Great experience with Steve Bruggeman and his team at Oak Realty. He was kind enough to make his initial visit with us on a Sunday to accommodate our schedule. He got back to us promptly with comparable properties and his recommendation for an asking price. He was willing to discuss his price recommendation and altered it slightly in accordance with our wishes. We loved that he took his own pictures of the cabin, including the use of a drone for outside photos and the use of a Matterport to create an interactive view of the inside. The fact that he takes his own photos allows him to be flexible about the day and time of the photos; in fact, he changed the planned day to be sure the weather conditions were optimal for the outside photos. He even came back to take additional photos on a later date to ensure that the views of our property were ideal.
Steve responds promptly to texts and if necessary, replies to a text with a phone call. He utilized some of his many contacts in the Annandale area to help us have the property ready to sell. This was the first time we had sold a place so we had many questions which he always answered with kindness. He gets to work early and encouraged us to text him early as he was often available at that time. We took advantage of that. We sold our place quickly thanks to Steve and his team. We have the highest respect for Steve and Oak Realty.

– John & Bonnie Poterucha

We would like to thank Steve for an exceptional experience with Oak Realty. This is our 2nd property purchase through Oak and both were handled with professionalism, patience, and great communication. Steve was there to answer any questions and his expertise and insight were greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend Steve and his staff at Oak Realty for anyone looking for a realtor. Thanks again!
 – Dave and Dana
I was going to sell lakeshore property. I researched realtors and found Oak Realty that specialized in selling lake shore properties. Then I checked with people I know in the real estate business about Steve Bruggeman. They had nothing but good things to say about Steve. They were correct. Steve took the stress out of selling the lakeshore property. Steve is very professional and knowledgeable of lakeshore property. Steve knows the area. Steve made the selling process easy and stress free. The lakeshore property sold fast. The closing went without a hitch. I would highly recommend Steve and Oak Realty to anyone selling property.
 – Gary H.
We are so grateful for Jenna and Oak Realty. We have worked with Jenna multiple times for sales and purchases of properties and each time she has worked hard for us. She is so attentive and available to her clients. Even when a purchase didn't work out for us and she wasn't gaining anything, she continued to fight for us. We are so appreciative and will continue to look to Jenna and Oak Realty in the future to serve our real estate needs.
 – Kari H.
Alex and I want to thank you and Oak Realty for helping us through this whole process. From the start of looking at properties to the finish of letting us borrow the Oak trailer to move into our new home. You were there for us every step of the way! Professional, humorous, and knowledgeable are three words we would use to describe Gary. He made one of life’s biggest steps easy for us. Because of Gary and Oak, we are first time home buyers!! We highly recommend working with Oak Realty. Thanks again! 
 – Madi and Alex
It was great working with Carla on finding a townhouse as I was moving out of Burnsville to be closer to my family-members living in Maple Lake and Perham. I give you a 5 star rating and will contact-you-when I am looking to move!

– Mark S.

We purchased a lake home in 2017 and Carla Sundblad was our realtor. We had such a good experience with Carla and the Oak Realty team that we reached out again when we decided we wanted to build a new lake home - she found us a beautiful coveted piece of wooded land on one of the area’s premier lakes. And we turned to Carla and the Oak Realty team again to sell our existing lake home. They’ve all done a great job understanding and meeting our needs every step of the way!

– Robin P.

Jenna was amazing. She was a wonderful person to entrust with our home search. She took the time to understand the nececessities we were looking for to best secure a new home for our family and she secured us one that we absolutely love. Jenna was straightforward regarding the home buying process in an area we were unfamiliar with, and she was professionally responsive to our various forms of communication with her. We would definitely recommend Jenna to anyone interested in a new home.

– Katie  S.

I had an excellent experience with Jenna selling my home! This is the first time I sold a home. Jenna was there every step of the way. She did an excellent job communicating with me returning every call, text message & email. I never had an issue getting a hold of her. She made the process very easy with no stress answering all my questions and concerns. She is very knowledgeable about the market. I would definitely recommend Jenna and her team for any of your real estate needs whether it’s buying, selling, or just answering questions. It was a very short process and before I knew it we closed on my house with no issues! I think having a solid realtor team behind you while buying or selling a home makes a huge difference. If I am ever looking to buy or sell another home I will use Jenna and her team.

– Steve L.

