Representation That Puts Your Interests First
You’d think that this concept would be a no-brainer. But, you’re going to find a lot of real estate brokerages out there that self-promote above all else. We don't operate our business that way. Our mission is to provide you with top notch, full service home marketing and representation from start to finish. Unlike other agents and brokerages, we will not use you as a vehicle for us to promote ourselves. We invest time and energy into you, your goals, and your needs. And we’re not a one size fits all real estate team. We tailor the buying and selling processes to your specific time frame, desires, and needs. We cut no corners and we spare no details.
Home Selling – A Streamlined Process That Balances Your Goals and Your Reality
Selling your home can be a stressful process, even for the best prepared home owners. We will guide you, from start to finish, along a path that balances maximizing your homes marketability and sale price with your goals and tolerance for stress. Our unique value proposition for home sellers:
- We use cutting edge analytics to predict where buyers for your home are likely to come from, and then focus our marketing efforts in those areas.
- Our unique partnership with Home Partners of America allows us to expand the market for your home beyond just home buyers. For qualifying properties, HPA will purchase the property, for cash and at market value, and rent it out to qualified tenants. It's another part of the edge we strive to give our clients.
- In the luxury home market, our Global Luxury and Distinctive Homes divisions give us unmatched marketing clout. We list more luxury homes than any other company in the Twin Cities and we represent more luxury home buyers than any other company in the Twin Cities. Ask us to show you the numbers - you'll be surprised.
- We specialize in coordinating home sales with new home purchases. Whether it’s a same day double closing, or a move in /rent back agreement, we lay out a path for your seamless and fast transition from your old home to your new home.
Home Purchasing – Finding Opportunity Before Anyone Else
Buying your home can be just as harrowing as selling your home. Market supply is limited, and competition is fierce. Our first step is laying out a game plan for your home purchase – strategy, timing, and contingencies. Then, while promptly evaluating homes that are on the market in the public eye, we use advanced analytics software, good old-fashioned networking, and targeted marketing to search out homes for you that aren't even on the market yet. No stone unturned, no avenue unexplored.
Concierge: What You Need, When You Need It, Backed by the Clout of Coldwell Banker Burnet
Save time and peace of mind. Our exclusive Concierge Program offers trusted vendors for you to choose: from moving companies to home repair and staging. We leverage our market share to compel many of our preferred vendors to offer discount pricing and specials. No need to research and vet your own contractors - our Concierge department can handle that for you, all backed up by a talented support staff that makes sure you're satisfied.
Ethical Representation from Us and Our Company
Realogy Holdings Corp. has been named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies for seven years in a row. Coldwell Banker Burnet is part of NRT LLC, which is a subsidiary of Realogy. This designation is awarded by the Ethisphere® Institute, a leading international business ethics think tank.
Realogy earned this prestigious honor by implementing and maintaining upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community and raise the bar for ethical standards within the real estate industry.
We are proud to be affiliated with a company that has a deeply instilled commitment to demonstrating the highest ethics and integrity in all business practices. It’s the golden rule: we treat others the way we would want to be treated, and so does Colwell Banker Burnet.
Hear it From Our Satisfied Customers
"I would recommend Kathy Sawicki at Coldwell Banker Burnet and her team in heart beat! We have bought and sold a few homes, Kathy was by far the most reliable, organized and professional agent we worked with. She was very flexible, and super quick to respond to our questions. She goes to work for her clients and provides you with options. She is a strong local agent who really understands the business. We have passed her name and contact info on to our family & friends. We will, no doubt, use her again in the future."
"I could not have been more pleased with Jim and the outcome he helped us achieve!!! Jim help my family and I with the big transition... a move from Minneapolis out to the burbs. Not only did Jim sell my house in Minneapolis in record time, he found us an exceptional home in Chaska that checked ALL of our boxes. What I appreciated most about working with Jim was his availability, patience and knowledge. I honestly can't think of an instance where I contacted Jim via email, text or phone call and didn't hear back from him within five minutes or less. I also got really good answers to even my most oddball questions. He was patient when I didn't quite understand something and always made sure we were both on exactly the same page before moving forward. I also felt like Jim was invested in selling my house and maximizing our profit from the sale. He really cared and you could tell, which is something you can’t buy or pay for. That is why Jim is now my realtor for life and someone I will eagerly recommend to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. He is OUTSTANDING!!!"
