5 Stars! Don’t even consider looking for another real estate professional! Al is hands down the only one we would recommend if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities Metro. A few words that would describe Al: persistent, professional, prompt, punctual, and principled.
Our story with Al started in 2021 when we had mentioned to him that we were needing to buy a larger home for our five boys, our Aunt Tami and her cat Tatiana, and my pregnant wife Heidi. We were on a wedding anniversary trip in August when Al called asking what our budget was for a new home. We gave him a figure and he said he’d call right back. He called 15 minutes later and said that a family he was representing was selling their home for exactly the same amount we told him! We drove home from the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin to the Twin Cities the next day and he had arranged our first visit to the seller’s home that night. Two days later, Heidi took Aunt Tami to see the home. The three of us met Al there the next day so we could all make an informed decision and we signed the purchase agreement that night. Exactly six months later we had sold our smaller home in New Hope, Heidi gave birth to our first daughter in December, and by mid February, the nine of us and Tatiana moved into a beautiful home close to my work and the school where Heidi teaches and where the boys attend. Al is persistent and will find you your dream home.
Al is a professional and knows the business very well. Al is always prompt with communication and other aspects of the job. Al is always punctual with appointments. And Al is principled in a day when many are not. Trust us; you can trust Al! Ron and Heidi; Maple Grove
Al not only did a great job for us, he recommended an excellent mortgage broker, who in turn, recommended an excellent insurance broker. Al's kind leadership not only helped us get to a place where we found the right home, he helped us feel welcomed into our community. This was an exceptionally positive sales experience - yet it was equally a positive personal experience.
Allan stood out because of his attention to detail, not just on the details of the contract, but on the little details we might mention in conversation that helped him assess what was most important to us. Although we wound up with an exceptionally beautiful house, it was Al's constant thoughtfulness, wise counsel, and commitment to ethical negotiation that made us comfortable with the direction we were headed. He found gracious ways to help us consider alternatives, but listened on those items that were non-negotiable.
Allan Hawkins is an exceptional realtor. He is also an exceptional person and I value him more than my wife and I can ever express. ~ Todd and Ruth; Elk River, Minnesota
It was a great experince selling our home and buying a new home under Al Hawkins guidance. Everything goes so fast when doing this process and Al took us step by step into our new home. Al had a real feel for the current market and was always there for a quick phone call or text to anwser questions. When we were in the middle of looking at houses there was no pressure to settle for a lesser home just to get a sale completed. Al always kept our needs first. He even helped us remember our needs list for our new house and reminded us why we were looking in the first place. I would very highly recommend working with Allan Hawkins both as a buying and selling Agent. Thanks again Al! ~ Ryan and Samantha; Brooklyn Park MN
Al was very easy to work with. He always took our desires/interests into consideration. He's easy to communicate with and fun to work with. He made the process easier for us by thoroughly explaining everything and answering our questions. I would highly recommend Al and his team! ~ Brad & Leah: Plymouth, MN
Our friends had purchased a home with Al and had nothing but good things to say about working with him. Being first time home buyers, everything was new to us and Al was great at helping us through this new experience. ~ Charlie & Ciara; St Paul
Al was very understanding of our needs and made sure to walk us through the process to getting the house ready to sell. He was very patient and used his resources that was needed to make a smooth transition from start to finish. Friendly, approachable, and always available when needed. ~ Landin family, Robbinsdale
We used Al Hawkins to sell our home and therefore we also wanted him to help us find another home. We were looking for a home with all living facilities on one level which was somewhat challenging especially since we had some very specific desires. In addition, there were other challenges along the way, so it became a long process. Al's patience with us in the long process of finding the right home was very commendable. When it was coming to the time when we really needed to find a home, Al brought up a particular house twice and we told him we were not interested in it for a couple of reasons. However, he persisted and the third time he told us that he was going to look at the house and asked if we would like to go with him. We decided to go and also decided it was the right house. We are very thankful for his understanding of our needs and his persistence in leading us to the right home. ~ Karl and Ruth; St. Michael, Minnesota
Al was very easy to work with. He's knowledgeable, professional and fun. He made the process smooth for its and was great at explaining things along the way. I would highly recommend him! ~ Brad & Leah; Plymouth, MN
Al Hawkins is a trustworthy and professional realtor. He provided my wife and me with timely advice and his knowledge of the area and market was key to our ability to find the home we were looking for. I recommend Al for these qualities and for his kind, steady attitude throughout the home-purchasing process. ~ Erik & Marissa; Crystal
Allan Hawkins was great to work with!
He was timely on communication and always ready to answer questions. He did a great job explaining all our options and the process of working through the sale of our home. He did a great job of following up with us and made sure we were comfortable as we went through each step.
Thanks Al ~ Jason and Candice; Brooklyn Center MN
Al Hawkins is a fantastic real estate agent. He is very patient and accommodating when it comes to looking at house after house, and he is always going above and beyond in the communication department. He is professional and on time to house showings, and has a good handle on making sure timing is a priority. He really stands out against the other real estate agents I have worked with recently and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a smooth home-buying experience. Al is specifically great if you are a first time home buyer and don't know what you don't know because he will make sure nothing falls through the cracks and that you're being treated well. ~ Kimberly; Brooklyn Center MN
Thanks a lot, Al for your service selling our home in Shakopee. You did an excellent job. We are so happy for you from initial talk to final closing of our home. We are happy to recommend you to our friends and families. ~ Tom & Maya, Shakopee, MN.
