T E S T I M O N I A L S
From Happy Clients
"From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Melissa for being our real estate expert from the beginning of purchasing our first home and selling it years later! It's been a wild ride, but you've always kept us level-headed. We cannot thank you enough for your communication, honesty and "fierceness". Not only have you been our cheerleader professionally, you have been a great support system."
Katie & Drew, Minneapolis
"Lisa is an amazing agent. She made our relationship feel like family with friendship. We were so comfortable discussing the purchasing strategy and consulting about the homes we toured. Lisa helped us beyond expectations and did an outstanding job to secure our dream home. She is very smart and rich with knowledge. Her flexible schedules and trustworthiness made Lisa a number 1 agent to choose and we recommend her for everyone!"
-Teklu & Tizita, Shakopee, Client
"Melissa was great! She and her colleague Lisa Rieken were amazing and on top of every detail. All of my questions and concerns were handled with top care in a timely manner. Easy to sell in a time that wasn't easy for me. COVID provided an extra worry but each step was handled with care and safety. My worries were taken away. Thank you!"
-Amy, Brooklyn Park, Client
"Lisa was our real estate agent as we looked for our new home in the Southern Minnesota area. We were unsure about exactly what we wanted--acreage or lake--so our ‘wants’ were all over the place! Lisa very patiently took us to many homes and helped us to narrow down exactly what we were looking for. She was always available for showings and for conversations as we determined what would be best for our family. She listened to our concerns and quickly learned what would be right for us. She never pushed us or her own agenda, but simply listened and acted on our wishes. I highly recommend Lisa. She is professional, friendly, amiable, and very easy to work with. "
-Jeff & Carole-Anne, Madison Lak, Client
"Melissa was excellent in helping us with our decision to move. Our family, unfortunately, missed out on a home in multiple offers, however, Melissa was great at coaching us on alternative options and helping us find our new beautiful home. Melissa was easy to communicate with and very responsive to any of our questions and always made herself available for any meetings needed. Thanks, Melissa! "
-JM, Lakeville, Client
"When my wife was 7 months pregnant, we wanted to move out of our small townhome into a larger home. It would have been hard to win a bidding war because we couldn’t buy a home without a home sale contingency. Lisa helped us overcome that obstacle by guiding us to use a special lending program called “KNOCK” that allowed us to purchase a home first (without a home sale contingency), . . .close on it, . . .move into it and then sell our home after. We were thrilled to win the bidding war on the first home we made an offer on with the KNOCK Program and Lisa’s strategic direction on how to be competitive with the terms and conditions in our offer. We were able to move into our new home before our baby was born! After we moved, Lisa made the selling of our townhome quick and stress-free. Her marketing strategies and the open house helped us to sell our townhome within the first week it was listed for the sales price we were hoping for. "
-Caleb & Ashley, Northfield, Client
"I knew Melissa for a number of years before looking to buy a home. When I decided to take the plunge and explore homeownership, she was my first call. I was in a specific situation with very specific expectations because I knew the building I wanted to purchase a condo in. Melissa was great at meeting with my Mortgage lender and making sure I felt heard and understood each step of the process.... and a process it was. She told me it would be emotional, and it definitely was. I sent letters to people in the building I wanted to purchase in - though the process would move slowly it was so fast! It was great having Melissa because she was a partner for me when I was abroad for work during almost the entire process. I wound up viewing the condo I had always wanted (which Melissa loved and saw the vision I had come together), and paid full ask. Melissa had the best contacts for the home inspection, gave great advice and tips for being a first-time buyer, etc. I'm so happy with Melissa!"
