We Love Our Clients. See Some Of Their Stories…

Helping local South Washington County area homeowners enrich their lives through the place they call home is always something we love. We’re happy to call South Washington County and Minnesota home and look forward to adding your story to our growing list of happy clients.


The MAX Team

“We recommend Max and Kolleen to everyone we know and highly recommend them if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities! Max and Kolleen go above and beyond for their real estate clients. My husband and I recently sold our townhouse on a short sale and Max and Kolleen truly showed their expertise during this stressful time. They successfully negotiated our short sale with a bank that is known for not allowing short sales to take place. When the buyer’s financing fell through they referred the buyer to a Loan Officer they knew could get the job done. Through all of this, they kept us informed of what was going on and were incredibly diligent about getting the deal done. My husband and I also bought a new home with Max and Kolleen. They did an excellent job of educating us on the market and were willing to show us houses in the evenings and on weekends. They really helped us to determine exactly what we needed in our new house and successfully negotiated our offer with the sellers within 24 hours.”

The MAX Team

“Not only did Max contact me when I thought I had no other alternatives left to deal with my home in a poor economy but after I enlisted him to help in the sale of my home it was sold in less than two weeks!!! That was four years ago and during the past four years, he has also helped in getting my credit back to where I can now buy again with good credit in just those same four years. How many people can say that about their realtor?!?! He has been in constant contact during these four years when other realtors didn’t even give me four minutes of their time when I NEEDED to sell. We just looked at two properties and hopefully, soon we will find my next home.”

The MAX Team

Max and Kolleen helped me with a very difficult short sale and incredibly uncooperative bank. They never gave up and kept looking for different resolutions to obstacles, road blocks, and incompetence by my bank. In the end, they were able to negotiate a deal while I had lost all hope that allowed me to complete a deal and walk away with some money left over.”

The MAX Team

Max and Kolleen Gygi are the first people I go to whenever I have a real estate question. They expertly helped us sell our townhouse on a short sales. They put the deal together after it fell through not once but twice. They saved us from a full foreclosure. Max and Kolleen then helped us find our  dream home for our growing family. They patiently showed us a ton of houses and helped us figure out what was the best deal for us. Our transactions were in 2011 and yet they are still there for us when we have real estate questions. We wanted to remove PMI from our loan so they provided us with a CMA to see if it was possible. They did a walk-thru on our house to tell us what we need to do to sell it. They are always happy to answer any questions we have about our home. We have referred them to several people and our friends have the same outcome. Max and Kolleen take care of our friends the same way they take care of us. If you want true real estate professionals in the Twin Cities then you must call Max and Kolleen.”

The MAX Team

“My husband and I bought our house through RE/MAX: The MAX Team in 2012 on a short-sale. Closing dates were delayed as expected, but then it came to what we thought was our actual closing date with everything set up through a title agency. We had plans to be out of our apartment by the next day and electricity and heat for the home was already changed into our names. We arrived at the title company excited to finally be purchasing our home. We reviewed and signed the documents, but when it was time to get the keys and leave, Max then explained that something fell through on the seller’s side and that this wasn’t considered our actual closing. Max then handed the keys over saying, “Well here are the keys, do what you want with them.” Without warning to make prior arrangements, we moved into the home, only to find out that we wouldn’t officially close on the house a month and a half later. This was an extremely stressful situation. I believe a professional realtor would have notified the buyers of the home prior to handing over the keys to the house! A month and a half later at the official closing (had to re-sign all documents), Max made a joke, “Now you can finally move in! (haha)” I felt that the entire situation was extremely shady, unprofessional, and disrespectful to both my husband and myself. I would not recommend The MAX Team. Buying your first home is supposed to be a wonderful experience; this was anything but.”

The MAX Team

Max and Kolleen Gygi make an amazing team. They truly went above and beyond for the sale and the purchase of our homes. Both Max and Kolleen are very knowledgeable and passionate about real estate and their number one focus is making their clients happy. I have already referred 3 people to Max and  Kolleen since we closed on our new home.”

The MAX Team

Max and Kolleen are not just great in what they do, but above more, they are wonderful people. You basically get 2 agents in one price if you use them as your agents because they work as a team and always conscious to client’s benefits which you can’t always say to other agents. If given an  opportunity in the future, I will definitely use them again as my agents.”

