"As first time home buyers and also moving from a different state, we knew very little about the local market and had some trouble articulating some of our needs. Brian was an absolute godsend. He masterfully worked within our budget and found us multiple homes for us to choose. He was very responsive through text, email, and even direct phone conversations. He helped us through issues from major concerns to first time buyer jitters. Brian is a true professional and certainly someone you want in your corner when purchasing a home. We love our new home and I recommend Brian to friends and will exclusively use him in any future real estate deals." Ana
ChristyThank you for all of your, Kathy, and your team's effort and support throughout this process. It was certainly a learning experience for us, and we honestly would not have kept our sanity without you guys.
We have used Matt to help us buy two houses and sell one, and I cannot recommend him high enough. He is not only a phenomenal realtor, but is also part therapist and part professor. His knowledge is second to none and he answers his phone when the emotions are running high. Oh, and he sells your house quickly. Very quickly. So there's that. Maria Carrera
We purchased a new home prior to listing our current home for sale. It was crunch time to get our current home on the market and sold. The entire process was very smooth and our home sold quickly thanks to Matt and his team. Joe Sullivan
Matt was excellent. Professional, articulate, caring & prepared, throughout the selling process. I would recommend Matt to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home, unequivocally. A+++ Craig Jacobson
My husband and I worked with Brian when we bought our first house almost 8 years ago. We had a tight budget and zero knowledge in the real estate world so we had no idea what to expect. After quickly realizing that the price point we were looking in was nothing like we had hoped, we became discouraged. Brian was there every step of the way to keep us on track (and keep it light hearted and fun!!) and never pressured us to go above our means. Instead, he worked with what we had and gave us information, guidance and ideas for various houses we looked at. He told us when he felt something may not be the best fit and gave options to see "outside the box" at the potential that many of the houses held. Because of Brian's knowledge and input, we were confident in the decision we made and have built a lot of equity over the past few years. We are now ready to list our starter home and think about our next. We have already been in contact with Brian and he has given his expertise, along with his interior designer, on what we need to do to maximize our buying/selling experience. It's nice to feel like you have a friend helping you throughout the process because it's not stress free. I have recommended Brian to many friends and family over the years, and will continue to do so!! Chris & Christina Hines
Brian has helped us buy and sell multiple properties. We couldn't be happier with his passion and dedication to us as clients. We wouldn't hesitate to work him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a great Realtor!Brian & Becky Simdars
We felt so fortunate to have found Brian! He was very knowledgeable about the areas we were searching in and the kinds of houses we were looking at. We had very little experience with the older homes in the Minneapolis and Richfield areas, and Brian was able to explain all the details and knew what to look for as red flags. The market we were in was highly competitive and Brian watched the listings closely and was always ready to look at a house that was newly on the market. He helped us put our best offer forward when we found our home, and was a great advocate for us as we negotiated. Now that we've closed on our home, we will definitely recommend Brian to anyone looking for a home! Megan Reikowski
We needed to sell our home fast due to a work relocation. Matt used his knowledge of our neighborhood to help us make the necessary aesthetic improvements and set the right price to sell our home quickly! The photography he coordinated was absolutely beautiful, and I have no doubt that had a big impact on why we had over a dozen showings on Day 1. We had multiple offers within the first day of listing, and sold above asking price with a 30-day close. We couldn't be more happy with how things turned out. Becky Scribner
Working with Brian was fantastic. We relocated to Minneapolis for work and had only done online research on the area before traveling in for the weekend to look at houses. Brian listened to what we were looking for and helped us find the right neighborhood in SW Mpls. He encouraged us to see a few of our "maybe" houses after we were disappointed in the houses we had traveled in to see. It was a great suggestion as one of the "maybes" was a great fit for us. He took the time to work on the offer with us right away, and helped us be aggressive in negotiations. We were very pleased with the entire process, and are so excited about our new home. Brian was professional, always responded quickly to our calls and emails, and made us feel like friends. We would recommend him to locals looking for a new home, or transplants to the area looking for an "insider" realtor. Nate & Casey