"Kathy's years of experience and knowledge were invaluable. The entire process of selling our home was seamless right through the closing. We especially appreciated the guidance provided to us by the staging company that Kathy works with."
"My family and I contacted Jim when my husband had the idea of moving from my hometown of Minneapolis into the western suburbs, I'll be honest and admit that I wasn't completely sold on the idea. My kids were adjusted in school and in their neighborhood, my family lived nearby and I really loved our vintage house and was very attached. I agreed to start looking because I knew it was what my husband wanted and I knew it would be ultimately good for my children. Right away when I met Jim he was extremely friendly it was apparent right away that he is very bright and he knows his business well. It was no secret that I was struggling with the thought of leaving my home and he responded to that with a compassion and understanding that helped me to become more engaged in the process. And so, we started looking. Jim took us to see house after house and he never seemed inconvenienced by any of it. I got the impression that he really enjoyed his job. Many times we had to bring one or all 3 of our children along and for some people it can be unnerving to have small children tearing through a house that doesn't belong to you, but Jim was great with our kids and it was quite clear he was a family man with kids of his own. Finally, one evening after lots of searching and finding homes that were either not going to work and a few I would have agreed to settle for, Jim brought us to "the one." The minute I walked through the door I was sold and as we explored the house, I only loved it more and more. I was so thrilled because that was exactly how I wanted to feel about the home I live in and raise my family in. Jim told me, "See, I knew we'd find your home." He couldn't have been more right and I'm so glad I trusted him to do just that. It's been almost a month and my children are adapting beautifully in the neighborhood and in school, my husband is excited to have everything he had in mind for this move and I absolutely love my beautiful home. I am so grateful to have worked with Jim and I recommend him highly to anyone on the market for a fantastic realtor."
"We bought our home from Jim and when the time came to sell Jim was our first call. He is fabulous to work with got us the price we were asking. If you're looking for a realtor that knows the market and puts you first, Jim is the guy to call."
"Jim Sawicki is, in a word, EXCEPTIONAL. Once you've done business with Jim, you've got a realtor for life!! Not only does he know houses, he is a pure joy to work with. Let me count the ways that Jim stands out from the crowd: - He knows the real estate market and is going to give you honest and accurate guidance on your next home sale/purchase. - He will work tirelessly on your behalf regardless of the value of your home. It's all about customer service for Jim, not about the size of his commission. - I tested Jim's availability and responsiveness to the max! Including working with him remotely while I was out of town. My real estate transaction did not go smoothly due to some challenges with the seller, and we were in a time crunch. Jim was literally there for me 24/7. He managed my stress beautifully! - Jim is the ultimate professional. But he is a load of fun! My interactions with Jim in person and on the phone were always enjoyable. You need a guy with a sense of humor when things don't go quite as planned! - I was really impressed with how easy he made all the paperwork. I'm a stickler for details and I'd give Jim 10/10 for his ability to dot those Is and cross those Ts. So important in this day and age. - Jim was there until the very end, making sure everything went smoothly at the closing. Making sure this challenging client was happy! Thank you Jim!!"
Our experience with Sawicki Family Realtors was as great as it could possibly be! Jim Sawicki helped my husband and I find the house we had been looking for. Jim was exceptionally helpful throughout the entire process. He was extremely knowledgeable about the housing market, was eager to answer all of our questions, and was very attentive to our needs and wishes for finding the perfect home. Without hesitation, we give Sawicki Family Realtors our highest rating and recommendation.
Why We Partner With Coldwell Banker Burnet
No other real estate brand matches Coldwell Banker's social media presence. We engage over 300,000 followers with daily content updates.
Coldwell Banker's online platforms and partnerships garner our clients more visits and views than other real estate brokerages. More eyes on your home means more potential buyers, which helps us deliver you a pinnacle sales price.
Coldwell Banker is an iconic brand, engaging in more real estate volume than any other brokerage brand in America. Our reach and clout gives you an advantage over smaller brokerages.
From Beverly Hills to Dubai, the Coldwell Banker brand has a legacy and unmatched history of selling some of the world’s most iconic homes. Modern marketing to attract luxury buyers in today’s world takes a global approach.