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Thank you to my fantastic clients that I've been privileged to work with...



Maria C.

07 Dec, 2018 01:35 PM CST

Aaron was very helpful and patient throughout the entire process. He answered every question, and responded very quickly to messages. He was proactive in finding homes which met my search criteria. Aaron always gave me candid feedback... and went above and beyond to assist... whether it was showings, returning calls, obtaining information or facilitating the sale. Great experience. Thanks, Aaron!

Amber L.

08 Nov, 2018 11:41 AM CST

Aaron worked so fast and efficiently to close on the house for us. His office staff, (Beth you are the best) is also amazing and they went above and beyond to answer questions and do some legwork since we are out of state buyers. I will not hesitate to use Aaron and his team for future transactions in the Lakes area. Thank you!

Deanna C.

18 Oct, 2018 01:09 PM CDT

We were extremely satisfied with Aaron as a realtor. Very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. He did a great job of selling our condo promptly while meeting our financial goals. Would definitely recommend Aaron.

Shane L.

16 Oct, 2018 01:38 PM CDT

I am a first time home buyer. Aaron helped me through the process and made it simple to follow along and get it all done. He was able to work with my odd work schedule. It was an enjoyable process in the end.

Todd N.

26 Sep, 2018 11:49 AM CDT

Aaron was very professional and friendly from start to finish. He was able to answer questions and provide guidance when needed. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Katie N.

26 Sep, 2018 09:12 AM CDT

Aaron is an extremely knowledgeable realtor and is easy to work with. He was very helpful in guiding us through a process that was new to us and helping us make informed and wise decisions along the way. I would highly recommend working with Aaron as a realtor, he puts his clients first and is there every step of the way.

Todd O.

24 Sep, 2018 08:56 AM CDT

Aaron is very well connected and extremely knowledgeable of the lakes area real estate market. As a result we were able to quickly establish a listing price which both seller and buyer could agree. Accordingly, our property sold the day after it was listed at full asking price.

Deanna R.

11 Sep, 2018 10:41 AM CDT

Market expertise and patience with us were the biggest selling point for us. Aaron worked with us, pointing out pluses and minuses to each property, providing us with addition details that helped us make a wise purchase, he is the only realtor you need in the lakes area.

James W.

06 Sep, 2018 11:02 AM CDT

Aaron and his staff were very helpful when we were trying to find a property as we are not from the area, he was more than willing to help us out. He would personally contact us when he thought we would like something, then keep following up with us.

Amber L.

29 Aug, 2018 01:37 PM CDT

Aaron worked so fast and efficiently to close on the house for us. His office staff, (Beth you are the best) is also amazing and they went above and beyond to answer questions and do some legwork since we are out of state buyers. I will not hesitate to use Aaron and his team for future transactions in the Lakes area. Thank you!


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Cheap vs high end quality.  A buyer's perspective. in The

Cheap vs high end quality. A buyer's perspective.

The "Real" Estate Blog

Here's the scenario. You are building a house or remodeling your house. Material costs are up. Labor costs are up. You ask yourself, where can I save a buck? Before answering this question, you must be careful, especially if your home is located in an area where other quality homes are built, whether on the lake, off the lake, or in higher valued developments such as golf course developments, etc. Growing up in construction and with a plethora of new construction and remodels under my belt, let me share with you some of the easy things that your future buyers will recognize when they are looking for quality.
1. One of the first things buyers of higher end homes will look for is to determine if the owner used hollow core doors. It's an immediate sign that the seller was looking for ways to save money (where else then did they cut back that I can't see???)
2. The second most obvious is the counter tops. Did the sellers spend for a quality granite, quartz, or other hard surface, or was formica used?
3. The third item that might stick out is the cabinetry. Do the drawers have dovetail construction with hardwoods? Did they use "soft close" drawers? Are there pull outs for the pots and pans?
4. Flooring is an easy one also. Was laminate used, or is it engineered or hardwoods? Does the carpet convey a quality feel and plushness? Is there a nice thick pad underneath the carpet?
5. Though there are many other items to look at, cheap vs quality lighting and plumbing fixtures are probably the next major focus.

There is nothing wrong with with using lower cost materials, especially when trying to keep a project within budget, especially when trying to build more house for less money. Just be aware that most buyers looking to spend in excess of $300k for off lake homes and $500+ for East Lake chain homes, and $1M+ for West and Big Spirit will expect the very best materials and finishes.

Dixon Family Chiropractic in Spirit Lake

Dixon Family Chiropractic

Spirit Lake

Dixon Family Chiropractic is a clinic located on Hwy 9, east of Walmart, next to Pizza Ranch and has convenient hours.....open 6 days a week at 7:30 am, evenings and Saturdays. Formerly in the convenient health care building south of the 4 way stop in Spirit Lake, Wade and Adalee offer a friendly staff and professional services.

The Family Diner in Spirit Lake

The Family Diner

Spirit Lake

The Family Diner is Spirit Lake, IA is a local favorite! They offer up a large portion for small money, but whether you come early or late you may be in for a wait. With homemade bread and the largest sausage patty you have seen, The Family Diner is consistently delicious. They are open only for breakfast and lunch and closed two days a week. In my former career at Stylecraft, the family diner was definately a favorite when our friends would visit from North Carolina. They were always inpressed with the bread and rolls and corn beef hash.

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