Carla was a fantastic advisor on the sale of our lake home from start to finish. She analyzed the market and accurately priced our home. Carla also developed the right strategy to create a competitive environment to ensure we got the best price and the quickest close. We found the experience and market presence that both Carla and Oak Realty brought to our sale to be of significant value throughout our process. We can’t recommend Carla and Oak Realty enough!

– Dominic and Ellen T

We have worked with Steve Bruggeman since 2000 on 2 homes and 2 different commercial properties. The sale and purchase of real estate for regular individuals like myself often entails many unexpected and stressful details. Steve and his professional team at Oak Realty really made this process smooth and easy. They were always responsive and available, never making us feel like we were alone in the process or asking too many questions. We highly recommend Oak Realty and will use them in the future. 5 stars all the way!

-Jeff and Rebecca Rydbom

My wife and I worked with Gary Dagner and his wife, Hollie, of Oak Realty to sell our Clearwater, Minnesota home and find a new home in the Buffalo, Minnesota area. After living in our home for more than 18 years, the emotional roller coaster of selling and moving, and finding another home was mind-boggling! Gary was a steadying force in the process, maintaining focus, providing insight, calming the sometimes stormy waters, and responding promptly to our inquiries that were not always rational! Hollie did a fantastic job of photography and producing a 360-degree virtual tour of our home. It was a masterful work! In the process of selling, there were several surprises that came up in our now 18-year-old home. My panic went ballistic! But Gary was there to carefully and calmly explain the "what and why," helping us to move on to productive discussions and reasonable solutions. There is much more that could be said and so much detail that Gary handled with remarkable expertise. All things considered, if you need a realtor, I recommend Gary with the highest rating possible and with a big shout out to Hollie who often provided a very helpful perspective on the realities of downsizing and changing homes. We settled on a home in Monticello, Minnesota, and are very happy with our new place and its location. Need a realtor? You gotta get Gary!

-Jonathan Parker

Wow! What an incredible venture!! Rita and I have been through the selling and closing process 9 times and I can tell you this has been the most professional moving experience that we have had.  Steve, your professionalism and dedication to detail, technology, and communication was unprecedented. Thank you and your staff for making it a great experience.

-Gary and Rita Rae

We just wanted to share a little about our experiences with Oak Realty and especially Gary Dagner with Oak Realty to let others know how happy we are with the results they provide not only with a property sale they did for us a few years ago but also with some purchases we have done with them over the years.  I feel like on the sales side, their marketing reaches a great audience of potential buyers that not all other agencies have available. They have been around for a long time and really know the area they are working in.

Also, when looking for a select piece of property they really do their research and find exactly what you’re looking for. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of each deal that we have done with Oak Realty, not to mention Gary Dagner and the countless hours he put in to make sure we got what we wanted and to make sure each deal went as smooth as possible. Gary will not sell you a piece of property just to make a sale. He makes sure the property satisfies your needs. Gary is not a typical realtor – he is more of a friend.

Thanks again Oak Realty and Gary Dagner for everything.

-Jerry and Holly Konz

We had an amazing experience working with Gary Dagner from Oak Realty, he went above and beyond to help us find our first home in a competitive market and he truly had our best interest in mind. We would recommend him hands down to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Gary Dagner and Oak Realty provide a small town nice, world class experience!

 Thank you, Gary! We highly appreciate you, we are grateful for your help every day!

-Haddyn and Maeci

During our entire experience, Jenna showed professionalism, compassion, and the will to fight for our rights in obtaining the new home we bought recently. As buyers, we encountered a few concerns regarding our role and the sellers’ role in the process. Jenna showed strength and loyalty in advising us and making sure our rights were protected. She is truly a great realtor and remarkable woman. We appreciated her being kind and efficient when we ‘bugged’ her at all hours of the day! She will always be highly recommended.

Oak Realty is that one of a kind business that is always warm and welcoming. Everyone was down to earth and helpful. We enjoyed our entire experience with them and would also recommend this company to all wishing to buy or sell a home. 

Thank you all for a job well done!

-Steven and Kathleen Payne

We were referred to Oak Realty by relatives, and we were immediately impressed with their willingness to help us find not just a house, but a home where we would feel safe, comfortable, and happy. Moving from out of town was a challenge, but the team at Oak Realty went above and beyond to set up virtual showings and provide as much information as possible about the houses we were interested in. In the end, the Oak Realty team was absolutely the best choice for us. They made our cross-state move stress-free and fun! We will definitely refer our friends and family to them in the future!

