Purchased 2 homes in Brainerd Lakes Area. We have worked with Mike O’Connell from the Larson Group on two cabin purchases in the Brainerd Lakes Area and have been totally satisfied with the professional service he has offered. We would highly recommend him and the Larson Group to anyone looking to acquire property in lake country.
Mike and Ginger Slind
Mary Nolan knows her stuff. She worked with us to prepare our property for market, arranged for MLS photos, and held showings. After it sold (the first weekend) she shepherded the process from contract, through inspection, to closing. (Much of this while on crutches!) Thanks, Mary!
Mike did a great job for us and was very professional. Mike also did a great job with follow up and follow through on the property we purchased. I guess the best think I would say I would use Mike time and time again in the future.
Have bought and sold 8 properties and Mike was by far the best agent we have worked with. He did so much more than was expected of him including multiple trips to the property on our behalf to manage our several service providers. Mike also arranged for several contractors to help us estimate repairs. He has a hu8ge network and was able to get highly capable people to our property on short notice. Our purchase took 3 months to negotiate and the seller was extremely emotional and difficult to work with but Mike was cool-headed and consistent throughout. We really enjoyed working with him.
It was actually my brother that started all this, but because I had all the legal "baggage", I was the one to see it through. For various reasons, it was necessary to sell the cabin that my dad bought back in the 80s. For all concerned, and especially for me, the sale involved some conditions of sale that I assumed would make things more difficult than normal. Rob and his team (Holly, Sarah, and Lorelie) accepted these conditions without a problem or complaint and the cabin was sold and closed on a mere two months later. It was pretty impressive in retrospect.
We loved using him so much on our first house purchase, we had him sell that house and used him to purchase our current home. Without a doubt, a great man to work with. He made us feel like we were his most important client.
We have worked with Rob for over 12 years now, as he helped find us our first cabin, then helped us find a new cabin and sell our original cabin as well. Rob knows the area as well as anyone, having grown up in the region. Rob is very professional and knowledgeable on all aspects relating to real estate - lake information, cabin structural information, financing, comparison sales in the area. Rob is also patient, for he showed us properties many years ago when it was highly unlikely we were going to be purchasing, but keeping the long term vision in mind during our search. I would recommend Rob to any buyer or seller.
We worked with Mike O'Connell to find our perfect lake home on the Whitefish Chain. Mike was professional, extremely knowledgeable, and always responded promptly to our questions and calls throughout the buying and closing process. We would highly recommend working with Mike and the Larson Group! Great experience.
We have worked with Mike O’Connell from the Larson Group on two cabin purchases in the Brainerd Lakes Area and have been totally satisfied with the professional service he has offered. We would highly recommend him and the Larson Group to anyone looking to acquire property in lake country.
Great follow through and attention to deatial. His office staff is also very helpful. He even showed up for the closing to make sure everything went OK.
We have used Rob for two cabin transactions. Rob knows the area well and can answer most any question you have. When we had a problem the day before our closing he provided excellent advice, found resources to remedy the problem and kept the closing from being delayed. We would recommend Rob without any hesitation.
The service we received from Mary went far above what we expected. She was responsive to all our wants and needs and she made the process stress free for us.
We just finished our 13th and 14th real estate transaction with the Larson Group and it was as usual flawless. Over the past 15 years it has been a pleasure working with Rob and Maddie starting with our first cabin on Lake Roosevelt and now our new home on Pelican Lake. Their customer focus, expert knowledge of the northern Minnesota real estate area and friendly attitude has made buying and selling land and cabins a fun experience. We love our new cabin and love working with the Larson Group family.
Mike is very knowledgeable and always helpful. He goes the extra mile and communicates well. We would highly recommend him.
Mike was very thorough in my cabin selling needs and checked on real estate issues that my previous agent had not done. Mike was very professional.
Dan and Sharon Schlapkohl
We have had a relationship with Rob Birkeland since he helped us purchase our lake home 16 years ago. This year he sold our piece of MN paradise. Rob is professional and was prompt with answers to our questions and concerns. We will always appreciate his ability to achieve a pleasant and successful result. He works with an outstanding team.
Rob helped us sell our town home. He helped with every step of the way and always kept us informed. We would recommend Rob to anyone that is looking for a professional and noligable realtor
Chris & Linda Holmes
We met Rob Birkeland when looking for some land to buy and he helped us find a super location. We enjoyed the professional experience, that he also made feel so personal for us, so much we asked him to help us sell our current cabin. It's emotional selling a cabin your family loves on a lake your children grow up on and their friends enjoy so much but Rob guided us through it so well. I would totally recommend Rob and his office to anyone.
We loved working with Mary Nolan on our purchase of a lake lot! We found her expertise and guidance so valuable.
Summitdave Pony Exp
We sold a lake home on Crosslake,after our first interview with Bruce i knew we had a winner although his reputation had preceded him!! He is so passionate about real estate.He is so well connected with vendors to get things done,he got us a surveyor in July in Crosslake, and when title work needs to be done quickly one call and Bruce has it done.The word "TEAM seems to be the buzz word now days but Bruce has a true TEAM from the receptionist to Deb and the office support staff they all reflect his passion. As his bio says he is your advocate!! He is so driven it seems he thrives on challenges when they surface.We were so impressed we are presently developing another property with him.There are some challenges with this one and he has taken care of everyone.When friends in the metro area say wow "you know Bruce Larson" that says it all. Thanks Bruce,you are a
Sara and Kevin Hackler
Matt Stephens and Rob Birkeland have to be the two most experienced realtors in the Brainerd lakes area. Matt's deep and thoughtful insight on Pelican Lake proved invaluable as we made our decision on where to buy around the lake. These guys know their stuff. Couldn't recommend with more enthusiasm.
We have worked with the Mary Nolan over the last ten years or so on all of our real estate endeavors. She demonstrates a high level of knowledge for the area and works effectively, efficiently and effortlessly for her clients. We highly recommend Mary in handling your real estate needs.
I appreciated the professional and personal touches that Mary Nolan provided throughout the purchase of a lake home. There were some complicated issues and it was good to know that I had a partner to help me negotiate through them. It was the best and smoothest closing I have ever experienced. Thanks Mary!