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"Steve was a pleasure to work with"

Linda L

Alicia Lokke helped us buy a house then three years later sell that house.

Her knowledge of the market was excellent, which resulted in spot-on pricing and easy negotiations. We recommended her to a neighbor selling a house, and they also had an excellent experience.


5 Stars


"Darin Young is an Awesome realtor !


Kevin B

"Jeff was great.

He helped us this past year through all of the struggles with COVID house hunting. He was genuine and gave us straight answers. He explained everything in detail, so we understood the what/how/why/when/where. We would highly recommend him to the next person and have! We are SO happy with our home! "

Cassie R

"Jeanne was awesome!

Would definitely recommend her to anyone. "

Paul M

"Dee is a consummate professional with a heart of gold!



"We used Brenna when we purchased our home 4 years ago.

As well as when we sold our home just this past month. She also referred us to a wonderful realtor down on the twin cities where we moved to! We really appreciate all the hard work she has done and will miss her tremendously!! "

Lindsey P

"I interviewed 2 Realtors and I know I made the right decision by hiring Eric as my Realtor.

He was very informative, thorough, competent, and made the selling process as easy as possible."


"I wish I could leave an even higher rating for Kevin.

He was absolutely wonderful. We would absolutely recommend him to friends or family. "

Kelsey E

"Ayla was amazing throughout our two-year search for the perfect home in Duluth.

She found it for us, and we’re completely satisfied!!! Will highly recommend her to family and friends!"

Rich S

"Great experience overall.

We felt informed at all times, and we were well-guided at every step."


"Kevin is the BEST!

He has helped me buy 2 homes and hopefully more to come. I will only work with him and no other! Furthermore, I refer him to anyone else buying a home as well."

Becci A

"Brenna was great!

Very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with through the whole process. She was on top of the details and communicated with us frequently and promptly. Would recommend her to family and friends! "

Beth A

"Gigi was great to work with.

She was quick to respond to inquiries and gave great advice. Thanks Gigi. "

Katie F

"Kevin is awesome.

I recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy or sell a house."

Karl K

"Tanya was great!

She was always very responsive and flexible with taking me to look at houses. I’m glad I chose her as my realtor!"

Jenny C

"Was referred to Jarrett by a neighbor.

We only looked at one house, because I only wanted to look at that one after a few months looking on my own. I am extremely happy with the help and service provided to me and overall, just had fun working with Jarrett."


"We were 1 of 4 offers on the property and He was able to use smart negotiating to land me the deal.



"Brenna is always honest and current with her information.

Her customer's happiness is more important than the sale. She is trustworthy, and I have and will continue to recommend her to everyone I know in the market for a home."

Shirley M

We have worked with Jeanne several times over the years.

She helped us buy our first home 8 years ago and just recently sold that home and helped us find a new one. Jeanne is very knowledgeable of the area and everything related to selling and buying. She explained the process of buying and selling very well, was always available to answer our questions, is super responsive, and helped us navigate a rapidly shifting market this past summer as we both bought and sold. We loved working with Jeanne and highly recommend her.

W. Anderson

"I would have used Christi again; however, my daughter-in-law is now a broker with your company, so would of course go through her.

Christi was great!!!"

Georgiann K

"Alicia was AMAZING!

She was extremely down to earth, and real fun! I was calling around to real estate companies in the area, because I wanted someone who was licensed in MN & WI that would be able to do it all, and not give a referral for someone else to do the buying."


"Brenna Fahlin is a true professional!

She made the whole sale experience as stress free and easy as it could have been. I would recommend her in an instant!"

Chip A

Val was easy to work with.

Both were personable and professional. They got to know us and our kids which helped with the buying process. I would not hesitate to recommend them again." 5 STARS


"Darrin did a great job of showing us our options and was very responsive when we wrote with questions.


Chris K

"Highly professional personal, very informative of every level of the sale of our home will use Frank and his group again and will highly recommend them to every person I come in contact with.

Again thank you Frank and group. "

Chet B

"Excellent person follows up with everything - will use again and again!



"Hiring Alicia was by far the easiest part of the whole process.

We will recommend her to everyone and hire her anytime we buy/sell with her. Shes reliable, trustworthy, present, educational and great to work with!"

Alyssa L

"Kevin was a great resource and excellent to work with.

He is knowledgeable, practical and brings a valued business perspective to the home-selling process, while still being approachable, helpful and respectful of the emotional part of the process."

Peg J

"Eric made the sale very easy and took care of everything along the way.

Thank you for the great closing gift."


Brian did an excellent job.

He made the process extremely smooth and easy for my wife and me. I couldn't recommend Brian highly enough.

A.C. Hawley & Alison Weilgus

"Kevin is amazing.

I will refer him to friends."


"Charming, prompt, thorough, available, a good resource for other professionals like for chimney work,"

Cal B

"Nicki was/is Amazing.

We enjoyed working with her. She was fantastic from initial market research to close and had even been there to answer questions since we have closed!"


"Eric is a well informed real estate professional with a clear understanding of what it takes to link his clients to the right home and then follow it through the sometimes challenging process to the close.

He went the extra mile listening to me and what I could afford and what I actually wanted in my retirement home. Eric always provided an immediate response to lining up showing me properties I was interested in. This was so important these days given the unique fast moving market and need to act with lightening speed once you locate the home you want. He works with his clients and I appreciate that most of all. I've dealt with real estate agents all over the United States over 50 years but he stood out as someone I could trust, be comfortable with and that would put my best interests first above all else. I am profoundly grateful to have found him."

Judy S

"Kevin was great.

Straight forward, and to the point!"

Mark P

"Nicki and her team were absolutely wonderful to work with.

I was looking for a house during a difficult seller's market and I was on a tight schedule. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing they were to work with. Their knowledge of the market, their advice through the entire process, and their ability to be available any time to see a house made all the difference in the world. I will forever be grateful for all Nicki and Val's help!"


"I was kept informed at all times.

Previous realtor did not do the same. I would highly recommend Messina to any buyer or seller."


"Thank you for helping us find our first home!

It was a pleasure working with you and we were so thankful for such a motivated, positive, and knowledgeable team backing us! "

Kileigh F

"Throughout this whole process of trying to find the right home for me and my husband and to selling our home was really smooth transition and all the transactions.

Working with Matt Privette was the best experience I had, he laid it all out there was knowledgeable on the housing market answered all the questions we had. I am pretty sure I will be letting friends or family know who to work with if asked, I really would highly recommend him for selling or buying to anyone. Thanks for the best experience anyone could have. I could say a lot more but I think I have said my point. Thanks again! "

Dean Molitor

"Matt was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, responsive and patient.

He was willing to answer any question we had and went above and beyond to ensure the home buying process was as easy and effortless as possible. Matt gave honest opinions and never once tried to pressure us in order to make a sale. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for an honest, dependable real estate agent"

Rory & Miranda Walser

"Would definitely use Frank for any future transactions.



Brian was a pleasure to work with and did a very good job looking after my interests for this sale.

I would highly recommend him as an agent.

JoAnne Olafson

For being first-time home buyers.

We couldn't have asked for a more professional person. Helped with all our questions. Found things that we may have missed on our own. We are very happy with our new home and would recommend her for all your home needs! 5 STARS

T and S M.

"We just want to thank River and Messina and associates for a smooth selling and buying experience.

River was very helpful to us along the way, and we have recommended him to other family and friends and would not hesitate to have him represent us in the future."


"Kimberly is amazing.

She’s very responsive and is on top of everything. So friendly and kind. Highly recommended!"

Ava P

"Kevin did a fabulous job!

He was always available to answer our many questions; he was very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend him!"

Thom R

"Jarett went above and beyond in helping us sell 5 land parcels we listed with him.

When we ran into some title issues on our sale, Jarett took the lead to track down the necessary information from past landowners, coordinate info to our legal contact, etc. It was definitely not part of his job, but without him graciously helping our family, it would have been very difficult for us to complete these sales. We can’t thank you enough Jarett for all your work and expertise in the sale of our land!!"

Earl G

"Kevin was a fantastic agent!

We recommend him to people we know and who are looking to buy and sell. We would work with him without hesitation!"


"Gigi was wonderful to work with.

Very patient with me."

Carrie B

If you're looking for a top-notch seller's agent, look no further than Alicia Lokke.

After moving out of state, I needed to sell my house and was worried about having to do it from so far away. Alicia made the whole process unbelievably easy and low-stress, while working hard to get me what I wanted for my house. She is professional, works quickly and efficiently, and returns calls and messages promptly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home in the twin ports area.


Brian was timely honest and supportive as we searched for our first home.

We never felt pressured by Brian and he explained the buying process to us step by step.

Sam Werle & Alice Jacobson

"Frank was fantastic from start to finish.

We felt very comfortable throughout the process, and Frank made the home buying process very approachable for first-time home buyers. We also appreciated Frank's attention to detail, honest appraisals of homes, and communication and care after we closed on the home. Thanks again!"


"Darin was great to deal with and I have already recommended him to others.


Steve S

"Eric did an excellent job for me.

I had spoken with three other agents and they really did not seem to have good knowledge of the market, even though they said they did. He came in, did the appropriate research and we priced accordingly, but aggressively. I was very happy with this entire transaction. I would unreservedly recommend Eric to others."


"Carly did a very good job.

She always responded very quickly to questions. "

W Thorsness

"Experience could not have been better.


David B

"We used Jarett to buy our first, and then to sell it 4 years later.

He was always a pleasure to work with and I’ll be using him in the future as well! Thanks Jarett!"

Tyler & Lexi P

"Alicia is simply the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure working with!

We have used her for multiple transactions now, and as long as she is in the game, we will go with her regardless of what company she is working for. There is no one else we will recommend to family and friends but her! Keep it up Alicia, you're a rock star!"


"Kim provided outstanding service!

She was very responsive, knowledgeable and quite helpful. Her expertise and advice made our transaction straight forward. All went very well."

Greg G

Gigi Maxwell was a great help with my parents land sale, going above and beyond to accommodate their needs.

We're grateful for her and recommend her highly!

Ron Nelson

"Excellent service as usual.



Casey really takes the time to get to know her clients.

She respectfully involves herself as much as you ask her too. She never pushes her buyers to buy a house, but will provide honest and accurate information about offer details and strength. Casey’s personality makes house shopping fun. Her responsiveness to text and call is unparalleled. It truly was a pleasure working with Casey. My wife and I are beyond thankful for the work she put in finding us our house!

Nick M.

"Great service!

The whole process went smoothly and the realtor and her associate were a pleasure to work with. Thank you!"


"Eric Sams is a true professional and very easy to work with, his knowledge of the market was great, we will definitely be using his services again and will certainly recommend him to our friends.


Scott P

"Brenna Fahlin was fantastic to work with and we are grateful that she was our realtor.

She was always available when we requested, responded quickly, answered questions thoroughly, and was very pleasant to work with. When it came to putting in an offer and closing, Brenna was incredible and made us feel comfortable with the whole process. "

Jeff A

"River was extremely helpful and positive through the whole process.

When the initial buyers couldn't secure funding at the last minute, he gave us all. The information we needed to make a good decision. He encouraged us to re-stage our home as much as possible and we had another offer the next day. He kept us confident and reassured through the whole process which took so much stress away from us. We will be using him again when we purchase a new home. And if we ever sell again."


"Gigi was a trooper!

She helped us navigate a complicated real estate transaction with patience and grace. We now are proud owners of a beautiful piece of land and a cabin, thanks to her help! "

Ann Z

"Eric did a great job!


Torey S


May went above and beyond my expectations. This was not a big sale money wise, and he still worked very hard on getting it sold. I will highly recommend him to my friends and family."

S Hanna

Val was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and available.

She did a great job for us. 5 STARS

M & K O.

"Eric did an amazing job marketing and selling our home.

He explained the process and what to expect along the way. His negotiating skills were outstanding and got us top dollar for our home."


"Would definitely use Frank for any future transactions.



"This was an excellent experience.

He did a great job and was very pleasant to work with. Highly recommend River. "

Sandi M

"Carol is an outstanding realtor, she got us through our sale and purchase during the pandemic.

She was right on how our house would sell and helped us make the right bid for our new house. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows her business well - she is a go-getter. We highly recommend her - you won’t go wrong! Thank you for everything!" 5/7/2020 - Ken J

Ken J.

Richard I

Richard I

"Matt made the entire home buying process excellent!

In a tough market, he reminded us to be patient while communicating effectively which was so reassuring! We found the home that was perfect for our family and couldn't be happier! "

Jessica Nelson

"Nicki was great.

I have referred her to friends and family and they have been very satisfied with her work as well. I am in the process of buying a new home in Minneapolis and I and myself contacting Nicki for accurate information and she is much better than the buying agent I am using in Minneapolis."


"Brenna is fantastic!

She spent countless hours helping us find a home. She was very patient, understanding, and knowledgeable about the entire process. The way she walks you through a house is really helpful. She will point out things you would never think to look for. She is super easy to get along with and we were always so comfortable with her. She was incredibly helpful when it came to making offers and negotiations. Brenna was definitely the right choice for us, we truly enjoyed working with her. Thank you, Brenna!!! "

Camille I

"Scott was always quick to return a phone call and answer any questions I had.

I would definitely recommend him for any needs you may have."

Peter & Amy Drift

Mary Beth was so helpful!

We were first-time home buyers and she made it so easy for us.


"Michael Messina was there to help me with all my questions, even the stupid ones.

I would use Messina & Associate again."

Mae H

"Jarrett did a great job!

He was right in line with the market and with what we wanted. His communication was awesome and the whole process was very smooth. Highly recommend! "

Joel B

"Carol was very helpful and very supportive.

She was constantly answering my texts and phone calls, even “after hours”. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home."

Holly C.

"Jarret was great I would definitely use him again!


Neal P

"Brenna was awesome to work with!

She made buying our first home a great experience. Her ability to help formulate an offer to make ourselves competitive, but comfortable was superb. "

Jenny R

"Alicia is very professional and dedicated.

I use her exclusively for buying and selling my properties. To-date we have completed 10 transactions in 2 years. I trust her completely and have recommended her to many."


"Frank Messina is the best Realtor in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

He is well connected to the Real Estate Market in our area and works well with other agents. I would definitely recommend Frank to help sell your property."


"Kevin was outstanding to work with from start to finish.

Truly felt he cared about me as a person, not just a client. I will certainly be recommending him to others!"


"Gigi Maxwell was very professional and the handling of the house sale went very smooth.

She was available anytime we had a question or needed any information. She did an excellent job. Thanks to Gigi for keeping on top of the sale paperwork and keeping us informed this sale went very well. "

Donna H

She was amazing to work with us in finding out first home.

We were very lucky to find a home so fast! She didn't give up on helping get what we want in a house.



Steve Carlson receives the highest recommendation from both of us. He is dependable, congenial and knowledgeable. We have no doubt he would competently assist any potential buyer or seller with the sale or purchase of their home. "

Scott J

"Darrin has been very prompt, courteous and professional helping us with our Real Estate needs.


Gary S

"Matt was great through the selling process as well as the buying.


Tyler Erickson

Deanna was very responsive and explained things so I understood them.

She was very easy to work with and sell my Mothers home.Her knowledge of the neighborhood and value of the home were great. She took great care to get the home restored to a habitable condition.I would recommend her to anyone in the Northland who is looking to buy or sell a home.

George Palo

"Thanks again!



"Frank Messina and his staff are the best agents in Duluth.

Top notch service and communication."

Colby C

"Give Matt a raise.


Jason Forsell

"Brenna was fantastic.

We are so happy we chose her to be our realtor!"

Jenna P

We had a great experience with Matt.

He helped us tremendously throughout the entire selling process. Very responsive and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend anyone looking for a realtor for buying or selling to work with Matt.

LeeAnn Vanderscheuren

"Eric Sams was professional, kind, and honestly amazing!

We asked him to do what he thought was best and our home sold on the first day. We would highly recommend Eric and look forward to working with him again in the future!"

Stephanie G

"Brenna was knowledgeable, honest, and incredibly helpful.

She made the entire process manageable and walked us through each step. We will definitely work with her again - there’s no one else we would trust!"

Bailey B

"Enjoyed meeting Cheryl.

We appreciate her patience and her communication through our odd situation. "

Mark G

"Ayla was a delight to work with, I can’t recommend her enough!


Alicia M

"We were very pleased with Jarett Mickelson as the real estate agent.

He was accommodating, helpful, pleasant & available when we need him. We would definitely use him as an agent again."


"Jody tucker was phenomenal"

Nathan F

"Christi has been a complete pleasure to work with.

I have now worked with her on 2 projects and cannot be more pleased. She is always prompt in responding to my calls, concerns about a sale and makes sure the job gets done right. She goes up and above to make sure things go as expected. "

Greg A

"Jody helped us obtain the home we have always wanted.

She was available anytime we needed her for questions, suggestions, and reassurance. Our current home was taken off the market before it was sold, so we will take the feedback to make improvements, then re-list. Jody was a fabulous realtor!!"

Theresa T

"Eric worked very hard for me to find the perfect home.

He showed me homes for 3 months before I found exactly what I was looking for. He always made me feel like I was his only customer. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone who's looking to buy."


We’ve (unfortunately) moved several times in our lives and Casey is one of the best realtors we’ve had!

