My wife and I decided to begin looking for our first house earlier this spring. Not knowing where else to start, I posted a message on Facebook asking my friends to recommend a realtor. Multiple people responded immediately with Ben’s name, and before I even had a chance to add him as a friend to do some polite snooping, he had sent me a personal message and I knew we had found our guy. To be honest, we were nervous about the home buying process. We had been renters forever, and this was a new world for us. But as soon as we met Ben in person we were both put at ease. This wasn’t going to be stressful, in fact, it was going to be fun; we have a rockstar real estate agent. What first struck me about Ben is that he is a genuinely nice person. It wasn’t that he seemed to care about us as clients, but rather he showed real care for us as real people about to make the biggest purchase of our lives. You can’t fake authentic, and Ben has authenticity in spades. But don’t let his kind, gentle demeanor fool you: he knows the business, he knows how to advocate for his clients, and he knows how to get things done. His effectiveness in the negotiating process was impressive and exceeded our expectations. We got a great deal on a beautiful home. Ben was easy to communicate with, he was prompt in responding to all of our questions (day or night, weekday or weekend), and we always felt like his most important client. And this was true for the entire process: from creating the initial search criteria to setting up our closing appointment. He made everything so easy and stress free. I can safely say that if and when we move someday Ben Younan and ToFT Realty will be our agent. As I type this, I’m sitting in my office in the basement of our new house, the sun is shining through the windows, and it feels good to finally be home. Thank you, Ben!
Amy and Ben helped us with the sale of our home as well as buying our new home. Amy was excellent with communication and attention to detail keeping us organized during the home buying process. When it came time to sell our first house, Amy provided a keen eye and great feedback on our home’s staging, and she made the listing process easy. We received eight offers the first week our listing went live! We highly recommend the ToFT team for both sides of the transaction!
We found working with ToFT to find our first home such a joy! We felt so cared for by the whole team. We were working primarily with Ben, though he was able to arrange showings with Amy when he wasn’t available and we appreciated her energy and perspective as well. Ben gave us a thorough introduction to the home-buying process, answered all of our questions promptly and thoughtfully, and helped us hone our skills in knowing what to consider based on the hopes we were defining along the way. We had solid trust in Ben during the contract negotiations and closed on our home with confidence. We couldn’t recommend a realtor more highly than ToFT!
As we began the process of buying our first home, there were a number of potential realtors we were considering, but as soon as we met Ben and Amy, it was a done deal. They checked off all our boxes and we knew immediately they were a pair we could trust. Amy made us feel comfortable to ask any and all questions and even provided tips and resources for us along the way! She never made us feel like a burden even in this hectic market. Amy was thorough and made it very clear from the beginning how much she valued us as clients. I challenge anyone to find another team that can provide the same level of care and planning like Ben and Amy. It is unparalleled. Huge thanks to Amy and the Toft team for making our lives easy through our first home-buying experience!!
Amy!!! We are so overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you for the wonderful work you did for us! Thanks for going to the outer limits for us, always having an energetic and positive spirit, and for your skill and expertise.
If we ever move again, you would be first on our list of realtors to call. And we will so highly recommend you to those we know!
We used Toft Realty to purchase our first home. We worked primarily with Amy and she was amazing throughout the entire process. It was a difficult market and Amy went above and beyond, using her expertise. We are thrilled with our new home and couldn’t have navigated this process without Amy. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.
My fiancé and I walked into the home buying process knowing next to nothing about it all. Ben scheduled a call with us and walked us through step-by-step what it would look like. His knowledge and help was always non-binding and he never pressured us to choose him as our realtor, he was simply happy to help. Transparency, knowledgeable, and honesty are the 3 words that come to mind when we think about our experience with Ben. You’re in good hands with ToFT Realty!
Working with Ben was awesome! I’ve moved around quite a bit and this was my 5th purchase – I wish Ben would’ve been there for all of them. He knew the area super well and was very flexible in finding time to see houses around my chaotic schedule. Most importantly, he felt like someone I could trust to give me an honest assessment of a housing market and area I wasn’t super familiar with. He wasn’t just trying to sell me a home to make a commission and get me off his docket, he was trying to find me the right home. Thanks Ben!
My husband and I worked with Ben to sell our first house and buy another and he made the process easy with great answers to all our questions. I really appreciated his quick responses to our needs and the rest of his team were very helpful as well. He had plenty of resources to prepare our house for sale. I’d recommend Ben to anyone!
Ben was great to work with and went beyond the call of duty to get our house sold. Ben advised on value improvements, provided contacts that could realize those improvements and stuck with us through a lengthy process. At each challenge, Ben was positive, helpful and caring. On closing day, my wife had taken ill and our 3 hr drive into town was not going to be easy for her. Ben helped think through every option, even offering to bring warm chicken noodle soup to the closing for my wife! What a great guy.
Marine On Saint Croix
Ben is professional and respectful, sensitive to how overwhelming a move is. He is not from our area but he did extensive research to market the house effectively as our lake home sold in 10 days. We were very satisfied with Ben and would definitely hire him again.
Ben was very friendly, professional and understood exactly what we were looking for. He was easy to work with and respectful as we took time to make decisions. I would definitely recommend Ben!
Ben helped us sell our home for more than we anticipated in a less than 3 days. He was patient and helped us find a house we love. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a house in Minneapolis as he knows the area really well and offered great professional insight.
We went with Ben for both transactions, buying and selling. I have to admit that we thought we knew it all and didn’t listen at first to what he had to say. We eventually came around and everything he said was right on target. Our place sold in two weeks and the closing process, though difficult at times, went very well, thanks to Ben. I would highly recommend him for both buying and selling. He has a great personality, communicates quickly, and helps you organize everything.
If you want someone who really cares about your needs and wants for your next home, contact Ben Younan. From start to finish his sincere and authentic approach to the real estate relationships is extraordinary. You can also count on Ben to show up when he says he will and to follow-through on his duties in getting the deal done. Whether buying or selling (and we’ve done both), it’s a real pleasure working with Ben.