Incredible prices, incredible interest rates, incredible deals….
Just finished showing homes in Apple Valley, Rosemount and Farmington, the deals out there are so amazing. Beautiful 6 bedroom split with all new carpet and fresh paint, cute house on corner lot with brand new stove, nice flooring and fenced yard, awesome multi-level with fireplace and character….all list priced between $145-$170K.
Last week I spoke to a nice young guy, he was looking for a townhouse and during our conversation he said, “I really want to keep my total payments around $650 per month.” My initial thought was, that might be tough to do since we will need to include the payment on the mortgage, the property taxes and the association monthly fee into just $650. However he was looking in an area that I haven’t shown homes in for awhile, so I decided to check out the inventory before saying anything.
We found just the place on Monday and by Friday we had a negotiated and secured purchase agreement on a 2 bedroom townhouse with 2 car garage, courtyard, deck, decent kitchen appliances, newer furnace, all new carpet, some hardwood floor, a washer and dryer, full basement and freshly painted walls. All for the house payment he wanted…that’s less than he would pay just to rent the place.
Investors buying property and renting it out are positioning themselves so well for future financial gain. If you have young adult children who are not ready to purchase a home yet, consider buying a property, rent it out to them and ask them to maintain it or improve it over the time they live there in exchange for a percentage of the profit when it sells.
I was surprised to learn just how many parents are helping their adult children buy a home. In an article I read on cnn money, it said as many as 20% of baby boomers have helped their kids buy a house. The article is great and points out many aspects of this, both pros and cons.
I’m going out this afternoon to show brand new homes in Farmington, I’ll let you know if the deals are just as good in that market segment.
Let me know what you would like to spend on a total monthly housing payment, I’ll do the research and let you know if it’s possible to buy a property South of the River for your desired monthly payment.
Sheryl Petrashek is a Realtor with Re/max Results. She is based in Apple Valley and Sells Real Estate in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage and Rosemount MN.
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Sheryl was very knowledgeable. She was always quick with answers to questions and right on top of the whole process. I would recommend Sheryl to anyone needing a real estate agent.
Sheryl and her team are wonderful to work with. She helped me find a handyman to get a majority of work done before the showing of my home. She also gave great advice and helpful tips all throughout the process of preparing my home for the market, showing my home, and finally for preparing for my move after selling my home. Sheryl's team supported her when she wasn't available for a family emergency and they kept my schedule and stayed on task. Sheryl and her team are your are right by your side throughout this whole process. I felt like we were a big family all looking out for one another. I highly recommend Sheryl and her team if you need to sell or buy a home in this area.
Sheryl and Bo are amazing to work with, they are both very knowledgeable and explain things thoroughly so as sellers/buyers, we always understood what was going on. They have worked so hard to get our house sold and get us matched with a perfect new home and I recommend them to everyone we know and we will absolutely work with them in the future!
We are a young couple buying our first home. We were a little bit apprehensive because this is one of the biggest purchases we will make in our life and we wanted to have things done right. We have heard of unpleasant stories of people having a hard time finding a good realtor but not with Sheryl. We found a house we really liked and you can easily be blinded by the excitement of purchasing your first home that you can overlook a couple of things. She was prompt to point out how great the house was but also some things that could potentially become an issue that we wouldn't have noticed otherwise.She recommended us our Mortgage officer who has been an absolute pleasure as well.Sheryl is very knowledgeable in everything real estate related and we wouldn't have had it any other way. When we buy our next house she will be the first one we will call for assistance again!
Sheryl helped us sell both of our homes and also helped with the purchase of a new lot and construction of our new home. She was very helpful in taking us through all of these closings and represented us and our interests very well. She gave good advice and suggestions. I would recommend Sheryl for any of your real estate needs.
Sheryl and her husband Bo are truly experts in their field. It is their passion, and it shows. They spent a lot of time with us, helping us understand the purchasing process. They were very flexible and worked around our schedule. We looked at over 60 houses, and they were very patient with us. We could tell they really wanted to find the perfect place for us. We love our new house and couldn't have done it without them. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat!