She helped us out of a tough situation in our old home and into an amazing home that was exactly what we needed. She’s extremely knowledgeable about the area and things to look out for in each home we toured. She’s honest, insightful, and so very patient, and we couldn’t ask for a better person to help us buy our new home and sell our old one!

Elena W.

"Michael did a great job with the sale of my house.

I was very pleased that he was able to find a motivated buyer within a very short time and negotiate a price that exceeded my expectations. The buyer was prompt and reasonable, and everything went through without any hitch on my end. I am not sure if he may have emailed a Real Lifestyle Planning Guide or offered it, but it would not have been something useful to me because of my situation so I don't view that as any kind of oversight on his part."

David C

"Brenna spent time with us advising how best to present the house and how to point out features that might not be obvious to a potential buyer.

Additionally, she was very helpful in coordinating with our purchase agent out of state to make sure that needed documents were available. She is very personable and a good listener."


"Eric was awesome.

He communicated with us regularly about progress and represented us amazingly. We have told everyone about what a great agent he is. "

Dan D

"Alicia was very understanding with the process of selling a loved one home that has passed away.

She allowed the time to prepare the house for the market. She was able to have many showing of the home on the first day. We had three or four offers in the first week of being on the market. Highly recommend her and her joyful attitude."

Larry A

"Having worked with several real estate agents over the years Mike Messina was the best.

Our transaction was complicated and required a lot of extra steps and Mike went above and beyond to make everything work out smoothly. I have never had such a positive experience with a real estate agent or company."


"He made a huge lifestyle change very easy for us.

Very personable and readily available to help and answer questions. Would highly recommend him and already have "

Colleen T

"Jeff was a great listener and grew to understand our needs.

We always felt supported by his expertise. He was always easy to reach and responded quickly. I feel his honesty and integrity was the most important aspect that allowed us to put our trust in him in this long (18 month) journey! We found the perfect home!! And while we hope to never move again, we would not hesitate to call him and have recommended him to friends."


"Thank you, Christi, for your perseverance.


Jack C

"The transaction was seamless.


Ann O

"Nicki was great!

My family had a daunting task in "the cleaning out", repairing and sale of our parents' home. Nicki took a lot of the stress off our shoulders with her advice and ability to communicate with different contractors. She did a fantastic job securing the sale. I will definitely use her services again if needed and will refer her to personal and business clients."


"We used Jarrett to sell our house and we loved him!

He was always super friendly and was quick to answer any questions we had. Would definitely recommend him!!"

Jason H

"Darrin did a very professional job dealing with our property.

He anticipated that he would do the same with the second piece of property that he is selling for us. Several years ago, we purchased these properties when he was the agent. Thus, we clearly are satisfied with his work"

Bill C

"Kevin was great.

Only positive things to say."


"Michael was an exceptional Real Estate professional to work with.

I felt like he was really on our team and had our best interest at heart. "

Jennier H

"Cheryl did an excellent job.

We used her to sell our home and our 4 plex. Both were sold in less than 30 days. We would use her again."


"Best experience we had have had Cheryl in four transactions With selling and buying she has so much experience and made the experience great Would not consider a different agent "

Tim D

Brenna was EXTREMELY helpful in helping us find out first home!

She was easy to reach with any questions we had throughout the process and was prompt to get us an answer. We would definitely recommend Brenna to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! She made the process of buying a house very enjoyable! "

Paige K

"Very professional, knowledgeable about the area and quick to respond to our questions "

Michael C

"Eric was the first realtor that we were completely satisfied with.

He knew the market and was was always professional. We would recommend him and it was a pleasure working with Eric.

Joyce Phillips

"Brenna was extremely helpful and made sure we looked through each house carefully.

As first-time homebuyers we really benefited from her experience and knowledge of the area and the market. She was always available to answer questions and showed us places and helped us put in offers promptly which made a big difference in this competitive market. We would definitely recommend her to other homebuyers."

Claire K

"Kevin is great!

I wouldn't want another realtor."


"Brenna was an absolute joy to work with, 100% my go to agent from now on.


Cameron K

Carol was always available to help with any issues that came up"


"When I started working with Jarett, he was working with another company.

I followed him to your company because I liked him. I don't know what the Real Living 360 Service Commitment is, never heard of it. If it is some written thing, maybe Jarett gave it to me, and I never read it. Jarett worked a lot with me; he was quick to respond to my questions. In the end he was making offers on houses for me sight unseen; I trusted him that much."


"Very professional agent and understanding"


"Jarret was fantastic!

He went above and beyond for us and stuck with us through a difficult process. Definitely going to keep his contact for future needs. "

Kyle O

"We have known Darrin Young for many years and believe that he has very good knowledge of the North Shore real estate market.

We are most appreciative of his great work on marketing and selling our lake home properties."

Bill S

"We loved Brenna and she found us a home we are very happy with!

She made the closing so easy for us and smooth! We are very grateful to have had her as our realtor! "

Forrest V

"Jeff Leusman's professionalism and expertise impressed us from the moment we first met him.

After a successful first sale with Jeff, we were confident in working with him again on a second successful sale. Thanks Jeff!"


"Kimberly was very professional and kind throughout the entire process.

I will definitely recommend her to friends and family in the future."

Robert G

"Michael was very responsive from the moment we started communication with him.

He was prompt with answering any questions, listened to our concerns, patient, and was very professional from start to finish. Michael sold and helped us find another home to purchase. I will be recommending him to friends or acquaintance to help fulfill their own home needs. We would definetely hire him again! Thanks again, Michael!"

Heidi H

"My wife and I have led very busy lifestyles with our different business ventures.

That has caused us to move more than most Americans probably do. It has brought us in contact with many real estate firms. Some years ago, we were recommended to the Messina company. From the very first time we made use of their services. We were pleasantly surprised at the level of expertise, professionalism and unique way of putting documentation together. From that time, we knew should we ever need these types of services again exactly where we were going to go. Well, that moment came up for another move and we were happy that the Messina company was able to help us again. As the years have gone by, we found that we were using the Messina company on many occasions and so happy that we did. Thank!"

Rick & Gloria P

"Jarrett was great from Day 1 to closing.

I appreciate everything he did."

Josh B

"Matt was great.

He knew exactly how to market our home to the type of buyers out there today. He told us we would find our buyer online and would not have tire kickers come through. The photographer he used was amazing along with the virtual tour Matt set up which we believe is why we sold so fast. We had 5 showings in the first 2 days and we got 3 offers although one buyer pulled an offer back due to other offers. We will recommend Matt to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in the future. Our experience was 10/10. "

Matthew & Kelli Johnson

"We were very impressed and grateful for Mike’s guidance and work for us through a very difficult buyers market.

He went above and beyond in every way, every step of the process. We will (and have) recommended him to others! Aaron and Alyssa "

Aaron M

"We loved everything about working with River!

He did a great job at keeping us in the loop with everything going on- even the little details- and we really appreciated that. We valued his opinion and advice. There were many times when we didn't know what to do and we would ask River what he thought we should do, and he gave us an honest answer. We truly felt that he did everything in our best interest. We had a friend who was selling a home at the same time with a different realtor and her experience was so much different than ours (in a bad way) and it made us realize how great River really was! We are so grateful for all of River's help!"


"We are very happy with our purchase.

Our agent and friend Cheryl Ekstrand did a great job."


"Dee did a great job and was very enjoyable to work with.

Thank you!"


"River is very professional while remaining very easy to work with, an excellent balance in my opinion!


Mark J

"Brenna is very knowledgeable, down to earth, and knows exactly what you want.

I would recommend her to anybody in the area."


"We had a great experience working with Darrin Young!

We would recommend him to anyone! "

Sean J

"Alicia was AMAZING!

!! We had a few hiccups and Alicia took each one in stride. We are so thankful for her and her amazing skills."

Michelle V

"Nicki was great!


Christian B.

"Brenna was the best realtor.

I’ve used her for purchasing and selling my first home. Her knowledge of the market and process made even the biggest hurdles approachable. I have recommended Brenna to multiple friends all who have been completely satisfied with her abilities. If you want a realtor at the top of her game with experience and ready to help you achieve your home ownership goals, she’s the one. "

Melida K

"Nicki Conrad was absolutely amazing to work with!

She was always available and answered any questions I had. Nicki made a di?cult time for me much easier. She was very caring, supportive, and professional. I trust her advice and knowledge completely. I would HIGHLY recommend Nicki Conrad!

Tracy W.

"Eric found us our dream home and we can't thank him enough.

He showed us many, many homes and he never complained about it. We have bought homes with other Realtors and they weren't nearly as good."


"Brenna was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and very helpful.

We couldn't have done it without her help."

Anna K

"Top notch sales associate and Real Estate Company.

I would highly recommend for any buying or selling needs!"


"Brenna was an awesome realtor!

Very knowledgeable and had nothing but my kids and my own best interest in mind when looking at houses. "

Kevin W

"Jeff is the best.

Knowledgeable, honest, responsive and resourceful. I trust his advice. He made the process easy."


MaryBeth was great!


"Brenna was a phenomenal resource for buying our first home.

She was extremely detailed and helped educate us along the way with things like what to look for in various parts of houses to the details of the process of buying a house. We will recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a house"

Joe B

Casey made the selling process seemless and easy.

The stress of selling a home is huge, but Casey was able to navigate me through with a calm demeanor and professional manner. It was a pleasure working with her when selling my house!

Gina R.

"Brenna is AWESOME!

She knows her stuff and always makes herself available!"


"Great job, always made himself available which was huge in the recent tight market.


Richard T

Brenna was great!

So fun and helpful to work with!

Tawnee Conlon

"Darrin served as dual agent for our purchase of a 26-acre property with 2 homes, and Nicki brought the buyer of our property.

All this, during COVID-19 shutdown. We are grateful and thankful for every member of the Messina Real Living team. "

Vince U

"Gigi was responsive to all of our questions and requests.

We loved working with her and can recommend her without reservation. "

Tim R

"Kevin did a very good job with selling and purchasing of our houses.


Jon T

"Brenna was an incredible resource throughout our home selling process.

She stayed in very active communication all the way through to ensure there was never a surprise. I would absolutely recommend Brenna to anyone that is looking for an amazing agent."

Joseph B

"Alicia was amazing!

She was understanding of my needs, was excited and always upbeat and honest. I valued her expertise and opinions! I am very happy! Alicia went above and beyond! Thank you!"

Susan F

"River was great to us!



"Steve Carlson has a great handle on the market, when to put your property up for sale, and the value.

We had attempted to sell our land through other realtors several times to no avail. Steve made great suggestions on the listing and pricing and gave us good council on our options when we received offers. On top of all that, there's the added benefit that Steve is such a nice guy, very trustworthy, always pleasant and professional. We'd definitely use him again!!! "

Nancy D

"Cheryl was a pleasure to work with"

Ron S

"Alicia is great to work with.

I have recommended her to others."

Justin S

"Jarrett was amazing and a real fun guy to work with.

He helped me sell and buy a house and we honestly had a fun time throughout it all. As long as Jarrett stays in real estate, he now has a lifelong client. Thanks Jarrett and we love the new house."


"Excellent experience and Jarret was absolutely wonderful!


Jacki O

"Great to work with!

Would recommend Kevin to anyone!"

Neal P

"We loved working with Brenna!

We always felt confident that Brenna would do exactly as she said she would do. She was a delight to spend time with and we learned a great deal from her. If you are searching for a new home or selling your current home, we would absolutely recommend you work with Brenna!"

Joanna J

"Kevin went above and beyond what a realtor should have to do for a client.

But because I was doing this from out of town, he most graciously offers his assistance to make sure the house would be safe and personally took care of several issues that came up that I was unable to attend to. I would never have been able to sell the house if he had not been there to help."


"He worked very hard for us and kept us informed throughout the entire process.


Andrew H

Carrie made every challenge along the way seem like no big deal.

She had an answer for every question and made the sale of our home a breeze. We are overly pleased with her non-stop marketing pushes and she checked in with us about the sale every few days. We will definitely use Carrie for all future sales and highly recommend her to others for all their real estate needs!

Tyler and Adrian G.

Stars all 5


"My husband and I worked with Mike for 7 months, while we searched for property in Northern MN, from the Twin Cities.

Mike sent us matching listings several times per week. He responded to phone calls and texts immediately. Mike addressed all of our concerns in a timely & accurate manner. He arrived at the properties on time. Mike worked with the seller’s agent to gather complete & documented information regarding the property. After the closing, Mike offered to be a resource for us regarding local tradesmen, etc. We highly recommend Mike. He made the process easier for us. It was a pleasure to work with Mike."

Teri S

"Darrin exceeded our expectations on service.

Even after the sale he continues to be available to answer any questions we have had about the property."


"Jeanne has been a wonderful agent to work with- I would definitely recommend Jeanne to anyone.

We were able to get our forever home because she was knowledgeable and advocated for us at all times- thank you, Jeanne for helping us to sell our house, cabin, and for helping us to buy a lake home during such a crazy market- we love our new place!"

John B

"Brenna Fahlin was my relator when I sold my house.

I had several different offers and helped me understand the process so that I could make an informed decision. I really appreciated her availability and that she spent time with me to help me. I was able to sell my house for 13% more than I was asking, and it sold in about a week. I would and have recommended Brenna to my friends and others. "


"Mike is the real deal won’t use anyone else now or in the future"


"very good realtor"

Jack C

5 Star service


"Frank Messina and his real estate company went out of their way to counsel us and get our property sold.

Their positive attitude and attention to detail told us we made the right decision in selecting them. We liked their yard signs, 3-ring binder for customer viewing, and willingness to answer all of our many questions. When Frank had many of his associates view our house to familiarize them with our area, we really appreciated that. We lived in a unique neighborhood, and Frank and his associates took the time to learn about the area and the history. We had complete confidence in their handling of the sale of our house."


Alicia was excellent!

We could not hesitate to use her again. In addition, we most certainly will recommend her to our friends. Her positive personality, marketing expertise and ability to manage solutions that arose during the sales process were most appreciated by us. Thank you!

Bill & Jan Hanson

"Jarret is a blast to work with.

My questioned were always answered. He was always available! I've been doing business with him for 3 yrs. A Huge Thank You! "

Shelley E

Jeanne helped us sell a house, a cabin and purchase a lake home.

We love our new forever home and in this aggressive market feel she did right by us. Jeanne listens to likes/dislikes/desires and to help find homes that work for you! In selling 2 properties- she kept our best interest in mind! I highly recommend Jeanne for buying or selling a home as she has great experience.


"We had the best experience I could have asked for.

However, we almost passed Brenna up for another agent because she didn't say she would include a staging consult, even though she ended up doing that. Just because we didn't know that up front, we almost went with someone else."


"It is always a pleasure working with Jeff, we appreciate his honesty and dedication!

We always felt he had our best interest in mind. "

Drey L

"So helpful, so patient with multiple houses and offers, so flexible with scheduling visits, so hopeful with sale and marketing and also purchasing great insights.

I'm so appreciative. What a hard worker!"

Jnana H.

"Kim was an amazing agent.

She walked us through all the steps, helped us understand what needed to be done to sell our home, and kept our spirits up as the house was up for sale. I cannot say how grateful we are for her help!"

Chris M

"Kevin spent many hours over a number of years, patiently helping us define what we wanted.

Once that decision was made, he guided us through every step of selling our home of 25 years in a very fast-moving market. He was sensitive to all of our concerns and addressed each one completely. His expertise simplified the process of listing, staging, showing, reviewing offers and the closing. We would without any hesitation (and have, many times!) recommend Kevin O'Brien."

Mark A

Dee does a great job for us.

Smart focused and effective marketing. I would highly recommend her and her staff.

Calvin & Mary Jacobson

Alicia did a wonderful job working with us for a year and a half to find the ideal home.

She identified homes the day they were put on the market and was very responsive to our communications. She did a great job helping us navigate the offer and closing process. Further, she had numerous connections and significant knowledge (mortgage, inspectors, closing, etc.) that aided us and made the home buying process less intimidating. We highly recommend Alicia, if you are purchasing a home in the Duluth area. You will not be disappointed.



You were great!"


"I’ve used Frank Messina several times; you not only get him who’s a top notch businessman & realtor, you get his whole team!

I could not be more pleased! "

Wanda B

"River had incredible insight and was available whenever needed for not only listings but for advice.

His eye to detail was obvious and went beyond what we expected for an agent."


"Frank has many years of experience and always had a plan for the next step.

We valued his expertise throughout the sales process."


"I enjoyed working with Kim.

Having lived in my home for 41 years, it was my first time selling a home, and I had no clue what to expect, or how the whole process worked, I had recently met Kim at church and in conversation learned she sold homes, I was very excited to take this journey with someone I felt had good character, and she put me at ease right from the first meeting we had. thank you!"


"Darrin was most helpful moving into a new community.

His knowledge of the market and who does what in town has been a life saver! Thank you, Darrin!"

Chip S

"Kevin was very helpful and available to answer any questions.

He was willing to do extra because we had moved 25 miles away. I appreciated his knowledge and professionalism."

Jim O

Carrie was great to work with.

She let us squeeze in as many showings as possible in a day since we were relocating from the Twin Cities so we could make the most of the long drives. Once we had an offer accepted she was quick to respond to any questions we had and helped facilitate everything with the buyers to get us through to closing. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody.

