Darin Bjerknes - Testimonials

Tell Us Your Story

I had a good experience with our home sale/buy.

For our home sale, he got our listing out everywhere right away and his photographer took great pictures. For buying our new home he showed us a lot of places and was pretty knowledgeable about their flaws.

Mario - St. Paul, MN

I can't say enough about how fantastic Darin was to work with!

This was my first home so I was/am very inexperienced and I didn't know what to expect. The first home tour I scheduled was with another realtor who was very nice but knew absolutely none of the answers to my questions. I decided to work with Darin and we toured several homes together. Not only is he fun and personable, but he's incredibly knowledgeable. He knew the different areas we were looking at very well, but more importantly, knew what to look at in each home. I feel like I really lucked out with him and he made the home-buying process as easy and smooth as he could. From our first meeting to our closing he provided fantastic service and was very patient with us! I would highly recommend Darin to anyone, but especially a first-time buyer!

Joanne - St. Paul, MN

Darin came highly recommended to us when we first looked to by a home.

After meeting with him we were eager to work with him! After working with him to buy a home, we had to move out of state and rented the home out. When we decided to sell 2 1/2 years later, he was our first call. Not only did he get us over our asking price, but he was also an absolute Rockstar!! Living halfway across the country I had complete faith and trust in his work. He coordinated with our management company, electrician, landscaper, and maintenance guy to get the home sell ready. He did an amazing job and we cannot say anything but great things about Darin. He truly cares for his clients and will go to bat for you because he wants the best for you! When we move back to the area he will again be our first call!!

Elvina - South St. Paul, MN

Darin is extremely responsive, attentive, and knowledgeable.

He made sure to discover whatever issues may come up with each house we looked at to ensure that there were no unwanted surprises. With each step in the process, he was prompt and right on top of everything. Right before closing, it was discovered that we had additional credits to use up, and within minutes Darin had a home warranty in place without requiring any effort or thought on our part. We are so pleased with our house we'll probably never move again, but if we do we would not work with anyone else but Darin.

Nate & Liz - Blaine, MN

Darin assisted in the sale of our existing house and also the purchase of a new house.

Darin was available at all times to assist with other realtors, writing offers, and speaking with the builder of our new home. Darin made a stressful time in our life enjoyable.

Sean - Lake Elmo, MN

Darin and his team were a dream.

We were cared for like family from the very beginning. They listened to our concerns and made sure to truly understand what the most important parts for us were during both the selling and buying process. We had what some would call, not an ideal selling scenario, but Darin did everything he could to ensure ours and the buyer's happiness with the home. He was available when we needed him and was super knowledgeable when searching for a home. We are confident that without his assistance, we would not have found our dream home or would have ended up settling.

Jessica - Cottage Grove, MN

Darin exceeded my expectations in helping me find and purchase my home.

He paid attention to my criteria and streamlined my search process to fit those needs. His use of technology to communicate made the process go very smoothly! He offered helpful insights regarding things that might be potential problems for certain properties I was viewing and pointed out helpful hints regarding maintenance and pros and cons for home features. Darin was skilled at negotiating for the price I wanted. An added bonus was Darin's personality. He is friendly, respectful to all parties, and also has a good sense of humor. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for a realtor/broker!

Katie - St. Paul, MN

I contacted Darin to help with a short sale on my house.

It was a long process but he stuck with it until the closing. Other issues came up along the way and he had the contacts I needed to solve these issues. One example is referring an excellent attorney for the eviction of the tenants who had stopped paying rent. Also, I had relocated to another city and Darin made completing this sale long distance very easy.

Jodeana - West St. Paul, MN

We had the pleasure of working with Darin for both buying and selling our home.

We continue to recommend him to friends buying and selling. Darin was incredibly helpful, responsive, and genuine. He was more interested in making us happy than making a commission. If you're looking for a realtor who really cares, Darin is your guy.

Nick - West St. Paul, MN

Darin was great to work with both for selling our current home as well as with finding our new home to purchase.

