Eric & Sharla Stafford

11 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker Burnet Minnetonka
19400 Highway 7
Excelsior, MN, 55331
(952) 221-7751

Ratings & reviews (53)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2015
bsbielke
Helped me buy and sell homes
Eric and Sharla were a true pleasure to work with and highly recommend them with zero reservations. They provided by far the best customer service we have ever had in both purchasing a new home or selling our existing home. Whether you need insightful honest market knowledge or need resources to overcome home buying hiccups they were promptly along side you every step of the way. Cant say thank you enough.
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2015
barbcolombo
Listed and sold a home
Eric and Sharla are seasoned real estate professionals and really know what they are doing. They carefully priced our home and offered invaluable suggestions to make our home market ready. They both have tremendous work ethics and were 100% supportive through the process of selling our home. Our home sold at asking price with multiple offers in less than 10 days on the market and I'm convinced that this result was directly attributable to Eric and Sharla. Additionally, Eric and Sharla are kind and thoughtful in their approach. I would without hesitation or reservation recommend Eric and Sharla. They represent the very best in the business. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2015
lmowens6948
Listed and sold a home
After trying to sell our home for 6-months with another realtor we re-listed our home a few months later with Eric & Sharla. They took a completely different approach, fantastically marketed our home and provided excellent feedback and communication throughout the selling process. Their familiarity with the market, patience and depth of resourcefulness made selling our home an extremely positive experience.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2015
keriannneff
Helped me buy home
Eric and Sharla helped us find a house on Lake Minnetonka. We had many questions regarding the lake and the neighborhoods surrounding it. They were able to answer all of our questions regarding water quality, traffic and neighborhoods. We spent a couple months looking for the perfect home and they were helpful and honest about each home. We explored turn-key to teardown and they were able to assist us with names of contractors, designers, and handymen.
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2014
vondabrands
Listed and sold a home
I felt completely confident in their knowledge of the market and knew they were working diligently for us. The market was slow when we sold, but the research they put into setting a listing price resulted in a lot of showing activity and a timely sell.
Highly likely to recommend
12/25/2014
MaryMylonaki
Helped me buy home
Both Eric and Sharla helped us when trying to buy our first house in the USA. Not only were they well aware of the market but also made suggestions based on our own needs, wishes and taste. Did help us with warranty issues as well! Definitely recommend working with them!
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2014
user91797756
Helped me buy home
I've had the pleasure to work with Sharla and Eric on multiple real estate transactions and each time it's been a great experience. Plenty of real estate agents can sell people sunshine on prospective properties. That's easy. But Sharla and Eric are more interested in finding you a home rather than just a house. This is what I love about them. Both were very interested in making sure I found the right house. They spent time understanding what I was looking for, then we toured a number of houses to better understand what worked and what didn't about each. In the end, we found a great home that was a perfect fit. Because of my experience on the buy side, I have also used them for the rental market and they are great there as well. Wonderful people, very professional and still fun to talk houses with. Highly recommend Sharla and Eric! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2014
user88716063
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were Blessed to have had Sharla as our agent. We would Highly recommend her! She went above and beyond, not only in the purchase of our home but also in the sell five years later as we were transferred to another state. She is knowledgeable in her field, consistent, polite, diligent, aggressive, and a sweetheart. We are very thankful to she and Jane for making our home buying and selling process in Minnesota so pain free.
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2014
shyla allard
Listed and sold a home
Eric and Sharla helped us to sell our duplex in Hopkins and they were great resources. There were lots of twist and turns that they helped us to navigate and we were able to get it all done in less time than we had thought it would take! We found Eric and Sharla to be trustworthy and helpful! We would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2014
snbrush5
Listed and sold a home
Eric was very engaged and active in getting our home sold and helping us to buy our new home. He offered honest and appropriate advice. We would highly recommend their team for both selling and buying. They know the community and the market very well and know how to help you set realistic goals.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2014
laurenmabel
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I highly recommend Sharla, Eric and Jane. Their professionalism and service made the experience of selling a home very pleasant. Their marketing materials were beautiful and they had resources for every need while we were getting our home ready to sell.
