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Testimonials for Brian Carion,
RE/MAX Realtor

 

In a service-based business, I believe in publicizing past client reviews in order to accurately summarize a professional’s skillsets, experience, and acumen.   Like you, I depend on reviews to help me make educated decisions in all facets of life, so my hope is that you’ll find these 132 reviews helpful in your real estate agent selection.


5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

10/04/2015 – cusic christina

Sold a home in 2015 in Payne Phalen, Saint Paul, MN 55130.

We had an excellent experience selling our two homes in two very different neighborhoods with Brian. He is extremely bright, friendly, and trustworthy, and is extremely knowledgable about real estate. He provided excellent assistance and tips for staging our home to make them show well. He used a professional photographer to take photos that made the homes shine. His technological and computer knowledge is vast and his ability to maximize internet marketing is unmatched. He was able to utilize his skills to create a unique tool to assess photo views online. Using this, we were able to customize our photos in order to maximize online views and subsequently showings. Additionally, we were able to gauge appropriateness of our price-point using this information. Brian’s engineering background provided an invaluable resource when it came to prepping the home for selling and negotiating inspection items. He was very available via phone and email and responded to questions and concerns in a timely manner. He was able to answer all of our many questions and address our concerns in a professional and timely manner. Overall, he made the whole experience seamless and low stress. We give Brian our highest recommendations for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/27/2015 – erickson j031

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in White Bear Lake, MN.

We had excellent experiences with Brian representing us on both the sale and purchase of homes and would highly recommend him to anyone. He is a very complete professional. We felt confident during negotiations of our transactions because Brian was very transparent, accessible and sensitive to our needs throughout. We definitely benefited from Brian’s engineering background on the purchase side as there were several complicated elements in our home that he was able to guide us through.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/27/2015 – stacy kjelland

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $475K in Saint Paul, MN.

We were in our home for 15 years when we decided to move. We did quite a bit of research to find an agent, and actually interviewed three agents. We chose Brian because of his extensive market, home and financial expertise, but also because he is extremely passionate about his job, while also being very down to earth (not a slick salesman type of agent). Brian has an amazing knowledge of home architecture and structural components that I don’t think many agents have. He knows homes and structurally how they work. This allowed him to assess the integrity of the home we were selling as well as the homes we were considering buying. This skill was invaluable to us, as Brian was able to steer us away from homes with structural problem. It’s like he’s a home whisperer of sorts. Brian was always there for us. Any day of the week. Any time of the day. If we emailed or called, he responded in short order. At one point, we called Brian to help us bid on a home we had just seen at an open house that day. The home already had multiple bids so we needed our bid in the next day. We hadn’t even lined up financing and such. Brian immediately went to see the house we were interested in, and took care of all the financing, to allow us to make a bid the next day. It was unbelievable to us. While we ended up being outbid, we were extremely impressed with Brian’s responsiveness and leadership. Brian knows the Twin Cities market. Not just pockets of it, but all of it. We were looking in many suburbs and areas, from far east to west, and Brian always came to the table with insights regarding neighborhoods, schools and commuting. This breadth of expertise was extremely impressive and invaluable. As we hadn’t sold or bought a home in 15 years, we were feeling a bit behind in education regarding all things real estate. Brian’s approach is to educate his clients and empower them with the information to make smart decisions. He does not tell you what to do, rather guides you along the way This approach made us feel confident that we were making the right decisions, and that they fit us and our needs. When it came to actually selling and buying, it was apparent that Brian has extensive knowledge of the transactional process. This was the area we knew the least about, and we trusted Brian to guide us. He never let us down. Brian sold our house in about 2 days, for well over our asking price. And, while we were extremely concerned that we would never find “the perfect home”, Brian found us a new home within about 2 weeks after our old home sold. We are in absolute love with our new home. We would not be where we are without Brian. We would recommend him passionately to anyone looking for an agent. He is one of a kind and awesome. Stacy Kjelland

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/24/2015 – kmorrison07

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Cottage Grove, MN.

We absolutely loved working with Brian!! He had so much knowledge and expertise for first time home buyers, and actually made the process fun. He was available anytime we needed him, and made us feel extremely confident throughout the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone. We can not say enough good things about working with him!! THANK YOU, BRIAN!

 

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/24/2015 – user65630843

Showed home in 2015 in East Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

My wife and I had the pleasure to work with Brian on buying our first home. First of all, I have to say we could not have found a better realtor. As first time home buyers we were pretty much clueless on what to look for and focus on and Brian made the process easy and painless. He answered all of our questions and his knowledge of not only purchasing a home was above and beyond but his background in engineering was a huge plus to have when looking at the quality and structure of the homes. Before we would even enter a home, Brian would be educating us on the exterior of the home (such as siding, roofing, windows, foundations, etc) and it didn’t stop there. Inside the homes Brian would go through everything from appliances, to countertops, cabinetry, woodwork and even going into the utility room and checking out the condition of the funace, hot water heater, AC and more. Brian made us feel like we were his only client (and we definitely were not) and took the time to get a real good understanding of what we wanted and had the patience to endure our un-sureness of every home we looked at. At the same time it was easy for us to walk into a home a say “Brian, this is the house!” but after Brian actually started getting down to the quality of the house, he made us realize there is a lot more to know about a house before making a final decision. He is far from a Sales man mentality and that is what we love about Brian, but he was great negotiator and we ended up with more than we expected. The last thing we wanted to feel like is a dollar sign, he definitely had our best interest at heart. He always responded with a high level of knowledge, quickness, and respectfulness. We closed on our house about 8 months ago, and have been putting a lot of work into our current home and was unsure of how far we should go with upgrades and because we trust Brian so much we contacted him to see if he would come by to give us some advice. And sure enough, two days later he stopped by and gave us such great advice and feedback on we could not be more happy to have him as our realtor. I feel like I could keep going on and on about how lucky we were to find Brian, but by this point you probably get the point! We will always use Brian for our future homes and I would recommend him over and over again! Thanks again Brian for all your hard work and dedication!!!! You favorite clients…Team Tighe!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/22/2015 – michael lauenstein

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $150K in Eagan, MN.

Brian provided outstanding service throughout the sale of my townhouse in Eagan. The townhouse was in pretty rough shape after years of rental and Brian’s experience provided great insight into where I should invest some capital to ensure the highest returns on the sale of the townhouse. After some quick work and a very acceptable investment to get the townhouse ready for sale, we listed and had significant traffic immediately. After only a two weeks on the market, we got a solid offer and were closing before the month’s end. It was a very clean and quick transaction and Brian’s rental experience really paved the way. Ironically, I was not able to be present at the closing, but Brian stepped up again and sat in for me to make sure the closing went smoothly. We have done business with Brian in the past and he continues to impress.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/22/2015 – user8533661

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $100K in Cottage Grove, MN.

I have been very remiss in not writing sooner, Brian Carion really puts the “Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.” in the RE/MAX slogan! Brian is professional, knows what he’s talking about, and always gives 100%. My wife and I were looking for a home in which we could put in a little sweat equity, but didn’t want to get in over our head. Had it not been for Brian’s past experience, deep knowledge, patience and strong ability to effectively communicate, we might have ended up in a project that was too large for us to handle and without the money to complete it. Six months later and our home is completely remodeled we’re completely happy with the outcome. To exemplify the significance of Brian’s help this is the first review I have ever submitted. Thank you Brian for getting guiding my wife and I through one of the largest purchases of our life! Sincerely Jason and Therese

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/21/2015 – perry par2002

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Blaine, MN.

Brian is a sharp guy and easy to work with. He understands the technical details of the home (condition of the house and utilities as examples) as well as the entire search and purchase process. There was never pressure to buy. In fact, he tended to provide more caution about a place instead of just the excitement. He would rather have someone buy a place they would really like, instead of just buy quickly. I knew Brian before working with him and was very pleased with the house purchase experience. If you are considering a home, Brian would be a wise choice to partner with.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/21/2015 – atbahr

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Lake Elmo, MN.

Brian was extremely helpful in my experience with buying me own home. He was personable yet very professional and always responds to my emails with questions immediately. I highly recommend Mr. Carion and will continue to use his services in my sales and purchases in the future!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/21/2015 – seulrich

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Stillwater, MN.

Brian did a great job setting the price for my house. The information he gave to me in the comps were great and my house sold basically for the price he predicted. I really liked the website he had to show the traffic on my house. You could see how many views the house had on the website and all kinds of other great information.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/18/2015 – smhanold

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.275M in Plymouth, MN.

Brian was a pleasure to work with was always available, very responsive, and a good resource to answer questions regarding the entire process (including a keen expertise in home architecture, structure, etc). He was able to help us through the entire process of finding our ideal home, coordinate financing, and closing. I also would highly recommend him because of his willingness to be a resource for any questions or concerns after the close process. Brian also has a strong technical/engineering background that was extremely useful when we had a variety of questions related to structure, fit, and finish.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/18/2015 – user712993350

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Chanhassen, MN.

