Testimonials

Team Hawkins is amazing!


Team Hawkins is amazing! Fantastic communication and the whole process of buying a home was so straightforward. I actually purchased my home without even seeing it in person and I felt very comfortable with the assistance I received being from out of state and the ease of everything. I would highly recommend Team Hawkins!
 
Michelle 


I highly recommend you give Team Hawkins a call!


Bob Hawkins worked very quickly and efficiently to help me purchase my home. Our first conversation was on a Thursday, and my first offer on a home was accepted that Saturday. WOW! He and Diane are both genuinely caring people that will make you happy for the experience. I highly recommend you give Team Hawkins a call
 
Landon 


Working with Team Hawkins was a great experience!


Working with Team Hawkins was a great experience! We were moving from out of state, and every member of Team Hawkins that we worked with made a difficult move during a pandemic as easy and seamless as possible. Thank you guys for everything you did, we love our new home!
 
Mike & Jenny 


Team Hawkins was thorough and always on top of every step of the process as it progressed.


From the introductory meeting providing information about how the process of preparing for the sale of our home right through to the sale closing Team Hawkins was thorough and always on top of every step of the process as it progressed. Their attention to detail was excellent and their communication was always timely and clear. We were especially impressed by their representation of our interests in the communications with interested buyers and their agents, as well as Appraisers and other parties involved in the process of moving toward sale of our home."

Mark & Nancy  


I highly recommend her and her team to anyone seeking a new home


We could not be happier with our experience! Shannon was friendly, down to earth, knowledgeable, resourceful, and always available for our many questions. She exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend her and her team to anyone seeking a new home. I should also mention the home we ended up purchasing was for sale by owner and had Shannon not discovered it for us we may have never seen it. We are truly grateful and are loving our new home.
 
Alyssa 


I would recommend Team Hawkins for any Real Estate needs.


We have worked with Team Hawkins to sell two homes and also to buy a home. They are helpful, very quick to answer questions, and easy to work with. The team was always available for any questions we had. They guided us through the process and were always willing to listen when we had concerns or questions. I would recommend Team Hawkins for any Real Estate needs.
 
Kelly & Curt 


I couldn't be happier with her and her team


I worked with Shannon Toner to buy my first home. She was so helpful, and answered all of my questions anytime of day. She loves her job and it shows. I wouldn't hesitate sending any of my family or friends to her. I couldn't be happier with her and her team.

 
Kyle 


The whole buying experience was made very easy


First time home buyer and Team Hawkins made the process smooth and very easy to understand. They took the time to walk me through any parts I was unsure about and were very responsive and proactively communicative. The whole buying experience was made very easy.
 
Cody 


My experience buying a home with Team Hawkins was seamless!


My experience buying a home with Team Hawkins was seamless. They absolutely know what they are doing and they got me in contact with my amazing agent from their team. My agent, Shannon, was so responsive and willing to work with my odd hours to make sure we found the perfect place! I was so impressed with the whole team from the very beginning until closing! I would recommend them to anyone and I’m sure I’ll use them for my next move!
 
Amanda 


They went out of their way!


Team Hawkins was on top of our sale at all times! They were responsive to questions and information for both our buyer and us. They went out of their way to be sure we understood the process and had all the support we needed. They even helped pack when we got into the crunch at the end!!! Thanks Bob for ALL your support and knowledge.

Steve & Kathleen 


Awesome Experience


 Awesome experience and very easy 
 
 
James P


"5" Star Rating


"The Hawkins Team did a fabulous job of helping me navigate through the process of buying a new home and selling my home. They were always very quick to respond and assisted me throughout the process. I would recommend Team Hawkins to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. I would give Team Hawkins a “5” star rating."

- Kathleen


I highly recommend Team Hawkins


"Team Hawkins helped us throughout the entire process of finding our much-needed family home! Our situation required us to move quickly on both the buying of our new home and selling of our previous one. Team Hawkins was extremely knowledgeable in our market for both buying and selling and provided guidance and advice along the way that helped us get and give the best offers we could. They went above and beyond to make sure we were updated throughout the entire process and always had out best interests in mind. They were always available to answer our calls and questions. I highly recommend Team Hawkins to my friends and family and would definitely work with them again in the future!"