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
karlermanis
Listed and sold a home
Sharla and Eric provided us with the highest level of professional service possible. Their negotiating skills and local market knowledge are excellent. They made the selling process of our home as easy and fun as it ever has been for us.
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
asuddie12
Helped me buy and sell homes
Erica and Sharla Stafford have help in purchasing my last two homes and hopefully selling one in the near future. They treat you like you're one in the family and will make every effort to accommodate your needs. I would highly recommend them to purchase or sell a home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2014
mary1duffy
Listed and sold a home
The Stafford team are all great to work with and very professional. They did a great job communicating the process and what they would be doing to get our house on the market and get it sold. The photographer they use also does a great job with the pictures of your home. We would recommend using them and use them again also!
Highly likely to recommend
08/24/2014
jkmeyeres
Helped me buy home
These guys are so personable and intelligent! Wonderful to work with and enjoyed our time spent with them! They had detailed information of the area, which really helped since we were moving from a different state, and they truly listened to what we were in the market for.
Highly likely to recommend
08/24/2014
snewbry
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with Eric and Sharla several times through the buying and selling process. They pay attention to detail and were always looking out for what was best for my family. I love their energy and passion. I will continue to use them in the future and would highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2014
jdborg
Listed and sold a home
Eric and Sharla were a pleasure to work with. On the night before our closing the buyer tried to say the retaining wall in our back yard had shifted since their final inspection. They didn't feel it was safe and wanted a significant discount off the sale price. The home inspector was out of town so we had to bring in other experts to look at the wall. Eric started searching for an expert right away. Someone was at the house immediately the next morning. The end result...we got it done and still closed on the same day without giving the buyer the significant discount they wanted. You will not be disappointed in your service working with Eric and Sharla! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2014
jodigtwos
Listed and sold a home
As a busy sales executive it is unusual for me to give a review, let alone an all-star rating, but The Staffords and their superior staff have earned it. They are the best in the business. I was a bit nervous because I had to move quickly due to a job transfer. Immediately, they put me at ease with their approachable, and personable manners. The Staffords handled the entire transaction by proxy and closed without a single glitch. As successful as they are, I found that they were always available to answer questions. They gave advice on ways I was able to improve the home to bring more value to my property. The Staffords have great knowledge of the local real estate industry and the sales and marketing tools provided by Coldwell Banker Burnett are state-of-the-art. Eric and Sharla confidently said they could find a buyer in less than 30 days and they did! Most importantly, it was their excellent negotiation skills that brought me more money for my property. JG Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2014
pjgolenzer
Listed and sold a home
The Stafford team sold our home to a very pesky buyer. They handled everything for us brilliantly. I was personally frustrated with the buyer, but Sharla remained composed and professional the entire time. A true gem. We moved out of state and I very much wish we could use them here; however, if we ever get back to MN they will be our ONLY choice. They are simply the best. P.Golenzer
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2014
bramsay38
Listed and sold a home
We had an excellent and smooth process selling our home. The entire Stafford team was helpful and allowed us to be successful in our transition from one home to another.
