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Francesco and his team are brilliant! They are incredibly generous with their time and very knowledgeable. Best agents I’ve ever worked with.

Blaise Thomas - August 2021

Purchased a home in Eden Prairie, 5 stars, Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Referred to Franco by a friend. Very responsive and worked weekends and evenings. Helped save money, and strong negotiator fully committed to my interests. Knowledgeable, fun to work with made process as easy as possible.

Kevin Beck - August 2021

Purchased a home in Minneapolis, 5 stars, Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Loved working with Francesco! We lived out of state and relied on Zillow to find a realtor. After a couple showings, Francesco took our feedback and refined the search and specific neighborhoods to find us a great home!

David Harrison - June 2021

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Minneapolis, MN, 5 stars

I cannot emphasize enough how much we enjoyed working with Francesco. He showed an expert knowledge of Minneapolis/St. Paul real estate and was extremely responsive to all of our questions and inquiries, of which there we many. When we were considering a home, his experience with home construction helped to call out areas of concern or potential, and his thoughts on properties were always honest and balanced. He went out of the way to help us complete our purchase, often meeting contractors/inspectors on-site for us when we could not be there. Further, he has a fantastic network of resources (financing, inspection, and construction) that we tapped into, which allowed us to navigate issues without stress. He did this all with a good attitude and great sense of humor. Good luck with your sale/purchase – you are in good hands!

zuser20180530183850588 - September 2021

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Saint Paul, MN, 5 stars

Buying a house can be really stressful, especially if it is your first time and you have no idea what you are doing (*this guy*). What if you buy the home and two days later it falls over because you didn’t check the basement (ridiculous but an actual stress dream of mine)?

Working with Francesco and KILT melted that stress away. Francesco is straightforward and detail oriented. We asked what must have been an obscenely annoying number of questions but he very patiently walked us through the ins and outs of everything from tiling patterns to mortgage pre-approvals to bidding strategies. Immediately it was clear that he wasn’t going to let us make a mistake or rush us into buying something we didn’t really want. Under his tutelage we went from real-estate rookies to basement bosses in just a few months (and found a great house in the process)!

Given how helpful Francesco was, we would have been fine with it had he been super boring. But working with Francesco is a blast! Seeing lots of houses can become a little demoralizing, but Francesco’s dad jokes and bubbly demeanor had us looking forward to our next showing every time.

Honestly, could not recommend him highly enough!

Max Engelstein - June 2021

Purchased a home in Minneapolis, 5 stars, Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We could not be happier with our experience buying a home in Saint Paul with Francesco. As first-time home-buyers, we had absolutely no idea what we were doing in regards to pretty much any aspect of the process, but Francesco used his expertise and connections to guide us through every step of the process from setting up tours and putting in an offer to scheduling an inspection and getting approved for our mortgage. He is knowledgeable, professional, responsive to any and every question, and knows just how to handle this wild real estate market. While we hope to be in this home for a long time, we will certainly turn to Francesco for all of our future real estate needs.

Tenley Brown - May 2021

Purchased a home in St. Paul, 5 stars, Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Francesco was amazing to work with from the beginning. When you first click on “Contact Agent” in Zillow you never expect that someone is going to be this good! 

Francesco is quick to respond, professional, and really wants you to find your dream home. We never felt pushed or forced into anything. Once he understood what we were looking for in a house he sent us 10+ options to look at. Every single option would have been a great alternative. 

Once we decided on our dream home he made the paper process seamless, always by our side. He answered any and all of our questions, over email, over text, and called us when something was urgent or important. He also helped us negotiate a really good deal.

We thought that buying a house would be a difficult and an unpleasant experience, well not with Francesco. We were done in a matter of 30-45 days. I would be happy to work with him again and recommend him to anyone that is looking to settle down in the Minneapolis metro area. He is even recommending and putting us in contact with his hand-picked handymen, decorators, etc, that is huge! Even after the buying process is over he still wants to help us feel at home.

Francesco is hands down the best realtor you will ever work with!

Monica Hernandez - April 2021

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Mendota Heights, MN

Francesco is a credit to his profession!  He had excellent information and guidance on our buying and building process.  We spent a good deal of time looking for the right space and builder to work with.  Sorting out the fair to good to best builders was the key.  His opinions and experience were invaluable in the effort to make our dream home a reality. I would suggest him to anyone that is buying or selling a property in the current environment.  His interests are your interests and it has been worth every penny.

herme6 - March 2021

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Minneapolis, MN

Our experience with Francesco and the KILT Group was simply amazing! Everyone was friendly, super personable, helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with us every step of the way. We give them 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐…would use again! ???

Hans Swanson - February 2021

Purchased a home in Burnsville, MN, Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Beth gave insights to everything a new homeowner should be prepared for. Her knowledge on different areas, navigating through documents, negotiations and patience made her the right choice in finding our forever home. She is a great mediator in finding all the “must haves” for everyone in a family.

