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Minneapolis Real Estate

"If you need to list a property... get someone else. If you need to sell a property... call Eric"

- Peter Forsmark, Edina


Eric and Gary,


In the past 13 months, you have helped us sell our mom's townhouse, our sister's condo and another family member's side-by-side duplex. Because of your experience, helpful suggestions, positive attitude and overall expertise in the real estate field, we successfully overcame some challenging bumps and went on to complete satisfactory sales.


The fact that we chose you for three of our family's property sales speaks for itself! After the first sale, we didn't even look for another realtor.

You have our highest recommendation.

~Linda and Lori Horrisberger, St Paul

Dear Eric & Gary,


I just wanted to send a note of thanks for helping me sell my Robbinsdale house in a relatively painless manner. (It would have been completely painless if I would just learn to not fret about everything!).  Other letters I read from satisfied clients of Estate Realty emphasized your experience and knowledge as a real estate agent. That experience and knowledge were evident in your dealings with my house as well. 

When I thought I should do a couple thousand dollars of repairs before putting it on the market for a price $10,000 less than what you suggested you said “Let's just list it 'as is' for this price and see what happens. We'll know right away if it was a mistake.” It wasn't a mistake. There were several showings the first couple days it was on the market and we received an offer for the asking price almost immediately. The house went on the market June 18, we had a signed purchase agreement June 22, and the deal was closed on July 25. I was astounded. Not only did you save me the money and hassle of doing repairs, you somehow knew that the house in its current condition would be worth more to someone than I thought it would be. I guess that's what makes you the experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent that you are. And all this happened with me living in Colorado. I cannot thank you enough.

To paraphrase one of your other satisfied clients: if you want to list your property go with someone else; if you want to sell your property go with Estate Realty!

Thanks again!

A very happy non-homeowner,

~Sue Sauer, Robbinsdale

To Whom it May Concern,


When my aunt died on Christmas Day, the tasks surrounding the settling of her estate loomed large. Among the presenting challenges was the sale of her beloved South Minneapolis home of some forty years. Although I had acted as a personal representative in the past, that role did not involve the sale of real estate. Contemplating the prospect of cleaning, listing, selling, closing and emptying her home was overwhelming.

The attorneys representing the estate recommended a broker specializing in estate properties. They assured me that he was highly professional and competent and that previous clients had expressed satisfaction in their transactions. After several months had passed, I contacted Eric Sanders to tour the home and provide me with a recommendation regarding the sale of the property. During our first meeting, he came prepared with a thorough portfolio, was warm and personable and spoke with confidence and credibility. I knew that I need not look further for assistance with this endeavor.


I can honestly state that the process of listing, selling, and closing the home was the most problem-free aspect of settling the estate. Mr. Sanders was always highly professional and expertly communicative. He responded promptly to each and every question and escorted me step-by-step through the process spanning several months. Not once, did I feel unsupported! Once the home was listed, it was a matter of hours before showings were scheduled and an offer was written the first day on the market. Within a few weeks the home was closed upon and a new owner moved in.


I offered to write this letter of recommendation as I felt strongly about this experience. Eric Sanders is an ethical professional with an admirable blend of compassion and patience. Should I find myself in a similar situation in the future, I would not hesitate to employ him again. I have spoken repeatedly to friends, relatives and co-workers of the ease of this process. Mr. Sanders has my highest unqualified recommendation.


~Nancy A. Anderson, Minneapolis  


Dear Eric,

I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say "thank you" for helping with my dear friend John's estate. You helped make a difficult situation much more bearable. The sale of the house went very smoothly and without any unnecessary problems.

I will be sure to contact you in the future if the need arises. Thanks again!

~Brian J. Jacobsen, Hugo

Dear Eric & Gary

One can say that 2014 did not start out as I planned. In February, my aunt passed away from cancer that she had told no one about. Her husband had passed away 23 years ago and she has only 1 living brother; my dad. He has ahlzheimer's and I am his power of attorney; so I was appointed personal representative of his estate. I didn't know where to turn with all I had to do. A flood of letters started coming in for offer to sell her Bloomington townhome. I made a few appointments and was extremely happy when Gary Nelson showing up. He had a large folder with comps etc. and it just felt like the right fit.

The home was listed and it was sold in less than 2 weeks! We closed last week and it all went smoothly. I would not ever hestitate to call on Eric and Gary again. They got the job done quickly and for a good price. It's one large boulder lifted from my shoulders.

~Patricia Stevenson, Bloomington

Hi Eric,

I just wanted to thank you again for your help in selling my Mother-in-laws house. It all went so smooth and easy. We really did get more than we thought possible for the house, thanks to you. You were a pleasure to work with and we all thank you.

~JoAnne Sawyer, St Paul

To all potential clients,

Eric Sanders is a professional. He is pleasant to work with and gets results! We needed to sell our mother's home after her death. It was a difficult decision to make but once we made it we were ready to sell quickly. We had our appointment with Eric early Friday afternoon. He had an acceptable offer for us the next day!!! We closed in 3 weeks. The few times we met with Eric, it felt as if he was an old friend. He is easy to talk with. He explains things simply and with confidence. Whenever we contacted Eric with questions he responded quickly. Don't let his youthful appearance fool you, he is an experienced realtor. You will be treated with respect and have great respect for Eric's work ethic. If I ever need a realtor in the future, I will be calling Eric Sanders.

