"My husband and I recently purchased our first home. We worked with Mike Carlson and we can’t recommend him enough. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and helped us learn more about the home buying process while guiding us and finding a house that was right for us. He worked hard to show us houses for almost a year before we found the right one. Mike was a huge help before, during, and after we bought our house. We hope to work with him again in the future!" – Brandi M
"Mike did a great job, very knowledgeable. Glad we selected him as our realtor. Recommend him highly. " -Fred M.
"Mike Carlson helped my grandma sell her house! He went above and beyond in communicating with all of the family and providing the information needed to make an informed decision. I would highly recommend him as a realtor!" – Lydia B
"We had a great experience selling our home with Mike! He was always on top of things and sold our home faster than we anticipated! Would highly recommend this agency, specifically Mike Carlson, if you have any need for a realtor!" – Brianna W.
"We worked with Mike to sell our house. He gave us great advice on how to enhance curb appeal. The professional pictures he took allowed our house to stand out. Mike is a professional and a friend. He knows what he is doing and is down to earth. Mike is also a man of integrity, which is a big deal for us! Our house selling process was quick and busy and we were thankful for a good realtor!!"
– Lisa C.
"As a broker/agent in the real estate business, finding someone you can trust as a referral partner in a different market is often a challenge. However, that wasn't the case with Mike Carlson, who delivered above and beyond for a very good friend/client in the sale of their home and it was nice having the peace of mind, knowing that these sellers were in great hands from start to finish."
– Colton M.
"Huge thanks to Mike for helping us find our first home! Great at communicating what we needed to do and ensuring we knew what to expect as we went through the process! We definitely will be using his services again in the future!" – David B.
"Mike was exceptional, thorough, respectful, timely and very particular on proper pictures to show the property at its best! I would highly recommend Mike if you are looking for somebody to get the job done right. I would hire him again, without a question."
– Joshua M.
"I worked with Mike Carlson on both a sale and a purchase. He is great at keeping clients informed and providing sound advice. Would highly recommend him."– Andy B.
"Mike Carlson went above and beyond and was so helpful. I cannot say enough good things! I highly recommend him! He takes time to explain things, answer questions, and is genuinely considerate of all your needs. Thanks, Mike! I look forward to working with you again." – Tamara D.
"Mike was the best! His guidance through the entire home buying experience was stellar. He responded to all our questions and concerns promptly and professionally. I would highly recommend Mike to any friend or family member." – Rebecca S.
"Our experience with Mike Carlson was an absolute delight. Not only did he go above and beyond in seeking out a property for us but he took our whole family needs and dreams into consideration. He knew when to ask the difficult questions and also when to step back and let my wife and I discuss. All of that coupled with being super responsive made for a smooth transition for my family and I as we relocated back to Detroit Lakes.
Mike's holistic approach to real estate was such a gift to us and facilitated the landing of our new beautiful home. We will certainly use him in the future when we go to buy and/or sell!" – Lucas T.
"These guys go above and beyond to both sell your home and to find you a home. When we decided to sell, the service was excellent. Mike took professional pictures, the staging, the open house, and the ease of all the showings. The communication was great. From start to closing, it was an excellent experience. We then purchased a house with Mike and it was such a breeze. He even helped us unpack. We were very pleased with all their services. Thanks!" – Erick J.
"I’ve known Mike for several years and we have talked in-depth about many real estate transactions. My wife and I have bought and sold several homes and I deal with realtors on almost a daily basis within my business. I’ve never been in the position to personally buy or sell through Mike but I do know that he has a great passion for helping every single one of his clients, he has a great understanding of the whole process, and he adds tons of value as an agent. I know for sure you’re going to get your money’s worth when you work with Mike. I also know that personally he has always taken the ethical and moral higher ground. You won’t go wrong buying or selling with Mike!"– Jim P.
"We contacted Mike Carlson to see if he would be interested in selling our seasonal lake cabin. Not only was he interested but he did an amazing job with our listing. He takes fabulous pictures of your property, including drone shots. He is extremely knowledgeable on the pricing and listing description. He is also available to answer any questions you may have. We couldn't be happier with Mike Carlson. We highly recommend him for any property you want to sell." – Patty H.
