Meet Minnesota’s Exclusive Home Buyer Agents

Buyers Real Estate Group is a Minneapolis-based real estate agency focusing on the Greater Minneapolis / St Paul area. We lead the industry by having Real Estate Agents who exclusively represent Home Buyers. Let us help you find the right house today!

When you work with Buyers Real Estate Group, you have an Exclusive Buyer Agent. We have been exclusvely representing home buyers for 22+ years and our agents have an average of 15 years representing buyers in Minnesota. That means we represent the best interests of home buyers at all times. We never represent the seller. We specialize in representing home buyers in the Minneapolis / St Paul area.

We are professional, licensed real estate agents that can show properties to a home buyer in the Twin Cities without the possibility of representing the seller side of the table at the same time. Few other real estate agents can say they help you avoid dual agency!

So if you’re looking for a townhouse, condo, single family home or investment, please give us a call at 612-247-0240.

If you’d like to request a private meeting with an experienced realtor to discuss your situation call 612-247-0240 to get that set up at a time that works for you. We are happy to meet to discuss how we can support your home buying plans better than any other realtors!

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What do real estate pros know that you don’t?

bird houseDo you ever feel like you just aren’t sure what you’re looking for? The saying goes – you’ll know it when you see it. But will you really? House Logic recently ran a helpful article that outlines four things that real estate professionals look at when they are buying:

  • Be Willing to Compromise for Your Priorities – which means take the time to prioritize your wish list. To some a fireplace is a necessity, to others it’s not worth an extra 10 minute drive to work. How do you feel about it?
  • Dig Into the Details – knowledge is power, especially it you’re looking at an older home. Check out the sewer lines, the roof, the wiring – are these going to need updates soon?
  • Focus on Lifestyle – are you looking forward to that backyard barbecue in your own backyard enough to want to shovel the walk in December? Do you see yourself in the suburbs, city, town? Will quality of school matter any time soon? Are more interested in a quiet place by the lake or a walk to the bar?
  • Filter Your Choices Through the Lens of Resale – unless you know you will never want to move again, you have to think about resale. That indoor-outdoor pool sure would be fun for a while – but can you sell it later?

There are plenty of professional tips to help you choose and get the right house. Call the Buyers Real Estate Group – we can help. We have purchased more homes than you can imagine and we are invested in helping you make the right choice for you!

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Welcome to Coon Rapids, MN: just 15 miles north of Minneapolis

coon rapidsCoon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. It has 48 parks, more than 40 miles of trails, the award winning Bunker Hills Golf Club and two regional parks.

It is home to the headquarters of several large businesses: medical device manufacturer RMS Company, furniture retailer HOM Furniture, and publishers John Roberts Company and ECM Publishers. Just 15 miles from Minneapolis, there are plenty of employment opportunities outside Coon Rapids as well.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District serves students in Coon Rapids, as well as there are private and charter schools. Coon Rapids High School offers a bio-medical program to help students prepare for careers in the bio-medical field. Anoka-Ramsey Community College provides many 2 and 4 year degree programs.

Coon Rapids was named for the Coon Rapids Dam, which was built around 1910.

Here are some local average house prices for areas around Coon Rapids:

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Want to learn more about Coon Rapids? Contact us!

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Looking to buy a home? It’s OK to snoop

bathroomThe latest good advice from House Logic includes 8 tips that give you the freedom – responsibility! – to really dig into that home you might buy.

  1. Soak in the Bathroom
  2. Dig Around in the Closets
  3. Poke Around the Attic and Basement
  4. Meet the Neighbors
  5. Be an Amateur Investigator
  6. Ask Questions

Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most of us will make. We owe it to ourselves to shed the Minnesota Nice long enough to get a good glimpse at what we might buy before we buy it!

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Welcome to Brooklyn Park, MN: trails, golf and colleges

fallIf you are a golf fan you may have heard of Edinburgh USA Golf Course, one of the top public golf courses in the United States. It’s located in Brooklyn Park.

Brooklyn Park is  also home to 47 miles of trails, and 67 award-winning parks, including the Rush Creek Regional Trail, and the northern section of the Palmer Lake Park.

It’s listed as both a second and third tier suburb because large portions of the city are still undeveloped.

There are five high schools in the area and three colleges: North Hennepin Community College, Hennepin Technical College and Rasmussen.

Here are some local average house prices for areas around Brooklyn Park:

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Welcome to Plymouth MN: Award-winning with a long history

winterPlymouth was named Money magazine’s number one Best Place to Live in 2008 for cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. The city stayed in the top dozen when the magazine repeated the rankings in 2010.

The Plymouth community has a long history that can be traced back to the pre-Columbian period around 1400 to 1500 AD. The original inhabitants were the Dakota.

Five school districts serve Plymouth, Wayzata Public Schools (ISD 284), Robbinsdale Area Schools (ISD 281), Osseo School District (279), West Metro Education Project District (ISD 6069) and Hopkins School District (ISD 270).

