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Re/Max MN Realtor and Broker
- 1228 Vierling Drive E
Shakopee, MN 55379
Twin City Real Estate Team of Re/Max Advantage Plus in Minnesota
The Twin City Real Estate Team of Re/Max Advantage Plus was founded by Tom Scott in 2010. Ranked in the top 1% of all Minnesota Realtors we would happy to help you find your next home or sell your current one. We work with all buyers, first time buyers, short sale sellers, foreclosures, relocation clients and investors. We aggressively market our listings, but have the opposite approach when working with buyers. We feel you shouldn't be pressured when buying a home and you need to take into consideration all aspects of your move. We do not require buyers to sign initial buyers contracts as we want you to see what differentiates us from other Minnesota Realtors. Whatever area you would like to search or your situation may be, we will walk you through the process and earn your business.
Minnesota Re/Max Realtors
Tom Scott of Re/Max MN, Re/Max Advantage Plus, and the Twin City Real Estate Team represent buyers and sellers throughout the Twin Cities area including Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.
Real Estate Companies Minnesota
Tom Scott of Re/Max MN has held a real estate license since 2001 and a Minnesota brokers license since 2010. Prior to joining market leader, Re/Max and Re/Max Advantage Plus, Tom Scott was licensed with Edina Realty. In 2010 Tom joined the the Minnesota Re/Max team to start the Twin City Real Estate Team and bring his business to the next level offering buyers and sellers a higher level of service. If you are thinking of relocating to Minnesota or buying and/or selling a home contact Tom at 612-384-2178 or Tom@MnHomesForSale.com
Cheap Minnesota Real Estate Foreclosures For Sale
Not all these are necessarily cheap, however there are some great buys on many Minnesota real estate foreclosures. If you would like to set up a showing contact Tom Scott Tom is a licensed Minnesota real estate agent and Realtor who is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist (SSFS). 612-384-2178 or Tom@MnHomesForSale.com
Relocating To Minnesota?
If you are relocating to the Twin Cities area we have Minnesota Realtors that work throughout the Cities and Suburbs.
Custom Home Builders in Minnesota
Tom Scott of Re/Max Advantage Plus also works with one of the best MN Custom Home Builders in the Twin Cities Area, F & B Construction.
F & B Construction Inc. Co. is a quality residential Minnesota custom home builder and remodeler based the SW Metro area of the Twin Cities. Their primary focus is new home construction in the surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul Suburbs.
F & B Construction Inc. Co.
The company was originally founded in 1979 by Fritz and Bonnie Menden as a small concrete construction company. Over the years they constructed hundreds of foundations for other builders and in 2001 started building custom homes for clients. Today F & B Construction has evolved into building quality constructed custom homes that are functional and easily maintained. They focus on quality, building 12-15 homes per year.
Family Owned Minnesota Builders
The Mendens take pride in a family run business and with their two sons Brad and Tyler involved, F & B Construction Inc. will have a second generation company. Being a family run business, F & B Construction, takes this attitude into consideration when constructing every house we build. Our family is dedicated to providing a professional service to every prospective home buyer.
F & B Construction maintains their our own cement crew because we believe the integrity of the foundation is essential to the overall quality of your new home. Given their extensive experience with home foundations, you couldn't be in better hands. F & B Construction drain tiles the interior and exterior of the home so the foundation stays dry, Another point of differentiation between them and other builder is the consist contractors they work with. Using mostly small local business owners such as themselves they keep tight business relationships. The electrician, plumber, custom cabinet maker, framer, sheet rocker, and lumber provider are the same on every job. They do not see who the cheapest contractor is, they stick with those they trust and are loyal too. This is one of many reasons F & B Construction has been owned and operated under the same name since 1979.
We can build a custom home from scratch or with one of our existing floor plans on a lot you currently own or a lot of your choice. We give you the flexibility to build one of our floor plans, modifiy our current plans or with the assitance of our drafter create something special to call your own.
Houzz.com Minnesota Builder Profile
Check out our Houzz Profile to see some more photos , for floor plans and more information. We would love the opportunity to build your dream home. If you would like to schedule a time to walk through any of our current models or projects, we are happy to assist.
