True Stories

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Joyer Home Team clients, past customers, and charitable groups use our moving van for free. Maybe you could be next. Read More

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Passing a 40 year milestone in business is an occasion for reflection.  I am grateful for the people and experiences/lessons that have shaped me into the person I’ve become. The following are from my experiences: On the first day of kindergarten when half the kids were crying for their parents,… Read More

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As a 20’s something Manager for a prominent home builder, I took up the challenge to get our “urban sprawling” acreage subdivisions on well and septic systems approved for FHA financing which included a condition requiring Met Council approval. After months of preparation, the Met Council meeting day arrived in… Read More

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As the Manager of a home builder in the 1980’s, I learned the Higher the High’s the Lower the Lows. With challenging high interest rates, our secret to success was mastering MHFA State Bond financing in combination with FHA programs for first time buyers. Offering discounted payment programs, baby boomers… Read More

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After hearing about the flubbed announcement at the 2017 Oscars and mis-presentation, I was reminded about a Builders Association Awards Ceremony.  I attended as the manager of a prominent home builder.  With several hundred people in attendance, the MC announced the climactic award. Seeing me in the audience, he repeatedly… Read More

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It had been 1 year since our last appointment. The listing prospect, a past Client and I, had mutually wanted to work together again on selling her Lino Lakes home. However, at that time we couldn’t agree on a price. Now, two expired listings later, we meet again. She stated,… Read More

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A client, twice my size, walked up to me and gave me an endearing Bear Hug. “Thanks for selling my house when you did.  I just saw what my neighbors sold for; a lot less.” We reminisced about the night of the offer presentation. While not full price, it was… Read More

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It was 2:15pm on Thursday and I was with Sellers at the Village Inn restaurant.  We were reviewing an offer on their home.  Mrs. Seller said,  “It’s great. It’s more than we expected, but the Buyers want to move in on the 23rd!  That’s about a month away, and we… Read More

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Remember the worried Seller who sold their house without knowing where they would live in 30 days? After signing the Purchase Agreement, Mrs. Seller bemoaned, “It’s too bad the one we really like has a Purchase Agreement on it.”  My response, “Really which one was that?”  While at the restaurant… Read More

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A purposeful life can be defined as your “Big Why.”  The reason you get up in the morning, work a little harder, never give in to adversity.  In 1982, Mary and I jointly committed to our Big Why; preserving the family farm.  Her Grandfather agreed to sell us the front… Read More