Sheryl is a very knowledgeable, professional, and personable agent. She is always well prepared, knows the market, and how to plan a successful sales strategy. She kept us well informed throughout the selling process and we felt comfortable calling her at any time if we did have a question – which wasn’t often! She and her staff were very organized and worked well together to make our home selling experience a quick and positive one. We have recommended her to several people, and will continue to do so. Thanks Sheryl!
Working with Sheryl and her team has been a pleasure. They were very patient as we took our time finding and listing our house. They know the market very well for both buying and selling. We appreciate the honest opinions and guidance provided by the team. They were very quick to respond to our 100’s of questions. If you want to sell your house fast and find your next dream home you cannot go wrong with Sheryl Petrashek and her team.
Sheryl has been the best agent a first time home seller could ask for. She knows the business and she knows it well. She walked me through everything, explaining things very clearly and in a way I could understand. She and Amy were very responsive and always got back to me with answers to my many questions. Sheryl also helped me get through a couple of buyer backouts, lending emotional support, as well as professional guidance on how to move forward. I would highly recommend Sheryl and her team to family & friends!!
Sheryl Petrashek is a fantastic realtor! I have bought and sold several homes thru Sheryl for quite a few years and know that she does an exceptional job and goes above and beyond what any realtor would do. I recently once again listed my home thru Sheryl and as I knew from before she would be there and help thru every step of the process. Sheryl is not only a great listener and will help you find exactly the home you are looking for she also understands the market and knows how to navigate every part of buying and selling a home. Sheryl and her great office staff makes buying and selling a home seem flawless and very easy.
Very experienced best choice ever! Great advice on getting house ready for sale. She has many maintenance contacts that made fixing up the house fast and easy!
Sheryl became my listing agent when a previous agent and I agreed to "part ways" after 3 months. After interviewing 7+ agents, I decided to engage Sheryl and her team in the sale of my home. The data driven process her team employs, the technology driven marketing approach and her knowledge of how the twin cities market was shifting/changing, were the decision points for me to engage Sheryl. Other agents I interviewed talked about their marketing approaches and use of technology. Sheryl's team delivers the cutting edge approach that worked. I saw the results of all of those decision points with the quick sale and closing of my property. Would I use Sheryl and her team again? Absolutely. Would I recommend Sheryl and her team to others? Without hesitation.
Sheryl help us sell my mothers home and did an excellent job. I have never been responsible for selling a property and Sheryl was very helpful explaining all of the terms, documents and processes that were required. She and her team were very responsive when I had questions and they clearly explained what was needed. We needed to do some basic updating, slight wall repair, carpet and lighting. Sheryl put us in touch with a handyman who did excellent work and she went above and beyond her when she went to the store to help pick out the items with him. It turned out beautifully. Sheryl and her team are professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend Sheryl to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. I would definitely use her again in the future.
Sheryl has it all - not only did she have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, she was very kind and patient, supporting me every step of the way.
Sheryl was wonderful! Being first time home buyers and new to the area, she helped us and was so patient with our questions. She was so flexible and always available when we needed her. We would always brag to our friends that we had the best realtor ever!! We would recommend her to anyone whether it's your first or your tenth home!
Selling/buying a house can be very daunting. House buying is very different these days and takes a whole team to make all the details come together, they really know the industry and have excellent resources to make it happen. Sheryl and her team are the BEST!!! They made every step of the way a pleasure!!! Thanks to the Petrashek Team for all your hard work!!
From professional pictures to creative ways of marketing a property, Sheryl knows what it takes to get a home sold. I will definitely be calling her again in the future.
I recently worked with Sheryl to sell my father's townhome after he moved to a nursing home. I live an hour and a half from the property so I was unable to swing by conveniently. Sheryl was fantastic throughout the entire process and even kept an eye on the property to include scheduling needed repairs so that I didn't need to be there often. This entire situation was far from an easy sale but Sheryl went the extra mile to help us whenever necessary and answered every question or request we had. She and her staff were very responsive to anything we needed and were a joy to work with. I will absolutely recommend Sheryl to anyone selling "south of the river"!
