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Darin was always in contact with me!
He was always in contact with me and very patient with my difficulty in doing everything on line. He is very professional looking yet approachable. I felt at ease when talking to him. He was understanding of my unexpected issues in my life. - Vicki Olson, Maplewood, MN
Helpful, knowledgeable, and very flexible with his time
We enjoyed working with Darin in buying our first home. He was very flexible in meeting us at times that worked for us and on short notice. He was great at pointing out potential issues on walkthroughs. He was quick at putting together helpful information for offers. And he was always informative when we asked questions about what to expect in coming parts of the process. Neil Miller, Minneapolis, MN
Darin was extremely helpful throughout the entire process!
Darin was extremely helpful throughout our real estate search. During walkthroughs he was knowledgeable about potential issues/costs you might incur and would keep track of things that could be used for negotiating and anything of note you found important. Also, he is a very friendly and professional. No matter the hour of the day, he would respond almost immediately. He keeps you informed throughout the closing process and pays close attention to all details to help his clients reach their goals for purchasing. Would recommend Darin to anyone looking to buy or sell. -Jared Detteman, Woodbury MN
Darin is very knowledgeable with the specifics!
Darin was great to work with both for selling our current home as well as with finding our new home to purchase. He is very knowledgeable with the specifics of the entire process and we felt confident in knowing that he was taking care of everything that had to be. We did not feel pressured or rushed with the process of buying and he truly had our best interests in mind. He took the time to get to know what was important to us and what we were specifically looking for in a home. He was also very responsive and flexible which is very important in today's competitive market. We would highly recommend Darin for all of your real estate needs! - Stacy Sanders, Cottage Grove MN
Darin did not disappoint - I recommend him to everyone!
Darin came highly recommended to me by a family member. He did not disappoint. He is knowledgeable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time. I had purchased a home before so I was knowledgable about the process however I still had questions and he answered them all. He was always available and his response time could not have been quicker. He is also well networked in the area and recommended me to a great lender, Mike Ouverson with LeaderOne, who also did not disappoint. These two working together were definitely the dream team and with their hard work, I was able to buy a townhouse that I am totally in love with. I could not be happier. Darin is also very down to earth and even when the stress of the real estate life roars its ugly head he has a great sense of humor. I recommend him to everyone and will definitely use him in the future myself. - Lisa Vendela, Apple Valley, MN
Darin exceeded my expectations!
Darin exceeded my expectations in helping me find and purchase my home. He paid attention to my criteria and streamlined my search process to fit those needs. His use of technology to communicate made the process go very smoothly! He offered helpful insights regarding things that might be potential problems for certain properties I was viewing and pointed out helpful hints regarding maintenance and pros and cons for home features. Darin was skilled at negotiating for the price I wanted. An added bonus was Darin's personality. He is friendly, respectful to all parties, and also has a good sense of humor. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for a realtor/broker! - Heather Gullickson Cowden, Woodbury, MN
I highly recommend Darin to any future sellers!
Darin helped me sell my condo after I relocated to another state. He helped me find contractors to prepare the condo for sale, arranged for professional pictures, and ensured that the condo looked great in person and online. He was very professional and took the time to answer any questions I had throughout the process. The sale went very smoothly thanks to all of Darin's efforts. I highly recommend him to future sellers. - Elizabeth Mallon, Saint Paul, MN
Darin's reputation proceeds him & speaks volumes of his trustworthiness!
Darin’s help and guidance in the process of buying a home was essential for my family. His respect for and consideration of each person in the family, including becoming a household name for my oldest son, reflected his excellence in Customer Service: his diligence, availability, and honesty make him a constant recommendation whenever I meet someone searching for a home. Darin inspires professionalism and excellence, and more importantly, encouragement in what amounts for most people to the biggest financial decision of their lives: many of my closest friends purchased their first homes with Darin’s help! Darin earns the trust of his clients and his reputation proceeds him by speaking volumes of his trustworthiness. - Sam Roeble, South Saint Paul
I would recommend Darin if you are looking for a realtor in the Twin Cities area!
I worked with Darin to sell a condo and buy a house in Minneapolis. He was always quick to respond and provided valuable input on properties during showings. I appreciated his guidance throughout the selling and buying process, and everything went very smoothly. I would recommend Darin if you are looking for a realtor in the twin cities area.
Darin was there each step of the way!
