John Trenti

John Trenti

John Trenti

Phone: M: CELL / TEXT: (612) 910-8599 CELL / TEXT: (612) 910-8599 mobile
Phone: O: OFFICE: (651) 982-1273 24 HRS. OFFICE: (651) 982-1273 24 HRS. office
Office: RE/MAX Synergy...a Muske Real Estate Company
920 West Broadway Avenue
Forest Lake, MN 55025

LICENSED IN MINNESOTA SINCE 1995!!!  As an experienced internet-savvy agent who is an expert in these local markets, you can benefit from my knowledge about buying and selling real estate. Every transaction is unique and can be very complex (often times with more than 50 people involved) so you need someone you can trust for current information and constant communication. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Finding Your Next Home
I will work hard for you to find the right home at the right price, including all the specific home and neighborhood amenities that really matter to you. Also, please register and set up your very own personalized home search on my website (or contact me and I can do it for you). Your search will have cell phone and tablet screen optimization as well as a DIRECT IDX link to the MLS, which will provide you with the most up-to-date property information possible and avoid the many, many other real estate websites that do not remove properties when they are sale pending, sold, expired or cancelled. You can also "save" listings that catch your eye and contact me at anytime for further information on any property or to set up your private showing.

Selling Your Home
If you are seriously thinking about selling your home, I offer a no obligation in-home consultation that includes a free Current Market Analysis (CMA) that will show your exact price point in today's real estate market. When it's time to list your home, you need someone who will advertise your home and saturate the internet with your listing information, show your home to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all the necessary paperwork and monitor all of the pre-closing details. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Your home will have the highest visibility on the most-visited real estate websites!

Consultation on Home Selling Tactics
Buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can show you how to make your home more attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home properly, conducting a room-by-room property analysis, emphasizing architectural features and upgrades, making repairs or minor improvements or even simply painting certain walls can be the difference between a home languishing on the market and one that's sold fast. I know what you should do and also what you should not do to get your best ROI and sell your home in a timely fashion.


RE/MAX Executive Club, RE/MAX Leaders Circle, RE/MAX 100% Club, Repeat Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Employee Relocation Specialist, Market Leader, Inc., Certified Internet Professional, Distinguished Salespersons Club, Graduate, Realtors Institute, Graduate, Zenger-Miller PSSIII Professional Selling Systems, Marketing Specialist, Internet Realtor. 


"When we decided to sell our Wyoming home, my husband was working out of state. We were referred to John Trenti by friends whose home sold in just days. John did not disappoint!!! Our home sold in just a few days also. John is a no-nonsense realtor who is honest and helpful beyond measure. In addition, he has years of experience which makes a difference when selling the largest purchase in your life. Since my husband could not be here during the entire selling process, I felt more of the burden of preparing our home for sale. Our friends told us, “Do exactly what John recommends and your home will sell.” John guided me through the entire process and provided recommendations from washing windows, replacing flooring, replacing appliances and much, much more. He was also very encouraging and patient with my questions. We completed exactly what he recommended and our home sold for 15K more than our asking price. If you choose John Trenti, you will have a professional who is top notch!"

  -Julie and Bill Kempenich, Client

"John is a true professional! So personable and genuine. Very available and responsive. Hire with confidence!"

  -Sue, Client

"John helped our family sell my parent's townhome after my Dad had passed away. It was a very emotional time for all of us. John guided us through the process and answered all of our questions timely and accurately. His understanding and compassion helped my Mom feel so much better about the sale of the townhome. The sale went smoothly and John's expertise was invaluable to all of us. "

  -Mary Volker, Client

"John and his wife are some of the most kind people I know. Straight forward, honest people you can count on. This is no exception with John and his ability to find a home, no matter the situation. He is also one of the most professional people I know in the Industry. I highly recommend John and Remax. Thank you sir!! "

  -RJ Feist, Client

""We've sold 1 home and purchased 2 homes with John and EVERY TIME it was a great experience! He really takes the time to make sure you're buying the house that suits you and your family's needs, no matter how many houses/how much time that takes. We also appreciate that he takes time when showing homes to really take a closer look at potential problems, the major building components and mechanicals, the quality of renovations, etc. Since buying our second home, he's also checked in a couple of times with important follow up reminders regarding homesteading, septic system, etc. We'd recommend him to anyone!!!" Rachel and Alex Marshall"

  -Rachel and Alex Marshall, Client

"John helped me and my family with an emotional estate sale for my late father's home as I was the executor for his estate. His communication was constant and professional. We listed the house a little higher than John recommended and got a lot of showings but no offers. After we reduced the price to where John originally advised, we got an acceptable offer and closed in 30 days. The sale price was almost exactly where John's market analysis came in at!"

