has drastically changed the Real Estate world by speeding it up and making information more available, the first commission I earn is still your trust. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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I love what I do! I get the honor of helping my clients through the Real Estate process, guiding my sellers through the process, developing a blueprint that works for them and gets the job done. It’s the best feeling in the world to hand buyers the keys to their new home, oftentimes their first home. I incorporate my knowledge of market trends, past experiences, some hand holding and patience to deliver a winning strategy throughout the transaction. I've been helping buyers and sellers achieve their dreams for over 25+ years. I'm familiar with all kinds of transactions including bank foreclosures and short sales. Now let's have some fun while we look for your next place! (more…)
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"Helping Buyers and Sellers is my passion." I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it's a life-changing experience. I am a real estate professional dedicated to providing my clients with exceptional, personalized service. I take great pride in the relationships I build and will always work relentlessly on my client's behalf to help them achieve their Real Estate goals. My husband and I have bought and sold many properties and currently own a few rental homes. For this reason I decided to share my enjoyment of real estate with others and became a Real Estate agent. Are you interested in selling your home or curious to know what it's worth? The first step to making a move is getting all the facts. Give me a call and we can start building a trusting relationship and discuss your Real Estate needs. (more…)
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As a professional Real Estate agent licensed in the State of Minnesota, I am committed to providing only the highest standard of care as I assist you in navigating the twists and turns of home ownership. Whether you are buying or selling your home, I will do everything in my power, as a licensed Real Estate agent, to turn your Real Estate goals and desires into a reality. If you are looking for a Real Estate Agent who will put your needs first and go above and beyond to help you reach your goals, I am the agent for you. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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Andy Waalen is a full-time Realtor® with Necklen & Oakland as well as building construction with River West Homes, Inc. Andy has been building new homes in the Twin Cities since 1991 with a strong reputation for high quality and great customer service. Why choose River West Homes? Our commitment to unparalleled service and quality has made our name synonymous with quality. We believe that home builders should infuse the homes they build with the personalities of their owners. River West Homes offers buyers the ability to customize their new homes by choosing from many extraordinary options. River West Homes goes beyond exceptional value, quality, and customer service to create a lifestyle that is rich in beauty, comfort, and luxury. (more…)
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Six years ago I got my start in the Real Estate industry as an investor. Realizing that Real Estate was a passion of mine, I decided to get my Real Estate license to help buyers find a new home or investment property and to help sellers sell their home with ease and professionalism. The Real Estate industry can be complicated and overwhelming but if you have the right person on your team, it can make all the difference. (more…)
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As Real Estate Agent who's an expert in this local area, Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling homes. (more…)
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I bring a wealth of knowledge on local communities, current market conditions, and the home buying and selling process. I strive to provide exceptional service every step of the way, so I can provide you with a Real Estate experience that exceeds your expectations. Local Expertise. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter. Selling Your Home. When it's time to move, you need someone who markets your home, knows how to find the right buyer, negotiate on your behalf, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I take care of everything you need, from start to close. (more…)
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