My husband and I recently purchased our first home with the help of Darin Bjerknes. We were able to set up viewings for homes within 24 to 48 hours and Darin had very good working knowledge of aspects that brought value to the home as well as areas of concern. When we settled on a house with a large lot and submitted our offer, Darin was there each step of the way and helped us certify that updates were done by a professional and were up to code. Darin made sure to include an addendum that was signed by the seller that attested that the water softener as well as other appliances such as the washer and dryer were ours as well. This became important when a water softener company came to us and insisted the water softener was rented. We were able to show the document and then the previous owner had to settle with the water softener company. Without the documentation from Darin, we would have had no backbone to show we owned it and we would have had another monthly payment. He does a thorough job and was pleasant to work with.
I highly recommend Darin - I trust him completely.
I had the pleasure of working with Darin during the recent sale of my home. Darin's flexibility, professionalism and expert understanding of the real estate market helped to procure an offer (above list price) on the first showing of the house! Darin went above and beyond the call of duty by representing me at the closing (due to a travel schedule conflict on my end). Darin responded to any question or inquiry I had of him almost immediately, in all cases. It was a pleasure to work with Darin - if you are looking for a true professional that is an expert and focused entirely on his real estate business (rather than a part time agent), I highly recommend Darin - I trust him completely. Brenda - Woodbury
We had multiple offers on the first day and accepted an offer exceeding our list price.
Darin did an amazing job with the purchase of our new home and sale of our existing home. During our new home purchase, Darin helped us navigate through a late discovery during the final walk through which extended our closing date and required repairs by the current owner. He was steady and ensured our interests were protected during the process. Our home sale went even better. He provided staging direction, excellent market research and professional photographers that showcased our home for its full potential. We had multiple offers on the first day and accepted an offer exceeding our list price. Darin knows this business and works hard to get the best value for you as a buyer and helps you get top dollar for your home that you have worked hard for. I would recommend Darin to anyone looking to make a change. Jeremy & Amber - Apple Valley
Darin was one of the best realtors we have used, and we have bought and sold over 10 homes
Darin was one of the best realtors we have used, and we have bought and sold over 10 homes ( not for investments). He was extremely personable, knowledgeable and easy to work with. If he didn't know an answer he would find out for you. He returned calls promptly and made the process less stressful. We knew he listened to our concerns and really wanted to find the best home for us. He never seemed to be in it solely for the commission, he seemed to care about making us satisfied customers. Again, most important, he was extremely knowledgeable about ALL aspects of purchasing a home. We would whole heartedly recommend him 100% and will definitely use him again. Joann & Randy - Hastings
The whole time, it really felt like Darin was a friend and just wanted to get the best house possible for us.
As first-time homebuyers, we could not be more happy with the help we got from Darin in all aspects of the real estate process. When we first began our search, we had many, many questions and weren't quite sure what we wanted in a home. That's why we feel so fortunate to have picked Darin as our realtor! He was incredibly patient and made himself constantly available...nights, weekends, or whenever - he was always there to answer our questions or get us a showing at a moments notice. His expert advice and wonderful market research really helped to narrow down our search and made us feel comfortable during the negotiating process. The whole time, it really felt like Darin was a friend and just wanted to get the best house possible for us. We really, really appreciate the incredible work he put in, and can't imagine the whole thing coming off so smoothly with any other realtor. We now feel extremely informed and are confident in the house we picked. Would definitely recommend Darin to other home buyers and will be coming back when it's time to move again! Tim - Minneapolis
"He is a true friend and I cannot express how lucky we were to have had him as a realtor and now have the opportunity to call him our neighbor. Thank you Darin!
I am honored to call Darin a lifelong friend and so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. There are no better words to describe Darin than professional with a true passion for real estate. Darin helped my husband and I find our dream home and that is an understatement. The first home Darin showed us, we put an offer on, purchased, and moved in! That is to say after he navigated all the hurdles the mortgage company, the sellers, and the closing agents threw at us. He did everything for us including the home inspection as we were half way across the country.On the limited time frame that we did have to do some house shopping, Darin had extensive knowledge of the Twin Cities area and pointed us to the neighborhood that made us feel at home. He even pointed out local areas of attraction and never missed an opportunity to find us a Jimmy John's:) I copy this paragraph from another client as I could not say it better myself..."Darin goes above and beyond. He is tech-savvy and available via phone, text and email well past 'work hours.' His dedication and work ethic are top-notch. You would be hard pressed to find a better realtor who cares more about not only the real estate transaction, but about you and your family as well. Darin is high energy and fun to work with. He made the home buying/selling process a joy...."He is a true friend and I cannot express how lucky we were to have had him as a realtor and now have the opportunity to call him our neighbor. Thank you Darin! Nicole - Woodbury
We feel so fortunate to have been referred to Darin Bjerknes to help us to sell our house in Woodbury and purchase a new one.