-Erica L. Hanson

We have used Jenna Potter at Oak Realty as the agent when purchasing several investment properties. Her knowledge of the area, professionalism, and expertise as a realtor are the best in the business. I highly recommend Jenna, and look forward to working with her again in the future!

-M. Hovey

Working with Steve at Oak Realty was a pleasure. He was always prompt with info and feedback. His market analysis was very informative and accurate. The sale results was better than we expected. We were very happy with Steve and the entire process.

-Steve and Kathy Schmieg

I used Amy Spielmann at Oak Realty 2 times in the last year. Both times were seamless. Amy was very knowledgeable through the whole process and always got back to me in a timely manner. She made me feel at ease.

-Kelly Welter

Oak Realty made selling our house last summer and selling my mothers house this spring a smooth and pleasant experience. Our realtor Megan Jones is knowledgable of current market trends. Megan responded quickly via text and phone. She knew exactly what to do during each step of the process and gave excellent guidance along the way. Megan went the extra mile to accommodate our needs, knowing we lived out of state while selling my mothers house. Megan is Top Notch in her customer service! We will definitely use Megan and Oak Realty in the future and let our friends know as well.

The Bartlett's

From the moment we met Steve it was apparent he was the right person to sell our house. Straight forward, with a good attitude and honest. Steve’s team was always available for any questions and concerns we had. The house was listed and an offer was accepted in one week. We also purchased a new house through Oak Realty. Thanks again to Oak Realty and their staff.

-LeRoy and Susan Jelen

Jenna has helped our family through many sales and purchases. She is very knowledgeable and is able to answer any question we had. Your calls and emails are answered in a timely manner. At closings she is friendly and informative. Always a pleasure working with Jenna and Oak Realty!

-Coty Eckerman

Amy Spielmann was always polite and very professional in my dealings with her. The one attribute I appreciated the most was that every time I called her she either answered or returned my call shortly after. She was well informed of the real estate world and I would not hesitate to do business with Amy again or refer her to an acquaintance!

-Yvonne Schlichting

Amy Spielmann - I had the best experience in selling my rental property. I feel you went above and beyond in so many ways. The process was smooth from start to finish, you were very knowledgeable of the whole process and If for some reason you were not 100 percent sure on something you had a supportive team to assist you. You handled the full process effectively and professionally you took the worry away. I cannot recommend Oak realty enough and I plan to look you up again in a few months when our house in Champlin goes on the market. Thanks!

-Kelli Welter

Jenna Potter with Oak Realty went above and beyond to ensure we found our perfect home. She works efficiently, promptly, and treats clients with the utmost respect. Jenna answered all of our questions, did her research, and did everything she could to ensure a positive experience. We are grateful to have worked with Jenna and the rest of the smiling faces at Oak Realty. If ever we need to sell or buy, we wouldn't think twice about where to go. What an amazing team!

-Amanda and Steve Rasset

My parents have used Steve for several home purchases over this year’s so when the time came from me to start looking for a home there was no question about it, I wanted to work with Steve. Steve was patient through the entire process and offered his expertise at every showing. I highly recommend Steve and the Oak Realty team.

-Katie Klimek

We were fortunate enough to find Oak Realty, Steve Bruggeman and his team. We were looking to relocate closer to the Cities and downsize. Steve lined us up with a firecracker by the name of Megan Jones. In no time at all she found us the home of our dreams. Along with it we had to sell the house we were moving out of. Steve met with us , set up a plan , gave us a timeline. He was caring and excited for us. The pictures he took of our house were outstanding. They were absolutely beautiful, so good I hardly recognized my own home. The pictures made me want to buy my own home. They are the kindest most accommodating people I have ever met. I felt as though I had known them my whole life. They all made a very stressful time seem like a walk in the park. We can't thank them enough.

-Gary and Kathy Larson

Thank you Jenna Potter and Oak Realty for all the help and guidance on this adventure of locating and purchasing my new home! You made all the difference in this becoming successful! Thank You! Thank You!

-Steve Potter

Jenna was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. We had a few closing delays but she helped us feel comfortable through it all. Can’t wait until the next person asks us if we know of a good realtor. The obvious answer will be Jenna! Thanks again.

