Colin Simpson REALTOR, CDPE, 2009 Ann Brockhouse Award Winner, 2015 & 2016 Nominee
15550 Wayzata Blvd.
Wayzata, MN 55391
I believe service is my best attribute. Close communication, verbal and electronic, attention to detail, always up to date market knowledge, a positive, upbeat outlook and exceeding your expectations will make your real estate transaction a pleasant and smooth experience.
I’ve been a licensed Realtor® since 1998 and found my home with Fazendin Realtor® in 2000. What a great company! I love it! My experience includes first time home buyers and sellers, relocation transactions, investment property analysis and acquisition and move-ups or downsizing. I recently partnered with a local law firm to assist sellers with foreclosure avoidance (short sales) and have been quite successful helping families out of very stressful situations.
2016 was a good year for me! I finished in the top 30% of all agents (49) here at Fazendin for Total Sales. I completed a large short sale for this summer and helped my clients out of a tough financial jam! I was also nominated for the 2016 Ann Brockhouse Award for the 4th time!!
Looking forward into 2017, there will still be an inventory shortage as local markets tighten from high Buyer Demand. Interest Rates will rise slowly from record lows and home prices will continue to rise in most areas, though not as dramatically as 2016.
A little about me…..
I grew up in New York attending Somers High School and then went to Edison Community College. I’ve lived and worked in other states, but my family and I recognize the beauty and value in making our home here in Minneapolis.
In 2009 was honored to be chosen by my peers to receive the Ann Brockhouse Award for excellence in support, knowledge and service at Fazendin REALTORS. In 2009, I was voted to serve on the Management Advisory Council in 2012 for a three year term.
If you or anyone you know has a move in the future and you are interested in a fresh, energetic and knowledgeable perspective on residential real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will make sure you are glad you did!
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Dan – Seller in Hopkins Nov 2017
Simp is the man. Was able to get 94% of asking price. He was very professional in every aspect throughout sale. His analysis packet provided was very informative.
Karen – Mpls. MN
We were having problems with a realtor we were using and Collin was recommended to us. I wish we would have found him first. He was very professional and gave us good advice. Just knowing he was there to help us meant so much. If you need a realtor look no farther than Collin. Thank you again.
Kylene – minneapolis
Colin was a breath of fresh air. He was patient and took the time to make sure all needs were met and that questions were answered. If I were to ever be searching in the Minneapolis market again, I would use him a million times over.
Kassandra S. – Minneapolis
Colin, 1st, you're a great friend. 2nd, an amazing REALTOR! Your fast response and communication with any questions or concerns has made this process a lot easier. Thank you for everything!
Ann W. and Malcolm T. – United Kingdom
We had our condo for sale with another agent for six months with no offer forthcoming. We then placed it with Colin Simpson who sold it almost immediately for a very good price. This was because of his professionalism, knowledge and initiative. He arranged everything, people to do necessary improvements, staging etc and he anticipated all procedures and kept us very well informed throughout. This must have been difficult for him because we live in England. We did not need to visit the US throughout the whole transaction. We are immensely grateful to Colin, and enthusiastically recommend him. Ann W. and Malcolm T.
Jamison – Maple Grove
June 2008 To whom it may concern, We wanted to take a moment to pass on a much deserved recommendation for Colin Simpson of Roger Fazendin Realtors. Colin acted as our Realtor for the better part of two years as our family tried to find a home here in Minnesota. Two years is a long time with no decision, yet Colin showed endless patience with us and truly became an accepted part of our family. There were several times we got downhearted and would drift away from continuing our search but Colin was fantastic about keeping in touch to see how things were going without the communication feeling pushy. We knew he was there for us whenever we needed him as he would make time for us even when he was holding down a busy and hectic schedule. Colin is a wealth of knowledge and shared his experiences with us to our benefit as we roamed the pothole laden path of buying a home. I can't sat enough about Colin's commitment, service, and integrity as he is head and shoulders above his peers. Colin knows his business and will do nothing short of exceed your expectations. Thank you, Jamison General Mills
Dan and Dana – St Louis Park, MN
Dear Colin, Thank you so much for selling our house! we know you did a lot of extra things to help us out considering we had already moved to Texas - like checking up on the house and hot tub periodically. We trusted you to look out for our interests and we were not disappointing! Thank you, Dan and Dana Dell Computers April 2009
Erin – St Louis Park, MN
Dear Colin, Thank you so much for all your work to get this deal through and to close. you have been a wonderful co-op agent to work with and I really appreciate that a lot! Erin Edina Realty
Anna – Minneapolis