- Satisfied Client


Look no further than Diane and Bob


"Diane and Bob of Team Hawkins made everything associated with the process of listing and selling our home very easy to understand and answered our many questions with expedited service.Their integrity and honesty were above reproach. They were very competent in every respect and a real joy to work with during the sale of our home.Their confidence in the sale helped to relieve our stress in association with the sale. We were referred to Diane by a good friend who had Diane sell his home and everything he told us about Diane and Bob was true. If you want experts to handle your sale, look no further than Diane and Bob. You will be so glad you did."

- Betty & Tammy


Amazing job!


"This past summer, Bob & Diane helped us sell the home of my recently deceased brother-in-law. The sale of a long-time home is often emotional but was especially so given the circumstances - the entire family was heartbroken to be giving up this very special home, filled with wonderful memories of our beloved brother/uncle. Bob & Diane were sensitive to our needs and wishes, while also providing excellent, professional advice that they knew would help sell the home. The comps that Bob provided at our initial meeting matched our expectations on value exactly, and they took a reasonable approach to recommendations for home improvements. Their support group - from stager to photos and video - were top notch ... we couldn't have asked for better showcasing of the unique attributes of the property. Bob communicated frequently with our team of 3 family members selling the home (not an easy task!), and hosted frequent Open Houses, always with excellent feedback. He even made a trip to the hospital with a notary in tow when one of the signatories (me) was unexpectedly unable to make it to the closing meeting. Every step of the process went smoothly - Bob, Diane and their team did an amazing job! I would highly recommend them anytime to anyone."

- Karen R


We feel so blessed


"Diane and Bob,

We had a wonderful time at the Santa Experience. Everything was so well done. Our grandkids had a great time. How often do they get to pick out all that candy!

We have the wreath hung up on the front of the house. It looks so nice. Thank you for that and the special time we got to share with our grandkids.

We so appreciate our home and your help in making it possible. We feel so blessed.

Have a wonderful Christmas."

- Phyllis


A+++


"My wife and I highly recommend Team Hawkins to those out there looking for knowledgeable realtors. They obviously emphasis "team" in their business model but it is important for us to point out the personal touch they added to our experience, A+++."

- Kathleen


Very happy in our new home


"We by accident bumped into Bob and Diane Hawkins while they were out picking up a "for sale" sign from a home they had just sold. We struck up conversation and informed them we were considering moving to the area. Our brief encounter with them at that time made a lasting impression on us. They struck us as being just great people. Months later we called Bob Hawkins and the rest is history. It was clear to us Team Hawkins was very knowledgeable in what they do but the personal touch added to the experience was tremendous. We are very happy in our new home and much thanks to Team Hawkins! A+++."

- Donna


Dynamic for us!


"Bob Hawkins was so attentive, and yet calm through our entire experience as first-time home buyers. This combination was dynamic for us! He learned our needs and helped us in a very difficult buyers’ market."

- Nathan R


House sold in one day!


"Diane offers great personal service! She and her team checked in with me every week, cared for all the details for closing, gave me great advice and walked with me to help ensure a smooth sale. House sold in one day!"

- Cindy G


Loved working with Team Hawkins!


"We loved working with Team Hawkins! Bob and Diane were really knowledgeable about the process, and they were patient and encouraging as we looked at many homes and hobby farms before finding the right one. We would highly recommend them!"

- Sara


Helped us find our dream home


"Bob was on point with the entire process of helping us find our dream home. We had worked with other realtors in the past that don’t seem to listen to what we wanted, but Bob showed us that he understood what we wanted and helped us close the deal. I would recommend Hawkins Realty to anyone, and especially to those looking for a hobby farm or acreage.”

- Kevin


We will absolutely use these guys again!


“My team consisted of Kent Christopherson, Bob Hawkins, and Jerry Unger. These guys are committed to high integrity service. They are very knowledgeable and super responsive. They really let us drive our sale and purchase decisions, while offering sound counsel along the way. Our closing was flawless, painless, and fast. We will absolutely use these guys again! Thanks Hawkins team!!”

