Success Stories

We do our best to support our community, demonstrate integrity and help people reach their goals. Our business is driven by customer service. Here's some evidence.

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“Karen goes above and beyond for her clients. Her heart is grounded in connecting with the customer so that together they find the perfect home. She is generous with her time, is a terrific listener and an excellent manager of the home buying/selling process. If you are selling your home, she is an excellent advocate who will connect you to resources and professionals that will minimize stress for the seller. Ken Risdon”

““Anyone at **random firm** is good, but you should call Danielle. I think she would be a good fit for you.” A casual acquaintance referred us to Danielle and oh my goodness if it wasn’t the best thing to happen to our transition to Duluth. Her patience, humor, easygoing nature, candor and transparency made this the most educational and entertaining real estate transaction we’ve done yet. We cannot recommend her highly enough. So we would agree with our referral: “you should give Danielle a call.” 🙂 (or email or text, she’s not picky!)”

“Before, during and after the purchase of our home, Karen has continued to go above and beyond.”

“Danielle was an invaluable asset to our first time home buying process. She took the time to get to know us, and helped find the home with not only all the right compromises but one that felt right in a very tricky sellers market! Danielle also showed us that she cared for us and our needs. She made sure we were as well educated as we could be on all aspects of the process, and homeownership itself. It was a pleasure working with Danielle!!”

“Danielle is no joke the best realtor in Duluth! She knows houses inside and out, so you won't find a more ethical, more kind, more responsive, more informed realtor than Danielle! We loved buying our house with Danielle, and we now consider her a friend!”

“We were first time home buyers working with Danielle and she expertly guided us through the process while keeping our needs at the forefront. The Duluth housing market is an adventure in and of itself, so Danielle's experience and enthusiasm was deeply appreciated throughout every stage. If you're house shopping in Duluth, Danielle can get you to where you want to be.”

“There are not enough superlatives in the dictionary/thesaurus to describe the knowledge, service, kindness ane expertise that Danielle provides. Moving to Duluth from the South is a bit intimidating, but Danielle smoothed the path in an incredible way. She does not see her clients as transactions; she sees you as an individual/family making a monumental life decision. Although I found a property online before traveling to Duluth, she made sure to show me everything available in my price range while I was there so that I could make the most informed decision. She has a tremendous depth of knowledge about Duluth, its history and its housing stock. If "Minnesota nice" ever needs a poster woman, it should be Danielle. Working with her will change your life in the very best way.”

“Jake Filton is the most patient and caring person. He took his time to show us as many houses as we wanted to see. He help us find our forever home. I would recommend Jake to everyone who wants a great experience in buying a home. Thanks Jake!”

“I chose Brenda as my realtor to help sell my house. Brenda was honest and upfront on what was needed to be done to have a good sale. My house was a more difficult sale and Brenda found the right buyer. The process from the start to my sale was stress free. Brenda was always easy to reach with answers to my questions and professional. I felt lucky to have Brenda for my Realtor.”

“Thanks so much for all your hard work through this lengthy process and difficult market. You are truly a professional and a great human being!”

“I can't thank you enough for everything that you've done to help me buy my first house up here (and first house in general), and your help in selling my house with such a great outcome financially. I'm sad to leave Duluth for many reasons, my friends being a big one, and of which I definitely consider you my friend.”

“I am giving a shout out to our awesome friend and realtor, Brenda Kay!! She hung in there with us since last December and found the best "coming home" house we could have ever asked for!! She has amazing patience love, and kindness and even brought me to tears with gifts of 2 grills, ( gas for Joe and Charcoal for me), along with accessories, steak, brats, and potatoes on one of the toughest moving days! So Grateful for her support, Love, and constant help!”

“I have bought and sold five homes, but have never met such a competent realtor as Danielle Rhodes. Danielle handled our purchase of a Duluth Home with a lot of hard work, finding the perfect fit for us.”

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“We have purchased two buildings through Karen. We have found her quite friendly and easy to talk with. She answers questions and finds information not readily available. She is trustworthy, and we would continue to use her for our real estate needs.”

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“I have had the privilege of working with Karen on several real estate transactions. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone searching for an agent who is very easy to work with. She makes you feel valued and respected. Karen works tirelessly for her clients and will advocate for your interests with the utmost professionalism.”

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“Karen did an amazing job helping us prepare and sell our 100 year old starter home after we had moved out of Minnesota. She went above and beyond, finding us a painter, handyman, inspector, and even helped us with lawn care and hauling off some junk! Karen helped me buy that house years ago and it was a bittersweet ending to enlist her extensive help to sell it. If we still lived in Dulith, we would call Karen for every real estate need we had.”

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“My partner and I recently bought our first home and had a excellent experience working with Karen. Karen is very knowledgeable about the Duluth area which was helpful as we were moving from the Twin Cities Metro area. Karen spent time getting to know us and what was important to us and was flexible with scheduling tours. Karen submitted offers in a timely fashion and explained each step in the home buying process as we were first time home buyers. Karen is a highly experienced agent and would definitely recommend her to others.”

