Dan Anderson

27 years of work experience
Lakehomes.com Realty
225 NW 1st Ave
Grand Rapids, MN, 55744
(612) 412-4967

Ratings & reviews (40)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2015
wkndatbernies
Helped me buy home
Dan was very thorough and respectful of our needs. He took time to search and go over properties with us prior to our purchase. He listened to our needs and desires for a property and followed through by finding a few for us to look at. Dan responded quickly to our calls and spent the time needed to help us find the perfect home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2015
csiscott
Helped me buy home
Dan was great! He listened to our desires, found places of interest, and most of all recommended changes that helped us fine tune our decision. In the end, Dan negotiated, a final Bid that not only saved us money, but got the closing to fall within a day of our other "out-of-state"closing.
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2015
F0511
Helped me buy home
We could call Dan at anytime! Great to work with and he is not pushy at all! We worked with him on and off for over a year. He was very patient with us and seemed to understand us and our needs. We have been extremely happy in our new home and it was worth the wait.
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2015
jb00212000
Helped me buy home
Dan is uniquely capable of matching people to lakefront property that suits them. Different lakes, different locales, have different "feels" to them. So describe to Dan what you're looking for. He'll take you to it. My tastes are a little unusual. But Dan understood exactly what I was after and found it for me. He'll do the same for you.
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2015
leef 1107
Helped me buy home
My husband and I found Dan's website when we decided to purchase a lake home in Minnesota. This was a huge life change for us as we were leaving the Twin Cities. Dan is a lake home property "specialist" and was recommended to us. Little did we know just how impressive Dan's expertise was. His professionalism and knowledge was incredible. Dan helped us find the perfect home and location that fit our needs and desires. He accomplished this with his extreme knowledge of all waterfront properties in the state, by getting to know exactly what we were looking for and by focusing on us as not only clients but friends as well. All this was done with complete professionalism. Dan made us feel very comfortable and kept us relaxed and calm while our search was in progress. We were very impressed that our beautiful lake home was found on the 3rd day of showings aligned for us. We would recommend Dan to anybody for their real estate journey. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2015
asubiros
Helped me buy home
We wanted to buy a lake cabin but had no idea where to begin. We looked online for someone that appeared knowledgeable and found Dan. He turned out to be top notch! We called him and he asked us a few questions, and then sent us a series of listings that matched what we thought we wanted. We selected seven, and the next Saturday he took us to see all those properties. It became clear to us that Dan knows lakes, cabins, and how to help people find the lake cabin for them. He would tell us the pros and cons of each property, and he was a treasure trove of information. Three Saturdays Dan showed us lake cabins. All in all, more than twenty cabins. He is patient, professional, and had our best interest at heart. In less than a month we had found the cabin we wanted, and he negotiated a good price. Since our closing, we have reached out to him a couple of times for general local information. We are happy to recommend him and would definitely work with him again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2015
barryabotruff
Helped me buy home
Through Dan?s efforts he was able to quickly translate our requirements and identify the home we ultimately purchased in a very short period of time. His key characteristics are: He ?s reliable; thorough in his research; honest in his opinion of the proprieties we visited; and incredibility valuable in the negotiation process. I would definitely recommend Dan and the services he provides.
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2014
mike duea
Helped me buy home
Dan did an excellent job of providing us with a variety of potential properties. The showings were relaxed and informative and I feel we benefitted from Dan's years of experience.
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2014
cduphoff
Helped me buy home
After seeing a cabin that we were interested in purchasing, we contacted Dan. He responded quickly and inquired what our preferences and needs for a lake home were. He was able to direct us to the homes that met our needs. He is very knowledgeable in lake quality and lake regulations. He tirelessly showed us many homes from morning to night, and a few snow storms! After finding the home that would be the perfect fit he continued to help us with the final details. We could not have gone thru this process as easily as we did without his assistance. His professional and personal assistance was unforgetable. I highly recommend anyone looking for a lakehome to contact him and let him do the work for you and sit back and see the results. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2014
bstrawman1
Helped me buy home
We called Dan to help us find a cabin after finding his web site on the internet. He was extremely responsive and asked about our preferences and criteria for the lake home we were looking for. He provided us with plenty of information about the market and possible lake homes that would fit our criteria. After narrowing the list down he spent a full day, dawn to dusk, showing us our top ten sites. The following week we revisited our top two sites again with Dan in order to make our decision. Dan did a great job helping us with our decision, but in no way put any pressure on us. Dan helped us put together the offer and did a great job with the negotiations. It had been a long time since we had made a real estate purchase so Dan helped answer all our questions about the offer process and the paperwork involved in the completing the transaction. We would highly recommend Dan. He is a good guy and knows the lake home real estate market. We appreciate everything he did for us and we are very happy with our transaction. p Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/19/2014
megarita20
Helped me buy home
We were looking for a lake home in the twin cities area and found Dan Anderson to be a very friendly, kind, energetic, and professional realtor. His expertise with lakes was invaluable in our home search. We were surprised to find our dream home very quickly because Dan was quickly able to narrow down the search to what was most important to us. This was our first home purchase and he answered all of our questions, emails and phone calls promptly and helped us every step of the way. Can not say enough positive things about Dan and would highly recommend him to anyone I know! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2013
Gail Wold
Helped me buy home
Dan Anderson took the time to get to know my husband and me while we were searching for a lake home in Minnesota. He listened carefully to our preferences and scheduled viewings based on our likes and dislikes. We appreciated Dan's low-key style. When we viewed properties, Dan gave my husband and me ample time to privately explore and talk without pressure. Dan genuinely wanted to get us into a property that would meet our needs. When we were ready to make an offer on a property, Dan was a skillful yet realistic negotiator. We are thrilled with the property we purchased and grateful to Dan for leading us to it. We unequivocally recommend Dan Anderson to buyers looking for lake properties in Minnesota. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2013
maryjaneschultzauthor
Helped me buy home
We are very pleased with the way Dan Anderson handled our purchase of a lake home. He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable. He followed up on any and all concerns. He was our advocate throughout the process. This isn't always true of Realtors we've dealt with in the past.