- Brandon & Janet


Smooth and positive experience!


"Team Hawkins was amazing to work with! Diane and Bob were so knowledgable and professional, it made us feel confident. We had to sell our house while not even living in MN and they took care of everything for us. It was so easy from start to finish. The prompt and thorough communication from all on Team Hawkins was very impressive. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a smooth and positive experience!"

- Michelle & Matt


We were so happy


"We would like to say how much we appreciate Diane for all the work she did helping us get our house sold. We aren’t the easiest couple to work with, we needed some hand holding. But Diane and the rest of the Hawkins team was with us every step of the way. We were so happy to get more than our asking price and it only took one day to sell. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy."

- Terry & Benay


Above and beyond what we expected


"Working with Team Hawkins in the sale of our house was a very satisfying experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone contemplating selling your house. Their expertise and knowledge of the area is very beneficial. They assisted us in removing some unwanted items from our house and also very helpful in resolving the radon check that was required. Our experience was above and beyond what we expected."

- Floyd & Marcia


Wonderful experience working with Team Hawkins


"I had a wonderful experience working with Team Hawkins from start to finish! My agent, Karaley Ivey, was very thorough explaining every detail, answered all my questions, responsive, and helped keep me positive during a difficult and long search for my first home in a very tight housing market.

All said and done, she helped me score my first home that had everything I was looking for! I highly recommend Keller Williams, Team Hawkins and Karaley Ivey to anyone looking to buy and sell.

Thank you for all your help and guidance throughout my home search and buying process. Jerry & Karaley helped make this an incredible experience for me. I will without a doubt refer the whole Team Hawkins to all my friends looking to buy a new home. Thanks you again for everything!"

- Carly S


Highly recommend Team Hawkins


"We’ve used Team Hawkins twice now. Their knowledge and guidance was so assuring and during the process and they went above and beyond from the personal touches to professional expectations and extras. It meant so much to have their stager come in and give us such great advice, great pictures, pamphlets that were done so well, numerous open houses and just stopping by to make sure everything was going as expected. From the first reachout to the end it was smooth and no surprises along the way. Highly recommend Team Hawkins."

- Melissa & Ryan F


Pleasure to work with Team Hawkins!


"It was a pleasure to work with Team Hawkins! They were patient with us as we narrowed down our choices, they were easy to contact and responded in an orderly fashion, and had a great knowledge of the housing market and the whole process of buying and selling a home. The perk of having a professional photographer and a staging consultant was surprise and well worth it! We felt cared for and in good hands through the whole process!"

- Brandon & Janet A


ALL ABOUT OUR CLIENTS!


"We just closed on a transaction that we have to share with everyone! Last summer this great lady (Ev Beck) was walking around the yard of a house for sale in Highland Park when a neighbor stopped by to see if she needed a realtor to help her. We had sold this neighbor (Scott & Taylor Ames) their house back in 2017, so he ran home and got a card and gave it to this woman, who I ended up showing the house to but it was not a fit. Fast-Forward one year and this woman now wants to sell her condo in the Lakes Area of Minneapolis. She actually went back to that same neighbor’s house and left the attached note on their door. HOW GREAT IS THAT! Long-Story short … we sold Evelyn’s condo last week and she is off and onto the next chapter in her life! BIG thanks to all. Just shows that you never know where any lead will take you – so always be nice, be professional and remember its ALL ABOUT OUR CLIENTS!"

- Evelyn B


Great character and ethics.


"Diane created a great plan to sell our home. She helped us navigate multiple offers. She took care of a million little details so that we didn’t have to. Diane is a realtor of great character and ethics."

- Rosemount, MN


Team Hawkins is an absolutely fantastic team


"Team Hawkins is an absolutely fantastic team of professionals. They take the time to understand their clients’ needs and what they’re looking for in a home. They are experts on the local neighborhoods & areas and great at finding you just what you want. Team Hawkins will help you navigate all the steps expertly and keep you informed throughout the entire process."

