Who Is Marshall & Koopman REAL ESTATE:
Realtor. Dream Weaver.
Me: Realtor. Red Wine. Hammocking. Biking. Reading. Traveling to Mexico and Cali. KC Royals baseball.
My real estate partner Sue Marshall and I operate an experienced local full service boutique real estate practice that is built on a foundation of building relationships for life. We assist individuals, investors and various interest groups in continued education on real estate whether that is the home or city they live in or the office building that their business occupies. We assist them in growing their real estate portfolios by representing them in Buying, Selling, Leasing and Building real estate.
I started my real estate career in '92 selling fractional ownership in Kansas City for 2 years. I moved back to Minnesota in '94 and transitioned into property management with CAPREIT then EQUITY Property Management. I traveled between 5 rental communities-apartment and townhomes in the Twin Cities area marketing the vacant units for rent. My job was staging, marketing, and rental of the units. I marketed the communities to maintain a 97-100% occupancy.
In '98 I was recruited by the Director of Human Resources for Sun Country Airlines to work in customer service as the Executive Correspondence Agent for Bill LaMacchia Jr., the President and CEO. Following 9/11 and the demise of SCA, I attended Prosource to obtain my real estate license.
In 2002 I became licensed in real estate. I worked at Apartment Search listing investment properties for lease and finding housing for renters throughout the Twin Cities metro. In 2003 I was introduced to my current broker and real estate partner Sue Marshall. Today I Market, Stage, Sell and Lease properties. My 15+ years of real estate industry related experience has been a fun ride.
*Member of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC)
*Member of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
"I enjoy being a Realtor, Financial Advisor, Staging Designer, and Landscape Consultant for my clients. It's the best job ever!"
Happy Buying and Selling!
Colleague and Client Testimonials
"Constance, It was a pleasure to work with you as realtor for our families this past year. Your patience, persistence and professionalism were keys to helping us identify and blend the many requirements of merging our families across states to a house that is our new multigenerational home. I'm sure it was a challenge to uncover the aspects of a home that were important to my wife and I as well as her elderly parents. You did a fine job of researching the market and matching our needs to the available properties. We'll certainly contact you in the future if there is an opportunity. Best wishes for a Happy New Year".
-Cheryl & David Hunt Vincent & Madonna Martens/New Hope
"Constance was above and beyond what we expected of realtor. As first time home-buyers we required a lot of handholding and guidance. Constance was not just a realtor for us, but also a teacher. Her knowledge is much more vast than that of someone just showing houses. We learned about what type of items will add value to a house, and how costly items can be if needing to be replaced (furnace, water heater, etc.).
Her patience was amazing. We went into the house search looking in one area of the cities and ended the search in a completely different area. We definitely appreciated her promptness with returning phone calls, emails, and setting up showings since the house market is currently moving at such a fast pace and a lot of the houses were on and off the market in less than a couple of months. She was extremely flexible to meet with us and do showings, as our schedule at the time was extremely packed with both work and preparing for a bodybuilding show. Constance also provided a lot of patience and understanding in dealing with two very moody and dieted down athletes. She understands that buying a house is a fun experience but it also can be a frustrating and time consuming one. We were honored to have Constance help us buy our new home."
-Holly & Sam/New Hope
It is a pleasure to offer this as our testimonial!
We have enjoyed working with Constance. We met as I was looking for a rental in our neighborhood so that we could be close to our remodeling project while it was underway. Constance turned out to be the real deal! Not only could she assist with finding a rental, but would be happy to recommend potential builders/re-modelers and financial resources for loans. Her network and networking capabilities are immense! She is prompt in returning phone calls and following up on leads. It was a huge relief to find someone who was so knowledgeable about so many things that we would need. It has been a pleasure working with her, and, as our project gets underway, we have her to thank for making it all happen.
-Sue and Terry/Minnetonka
"My husband and I hired Constance to Buy our new home and Sell our existing home. When it came time for my husband and I to downsize from a two story home to one level living Constance found us an amazing and affordable one story patio home. No more stairs! Not only did Constance sell our home in less than 3 weeks she negotiated the best terms for us. Constance was very patient with us (we had not bought or sold a house in over 30 years), she was extremely intelligent about the market in our area and so very generous with her time. Constance worked with us to show us how affordable buying vs. renting an apartment could be. We would highly recommend hiring Constance to help you Buy and Sell your home. Everyday in our new home is paradise."
-Gloria and Elmer Beuning/Waite Park
“Constance provided exceptional service for the sale of my Mothers home. She was diligent in marketing during a difficult period in the market. She helped negotiate the best price we could get and closed the transaction without a hitch. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell a home or business.”
"We recently hired Constance Koopman to help us with the Sale of My Sister's home in Richfield. Constance guided us through the entire sale process. She gave great ideas towards staging the home for sale. She was in constant contact with us with regards to the showings, marketing and pricing. Constance was very personable and professional through the entire process. With her help the home was Listed and Sold in less than 90 days which was a great burden off my sister's mind."
“Constance is a very professional and insightful woman. She is extremely adept at networking and making people feel special when she interacts with them. Her highly honed leadership skills will guide her in her duties as Chair of the Professional Women in Building Council for 2009. I personally and professionally enjoy her passion and spirit.”
-Michelle Olson In Focus Systems/Minneapolis
"Finding the perfect house in a new city wouldn't have been possible without Constance's assistance. She kept the I's dotted and the T's crossed and made sure everything was done correctly.”
