"Mike's extensive knowledge of the Brainerd Lakes Area lakes proved invaluable in the search for our lake home! Living in Iowa, the vast number of lakes and properties were overwhelming as we began our search. Mike took the time, listened to what was important to us, and compiled targeted property lists that met our criteria. Between Mike's website and frequent e-mails we were able to preview properties, and become familiar with the Brainerd Lakes area without ever leaving Iowa. Mike’s positive attitude and professionalism made our real estate transaction an enjoyable experience, and we would highly recommend him to our friends!”
My father and mother in-law, due mainly to medical reasons felt it was time to sell the family cabin after 15 years. They weren't quite sure what to expect when putting it up for sale and at times felt overwhelmed. They spoke with two real estate agents from different companies. The first agent didn't really give us the feeling she was quite interested nor was there a comfort level, which was important for my in-laws.
We found Mike Kennedy after calling Edina Realty and soon realized he was exactly what we were hoping to find in an agent. He immediately made my in-laws feel that he truly cared about helping them. His demeanor was professional and his good sense of humor put us all at ease. Mike was knowledgeable about the local market and selling prices, which help to establish our asking price. He would take every call we made when questions came up and made sure everyone understood exactly what was happening every step of the way. The property was listed and sold approximately twelve days later. During the process, there was a negotiation process that took place with the buyers and Mike was great about helping us all understand what was happening.
My wife, my in-laws and myself would highly recommend hiring Mike Kennedy for assisting in any real estate transaction. He is what a real estate agent should be all about. Again, thank you for everything you did for us. We do greatly appreciate it.
For those of you who say, "you can't mix business with pleasure" you haven't met Mike! My wife and I wanted to purchase a place we could invest in for retirement and were a bit reluctant given the current economy. When we met Mike, we knew that we had met an individual who not only cared about our thought process, but made us feel like Best Friends and part of his family throughout the entire process! We were looking at a lake cabin that took our travels through several inches of soft pack snow on a back road and on a small lake and it was our last showing. We did great getting in, but to the contrary in getting out. Yep---We got stuck---and in a big way! We were definitely stuck in the spring thaw. Mike, immediately called for backup, his wife picked us up while he stayed and took care of getting unstuck. Mike undauntedly cared so much in regards to our comfort that he took the "business with pleasure" to a new height! Even with a little challenge, we all had a great time and a good laugh! Mike is totally the Best---Hands down!! Thanks Mike!!
"Mike is a very knowledgeable Realtor, who took into consideration what would be in my best interest when looking at each perspective home. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped me to find the perfect home! Thank you for making the home buying process so easy."
Mike is great! Being a lakes area native, he is both knowledgeable and resourceful. When my family and I started looking at cabins up north, Mike spent nearly two days driving us around to visit more than twenty properties from Hackensack to Aitkin/McGregor. One of the first properties we visited – a cabin Mike really encouraged us to see – was the cabin we ended up buying. Mike went the extra mile in helping us get a wonderful cabin in the treetops at an affordable price, and he was patient, responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. Mike makes you feel like you are his only client.
It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of my parent’s home. You exceeded my expectations significantly in terms of realtor interaction. I have purchased and sold properties on numerous occasions and you surpassed any previous encounters with realtors.
I appreciated your attentiveness in terms of response to cell phone messages or text messages. Moreover, you were attentive in terms of dialog and strategy to help sell the home. Finally, I really appreciated the fact you were able to check the property as I live more than two hours away. I hope I get a chance to interact with you in the future.
Please do not hesitate to use my name as a reference for any potential buyers or sellers of real estate in the Brainerd Lakes area. Thanks again.