Darrick L.

"Kevin O'Brien was awesome.

Went above and beyond. Beyond pleased!"


"Great to work with!


Joseph & Amber Vidmar

"Frank Messina is not only a friend but the ONLY person we would have used to help us find a new home.

We will soon be putting our primary residence on the market - and of course, we will be listing with Frank. His knowledge of the Duluth-area market is unsurpassed. \Real Living\" is truly fortunate that Messina & Associates has chosen to associate with them.""


"Kevin was great!

Responsive, helpful, and knows the real estate market super well. We were happy to find our house on such a fast timeline. I would highly recommend him to others."

Daisy-ree Q

"Gigi Maxwell was very professional very courteous and helped us tremendously I would definitely recommend her to anybody.


Lance W

"Gigi is a wonderful person to work with.

She Really helps everybody!"

Tammie W

"Brenna was a pleasure to work with.

She was available anytime we needed. She was very knowledgeable and personable making our home buying experience enjoyable! "

Jeanne S

"To say that Kevin was phenomenal would be a great understatement.

My sister and I lost both of our parents in two weeks. When we were ready to sell, we interviewed several agents. Kevin was gentle, incredibly kind and helped take charge in a market that we knew nothing about. He answered many, many emails and texts, guided us through our questions and stepped in where we needed him. Having him as one of your agents is an incredible asset. We would recommend him to anyone that asks and would never doubt he'd give the same exceptional service that he gave us. "

Michelle I

"Ayla was awesome!

It was our first time buying a home and she showed us many homes and knew exactly what we were looking for. She also helped negotiate with the buyers on issues that the inspector found and got more than we thought we would! "

Kaiti K

"I was very pleased with my Sales Associate.

Alicia was professional, knowledgeable and communicated with me during all stages of the sales process"


"Outstanding on all accounts.

Helped fill a dream for our family. Totally on top of things and available the second an option popped up for us. Highly recommend. Also is very nice and smart as a person. I would highly recommend and would use again if looking to buy or sell. "

Mark B

"Could not ask for a better person to and us our first home.

The service and dedication put forth was a 10 out of 10. We definitely will refer Nicki to friends and family. Keep up the hard work and thanks for everything."


"Kevin was a pleasure to work with.

Very prompt response to my initial inquiry and kept me in the loop the whole time. As this was a court appointed sale, the "home of lifestyle advisor", and planning guide were not relevant to the situation, and were not discussed. I will use Kevin again in the future. Thanks!"

Matt M

"He was awesome through the entire process.

Very personable and excellent response time. Very happy and will recommend him to anyone. "

Jake G

"Darrin is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and easy to get along with!

We knew he'd want nothing but the best for our family. "

Tina B

Very knowledgeable about the market, explained the whole process in terms you could understand as she assisted in selling my home.

Responded to messages in a timely manner, very detailed, highly recommend working with Alicia.


"Kevin went above and beyond with details and service.

Kevin was very detail oriented and handled our sale with perfection. We were selling estate properties and were in Arizona while the properties were in Minnesota. Kevin kept us informed and handled details that were instrumental in the successful sale. Kevin was recommended by a friend who indicated that Kevin would handle details with precision - and we could not have been more appreciative and pleased. Thank you, Kevin and Messina."


"Kevin O'Brien goes above and beyond!

! Great guy and realtor!"


"Simply put: Mike was incredible!

I’d recommend him to my family and friends."

Matt E

"Excellent service provided - highly recommend"


"Frank Messina is the best.


Gary D

"Eric was very personable and easy to work with.

We appreciated his experience and professionalism. He was attentive and forthcoming with information and follow up. He provided an overall positive experience and we would definitely work with him again."

Libby V

"Frank and his team were amazing!

They helped throughout the entire process- even when things got sticky with my lender. They went above and beyond with their service and even helped me after the sale!!"


"It was great working with River!

He's very responsive and helpful. I would recommend him to others!"

Hsin S

"Before the end of my first meeting with Kevin I knew I was in good hands.

I am a widow and going through the process of selling my home was totally overwhelming to me. Kevin's years of experience, wisdom, knowledge of the market and understanding what I was going through was remarkable. Once we became partners in this journey, I relaxed and knew I could trust his advice, motivation and commitment to do not only what I wanted, but also what was best for me. He gave me sound advice and encouraged me to make my own decisions. I could call him anytime day or night. My house was on the market 2 days only because the first couple who walked through wanted to make sure they had financing for the purchase. I was amazed by his sales instinct. Kevin understands people and most of all the housing market. He came to me highly recommended as a person who will go above and beyond for his client. I found that to be totally true. I have already recommended him and Messina to friends. Great company and Kevin are top notch in my book!!!!!!!!"


"Kim was awesome to work with and I will definitely recommend her services.

Thanks much!!"

Mike S

"Jarret is AWESOME!

!!!! He always finds a way to get the job done. I would highly recommend him."


"Great experience with River.

Very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend. "

Cindy M

"Jarett was a pro, start to finish.

I think what I appreciated most was that he was highly responsive answering questions and following up with the different parties involved in the transaction. Coordinating a sale between out-of-state sellers and an out-of-town buyer can't be easy but he handled the task with ease. I would recommend his services without hesitation, and he'll be my first call if I need help buying or selling real estate in the future! "

Peter L

"Mike was great!

He was available 24/7 to answer questions. Showed and selected homes that fit what we were looking for. Was incredibly easy to work with and has a very relaxed demeanor. Mike showed us a ton of houses and was very patient while we explored what was available. We had a great experience with Mike and will recommend him to any one looking to purchase or sell a home."


"Thank You for helping us get our new home!

! :)"


Casey worked with us during a very complicated home buying process that took over 2 years to complete.

Throughout the process, Casey's focus was our best interest... even when things got complicated. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area looking for a house. Thanks again Casey for all your hard work and time put into our home buying process. You made it fun and we love our new home!

Allison D.

"Kim is very professional and always available for any questions or concerns.

It was great working with her sell our home. She is amazing! Would highly recommend her to anyone I know. "

Britt O

"Second deal with River.

He goes above and beyond, he’s reliable, he’s trustworthy, and he’s able to navigate complex scenarios with tact and a level head. Highly recommend River as an agent when buying or selling (have done both with him). Particularly if you have any foreign interests in the property (which can be tough to navigate profitably), River is the man in Duluth."

Jake N

"Frank Messina was great to work with.

He is always working!"

Kingdome E

"Thank you for all you have done for us!

! We appreciate you and your professionalism!! "

Joyce J

This is our third time using Deanna Bennett as our realtor.

She will always be our go to person with any real estate needs. She is extremely knowledgeable with the current market. Deanna is also very personable and very easy to talk to.

Deb Mannon & Theodore Bock

"Jarett Mickelson was our realtor on this sale of my home he did a great job on keep me inform of all the different situations going on with the sale.

He has a positive attitude with everything and that made me feel very comfortable with him. "

Judith P

"Selling a house and then spending five months trying to buy a house was not fun.

It was stressful and soul crushing. But it was immeasurably comforting to have Kevin O’Brien holding our hand the whole way. I can’t adequately express how awesome he is or how highly I recommend him for anyone buying a house. Kevin is the best. "

Derek B

"Jarett was very helpful and went above and beyond to help us with some struggles with our purchase.

I would highly recommend him."

Bill P

"Great professional attention.

We had several people he brought to the table. I was delighted with his service."

Mark F

"Hands down, Kevin was the best realtor we could’ve ever asked for!

We can’t wait to go through him in the future (yes, we just bought a house and we’re already excited for buying from him in the future!) We decided to buy a house during the beginning of a worldwide pandemic, and most would think we were crazy, but Kevin was right there with us through the entire process! He was beyond helpful and patient with any questions or concerns we had...which trust me, was a lot! He was truthful and honest in every house we stepped foot into which was huge for us as this was our first time doing anything like this! After months and months of picking apart house after house, we finally found our dream starter home and we couldn’t have done that without him! The saddest part was signing the papers and knowing it would be another 5-7 years until we started looking for a house again and enjoy the experience like we did the first time around. Buying a house is stressful and overwhelming, but it’s definitely manageable with a good realtor there to show you the way. We can’t say thank you enough to Kevin and his team for all the help and guidance along the way! You will be hearing from us again in the future, there is no doubt about that! "

Jillian K

Dee was such a fantastic agent t work with!

Her experience and professionalism was amazing. We appreciated her during the negotiating and closing process as well. We would recommend Dee to anyone to sell their home or property. Experience matters and we saw that firsthand!

Doug & Karen Tusa

"We loved Brenna.

She was very real, made us feel like her priority in a very busy time, and didn’t let anyone try to get something past us."


"Matt was very knowledgeable about our questions and extremely helpful in all aspects of our selling our house!

Would recommend Matt every time."

Mike Mercier

"The buyer should have his finances in order the day prior to closing.

There should not be any surprises the day of closing. There should not be any surprises for the seller or the realtor."


Brian was great!

Buying during a pandemic could have been very stressful but Brian's calm demeanor was very reassuring.

Joel Weiner & Betsy Helgesen

"Darrin was excellent to work with.

He helped me sell my current home and buy my new home. Everything went smoothly. He was very knowledgeable and able to explain any questions I had. In such a fast-paced housing market you would definitely want an agent like Darrin on your side."

Laura J

"Brenna was the perfect realtor.

She walked us through our first home buying experience and made it so much less stressful. She prepared us each step of the way and was always available for questions! I highly recommend her!!"


"Madria was very thorough, always available (even as I would think of additional needs/questions on a regular basis) and facilitated a successful sale within 48 hours of listing the property.


M Johnson

"Darrin was fantastic!

He is very knowledgeable and motivated! I would always get an almost instant response to any question that I had. I would highly recommend him to anyone and would use him in the future if the need were to arise!"

Ronnie J

"Matt Privette was fantastic and helped me at every turn when I needed assistance.

He made it as easy as possible for me to navigate the process. He is a gem"

Sherri Maisuk

"Carol was fantastic to work with.

I've already given her name to at least two friends as a recommendation. I am very pleased with everything."


"I do not have enough great things to say about Brenna Fahlin!

We started our home search right at the beginning of the market taking a turnaround April/May of 2020. My husband and I were looking to sell our current home and purchase something larger for our growing family. We thought it might take a month or two and never anticipated finding our perfect home and getting an accepted offer would take 13+ months. Brenna stood with us every step of the way. I lost count of how many showings she took us to on the weekends and in the evenings and how many offers she wrote for us (really good ones I might add that were still denied.) We are so grateful that we had Brenna on our side during such a stressful year that should be an exciting time. She was always available by text and always made time for us. When she easily could have been tired of showing us homes, she kept on and NEVER pressured us into a house just to close a sale. She made a point to call out things we may have missed, and she knew exactly what we were looking for and expecting. I know that she had to make a lot of calls to us to say "sorry guys, they went with another offer" however, in hindsight I am so happy we lost some of those homes. When we did finally find the one, we were ready to go all in and she helped save us money by going in with a fair offer but asking closing costs. We thought in this market, no way... but it was accepted! Once we had an accepted offer, she helped us get top dollar for our current home in lakeside! She kept us informed on what to expect on next steps on the sale of our current home and purchase of the new one. Closing went seamlessly! Honestly, we are sad not see Brenna multiple times a month anymore! She felt more like a friend than a real estate agent! We will refer friends and family to her for sure! :) Thank you, Brenna!!! "

Shannon C

I had my house listed with 2 other companies, with no written offers.

I decided to interview realtors and see what they could do for me. Alicia was one of the agents I scheduled for an interview. After I listened to her marketing plan and saw that she was a top selling agent in the area, I knew I wanted to list with her. In a little over 2 months, I had a written offer - very close to my asking price. The closing went smoothly and Alicia made certain all the legalities were taken care of. I sold my home and was able to downsize to an apartment before winter came. I am extremely happy with the service Alicia provided. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly and get the best price. I am an extremely satisfied customer!


"Alicia was very patient and let us take our time to find the right house.

She is a true professional"


"Jarrett was fantastic.

He listened to our budget, wishes, and found us our first family home! He was so helpful when asking first-time home buyer questions, and knowledgeable about Twin Ports area. We were thrilled to have many options to look at, and able to make an offer on a dream home from the process! He’s the best - and we will recommend him to our home-buying or selling friends in the future! "

Erika F

"Kevin was super helpful in our move from another state.



"MaryBeth was a delight through every step of the process as we bought our home in this unprecedented market.

From being the first one touring a place once it hit the market to checking gas levels and measuring windows for us since we are across the world, MaryBeth nailed it. She negotiated inspection issues beautifully with the seller's 2 agents and we all walked away happy. This is our 2nd home he bought with MaryBeth and it won’t be our last! "


"Ayla was very easy to work with and always professional "

Dan D

"Ours was a challenging situation because we were moving from out of state during the pandemic and were not familiar with the area.

Things went smoothly, all things considered.

John C.

MaryBeth is a 5 Star Agent


"Kimberly was very professional, prompt, and personable as well.


Tim Y

I worked with Valarie Lake to purchase my first home.

She is always available and responsive. Valarie knows the Duluth Area well and worked hard on my behalf to make the buying process go smoothly. I would recommend them to others. 5 STARS


"Eric was very responsive and timely!


Janice S

"Eric was great to work with- definitely recommend !


Bryan D

"Jody was incredible!

She was easily available and gave quick actions to our requests. Her heartfelt responses to all of my endless questions put my mind at ease and made the process easier. She was positive and professional; we were beyond happy with her commitment to our adventure! "

Brian H

"Matt had my home listed within 5 days of my inquiry and sold within 48 hours of listing!

Gave excellent advice to prep! Communication was fast and reliable! Everything went seamlessly! We are now in the process of buying a home and the service is top-notch! It's comforting knowing we can ask questions and get timely, informed replies! He is very knowledgeable with how the market is trending which is making this whole process better! Couldn't ask for a better person to help us achieve our goals and make these huge decisions! Thanks so much"

Jessica Nelson

"Frank Messina is one of the nicest people you'll ever want to meet.

On top of that, he is the best Real Estate agent in the area and has a huge network of folks that makes him keep on top of the market. We could not have been more pleased."


"Jeff was very helpful and patient with me.

It took me almost a year to find a house"


"Kevin is so great!

I am a repeat client because of him."

Megan B

"Frank and his team were amazing!

They helped throughout the entire process- even when things got sticky with my lender. They went above and beyond with their service and even helped me after the sale!!"


"Gigi was the most attentive to our family's needs in helping us find a home and lender she was amazingly helpful to us in everything we needed even let us make copies and send docs from her home and answered every question we had.

We feel blessed that she was there for us."


"Carol is a gem!



Dee was great.

Providing the extra help with the staging and listing no doubt brought in far more showings and a higher sale price than expected. He willingness to put up with our multiple showings and contractor requests with our purchase was also very helpful. We appreciate everything she did for us.

Kevin & Danielle Pillsbury

"Carol was amazing throughout the whole process!

!! She recommended other people to get my parent's house cleaned out and ready for sale, thanks again, Carol!!"


"Our first sales associate did not do her job.

She bought the listing with her can do attitude promised the moon and once signed the contract it was a battle up until we parted ways and Dee Furo offered to take us on. She entered a difficult situation and took control in a professional manner all the way through. He co-worker Sherri Pearson did not make it easy for Dee. We will be contacting the company to let the owner know what w asset Dee is for that company and also let the owner know the nightmare we had with Sherri Pearson who represented us in the beginning. Dee deserves a big kudo for how she handled our situation. Brought back faith for us with this real estate company."


"Brenna Fahlin is a thoroughgoing professional: deeply knowledgeable of her subject, expert in her skills as a communicator, and evidently possessed of infinite decency and amiability.

My wife and I loved working with her and will eagerly recommend her to others."

Alexander V

"I chose Kevin to sell my parents' home.

He helped my daughter and her family with 2 home purchases. Extremely professional, but very approachable. Easy to work with. Quick response time with texts or phone calls. I would recommend Kevin to anyone."

Sue B

"We have worked with Darrin Young in the past and appreciate his knowledge of the North Shore market.

We would definitely recommend him to others seeking assistance in finding and purchasing as North Shore property!"

Bill S

"Justin was great to work with!

! Was very patient and very thorough with everything. Would recommend over and over!"

Samantha K

"Brenna is both professional and personable.

She quickly got to know us and what we were looking for in a house and helped narrow down our options and worked quickly to get our house on the market under a time constraint. We hit a few bumps along the way, and she was very helpful in keeping us informed and made a stressful situation more bearable. We will definitely be recommending her to anyone we know looking to buy or sell!"

Amber T

"I recently listed my mothers house with Eric Sams.

He was fantastic!!! Very professional, knowledgeable, personable, and always on time for every meeting. He had all the necessary paperwork prepared and organized. I would definitely recommend him to anyone selling or buying a home. In the future if my husband or I needed a realtor he would be our go to guy.. Definitely a huge asset to your company. The house sold and we were lucky to have him represent us. "

Periann & Bruce Iverson

"My wife and I both found Brenna to very personal, knowledgeable about the local market, and was a great wealth of information regarding our questions during the process.

