Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results)

Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert

Real Estate Agent / Elk River, MN
RE/MAX Results - RE/MAX International Inc.
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Get to know Chuck Carstensen

Here are a few of the benefits when a buyer or seller works with me.  

-I offer maximum exposure for all my listing clients by using Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Video Marketing, Blogging and the power of RE/MAX behind all of my listings.

-I offer the FREE use of our "Discovery Team" moving truck for our customers.

-I closely monitor the MLS so buyers working with me can be the first to act on properties.

- I work with Contract for Deed buyers and Contract for Deed Sellers in Minnesota.

- I work hard, smart and often at a better value then you can find from anyone else who is a Full Service Realtor. 

-I pray for blessings in all my clients lives.  I want the best for you, not only in Real Estate, but in all areas of your life.

-Often my blog offers up tips for more then Real Estate, such as Prosperity tips and other ideas to help add value to my overall service!



Back to more information about Real Estate: 

I work hard to keep up to date on the good deals in the foreclosure - bank owned - distressed properties.  Each day I look through over 300 listings that have either come on the market or been reduced in price.  So the buyers that work with me know about the great deals that are avalable and often times my buyers are first to a property allowing them to get an offer in before other people have even looked at it.

I handle first-time buyers with extra care.  I take a consultative approach.  I don't try to sell anyone any specific home; rather I guide them through the process by educating them on the options available. 

I work the north metro area in the Twin Cities in counties like Isanti, Chisago, Anoka, Sherburne, Wright, Mille Lacs, Kanabe and Hennepin. 

I also have become for active online.  I BLOG on  - my website MNHomeShop.com -  - I social network on FaceBook, YouTub and Twitter.  

I graduated in 1999 from Saint John's University with a degree in Communication.  I grew up on a FARM in tiny Browerville, MN.  Thats 25 miles from Little Falls.  About one hour from St. Cloud.

My hobbies and interests outside of Real Estate include: Sports, Reading, Writing, Fitness, Singing Karoke, Personal Development and more.   

Favorite Sayings: "Procrastination is the assassination of your destination!"  --- "We are not born winners or losers, but rather choosers!"

I am a co-author in the best selling book series Wake Up...Live the Life You Love.  The book is now available at http://www.theprosperityleader.com/products.html! I have started speaking, not only about real estate, but also about Personal Development topics.  Basically Motivational and Inspirational speaking. 

Finally if your looking to use video and live broadcasting in your marketing go to http://www.theprosperityleader.com.

Ministry: I am very active in my church and outside of my church.  I believe our work can be our ministry.  I do my best each day to live as a faith witness and share my faith with others.

Chuck Carstensen Expertise

  • Buyers
  • Condos/Townhomes
  • Farm Land
  • Investment Properties
  • New Construction
  • Relocation
  • Renters
  • REO/Bank Owned
  • Residential
  • Sellers
  • Short Sales

Primary Areas of Expertise: First-time Buyers, Move-up buyers, Foreclosures, Investors, Rehab homes, fixer-upper listings. The areas I serve are Isanti, Chisago, Sherburne,Kanaber, Mille Lacs Anoka, Wright and Hennepin counties.  Many of my sales are on properties $150,000 and less.  Single-Family residential properties are what I focus on.

Secondary areas of expertise: sellers, short sales, land, recreational properties, farms, new construction.

Networking:  I have a large network of business owners that can help me and my buyers with specific needs related to the transaction. Plus I have many other business owners I feel confident in referring for other needs.  I am a member of the Elk River Area Toastmasters -Toastmasters International Group.


774,632 Points 12 Featured Posts Outside Blog Called Shot Master

RE/MAX 100% Club 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

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Marketing, Video Marketing, Maximum Online Exposure of Listings, Blogging, Customer Follow Up, Negotiations

Chuck Carstensen Testimonials

  • axellscott

    I had chuck carstensen as my agent. He was always quick and responsive when we would call for a question. He found a lot of homes for us to look at and to choose from and when we found the one we wanted. We where able to go and look at the house when we needed to for inspections and other various things. I was able to meet him there to show my family several time. He helped set every thing up. Helped walked us through the steps to make it as easy as he could for us. He was always enjoyable to see and speak to.