-Joshua Fowler-Builders Association of the Twin Cities/West St. Paul
“Constance has been an incredible asset as a member of the Builders Association, volunteering her time and energies for the betterment of our industry. She combines brains, a fantastic work ethic, honesty, and a personality that draws people in. Whether for an associate or client, Constance will always offer her best."
-Wendy Danks Builders Association of the Twin Cities/Roseville
“Constance is extremely Professional and willing to go out of her way to add value for her clients. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate industry and the current housing market. Constance is always educating herself in the area of new construction to continue to educate her clients on new construction to stay on the cutting edge of the industry. I have and will always recommend Constance for any real estate needs."
-Beth Vitzthum Hans Hagen Homes/St. Michael
“Constance is a go getter and continual learner, with a strong belief that "Education Never Stops!" Her attention to continual improvement will always put her at the head of her class, in being able to offer top level service to her clients.”
-Kerry Mulcrone, Owner, Mulcrone & Associates/Hudson
“I recommend Constance's services to my customers who are seeking the commitment to complete satisfaction in the buying and selling experience. Constance is passionate about building long-lasting relationships and her integrity, experience and maturity sets her apart from other relocation specialist within her industry.”
-Maren Hanebeck, , Owner, Draped In Luxury/Minnetonka
“Constance is a true professional of the highest integrity. She will always put her clients first and is a tremendous asset to the real estate industry."
-John Christianson, Owner, Inspector 7/New Market
“Constance stands alone when it comes to Realtors that I would entrust to help me and my clients out with their Real Estate needs. Not only is she very resourceful, but a true professional in every step of the way. My clients call me and thank me for the introduction to her on a regular basis!”
-Jonathan Lahr, LendSmart Mortgage/Maple Grove
"Constance has been spectacular to work with. At every point in the Buying, Selling, and Renting process, she has been an invaluable asset to have on our side. Not only is she professional, but thoroughly knowledgeable about current real estate practices. Constance also goes above and beyond in educating herself on upcoming trends. We have worked with her for all of our real estate needs throughout the past four years and will continue to utilize her in the future. The diversity of her abilities has made the buying and renting processes enjoyable and educational. We would highly recommend selecting Constance as your real estate agent if you are embarking on the journey of buying, selling or renting. She is an excellent resource to have working for you!!
-Robin Vettleson, St. Paul
"Crossing paths with Constance was just what I needed. My daughter and I stumbled upon an open house in between a sports tournament and thought why not use up some time and check it out. We were looking to see what the kitchen in this model home (shown by Constance) looked like. Our kitchen was due for some remodeling and we fell in love with the style of this particular house. Meeting Constance was a delight; a turning point for sure. When we told her we were not in the market for a home, but some day a cabin on a lake, she took the reigns. At the right time for us she led us to the perfect place which is now our new home sweet home. She was able to zero in on the area that best suited our needs. It was almost magical. We know it was a blessing to meet her and work with her. She gets the job done smoothly and perfectly with the t.l.c. that seals the deal. We are happy homeowners with a place on the lake, that we had never dreamed possible. All thanks to Constance!!"
-Deb Reetz, Prior Lake
"Constance was a huge help with both the sale of our condo and the buying of our new home. She was easy to get in touch with and always available to help us and answer questions or refer us to someone else who could help. She knew what we were looking for and didn't waste our time with houses that didn't suit our family. She also involved our son and always made a point to talk to him and include him in the home-buying experience, which is very important to us. Our family is obviously our first priority and Constance made it her priority also. She truly wants to make your home buying/selling experience a positive one. I couldn't ask for a Realtor more committed to her clients. Thanks!"
-Amy Brenno, Farmington
"I felt very comfortable with Constance from the moment I met her. Aside from the fact that we nearly share the same name, we both have a good sense of humor. I truly appreciated her commitment to finding just the right house for me. I am a single woman with no children but I have a very busy life. I needed something that was simple to manage and yet gave me the ability to play hostess now and again. Constance found me just the right townhome for my needs. I love this place. I loved working with her. She was very understanding when I seemed to take forever making up my mind. Sometimes the right place just isn't there right away. We had a lot of fun bopping around and she even let me take some of my friends along. We had some great chats. She is A-One in my book and I am proud to still call her a friend!"
-Connie Petersen/Prior Lake
"Constance made my first home-buying experience so pleasant and educational! She taught me a lot in what to look for in buying and selling a home and helped me find a great place within my price range. Her schedule was flexible and she was always just a phone call away! Constance was patient and open-minded in my decision, yet assertive and always professional who knew house hunting could be fun?!"
"Constance has always been open and honest with us. She has sold our last two homes and has been a support for us and for many of our friends. We will continue to recommend her to anyone and know that she will always come through for us! She respects us for who we are and understands how crazy our life is and we have never felt any pressure from her. Constance is very easygoing and always there to lend a helping hand or just to listen to our next dilemma. I continue to share her name with people and would highly recommend her."
-Sarah and Kevin Becker/Lonsdale
"I would recommend Constance to anyone I know who is trying to buy/sell/build a home!! She has exceeded my expectations every step of the way. She is always available whenever I have had any questions. Another great thing about her is she has gone above & beyond for me & always does it with a smile! :)"
-Genene Cavene/East Bethel