Home Avenue Testimonials
Check out why our clients loved working with Home Avenue! We value our clients’ feedback as we are always working to improve the quality of service we provide.
18:48 01 Dec 22
We used HomeAvenue to sell in Oct. 2022. Our home sold quickly, and we saved $30,000 to $40,000 in Realtor fees. Highly recommend if you're willing to put in some time & effort.
22:49 11 Nov 22
We sold two properties with Home Avenue. It was easy and we saved thousands in realtor fees!
21:43 06 Oct 22
Jim & Dory Hermann make an excellent team and choice for your residential real estate needs. We’ve used their services twice to sell homes in MN in the past six years. They’re pros, highly efficient, high integrity, service-oriented, grounded people, and a pleasure to work with. The Hermann Team at Home Avenue gets my highest recommendation.
20:07 11 Sep 22
My experience selling with Home Avenue was 100% positive, Greg was very professional and easy to work with. I saved a huge amount of money using this platform and I highly recommend Home Avenue over traditional real estate brokers.
20:29 30 Aug 22
I have worked with Home Avenue several times and my experience with them has been outstanding. Most recently, I used their full service option to sell my house and then purchase a new condo. Greg was knowledgeable and exceptionally supportive in advising how to prepare my property for showing/sale and in setting a fair market price. His guidance was also invaluable as I looked at condos and learned how to discern the ins and outs of home ownership association rules. There were countless questions and blips along the way in both transactions and Greg was always available to help and find solutions. He is skilled, patient and enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend Home Avenue!
11:48 27 Aug 22
Home Avenue was the way to sell!! $$ Did I mention how much we saved $$ The paper work took some time but I enjoyed the researching and I also had my own good quality photos. The staff was excellent in helping with our questions. We had an open house the first weekend after we listed and found out many people wanted to buy without a realtor! They wanted all the facts about the house directly from the owners. We did spend a lot of time deciding on a list price and went with our 'gut feeling'... we did sell over the asking price!
17:41 10 Aug 22
I have now used Home Avenue to sell two of my homes. Both times things went very smoothly and in the hot markets, also very quickly. They will give all the support you need on their sliding scale or if you have done this a few times, they just give you gentle reminders of any steps needed to keep MLS up to date. I highly recommend them for those that are not afraid of the selling process.
02:17 23 Jun 22
This is a terrific opportunity to save on realtor's commissions. Especially for a pricier home, where the HomeAvenue flat fee for the full service beats even 1% commissions offered by very few others (i.e. Redfin, but only if you buy a house with them too). They are very experienced and knowledgeable pros that you can rely on for any questions or issues during this super important transaction. Highly recommend!
17:15 20 Jun 22
Saved Thousands as the advert states...These guys were super receptive and helped me through the process as much as I needed it. Be confident and sell yourself with these guys!
16:11 03 May 22
Home Avenue was easy, convenient and saved my Mother in Law money! I would use again.
03:55 04 Dec 21
I truly enjoyed working with Greg. Friendly, easy , very professional.I would highly recommend Greg Lawrence and Home Avenue.
17:50 04 Nov 21
Jim and Dory Herrmann did a fantastic job of marketing our home, while getting us a great sale price. I wholeheartedly endorse their professionalism and knowledge. They assisted us in every facet of the process!In addition to savings us thousands of dollars, they also deliver service to the max...They dot the I's and cross the T's. I give them 10 out of 10!!!
01:42 03 Nov 21
Home Avenue was so helpful in my entire home selling experience! They explained everything and took care of the stressful things that I did not want to deal with. Very experienced friendly staff and my facilitator was so helpful every step of the way. He was genuinely kind and cared. I have been recommending home avenue to many friends looking to sell their home.