  • Jessica Hill

    Chuck was really great throughout the whole process. We were first time home buyers and he helped explain and walk us through everything. Thanks Chuck!

  • Ant

    Chuck was very patient and was more than willing to show us all the homes we needed/wanted to see before we found the right one. He never gave up on us. He always returned calls/emails. He was a pleasure to work with. I would use him again and recommend for you to do so as well.

  • Claire

    Chuck was patient, kind, caring, honest, and did an amazing job as my realtor. I purchased a short sale that ended up taking quite a bit longer than expected and Chuck kept communication with me several times a week to give me any updates with the situation until we finally closed. He was prompt and professional, and definitely a realtor that I would suggest for anyone to use. I will be calling him in a few years when I am in the need for a bigger home! Thanks so much Chuck for your great service!

  • Musher

    We were lucky to have Chuck to help us. The real estate market around here was sluggish, but the second we started to look, all of a sudden houses started selling quickly. He was very patient as we rejected a few places, and then he found us a great one! It was a "short sale", which can be difficult, and involves quite a bit of waiting. Chuck clearly and honestly informed us of the probable waiting time, and the unique obstacles in that type of transaction. His feedback was frequent, and accurate. He knew all the various inspectors we used, the mortgage company we went with, our credit union, etc. It was like having a friend help us, instead of a random suit and tie. We have no complaints whatever.

  • Joleen

    Chuck helped us buy our house and sell it years later. He was always on top of things, in constant contact with us, and advised us on things along the way. He is a hard worker and overall we had a great experience working with him! We highly recommend him!

  • Michelle

    Chuck was very thorough and patient with me. The price range of home I could afford in my area was not easy being I needed 4 bedrooms. He listened to my needs and didn't push me into purchasing something quickly just to get a sale. He actually told me to continue to wait for the market to get fuller with homes and it did. His patience is superior to the other Realtors I have worked with in the past.He understands that the home you end up with is the one that is meant to be without hassle and pulling strings.

  • Laura

    We have nothing but good things to say about our experience. Chuck is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. We really appreciated that Chuck was very honest with us through the whole process. Sometimes you need someone to tell you the truth instead of just what you want to hear. We defiantly would recommend Chuck to anyone looking to buy or sell in the future!

  • Abs

    I had discussed a property we were going to market with chuck Carstensen but did not know the timing because of it being in estate. Chuck was very professional and evaluated the property for us and then kept in touch with us consistently for several months until we were ready to list it with him. When we did list , chuck had a purchase agreement from his listing in a matter of days. His help, professionalism and effort from that time to closing was amongst the best services I have ever received . I would highly recommend chuck Carstensen for any and all real estate needs because of his integrity and ability to do the job right .

  • Dave

    I would like to highly recommend Chuck to be your agent! Chuck worked for me on both selling of my home and purchasing a new home. I was very impressed with his schedule flexibility and also how fast he was at responding to my phone calls, emails, and text messages. He communicates very well and always kept me "in the loop" with any updates on showings, potential homes, timelines, and how the process was progressing. You can ask him just about anything and he will always get back to you with a response.

    Other than his communication, what impressed me the most is his knowledge of the current housing market. Chuck was able to sell my home in 21 days and was right on with what he thought I could sell my home for.

    On the purchase of my new home, he provided sound advice for what I should offer the sellers and was able to get an accepted offer very quickly.

    I couldn't be more happy with the process from start to finish and always felt that I was being listened to. It is a big process to sell and buy a new home at the same time and Chuck proved he can do both very well!

I work with buyer, sellers and investors in the North Metro of Minnesota (Anoka, Shereburne, Isanti, Wright & Chisago County). I work with several foreclosure and short sale transactions each year!
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