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
mdbavaria
Listed and sold a home
We found our experience with the entire Stafford team to be outstanding. They were always accessible and were prompt to address any concerns or questions we had. We feel that they operate their business with a great deal of integrity and knowledge. We would certainly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Dave and Marlene Speltz
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
gobucs7
Listed and sold a home
We have moved several times over the last several years, however this was our first local move where we bought and sold with the same realtor. What a pleasure it was working with Eric and Sharla as well as their assistant, Jane. Throughout this process. It felt more like a friendship than a business arrangement. Whenever a question or concern arose, they were always prompt with an answer. When it came time to move, sell furniture, or find a local contractor, they had names and numbers of great resources - all of which we used! Our next move isn't a matter of if, but when and I know we will be calling Eric and Sharla as soon as we are ready! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
ckm007
Helped me buy home
Well, I really have to say that Mike Rosalonka has always been true to what he has said to us..."if you are have patience, you will eventually find the right home" We were patient alright!!! We worked with Mike for almost 2 years looking for the right home. We finally closed on what I would call my "dream home" and I never thought it was possible. We were so fortunate to have found this home and Mike made it happen for us! I hope we never move but if we do, I would definetely use Mike again, and would recommend him to others. He gets what you want and works very hard to find that "right" home for you! We LOVE our new home Mike! Thank you for all your hard work! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
Beth Chappell
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have partnered with the Staffords on the selling and buying side of real estate, and they were so friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgable. They are honest and trustworthy, both professionally and personally. I would absolutely recommend their team!
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
danadudes
Listed and sold a home
We have used Sharla and Eric multiple times and they have always been professional and well informed about the market. They work hard for their clients and make the whole process a fun and enjoyable experience!
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
JoanTorrent
Helped me buy and sell homes
We moved from abroad 6 years ago and Eric and Sharla not only helped us to find a house but also to find financing as we had no previous credit history. Last year we moved to the South east and they were extremely helpful and fast in selling the house.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
zuser20140820210006129
Helped me buy home
Eric & Sharla are in a class of their own! Words cannot describe how great it was to work with them while purchasing our new home. I recommend them to everyone I know who is considering buying or selling a home and will most definitely use them again if we decide to move. They are truly amazing individuals with great values and integrity!
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
nancykarp9
Helped me buy home
Sharla is extremely knowledgable and great to work with! I highly recommend her! We were a relocation, and on a limited time frame, and she previewed all of the houses and made recommendations based on the criteria I gave her. When we decided to build, she was there with us every step of the way.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
marklavin34
Listed and sold a home
We purchased and sold our home in Chanhassen with the help of Sharla and Eric. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They also helped us get to know people on the area after we moved into our home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
anika swanson
Helped me buy home
Eric helped us buy our first house right after we got married. We were young and inexperienced with the housing market, and ended up taking a class for first-time home buyers through Wayzata Community Education. Sharla taught the class and connected us with Eric, who was just starting his career with Sharla. Eric was the perfect match for us! Eric was extremely patient with our indecisiveness on what we were looking for, took us through dozens of houses beginning with the bottom of our price range (which was a real eye-opener for us- we learned a ton!); he was thorough with his explanations of positives and negatives of each house, and he really listened to our questions. In addition, he wasn't very familiar with northeast Minneapolis, which is where we wanted to buy, so he took it upon himself to research the area and come up with several houses for us to look at. He even brought his daughters along on one of our visits, and it was this house we ended up buying! Our house is everything we wanted thanks to Eric. We have recommended Eric and Sharla to all of our friends and will continue to do so! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
teamodom
Listed and sold a home
Can't say enough about this entire team!!! Sharla and Eric are absolutely the best and I would use no other!!! They have integrity beyond measure and are passionate about getting you in the right home, at the right price for you!!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
zuser20140511194657960
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have used Eric and Sharla for several property transactions since 2011. Eric, Sharla and their assistant Jane were very professional and each closing was completed in a timley manor. I would highly recomend them to anyone looking to purchase or sell their home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
ikcolbaz
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have moved 13 times in the past 32 years, and Sharla is by far one of the most dedicated and personable realtors we have had the pleasure of working with.Sharla met every need from our purchase in 2007, keeping us aware of the market value of our home by performing a market analysis after our improvements, to helping us sell fast in 2013 during a fragile housing market. Her ability to be direct and organized kept our nerves calm, yet she was funny and lighthearted enough to make us feel like we were long time friends. When we were in a time pinched situation to close on our home, I knew Sharla was fighting for us with her whole being! We so appreciated Sharla's honesty. She helped us to price our home competitively and it paid off with a full price sale in ONE day after we listed. I would most definitely recommend Stafford Realty for anyone buying or selling a home in the Southwest Minneapolis area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
kelly lee
Listed and sold a home
The Staffords and their staff went above and beyond our expectations to help us sell our home in Greenwood. They were very flexible with doing open houses. They listened to our concerns and needs. If you are looking for professional, hardworking, friendly realtors the Staffords are it!
