Select an Agent with Local References and Local Successes: You are about to make a decision with significant financial implications. Like an employer, you should insist on references from your area!
My wife and I worked with Yale in the spring of 2010. He did an outstanding job of marketing our house during a very difficult period in the housing market. Through discussions with Yale, he prompted us to list our house at a higher price than we initially thought we could get. The end result was that we had multiple offers and our house sold in three days for more than we had anticipated. Other professionals might have let us list our house for a lower price so that they could get a quick sale. Yale gave us his honest opinion, even if it meant that it could result in a longer listing time for him. Yale truly saved us a large sum of money. In addition, Yale was very responsive to all of our inquiries. His online and email process for alerting us of showings was very convenient. The entire process of selling our house was flawless and very successful.
Amir and Sarah Abdelwahed, Maple Grove
My wife Margo and I decided to embark on a journey to move across the country from Mahtomedi to Salem, Oregon. We knew the housing market was tough and we needed to sell our house as quickly as possible but not for too little and without the threat of being stuck with two homes 2,000 miles apart. I have 20 years of experience working in housing and urban planning including working for Washington County HRA. I knew who to call - Yale Norwick and Wildwood Realty. Yale provided us with excellent advice on a strategy for getting our home ready to put on the market and at the right price. Within a week he a had an open house our beautiful quaint cape code was inundated with home shoppers. Within two weeks we had an offer. Within eight weeks from the time we put the house on the market the deal closed. Because we had to move across the country with only a month after listing our house, Yale stepped up and took care of the yard, watched over the house and handled every detail of the transaction right down to the closing. If anyone ever asks me who to have sell their house in the east metro, the answer's easy - Wildwood Realty!
Rich Malloy and Margo Halm, Mahtomedi (now Salem)
"Yale was my first encounter with Mahtomedi. He created such a great impression of the area that I knew I wanted to live here. He helped me learn about Mahtomedi - its different areas, its history, its schools, and everything else I needed to make a good choice. Yale is more than just business; his personal, trustworthy approach eliminates the stress so often involved with buying a new home and replaces it with the joy and safety everyone deserves to feel during this momentous event."
Maggi Aitkins, Mahtomedi
"We had a very positive experience working with you as our realtor, Yale. You sold our house very quickly, getting us a higher price than we anticipated. When looking for a new property, you had that special knack of providing us with just the right amount of attention, without being overbearing. We appreciate that you gave us as much time and attention as we needed, but never never tried to push us to buy something. We appreciated that we felt no pressure; you weren't in a big hurry just to get a sale, but you truly wanted us to find what was just right for us. And that we did! You seemed genuinely interested in us as people, not just for a business transaction. Without any reservations, we would (and have) recommend you to others. From our experiences with you, we know it would not be a mistake. Thank you for everything. The newness has not worn off. Quite often, we remark about our good fortune to have found the place we have. It's a much better match for us than any property we could have imagined within our price range."
Tom and Edie Schmidt, Mahtomedi
"Yale, I wanted to thank you for the outstanding job you have done for me. You are a pleasure to work with and I really appreciate all your hard work. You were professional, honest, easy to reach, easy to talk to, wise, and so friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor and I would recommend you to anyone. Maybe we will have a chance to work together again when I'm ready for that big house on the lake! "
Mary Ellen Flanders, Mahtomedi
"Several years ago my wife and I moved back to the twin cities from Fargo. When we decided it was time to buy a house and start a family, we started asking around about Realtor. It seemed that everyone had a brother, aunt or best friend who sold real estate and "they" were always the best. But one name we kept hearing over and over was Yale's. So we got in touch with Yale and gave him a very generic image of what we wanted. He took care of us like a seasoned pro would and offered great advice on properties we would look at. We hadn't yet locked down an area that we liked, so we made Yale look all over the metro area for us, finally we narrowed it down and found our dream house in Hugo. Yale isn't your typical Realtor, he doesn't just find a few houses for you to choose from and hope for a quick sale. He worked for us for almost 2 years helping us every chance he could until we found our home. I couldn't recommend Yale enough as a Realtor, our entire experience was wonderful. If you are looking for someone who will give you a great purchasing experience, look no further then Yale."
Tony and Melanie Bedell, Hugo
"Yale, thank you for the great job you did with the sale of our home. We were impressed with many things, but particularly the outstanding communication via phone & email, your follow through regarding our closing and the way you respected our thoughts and decisions. We would recommend you to other without any hesitation."
Mark and Beth Peterson, Mahtomedi
"With Yale’s help and knowledge of the area, I was able to list and sell my home in one week for significantly more than an agent from another company suggested"
Jeffrey Bonk, Mahtomedi
"Mr. Yale Norwick was very professional in all aspects of the real estate transaction. "
Christian Knobel, Mahtomedi
"Yale, we really appreciated your help and look forward to seeing you again soon."
Robert Doudrick, Mahtomedi
"I was disappointed when we did not get the first house we made an offer on. Yale told us not to worry and that we would find one better, we did – thanks!"
Matt Geiser, Mahtomedi
"The sellers stated that some things were done to their home and that turned out to be false. Yale did an excellent job of resolving the problem, after the fact, and kept us happy with the house buying process."
Selene Hall, Mahtomedi
"You were very thorough and had great ideas!"
Ellen Blasena, Mahtomedi
"I would highly recommend Yale, who did a great job selling my house.” “He put in more time and effort than expected and sold my house within the time frame I needed!"
Theresa LaMere, Shoreview
"With Yale’s help, what could have been a very stressful time ran very smooth.” “I was very impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. "
Lisa Cardinal, Forest Lake
"Yale, thanks for all the help and your hard work. It is greatly appreciated."
Rob Baker, Wyoming