Kenny, Minnesota

Mary Jo Quay with Remax Advisors

Mary Jo Quay with Remax Advisors

(612) 384-1360
Mary Jo Quay with Remax Advisors , Real Estate Advisors, Real Estate, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The most emotional four-letter word in the English language is           H O M E. It’s where the heart dwells and memories happen. 

For 20 years, I’ve had the honor of guiding people through this monumental life event. Buyers are excited—they’re opening a new chapter. Sellers are relieved, they’re taking the next step forward.

Real estate is a human job. It demands a sense of humor, compassion, and professional skills to move people.

“That’s what I do:  I move people—H O M E.” 

My home search site is updated every 15 minutes from MLS, ensuring customers only view  current and accurate real estate listings. 

Whether you're looking to sell or buy a home, I’lm here to assist you using smart technology.  A successful real estate transaction is the result of good communication between Realtors and clients. If you’re tired of hearing, “That home isn’t available anymore,” I’ll set up an auto search so you get notification as soon as it’s online. If you're selling your home, I’ll provide you with a free market analysis, marketing plan, and evaluation of how to get the best buck for your home.  

I have extensive knowledge of the local market, can show you how big data matters te selling your home. Real estate transactions are complicated, and a big part of my job is ensuring that you get enough information to make the good decisions. I work with new construction, relocation, first time buyers to empty nesters who want to fly the coop.

Whether you are selling or buying a house, let’s have a cup of coffee and chat about your goals, and how we get there.  Call (612) 384-1360 to schedule a consultation, or learn more by visiting her online.

Announcements & Events from Mary Jo Quay with Remax Advisors
Sneak Preview Open House, Meet the Designer of 3520 Meadow Lane, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A Place For Fred. , Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Rags to Riches Rehab in NE Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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My Life as a TV Real Estate Reality Show Star (imagined), Minneapolis, Minnesota
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How Many Houses Do You Need to See?, Minneapolis, Minnesota
First time buyers are used to scrolling through hundreds of options on Zillow, Trulia and Some think that they need to see every home on the market to more
Between 1996 when I first started selling real estate, and today, the world has changed a lot. Technology has made us more capable, faster and smarter. My job description is the more
There were 235 new listings on the market in the Northstar MLS, Feb. 19. Total single family listings throughout the Twin Cities is over 5000, so 235 might not sound like a lot for more
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The hardest part about moving isn’t the furniture. Those are big chunks. It is almost always a shock as to the amount of clutter, and unused ‘stuff’ we accumulate. “Where did I get more
If I could go back to my first year in 1996, and tell myself what I had learned, it would be different.  You’ve chosen real estate as a career. Finding a good broker can more
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I’m writing the Raise Ur Roof blog because about three years ago I had several clients buying new construction. Each experience was terrible. I realized that post-recession and Boom more
Take a First Time Home Buyer Quiz to see if you’re ready to be a HOMEOWNER.  Do you have a job, or some form steady income? Does your shower turn icy when your neighbor more
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Minneapolis is known more for its sparkling lakes and glass towers than historical landmarks. Sister city St. Paul revels in its heritage of protected properties. Until recently I more
Minneapolis is known more for its sparkling lakes and glass towers than historical landmarks. Sister city St. Paul revels in its heritage of protected properties. Until recently I more
Drinks on the patio watching the sun set overlooking Castlewood Golf Course?  Welcome to 1505 14th St SE, a charming 4 Bedrooms, + office, 3 Bath, 3 car garage, 1996 built 4 more
Six offers later, and we still have no house. 28 offers on the first one, 14 on the second, 25 on the third, it goes on. Forever. They were good offers, all $10,000 to $15,000 over more
They moved to the Twin Cities for job relocation from the East not knowing if they would stay, or even like it. Soon they were nestled into a cozy rental home in Minnetonka, their more
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If you're looking to buy a home, even small details can assist you in your search. Serving Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding neighborhoods, Mary Jo Quay with RE/MAX Advisors is more