Seldom does one find a graduate engineer in the real-estate business. We were fortunate to have done so. Brian Carion’s knowledge not only of the real estate market but of architecture, structural components such as roofs, windows, siding, appliances, and cost was most impressive. He doesn’t just sell real estate he educates you on what you are about to purchase and negotiates on your behalf. Questions are answered promptly and he is always available for consultations and recommendations. He will tell you in a suttle way if what you are considering makes sense or not, and if not why, but in the end he still leaves the decision up to you. Once you have made the decision to purchase Brian reviews all aspects of the purchase agreement and associated documents with diligence and integrity. When your contract is presented for signature you can sign with confidence and trust.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/17/2015 – vijaimenon

Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Plymouth, MN.

We were so happy with our experience with Brian. He was very patient and really helpful in answering all our questions and finding us a beautiful home in Plymouth. His expertise in structural & engineering areas were also helpful to us. Brian & his team were very prompt in responding to our calls/emails and also to address any questions that we’d after we bought the home. We highly recommend his service to others!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/17/2015 – nelsonososki

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $300K in St. Anthony, Saint Paul, MN.

Brian knows a lot about the technical/structural issues of a home. Foundation problems were quickly and expertly pointed out to us and he had good knowledge of the historical context of the problem. He responds to questions and other communication quickly. In our particular instance, he helped negotiate for us an issue that came with our next door neighbor regarding underground electrical lines which saved us potentially hundreds of dollars. One of things we appreciated about Brian is he did not judge us on the type of house we were looking for. He wanted to provide a sincere service for our particular needs – which varied during the process.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/16/2015 – kgoodwin062511

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Burnsville, MN.

Brian made us feel very comfortable when we were looking at homes. He explained differences and advantages with an educating tone without being condescending. His architectural knowledge was impressive, as well as his knowledge of the different appliances and systems within each home. He had great suggestions for what we could do to help maintain our new home and wonderful ideas to increase our home’s value. We would definitely recommend Brian!!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/16/2015 – benoyj661

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Blaine, MN.

My wife and I had a great experience working with Brian. He helped us sell our old house and find/buy our new house. Brian was always quick to respond with any questions we had (and we had a lot of questions). He is very knowledgeable, and was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. When we were working on selling our house, Brian let us know what to touch up around the house and also how to arrange things for showings. He took photos and set up a great listing online that included a virtual tour. Brian was able to sell our house quickly and we were very happy with how much it sold for. He is also knowledgeable when it comes to the transactional process. This helped us out a lot with both buying and selling. We asked him many questions and he took the time to explain how everything worked in detail. Brian made the entire process of selling and buying painless for both my wife and I. I would defiantly recommend Brian for anyone who is looking to sell or buy a new home.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/16/2015 – mnls

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $125K in Coon Rapids, MN.

We were originally referred to Brian Carion in 2014 from good friends of ours to help list and sell our home in Shoreview. This successful selling experience afforded us the opportunity to explore Brian’s skillsets at a deeper level. Not only is he skilled as a listing agent, but his mechanical and structural aptitude is at an expert level, which makes him an equally impressive buyer’s agent. So since selling our Shoreview home, we have partnered with Brian to help us acquire a few investment properties. Working with Brian is like working with a home inspector. He is able to assess, and explain in simple terms, the pros and cons of various architectures, different furnaces types and their efficiencies, water heaters, plumbing systems, foundation integrity, roofing integrity, the importance of property attic ventilation, and assessing which walls are load-bearing-just to name a few. In fact, Brian even helped us repair a furnace at one of our investment properties, where he found that the furnace was not properly electrically grounded. My wife and I are the researching types, and we tend to not trust commission-based people, but Brian (several times over) has earned the spot as our trusted real estate advocate.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/15/2015 – Michaelbudion

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $325K in Wyoming, MN.

Brian did an excellent job of handling negotiations between us, the buyers and the municipality- without his expertise we probably would not have “closed” on the sale of the house.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/15/2015 – erinknase

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Windom Park, Minneapolis, MN.

We cannot say enough great things about working with Brian Carion. We have worked with him in the past on purchasing rental property and this time he helped us find our first starter single family home. We fully intend to work with him on any other real estate ventures in the future. We also have recommended him to our parents for their own needs. Brian is an agent you want on your side for several reasons. Throughout the whole process, we felt like he was so in our corner and had our best interests in mind. We viewed a lot of older homes and no matter how cosmetically appealing or updated it was, if it lacked a stable foundation or had structural problems, he immediately told us that he would not want us to purchase the property. Brian’s engineering background is immensely helpful. He is a wealth of knowledge, helping us look past the easy fixes and cosmetic updates towards issues that would be largely problematic and expensive down the road. In both our experiences with Brian, he taught us a lot about what to look for in our area, what sorts of problems arise in older homes, and what we shouldn’t settle for. His guidance was much more thorough than your average real estate agent. Brian was just as much a teacher and support during our search as he was an agent. We looked at A LOT of homes, and never felt like Brian pushed us towards one or another, despite the large amount of work we created for him. Instead, he was consistently honest with us about what wasn’t worth our money, and also what was worth the full asking price. Brian also was easily reachable, promptly answering our questions and arranging showings in a very busy and fast-paced market. More than once Brian was able to say that a property we liked wouldn’t be on the market for more than a few days and rearranged his schedule to get us a showing within a very short time frame. He consistently went above and beyond throughout the search and buying processes. When we were unsure of a price to offer, Brian was very helpful in going through all the different aspects that went into that number and respectfully helped us come up with an offer we were comfortable with. When a selling agent took an extended amount of time to acknowledge our offer, Brian was happy to ease our anxieties and reach out to the agent for updates. He also was extremely helpful in negotiations after the accepted offer, guiding us in what we could ask for, and making sure that items the sellers agreed to complete prior to close were accomplished. We really feel lucky to have found Brian and worked with him twice now. Without his guidance, we likely would not have found either our rental property, which has been a very sound investment for us, or have moved into our amazing first starter home where we intend to start our family. If considering real estate agents, look no further- you will be lucky to have someone like Brian Carion working for you.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/15/2015 – SusanaShaklee

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Saint Paul, MN.

Brian is a very impressive sales educator. We do our homework which is why we picked him. We had already identified several houses when we called him. He walked us through them and educated us (he is a mechanical engineer by training) about the age and quality of the mechanicals, structural integrity, roofs, siding, etc. He pointed out what was good or bad and made suggestions on what and how he would fix things. He gave tips on what he has done to make extend the life of structural components or reduce the maintenance a home will require. For example, he suggested leaf guards for our gutters even telling us where to get them. His experience is practical. He is a real estate investor himself. I bumped into him at the hardware store one day when he was replacing a door. I look forward to doing business with Brian again. He understands the process (we had a complicated short sale) and responds promptly to inquiries.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/14/2015 – johnbelpedio

Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Payne Phalen, Saint Paul, MN.

I was the buyer in a sale that Brian represented the seller. I was Impressed by Brian’s ethics and honest representation of the value of the home I purchased. He offered mechanical insights not typical by a real estate agent. Brian’s calm demeanor and friendly personality make homes sales a pleasure. I highly recommend utilizing Brian’s expertise as an agent.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

09/14/2015 – kellyjo1108

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $375K in Stillwater, MN.

Brian was always available every time we needed to contact him. We had many questions throughout the process and Brian had the answers and was able to reassure us. Our home was sold in a matter of a few months and Brian negotiated the sale of our new home. Brian was professional yet friendly. He is extremely knowledgeable in all regards on realty.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

11/14/2013 – Bruce and Betty R.

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Saint Paul, MN.

We highly recommend Brian Carion as your Realtor. Our experience in selling our home this past May was above excellent. We were given his name by friends who he helped sell a home earlier. We interviewed three different companies/agents, and his approach from our first visit was clearly on the same path as our hopes. We even referred him to a family member when she, too, decided to sell her home. Brian listed our home on a Wednesday and by Friday morning we had multiple offers (all at or above asking price) from approx. 17 showings. At that point, he halted showings and helped us determine the best offer. His staff was fantastic. They kept us in the loop throughout the entire process and our closing went without a hitch.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

08/04/2015 – jlsherrett

Showed home in 2015 in Hoffmans Corner, Dellwood, MN 55110.

I worked with Brian for a few weeks of my home search. He was always punctual, VERY knowledgeable, and easy to work with. This was my first home shopping/buying experience, and Brian’s knowledge of both the home buying process and physical home details (roofing, siding, etc.) made me feel more confident in my decision making process. Great agent to work with!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

07/25/2015 – user7441863

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Audubon Park, Minneapolis, MN.

My husband and I contacted Brian off a recommendation from a friend. She and her husband had just purchased a home and gave Brian a glowing review. Of particular interest to us was Brian’s knowledge of structural soundness in homes due to his prior schooling and work as an engineer. Brian was quick to point out structural red flags so as to deter us from investing in a “money pit”. This being our second time around in home buying, my husband and I felt Brian was truly looking out for our best interests, not at all what we had experienced our first time around. decided by men. Brian never made me feel secondary in our home buying process and I was made to feel as an equal in the home buying venture, as anyone would want to feel. Brian operates out of a mode of ethical integrity, not only as a realtor but as a human being. We had such positive experience working with Brian, we enthusiastically endorse his services! We couldn’t be happier with our home purchase and it is because of Brian’s knowledge, expertise and care for us as clients that we were able to obtain our lovely home.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

12/01/2013 – chukstuk

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in White Bear Lake, MN.

