Here are a few of the benefits when a buyer or seller works with me.
-I offer maximum exposure for all my listing clients by using Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Video Marketing, CarstensenTeam.com, Social Media Marketing, Blogging and the power of RE/MAX behind all of my listings.
-I closely monitor the MLS so buyers working with me can be the first to act on properties.
- I work with Contract for Deed buyers and Contract for Deed Sellers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- I work hard, smart and often at a better value then you can find from anyone else who is a Full Service Realtor.
-I pray for blessings in all my clients lives. I want the best for you, not only in Real Estate, but in all areas of your life.
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I work hard to keep up to date on the good deals in the foreclosure - bank owned - distressed properties. Each day I look through over 300 listings that have either come on the market or been reduced in price. So the buyers that work with me know about the great deals that are avalable and often times my buyers are first to a property allowing them to get an offer in before other people have even looked at it.
I handle first-time buyers with extra care. I take a consultative approach. I don't try to sell anyone any specific home; rather I guide them through the process by educating them on the options available.
I graduated in 1999 from Saint John's University with a degree in Communication. I grew up on a FARM in tiny Browerville, MN. Thats 25 miles from Little Falls. About one hour from St. Cloud.
My hobbies and interests outside of Real Estate include: Sports, Reading, Writing, Fitness, Coaching Youth Basketball, Personal Development and more.
I coach my youngest son, Lukas', youth basketball team and enjoy helping these youngster grow as players and individuals.
Ministry: I am very active in my church and outside of my church. I believe our work can be our ministry. I do my best each day to live as a faith witness and share my faith with others.
Primary Areas of Expertise: First-time Buyers, Move-up buyers, Foreclosures, Investors, Rehab homes, fixer-upper listings. The areas I serve are Isanti, Chisago, Sherburne,Kanaber, Mille Lacs Anoka, Wright and Hennepin counties. Many of my sales are on properties $150,000 and less. Single-Family residential properties are what I focus on.
Secondary areas of expertise: sellers, short sales, land, recreational properties, farms, new construction.
Networking: I have a large network of business owners that can help me and my buyers with specific needs related to the transaction. Plus I have many other business owners I feel confident in referring for other needs. I am a member of the Elk River Area Toastmasters -Toastmasters International Group.
Marketing, Video Marketing, Maximum Online Exposure of Listings, Blogging, Customer Follow Up, Negotiations
|Very quick to respond. Very personal attention. Had an outstanding sense of what we were looking for and delivered. Very timely on appointments and respectful on our time and needs. Thanks Chuck!|
|Chuck and Michelle helped me get into my first house when I thought I would be renting for many more years Chuck recommended a broker and within a month and half I closed on my first home. He always got back to me ASAP. He helped me find a broker. Michelle his assistant did great helping with any questions I had.|
|We have known Chuck for nine years now since we bought our home from him. He has kept in touch without being pushy the entire time. His knowledge and experience is always appreciated. We recommend him to anyone we know trying to buy or sell a home!|
|Chuck was awsome! He always made us feel like he was trying to help us find a home and not just sell us a house. He always responded to our question in a prompt manner and if he couldn't right away he would text us letting us know when he will be able to find us the answers. He listen to what we wanted and didn't want and never tried to show us homes that we were not interested in. Chuck made the home buying experience a lot more pleasant then I have experienced in the past when looking into buying. I would recoment chuck to anyone that wants to find a home.|
|Chuck helped us to find a good tenant for our home and that tenant ended up buying our house after 3 yrs. Chuck helped us to evaluate the market price for the area and helped in the sale process with nominal commission. We are happy about it and highly recommend Chuck Carstensen for real estate needs.|
|We are so glad we chose Chuck. He helped us sell our home and purchase our new home. Things went fast and smooth-we couldn't be more satisfied with his service, and will continually recommend him to our family and friends.|
|Tyler and Stacie|
|Chuck Carstenson is easy to work with, a good listener, provides good advice, knows the market, markets well using the internet, responds quickly, easy to reach and very professional . Chuck comes highly recommended!|
|Chuck has been working with us for several years acquiring investment property. He is honest and thorough, always ready to meet our needs with professional service. I would highly recommend hiring him for your real estate transaction as he is knowledgeable in every area of real estate and will do his best to guide you in your purchasing or selling decisions.|
|Knowledgable easy to work with. Told him want we were looking for and he delivered. Would recommend to others. Worked to fit my schedule. Honest and reliable. Pointed out positives and negatives of homes that were viewed.|
|Easy to work with, good listener and knowledgeable with a great understanding of the area and what is available. Would definitely recommend him for a sale or a purchase of your next home.|
|Chuck has been very great to work with! He was great as a landlord. And an awesome realtor. He was always available by phone whenever I called. Super quick and helpful. And very knowledgeable as a Realtor! I highly recommend him!|
|I had chuck carstensen as my agent. He was always quick and responsive when we would call for a question. He found a lot of homes for us to look at and to choose from and when we found the one we wanted. We where able to go and look at the house when we needed to for inspections and other various things. I was able to meet him there to show my family several time. He helped set every thing up. Helped walked us through the steps to make it as easy as he could for us. He was always enjoyable to see and speak to.|
|Chuck was really great throughout the whole process. We were first time home buyers and he helped explain and walk us through everything. Thanks Chuck!|
|Chuck was very patient and was more than willing to show us all the homes we needed/wanted to see before we found the right one. He never gave up on us. He always returned calls/emails. He was a pleasure to work with. I would use him again and recommend for you to do so as well.|