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
decobb
Listed and sold a home
The Eric and Sharla Stafford team is highly organized, responsive and creative. The marketing materials, photos and staging were phenonmnal. Our home sold in 5 days. We highly recommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
zuser20140330131846438
Listed and sold a home
True professionals who know the area and clientele. We were very impressed and thankful for such awesome realtors! The team was always respectful of our time and helped us to make showings work when we needed to adjust with our schedule.
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
user60241079
Listed and sold a home
The entire Stafford Family Realtors team has been fantastic to work with. They handled every detail of our sale and made the process simple and easy, advising us each step of the way. The team did a great job marketing our property and the visibility they gave to our home lead to an offer even sooner than we had expected. We will absolutely work with them again in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2014
nykampanita
Listed and sold a home
Wonderful realtors! From staging our home to making sure it got the exposure it needed to sell in a tough market, they took care of it all. They are responsive, communicate well and fun to work with!
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2014
jessicamegorden
Listed and sold a home
Eric and Sharla were so helpful throughout this process and made it possible for us to sell our house in the fastest way possible and net the best result!
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2014
curt janish
Helped me buy and sell homes
Having moved multiple times and having worked with multiple agents, our experience with the Stafford TEAM has been our best. What impressed my wife and I the most is the personal care the team took to help us find the best fit for our family through their knowledge of the surrounding communities. We were also impressed by the personal touch of their business model where they stay in touch with their clients through client appreciation events and charitable community events (food drives / Toys for Tots). This application of social responsibility woven into their business demonstrates to me that every client is treated with care and integrity. It is for this reason, we selected the Stafford TEAM to help us sell our home after 5 years in MN. As yourself what TEAM stays in contact with you for 5 years. My wife and I don't view the Stafford TEAM as our agents, but as friends. For any perspective home buyer / seller, I would highly recommend the Stafford TEAM! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2014
runnermom1980
Listed and sold a home
The Stafford team is a pleasure to work with. Their ability to communicate as well as return calls in a timely manner is exceptional. They are highly knowledgable and have a keen sense of the housing market in many areas of the city. Furthermore I trust their expertise and highly recommend them to family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2014
user56119611
Listed and sold a home
Sharla was outstanding and we would highly recommend the team. Everything went smoothly from listing through closing & there were no "surprises.". We were very happy with the entire process and they made it as stress free as possible.