Brians’s experience in renovating and improving his own home gave him up to date knowledge to help me prepare my home for sale. His background in engineering was invaluable. Brian went “the extra mile” in the entire selling process. My heartiest recommendation for Brian Carion!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

04/22/2015 – soccerday17

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Maplewood, MN.

Buying a house is more than finishing a home great in looks and location, and Brian was sure to prove that. With his background in engineering, he was able to give us great insight into the infrustracture of each home. This helped us to weed out any homes that would prove to be costly in the long wrong. As I was a first time home buyer, Brian was more than helpful to providing a helpful hand into not only the search for homes, but also with the financing aspect of the process. It made it even better that he was very quick to respond to any e-mails and calls of questions that we needed to be answered. Finding the right house is all about timing, Brian was great about providing an open schedule that had times that would work for us. Everyone these days are crunched for time, buy Brian was sure to provide use with more than enough attention. He treated us with honesty and respect. Overall, Brian is an excellent realtor, he was knowledgeable and responsive, and I am beyond happy to recommend him to anyone.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

04/03/2015 – zuser20140529074354403

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Brian was great he was always prompt and good at communicating. We have bought 2 houses and sold 1 house also with Brians help. He was able to guide us in making the best decision for our family. He is very flexible and would schedule showings that fit within our schedule. We will always rely on Brian for our realtor needs.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2015 – michelle ross70

Sold a home in 2014 in Churchill, Hector, MN 55342.

Brian and his team were very professional, knowledgeable and prompt with communication. With Brian’s input on prepping the property, virtual tour, and robust marketing we had two offers on the property in less than a week. We were using power of attorney to help my dad sell his house and Brian was very helpful guiding us through the process. Closing was quick and easy. We are detail people and appreciated the email updates on the marketing, showings and feedback of the property.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/05/2015 – jessie dahl117

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Woodbury, MN.

Brian was very knowledgable throughout the entire searching and buying process. Brian not only helped me buy my most recent home, but also sold my previous home. He taught me a lot about staging and presentation for making it a marketable property when selling.

He was honest and always willing to look into things if I had additional questions. Brian always made a point to educate me on the things that were concerning or positive about specific properties that we looked at. He always responded to messages promptly and with answers to my questions. I would definitely use Brian again when buying or selling my house.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/03/2015 – Anoka County Home For Rent

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Anoka, MN.

It was a pleasure to work with Brian on my new home purchase. Brian was extremely patient in every step of the way. It was very easy to communicate with him via email and text. Brian always returned my inquiries promptly. Brian was very fast at getting all the documents ready for the buying process either physically or electronically, which saved tremendous time. Brian’s educational background in engineering allowed him to make educated assessment and recommendations. He also went out of his way to help me with needs for a separate house which was not bought through him. I highly recommend Brian.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/01/2015 – dankennedytt

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Payne Phalen, Saint Paul, MN.

Would use Brian again anytime. He sold a duplex for me on the east-side of St. Paul recently. In not a great market, he was able to get top dollar. Would use him again in the city or suburbs. A great realtor like Brian, will be a top performer in any market or in any neighborhood. His strengths include developing targeted and creative marketing strategies, knowledge of listing prices, prompt service and the know-how and art of making the sale. Lastly, I would say he is analytical, reliable, determined and “hungry” as a realtor.

Advise: Sit back, trust Brian and let the magic happen.

Would have him list my home or any of my properties again without hesitation!!! Bravo Brain!!!!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/01/2015 – Brucerfam

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Oakdale, MN.

Brian Carion is an outstanding realtor. Brian promptly answered our many questions with professionalism and honesty. His team of experts used their robust internet marketing to showcase our listing and drive serious inquiries very quickly. Brian took the time to understand our needs and guide us in making the right decisions. I would highly recommend Brian and his team to anyone!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/01/2015 – Toshibachuck

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Blaine, MN.

We had our house on the market previous to Brian for five months and then when Brian took over our house listing, our traffic of buyer increased to the amount that you could count on people wanting to see the house on the weekends, he took care of everything for us. Thanks Brian for your hard work.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/24/2015 – gkoneczny

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Columbus, MN.

We have used Brian on several home sales in our family. He almost like a family member. Honest trustworthy and promt. In fact we going out to dinner on us to show our appreciation for his services. Glen The Koneczny Brian has so much knowledg, he just showed a home to us and new everything we needed to look at struture windows roof, possibility of problems. We trust him to find things we would not think of. He really is the family realtor. He has found homes for my parents a my sister. He also found a investment property for me and my wife. We kept the property for two years he sold it and we made a nice profit. I would be er use anyone else.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/20/2015 – dekrueger

Sold a home in 2014 in Constance, Ham Lake, MN 55304.

We were having a few challenges selling our home and decided to ask Brian for help. He was very low pressure and took time to educate us on his selling approach. It made a lot of sense with regards to strategy as well as his web approach. Brian also has a unique touch in that he possesses a deep understanding of marketing and has an engineering background in which he translates to a strong web presence on behalf of his clients.

Job well done!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/18/2015 – user963853

Bought a Multi Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Waite Park, Minneapolis, MN.

Brian is the only realtor I’ve worked with whom I look forward to seeing at showings. Purchasing a home comes with a lot of anxieties due to inexperience, lack of knowledge, and the overwhelming nature of it all. Brian communicated succinctly and promptly, and we always knew what we were doing before we did it. His experience enables him to think ahead and mitigate issues before they arise while his personality is one that turns uneasiness into enjoyment. He urged us to “get a feel for the house.” We were able to relax and do this because he was busy formulating the pros and cons of the structure, foundation, and build quality. His background in engineering certainly shines through when walking through houses.

After finding a house that matched our “good feel” with Brian’s stamp of approval in terms of long-lasting structural integrity, he walked us through the transactional steps in easy-to-understand plain English. He didn’t balk at any of our questions (even though I’m sure he’s answered them all 100 times over). Thanks to Brian’s guidance, we were able to make smart financial decisions while having some laughs at the same time.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/18/2015 – zuser20140601200653418

Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Saint Louis Park, MN.

I was referred to Brian Carion through a friend who had just bought her first home. With that being said, I was also in the market for my first home purchase. As a first time home buyer, I went back and forth on the type of home/location that fit best for my lifestyle. Brian stayed patient and informative the whole way through. Throughout my interactions with him I never felt pressured to reach a decision, instead Brian took the time and effort to research his recommendations and provided facts and shared his opinions . He was not only patient, but his knowledge of the market was invaluable during the entire process. His knowledge of architectures, the whole transactional process and ability to answer questions was exactly what I needed to find the right home. Brian was also very responsive to ALL of my questions and emails along the way. I would recommend Brian Carion to anyone who wants to have a very personable and knowledgeable individual helping them during this exciting yet challenging process.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/14/2015 – JAY2BEEZ

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in White Bear Lake, MN.

Brian Carion was very respectful, especially of our age. He was understanding of our needs and our feelings. Being elderly & not having much of any experience with business, he was very helpful – I felt comfortable asking questions & secure in his answers – he cheerfully & promptly answered all phone calls & e-mails. His knowledge of marketing & listing was impressive, as was his explanation of such to us – especially the pricing. Being we had been in our house for 31 yrs., he was very gently helpful with the staging – we did not feel overwhelmed. The photos & virtual tour were impressive. Our house sold the 1st week on the market!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/13/2015 – cmallis1

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Stillwater, MN.

Brian is a warm, thoughtful, experienced realtor with a great background in engineering who provides buyers with the knowledge they need to find the perfect house. We bought a house with Brian’s help in June 2014 and are in love with it! We had used another realtor the previous year. He did not have experience with VA loans and the sale fell through. Brian understands all aspects of home buying, including having resources for great financing for all situations. Highly recommend!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/11/2015 – Diane

Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Oakdale, MN.

Brian has extended knowledge in architectures, structural components, roofs, siding, appliances of the property we bought and this helps us a lot in making our decision to buy it. He is quick in his response to my questions and to resolve follow up issues after the sale.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/09/2015 – kcjc4

Sold a home in 2011 in Hoffmans Corner, Dellwood, MN 55110.

Brian guided us through the process of selling property. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, bringing to our attention details we would have never thought of. His presentation on the website was very professionally done. The property sold very quickly. We have proudly recommended him to others and will continue to do so in the future.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/08/2015 – chrisandelizabeth6

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Roseville, MN.

Brian was a great help for us in finding our first home and guiding us through the process of making it ours. We were especially impressed with his knowledge of multiple house components such as roofing, structural aspects, building materials, electrical systems, etc. He did a marvelous job of patiently walking with us through each step from showing to signing. He was a strong, confident and trustworthy advocate.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/08/2015 – gdgamer21

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Brian helped us sell our home and purchase a new one. He was very helpful and patient with us and we got the home of our dreams! I highly recommend Brian for anyone looking for a new home or to sell their current home!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/08/2015 – b sobieck

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Rogers, MN.

From the first time we contacted Brian to represent us on the buying side we could not have been more pleased. We only wish we would have had him represent us on the selling side as well! Do to some circumstances on our end we were working with another agent / company. We will not make that mistake again. Brian’s approach to the entire journey takes the stress away from the process. His knowledge on architectures, types of structures, as well as roofs, are second to none. Communication throughout the process was spotless.