He is very knowledgeable about the specifics of the entire process and we felt confident in knowing that he was taking care of everything that had to be. We did not feel pressured or rushed with the process of buying and he truly had our best interests in mind. He took the time to get to know what was important to us and what we were specifically looking for in a home. He was also very responsive and flexible which is very important in today's competitive market. We would highly recommend Darin for all of your real estate needs!

Stacy - Woodbury & Cottage Grove, MN

We've had the pleasure of working with Darin for over 10 months in both the home buying and selling processes.

Throughout this period, Darin has consistently shown himself to be patient, focused, and deeply knowledgeable of the metro real estate market. He has always been prompt with updates and replies to questions and is proficient with using technology to make both research and the buying/selling process as painless as can be. He has remained positive and professional through several offers when we were outbid and even as we changed search locations from the east metro to the south metro due to a new job offer. Darin was a consistent partner throughout, and we would highly recommend his services to anyone.

Andy - Apple Valley, MN

It was a great experience, he was very clear and honest with everything he said to us which made our process of buying a home a pleasant one.

He had flexible times and was able to show us many houses that we had an interest in. He was also able to talk about the pros and cons of the house clearly to make sure we understood what we were buying. I would definitely recommend Darin to anybody who's looking for someone hin st to guide them through the process of buying their future home.

Salma - Woodbury, MN

Darin was amazing to work with.

He helped us buy our home on a very tight timeline. He went the extra mile and really helped make the process less stressful. We were over 1,500 miles away and he did a lot of running for us. To sum it up, Darin is very professional and personal. When we sell our new home, he will definitely be our first choice to list our home.

Mark & Terri - Cottage Grove, MN

I worked with Darin to sell a condo and buy a house in Minneapolis.

He was always quick to respond and provided valuable input on properties during showings. I appreciated his guidance throughout the selling and buying process, and everything went very smoothly. I would recommend Darin if you are looking for a realtor in the twin cities area.

Sarah - Minneapolis, MN

I had the pleasure of working with Darin during the recent sale of my home.

Darin's flexibility, professionalism and expert understanding of the real estate market helped to procure an offer (above list price) on the first showing of the house! Darin went above and beyond the call of duty by representing me at the closing (due to a travel schedule conflict on my end). Darin responded to any question or inquiry I had of him almost immediately, in all cases. It was a pleasure to work with Darin - if you are looking for a true professional that is expert and focused entirely on his real estate business (rather than a part-time agent), I highly recommend Darin - I trust him completely.

Brenda - Woodbury, MN

Darin’s help and guidance in the process of buying a home were essential for my family.

His respect for and consideration of each person in the family, including becoming a household name for my oldest son, reflected his excellence in Customer Service: his diligence, availability, and honesty make him a constant recommendation whenever I meet someone searching for a home. Darin inspires professionalism and excellence, and more importantly, encouragement in what amounts for most people to the biggest financial decision of their lives: many of my closest friends purchased their first homes with Darin’s help! Darin earns the trust of his clients and his reputation proceeds him by speaking volumes of his trustworthiness.

Sam - West St. Paul, MN

Darin was an excellent agent.

He handled a unique situation with class and professionalism for my family. When we started the process he was responsive and patient with us as we navigated all of our decision criteria. He is sincere, honest, and sharp. He found paths of least resistance to get the job done. I highly recommend Darin.

Bruce - Woodbury, MN

Darin was helpful, resourceful, available, flexible, patient and wonderful during the purchase of our new home.

I highly recommend Darin as you will be very pleased.

Jimena - Woodbury, MN

Darin came highly recommended to me by a family member.

He did not disappoint. He is knowledgeable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time. I had purchased a home before so I was knowledgable about the process however I still had questions and he answered them all. He was always available and his response time could not have been quicker. He is also well networked in the area and recommended me to a great lender. With Darin's hard work I was able to buy a townhouse that I am totally in love with. I could not be happier. Darin is also very down to earth and even when the stress of the real estate life roars its ugly head he has a great sense of humor. I recommend him to everyone and will definitely use him in the future myself.