We both liked the fact that even from the initial meeting, she had similar thoughts on budgets and spending as my wife and I; she was very professional and informative during our journey of finding our house.\r\n\r\nI did just see Brenna at a home show the company was staffing a booth; she was happy to hear an update on how things are doing, and reiterated again not to hesitate to contact her with any questions we'd have in the future. The company is definitely better off having her on staff - keep up the great work!!"


"Jarett was Great!

We will recommend him to Family and Friends in the future!"

Dave R

"Steve did a great job.

I’m happy with the results."


"Very happy with Eric.

Did things that other realtors have never done for us! Would recommend to anybody! Thanks Eric"


"I interviewed 2 Realtors and I know I made the right decision by hiring Eric as my Realtor.

He was very informative, thorough, competent, and made the selling process as easy as possible."


"I did get a little frustrated when we weren't seeing results, but that wasn't anything our sales associate could control.

He had good ideas for mitigating potential buyers' concerns. I did wish he checked in weekly as stated in the plan proposal, but there just really wasn't a lot of movement anyway. He was very professional and had a lot of knowledge that we couldn't have done without. Even after closing, he is checking in and I appreciate that."


"MaryBeth is great!

She made a unique and challenging situation come together so that we could purchase our dream home! "


"Kim was great!

Very glad she was the Agent we used. "

Chriss Y

"I definitely would recommend Eric Sams to sell your house.

..very thorough...professional...went above board to assure my sale went smoothly!! "

Sharen L

"Frank helped us find the home we were in 12 years ago, so we knew we wanted him to help us sell our current home.

He came to our home and coordinated the services we would need to make our home vital and marketable. Our home/setting was not the 'in demand' home at this time. His associates for marketing, staging, painting, and certifications were responsive and affordable! We were successful in selling our house within three weeks of putting it on the market. We believe that Frank's experience, knowledge, and salesmanship were key to selling our home!!"

John S

"Brenna was the absolute best realtor for us.

She quickly got to know us and learned exactly what we were looking for, ending up finding us the perfect home. She was always open to answering any of our questions and had great resources and information to share. She was a great communicator, organized, and we never felt any pressure. We could tell she was always on our team and was looking out for us! Thanks again Brenna!"

Anastasia R

"Beverly is the best realtor we’ve ever worked with!

She’s highly experienced, full of great recommendations, easy to communicate with, very straightforward and realistic with expectations, and really made the entire process of selling our house much easier. I recommend her to everyone buying or selling."

Kristin G.

"I have used Kevin for other transactions, and I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Realtor.

Kevin has always been professional in all regards of the process of buying or selling."


"Brenna was awesome in every way, shape, and form.

We would recommend her to anyone. "

Trace A

"Absolutely loved working with her.

Hope to again when I buy next year :)"

Alyssa J

" Very pleased!

! She put everything together and helped us understand everything!"

Jim C

"Eric was very knowledgeable and very easy to work with.

We will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a house in the area!!!"

Pam Englert

"Michael Messina is as professional as you can get from your Real Living Real Estate Agent.

He was knowledgeable, always available and took the lead on moving forward with the sale of our home. He was an excellent source of information for the buyer as well, regarding options to make this closing go as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend Mike Messina from Real Living Real Estate to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home."

Jim J

5 Stars


"Thanks for showing Calli and I probably over 50 homes!

!!! And finding us the perfect one out of all of them. You were such a huge help and made everything so easy!"


"Jarett was wonderful to work with!

The market was competitive when we purchased, and we wouldn't have gotten our cabin without his help. He's very responsive and has been helpful to us with questions, needs, etc. even after closing. Would recommend him to anyone searching for a house or cabin! "

Todd C

"Brenna was amazing through the whole process.

She was better than we ever thought a real estate agent could be. She was knowledgeable, easy to work with, easy to get a hold of, always did her best to answer all of our many questions, took care of the bumps in the road, looked out for our best interest, helped us negotiate, and was able to close a deal we were happy with. Brenna did all of this for us with an exceptionally awesome attitude! She really enjoys what she does, and she is exceptional at it as well. Brenna helped us secure the lake cabin of our dreams and even gave us a gift at the closing; she is the best!"


"Kimberly may just be the best real estate agent in the world!

We can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Kimberly. She was professional, responsive, strategic, patient, and knew exactly how to navigate the purchase of our new home. Please consider naming your agency Kimberly Powell inc. The best!! "

Andy K

"Kevin was very professional and made time for us no matter what time of day.



"Kim Powell was awesome!

She is reliable, trustworthy, and professional! She loves her job and has a lot of experience in real estate, and it shows in her work. We wouldn’t have found our house without her watchful eye. We would highly recommend her!"

Ian E

"Kevin is the best realtor that we have ever worked with.


Ken B

MaryBeth went above and beyond with our transaction!

D. M.

"Frank is the consummate professional.

I have bought and sold several houses. In no uncertain terms, Frank is simply the best! "

Dean J

"Couldn't have asked for a better experience with Dee.



"Our sale was postponed by Corona virus, but we were treated with respect & dignity inspite of the long delay.


Marli D

"Jarett was fast to respond to my questions and gave great suggestions to land.

We enjoyed working with him. "

Jaime W

It was a pleasure to work with Deanna Brian and other people with her agency.

She was professional knowledgeable and very nice.

Lynne & Ladd Ohlsson

I had worked with Alicia 4 years ago when I sold my home.

Her service was excellent then......she had my home sold very quickly and everything went smoothly from accepting an offer to closing. This time, I worked with her to buy a home. This is currently a seller's market, and she used her expertise to ensure my bid was the one accepted by the seller....there were 4 of us bidding on the home. Again, everything went smoothly from start to finish. I was in my home less than 4 weeks after I made the initial offer. I can't say enough good things about Alicia. She has all the details covered! She is always accessible to answer any questions and help with whatever is needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling. She's just that good!


"It has been my sincere pleasure working with Real Living Real Estate Professional's.

I will certainly recommend their services to anyone. "

William H

"Frank Messina knows the Duluth housing market and guided us through the entire process.

His staff is outstanding and helped make this very stressful process much easier to navigate."


"I was so impressed with Jeff.

We have only done FSBO. We would not have been able to buy our house without his help. I couldn’t believe how knowledgeable he was. He had so much information that he offered us and provided details about things we would not have thought to ask on our own. He was wonderful with our daughter too and helped walk us through different issues we encountered along the way. He was prompt at responding to all of our texts. I would absolutely recommend Jeff to others! (I did text him a picture of our floors after removing the carpeting and he responded, so maybe that counts as contact after we closed on our house?)"


"River did a great job for us!



"I so appreciate all the help Gigi offered me.

With me being so far from Silver Bay, she went over and above to help with taking care of all the extras I needed to sell my property. She truly is one of a kind. "

Virginia F

Deanna is fabulous!

! We use her for our business needs as well as our personal real estate needs! She is A+ all the way!

Amanda Burcar-Annis

"Kevin is awesome!

! Thank you for all the help through the whole process."

Karl K

"This is our second time working with Brenna and it won’t be our last!

She is always so responsive and helpful with the process and is always available to answer questions! We had some issues with the seller's realtor not being responsive to our offer and Brenna was able to contact him and get the process moving and they accepted our offer below asking price in this market! We have referred Brenna once already to family and I know they also had a great experience. Would recommend her to anyone! "

Samantha P

"Gigi was very helpful and thoughtful!

Very dedicated to her job and clients. Very easy to talk to. She did an awesome job!"


"Mike is very good at what he does I would very highly recommend him.



"River was an amazing!

Probably the smoothest first-time house buying experience ever. 10/10!"

Ian R

"Frank and his team were outstanding!



Brian was very knowledgeable of the current market.

He went above and beyond my expectations. I will recommend him to my friends and family. He was very personable and professional throughout the whole process. Brian is a great realtor and company to work with.

Joan Krogh

"Brenna was so amazing and just made the process super easy for me.

She’s the best!!"

Tina H

"My wife and I had a wonderful time working with Kevin.

We bought and sold properties this summer and had a great experience all around!"

Ben K

"Eric is an excellent realtor.

He was always available to communicate about potential properties via talk or text. When my wife and I found the home for us he really helped us put forward a strong offer that ultimately won! I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the Duluth area looking to buy or sell property."

Leighton S

"Nicki was really great communicating potential properties for us.

She was honest and reasonable when we asked questions and helped us through the process. If she was not available, she would and someone to assist us. "

Laura M.

Brian went above and beyond for us.

In a sellers market he helped us purchase our home against 13 other offers I don't think anyone else could have made that happen for us. Brian always had out back and made sure we were putting offers in on quality homes. Highly recommend Brian!

Ashley Erickson

"Brenna Fahlin was AMAZING.

We could ask her anything anytime and she helped us through the whole process! I’ve already recommended her to everyone we talk to! "

Rhiannon L

"No question we’d use her again.

Fantastic knowledge of the market and in negotiations."

L. S.

"Brenna was fantastic, simply the best experience with her.

Very insightful and honest. Provided critical opinions when asked, openly shared her opinions while remaining aware of our wants/needs. Great communicator and educator. Seemed to know the market well. She seemed busy which is expected for a working mom and the busy market, but still we always felt she was available and she never let anything slip."

Reece Z

" Very satisfied!

! Attended to all the details. Everything was handled very professionally and in a timely manner!! Would highly recommend Cheryl when selling your house!!"

Richard O

"Brenna was great to work with - I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home!

Chloe and Gage helped out along the way too and were also great to work with."


"Kimberly was absolutely wonderful!

We were so glad that we had her representing us in our Minnesota house hunt process. She was extremely responsive, easy to work with, and provided incredible advice that really helped guide us throughout the process. I only wish I could have used her to sell our home out of state too! Thanks so much, Kimberly! We’ll be recommending you to everyone we know."

Tamara K

"Brenna was fabulous.

Well-versed, quick to respond and follow-up to a variety of home selling questions and issues and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to others."

Kelley E

"I have already recommended him to a friend and her sold her a house.

Kevin is very easy to work with and I would only trust him for my next purchase in Duluth. "

Patrick B

"Julia did an excellent job assisting me in buying a house.

She was responsive and communicative. She was my advocate and made the process comfortable and easy. I would recommend her to my friends and family as well as use her again myself. "

Katie S

"Scott B.

was great! Friendly, knowledgeable, down to earth and honest. He eased our concerns from the beginning, making us feel comfortable & confident in the decision to sell & buy. We would recommend Scott to anyone looking to buy or sell!"

Cassandra L

"Kevin did an amazing job from start to finish!

He communicated every detail during the process and did a superior job!"

Robb W

Casey makes buying and selling so easy.

She provided great advice, explained things when we were clueless, and is so friendly and personable. We love working with her!

Chloe T.

"River was fantastic!

Super knowledgeable and responsive. He made the process easy and helped me get a higher sale price than I originally thought was possible. I will definitely use him again for any future real estate needs. Thanks River!"

Marty H

"Cheryl advised us in the preparation of selling our property by giving us expert advice on what we should do in order that we could find a buyer as soon as possible.



"Excellent first home buying experience.

Brenna was engaged and very helpful throughout the entire process. Whenever I had questions or concerns, she was very quick to answer or give me feedback and the whole experience was very positive. I had recommended her through several friends who worked with her or knew of her, and I will be the first to recommend her to others. Absolutely superlative."

Freddie P

"Great experience overall!



"Fantastic Agent.



Mike was an amazing agent always answered when we called and found us a great house!

I highly recommend using him.

Sam M

"I thought Cheryl did an excellent job of putting together the offer and the ultimate sale.

Very seasoned professional. Would refer her to anyone looking for a home or selling a home."



Frank Messina and his team, Michael and Shelby, are second to none. Frank helped us navigate a delicate situation during the sale of our home with the utmost professionalism and his experience was evident throughout the transaction. He and his team were timely, available and responsive and made the whole experience as easy as possible for my family and me. We would trust nobody else and would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for buying or selling a home. (We have now worked with Frank for a sale and purchase and he is top notch!)"

Shawn P

"Darrin's experience was amazing and very helpful"

Andrew R

Working with Deanna Bennett was a wonderful experience.

She's very knowledgeable cooperative and pleasant to work with. I'd recommend her to anyone buying or selling a property.

Maha Elsayed & Tarek Al-Geddawy

"Excellent service as usual.



"We had a very positive experience working with Alicia!

She was very personable & highly recommend her! Thank you for such speedy sale!!!! The ad was written so nicely that we would have purchased the house all over again! Wonderful photographer / team as a whole "

Brion K

Brian was very helpful and professional during the entire process of selling my home.

Looking forward to finding my next home after I have found a new job. Brian said not to worry and to get settled into my next job first then we can continue the search for my next home. Thanks Greg Gallinger

Greg Gallinger

"Jeanne was very attentive and willing to help us get the answers to our questions!

She is friendly, patient, and knowledgeable- I would highly recommend her!"

Karen B

"It seems that Jarett is naturally kind and helpful.

He was not only very knowledgeable of the area but also had gotten us connected with neighbors. Jarett seems to have a reputation of being very honest and straightforward and we saw that as we worked with him. It was a great experience!"


"Kevin O'Brien is the best realtor in the area, hands down!

His vast experience is invaluable. If you don't go with Kevin, you're doing yourself a disservice. He'll go above and beyond for you and tell you like it is. "

Jane F

"My wife and I worked with Beverly as our realtor over the past 3 months.

I have worked with a variety of realtors over the years. Beverly is far and away the most knowledgeable, responsive, and engaging realtor with whom I have ever been associated. I would hightly reccomend Beverly as someone who places close attention to your needs, listens and responds to your concerns, and whose personality is warm and engaging. You can't go wrong with her as your agent."

Tad S.

"Frank Messina is the best agent in the City of Duluth.



"Brenna was AWESOME.

She was always available- even when she was on vacation, she managed to respond to our emails super quickly! I would 10000% recommend her to a friend. She gave great advice and was very thorough in explaining the process to us."


"Nicki was highly professional, had the right contacts to sell the property, and it was Staged perfectly to appeal to anyone that walked in the door,.

..thanks to the homeowner, Kathy of Staging by Kathy! We are a good partnership! Well done Nicki and Val!"


"Fabulous realtor!

Got back to us immediately with any questions even after closing. Made buying and selling a great experience. "

Marcus H

"Gigi Maxwell is fantastic.

She kept me informed. I had renters living in the property & she was very respectful of their needs as she scheduled showings. She responded promptly every time I contacted her & was able to address all my questions & concerns. "

Marie D

"Darrin is an excellent agent.

Very knowledgeable of our area and honest. He was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Darrin."

Randy W

"Kevin is always a pleasure to work with.


Tami R

"Brenna is professional in her business dealings.

She is positive and upbeat."


"Will recommend!


Zack B

"Frank Messina is not only a friend but the ONLY person we would have used to help us find a new home.

We will soon be putting our primary residence on the market - and of course, we will be listing with Frank. His knowledge of the Duluth-area market is unsurpassed. \Real Living\" is truly fortunate that Messina & Associates has chosen to associate with them.""


"Eric is as good as they get, hardworking, honest and helped us through the entire sale and purchase process.

We have and will continue to recommended him to our family and friends. "

Grant H

"Mike did an outstanding job communicating and explaining each process.

His advice was valuable to the sale of our home."


"Jeanne was an amazing realtor for me as a first-time home buyer.

She had a lot of great tis and let me know things to look for and also did a great job pointing things out I may not have seen! I would highly recommend Jeanne as a realtor to anyone in the area! Thank you for a great experience, Jeanne!"

Ashley S

"Steve is extremely knowledgeable, quickly responds to all questions, and has a very reassuring personality.

Very ethical and professional. "

Scott J

"Brenna went abate and beyond what would normally be expected from her.



"Brenna was absolutely amazing!

!! She was our rock through this crazy market. I'm so glad she was recommended to us by many friends who had her as a real estate agent in the past. She taught us so much about what to look for in a home and always had our best interest in mind. Her great relationships with fellow real estate agents in the area made sure we were always able to see homes we were interested in, and any questions we had answered. In the end she landed us the house of our dreams and we couldn't be happier! "

Bailey A

"Gigi was an amazing help to us when we were looking to buy.

She was available day and night via phone or text to answer questions and be the \go between\" us and the seller. She found us an amazing lender who helped us with our less-than-perfect credit scores to get financing and give us the chance of owning a home again. Although we had a few hiccups in our closing Gigi maintained her professionalism and helped ease us through the process with encouragement. She really is a Godsend


"Kevin knows his business.

He is a good listener and more importantly, he understood what we were looking for and provided it in a very professional manner."


"Cannot speak highly enough about Brenna.

We have had dealings with other real estate companies and agents in the past with our previous home purchase and sale, and she blew them out of the water. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the area, but she also recommended great options for inspection, home loan, insurance, and title company. She fought for us getting items fixed or taken care of before the home closing, and even checked up on them before closing and got them to clean the carpet again (did a poor job still smelled like dog). Even when we did the initial walkthrough during an open house, she got back to us AND got into the house the same day (after open house was closed) to look at it. She was honest and told us we can find another like it eventually or wait for them to lower the price. Did not push the sale. I cannot share enough in this format to express how happy we were and still are with Brenna. She still answers questions and is helpful even after the fact. Way above and beyond, could not ask for anything better or anything else. She is a model all real estate agents should aspire to emulate."


"Jeanne was on the ball, knowledgeable, has great rapport and was fun.

