The first time I met Shawn, we had a great casual conversation about living in St. Paul. By the end of it I felt I had made a new friend. From then onwards the experience with Shawn's team was wonderful. They were punctual, considerate, great listeners. They did an amazing job of getting the house (in Bloomington) ready for the market when I was selling my place. Even when I was traveling overseas, I knew that the team was still busy trying to get the place sold. They were always in touch and as a result my mind was at ease that my place was in good hands.
Working with Shawn's team in buying my condo in St. Paul was even more fun. I didn't know much about St. Paul. I got to know the neighborhoods and streets of St. Paul, thanks to Shawn!! He was always great with his views about a place, as if he was advising a close friend. When we started a search for a place for my son, we didn't think much and went straight to Shawn. It was a repeat excellent performance!!
I spoke with a number of realtors in the St. Paul area before selecting Shawn. The first thing that jumped out at me in our initial meeting is the credit Shawn gives to his team. He explained who they were and what they all did. Rather than boast of HIS statistics, he spoke of the many years they have worked together. Shawn was correct--he and his team followed through with every assurance I had been given. My house sold in 2 days!! When it came to the actual listing price, Shawn again was very respectful of my opinions and rationale. He was willing to trust my intuition about the house and its value. We were not far apart, but I really appreciated his willingness to respect my "gut" on this. Closing was absolutely uneventful, which I think is rare. It was just such a no-stress, respectful, competent representation. I would recommend him and his team in a heartbeat!!!
I received a flyer in the mail from the Hartmann team. I interviewed 3 realtors and walked away from my meeting with Shawn knowing I wanted to work with him. He understood the market inside and out. Not only did he sell our house in a week, it was above asking price. He's a great guy, who knows the Minneapolis/St. Paul area well. Selling can be stressful, but working with Shawn was flawless.
We came to Shawn with a sudden, last minute decision to get our modest home ready for sale for the peak summer market, and we were anxious and overwhelmed by the enormity of the task. He and his wonderful team members provided us with support, logic, and the perfect triage of our priorities throughout the selling process. Each time I interacted with them, I gained grace and agency to power through my to-do list. They provided us with contacts for completing work, and helped to make staging decisions. Sharon was particularly supportive and comforting, and she went above and beyond in the final moments on the day of our photos. In the end, we sold over asking price, on the Monday after our Friday listing, after just 6 weeks of preparation. I truly could not ask for a better experience. I'm looking forward to working with Shawn more, as we search for our next home - I know he'll continue to be a good choice of realtor.
Shawn sold our house 5 years ago and helped us buy our house in November when we moved back to Minnesota. He is wonderful to work with. Really responsive and knowledgeable. He helped us find our dream house and walked us through everything. With Shawn's help, we felt confident in our purchase and things went smoothly even during Covid restrictions. Highly recommend!!!
Shawn Hartmann is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. He understands the market and understands the city. Shawn goes above and beyond for his clients and is a great negotiator. With him in your corner, you're bound to find your new home at a fair price.