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2014
carverhomeowner
Helped me buy and sell homes
The Stafford team helped me sell my home and purchase a new one several years ago. Their expertise and care through all of the real estate transactions eliminated all the typical home buying frustrations. It was wonderful to work with a professional and committed team. I wouldn't consider using any other agents in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2014
user13151038
Listed and sold a home
We recently had Eric and Sharla sell our home in Chanhassen. We have sold a number of homes over the years with different realtors, but this was hands-down our best experience! They were ultra-professional, kind, caring, and attentive to every detail. The sale of our home went incredibly smoothly, and I never was in fear that they would forget a detail or drop the ball anywhere along the line (which had happened with other agents over the years). We would heartily recommend them to anyone wanting to buy or sell in the Twin Cities! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2014
user98959011
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I primarily worked with Sharla Stafford. She is a true professional. She made it possible to look at houses on a schedule that worked for us during a very hectic time. She provided a lot of great advice during the process which we had requested because we were first time home buyers. She had great networking ability in the area as well. Once moved she was able to provide contacts for all the services we needed completed. She does a great job communicating quickly and effeciently. We were able to put several counter offers on the table while at work because she is so great at what she does. I would recommend Sharla to anyone looking to explore the market in this area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2014
tkd0828
Helped me buy home
We first met and worked with Eric back in 2009 after relocating to Minneapolis from the Philly area. He was with us every step of the way from viewing homes in the area through the final settlement. Although Eric was great to work with during our initial meeting and buying of our new home in a new area, what has been more impressive is the lasting relationship which has developed with he and now we have met his lovely wife, Sharla, and the rest of their family and the office family. The friendly contact they have maintained over the years with newsletters, holiday and charity events, makes them our #1 real estate contact personally and as a reference to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2014
kaileelev
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience working with Eric and Sharla! My husband and I were first time house buyers- we had tons of questions about the process and it took us months to figure out what kind of house we wanted. Eric and Sharla were patient and supportive. They answered all of our questions (even to this day- months after buying the house!). They are very personable and responsive. Oftentimes my husband and I would have odd schedules, only having narrow time windows that we could go see a house. Eric and Sharla would always get us in as quickly as possible (or send Jane- who is also wonderful). When we needed to move quickly to buy the house we fell in love with, they worked late into the night to get our offer in ASAP. We had a great experience and highly recommed Eric and Sharla as realtors! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2014
abieberich2
Listed and sold a home
If you want to sell your home quickly, list with the Staffords! They know how to sell homes and make the process as painless as possible. In a buyer's market, our home sold in just 6 days! The professional photos they took and the staging were amazing and made all the difference.
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2014
user9147572
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I sold our second home in the Lake Minnewashta area using Sharla. I believe the couple looking had been Eric's clients. The sale went through without a hitch. We were relocated back to the Eden Prairie, Chanhassen/Chaska area. We contacted Sharla and she found us the exact home what we wanted. My husband retired 2 years later and Sharla sold that house for us. We have nothing but great confidence in their team. Jerry and Vicki Olson
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2014
cmonhank
Listed and sold a home
Eric, Sharla, and Jane sold my house in four days. The only bad part about that was that I wanted to spend more time with them because they were so fun and positive to be around! Any experience in life is better when you are involved with people with a good heart and who are willing to make the experience not only about the task at hand, but the experience being enjoyable as well. I highly, highly recommend this team to anyone that cares about selling their house, getting the top price with people who know the local market, but who also want a easy and relaxing experience and someone they can totally trust. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2014
Sarah christensen5
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I met Eric at an open house and were impressed with the quality and array of marketing materials he had available for this home. Our home had been on the market for over 3 years during the market collapse. We made the difficult decision to change agents, met with Eric and Sharla the next week and they had our home sold within 4 months. Their skill is not only in the selling of our house but all of the small things that matter - dealing with our teenage daughter around taking down her prize posessions, walking through the house and giving staging suggestions. Very helpful. Very respectful. AND IT WORKED. Since that time we have bought and sold another home with the Stafford team and I expect to use them in the future as the need arises. I cannot say enough - professionals and just good people. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
tbrands
Helped me buy and sell homes
Eric and Sharla are a great team, each with expertise and experience with different parts of the home buying and selling process. They were great, from start to finish, on both our previous home sale and our new home buy.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
Mrs Screen Name
Helped me buy home
When we decided to move from Florida to Minnesota we had a lot of planning and searching to do from a very far distance. We happened to meet Eric Stafford through some on line property searching and quickly realized that he was extremely knowledgable and helpful and we felt fortunate to have had him working with us to make our move a reality. Over the course of several months Eric was able to help us find the property we wanted and introduce us to the ideal builder for our project. I recommend Eric and his team to everyone I know who is looking for an excellent realtor. Eric has each of his client's best interest at heart and will become a personal friend in the process. We are still happily enjoying our home but when we are ready to move we know the first person we will be calling will be Eric Stafford! Less ... More