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We worked with Brent and Monica at The Bartel Group to buy our first home during a very competitive market. They were a joy to work with throughout the entire process and by the end, I truly feel they felt a little like family. They helped us narrow down what type of home we really wanted, what our priorities were, and what were aspects of a home that we could live without. From there they provided options for us and were always available to schedule showings. When the time came to make an offer we always felt informed about what a good offer would look like and I felt that Monica really helped form the best offer we could, without ever pressuring us. While there were some heartbreaks along the way Brent and Monica were always there to keep the ball moving and when the time came to make the offer on our perfect home they provided us with all the tools necessary to win the deal. We couldn't be happier with the home we bought and we have Brent and Monica to largely thank for that.

Rachmat Kasmani

We went with Brent as a buyers agent during a stressful move from Rochester to the Twin Cities and were very happy that we did. Using his contractor knowledge, he was able to point out quality work vs cheap cover-ups in the houses that we visited. We feel that we got a house for the best cost because of this. In addition, a year later, I can still email Brent and Monica to ask home renovation questions and they are responsive with suggestions and answers.

Brent helped us find our first house almost a decade ago, walking through dozens of terrible houses with us before we found one that worked in our budget. When it came time to sell and move on, Brent and Monica helped us get on the market at the right time and the right price. Our listing looked amazing and we had three offers after two days on the market. We were also able to get into a great new home at a price we were comfortable at in a hot market.

Brent and Monica were fantastic to work with during our home search. Brent's prior experience as a contractor gives him a unique skillset which came in handy when he found an issue with the foundation of a house we had a purchase agreement on that our inspector didn't notice. We are so thankful he found that issue and helped us find a better fit for us that same weekend. Monica was very helpful in setting up showings very quickly and efficiently. Nothing but good things to say about this team!

Brent and Monica are great to work with. After several years in my house, I was in the final stages of completing some remodeling projects. They provided great input to help with my decisions, as well as other connections with resources to help me complete all my projects on time and under budget. Their resources (staging and photography) and knowledge of the market was invaluable to getting the best price for my house. We listed my house on a Friday at noon, planning for an open house on Sunday. I had a full-price offer by 2 PM on that same Friday… and more offers on Saturday. It was a pleasure to do business with them. Highly recommended!

Brent and Monica were terrific. My parents had to go to a memory care unit and it fell to me to sell their town house in New Brighton. Initially, I hired Brent to assist us with the paperwork because we had a potential buyer lined up. However, when that fell through, we hired him. He and Monica were always easy to get a hold of and they helped with every aspect from providing comparables so we could set a price, to staging, to recommending someone to get rid of my parents' stuff to the closing. The house was on the market for only a couple of days and we got $5,000 more than we listed it for.

I’ve known Brent and his family for over 20 years. When the time came to sell my home in Arden Hills Brent was the choice I made based on trust and honesty! Brent was able to review and identify areas in my home that needed to be updated to compete with “new” homes! This step was key to getting a better price that potential buyers were sure to be looking for in their home purchase! In addition to the update the knowledge of the area was something that Bent brought to the table as well. Buyers feel more comfortable knowing that Brent not only knows the area but lives there as well! Schools, shopping, taxes etc are some of the basics that Brent obviously knows first hand. Professional and courteous are two qualities that Brent has made part of his company. I highly recommend him!

The Bartel Group is a very dedicated team. Their time and focus on their clients are amazing! Monica was a realtor and she dedicated her time and focused on us. She was very quick to respond to phone calls and went out of her ways to help us to get where we're at today.

Very very responsive , excellent resources and very good knowledge of domain, Showed house suggested why it fits our family need . Informed eery step how we can get the house closed soon and do small upgrades

My wife and I had an excellent experience buying our first house through The Bartel Group. Purchasing our first home could be a bit stressful, but with the responsiveness and knowledge of Brent and Monica, it put many of our worries at ease. Closing also went extremely smooth and according to plan. I would highly recommend their services for any potential buyers or sellers.

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