Lisa - Apple Valley, MN

Darin is an exceptional real estate agent as evidenced by his ability to build positive relationships with his clients, take into account their unique needs and do business with the highest level of integrity.

Darin demonstrates patience and responsiveness during all phases of the home purchase process. He was persistent in meeting the specific needs of our family while demonstrating flexibility. I would highly recommend Darin without reservation as a realtor. He is an outstanding person

Elaine - Woodbury, MN

Darin was very professional to work with from the initial selling discussion to us deciding to use him as our buyer agent on our new house as well.

Darin was highly responsive to any phone calls or emails we sent. He was very persistent in managing all team members that went into the sale and purchase of our house and we never had to worry about any team player not completing their portion. He was always willing to discuss options when items came up in both the selling/buying experience. Highly recommend Darin when looking to sell or buy a home.

David - Lakeville, MN

As a first time home buyer, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

Darin was able to explain the process to me step by step so I knew what was going on and what was going to happen next. There were no surprises to trip up the process even once. If I ever had a question or comment Darin was able to respond right away which really helped move everything smoothly and quickly. I had a pretty tight window that I wanted to find a home and Darin was more than up to that challenge. Whether it was setting up a home search email alert, or guiding me through the offer process, this was a great experience from top to bottom. Darin is very social and easy to talk to, and he really knows his stuff, so I would recommend him to anyone!

Brian - Woodbury, MN

Darin helped us navigate a seller's market with very low inventory in Woodbury late winter and we found a great home at a fair price.

I learned a lot about value in the and the buying process and in the end, the whole process was managed well. When we made the offer on the home we purchased, Darin was on a week's vacation. Nevertheless, he was responsive and nothing fell-through. (I kind of feel bad about that.)

Jay - Woodbury, MN

Darin and his team helped us sell our house and find the house of our dreams!

Darin did an awesome job leading us through the house staging process and made it seem pretty easy. Buy and selling houses is stressful and Darin helped us along the way. He was very responsive and professional. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to buy and/or sell a house!

Jackie - Woodbury, MN

My husband and I recently purchased our first home with the help of Darin Bjerknes.

We were able to set up viewings for homes within 24 to 48 hours and Darin had a very good working knowledge of aspects that brought value to the home as well as areas of concern. When we settled on a house with a large lot and submitted our offer, Darin was there each step of the way and helped us certify that updates were done by a professional and were up to code. Darin made sure to include an addendum that was signed by the seller that attested that the water softener, as well as other appliances such as the washer and dryer, were ours as well. This became important when a water softener company came to us and insisted the water softener was rented. We were able to show the document and then the previous owner had to settle with the water softener company. Without the documentation from Darin, we would have had no backbone to show we owned it and we would have had another monthly payment. He does a thorough job and was pleasant to work with.

Allyson - Spring Lake Park, MN

Darin is an excellent real estate agent.

He knows the market extremely well, correctly gauging a reasonable selling price. He offered very helpful advice regarding what expenditures are best for selling a house. He frequently visited the house, after it was vacated, to make sure that contractors had performed their work well, and he even cleaned slight messes made by them. He answered questions promptly and accurately. His video production was superb. Also, he is friendly, articulate, and enthusiastic. On a scale from 1 to 5, he’s definitely a 5

William and Jen - Woodbury, MN

Darin was extremely helpful throughout our real estate search.

During walkthroughs, he was knowledgeable about potential issues/costs you might incur and would keep track of things that could be used for negotiating and anything of note you found important. Also, he is very friendly and professional. No matter the hour of the day, he would respond almost immediately. He keeps you informed throughout the closing process and pays close attention to all details to help his clients reach their goals for purchasing. I would recommend Darin to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Jared D. - Woodbury, MN

Darin helped me sell my condo after I relocated to another state.

He helped me find contractors to prepare the condo for sale, arranged for professional pictures, and ensured that the condo looked great in person and online. He was very professional and took the time to answer any questions I had throughout the process. The sale went very smoothly thanks to all of Darin's efforts. I highly recommend him to future sellers.