She made it a great experience for our whole family."

Cora Ann R. Paulson

"Kevin was awesome!



"My Sales Associate did more for me than I could ever have expected.

She gave me her advice as to what improvements to make to the house before we put it on the market. Her advice was spot on. Because I moved out of town while the contractors were still working, all of the daily detail work was left for her to do. She would call and ask my opinion on something first, and wisely, I went along with whatever she felt was in my best interest. I was kept well informed from the day I met her through the day we closed. The day after we closed, she called to celebrate with me. I had chosen two contractors, both of whom recommended Alicia. She was left to choose two contractors, the carpet cleaner, the 'whole house' cleaners, and the landscaper. All were local people who did great work yet charged less than I expected. She took wonderful photos to put in the on-line ad. The day the property went on the market we had the first showing and the first full asking price offer. I accepted the offer because the couple already had their financing in place, and we closed within 30 days. Alicia is 100% professional, works harder than any realtor I have ever worked with, and followed up quickly on any issue that arose. She truly deserves this A+ rating."


"Jarett was an awesome realtor!

Very quick to respond to questions and provide"

Cheryl K

"Michael Messina was amazing.

Thank you for all of your help!"

Mark T

"Jeanne was great, very patient with us as it’s been awhile since we’ve sold a house.


Michael & Annie R

Valarie was awesome!

Super knowledgeable about every neighborhood we looked at, very responsive, friendly, and great to work with it. She made the process of buying a home simply for us and we would highly recommend her! 5 STARS


"Eric was very professional and the communication throughout the process was above and beyond.

Eric did a really nice job of managing expectations as well! I would definitely use Eric again and recommend him to family and friends. "

Doug J

"Did a great job!

! Would highly recommend Cheryl Ekstrand "

Brad H

In a few short meetings, Alicia proved herself to be an outstanding realtor.

As a first-time home buyer, she went out of her way to make sure we understood all the goings-on of buying our first house. She eagerly attended to our requests for walkthroughs, and she arranged tour days (exactly what we wanted) where we saw many houses in a row. In each house, she paid attention and took mental notes on our likes and dislikes. The house we eventually bought was one she had found during other business (doing an appraisal for the sellers). She not only gave the sellers an appraisal, but she also lined up a one-time showing that ultimate lead to us purchasing the house. We were amazed at how well this house matched everything on our must-have list, and even included some of our dream wishlist items. We would have never found this house without her, and I'm still amazed that she remembered all the little comments we'd made walking through other house as she appraised a different house. In short, you cannot go wrong with Alicia Lokke as your realtor!


"Brenna Fahlin was wonderful to work with!

She was very knowledgeable of the market and the area in general, details of what to look for and questions to ask, and she was there whenever we had a question. We felt confident in her abilities to help us every step of the way and she made the entire buying process much more comfortable. We would definitely work with her again and will share her name with others. Thank you, Brenna!!!"

Mary M

"Christi was great to work with.

She was always available for questions and was very helpful thru our first home buying experience. I would recommend her to all of our family and friends looking to purchase a home in the area. "

Cody B

"Very professional.

Knew the market inside and out. Didn’t hesitate to respond to any questions or concerns I had. "

Troy S

"When Jarett contacted me about having an additional property to show in knife river and after meeting with him, he showed compassion, knowledge & strength.

I was having a rough time selling my childhood home. He is an excellent realtor & 1st on my list if I need realtor services in the future. Thank you and thanks Jarett for all you have done for me. Also, I do not remember the exact dates from when the property was listed until sold and my expectation on a sale date. I just guessed. Thank you"


"Jason did a great job.

He was helpful, offering tips and advice but was never pushy. He spoke honestly about the homes we toured, making sure we noticed both the good and bad in properties. You could tell he really wanted us to find a home we loved."


Nicki was amazing.

We were working with a very challenging seller and Nicki put in a lot of extra effort on our behalf. She was very knowledgeable about the area and made time for us when showings worked in our schedule."


"Kevin is an outstanding agent and we will look to him the next time we buy/sell a home.



"Kevin went above and beyond in helping us find our first home.

He worked around our schedules, he was able to answer all of our questions and guided us through the entire process, start to finish and beyond. We have already recommended Kevin to our family and friends for future home purchases. If we ever decide to sell, Kevin will be the only person we contact to help us!"


"Everything with the selling process of our house went very smoothly and Kevin was always available for us when we had questions or when I was freaking out.


Jessica B

Brian went above and beyond to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible.

As a first time homebuyer I appreciated Brian's perspective his honesty and incredible attention to detail and frequent communication. Throughout the entire process Brian went out of his way to answer questions and make sure I was confident in each step.

Madeline Joynes

"We have already recommended Kevin to others looking in this area -- our experience with Kevin was great.



"Brenna is upbeat, professional, and on top of her game!



"Gigi is Amazing!



Brian helped us navigate the buying process in a very tight market.

He was always able to get us into see houses with very short notice. We really appreciated his knowledge of homes and what to look for as first time buyers. We highly recommend Brian!

Will Robertson & Ellen Buelow

"Very professional.

Very responsive. Very patient."

Dave & Ronnie B

“Beverly managed the sale of my home in a professional, experienced and knowledgeable manner with a compassionate personal elements applicable to my circumstances.

Selling the home my partner and I built and loved in order to satisfy and estate settlement was challenging and more complicated than a typical sale for which Beverly provided reliable, prompt communication, guidance and skill. I am pleased to recommend Beverly as a huge benefit to any buyer/seller!”

Kate L.

"Eric Sams is very professional, attentive and motivated!

We Would highly recommend him as a realtor to all Of our family and friends!"

Jay M

"Kevin is very easy to work with and always willing to go above and beyond to find his clients the perfect house!


Angela R

"Matt was totally professional from start to finish.

Communication was excellent and I would recommend Matt to anyone."

Greg Sornberger

"Couldn’t have done it without her!


Chris F

"Brenna is wonderful.

Can’t thank her enough for her help, knowledge, professionalism and friendship."


"Kevin was absolutely fantastic.

My only area of concern was the support offered by his backup while he was on vacation. We had to negotiate our response to the inspection, and I didn't feel like she provided a comparable level of support. If that had not occurred, every single aspect of this experience would have been completely positive."


"Kevin was great to work with very nice and understanding to our needs as buyers.

All of the people at Messina work as a team so if you want to see a house someone is there to help you. Very good teamwork. Kevin was so nice he told us we could park our camper on his rental property until we could get into our new home. With all his years of service he sees things I would never have noticed. He still is helping out even a month after we have moved out. Thank you all at Messina,"

Debbie M

"Kim was very nice to speak with and patient with my transaction.


Jason L

"Carol did a fabulous job, she has good communication skills and was very involved in making this sale happen.

We would highly recommend her to anyone!"


"I have bought and sold several properties with Kevin and Messina.

Kevin always goes above and beyond to understand what i am looking for, what i need (or think i need), provide feedback on properties, and look for listings that i should consider. He is thorough and his attention to detail puts me at ease. I am always recommending him to anyone looking at real estate."


"Kevin was phenomenal to work with.

My wife and I were brand new to the area, without Kevin's knowledge and guidance we would've been lost throughout the process. Since purchasing our home, Kevin has made it a priority to answer any questions we've had, as well as recommendations for different services in the area."


"Brenna is the absolute best and made the process as easy as possible.


Amanda J

"Kevin O'Brien is the best.

Very knowledgeable, and experienced. He gave great advice made navigating the first-time home buying experience easy. He was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I may have had."

Anna H

"Eric is the best!

He was extremely helpful when I was looking for a new home. I felt as though I could trust him when I needed straight forward answers. Eric also helped me sell the home I was in. His knowledge of the market helped me get above asking for price within days of listing! I will be recommending Eric to anyone who needs an agent! "

Amanda D

"Frank Messina is great.


Tender C

"Steve was an impeccable real estate agent.

Knowledgeable and reassuring. If Steve went to another real estate agency, I would follow him there. You have a great asset with Steve."


"Super easy, no stress, River gets it done.


Crystal O

"I have had the pleasure of working with Gigi on multiple sales and purchases.

She is rock solid, professional and a pleasure to work with. She is a great realtor and a great person. I am grateful to her for helping me to expand my real estate portfolio. I highly recommend her!! Thank you for your time."

Cindy H

"Kevin was very responsive, making the process go smoothly and resulting in a successful sale.


Petra W

"Jeanne made this an easy transaction!


Jan S & Tim K

"Carol was nothing but thorough and professional in the face of a very unique transaction (sellers in the midst of a divorce).

We found a property we liked and requested a showing. Carol had that lined up within a day, and she was incredibly good at communicating. Texting back-and-forth as needed, even after 10:00 PM, we were always kept in the loop. We would be happy to recommend Carol to anyone who asks!"


"I had an excellent experience with Frank.

He always made sure I was getting what I wanted at a reasonable price. He suggested some great options during the buying process and also gave me some great contacts. he was available for my questions at all hours of the week for my questions no matter how small. I look forward to working with him again! "

Joshua B

"I could not recommend Bev more!

She was a fantastic realtor for us. Bev is so patient and listens to what you want and what you don’t want. She will absolutely get you the house you’re looking for at the best deal possible. I have recommended her to many of my friends and everyone has been pleased!

Ashley N.

"We could not be more pleased with Gigi.

She was always so quick to get answers for us and was always there with answers. If we are ever in the market to buy or sell, we will definitely go thru Gigi. She is a 10 plus."

Jake R

"Mike is a great Relator.

He is very through and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Mike to others."


I do not even know where to start to explain how awesome Casey is as a person and of course as a Realtor.

I must say Realtors in general have a tough job and she is the best. Not only was I trying to sell my house but I was going through some personal stuff as well and Casey was so cool and understanding and very Patient. Casey and I discussed everything from price to what things I could do to ready the house for sale. I always felt like she really wanted my input at all times and I knew that she would get my house sold. Casey did an awesome marketing campaign and the photographer she uses is awesome too. I was nervous the house would not sell in a timely manner or at all which was ridiculous on my end, but Casey was always positive and made me feel assured everything would work out and it sure did. I had an offer the third day my house was on the market and I could not be happier with the results. If you need a realtor do not look any further than Casey, she is the best!

Jeanne R.

"Christi is an amazing agent!

She is a consummate professional. I could not have been more pleased with her representing my home. Her background in design/ staging was so amazingly helpful in selling my home. "

Gregg A

"Excellent in every way!


Patricia C

"Kevin was very professional and pleasant to work with.


Linda R

We were referred to Alicia from a business client of mine after having no success selling by owner, we met with Alicia she explained the process throughly since we've haven't been in the real estate game for more than 25 years .

After listing with her Alicia's team were on it the next day ,sign in yard ,professional pictures were taken and before we knew it we were on are way ,showing requests started coming in . That was nice after no one trying our selves .We really like the showing time app witch made it incredibly easy for whole showing progress . We liked the the feedback from showings so we knew if there was something we could do to make things better . Alicia was always promt to update us of any info or changes with the market ,she was always open to listening to our wants and needs witch made it a less stressful experience ! In the end we ended up with the offer we were looking for and our closing Couldn't have been any smoother ! So we are now on our way to the next chapter of our lives thanks to Alicia and her team of extreme professionals at Messina & associates! We highly recommend and very confident that Alicia & her team when it comes to your life's changes and dreams to get the job done ! Thank you again team Lokke!

Tim & Cheryl

"Gigi was awesome!

I would definitely go back to her for any real estate purchases in the future!! "

Mary M

"Frank was a gem!

After he toured my house, he had the knowledge and experience to know that this was an above average rental property. He recommended we listed it higher than what my expectations were, and on the day it was to be listed, he located a buyer at full price! There's a reason why Frank rates at the top when searching for realtors online. He is very friendly and is an excellent problem solver. There's NO DOUBT about who I'd choose to be my realtor in the Duluth area. Frank Messina is my guy!"

Lee O

"Dee was excellent in every way, with attention to every detail and availability for questions and facilitation of our requests.

Her communication skills are outstanding, and her ability to understand what we were looking for were “spot on”!"


"Through the three transactions I’ve made with Nicki, I could NOT be more thrilled!

She repeatedly demonstrated her tremendous skills as an agent. She understands the market and therefore how to best position your home in it, does extensive networking, has fabulous negotiating skills for buying and selling, and has a great way of keeping calm—and therefore keeping her clients calm as well—when the small hiccups in the road inevitably happen. She is an incredible asset to her real estate company. She is a fantastic agent and a wonderful person!"


"We are hard to please and Nicki was perfect!


C & K B

"We used Messina Real Living eight years ago when we purchased and recently when we sold.

Both times it was an incredible experience. When we purchased we got around $4,000 below the asking price. When we sold, we got over $5,000 above asking price. In both cases the team was very professional, friendly, and effective. We can not say enough about Messina Real Living. We have done several real estate transactions in our lives. Nobody we've worked with previously come close to comparing to Messina. Don't hesitate to use Frank Messina or any of his wonderful associates for buying or selling your home."

Matthew D

I had an awesome experience with my agent Matt.

I have worked with Matt to help complete several different real estate transactions in the past ten years. He did an amazing job marketing our house with top notch photos and a thorough write up highlighting our property. Communication was excellent-Matt always responds to every text or phone call, even on his days off. Matt always made sure to answer my questions and was diligent in paying attention to detail. Some qualities that stuck out are his extensive knowledge of the market, honesty, integrity, promptness, friendly, and ability to listen to my needs/desires regarding real estate. Matt got the job done selling our most recent home allowing me to begin the next adventure in my life. Thank you Matt Privette! You’ve got a lifelong customer in me-call Matt for all your real estate needs.

Andrea Engstrom

"She offered advice through a very difficult situation where I had to back out of an offer and place a new one.

She was always available."


"Brenna was wonderful!

Very responsive when scheduling showings and very patient when answering our many questions. Would highly recommend for anyone looking at buying a house in the Duluth area."

Mallory D

"Couldn't ask for more from Mike.



"Brenna did a superior job with helping us negotiate buying a home after being out of the home buying market for 30 years.

She was always available for questions or meeting with us to show a home. She is an asset to Real Living Messina."


"Jarett was always willing to go the extra mile to help us.

We had a seller who wouldn't negotiate but Jarett did his best and advised us based on his knowledge of the area and what was common in real estate transactions in this area. When we found out last minute that this property didn't have internet access contrary to the listing, he worked hard to find a way to get it here so our purchase could go through. Super guy to work with!"


"Michael handled our transaction calmly, timely and professionally.

His patience with a reluctant seller was key in making our transaction. He moved quickly on documentation and provided guidance when needed for handling transaction remotely. His unassuming, kind and pleasant manner made him a joy to work with on this transaction. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or use him again in another transaction."

Steven P

"Jeanne always goes the extra mile, never gives up in getting things done.

She is a great communicator who always keeps me informed on what is happening, and a great negotiator and liaison between all of the involved parties. She's always upbeat and encouraging, easy to get ahold of and always available when needed. That has not been true of any other real estate agent that I've ever dealt with over the years. Jeanne is one of a kind and simply the best! "

Jeanine B

First of all she came highly recommended by several other people whom I respect.

From our first meeting on, Alicia handled everything very professionally and gained my trust very quickly. Because I had unexpected surgery, and because I couldn't delay the date I had set to move out of town; Alicia stepped in, and skillfully handled details I never expected to turn over to a realtor. She lined up and kept an eye on several contractors who did great work. She personally selected the replacement light fixtures, stayed within the budget we had discussed, and, from the photos she e-mailed, she did a great job once again. We got an offer for the full asking price the very day she listed it. During the whole process leading up to the closing, she explained all of the paperwork very clearly and professionally. Alicia treated the sale of my house as if it were her own house. After the closing (within a month of the offer) she e-mailed me immediately, and then called me anyway so we could share the relief and excitement more personally. One of the contractors I had selected, was pleased to learn I had contracted with Alicia. He said: "You can list your house with anyone; but if you want to sell your house you should list it with Alicia." He was right. Alicia earned every one of the five stars I gave her in each category and she deserves to be congratulated on a job well done.


We highly recommend Alicia for your real estate needs.

She's very professional, a pleasure to work with, made the buying and selling process successful from beginning to end and smoothed out the bumps along the way. She listened to our needs and what we were looking for. She demonstrates the importance of excellent marketing strategy, has local expert connections, and was very responsive throughout. We'd definitely hire her again!


"Great to work with and personal attention given.

Gifts and mailer after close were nice touches to make the experience special and not so robotic, a good change of pace from the lending side where it’s all numbers and forms. "

Skylor C

"Great service and awesome availability for any question.

It was a stressful process but mike made it much easier. Excellent"


"Jeff is a great agent.

He is very knowledgeable, professional, patient, and definitely an advocate for his clients. I’ll use him again if I have any real estate need and strongly recommend him."


Alicia began by preparing a detailed real estate proposal / market analysis for our house.

She had a list of suggestions for us to complete to get our house ready for the sale. When we completed these and were ready to sell, she immediately advertised it for sale. She brought several realtors there for comments and advice on price. It was listed late fall which was a slow time for the market but found a buyer and spent time working with the buyer to help complete the sale. She was very helpful in working through some problems on the inspection report. We wanted to complete the sale before the end of 2018 and this was done. She handled the sale very professional.