-Jim and Deb Evens

We enjoyed working with Jenna and Steve from Oak Realty on the purchase of our first home in Otsego. We felt supported throughout the process and appreciated their experience, honesty, and knowledge. We felt Jenna went above and beyond with our needs and our family's needs as she also helped our parents find a townhouse. We would recommend Oak Realty to anyone looking for a local, personal experience!

-Chris and Alicia Noroski

We do not have the words to adequately express our sincere appreciation for the professional care of Steve Bruggeman and the entire Oak Realty Team. Their attention to our questions and concerns, constant communication, and detailed approach to the sale of our cabin was incredible! The team's follow up after the sale, is just as thorough as the planning and the journey itself! From start to finish our total experience with Oak Realty was not really and "hit" or a "home run": it was a "GRAND SLAM"!

- Howard and Judy Reeves

I want to thank Corey Czycalla for his extremely great work for selling my building site! He was so very helpful and very kind in helping me get everything done. It was a real joy to work with you Corey!

Debbie Wendt

Steve you are always a joy to work with you. I appreciate your flexibility in indulging my high price optimism in the midst of the Corona situation and your amicable way of broaching the need for successive price reductions until we reached what would be a minimum but practical sale price for the Erickson’s, they are absolutely ideal buyers for this property! You clearly worked well with your colleagues and your knowledge of the Annandale lakes area market is unmatched! In that light, not only your personally engaging and candid ways of communicating but the connections between both you and your dad with my dad and the Lake Francis shores made what can be a challenging business transaction into a very personal process. I certainly would recommend you and your staff colleagues to anyone considering selling or buying property in the Annandale lakes region! I look forward to seeing you when you make your first adventure into Scandoland! Thanks again!

-John Hasselberg


Thanks for your hard work in getting our home ready to sell. Great photos!!! All those forms! You are very patient and nice to 'older' folks. Thanks for that also. We are excited to be at our new home. 

-Russell and Sandy Repke

While purchasing a home in Southbrook Golf Course in Annandale, MN, I went through Oak Realty and Agent Steve Bruggeman. Steve had been working with me in locating a patio home in Southbrook for several months. After my initial contact with Steve, I felt Steve and his realty team was my best choice to work with. He displayed integrity and was very personable, knowledgeable, straight forward and professional. He covered every aspect of my purchase in a very professional manner. He also worked very well with another local realtor who had the listing and that agent was very professional while working with Steve.

-Muriel Saari

Due to the sudden passing of our father it was important to us to sell ASAP to keep the house from sitting for too long. We called Steve Bruggeman at Oak Realty. Steve and the staff at Oak Realty were helpful, informative and always available for our questions and concerns. The house sold quickly and Steve walked us through each step of the process start to finish. Thank you again fro walking us through what I thought would be a long and stressful process, it went so smoothly and worry free. 

-The Family of Marvin Sikkila

Jenna Potter with Oak Realty was amazing to work with. We started our house hunting search without a realtor and went to one of Jenna's open houses and her willingness to help and her lack of 'pushiness' just stood out to me and my husband. She was patient with us and honest through the whole process. She put in some late nights to work around our schedule so we would be inconveniences as little as possible. After closing was all said and done, Oak Realty is generous enough to allow for a very large and very nice trailer to help move. The process was flawless and this is an amazing group here!!!

-Korrine and Chris Hellen

I began the search for my first home in May of 2016. Through word of mouth I had heard that Jenna was who I need to talk to. She gladly took me through many houses in our search for the right one. Although I only house hunted for six months, this amount of time felt like years. During our time together Jenna gave me sound advice, recommendations and encouragement. At times it felt like we were striking out, so encouragement was needed. Jenna was kind and positive through it all and in January of 2017 we closed on the place I'm proud to call home!

-Ryan Eggink


Just a quick note to Thank You for the Great Job You and Your Team did for us on the Silver Creek Heights Project. It was a pleasure working with you and we were fortunate to have someone with the knowledge, expertise and professionalism to work on our behalf. I would highly recommend you and the rest of your staff at Oak Realty to anyone that is buying or selling real estate. 

- Loren O'Brien

We recently relocated to Annandale and had a wonderful experience working with Corey Czycalla at Oak Realty in search of our new home. He was so accommodating to our crazy schedule and made time to show us property , often on short notice. We were impressed and grateful for his responsiveness and how quickly he worked. We are new to the area and Corey certainly gave us a fantastic first impression!