His ability to dial in on the exact house we were looking for was evident compared to what the other realtor company was trying to show us.

I would highly recommend Brian, and to be honest, I already have!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/05/2015 – Kathryn26

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Audubon Park, Minneapolis, MN.

Our experience with Brian could not have been better. My husband and I were first-time buyers, and the process of buying a house was daunting to me. After interviewing a few agents, Brian was the obvious choice. Here’s why we liked him so much:

–He’s a mechanical engineer by training and is super knowledgeable about structural issues. He was able to give us a good assessment of a house’s structural integrity. If there’s something wrong with the house, you’ll know about it. He explains everything really clearly, and we learned a lot!

–He made us feel confident. Buying a house can be an emotional process with ups and downs. You want to work with someone who not only has a lot of expertise, but who has the wisdom and interpersonal skills to help you keep the right perspective on things.

–Brian responds to emails and phone calls quickly, which counts for a lot in my book. He also has a great staff.

–He referred us to Jason Roaldson, an excellent mortgage broker. Once our offer was accepted, Brian’s and Jason’s staff worked together efficiently. Preparing for closing is stressful, and knowing you’re working with real professionals is so reassuring.

–We had fun working with him!

Thinking back on the experience, I almost can’t believe how smoothly it all went. I wish we could keep Brian on retainer for all of our major purchases and life decisions. 🙂

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/04/2015 – nickoshea23

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Blaine, MN.

Brian was a an excellent agent to work with as a first home buyer. He was quick to respond to any form of communication and would schedule showings on a moment’s notice. Brian’s background as an engineer shows as he walks through a home pointing out structural pros and cons. His educational style allowed us to learn throughout the process and find our ideal home. Our experience with Brian was exactly what we were looking for in buying our first home. I would highly recommend Brain to anyone looking to work with a real estate professional.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/04/2015 – hbliss21

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Lakeland, MN.

We bought our first house with Brian as our realtor. Brian has a refreshing professional attitude to his work and knows the business of real estate well. His technical-mindedness regarding structures, foundations, crack and abnormalities, etc. helped steer us away from some properties and towards the solid ones. He has a working knowledge of septic and well systems as well as city systems. In the end, we were able to purchase the perfect starter home within our budget and target area. We would highly recommend Brian. He is not out to make a sale at the expense of people who may not know what they’re getting into.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/04/2015 – hbliss21

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Lakeland, MN.

We bought our first house with Brian as our realtor. Brian has a refreshing professional attitude to his work and knows the business of real estate well. His technical-mindedness regarding structures, foundations, crack and abnormalities, etc. helped steer us away from some properties and towards the solid ones. He has a working knowledge of septic and well systems as well as city systems. In the end, we were able to purchase the perfect starter home within our budget and target area. We would highly recommend Brian. He is not out to make a sale at the expense of people who may not know what they’re getting into.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/04/2015 – sakre

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Blaine, MN.

When we retained Brian to assist with our property sale, it had been on the market many months with little activity. Brian responded promptly, with excellent market information and ideas on how to make the property more saleable. Upon implementation , we were able to move the property in a short period of time with the assistance of his marketing program and analysis. I would seek out Brian’s expertise again, should the need arise.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/03/2015 – lynnandersonphd

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in White Bear Lake, MN.

I want to highly recommend Brian Carion, of RE/MAX Advantage Plus, for selling your property.

I needed to list and sell a family member’s home in a neighborhood that I was unfamiliar with since I did not live there and Brian was referred to me by a neighbor. With his knowledge of the area, structural components needed for improvements, meeting inspection and codes, and the listing/selling/financial transaction process, Brian made the selling process extremely smooth and uncomplicated. I am most happy that he worked with me to determine the best price to meet the market needs – selling the house in record time and getting the listing price!

He was able to step in and take care of some details when I was not available due to my work commitments. His communications with me regarding answering my questions, educating me on the selling process, and promptness in responding to me was above my expectations.

Brian’s knowledge, skills, attitude and customer service approach exceeded my hopes in finding the right realtor to help me through the listing/sales process. He is a true professional and dedicated to representing you/your property at its best!

Lynn Anderson, St. Paul, MN

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/02/2015 – cindy blaschka

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in St Paul Park, MN.

Brian guided me through the process of buying my first home. Brian is very knowledgable in all aspects-he is very easy to talk with and in helping you to pin point the things that you really want in a house-he takes the time to reasearch everything thouroughly-structure, location, neighborhood-I was not very knowledgable regarding what to look for in a house-Brain took the time to explain everything in a manner which I could understand-he is always available to answer questions. He also was able to hook us up with a top notch mortage broker- Brain made the whole process a pleasant one-I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for an agent!!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

02/01/2015 – jowhitman1

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in New Brighton, MN.

Brian Carion has sold two homes for me and in both cases accomplished the sales in a satisfactory and expedient fashion. I trusted his expertise and advise. His knowledge in promoting my property and keeping me updated on the progress of the task was sincerely appreciated. He was very conscientious about keeping my needs and expectations in utmost consideration as he negotiated with the buyers. In the end, he handled totally all the necessary steps to bring the sales to fruition. His loyalty, integrity, knowledge, negotiation skills, and commitment to the seller made my experience with Brian a positive and successful one. I highly recommend him as a 5 Star person and a 5 Star realtor!!! Jo Whitman

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/31/2015 – lauensmr

Bought a home in 2014.

I was introduced to Brian through a mutual contact and after a quick coffee meeting it was clear Brian had the local knowledge, expertise and business acumen that I was looking for. Due to the unique situation my wife and I were in, I was looking for someone that I could trust for an honest opinion in my search and Brian provided just that. Regardless of price point or real estate type (land/build vs. existing), Brian provided excellent insights into the various opportunities that presented themselves.

In the end, Brian provided a selfless assessment of a unique land acquisition opportunity and simply stated, despite the lower price point than buying an existing house, that “I would not pass on this opportunity.” The negotiation was sharp and effective with only two counters required to purchase a wonderful piece of acreage to build our dream house on.

I would recommended Brian to any person currently searching for that perfect fit whether they know what they are looking for or looking for someone to help guide them on their home purchasing path.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/31/2015 – jkphone

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Woodbury, MN.

I would recommend Brian to anyone and without reservation. In my experience Brian’s knowledge and willingness to patently share that knowledge in all aspects of real estate, from mechanical and construction to fiduciary responsibilities by all parties, is second to none. When coupled with Brian’s honestly, traditional and online marketing skills and easy demeanor, the often stressful process of buying and selling a home translates into a far easier and more comfortable process. For our family that was no better person for us to trust than Brian. If we could give him a 6 star rating we would!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/30/2015 – tony blank

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in St Paul Park, MN.

There are many more reasons to have Brian Carion and his team working to help you find the right home for you, these are just the few that stood out to me. The first thing you will notice about Brian Carion is his very positive and upbeat personality. This make the time you spend with him a pleasure and keeps the experience positive even when things don’t go your way. The second thing you will notice is he comes prepared he does enormous amounts of research into the home the area and is able to provide all of the information needed to make a great decision for yourself/family. The third thing is his built in engineering background gives him a unique advantage when evaluating properties where he will not hesitate to help point out the good and BAD about the property. This skill set is tremendously helpful and is provided with honest opinions and helpful insights.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/30/2015 – sarahann1668

Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Blaine, MN.

Brian Carion is a very knowledgeable realtor – we have used him twice in the last 18 months to purchase homes. His knowledge of the Twin Cities area is vast. Brian is also extremely knowledgeable about the systems and products that are part of a home, such as siding, windows, heating systems, air exchange systems, etc.

Brian helped us negotiate the price of our new home – we got a fantastic deal with his guidance.

Brian is there when you need him and he is willing to allow you to take the time you need to make decisions. He showed us a lot of homes over a 2 month period and was patient with us as we tried to make a decision over our purchase. When we were ready to make that decision, Brian was there to help and get us through the process as quickly as possible.

I would highly recommend Brian – with his knowledge and expertise he is an A+ realtor.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/29/2015 – hedlundnick

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Como, Saint Paul, MN.

I used Brian to sell my house and I would highly recommend him to anyone to sell their houses. Brian is knowledgeable in all the aspects of real estate, and is prompt in communicating during the crucial times of the sale. One of the most important aspects of selling property is getting potential customers to come see the house. He has designed a website that a majority of real estate buyers use to view the MLS. This really convinced me to use Brian. I hope you have a good experience selling your home. Use Brian Carion as your real estate salesman.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/29/2015 – tkoch308

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Maplewood, MN.

Brian was a very great person to work with! He did anything and everything he could to help us as first time home buyers. He was very knowledgeable about the vowing houses and was very helpful to point out the good things and little details that may be of concerns. Great realtor! Would highly recommend!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/28/2015 – ceder02

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Forest Lake, MN.

Brian is true professional. He came to our house and gave a realistic assessment of what we needed to do to sell our house. Brian hires a professional photographer and then suggests a comparative price point to list. We had immediate showings and the 4th person who looked at our house purchased it. House sold within 2 weeks. Negotiation was handled great and the paperwork process was seamless. I would recommend Brian to anyone looking for a real estate agent willing to go the extra mile to work for you.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/28/2015 – schroer gert

Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $350K in St Louis Park, MN.

