As first-time home buyers, we started out not really having a good feel for anything other than what our Zillow searches told us. Alicia was recommended to us by a friend who had bought their house with her a few years ago, and from the moment I reached out, she was kind and helpful. As we didn't quite know what we wanted or could get, she talked us through the whole process, offering great advice. There was a blip in our process after a couple months because I got really bogged down with work, but when I reached out to start the process again, she was very understanding, didn't miss a beat, and picked up right where we left off. Alicia was always very responsive to texts and phone calls, showing extreme patience with us as we narrowed down our searches and tours, and ensuring we were truly happy with decisions we were making, instead of letting us continue without being 100% on board with something. She was very personable; answered all of our questions and gave really good insight on things we didn't even think to ask. She also had an impressive number of contacts in the business for everything we needed, especially regarding home inspection results. All of this resulted in my fiancé and I feeling comfortable and confident, especially as first-time buyers. She also navigated the home closing process so well considering everything going in with the COVID-19 situation, and ensured this piece went smoothly, which certainly helped us to feel comfortable."
Very responsive. Very patient."
! She made everything so easy for me. Her vast knowledge surprised me. I didn't realize realtors had the knowledge she had from everything from insulation, AC, to appliances (leveling) and everything else. She was able to answer all my questions and then some. Always a quick response. I would rate her as exceptional! She really helped me understand the entire process!!!
I use her exclusively for buying and selling my properties. To-date we have completed 10 transactions in 2 years. I trust her completely and have recommended her to many."
Her service was excellent then......she had my home sold very quickly and everything went smoothly from accepting an offer to closing. This time, I worked with her to buy a home. This is currently a seller's market, and she used her expertise to ensure my bid was the one accepted by the seller....there were 4 of us bidding on the home. Again, everything went smoothly from start to finish. I was in my home less than 4 weeks after I made the initial offer. I can't say enough good things about Alicia. She has all the details covered! She is always accessible to answer any questions and help with whatever is needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling. She's just that good!
She's down to earth and actually makes you feel like your questions aren't dumb. Thank you!"
Her knowledge of the market was excellent, which resulted in spot-on pricing and easy negotiations. We recommended her to a neighbor selling a house, and they also had an excellent experience.
We saw many houses and she seemed to never tire of showing us new houses and she was our genuine advocate for finding a home that best fit our desires.
She is a true professional"
It was awesome working with you!"
All of our real estate needs will be going to Alicia and team going forward and I will be recommending them to all of our friends and family as well."
Both times, I found her to be impressively knowledgeable, with very fast response time to any inquiries. "
Very knowledgeable, responsive, and had great insight to help us sell our house!"
She had a list of suggestions for us to complete to get our house ready for the sale. When we completed these and were ready to sell, she immediately advertised it for sale. She brought several realtors there for comments and advice on price. It was listed late fall which was a slow time for the market but found a buyer and spent time working with the buyer to help complete the sale. She was very helpful in working through some problems on the inspection report. We wanted to complete the sale before the end of 2018 and this was done. She handled the sale very professional.
She was very personable & highly recommend her! Thank you for such speedy sale!!!! The ad was written so nicely that we would have purchased the house all over again! Wonderful photographer / team as a whole "
I decided to interview realtors and see what they could do for me. Alicia was one of the agents I scheduled for an interview. After I listened to her marketing plan and saw that she was a top selling agent in the area, I knew I wanted to list with her. In a little over 2 months, I had a written offer - very close to my asking price. The closing went smoothly and Alicia made certain all the legalities were taken care of. I sold my home and was able to downsize to an apartment before winter came. I am extremely happy with the service Alicia provided. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly and get the best price. I am an extremely satisfied customer!
We have used her for multiple transactions now, and as long as she is in the game, we will go with her regardless of what company she is working for. There is no one else we will recommend to family and friends but her! Keep it up Alicia, you're a rock star!"
I really enjoyed working with her. If I ever need help, she will be the only one I call on. Don't retire Alicia :)"
She was thorough which saved us hundreds of dollars after the inspection. She was quick to respond which is necessary in this multi-offer/bidding type of buying market. We got the house we wanted in the budget we needed and everything went so smooth because of her hard work, knowledge and experience. Highly recommend!
After moving out of state, I needed to sell my house and was worried about having to do it from so far away. Alicia made the whole process unbelievably easy and low-stress, while working hard to get me what I wanted for my house. She is professional, works quickly and efficiently, and returns calls and messages promptly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home in the twin ports area.
She was very accommodating to our schedule and made the buying process easy. She also came through with a critical solution to our temporary housing problem by negotiating a way to move in early and rent until our closing date. She also has a sizable contact list of electrocutions, plumbers, house keeping, etc. We will use Alicia for our future real estate needs!
After listing with her Alicia's team were on it the next day ,sign in yard ,professional pictures were taken and before we knew it we were on are way ,showing requests started coming in . That was nice after no one trying our selves .We really like the showing time app witch made it incredibly easy for whole showing progress . We liked the the feedback from showings so we knew if there was something we could do to make things better . Alicia was always promt to update us of any info or changes with the market ,she was always open to listening to our wants and needs witch made it a less stressful experience ! In the end we ended up with the offer we were looking for and our closing Couldn't have been any smoother ! So we are now on our way to the next chapter of our lives thanks to Alicia and her team of extreme professionals at Messina & associates! We highly recommend and very confident that Alicia & her team when it comes to your life's changes and dreams to get the job done ! Thank you again team Lokke!
Very timely with responses to all of our questions. Also went above and beyond on closing day when there were a few final things to take care. We greatly appreciate everything she did for us and will definitely recommend her to anyone in the housing market!"