-Eric and Meghan Rambow

For over 20 years Mary and I have enjoyed our relationship with Oak Realty. Because of their efforts we ended up purchasing the lake home of our dreams. Over the years they have assisted us in acquiring some of the adjacent properties. Their earnestness, honesty and professionalism in the area of real estate are second to none.

Presently we work with Angie Boyer who manages our Lake Sylvia Rental Property. Angie is an absolute delight to work with. Her enthusiasm, marketing abilities and communication skills keeps our lake rental property almost fully occupied. 

Angie enjoys getting to know our guests and makes sure that all aspects of their vacation experience are outstanding.

We have no hesitancy in recommending Oak Realty and their outstanding personnel!

-Jim Schwebel

Hi Steve,

We just wanted to thank you for insisting we come and look at this piece of property we now call home.  It was 20 years ago on Friday that we moved into our home, and we still love it!  We are planning to be here another 20 years!  This has been a wonderful place to raise two young boys!  Over the years, you have worked with us on several other projects, and you have always had our best interest in mind.  We appreciate your support over the years and the welcoming atmosphere of your staff.  Best wishes to you and your staff for many blessings in 2016!


The Moon Family

I was driving around one fall snooping around for deer when I came across property south of Clearwater.  The Oak Realty sign was there with Gary Dagner’s name and number on it.  I immediately called to get the scoop on the property details.  It was a Sunday and to my surprise Gary answered the phone.  Understandably I work about every day, so I could appreciate him answering.   We did end up making a deal on the property, and Gary supported us in arranging financing to make the purchase we were looking for.  

Since the first encounter, Gary has helped us search for a home as an investment property for our parents in addition to supporting a commercial lot purchase.  He was very active in finding a place, and as first time investment property owners, we were very pleased with his advice and knowledge. Gary understands the market, and provides input when needed.  

We would highly recommend Gary Dagner to handle any and all real estate dealings.

Thanks for everything Gary!

Dan & Bridget Jenniges

“Having come to a point in our lives where we needed help, we decided to put our house up for sale. A neighbor told us of a relative who worked for Oak Realty. After contacting Jenna Potter, she came to see our house. The value was agreed upon, and she photographed the rooms and exterior. There were several parties who showed interest. We were sure that was the result of how the property was presented. Finally a couple toured the house on a Sunday, and hours later we had an offer. A price was agreed upon. Then we were worried since we did not find a place to move into. Our daughter-in-law worked with Jenna to find a place for us. Within a week we too found a great place and made an offer that was accepted. Jenna coordinated the closings to both take place  in Annandale on the same day. Thank you, Jenna Potter!”

–Mary Lu Flick

I met Steve/Oak Realty in 1991 when he was the realtor of the property of my first lake home. Since then he has handled over ten transactions in buying or selling some of my properties. Steve makes that emotional contact with his clients in buying or selling their homes and cares about the satisfaction of the end result. I know I can call him at any time and ask questions about properties that I may be interested in and he always comes back with professional respect with the answer to my questions. He and my experience with the other realtors in the Oak Realty office are truly the ethical professionals I can trust.

-Jeff DeAntoni

Corey did excellent work in finding the property that we were looking for and getting the deal done. The property was probably 80 miles North of his regular territory but he still found it, helped us buy it, and helped us sell off part of it that we didn’t want. Corey seemed way more motivated then the other agent that was selling the property. He kept the ball rolling on the purchase. A+ rating!

-The Wendt’s

Dear Carla,

We have moved in on December 2nd. We're in the middle of unpacking and dealing with all resettlement problems.  We are very grateful to God that we've met you and that you were the only not aggressive agent we ever met. When we settle down, I definitely want to see you. We are in constant, almost everyday contact with previous owners and it will probably be a friendship. Thank you for stress free work with you.

I'll be in touch with you. I really like you.


We were very thankful to have found the real estate team of Dean Hoglund and Tiffini Kiebel at Oak Realty.

Their combined strengths in marketing our Sugar Lake home made our whole experience seamless - from the date of listing through our close date.  

If you are looking for a team, with the professional knowledge required to sell your home quickly, backed by a company that specializes in the “Heart of the Lakes” area, then Dean Hoglund and Tiffini Kiebel at Oak Realty are the realtors for you.