Brian was very prompt in answering my questions and had impressive knowledge of both buying and selling real estate. He was able to explain all processes in understandable terms. His network of stagers, closers and office assistants were very pleasant and competent. I would be pleased to recommend Brian to my friends and family. His background and education make him super talented in all areas of real estate.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/27/2015 – user3368376

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Shoreview, MN.

Brian has over 10 years experience as a professional realtor. What we adored him most was his work ethic and professionalism. On a few occasions, Brian discouraged us to proceed with our offers because of property location, layout and/or pricing. He is the one who thinks truly for his clients rather than just getting a transaction done.

We were really impressed by the mix that Brian brought to us – his work attitude, communication, and expertise. Brian had worked extremely hard when he sold our home and bought our new home. In one of homes we were interested to buy, there was a structure issue in the garage truss. He spent two hours to draw a diagram and did a stress analysis. Brian is such a strong communicator and negotiator. He always tries to build positive rapport by communicating proactively with the buyer and listing agents when there are interests. It is so important and productive.

Brian is very responsive. Even though he has a good pool of clients who buy or sell their homes, he is always able to manage to respond my questions or requests promptly. He had worked aggressively to sell our home – which was closed in a short time last year. He had worked relentlessly to buy our new home – our offer has been accepted this month.

Brian knows the local areas very well. Because of his extensive expertise in structure and major components on home, he is very confident in selling and buying homes and very knowledgeable in the entire process. For the home we sold, we took his valuable advise on the repair work before it was put on the market. For the home we are buying (offer accepted), he has visually inspected the property and is confident that the home is solid.

Brian is a very nice guy to work with. We were extremely satisfied with his work. We would not be able to find the great mix in any other realtors. Brian made our entire selling and buying process seamlessly. We have worked with three other realtors in the past, Brian is the best. We would highly recommend him!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/27/2015 – user73946632

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Saint Paul, MN.

Brian and his team provided us with the most educational and consultative sales experience we have ever had. It wasn’t a sales realtor/buyer relationship, but a partnership. What was impressive was the fact that Brian helped us purchase in the suburbs (showing us a ton of houses), but also had the client base ability to sell our townhouse in the city – we had offers in 1 day. We leaned heavily on Brian and his insights due his engineering background and the volume of properties he sees out in the market. His outstanding responsiveness & background built that initial trust with my wife and I, and he continued to build the rapport throughout the purchase of the new home and selling of our townhouse. This is the largest transaction we have ever made, and probably ever will make, and we are extremely grateful to have been able to partner with Brian and his team.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/26/2015 – caririckman

Bought a home in 2014 in Hoffmans Corner, Dellwood, MN 55110.

Brian was very professional. He told us things about homes we looked at we would have never noticed or thought about. He was always there when we needed him and went the extra mile to walk us through every process from finding the home until close. I don’t know how we would have done it without him.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

01/26/2015 – user51338289

Bought a home in 2014 in Hoffmans Corner, Dellwood, MN 55110.

As a first time home buyer and on a tight budget with an ambitious wife I found an awesome Realtor, consultant, and friend with Brian Carion. Brian was quick to respond to my questions, extremely knowledgeable, great at approaching offers and negotiating. The most important part though was Brian helped my wife and I find a home that fits us perfect. I can’t say enough about how happy I am with his service and how thankful I am for his direction and advice in purchasing my first home.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

12/02/2014 – teska08

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Maple Grove, MN.

I had the pleasure of working with Brian for selling and buying my home. Brian is a very smart and knowledgeable realtor with an engineering background. He always stayed on top of things with a get-it-done attitude. My home was sold in record time! I would recommend Brian for all your real estate needs.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

10/06/2014 – reaoch

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Plymouth, MN.

I have never met a realtor with as much integrity, patience, wisdom, and expertise as Brian Carion. His background in engineering enables him to quickly asses the structural characteristics of a house (several times he discouraged me from buying a house because of an architectural issue I would have never noticed on my own) and his no-pressure attitude makes the home-buying process fun! Brian is a masterful communicator and I felt well-represented in all purchasing negotiations.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

06/30/2014 – sarahsnook127

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Summit-University, Saint Paul, MN.

I was extremely satisfied with Brian’s performance when we sold our home. He came in and helped us with tips to dress up the house for pictures and showings. I feel that this advice helped us to sell our house quickly. We were able to sell the house with the first showing that we had!

In addition Brian was friendly and fun to work with. We had many laughs and the process was so well managed that we had very little stress with the entire selling process. It was like working with an old friend.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

06/29/2014 – mrfixit9758

Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $125K in White Bear Lake, MN.

I purchased my first home with Brian’s help. After becoming dissatisfied with my prior realtor, I enlisted the help of Mr. Carion. He was diligent and thorough in meeting my requested needs. After some searching, he phoned me about the house I now live in, and said it had just come on the market. He immediately made time for me in his schedule. Within hours of the house being listed, we had toured it, and formulated a plan. He is knowledgeable in what to look for in value, AND what might be a concern for future repairs. He is definitely a fully rounded realtor. We made an offer, and counter offered back and forth to get the correct value for the home. I couldn’t have been more pleased with his commitment to service. I have since referred him to multiple people (including my current neighbor), and all have been equally as satisfied. He will work until the job is done. Without a doubt, he is a great realtor, and a great guy!! Highly recommended!!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

05/21/2014 – zuser20140521172225565

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Plymouth, MN.

Brian is very knowledgeable overall with an unique expertise in the engineering aspects of homes. I found this particularly helpful. My son and I learned a great deal about the design of the homes and have great confidence in Brian’s ability to foresee flaws and risks associated with materials, systems and locations of homes. We are very satisfied with his service and abilities.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

05/16/2014 – zuser20140516091423059

Bought a home in 2012 in Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

Brian is the absolute best! We randomly met him at an open house for a property he was showing and we instantly connected. My husband and I were first time home buyers and did not have a clue what we were doing so Brian met with us a few times to just help us understand the process. Over the course of the next year Brian worked with us and helped us find our first home! His knowledge and background in engineering was so helpful as we were looking at a old of old homes. When we found “the one” on a Friday night Brian worked until midnight putting together our offer letter and worked all weekend negotiating and getting us the house. Throughout the whole process Brian made us feel like his number one priority even though I know he has a bunch of other clients! I would highly recommend Brian for anyone looking for a realtor!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

04/29/2014 – randyfruth

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Coon Rapids, MN.

I have worked with a number of Realtors in professional and personal relationships. Brian has surpassed expectations in both realms. He is great at communication, is very responsive, and returns calls immediately. He handles all communications with professionalism and gives his honest opinions. I appreciate Brian’s approach- from a conservative standpoint he under promises and always over delivers. Because of this, Brian’s word is as strong as oak and he always over delivers! As stated already, I have a number of realtor contacts that I cold call upon, but I have remained committed to Brian for a reason. I highly suggest you at give him a call at the very least before committing to any real estate professional.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

04/23/2014 – bsnook

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Standish, Minneapolis, MN.

If you expect the highest level of knowledge and professionalism in your real estate agent, look no further than Brian Carion. I interviewed at least a half dozen agents before selecting to work with Brian. Anyone can help you buy a home, but if you want an agent to sell your home or help you buy investment property you need a true expert.

In 2014, I worked with Brian to purchase a home, sell my home, and purchase an investment property. Brian showed me dozens of properties, many times within 24 hours of coming on the market. He gives you a personal level of service that makes you feel like you are his only client. You will be able to see this with his written and oral communication style and he is always on top of your business at all steps of the process from listing to looking to negotiating to closing the deal.

Brian doesn’t just want to sell you a property. He really has your best interest in mind. Many times he pointed out structural issues and took the time to educate me on why I should pass on a particular property. He even helped my screen and place tenants in my investment property. If you need help with lending he will give you a contact with the same top notch level of service. If you are looking for true VIP experience, you will find it with Brian. I have recommended him to everyone I know with real estate needs and I guarantee if you work with him you find yourself doing the same.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

04/06/2014 – TylerDeGrand

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Farmington, MN.

Brian is an amazing realtor!! He helped my wife and I buy our first home, and it was a great experience. He was so helpful and knowledgeable, quick and easy to get a hold of, and always available to meet up and look at houses. After letting him know what we wanted, he quickly prepared and e-mailed us a list of homes that fit our criteria. He helped us negotiate a sales price, was able to explain terms and give advice on the things we weren’t sure on (being first time home buyers), and made it such a fast and simple transaction. We never felt pressured and he was there every step of the way. We would recommend him to ANYONE buying a house!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/29/2014 – johnrmerrick

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Saint Paul, MN.

I first contacted Brian while my family and I were living in NJ. Due to a job issue, we were considering relocation to Minnesota. We wanted to review prices of homes in Minnesota and eventually purchase. Brian began helping us right away; contacting me by phone in order to clarify what we were looking for in a home and what our time frame was like.

Shortly thereafter, I began receiving e-mails from Brian containing multiple listings for homes that matched my search criteria – number of beds and baths, school district, and price range. The program Brian used allowed me to discard listings in which I had no interest and create a favorite list for listings I wanted to follow up on.

When I did relocate to Minnesota, a few months ahead of my family, Brian helped me find an apartment and get set up in a new town.

