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May
31

Stillwater, MN. The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce celebrated local business, RE/MAX Professionals' new location at the historic William Sauntry Mansion with a ribbon cutting on May 19th, 2022. The event took place at 626 4th Street N, Stillwater, MN.  Sonya and Justin Fox, their agents, family, friends, Greater Stillwater Chamber ambassadors and staff were there to join in the celebration.

Photo Credit: Kristina Lynn Photography

RE/MAX Professionals franchise owners Justin & Sonya Fox purchased the historical William Sauntry mansion for their real estate business in September of 2021 and recently completed renovations. The William Sauntry ...

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September
22

Stillwater, Minn. – September 22, 2021 – Justin and Sonya Fox, owners of local real estate franchise, RE/MAX Professionals, are thrilled to announce their purchase of the historic William Sauntry Mansion. Their company 626 4th, LLC closed the purchase on September 22, 2021. The previous owners will remain in the property until mid-October. The conversion of the current Bed & Breakfast to a real estate office for RE/MAX Professionals' associates will begin thereafter.

 "As a company, we have been very involved in the Stillwater community since we opened our office on Main Street in 2015. We sponsor area Chamber of Commerce events including last year's inaugural Fire & Ice Winter Social, Hometown for the Holidays, Stillwater's Lumberjack Days, Summer Tuesdays and more," said Sonya Fo...

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June
10

COTTAGE GROVE, MN, June 10, 2021RE/MAX Professionals is pleased to  announce the official launch of OfferWriter™, a revolutionary tool available exclusively to RE/MAX Professionals agents in Minnesota and Wisconsin through the brokerage's proprietary agent-only ProSuite 2.0 app. The app gives agents real-time access to manage all business activities including transactions, commissions, listing changes, seller reports and more. Patent pending as of June 15, 2021, OfferWriter allows agents to draft offers and send them to their clients for e-signatures in under three minutes, all from their smartphone.

The idea for OfferWriter originated from the obse...

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April
24

Showing Activity in the Twin Cities is Up Over Last Year

In the Twin Cities all Realtors schedule and track showings using the same platform, ShowingTime. Through this vendor we can obtain meaningful insight into how the pandemic is affecting showing activity.

In mid-March, as COVID-19 started picking up steam, showing activity started to slow. At that time, the number of daily showings in our market was up 54.4% over the last year in the same week. For about three weeks, showing activity slowed until April 2nd, when daily showings were down 11.7% from the same week in 2019.

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March
25

For those experiencing financial hardship during this emergency, we've compiled a few resources for you:

Unemployment Insurance:

  • Hourly/Salaried Individuals in Minnesota: The Minnesota Governor issued an executive order that removed the one week waiting period for unemployment claims. Applicants may now also be eligible if they're quarantined and unable to work, unable to go to work due to an outbreak at the workplace, or lost childcare where the employer can't accommodate them with paid time off or leave. More information about Minnesota's response: 

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March
19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) effects on Twin Cities Real Estate Market

As everyone struggles to determine the impact of the dramatic governmental actions taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus, our professionals have been working hard to serve home buyers and home sellers in the safest way possible. We've offered resources to our buyers and sellers alike, to help them navigate this uncharted territory.

While it may be too early to tell the longer-term impacts this will have on the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area real estate market, there are some telling statistics as it relates to the market and its health today.

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February
5

RE/MAX Professionals was recently named as the recipient of the 2018 Office Image Award for their Lowertown St. Paul office. 

"Having a central office location that was easy to get to, visible and accessible to our customers and served the needs of our agents were important goals of ours when we looked for where to expand to next. Lowertown St. Paul was a logical decision and we found the perfect space that we knew would meet the needs of both our associates and clients," said owner Justin Fox.

The Lowertown office features open work spaces, two conference rooms, several private offices and overlooks Mears Park. 

"Our design is derived from the historic design elements of downtown. We wanted a crisp, clean and modern feel, with historic charm," says owner Sonya Fox. "It is an honor to be recognized for this award - a lot of thought went into every aspect of the design of this office and we're so thrilled with how it all turned out."

 

January
10

Inventory of homes for sale has been the lowest it has been in over 10 years, but we expect the market to balance out a bit more in the year ahead. 

Cottage Grove Market Update – Single Family, Previously Owned Homes

(Rolling 12 Month Report, compared to 2017)

·         New Listings: -1.2% (560)

·         Median Sales Price: +3.9% ($265,000)

·         Pending Sales: -4.9% (483)

·         Days on Market: -4.5% (21)

·         Homes for Sale: -10.5% (51)

·         Months Supply of Inventory: 0% (1.3)

Data compiled from RMLS as of January 10, 2019

We have buyers actively searching for their next home and many more with plans to buy this Spring.

If you, or anyone you know is thinking about selling their home, contact us for a detailed market analysis.