Brian helped us with a condo we had to sell quickly because my husbands aunt was put in a nursing home at the age of 97. He helped with what to do 1st then next. To say we were in over our heads was an understatement. But after we cleaned up and the pictures were online it want very well and fast. Brian is a wonderful person who cares and we tell everyone that. Shannon and Brad Heth
Matt is a plain-spoken realist who clearly explained the marketing forces affecting my home and neighborhood (both pro and con). His counsel on prepping my home was particularly helpful--I never spent a dollar prepping that I didn't recoup. His recommendation on asking price was well-researched and spot on. I appreciated his strong advice during negotiations, yet he deferred to my decisions after explaining the risks and benefits. His easy-going style and common sense made him a joy to work with. I can't imagine a better realtor in my corner. Gerald Meader
Brian has been my real estate agent on the purchase and sale of all of my homes (2 townhouses and 1 single family home). He truly knows the real estate business and I completely trust the guidance and advice he provides. I will always go to Brian for my real estate needs!John VanScoy
We worked with Matt on the sale of a home and the purchase on a new one in winter 2015. Matt was professional and supportive, and clearly has a deep understanding of the area market. Our house sold very quickly and we found exactly what we were looking for in a new place. Kris Woll
I wish there were more options on what Matt has done for myself and my fiancée. I've worked with Matt through 3 transactions now, buying my first house, selling that house when a job opportunity took me across the country and now buying the house my fiancée and I start our life in back home in Minneapolis. During all those transactions over the last 3 years I've never questioned my first email asking Matt for help. Every time I've had a question or concern, Matt has always quick, responsive and honest with his responses. I know very little about buying a home and what to look for and I never felt the need to learn because every time we walked into a new place Matt would start checking things out, looking for things I never would have thought of, saving me from a money pit. He also was brilliant during inspections and negotiations and the team he has behind him is excellent to work with. I sincerely appreciate all the help Matt has given me during my time with him and can truly say that Matt's my guy! Brandon Hegg
My husband and I couldn't ask for a better, more thorough realtor. Every step of the way, Brian kept us informed of how to best style the home, what fair market value was and all of the crazy things that would happen along the way. Brian was always a text or phone call or email away. We never once felt out of touch with the whole process. Brian was ALWAYS kind and fair and professional. I don't believe I could recommend him anymore highly. If the sale of our home is any indication of Brian's top notch work - we had 30 showings in three, count them, three days and 8 offers - 5 of which we were happy to consider. Selling a home can be a very emotional time and Brian understands this. More than a few time I called him crying about something or other and he was always kind and consoling. He never brushed any of my concerns off and I, without fail, felt better after our conversations. I'm also very lucky to call my Realtor my FRIEND! BethMarie Hansen
Brian was extremely professional, positive and patient. He negotiated like a beast on our behalf and generously offered his contacts and support post-close. We are very thrilled with the knowledge and delivery to expedite a 30 day deal! Thank you Brian!Andrea McAdoo
Brian was so fun to work with! He has an ability to help people feel comfortable when making really big, life changing decisions. Brian took the time to explain the real estate language in an understandable way. He always got back to us within an hour or two when we had any question or concern. Brian was there for us through the entire process and I would recommend him to family and friends, and already have. Anne McLeod
Brandon and Sarah
We loved working with Matt to sell our home! As first-time home sellers, we had a lot of questions. Matt was super quick to respond to every one. He really made us feel like his only client! Our house needed some work to be market ready, and Matt gave us great advice on where to invest our time and money. He understood our desire to get the best possible price and did a great job investigating our neighborhood to list our house competitively. We received three offers after five days on the market and accepted an above asking offer! We would definitely recommend Matt to anyone selling their home.