  -Anita Thompson, Client

"We were so very, very happy to have John Trenti work with us on the sale of our house. We moved 2.5 hours away several years back and had used our former home as a rental before we decided to sell it. We had many needs for John to handle, from managing contractors to being our Power of Attorney representation at closing. John was able to fulfill all of our needs and then some as well as find a buyer within a few days of hitting the market. His attention to detail and knowledge of the market made the experience an easy one. Thanks John! Travis and Jen "

  -Travis and Jen Prunty, Client

""We met with John a full (6) months ahead of when we would be able to list our property. John was extremely patient and offered crucial advice on how to best prepare our home for sale. John’s advice really worked and our home sold in (4) days and above our asking price. We would very highly recommend John as your realtor.""

  -Larry and Mary Ellen Dellwo, Client

""John is incredible at his profession. With 25 years of practical experience, John went above and beyond with timeliness and communication. He was always checking in every week from offer to closing to make sure we had all of our paper work in order. John was there to answer any questions, comments and concerns throughout the process of purchasing our first home. This type of expertise only comes with experience. I would recommend John to anyone! He will get the job done!"

  -Paul and Courtney Haseltine, Client

"Knowledgable, professional, easy to work with."

  -Tracy Barron, Client

"John was great to work with. We met with a few realtors prior to putting our house on the market. John, by far, came the most prepared. He was realistic and was upfront and honest with the updates/fixes we needed to make to sell our home. I would definitely list with John again!"

  -Erica Ellefson, Client

"John Trenti did an excellent job marketing and selling our homes. Deanna and I have sold two homes in our lifetime and John has been our realtor each time. Seventeen years ago John sold our first home in just four days! Two months ago we asked John to put together a marking plan to sell our current home. Our house hit the market shortly thereafter and John had it sold it in TWO DAYS! Great customer service, detail driven, and professional approach equal results with John. Thanks John for your help and support from start to finish! Dan Cremisino and Deanna Pesek "

  -Dan Cremisino, Client

"I first met John Trenti in 2001 through a mutual friend who recommended him. We were very impressed with every aspect of John's professionalism and enthusiasm in helping us find our first home. 15 years later we decided to find a home on acreage with privacy. For reasons unknown, we decided to use a local realtor and soon discovered that not all realtors are alike. For months we dealt with a team who did not have our needs in mind , were hard to get a hold of and provided us very little direction. After losing out on two different properties we decided it was time to contact John Trenti. When another property became available John had set up a viewing within several days and three days after that he had our offer submitted to the sellers that was approved. John was always communicating with us as to where things stand in the process as well proactively keeping the entire process rolling. John is the type of realtor that makes things happen and I would highly recommend him."

  -Gary and Lisa Wood, Client

"I would highly recommend John. He helped us sell our Apple Valley, MN, home and throughout the entire process was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. The process was stress-free thanks to John, which was important because we were living out of state at the time we sold our home. "

  -Kristy Bergeron, Client

"John was very professional, gave us good advice, and was in constant communication. I highly recommend him. "

  -Sally Boyer, Other

"I have worked with John on three different transactions to date. He has represented me as a buyer twice and as a seller once. In each transaction, John made the process easier, provided plenty of communication, and went out of his way to solve issues on my behalf. Each transaction went better than expected and I couldn't be happier with the results. I am very comfortable calling John my Realtor and am confident in recommending him to others as well."