F & B Construction also owns a concrete company that constructs block home foundations, concrete driveways, concrete patios and sidewalks. F & B Construction has stamped patterns for concrete patios and also does exposed aggregate patios.
Education & Awards
Graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance 2003
Minnesota Real Estate Designations
Licensed Minnesota Real Estate Agent Since 2001
Licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker Since 2010
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist (SSFS)
Certified Buyers Representative (CBR)
Residential Investment Specialist (RIS)
Certified New Homes Specialist (CNHS)
Internet Marketing Specialist (IMSD)
Minnesota Real Estate Awards
Edina Realty Leadership Circle 2005, 2007
Edina Realty President Circle 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
Re/Max 100% Club 2011
Re/Max Platinum Club 2012
Voted by Mpls/ St.Paul Magazine "Super Agent" 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Voted by Twin Cities Business Magazine as 'Super Agent" 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Short Sale Specialist Minnesota Realtor
If you are considering doing a short sale, make sure you understand the process. We are Minnesota short sale Realtors that want you to understand the process and the potential implications of doing a short sale vs a foreclosure. We also work with local short sale real estate attorneys so you can have all your answers before you list your home. call 612-384-2178 or Tom@MnHoemsForSale.com to talk to a Certified Distressed Property Expert.
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Re/Max MN Realtors
Searching for a Minnesota real estate agent or team can be one of the most important decisions you make throughout the home buying or selling process. A real estate transaction can be a complex, yet a smooth process with the right people involved. From our MN real estate team, the Twin City Real Estate Team, to loan officers, insurance agents and title companies, we have a network of highly skilled and professional people to help you throughout the process. As one of the top real estate teams in Minnesota, and top individual MN Realtors, Tom Scott of Re/Max Advantage Plus ranks in the top 1% of all licensed real estate agent agents. As a committed full time Realtor in the Twin Cities area I look forward to earning your business.
Contact Tom Scott of Re/max Advantage Plus
612-384-2178 or Tom@MnHomesForSale.com
Selling Your Home?
Listing your home for sale in Minnesota with an experience and aggressive real estate agent can mean the difference between selling your home for top dollar in the least amount of time or having your MLS listing expire and you searching for the MN realtor who can do what it takes. Having a focus on the market and hyper local advertising is crucial in the current real estate environment. We feature our real estate listings on numerous targeted hyper local websites such as PriorLakeMNRealEstate.com and ShakopeeRealEstate.com ,as well as large platforms such as Trulia.com, Zillow.com and Realtor.com. Those are three of the largest national websites in the real estate industry and provide you as a seller with the most exposure for your MLS listing. Tom Scott of Re/Max Advantage Plus and the Twin City Real Estate Team utilize the expanded profile packages these dominant sites offer in order to put your home for sale at the forefront of all Minnesota real estate listings. Your home gets the most exposure possible. We understand large Minnesota real estate companies in the market try to drive traffic to their own website, however with numerous competing websites, blog posts and google filters buyers are finding homes all over; If your home is all over we have more activity. Buyers also have become more accustomed to finding information through social media websites as well. Photos are also crucial to excellent real estate listings in Minnesota. Many sellers do not realize what their realtor put in the MLS is indexed out to almost every MLS feed of IDX feed real estate agents have on their company, third party or personal website. We take quality wide angle photos on every home and hire professional photographers depending on the commission package you decide to list with us.
Buying Your Home?
Buying a home in Minnesota can be super exciting and the last thing you need is a MN Realtor trying to shove a contract down your throat for you to commit to use them to buy a house. Sometimes agents state they are "wasting their time" if a buyer will not commit to using them, but I treat every buyer as they would like to be treated. I know if I was not a real estate agent I wouldn't sign a contract with the first Realtor I met. One needs to ask themselves five questions 1) Am I comfortable with this person 2) Do I feel they have my best interests in mind 3) Is this a full time real estate agent 4) Does this Realtor sell many homes 5) Is this Realtor familiar with the area or area(s) I am looking. At some point almost everyone will sign a buyer representation contract with their real estate agent, but until you have a level of comfort with the agent, don't. I always recommend inspections for clients, if anything else it is peace of mind. keep resale in mind when searching for a home or townhouse, at some point you will sell and you will appreciate giving these considerations up front. Negotiations do not always need to come together. As a buyer the best advice I can give is try to keep your emotions out of negotiations, don't be afraid to walk away to the next home for sale. If you are a first time home buyer, there are down payment assistance programs and many low down payment options. If you are out in rural cities such as Belle Plaine, MN there as USDA 0% downpayment financing programs available. We have multiple agents on the Twin City Real Estate Team or re/Max Advantage Plus in all corners of Minnesota to help with your real estate needs.