–Jim & Betsy Hanson

Dear Steve,

We chose Oak Realty and you in particular on the recommendation of Jeremy Kaskinen, who has put us in touch with so many great local services and businesses in the area. We prefer to work with local people, who know the area and what is special about the place, and Lake Sylvia properties is obviously your specialty! After meeting with you we felt confident that you were able to price the property accurately, really appreciated the special nature of the setting, and could represent it well to prospective buyers, helping to find just the right buyer. We had an offer within 10 days of the house going on the market and the negotiations and closing went without a glitch. We would recommend your agency to anyone looking for a property in the larger area, which you obviously know and love so well.

-With best wishes, and on behalf of Jonathan Poindexter, Adele Evidon

Three years ago my wife and I were looking for a place to eventually retire to. By chance we stopped at Oak Realty in Annandale. By choice we now live in Annandale full-time. Gary Dagner was my agent at Oak Realty. Since we first met Gary, we have done several other real estate deals. Fairness, trust, integrity, consistency, reliability, competency and the local advantage makes for a lifelong relationship going beyond business factors. We are very happy with Gary & Hollie Dagner, Steve and the others at Oak Realty for what they have done for us. We love it here...

-Randy Mattson 

We had the pleasure of working with Steve Bruggeman and Oak Realty on the sale of a piece of commercial real estate we acquired through foreclosure in Annandale, MN.  Since our bank is located more than 75 miles away it was a challenge for us to manage the property effectively.  We relied on Steve and his staff to arrange local help to get the property cleaned out and maintained during the sale process.

With Steve’s help we negotiated through a few potential buyers and eventually ended up with the right buyer at the right price for the property and closed the sale.  Steve and his staff are true professionals who care very much for the clients they serve and deliver on their promise of exceptional customer service.  We recommend Steve and Oak Realty to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Annandale, MN area.

-Ken Kuehner, Branch President, First National Bank Minnesota

We recently worked with Jenna Potter on the purchase of a lake cabin in Annandale. We were ‘lake property virgins’ when we started our search. Jenna was helpful in educating us about the lakes in the Annandale area as well as nuances of lake property ownership. She was very patient with us as we looked at a wide variety of lake properties in order to hone in on what we wanted. Once we knew what we wanted, Jenna was very proactive in keeping us appraised of new listings or price reductions that met our criteria. She was very professional and friendly throughout the process, with excellent organizational and follow-through skills – I so appreciated that she always returned my e-mails or calls promptly. Most importantly, Jenna helped us close the deal on a lake cabin on Sugar Lake. We can’t wait to enjoy the cabin this summer with family and friends. We hope Jenna will stop in and visit us when she is in the area – she is like part of our family now! 

-Paul and Lisa Steffens 

We have had the privilege of working with Oak Realty for the sale of three properties. We first met Steve Bruggeman in the early 2000's when we were living on Pleasant Lake, in Annandale. His reputation around town was without blemish, and we enlisted him on the sale of our house on Pleasant Lake, and subsequently on the sale of 2 lots in South Haven. All the transactions were handled very professionally and were marketed very well. Steve's marketing with color brochures are high quality and second to none. We consider Steve not only as our realtor, but also as a friend. We would recommend Steve and Oak Realty as your exclusive selling or buying partner.

-Allen and Debs Dubbeldee

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Corey Czycalla with Oak Realty to find our new home! We had been searching for homes for quite some time and through the entire process Corey was patient - even when we wanted to see the same home 3 times only to realize it still wasn't the right home for our needs. When we finally did find the home that we were ready to make an offer on, Corey was very prepared and professional as he guided us through the process. When it came to closing on the home, the seller showed up unprepared and we thought we may have to walk away from the purchase. Thankfully, Corey made hundreds of phone calls in a few days and was able to resolve our concerns which enabled us to close on the home. We couldn't be more grateful for all of Corey's hard work through the process - what could have been a very stressful and unpleasant ending was transformed into a very happy beginning with us moving into our dream home!

Corey - we absolutely love the home and the neighborhood - thank you for sticking it out with us through the process!!

-Cody & Katrina Lorenze

Our experience with Steve at Oak Realty was very enjoyable. We found our new home online and we were sure it was the property for us. We looked at it 2 times before making an offer. Steve was very helpful and methodical during this process making sure all the required activities were scheduled and completed prior to our closing. We knew with his experience and knowledge that everything was being taken care of.    

