CENTURY 21 Vista, Inc.: Testimonials

Client Satisfaction is the #1 Priority at CENTURY 21 Vista, Inc.

No one has sold more real estate in the Otter Tail, Douglas, Grant, Wilkin and Becker County areas than CENTURY 21 Vista, Inc. Our attention to detail, and our professional Agents and Administrative Staff ensure that your real estate transaction will be successful. What we have accomplished for the following clients, we can accomplish for you:

"Charlie Brue was so tuned in to what I needed in a home.
He was always thinking of the perameters of my finances and could always be relied on to return calls.
Friendly and courteous.
Having never bought a house before, he explained everything so that I understood. "

MarJean


Charlie Brue

"Charlie Brue was way beyond helpful with the purchase of our house. His knowledge of the Fergus Falls area and contractors in the area was a bonus. He was very prompt and clear in his communication and was always available for questions and giving us access for inspections. He was thorough with paper work and offering a last minute walk through before closing. I would certainly contact Charlie in the future for any property buying or selling activity. "

 

Carlene C.

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Adele Butenas

"Adele was great; she worked hard at finding us the right property. She was always willing to work around our schedules and always got back to us right away. When it came to signing a contract she paid attention to the details and explained things well. Adele was always looking out for our best interest. She never tried pushing us into a property we weren't sure of. Her ultimate goal was to find the property in our price range and we would be happy with. I would strongly recommend Adele."

P. Wilhelmi

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Adele Butenas

"Adele Butenas can help you make your dreams come true! A true professional in every aspect. She takes the time to make sure you understand the steps while making things happen with little to no stress in the search. She listens and understands what you want and goes out of her way to get you to where you want to be. Adele did a lot of work behind the scenes but gave us excellent feedback all along the way. She took the journey with us! She went over the speed bumps with us and eventually we traveled smooth roads! She tells it like it is, putting sugarcoating on it when it was appropriate for sugarcoating! Patience of a saint!! We would recommend her to anyone who is looking for the particular home but has not found it. She can get you there! We are now proud lake residents in Battle Lake, MN!"

D. & C. Hovland

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Adele Butenas

"Adele did a great job in getting our property sold in a short time. It was very important that it was sold this year. The ad she did to show our lake cabin was a winner. Thanks to everyone who got our place sold this summer. Thanks again to Adele. Century 21 Vista has sold four of our cabins on Buchanan Lake in Ottertail, MN. What more can I say than.....thank you to everyone.

J. & C. Winsperger

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Donna Grover

"We are cabin owners!! Many many thanks to you for all your help with finding and purchasing a lake cabin for our family. We are grateful for your expertise and friendship! You are stellar at what you do!

D. and C. Barnes

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Donna Grover

"Donna has more experience selling homes than anyone I know. She is easy to work with, understanding and just an overall good person. I have purchased and sold multiple home during the 4 years that I have know Donna. The first time we looked at homes with her, we looked at more than 50 homes and the one that we purchased was NOT even a home that I wanted to look at! Donna is so easy to work with!! She is always up to "go with the flow". She doesn't judge (I have run many crazy ideas past her). Donna has done this for a few years, she knows what it takes to sell a home and to help buyers purchase a home. She is one of the best at what she does and I would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home!"

Shane and Holly

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Re: Linnae Leary

"Greg and I greatly appreciate all the extra effort you've done for us."

Elizabeth

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Re: Linnae Leary

"Thank you so much for all your help. You really don't charge enough for the miracles you do."

Jerry

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Re: Linnae Leary

"Thank you for all of your help. You are fun to work with and always go the extra mile for us! We really appreciate all that you do fur us."

Kevin, Tammy, Kayleigh and Brady

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Re:  Alan and Judi Olson

"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 Olsons enables us to purchase a home which perfectly suits our needs."

W. Hill

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Re:  Alan and Judi Olson

"Alan Olson does an ongoing, excellent job of keeping us up to date on everything and efficiently staying in touch. He takes care of the many ongoing details required for an effective sale."

Marcy, Seller

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Re:  Alan and Judi Olson

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

Greg J.

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Re:  Alan and Judi Olson

"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 absolutel joy to work with as well".

Joel Smith

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Re:  Alan and Judi Olson

"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

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Re:  Alan and Judi Olson

"Alan does an excellent job!  Highly recommended." 

Troy and Danza Johnsrud

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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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Re: Amy Cranston-Nathe

"Amy was absolutely amazing to work with! She had a professional photographer take photos of our home and she knew exactly where to price our home so that it would sell quickly. She made the process nearly effortless for us and if we ever sell/buy a home again we will definitely use her!!"

rjandrews

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Re: Amy Cranston-Nathe

"Amy was had a friendly and honest personality. She responded to questions immediately allowing us to feel connected all the time even though we lived away from Fergus Falls. I would recommend Amy to any seller or buyer!"

