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Friday, February 08, 2019   /   by Cooper Riach

What sets HHG apart?

When looking for a real estate agent, what is important to you? Experience? Trust? Communication? Whatever it is, the Huerkamp Home Group has it. With a team of 17 licensed agents, we have the most resources to help you with you with your home search. Want to sell your house? No worries! Our agents also have experience listing homes. Overall, when you work with HHG, you are working with the best, and here are some more examples of why.


So lets say that it's experience that is most important to you. Our team of 17 licensed agents and administrative staff have 75 years of real estate sales experience. To put that in perspective, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 79 years of age. You could say we have a lifetime of experience as a team!


On top of our experience, the Huerkamp Home Group is under the umbrella of Keller Williams Realty. Keller is the largest and highest producing real estate company in the world! That just adds to the resources that we are able to provid ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019   /   by Cooper Riach

Huerkamp Home Group Market Update for January 2019

Let’s start with the one of the most common questions our team is hearing as we enter the new year. “What’s the market like right now?” Here is our brief overview to shed some light on the uncertainty being felt in the current real estate market.


Here in the Twin Cities, overall market inventory is low. This is the number of homes currently being offered for sale. There is a 1.7 month supply of inventory. This is actually up 13% from last year at this time. But overall, it is still under what we consider “normal”. So you may be wondering what makes up a seller’s or a buyer’s market? This is strongly set by the actual inventory of homes. Anytime inventory has under a five month supply, we consider it a “seller’s market”. When we reach inventory levels over a six month supply, we consider it a “buyer’s market”. Rarely do we see a completely balanced market.


Buyers continually enter the real esta ...

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Monday, August 13, 2018   /   by Olivia Manson

Homeowner Tip of the Month - August

Tips for Small Kitchens



Does your home have a small kitchen that just doesn't seem to have enough space for everything you have? Follow these easy tips to make the most out of your small space and create a functional kitchen for you and your family. 


1. Think Vertically
Vertical storage is the best way to get the most out of small kitchen spaces. Store your cups and bowls on open shelving and hang your pots and pans to open up counter space. 




2. Live the Island Life
A kitchen island is a versatile tool for almost any space. Whether you choose a larger center of the room piece or a small butcher block style island, these additions create more counter space and storage, all in one piece!



3. Lighten & Brighten
Good lighting is everything. Natural light from a large window opens up spaces making them feel bigger than they actually are. 



4. Keep It Alive
A nice plant is a great staple to any room. Not only are they beautiful, they al ...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017   /   by Jason Huerkamp

Why Should My Seller Choose Your Offer?

When you are looking to buy a home in todays hot real estate market, its important to think about the Seller when making your serious offer on a home. Here are a few points to think about when you want that dream home in a competitive market.

When your offer is submitted via the real estate agent on your dream home, what is it about your offer that My Seller would prefer over all others that are presented? Most buyers think its only about price, but that is not always the case. The Seller has needs. He wants to get his home sold in the shortest possible time, for the most amount of money, with the least amount of hassle and inconvenience. The answer is literally in that sentence. So how can you make that happen?

Shortest Possible Time - A serious seller will have priced him home to suit the market. As his representative, we would have gone through the stats and decided on an appropriate price for the property in order to get it sold in the shortest possible time. Your quick move ...

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Thursday, April 06, 2017   /   by Jason Huerkamp

Tips for Finding Hidden Gems in Hot Real Estate

We know how frustrating and disappointing it can be when your offer is one of many on the same property and you are not the winner of the bid! We have an insider tip for you to consider!


1. Homes That Have Been on The Market a Long Time
Get your agent to take you out to look at the homes that have been on the market far too long! Even consider looking in a price bracket different to the one you are searching in, you never know what hidden gems there may be.

Lets look at these circumstances - 

Sellers sometimes put their home on the market at an incorrect price. It may not be the agents fault, it may be the Seller who wants to try a higher price first
Sometimes the Selling Agent is less experienced in the neighborhood and has not priced a home correctly and therefore it has been sitting on the market for a while
Possibly the house has been reduced in price and because the days on market look scary, buyers have been avoiding the property, wondering what is wrong w ...

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Jason Huerkamp
14300 Nicollet Court # 208
Burnsville, MN 55306
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