RE/MAX Advantage Plus- Orono Testimonials

"Carolyn Brooks is a fabulous Realtor!

She was my agent this past spring (April 2018) and was very helpful in going through all the details of selling my house. She has wonderful ability to lessen the stress of selling. She was always available to answer questions and roll my ever changing dates! I was so pleased with her skills and also her friendliness! Thank You Carolyn!"


Carolyn helped with buying my first home and she did such a great job!

Now she is helping me sell and buy our next home. She is great to work with. I highly recommend her!


"Your are an exceptional person who gives clients a Cadillac ride through their Real Estate experience!


Randy and Jane

"Helped me to sell a home.

Excellent person to work with, very professional."


“We keep your contact information on a bulletin board, and if we learn of someone who wants to buy or sell a home we will refer them to you in a heart beat–your strong marketing and persistence for us at the Aquila Co-op were the only things that helped us sell it.

Take care”

Mike and Barb

I can’t thank you enough for making the process of selling my house as painless as possible!

I’ve learned a lot, that’s for sure, and I owe most of that to your openness and willingness to share information! I’ll keep you in mind if I ever need to buy a house, and I’m passing your name to everyone who even mentions selling or buying to me in Minnesota! Stay warm over the next few nights, and stay dry over the weekend–they’re saying another bout of snow on Saturday is coming or way! Thanks for everything!”


“Carolyn is amazing!

She is quick to respond and always goes above and beyond to bring you the most up-to-date information on properties that match your search criteria. She is personable and truly cares about her clients. when the going gets tough (as it does sometimes)–she goes to bat and tries to make the home buying process as easy as possible. I can’t say enough about Carolyn and how easy she made my home buying experience by being by my side every step of the way.


“I want to thank you for everything you have done.

This has been such a stressful time. She is looking forward to just trying to enjoy her birthday today. I hope that we may hear great new but I am not expecting it. Please know how much I appreciate your help and understanding through all of this.” -Terry


It was a pleasure working with you and we really appreciated the updates–even if it was to report that there was nothing to report.

It felt like you hadn’t forgotten about us and that was a wonderful feeling! Thanks again! So glad it’s done!”



!! 2 little words that don’t come even close to letting you know how appreciative I am! I wasn’t sure I was ready to take the leap, and you were there when I was finally ready to find a place of MY OWN. After countless tries we FINALLY found my HOME!! You were amazing to work with. Thank you! After all is said and done….all the headaches were worth the rewards in the end. Keep on rocking rockstar!!! Thanks again for everything.”


Where do we even begin to thank you for all you’ve done for our family?

You have made this process a dream come true. Thank you for your patience and expertise in walking us through this. You fixed our washer (it’s incredible to have our own machine!) You’ve truly gone above and beyond what we could have ever dreamed of, Thank you! Our move in day went so smoothly with the wonderful trailer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity, wisdom and support in finding us our beautiful dream home! We’ve been passing your name to anyone who mentions buying or selling! Thank you! The Griffins

The Griffins

Thank you So much for all of your hard work over the past several months.

I am so happy with the house we found and couldn't have done it without you!

Katie P

It’s officially official we are no longer landlords!

!! Thanks so much David Feerhusen & Annie for selling our house! Pop the champagne y’all! ????????????

Emma'le Blades


“David Meyer did a superb job in assisting me with the purchase of my first home.

He is professional, knowledgeable and he supported me through the whole process of buying my home. Everything went so smooth, I could not be happier with his service! I strongly encourage anyone buying a home to contact David! Thanks for everything, James.”

James, West St. Paul MN

"I would absolutely recommend David!

He helped us find our first home (a triplex) and was extremely patient and responsive. We looked at a crazy number of properties (close to 50) with David over 6 months. He was consistently patient and cheerful with us. We really felt like he wanted to be sure we found the right one, no matter how long it took. More than once he met us within hours of a property coming on the market that we decided we wanted to see. Since we were looking at an investment property, it was great to have David's expertise in that area. During showings, he would point out ways we could increase value and share tips from his past experiences owning and remodeling investment properties. Even after the sale closed, we've asked David questions and he has remained very helpful. We love our new (really old) house!”

Alexis, Minneapolis MN

David was awesome.