10:47 16 Oct 21
If you want to save 1000's and in my case 10's of 1000's, this is the team I highly recommend. Always got back to me in a timely manner and in many cases I was actually able to get a live person immediately. After everything was in place and my house was listed on the MLS, I had a written offer from a representing buyers realtor in less than a week. I paid 3.25% commission but saved thousands by not paying 6% commission. If you are willing to listen , do what they say, there is a very high probability that not only will your home get sold in a timely manner but you'll save tons of hard earned monies. Enjoyed the journey. It was a fun experience!
23:02 13 Oct 21
Lee Shelton has been amazing to work with. He is professional, yet personable. He is also very quick to respond to any question, concern or suggestion. I highly recommend this company!
20:23 09 Sep 21
Excellent. The value of using Home Avenue is incredible, saving me over $10k compared to traditional realtors. Let's face it, so much of home buying data, price history, comparables... it's all accessible by the average buyer or seller. Yes, I can do the work, and YES, I'll keep more cash in my pocket.
00:42 03 Aug 21
Great experience. Responsive service, and there to help a person new to the field. Worked mostly with Maddy and she and the rest of the staff were very helpful. Absolutely would use again!
19:12 16 Jul 21
I would highly recommend using this flat fee service. Our agent was highly professional and responsive to all of our needs.
13:00 16 Apr 21
I listed my second property with Home Avenue and had a great experience. Madeline answered all of my questions in a timely manner and was always willing to make the changes I requested. It is a great way to have thousands of dollars!
19:36 22 Feb 21
Good low cost way to list on the MLS. You get all the transaction forms needed and as little or as much help as you want.
20:44 20 Jan 21
We used Home Avenue to sell our home as "For Sale By Owner"They provided an excellent service at a reasonable cost. I like the fact that their services costs are transparent and can be seen on their website. It was a wonderful experience working with the staff. They have a very professional approach and promptly got back to me for all my questions. I really appreciate their help during the process. They also helped with Earnest Money Deposit Escrow service, which also is a valuable service to FSBO clients. In short, I highly recommend Home Avenue's services.
23:55 19 Dec 20
So easy to use. Second time we used them to sell a house. We have saved over $20k total using them. Our house sold in one week.
22:44 10 Dec 20
After taking the advice of a friend, we decided to sell our house without a realtor. We were referred to HomeAvenue because it includes an MLS listing. The $995 fee included the listing, pictures, handouts, and a personalized write up on the property. I would STRONGLY recommend purchasing the realtor representation. It is an easy and affordable way for you to be represented during the selling process. It is a seller's market right now -- and your house is going to sell quickly. The first couple that walked through our house put in a full price offer. Having representation means a buyer's realtor is not going to take advantage of you for listing it yourself (which we experienced). We highly recommend Home Avenue -- it saved us thousands of dollars!!!
01:13 10 Dec 20
If you are not using companies like Home Avenue, you are throwing your long earned equity in your home away to someone that does not work too hard. Once your home is on MLS, the buyers will find it and they will ask their realtor to show it to them.. You should expect to pay a buyers fee of 2% but that is a far greater deal then 5-7%. Make sure your home is in good repair, clean and free of clutter and it will sell much faster. Home Avenue may charge fees to assist in paperwork but the goal is to get the buyer in the door and a sold sign in the yard.
00:33 10 Dec 20
I've used Home Avenue to sell 2 of my homes and just helped my sister do the same. Great service. Really easy and saves a lot of money!
20:54 09 Dec 20
Great to work with. Saved thousands!
21:21 24 Aug 20
17:35 23 May 20
Greg and Becca were amazing! Great timely communication. Very kind and professional. A+++ rating.
13:18 16 Mar 20
We had a very good experience, were able to get multiple showings after signing up. Liked that we were able to put commission at less than 3%
21:56 31 Jan 20
Good experience that opened my house up to a lot more buyers when on the MLS. Would use again.
