Alan W. Olson, Alan Olson, Broker, President

During his 39 years as a Broker/Owner, Alan has always been one of the top listing and selling agents in his firm, specializing in farms, rural and lakeshore property. In addition, he is one of the few agents who is a licensed Appraiser - he knows values! Alan partners with his wife Judi, whom he credits for their sales and service success. She has 30 years of experience in sales and marketing and together they do 50 transactions a year. Judi is a Broker and has achieved the Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS), something which only 4% of the U.S. REALTORS® achieve. She is also a Graduate of the Institute (GRI), an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Resort and Recreational Sales Specialist (RRS), and has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation (CDPE), making her well educated and capable of providing the highest quality of real estate service.

When asked why 39 years of real estate experience matters to clients Alan said, "Experience allows us to realize in just a few moments what the needs of our clients really are. In addition, it enables us to be excellent negotiators to be able to accomplish the goals of both the buyer and seller in any given transaction, which makes it win win for all." Also, Alan has coached and counseled his agents all these years which qualifies him to be an extraordinary negotiator.

Testamonials......

"After contacting Alan and Judi Olson to determine availability of lakefront residences in the Central Lakes region of Minnesota, my wife and I were very impressed with their immediate and professional response to our request. Our criteria for a new home were very specific and somewhat unique and although such property was limited, Judi worked tirelessly for over a year to help us achieve our goal. During this time Alan provided advice and recommendations based on his years of experience in the field of Real Estate and ultimately the Olson’s enables us to purchase a home which perfectly suits our needs."
W. Hill

"Alan and Judi were both wonderful to work with".
Greg J.

"Alan and his wife Judi provided a comfort level I hadn't experienced with other brokers. That was a deciding factor for me. His team was wonderful. Judi helped us tremendously from the beginning and Alan was great at closing the deal by providing sound guidance. Fantastic team - especially the office staff at Battle Lake and their willingness to remain open after hours to accommodate my schedule. Judi was an absolute joy to work with as well".
Joel Smith

"I just wanted to send you a little note to thank you so much for helping our son, Ben, find a home he was comfortable buying and working with him in a timely manner as homes came up for sale. My husband and I were grateful that you watched out for him and guided him in a positive direction. We were grateful that sometimes you suggested it might be better to pass by a given property in lieu of something that would be a better fit for him. In the end, the home he ended up with, I think he is very happy with and that is important. So again, I want to thank you for the nice job you did working with him and helping us all feel good about a home for him. You are an awesome, honest person. Thank you.
Darlene and Earl Felling

"Alan does an excellent job! Highly recommended."
Troy and Danza Johnsrud

"Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your hard work in helping us close on our house. It was really nice that you gave up a good part of your day to come to the closing and have lunch with us. It meant a lot. Again, thank you.
Steve and Christine

Re: Alan and Judi Olson
"Alan and Judi were excellent. Made me feel as though I was the only client they had. Communication was great and they always kept me informed and up to speed.
Justin Deal
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Re: Alan and Judi Olson
"Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your hard work in helping us close on our house. It was really nice that you gave up a good part of your day to come to the closing and have lunch with us. It meant a lot. Again, thank you.
Steve and Christine
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Re: Judi and Alan Olson
"We can't say enough how much we appreciate you and Judi throughout. Your work last night is truly why this will become reality for us".
Steve Olson
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Re: Judi and Alan Olson
"Very knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful in seeing the transaction through closing".
James and Lois Kraemer
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Re: Judi and Alan Olson
"It was a pleasure working with Judi and Alan through the process. Thank you for all the time you invested in trying to find us a home."
Dan and Trisha Reed
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Re: Judi and Alan Olson
"Done moving and selling. Alan and Judi Olson were great. Very professional and effective. House on market since July 21, 2010 with no action with other realtor. Alan and Judi took over in mid April, 2012 and had the house sold in one month. Thank you so much".
Don and Dell Perry
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Re: Judi and Alan Olson
"We had an excellent experience working with Alan and Judi Olson! We have already referred them to several of our friends. They are attentive, caring, knowledgeable and so efficient - we feel fortunate to have them working for us! Great representatives for Century 21".
Tim and Roxanne Lotesness
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Re: Judi Olson
"I want to tell you that the Century 21 office which is near me did a great job of contacting and helping me sign and get the proper papers to you. No charge - just very helpful. Thanks for a good job."
Doug and Bob
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Re: Judi Olson
"We were happy when the sale was actually completed. I'm sure you folks had a few second thoughts along the way! Sorry I led you into such a difficult series of plan changes. I understand from son Douglas that you did a good job all the way."
Dan and Nancy
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Re: Alan and Judi Olson
"Thank you Alan for your professional and thoroughly effective and accurate way of handling all this....Thanks again for going to bat for us---we do indeed appreciate your efforts in upholding the truth and integrity of purchase agreements."
Chuck and Sally Evrist
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Re: Alan and Judi Olson
"...We have enjoyed doing business with you and Alan. Down the road, please stop by and visit us..."
Dave and Colleen Moline
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Re: Alan and Judi Olson
"We're kicking around some thoughts of our own regarding a possible change mid-year next year...you will still be selling we trust. You are still very much our real-estate people and we plan to work with you should we need to sell here and replace our home. We love and miss you both."
Sally Evrist
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Re: Alan and Judi Olson
"We think you handled our sale in the utmost professional way and we will recommend you to everyone in our future:.
The Doric Family
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I agree, About a year ago l wanted to sell my cabin and Judi and her team did a great job helping me get it ready. And it went swiftly. I would recommend them completely.
~Brenda Stemig
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Absolutely! Professional, informed, responsive, thorough. They are wonderful to work with!
~Kay Bjorgan Kratochwill
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Judi and Alan Olson
Two fantastic people that happen to sell real estate. Highly recommended! They and their team worked above and beyond to get our business sold! We had a sale fall through because of the buyers and they worked even harder to find a new buyer for us to get our property sold. When the buyers tried to give us the runaround they found a solution and they will be hard workers for you too. If you are looking for honest hardworking and never quit people to help you buy or sell real estate you have found them!
~Michael & Aggie Pendy
Ottertail MN
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"Have used Alan and Judi for both a lake cabin purchase and sale. Their knowledge of the Otter Tail County lakes area is extensive. After searching a few years, Alan was able to find us the perfect lake place and provided expert advice about making an offer and financing. The closing process was smooth. In another instance, they were very helpful in completing the sale of a cabin."
~Paula
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"Judi was so helpful and friendly through the whole process. From searching for a home to our closing day. Even checking in with us six months later to see how we are doing in our new home. Would recommend them to anyone!"
~CJ Kells
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"I have worked with Alan and Judi Olson for many years and have always been treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. They sold my home and assisted me with a contract for deed with the new owners. I would recommend them for any real estate service needs whether buying or selling."
~Brian P.
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We were pleased with the service received from Alan and Judi and our agent Bob Veland. We had listed the property in a prior year with a different real estate office and had very little activity on it. We listed it with Century 21 and we had offers in just a couple of weeks!!! The closing process was extremely easy and done timely.
~Gail Korth
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Alan and Judi worked hard to get my house as much exposure as possible. Once I received an offer they helped me get the best price I could. My house sold in a month after listing it. They were very helpful and professional throughout the process.
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