Steve also listed and sold our home during this time. We felt very comfortable with his advice and recommendations. Steve is very professional and we were very happy with the level of detail listed for our home. We are so fortunate in working with Steve on the buying and selling of our homes, he knows the area and business so well it really helped to complete the buying and selling process with no worries.

-The Schaunaman’s

We have recommended Jenna Potter of Oak realty to numerous friends and family members. She is Very professional, hard working and honest. We have purchased several investment houses and also bought and sold our own home through Jenna of Oak Realty. Every single occasion was five stars. Jenna is ALWAYS available and extremely knowledgeable for a young agent. We look forward to many more transactions in the near future with Jenna!

-Brent and Avril Kruchten

Working in the Real Estate Industry, I have had the pleasure of assisting people daily with the purchase and sale of their homes, making sure that the process goes smooth and that it is a celebration. Being on the flip side is a much different story and was not what I imagined what the process would be or how it would at all go. It had been 13 years since I had purchased a home, I had a picture in my head of what I wanted, the basics, was preapproved, knew the area I wanted to live, was ready to go, and had a “let’s do this” attitude. With the amenities that I wanted, the home search began, I was receiving emails, looked at a few homes, with patience and at the drop of a hat, we continued to search with limited properties in the area I needed to live. Gary showed me multiple properties that just didn’t fit, which he started pointing out certain things that made me realize that me just wanting to be in a home so badly, wanting to just settle and write an offer, was not the right thing to do. Gary came up with an alternative, so my new plan B of building was my new goal. Awesome! My “let’s do this” attitude was back and I was going for it. The wheels were in motion and the plans were drawn, I was already decorating in my head and I was so excited to have everything that I wanted, and brand new at that. One problem, there was a glitch and the Appraiser changed the property value the day prior to my closing, we reworked the numbers to see if we could make something work and just could not make things fly, I was deflated… Now, not only was Gary my Realtor, he was my counselor, and shoulder to cry on because things didn’t work out how I planned. We were a year into the process, the poor guy had a years’ worth of time into my home search and we were now back to square one and plan C. We looked at a few more homes and Gary was positive and supportive, having my best interest in mind the entire time. We looked at a Bank owned property that was awesome, it had a pool, I was so excited again and wrote an offer and was on pins and needles waiting for an answer. A few days later, I found out that the Bank would not allow me to purchase the home since the company I work for had done work with them in the past and they consider it an affiliation, once again I was deflated and thought I would never find anything. I was ready to give up, tired of searching, convinced I would never find anything, sad I could not move forward and was stuck. Again, not just my Realtor, my friend and counselor, picked me up and assured me that everything was going to be alright and that we will find the home that is meant to be.  About a month later, I received a call from Gary asking if I would like to see a property, it was not on the market yet, I jumped at the chance. The house was perfect, my daughter and I both loved it, it had everything we wanted, we wrote an offer and are now in our, “Home.” I never imagined that the process would have been a year and a half and could have been such a rollercoaster ride; however, knowing that I had Gary in my corner looking out for my best interests, finding the right property to fit our needs, counseling me through the upsets, really made a huge difference. This is one of the biggest purchases that I will ever make and I am glad that I was able to have Gary assist me with the process with the professionalism and knowledge that he has of the market. The word “Home,” means so much more.

-Sarah Dombrovski

On Thursday November 5, 2015 we completed our third real estate transaction in Minnesota with Steve Bruggeman, Broker, Realtor, at Oak Realty in Annandale, Minnesota. As both buyers and sellers we found Steve to be very, knowledgeable and helpful when we were looking for a ‘second home’ in Annandale in 2008. Since we live 400 miles from Annandale it was reassuring to have someone we could trust to guide us through the purchase (and in 2011 the sale) of this home. We contacted Steve again in August 2015 when we decided to make Annandale our permanent home. 

If you are looking for a realtor you can trust, talk to Steve. He takes the time to listen and understands what you are looking for. His knowledge and advice are invaluable.

-Curtis and Marian Palmer

Steve was referred to us by friends from the Twin Cities who have lived on Lake Sylvia for the last ten years.  His extensive knowledge of the area and people was apparent as we considered different options. We ended up buying a lot that was not even listed the first time we saw it. Steve was very responsive and we appreciated his sense of urgency throughout the process.