He was very professional and honest in his approach. He helped us understand exactly what needed to be done to get our house sold for the most money, in the least amount of time. The first offer came in one hour and fifteen minutes after we hit the market. That was the one we ended up accepting as it was well above our list price. His pre-marketing strategy worked like a charm as we had 40 showings and eight offers within the first three days. He stayed with us through the entire process to make sure we closed on time with no hassles. I highly recommend David as an agent.

Melissa, Bloomington, MN

I highly recommend Katherine Ziemke with Re/Max Advantage Plus because she listens to your concerns and your wishes as you look for the home of your dreams or you want to sell the one your in.

Katherine can also provide you with good ideas if you are having problems and want to keep your home. Not only will she become your agent, but your friend too.

Betty V ~ Brooklyn Park MN

Kathy Ziemke has strategically helped my husband and I sell our very old, very hard to sell rental home on the island.

She has also helped us find the home we live in today in an amazing neighborhood. We have worked with Kathy on both the buying and selling sides of real estate and we couldn't be happier with the help and recommendations we've received along the way, and especially with the results.

Gretchen & Mike M ~ Minnestrista MN

Best in the business!

Chad P ~ Mound MN

By far one of the best agents to work with.

She has a strong passion for helping her clients.

Forest Green ~ Branch Manager at PRMG (Paramount Residential Mortgage Group)

I recently worked with Kathy when I bought my new home and could not be happier!

Kathy's professionalism, dedication, and real estate knowledge are second to none! Kathy made buying a home an easy and painless process. I highly recommend her if you are looking to buy/sell a home!!!

Dean Z ~ Lakeville MN

Kathy did the most amazing job helping us buy our townhouse.

She made the process so quick and painless!

Connie L ~ Chaska MN

Kathy is an exceptional real estate agent.

I enlisted her services on more than one occasion and every time she came through quickly, professionally, and very knowledgeable about the industry and my specific needs / interest. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

Randy Y ~ Oakdale MN

Kathy is a very detail orientated compassionate Realtor.

I have had the pleasure of being her Escrow Closer for many years. I work with her behind the scenes after her client has found their dream home, and know from experience that she is always checking to make sure the process is running smoothly to avoid any unforeseen bumps that can occur in the closing process. Even if an issue arises in title, she takes control gets the answers all with a smile on her face and a can do attitude. She will treat you with great respect and kindness and will become not just your Realtor, but a friend.

Carrie Strand ~ Realtor at Realty One Group ~ Arizona

Working with Kathy in a recent transaction was refreshing to know that there are colleagues that really care for their clients goals and business partners by working together in support of each other professional expectations.

I would highly recommend working with Kathy as a real estate professional.

Alex Amaya ~ Broker/VP/Operations Manager

Kathy is a pleasure to work with and an excellent Real Estate Agent.

She is always available, pleasant and professional even under stressful situations. She is very hardworking, ever looking for creative solutions to problems that may arise in transactional settings. She is extremely knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for her customer. I would work with her again, and I have referred her to friends and family alike.

Carolynn B ~ St. Louis Park MN

Kathy has such passion for both her clients and real estate!

She is always willing to go the extra mile to get things done. I highly recommend Kathy for your next real estate transaction.

Liz Beckley Higgins ~ Home Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo

I have worked with many realtors over my 20 years in the title insurance industry and Kathy stands out among them!

I have had the pleasure of working with Kathy. I have found her to be easy to work with and an extreme personable individual. Kathy makes our job at Trademark Title easy by developing a rapport with her clients and it's easy to see how much they respect and adore her. I believe Kathy is a tremendous asset to anyone buying or selling a home. She is a person with whom I am proud to be associated with!

Jill Hadash ~ Sales Director at Trademark Title Services, Inc

Kathy was an attentive agent who would drive out of her way to look at homes.

She was always very flexible as well as knowledgeable.

Bridget ~ Forest Lake MN

Kathy has a lot of real estate knowledge and experience and uses these tools to benefit her clients, whether helping them to buy or sell their homes.

Working with Kathy, I immediately recognize her expertise.

Sandra Dezell ~ Mortgage Loan Originator at Edina Realty Mortgage

When buying a home, I think that having a great Realtor with both a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills is of utmost importance.