We loved working with our Realtor, Sheryl Petrashek, and her team. They were extremely helpful in every step of our house buying process. While visiting potential houses, Sheryl was very knowledgeable about the different houses and communities. The market and housing research that she did prior to our showings saved us a lot of time and made our overall experience more enjoyable. With Sheryl's experience and expertise we were able to find the house we love and are very grateful for the time and effort that Sheryl invested in us. We couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor!
I have had the best experience with Sheryl buying my house. It’s a very exciting time and also a big decision of my life, but she made it sound really fun and simple to me, always gave me feedback on things that made so much sense and made it so easy for me to make my decision. Very knowledgeable, pleasant individual to work with and I am so grateful. Thanks Sheryl.
Sheryl Petrashek is a top notch Real Estate Agent! She made the entire selling process go very smoothly and when things didn't make sense Sheryl was always there to explain and she made me feel very comfortable through the process. She knows the business very well! I will be recommending Sheryl to friends and family!
Selling my house with Sheryl has been a wonderful experience. She did an excellent job communicating the top things I could fix and touch up that would make my home the most appealing to any potential buyer. She was professional and thoughtful in every aspect from staging the home to our asking price. She was also very receptive my opinions and ideas. Throughout the process I was at ease that I was moving in the right direction and Sheryl was advocating for me. I have to say, Sheryl really shined when it came time to negotiate with the buyer on price and repairs. She had ideas and tactics that demonstrated her ability to 'think outside the box' and made it easy to offer something to the other party without feeling like we got the short end. It's also been a delight to work with Sheryl's team, everyone responds timely and respectfully and I've never felt uncomfortable asking any question. They've made the whole house selling process a breeze :)
Sheryl is a wonderful realtor. So easy to work with because she is an EXPERT in real estate. She really knows the market. She walked us through every step in the process. This is the 3rd home we have sold and it was by far the best experience!
Sheryl's market research was developed into a very effective marketing strategy for the sale of our house. The combination of solid research and excellent communication skills resulted in good decisions during the sales process. Finally, Sheryl's recent sales performance in a challenging sales environment reflects her tireless work ethic and is the definitive reason to recommend Sheryl to any client.
Sheryl has helped us get our home ready for the market place. She gives great advice and has wonderful marketing ideas. I’m using her as my agent for finding my next home. She is a great listener and is very accommodating to my schedule.
I have worked with at least a dozen realtors over as many years in MN and none has shown the marketing acumen that Sheryl and her team applied to the sale of our townhome. I feel like I have received white glove service. Sheryl must have been developing her marketing strategies for some time. They report regularly on competition in the area so that I can stay informed and are not shy about telling me what I need to do to actually sell. Most importantly, they don't just rely on the internet or street sign to sell the property. They use their analytical capability to review data from the MLS and elsewhere and tailor postcard mailings and email campaigns to the most likely buyer (in my case it was reverse prospecting people who had...) My past brokers have done ok - they made sales - sometimes very good sales - but I felt like it had very little relation to their marketing capability (several of these are good friends now, in spite of my experience) Sheryl and her team earn their fee through intelligent and aggressive salesman(woman)ship.
Sheryl was a great realtor to work with. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and worked with us to promote and sell our home. She is easy to work with and also has a great team working with her. We highly recommend Sheryl to anyone looking to sell their home or her assistance in buying a new home. She definitely takes great care of her clients.
Sheryl was such a pleasure to work with while selling our house and buying a new home. It is clear that she loves what she does and she is very knowledgeable about the market. She gave us some tips about putting our house on the market early in the spring to get a jump start and she was completely right - our house sold in just one day! She made what could have been a completely stressful experience smooth and enjoyable. She was always quick to respond to any questions and always made us feel like we were her most important clients. We highly recommend Sheryl!
I would like to THANK YOU for working with me to sell my property. Being in a different state, I thought that it might be a bit tough for me to sell my property but you always went that extra mile to ensure that things were taken care of. You gained my trust from fixing minor repairs to working with renters for showings when needed. I appreciate with the service you provided to sell my property and am definitely glad that it was done without me having to feel like I needed to fly out to do anything.