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2013
thompsonbonnie52
Helped me buy home
Dan was honest and very knowledgeable about the area. He listened to us when we told him the kind of home we were interested in and did not waste our time by showing us houses that we would not be interested it. We found our new home the first time out!
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2013
alss
Helped me buy home
I work out of town and saw that buying was actually cheaper than renting. Short on time, we contacted Dan to help with the search for a condo. I was able to find a place myself on craigslist, but where Dan really showed his value was in organizing the transaction. He did a great job of identifying the perfect offer price and handling all of the negotiations with the seller. He is very familiar with the market in the entire lakes area and we are sure that the price he negotiated was lower than we would have gotten ourselves even after his fee was included. Beyond helping with the price, we are very impressed with how he giuided us through the proccess and kept in contact with all parties (us, the seller, the bank, the apriser, and the tiltle company) enabling us to close in just one month. There is no way we would have been able to pull that off in that timeframe without his guidance and expertise. Thanks, Dan. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2013
linda mknapp
Helped me buy home
Dan is an extraordinary agent. He worked hard for us, and made himself available to visit many, many lake homes at times with very little lead time. We made a selection, moved forward with a tight close date, and secured our cabin. All with Dan's help and guidance. Dan truely went the mile for us, and is 100% professional, honest, and is fun to work wiith! Thanks Dan!
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
moneyman54
Helped me buy home
We had the opportunity to work with Dan this last summer, with looking for our retirement lake home. We had been looking around the last couple of years for a lake home and this last summer, we happened upon Dan through Lakehomes.com. He asked us about the type of property we were looking for and took some time to get to know us and what we wanted. Then we set up a time to meet to go look at lake home that met our criteria. We were very impressed with the line up of home to go see. In one weekend, we had to have seen over ten properties. It saved us a lot of time to have all the viewings lined up with him. In that weekend, we had it narrowed down to two properties that we really liked. We ended up buying one of the properties through Dan and everything went extremely well, right down to the closing which he was at with us. I would highly recommend him for someone looking for a lake home, he does know lake property well. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2013
user4389903
Helped me buy home
Dan spent days driving us around trying to show us properties we might be interested in. He answered our questions well and explained the reasons for prices and availability. He ultimately showed us a lake front lot that we fell in love with and purchased.
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2013
user9457472
Helped me buy home
Dan is a great agent with a vast amount of knowledge for the Grand Rapids area. He did not give up on us and continued to show us lake properties until we found our perfect lake home. Thanks Dan.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user13297917
Helped me buy home
Found Dan on the internet on a Sunday afternoon and he returned my call the same day. I gave him the criteria for the place i was looking for and within a few short weeks we found a place that we will enjoy for may generations!
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2013
user34688390
Helped me buy home
Dan was wonderful at helping us find our cabin! He was very helpful and never pushy. We found a very nice cabin within our budget. Dan also took care of the negotiation end of it. Very impressed with Dan!
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2013
user8186160
Helped me buy home
Dan was great to work with. He is honest and just a really nice guy. He helped us find a cabin and really tried to find the best fit for us. Ultimately, we found a place after spending one day with him looking at cabins. He really helped us in making the decision to buy the one we wanted, pointed out all the great things we were getting for the price. I would highly recommend Dan Anderson.
