Category Archives: Desrochers

The Five Most Common Home Buyer Mistakes

Want to avoid making costly home buying mistakes? We visited local talk show Twin Cities Live to reveal common mistakes buyers make when trying to purchase real estate, including moves that can really backfire during the home buying process. Watch to learn how to avoid wasting time, money and ultimately jeopardizing your chance to buy your dream home. For more of our Twin Cities Live Real Estate Report appearances, visit our YouTube channel.

Minnesota Real Estate: Spring Market Update

At Desrochers Realty Group, we’re gearing up for one of the busiest months in real estate and offering our take on the Minnesota housing market for spring and summer of 2018. High demand, low inventory. You’ve likely heard the news and it’s true, sales are down this year when compared to years past, but it’s not because the market is slow! Back to Econ 101, it’s a simple problem of supply and demand. There are a ton of buyers and not enough inventory. In fact, we’re at... view article »

Before and After: A Minneapolis Condo Renovation in Minneapolis

It’s not uncommon that as a seller embarks on the process of selling their home, we see renovations from simple to complex that could maximize their profit at sale time.  For these clients in Minneapolis, we knew a few updates could make a big difference in selling their condo. See the pre-renovation walk-through as Daniel explains the changes he suggests and why to get the condo in prime selling shape for the spring market. Now, take a look at the “after” 5 weeks later to see how a relatively short timeline can... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Easy Home Updates on a Budget

Updating your home can be daunting and expensive. We visited local Minneapolis talk show Twin Cities Live to show some of our favorite affordable home products to make your home look like a million dollars at amazingly affordable prices. Watch the clip and see below for links to the products we highlighted. Lights These bathroom vanity picks look expensive and on-trend, at incredible prices. Loredo 4-Light Vanity Light Polished Chrome Octave 3 Light Updating your hallway and dining room lights is a simple and impactful... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Ask the Real Estate Experts

We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 and answered fan submitted questions on real estate. See below for the full clip and a summary of questions answered. Q: What’s the best thing to do inside your home before a showing? – Elizabeth Cleaning the house of all personal items (especially signs you have a pet). Set a comfortable temperature, turn on all lights and open the blinds. Q: Is the labor and expense of painting oak kitchen cabinets and the trim/doors throughout the... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Advice on Buying an Investment Property

If you’re looking for a way to diversify your portfolio and make your money work harder for you, considering an investment property can prove to be a great choice. We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 to share our advice. A few highlights: Time of Year: Winter is a great time of the year to purchase as competition from other buyers is lower Sellers that have been on the market for a while are motivated to sell so they can avoid holding on to their property until Spring Also... view article »

Desrochers Realty Group 17th Annual Client Appreciation Party

On a warm early fall day we welcomed over 600 attendees to our 17th Annual Client Appreciation Party at Minnetonka Orchards. Complete with bouncy house, race cars, face painting, raffle and more there was no shortage of fun, or donuts. We treasure this event for many reasons- reconnecting with clients past and present, seeing how families grow year-to-year, and giving back to the community by raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities- Upper Midwest (RMHC). For decades, RMHC has been providing a home-away-from-home for families with... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: How a Realtor Can Help When Building a Home

We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 to discuss how a realtor can help when building a home. Here are a few tips we shared:  When building your home, a realtor is there to represent YOU, and is an important voice in negotiating and checking in on the process. The build process can be daunting, working with someone who has been through it before and knows the process can eliminate a lot of surprises. Your realtor is there for you at walk throughs with... view article »

Top Tips from Twin Cities Live Real Estate Report

Every month we visit local talk show Twin Cities Live to chat timely topics in buying, selling or maintaining your home. Below we’ve rounded up some of our best advice from past shows. 3 best things to do to your house before selling: Paint, update hardware, update flooring. (Full clip here) Ready to sell? First thing to keep in mind: Remember we aren’t talking about your house- we are talking about the house someone will buy. (Full clip here) As crazy as it sounds, if you see a house you like... view article »