21:17 12 Nov 19
Words are simply inadequate to express what a great experience I had working with Home Avenue and with Rebecca “Becca” McShane in particular.There is no hard sell to purchase additional services! I started with an MLS listing and that process was so helpful and Becca was so great — she held an open house for me, because I had already relocated out of state — that I purchased additional services at quite a fair price!Becca negotiated my sales price and attended the closing in my stead. Moreover, she was in touch with me as much as I needed and/or wanted and made me feel as if I was her only client. If you need or want to save money on selling your home, call Home Avenue and ask for Becca! She’s a talented Realtor and a beautiful person!! An A+ experience! ❤️🙏🏻👍🏻
11:05 19 Oct 19
We found the Home Avenue staff to be thorough, professional and responsive in supporting the home selling process. Their options for services were understood and costs clear. Our ability to access and use the Duluth Area multiple listing service (MLS) with Home Avenue acting as our broker was important to our sale. The MLS flat fee listing and other fees for an open house announcement were fair and again helpful to our successful outcome.Based on our experience, this option was critical to our success and we would recommend Home Avenue and its services if you want to sell your home by yourself with appropriate backup as needed at a fair cost.
15:25 03 Oct 19
Selling your house via Home Avenue is a very easy way to save thousands of dollars. You can have them handle most of the work or do more yourself and save even more. Based on my experience if I take into account how much I saved and the effort I put into doing the extra work I earned around $500/hour. Not too bad of a gig.
13:38 27 Sep 19
Very helpful through the entire process. Always willing and happy to answer any/all questions. Highly recommend.
12:35 16 Sep 19
Easy to use. Saved us money.
23:16 02 Jul 19
I highly recommend Home Avenue for anyone planning a for sale by owner deal. They are professional and prompt. Very clear on their website as to what when and how.Saving $12,000+ for my efforts — a great deal.
19:52 26 Jun 19
I found selling my own home with the help of using HomeAvenue to be easy! There were a few hiccups when it first posted on the MLS but Madeline corrected immediately; one of the realtor sites had posted without using my entire description and photos. Maddie had this corrected within a day! A former neighbor, who was trying to sell their home (and couldn’t) using a realtor, had an issue with that same site and it took their realtor months to get that site to correct the error....I sold my home within a few days and I would never use a realtor again after using this service. We saved over $20,000.00. A little work to fill out all the information on their site before it posts on the MLS; I did hire a photographer and would recommend that if your selling a property that is over $300,000.00. I purchased the basic package plus the scheduling add on (worth it but I didn’t know I would sell so quickly) and the sign arrived quickly-within a couple of days. I previously had hired a realtor; her commission would have been 6%. I fired her due to lack of communication and not doing her job but insisting she was. I found this experience less stressful without a realtor and you are in control. Closing was a breeze and went into closing alone, feeling very secure without representation; title companies keep you very informed regarding everything. Don’t let realtors scare you about legal ramifications, that can happen with a realtor too. If worried, hire a real-estate attorney (I didn’t because it was a cash transaction and very straight forward). I have some realtor friends who said I was just lucky- well so are they; it’s all about waiting for the right person to see your home (our buyers bought from out of state site unseen except for the pictures and their realtor doing a video walk through. Realtors do the exact same thing- get your photos and house information (spend some time on the description of your home) on the MLS and all the subsequent real estate sites. I did offer 2.7% for the buyers realtor’s commission as recommended (I went with the high end and probably didn’t need to).Other states and countries use flat fee services, very common but not so in MN. People have this impression that it is very difficult; I was in healthcare not real-estate and was totally amazed by how easy the process really is.Good job Madeline and and thank you!
23:13 18 Jun 19
Super easy to set up the listing. Take your pictures and upload them to the site. Great customer support. I high recommend using Home Ave.
14:39 13 Jun 19
Greg sold our home in 1 day! He Is very knowledgeable and has been in the business for many years. Trust him, he knows 🙂
12:41 27 Apr 19
We worked with Home Avenue for 2 sales. From the beginning until the closing, Greg and the staff were there for us by phone and email. Greg advised us all the way - this is an outstanding service. We saved thousands of dollars; there’s no reason to use percentage based realtors.