Once my family joined me in Minnesota and we got settled, our search for a home became more than browsing the multiple listings. Upon Brian’s advice, we used his listings program to narrow down our list of favorites and to drive by homes of interest; observe the neighborhoods and get a look at the homes. When we narrowed down to 2 or 3 homes of interest, Brian would perform showings of these homes.

It became apparent to me during these showings that Brian had more knowledge that just unlocking the door and showing us around. He was able to comment on construction, plumbing, electric, and to identify potential problems, along with the good points of each home we viewed. In all, Brian showed us maybe 15 – 20 houses before we found the perfect home!

Once we found the home we wanted, Brian helped us to negotiate the purchase price (not a trivial effort), and he offered advice on the best way to negotiate. Upon agreeing on a price, Brian was able to recommend an excellent agent for the closing. He was able to answer a million questions I had all during this process

To sum up, Brian offered us outstanding service from the “just looking” stage all the way up to closing. All throughout the process, I got the impression that Brian would not be satisfied with a sale of any home, but to help us find our “perfect home”. He was there for us every step of the way, and I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than Brian did.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/28/2014 – dklobucher

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Summit Hill, Saint Paul, MN.

We were selling a home on a busy street corner in St Paul and knew if was going to be a challenge. We had worked with another Realtor and felt we weren’t getting the level of service and support needed to complete a sale. After our first meeting with Brian we knew he was the right person for the job. His attention to detail and knowledge of home styles allowed us to stage the home to showcase it’s character. The professional photos (not the ones on Zillow) captured the true beauty of the woodwork in the home. His honest assessment of the property and quick responses to our questions as well as those of potential buyers was a welcome change from others we had worked with. The house sold to our satisfaction shortly after bringing Brian on board.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/27/2014 – Blaine Resident

Bought a home in 2012 in Oak Park, Blaine, MN 55434.

Brian is a class act Realtor. I was a first time home buyer randomly searching for homes for sale on the internet when I joined his web-site. He reached out asking what I was looking for and services I was needing. He then advised me to a lender who I worked with to determine our budget for purchasing a home. As being recent college graduate, we had our struggles to find a place to my liking and that fit within my budget in an area close to my job. When we finally found “the one”, he performed his own pricing study to offer to the sellers of the house and the rest was history. Everything went as smoothly as possible. Brian will connect to all of his clients on a personal and professional level. I have no doubt he will provide the best service possible.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/24/2014 – cara spurr

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Corcoran, Minneapolis, MN.

Brian helped us sell and buy a home. He was very knowledgeable in pricing our listing fairly and marketing the property. His engineering background really helped us assess structural deficiencies in the homes we toured, and he gave examples on how to remedy such things as ice-dams. Brian was professional, kind and responsive throughout the entire process.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/22/2014 – andrew melander

Bought a home in 2013 in Hoffmans Corner, Dellwood, MN 55110.

Brian,

Let me start out by saying Brian is just a genuine person who understands the importance and significance of purchasing a house and will do what it takes to get the job done, Additionally, with his is master’s in engineering and background in remodeling he understands structural integrity and housing codes better than any realtor I have worked with. Furthermore, he’s always available when needed. I never had an issue contacting him and getting a response back immediately. Lastly, when and if I sell my current house he’s the number 1 realtor on my list. If you want to purchase a house and buy it a fair market value he’s the man to contact, he’s an excellent negotiator.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/18/2014 – nikokcg

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Eagan, MN.

Brain is an excellent Realtor. His background as a mechanical engineer allowed him to notice things that most people would have passed over. For example, when visiting one of the many houses we looked at, he not only noticed that the remodeling job was poor, but was honest enough to directly tell us not to buy the house. I felt like Brian was not just trying to make a sale, but was trying to get us the very best house possible.

Being a young couple who had no idea (at all!) how to look for a house, Brian was incredibly helpful and patient in walking us through the entire process, from looking for potential homes, finding a loan company to work with, negotiating, home inspection, and everything else.

I have been recommending Brian to everyone I hear of that is looking to buy a home, he was that good. 🙂

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/17/2014 – justingoedel

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Woodbury, MN.

Brian helped us look for a house that hit on all areas of our needs. He listened to what our needs were which in turned helped us locate the right house for our family. He showed us houses that we were not even interested in to make us sure of what we wanted, he kept us focused on the over all goal.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/17/2014 – lsteele009

Sold a home in 2012.

Brian was a great help in selling our cabin in Wisconsin. The property was a ways from the Twin Cities, yet he never showed any negativity when he would have to drive the miles it took to get to the cabin. He was so knowledgeable, so professional, yet was a genuine friend in making this whole deal happen. We were in Arizona at the time of the offer…we relied on him for every part of the selling process and he did an absolutely fantastic job for us. Recommend Brian Carion??? Without hesitation. He really is “one of a kind”….his main concern is for his client, and how he can make things happen in a positive way…no worries when Brian is handling things. Thanks again for all you did for me, Brian. You are truly a treasure!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/17/2014 – Amber James

Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Stillwater, MN.

Brian helped us purchase our home roughly 3+ years ago. Not only is he extremely patient, and helps his clients remain patient during the very long process of walking through the house you love, to actually signing on the dotted line, he’s also very knowledgeable of the real estate market and the ins and outs of home ownership! During the process of walking through our home he was very thorogh about reviewing the property for any issues we would face in the future. He also insisted on us doing an inspection, which turned out to be a great reference for work that needed to be done once we moved in. We will defiantly work with him again, that is, if we ever move 🙂 !!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/17/2014 – jamorancey

Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in White Bear Lake, MN.

Brian is very detail oriented and just wonderful to work with. He had many good ideas for the marketing and selling of our home and we sold quickly with him after using a different realtor for 6 months with no action.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/16/2014 – roxanne027

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Otsego, MN.

I have been passionate about real estate and architecture for a dozen years, and in fact five years ago took all the classes necessary to become a real estate agent; I passed the state and federal tests, but it was never my desire to actually become an agent, rather I simply wanted the knowledge. When I first met Brian two years ago it was as a student in a class he was teaching about real estate investment, and how to effectively negotiate one’s way through a real estate deal; the purpose for taking the class was to gain more knowledge, and I was certainly able to do that with Brian! Not only did I find him to be highly knowledgeable, but he’s also a great connection into real estate. Then, when I found myself in a position six months later to purchase a townhome, I knew exactly who I wanted to call on as my buyer’s agent—and I’m so thankful I had Brian ‘on the case’. He was very responsive and highly capable due to his senior level of experience, but equally important is the fact that he’s simply a good guy. I enjoyed our conversations immensely, and felt very confident in his ability to effectively handle my transaction, making sure no details fell through the cracks. He made the whole process very painless, and in fact, enjoyable. Keep up the great work, Brian!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/15/2014 – user74847749

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in West Side, Saint Paul, MN.

In 2013, my husband and I purchased two investment properties with Brian as our realtor. We had worked with other realtors in the past and right away we knew we were in good hands with Brian. While looking at properties, he was able to point out structural flaws that we wouldn’t have noticed. He also pointed out more minor flaws and could tell us how to remedy those issues and the potential costs associated. He recommended us to a lender who we use and love working with. Since it was our first time owning rental properties, Brian also provided us with so much knowledge and support on the in’s and out’s of being a landlord (which is a perfect example of how he goes above and beyond). Beyond his real estate knowledge, Brian is a delightful person who cares what is best for his clients. We couldn’t be more pleased with the his knowledge, service and personable approach. As long as Brian is in the business, he will be our Realtor for life!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/14/2014 – danmetzler1

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Battle Creek, Saint Paul, MN.

Brian was extremely helpful and timely in assisting me to purchase my home last year. He always responded promptly to phone calls and emails and went the extra mile to make sure the home buying process went as smoothly as possible. His knowledge of construction and inspection was very valuable in determining the right bargaining strategy. I would definitely recommend Brian to work with any of my friends and I would work with him again if the opportunity arose. Brian is a cut above!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/13/2014 – user7223094

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Andover, MN.

Brian was great to work with when selling our home this year. He took a lot of the stress out of a very stressful timeframe in our lives and was always available when we had questions or concerns. Brian did an excellent job in negotiating and dealing with difficult buyers, so that in the end we had a positive experience. I would highly recommend Brian to friends and family who are looking to buy or selling their home.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/12/2014 – user3942992

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Almena, WI.

We worked with Brian to close a deal on a lake home we purchased in western Wisconsin. In our dealings Brian was knowledgeable, courteous, thorough and very responsive. During our negotiations and request to purchase the seller was dealing with serious health issues and Brian was able to bring the deal together in a thoughtful manner that accommodated the seller while still meeting the timelines that we were required to meet with our lender.. very professional. We would highly recommend him and will seek him out for any future home purchases we would make in the area.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/12/2014 – scotty0720

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Hugo, MN.

Brian is extremely knowledgeable and works hard to deliver on what he promises. We were impressed from start to finish with his work ethic and commitment to us as buyers and sellers. I was in Ethiopia when the offer came in, and Brian made sure nothing was held up so that upon my return, everything was in order!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/12/2014 – smatson4

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Saint Paul, MN.