MN Short Sales vs Foreclosure
Even as a Minnesota short sale realtor who has specialized in short sales in MN I can not tell you if a foreclosure or short sale is your best option, but I do have good relationships with some of the top attorneys in Minnesota who specialize in short sales. Sitting down with them for a free consolation is the best first step in assessing if a short sale or a foreclosure is the best route for you to take. My role in a short sale transaction is to prepare you and the attorney with the proper paperwork the bank will need in reviewing the short sale package. We also market your home just as aggressively as a traditional sale and negotiate no different either. It does not do you any good if if we submit a sub par offer to the bank as it will be rejected. We try to present offers to the bank that show current market value and give feedback and comparables as to why that may me. Meet Tom Scott, MN short sale Realtor and Certified Distressed Property Expert of Re/Max in Minnesota.
612-384-2178 or Tom@MnHomesForSale.com
MN Real Estate Specialties
Minnesota Real Estate Specialites
I specialize in residential Minnesota real estate sales and consulting in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and surround suburbs. Primary areas of focus are:
Single Family Homes
Condos & Lofts
Short Sale Properties
Foreclosure & REO
Short Term Rentals
30+ MN Realtor Testimonials For Tom Scott of Re/Max
The Gomez- Eden Prairie
Tom was our real estate agent when we moved into the Minneapolis area. He picked up on our likes and dislikes very rapidly and within a couple of days of showings found zeroed in on the house we love and now call home. Tom had great connections when we needed inspections or structural analyses done. He is a pleasure to work with and is highly professional. I could not recommend him more highly.
Paul Hanmann- Shakopee
Tom Worked with my wife and i to locate a home a home for our move to the Minneapolis area. He had a high level of knowledge of the area and was by far the best Real Estate agent we have ever worked with. He was professional and went the extra mile to make our search both fruitful and enjoyable. I would be pleased to use his services the next time I need we need to buy or sell a home.
The Himes- Shakopee
Tom was our agent when we purchased our current home and for the sale of our last home. Tom is a very thorough and conscienous agent who gives full priority and attention to his clients. He was always responsive to inquiries (ridiculously in minutes at times) and was open to bending his schedule to accommodate us whenever he could. He is very knowledgable on all aspects of the home selling/buying process. His extensive contacts with contractors and other support people were invaluable. Tom is a high-energy, enthusiastic people-person and an oustanding realtor.
Mike Ryan- Chaska
Tom has helped my wife and I on multiple transactions and we were extremely impressed with his knowledge of the market and willingness to help us in a difficult real estate market. What impressed us most was that he was very patient with us in finding the right property to buy at a good value (went through over 70 houses!). What separates Tom from other realtors is that he not only does a great job in helping on the buying end but also is able to market properties to sell in a timely manner.
I would recommend to anyone buying or selling to talk with Tom!
The Appledorns- Shakopee
We used Tom to purchase a new construction home and appreciated all the help through the process. We incurred some bumps along the way (no fault of his) and he did great in taking the lead in resolving them while providing us the knowledge we needed to make accurate decisions. We would recommend Tom to anyone looking for a realtor in the Shakopee area.
I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Tom Scott as a realtor. Tom assisted our organization in selling several of our OREO properties and was professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was his only client. Tom was able to verify that our pricing was accurate and met my goal of selling the properties within a certain timeframe. In addition Tom has the ability to effectively negotiate the terms of the sale and complete the purchase agreements to our satisfaction.I would be happy to answer any specific questions regarding Tom's performance and I would highly recommend Tom Scott as your realtor. I can be reached at 952 892-9625
Joseph Sassine- Lakeville
Tom Scott has been my real estate agent for the past four years and I highly recommend him.