Colin! I wanted to write and thank you for all you've done to get me into my new home. I absolutely love it. i'll always remember the very 1st time you and I walked through it... "Uh yeah. hoe do I get this house?" And I did! Thank you for all your work and support. Also for the very thoughtful gift. Obviously it's come in handy already. Home Depot is my "2nd new home!" and my tool box is filling up rapidly. Thanks for making this overwhelming experience enjoyable. It was a pleasure working with you!! Anna Minneapolis June 2008
Brian and Michelle – Minneapolis
A referral from satisfied client- July 2011 We were introduced to Colin two years ago when we needed to sell our Condo for a relocation move. His enthusiasm and creative marketing sold our place within a week of being listed. We were so happy to work with Colin that when we moved back to the Twin Cities this spring we called him up to help us buy a house. Colin listened to our requirements and helped us put together a wide variety of options as we narrowed in on the home we wanted to buy. Colin gave us great insight but never pushed anything on us and left the decision making up to us. He made house hunting experience a fun and seamless one. We had limited availability to look for a house so Colin always made himself available to work around our schedule. He found efficient ways to see the most homes possible in the shortest amount of time. We absolutely love our house and couldn't have done it without Colin. Colin is a likable, funny, hard working, patient and professional REALTOR. We will work with him again in the future and would refer him to anyone in the twin Cities area looking to buy or sell a home. Sincerely, Brian and Michelle St. Paul, MN
Brad and Cherie – Minneapolis
January 2012 To whom it may concern: We are happy to write this letter of recommendation for Colin and our thanks is overdue. During a difficult economy and tough market for Sellers, both he and Roger Fazendin Realtors were extremely helpful with preparing our house for sale and marketing it. We quickly attracted a lot of interest, a testament to Colin's tireless efforts to showcase our home to other Realtors and the public through multiple open houses. Colin provided us honest and valuable feedback about our situation that allowed us to sell our house in just a few short months, despite market conditions. Colin was a joy to work with, a good listener, easy to contact and always prompt at returning our calls and answering our emails. We would not hesitate in recommending him to our friends and family still in Minnesota. Sincerely, Brad and Cherie Oregon
Maureen and Robert – New York
To whom it may concern: We recently bought a house in Maple Grove using Colin Simpson as our Real Estate Agent. Colin made finding a new house as stress-free as possible. Colin took pride in working with us and his attention to detail was very evident throughout the process. He always provided us a detailed book of every house's information, making it easy for us to remember what we'd seen. Colin was easily accessible though email, text, and by phone with very quick response times. If we move again in the future, we look forward to working with Colin again. Sincerely, Maureen and Robert Maple Grove, MN January 2012
Shannon – Minneapolis
February 2012 Dear Colin, I hope this finds you well. I wanted to drop you a note of gratitude and delight! As you know, we closed at the end of November; I moved in approximately one week later. I want to thank you for your time, energy, and work in finding me a home. This house is amazing. Each day, I notice something new and it actually dawned on me that this is the perfect house for me! It's 2 blocks from the river!! The house itself is amazing in its beauty; the woodwork continues to draw my attention and I found something of a new hobby marveling at the stained glass. I appreciate your insight and skill as I never would have looked at this house. The neighborhood is wonderful as well! In addition to finding a wonderful home, working with you made a daunting process a bit easier. We looked at approximately 50 houses (maybe more?). Your sense of humor and upbeat attitude are priceless. I worked with a couple of other folks prior to finding a good fit with you. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a home- whether the person a first timer or a seasoned buyer. Please accept this note of gratitude. It was a pleasure working with you. Cheers, Shannon Minneapolis
Sean – Minneapolis, MN
March 2014 For a buyer who wants to keep it simple and low stress as possible, Colin is the best agent to work with. The Agency he works with and all his team members at Roger Fazendin are very supportive throughout the entire process. Thank you, Sean Burnsville
Val – Minneapolis
Colin is the best I've come across in YEARS!! Val St. Paul April 2014
Andy and Kylie – Minneapolis
We could not have had a better experience than with Colin. He was diligent, prepared, patient and knowledgeable throughout the process. We feel lucky to have had him as our Agent. Andy and Kylie Minneapolis, MN May 2014
Denise – Minneapolis
Colin was great to work with. He made himself available and understood our needs and wants in purchasing a home. Denise Illinois May 2014
Delores and Al – Minnetonka, MN
Dear Colin, Thanks you for your thoughtfulness as the Fleet Farm gift certificate a.k.a "The Men's Boutique" is greatly appreciated. We are settling in and learning the ropes as permanent residents in the rural community. We walk 0.9mi round trip each day to the mailbox! Rolling garbage containers 0.2mi is also an experience. Thanks again for your patience and guidance. Delores and Al
Rich Bailey – Minneapolis