I have worked with Kathy in assisting buyers purchase homes in both the past and present and have to say that she is second to none! Anyone that decided to hire Kathy as their Realtor would be very impressed by her dedication to not only getting things done, but exceeding your expectations in every way she can. Her code of ethics can also be seen in the additional work with those needing guidance on how to protect oneself from the big banks. I would highly and happily recommend Kathy to any of my clients. By using her, you can rest assured that your purchase will not only close, but that she will be on top of the process from beginning to end. Kathy is one of the best in the business!

David Youngs ~ SR Mortgage Consultant & Assistant VP with Progressive Lending Solutions

Kathy is a very detailed oriented sale person, who always has her clients best interest in mind.

She will give you 100% in finding or selling your home. I highly recommend her!

Robert R ~ Chaska MN

Kathy is an awesome realtor!

We loved working with her and got exactly what we needed!

Katie L ~ Minnetonka MN

Kathy makes every effort to always be present at the inspection with her clients so she has first hand knowledge of the inspection findings.

Kathy strives to make sure her clients are comfortable with their purchase.

Steve Jones ~ Owner at Lakeland Home Inspections

I am pleased to have this opportunity to write my insights for Kathy Ziemke to express her extraordinary leadership abilities, strong management and business ethics.

During the time that I worked with her, and the years that I have known her, she portrayed and epitomized the values and ethics that closely resonate with mine. Kathy is an exceptional knowledgeable leader in the Real Estate Community who has a strong ability to advocate, lead and motivate diverse individuals to achieve their dreams and individual goals with in the financial expectations of the client. She takes the time to listen to the client and provide the un-biased research and direction needed to make the correct decisions. She is highly motivated, organized and quick thinking. She has proven herself in the areas of market knowledge, trends, financial resources, networking and additionally can utilize a very functional, analytical thought process in problem solving. Kathy has that rare ability to access the task at hand, take the initiative to apply creative solutions and not lose sight or the objective. I would recommend her to anyone who needs assistance in purchasing or selling Real Estate or need to network with-in the business community.

Conan S ~ Minnetonka MN

Kathy brings her real estate experience to work with her everyday and I value that, but more importantly she cares deeply about her customers and the outcomes she delivers for them and that is a great quality I value even more!

Mike Cass ~ President at Results Mortgage LLC

For the many years that I have known Kathy I have found her to be knowledgeable and professional Realtor that really cares about providing the best possible service for her customers.

Kathy is a go-getter that does everything possible to obtain and successful and seamless closing. I would highly recommend her!

Kelly A ~ Burnsvill MN

Kathy is the last realtor you will ever need to use.

I would recommend her to my closest friends and family. Utilize her for all your real estate needs, you will be glad you did!

Anthony B ~ St. Louis Park MN

I worked with Kathy on a recent transaction.

She was so helpful and pleasant to work with and that made for a smooth sale!

Janet Banken ~ Edina Realty

Kathy was very professional but equally as important kept the home selling/buying process fun and managed our stress and kept us patient by letting us know what to expect, even with a fairly severe mistake by our financer Kathy focused all of her time and attention to making the process flow and always focused on driving results.

Do yourself a favor and hire Kathy Z.

Christopher & Holly H ~ Jordan MN

Kathy is an exceptional Realtor with ReMax Advantage Plus.

Her attention to detail is top notch and she really cares about her clients. I have seen Kathy put in endless hours to get the job done and ALWAYS puts her clients first! As a real estate closer who works with Kathy frequently, I have to say that my closings with Kathy are ready to go and there are never any last minute surprises. I would highly recommend Kathy!

Michelle Hartmann ~ Closing Account Executive at Burnet Title MN

Kathy Ziemke is an experienced Realtor who works closely with her clients to help them find the perfect home, sell quickly, and make informed decisions.

Her incredible patience, perseverance, and a willingness to go the extra mile has made her one of the most respected Realtors in MN.

Mark Merry ~ VP/ Branch Manager MegaStar Financial

Over the last few months I have been able to work with Kathy as I have asked her to mentor me.

I have benefited from her knowledge of Real Estate and unwavering character. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have chosen so well! I don't say it enough, Thanks Kathy!

Robert Fast ~ Buffalo MN

I recommend Kathy as a very good realtor to work with.