- Tom R


Communication is very good


"Communication is very good. Always willing to answer your questions 24/7. When away from office let’s you know who to contact. Very assuring the team will be available for you."

- Mark & Yvonne R


Best decision we made


"Diane and Bob and the entire Hawkins team were with us through the sale of our home and our build of our new house. 100% recommend them whether you are buying or selling. You can count on always being informed and that everything is handled with the utmost integrity. We switched from another realtor to have Team Hawkins sell our house. Best decision we made."

- Jim & Amy T


Excellent in every aspect


"Diane Hawkins and her team were excellent in every aspect well beyond our expectations. She explained the process, what we were to do and what her team would be doing. She and her group were always in contact and thorough with follow through and follow up. We are totally and completely satisfied with the entire experience of getting our house on the market and sold."

- Gary & Connie M


Very happy with the experience


"This is the second home I have purchased through Team Hawkins and I am very happy with the experience both times. They entire team is amazing and attentive. I’m sure we weren’t their only clients at the time, but they did everything to make it feel like we were."

- Emily C


Highly recommended


"Team Hawkins, really came through for us, we had two other realtors try to sell our house, and failed. Team Hawkins, marketing and professionalism’s really was what got the job done. Highly recommended."

- Mike & Karol B


The absolute best


"Bob was the absolute best. He sold our town home in a difficult market and got us the price we want so we can pursue our home shopping. He was very responsive and had a team behind him. They made the process easy and fun. We highly recommend team Hawkins."

- Mo C


We only recommend Team Hawkins


"This will be our 4th transaction ( 1 sell and 3 buy) in two years with Team Hawkins. There is a reason we keep using them. Absolute rock stars to work with. They have also done 5 other transactions over the past 7 years for other members of our family. We only recommend Team Hawkins. If you don’t use Team Hawkins you are just settling.”

- Scott & Kerri A


Clever marketing


"Diane’s clever marketing sold our home to a family that otherwise would not have come to see it. Diane and her team’s experience was invaluable especially when issues occurred along the way that we would not have known how to deal with."

- Tracy & Jill L


They will be our first choice


"My husband and I would strongly recommend Team Hawkins as a real estate agent group for any individual or family searching for the ideal home. After we were married, my husband I and decided to rent and figure out what neighborhood we wanted to live in. We loved the area we were in, but since our family was due to add one more, we wanted more space, a yard, and a place to raise our family. We needed our first home, and fast! As first time home buyers the process can seem daunting. Bob and Diane had an initial meeting with us and really took the time to find out what we were looking for in our first home. They made us feel very comfortable and ready to start the home buying journey. It was especially challenging and intimidating at first, because it was a seller’s market and our ideal location was, at the time, the most in demand (Richfield / S. MSP). Given these conditions, we really needed someone who was in our corner, because the market was tough, quick and extremely competitive! They did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. When you are faced with your dream home, the place you can envision raising your new family, and going into a multiple offer situation, you are going to want the right people there to help you submit the best offer! For us, Bob and Diane were those people! From initial discussions to moving into our first home (that we LOVE!) was 60 days. When it was all moving that fast, we were glad to have people supporting us along the way and helping us track every detail. We found them to both be highly attentive agents, almost as if we were their only customers, although we know that was not the case. Bob was our primary agent, and he returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. We are so pleased to recommend Team Hawkins to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They were hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again, they will be our first choice in real estate agents."

- Jacob & Michelle H


Absolutely exceeded my expectations!


"Absolutely exceeded my expectations! Felt like I was their number one priority. Her team was on the clock at 5:00 am and 11:00 pm sending updates and information. I would recommend Diane to anyone without hesitation!!!"

- Jim S


They listen and will work hard


"Diane, along with her husband Bob, made the home buying process much less stressful. Their willingness to work with whatever you have in mind made the process much more enjoyable. They listen and will work hard to get you what you want even if it seems like a long shot. I truly cannot recommendtheir service enough."

- Josh & Leesa B


You will not be disappointed!


