Minnesota Buyer Representation
Local Focus, World-Class Service

Minnesota has it all – lakes, forests, and opportunities which makes it consistently one of the best places to live in the United States. 

Buying your dream home is one of the most exciting processes for an individual, couple, or family. However, it can also be one of the most stressful and daunting experiences. This is completely understandable since it is one of the largest purchases that anyone will make in their lifetime. We are here to simplify things and make sure you are comfortable and completely satisfied with the process.

The Lake State Difference

Alexander Schwartz and Julie Jeffrey Schwartz

Small Family Brokerage

We are a small family-owned and operated brokerage firm.  Unlike those large brokerage firms that can hide behind their name and national brand recognition, we obtain our business by providing such a high level of service that our clients recommend us to their friends and family and often leave 5-star reviews on Google.

What Our Clients are Saying

Sandra Reeves

August 15, 2023

Alex and Julie are amazing to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable and are willing to go above and beyond to help.

Jerome Haumschild

August 15, 2023

Alex was hired to appraise our house. He completed in a VERY timely manner. He was very thorough and listened to our concerns and answered all of our concerns. We decided to List with Lake State. On the first day of the listing, we had more than 10 viewings. The house received multiple offers and was sold in ONE day!!!

We couldn’t be happier with the whole process. We were assisted all the way through closing. A very successful and wonderful experience!!!

Alexis Rossow

August 15, 2023

We recently worked with Lake State Realty primarily with Alex and we had a fantastic experience. This was our first home purchase and he was very helpful showing us many, many houses and walking us through the process. We found the perfect house! I would highly recommend using Lake State Realty to anyone who asks.

– Skilled Negotiation

Our experienced bulldog negotiators will negotiate the best possible deal on your behalf. As your trusted fiduciary, we have your best financial interests at heart and will do whatever possible to ensure you get the best terms. 

– Market Value Insight

A Minnesota real estate licensee does not need to be experienced to turn a key and show you homes. Anyone with a Minnesota Real Estate License can unlock a door to a property. It only takes 90 hours of internet courses, a few hundred dollars, and a multiple choice exam to acquire a license and be open for business. Our agents are not only highly educated, we are also licensed as appraisers. Appraisal skills are helpful in the negotiation process, and market data can be used to help support purchase price and negotiations with the seller. We are dedicated to our real estate craft above and beyond the minimum initial and continuing education requirements. 

– Personal Touch

We tailor our services to your specific needs and desires. If you are a busy professional where time is a premium, we will get right to business and not waste your time.  If you are a person who values the process and would like more guidance, we are here for you and will take as much time as needed. We help guide you to make the right decision for your family. 

– Patience

Whether you need to see dozens or even a hundred or more homes to find just the right one, we are here to help. We have worked with clients who have taken years to find just the right home to suit their needs. If you are looking for that rare or unusual property such as a home on acreage twenty minutes from downtown, or a lakefront multifamily, we will ensure you get the home you want. 

– Tech Forward 

We utilize the most advanced real estate technology to enhance your buying experience and give you the edge you need. If you are a remote buyer we can create video tours and live streams of the property, virtual reality tours, video inspections, etc. 

– Full Service

We are a full-service real estate firm that aims to help you every step of the way with your real estate purchase. Our agents are not afraid to roll up our sleeves as we shine flashlights into attics and crawlspaces, tromp through the mud to evaluate the exterior of a house, research permit history at the city, negotiate contracts, and counsel our clients. Unlike those brokerages that aim to save themselves time or money, we aim to provide you with comprehensive real estate services that go beyond the closing table. 

– Long Term Approach

We are committed to becoming your real estate advisors for life. Our services and assistance go beyond the transaction and the closing table. If you have any questions or ongoing concerns we are always here to help!

– Community Builders

At a fundamental level, real estate agents are community builders. We are members of the communities in which we work and because of that, we aim to provide the highest quality of service. We are invested in these communities because we live, shop, play, and volunteer in these areas.  This is our home, and we hope to help you call it yours.

Buyer Representation

Work with a realtor that understands your needs, and the housing market. Along with our extensive appraisal experience, Lake State Realty provides insight into the real estate market that most Realtors cannot match.


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