|Chuck was patient, kind, caring, honest, and did an amazing job as my realtor. I purchased a short sale that ended up taking quite a bit longer than expected and Chuck kept communication with me several times a week to give me any updates with the situation until we finally closed. He was prompt and professional, and definitely a realtor that I would suggest for anyone to use. I will be calling him in a few years when I am in the need for a bigger home! Thanks so much Chuck for your great service!|
|We were lucky to have Chuck to help us. The real estate market around here was sluggish, but the second we started to look, all of a sudden houses started selling quickly. He was very patient as we rejected a few places, and then he found us a great one! It was a "short sale", which can be difficult, and involves quite a bit of waiting. Chuck clearly and honestly informed us of the probable waiting time, and the unique obstacles in that type of transaction. His feedback was frequent, and accurate. He knew all the various inspectors we used, the mortgage company we went with, our credit union, etc. It was like having a friend help us, instead of a random suit and tie. We have no complaints whatever.|
|Chuck helped us buy our house and sell it years later. He was always on top of things, in constant contact with us, and advised us on things along the way. He is a hard worker and overall we had a great experience working with him! We highly recommend him!|
|Chuck was very thorough and patient with me. The price range of home I could afford in my area was not easy being I needed 4 bedrooms. He listened to my needs and didn't push me into purchasing something quickly just to get a sale. He actually told me to continue to wait for the market to get fuller with homes and it did. His patience is superior to the other Realtors I have worked with in the past.He understands that the home you end up with is the one that is meant to be without hassle and pulling strings.|
|We have nothing but good things to say about our experience. Chuck is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We really appreciated that Chuck was very honest with us through the whole process. Sometimes you need someone to tell you the truth instead of just what you want to hear. We defiantly would recommend Chuck to anyone looking to buy or sell in the future!|
|I had discussed a property we were going to market with chuck Carstensen but did not know the timing because of it being in estate. Chuck was very professional and evaluated the property for us and then kept in touch with us consistently for several months until we were ready to list it with him. When we did list , chuck had a purchase agreement from his listing in a matter of days. His help, professionalism and effort from that time to closing was amongst the best services I have ever received . I would highly recommend chuck Carstensen for any and all real estate needs because of his integrity and ability to do the job right .|
|I would like to highly recommend Chuck to be your agent! Chuck worked for me on both selling of my home and purchasing a new home. I was very impressed with his schedule flexibility and also how fast he was at responding to my phone calls, emails, and text messages. He communicates very well and always kept me "in the loop" with any updates on showings, potential homes, timelines, and how the process was progressing. You can ask him just about anything and he will always get back to you with a response. Other than his communication, what impressed me the most is his knowledge of the current housing market. Chuck was able to sell my home in 21 days and was right on with what he thought I could sell my home for. On the purchase of my new home, he provided sound advice for what I should offer the sellers and was able to get an accepted offer very quickly. I couldn't be more happy with the process from start to finish and always felt that I was being listened to. It is a big process to sell and buy a new home at the same time and Chuck proved he can do both very well!|
|We loved working with Chuck. He was there every step of the way. We had a very bad experience with our loan officer and Chuck made sure he was able to help out when he could and getting our loan officer on the same track. Chucks always made us feel and even demonstrated that he was always there for us. He always kept in contact with us even if there was no new information and always responded to us in a timely manner. We were extremely impressed with him and would recommend him to anyone.|
|Chuck is a great guy. He is very knowledgeable, and willing to answer all the questions I had. We had a long short sale experience with Chuck and he kept me updated daily on the process. I would highly recommend working with Chuck!|
|Kent & Anne|
|Chuck is always on top of everything and very responsive to all our requests and needs as sellers and as buyers. Chuck sold our home for full price in less than a month, and found us a new one in the area we really like.|
|If you are in need of a realtor, Chuck is very highly recommended. Wonderful to have had worked with, took all the fear out of being a first time home buyer.|
|I have worked with Chuck on many different real estate transactions. He is excellent at keeping everyone, buyer and sellers on track and well informed. He is organized and efficient. He listens to you as a buyer and a seller. I have never been disappointed by his service. He knows the market well! He is honest and a hard worker.. You can not go wrong choosing him to represent you, either as a buyer or seller :)|
|Chuck follows through with response using multiple means of communication. His dedication to his work shows in the number of sales he has. He also makes recommendations for any assistance and supports one may need in the housing market.|
|Chuck was amazing to work with in both the sale of our home of twenty years as well as the purchase of our new home. Professional in every way. Always a prompt response. Very thorough regarding all aspects of the sale. I was nervous about the stress it takes to show your home and Chuck took care of all the details. He answered questions I should have asked as well as those I did ask. We were very satisfied and secure in the negotiating process as well. He is a stellar contact I would recommend over and over again and have!|
|Chuck is very patient,quick to help and respond, answered all ?,and very professional. All in all a great person and agent|
|Very Helpful and patient! I would highly recommend Chuck!!! I will be using him again in the future!|
I work with buyer, sellers and investors in the N Metro & Metro area of MN (Anoka, Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, Chisago, Hennepin County) Licensed in Wisconsin! Worked w/foreclosures & short sales too!