Working with Sheryl and her entire team has been a wonderful experience. We are so thankful for their knowledge, experience and willingness to help. It is clear that Sheryl loves what she does and she does it well! Sheryl was highly recommended to us and we will be happy to recommend her to our family and friends.
Sheryl and I have crossed paths several times over the years. We have worked on numerous transactions & they have all gone very smoothly. Her expertise in new construction made the process so easy & seamless. She is professional, honest & likeable. It's no surprise that a good portion of her business is repeat customers & referrals. I highly recommend Sheryl!
Sheryl sold our home after the market crash. She was professional, enthusiastic, and, most importantly, knowledgeable. She was able to explain the intricacies of the offer and counter offer, the inspection, the bank's opinions. She knew my neighborhood, and had actually sold homes there before selling mine. She goes above and beyond in every area. I even recommended her to my cousin when she sold her lake property. I only have good things to say about Sheryl.
I was introduced to Sheryl a couple years ago when we purchased a new home. I am very impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and work ethic and I have recommended her to many friends. Sheryl always has a strong grasp of current market conditions and will take the time to share her knowledge and guide you through the buying/selling process.
We tried selling our house by owner first, then after 40 stressful days, I called Sheryl. We've known her reputation and felt it would be smart to connect with her and see what she brings to the table. The first thing she suggested was raising our price, take new pictures, stage the house and a few other things. As soon as she left, we knew we were in the hands of a true professional. Sheryl's extensive marketing and local connections soon found an offer after just 5 days back on the market. She managed this transaction with the highest level of professionalism and kept the stress down, always looking out for our best interest. If you want to work with the best in the business, call Sheryl!
Wow, we are so fortunate to have listed and sold with Sheryl...best team ever! Sheryl took the time to explain processes and how things work in today's market. Gave us honest answers and was wonderful with keeping us informed throughout the process. We would highly recommend working with Sheryl and her team.
We did a google search of realtors in our area and that's how we met Sheryl. We knew after our first phone call to her that we wanted her to be our realtor. Sheryl is incredibly patient and good at explaining what to expect in the home selling/buying process. When looking at homes, she took the time to educate us on the pros and cons of each home. She knew what we wanted when we often didn't know what we wanted ourselves. We also had the pleasure of meeting her husband Bo who was equally a joy to meet. We wanted to see a home on short notice and Bo stepped in for Sheryl. Her whole team is wonderful and they were always there to answer our questions. We really enjoyed looking at homes with Sheryl and will miss doing that now that she found us our home. We will definitely suggest her to anyone we know looking to buy/sell a home.
I have bought and sold three houses in Dakota County since 1992. I have never had such a great experience with an agent. The whole process from first interview, to closing was absolutely smooth and easy for me, because of Sheryl Petrashek and her staff. They never failed to keep me up on progress, and reassured me when I got nervous!
Sheryl was a true professional helping me sell my home in a fast and efficient manner. I had an offer within 10 days of listing my home and sold at the price that I wanted. In particular, she spent a great deal of time upfront helping me understand the market and getting my home ready to put on the market. She always responded back within hours and is one of the hardest working real estate agents you'll ever find.
Sheryl Petrashek is an amazing Realtor to have representing you. Sheryl not only helped us sell our home by working with us to create cost effective ways to maximize the value of our home. But she also helped us build our dream home. With the expected hiccups in a build, Sheryl helped keep the builder moving forward on our behalf and helped keep us focused on the end goal of our new home. I would strongly recommend Sheryl Petrashek as she will work so hard to help you sell your house and/or find your next home.
Sheryl is the definition of a professional realtor. She loves what she does for a living and it is evident in every phase of the buying or selling process. When we sold our home with Sheryl, she did a very extensive market analysis, provided input on how to ready our home for sale and communicated feedback each time we had a showing. When we had to make a price adjustment while selling, Sheryl provided hard data as to why that was necessary. Sheryl is a wonderful communicator and knows the business inside and out. I recommend her without reservation for any real estate needs.