The MAX Team

“I worked with Kolleen for almost one year looking for the perfect house to purchase. During that time she patiently showed my properties throughout the metro until I finally found just what I was searching for. She is extremely knowledgeable of the market and what to look for in properties.  Kolleen made the experience fun and I learned a lot about the entire process. I would recommend Kollen and her team to any home buyer. It was a great experience and I will be using her for any on my real estate needs moving forward.”

The MAX Team

“Max and Kolleen helped us work through a short sale on our rental property. They were always prompt with their response to our questions and understanding when we asked a lot of questions. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

The MAX Team

“I definitely recommend the Max Team! Kolleen and Max are so knowledgeable about the available properties; they made my home buying experience a great one! Smart, friendly, and professional, Kolleen really listened to what I wanted in a home, and she and Max helped me find it. Once we did, savvy negotiation skills helped with a quick purchase agreement. They worked well with my VA loan officer and the closing went smoothly. At the closing, it was clear to me that the title company personnel have a shared respect for the Max Team. Any concerns that I had about the whole home-buying process were laid to rest by the Max Team’s deep knowledge and shared guidance. I really can’t thank them enough for their time and support!”

The MAX Team

“I totally recommend Max & Kolleen as realtors. They answered all my questions right away and were willing to go beyond with my case. I’m totally satisfied with their work.”

The MAX Team

“I have used Max & Kolleen for purchasing and later selling my home in Woodbury. I was impressed by the responsiveness of the team. Kolleen was my “go-to” person with questions and requests. She handled everything professionally and simply. When it came to selling, I was very impressed by how well my home was advertised and portrayed in the colorful booklet that did a wonderful job of describing my home. I had two offers within two days and was able to sell my home for more than the asking price. Very satisfied!”

The MAX Team

“Kolleen was great to work with! She was honest, respectful of our time and price range! Being a first-time buyer my husband and I did not know much but quickly learned with the guidance of Kolleen. We would recommend her to any of our family and friends.”

The MAX Team

I can’t thank Kolleen and Max enough for their dedication and professionalism with helping us find our new home. It was a chance meeting and Kolleen did everything right from the first showing to closing day. She had so much helpful advise and expertise. She was always responsive and available. I  always knew that she had our best interest at heart an gently and professionally cautioned us when there might be challenges with a particular property. We love our home in Cottage Grove and really owe it to Kolleen and Max for the smooth sailing purchasing experience. Highly recommended!”

The MAX Team

“This is the 3rd time having Max and Kolleen as my realtor. During this last round of buying my house, they showed a lot of patience. I think more so than I would have given the amount of houses we went through. When looking I knew what I wanted and didn’t want in a house and because I wasn’t selling a house we did not have to rush through the process. They stood by me through the countless number of houses I asked to look at until I found the perfect house. Once I found the perfect house, they made sure all the way through to closing that everything went smooth. I couldn’t have asked for an easier process from start to finish. Max and Kolleen also helped me find the perfect lender and closing company to work with and I appreciated their extra effort throughout the entire process. If I am asked I will always refer them to anyone looking to buy or sell.”

The MAX Team

“This was by far the BEST experience I have had purchasing a house. Kolleen was knowledgeable and gave honest opinions and advice. There was constant and quick communication whenever I had a question or wanted to see the new home. I highly recommend this team!”

The MAX Team

“I was very picky about what I wanted and they were so patient with me. We probably looked at over 75 houses and I was very impressed with their honesty on some of the houses and their integrity was unsurpassed. If/when I buy again, I will not use anyone else. They will always have my business.”

The MAX Team

“Top notch Realtors! The Max Team went above and beyond to sell our home. I strongly recommend them to anyone! The photographer they hired was also great!”

The MAX Team

“Kolleen and Max made the purchase process quick and easy. Good communication and follow up. They were a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them for any real estate transaction.”

The MAX Team

“I was very impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. From the first meeting to assess my home until the day of closing, I felt as if I was their only client. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.”

The MAX Team

“They are incredible as a team. We knew we wanted a house in a certain area and they made sure we were the first to offer! We used them to buy our new house and sell our old house and both processes went smoother than hoped for. Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Lake Elmo, MN