-Dave Bailey

When we decided to sell our home we contacted three realtors. One of them was Oak Realty. Jenna Potter and Steve Bruggeman came out to talk to us about our home and after they left we both decided immediately that we were going with Oak Realty and Jenna Potter as our realtor. This was one of the best decisions we have made. When we had a showing she always got back to us promptly with the feedback. She was always so upbeat and encouraging to us. She went way above and beyond with things she did not have to do. We incurred some problems with some land we had after the closing of our home and she stepped in immediately to help us get this taken care of. Since we spend the winters in California and would have had to stay back in Minnesota to get this handled she said that she would represent us. She put in many hours, had to attend many meetings, find people to handle request made by the Corrina Planning and Zoning, which was not an easy task but she handled it and did a great job. She was right on top of everything and kept us in the loop. We highly recommend Oak Realty and Jenna Potter as your realtor if you are looking for someone to sell your place. We tell everyone about all the extra steps she has done for us. Jenna has come to be very special to us and we are so glad that we got to know her. She is tops in our book.

-Les and Linda Cantin

Our experience with Oak Realty, specifically with Steve, was an exceptional one. We gave him the challenge of selling Nathan’s home and finding us another to purchase in a small time frame. He did both and in record time. Steve worked around our work schedules for showings and was very accommodating to all of our questions and concerns and made himself available 24/7. After our closing we had a unique situation where the previous owners of our home had taken the garage door openers with them. Steve took it upon himself to contact their realtor to track them down and then went the extra mile when they couldn’t find the openers to have a serviceman come out to the house to replace the openers for us. To me this shows that Oak Realty goes above and beyond for their customers which makes their Hometown Service stand out from the rest. I would highly recommend Oak Realty to anyone with any future realty needs. Thanks for everything Steve!!

-Nickie Hennen and Nathan Schmidt

Thanks Jenna for helping us purchase a lake lot on Lake Sylvia! From working out challenging logistics to attending BOA meetings with us; you and your team at Oak Realty showed us the support we needed. We are so excited to make our dream lake home a special place for family and friends. Our advice...Call Oak Realty they know what they are doing.

-Duane and Patty Geib

My wife and I have always enjoyed the lakes around the Annandale area. When it came time for our place to retire, Annandale was our choice. Oak Realty was very helpful in locating property that fit our needs. Oak Realty provided friendly services, even after we closed on our property.  Thank You Carla and Steve!

-The Skaja’s 

Jenna was the first realtor I called. She was very quick to return my calls (if they were not answered immediately), and she accommodated to our schedules. She communicated very well with me and our banker.

-Jade Wegeleben

We had a couple of problems come up along the way, but with Jenna's determination and great job she did, got it all done. Closing day was very efficient and all went well.

-Richard and Elizabeth Shug

After meeting with Jenna Potter, she sold us. She answered all of our questions and was so knowledgeable about the area. 

-Richard and Elizabeth Shug

My husband and I met Corey when we went to an open house in March 2015. When we met him we had just decided to start looking and had not chosen a realtor yet. He was so good about answering our questions that day. We liked him immediately and asked him to help us and we are very glad we did. Over the next few months Corey helped us find houses that fit our description of what we wanted. We went to multiple showings and he was always prepared with the information regarding each house. He was very patient and understanding and knew that this was an important decision for us. Corey was always available by text, email or a phone call and if he wasn't he got back to us in a very timely manner. Corey is a very friendly, outgoing person and goes out of his way to help his clients. We are so glad we had him as our realtor. We couldn't have asked for a more helpful and dedicated person to help us find the right house for our family.

-The Sigler’s

Jenna worked hard and persevered to get my property sold.

-Steve Houle

We had a quick response when we first inquired and from there had wonderful service. As a young couple searching for a new home we were a little unsure of exactly what we were looking for. Jenna was patient with us and helped us through the process the entire time. She kept us from getting discouraged when potential houses for us were sold quickly. With Jenna's expertise and passion to help others we were able to find our perfect home!  When asked if she would recommend Oak: Absolutely! We have told all of our friends & family and we will definitely use Jenna in the future.

-Anna Kliethermes

Found a home we loved, Jenna worked her magic and we got the house right away!

-Tasha Eckerman

Jenna was very knowledgeable about the properties we visited. She is an incredibly hard working agent. 

-Kailee Mastel

“Jenna seemed to be very motivated and passionate about what she does. She made the buying process easy, she was easy to communicate with, was always available, very knowledgeable, and driven.”

-Lucy Novak

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