"Frank was fantastic from start to finish.

We felt very comfortable throughout the process, and Frank made the home buying process very approachable for first-time home buyers. We also appreciated Frank's attention to detail, honest appraisals of homes, and communication and care after we closed on the home. Thanks again!"


"We worked with Frank and his team for selling our home.

Frank’s vision and experience in Duluth/Superior area real estate is unparalleled. He provided a clear picture of the sale strategy that he would implement and his proposal was on the money. Frank’s team is outstanding. Staging, photos, 3-D walk-thru, marketing - they did it all. They were fully engaged and involved from start to finish. We loved the experience of working with Frank and would work with his team again if there is an opportunity in the future."

Kiran G

"We loved working with River, he was great.



"Jeff is an honest no-nonsense advocate for his clients which is why we loved working with him both buying and selling.



"River is a very knowledgeable realtor who was always available when we needed him.

He sold our house for above asking and when finding our new home, he listened to what we wanted and showed us houses that for our family. River has now helped us buy two houses and sell one house and I will be recommending him to all my friends. "

Joel L

Luke and I were both very happy with Brian.

He helped us with everything that we needed with our experience buying our home.

Angela Clough

"We were relocating to the Duluth area and the best decision we made was to have Eric as our realtor.

He is very informative, always professional, and knows the market quit well. Eric was helpful in showing us neighborhoods as well as individual homes. He always kept us updated during the entire process. He was very patient answering any questions we had, and responded to our calls and emails quickly. We would highly recommend Eric and will definitely call him when we move again."


"We are so grateful to have had Alicia by our side through this process!

As first-time home buyers, we started out not really having a good feel for anything other than what our Zillow searches told us. Alicia was recommended to us by a friend who had bought their house with her a few years ago, and from the moment I reached out, she was kind and helpful. As we didn't quite know what we wanted or could get, she talked us through the whole process, offering great advice. There was a blip in our process after a couple months because I got really bogged down with work, but when I reached out to start the process again, she was very understanding, didn't miss a beat, and picked up right where we left off. Alicia was always very responsive to texts and phone calls, showing extreme patience with us as we narrowed down our searches and tours, and ensuring we were truly happy with decisions we were making, instead of letting us continue without being 100% on board with something. She was very personable; answered all of our questions and gave really good insight on things we didn't even think to ask. She also had an impressive number of contacts in the business for everything we needed, especially regarding home inspection results. All of this resulted in my fiancé and I feeling comfortable and confident, especially as first-time buyers. She also navigated the home closing process so well considering everything going in with the COVID-19 situation, and ensured this piece went smoothly, which certainly helped us to feel comfortable."

Amanda T

Brian was super-responsive and knowledgeable.

He made the process very easy. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to others!

Goeffrey & Carrie Furin

"River was attentive with our requests and had great suggestions for what we didn't know we didn't know.

Armed with all of the tips and advice in selling our house, we accepted an offer only 2 days after listing! We had a great experience with River and really appreciated the quality of communication; whether through a quick message or phone call, or stopping by to check on things, we didn't spend any time wondering what was going on with our sale."


"Michael was attentive, knows the area and market conditions.

I’d use him again tomorrow."


"Cheryl did an excellent job.

I was particularly impressed by her ability to negotiate with the buyer."


"Would not want to do this with anyone else, Dee was awesome from start to finish!



As a mortgage lender I deal with a lot of realtors on a daily basis.

After all of these dealings there are only a few realtors I can Comfortably recommend to my customers and Brian is at the top of the list.

Adam Daoust

"Justin went above and beyond in so many ways.

He has amazing knowledge of the area and great recommendations. He is also a handy guy to have around when moving large objects into garages they barely fit in. "

D & A Galston

"Eric Sams was great!

While guiding us through the challenges of selling our house, Eric kept us informed, remained available for our questions (even on his days off) and always kept our best interests in mind. Thank you Eric for all you did for us, you will always have us as your friends!"

Rick S

"Alicia is an awesome communicator, always got back to me with any questions I had, followed up to make sure everything was moving through as planned and share information I didn't know I needed to know.

I really enjoyed working with her. If I ever need help, she will be the only one I call on. Don't retire Alicia :)"

Jack W

"I've been working with Jeanne since I started my business over four years ago.

She does a great job helping me list houses at the right number, and this house was no exception."

Eric B

"Eric did an outstanding job and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!


Wyatt M

"Amazing guy, I’ve known Kevin for years and wouldn’t go to anyone else to buy or sell a home"


"Kevin O'Brien Did an excellent job in the sale of our property.



"Cheryl was outstanding and really hung in there.

We had one sale fall through (no fault of hers) and she kept going and in the end we realized the sale with the original buyers. Cheryl was very accessible any time I had a question day or night. She is really just an essential good person and that all helped too."

Wendy P

"Working with Jarrett was awesome because he actually took the time to understand who we are and what priorities we had in our search.

We never felt pressured to pursue a direction or properties that weren’t what we had in mind. I really appreciated his continued follow up even though we had to take a hiatus from the search. Having a long-distance closing was odd, but I appreciated how well every step was explained to us and how easy the whole process was."


"Jarett was very professional.



"She was very patient and knowledgeable during our whole process.

We had a difficult process because the seller’s agent did not want to communicate. But she kept on working it so we could have a home. This military couple is very grateful to have had her." 5 STARS


"I am very happy with the purchase of my home.

Michael was very very helpful and great to work with. Michael found out the answers swiftly if he did not know them. He and the Messina Realty Company is the best company in Duluth and the Duluth area."


"Jeff was great - he always responded to emails, texts or phone calls in a timely manner.

His advice was sound, and he had a great sense of the market. We initially interviewed 3 real estate professionals. Jeff’s presentation was head and shoulders over the other two agents (from other firms). We have no regrets."

Brandt H

"Eric was great.

I had a FSBO. His client was my only issue. His client came to my open house. At first, his client stated he did not have a realtor. He made a full price offer with no closing costs. I had multiple offers but I decided I'd accepted his offer. I hired someone for the paperwork. 1-2 days later, I got a call from Eric saying he was the buyers realtor. I had to terminate my contract with the person I hired and then worked through Eric. We signed a purchase agreement for a set purchase price. Then, the buyer wanted to up his offer so he could finance his closing costs. So we had to draw up another agreement. It was the persons first home purchase and he was inexperienced in the whole process. Eric handled it very very well. If i decide to sell a home in the future or if i am looking for a home to purchase, I would definitely use Eric again. He was quick to respond and had answers for all of my questions."


"A great experience.

There was nothing negative about selling our home. He went well above and beyond what I expected. I will always recommend him to anyone seeking a realtor."

Thomas S

"Very satisfied with real living.

Always professional, and respectful. Responsive to requests and phone calls. Definitely would use again if needed. "

Teri C

"Jarett was always available for any and all questions and enjoyable to work with!


Steph N

"Kevin is an excellent realtor.

Very knowledgeable and knows the local market well."

John H

"River is low pressure, efficient, and works hard for you when it matters the most!

Thank you for helping us get more than we asked for, River!"

Jason V

"Very professional, timely, and fun to work with.


Andrea S

"Eric works quickly and efficiently to ensure you have the best experience in the process of selling your home.

As I continue my search for a new home, I’ll be using his guidance further. I highly recommend him! "

Hannah A

"Because of Jarret's understanding of a specific parcel of land i was purchasing as well as the sensitive nature of the transaction he was the perfect fit to get a deal done.

I am a licensed realtor as well and i trusted Jarret's professionalism and ability to handle the transaction on my behalf and was and have always been impressed with his ability to follow through and get things done."


Two home sales and one home purchase later, it’s safe to say we got to know Casey well in the last year and a half.

She worked tirelessly on our behalf in both selling and buying situations. She took us on too many showings to count (I mean that literally), was patient with us when we wanted to see everything, even if she probably knew it was not the right house for us. As a three generation family looking for a lake home, it was a tall order in a tough market, but Casey helped make our dream come true. We came to trust Casey innately and she did not disappoint. From skilled negotiating to market values, to tough counter offers, she helped us make the right call time and time again. She managed to sell our two homes with great success and we could not be happier at our new home. She is a truly talented real estate agent and a great human!

Meryl L.

"This is our 2nd house with Kevin.

He has consistently exceeded expectation. We will definitely use him again for our next property and have already referred a number of friends and family to him."


"Darrin was great throughout our house search, with multiple setbacks including almost closing on another home.

In this market we got to our home before it went on the market, due to Darrin’s connections. I’d happily recommend him to anyone in the search for real estate. "

Cody C

"Eric is a friend of mine but he did an outstanding job!

I know many Realtors and Eric is the best I have dealt with. He is the true definition of a full service Realtor. Her goes above and beyond for his clients and does his research before making an offer. He went to the city of Hermantown and talked with zoning planners, wetland delineator's, and building inspectors on my behalf before making an offer. He went the extra mile for me and I appreciate it!"


"Thank you for making our first-time home buying process smooth and enjoyable!


Megan S

"Jarett was great to work with.

Very down to earth and honest. "

Collette D

Casey was great!

She worked nights and weekends for us. She went above and beyond to find us our perfect home. She was knowledgeable and had our backs. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Krista B.

"Frank Messina provided outstanding service to me (US Bank) and to our client.

We appreciated the advice, regular updates and full service attention. Thank you Frank"


"We cannot express our gratitude enough for all Eric Sams did to help us.

He truly went above and beyond to make this as smooth as possible for us. I would recommend him over and over again! "

Tristi Z

"Without Gigi, I would have changed my mind about dealing with the seller.

Gigi went above and beyond what was her responsibilities. I highly recommend her."

Anne M

"Jarret was awesome to get me in my new home during this trying time.

He pointed me in the right direction with getting me in contact with Tim at USBank where Tim set up the mortgage. Jarrett was on top of the closing and talking with the seller on any issues that arose. I am very happy with the buying experience. Thanks"

Mark T

"Brenna was amazing to work with.

She went above and beyond to do a great job. "

Matthew S

"I had a great experience with Jarret.

He is truly a great guy and even better realtor. In the future, I want to have him help me buy another house and will be sure to recommend him to anyone looking for one. "

Jarek N

"Brenna is awesome!

Would definitely use her services again!"


"I interviewed 3 Realtors and Eric seemed to be the right fit for me.

He listened to what I was looking for and delivered. He went above and beyond from start to finish. If I ever move back to the area, I will use him again."


"Started out way too high took 9 months to sell the house "

Tami H

Alicia was really quick to respond and could usually set up a showing so you could see the home within a few hours of if necessary.

We saw many houses and she seemed to never tire of showing us new houses and she was our genuine advocate for finding a home that best fit our desires.


"Frank was extremely knowledgeable and gave great tips for selling our house, he was very quick to respond to any phone calls or questions we had as well.

He was also a shrewd negotiator for the purchase of our new home. This was by far the best and smoothest real estate transaction we have ever had. If we ever decide to move again we will be using Real Living Messina again. "

Nathan C

"Mike was amazing!

Such a great realtor. Always was there for me, answered all my questions, & always was fast and efficient with everything! Highly recommend Mike! "

Janelle S

"Christi was awesome!

She really looked at our needs and helped us match us to our perfect home :) "

Luke O

"Kevin O'Brien's performance was exemplary.

I only wish that he could have been our buyers' agent in Idaho."


"I have worked with Matt multiple times in the process of buying and selling houses.

He is always professional and super easy to work with. He makes the home buying and selling process seamless! I would 100% recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. "

Adam & Breanna Hieb

“From start to finish Valarie was there every step of the way.

Her expertise and gigantic amount of knowledge of homes, Duluth, mortgages plus her organizational skills are unmatched. We appreciated her so much. You will never go wrong with her as your agent.”

B and J A.

"Brenna is absolutely amazing!

! Can't thank her enough!"


"Eric knew exactly what I was looking for and found me a great house, he was so easy to work with.

Would 10/10 recommend him and his services. "

Mike C

Casey was amazing to work with.

As first time home buyers we went into this process not knowing what to expect. Casey was extremely helpful and knowledgeable beginning to end. Throughout the entire process she was easy to communicate with, responding promptly to emails as well as sending us emails to check in on what we were thinking or needed. Her knowledge on the market and houses themselves was hugely beneficial in our house search. Lastly, her guidance through the offer placing and negotiation processes got us into a home we love! We couldn't have been happier with our experience.

Bailey J.

"Kevin was very professional and handled some very difficult issues extremely well.



Alicia was so great to work with when buying our home.

She was thorough which saved us hundreds of dollars after the inspection. She was quick to respond which is necessary in this multi-offer/bidding type of buying market. We got the house we wanted in the budget we needed and everything went so smooth because of her hard work, knowledge and experience. Highly recommend!


"Darrin Young was fantastic to work with and responded right away to our questions.

The whole process was able to be taken care of electronically, so we did not have to travel all the way up north. Would definitely recommend him to others. "

Lisa G

"River has been there for us through the selling and buying process and we could not be happier.

He made himself available at all times even working around our crazy schedules. His professionalism was above and beyond what we could have ever expected. He was fair and honest in his expectations of us and what we could expect with both of our properties. We could not be happier with our choice to have River represent us, and we will be highly recommending River to all our friends and family."


"Cheryl Ekstrand is very knowledgeable and personable.

I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! Very pleased with the results! Thanks Cheryl!"


“Thank you so much for the gift!

Working with you was a true gift!! You had our backs completely and we felt nothing but comfortable making the scariest purchase one can make!! Thank you!!”


"I was kept informed at all times.

Previous realtor did not do the same. I would highly recommend Messina to any buyer or seller."


"Couldn't have been More Pleased with the service of Frank Messina & Company!

Our million dollar home was Listed & Sold within 3 weeks! Professional Service at it's Best! We received Attentive Listening and Prompt Action to each of our concerns and requests throughout the entire process which created a Very Happy Seller & Buyer!"

Mabel V

We had a very smooth sale with MaryBeth as our agent.

She has remarkable organizational skills and knowledge of the market! We would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.


I can't recommend working with Casey enough!

She helped us buy and sell. Both transactions were exceptionally smooth. She was extremely knowledgeable and really helped us maximize our sale. I really appreciated how quick she was with communication throughout the whole process. I never had to wait around for an answer from her. She kept us up-to-date during the whole process and proactively reached out just to check in. Also, pictures and marketing were exceptional! Selling and buying can be an extremely stressful time, but Casey really helped navigate the whole process and we felt very confident working with her! Highly recommend! Thank you, Casey!

Lisa R.

"Eric was so knowledgeable, reassuring and patient.

We hadn’t sold a house in 25 years so we definitely relied on him to help guide us through the process. We are so pleased with how it all went and are grateful for his knowledge and expertise. "

Karen J

"Mike was a pleasure to work with in both selling our house and buying our new house.

I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of an outstanding realtor"

Scott H

"Keep up the good work!

Keep up the excellent communication with future dealings."


Could not have asked for a better realtor.

Knowledgeable, kind, and on time. First-time homebuyers help with what to look for and what to avoid. Very happy. 5 STARS


"Long hard battle with the market but Cheryl never gave up on us and we Are Now in our first house.

Couldn’t have done it without her"

Daniel W

"Jeff went above and beyond all expectations in all aspects of selling this property.

It was refreshing to do business with someone who actually conveyed a level of not only honest professionalism, but honestly cared and went the extra mile. Thank you!!"

Gean C

"Top shelf agent provided an amazing experience from start to finish!


Alicia L

"Brenna is awesome!

She's always willing to help no matter the time. This was our second home purchase with her, and I couldn't imagine using anyone else. She's great at navigating everything and made the process easy and efficient. "

Eric A

"Steve Carlson was the best agent we could have hoped for.

It was a difficult decision to sell our land as we had a lot of emotional attachment to it, and he was very kind and patient through the whole process. We had no experience selling property, he knew exactly what to do and took care of everything. Anything we needed he was just a phone call away and returned calls within minutes if he was unavailable at the moment. Steve is a good man and we're proud to call him a neighbor and a friend. Thankyou Steve for all your help guidance and patience. He's a true professional."

Charlie G

"Gigi is the only agent we trust.

We would never use anyone else. She has sold multiple properties for us, and everything always goes wonderfully"

Deborah C

"Brenna was fantastic to work with and easy to communicate with.

She was definitely on top of the market in terms of getting us into places that met our needs. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home."


"Best realtor in Duluth hands down!


Justin P

"Very professional with quick responses to my questions.

Excellent service and I have recommended her to family and friends. The delightful personality that always made me feel confident with sales plan!"

Marilyn L

"Eric was amazing to work with!

He makes you feel like your his only client throughout the process. We are so happy to have found our forever home… without Eric it would have not been possible! We would highly recommend him when it comes to selling and or buying a home!"

Ryan Z

"No pressure, good advice.

He is honest with his thoughts about whether or not the place is a good buy for us. We appreciate it very much."

Gary D

"Jarett was absolutely awesome.

Not only did he find our dream property on the North Shore last fall, but he also stuck by our side to handle the sale a short time later when a professional opportunity pulled us across the country. He looked out for us, advised us, and handled things quickly and accurately on our behalf. We will miss the area but will absolutely seek out Jarett should we ever be back."

Dan A

"He’s the best!


Jason B

"Very professional and knowledgeable.