Brian was terrific to work with!! He was a key factor in getting my house sold in only few short days on the market! When searching for a new house he was very responsive, extremely knowledgeable and helpful in making my decision on my new home! I would absolutely recommend him for either selling or buying a home!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/12/2014 – veteren4

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Brian was awesome! My wife and I are pretty needy I think and he was always there for us and took us to see lots of different houses. He was very friendly and got to know us very well. I am very comfortable with him and think he is an awesome person overall.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/12/2014 – kernx008

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Stillwater, MN.

I would highly recommend Brian to anyone who might be considering selling their home. He is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and is very helpful when you have questions or concerns. He is a genuinely nice, caring person. Brian goes above and beyond what is expected of him and I would rate his level of skill as excellent.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – efires

Sold a home in 2011 in Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

Brian exceeded our expectations in every capacity. He effectively listed, marketed and sold our home, while seamlesslessly forecasting next steps in buying a new home. He has supreme knowlege in online marketing, house structural and mechanical systems, and in negotiating. Couldn’t be happier!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – aking7

Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Lonsdale, MN.

Brian is the best realtor I have ever met, he always goes the extra mile and has a great attitude. My wife and I have already recommended Brian to multiple friends and business associates. A real “wow” kind of guy, thanks for everything Brian!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – selaurey

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Merriam Park, Saint Paul, MN.

Brian’s background in engineering sets him far apart from other realtors. As first time home buyers, my husband and I had little knowledge of what to look for in a house. Brian carefully assessed each house we considered in terms of its construction and wiring. His unparalleled ability to spot potential problems and accurately estimate repair costs saved us time and money. I would absolutely recommend him!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – Sheridan Sia

Bought a home in 2011.

Brian is very professional, he helped me close my home within two weeks. He has gone out of his way to make it easy for me to choose a home and process all papers needed. I am very thankful for all his help and would highly recommend him.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – user2752159

Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Blaine, MN.

I can not say enough great things about Brian. He helped me purchase my first home, and sell it. The experience couldn’t have been better! Being a first time home owner, I needed as much help as possible. Not only did he help me find our home but his assistance and knowledge of the process, possible repairs, and things to look for, was unbelievable. He explained things with as much detail as I needed, the step by step process. I truly am greatful for everything he did for me, and would recommend him to anyone. He is the best at was he does!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – tbimmer

Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $275K in Minneapolis, MN.

Brian is very knowledgeable from a market standpoint which is crucial for any one is his sales role. In my families experience the real value he provided with his services was his technical background that is well suited in assessing a home’s overall value not only from a price stand point but also in terms of the build quality and amenities.

From a sales standpoint he kept a very objective perspective through out the bidding process. In our situation where there was a monetary benefit for him if we made an offer at asking, he actually supported us in our bid and brought up additional reasons why the asking price may be too high so that we could relay those points which helped us save a few thousand dollars. This is in contrast to past experiences where an agent seemed to cast fear that if we didn’t come in strong enough either we would insult the seller or wouldn’t get the house because someone would out bid us.

For these reasons when we look for a home in the future he will be our first call.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – user7818188

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Blaine, MN.

Brian has helped me purchased two homes in the past few years. He’s so good at what he does, we regularly work with him to look at properties and homes. Besides knowing how to inspect a house and find potential issues, he also has deep knowledge of school districts, surrounding communities, housing prices in the area, etc. Because of Brian, I have been very fortunate in finding gems. Each time I was able to purchase a house at a bargain. He is also very in tune with what we are looking for. After two rounds of showings, he knew exactly what my wife would want in a house so it helped narrow down our selection tremendously. If you need an expert and someone on your side when buying a house, Brian Carion is definitely the guy to call.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – skeets malloy

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in White Bear Lake, MN.

My experience with Brian was excellent. He was very good at knowing what needed to be done to sell a house. For staging and my house, he brought in the right people and made the house look awesome and almost made me not want to sell! Also, the photographer he brought in to take the pictures did an amazing job. He has great knowledge of houses and how to make the right improvements as well. He is very easy to work with and gets the job done. I had already left the state and Brian took care of everything when it came time to sell. Made it less stressful knowing it was getting done without having me to be there.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – ppaulla

Helped me rent a Single Family home in Osseo, MN.

As a buyer’s agent, Brian helped me locate, negotiate for, purchase and even find my first renters for the 2 rental properties that I own. Brian has always been available for questions and has helped me learn the “landlord business”. I referred Brian to two of my close friends and they were super happy with him as well.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – noalronken

Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Maplewood, MN.

Brian has a rare blend of talents that make him very easy to work with. He is both friendly and professional while being effective and efficient. Brian did an excellent job with the sale of my home and I would highly recommend him.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – psbella

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Shoreview, MN.

Our experience with Brian was nothing but positive . I have to say he was always there he helped us in any way we asked We tell all of our friends to call Brian . We were down sizing and he understood how hard it was . And he was very respectful of that.. If you are looking to sell or buy I wouldn’t look any further than Brian he is the best.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – Scott Fuchs

Sold a home in 2012 in Hoffmans Corner, Dellwood, MN 55110.

Brian Carion is without a doubt, one of the rare finds in the business world today. His professionalism, knowledge, expertise, drive and compassion is untouchable and extremely rare in todays business world. All concerns of selling our house and purchasing another was exceptional! There isn’t a question or situation in my personal opinion, due to personal experiences that Brian Carion can’t fix. If you are looking to enter the real estate world in any fashion, I believe Brian Carion is hands down, the best real estate agent in the area.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/11/2014 – Tony

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Brooklyn Park, MN.

My wife and I have purchased four house from 2011-2013, three rentals and our primary residence. For the first two houses, we worked with a different Realtor that advertised as a supposed rental property expert (I noticed he has 5 stars on Zillow, not sure how he got that). By the second house, we were very frustrated working with this Realtor and couldn’t even trust him any longer.

I met Brian one night at a real estate investment class he was teaching. I switched to Brian and realized how much easier it is to purchase a house if you have the right Realtor. Brian is knowledgeable, hardworking, and easy to get along with. We purchased our last two houses with Brian and couldn’t be happier. I have also worked with some Realtors to help sell/buy family members’ homes, I can say that Brian is the only Realtor that I would recommend.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – dwang3mn

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $475K in Shoreview, MN.

We have been working with Brian on Rental property purchase for 5 years. IN 2015, we hired him to buy a new primary home and sell our existing primary home. we are overall very happy with Brian’s service. We think Brian’s Strength as a great realtor is as follows: 1) Has strong knowledge of architectures, structural: roofs, siding, etc 2) Possess excellent negotiation skills; which helped us greatly during buying and selling our won houses in 2015. 3) Works very hard and promptly answer questions, has go-getter attitude.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – mkleive

Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Stillwater, MN.

Brian did an incredible job from Day 1! He was very diligent in his market analysis and priced our home to get the most amount of traffic. He staged the house appropriately and followed it up with professional photography. In a very difficult selling market (June 2011) we had multiple offers in the first week. Brian negotiated a sales price that was above our asking price. Unbelievable!

We had such high trust in Brian as our agent – and earned during every contact with him – that we asked Brian to be our Power of Attorney for our closing. It saved us a great deal of expense in traveling back to MN.

Brian is prompt and thorough in his communication, provides meticulous market analysis, and can guide anyone through the process successfully. I could not recommend him more highly with so much on the line!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – lgramse

Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Payne Phalen, Saint Paul, MN.

Past Experience: Brian is very knowledgeable in the real estate business. He sold my Father-in-law’s home for our family which required a special talent dealing with family members that were emotionally attached to the home. He has a friendly and welcoming personality and is easy to communicate with. Brian went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable with the decisions that we needed to make. The home sold for more money than I expected and Brian did a great job during the negotiating process.

Current Experience: We recently contacted Brian to find us a different home that will better fit our needs. It has been three years since the sale of my Father-in-law’s home and the experience remains extremely positive. I look forward to working with Brian to find the perfect home for us.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – simpsoncsm

Sold a home in 2011 in Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

My wife and I are very pleased with Brian’s help. I think he is very honest and a kind person. He knows real estate well. English is my second language, and he was always very patient with me and explained things so that I could understand them. We are grateful for his help.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – JennyJi

Bought a home in 2012.

Very supportive! Very knowledgeable! He helped us to buy investment properties. He never push us to buy. Instead he stopped us if the property has structure problem. We really appreciate that.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – juhomn

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Edina, MN.

Brian is as knowledgeable and trustworthy as they come. He takes the time to understand what your requirements, needs, and desires for your home are. As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot to learn and Brian was patient and thoughtful throughout my education. Even though we changed our minds on neighborhood and type of house several times, he never pushed us toward anything. He always wanted to make sure we were absolutely happy and confident with our decisions, and it gave us tremendous peace of mind. Brian has a deep understanding of each step of the process: from neighborhood shopping, home selection and competitive bidding to inspection, financing and closing, and in the end, we found the perfect starter home. He is trustworthy, focused on what you want and I give Brian my highest recommendation.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – nieveamor

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in White Bear Lake, MN.

Brian was our realtor in 2013 when he helped us purchase our first home. We had found a home that we felt was perfect for us, and wanted to act quickly on it. Brian went way above and beyond what any other realtor would do. He was there for us over the weekend we put our offer in, and spent hours overnight working with us to put an offer together on the house. He didn’t work hours that were convenient for him, rather he was working for and with us to help us get the house we wanted. It was obvious that he was fighting on our side and was willing to do anything to help us.