I have found Tom to be very professional, honest , sincere and hardworking person. He’s willing to go out of his way and beyond the scope of his real estate broker function to help and accommodate his clients.
Tom has proven to be very knowledgeable about the real estate market. For property showings, Tom has been very flexible in accommodating my schedule including evenings and weekends.
Tom puts his client’s best interest first. If the property is not best suited for his client, Tom does not hesitate to offer his professional recommendation, even if that comes at the expense of potentially not closing the sale and not getting his commission.
Chariya Schmidtke- Cottage Grove
I was a little scared when I was looking to buy my first home. I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing that I knew was I wanted a really good realtor. This person should have several years of experience, be knowledgeable, friendly, and understanding. Also, I didn’t want a person who is too pushy as I wanted to be the person who made the decision about my new home, not my realtor.
I was able to find this person. His name is Tom Scott. Tom listened to what I was looking for and provided some helpful suggestions. If you use Tom Scott as a realtor, you won’t be disappointed.
Jon Beirmann- Hopkins
Tom was very helpful throughout every step of the homebuying process. I saw well over 100 houses and ended up buying in a shortsale situation that took a while; and Tom was instrumental in making sure I had options available and was protected throughout the whole process along with making sure I got what I really wanted. I will definitely go back to Tom when it's time to move again.
Dan Spencer- Jordan
When my company transferred my family up to Minneapolis in 2008, Tom was referred to us to help find a home. He spent an entire day driving us around telling us about the city and the neighborhood, getting a feel for what we were looking for. On our next trip, he had a binder full of places for us to look at, and had an idea about which one we would pick. He was spot on, as we made an offer on that house at the end of the day. Tom was very professional and helpful throughout the process. We would use him again in a heartbeat if we decide to move.
The Johnson- Shakopee
Tom has vast knowledge and experience in the industry and is an absolute pleasure to work with. He listened to our wants/needs by finding multiple homes that were a great fit for our family. He was always available for our our numerous questions and he willingly held our hand through the selling and purchasing process. Tom is genuine and sincere and is such a great realtor to work with!
The Simmons- Shakopee
We needed to sell our home and buy a new one during a very tough real estate environment. I interviewed several agents and Tom came to the table well prepared and confident he could sell our home. We sold our home in a reasonable amount of time and for a decent price. He was instrumental in helping us find our new home. Tom clearly knows his business well and is result oriented. If the need to sell ever comes up, Tom is our agent
Tom was my realtor in 2010, he knew the area really well and was able to tell me what homes were a good buy or not. He showed me houses anytime I asked, and put up with my indicision. When we found 'the' house he did an excellent job of dealing with the homeowners. I would definitely recomment Tom!
Jared Summers- Robbinsdale
Tom exemplified what I was looking for in a knowledgeable, courteous, and punctual real estate agent. His detailed approach to my individual circumstances was exceptional and refreshing from past experiences. I recommend him to anyone who is serious about trying to sell a home in this challenging economy.
Venkatesh Gandikota- Apple Valley
Tom is a great highly motivated person with great in-depth detail knowledge about real estate and current housing market conditions. He is very flexible and worked well with me when scheduling or showing the properties. He is truly trustworthy, consistent and reliable on his recommendations and always work towards the best.
Sonia Sahar- Shakopee
Tom was one of our top agents at Edina Realty. He has always been well informed about the real estate industry and maintains a high level of professionalism. I highly recommend him.
The Moores- Prior Lake
Tom has served as our Realtor twice now and both times my wife and I have been thoroughly impressed and pleased with his work. He is always punctual, does the "dirty" work (hosting open houses etc), and was very flexible with his time (both my wife and I work).
I would recommend Tom to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell a home!