Molly Johnson

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Re: Amy Cranston-Nathe

"Amy knew exactly what we were looking for and helped us find our forever home."

ta_bol

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Re: Amy Cranston-Nathe

"Amy also helped us buy the home we live in now, that's how much we valued her as an agent. She knew exactly what the market was like in our area and gave us great advice."

pmhermes

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Scott is an excellent agent and he worked diligently to meet our needs. He is an expert on the area an one can tell they have a dedicated agent when working with him.  He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, easy to work with and professional. Thanks for all your hard work, Scott!! Also, he was always available when we had questions."

Valerie R.

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Re:  Scott Norton

"A true professional, a gentleman, and attentive to every aspect of his job.  If you want to buy or sell, do not hestiate establishing a relationship with Scott."

Max Eaton

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Re:  Scott Norton

"We were very pleased with Scott Norton.  Not only is he a kind man, he is very knowledgeable about the market and was very efficient in getting us what we were looking for.  Great Realtor."

Adam and Gina Pederson

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Re:  Scott Norton

"I can't say enough about Scott's focus from beginning to end concerning our recent purchase.  He was completely honest, open, enthusiastic and most importantly came through as a friend he's always been.  Not once as representing both seller and purchaser did he play favorites, but solved the necessary problems that arose as a professional, quickly, I might add.  He's a community favorite when real estate is involved and can be expected to give it everything he's got for his organization, his buyers and sellers, and anyone else involved.  My wife and I thank him and Century 21 Vista for finding exactly what we sought in a home."

Jon and Susan Donelan

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Scott has many years of experience in the real estate business in our community, so he was definitely the first person to call when we decided to retire from the rental business.  We listed our property and within a very short time he had a number of bids on the property.  He was efficient in communication of the bids, he even lined up a renter for the vacant unit".

Nancy Barrett

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Scott was the second agent to list our home.  He stuck with the sale through a rough "selling period".  He was very thorough in his approach through closing the sale.  Scott was one of the most professional agents that I have ever worked with.  He went the extra mile in helping with issues that arose in my absence.  I highly recommend him."

LaDell Swiden

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Re:  Scott Norton

I can't recomment Scott Norton more highly.  I worked with Scott nearly 20 years ago and I was so happy with the results that I'm working with him again.  Scott is a genuine guy who gets to know you both personally and professionally.  He's extremely hard-working and dedicated to his craft.  He's made my current move back to Fergus Falls as easy and stress free as a move can be.

Peter Brandvold

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Scott is a professional with integrity, decency and honesty.  A top shelf Realtor!  You should be proud to have him as a member of your organization.  I would hire him again in a New Your Minute!"

Gerald Frick

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Thank you Century 21 Vista and Scott Norton for the great service.  Your knowledge and experience mad it easy to purchase our new home".

Dan Johnson

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Scott did an amazing job for us when we purchased the house two years ago...so there was NO questiona who we were listing with when it came time to sell!  He gets the job done quickly and professionally.  Thanks Scott!"

Russell and Tami Walz

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Re:  Scott Norton

"Scott was not only professional but he cares for people. I can say Scott will always be a friend of ours after working with him."

Ryan and Danita Hemmila

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Re:  Scott Norton

Scott is a professional with integrity, decency and honesty.  A top shel Realtor!  You should be proud to have him as a member ofyour organization.  I would hire him again in a New York Minute!

Gerald Fridk

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Re: Scott Norton

Scott - we thank you for your help emotionally, physically and financially. We appreciate you more than you know!

Glenda and Roger

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Re: Scott Norton

"Scott - thanks so much for all you did in getting mom's house sold and for getting such great buyers. Thanks for being patient with me and my family. You are the best!

Lori Johndahl

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Re: Scott Norton

"We had a very pleasant experience listing and selling our home with you. You are very professional, efficient and good to work with. Scott - you did an excellent job for us! You made it happen and in a very short time. You are a true professional and we thank you for all the work you did in selling our home on Laurel. We certainly will give your name to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Lloyd and Nora Dufault

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Re: Scott Norton

"I have been meaning to write you a Thank You for some time for everything you did for us...We love our place so much and wouldn't have been able to get it without your help and support..."

Nick and Francie Kastellos

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Re: Scott Norton

"Congratulations on your CENTURY 21 System's Centurion Producer award. Also, thank you for the hard work you do for us, in helping us with our recruitment efforts."

Jim Wilkus, CEO, Fergus Falls Medical Group

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Re: Scott Norton

"We would like to thank you for doing such a great job as our real estate agent. You really understood the kind of house we wanted. You were organized, professional and welcoming...We are so glad to have met you and worked with you, and now to be friends."

Dave, Molly and Emily Stoddard

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Re: Scott Norton

"Scott was amazing! He was careful, kind and extremely professional."

