There is a concept in sales which states: in order to make a sale, clients should Know, Like and Trust you. We believe there is something missing in this approach: Information. 

There should have always been an “I” in that acronym. We believe clients should be informed about the product or service they are buying. So we made our philosophy our name: KILT






"If you are looking for an expert negotiator, client-success driven leader, and someone who will go above and beyond your needs, then you must work with Francesco Marraffa. He was a trusted partner and always available for us as we built a new home, making numerous trips out to the home site, and built a relationship with our builder's sales agent. His brilliant negotiating skills reduced costs on line-items we didn't even think were negotiable. Franco even researched pricing on other amenities, like appliances, for us and was able to save us a great deal of money. I would highly recommend working with Franco for any of your real estate needs. Five stars all around."


Tina B.

"Francesco was seriously awesome, and I would HIGHLY recommend. We were first time homebuyers and he was there every step of the way. Our search radius was very small, only focusing on Bryn Mawr and Cedar Isles, and he was extremely responsive and got us in to see houses the day they came onto the market working around our schedules (with the state of the market this was definitely important). Also, not only was he knowledgeable about the areas and houses we were looking in he was so personable and made an emotional process fun and memorable. I know we will definitely reach out to him again if/when we decide to purchase again."

Lexi R.

"We had an absolute amazing experience working with Francesco! I was a super indecisive and he was so understanding and patient with me as I made him go all over the twin cities and changed my mind multiple times. Each step of the way he offered great advice which was so valuable in helping us narrow down our location and find our first home. He was very generous with his time, always responsiveness and when we were ready to offer he was right on top of it. Most importantly he was honest and helpful and we trusted his advice and benefited from his knowledge. We also had a lot of fun and laughs throughout the process! We absolutely recommend him and will certainly use him again to sell and find us another home if needed!"


Shay and Jason H.


Featured Listing

Cottage on the Creek

516 E Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis 55419

A Blend of classic and contemporary; visit this impressively spacious home with beautiful window views on Minnehaha Creek. Enjoy this home, inside and out, all year with a large corner lot, full privacy fence, patio, and attached, heated, two car garage. 

You can’t beat the location; in the heart of South Minneapolis, on Minnehaha Creek. Enjoy direct access to the many walking and biking paths, and parks along the creek. You’ll admire the views from your windows every day of the year.

The main level has two bedrooms, two bathrooms (including a bath ensuite), living room with a classic bay window and fireplace, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dining room, private office, and family room addition with vaulted ceiling and sliding French doors that lead to the patio. 

The lower level has the original finished space with knotted pine walls and a working fireplace. There are two large storage areas that hold huge potential to create additional finished space. 

The new homeowner need not worry about many of the expensive updates, as they have all been recently done: the home has an all new roof, gutters, HVAC, all new windows (sound abatement windows), front steps, sidewalk, interior paint, fence maintenance, and landscaping. 

Enjoy this home as it is, or easily reconfigure or finish to your liking.

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Beth Mingo

I am a people-oriented real estate agent who helps home buyers and sellers in Minneapolis, MN, and the surrounding area. I have a background in Retail and Spa Management, where I had a very successful career for the last 20 years. I am a true people person and strive to help everyone I come into contact with. So if you’re looking for a friendly and knowledgeable real estate agent who likes to have fun, look no further. You’ve found her!

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