After three years in corporate real estate listening to brokers push balance sheet agendas and pressing us into quick sales (to his own brother, in one case) to hit a vast monthly overhead, the writing was on the wall. Steve decided to make a clear separation from what makes real estate uncomfortable. For starters, people should be treated as people, not "transactions" going toward custom plates on a Range Rover.
Rare Form sprouted in 2006 brokerage focused on creating a movement around the culture and awareness surrounding period homes from 1900-1940. Buying a home is a life changing event, and it should move along at your pace, whether you scour east Harriet for five years, or buy a duplex in Nokomis one impulsive afternoon.
At least that’s what we believe, and that’s what Rare Form has been about since it was founded in 2006. We won’t rip you off, and we won’t force you into anything that isn't the perfect fit. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable throughout the whole process and make informed decisions along the way.
If you’d like to see how independent real estate can be truly different, give us a call.
Steve Imhoff — Founder, Rare Form Properties
em. steve [at] rareformproperties.com
Charlie has held a his license since age 18, growing up amongst a family that lives, eats and breathes real estate. He graduated with the highest level of distinction from the best real estate program in the country, UW Madison in 2006. Following graduation, he dove deep into sophisticated corporate real estate for a decade.
Charlie reached a point in his career where things felt static. And so, the american road trip ensued: 20 cities in 60 days. He came back completely refreshed, with a renewed energy for opening new doors. Charlie recommends this to all of his peers, when things seem to get stagnant, a true time of reelection is needed.
While not consulting his clients and investors, Charlie restores period multi-units, loves to Ski and Fish down in Florida.
Charlie Hornig — Investment Dr., Rare Form Properties
em. charlie [at] rareformproperties.com
I started in real estate in 2013 with the purchase of a owner-occupied duplex for my wife and myself. We live in half, and provide quality, affordable rental housing in the other half. It’s been an eye-opening experience, one that has taught me that there is plenty of room in this world to do things the right way - treat people ethically, fix things on time, do what you say you will do - and still come out ahead financially.
I bring the lessons I’ve learned as an investor to my work as an agent: a belief that agents can work with honesty and integrity, serving a neighborhood and its residents by preserving, restoring, and renovating housing with a focus on the original features and construction.
If you share a passion for quality homes, I look forward to meeting with you.