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“Danielle was absolutely amazing to work with! She went above and beyond in every step of the buying process. We were searching for an investment rental property and while vaguely familiar with the area, this was a new experience for us. Danielle brought an immense wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and guided us through the process. I have worked with multiple different realtors over the years and none have compared to Danielle in the level of attention and helpfulness that she provided. We would recommend her without hesitation.”

“Danielle Rhodes is wonderful! She is more than a Real Estate agent. She genuinely cares! She was very professional and transparent with every document I signed. Danielle was always on top of the listings that match what I wanted/needed. But she was also creative and offered alternate ideas and properties that I maybe hadn’t considered. She found me a wonderful home that I love! She attended every inspection to ensure she and I were aware of any and all issues and then addressed them diligently. Above and beyond all of that, she researched building plans and property history. She created an extensive, very helpful contractor list from tree trimmers to plumbers that she has come to trust. She did thorough video walk threws when in person wasn’t possible. My only warning to anyone who seeks to work with Danielle is that you may be looking for good agent, and end up with a wonderful friend.”

“Can't say enough positive things about our experience working with Danielle. She was super attentive and timely with all aspects from our initial research into the property through the offer to the closing. She asked great questions to understand us and what we were looking for as well as of her resources as we sought answers from the county/land managers where we were hoping to purchase. And because of her keen understanding of how it all works, she was the perfect agent for us as first-timers in the real estate process. Thanks to Danielle, we felt reassured and comfortable throughout.”

“Karen is the go-to in Duluth! So much knowledge about this market!”

“My partner and I were relocating from Florida to Minnesota which is quite the process but Danielle made it much much easier than it could've been. Danielle goes above and beyond to help you.”

“Danielle was one of the best realtors my family and I have ever worked with. She was extremely organized, considerate, and had our best interest in mind at all times. We moved from another state and she helped us along the way. She was very accommodating. She made sure to really get to know us in a way other realtors have never done. I would highly recommend her!”

“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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“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! ❤️”

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