Neil

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Re: Scott Norton

"We want to thank you again for such an outstanding experience with you as a Realtor. You're great! You did well in helping us land the house on Beech in 1998 and the did well by selling it 8 years later in what has to be record time (6 days if memory serves). Nicely done. Amy and I couldn't have been more pleased by the great job you do."

Wes and Amy Lundburg

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Re:  Connie Caspers and Erin Olson

"We are so thankful that both of you were the ones to hold our hands through this intense (most of the time) process. You are amazing realtors with integrity, patience and promptness. There are so many reasons that Joel enjoyed your professionalism and many more WHY I did! Our family is very excited to enjoy our very own Otter Tail Lake cabin with family and friends for years to come!

Joel and Tami

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Re: Connie Caspers and Erin Olson

"Our family cabin is now officially SOLD! HUGE THANK YOU to Connie Ihry Caspers and Erin Olson from Century 21 Vista for their hard work. When you have to deal with 6 family members.....let's just say we had tons of emails and text messages the past couple of months."

The Haberman Family

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"Connie is my sister-in-law and I knew that she was an extremely good realtor, but that was an underestimation once she got going on the sale.  If she works has hard on all her listings as she did with me, I wonder when she has time to sleep.  I was equally impressed with the Century 21 office and staff who she works for and with.  They give REALTORS a good name!"

Bob Caspers, Ottertail Lake

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"I loved working with Connie!!  It was a great experience...she always made me feel comfortable and in control of our meetings.  Very knowledgeable and never pushy.  She has a great personality and I can tell she loves what she does!"

Vicki Yaggie

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"Connie was fantastic!  She was so helpful in all areas, prompt in her communications with us and most of all, so very knowledgeable in the field of real estate.  It was a wonderful experience working with her.  We won't hesitate referring our friends to her should they have the need!  Thanks Connie".

Paul and Sibyl Jacklitch, Rush Lake

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"Connie is the best!!!.  She is over the top helpful, kind and considerate, and smart.  We were blessed to have worked with her on the sale of our wonderful property.  She was able to sell our house during a time when none of our neighbors were able to even draw any attention to their homes/cabins.  We cannot thank her enough, and will always consider her a friend.  Thanks again for allowing her to work with us".

 Lana and Tom Blair, Rush Lake

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"Connie Caspers was "hands-down" the best agent we have ever had!".

Kermit and Lori Nelson

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"Connie Caspers and the other professionals at Century 21 Vista could not have been more helpful than they were.  As a result, I received a full price offer in a very short period of time.  I especially appreciate the professional way they handled negotiations with the buyers.  I could not be happier.  Thanks Connie."

Jon Sarff

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"There were significant challenges in selling this property, but thanks to Connie we were able to work thru them all.  Thanks for the help in completing this process. "

Steve and Margo Liberda

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Re:  Connie Caspers

"Very happy with the services Connie provided to us.  She determined what our needs and wants were and was able to find us the properties that worked for us."

Joe Potocki and Family

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Re: Connie Caspers

"Connie has extensive knowledge of the local real estate market. She is an excellent agent. I would highly recommend her."

Kevin Battles

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Connie Caspers

"Connie is a wonderful person to work with! Not only does she do her best to help you with her properties, she's also a great listener.......and will become someone you call friend. She's personable and an expert in the industry. I worked with her in 2011 and I am working with her again."

Anna Schuler

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Re: Connie Caspers

"I have found Connie to be delight to work with. Her professionalism is beyond reproach. Her commitment to the industry of real estate by sharing with her clients the knowledge she has gained is just what the customer is looking for."

Jim Espeland

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Re: Connie Caspers

 

"Connie cares deeply about her clients and their lives, a trait that immediately gains trust and connects her with you and your family. Her proven experience both within the real estate business and across her storied career provides deep, rich perspective enabling creativity. Finally her balanced approach with a healthy competitive streak allows you to have confidence at the negotiation table. If you are looking for real estate in the Minnesota Lake Country or within the Phoenix market, put Connie Caspers at the top of your list."