~Rebecca Porter and Roberta Richardson, St Paul

We enjoyed working with Eric Sanders and Estate Realty. He was thorough, honest and respectful with our situation. He answered all of our questions and was very prompt in returning our calls. We were completely comfortable and confident that we were going to sell our condo in this tough market. Eric also made sure that every last detail was fair and taken care of in a timely manner. We couldn't have been happier with the service and results Eric provided.

~Russ & Tammy Tourville, New Hope


To all potential clients,


After interviewing with a number of real estate agents from the "big box" Realtors, I met with Eric Sanders. Right from the start I could see that Eric is passionate with his career and instantly comfortable working with him. Eric went "beyond the call of duty" in every step of selling my estate property. His extensive market research and comparisons of properties was presented and clearly explained as to come to a fair and realistic asking price. I was surprised by the volume of interest generated once the listing was posted. In fact, I was amazed we had a committed buyer within a month of the initial listing! I anticipated a much longer time given the real estate market as it is today. Eric was able to answer all my questions without delay and walk me through the whole process thoroughly and expediently.

More than a real estate agent, I feel I have made a new friend! Eric made a process which at first seemed overwhelming an exciting and interesting experience.

~Rich Wasley, Roseville

During the last week of September 2011, we met with Eric Sanders to discuss our house that we were trying to sell. We had worked with a different real estate agent and we were very dissatisfied with his results. Eric took the time to explain his previous success in selling houses. He told us that he would do the same for selling our house. We agreed on a selling price. We were very impressed with his professionalism and "can do" attitude. On September 29, 2011, we signed a listing contract with Eric. The very next day and through the weekend he was able to schedule showings for our house. On October 6, 2011, one week later, Eric told us that he had a purchase agreement for our house. We were out of state at this time. Eric took the time to explain the purchase agreement to us over the telephone. He made this process very easy and understandable. He kept us informed and updated throughout the sale of our property.

On November 9, 2011, our house was purchased. The sale occurred because of Eric's outstanding professionalism and his valuable experience not only in selling a house, but his excellent communication skills with us and the real estate agent of the buyer. We strongly recommend Eric Sanders for any and all real estate matters without any reservations. In the future, if we ever need to sell a house, our first contact will be Eric Sanders.

~Colonel (Retired) Dan & Bev Scott, Andover

Hi Eric,

My sisters and I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us. It was a hard decision to make but, once we decided to sell our Father's house, we wanted to do it quickly.

Your communication skills are EXCELLENT! We knew where we stood with you at all times. You priced the house according to market and after receiving our choice of offers (7). We had the option of choosing the offer that was in our best interest.

Thank you for making this difficult time so easy. We never knew selling a house could be so painless! You have 3 very happy clients and we will always give you our highest recommendation.

~Colleen Strauss, Bloomington

To potential clients of Eric Sanders of Estate Realty,


I felt extremely lucky to have found Mr. Sanders to sell my brother's house. It is a stressful time in a person's life to sell an estate house, especially when you do not live in the same city. We chose Mr. Sanders as our selling agent and he facilitated the selling and closing of our estate house within a few months. 


Eric Sanders was professional, efficient, encouraging, and has a pulse on the market. He helped us sell quickly and for a fair price. Mr. Sanders kept in contact with me. I always knew when the house was being shown, what the feedback was on the showings, and he talked to me every week about strategies to sell the house.


We had a complication at the end of the process of selling our estate house and Mr. Sanders handled it very well, eventually successfully closing on the house. I never had a question in my mind that Eric Sanders was representing the best interests of the estate. I feel it was because of his knowledge and expertise that our home sold.


~Marva Fairchild, Roseville 

To Whom it may concern,

In November of this year, our family needed to list a 50's style rambler in the west metro. This involved finding a Realtor who could evaluate the property, evaluate the late fall market, AND respect the emotions involved in closing out a part of the family history. We had heard of the success that Eric had with other properties and had a meeting with him on a Sunday in October.

Eric listened carefully to all three siblings regarding their attachment to the house and then showed all of us a detailed explanation of the state of the market that Sunday. Eric then explained what would happen the 1st week with an accurately price property. He expected results.............and this is what happened...............

The property went up on MLS at about 2 p.m. on Monday.

1st showing was Monday at 7 p.m.

2nd, 3rd, and 4th showings were on Tuesday.

5th, 6th, and 7th showings were on Wednesday.

Last best offers were received by Thursday p.m.

One offer at 15% above listing was accepted and closed weeks before Christmas.

Eric Sanders exceeded all of our expectations for being knowledgeable, dependable and reliable. He was courteous and always kept everyone updated. 

If you need to list a property... get someone else... if you need to sell a property... call Eric.

~Peter Forsmark, Edina


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