Answered every question I had with no Hassle at all"


Alicia shined bright when it came to our negotiations with the seller of our new home.

What a phenomenal resource to have on your team when it matters most. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Northland. Her connections are broad and deep.


"Brenna is an amazing realtor!

She has gone above and beyond our expectations. She trustworthy, kind, flexible, and knowledgeable. Even after closing she is working with us to fix an issue with the house that she wouldn't be required to. We can't say enough good things about her and would 100% recommend her to anybody!"


"Kevin is amazing!

He helped us craft an offer to get us the house of our dreams and marketed the sale of our home so well that it sold within 48 hours (and negotiated to get us the best deal possible). I’ve recommended him since we first worked with him in 2012 and will continue to do so until he retires. "

Carrie K

"Jeanne Tondryk is an awesome realtor.

She was extremely helpful when we had questions on the buying and selling end of things. Jeanne was very professional and knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We were very fortunate to have Jeanne on our corner. We will absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone we know."

Robert & Teresa R

"Kevin Obrien (KO) is just that - a knock out realtor who knocks it out of the park time and time again!

As a first-time buyer and four years later, first time seller he's been there every step of the way. A true professional during excellent economic times and just as professional during a pandemic! His "Father-like" wisdom is something I've always appreciated about KO even though we're essentially the same age! You've got a winner on your team, Messina! "

Jen M

"I’ve been working with River since 2012.

He’s very honest, straightforward and kind. I recommend him to anyone I know that is considering buying or selling a home."

Lori T

"Carol Carlson with Messina Realty was very professional from our first meeting through the day of closing.

Her communication and service were outstanding - and always with a positive attitude. This isn't always an easy process, and Carol guided us through every step. She paid attention to our every concern with consideration and advice. Carol's expertise in real estate and knowledge of the local market is beyond anything we could have expected! She also helped us locate a great real estate professional in our new town. We would highly recommend Carol Carlson and Messina Realty to any family member or friend!"


"Cheryl did an excellent and amazing job being right there with us from start to finish.

We had many questions and Cheryl guided us expertly throughout the house preparation for putting on market, showings, and selling/closing process. Cheryl is a highly experienced realtor: patient, intelligent, respectful and very wise. With a remarkable attention to detail, questions answered with wisdom and intelligence. We were very well treated by this extraordinary realtor and we highly recommend Cheryl to anyone planning to sell or buy a home. Thanks Cheryl for your great work.


"Thank you, Alicia!

It was awesome working with you!"

Carl S

"Nicki was great.

We specifically made the decision to price our home on the high end of what we thought we could get for it and had multiple offers within a couple of days. When the appraisal was done, it came in low, and naturally, we were disappointed. Nicki helped us through the difficult process of pushing back our closing date, working with the buyer to have another appraisal done and things ended up working out wonderfully. We had considered listing the home as a "for sale by owner" and had we made that decision we would have had far more stress, likely received a lower selling price, and struggled to negotiate the change in the closing date. We are very appreciative of everything that Nicki helped us with. The value that she provided was well worth working with her and provided around-the-clock service. "

Brandon S.

"All interactions with Christi from start to finish were excellent.

She was attentive, always pleasant to interact with, responded immediately and was very knowledgeable about the market and current market conditions. It was a joy working with Christi and she was the main reason that our entire home purchase process went smoothly and was a very positive experience. "

Bruce B

"Gigi was very professional, thorough and thoughtful from beginning to end and beyond.

She is an exemplary representative and image for your company. I will use your company and her services in the future."


"Matt Privette was very professional to work with.

He was very receptive to our needs, and also had prompt answers to all our questions. He is very knowledgeable and up to date with all the latest information on the housing market, prices and mortgage rates. We really enjoyed working with Matt, and will recommend him to others."

James & Julie Lowe

"Jarett was an absolute rock star agent!

We walked in off the street, and he immediately connected with us. He listened deeply and heard what we wanted and immediately went into action mode to make it happen. He started pulling up properties and got in his car and drove with us out to walk the land and see the outside of a cabin that wasn't even on the market yet. He gave us time and space to really explore the property and guided us through quick action to make an offer. Even though it wasn't accepted, he wasn't deterred and a couple weeks later he found the perfect property for us. We trusted his vision and knowledge because he had taken time to really connect with us. That allowed us to take the leap to making an above the asking price offer on a cabin we hadn't seen in person yet. He was an absolute pro. In this crazy market, the only way we could get a cabin was to have Jarett in our corner scouting for us and strategizing the best offer to make to get the seller to not put it on the market and get into a bidding war. We were SO lucky to work with Jarett and would recommend him to anyone searching for a cabin or home on the North Shore. His depth of knowledge, care, connection to clients, and willingness to take action are amazing assets. What a rockstar agent! "

Syneva B

"Christie was absolutely wonderful and we would highly recommend her to our friends.

She went above what we expected and, in fact, when the seller’ s realtor didn’t return calls or share information, she handled that with great professionalism. We think she’s terrific. "

Neil S

"Nicole was the first person I officially met in Duluth and has become a friend.

She helped me purchase my house and also help me sell it. Nicole has become a lifelong friend and someone that I know I will keep in contact with. She has great knowledge of the area and is always very easy to get ahold of."


"Eric Sams changed my life when he sold my first house and then pointed me in the direction of Madria helping to find my next house.

They made the process go smoothly and were with me every step of the way. Real Living Messina has my whole heart!! "

Hannah A

"Dee did a great job representing me.

She listened to my needs in a home and found the perfect one for me."


"Kevin did an excellent job through a difficult real estate transaction.



"Brenna is an incredible agent worthy of the highest praise.

This was our second opportunity to work with her, as she represented us on the sale of our home a year ago. She was very knowledgeable and approachable with all of our questions. When we did find the home we loved, she was essential in drafting a strategy that won the day. It has been a great pleasure with Brenna and I will hands down continue to recommend her to any of my friends or colleagues looking to buy or sell a home in the area."

Joseph B

"Our experience with Eric was incredible; he was knowledgeable, personable, and an excellent advocate throughout our home buying experience.

As first time home-buyers, Eric expertly guided us through the process while keeping our needs and wants in mind. He was an excellent communicator and never made us feel foolish when answering our many questions. While we know he has many clients, we felt like Eric gave us his undivided attention and made finding us a home his top priority; he truly went above and beyond to help us find our first home. We cannot recommend Eric highly enough and are extremely happy with our experience with him and Real Living!"

Ben S

"Christi was wonderful to work with.


Kim T

"We loved working with Gigi.

She fulfilled all of our hopes and expectations. We would absolutely recommend Gigi. "

Michelle K

"Very happy with sale experience of our home!



"Loved working with Jarrett.

It honestly felt like he wanted to sell the house just as bad as I did. Very easy to work with, and to get along with. We also used Jarrett in the purchase of our new home and was very happy with his overall knowledge of all of the houses we looked at. Jarrett is a fun person to be around and honestly, I feel like throughout this process me and my girlfriend now have a lifelong friend. Couldn't be more excited and happier with our new house."


"Jeff has been extremely up front and honest about how things work and has explained everything so that we understand it.

This is a tough market and we have not been able to find a house yet, but he has been meeting us as soon as we call him to see a house. We appreciate everything he has done and hopefully we can find a house soon. "

Chris R

"Had a great experience!

Second time using this agent. Would definitely recommend and will use in future if necessary!"

Kurt H

"I've only had 2 real estate transactions in my life.

Buying my home and selling it. Both with Real Living agents. If I ever decide to buy again, I will definitely use Real Living. Their agents are outstanding, and Brenna was the best to work with!"

Laura I

Casey Scrignoli is a realtor that gets things done.

The moment she stepped out of her vehicle onto our property she was positive and enthusiastic. We had a leased property for sale and always worried we’d miss a step but Casey got it done without drama. We would use Casey again.

Randy and Mary Kay P.

"Jarrett was fantastic, listened to what we were after, watched the market and reached out the moment something hit.

He also advised us thoughtfully during the offer and negotiation phase and was very helpful for us navigating a new market from afar."

Dan A

"Kim did an awesome job.

Very professional. She was friendly and understanding, but also seemed just the right balance of aggressive in negotiating when she needed to be. Would be our first choice had we not left the area. Definitely recommend !"

Mark S

"Eric was very knowledgeable in the real estate market, and the processes to acquire our home, sell our current home, and was able to answer all our questions on the spot.

Eric was also incredibly patient, had great communication with us and was also quick to move when we placed an offer on our home during this incredibly crazy market! He was always one step ahead. We highly recommend Eric!"

Jen H

"River did a great job through the whole process.

His eye of detail and insight were incredibly helpful. His willingness to help and go above and beyond was really impressive. All questions were answered right away and i knew I could count on him answering ot getting back to me when needed."


"We would recommend Brenna to anyone who is buying or selling.

Her approach is professional, and she works hard during the entire process. Thank you!"


Casey is an amazing realtor!

She has helped my husband and I sell two homes and buy one home. On each occasion, she was the best investment we made to ensure we got what we needed and wanted. It was obvious she had our best interest at heart and we felt well taken care of throughout the process. Casey is kind, professional, and fun! She knows the Duluth and surrounding areas very well. She is easy to get a hold of and quick to respond by both email and phone. That was a huge plus for us, as we always knew she would answer our questions or follow up on any situation going on. Casey explained the buying/selling process thoroughly so we knew exactly what we were getting into and guided us well during negotiations. The only thing that would have made us love Casey more is if she brought her dog with to showings! You will love working with Casey, we sure did!

Taryn J.

Alicia was wonderful!

! She made everything so easy for me. Her vast knowledge surprised me. I didn't realize realtors had the knowledge she had from everything from insulation, AC, to appliances (leveling) and everything else. She was able to answer all my questions and then some. Always a quick response. I would rate her as exceptional! She really helped me understand the entire process!!!

Patricia Kiehl

"Very friendly service!


Randy E

"sold !

! thanks Mike and Frank "

Jack C

Deanna and her team were outstanding to work with.

So professional maintained regular communication extremely knowledgeable and creative with different marketing strategies. I couldn't have been more happy or impressed. I would work with her again and will recommend her to anyone who is selling their house.

Mimi Larson

"Nicki helped me when I was new to the area /relocating.

this is the third house I have bought using Nicki as my agent! I highly recommend her !"


"Mike was fantastic "

Mark S

"We would recommend Kevin unconditionally to anyone looking for a realtor.



"Brenna was an incredible asset!

She was very thorough and walked us through every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy that wants an advocate looking out for their best interests every step of the way."

Hillary B

"We couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us with the sale of our cabin.

Jeanne acted very professionally yet came across comfortably; making us feel well represented. She was knowledgeable about the process and explained it well. In presenting the multiple offers, we received, she patiently helped us reach a decision which ultimately led to a sale."

Jack & Kathy H

"Used another agent when looking for my house but ended up with Jarret as time went on after a friend of mine recommended him.

Night and day difference between the two as Jarret is very insightful as well as having the resources to make things go as smooth as possible."

Elliot H

"Darrin was very helpful every step of the way.

We would definitely recommend him!

Camille M

"I felt like I could trust Cheryl 100%.

I felt very calm that Cheryl had my best interest at heart. Cheryl knew exactly what I was looking for. I'm impressed with how fast everything went."


"Kevin did an outstanding job helping us find the perfect house to make our home.

On a scale of 1 to 10, Kevin is at least a 20."


"Alicia was wonderful!

Very timely with responses to all of our questions. Also went above and beyond on closing day when there were a few final things to take care. We greatly appreciate everything she did for us and will definitely recommend her to anyone in the housing market!"

Cody C

"I am extremely impressed by Jeff's professionalism, knowledge, and willingness to guide me through not only a purchase but also a sale of a home - when I had no plan to do so until the home I bought showed up on the market.

I am so happy with the results of both the purchase and the sale. Thank you."


"We have worked with Jarett to buy two properties and listing one for sale as well.

His communication is fantastic... quick, reliable, and honest. Purchasing a home can be quite stressful, and Jarett truly helped reduce that for us. He is relaxed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. "

Autsin L

Casey was wonderful to work with while selling our home!

She is knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. She was always very responsive and kept us in the loop on what was happening. We have and will continue to recommend her to friends and family!

Lauren B.

"Alicia Locke is a very competent and professional agent.

She has proven this repeatedly in the sale of a number of my rental properties."


"Brenna is incredibly knowledgeable, positive, professional, hard-working and an asset to your company.

We will highly recommend her to everyone who asks in the future. Thank you for our home."


"She was great!

Will recommend her to friends"

Nicki L

"We have worked with Brenna Fahlin at Real Living Messina since we bought our first home 4 years ago.

We have purchased two homes and sold one home with her and have always had the same excellent experience. We consider her a dear friend of ours after years of working together and would recommend her, and Real Living Messina, to anyone. Thank you!"

Shannon H

"We really enjoyed our experience with Messina!

Would definitely use them again!"

Jeffrey B

"Bev was my realtor when I bought my first home, and she helped me sell it when I needed to relocate.

Not only does she know houses, and the market, and everything a realtor should know, but she also went out of her way to make the sale go smoothly for me. When I was looking for my home, she understood what I needed and wanted, and made sure I looked at a house I would normally have passed over – which turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. She took the time to learn who I am and what was important to me, and made that her priority. I’d recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Duluth Area!"

Jessy C.

"Frank Messina was very professional and knows the Duluth market.

His advice on pricing , bids and closing was "right on ". He was totally responsive and always available by phone. Shelby was a huge part of the team. I loved the photographer and videographer they used. The 360 virtual tour was key in selling our house. I have used Messina Realty twice and would use them again!"

Cathy B

"Mike did an excellent job!

Very knowledgeable and professional."


"Eric made selling the house very easy thank you"

Robert B

Carrie was wonderful, VERY accessible, was willing to show properties right away/same day (which was SO important in my price range!

), not a negative thing to say. She was fantastic!

Cindy J.

"Dee Furo was great to work with.

She was available when I needed her and helped with everything I asked for."


Without a doubt, Alicia is the best possible realtor for facilitating life changing moves for seniors.

My aunt is 86 years old, lived in the same house for more than 60 years, and relocated to Chicago to be near us. Alicia was our right hand person in guiding us, and marketing her property - since we were out of the area. She is professional, hard-working, pleasant, and experienced. My wife and I have bought and sold 6 properties in our 32 years of marriage. We have seen good realtors and bad. Alicia is top shelf. I couldn't recommend her more.


"Jarrett was very nice & easy to deal with.


Brandee V

"Our home selling experience was surprisingly stress free during a time that every day brings something crazy.

I credit Brenna Fahlin for being the absolute perfect blend of professionalism and knowledge ability. Brenna was extremely patient during our process as we did think a little unconventional. Brenna's top-notch advice and straight forward honesty put us in a position in which we were able to receive multiple offers over asking price the first day of the listing! Brenna knows what she is doing, I feel extremely lucky to have her during this process. I honestly don't think anyone could have done it better. "

Shane U

"We are so happy with the service we received from Christi in selling our home!

The entire process went beautifully. She was very responsive and knowledgeable. We definitely recommend her and will use her again in our future real estate transactions. "

Jaime S

"Frank Messina does a great job.



"Jarrett was absolutely perfect, from start to finish!


Scott J

5 Stars!


Sold a Single Family home in 2021 in Lake Nebagamon, WI.

Five Stars


"Dee was a pleasure to work with.

Very good and knowledgeable agent"

Ross P

"Carol is the best!


Jeremy C.

"Kim did an excellent job!

She understood what I was wanting and help negotiate my wants professionally and productively!"

Jason J

"We really enjoyed working with River!

We will certainly recommend him to anyone in the Twin Ports area looking to buy or sell! Thank you, River, for helping us find our dream home!! We couldn't have done it without you!"


"Very professional and kind.

This team seems to be instinctive to what you’re looking for and your needs. The whole program from start to finish was a happy and pleasurable event. Frank and Shelby are just fantastic people to be around"

Rick P

"Nicki is one of the top agents in our area.

She effectively utilized numerous methods to present our home in the most favorable way. She promptly answered our questions and inquiries and made suggestions that facilitated the sale. We recommend her without reservation."


"Tanya Templer was great right from the start always answered all our questions in a timely fashion.

Was right on the market price of our house I am very pleased with the service she gave us. Would definitely hire her again !!"

Lethen P

"Eric made my first home buying experience wonderful.

He was helpful and patient and found the perfect house for me. He listened to what I wanted and never tried to push me towards a home that wasn’t right for me. He was professional and always responded quickly to any questions I had. "

Caroline L

"Gigi is such a wonderful person!

! "

Tammie E

"I could not be more satisfied with how my purchase was handled"


"Brenna Fahlin was an absolute joy to work with when searching for our future home.

She is extremely knowledgeable in the northland area, which was super helpful when deciding where to live. Brenna was easy to reach and always willing to answer our questions throughout the whole process. Being first time gone buyers, we had a lot of questions and we appreciated Brenna’s knowledge and expertise. Brenna made this process smooth and enjoyable. "

Jesse O

"Frank and his group did an excellent job of helping us get our home ready to sell and marketing our property.

He was there for us every step of the way!"

Lori C

"Jarret is great in all respects!


Ashland L

"Frank Messina is one of the nicest people you'll ever want to meet.

On top of that, he is the best Real Estate agent in the area and has a huge network of folks that makes him keep on top of the market. We could not have been more pleased."