I really don’t think I could say enough good things about Brian. He was very knowledgeable about the house we were purchasing, as well as about the general houses in the area. He was very thorough and very honest. We had dealt with one other realtor in the past, and I had always gotten the vibe that for that realtor it was more about making a sale than helping us find what was right for us. Brian was very proactive and was always there for us when we needed him. Besides this, Brian is a very nice guy, and I personally think a realtor’s character is very important.

When going through the house, Brian was helpful in pointing out things that we could improve in the future if we wanted to upgrade some things, and I feel he would have pointed out anything that would have been wrong with the house had there been anything.

I would definitely recommend Brian as a realtor if you are looking for one. We have already recommended him to people that we know that may be using a realtor in the near future. You will not be disappointed if you use Brian as your realtor.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – e subscription

Helped me rent a Single Family home in Merriam Park, Saint Paul, MN.

Brian has a unique, innovative perspective with regard to Twin Cities real estate. He has superior ability to listen and understand the needs of his clients, and find an optimal match in the marketplace. His calm, professional demeanor is a pleasure to work with. Having lived in 6 different metro areas over 15 years, I’ve become very familiar with real estate professionals. Brian is “best in class” due to his innovative approach, client service skills and tireless work ethic.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – user06917884

Showed home in 2009 in Plymouth, MN.

Brian’s background as an engineer and remodeler are invaluable if you’re looking to buy a home. He will go so far as to dissuade you from certain homes, pointing out construction defects or poor build quality, as you tour them. He is patient and not pushy, which we greatly appreciated in our search. In a real estate industry where I believe most agents provide little value for the price, Brian is the exception. Highly recommended.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – jessycaronquist

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $75K in Greater Eastside, Saint Paul, MN.

Brian was excellent to work with. Brian was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and very reliable. He went above and beyond for our family and found us a home in our budget and in a very short time frame. We told Brian our price range and explained our very short time frame, he found us a house, ready to move it within a month or so. What we liked about Brian the most is that he always stayed within our budget, he stayed within the area we wanted to live, and always kept our children in mind when finding a home for us. Two years later Brian is always quick to answer any question we might have, and we will definitely be using him for buying our next home.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/10/2014 – Jeff Kuiper

Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Mound, MN.

I would and have recommend Brian to friends looking to buy or sell a home. We purchased a home with Brian’s assistance in May of 2010. In March of 2012, short sale came up next door with another realtor handling the listing, I called in Brian to assist with the purchase. Brian has a broad knowledge base in regards to home construction from mechanical to electrical and plumbing. He was quick to identify structural issues in another home I was considering buying. Should we ever be in the market to buy or sell, Brian is the first person I would go to for advice and assistance. A++++ Jeff Kuiper

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/09/2014 – ejgoedel

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Woodbury, MN.

Brian and his team are the most personable, caring and reliable team we have ever worked with. They are ethical, trustworthy and dependable. Brian did all the leg work and all we had to do was, literally, show up! Could not have had a better purchasing or selling process! His engineering background was priceless in helping is find exactly what we were looking for and what to steer away from. He knew the market and the properties. All of his homework was done through countless hours of research before we ever stepped for into a property. We felt comfortable and knew we could could trust him with our investment! Thank you!!!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/09/2014 – colleenmariewandmacher

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in White Bear Lake, MN.

Because of his pleasing personality, being with Brian was always very comfortable. And that’s important! We became friends right away. We joked and laughed with each other from the beginning. Communicating with him via email or phone was pleasant and fun. When contacted, he always replied or called back promptly. I felt like I could ask him anything at all without being made to feel guilty or stupid. When asked a question, he answered in a way that the average person could understand. That’s rare! Also, he was full of answers. In other words, he was very knowledgeable! Questions that I didn’t think he would have an answer for, he had an answer for. He had a way of calming you down when you were uptight, which can happen when you’re buying and selling. I enjoyed Brian more than any other professional I have ever dealt with.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/09/2014 – user38014976

Bought a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Fridley, MN.

We are in the business of investment properties and we found Brian to be a very knowledgeable agent. He is fully aware of our needs and his engineering background brings a wealth of information when studying the bones of the property. We have been through 3 agents and Brian nailed it. He keeps in touch with us throughout the process and adds a personal touch! We highly recommend Brian, we consider him our family agent and friend.

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/09/2014 – user7457702

Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Windom Park, Minneapolis, MN.

You cannot find a better real estate agent, not to mention person, in the Twin Cities. Contrary to past experiences, Brian truly cares about the people he is working with. He views showings as an opportunity to teach buyers rather than an opportunity to convince buyers. As a first tome home buyer I was able to take my time, process information, and make decisions how I saw fit. Brian is never pushy, he simply provides information and allows for a decision to be made. I learned so much from Brian it’s hard to believe and I will be much more confident next time around. Great guy, great agent. Highly recommend!

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5 Stars Highly likely to recommend

03/09/2014 – plgravett

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Coon Rapids, MN.

Conducting a search in an unfamiliar part of the Twin Cities from 4 hours away is tough enough, but when your house sells before it’s even put on the MLS and you have 24 days to get out – it’s crunch time! Brian understood the situation and worked tirelessly arranging a number of showings in this extremely tight time frame. His engineer’s eye was a huge asset when conducting our search and his interpersonal skills made him a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend Brian Carion when conducting a real estate search.

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03/08/2014 – nevertilt88

Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $100K in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Brian is not just another Realtor. He is a real estate expert, plain and simple. I have purchased a couple of houses with Brian. One the second house, with Brian’s leadership we beat out 16 other offers and the house was mine 3 days after it went on the market. After the deal was finalized the listing agent kindly told me that it was very close and I definitely didn’t overpay. That’s called threading the needle.

Brian will take care of you and is always down to BS about whatever if you want. Brian is knowledgeable and quite helpful. He patiently explained to me precisely how to set a bathtub over the phone, the proper way to solder, sent me helpful videos on how to mud drywall, and taught me some technical details about plywood while he was on vacation.

If you’re looking for a top-level Realtor, you can’t miss with Brian.

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03/08/2014 – john m draz

Bought a Townhouse home in 2011 for approximately $250K in Vadnais Heights, MN.

Brian was great about finding me the right home. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and was always accessible. He took the time to make me feel comfortable and genuinely cared about my home buying experience.

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03/07/2014 – eggwagon

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Burnsville, MN.

We were in the market for our first house in 2011 and were mainly looking at short sale properties. Being first-time homebuyers we were not familiar with the buying or selling process. Prior to working with Brian our experiences with purchasing had been confusing and disappointing. An offer we had put in on a house with a previous realtor was a frustrating six-month long series of negotiations that ended with us withdrawing the offer and finding a place to live on short notice.

We began our search with Brian (now our third realtor) and immediately noticed the difference. Brian was able to point out key structural qualities of the homes we were looking at and came prepared with information about the neighborhood. As we toured potential homes he would make sure the properties fit our needs and pointed out what usage potential the space could offer. Brian kept a calm and objective demeanor throughout the search process and we did not feel pressured to buy.

Throughout the entire process, Brian kept a very open line of communication with us and was very responsive to our needs. As we learned through our previous experiences with other realtors, communication and professionalism can make or break a deal. As is to be expected in a short sale, issues always arise. Brian resolved any issues quickly and professionally and kept us up to date and informed. Brian was able to explain every step of the process and helped us remain confident and optimistic that we were on track to close. Being calm, articulate, and knowledgeable, Brian was able to guide our short sale to a successful closing.

We could not be happier with our home and we have recommended Brian to several of our friends and coworkers. They have all been impressed with Brian’s quality and dedication. We will use Brian’s services again if we are in the market.

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07/25/2013 – user0535538

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $75K in East Phillips, Minneapolis, MN.

Back in the winter of 2012 I had my first ever investment property sitting on the Market for months with another broker. After contacting Ryan O’neil of the “MN Real Estate Team” he referred me to Brian because of his background in renovating and selling property.

Brian was formerly a mechanical engineer, and this shows through in his approach to real estate. From our first meeting he was analytical, solution minded and candid. After deciding to list the home with Brian he brought in a professional staging company and a real estate photographer. The difference between this approach and the old listing was night and day.

My previous experience was that realtors make empty promises and then have excuses when they can’t deliver. Brian did just the opposite of this. From the outset he effectively managed my expectations and then exceeded them. Within a month of listing with Brian we had a strong offer and a successful sale.

Several months later I began working with Brian as a buyer’s agent looking for my next rehab deal. It was through this process that I discovered the strength of Brian’s character.

I thought I had found the perfect house. It was in a trendy neighborhood and architecturally it was a style of home that I’ve always loved. I was eager to have another project to start on and I was ready and willing to sign a check.

In a very level-headed and tactful way, Brian reigned me in. He went out of his way to research the homes condition and history. Suffice it to say there were countless pitfalls and drawbacks that my inexperience kept me blind to.

Brian could have easily written an offer for me and collected his buyer’s agent commission. He also would have been the agent I listed the home with, and he would have collected even more from the back end of the deal. However, Brian remained an advocate for my interests and steered me away from this deal.

Throughout 2012-2013 I have continued to work with Brian with equally satisfying results . If you’re looking for an agent with intelligence, pragmatism and a commitment to ethics, look no further!

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