Profile picture for Michael Gross

Michael Gross

Premier Agent

42 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Mpls Condo & Housing Expert (14 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Condo Expert

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

03/13/2015 - jenny e hague
Bought a home in 2015 in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

We began our process looking for a new home in Minneapolis several months ago. We met Michael through mutual friends. We were first time home buyers so we had a lot of questions about the experience. Michael was very patient and always took the time to spend with us, he was very professional, and he made us feel completely comfortable with the entire process. When it came time to put in an offer, he thoroughly represented our position. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. There were stops and starts during the negotiation process, which was to be expected, but a solution was always presented in a favorable light for us. If you are in the market for selling or buying a home, Michael would be an asset in your search. Jonas and Jenny Walter

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 03/20/2015

Thanks Jonas and Jenny; it was so enjoyable to work with you both! Negotiations got a little intense there, but you got a fantastic deal and are now proud owners of an amazing place!

 

  

01/29/2015 - tjavurek
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Fulton, Minneapolis, MN.

My experience buying a home with Michael was brilliant. Michael conducted our home purchase during our move from London, England to Minneapolis. Moving from abroad presented many challenges and uncertainties. Michael was extremely resourceful and supportive throughout the entire process; without his help and patience our move would never have gone as smoothly as it eventually did. He dealt with the distance factor by making us a videos of any and all properties we saw online from London. His running commentaries in the videos were interesting and informative, allowing us to get a real sense of a property from a distance. When we did an advanced trip prior to the final move, Michael made time for us in his busy schedule so that we could see as many properties as we wanted. He steered us clear from tempting but unwise decisions and remained patient when we made mistakes. He really was everything and more I could have wished for in a realtor: smart, savvy, hard working, informative, honest and an excellent communicator. He made the whole process easy, enjoyable, and ultimately successful.

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael

 

  

01/19/2015 - free0307
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN.

I had a very good experience buying my first condo with Michael. He explained the process very well and helped me understand what I needed to do to make the purchase. He also took the time to show me numerous places to make sure that I found the right one for me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home or condo.

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael

 

  

12/05/2014 - ypickett1
Bought a home in 2014 in Southeast Como, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Michael is extremely knowledgeable, personable and savvy. He is able to easily convey his vast knowledge of neighborhoods, home structure, and the the homebuying process. His approach, a combination of patience and expertise, was extremely reassuring for me as a first-time homebuyer. He worked diligently to get me my first-choice house, beating out other offers. Despite his name, he is not the father from Family Ties. Nonetheless, he gives great advice and had my best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone looking to purchase a home.

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 03/20/2015

It was a real pleasure working with you to find the perfect NE Mpls house!

 

  

11/08/2014 - kiaraanne
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Saint Paul, MN.

Michael is a great realtor because he is a good listener. From the onset of our search Michael asked good questions and helped us clarify what our priorities were. Buyers that already know what they are looking for are safe with Michael, as he works to help you honor those wishes. All the same, buyers that find themselves open to lots of options will find in Michael a good sounding board, and a professional with solid advice.

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 01/04/2015

Thanks Kiara and Andrew! I really enjoyed helping you negotiate a great deal on your home!

 

  

10/26/2014 - user8755268
Bought a home in 2013 in Eagan, MN 55123.

Michael Gross will appear as genuine and caring but he really wants money like any other pushy agent. Be careful when making a deal with him because he will look you in the eye and shake your hand but when its time to make his promise he will not follow it. Don't do what i did and make him sign for what he agree's to or just stay away from him. In most cases you can present your self as an agent and get a percentage from the seller. what a shame

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 11/05/2014

One of the things I like most about real estate is meeting a lot of great people, many of whom have become good friends over the years. I thought this client was going to be such a friend -- he invited me to his wedding, we enjoyed numerous double dates, etc. It became clear this client was creating the illusion of friendship to serve a purpose. After I helped him find his dream home, he told me he expected to get a large kick back. When I told him my office doesn't allow kickbacks, he got very upset. His persistence eventually turned to threats and extortion after the closing, as he demanded at least 30% of my commission. If I didn't give him this cash, he said he would post negative reviews of me everywhere he could. He even posted a complaint with the BBB, but they determined his case was not legitimate when I showed them evidence of his threats. I love my job and consider it an honor to help people, but this experience was not only unfair to me, it was also quite hurtful.

