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"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!"


"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

"Eric made selling the house very easy thank you"

Robert B

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.

"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

"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.



"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

"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

"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

"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


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.


"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

"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

"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!"


"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."


"Couldn't ask for more from Mike.



5 Stars!


"Matt was totally professional from start to finish.

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

Greg Sornberger

"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!"


"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

"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


You were great!"


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

Top notch service and communication."

Colby C

"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

"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 !"


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.


"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.

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!


"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

"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 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.

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

I would use Messina & Associate again."

Mae H

"Mike is a great Relator.

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


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

"Carol is a gem!



"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!



"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

"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

"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. "


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

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.


"Great service!

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


"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

"She was great and knowledgeable.

Helped us sell the house quickly. "

Dan O

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!


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

I’d use him again tomorrow."


"Eric did a great job!


Torey S

"Frank Messina is the best.


Gary D

"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."


"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

"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.

"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."


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

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


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.

5 Stars


"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."


"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

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


"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!!"


"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

"Cheryl did an excellent job.

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


"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!"


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.

"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

"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

"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

"Eric was very responsive and timely!


Janice S

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



"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.

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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."


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

Thank you for the great closing gift."


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.



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

"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

"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

"Would definitely use Frank for any future transactions.



"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

"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

"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

"Extremely happy with Eric and his knowledge on the market and his response time when we had a question.

Would highly recommend. "

Scott M

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

I highly recommend using him.

Sam M

"Thank you for all you have done for us!

! We appreciate you and your professionalism!! "

Joyce J

" Very pleased!

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

Jim C

"Mike was fantastic "

Mark S

"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

"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"


"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

"Great service and awesome availability for any question.

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


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


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.

"Frank is the consummate professional.

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

Dean J

"Give Matt a raise.


Jason Forsell

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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!!"


"Carol is the best!


Jeremy C.

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


"Eric did an outstanding job from start to finish!

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


"Eric was fantastic to work with!



"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

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



"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

"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."


"Cheryl was a pleasure to work with"

Ron S

"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.


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.

"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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


"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.""


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

5 Star service


"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

"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."


"Frank Messina is great.


Tender C

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

Tami H

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.

"Great to work with!


Joseph & Amber Vidmar

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


"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."


"We are very happy with our purchase.

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


"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

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

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

Sharen L

"Michael Messina was amazing.

Thank you for all of your help!"

Mark T

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

"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

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.

"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

"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

"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

"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!"


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.

"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!"


"Good Job.

Cheryl was excellent!"


"Excellent service provided - highly recommend"


"Eric was great to work with- definitely recommend !


Bryan D

MaryBeth went above and beyond with our transaction!

D. M.

"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."


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


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.

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


Val was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and available.

She did a great job for us. 5 STARS

M & K O.

"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

"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

"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."


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.

"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

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!


"Cheryl Ekstrand is very knowledgeable and personable.

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


"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! "


"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

"The transaction was seamless.


Ann O

"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!"


"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."


"We are hard to please and Nicki was perfect!


C & K B

MaryBeth was great!


"Mike did an excellent job!

Very knowledgeable and professional."


"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.

"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."


"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

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

We valued his expertise throughout the sales process."


"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! "


“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.

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


Wyatt M

"Did a great job!

! Would highly recommend Cheryl Ekstrand "

Brad H

"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!"


"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."


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.


"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.



"sold !

! thanks Mike and Frank "

Jack C

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


Marli D

"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."


"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 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

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

"No question we’d use her again.

Fantastic knowledge of the market and in negotiations."

L. S.

"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

"I was kept informed at all times.

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


"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."


"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

"excellent experience!


Brad H

"Extra effort & patience & caring by Eric Sams was professional & comforting with trust & results.

Very satisfied. "

Connie M

"Simply put: Mike was incredible!

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

Matt E

"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.

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.


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


"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

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

Michael C

"He’s the best!


Jason B

"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."


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.


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.


" 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

"Frank and his team were outstanding!



"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."


5 Stars


MaryBeth is a 5 Star Agent


Mary Beth was so helpful!

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


"Frank Messina was great to work with.

He is always working!"

Kingdome E

"Very happy with Eric.

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


"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

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!


"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

"Keep up the good work!

Keep up the excellent communication with future dealings."


"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

"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."


"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

"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.

"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."


"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

"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

"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

"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."


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

"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

"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."


"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.

"Enjoyed meeting Cheryl.

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

Mark G

"Excellent service as usual.



"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."


"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."


"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

"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."


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


Tyler Erickson

"Very satisfied with real living.

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

Teri C

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.

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.

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!


"We really enjoyed our experience with Messina!

Would definitely use them again!"

Jeffrey B

"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

"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."


"very good realtor"

Jack C

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.


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!


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


Andrew H

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



"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

"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."


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.


"Nicki was great!


Christian B.

Stars all 5


"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

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."


"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

"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."


"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

"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!"


"Great experience overall.

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


"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
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