Ryan-Westin: Nokomis Ave East Nokomis- (purchased Nokomis Parkway Tudor on a random afternoon after beers at Busters!)
Should one of the biggest decisions of your life be made in one weekend? Absolutely! Steve flagged a solid 1920s time machine that was going to sell quickly and we all had a gut instinct that it was a great buy. Steve counseled us on the offer amount and other maneuvers. We wouldn’t have trusted anyone else. Out of sixteen offers, the sellers picked ours. Steve also put us in touch with some great people who helped us with some crucial updates before the move. It felt like home from day one.
Bedore's: Aldrich, East Harriet Minneapolis- (first time buyer, gone investment property route with an Uptown Duplex!)
We can thank Steve for bringing to our attention the only source in our investment portfolio to gain real/impactful growth, our Uptown Duplex. Being a previous “baby” to real estate investing, the experience has been virtually effortless. This property has allowed me to offset my income through improvement purchases, dropped our living expenses to near nothing, as well as provided us an income generating vehicle asset category which benefits several of our interested endeavors. We plan to work with him again to purchase another duplex. (Dec 16 2012)
Padgetts: Pillsbury Ave Tangletown Minneapolis- (Newlywed Condo owners turned Tangletown Tudor restoration)
Steve's service was unparalleled, and I can say that having been a Realtor previously. We straddled two different Real Estate environments and two different classes of home while working with Steve, and he professionally navigated us through them both.
When we first listed our condo the market was still uncertain and he helped us list it at the right price to get the traffic & sell, but was also sensitive to our expectations and gave us the information to make informed decisions on listing price and strategy. In the end we secured a price that we were happy with.
When it came time to find our new home, Steve again showed us his professionalism coupled with how much he cared about finding the right place for us. Steve was always willing to show us a home & helped us work through a multitude of wants and the decision between a single family and a duplex. In the end he found us a great home at a great value, and it was hard to say who was more excited about the find, Steve or us…..
The amount of care and his emphasis on doing the right thing for his clients sets him apart, and his willingness to be a consultant after the sale makes him a true asset.
We look forward to doing it again.
Artz: Irving Ave, East Calhoun Minneapolis (amazing empty-nesters who ditched suburban life for a Lake Calhoun retirement home!)
We had a very positive experience with Steve and his Rare Form team. They gave us excellent advice on updating and staging our Apple Valley house to its best potential without overspending. Steve gave us sound advice on appropriately pricing our house for a quick sale in a difficult market (at the time). He worked hard to help us find a new urban home that met all of our needs. We have been extremely pleased and have recommended his agency to both friends and family members. -Ray and Margaret Artz, Minneapolis residents since 2010.
Goodlunds: Montreal, Highland Park St Paul- (Highland Park move up from starter house to new construction in the Village!)
I would definitely quote me as saying Steve was awesome!! It took us five years and two kids to find a house and he NEVER gave up on us and always brought his positive attitude! He educated us on the right updates to sell our existing starting home, which allowed us to purchase our dream home! (Dec 13th, 2012)
Speake's: Sheridan, Linden Hills Double Bungalow- The serial multi-unit empire builders- one building at a time they set off to chase their parent's accomplished Seattle portfolio.
My husband and I recently embarked on our search for our first investment property. We started our hunt as basically, "property virgins". Lucky for us, we were referred to Steve by the Hermundson's. It has been an exciting experience, as Steve not only helped us find the perfect duplex, but continuously educated us throughout the process. Having his expertise and breadth of knowledge at our disposal has made this an awesome experience. We look forward to many more years of working with Steve and Rare Form Properties as we move from duplex to duplex. (April 2013)