Kathy knows the market, the ever changing, the rates, contacts, negotiations, paperwork, applications, contracts and how business gets done. She can help you if considering buying or selling or just thinking about change and planning for it. She has a great deal of experience and provides a consultative approach to reaching your goals in the twin cities Real Estate market.

Gary E ~ Tonka Bay MN

Kathy is a wonderful partner in the real estate business.

ANDY CARLSON ~ Loan Officer at US Bank

Just wanted to let you know that we love the house!

Have not had any issues at all! Thanks again for all your hard work, I definitely will refer you to anyone looking for a realtor. Hope all is going good for you! Take Care!

Becky F ~ Buffao MN

Hi Kathy, I just wanted to say Thank you so much for everything that you did for us with helping us to sell our home, you were amazing.

As I'm sure you know this was very difficult time for myself and my husband no one ever wants to lose their home, we loved our home, our neighbors, our life in Big Lake, and we are going to miss it all dearly. Thank you again for making things go so smoothly. Your kindness will always be remembered!!

Tracy L ~ Big Lake MN

Bill sold our grandmother’s house, mother’s house, bother’s house and two homes with us.

Bill and Patti are the best! The Hallbergs


I known a number of realtors.

I chose Bill & Patti because I admire their honesty, work ethic and compassion. They went above and beyond, by helping me decide what repairs to make as well as what not to . They helped me find the people to do the work and meet them when I was unavailable. They made it a smooth stress fee sale . I highly recommend them, you won’t be disappointed. Linda


Bill and Patti understand the impact of significant life changing events.

They worked together to gently guide us to decisions that were best for us. Quickly selling our house and than finding a town home for us to purchase. We were very pleased K & N

Karen and Nora

Thank you so much for the skill and diligence with which you overcame every road bump in the marketing and sale of our parents' house.

You were simply awesome!

Janet and Karen Kegley Family's estate

Thanks for all your efforts to get us into our new house.

Sorry it was such an effort. Few agents could navigate that dual but you did with a professional calm and cool manner. Thanks again. Until next time......

Mark & Barb

Thank you so very much for bringing your wisdom and fair play to the closing table yesterday.

I doubt the closing would have happened without you! I get to see a lot of agents and brokers who often forget their focus should be on their clients and the transaction. You soothed the anger of both parties and created a resolution where everyone walked away feeling whole. My hat is off to you!

Martha W. (Closer)

In helping us resolve all the issues with our house sale, we are truly thankful we're getting settled-slow but sure!

Art and Judy Peterson

Thanks so much for all that you have done for us.

The flowers you sent were just beautiful! It feels so nice to finally be nestled in our own home finally, after such a difficult closing! We appreciate the work you did to make it happen.

The Murrays

Just a short note of thanks for your patience and professionalism during my search for a townhome!

Appreciated your non-pressured approach. Thanks for the gift also! Give me a call sometime when you need a fishing partner.


We can't thank you and Anne enough.

Your sincere advice and assistance is appreciated beyond words! We can only look forward to a brighter future and the continued blessing and working with people like you.

Steve and Kathy

Thank you so much for the beautiful flower arrangement!

what a nice surprise! Thanks for sticking in there with me. What a rollercoaster! I promise I won't move for at least 20 years!


Your dedication and hard work for your clients is immeasurable.

I am honored to work with you every day!


The bouquet of flowers was a wonderful surprise when we got home from the church dinner.

Such a nice gesture! We really appreciate the smooth transition you provided and your professionalism throughout the process. Thank you for everything.

Larry and Rita

Thank you so much for all the huge efforts you made for us.

We had a dream back in spring, a dream that could have been lost for good. But with your help we fought back, we found that dream again, and we made it happen. You went above and beyond the call-of-duty for us, with all our "extenuating circumstances." We truly appreciate every thing you did for us. Thank again Dave! We couldn't have done it without your help!!"

Steve & Kathy

We are loving our new home!

We can't thank you enough for all your help and advice. We just got a black lab puppy, Piper and we are planning on installing a fence in the next couple months. We will have you over sometime soon for dinner so you can take a look! Hope you had a great winter. Happy Spring!

Danielle and Sean

We bought our house from David.