"We had the pleasure of working with Mike Carlson in the purchase of our dream lake home. Mike is one of the best realtors we have ever worked with. His honesty, personal character, and integrity are everything you want in your realtor! Mike's expertise of MN lakes in this region is truly an asset and he would provide us with honest answers, demonstrating he wanted the best for us, not to just make a sale. Above and Beyond are two words that best describe Mike. This is only one example: in middle of winter, he drilled a hole in the ice to ensure the lake/beach had a hard bottom. He helped us find the perfect place for our blended family. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home!" – Heather O.
"Highly recommend Mike Carlson. Mike took great photos of the property that drew a lot of interest and ultimately a sale. He was always responsive and proactive with communication. The entire experience was smooth and straightforward." – Lee B.
"He’s my go-to for any questions involving realty. Very knowledgeable and if he doesn't know the for sure answer, he will get the answer and get back to you. Trustworthy, reliable, kind and very hard working to get the job done for you no matter how big or small. Highly recommended by me." – Josie N.
"I would recommend Mike Carlson. He's right on the spot, always available. He made it easy for all of us and got us a good price. He is licensed to fly drones and took amazing pictures of our property. And within one WEEK, our property was sold! We are VERY pleased."
– Vonnie N.
"I had an outstanding experience working with Mike Carlson. As a first-time buyer of land, Mike was able to provide so much value throughout the buying experience. He was prompt in responding to any questions I had and worked seamlessly through the entire process to close the deal. I would highly recommend him if you are in the market." – Austan S.
"We couldn’t have asked for better. Jen and Mike teamed up and were an absolute dream to work with. We purchased our house while living states away, Jen had to be our eyes and her attention to detail is unparalleled. Mike is an expert on the lakes area and has a unique understanding of homes and their construction. Buying was an ease!" – Kari S.
"Mike is an excellent communicator. He has an authenticity about him that comes from the heart. Because of that he definitely has his clients' best interest in mind. Mike will not cut ethical or moral corners, because of that his clients are protected from good deals going bad." – Jim P.
"Selling our lake home was such a great experience with Mike Carlson. Mike is caring, professional, honest and our top realtor recommendation. We are so thankful for him and will always seek his services when buying or selling property." – Christian A.
"I had a great experience working with Mike Carlson. He was a great resource to have while going through the process of buying my first home. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and gave great advice. He was also helpful during the long VA loan process.
My loan officer mentioned how prompt and helpful he was with all of the paperwork."
– Daniel C.
"We just purchased our first home. Mike Carlson was our realtor and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way. He was such a pleasure to work with and made our whole first-time home buying journey super easy! Mike was always available if and when we had any questions. We have already been recommending him and would work with him anytime!" – Ashley E.
"I have worked with a lot of realtors in many states over the years. Mike is truly a gifted realtor. I would recommend him to anyone. He works hard, follows up and most importantly is honest and full of integrity. Your gift of photography and marketing our home was second to none. Thank you, Mike, for being an excellent realtor, I appreciate all you did for my family during the sale of our home." – John K.
"I worked with Mike to help a mutual client purchase his first home. I appreciated his quick responses and the work he did to provide requested documents, signatures, etc. The process worked well, and the loan closed on time, with much credit due to Mike's attention to the details and his great communication with all parties." – Joan J.
"I met Mike Carlson over a year ago just by chance and mentioned my husband and I were going to get back to lakes country in the next few years. He spent time listening to what I was looking for, with no pressure, and was very personable. He sent us listings throughout the year and when the right property came up, Mike was the best man to handle our purchase. He’s down to earth, sincere and just an all-around great guy! Whether you are buying or selling, Mike Carlson is the only realtor you should consider."
– Amy F
"Mike Carlson was our realtor when we sold our home. His incredible ability to market our home helped us get top dollar. I really appreciate his professionalism with a friendly down to earth vibe. So easy to work with! Thank you, Mike, for your real estate expertise." – Becky K.
"Mike Carlson was great to work with. He worked very hard for us on the sale of our farm and the purchase of our new home. Our farm listing presentation was amazing. We had a little title glitch and he worked very above and beyond to get it resolved quickly."
– Jeanette L.
"Mike Brown and Mike Carlson were both great to work with. They always answered my questions within an hour and kept me updated with everything throughout the entire process. These guys worked hard, and it paid off when we closed on the sale of our land just 57 days from the day I contacted them to sell it! I highly recommend this team for buying and selling your next property!"
– Zach B.