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2013
user96112886
Helped me buy home
My husband and I enjoyed working with Dan. He was readily available to answer any of our questions, and quick to help us solve any problems.. He took our preferences to heart, and found the home just right for us. We would recommend him to our friends, and would seek him out again if we were to look for another home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2013
user2434491
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience with Dan. He was very accommodating with his time. We never felt rushed or pushed in any way, either with our time or our decisions. And we relied on his experience in our decision making and he never failed us. We bought a house that Dan showed us this past summer and are extremely happy with it.
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2013
user83608717
Helped me buy home
Dan did a great job - he spent quite a bit of time with my family & I and put us in a lakehome we love. I would highly recommend him to anyone, especially if you are looking for a lakehome but don't have a specific lake in mind.
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user8147693
Helped me buy home
Dan helped us find and purchase a home Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids, MN. It was purely luck that brought us to Dan--we just happened to park in front of his office upon arriving in Grand Rapids, MN with the intent of gathering local realtor contact information from the Chamber of Commerce. We walked into his office, Lakehome.com Realty, and he was the only one there, as he had sent all of his realtors to a conference that day. He sat down with us and asked several key questions about what kind of property we were in he market for. Several things about Dan became quicky apparent to us: 1.) He has a vast knowledge of the lakes and lake properties throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond, which saved us time and miles not going to lakes we had planned to because Dan knew would not provide to type of setting we were looking for. 2.) He is not afraid to work for his clents--he doesn't take the easy road and just show what is local, convenient, and in your price range. Rather, for two and a half days, he literally drove us hundreds of miles in all directions to look at houses and lakes that he felt met our criteria, and never tried to pressure us beyond our price range. 3.) But, what really makes Dan stand out in his line of work, is his ability to listen and hear his clients' needs, wishes, and dreams. Some people pride themselves on being able to read between the lines. Dan genuinely listens to the words you say, but also hears the words you didn't say. Though it took my husband a little bit longer than me to realize it, two and a half days and hundreds of miles spent looking at multitudes of houses, ultimately, we bought the 3rd or 4th house Dan had shown us on our first day out with him. 4.) Dan is not a high pressure salesman. He does not pressure his clients into writing a purchase contract. He genuinely wants you to do what is right for you. It took us another two weeks to finally decide to write a purchase contract. 5.) Dan's knowledge of the area allows him to answer any question you pose to him. He patiently answered our many, many questions. We ended up with a property that meets our needs, wishes and dreams; 200 feet of hard sand shoreline on a premier lake with neighbors whose houses you can only see when the foliage is gone in the winter. It is located just a tenth of a mile off paved roads, yet you would swear you are in the deep woods with the most magnificent lake views. And, all of this at a price that was way more affordable than we had dared to hope for. We will retire to that home in about a year and a half, but we did just enjoy it for 10 days following closing at the end of 2012. The only problem we had, was the extra money it cost us to change our airline tickets to allow us a couple more days there. I blame Dan for that--he helped us buy a house that was so hard to leave. Thank you, Dan Anderson... Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/25/2013
user3919981
Helped me buy home
We had spent a few years of reviewing lake properties with other realtors. After only spending a few hours with us Dan was able to determine exactly what we were looking for in a lakefront property. His knowledge of lakefront property quicly led us to our perfect lake home that we will be enjoying for years to come. Thanks Dan. Lyn & Todd
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2012
user3276052
Helped me buy home
We looked for a lake home for 4 years using a broker from Miineapolis. We decided to seek out someone with a new agent that had more experience in the Brainerd area. we contacted Dan my e-mail and later met him up in Northern Minnesota. From the first visit Dan was engaged and informitive about the area's we had interest in. Afte only two visit touring homes in the Brainerd area Dan understood what we were looking for and steered us to the house of our dreams. we bought the home 60 days later and able to enjoy it this summer already !! Dan was prfessional, and his follow up was was second to none. He took great care to keep us informed and worked to ensure we got the deal done. Thanks Dan !! Guy & Patsy Mingo Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2012
leeronshaugen
Helped me buy home
Dan was extremely helpful in guiding us through our first cabin buying experience. We weren't sure exactly what we were looking for or where we were looking and with Dan's knowledge and expertise of MN lakes we were able to find and purchase our perfect cabin. My previous experience with realtors included those who tried to sell the benefits of every property as if they were just trying to get us to jump. Dan was very objective and truthful on both the good and bad aspects of the many properties we visited, which really helped us make an informed decision. He was very available and responsive and definitely went out of his way to accommodate our schedules. I would recommend Dan to anyone exploring the possibility of buying a lake property. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2012
user2390507
Helped me buy home
My husband and I found Dan through his Internet site Lakehomes.com when we were surfing for a lake cabin on a Sunday evening. There was a listing we were interested in and he promptly returned our inquiry with a phone call. Dan pursued the information we requested and set up a prompt viewing of the property. He sent us information on comparable properties that suited our priorities so that when we viewed our our original choice we could feel confident in our offer. We appreciated Dan's accessability, competence and honesty throughout our entire real estate transaction. Dan went above and beyond to travel hours to our final closing then to personally deliver documents to the out of town Title Company. We would recommend Dan to friends and family! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2012
