Free Home Buyer’s Brunch
Interested in purchasing a home of your own?
Join us for a FREE brunch where you will get expert advice that will help you purchase a home the smart way
Saturdays 10–11:30am at Pinstripes in Edina
We will cover:
• The “Elevated approach” to home buying
• The best financing options
• Answer your questions
• Plus trivia and giveaways!
“In over 12 years and helping over 500 families and individuals purchase homes, I have found that it is the upfront planning that makes the difference in achieving a successful outcome or a discouraging one.”
Realtor/Client Advocate RE/MAX Results
Top 28th Agent in the state of MN Real Trends
Priscilla Johnson and Ches Masserano
Working with Joe and Priscilla to buy our very first home was great. We can be a bit picky in our tastes, but they were patient with us and took us to as many showings as it took to find the one. In the end, the house we bought wasn't even one that we asked to see from the MLS, it was one that they found and chose for us, so they really listened and understood what we were looking for. And when Joe says he works more than 40 hours per week,believe him! Virtually any time of day and he still answers the phone, I'm not sure when he ever sleeps because he's working so hard for you and all his clients (yet he never looks tired! There's gotta be something in his blood...).
Even if you're not sure you're ready to enter the market yet, you should still check them out. Especially for first-timers like us, they sometimes hold home buyer workshops that really help demystify the process, with no pressure or obligations. We went to one and it really kickstarted the whole process for us at a time when we thought a house was still years away, but now 3 months later and we've just closed and are moving in next week!
My husband and I had the best experience with Joe, Tali, Max and the rest of the Elevate team. We started our relationship with them back in June 2014 starting with an inquiry about selling our home and townhouse that we both purchased while single. Joe met us at both homes and went over our options. We focused on getting the house ready first and worked through the summer to get it to where we wanted it to be. Joe and the team were able to get the house on the market August 1 and we sold a few short days later! Next was the townhome. That took a bit to get ready as we had renters, but Joe was very patient with us during our process. We were able to get the house on the market mid October and it also sold a few short days later! Now we were ready to buy a house! This is where the team really showed how patient and willing they were with us. We had a vision for what we wanted with not a lot of wiggle room. Yet Joe and the team got us through the process of searching for the perfect home for us and in November we finally found our home. We closed at the end of December with the help of Joe and his wonderful team!
We had a wonderful experience and I would hands down recommend Joe and The Elevate Team above anyone else. He really has your best interest at heart! He is great, his team is great and I have no doubt you will love the buying and/or selling experience you have with them!
I have been working with Joe for about a year now and he has helped me buy many investment properties. I have experience working with other realtors in the past as well.
I have found Joe to be extremely good at what he does. In this business, you need to be extremely agile; Joe is very responsive and is available at all times to meet and see properties, answer questions, complete paperwork, and so on, and he responds to all different communication media - phone, email, text, etc. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and is acutely aware of trends in different cities and neighborhoods, rental rates, etc. - information that only a seasoned realtor can offer. More importantly, I found his knowledge about the valuation methods used by banks and Fannie Mae for distressed properties very useful and it helped us win the properties without leaving money on the table. Finally, Joe's ability to add value to the relationship through his immense network of contractors, bankers, lawyers, accountants, etc. places him in a different plane altogether. I would recommend Joe to anyone without any reservations.
I look forward to continue working with Joe in the future and wish him the very best of luck!
Joe Allen and The Elevate Team were outstanding to work with. My wife and I purchased a home in Minnesota while living in a different state. Working with Joe made us feel very confident that we were getting the best deal and everything moved along just as quickly and seamlessly as if we had been in Minnesota the whole time. The one thing that stood out the most for me was that communication with The Elevate Team was excellent throughout the entire process. Correspondences and conversations were always explicit and timely. Communication is very important when buying or selling a home, especially for us as we couldn't always be there. Overall, I was very impressed and would recommend The Elevate Team to anybody looking for a buying or listing agent.
I was referred to Joe Allen through one of my colleagues. I was very impressed with Joe and his assistant Tali Walton. They helped me through the whole process, which was foreign to me since I was a first time home buyer. He answered all of my questions, was available on weekends and even referred me to a lender for my mortgage. I would refer Joe and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and I hope to use their services again in the future.
I went to Erin 10 years ago to buy my first house after two of my close friends recommended her. I had heard horror stories about the paperwork, the things that could go wrong at closing, etc. but I had nothing but a very positive experience with Erin. She walked me through every step of the process, often had to explain things more than once since I was new at this and everything went smoothly. Last year I refinanced my house through Erin (I didn't even think about going to anyone else). Again, she explained everything thoroughly and there were no surprises - and I was able to cut six years off my mortgage without raising my mortgage payments. Without a doubt I would recommend Erin to anyone who needs a mortgage expert. Her advice is spot on. As an added bonus, when I bought my house I asked Erin if she knew of a Realtor who could help me and she gave me the name of a wonderful person who helped me find and buy the exact house I wanted. Thanks Erin.
I was referred to Erin 15 years ago by a good friend to help finance my first new home. I had no idea what to do and Erin took the time to explain EVERYTHING in great detail from beginning to end. I had refinanced a few years later and again, Erin picked up right where she left off, not missing a beat. I have consulted Erin on a few occasions for advice and even after many years remembered me and my situation as if it was yesterday! I will continue to utilize her knowledge and expertise for years to come. I would definitely recommend Erin to everyone!