Brian has always contorted his schedule to accommodate ours, he took the time to answer our questions and made certain we were well informed throughout the entire home buying process. He seemed very knowledgeable about real estate and most importantly, his engaging personality turned house hunting from a chore to something akin to hanging out with an old friend. Victor Ferris and Melanie Blom
I have moved many times and work in the real estate business. I can easily state that partnering with Brian was without a doubt one of the very best experiences I’ve ever had. I bought a home in Minneapolis with his assistance and recently sold my home due to a corporate relocation through him. He is exceedingly knowledgeable, diligent and unfailingly professional. Brian’s professionalism made both transaction easy and far less stressful than past real estate endeavors. He goes “above and beyond” and is wise counsel on local markets and general real estate practices. I wholeheartedly recommend him to friends, family and co-workers knowing they will have the same experience as I and that they will be treated very well. Fiona Burgin
We highly recommend Matt. We got into a minor bidding war on a house and Matt counseled us not to get too crazy. Ended up losing the bidding war and finding a house at the same price we liked MUCH better about a month later. Pleasant process all around and felt like we had good expertise on our side. Down to earth, no drama. Especially knowledgeable about SW Minneapolis where he lives and where we bought. Luke Thompson
We had a wonderful experience with Matt. He was very realistic in our expectations for selling our home and was able to help us in pricing it competitively. Before putting our home on the market he visited homes in the area so that we knew our competition and could decide where and how much to invest in preparing our home for sale. His advice was solid because we had a fantastic offer within 10 days! Matt and Kathy work as a team in that she was able to help us stage our house to make the online listing and showings more appealing. Matt also listened to our needs for a new home, neighborhood and schools. He is very well versed in the Minneapolis area, especially south and southwest Minneapolis. He made it easy for us to visit the homes that best matched our with list by knowing the area and houses typically built in that neighborhood. Many homes we were interested in seeing he had visited at some point in career so could help us sort though many listings in a short amount of time. We could usually get through quite a few homes in an evening which made the process much more enjoyable and less exhausting. I would highly recommend Matt and Kathy to sell your home or buy new! Heather Nelson
With his recommendation for a handyman we got the house ready in 2 days (I had it pretty clean already), they staged it (again, pretty simple) and his photographer came day 4 and was AWESOME. My house never looked so good. The house went on MLS in Tuesday afternoon and I had 2 offers in 2 days; one for full price. The selling process went perfectly--from afar. Matt arranged for any legitimate requests on the inspection to be done, all I had to do was give credit card numbers and/or leave a check. Matt was my power of attorney at the closing while I drove cross country to my new/now home in San Diego. Matt was exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough, responsive. He kept everything moving and never dropped the ball. I'd be happy to recommend him or tell anyone about him! Pat Cameron
We used Matt to sell the same home we used him to purchase many years ago. Talk about longevity. His open and honest communication around realistic pricing, cosmetic improvements and general approach to selling are second to none. His experience was helpful to guide us through the process every step of the way. We had a very short time frame to get our house ready and on the market and Matt came through at every stage. The pictures turned out beautiful. In addition, Matt always had an answer for us when it came to negotiations. One of the other benefits was his extensive knowledge of the area we lived in. With his hard work and effort we were able to sell our home in less than 3 weeks! I would highly recommend Matt for anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Tony Kelley
Matt was a very personable and professional agent. He was very flexible in dealing with our dynamic selling situation and facilitated a smooth transaction and was in communication throughout the entire process. We will definitely work with Matt again when we return to the United States. Chuck Shultz
As first-time homebuyers we needed someone to be there for us during every part of the process, and Matt was. He was professional, impressively quick to respond, and a really nice guy. We loved working with him. Carrie & Luke
We sold our home after two days on the market. Matt helped us prep our house for showing, was very responsive to our questions, and kept the process moving smoothly. Matt was very professional. He helps to take the emotion and chaos out of the process. We will continue to recommend him to others. Emelda L.
Because of Matt Engen, we sold our home after only a day on the market and over list price. His planning and foresight-- preparing the home for sale, pricing it correctly, generating pre-listing interest--all contributed to a smooth transaction. Anytime I had questions, he was available. Anytime a potential buyer had questions, he was available. Anytime someone needed to get into the house, he was available. To top it off, he was easy to work with. Sonni M.
We have worked with Matt multiple times. In 2008 he helped us buy our first home. In 2013 he helped us sell our home in just 5 days and helped us work with a builder on building a new one. He is an extremely hard working, knowledgeable and professional agent. More importantly he is a great person and fun to work with. He communicates extremely well and follows through in every step of the process. We have, and will continue to recommend him to others. Clio F.