To whom it may concern, I am writing this letter as a testament to the skills and abilities of Colin Simpson as a Real Estate Agent. Colin Recently assisted me in buying a beautiful home in South Minneapolis. His knowledge of the area, of potential pros and cons of dwellings, and his commitment to learn/meet my individual needs exceeded my expectations. My company builds technology solutions for Real Estate companies. I entered the buying market with an intimate knowledge of the industry, the current market, and what I could expect from the experience. While I might have been tempted to work without an agent, I can assure you that would have been a mistake. Colin knew exactly when to step in and render his opinion for my own good, and exactly when to permit me to handle certain matters on my own. Therefore, I was able to own the process, yet was also expertly advised when I needed it. The result was a near perfect home buying experience. With his help, I bought my dream home at an amazing price and with amenities I could never have negotiated on my own. I highly recommend his services to any home buyer or seller. I know I will work with him again someday. Thank you kindly, Rich WolfNet Technologies January 2007
Allison and Lance – Minneapolis
Dear Colin and Marta, Wow!! We finally did it! But we couldn't have done it without you. We appreciate all you've for us. It sure has been a bumpy road, but things worked out for the BEST! We love our house, thanks again for all you did! Sincerely, Allison and Lance April 2006
Christine and Jason – Appleton, WI
Dear Colin, Jason and I wanted to write and thank you for all your help in finding our home. Since we were brand new to the area, we really appreciated your contact via e-mail and phone before we even started to look at homes. You were able bring our areas of interest in the Twin Cities back to our home in Appleton, WI. The update e-mails that you sent prior to our visit to the Twin Cities helped break down the areas we really wanted to look at. With so many homes on the market this year, you saved us a LOT of time! Working with you personally was a treat! Finding a home can be tough and tedious job. We had a certain type of house in mind with a budget and you really stayed within our realm (even tough we changed our minds half a dozen times) You don't know how much we appreciated that. Your knowledge of the areas that we looked at was staggering and you were simply a fun person to work with. Lastly, we wanted to sincerely thank you for the daycare recommendation. We could not be happier bringing our child to Step by Step in Wayzata. We wish you the best of luck in your future with Roger Fazendin- they are lucky to have you! Sincerely, Christine and Jason General Mills
Andrea – Minneapolis
Dear Colin and Marta, It was so nice to meet you at Karin and Christians closing. they were obviously pleased with your services and were wonderful to work with on the mortgage financing as well. It sounds like we do business in a similar manner and would work well together. Please feel free to contact me anytime I can be of assistance to you and or your clients, whether its general information or to process a fast, free pre-approval over the phone. I look forward to staying in touch and working with you again! Warm regards, Andrea Vice President Anchor Bank St. Paul
Mike and Carol – Eden Prairie, MN
July 2004 Dear Colin and Marta, Mike and I wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put forth to help us sell our house. We really appreciated that you were willing to walk us through the process of building a new house, something we had never done before, and selling our old house. Your support and insight was very beneficial. Buying and selling a house and moving are all very traumatic experiences and very stressful under the best circumstances. Because of your attention to detail, your persistence in the face of unforeseen difficulties and your close-up and personal hand holding for Mike and I, we weathered this move much more smoothly than I would have expected. You were very good listeners and demonstrated an ability to decipher what it was we wanted even when we weren't entirely sure ourselves. And then you forged ahead waveringly on our behalf to make it happen. As a matter of fact, we found the whole Roger Fazendin experience to be positive and rewarding. Everyone within your organization goes out of their way to make the client feel more like a friend or family member that they are helping thank the usual "paycheck" atmosphere. Our business relationship was always professional, yet we never felt like we were just another "client". In fact, you always made us feel like we were your only clients. Thank you again for your honesty, integrity, professionalism, and always giving more than 100% to our needs during this process. We think of you as more than our real estate agents. You are our friends and we will bring you not only our business but refer as many people as possible to you so they can enjoy the rewards of doing business with the very best. Sincerely, Mike and Carol Coon Rapids, MN
Jeri and Stan – Minneapolis, MN
May 2003 Dear Marta and Colin, Thanks so much for your help in finding our "Urban Lake Retreat"! The rendering of our new place is fabulous and the wine is much appreciated! Jeri & Stan
Bryan and Rhonda – Plymouth, MN
May 2003 Dear Marta and Colin, Thank you so, so much for helping us get into our 1st Home! we absolutely love it and couldn't be happier with our decisions. It was so nice to have your expertise and dedication to rely on, especially when we had no idea what we were doing! Now that the wedding is over and so is summer, we are finally making it feel like home. Thanks again for everything, Bryan and Rhonda