-Kayley, Saint Louis Park, Client
"We highly recommend Lisa Rieken for a realtor. Lisa’s caring manner and high integrity made selling our house a very pleasant experience. She went above and beyond our expectations, by listing our house and selling it, within two months. She really listened to our concerns and gave us peace of mind. Lisa gave great detail to follow up with potential buyers and responded to every question we had immediately. We felt we were in good hands with Lisa, and we will use her again for our next real estate purchase. "
-Tami & John, Farmington, Client
"Lisa helped us to both buy and later sell our home. She was professional in every aspect of the process, . . .and always put our concerns and wants first. When we asked Lisa for her opinion, she always gave great input and advice. She gave us peace of mind. Without a doubt, we recommend Lisa as a realtor. "
-Charlene & Dwight, Burnsville, Client
"We have used Melissa Johnson's expertise for the purchase and sale of a townhouse and the purchase of our current single-family home. From the start, Melissa was a great listener and used her expert realtor skills to find all the items we were looking for in our home. We appreciated her honest and timely feedback and knew she always had our best interest in mind. Our family trusted her negotiation skills during the purchasing process and were happy with the results of the sale of our townhome. In the future, we hope to use Melissa's services again when we find the need to purchase another home. We have also referred friends and family to her, knowing they are in very professional and capable hands. Overall, Melissa Johnson takes time to put a personal touch on what can be an overwhelming process for many. We appreciate everything she has done to help us create a home for our family. "
-Lisa & Cal, Shakopee, Client
"Thank you for all that you did Lisa & Melissa. You are truly very special and caring, . . .and you did an amazing job on the sale of my mom’s house. Your ideas and the way you managed the sale were anything but GREAT! For any future sales, I will definitely refer to you. You treated my mom with dignity and respect. Have a great summer and THANKS AGAIN!! "
-Rosie & Gwen, Prior Lake, Client
"Lisa Rieken helped me sell my Owatonna MN, the home that was built in the 1930s. She was always available for my questions and concerns and extremely helpful, honest, and transparent throughout the entire process. The CMA she provided was thoughtful, fair, and comparable to the other similar homes in the area. She did a great job at helping me market and list my property so it looked like the charming characteristic gem it was by providing great suggestions and feedback on things to include so potential buyers wouldn’t be deterred from the age of the house. My home sold quickly and I was very happy with the experience and work Lisa provided as my agent. "
-Ashley Stutzman, Owatonna, Client
"Lisa did a great job at helping us find a home. She was willing to make showings work at any time of day and was very informed when I had questions. Especially when it came to buying a house in a time of low inventory. It was great as a first-time home buyer to have her guide me through the process and to find a house that fit all of our needs. Lisa really went above and beyond to make sure the deal got done!"
-Jim, Eden Prairie, Client
"We started out looking at models in the parade of homes. We found a model home that was beautiful but not exactly what we wanted. Without being “pushy”, Lisa informed us that Fieldstone was a custom builder and they would be able to help us out. We loved her and the info she provided, so we made an appointment and went and talked with them. Fieldstone was so helpful and interested in getting us exactly what we wanted, for our budget. If not for Lisa, we wouldn’t be in our new home today! Check her out on Facebook and her website! She’s the best! "
-Holly & Eric, New Prague, Client
"We’ve known Melissa for over 10 years as she helped us buy/build our first home and recently helped us sell our first home. She has always made us feel like a family has always stayed in touch. She has made everything so easy and is so helpful. Her knowledge, communication, and experience were excellent and made all transitions very smooth! "
-Tyler & Cheryl, Shakopee, Client
"We first started working with Melissa in 2016. She helped us sell our townhome. She gave us wonderful advice on what needed to be done to prepare to sell and how to price our home based on the market. We received a full-price offer within the first 24 hours of being on the market! Melisa also held our hands as we went through the process of building our dream home. She came to our design meeting and helped us make smart choices for our new home. A few short years later, we decided to move to be closer to family in another state. Melissa was our first call! The advice she had given us while building the home and her wealth of knowledge all lead to another quick, full-price offer. Melissa took the time to really build a relationship with our family and continued to remain in touch over the years. She continues to be in touch and wishes us well on our new adventure. (Her Christmas card was the first one we got in the mail this year!) "
-Jennifer, Savage, Client