A friend told me about Sheryl after I asked him to help me find an agent who can help sell my home. I worked with another agent before her, but got no result. Sheryl came in, gave me a professional assessment of what ‘s needed to market my home successfully. Her and her highly motivated support staff got involved and listed my home in every medium available. Sheryl made frequent follow-up with agents showing my home, and routinely adjusted her marketing strategy to move the house. At the end I got competing offers. Sheryl's total involvement along the way was priceless, therefore I highly recommend her and her tireless team to anyone who is looking to sell their home.
I could not have been more impressed with Sheryl (and also her husband Bo). This duo was super helpful, not only with their knowledge of the area, schools, and neighborhoods; but also with being able to understand our taste and lead us to the perfect home and community! They are by far the best experience we have had with a realtor. They were patient, responsive, always flexible and available, but most importantly they were a lot of fun to work with.
Sheryl is very knowledgeable about real estate in general and really excels at getting your individual house sold. She was great at identifying exactly the type of buyer that would be looking at our house. From there she told us what updates to make – which ones would really be worth our time and money. She also had recommendations on who could do those updates. Sheryl is an exceptional realtor to work with, you will not be disappointed!
Working with Sheryl & Bo Petrashek along with her team in the selling of our townhome in Burnsville and our home purchase in Apple Valley far exceeded our expectations on many levels. From our first meeting she put us at ease answering all of our questions. As I'm sure she would tell ya there were many. Also being easily accessible and just over all great having her in our corner working for us. To be honest now that we close this Thursday, the only downfall is that we will actually miss her. If the need ever arises where you're in the market to buy or sell I would highly recommend Sheryl and her team. I know she will always be my go to should we need an agent.
Sheryl is a dream to work with, she is very knowledgeable about the current market and was able to help us sell our home in Apple Valley. The entire sale was very smooth and there were no surprises as she walked us through every step! I highly recommend Sheryl to anyone selling a home! Thank you Sheryl!
From the moment we met Sheryl, we liked her. She has a personality that sets you at ease and a professionalism and knowledge that give you loads of confidence in her guidance. Our home values had been negatively impacted by neighborhood foreclosures and lack of comps, but Sheryl put her real estate expertise to use and was able to market our home in such an amazing way that we were able to sell our home for much more than we had hoped! (We had two offers in four days– one for asking price and one for more than asking!) I might also add that we were out of town for much of the time due to a work relocation, and Sheryl kept a close eye on all of the details in our absence and made sure everything ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend Sheryl Petrashek for any of your real estate needs. She is the complete package– friendly, professional, knowledgable, and detail oriented.
This is my second time working with Sheryl and she was every bit as thorough and knowledgable as she was when I worked with her the first time in 2006. It’s clear she really knows the process and had everything covered before anything ever occurred to me to ask her about. I’ll definitely look her up the next time I need anything handled in the realm of real estate, and certainly I’ll refer people I know to her as well!
Sheryl is a fantastic realtor. She was always very helpful at trying to find the perfect house you have in mind and then she will go the extra mile to make sure you get that perfect home. I have had the opportunity to work with Sheryl several times and each time I have been completely satisfied. This last home we bought required a lot of time and Sheryl was always great at keeping us informed of how things were coming along and explaining why it was taking so long. I always had lots of questions and Sheryl always knew the answer. Thanks Sheryl....you are the best!!! I will always recommend you to everyone that is going to be either purchasing or selling a home.
Sheryl has been everything I would have hoped in a realtor when we decided to buy our home. She came highly recommended from a co-worker, and I can definitely see why. Even though I am sure Sheryl has numerous clients she is working with, she always makes me feel like I am her only client. She worked day and night to help my husband and I find the perfect home, and we did! And even after that, she checked in with us to make sure we didn’t have any questions and we knew what the next steps would be. I cannot say enough how much easier our home buying process was because she was our realtor. She gets two huge thumbs up!
This is my fourth transaction with Sheryl Petrashek and her team (one sale, three purchases), and I must say, I've never had a realtor work as hard for me as Sheryl does!! She consistently bends over backwards to meet my needs and makes me feel as if I'm her only client. A special shoutout also to her assistant, Laura, who seamlessly handles the paperwork and communications end of each transaction. She's the wizard behind the curtain, and together, they have developed a well-oiled machine that never fails. No matter where I go in Minnesota, I am Team Petrashek for life!!