Jason Padilla - January 2021

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Saint Paul, MN, Review for Member: Beth Mingo

Hello! I can without a doubt recommend Beth Mingo for Realtor of the Year!! Can’t say enough nice things about Beth as a professional, or as a human being.  Seriously, we got on the fast track selling our home and buying another in less than half the time we’d planned.  Beth helped us stay sane, focused, practical and even enjoying the process, till the day we closed.  She went the extra mile for us every time!  We never felt in the dark about any step along the way and our needs were very clearly her priority.  She was positive, strong and creative when we were struggling. From start to finish,  her sense of humor, willingness to listen and understand our unique situation as well as our personal natures, made all the difference to an important experience, unlike any other a lifetime.  The outcome to our home selling was above and beyond what we’d projected thanks to her solid, knowledgeable advice and counsel.  We are so grateful for our Beth Mingo, who has become a lovely friend to us…because that’s the sort of person she is.  You should definitely work with Beth!

kerrypennings20 - December 2020

Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Minneapolis, MN, Review for Member: Beth Mingo

Francesco was extremely insightful, honest, and patient with us as we navigated the home buying process. He went above and beyond to help us find our perfect home. We were first time home buyers and he made the process fun and a lot less intimidating. We highly highly recommend going with KILT Reality.

Kimberly Kingston - November 2020

Purchased a home in St. Paul, Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Beth was an absolute joy to work with! She always answers our questions (we had a lot) and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire home search and home buying process. We had issues with the bank (3 days before closing) and she swooped in and was able to connect us with a lender she works with, who not only got us a better interest rate than the bank, but also streamlined our approval process. She worked professionally to communicate with the seller’s agent of the home we purchased and was able to negotiate a great allowance for us plus items to be included in the purchase. She recommended and works with the most thorough home inspector, that man will find any small defect in a home and recommend ways to fix it. Not only does Beth have wonderful connections to assist in the home buying process and an amazing team surrounding her, but Beth herself is a crown jewel of realtors. She always made herself available to us at any moment we needed her, she sent email updates of houses on the market or coming to the market soon every morning, she was knowledgeable when we went into houses on tours, she set up many tours for us to go to, she was always on time, always had a smile on, and was always genuinely happy to help. I would recommend Beth to anyone I know who is interested in buying a home and I would be confident knowing that they would be in good hands. Not only did I get a fabulous house through Beths hard work, but I have also made a lifelong friend.

CallieHoffmann0 - October 2020

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Saint Paul, MN, Review for Member: Beth Mingo

We were immediately impressed with Francesco’s wealth of knowledge when it comes to houses and the market. You can tell he is passionate about his work and is extremely dedicated to his clients. Simply put,  he knows his stuff and will work diligently to help you find your dream home! HIGHLY recommend!

Elizabeth Rose Vadakara - October 2020

Purchased a home in Edina, MN, Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Working with Francesco was a fantastic experience that got my fiancee and me our dream house! On their website they explain the name KILT and highlight “Inform” as a critical part. As first time home buyers we couldn’t agree more! Francesco was incredibly helpful, guiding us through the process and using his experience to point out important details during walkthroughs.

The first email we got was a step-by-step overview of what to expect during the process. During house walkthroughs, my fiancee and me of course had our eyes on the aesthetics and design of the houses but Francesco was watching for things that only an experienced eye would be able to catch. Each walkthrough was educational because he was able to point out and explain potential issues and highlights, giving us the information we needed to make decisions.

From start to finish Francesco and his team worked seamlessly behind the scenes: setting up walkthroughs in houses we liked in their database, making sure we were kept up to date on how things were proceeding once we started putting in offers and after our offer got accepted, making sure documents got to the right place with our mortgage broker.

I can’t recommend KILT Group and Francesco enough.

Donnie Wood - October 2020

Purchased a home in Minneapolis, Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Hands down, choosing Francesco Marraffa with KILT Real Estate made the adventure of searching, identifying & finding our extraordinary home about as effortless as it gets. Franco possesses the experience,  mental sharpness, utmost attention to detail, and artful listening which are vital to gathering the data required to INDIVIDUALIZE your Real Estate search.  His professional and interpersonal skills provide for a most efficient and surprisingly pleasant experience.  He and his Team are reliable, attentive, hard working, and committed to working with you to take on the monumental task of selling and/or buying your Property.  With much exuberance and without hesitation, I would refer my family, friends, and business partners to Franco and his Team at KILT Real Estate.

Karen Zimmerman - September 2020

Purchased a home in Highland Park, St. Paul, Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Beth was amazing and very helpful during the entire process, she got back with questions and concerns within 30 minutes of asking. Can’t go wrong with choosing he

john scheirman - August 2020

Bought a Condo home in 2020 in Saint Paul, MN, Review for Member: Beth Mingo