Pete Wagner- Minneapolis
Tom helped me buy my first home, and I am still enjoying it 5 years later. He made sure that my condo was the right fit for me and for my lifestyle. In addition to what I expected from a realtor, Tom helped me find a mortgage broker and made this process as stress-free as possible for me. I appreciate Tom’s work and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their house
The Suedbecks- Shakopee
We purchased a home through Tom in 2009 and he did an amazing job showing us a bunch of houses. He was very honest with us on the condition of the house and we never felt he was trying to push us into a decision. We never felt like we were just another sale. I would strongly recommend Tom to anyone and the next house we buy will be through him.
The Bazellas- Savage
Tom helped my wife and I out on our first home purchase and it went great! He was patient and walked us through all the ins and outs of the process in detail. We strongly recommend Tom as a real estate agent and would certainly reach out to him if/when we decide to purchase our next home. Thanks Tom!
Srinivasa Jonnalagadda- Eden Prairie
Tom is great to work with. He provided me with lot of information in finding new homes. Always on time, informative. Definitely recommend him, if you are looking for your next home.
Dave Morgel- Shakopee
I have known Tom for several years, getting to know him as a youth hockey coach for my stepson. As a coach, the teams were successful, the kids enjoyed playing for him, and the parents enjoyed having him as the coach. When it came time to sell my house, Tom was the only person I considered, he kept me informed of the process, and what to expect. We we able to sell our house in about 1/2 the time that the market was selling at.
Stephanie Benson- Edina
Tom has been such a pleasure to work with as a real estate agent. He came into a tricky sale with our house and never skipped a beat. In a tough market where houses are not quickly selling we needed an agent who would work hard to find a buyer for our house and Tom never lost faith that he was the man for the job. We are currently working through the sale of our house and feel like we are in very capable and knowledgeable hands with Tom
Jim Paulson- Shakopee
I've known Tom for a long time and have always been impressed by his willingness to help out. I consider Tom an exceptional realtor who is extremely knowledgable, well connected, and above all, can be trusted to work towards my families best interests. I'd recommend him to anyone needing an expert realtor
Ken Graczak Loan Officer
Tom is great to work with. He is proactive throughout the process insuring the process moves smoothly. Tom seems to use his vast knowledge of the real estate market and experience with marketing new listed properties and negotiating deals. I have been impressed so far with the work Tom has done with me.
Chris Aloisio- Shakopee
Tom is a wonderful realtor to work with who really cares about his clients and finding them the best value for their money and the right home to live in. He is an excellent agent and I do recommend him to my clients.
Erica Huls- Chanhassen
I adore Tom on a personal and professional level. He was born to be in real-estate. The more I get to know Tom and how he works behind the scenes (i.e. making connections, pushing the envelope in regards to using 21st century technology and other innovative methods to bring awareness to his houses etc.) the more impressed I am. Great guy.
Herb and Lois Maas- Shakopee
Tom produced a sale on our home in a very difficult market. He does a great job monitoring market trends. We wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Herb Maas
Jeremy Casper- Shakopee
My wife and I used Tom to buy our first house in 2007. My wife looked at two houses and fell in love with the one he recommended that wasn't on our list. I later viewed the house myself (the only one I looked at) and also fell in love with it. We have been in our house for 4 years and are perfectly happy with it. We love the neighborhood and the community. Tom did a great job of getting to know us and finding a house that fit our criteria and personalities
Craig Anderson- Loan Officer
Tom's knowledge of the Twin Cities Real Estate market is outstanding. He has helped me and my customer's with vital information and service to make my job easier. I would recommend Tom to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
Chris Lewis CPA- Shakopee
I am a CPA and when my clients tell me they are thinking of moving, Tom Scott is the first Realtor we call. All of the people I have recommended to Tom have come back to me to tell me how great it was having Tom as their Realtor. His service and professionalism are unmatched, if you’re changing homes be sure to call Tom!
Mark Haukoos- Minneapolis
Tom is an excellent resource in the real estate market. He provided great direction while we were trying to sell our house in a tough real estate market. He always provided great feedback on where we were at in the process.
Tom has continued to be a great resouce for all of our real estate!!
The Anthonys- Prior Lake
Tom went above and beyond our expectations when we hired him to sell our townhome. The expertise and knowledge was really eye-opening, and was delivered to use in a easy to understand manner. I highly recommend Tom and his services.