The reviews on this page consist of 100% real, public feedback from previous clients of Bortel & Co.


RYAN TOLZMANN
Bought a home in 2016 in Saint Paul, MN

"Working with Jen was absolutely great! I came to her with the notion that I wanted to buy my first house while being out of state on business. She made everything so easy, worked with me on neighborhoods, advice, and with my busy schedule and making showings happen. We had a very quick deadline for an offer over a holiday weekend and she made it happen which, in the end, led to the purchasing of my first house. Jen is great, 10 out of 10, and will recommend to anyone. Thanks so much!"

 

LINDSEY RUTHERFORD
Bought a town home in 2016 in Maplewood, MN

"We truly felt that Jen had our best interests in mind! This was our first home purchase, and she made us feel at ease through the entire process! She is fun, too!!"

 

ANGELICA YOUNG
Sold a home in 2016 in Mounds View, MN

"Working with Jen was amazing. She helped us get our house sold for top dollar—and designed the entire process to help ensure it would also appraise. She was able to easily accomplish what several other realtors said could not be done. We loved working with Jen; she is responsive and smart. Would highly recommend her!"

 

JOHN & EMILY ALEXANDER
Sold a home in 2016 in White Bear Township, MN
Bought a home in 2016 in Blaine, MN

"Jennifer is one of the absolute best in the business. She is professional, quick to respond, and genuine. She went above and beyond throughout our buying and selling to work hard, get results, and keep a fun, light-hearted spirit about anything and everything. During our many moments of worry, she was able to offer articulate, thoughtful responses and was always available to look for answers we did not have. She helped us sell our home in less than a week, and then pointed us in a direction of a home we now love. She helped us sell in WBL and purchase in Blaine. Her pictures were highly professional and beautiful, the marketing was excellent, and we loved our process with her. We highly recommend using Jennifer."

 

MATTHEW & MICHELLE DRAXTEN
Sold a home in 2016 in Mounds View, MN

"Working with Jen was not only rewarding, but was educational and fun! Her impressive knowledge in real estate and thorough market analysis guided us to solidify a competitive and profitable price point. She provided impeccable insight into staging our home, took amazing photos, and marketed the home beyond expectations. Her ability to negotiate and flawlessly communicate with us reduced the stress that often accompanies the home buying/selling process. Without a doubt, she is our go-to realtor!"

 

BRIAN & LORI McNAMARA
Sold a home in 2016 in North Saint Paul, MN

"Jennifer is the BEST!! She did everything she said she would do and more. She helped with staging too, which was above and beyond. She was always on time, and communications were prompt. She is very knowledgeable, and was able to guide us along in making some tough decisions on accepting an offer or waiting for the best offer. Her insight on market value and market conditions at our time were invaluable. She knows what's going on and her advice was right on. Like I said, she is the best!! I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who has needs in real estate."

 

MATTHEW BELSHAN & SARA DUERR
Bought a home in 2016 in New Brighton, MN

"Jennifer was knowledgeable and extremely helpful with our first home-buying experience. It was a seamless process from start to finish. She helped us understand the ins and outs of buying a new home, and was there to advocate and negotiate on our behalf. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

 

MARTY & CHELSEA DYCK
Sold a home in 2016 in Centerville, MN
Bought a home in 2016 in Stillwater, MN

"Jen was EXCELLENT! She showed us many options and found us the very detailed, specific things that we were looking for. She did research and always had her "homework" done with questions we would ask and things we wanted to see. She went over and above her calling to find us our dream home. She made her schedule open and available, and "fought" for us to get us the best situation. She worked to talk to all parties involved and was our advocate throughout the entire house-hunting process. We would highly recommend her. We were recommended to her, and I'm so glad we chose to work with her. She was amazing! If we buy again, we will definitely use her services and expertise."

 

JAKE & HEIDI ZISLA
Sold a home in 2016 in New Brighton, MN
Bought a home in 2016 in White Bear Township, MN

"Jen is amazing! If you are buying or selling a home, she is ABSOLUTELY the person you want on your team! She helped us sell our house after 22 hours on the market!

Jen is an expert at staging, marketing, and pricing homes. Her philosophy of trying to get people to fall in love with our house before they even walked in worked perfectly. We sold the home right away for the price we wanted, and had other people lined up to make offers!