We worked with Al in the selling of our home and purchasing a new home. We found Al to be very prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. Al is the type of person that you can trust to get you through to closing, even when obstacles that are out of your control appear in the way. I strongly recommend Al as both a sellers and buyers agent. ~ Matt and Alicia; Fridley, MN
My Son-in Law and Daughter recommended Al to us. He Faithfully kept in contact with us from 1,300 miles away as we were in New Mexico. When we came to Minnesota we looked at homes with him and he understood what we were looking for. After we left he provided many homes on-line that matched what we were looking for and we settled on the one from Cavell Court. We Trusted him with what our needs were and he hit a homerun.
Our purchase went smoothly. No surprises.
We consider Al a Friend that we can depend on. He is in our list of important contacts once we settle in Minnesota.
Your e-mails on homes were a very important source of information. We also appreciated being in your Newsletter.
From Day one in an e-mail to meeting Al and your Group to the final closing, and afterwards, Al provided Friendship and Trust with Knowledge and foresight of what our needs were. ~ George & Anita; Crystal MN
When my wife and I decided to buy our first home we started the process by partnering with Al to help us through the process. Now that we're in the house of our dreams we couldn't be happier with his service to us and our growing family! Al always provided us with excellent support and insight as we were navigating our search. When we needed him he was always there to give his honest feedback and advice. I would highly recommend Al to anyone who is buying or selling a home! ~ Luke and Jenna; Rogers, MN
We are very grateful for Al's help in selling our two rental properties. Al proved to be extremely professional and proactive so that we were able to sell our properties in a timely manner and with the best possible terms. Our experience was very positive and we would highly recommend Al for anyone else who is looking to buy or sell a home. - Matt and Kim; Plymouth, MN
Al has always answered every call or email no matter what time of day or night it was. He has been proactive in informing us of crucial details and information we would not have been aware of otherwise. His professionalism, mentorship, knowledge, honesty, and work ethic are much respected and appreciated. I never felt that he was just trying to sell me a house, but that he was a mentor to answer my questions and help me to make the best decision for my family.
I consider Al to be a perfect blend of professional and friend, and would highly recommend him to anyone that is searching for a new home.
- Dan and Becky; Crystal, MN
Al was fantastic to work with from start to finish. He was thorough and knowledgeable while also being considerate and deferent to our needs and wants. His professionalism and personality made a stressful time enjoyable and memorable. We would recommend Al to anyone looking to purchase a home with confidence that you are finding a great fit for your family and a good deal for your money. Thanks Al! ~ Matt and Tarah; Crystal, MN
We were so pleased with the professionalism and results of Al. He helped us sell our house for an excellent price! He provided guidance through multiple offers on our house even while we were out of town. We would recommend Al to anyone in the Twin Cities that is looking to sell or purchase a house! ~ Chet & Jenni; Watertown, MN
Al was available every time we needed him. He was patient while we debated on a house and also provided good insight and knowledgeable suggestions. He acted quickly to all areas of purchasing our home. Even signing paperwork was a breeze! Thank you Al!!
- Justin and Bekka; Buffalo, MN
We appreciate the services of Al Hawkins as our realtor to sell our condo. He was very knowledgable, helpful, and trustworthy. He walked us through each step and made selling the condo easy! We would definitely recommend him to other family and friends. ~ Chet & Elizabeth; Arden Hills, MN
Thank you Al Hawkins! ~ John and Sharon; Eden Prairie, MN
Al was trustworthy, professional, and well-prepared. He regularly exceeded our expectations and my wife and I knew that he was helping us find our new home - not simply trying to sell us a house! - Brett and Naomi; New Hope, MN
Al did an awesome job selling our home. He was very thorough, professional, super nice and gave us plenty of options on how to sell our home.
Al is excellent at what he does and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is trying to sell or buy a home. Thank you Al for everything. - Darrel and Kim; Osseo, MN
Al is a top notch realtor that is genuinely interested in making sure his clients are 100% satisfied! He will go above and beyond in helping his clients find the perfect home for them. He is always available and keeping everyone informed never leaving any questions unanswered. I highly recommend Al Hawkins for all your real estate needs! - Kristi
Al does a wonderful job of making sure he is meeting his clients' best interests. His goals are consistent with what the clients' are and ultimately getting to the closing table. He has been a wonderful colleague in the real estate industry and I value his knowledge and understanding of what makes a successful transaction for all parties involved! - Kelly
From start to finish in our home buying experience I would highly recommend Allan in your home purchasing needs.
- Tom, Maple Grove
At first I was considerimg an agent who had previous experience with selling a townhouse in this complex. As time passed, Allan offered information and advice, not knowing I would sign with him. The other agent seemed only interested in promoting his previous sales record. As an aside, I wanted a pushy salesman, not knowing he would push me too. Yes, while the process is overwhelming, we all survived.
Anyone selling property should analyze an agent, talk over their concerns and feel comfortable with whomever they select.
It was a real learning experience for me. The process has changed dramatically since I sold the family cabin in 2006. I appreciate the depth of knowledge an agent needs today. ~ Fridley, MN L Montgomery