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I began my real estate career in the Twin Cities back in 1988, and have since expanded my waterfront specialization to nearly all reaches of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. To offer the best possible guidance and results to lakeshore buyers and sellers, I've combined my 30 years in waterfront real estate with a team of lake experts across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Consequently, we have a unique ability to give localized assistance to buyers and sellers throughout vast regions, and create a high percentage of successful transactions for our clients through top-notch niche marketing and our combined waterfront property knowledge.
From my early days in real estate, I recognized how difficult it was for buyers to sort through the various waterfront markets around the state, and then the hundreds of lakes and lake properties in each region. I realized that a true waterfront specialist -- someone who understood how to help these buyers best -- could be a huge benefit to them in saving both time and money, and I began to focus my efforts on becoming that expert. As more waterfront buyers began to contact me about helping them find just the right lake property, my wife, Sandy, decided to join me, and from there we grew our specialized business into Lakehomes.com Realty. And as the Internet expanded to become such an important factor in marketing properties, Lakehomes.com was perfectly positioned to provide the best possible exposure for waterfront sellers as well!
For more than two decades as a waterfront specialist, I've sold hundreds of lake homes, lots, resorts and cabins from the southern reaches of Minnesota to the Canadian Border...and into Wisconsin. Because of my many years of experience over such a large geographic area, I work hard to act as a true consultant to lakeshore buyers and sellers in nearly any waterfront market, and give as much direction as possible in each situation. This always seems to be a huge benefit to buyers who aren't quite sure where to find the right type of waterfront property to best fit their needs...and to sellers who are looking for suggestions on the most effective methods to get their lake properties sold.
What Recent Clients Have to Say:
"My husband and I found Dan through his Internet site Lakehomes.com when we were surfing for a lake cabin on a Sunday evening. There was a listing we were interested in and he promptly returned our inquiry with a phone call. Dan pursued the information we requested and set up a prompt viewing of the property. He sent us information on comparable properties that suited our priorities so that when we viewed our our original choice we could feel confident in our offer. We appreciated Dan's accessibility, competence and honesty throughout our entire real estate transaction. Dan went above and beyond to travel hours to our final closing then to personally deliver documents to the out of town Title Company. We would recommend Dan to friends and family!" - Doug & Julie Kuehn
"We looked for a lake home for 4 years using a broker from Minneapolis. We decided to seek out someone with a new agent that had more experience in the Brainerd area. we contacted Dan by email and later met him up in Northern Minnesota. From the first visit Dan was engaged and informative about the areas we had interest in. After only two visits touring homes in the Brainerd area Dan understood what we were looking for and steered us to the house of our dreams. We bought the home 60 days later and able to enjoy it this summer already !! Dan was professional, and his follow up was was second to none. He took great care to keep us informed and worked to ensure we got the deal done. Thanks Dan !!" - Guy & Patsy Mingo
"Dan was extremely helpful in guiding us through our first cabin buying experience. We weren't sure exactly what we were looking for or where we were looking and with Dan's knowledge and expertise of MN lakes we were able to find and purchase our perfect cabin. My previous experience with realtors included those who tried to sell the benefits of every property as if they were just trying to get us to jump. Dan was very objective and truthful on both the good and bad aspects of the many properties we visited, which really helped us make an informed decision. He was very available and responsive and definitely went out of his way to accommodate our schedules. I would recommend Dan to anyone exploring the possibility of buying a lake property." - Lee & Stacey Ronshaugen
"My wife and I were looking for a lake home within 2 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities. We contacted Dan through www.lakehomes.com and could not be happier with his guidance and responsiveness. After helping us narrow our list of "possible" properties to a manageable number, Dan showed us 13 different properties in one day - from McGregor to Crosby to the Brainerd Lakes area - and we ended up getting the property we wanted on Big Sandy. Dan guided us throughout the purchase process and negotiated an excellent purchase price. We would not hesitate to refer him to anyone." - Dan & Molly Prokott
"I had the pleasure of working with Dan Anderson to find me a lake home "Up North." Buying property is a very important purchase and you definitely want the right person on your team. That's why I would highly recommend you to hire Dan. Dan was amazing to work with, he was very prompt to return my calls, texts and emails. We toured just about every home that was in my price range, No matter what my schedule, he accommodated. He helped me find exactly what I was looking for. Dan's professional demeanor, friendliness and "can do" attitude are some qualities you will find in him. I could not be happier with the service I received. Thank you Dan!" - Deb Sernett
"We recently began looking for a lake home to purchase and came across Dan on an internet search. We were very pleased with his fast response and knowledge of lake homes in the area. He set up multiple viewings and gave us his opinion on properties as we looked at them. He guided us through the purchase process and negotiated an excellent purchase agreement so that we could have our dream lake home. Getting to know Dan, he is a dedicated family man and hard working realtor. We would not hesitate to refer him to anyone we know or even a complete stranger. You can't go wrong using Dan for your next home purchase." - John & Sue Fogal
"Some times you just get lucky and I consider myself very fortunate to have had Dan Anderson's help in selecting a lake home. I would recommend him without question to anyone. Dan took the time to get acquainted with us and understand what we were looking for in a lake home. He showed us the properties that we were interested in and had some suggestions. We wound up purchasing one of his suggestions. My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with Dan's assistance." - Tom & Helen Elwood
"Bought Three Properties with Dan: There is a profound difference between finding a lake home and finding the right lake home, and I would not attempt to figure that out with anyone but Dan. There are so many variables, many I never considered. But he did. And even though I've bought three properties with him over the course of twenty years, never once did he sell me a house. Instead, he has been more like my personal waterfront consultant, always helping me zero in on what is important to me. After all these years he continues to amaze me in how he seemingly knows every piece of water across the state. On top of that, he knows houses and construction and can immediately spot potential problems. Dan would rather not sell you a house than have you settle for a property that isn't right. He has more integrity and is more selfless than any professional I've worked with in my entire life." - Dave Schmit
Main Office Location:
225 NW 1st Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
International Falls Location:
211 3rd St
International Falls, MN 56649
Chisago Lakes Location:
12864 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN 55045