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Specializing in First Time Home Buyers, Investment Properties, Move up Buyers, Short Sales, Foreclosures, and New Construction in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin
Born and raised 30 minutes outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin I came to the Twin Cities in pursue of a degree from the University of Minnesota. While in college I met my wife Emily and fell in love with the Twin Cities. I have been here ever since and we now we have son named Archer who we love spending time with. Through college I took a different path; genetics. I got a degree in plant genetics and worked on oats and medicago truncatula, a model plant for soybean, but my passion for homes was still there.
Throughout my life I have gained experience through jobs such has machining, welding, and concrete work. I grew up with a father who was a carpenter so construction has been around me all my life. I decided that my knowledge in construction and liking to meet people would fit great as a Real Estate Consultant. Now I'm working in a career I love, helping people just like you, find the home of your dreams.
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I began my real estate career with Keller Williams Realty in 2006 and have been successful because I focus on helping my clients determine their goals and put together a game plan to hit those goals. I have experience with helping clients find homes priced less than $50,000 and more than $500,000; anywhere from St. Cloud to Osceola WI, but generally focus in on the Twin Cities Metro area and Western Wisconsin.
I study the market constantly by keeping in touch with Market Trends, Lending Practices and Evaluating Home Structures. My expertise for evaluating home structures stems from vast array of experiences as a wood worker, welder, machinist and concrete work have helped my clients with decision making.
Communication is key; and that is why I vow to continuously keep in contact with my clients and provide valuable information to help them build their wealth. I know that even though I handle transactions on a daily basis; my clients may only buy or sell a home a few times in their lifetime. I take the extra time and care to educate them about their decisions. My goal is to do such an outstanding job that they will not hesitate to refer their friends and family!
Ryan Bretzel was amazing with communication with us. Ryan was very easy to work with which is huge. Dave and I haven't always had a good experience with Realtors. Ryan was proof that not all Realtors are created equal. I would recommend Ryan anytime.
Dave and Liz S. Ham Lake, MN
I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put in helping me become a first time home buyer. You made a time that can be stressful go smoothly and seem painless. Your knowledge from the start all the way to close was extremely helpful and I truly appreciate that. It was a pleasure working with you and I enjoy and respect the way you do business. Whenever there is an opportunity, know that I will be quick to refer people to you. I'd want them to have a similar experience as me when buying a home. Take care and thanks again.
Mark L.White Bear Lake, MN
Ryan was knowledgeable, professional, and respectful of my wishes. He looked out for my best interests as a first-time home buyer. Ryan's excellent customer service allowed him to respond quickly to requests. He handled a very difficult seller by communicating diligently and respectfully. I was very pleased with his work.
Anne M.St. Paul, MN (Mac Groveland)
I'm extremely pleased with how the smoothly the entire process went. If I received a voicemail, I had a call back with in minutes. Ryan exceeded my expectorations. Further, everyone I interacted with from the Team was exceptionally helpful. Thanks!
Cody A.Woodbury, MN
Everything was right on target. Ryan did an excellent job for me.
Mike A.St. Paul Park, MN
Ryan was very helpful, flexible, and accommodating to our home search needs. He chose good properties for us to select from and we ended up finding a great home which we love. Thanks!
Michael and Bridget G., Forest Lake, MN
Moving from a less expensive out of state market, Ryan helped us to transition to the Twin Cities by taking over our tall order and spending several months to help us get as close as possible to a home which matched our needs. Also our varying schedules were well served by the team approach. Thank you.
Kieran and Katie M.Columbia Heights, MN
Ryan was a tremendous agent for us. He really listened to what we wanted in a home! We would recommend him to all of our friends and family!
Jeff and Christie L.Hugo, MN
You went way above and beyond what I ever expected in an agent. You are top notch and I would be honored to recommend your team.
Bonnie R. Shoreview, MN
Ryan really listened to me and knew exactly what I was looking for in a home. He was always available day or night!
Sherry J.Fridley, MN
Ryan is a great agent. He was always available to answer questions and was excellent at keeping me up to date. At showings he noticed things I didn't - both good and bad. I so appreciated his thoroughness. Highly recommend Keller Williams. Thank you!
Paula H.Roseville, MN
As first time home buyers, we didn't know anything about buying a home or working with a Realtor. Ryan not only educated us about the home buying process and helped us find our first home, he seemed genuinely excited to be a part of our home buying experience.
Matt and Micah T.Shoreview, MN
Ryan was always very accessible and prompt with his responses to our questions. Ryan did a fantastic job with every aspect of our sale. We feel very content with our new home and could not have asked for more. Thank you Ryan.
Fausto and Cinia E.St. Paul, MN (ComoPark)
Dear Shawn, I would just like to drop you a note telling you how great Ryan Bretzel has been. He has answered his phone, or called me back within minutes of every phone call I have made to him. He has spent as least twenty hours on the phone with me, helping me find the right house. He has told me the truth, and has been very fair. I believe he has earned every penny of his commission, and then some. When I first contacted him about a house on Rice Street, I explained to him about my credit issues, and the work I have been doing to straighten most of them out, and I felt like he did not judge me, or look down his nose at me, more along the lines of he understood, and wanted to help me out. That was about two and a half months ago, and he wasn't a pest, he just politely followed up on what was going on with me. I have been working with town other realtors, and had nothing signed, or promised to them, after seeing the lengths Ryan was willing to go to for his clients, I dropped them cold. Let Ryan know that I am grateful to him. Best Wishes.
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