"Team Hawkins were great to work with! Bob and Diane went above and beyond what would be expected but is greatly appreciated! From the start through the final steps of the process I felt I was in good hands! The communication was prompt and efficient. Bob was very professional and knowledgeableabout the area and the process of purchasing a home. I would highly recommend Team Hawkins to help you find and purchase your new home! You will not be disappointed!

Diane and her team are great to work with and very timely. We had a 30-day close and it worked perfectly even with how busy they were. They always made time for us."

- Jacob H


Represented our best interests


"We felt instantly comfortable with Diane after talking with her at an open house she was hosting during the spring parade of homes. So much so, that on the way to the car we talked about how much we liked her knowledge level, professionalism and demeanor. The next house we saw on the parade wefell in love with, but we hadn’t a real estate agent yet. I thought of the wonderful agent we had met earlier that day and gave her a call. We never looked back or wondered if we made the right decision, because we just knew. She has been amazing in every way, through all the ups and downs of selling our old house and buying our next house. I come from a company with high customer service standards, but her level of customer service is truly exceptional! She always followed up when promised, checking in, answering our questions, being a sounding board, (quieting our fears) and making the process that much easier because she was on our side every step of the way and at all times representing our best interests. I would highly recommend Diane Hawkins!!!"

- Ivan & Lisa


Amazing to work with!


"Diane was amazing to work with! She is great! Highly recommend her and the Keller Williams team. She was always very quick to respond and made the home buying process very easy for us!"

- Allyson J


They gave us great advice


"Our nephew, Jon Voss recently started working at our company in Rosemount, and had to relocate from Mankato. Jon’s mother and I assisted Jon with this transition. Bob Hawkins assumed the job of helping Jon find a new townhome in the area, after Jon sold his townhome in Mankato. Given the longcommute for Jon, there was pressure to find a nice place in a short period of time. Bob, Diane and Team Hawkins did an incredible job of working with all of us to get Jon into a beautiful townhome in his price range. Through the process, Bob and Diane showed exceptional understanding of the market and the buying/closing process. They gave us great advice on options. They stayed in close communication with us on a daily basis. Most of all, Bob and Diane were very patient and understanding with all three of us as we went through a roller coaster of emotions. They were there through every bid and worked through every detail during the closing and move in days. Words can’t describe how fortunate we feel to have had Team Hawkins supporting us through this process. Thank you so much!!!"

- D Hawkins


Reliable and caring


"I live out of town and had to sell my father’s townhouse and I needed to do so quickly. I met with Diane once and she handled EVERYTHING! The place was a mess! She arranged someone to come in and sell the household items, clean and repair the townhouse to get ready to put on the market. She offeredwonderful advice and sold the home quickly and for a fair price. All this was handled by Diane while I was 850 miles away. She made a very difficult and stressful time for me so easy! I would highly recommend Diane to anyone in need of a reliable and caring realtor."

- Holly C


Diane is a great realtor


"Diane is a great realtor we wouldn’t buy a home with anyone else she knows the business and is always taking classes to stay up to date. She is patient and takes time to explain the buying and selling process. I would highly recommend for first time home buyers and more high stakes home purchases. You don’t want to work with somebody who’s a doof."

- Brandon & Alyson S


Pleased to recommend Team Hawkins


"My husband and I would strongly recommend Team Hawkins as a real estate agent group for any individual or family searching for the ideal home. After we were married, my husband I and decided to rent and figure out what neighborhood we wanted to live in. We loved the area we were in, but since ourfamily was due to add one more, we wanted more space, a yard, and a place to raise our family. We needed our first home, and fast! As first-time home buyers the process can seem daunting. Bob and Diane had an initial meeting with us and really took the time to find out what we were looking for in our first home. They made us feel very comfortable and ready to start the home buying journey. It was especially challenging and intimidating at first, because it was a seller’s market and our ideal location was, at the time, the most in demand (Richfield / S. MSP). Given these conditions, we really needed someone who was in our corner, because the market was tough, quick and extremely competitive! They did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. When you are faced with your dream home, the place you can envision raising your new family, and going into a multiple offer situation, you are going to want the right people there to help you submit the best offer! For us, Bob and Diane were those people! From initial discussions to moving into our first home (that we LOVE!) was 60 days. When it was all moving that fast, we were glad to have people supporting us along the way and helping us track every detail. We found them to both be highly attentive agents, almost as if we were their only customers, although we know that was not the case. Bob was our primary agent, and he returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. We are so pleased to recommend Team Hawkins to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They were hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again they will be our first choice in real estate agents."

