Coldwell Banker Burnet

What Kind of Home Sells in Multiple Offers Near the Holidays? THIS Kind!

Sold in 3(!) Days — For Almost $43k Over List Price! Where: 140 Gleahaven Road, Wayzata. What:  4 BR/3 Bath mid-century Rambler with 2,800 finished square feet. When: closed November 30. How much: listed for $459,900; sold for $502,500. Who: listed by Carolyn Olson, Coldwell Banker Burnet; sold by Gregg Larsen and Mike Rosolanka, Coldwell Banker Burnet. In...
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“Just Sold!”: 4230 Cedarwood Rd. in St. Louis Park’s Lake Forest Neighborhood

Actually, “Just Pended!” Where:  4230 Cedarwood Rd. just west of Cedar Lake. What:  4 BR/3 Bath ivy-covered Split-Level on a gorgeous .52 acre lot. How much:  listed for $849,900. When:  on the market May 25; scheduled to close June 29. Who:  Seller represented by Kim Pease and Marcy Libby of Coldwell Banker Burnet; Buyer represented...
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Why Realtors Get So Much Junk Email: Exhibit A

Marketing to Dead Realtors Even by the brazen standards of a few Realtors, the “blast” email I got this morning from a local Coldwell Banker Burnet agent touting their Broker Open tomorrow was a doozy. Sent to what I’d conservatively estimate at over 1,000 Twin Cities Realtors, it would have taken another 6-8 screen shots like the...
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Hey! ‘Dem’s [Green Bay] Packers Colors!

I’m not much of football fan these days, but I do know that green and gold are the colors of the Green Bay Packers, nemesis and arch rival of the hometown Minnesota Vikings. Apparently, the folks doing the marketing for the Twin Cities Home Remodelers tour either weren’t concerned about the association (is it just me?), or...
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Revisiting Realogy

Housing Market Sign of Recovery #24 The last time I discussed Realogy on these pages, it was to speculate about how soon the company was going to file for bankruptcy.  Fast forward almost four years, and the news is quite different: “The parent of mortgage brokers Coldwell Banker and Century 21 made a big return...
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Back-Lit Shots: Now THAT’s Dramatic!

It’s well-known that people have better and worse angles, look better in certain lighting, benefit from makeup, etc.  So do homes! One of the most dramatic shots in residential real estate is the back-lit shot, typically taken at dusk with all the interior lights on. Which photo do you think is more flattering? The address...
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