I take a lot of pride in my unique ability to track down the best lake home or cabin for my clients over wide geographic ares. Although many agents will be happy to show houses nearly anywhere -- and especially lake houses -- no other agent I know of actually specializes in guiding waterfront buyers the way I do.
Like a true specialist in any field of work, it takes years of experience and dedicated focus to get really good at something. But there is a certain satisfaction you get by knowing you have done a great job for someone because of that expertise.
Please feel free to read a few of these reviews and comments from several of my past clients who are enjoying their new lives on the lake!
We were looking for a lake home in the twin cities area and found Dan Anderson to be a very friendly, kind, energetic, and professional realtor. His expertise with lakes was invaluable in our home search. We were surprised to find our dream home very quickly because Dan was quickly able to narrow down the search to what was most important to us. This was our first home purchase and he answered all of our questions, emails and phone calls promptly and helped us every step of the way. Can not say enough positive things about Dan and would highly recommend him to anyone I know!
Meg Holz & Andy Laudenbach
Dan is a great agent with a vast amount of knowledge in lake properties. He did not give up on us and continued to show us lake properties until we found our perfect lake home. Thanks Dan.
Art & Kathy Miller
There is a profound difference between finding a lake home and finding the right lake home, and I would not attempt to figure that out with anyone but Dan. There are so many variables, many I never considered. But he did. And even though I've bought three properties with him over the course of twenty years, never once did he sell me a house. Instead, he has been more like my personal waterfront consultant, always helping me zero in on what is important to me. After all these years he continues to amaze me in how he seemingly knows every piece of water across the state. On top of that, he knows houses and construction and can immediately spot potential problems. Dan would rather not sell you a house than have you settle for a property that isn't right. He has more integrity and is more selfless than any professional I've worked with in my entire life.
My husband and I found Dan's website when we decided to purchase a lake home in Minnesota. Dan is a lake home property "specialist" and was recommended to us. Little did we know just how impressive Dan's expertise was. His professionalism and knowledge was incredible. Dan helped us find the perfect home and location that fit our needs and desires. He accomplished this with his extreme knowledge of all waterfront properties. We would recommend Dan to anybody for their real estate journey.
Ed & Elaine Lake
Through Dan’s efforts he was able to quickly translate our requirements and identify the home we ultimately purchased in a very short period of time. His key characteristics are: He ‘s reliable; thorough in his research; honest in his opinion of the proprieties we visited; and incredibility valuable in the negotiation process. I would definitely recommend Dan and the services he provides.
Barry & Penelope Botruff
After seeing a cabin that we were interested in purchasing, we contacted Dan. He responded quickly and inquired what our preferences and needs for a lake home were. He was able to direct us to the homes that met our needs. He is very knowledgeable in lake quality and lake regulations. He tirelessly showed us many homes from morning to night, and a few snow storms! After finding the home that would be the perfect fit he continued to help us with the final details. We could not have gone thru this process as easily as we did without his assistance. His professional and personal assistance was unforgettable. I highly recommend anyone looking for a lake home to contact him and let him do the work for you and sit back and see the results.
Chuck & Deb Uphoff
We called Dan to help us find a cabin after finding his web site on the internet. He was extremely responsive and asked about our preferences and criteria for the lake home we were looking for. He provided us with plenty of information about the market and possible lake homes that would fit our criteria. After narrowing the list down he spent a full day, dawn to dusk, showing us our top ten sites. Dan did a great job helping us with our decision, but in no way put any pressure on us. Dan helped us put together the offer and did a great job with the negotiations. We would highly recommend Dan. He is a good guy and knows the lake home market. We appreciate everything he did for us and we are very happy with our transaction.
Bob & Ellen Strawman
Dan Anderson took the time to get to know my husband and me while we were searching for a lake home in Minnesota. He listened carefully to our preferences and scheduled viewings based on our likes and dislikes. We appreciated Dan's low-key style. When we viewed properties, Dan gave my husband and me ample time to privately explore and talk without pressure. Dan genuinely wanted to get us into a property that would meet our needs. When we were ready to make an offer on a property, Dan was a skillful yet realistic negotiator. We are thrilled with the property we purchased and grateful to Dan for leading us to it. We unequivocally recommend Dan Anderson to buyers looking for lake properties.
Bruce & Gail Wold
We are very pleased with the way Dan Anderson handled our purchase of a lake home. He was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable. He followed up on any and all concerns. He was our advocate throughout the process. This isn't always true of Realtors we've dealt with in the past.
Gene & Mary Jane Schultze
Dan is uniquely capable of matching people to lakefront property that suits them. Different lakes, different locales, have different "feels" to them. So describe to Dan what you're looking for. He'll take you to it. My tastes are a little unusual. But Dan understood exactly what I was after and found it for me. He'll do the same for you.
Dan is an extraordinary agent. He worked hard for us, and made himself available to visit many, many lake homes at times with very little lead time. We made a selection, moved forward with a tight close date, and secured our cabin. All with Dan's help and guidance. Dan truly went the mile for us, and is 100% professional, honest, and is fun to work with! Thanks Dan!
Linda Knapp & Dennis Ryan
We had the opportunity to work with Dan this last summer, with looking for our retirement lake home. We had been looking around the last couple of years for a lake home and this last summer, we happened upon Dan through Lakehomes.com. He asked us about the type of property we were looking for and took some time to get to know us and what we wanted. We ended up buying one of the properties through Dan and everything went extremely well, right down to the closing which he was at with us. I would highly recommend him for someone looking for a lake home, he does know lake property well.
Tom & Jo Vanderhagen
Dan was great to work with. He is honest and just a really nice guy. He helped us find a cabin and really tried to find the best fit for us. Ultimately, we found a place after spending one day with him looking at cabins. He really helped us in making the decision to buy the one we wanted, pointed out all the great things we were getting for the price. I would highly recommend Dan Anderson.
Lynn & Ron Beranek
We had spent a few years of reviewing lake properties with other realtors. After only spending a few hours with us Dan was able to determine exactly what we were looking for in a lakefront property. His knowledge of lakefront property quickly led us to our perfect lake home that we will be enjoying for years to come. Thanks Dan.
Lyn & Todd Sanders
My husband and I found Dan through his Internet site Lakehomes.com when we were surfing for a lake cabin on a Sunday evening. There was a listing we were interested in and he promptly returned our inquiry with a phone call. Dan pursued the information we requested and set up a prompt viewing of the property. He sent us information on comparable properties that suited our priorities so that when we viewed our original choice we could feel confident in our offer. We appreciated Dan's accessibility, competence and honesty throughout our entire real estate transaction. We would recommend Dan to friends and family!
Doug & Julie Kuehn
We were able to get into right place at right time using Dan as our negotiator and expert on lake property. Took two weekends and offers of about 3 weeks to get what we wanted. Dan knew how to offer the right price, how to find the information we needed. He was really an expert on lake property and I would highly recommend him for your search. Really personable guy who was easy to be with. You really need that if you are hanging around for hours on end with a "stranger!"
Sarah & Bob Hillstrom
We recently began looking for a lake home to purchase and came accross Dan on an internet search. We were very pleased with his fast response and knowledge of lake homes in the area. He set up multiple viewings and gave us his opinion on properties as we looked at them. He guided us through the purchase process and negotiated an excellent purchase agreement so that we could have our dream lake home. Getting to know Dan, he is a dedicated family man and hard working realtor. We would not hesitate to refer him to anyone we know or even a complete stranger. You can't go wrong using Dan for your next home purchase.
John & Sue Fogal