"Trust" is not always a word you associate with the real estate business, but there is no one you can trust more than Jen. She was open and honest with us throughout every step of the process in selling our home, and in purchasing our new home as well. Not only that, but she knows her stuff!

There are so many steps to buying and selling a home that you need someone like Jen who knows all the ins and outs, utilizes the latest technologies and websites, has an expert sense of the market, and will give you guidance at every step. And she still makes sure it is your ultimate decisions that guide the process. All of her advice and insight was spot-on in the sale of our home, as well as in the purchase of our new home.

Jen was ALWAYS available, and made us a priority. The only regret we have about selling our home and buying a new one so quickly is that we will miss hanging out with her!

Buying and selling your home can be a very involved, daunting undertaking. If you want it to be a positive experience, both financially and emotionally, and to feel like someone is truly taking care of your interests, Jen Bortel is the first and only name you should consider!"

 

PARKER FOSS
Bought a town home in 2016 in Maplewood, MN

"Jen went above and beyond what I had expected and truly made my home-buying experience something for the record books. Overall, my process went very smoothly due to the fact that Jen always kept me up-to-date on deadlines and explained the process to me, and was able to research my numerous questions. As a first-time home buyer, this was crucial.

I was impressed with Jen and her negotiation ability where she displayed sensitivity and understanding to a seller who at times was a little overwhelmed. I truly believe that if I did not have Jen speaking on my behalf, the negotiations may have gone a completely different way.

The last thing I would like to mention is Jen making me feel like I was family. She always had my best interests at heart and never tried to push a property on me. I've had the benefit of knowing Jen before she became my realtor, so there was no doubt in my mind that she would be the one to help me find my first home, and what a home it is. I can vouch for Jen treating her clients like family. You will not be disappointed.

If I had to give Jen a rating on scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, then she'd get a 12+!"

 

AMY & TERRAN PANTELIS
Bought a home in 2016 in Crystal, MN

"Jen is the best, hands down! Throughout our experience with her, my husband and I learned that not only is Jen very friendly and welcoming, she is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the house-buying process. Through the ups and downs, Jen was there for us answering questions and giving advice. We were thrilled that Jen was so available; she answered phone calls and emails the same day and she got us in to view houses right away! We were so happy with how smooth the process went for us with Jen and her team doing all the behind-the-scenes tasks so that we could rest easy. Because of Jen, our family got the dream home we've been wanting! If you are looking for more than "just" a realtor, we recommend Jen 100%!"

 

BRENDON & AMBER WILLIAMS
Bought a home in 2016 in Maplewood, MN

"I cannot say enough great things about Jennifer. My wife and I were attending an open house when she approached us and offered to take us out for coffee to discuss the home-buying process, as we were both property virgins. She took time to answer all questions; if she wasn't sure about something, she did not try to sell me on a guess but rather said that she would look into the question and get back to me—and she always did. She was available at all times for general questions or showings. She has fantastic software which allowed us to sign documents online on our own time, which was very helpful. We got an amazing house, at a great price, in a great location and without incident. Jennifer always made sure to maintain communication with myself, the mortgage lender/underwriter, the homeowner's insurance agent, the listing agent, and ourselves.

On a personal note, I not only felt like Jennifer was acting in my best interests, I also could tell that she was genuinely excited for us as newlyweds and as new home-shoppers. It was fun to home-shop with her, and a great experience. If you are looking for a great home-buying experience for yourself, please see Jennifer Bortel."

 

AMY SANDS
Sold a home in 2015 in Mounds View, MN

"I am pleased with Jen and the work she did to sell my first home. She listened when I told her that my goal was to sell the house fast, and worked with me to determine a good list price which would do just that. Her responsiveness was great, and I never felt like I didn't know what was happening. Jen has a good eye for design and provided good ideas on how to stage my house for pictures and showings. I would recommend her services."

 

CHRIS & CORI GAZDA
Sold a home in 2015 in Mounds View, MN

"Jennifer should be the first person to call and represent you if you are looking to buy or sell your home. Let me repeat that: Jennifer should be the first person to call and represent you if you are looking to buy or sell your home. Her work ethic, responsiveness, transparency, and energy all worked in our favor as she sold our home in one weekend. Her eye for staging a house, and the level of detail and thought put in, makes it an easy decision to write a favorable review. Without question, I will recommend her to other friends and family!"