"About a year ago we listed our farm in Rollag, MN for sale and were very impressed with the efforts put forth to promote the sale of the 140 acres led by Mike Carlson and Mike Brown. They were thorough and kept us apprised of any interest in the possible purchase of our land. We completed the sale of the larger portion in July, 2020 and are most grateful for how it was all handled. I recommend Mike and his team to anyone wanting to sell hunting and farm land." – Rolf G.
"Mike is the best Realtor I’ve ever worked with; I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as he does. Mike was very quick to find answers and help me with all my crazy questions. He’s very honest and fun to work with, I would highly recommend him to anyone." – David M.
"This was our second time working with the team. First as a buyer and second as a seller. We had Mike Carlson representing us as a seller of our lake home. He made the whole process from start to finish very easy for us, everything with the process was explained to a T, so there were no surprises or misunderstandings. Great communication, Mike went above and beyond the call of duty as an agent. Things you would not get with most agents. We would have no hesitation recommending Mike to represent you. Thanks again Mike!" – Jon M.
"Mike was a blast to work with! With me being a first-time home buyer, he communicated everything very clearly and made the initially seeming daunting process very easy and enjoyable. Even with the extra work due to Covid he was willing to work all hours of the day (literally) to make sure everything was covered." – David B.
"Mike Carlson did a great job getting us a fair offer in the 1st week. He helped us understand the importance of decluttering and pre-listing preparation and then he took great photos for his marketing plan. He works hard, efficiently communicates and is a pleasure to work with. He also has excellent knowledge of the Lakes area." – Bob K.
"Mike Carlson was great to work with. We started by looking at many different priced properties because we realized we were not sure what we were looking for. Mike assured us we would find a house that would fit our needs. After helping us go through multiple properties we did find our forever home. Mike helped us stay positive with our search. We appreciated Mike’s professional attitude and support. We would highly recommend Mike to help you find your home." – Joe L.
"Mike is so great to work with, I highly recommend him for your lake home experience! He is always eager and willing to help. Mike went way above my expectations and I hope to work with him again in the future. Thanks, Mike, for all your assistance!" – Betty K.
"Mike Carlson was very personable and willing to go the extra mile. We were selling a small and unusual property, but Mike treated it the same as if he were selling a mansion. He stuck with us through all our questions and got our property sold! Couldn't be happier with the services he provided for us."– Travis K.
"Mike was great to work with! Honest and to the point. Thanks Mike!" – Erik H.
"Mike Carlson was such a competent and reliable agent. He made the sale of our lake cabin so very easy and understandable. We never felt rushed or confused, and we will be recommending him over and over again to anyone wanting to buy/sell any type of property! Thanks again, Mike!" – Lynn C.
"Working with Mike has been a great experience. He was understanding and trustworthy, professional but personal. Mike truly cares about his clients; he went above and beyond helping us find our lake home. We definitely will recommend Mike. We are very thankful and appreciative." – Karen K.
"I have worked with Mike a few times and every time has been great! Mike is quick with a response to any questions and always on time. I would highly recommend him! 5-star rating!" – Matt M.
"Thanks, Mike, for doing an awesome job listing our house! Full price offer in under 48 hours! I really appreciate how you communicated clearly throughout the transaction!" – Josh M.
"I would highly recommend having Mike as your realtor whether you’re buying or selling. Mike is extremely honest, patient and hardworking. Never once did we feel pressured to pursue something we weren’t 100% confident in, and we appreciated learning his realistic recommendations as first-time buyers. Ultimately, we’re so happy with our purchase and couldn’t have done it without Mike’s help!" – Luke S.
"Mike Carlson was awesome through the whole selling process. The listing was phenomenal. Having multiple sellers brought about a number of challenges and he met each one head-on with speed and accuracy. We appreciate his professionalism and the frequency with which he communicated. Well done! Thank you!" – Joan R.
"We have been trying to sell a piece of property for a few years now and have been through 2 different realtors before we finally found Mike Carlson, who got our land sold. Mike Carlson went well above and beyond the other two companies including actually going out to the land on multiple occasions and taking aerial photos with a drone. Even though his commission was small with our little property, Mike Carlson treated our land sale and us like we were his only clients. We got updates through emails, texts and phone calls. Mike was there to answer all our questions and help us through all the paperwork. Mike Carlson treated us like we were a million-dollar listing. I highly recommend them to get your land sold!" – Jessica G.