!! We had a few hiccups and Alicia took each one in stride. We are so thankful for her and her amazing skills."
She identified homes the day they were put on the market and was very responsive to our communications. She did a great job helping us navigate the offer and closing process. Further, she had numerous connections and significant knowledge (mortgage, inspectors, closing, etc.) that aided us and made the home buying process less intimidating. We highly recommend Alicia, if you are purchasing a home in the Duluth area. You will not be disappointed.
We were very lucky to find a home so fast! She didn't give up on helping get what we want in a house.
Alicia was professional, knowledgeable and communicated with me during all stages of the sales process"
I would highly recommend for any buying or selling needs!"
She allowed the time to prepare the house for the market. She was able to have many showing of the home on the first day. We had three or four offers in the first week of being on the market. Highly recommend her and her joyful attitude."
I have recommended her to others."
Responded to messages in a timely manner, very detailed, highly recommend working with Alicia.
She was extremely down to earth, and real fun! I was calling around to real estate companies in the area, because I wanted someone who was licensed in MN & WI that would be able to do it all, and not give a referral for someone else to do the buying."
Gifts and mailer after close were nice touches to make the experience special and not so robotic, a good change of pace from the lending side where it’s all numbers and forms. "
She has proven this repeatedly in the sale of a number of my rental properties."
My aunt is 86 years old, lived in the same house for more than 60 years, and relocated to Chicago to be near us. Alicia was our right hand person in guiding us, and marketing her property - since we were out of the area. She is professional, hard-working, pleasant, and experienced. My wife and I have bought and sold 6 properties in our 32 years of marriage. We have seen good realtors and bad. Alicia is top shelf. I couldn't recommend her more.
Everything went smoothly, thanks to her! I will definitely contact Alicia for all realty services in the future! Thank you Alicia.
I would highly recommend for any buying or selling needs!"
We will recommend her to everyone and hire her anytime we buy/sell with her. Shes reliable, trustworthy, present, educational and great to work with!"
As a first-time home buyer, she went out of her way to make sure we understood all the goings-on of buying our first house. She eagerly attended to our requests for walkthroughs, and she arranged tour days (exactly what we wanted) where we saw many houses in a row. In each house, she paid attention and took mental notes on our likes and dislikes. The house we eventually bought was one she had found during other business (doing an appraisal for the sellers). She not only gave the sellers an appraisal, but she also lined up a one-time showing that ultimate lead to us purchasing the house. We were amazed at how well this house matched everything on our must-have list, and even included some of our dream wishlist items. We would have never found this house without her, and I'm still amazed that she remembered all the little comments we'd made walking through other house as she appraised a different house. In short, you cannot go wrong with Alicia Lokke as your realtor!
From our first meeting on, Alicia handled everything very professionally and gained my trust very quickly. Because I had unexpected surgery, and because I couldn't delay the date I had set to move out of town; Alicia stepped in, and skillfully handled details I never expected to turn over to a realtor. She lined up and kept an eye on several contractors who did great work. She personally selected the replacement light fixtures, stayed within the budget we had discussed, and, from the photos she e-mailed, she did a great job once again. We got an offer for the full asking price the very day she listed it. During the whole process leading up to the closing, she explained all of the paperwork very clearly and professionally. Alicia treated the sale of my house as if it were her own house. After the closing (within a month of the offer) she e-mailed me immediately, and then called me anyway so we could share the relief and excitement more personally. One of the contractors I had selected, was pleased to learn I had contracted with Alicia. He said: "You can list your house with anyone; but if you want to sell your house you should list it with Alicia." He was right. Alicia earned every one of the five stars I gave her in each category and she deserves to be congratulated on a job well done.
We could not hesitate to use her again. In addition, we most certainly will recommend her to our friends. Her positive personality, marketing expertise and ability to manage solutions that arose during the sales process were most appreciated by us. Thank you!
What a phenomenal resource to have on your team when it matters most. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Northland. Her connections are broad and deep.
It was a pleasure working with you and we were so thankful for such a motivated, positive, and knowledgeable team backing us! "
She was very accommodating to our schedule and made the buying process easy. She also came through with a critical solution to our temporary housing problem by negotiating a way to move in early and rent until our closing date. She also has a sizable contact list of electricians, plumbers, housekeeping, etc. We will use Alicia for or future real estate needs.
She's very professional, a pleasure to work with, made the buying and selling process successful from beginning to end and smoothed out the bumps along the way. She listened to our needs and what we were looking for. She demonstrates the importance of excellent marketing strategy, has local expert connections, and was very responsive throughout. We'd definitely hire her again!
She gave me her advice as to what improvements to make to the house before we put it on the market. Her advice was spot on. Because I moved out of town while the contractors were still working, all of the daily detail work was left for her to do. She would call and ask my opinion on something first, and wisely, I went along with whatever she felt was in my best interest. I was kept well informed from the day I met her through the day we closed. The day after we closed, she called to celebrate with me. I had chosen two contractors, both of whom recommended Alicia. She was left to choose two contractors, the carpet cleaner, the 'whole house' cleaners, and the landscaper. All were local people who did great work yet charged less than I expected. She took wonderful photos to put in the on-line ad. The day the property went on the market we had the first showing and the first full asking price offer. I accepted the offer because the couple already had their financing in place, and we closed within 30 days. Alicia is 100% professional, works harder than any realtor I have ever worked with, and followed up quickly on any issue that arose. She truly deserves this A+ rating."
She was understanding of my needs, was excited and always upbeat and honest. I valued her expertise and opinions! I am very happy! Alicia went above and beyond! Thank you!"