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Michael Gross

Premier Agent

Mpls Condo & Housing Expert (13 years experience)

33 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

09/14/2014 - user5783581
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

  

06/20/2014 - zuser20140620175255095
Bought a home in 2014.

Michael was great to work with, and my husband and I were very happy that we happened to find him as our realtor through a listing! Michael knows a lot about the area as he's lived here for most of his life. He's also very kind and explained everything to us first-time homeowners very patiently.

Also, he's an amazing negotiator--seriously!!! He has great communication skills and I think they really displayed themselves as we got our offer finalized. Michael is very hardworking, responding to texts and emails at late hours on any day of the week.

The only word of advice is that if Michael gives you advice, you should really listen to it. We learned this the hard way! Michael advised us against a particular lender that enticed us with its low closing costs, but we went with them anyway and had the experience of working with individuals who are not as responsive as Michael at all. Lesson is--Michael is very experienced in this field, not just with real estate knowledge, but with all of the ins and outs of buying a home, from the inspector to the lender and everything outside and in between. Great find!

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Response from Michael on 06/24/2014

Thank you for your kind words. It was such a pleasure to help you both through this process, and your home is truly stunning. Indeed, choosing the right lender is very important, as you discovered, but we pushed through and it all worked out. I look forward to helping you again in the future!

 

  

04/11/2014 - Cauchyem
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in East Harriet, Minneapolis, MN.

My experience with Michael was exceptional. I ended up contacting Michael because of his positive reviews on Zillow and am couldn't be more pleased with my decision. Being a first time home buyer, I knew next to nothing about the process The first time he showed us properties, he was more than willing to explain the different steps of the home buying process, and was able to give me clarity regarding the different types of loans, ranges of typical down payments, etc... He was extremely knowledgeable about the areas, properties and gave really helpful feedback when we were comparing and considering different homes. He was great at giving advice and feedback, which made me feel more confident about making decisions. FYI, buying a house is stressful! That being said, Michael has an extremely calm and reassuring demeanor and I could call him at anytime if I had a question. He also was able to refer me to a GREAT home inspector. Michael made the entire process as painless and positive as possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home, and especially to first time home buyers!

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03/25/2014 - kskalak32
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN.

Working with Michael was nothing short of perfect! Michael was highly recommended by a friend, as we found how hard it was to set up viewings without having a Realtor helping and representing us.

At our first meeting Michael was very prepared, professional and instantly set us up with weekly emails from MLS - that best matched our requirements. Michael never made us sign a contract upfront or have any pressure towards working with (solely) him. Michael was very patient with us - as this was our first home purchased - we had a lot of questions and viewed a lot of homes!

Michael always answered emails right away, and was able to meet and help anytime during the week or weekend. Michael gave great input on locations and properties due to his experience as a Realtor and as a house flipper.

Overall Michael was prompt, professional, kind, fun and helpful! I would highly recommend him and would use him the next time we purchase a home or sell ours. Great experience, helped make the process that much easier to understand and complete.

Thanks again Michael!!

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10/24/2013 - user1751992
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN.

Working with Michael was a pleasure. We have had prior experiences with realtors who have not been readily available or have seemed shady. This was such an easy experience from start to finish. My wife and I were searching for a home between 300-400k in Minneapolis. Michael has great knowledge of the available homes on the market and was able to show us multiple properties that fit our needs. In the end, we ended up with a great home at a great price.

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09/26/2013 - KyaBest
Bought a home in 2013.

Michael helped my husband and I buy our first house and we could not have found a better Realtor! When I started looking and was reaching out to listing agents, he was the only Realtor who took the time to offer to meet with us even though the property we had been interested was sold. We felt that we not only had a Realtor who had our back, but that we were also going through the process with a friend!

When you work in mortgage, you see countless realtors who are only concerned with their bottom line--Michael is NOT one of them. He truly wants you to find the home of your dreams, even if that means he has to see almost 30 properties! :)

Thank you for everything, Michael!! You're the best!

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06/27/2013 - user9780354
Bought a home in 2013.

Michael is very helpful and a great guy to work with. All interactions with him have been wonderful. We just found a home using him and his skills and will be closing soon. He has been more than helpful in this process and I fully trust his opinion and knowledge!

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