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Veteran Buyers Agent at Greater Midwest Realty

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    Locating the right property for you

    We have been recommended highly by our past buyer clients because we provide a much higher level of property search services. Once we know the characteristics and neighborhoods that you want for your property, we create a custom search for you that will alert you with emails when new listings that meet your criteria hit the market. It will also alert you to price reductions.

    Getting the best financing

    Finding the right home for you is your primary goal, but enjoying it with a lower payment and better mortgage terms is a very important secondary goal. We’ve researched and worked with many mortgage brokers and lenders in the Twin Cities real estate markets, and we’ll help you contact those that are the best fit for you and your financial picture.

    Price negotiations

    We love helping Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Hugo and Twin Cities real estate buyers to find the perfect property. But we love helping them buy it at the very best price with the very best terms even more. Sometimes negotiations aren’t all price. A great contract can involve other seller concessions that create the right deal for our buyer clients.

    Inspections and repairs

    Many buyers forget that the price isn’t the only or the last negotiation point in a real estate purchase. There are a number of contingencies and processes that happen before closing, and one that frequently causes deals to evaporate is the inspection and repair negotiation process. It’s our job to help you order the proper inspections, schedule them, and make sure that they’re completed on time.

    Title insurance

    You’re the customer, and your money is making this deal work, so don’t be shy about asking any and all questions you have about the documents, requirements and exceptions in the title binder. There are deadlines for objections to what you find that could result in the deal dying, so don’t hesitate to get right to the examination of this document and the attachments.

    Contract to closing

    It’s both exciting and stressful negotiating a real estate purchase contract. Once it’s signed by the sellers, buyers can relax a bit, but we can’t. There are still more negotiations, document deliveries, inspections, title details and mortgage tasks to be accomplished to reach a successful closing and walk away with the keys to your new real estate property. we’ll keep your real estate transaction on track, and you’ll have the time and advice you need to assure you’ve covered all of the bases prior to closing. If your looking to buy a property, Dean Karlen can help

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    Based on 14 reviews.
    Brad Lein
    Brad Lein
    2022-11-05
    Dean provides exceptional support and is always on top of any issues that come up. He is very professional and provides great advice making it much easier to be an out-of-town owner of rental property in Minnesota. We look forward to working with Dean for many years to come.
    Lynn
    Lynn
    2022-07-12
    I have been working with Dean for the past 4+ years for tenant placement and property management services. I appreciate his professionalism and the advice he provides given his long-standing experience with the residential real estate market. Dean is prompt in his communication and is an excellent liaison between me (landlord) and the tenants.
    Parker Karlen
    Parker Karlen
    2022-06-28
    I have worked with him on managing properties. He is very meticulous and makes sure the landlords are aware of anything going on the premises.
    Jim Keen
    Jim Keen
    2022-06-24
    I was an out-of-state landlord. Dean handled all transactions thoroughly and professionally. He promptly replied to any questions. Would definitely recommend him for your rental needs.
    Sheryl Miller
    Sheryl Miller
    2022-06-24
    For the past ten years, Dean has been my realtor responsible for qualifying and securing of tenants for two rental houses. I have found Dean to be exceptionally honest, trustworthy, and uses excellent judgement. Dean has earned my highest respect, trust and admiration. Dale Tellers
    Stephen Kurtzahn
    Stephen Kurtzahn
    2022-06-24
    Dean did a great job for us!
    Minnesoma Capital
    Minnesoma Capital
    2022-03-26
    Dean is reliable and trustworthy. He managed my property thoughtfully when I was out of the town. His tenant placement service helped me find the tenant efficiently. A higher rent in the market brought me the tenant with more guarantee. Our long-term collaboration is established from here.
    Scott Robideau
    Scott Robideau
    2022-03-03
    Dean has been an agent to our rental property for 8 years. He is diligent, detail oriented, extremely experienced, and very easy to work with. We are very fortunate to have Dean represent our rental interests!
    Mari Freese
    Mari Freese
    2022-03-03
    Dean is a very helpful and responsive property manager. He responded to any and all of our texts/emails no matter if it was late evening or midday.
    Ashley Ramos
    Ashley Ramos
    2022-02-26
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