"excellent experience!


Brad H

"We had been blessed to work with Jody in our process of home buying.

She was so informative and up to date on all the info. As soon as new homes hit the market in our price range and standards, she instantly notified us of the listing. Very amazing person to have helped us through this process. Would highly recommend "

Billy B

"We know this house will not be our forever home however, when we sell and move in a few years, we know we will want to go through Eric again.

Eric is an awesome realtor and he went above and beyond for my family."

Kristina E

"Amazing experience.

All of our real estate needs will be going to Alicia and team going forward and I will be recommending them to all of our friends and family as well."

Ed M

"Kevin was great to work with!

He is very down to earth, very knowledgeable about pricing and negotiating. He responded quickly to questions and new information. I will definitely use him in the future!"


"Eric was fantastic to work with!



"Nicki was fantastic from start to finish!

Personable, knowledgeable, and responsive during every phase of selling my home. I relied on her expertise and we accepted an offer that blew both our minds! Use Nicki...she has your best interest in mind!"

Karyn G.

"Our agent was very good about completing forms, paperwork and extras that the bank, MNPower Lease land, and closing company needing helping to make the buying process a lot less stressful for us as buyers!



Valarie worked with us in buying our home and selling a home.

She's enthusiastic, intelligent, and helpful in every way. Her passion for helping others, and professionalism as a Realtor make her a perfect agent! 5 STARS


"Love working w GG.

I am an investor n need quick response on info etc. She is quick to respond, very informative and helps me to grow my business. I love working with her, I think we make a great team!!!!"

Cindy H

"Awesome experience with Eric!

I don’t think anything could have gone better than it did. He was patient and always responsive to any questions I had. After dealing with 2 realtors in the process of buying my home (that I would NEVER deal with again) it makes me sad that I moved away and can’t have Eric’s help in the purchase of my new home in Eagan. 100% satisfied and thankful for all of his help and advice."


"Absolutely outstanding wonderful person to work I wouldn’t go anywhere else whatever Kevin goes I go"

Chad R

"Eric did an outstanding job from start to finish!

He answered every question we had and exceeded our expectations."


"Brenna was the single best part of the homebuying process.

From start to finish she was an amazing support both in the house hunt and our lives transitioning to Duluth. I would unconditionally recommend Brenna to anyone buying or selling a home in the region. We cannot say enough positive things about her. She's a rock star agent. "

Lee H

"Gigi is not only a terrific realtor but is a wonderful person too!


Judy C

Loved working with Deanna.

She is super busy but got back to us when she could. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

Tom & Cathy Sink

"Eric did an excellent job of taking care of us.

His communication and managing our expectations were the best. We have referred him to others and will continue to. Will for sure use him again!! "

Doug J

"Brenna was excellent, I would recommend her to all my friends and family.


Jaclyn Y

"Christi was great!

She worked hard, used technology, and is very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to sell our property! Her drone video and social media advertising, along with all her hard work made the difference. She was persistent and never forgot about us!"

Rick L

"Marybeth is one of a kind, she works hard to make sure you get your dream house and she won’t settle for less.

Her timeliness and professionalism really show. Such a great agent will continue to work with her for future sales. Thank you! "


"We felt our agent went above and beyond anything we ever expected from our agent from the very first contact to still after our sale he has been so personable and made us feel like we were the only customers he was serving.



"The house went on and off the market, mainly because of family issues.

That is why I didn't put days on the market. Steve did a great job."


"Everyone I've talked with that has had Dee for their agent loved working with her.

She was great on all of my information. She made time out of her busy schedule to always make things happen. It would be great to see others in this world take as much pride in what they do like she does. Thank you, Dee !!!"


"This was my second time working with Alicia Lokke.

Both times, I found her to be impressively knowledgeable, with very fast response time to any inquiries. "

Deb D

"Kevin O'Brien's exceptional service and comprehensive understanding of the market made this process go flawlessly.



"I really enjoyed working with Kevin and have already recommended him to others over the years.

Should I return to the upper Midwest or seek realty advice in the future, I would not hesitate to contact him first. He was incredibly knowledgeable and savvy about the markets and timing, which I really appreciated. Also, he's a great guy! "

Erika W

We had the pleasure of working with Deanna to sell our first home and purchase our new home.

Deanna was extremely professional and her knowledge of the local market of Duluth and negotiating skills were exceptional. Deanna understood what we were looking for in our next home and the entire closing process for both properties went smoothly. We highly recommend working with Deanna for buying or selling your home!

Jane Goldfarb & Jeff Adams

"Brenna was so helpful and made our first-time home buying experience so wonderful.

She was great. "

Ellen D

"Jarrett was fantastic.

He listened to our budget, wishes, and found us our first family home! He was so helpful when asking first-time home buyer questions, and knowledgeable about Twin Ports area. We were thrilled to have many options to look at, and able to make an offer on a dream home from the process! He’s the best - and we will recommend him to our home-buying or selling friends in the future! "

Erika F

"Thanks for all the help finding our home.

Thanks Kevin!!"

Christa L

"Did great work with helping me and my family find a house and no worries through the process"


"Frank Messina maintains contact with his (very loyal) clients even in the years between real estate transactions.

He is a pleasure to work with."


"We really like Nikki and have used her for a previous home sale and purchase.

She is very professional and experienced. Our only concern was the lack of engagement in the final stages of selling our home. I felt like we did most of the communication and planning with the title company and coordination with the sellers and their realtor. All processes in the final aspects of the sale, inspection, appraisal, closing date, etc. were complicated with COVID, which caused a lot of uncertainty. I think we were looking for more support in navigating the complexities and uncertainties from Nikki during this time. "

Eric H.

Brian did a great job!

He eliminated the stress of selling a home from a hundred and fifty miles away. I would certainly use him again if I was buying or selling a home in the Duluth area.

Ray Pavlisich

"Alicia was wonderful to work with!

Very knowledgeable, responsive, and had great insight to help us sell our house!"

Taylor L

"I had the most pleasant real estate experience with the father and son team Frank and Mike Messina They were recommended to me based on their companies reputation for honesty, integrity as well as knowledge of the business and they performed accordingly.

They treated me as if I were an old friend. Five cheers to these folks!"

Brian B

"Jarrett was great to work with every step of the way.

He was quick to respond to questions, always willing to answer them and helped with additional issues as well. We’d definitely recommend him. "

Ashley A

"Brenna was the best.

This was my first house and I’m not easy to work with. She handled everything very professionally and took the time to explain things to me and calm me down when I’d get worked up. She by far is the best"


"Kevin made our home buying (4 years ago) and selling experience so easy and enjoyable.

He treated us like his only clients. We have and will continue to recommend Kevin to everyone we know looking to buy or sell in Duluth."


"It's always a pleasure working with Alicia!

She's down to earth and actually makes you feel like your questions aren't dumb. Thank you!"

Dustin B

"Jeff helped us buy our house at our previous location and we met him on a fluke because we were waiting to get in to look at a different house and happened to drive by one and we wanted to look at it and called and got Jeff.

From there on out he is our main guy and has done wonders for us!!! He even spoke with us on his vacation so that means something. We are loving our new home and he sold our house within 2 hours of being on the market we had a full price offer!!! Things could have not worked out better for us!!!"


"Kimberly was a Godsend!

Living in Indiana & my mom in MN, it could have been a nightmare, especially w/mom’s memory & health going bad fast. Plus, the House was in a horrible state. But Kim was able to take charge in a peaceful way, sell the house in record time, & make a nice profit! God Bless her & Thank U Lord for her!!!"

Ana K

"Knowledgeable, experienced and flexible.

( We lost the high bid to a family emergency, and Frank was able to work with the second highest bid to get an offer we were pleased with.)"

Ann J

"Eric did an outstanding job, his attention to detail in listing my house which was 136 years old was fantastic.

I received many great compliments on the listing."


"Eric was a great advocate for us during an intense bidding war.

He new the market extremely well which paid off with our initial offer. "


"Carol did a wonderful job.

I know that we would not have been able to get the house we did if it were not for Carol. As she worked closely with all of us, I am not sure if did or did not present us with the Real Living 360 Service Commitment. I do not remember it...She may have presented it to my wife or my daughter, and when we sell, we will be giving Carol a call!"


"Darrin Young knows the business well.


Bob C

Alicia is a great communicator and extremely knowledgeable about the Duluth area housing market.

She was very accommodating to our schedule and made the buying process easy. She also came through with a critical solution to our temporary housing problem by negotiating a way to move in early and rent until our closing date. She also has a sizable contact list of electricians, plumbers, housekeeping, etc. We will use Alicia for or future real estate needs.


Alicia made the buying process simple and the selling process a relief!

Everything went smoothly, thanks to her! I will definitely contact Alicia for all realty services in the future! Thank you Alicia.


"Kevin is amazingly knowledgeable about housing in the area, thorough, and very responsive.



"It was great to work with Brenna.

She was knowledgeable and responded quickly to our communications. She clearly explained the selling process and what we could expect. She took extra care to post professional photos of our property and actively market our house. When negotiations were challenging, she was our advocate and provided sound advice. Brenna helped us reach the place of meeting our goals while being respectful to the buyer and realtor. Her pleasant and friendly disposition made it easy to work with her. We would definitely work with Brenna again and refer her to others."


"Cheryl was excellent everything went smoothly.

We looked for four years for a house she knew what we wanted and actually found the house for us. With all her years of experience I would not go to anyone else "

Tim D

"Justin helped us find a lake house in a very competitive market.

He kept an eye on availability and would request showings immediately as some of the homes were only on the market for a day or two. Even after the sale, he was responsive and helpful. "

M & S Herman

Alicia is a great communicator and extremely knowledgeable about the Duluth area housing market.

She was very accommodating to our schedule and made the buying process easy. She also came through with a critical solution to our temporary housing problem by negotiating a way to move in early and rent until our closing date. She also has a sizable contact list of electrocutions, plumbers, house keeping, etc. We will use Alicia for our future real estate needs!


"Dee is always knowledgeable, efficient, and enjoyable to work with:)"


"It was a pleasure working with Jeanne.


Peter S

"She was great and knowledgeable.

Helped us sell the house quickly. "

Dan O

"Going through what we are experiencing as a country, Real Living Messina and Associates inc.

especially Eric Sams helped us with all the questions we had in an uncertain time. He also made the process smooth, on time and was very informative for a first time seller. "

Brian K

"Christi knew the local market really well.

It helped us determine when to sell our home. She was so professional at all times. Her staging talent is top-notch and her willingness to use professional photography really helped highlight the positives aspects of our home! We cannot express enough how thankful we are that we chose Christi Slattengren to be our realtor. "

Patty M

"Extremely happy with Eric and his knowledge on the market and his response time when we had a question.

Would highly recommend. "

Scott M

"Gigi Maxwell is an amazing real estate agent.

I was so fortunate she was available to help me sell my Minnesota home."

Doreen N

"Alicia is always professional and always awesome!


Mike H

"Darrin was awesome.

We could not have asked for someone more kind, professional and knowledgeable."

Brad T

"I have tried selling this property on my own for the last 4 years and have been unsuccessful.

Eric is fantastic and sold the property in 3 months. I have already given Eric's name out to 3 people and I will continue to recommend him to all my friends who are looking for a good realtor."


"Brenna was great!

She was so personable and knowledgeable; we were taken care of from start to finish. She came highly recommended by a coworker and she outshined our expectations! "

Deborah S

"River was excellent through every part of our home buying process.


Jeff D

Matt was amazing.

We reached out to Matt on a Friday, got five showings on Monday, made an offer that night, and the offer got accepted the next day! Matt will go to bat for you. With two houses found with Matt's help, we have seen Matt stand up for us to both mortgage lenders. Matt's knowledge, hard working attitude, and friendliness will be your advantage in navigating the world of buying/selling a home. We cannot recommend Matt Privette more!

Brian Langlee

"Gigi Maxwell was excellent.

Her presentation was inviting, and she pinpointed exactly what I was looking for. Thank you again Giggi! Zoe"

Zoe K

"Kim is very personable and puts her client's needs and concerns first.

She is willing to work hard and help walk the sale to the very end. We would highly recommend Kim to any family or friends. Thank you!"

Corey P

Dee and her team were the best I've ever worked with in over 20 years.

Their communication was outstanding and I always knew that they were representing my best interests. And the quality of their work including photography was amazing. Thank you Dee!

Stacy Schwenke

"Top notch sales associate and Real Estate Company.

I would highly recommend for any buying or selling needs!"


"Eric was so nice and he got me top dollar for my house and only took one day.

He is the best and cute also... lol"

Nancy J

"We enjoyed working with Jarett.

He was very knowledgeable and highly responsive. When we decided to make a purchase, he took care of the details and kept us informed throughout the process."

Zach M

"Very helpful, but not overbearing, like some, Efficient"

Bernie V

"Gigi is an amazing realtor and an even better person.

She is very responsive and caring. I will use her again if we purchase in the area. Thanks for everything"

Brian O

"Extra effort & patience & caring by Eric Sams was professional & comforting with trust & results.

Very satisfied. "

Connie M

Brian Rud was incredibly knowledgeable about the Duluth housing market and made our buying experience very easy.

Even though we weren't in the local area throughout the process Brian went above and beyond to make it work for us.

Benton & Becca Hendrix

"Trustworthy and straight forward.

Kevin knows his stuff and eliminates any fluff which I appreciate. "

Jorgen B

"Jarett was everything we could have asked for!

We've used Messina for both of our real estate purchases at this point and couldn't be happier with the quality of service. Jarett worked with us on our budget, must have features, and desired location to find the perfect purchase. He was always quick to respond and very flexible in scheduling viewings. I'm sure we seemed a little all over the place with wanting to see a one room cabin on the river to several 4+ bed, 2+ bath houses to a minimally developed 10-acre parcel. It never phased Jarett and he still dialed in on what we were looking for overall. We'd highly recommend Jarett and Messina to anyone looking to purchase in the area!"

Hope M

"Matt helped find my husband and I our new home along with selling our prior house.

He exceeded our expectations by a lot and was a true pleasure to work with. I would and will recommend Matt to all my local friends and family. Thank you again for being a Rockstar! "

Andrew Basarich


Furo went above and beyond to help us find the right property for our needs and to ensure the terms of the contract met our expectations. Her knowledge of the region was invaluable, and she was highly responsive to answering questions, giving guidance and generally providing a very high level of service. We could not be more pleased with the experience and the results Ms. Furo secured for us. As new residents of her sales region, we intend to bring any future business we have to her."


"Good Job.

Cheryl was excellent!"


"Working with Eric Sams was a great experience!

The sale of our home was a seamless process with Eric’s help & guidance. We couldn’t be happier!"

Judy O

"Brenna was amazing!

We switched realtors from another company and found everything we were looking for with Brenna! She was extremely knowledgeable and also made the whole experience fun! All of our questions were answered quickly, and we even got our offer accepted at 9pm with her help! We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor!"

Alex O

I enjoyed buying property with Casey so much I ended up doing it twice.

.. I was looking for some land to build a super efficient residential unit or duplex for both family use and rental income. Ideally I wanted something in Duluth or along the North Shore. My budget was small and I was not looking to build anything too quickly. Casey helped me get an urban infill lot in Silver Bay very close to the Superior Hiking Trail. Because Casey knew what I was looking for she actually contacted me about another property that came up for sale in Duluth. While I was not looking for another property, this one was exceptional. Casey helped me put together a competitive bid and we won bidding. This was an exceptional and rare property, and was only on the market for a week. I only got this property because Casey was well informed and proactive. I appreciate her responsiveness and knowledge in the region. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Michael W.

"Wonderful transaction went as smooth as it could be"


Dee is the best in the business!

Amazing in every aspect and will definitely use her in the future for any and all real estate transactions! Thanks Dee!

Brandon & Ashley Erickson

Brian Rud was very intuitive in what house we wanted.

....he'd shown us just a couple and when we saw the 3rd one he knew right away it was the house we were looking for.

Michael & Tamie Bockovich

"Scott was great to work with!

He wanted to make sure we got the best price for our house and made sure we found the home of our dreams. He was very knowledgeable and quick to respond."

Trevor L

"Thanks for always helping us out River.

We are very happy how River worked with us on finding our new home."


"Jerry has helped us purchase two properties.

He has been great to work with. Looking forward to a 3rd one in the future. "

Alex F

"Brenna is amazing!

! She cares about us before during and after the sales. She goes above and beyond to make sure we are comfortable with everything that is happening throughout the entire home buying/selling process."

Shirley M
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"Carly was very responsive and helpful as we went through the process of buying a house in a new area with which we weren't too familiar. There was an escrow involved and Carly helped us navigate the escrow and get the repairs done. She's very knowledgeable about the area and gave us great advice."
5 /5.0
by d patrick farrell
"Carly did a fantastic job helping us purchase land. She is knowledgable, friendly and responsive. She helped us at every step of the way, giving us the best guidance and advice to make the right choices."
5 /5.0
by Andrew Bossone
"I just can't say enough good things about Carly. She was with us every step of the way through several months of searching. Carly was always open to my many questions and always kind and polite. We ended up getting exactly the home we wanted even though it was an extremely competitive market. I feel very fortunate to have had Carly by my side through this process."
5 /5.0
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