"I worked with Mike Carlson on the sale of our lake cabin. He was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend him. The cabin sold last month." – Cheryl L.
"We have had more than one experience in selling a property. We have never had an agent that spent more time in preparing the property for sale, the time Mike took in preparing the photos by camera and drone resulted in a spectacular view of this unique property. Mike was always available for consultation and showed patience with some of the health problems we were experiencing. Mike went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you, Mike, you were a real treasure." – Rose D.
"My husband and I recently purchased our first home with the help of Mike Carlson, and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We are so grateful for all of his time, hard work and realistic answers to our many questions. Mike is very personable, patient and professional, all of which truly helped us feel confident in our purchase. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy or sell!" – Jen S.
"Mike Carlson was a gem of an agent for me. He assisted me in purchasing a lake home and I cannot say enough about how helpful he was in the entire transaction, and still is to this day! I would refer him to anyone looking for an agent or to buy or sell a home."
– Bette K.
"I would recommend Mike Carlson to everyone. He went above and beyond to help us sell our property. He was always available to us and very accommodating." – Diane B.
"Last summer my family and I started looking for our forever home. We didn’t know where to start and we didn’t have a realtor. I sent a message to the realtor of a home I saw online, that was Mike Carlson. He met us the very next day to see that property. Although that property did not work for us, Mike was more than willing to help us find our forever home and we are beyond happy that he was! Mike found multiple houses to show us in a short period of time and was very helpful with everything! When we found the home we couldn’t live without, Mike went above and beyond to make it happen! In three short months a total stranger changed our lives and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you, Mike, for all your hard work, knowledge, and compassion!" – Brandi L.
"Mike goes above and beyond. I had no idea an agent could do so much work for us as we sold our house. Thanks again Mike!!!"
– Jarod B.
"Mike is as honest and hard-working as they come." – Katie G.
"Mike went out of his way to help us with our move, from unloading boxes with us to snow-blowing the driveway of our new house after the big snowstorm we had. He's been quick to respond when we had questions or concerns. The best experience we've ever had with a realtor hands-down." – Bobbi G.
"Mike is very responsive 7 days a week. He is straight forward unlike other realtors I have worked with in the past. The sellers of the house I am buying live out of state and he is helping them move some remaining personal property from the garage. He also met my wife and I at the property to help us unload a U-Haul into the garage. I would highly recommend Mike for your home buying or selling needs." – Josh G.
"Mike works hard, is honest, and will follow through on every detail." – Holly P.
"Mike Carlson, can’t say enough about him. Easy going, listens to what the customer wants and approaches the buying and selling experience as it should be "professionally"! Thank you, Mike!!" - Kerry S.
"Mike was very professional and also approachable. He kept us updated throughout our buying process. We would highly recommend him." – Dave E.
"If anyone is looking for an honest, hardworking, reliable realtor in the Lakes area they should contact Mike Carlson. Since we were out of state buyers, we were not able to physically view every lake home that became available. On numerous occasions Mike would preview different properties and send us the videos to see if it was the one that would fit our specific needs. After 14 months (picky buyers) we finally found a cabin that we hope to enjoy for years and pass down to our boys! Mike did an excellent job all the way through the process and never tried to "sell" us a property that we were not 100% sold on. Thanks again Mike!" – Kevin F.
"Mike and I co-listed a property together earlier this summer. From one agent to another he was wonderful to work with. He made sure agents, sellers, and buyers were all on the same page all the time. His communication was on point! A few different items came up during the inspection and he quickly had resolutions to fix those items. He really cares about his clients and it shows through his interactions. I'd very much enjoy doing another co-listing with Mike and recommend him in the Detroit Lakes Area!" – Karissa H.
"Mike has been doing a great job in helping me look for property in the Detroit Lakes area. Very responsive to work with...Thanks Mike" – Mark E.
"Mike is one of the most genuine and honest guys in the industry. He’s a hard worker and does whatever it takes to get the job done. I absolutely recommend him to everyone looking to buy or sell a home." – Christian A.
"He is very helpful and answers all questions!" – Sam J.
"Thank you, Mike Carlson, for all your hard work and following our vision of getting the property sold!! Your energy and communication kept everyone informed. Looking forward to doing business again." – Angie B.
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