Bill Brakken's Recommendations
We wholeheartedly recommend Bill Brakken to assist you in locating a property in the Cable/Hayward area. He takes a very active and personal interest in his clients and what they are looking for. We wanted some acreage with a water feature. Bill was very diligent (over a considerable period of time, I might add) in notifying us when these types of properties came on the market. In fact, the one we ended up purchasing was not even listed in the MLS service when he let us know it would be coming on the market. The property sounded very intriguing and we immediately drove up from the Twin Cities to inspect the property with Bill. We hiked all over the large parcel for several hours getting a real feel for the special features – woods, meadows, vegetation and a trout stream. Bill (as did we) really enjoyed bushwhacking through property and scrambling up and down the steep ravines surrounding the stream. Since purchasing the property, Bill has been an excellent source for references in the local community, including builders. Having Bill as your realtor is only the beginning of a rewarding relationship and we now also treasure Bill as a good friend in the Cable area.
Bill helped us to purchase our dream home. He was very friendly, professional, and available whenever we had questions. He drove 40 miles to us in a foot of snow so that we could view the home we were going to purchase. He also was able to negotiate a price with a difficult seller that was within our budget. If I ever needed a realtor again, he would definitely be my first pick!
Bill helped my wife and I find our home the summer of 2014. We were moving to the area for my job. Time caught up to us very fast and it became very time sensitive for us to find a home. Bill worked very hard on our closing process to keep things moving. Bill is great to work with and he puts a lot of thinking into what the needs and wants are in the homes he shows.
Bill helped us find a skiing and hunting property in the Cable area. Our requirements were quite specific so we knew it would be a challenge to find the right place. Bill worked with us for over two years and was very diligent regarding the properties he sent us to look at. Bill personally visited most of the places prior to sending to us so that there were no surprises prior to driving up for a look. Bill knows the area extremely well so if you tell him what you are looking for he will find it. Bill was also very helpful in determining a fair price for the properties. There are not always good comps for the type of property we were looking for so Bill was very helpful in this regard.
As an amazingly knowledgeable local, Bill was able to help our family find exactly the kind of property we had been searching in vein for for the last 5 years. Between him and his dog Arwyn, the dealings from beginning to end were enjoyable and excellent!
We are very glad that we have Bill as our realtor. He was enthusiastic about helping us find just the right home. Since we lived out of the area, I especially appreciated Bill's flexibility to work around our schedule to show us multiple properties. Bill worked hard to make the complicated process of buying a house easy. And now we are looking to work with him again to possibly find my parents a home.
Bill Brakken has been a pleasure to work with. His local knowledge, exceptional work ethic and character made the cabin buying experience a pleasure. We still smile about the February day when Bill took our family to see six different cabins in a severe snow storm! We have the utmost of respect for Bill, and know that he works with integrity and treats his clients well.