 

  

09/14/2014 - user5783581
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Howe, Minneapolis, MN.

We simply cannot recommend Michael highly enough--he knows the Minneapolis market, he knows houses (in our case, old houses, which helped TREMENDOUSLY for first-time homebuyers), he knows pricing, and he knows how to negotiate and deal with counter-offers. On top of it all, he's an enjoyable chap.

The best thing about Michael is that he will go at your pace and will not move things too fast or steer you into something that isn't you. I am confident he would have been fine searching for homes with us for another 6 months, and he also would have supported us if we wanted to make an offer on the first house we saw. What he DID do when we found the one we loved was advise us how he would act in that situation, and then he took his time to explain each part of the process from then on. Also, he is incredibly responsive--he'll never leave you hanging (even late on a Sunday night!).

We recommend Michael so highly that, before we even closed on our home (which we still can't believe we purchased for the price we did, nor how many of our wish-list items it has!), we had recommended Michael to a friend, who had a purchase agreement in place before we had the keys to our new house.

We already know that, when we decide to sell our house and upgrade to that beautiful Linden Hills home, Michael will be our first call.

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 09/26/2014

Thanks Jesse and Kalisha! It was so enjoyable to work with you both, and I'm thrilled we found such a perfect place!

 

  

09/10/2014 - whibet
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Minneapolis, MN.

Michael was key in purchasing each of our three homes over the last ten years. He was patient as we casually looked and was ready to move quickly when we found "the one." He is very knowledgeable about potential rental properties and offers very helpful insights that we would not have discovered without him. I appreciate his personable and professional negotiating and confidence as we made our big decisions. I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone searching for real estate!

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 09/26/2014

It's been such an honor to work with you over the past decade, from right after you got married until now with your beautiful two girls! Being a part of people's lives, as you've allowed me to be a part of yours, is really the highlight of real estate for me! I look forward to helping you again in the future!

 

  

08/06/2014 - map2006
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Fuller Tangletown, Minneapolis, MN.

Michael is highly professional and knowledgeable in the field. He is personable, accurate, competent, easy to work with, efficient, and highly reliable. I never felt pressure, and he helped me relax even during some stressful times through the process. Best I've ever worked with.

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 09/26/2014

Thanks for your kind words Mark! It was quite exciting to search for the perfect house, find it, and then, despite the other offer, still get it in the end!

 

  

06/23/2014 - lite7174
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Lyndale, Minneapolis, MN.

I contacted Michael after reading his great reviews and seeing all his experience in the area that I was looking and I couldn't be happier. I am a first time home buyer and he was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. Michael has bought and sold numerous homes in the area and it really showed in the knowledge and expertise that he brought to the table. He was able to point out things in the homes that I wouldn't necessarily have noticed and answer all the questions (lots of them) that I had.

I'm absolutely certain that without Michael's help I wouldn't have been able to purchase the home that I did. Within 24 hours of the listing going live I had a showing and 12 hours later I had an offer in on the house. By the time the listing showed up on Zillow the offer was already accepted. Without Michael I never would have found the house in time, and without his help with the negotiation the sellers wouldn't have cancelled all the other showings and accepted my offer right away.

I really can't recommend Michael enough. His experience really showed and he made the entire experience seem easy!

Profile picture for Michael Gross
Response from Michael on 06/24/2014

Thanks Sam! I had a great time helping you find your home and racing to get the offer in before we had to deal with multiple offers. You truly ended up with a great place, and I would love to work with you again in the future.