We feel so fortunate to have been referred to Darin Bjerknes to help us to sell our house in Woodbury and purchase a new one. Any property that we wanted to look at, Darin was able to show us immediately, even on only hours notice. We found a house we loved and Darin worked with the seller’s agent to secure a contingent offer on a Sunday (when our house wasn’t even on the market yet). Darin then had professional photographs taken and our house on the market and sold by Friday morning, for thousands over asking price. This was due to Darin’s fantastic marketing of the property and expertise with pricing it properly, which turned into a multiple offer situation. We were very worried about attempting to buy and sell simultaneously while balancing 2 small children and were trying to avoid temporary housing at all costs. Darin worked hard with multiple agents, mortgage and title companies so we were able to close on both houses on the same day. It was seamless and a feat that Darin single handedly made happen. Darin goes above and beyond any realtor we have ever met. He is tech-savvy and available via phone, text and email well past “work hours.” His dedication and work ethic are top-notch. You would be hard pressed to find a better realtor who cares more about not only the real estate transaction, but about you and your family as well. Darin is high energy and fun to work with. He made the home buying/selling process a joy. He is our realtor for life and now a friend as well. Rachel - Woodbury
He went over and beyond of what a typical realtor will do!!
I cannot express on how grateful I am for having Darin help with the selling of the home. He went over and beyond of what a typical realtor will do!! Did I mention that he helped clear out the house and yard? Again, something that no other realtor would do!! Throughout the full process, from the time he contacted me via phone, to the time of closing, he was fully engaged and feels very passionate on what he does. He is truthful, ethical, and very personable!! When he is speaking with you, and explaining the process, and where you are in the process, he has your best interest in mind and the conversation is you only and no other distractions. Thank you again Darin for all your hard work and your efforts on selling the house. I have sent your card off to others and I will keep you in mind when I choose to buy again :-) Kathy - Oakdale
I am extremely happy that he was our realtor and would not hesitate to work with him in the future to either sell my home or buy a new one.
As a first time home buyer, I was amazed at how easy the home buying process was with Darin. Darin did a great job of explaining the process of searching for a home and things to look for and was extremely helpful in pointing out every potential problem area of each house that we looked at. Also, all of his recommendations that I used from title company to the inspector were very good. Darin was very responsive to all of the questions and concerns that we had throughout the process. He has even been helpful with tracking down information from the sellers weeks after we closed. I am extremely happy that we was our realtor and would not hesitate to work with him in the future to either sell my home or buy a new one. Brandon - Saint Anthony
His primary agenda was not to sell us a home, but to find the home that we really loved.
From the first house we looked at to the one we closed, Darin was working to make us happy. His primary agenda was not to sell us a home, but to find the home that we really loved. His responses were immediate. His showings were meticulous. And his insights saved us from investing in more than one money pit. We earnestly recommend Darin to all our friends. Thanks, Darin, for being an outstanding realtor and for becoming our friend in the process. Cameron & Amber - West St. Paul
He will have your back!
Darin from the beginning of our move across the country had our back. We contacted him for assistance to find a rental when we needed to move within one month. At that time he helped us secure an adequate rental seamlessly and we were here! Then the house hunt began during this entire process he spent time investigating the properties, making sure the home we were to purchase was of solid structure without potential problems down the road. He was always patient with us and when we had to choose to back out of one or two offers he supported our decision and continued on. Ultimately we found the perfect fit and again he checked out every corner of the structure and property before closing just to " make sure!" Darin is a man of integrity and made us feel confident in the property we were spending our hard earned money on. We highly recommend him for such a major purchase. He will have your back! Sincerely, Suzanne Iverson and Mike Martinez - St. Paul
We definitely recommend him for your realtor needs!
Darin’s customer service & communication are top notch! This is the 7th house we’ve purchased and Darin was able to quickly adapt to our style and the level of questions/answers we needed. He was willing to look into anything we asked and gave us prompt, thorough responses sprinkled with his great knowledge and experience. We definitely recommend him for your realtor needs! Jerry & Jeanette - Inver Grove Heights
I believe that you would be hard-pressed to find a more caring, professional, straight forward realtor in the Twin Cities.
Darin Bjerknes was an exceptional professional that I would in the future and have already referred him to others. He makes the entire process of purchasing a home simple, exciting and fulfilling. Darin was proactive throughout our entire interest, visit, offer, finance and closing experiences of purchasing our new home. Darin's strengths as a real estate professional are the ability to listen, discover exactly what type of property you are looking for, to research that particular type of property and to find other properties that share those specifications. Along with his punctuality and hard work ethic, I believe that you would be hard-pressed to find a more caring, professional, straight forward realtor in the Twin Cities. Thank you, Darin, we are loving our new home. Joshua - St. Paul
He really does go over and beyond for his clients.