19:20 25 Mar 19
Awesome - we saved a ton of money doing this ourselves and Home Avenue was there for us all the way. I will never use an agent to sell or buy my next home.
16:12 10 Mar 19
Sold my house within ten weeks after listing it through HomeAvenue’s FSBO-Showcase service. It was a pleasure to work with HomeAvenue staff, especially Madeline, who was very prompt and resourceful in responding to my questions related to the listing.
01:13 28 Oct 18
This was the first time using this kind of setup. I have always used a realtor to sell my house. I must say I am very happy with this company and the selling of my house. The company was very helpful answering my questions on the selling paperwork. They are not always available or easy to get ahold of, but overall it all went well for me. I will probably never use a realtor to sell my house again. The savings of 4% of my sale price more then paid for any trouble I had to deal with when selling.
23:38 08 Sep 18
Most FSBO’s do end up listing with a realtor. But this service’s unique approach and intelligent informed staff sold my listing in just weeks with the MLS basic packaging option. Home Avenue is Highly Recommended!
23:25 27 Aug 18
Ian's dad says; I've been using Home Avenue since I started buying foreclosure houses when the market crashed in 2008.Kris and Maddy are the glue that make this thing run. They are outstanding, and I have saved 10's of thousands on broker fee's. Greg is always available for market analysis. When selling, I will always use this company!
08:35 21 Aug 18
I’m wondering what happened that this service was so terrible for us and so great for others? Maybe it was the broker we were assigned- she is unresponsive, slow to make changes and she treats us like we are criminals anytime we ask anything. We put in a request to cancel our listing last week, as we now want to go through a realtor after not receiving any inquiries after listing with home avenue. Big surprise, no response yet. We’ve wasted time and money using this place...it’s my fault really, trying to save money.
17:30 01 Aug 18
The Experience was good. I would recommend them to anyone.
18:10 18 Jul 18
Provide excellent service and timely.
15:26 28 Jun 18
Saved a ton on the broker fees with sale of my home using this service. They were great to work with and did all the paperwork for me. They did an evaluation to let me know the price to list at. Sold very fast and closed in less than a month. Highly highly recommend these guys over a traditional real estate agent.
20:27 15 Jun 18
As a REALTOR myself in Colorado, I knew enough to be dangerous in theory but Greg and Home Avenue Realty were amazing in their professionalism, skills, knowledge and pricing. I couldn't have had a better experience selling from a distance! Job well done Greg! Thanks immensely.
12:05 12 Jun 18
I recently sold my home using Home Avenues’s flat rate option and I cannot say enough positive things! Easy to use! Wonderful help from staff when needed! Realtor fees cut over half and are now in my pocket. Highly recommend Home Avenue!
20:01 28 Apr 18
Your house will sell for what it is worth, and not more (because it won't appraise for above value for lender) so don't believe lying realtors who will promise to get you more. (And I actually sold for much more than realtors told me they could get!) Sell yourself, use google, and spend your money on fresh paint and staging! Using Home Avenue was super easy, and I think I saved time dealing with them myself and not dealing with a middle man realtor.
20:49 12 Mar 18
Sold quickly at a very fair price. This is my second sale through Home Avenue. They were easy and pleasant to work with.
21:13 16 Feb 18
Awesome service!! Highly recommend!! The whole crew at Home Avenue is easy to work with and knowledgeable. Sell by owner with confidence using Home Avenue, and save a ton!! It was my first time doing so, and I wouldn't change a thing if I did it again. A++
20:37 26 Jan 18
Good way to sell a home on your own. Really wasn't all that difficult. Definitely not worth paying a realtor 3% when you can use this method for about 1/30th that cost.
17:11 19 Dec 17
I've sold several houses on HA and would not use any other service. They rock and prices are good. Not sure why ANYONE would use a realtor?
