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Chelsea Erickson -- your real estate professional for Forest Lake and the surrounding lakes -- knows the uniqueness and draw of living by the water. Chelsea earned her Bachelor of Business Degree in Marketing while attending the University of Minnesota in Duluth, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. She has now amassed 20+ years of experience in Real Estate, personally owning multiple properties over the years.

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If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to determine how much less than the asking price they can offer and still get the home. From there, the buyer and seller typically negotiate […]

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. That might be why 73% of people believe it’s a good time to sell. Sellers, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Let’s connect so you can take advantage of this hot sellers’ market.

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself […]

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For over half of those surveyed, the ability to afford a down payment is […]

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from home would be temporary, […]

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than […]

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around. Buyers can take advantage of today's mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale. If this sounds like good news to you, let’s connect today so you can capitalize on the unique opportunity you have in today’s market.

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two years. It’s the reason many would-be purchasers are frustrated with the bidding wars over the […]

Testimonials

Relators Chelsea Erickson and Jeff Carpetner were very professional and knowledgeable and helpful in the marketing/selling of my home. I would recommend their services to family and friends. All aspects of my sale of my home were handled professionally and kept me involved and updated. Thank You.

St. Denis, Terry; North Branch

Chelsea makes EVERYTHING BETTER! Always Flexible, Prompt, Professional & Not Afraid to Work Hard for YOUR GOALl! It takes a Hot 5 minutes in her presence to recognize how Clearly Outstanding she is! A Strong Negotiator, with Builder Connections, Real Estate Expertise & People Skills.... What??? Finally..... God Sent Her ! Don't make the mistake we did... Wasting precious time by signing with the Wrong Realtors & Stuck Waiting their Contracts out.... Beat The Pandemic - With A Breath of Fresh Air - Meet Chelsea Erickson the Road Warrior of Real Estate!! : ) Spencer & Coral Millage

CoCo Millage

Chelsea came highly recommended from family members and she lived up to their praise. She met all of our expectations. We look forward to closing our next house with her.

Rona Flesner

Chelsea has been such a pleasure to work with. Keeping things easy and fun! She made the whole experience of selling our town home and buying our house so seamless, even during a pandemic. Would highly recommend.

Danielle Swaggert

Chelsea is amazing, very professional and knowledgeable with all she does. She helped my family and I find our forever home while being patient and understanding through the entire process. I'm thankful for her dedication and commitment to helping serve us. Would recommend to EVERYONE.

Christopher Mead

Chelsea is amazing, very professional and knowledgeable with all she does. She helped my family and I find our forever home while being patient and understanding through the entire process. I'm thankful for her dedication and commitment to helping serve us. Would recommend to EVERYONE.

Christopher Guse

Chelsea is super professional and knows her stuff! She also really cares about you and your dreams, with the power of negotiation to get you there! I highly recommend her!!

Michelle Triplett

Highly recommend!! Very knowledgeable at all aspects of her job! From listing to closing she keeps your priority list her priority list! She gives space when you need time to make a decision a d she's aggressive when you need an aggressive realtor on your side. She knows the job and she the very best!

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