He went way beyond expectations in meeting the needs of his seller (who was a very difficult person to deal with ). He was knowledgeable and treated everyone with respect and kindness

Josh and Maygen

Thank You Dave and Annie for helping us sell our home and buy a new one this last fall!

We wouldn't have chosen anyone else! You guys are the best!!!


We appreciate your making the sale of our home so easy.

Dick and Carol Morrison

Thank you for all your help in my home search.

I feel good in my own place and glad you were with me through the process.

Kyle Whittaker

Dear Dave & Ann, Thanks for all your efforts to get us into our new house.

Sorry it was such an effort. Few agents could navigate that deal but you did with a professional calm and cool manner. Thanks again. Until next time….

Mark & Barb Brewer

Dave & Ann, Heaven knows you’re special… and so do I!

Thanks so Much! Thanks for making the sale of my house so easy. You were really very comforting. I knew I could trust you. I am getting settled but still have boxes to do.

Rosalie Lundquist

Ann & Dave, With Appreciation and sincere Thanks for you’ve done.

For helping us resolve all the issues with our house sale, we’re truly thoughtful thankful. We’re getting settled slow but sure!

Art & Judy Peterson

Dave & Ann, Although the words are short and few, this bring the warmest thanks to you.

Thank you both so much for your support and encouragement through everything. We love our new home and are getting settled. We bought a beautiful T Console and neat bar stools for our new home. Stop & See us anytime!

Lane & Faye Bryan

Dave & Ann, We’ve been in our house almost a year!

We can’t thank you enough for all your help in finding us our dream house. We are so happy! Finally living together in our own house is fantastic. Hope you guys had a great summer!

Sean & Danielle Bailey

Dave, Thank you for sticking in there with me.

What a rollercoaster! I promise I won’t move for at least 20 years.

Beth Barker

Dave & Ann, Kyle & I wanted to thank you for all your help during the attempting to buy a house, selling our house and the difficulties after.

Your experience and professionalism were instrumental in helping us.

Katie & Kyle Korzenowski

Dave, We can’t thank you and Anne enough.

Your sincere advise and assistance is appreciated beyond words! We can only look forward to a brighter future and the continued blessing of work with people like you. Our Sincere Thanks.

Steve & Kathy Koch

Dave & Ann, We very much appreciate you two working with Kim and Sean during their house search.

Your guidance was exactly what they needed to find their long term home. Thank you, again, for your help.

Jeff & Bev Johnson

Dear Ann & Dave, We are appreciative of your assistance and support in selling the property.

You both are the best. Our best wishes for a successful fall.

Carole and Don Germain

Dave & Ann, We truly appreciate all that you did for us!

Valerie Peterson & Children

Dave & Ann, Thank you both for all of your hard work in trying to find us a house.

We are enjoying the new place a lot.

Bob & Cindy Quast

Dear Dave, Thank you so very much for bringing your wisdom and fair play to the closing table yesterday.

I doubt the closing would have happened without you! Agents see a lot of agents and brokers who often forget their focus should be on their clients and the transaction. You soothed the anger of both parties and created a resolution where everyone walked away feeling whole. My hat is off to you! I really debated blowing the whistle, but I knew the sellers wanted to sell and buyers wanted to buy and that was not happening again." Thanks a Bunch!

A “Real Estate Closer”

Dave, How very considerate of you.

I know you worked long and hard to sell the building. Thanks Again

LaVay Nelson


5 years ago today we started moving in! We can't thank Dave and Ann Feerhusen - RE/MAX Advantage Plus enough for helping us find the house of our dreams! We love you David and Annie!!

The Baileys

Dave, I wanted to write and let you know how happy we were with everything you did.

You have great skills and really know what you are doing. You priced it right, you worked the deals for us, and you demonstrated great patience at the end as we worked through some last minute challenges. Both you and Annie are great agents. I would use you again in a minute. I will certainly make recommendations for you with my contacts in the Twin City area. Thanks for Everything.

D. Persons

Sally was really helpful as a first time home buyer.

I had a ton of questions and she would always provide a thorough answer within the hour. I never felt any pressure to look at more places, make offers, etc. which was beneficial for me to help relieve some of the uncertainty of the process for someone who hadn't been through it.

Brian H.

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