Brett Schimke

Real Estate Agent

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Brett Schimke never had an interest in being a stereotypical salesperson. He’s never been a fan of the cliché selling techniques that come with the process of working with someone on a purchase or sale. It was the frustration of working with sales people who see you as a number versus a person, combined with the love for a property’s potential, that made Brett want to become a real estate agent.

Brett was raised on a farm in a small Minnesota town north of the cities. Helping out with projects and daily tasks is where he learned what it means to have a strong work ethic. It helped him acquire skills that would make him a competent DIYer and even work for his brother’s General Contracting company for some time. But Brett’s passion has always been music. He received bachelor degrees in both Audio Engineering and Music Composition from a private music college, has been a drummer in multiple bands, played trumpet in the U of M marching band, and currently plays keyboard in a local 10-piece cover band. After graduation, he moved across state lines to Wisconsin for two years so that his wife complete her Master’s degree. While there, Brett helped a successful entrepreneur build a recording studio from the ground up and was the studio’s head engineer. After moving back to Minnesota, Brett focused on the technical side of audio, working as a residential A/V installer and eventually a commercial A/V engineer. He, his wife, and his son have settled down in Stillwater and his family means the world to him.

Brett has always been a “picky” person and knows first-hand how the little things are just as important as the big things while shopping for your next home. Finding exactly what you want, or realizing a vision to make something exactly what you want, is hard to do. A good agent makes this process easy for their clients. Taking the stress and uncomfortable feelings out of the process rather than mastering sales tactics has a much more positive affect on people, and that’s what his goal is with each person Brett meets.

Reviews for Kris Lindahl Real Estate

I highly recommend the Kris Lindahl team. I liked that Kirsten Dillon had almost 24/7 availability, her targeted search criteria, her intimate knowledge of the market I was looking to buy into, her spot-on assessments of the relative value of houses, and her willingness to visit houses even when I was looking only for comparison purposes. She helped me arrange financing. She also assisted me in finding competent, reliable, and reasonably priced contractors for both immediate and longer-term work after the sale. She knows her market. She's a hands-on, active agent who produced fast results. I would work with her again without hesitation.

Moussa Guebre

2 weeks ago

Julie Dial from Kris Lindahl Real Estate is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. From our initial consultation, she was very knowledgeable, direct, and clearly understood our preferences. She worked diligently and efficiently to show us high quality properties in a timely fashion (which is very important in today’s market). She was incredibly accessible and responsive throughout the buying process and put us in the best position possible to buy our dream home. We appreciated her extensive knowledge of the market and she was just an all-around great person to work with. I recommend her highly to my friends and colleagues and very much look forward to working with her in the future.

Lehbib Saleck

2 weeks ago

From the moment Karen Busch walked into my home, I knew I was in good hands. She immediately had several great suggestions and helped us find the perfect way to present the property to sell. It was truthfully a stress-free process from beginning to end because of how transparent and responsive Karen was throughout. With my new home purchase, the service was equally stellar. We probably privately toured well over a dozen properties. Her advice was invaluable, eventually leading to us selecting the perfect property for our family. If you are looking for a true partner in your sale or home purchase, I highly recommend giving Karen Busch a call.

Bobby Eilerman

a month ago