Not only does he know the cities, lakes and is able to position property appropriately based on the location, he has a great network of partners that help prepare the property and find right buyer. What is especially impressive about Conrad is that he is an expert in the real estate market and takes the time to help you understand what happens during the course of the buying/selling process. He also has a keen eye towards preparing a property according to what a buyer/seller is looking for in a particular area. For example, before we got started we had an introductory meeting to determine what range the property should be listed - with comparison to similar properties recently sold as well as how best to prepare the property for sale. With our last home sale, Conrad assisted us with all aspects of property preparation including: • Consulting recommendations on interior changes to maximize value • Arranging paint and wall preparation for interior transformation • Staging our furniture to accentuated the property We look forward to working with Conrad again when purchasing or selling a home. He is great to work with and delivers outstanding results. Sincerely, Matt & John
For this type of work Conrad is truly going to be your partner mainly because of two other important attributes: his communication and his preparedness. Always ready for a phone call or an email to answer your questions and always prepared with various searches and listings as you develop your sense of what you’re looking for. Can’t go wrong a realtor and a friend for life."
We knew we were getting a great person in our corner who would be working with our best interests in mind but he surpassed our expectations. Conrad's experience and connections added great value. Given Conrad's knowledge of the Lake Minnetonka market, he helped us navigate the area to find the right neighborhood for our growing family. We valued his honesty, professionalism and patience during every step of the buying process. We would highly recommend Conrad to anyone who is searching for a new home or selling their existing home. We put our trust in Conrad and it paid off. - Lindsay and Jason
Not only does he know the cities, and surrounding lakes, he is able to position property appropriately based on the location. Conrad has a great network of partners that help prepare the property and find the right buyer. What is especially impressive about Conrad is that he is an expert in the real estate market and takes the time to help you understand what happens during the course of the buying/selling process. He also has a keen eye towards preparing a property according to what a buyer/seller is looking for in a particular area. Over the course of 10 years, we have purchased and sold multiple properties. Conrad assisted us with all aspects of preparation to sell our properties and as a buyer. • Consulting recommendations on interior changes to maximize value • Arranging paint and wall preparation for interior transformation • Staging our furniture to accentuated the property We look forward to working with Conrad again when purchasing or selling a home. He is great to work with and delivers outstanding results. Sincerely, Patrick and Ramona
Conrad has guided us through the process and strategy of buying and selling in the Twin Cities market and I would highly recommend working with him.
Conrad Roal With Lakes Area Realty has helped me and my family on 4 levels! 1st He was a great help in finding a buyer for a property my son owned that was going into foreclosure and negotiated a traditional sale that avoided any financial problems credit wise for him! 2nd He was a great help in educating me on short sale and bank owned property so after looking at approximately 20+ properties --we made many offers some rejected and countered but of prime interest was a home in Watertown, this was a short sale-- so very time consuming going back and forth to the bank and the current owners and through it all Conrad was there--very encouraging and finally a great deal was accepted by all and I personally purchased the home as an investment!! 3rd My daughter at 22 was wanting to move out on her own and was thinking an apartment was all she could afford. Again, with Conrad's help and many properties on the Market she was convince that now was the perfect time to buy with prices plummeting. With Conrad's help she found a great Bank Owned Property in Watertown, 4 bedrooms, 3 car attached for $100,000 below existing market value in the $250,000 to $350,00 range. To purchase your first home at such a young age is very stressful and Conrad again made the process easy and answered all of her questions and she is now living in her own home for less then what some 2 bedroom apartments would cost! 4th My oldest son is moving back from Las Vegas and I informed him of my great relationship with Conrad Roal. My son wanted to purchase a higher end home with acerage. Again Conrad like a true professional accepted the challenge and began the search--Again 25+ properties where seen and a few offers rejected but they are now closing in August on what they call their dream home! So not only have I and my family had help with selling a delinquent property, but also in purchasing one on all three levels--Conventional, Bank Owned, and Short Sale! I highly recommend Conrad Roal as the realtor you should want to do business with! His professionalism shows at every level, he schedules showings at your convenience, has all the comparable's ready if you want to make an offer, never questions picking up a business lunch and at a closing you are made to feel very comfortable because no surprises!!! It is a joy to write this because as a businessman myself it is a rare treat to encounter a true dedicated professional! Conrad--I have enjoyed your professionalism and also I especially enjoy being able to call you my Friend!! Sincerely, Bud
Conrad provided invaluable help in our purchase of a short sale property. His persuasive negotiating skills with the seller resulted in an accepted offer at our price - not a cent more. Due to the short sale aspect the accepted offer was only the start of a long process that had many twists and turns. Conrad's expertise in guiding us through the process and keeping it on track was nothing short of outstanding. Many times the entire transaction could have failed but he was able to always communicate with the right people. He was very professional, thorough with the documents, extremely diligent and stayed right on top of the transaction all the way through closing. I could not recommend Conrad more highly as a real estate professional!! Dave
As you very well know, selling a home and moving is one of the most stressful things a person can do, but selling two is quite another matter! The expertise and professionalism you showed us during this period made the process efficient, productive and yet enjoyable. You went the extra mile and then some during the course of working with both of us, and we are convinced that no one could have possibly created a better outcome for either of us. Our list of “Top 10 things that Conrad Roal did to help us sell our home(s)” 1. Complete and efficient market analysis of both the Edina area and Lake Minnetonka area for comparable properties. 2. Summary of market trends in terms of days on market, pricing analytics, home sales within the range of our properties updated frequently/as needed. 3. “No stone unturned” when helping stage and prepare the properties for best showing. 4. Intense and complete marketing strategy for each market. 5. Many hours spent in onsite personal assistance with changes and up-grades that added value to our homes. 6. Honest and clear communication regarding all aspects of the process. 7. Straightforward feedback from all showings and broker opens that were held. 8. Advice on pricing that we felt was “spot on” in all regards, and the ability to shift effectively between the two very different markets. 9. Created a strong feeling of trust that allowed us to accept Conrad’s advice without hesitation or concern. 10. Supported us as friends through the difficult and emotional process of making such an important and very personal decision of selling our two homes. We are very happy with the outcome for both of us, and would be confident in our positive recommendation for anyone considering working with you in buying or selling a home. Thank you again for all that you have done for us. Best Regards, Randy and Kim