Beise Real Estate, Blog

Join us July 20th!


We are proud to support our community!  We have supported MNWSC since its inception!! We were two of the Spirit of the Lakes Board Members that Reimagined the Festival (Involved over 13 years!).  We Live (50-year resident!), Work (24-year Realtor) and Play right here in the Lake Minnetonka area! Join us Saturday July 20th for [...]

Join us July 20th!2019-07-20T05:57:46-05:00

Now is a Good Time to Determine Your Home’s Value!


Considering Refinancing?  Whether you want to refi into a lower interest rate, a shorter term, or simply want to do some updates, call us first! We can help you get an idea of what your home may appraise for or if any updates would help. Call before you pay money for the actual appraisal. Considering [...]

Now is a Good Time to Determine Your Home’s Value!2019-07-12T16:28:02-05:00

Do Scents Make Sense? Your Nose Knows!


Okay, okay, enough play on words. Truth is, scents are a really big deal in selling a home! Sellers do all they can to create an inviting home from cleaning every surface to clearing out the clutter. They add a scent to make the buyer feel even more at home.  The trick is to find [...]

Do Scents Make Sense? Your Nose Knows!2019-05-29T16:13:08-05:00

Plan Ahead for Outdoor Projects!


As soon as the weather turns warm, we tend to run outside and start projects right away. Before we know it, there is a pile of debris and a hole where the new fire pit is supposed to be. This year, start with a plan. What needs to be done first? Cleaning up the leaves [...]

Plan Ahead for Outdoor Projects!2019-05-29T16:05:39-05:00

Building a Shed? Read This First!


So you want to build a shed. Nothing too fancy, just something that can fit the Christmas decorations, store the bicycles in the winter and other miscellaneous things to keep the garage cleared out. Sounds great. How big do you want it to be? Where are you planning to put it? Do you have to [...]

Building a Shed? Read This First!2019-04-11T14:18:57-05:00

Buyers Deciding Where to Live are Starting with What They Love!


Job. Schools. Family. These have been three of the top reasons to move for years. But what if your motivation had less to do with needs for the move and more about what you love to do?! That’s right. In today’s world of working from home and alternative schooling, where, when and why to buy [...]

Buyers Deciding Where to Live are Starting with What They Love!2019-04-02T11:29:36-05:00

Keeping a Show Ready House in the Real World


If you are a parent, aunt, grandparent or otherwise are blessed to have children in your life, then you will understand. There are days when their creativity has soared and toys and forts and coloring books are filling almost every square foot of the house. You will also be the first to wonder how in [...]

Keeping a Show Ready House in the Real World2019-03-04T17:33:38-05:00

Plan Now for Life’s (Un)Expected Changes


You love your home. You have lived there for years. You may have even raised your kids in that home. You cannot imagine a better place to live. Yet, you are starting to realize that there may be a time that this home will just be too much for you to keep up. Likely there [...]

Plan Now for Life’s (Un)Expected Changes2019-03-04T17:27:31-05:00

When is It Too Early to Start Looking for Your Next Home?


When your current lease is up in three months? When you realize the youngest child graduates in two years? Or when Retirement is 11 months 2 days and 5 hours from today?  Of course, everyone has their own comfort level.  Yet truly, there is a lot of value in beginning and understanding the process sooner [...]

When is It Too Early to Start Looking for Your Next Home?2019-02-25T17:38:30-05:00

Sellers. Snow. Shovel. Sold!


Below Zero temperatures. Snow piling up. Icy road conditions. Not exactly perfect conditions to show a home! So you can bet if buyers are coming to see your home in this weather, they are serious about purchasing! Most sellers who have their homes on the market right now are equally motivated. And in this season, [...]

Sellers. Snow. Shovel. Sold!2019-02-09T10:28:40-05:00

Plan Today for Tomorrow’s Dreams


January is an interesting month. The holiday season is over. The hot sales at the malls are almost done. Your house is more or less back in order (no judging if there is a lingering decoration or two!).  There is a quiet calm. It is a time when we are asked “Is now a good [...]

Plan Today for Tomorrow’s Dreams2019-01-11T11:21:14-05:00

Sold! Sold Sold! Home Market Still Strong!