user415341
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were looking for a lake home within 2 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities. We contacted Dan through www.lakehomes.com and could not be happier with his guidance and responsiveness. After helping us narrow our list of "possible" properties to a manageable number, Dan showed us 13 different properties in one day - from McGregor to Crosby to the Brainerd Lakes area - and we ended up getting the property we wanted on Big Sandy. Dan guided us throughout the purchase process and negotiated an excellent purchase price. We would not hesitate to refer him to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2012
user8345255
Helped me buy home
I had the pleasure of working with Dan Anderson to find me a lake home "Up North". Buying property is a very important purchace and you definately want the right person on your team. That's why I would highly reccomend you to hire Dan. Dan was amazing to work with, he was very prompt to return my calls, texts and e-mails. We toured just about every home that was in my price range, No matter what my schedule, he accomodated. He helped me find exactly what I was looking for. Dans professional demeanor, friendliness and "can do" attitude are some qualities you will find in him. I could not be happier with the service I received. Thank you Dan Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2012
user0544652
Helped me buy home
I contacted Dan because I had been using his web site to begin to try to narrow down where we might want to look at lake homes. His web site was very helpful -- complete, easy to use -- and Dan was even more so! He really knows northern Minnesota. It turned out that I couldn't get half of what I wanted for what I wanted to pay, but Dan was not negative about that or pushing us into spending more. He listened and was very patient -- we saw 27 properties over two days! We wound up spending more than we had originally planned and have not regretted it. We love having a lake place to enjoy with family and friends! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2012
user948045
Listed and sold a home
Each time our property was shown, we had feedback from Dan. He created a packet of information about our home, the lake we lived on and the surrounding area within the first week of our contract with him. The real estate market was very slow at the time he sold our home, but he kept us thinking positive and it sold in three months.
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2012
user811072
Helped me buy and sell homes
There is a profound difference between finding a lake home and finding the right lake home, and I would not attempt to figure that out with anyone but Dan. There are so many variables, many I never considered. But he did. And even though I've bought three properties with him over the course of twenty years, never once did he sell me a house. Instead, he has been more like my personal waterfront consultant, always helping me zero in on what is important to me. After all these years he continues to amaze me in how he seemingly knows every piece of water across the state. On top of that, he knows houses and construction and can immediately spot potential problems. Dan would rather not sell you a house than have you settle for a property that isn't right. He has more integrity and is more selfless than any professional I've worked with in my entire life. Dave Schmit Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2012
user299627
Helped me buy home
We were able to get into right place at right time using Dan as our negotiator and expert on lake property. Took two weekends and offers of about 3 weeks to get what we wanted. Dan knew how to offer the right price, how to find the information we needed. He was really an expert on lake property and I would highly recommend him for your search. Really personable guy who was easy to be with. You really need that if you are hanging around for hours on end with a "stranger!"
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2012
user108253
Listed and sold a home
Dan sold our lake home for us during a time when other houses in our neighborhood had been on the market for much longer than ours, without selling. His ad for our house on his website, lakehomes.com, created so much interest in our house that there were numerous showings by several different realtors, almost from the first day it appeared on the site, until it sold. Dan also showed us numerous houses in our preferred neighborhood until we were able to find the perfect house to buy. Both closings were scheduled within days of each other, making our move seamless and fun! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2012
user756538
Helped me buy home
We recently began looking for a lake home to purchase and came accross Dan on an internet search. We were very pleased with his fast response and knowledge of lake homes in the area. He set up multiple viewings and gave us his opinion on properties as we looked at them. He guided us throught the purchase process and negotiated an excellent purchase agreement so that we could have our dream lake home. Getting to know Dan, he is a dedicated family man and hard working realtor. We would not hesitate to refer him to anyone we know or even a complete stranger. You can't go wrong using Dan for your next home purchase. John & Sue Fogal Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2012
user115968
Helped me buy home
Some times you just get lucky and I consider myself very fortunate to have had Dan Anderson's help in selecting a lake home. I would recomend him without question to anyone. Dan took the time to get aquainted with us and understand what we were looking for in a lake home. He showed us the properties that we were interested in and had some sugestions. We wound up purchasing one of his suggestions. My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with Dan's assistance.
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2012
user90919
Helped me buy home
Dan is a very friendly knowledgeable agent. We made a very difficult purchase, that had many issues with the seller, as well as listing agent. Had it not been for Dan, I do not believe we would have been able to buy our dream cabin. I highly recommend Lakehomes.com Realty.