17:08 18 Dec 17
Amazing staff very helpful
23:23 25 May 17
Great experience. Second time I have used them and everything went wonderful. Saved me about 3800 on my cabin.
18:52 13 Apr 17
I did FSBO with help from HOMEAVENUE and sold my house less than 2 months!Overall, I feel HA is very easy to use, very responsive service! I obtained free Home Showing Appointment Service which I believe was very helpful and simple to handle visiting appointments.Through HA, I got the big saving for me in the final deal and I highly recommend it if you believe you want to save huge agent fee and are able to stay on top of your communication!
16:34 07 Feb 17
Using Home Avenue's services was a breeze in selling our home. Everything went smoothly, with no hang-ups or surprises. I would highly recommend Home Avenue to anyone who is planning to sell their home.
17:33 03 Oct 16
Received great service from these guys. The FSBO process is much more straightforward than you think.
20:35 12 Aug 16
I sold my condo within 60 days. I received excellent service from everyone I dealt with at Home Avenue. I've used them before and will use them again.
Jean near St. Paul
17:24 21 Jun 16
I listed my home with Home Avenue with the minimum number of photos, no yard sign, and my own lock box - (minimal services). I had an offer in 3 days and we closed yesterday. My experience with Home Avenues could not have been better. All questions to office staff were answered in a timely manner. It was a good experience and I saved thousands. I think the house sold itself - it is a great house. Depending on how complicated the sale could be - I would use more services, but they can be added at any time. This worked well for me - thank you Home Avenue!
21:15 25 Apr 16
Love Home Avenue! Great option for those who have time to sell their home. They are proactive, and always return emails promptly.
Brian On The Bass
21:32 12 Apr 16
My wife and I sold our home through Home Avenue. The process could not have been easier. We had never sold a home ourselves and had little experience. Greg and Pam made things easy, helping us every step of the way. Highly recommended.
02:31 01 Apr 16
What an awful service, after making the choice to relocate to another state for a job offer than could not be refused we set to work on our home-selling options. We had only owned our restored victorian home in the irvine park neighborhood of St. Paul home only for two years, and we were looking a way to sell our house without handing over too much money out of pocket. We initially contacted home avenue several months before we were planning to list, this gave us time to get the home ready for showings, IE repainting a few rooms, and other minor little details. We met with Nancy Moe, and she toured the home and we explained what we wanted to list at (this number was not arbitrary, it was with the advice of 2 professional realtors, the one we used to purchase our home, and a neighbor, both having experience with the area and victorian homes) everything seemed fine and good, and she told us to get our photos done and call her when we got closer to listing. When we called her a few weeks from when we were planning to list (first red flag) she was difficult to get a hold of, dodging our calls. Then the day before we were to meet to do paperwork she emails my husband several "comps" from homes that were miles from us, NOT historically significant in any way, and nothing like our home. She suggested we consider a SHORT SALE!?!!? and told us that she didn't want to waste her time unless we would be ok with selling our home for 180k. (We had purchased our home 2 years prior for 303k) we tried getting a hold of home avenue to inquire about a different agent, and we were met with some pretty poor customer service from the owner, Greg who was downright rude. Needless to say we did NOT list with this company, instead we listed at the price we wanted to list at (325k) with a different flat fee realtor in the area... we had an offer the SAME day we listed the house, and it was a done deal within a few days. We sold for 320k... and actually walked away with a check, and didn't have to pay out.
03:23 01 Dec 15
Couldn't recommend this business more! For two properties, we took our own photos, wrote own sales copy, arranged showing times we were comfortable with, and set out a For Sale sign. Very efficient and cost-saving. Staff is remarkably responsive, mostly via email messages. No hard-sell to accept additional services but nice to know that other services are available (photography, legal, etc). Takes some time to understand the standard contract "legal-ese" if you are not familiar with it, but not a deal breaker.