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Stephanie helped me find a beautiful property, exactly what I was looking for, and gave good advice about how to compete in a bidding situation. She was always available when I asked for appointments, always on time, and always professional and personable. I can highly recommend her as an agent. She knew the area and gave good recommendations and advice. It was truly a pleasure to work with her. Amid a crowded field of agents, she is one who truly stands out. Thank you, Stephanie.
After a miracle organ transplant at the Mayo Clinic, we needed to sell our 5-acres and colonial home in Stillwater as soon as possible because of my medical situation. We interviewed 4 Real Estate companies to get a feel as to how the processed worked. We were amazed at how poor 3 of the companies performed especially as they showed us 'comparables' in our area to determine the worth of our home with a lower asking price than we had hoped. The 'comparables' were not even close to our homes' description. The real estate companies said that our house wouldn't sell unless we removed a certain antique lamp or removed this or that. We spent 4-years making the home 'move-in ready', with new appliances, floors, paint etc..Then, we received the 'shock' of the news that we had to install an expensive new septic system even though ours worked fine. Radon tests, well tests, structure tests and on and on. In our naivete, we thought we could sell the home on our own! We were also told that our home, being a bit out in the country, would take 3-4 months to sell. We really needed to sell and move on. After many prayers, a 'super-hero' real estate agent showed up named Richard McDonough. He was a man of few words but had a great focused attitude as he assessed our home, personal situation and how to get the fairest price for our home. He brought in his 'A' team and they went to work helping us navigate the complicated world of selling 5-acres in the country and all the new compliances that the county imposed on us. With very little staging, Richard's team prepared the photos for our first listing. We were looking at a long process of 'showings' and inconveniences and were anticipating a long adventure. Richard called and asked if he could show our home to some clients of his before we formally listed our home with MLS. His instincts told him that they might be a perfect fit for our home. Trusting him totally, we agreed. He showed our home to that first couple that entered our home and they bought it on the spot! Now you might say, you should have listed the home and had a bidding war but, Richard brought the perfect buyer to our home! The couple didn't have to sell their home to buy ours, they gave us our asking price, made no special demands and wanted to move in soon. Looking at a dream opportunity with the perfect buyer, we sold our house in about an hour! What a gift! It allowed us to move on with our lives and waste no time with our future dreams. In retrospect, his competence and extensive experience selling homes in the Stillwater area paid off for us. After all comparisons with the 3 other real estate brokers were made, Richard and his team got us the highest price for our home on top of selling our home so quickly. We were blessed to move into our new Arizona home before Christmas. Thank you, Richard McDonough and Team.
What a smart choice we made following a friend's recommendation!
You are incredible! You listened to our needs and wants and didn't try to "sell" us something that was available!
Fair to say we've had a bit more experience in buying and selling homes, but that you Richard, thank you, thank you, thank you for making this one of the most memorable ones!
Very helpful and knowledgeable service. We had a rural property that included septic system and well inspections necessary in the sale. Stephanie was available night and day online and by phone, if needed. She patiently helped us Search for the single story, two bedroom townhouse we needed. They are few and far betweeen and when we finally found one, she guided us into successfully acquiring the property. It had been on the market for only a few days. I enjoyed her cheerful sense of humor and hope to continue contact with her
Laurie was great to work with as a first time home buyer. She's incredibly knowledgeable and pointed out many things that I would have never thought to look for when visiting homes. She's very responsive to questions and was a wealth of knowledge throughout the entire buying process. I would highly recommend working with her!
The RM Realty Team will help you find the RIGHT house, not just a house, no matter how long it takes! This truly sums up our experience with Richard and his team. My wife and I desired vastly different qualities for our next home so finding a middle ground would prove to be no small feat. Richard was patient, he showed us many different homes and was extremely generous of his time and accommodating of our schedules. Over time Richard became a very trusted confidant to us in our home search. We had previously worked with other agents prior to meeting Richard and all of them paled in comparison to his knowledge and expertise of the home search and purchasing process. Furthermore, when you're looking in the Stillwater/Lake Elmo greater area you will not find an agent that has a better pulse on the day to day market than he does. Richard and his team live and work in the community and because of that, I'd argue no one knows the local housing market better. I will not forget the afternoon that Richard called me and said, "I found your home today." I knew he was onto something good for us as he is an individual that means what he says and follows through on it. We went and visited the home and in no time at all, we were putting an offer in on it. It was truly the RIGHT house for us and he knew it! RM Realty did what I was starting to believe was "mission impossible", they found a house that accommodated both my desires as well as my wife's and at a price point we could afford. RM Realty is patient, knowledgeable, and will find you the RIGHT house!
They helped my family, I'm confident they can help you also!
By the way, did I mention that they then proceeded to sell my previous house in just one day!!
When searching for a realtor, we were looking for someone who was honest and reliable. Everything we found about Richard McDonough and his team indicated this is what they are. Richard guided us through the selling process in a clear and honest manor. He addressed negotiations with our buyer in the same fashion. The end result is that our home was marketed perfectly (through a great series of tactics) and sold right away for more than we had hoped.
Richard and the team Richard McDonough Realtors are the best in the business. If you are looking to buy or sell in the St. Croix Valley area then I would highly recommend contacting them today!
Thank you so much for everything these past few months. What a fun and exciting time it has been for us! It was even more fun thanks to you! From day 1 you made us feel at ease and excited about the entire process. You made us feel important and remained patient with us through all the emails (sometimes several a night). We appreciate you and all your hard work so, so much, Laurie!
Stephanie helped us with both our home purchase and our home listing. She showed us several homes and found the perfect home for us. And she negotiated and got us a very fair price. She also listed our old home and sold it quickly - in just about 30 days! She did a great job marketing our home with quality pictures, home details and open houses for realtors and the public. She is knowledgeable, prompt and friendly to work with. I'd highly recommend her!
Laurie, we want to thank you for all your help and joining us for the amazing adventure in buying our house. We are firm believers in "what is meant to be" and we are THRILLED that buying/selling our house worked out. I still can't believe that we pulled if off and we could never have done it without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Richard and his team sold my house in three days at a price significantly higher than asking. This was in part because of being a sellers market, but also because they took great photos and got the word out there. When we were buying, Richard knew what we were looking for and what would work best for our lifestyle change. He helped us find a home that works for our family. I told my husband after looking at a home that wasn't for us that I felt like Richard was our advocate. He is very kind and just a pleasant person to work with. His team is awesome as well.