John and Becky Durham value honesty, integrity, excellence, and dedication above all else.
We are a husband-and-wife team with over 40 years of combined experience with advanced education and training in the real estate industry. Our goal is to provide our clients with comprehensive real estate services that are unmatched by other agents. We work together on every transaction, and we take the time to listen to our client’s needs and goals. With our team approach, we ensure that our clients receive the highest quality real estate services available, regardless of their price range or stage of life. We offer our services on both sides of the St. Croix River Valley (WI & MN), and our success is built on honesty, integrity, and dedication. These are the cornerstones of our approach, and we believe that they are essential to achieving anything meaningful in real estate. By being honest with ourselves, our clients, and other professional Realtors, we build trust and respect. By acting with integrity, we show that we are reliable. And by dedicating ourselves to helping our clients achieve their goals, we demonstrate our commitment and passion.
John and Becky are exceptional real estate agents who offer services and expertise that go above and beyond those offered by other realtors.
We offer negotiable commission options to clients allowing them to save money but also help make the buying or selling process easier. Both work together and bring different skill sets to the table to ensure their clients receive the best possible outcome. John is a licensed broker in WI and MN, and his advanced training has made him a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). This means that he has in-depth knowledge of luxury marketing of homes. His strengths include communication skills, market analysis, luxury marketing, and negotiating complex transactions. On the other hand, Becky is an Accredited Staging Professional and offers her expertise in staging to all their selling clients. She is also an accredited Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and has advanced training and experience working with the aging population. With John and Becky, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands.
We are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in our profession. As a result, we have developed our Blue Ribbon Pledge to put our commitments to you in writing. As top-performing Realtors in sales and marketing, we have received numerous national awards for our sales achievements and exceptional marketing of client properties. Our focus is always on our client’s best interests in every transaction, striving to secure the best price and terms for them in the sale or purchase of a home.
We want to emphasize that all of our clients receive our best service, no matter what the list price or sale price of their home. Sometimes, customers who are looking to sell non-luxury homes assume that their property isn’t worthy of our luxury marketing services. Alternatively, they might think that our commission will be too high for their budget. This is not true! We offer a negotiable commission structure that is lower than most other Realtors and Brokerage companies while providing significantly more services and expertise. We create a personalized marketing plan for each client based on their needs and goals. We also put our promises in writing, so you can trust that you’re getting the best possible service.
As successful real estate agents, we benefit from our diverse and extensive professional backgrounds. We hold advanced educational degrees, with experience in school teaching, business ownership, training of other Realtors, and business consulting. Becky, in particular, is committed to educating and training Realtors to help them meet their state-required CE credits each year, as well as assist them learn professional ethics and best industry practices. As the past Corporate Training and Development Director for 5 & 1/2 years with RE/MAX International’s largest franchise worldwide with 1,200 to 1,300 realtors, she developed and grew a non-existent training program into the envy of Midwest brokerage companies. Annually, she was training 1,200 to 1,300 real estate agents and helping them achieve their state-mandated 30 CE credits every two years. Although selling real estate is our profession and livelihood, we have a deep passion for teaching and educating realtors on how to be successful and be good stewards within the industry.
John and Becky were the CEO/President and creators of the real estate-related Boomers & Seniors Expos in both Hudson, WI, and Woodbury MN.
Their specialization centers on assisting boomers and seniors who are deciding whether to age in place or transition to a new home that better fits their current and future physical/medical needs. Becky is a trained Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), while John has a master’s degree in Safety along with a Building/Construction degree coupled with many years of serving as a real estate Aging-in-Place Specialist. Together, they provide expertise in helping both homeowners and concerned families of aging parents with home mobility assessments in determining whether there is sufficient ROI with potential home renovations. Their assessment also analyzes whether renovation plans allow for safe mobility should a family member have existing health issues, or should they develop unexpected health issues later on. When considering renovating a home for aging-in-place, selling your home, or buying a home, call us at 651-231-2191 for a no-obligation meeting. Meeting us in person allows you to learn more about how we can help you make the right decision that is best for you and your loved ones.
In addition to being passionate about real estate, John is a fused glass artist.