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Agents, take note! This closing gift is a major winner! 

When Dan came to me and told me his idea of throwing a housewarming party for his client as a closing gift, my first thought was -- holy cow, this guy gets it!

Dan had worked with Carrie* (not her name) for years, selling her home last year and helping her land her dream home this spring. They have the kind of relationship agents dream of so it made sense that Dan and his husband Paul would do something very personal for Carrie’s closing gift.

If you know Dan and Paul, you know it makes total sense that they would get excited about throwing a party. I mean, they are the life of the party! And they love hosting. So getting to do something special for their client -- i.e. throwing her an

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Things To Do: July 20th

Minnehaha Falls Art Fair

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis

10am to 5pm


(Photo Credit: Minnehaha Falls Art Fair)

Event Info: Celebrate dozens of local artists at the 1st annual Minnehaha Falls Art Fair.  Peruse a wide variety of mediums including paintings, ceramics, textiles, screen-printing, woodworking, photography, and more. 

Visit their website for information on vendors, food and parking.

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International Festival of Burnsville

Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville

3pm to 9pm

(Photo credit: City of Burnsville & Sue Lund Photography)

Event Info: Burnsville is a city that truly values & celebrates cultural diversity! During this event guests

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Don’t have a green thumb? Or maybe you don’t have space in your yard for a garden? Don’t worry. If you want to load up your fridge with beautiful fruits and veggies grown locally here in Minnesota, there are so many wonderful farmers’ markets in the Twin Cities to check out.

In The East Metro? Start Your Weekend at the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market

Located in Lowertown Saint Paul near CHS Field, this is a must stop on the weekends (open Saturdays, May 4 - October 26, 7am-1pm & Sundays, May 5 - October 27, 8am-1pm).

But what I didn’t know is that they have other satellite locations open during the week! And the list is long. Check it out here. 

Vendor to check out? Golden Fig 

Work in Downtown Minneapolis? Fill Up On Fresh Produce at

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This contest is simple! Head on over to VIBE Realty's Facebook page or Instagram account. Follow us, like the post and tag a friend who loves rosé wine! Super simple. We'll select a winner Friday at 5pm! You and a guest will be given the VIP treatment at our event Thursday, June 27th. 

 

Again....

1. Head over to VIBE's Facebook page or Instagram account.

2. Follow us!

3. Like the post!

4. Tag a friend!

Must be 21 to win! We recommend taking public transportation or a ride share to and from the event (if you need help getting home, we've got you covered... just don't drink & drive!). Must also live in the Twin Cities metro area.

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Why We Started VIBE 

My brother Steve and I started VIBE Realty in 2018 after just 3 years in the real estate business. We knew we loved real estate - we loved taking care of our clients, we loved negotiating deals, we loved marketing properties and we loved the freedom. But what we didn’t love was the traditional real estate brokerage. The pyramid schemes, all the hidden fees, the nickel-and-diming - that was all not for us. We had worked with agents who were getting 50/50 splits at their “big box” brokerage, paying tons of fees and getting little to no support. We wondered ‘where is all this money going if it doesn’t end up benefiting the agent?’ So we quickly went to work to create something entirely new and different. 

Designed by Agents for

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We've been in our home for almost a year and a half -- yikes!!!! -- and this summer, I've committed to wrapping up some of my ongoing projects. I love starting projects, the excitement of committing to a plan and coming up with ideas. I'm not so great at finishing them. 

One of those ongoing projects is my office. It has become a dumping ground for things that don't have a purpose or a place and I would really like it to become a functional space for us to use. When you are limited on square footage, you can't be wasting an entire room for junk. And the older I get, the more that clutter messes with my anxiety (it also puts some major stress on my relationship with my boyfriend as I fell in love with a clean freak).  

One of the major

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Wow. May 10th was a day we'll remember for a long time. Not only did the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce welcome us in with a bang but we were able to celebrate the opening of our space with some of our closest family, friends and clients. It was perfection and an incredible reminder of how lucky we are -- to do what we love, to be surrounded by people who support us and cheer us on. Thank you.

 

Here are some of our favorite photos from that night. Please share if you see a familiar face!

VIBE Realty Grand Opening Photos

 

#feelthevibe

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I took the first stab at mowing our lawn last week and was overwhelmed by the number of dandelions we seemed to acquire since last year. This is our first full spring in our home and I’ll be honest, last summer was a blur of settling in and taking care of major projects that we barely even had time to address the lawn.

All I know is, there is way more yellow popping out of grass right now.

Inexperienced in lawn care, I just assumed we did something wrong. And let me clarify that. We didn’t do anything at the end of the fall to get our yard ready for spring. So by doing nothing, we must have done something wrong.

So now that spring is here, what the heck should we be doing to combat the problem?

I reached out to Mary Hockenberry Meyer, a

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Hey. Hi. I’m Lindsay. I’m the director of marketing at VIBE Realty. Perhaps we’ve already met at an event. Perhaps you know me from the Internet. Or in real life. Maybe you don’t know me at all. Whatever brought you to this post, thank you for stopping by.

Besides being my introduction to VIBE’s community, it is also our VERY FIRST blog on our website which is incredibly exciting. My goal over the next few months is to create content you can connect with -- if it happens in your house or around your house, we’ll cover it. Plus we’ll be diving into the communities we live and work in and sharing stories that matter to us.

When I sat down with Rob and Steve back in March to talk about this opportunity, I was enamored by their passion for not only

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