As first time homebuyers, my husband and I could not have been luckier to work with Darin. Coming in we had ideas about what we wanted in a home but had limited knowledge about the housing industry and things to look for when purchasing a home. Darin did a through job of explaining the process of searching for a home and things to look for. During the house tours he would always point out the great qualities of the home as well as things that may be of concern. By the end of the process my husband and I had obtained a vast knowledge on what to look for in a home thanks to Darin. Once we had found the home, Darin did all the negotiations with the seller and was great about communicating and being receptive to our desires. I cannot speak more highly of Darin, he guided us through the entire search and purchasing process, took care of all communication, was a wonderful listener, and was still available for any concerns after we had purchased the home. He really does go over and beyond for his clients. Thank you Darin for all your help, we had the best experience and are now happy first time homeowners thanks to you. Brooke and Jake - Roseville, MN
He was very thorough and knowledgeable in explaining different specifics about each home we saw.
Darin is an absolutely wonderful real estate agent. He was very thorough and knowledgeable in explaining different specifics about each home we saw. We always felt comfortable in knowing that he would lead us away from a home that might be a money pit, and help us to decide whether a home would be a solid buy or not. You can tell Darin truly cares about his clients and wants them to be completely satisfied with their home purchase. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. Elvina & Michael - South St. Paul
I highly recommend Darin if you are looking for a realtor to represent you with buying or selling a property!
Darin is the best in the business! He is very knowledgeable of the industry and stays up to date on the current market. Darin goes above and beyond for his clients making sure everyone gets the best representation he can give. He does a great job making sure his clients are well informed and kept up to date on their transaction. Darin provides great marketing services and uses the latest technology to advertise your home. I highly recommend Darin if you are looking for a realtor to represent you with buying or selling a property! Jenny - West. St. Paul
Darin was an outstanding realtor!
Darin was an outstanding realtor! From start to finish, he was prompt in communicating, professional, answered all of our questions and was an advocate in the negotiation process. He offered valuable information about the home buying process and we look forward to working with him again in the future. Curt and Tricia - Farmington
He was incredibly professional, but was also a lot of fun to work with.
Darin was amazing to work with! He was patient, knowledgeable on not only the buying aspect, but also with quality of the home we were looking at. He was always honest and we certainly had built a trust with him. He was incredibly professional, but was also a lot of fun to work with. I really can't say enough positive things about our experience with Commonwealth Realty, Darin specifically! Experience was all positive! Linsie - Minneapolis
I had a great listing experience with Darin.
I had a great listing experience with Darin. The service was exceptional and personal, the communication was prompt and professional. I listed my house and it was sold within 5 days at full asking price. Great experience! I would recommend to anyone! Cassie - Woodbury
He was extremely professional and I really felt that he had my best interests in mind throughout the deal.
Darin was a great real estate agent to work with. He was extremely professional and I really felt that he had my best interests in mind throughout the deal. He took really good care of me and he is a great guy to work with. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to buy or sell a home. Jay - Minneapolis
He made the house hunting and buying experience a breeze.
Darin was so patient and helpful while we were searching for our perfect house. He got us showings on homes on the day they were listed and was always available to meet us. He was very professional and was a great resource for information for us becoming new homeowners. He has excellent communication skills and always replied to emails and phone calls promptly. He made the house hunting and buying experience a breeze. Thank you Darin! Mia - St. Paul
Experience from start to finish was superb.
Experience from start to finish was superb. The combination of professionalism, proficiency/expertise, and personable service made for the best home buying experience possible. Commonwealth realty provided everything I could have asked for in my home buying experience. Kyle - Woodbury
If I were to ever sell or buy again I will be contacting Darin.
Became a friend and was available 24/7, 7 days a week. Answered any and every question we had. If I were to ever sell or buy again I will be contacting Darin. William & Crystal - South St. Paul
Darin led us thorough each step.
Darin was very available. Homes we found on line we were able to look at almost immediately. The home we ended up buying, we found on line at Christmas. By the first of the year we had seen it and were putting in an offer. We are first time home buyers. Darin was extremely helpful through the entire home buying process. From the dealing with getting the mortgage to the seller, Darin led us thorough each step. After we received the keys he even offered to help us move! Jake and Megan - Minneapolis
Darin Bjerknes was an excellent professional to work with.
