I would love to help you sell or buy a home in Saint Paul and Minneapolis! Our office is in the Longfellow Neighborhood of Minneapolis. My wife and I live in the Merriam Park Neighborhood of St. Paul. My associate Patrick Schmid lives with his family in the Seward Neighborhood of Minneapolis. We are especially aware of the markets in both South Minneapolis and the Merriam Park/Mac Groveland/Highland Park areas of St. Paul. I work with a lot of first time buyers. With my background in appraisal I am very affective at pricing homes to sell successfully, without placing the price too low.


Michael Smith
http://andersonrealtymn.com

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Michael Smith

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Anderson Realty
4023 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406


Cell: (651) 324-6211

FAX: (651) 389-9170
MN License Number: 40222518



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I am a people oriented, results driven, housing expert, and I am really excited about real estate! Today's market is challenging, but I am up to the task! I have averaged 1 closing every 10 days for over three years now. My background as a real estate appraiser, investor, small business owner and licensed general contractor give me the skills, confidence and experience to be an effective realtor in today's crazy market.

Here is the back story; I got my first job when I was 15, working for my grandmother, Sylvia Anderson. Sylvia started Anderson Realty in the late 1950's. My grandmother was an entrepreneur in every sense. She owned a restaurant, a travel agency, a laundromat, bought and sold commercial buildings, she developed land... all while being the mother of 5 children. I didn't fully realize it during the time, but I was influenced greatly as I watched my grandma in all of her endeavors.

Ok, so back to me being 15... My first job was helping my grandma as she bought old homes, fixed them and sold them. This is back in the 90's, before everyone was doing it. This time I spent working with my grandma really shaped me. I knew then, that when I grew up, I wanted to buy, fix and sell homes and buildings.

After college I got my residential appraisers license (2002-2006). I spent 4 years going in and out of properties, doing appraisals. This really developed in me a strong understanding of what real estate value is.

In 2005 I bought my first speculative remodeling project. This was the catalyst for starting a remodeling company (2006) Brownsmith Restoration (www.brownsmithrestoration.com). We successfully bought and sold about a dozen properties, before shifting our business to more of a traditional design/build model in 2010.

I became a licensed Realtor in 2007, and a within a few years became the broker of Anderson Realty. Now, with just a small team of agents, Anderson Realty remains a small, focused, boutique-style agency offering great costumer service and striving to help our clients find the homes or buildings that best suit their needs.

I also opened a modern furniture and home goods store (2012) called Forage Modern Workshop (www.foragemodernworkshop.com). Recently I was also part of a team that opened Hi-lo Diner in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis.

I love starting new things, seeing things grow and meeting new people along the way - I can see now why my Grandma loved what she did and that I am really just doing what was in my blood all along- inspired by one amazing, independent, strong and generous woman.

I'd love to help you!


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Anderson Realty   
4023 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
MN License Number: 40222518
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