In December we often get the question: "Should we list our home now or should we wait?" If you are ready, as a seller, the buyers are certainly still out there! And you can bet that any buyer looking is a serious buyer.  Homes show very well and incredibly inviting this time of year. For [...]

Sold! Sold Sold! Home Market Still Strong!2018-12-02T09:00:42-05:00

Just Listed! Sold! Sold…Again!? What is Going On?!


Your neighbors put their home on the market and a SOLD sign went up right away! Yet now two months later, there doesn’t seem to be a new neighbor moving in? A co-worker told you she bought a home but then 3 weeks later she says the home is no longer hers? This may leave [...]

Just Listed! Sold! Sold…Again!? What is Going On?!2018-10-25T07:31:07-05:00

Maybe It’s The Pumpkins!


Maybe it's the pumpkins, or the apples at the apple orchards, or simply a brisk Fall sunny day. Something calls us to get outside this time of year. Some with purpose: on our way to a birthday party or running errands. But still others enjoy the drive to take in the amazing sights of the [...]

Maybe It’s The Pumpkins!2018-10-13T10:18:39-05:00

Join Us Saturday July 21st!


Join us Saturday July 21st! Surfside Park & Beach, Mound Kristin and John will have a booth at the 2018 MN Wakesurf Championship, an event held at the Spirit of the Lakes Festival!  See and for information and a full schedule of events! We hope to see you there!  

Join Us Saturday July 21st!2018-07-20T12:26:33-05:00

Be Aware of Assessments


Be Aware of Any Assessments! New streets, sidewalks, condo facades and pool decks. We all may agree the end result is beautiful! We may not agree on who, when, and how these assessments should be paid. Buyers should take note of a few points when making a purchase! First, when buying a single family home, [...]

Be Aware of Assessments2018-05-24T13:41:46-05:00

Mom! There is a Realtor at the Door!


What Should I do if Another Realtor Calls and says “I have a buyer for your home?”   Call us right away. We will personally contact the agent to determine if he/she does, in fact, have a buyer or is just ‘fishing for a listing.’ This happens more often than you think! If he/she does have [...]

Mom! There is a Realtor at the Door!2018-05-29T10:51:53-05:00

A Quick Q & A on Today’s Market!


It is May 2018 and the market is in full swing! Listings are coming on and off the market quickly, many sellers are getting 99.1% of asking price, and inventory remains low, thus driving multiple offers in most price ranges! In the midst of it, many of you have had questions about the ‘nuances’ in [...]

A Quick Q & A on Today’s Market!2018-05-24T11:56:31-05:00

Buy a Home the Kid in You Would Like


We were showing homes to a couple with three kids. At just the second home on the list of four, their little five-year-old had already had enough.  She sat down in the foyer, put her shoes on and was ready to go.  When her parents asked why she was in such a rush to leave [...]

Buy a Home the Kid in You Would Like2018-03-29T11:16:35-05:00

Make Sure the Move Works for The Whole Family!


You have been thinking about moving for a long time and finally decided this is the year. Through the decision process, you have also determined that townhome living will be ideal. How nice to not have to worry about upkeep and overall exterior maintenance!  But as you narrow down cities and bedrooms, don’t forget to [...]

Make Sure the Move Works for The Whole Family!2018-03-20T16:14:35-05:00

To Fence or Not to Fence: Why It May Not Be Up to You!


Buying a home should be pretty straightforward.  Pick an area. Find a home. Buy it. Move in.  Seems simple, right?!  If asked, we would hope our clients would tell you we made it seem that way!  While a buyer may fall in love with a kitchen or an owners suite, there are other factors that [...]

To Fence or Not to Fence: Why It May Not Be Up to You!2018-03-12T07:21:57-05:00

Is Building Right for You?


It is no secret that existing home inventory is low. This shortage extends to many types of buyers, including those looking for a home on acreage. It can be hard to find the right mix: A little acreage, perfect setting, a nice home, an added outbuilding and all at a reasonable price. As buyers consider [...]

Is Building Right for You?2018-02-14T08:49:29-05:00