We were first time home buyers. Darin Bjerknes was an excellent professional to work with. He took time to get to know us and understand our needs. He got in a house that was right for us and throughout the process he was very patient and always had a prompt response to any questions or concerns we had. He was honest and blunt when it came to the amount of work that he thought a house would need. He was a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him to anyone. Preston & Kara - Cottage Grove
I would not hesitate to recommend Darin to anyone.
Darin was such a perfect fit for us during our home buying process. He was always available to us through email, text, or phone. He was great at pointing any potential problems as we were walking through houses. He always wanted to make sure we were getting something we would be happy with.....and at a great price! I would not hesitate to recommend Darin to anyone. Simon - St. Paul
Everything went smoothly. Impressive!!!!
Darin seems to be very motivated and hard working. On one occasion we had an appointment for a showing in North Minneapolis. It was in the middle of a snow storm and he actually kept the appointment despite coming all the way from Woodbury. He was also my Agent for the home in which I now reside. Everything went smoothly. Impressive!!!! Greg - Columbia Heights
This was my first home purchase and Darin made it fun and easy.
Darin was amazing! He made the difficult process of buying a short sale go as smooth as possible. He was always available to answer questions. I never once doubted Darin's word or ability. He is a great teacher and I learned so much from him. This was my first home purchase and Darin made it fun and easy. I honestly can't think of anything more Darin could have done. He showed my and my fiancé all the houses we wanted to see and was always open and honest with us. Nick - Minneapolis
Mr Darin Bjerknes was the main factor in selling our house. He went above and beyond all expectations.
Mr Darin Bjerknes was the main factor in selling our house. He went above and beyond all expectations. I will be recommending all my friends & family to use his great knowledge and professionalism in the Real Estate business. Thanks again for Darin's time & energy. Kerry - Oakdale
Darin is an extremely professional realtor to work with.
Darin is an extremely professional realtor to work with. He put in a lot of time looking at several houses with us until we found the right one. He also spent a great deal of time and effort getting our house in a position to show it. This helped us greatly as we were extremely busy and did not have time to do this ourselves. Dan & Rosie - Cottage Grove
From our first meeting through closing and post-closing Darin provided excellent service, keeping us informed each step of the way.
From our first meeting through closing and post-closing Darin provided excellent service, keeping us informed each step of the way. His ability to market the property and his confidence in his ability to do so resulted in a quick sale and closing. Darin Bjerknes of Commonwealth Realty is the Realtor® we plan to contact in the future. Kathleen - Minneapolis
I would recommend Darin to anyone looking for a solid individual and a successful transaction.
Darin was very responsive and his attention to detail and knowledge of the market was very helping in aiding our transaction. I would recommend Darin to anyone looking for a solid individual and a successful transaction. I will be using him for our next project! James - St. Paul
Darin was great to work with and provided excellent service.
Darin was great to work with and provided excellent service. Brian - St. Paul
We are so pleased with our sale and purchase of our new home and are very grateful for Darin's support throughout the process.
Darin was always very responsive to any questions or issues we had no matter when it was. We always felt Darin was giving us all the info he had and keeping us well informed throughout the process. We always felt like Darin was doing everything possible to advocate for our interests. We never felt pressure from Darin to make a decision we were not comfortable with. In the end, we are so pleased with our sale and purchase of our new home and are very grateful for Darin's support throughout the process. Will - St. Paul
I have worked with Darin for many years and have always found him to be completely professional and always looking out for my best interest. Mark - Inver Grove Heights
We had an excellent experience working with Darin!
We had an excellent experience working with Darin! I work in the financial industry where communication and professionalism are key. Darin was able to work thru difficult situations first time home buyers come across. He made our experience fun and exciting, but was diligent and efficient when needed. Anonymous Client
Darin went way above and beyond
Darin went way above and beyond working with us on trying to find a home. We were looking from places while living in Colorado, so Darin always took into consideration our likes and dislikes of the homes that he was flagging for us to refine the area and home type to fit our preferences. He then went to the homes to look at them and had us on Facetime so that we could virtually tour the homes. Based on our trust of Darin and our overall experience working with him, we were confident enough to make an offer and buy our house with only viewing it on Facetime and getting Darin's thoughts on it. We never would have done this if Darin didn't completely understand what we were looking for. We couldn't be happier with the house. The video to share with friends and family was also a great touch. Ryan - Minneapolis
We were very satisfied---
Darin did a super job keeping us updated on available units for sale. We were very satisfied---especially your "no pressure" attitude and you kept us very informed with each step taken. Dan & Susan - Minneapolis
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