Elizabeth - Minneapolis, MN

We enjoyed working with Darin in buying our first home.

He was very flexible in meeting us at times that worked for us and on short notice. He was great at pointing out potential issues on walkthroughs. He was quick at putting together helpful information for offers. And he was always informative when we asked questions about what to expect in the coming parts of the process.

Neil & Andrea - Minneapolis, MN

As a first time home buyer, Darin proved himself as a very knowledgeable realtor.

I had a ton of questions. Darin answered all of them. I said I truly didn't know what to look for in a house for faults or things consider. Darin walked me through several lengthy showings pointing out areas of the home which would come upon an inspection, things which would need repair, and going into detail on different features. What really stood out is Darin was not afraid to call one house a solid house and another as needing work. This honesty was very useful for me when comparing homes and also helped me quickly get up to speed on the process. The process of making an offer and going through the purchase was also as smooth as the showing experience. Again, any questions were answered promptly and Darin proved to be a knowledgeable guide. No issues at all. As a first time home buyer with trepidation about what it would entail I could not have asked for a smoother experience.

Jared - Columbia Heights, MN

We had a wonderful experience selling our home with Darin.

He came over, assessed our home, gave us some "staging" tips, suggested an asking price, and walked us through the process. He helped us go through our multiple offers and explained the process and nuances of each on a nicely organized spreadsheet. He was punctual, kind, thoughtful, and caring throughout the whole process. He was a gem to work with! I would recommend him to ANYONE I know!

Kareen - St. Paul, MN

Darin was very helpful in guiding us with our first home purchase.

Very easy to work with, as well as great communication with us throughout the buying process. Darin and his team at Coldwell Banker Burnet are highly skilled and I would recommend them to anybody!

Kory - Cottage Grove, MN

Darin was thorough, honest and knowledgeable.

He understood the market and our neighborhood. We were being relocated and I feel he worked with us on determining the best time to list, that it might mean that the house would be empty when the listing went live, etc. Darin and his team were always responsive and answered any questions we had. I would recommend him to anyone looking to list a home in the Twin Cities!

Annie - Woodbury, MN

He was always in contact with me and very patient with my difficulty in doing everything online.

He is very professional looking yet approachable. I felt at ease when talking to him. He was understanding of my unexpected issues in my life.

Vicki - Maplewood, MN

If you want one hardworking, positive, motivated agent then Darin is your guy!

We saw 30+ houses and Darin had a smile on his face for everyone! Not only is he great, but his team is as well. From Louie to Lyndsay, everyone was professional and helpful! Darin is YOUR agent!! We highly recommend him!

Megan - Cottage Grove, MN

Darin listed and sold a house for me this past fall.

He is the third real estate professional to sell a property for me. His performance was far better than the others. Darin is very knowledgeable and thorough. He responded to all my concerns and always responded to my calls promptly. He advised and helped me get the house ready for sale and advised me through the entire sale process. When problems came up he was there with a solution. I strongly recommend Darin to anyone who is selling a house.

Peter - Richfield, MN

Always available.

Very knowledgeable about home construction. rapidly responded to requests and advice. It seemed to take a lot of the worry out of buying.

William - Little Canada, MN

Darin was a great agent to work with.

He was extremely patient through my very long home buying process, answered my texts/e-mails/calls in a timely fashion, and was always available to go look at houses with me.

Alie - Circle Pines, MN
Reviews on Zillow
Average Rating
"This was my first home-purchase. Darin helped guide me, educate me, and walk me thru the home-buying process. He had brilliant insight into the condition of the homes we toured with his superb knowledge ... more "
by samyrezzag
"Started with Darin since the beginning of our buying process, it went well with his professionalism and kindness. He really helps guide us in the whole journey.
We found a great place for us to move ... more "
by kimberlybn07
"Darin Bjerknes‘s service during the sale/purchase of our home was outstanding! During the selling of our home, Darin provided constructive feedback about how best to prepare it for sale. The detailed ... more "
by zuser20170909151020179

Property Search