What made you decide to make a move?

We moved to Stillwater in 2013 into a brand new home in a great neighborhood. Although we loved our house, we had always dreamed of owning a cabin on a lake. But, with three young boys, a demanding career, and a family business we simply did not have the time or energy to own two properties. Our new lake property in Lake Elmo has allowed us to fulfill our dream of owning a lake home in the Twin Cities that is surrounded by nature but without the hassle of travel and maintenance of owning a cabin. Our boys are in heaven swimming, fishing, and playing in the woods. It is our perfect oasis!

What made you choose The Craig Group?

We found our home on our own but needed an expert to help guide us through the process and to educate us about purchasing an older home and particularly a lake home that comes with unique challenges. I contacted our mortgage broker and he immediately recommended Judy Craig. Our friends and neighbors agreed that Judy was the “best in town.” I contacted her and she met me at the property the next day. I could tell immediately that Judy was experienced and full of knowledge and was particularly versed in lake properties.

How was it working with The Craig Group?

Working with Judy and the Craig Group was a wonderful experience. Every person we had contact with was helpful and professional. Although Judy is the expert in selling and buying real estate, Judy is careful to not push her ideas onto her clients. Rather, she allows the client to be the decision maker. Her experience and opinions helped us in making decisions during the transaction, but I knew that the decisions were always ours. Our transaction certainly had challenges, but Judy was able to resolve the challenges with her creative ideas and her tenacity.

We are grateful to Judy and the Craig Group for helping us realize our dream of raising our family in our amazing lake home!