Here are the top employers in the area:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Wayzata Public Schools 1,505
2 Aimia 1,000
3 Select Comfort 900
4 Medtronic 875
5 St. Jude Medical 800
6 Prudential 598
7 City of Plymouth 571
8 Honeywell 525
9 Nilfisk-Advance 500
10 US Foods 500

According to Realtor.com the median house listing price is $479,000 and the median closing price is $328,000.

Want to learn more about Coon Rapids? Contact us!

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Listen to your house – it’s giving you good advice!

houseWhen you hear a rattle in your car engine, do you turn up the radio or do you fix it? Then why are you “turning up” the radio when you’re house is trying to rattle?

HouseLogic recently ran a helpful article on how your house is trying to talk to you and what it might meant. Here’s a recap…

  • Flickering Lights – Could be dangerous, loose electrical connections that can cause power to jump over the gaps. Pros call this “arcing,” which can cause fires. If, however, lights dim when the refrigerator or another appliance turns on, the circuit might be overloaded.
  • Peeling Exterior Paint – Moisture is probably getting underneath the paint. Leaky gutters or a steamy bathroom on the other side of the affected area are often the culprit.
  • Peeling Exterior Paint – Moisture is probably getting underneath the paint. Leaky gutters or a steamy bathroom on the other side of the affected area are often the culprit.
  • Loud Knocking – If the knocking occurs when you turn off water, you have what’s known as “water hammer” — when fast-moving water comes to a sudden stop and there’s no air chamber (usually a short pipe) to cushion the shock wave. If knocking occurs when your furnace switches on or off, metal ducts are expanding or contracting as temperature changes.
  • A Toilet Tank That Refills All on Its Own – Worn interior parts may be causing water to trickle through the toilet constantly, causing the water level in the tank to lower and trigger the refill mechanism. A leaky toilet potentially wastes 1,500 gallons a month (not to mention the wasted $$$!).
  • Creaks and Growns – All houses creak and groan a little as parts expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. Changes in levels of humidity can be the cause, too.
  • Musty Odors – Mildew is the root of all that’s musty. It’s a yucky, not-good-for-you fungus. Basements are favorite haunts for this nasty life form. But basically, any place that is humid enough to allow condensation to form on cold surfaces can grow mildew and assault your senses.
  • Rotten-Egg Smell When You Run Water – A type of bacteria that produces hydrogen sulfide gas (the scientific name for rotten-egg smell). It could be in your water heater or in your drain.
  • Strange-Tasting Tap Water – If the water tastes metallic, iron, or copper may be leaching from pipes. If you taste chlorine, your water supplier may have overdosed on disinfectant, or a correct level could be interacting with organic stuff (like that bacteria mentioned earlier) within your plumbing system.
  • Trembling Floors – If all the bottles on your newly set-up bar jiggle and shimmy each time you walk by, or if your floor feels like it gives under your weight, the floor joists might not be sturdy enough. That’s often caused when homeowners remove walls during remodeling.

Visit HouseLogic for the cures!

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It’s a home seller’s market right now. What’s a home buyer to do?

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last weekend that the the Twin Cities Housing Market is a seller’s market…

In 2016, the median time that a house was on the market in the metro was a mere 33 days, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, and that figure is likely to fall to just a month this year. By contrast, the median time a house was on the market from 2007 through 2016, a period that includes a downturn and recovery, was 124 days.

And as if that weren’t enough…

Across the metro, demand for entry-level houses is outpacing supply and homebuilders aren’t able to fill the gap quickly enough.

So what does that for buyers? You need to act quickly – but not rashly. An exclusive buyer agent can help. We focus on the needs of the buyer. We know the market, we act quickly and we know how to negotiate for you!

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Buyer Real Estate Group’s gift to Women Of Nations

Around the holidays we like to give back to the community. For the past 20 years we have been delivering gift bags for the women at the Women of Nations shelter.

Women of Nations is a shelter for women and children, and one of the few that also accepts family pets. We go over on Christmas eve to deliver the bags; this year we also took a large bag of dog food. Many of the women come with very little, the bags have personal products as well as gloves, warm socks and some body soap, lotion,etc.

Here you can see the work being done by some of our favorite elves – Renei’s granddaughter (in her elf pajamas); she helped Renei pack up gift bags for the women at Women Of Nations.

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How to Winterize Your Home

winter picGreat advice from HouseLogic – and just in time…

  • Check roof tiles, shutters, siding, and other exterior materials to ensure they’re secure
  • Seal air leaks around the home to keep it warmer (and save energy costs)
  • Insulate all exposed plumbing pipes to prevent burst pipes
  • Trim tree branches away from your roof to prevent roof damage
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Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all of our friends, family and homeowners a Happy Thanksgiving. We are enriched to know you! We are blessed to live in a beautiful community!

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