- Satisfied Clients


Definitely recommend


"Diane was our choice as a seller’s agent as we felt she knew the market. We appreciated her advice & would definitely recommend her or any of her family as a great agent."

- Satisfied Clients


Joy to work with


"Diane was very responsive to our questions and took the lead in making sure all documents were pulled together in an efficient and effective way for closing. The sellers’ realtor was not very communicative, and Diane was able to gently push to get what she needed without ruffling feathers. Dianeis a joy to work with."

- Satisfied Client


They are Awesome


"Very helpful and very friendly people easy to work with when buying a home. I would recommend these people when purchasing a home, they are Awesome. I would use them every time when buying a home!"

- Satisfied Client


Very responsive


"Diane was very responsive to our questions and took the lead in making sure all documents were pulled together in an efficient and effective way for closing. The sellers’ realtor was not very communicative, and Diane was able to gently push to get what she needed without ruffling feathers. Dianeis a joy to work with."

- Chuck & Jill K


Very comfortable, informative and positive


"We had not bought or sold a home in the past 26 years so were not very knowledgeable about the entire process, that changed after our first meeting with Diane. She explained the entire process and made us feel very comfortable and at ease with her vast experience and knowledge of the current housing market. She was able to help us through every step of the process and instill confidence in what we were doing from beginning to end. No matter when we needed her for merely a simple question or completing a major step in the process she was always right there to help, weather it was a phone call, e-mail or text we never had to wait to hear back from Diane day, night or weekend. Diane never told us what to do but always gave us options and allowed us to make intelligent decisions based on her recommendations including us in the process. We couldn’t recommend her enough, she made our experience throughout the entire process very comfortable, informative and positive. Thanks Diane!!!"

- J & A Bergston


Exceptionally helpful


"We had not sold or purchased a home on over 25 years. Diane Hawkins was exceptionally helpful; teaching, guiding and encouraging us. She is professional and an expert on the local real estate market. She is persuasive without being pushy. We were hesitant about staging our home, but the stagger’s suggestions were reasonable, affordable, and definitely contributed to the fast sale. We had four offers in two days and sold for more than the asking price."

- Duane & Phyllis P


Recommend Diane as your next realtor!


"I actually found her through a Zillow search and liked the previous comments I had read about her. I was thrilled to learn that she knew the area that we were interested in so well and was even very knowledgeable about the area high schools, As we were moving two teenagers from the West coast, knowledge in this area was critical for us. Diane’s searches and suggestions were spot on and we made an offer on our home on the first day of looking. Negotiations were easy with her guidance. We would highly recommend Diane as your next realtor!"

- Jim & Lauren M


Very patient with our process


"Diane has been very patient with our process of buying a short sale property. She updates us regularly and turns paperwork around that is needed quickly. She has shown us many properties and has a great attitude about finding exactly what we want. Any time we have a question or need something explained, she takes the time to go over it with us. We would highly recommend choosing Diane as your real estate agent."

- Satisfied Clients


Thorough and professional


"We found Diane to be very thorough and professional in helping us get our home ready to put on the market and then subsequently listing it. She was also very insightful into what we were looking for in a new home. Diane is very personable and made both processes less stressful."

- Sue C


Brought in a great stager


"Diane listed and sold a multi-level townhouse in Plymouth for the estate I was managing. She made great suggestions for what to update and what to leave as is. She brought in a great stager. The offer we accepted was received 4 hours after the property was listed."

- Tenner T


You will not regret them


"Diane was so helpful and patient with us as we were often indecisive. We never felt any pressure from Diane and she worked very hard to make sure we found what we were looking for and that we were comfortable through the whole process. If you are looking for an agent who you will love working with and one who has your best interest in mind, look no further. You will not regret inviting Diane to be a part of your buying or selling experience."

- Satisfied Clients