Leif Hemstad

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Re: Connie Caspers

I have known Connie for nearly 25 years and I can honestly say she gets excited about whatever she does and never misses the opportunity to make things better than they were before she got involved. I have observed her skills in dealing with people, in business and in the communities where she’s lived. She is gifted and uniquely qualified in building long term relationships. Connie remains strong during adversity and have been blessed to watch her deal with both losses as well as successes. While she believes in success, more importantly, she believes in “significance”. I have also admired her for her valuable qualities and have regarded her with evermore respect. Connie is intelligent, a quick study, naturally curious, always there to protect her values, yet is easy going in nature. She is a team player, goal oriented and has a sense of urgency to get things done. She is keenly devoted to her work, but being a real and genuine people person, she has also finds time to get involved around her. Unlike many people, when she adopts a cause or pursues a new interest, she is guaranteed to be highly motivated and committed. Connie has also demonstrated that she understands what business is all about. Almost without exception, however, she puts others first. She is driven in equal measure by both passion and compassion which is a secret to good business and genuine life-long relationships. She has also been an opportunist and thrives on new challenges as a method to grow and learn. Connie uses common sense in her approach to problem solving along with the gift of understanding technology. She leads with confidence and by example and has the unusual ability to notice what others overlook. Connie is timely with up to date information within her profession and maintains a well-educated approach in current affairs. She is a spiritually “gifted” woman and viewed as a pillar of strength to her family, friends and her community. Serving others first has molded her into the leader she is. I have no hesitation in recommending Connie Caspers for any project or professional activity she chooses. I am honored to know her!

Dick Shorma

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Re: Connie Caspers

Connie is very detailed and professional in how she goes about her business. Connie understands the central MN market place for homes, lake and commercial property. Her experience in the marketplace, and abiliaty to find all the important information is impressive. I would recommend Connie for anyone looking for property in the Minnesota lakes area or southeastern North Dakota".

Tom K. Kenville

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Re: Connie Caspers

We would like to make a contribution to a charity in your name for all the help you provided above and beyond.

Dr. Lyle Best and Pastor Jan Mehlhoff

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Re: Connie Caspers

Just a note to tell you how thrilled we were to receive a charitable donation to honor you for the loving and giving service you provided one of your clients and their family. They indicated that the type of service provided was above-and-beyond anything they have witnessed in the past and they just wanted to let you know how very much they appreciated you and your efforts. As a leader in our community and parish, please know that we have appreciated those same qualities time and time again.

Fr Dale Lagodinski, St John's Church of Wahpeton, ND

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Re: Connie Caspers

Please know how wonderful our home buying experience has been with Connie Caspers as our REALTOR®. She has been the most pleasant, helpful and encouraging coach for us as we searched for our retirement home in Minnesota. She returned my first phone call on a holiday weekend from her home to make arrangements to meet with us the very next day. She had carefully prepared listing information on several homes for us to see and guided us through information regarding the lake area and the nuances of lake living. Even after we returned to our home in Colorado, she walked us through preparations for an offer and kept us up to date daily on its progress with the sellers. She has promptly sent us additional listings by email of other properties in the area that fit our list of wants and needs throughout the winter months keeping us updated on potential properties for sale. Connie has given us well more than we ever expected from a real estate agent. Her caring service to us has been the best we've experienced in many years of home buying and selling!

Tim and Ginger Lenzmeier

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Re: Connie Caspers

"Connie - thank you for your care and comfort during this process.

Patti, Dan and Lynne

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Re: Connie Caspers

My husband and I have to thank Connie for her hard work and professionalism in making our retirement dream home a realty! They walked us through the purchase process every step of the way and they worked around several obstacles on our behalf. We would recommend this team to anyone looking for property in west central Minnesota.

Les and Nancy Brennan

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Re: Connie Caspers

"Thank you so much for being such a great Realtor and friend to us since we purchased our lake home. You have made us feel so welcome in the community which means a lot. We enjoyed having you to our place and it was nice to hear your thoughts about the improvements we've made. To us, 107 Oak Avenue feels like h-o-m-e and we feel blessed that we have met more wonderful people like you because of it".

Nancy, Robyn and Michaela

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Re: Connie Caspers

"We want to thank you for all the hard work you did on helping us with the purchase of our first Lake Cabin"! We are excited to be in, and even the cleaning was kind of fun in a new place! Just as we thought, our little one enjoyed the tree swing and swing set with many giggles as she was having fun! We are looking forward to many warm days at the lake in the time to come, and thank you so much for making this a great experience for us!"

Jill and Jeremie

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Connie Caspers

"My husband and I have to thank Connie for her hard work and professionalism in making our retirement dream home a reality".

Les and Nancy Brennan

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Re: Connie Caspers

"Thank you, we never would be able to do this without the attention and caring service of your company.

Carla and Cheryl

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Re: Connie Caspers

"We are loving our new place at the lake! Everyone who's visited us loves the quiet, the view, etc. too! We are very, very happy with it! If everyone provided customer service like you all at Century 21 Vista, this world would be a wonderful place!"

Greg and Anne Harvey

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Re: Connie Caspers

"Thank you so much for doing such a great job of selling and closing our home on Pickerel Lake. You certainly know how to get the job done!

Wes and Inez Madson

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Re: Leslie Flugstad

“Leslie, there is no way we can thank you enough for your tireless efforts to help us sell our house in a depressed market and move into our dream home. Even in the face of obstacles, you made sure everything came together for us. Clearly, being a realtor is much more than a job to you, and it shows!”

Saul & Mary Kay

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