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“I went through 2 other realtors before I found Brenda. There is a HUGE difference between a Realtor that is trying to sell you any property they can and a Realtor that works for her clients to find the best fit for them. Brenda was nothing short of awesome. Always returned my calls, always answered my questions and more importantly found me and my kids a house worth calling home. I highly highly highly recommend working with Brenda.”

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“She's remarkable - her intelligence and passion made our buying experience a delight. We found a phenomenal realtor and made a friend in the process. Her communication skills are terrific, and her patience is limitless. Danielle went out of her way time and again to inform, support, and guide us in making a wonderful purchase. She made us feel valued and listened carefully to our needs and concerns. Her joie de vivre is infectious.”

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“You cannot do better than Danielle Rhodes! She is a dream to work with and made purchasing my first home a smooth and understandable process. Danielle consistently went above and beyond my expectations; she has an impressive breadth of knowledge and a deep familiarity with local real estate, she is unflappably pleasant to work with and is genuinely motivated to help you find the best home for *you*, and she will diligently search the market for available homes that meet your needs. Throughout the entire home buying process, Danielle was my rock and always made me feel like I was her top priority. Without her strategic suggestions during the negotiation process, I doubt I would have landed my first house in today's fast-paced market. Do yourself a favor and work with Danielle Rhodes—you will thank yourself later.”

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“"In the autumn of 2022 Karen Pagel Guerndt was my real-estate agent as I sought to buy a house in Duluth. She is the best agent I have ever worked with. From the beginning, she listened carefully to the house specifications I wanted, answered my many questions promptly and knowledgeably, and helped guide me through the processes of examining houses carefully and then, finally, purchasing one. She was always objective in her observations and analyses of properties. She did not cheerlead for particular houses but instead followed a consistent procedure of noting every feature of a house, good or bad, and letting me do the deciding. When it came time to make an offer on a house, Karen proved herself to be a trustworthy guide for me and an excellent negotiator with the seller. She was involved in every step of the process, and always cheerfully responded to me and to situations that arose. She even shoveled the sidewalk of the great house I purchased! Karen is super-knowledgeable about housing and real estate in the greater Duluth area. Her tips to me about contractors and inspectors have been invaluable. Because her business, Real Estate Services, is local and small, she was able to give very dedicated, personal services. And she works hard. Karen Pagel Guerndt has my highest recommendation."”

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“Danielle was the ideal agent to work with! We moved to Duluth from out of state and she was able to work with us to secure a rental while we looked for a house, navigated us through the home buying process, and helped us make an offer on our current home. It was a fairly painless experience and Danielle was warm, welcoming, polite, and professional throughout it all. I would recommend Danielle Rhodes and would request her services again for any of my own future real estate needs!”

“I have bought and sold five homes, but have never met such a competent realtor as Danielle Rhodes. Danielle handled our purchase of a Duluth Home with a lot of hard work, finding the perfect fit for us. Danielle is driven by a profound commitment to this community, and her work on behalf of her clients. She demonstrates that through her relentless energy; her knowledge not only of Duluth history, but also it's contemporary coming and goings. Ms. Rhodes is a consummate professional with the highest ethics, and a veritable encyclopedia of all things real estate. Though I have some experience in these matters, she was able to gently guide me with better information throughout this process. My partner and I highly endorse obtaining Miss Rhodes services for any matter involving real estate. Once you begin working in this market, you will hear the same from many other local real estate professionals. You won't go wrong with Danielle Rhodes.”

“I cannot say enough good things about Danielle! She was invaluable to have on our side as we searched for our first home. She is honest, reliable, knowledgeable, and patient. She truly had our best interests at heart. She made the homebuying experience less stressful and even fun! I would highly recommend her to anyone and would absolutely use her again myself in the future.”

“You will never find a better realtor than Danielle! She is phenomenal! With her incredible knowledge she was able to answer every question we had when buying our first home. She really makes you feel like you are top priority and wants to find you the perfect home for your needs. She has excellent resources to help you after closing. Danielle is extremely accommodating, honest, friendly, has excellent communication, and overall just a joy to work with. Highly recommended! ❤️”

“I cannot recommend a better realtor than Danielle. She went above and beyond for our first home buying experience. She was extremely accommodating, knowledgeable, helpful, and just a kind person overall. Thanks Danielle! ❤️”

“If I could give more than 5 stars I would, Danielle deserves it! As a first-time homebuyer in a competitive market, I felt like I was in a little over my head. Danielle truly listened to what I wanted and helped me find the perfect home. Danielle is not only knowledgeable about real estate, she has extensive knowledge about home remodeling & knows the best local companies to work with. She was attentive to my needs and continues to provide advice and helpful reminders - even after closing!”

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