  -Joe Lefto, Client

"“Thank you John Trenti! It was our pleasure having you for our agent and for getting the deal done in the eleventh hour. We are VERY happy with the whole deal and your fine and completely professional service. We are also so glad to get the burden of having two homes off of our backs. We are now VERY happy to be back in Arizona!” "

  -Gordon and Carolyn Bayerkohler, Client

"“John Trenti took the time with us to discuss our home-buying options and the importance of pre-qualification in a sellers market. After three Sundays of looking at homes we had an accepted purchase agreement and we closed in less than a month. John took care of everything for us!”"

  -Nicole and Paul Belting, Client

"“John Trenti negotiated a great deal for me on my first home in Cambridge with no complications and then four years later helped my father and me buy an adjacent investment property. Before closing on the rental, the pipes and boiler froze and the re-negotiating that John did on our behalf was fantastic. Now I have a home that has appreciated significantly in value and a rental property that is in a positive cash flow.” "

  -Jeremie Reinhart, Client

"“John helped us understand the process. We had never sold a home before and had lived in this Linwood house for 33 years. Real Estate has changed a lot in the last 33 years. John Trenti helped us set a fair price and gave us great tips on prepping the house for sale. We had several offers in the first few weeks and closed within 2 months of initial listing. Great job John!”"

  -Dawn and Dave Rewey, Client

"“This is the third time we have used John Trenti. He has done a wonderful job for us. Besides selling our homes quickly for asking price, he found us our new home in a VERY competitive Shoreview market BEFORE it was even listed. His work ethic and loyalty to his clients is unmatched.”"

  -Monica and Erin and Sean O'Rourke, Client

"“John, yes, I filed homestead status immediately after we closed. Thank you for reminding me. We have been busy painting and putting in new lights at the new townhome and it’s coming together beautifully. We move in this Saturday! Again, I would like to thank you so much for your assistance and dedication in finding me a new home. As a first-time home buyer, I was a little scared and unsure of the whole process. You assisted me with each step, answering all of my questions and going out of your way to make sure I had the correct information. You were never more than a phone call away. I think having someone with your expertise and knowledge on my side made my experience not only more pleasant but less time consuming and stressful.”"

  -Kathy Snelson, Client

"“Because we were facing a definite relocation to Florida, we really needed a quick sale and we got one at a price that delighted us! We followed John’s staging tips and listing preparation and provided potential buyers with all of the information that John recommended, including the house blueprint, the plat map and a thorough list of all of the upgrades and improvements we made over the years. John Trenti is a true professional.”"

  -Dennis and Mary Whitman, Client

"I would recommend John because throughout the selling of one home and the purchase of another he was always professional and helpful. In addition, he was honest, dependable and supportive. This was a very stressful time and John helped so much with his positive and straight forward manner."

  -Mary DeFord, Client

"John has been my realtor for my first two houses in my life. This can be very scary buying a new house for the first time. There are a lot of things that I don't know about houses, mortgages, rates, etc. John was there whenever I needed him. I could call him anytime and ask him a question. It is so comforting to have someone like that to make the process so much easier. This guy knows it all too. When looking at houses, John could tell you things about the house that the normal person wouldn't see. That is also great to have a guy like that looking out for you. John also helped me sell my house in a week. He told me what I needed to do to get my house looking good and aid in the selling process. Anyone that is looking for a realtor, you could go out and get a friend in the business or someone that is in your area, or you could go out and get a guy who knows all about houses, who has years of experience, and who is the best in the business. That is John Trenti. Thanks John,"

  -Jake Janiszewski, Client

" Hi John, I truly enjoyed working with you on this one. It is always great to work with a professional that has systems in place and great follow through. Also excited to run a few names you gave me by my dad. Take care and I hope to work with you on another sale someday soon! Thanks, Tammy Soderlund Realtor licensed in MN and WI Edina Realty, Inc. "

  -Tammy Soderlund, Colleague

"We want to acknowledge and provide some feedback on the experience we had with John Trenti as our realtor. John was professional, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and reliable. Prior to choosing him, we interviewed several agents. Once we made our decision, he quickly and appropriately provided his recommendations on preparing the house for putting it on the market and the listing price to ensure the largest pool of potential buyers. John walked us through every step of the process and answered all of our questions. He was available when needed and was quick to respond whenever we contacted him. Once we had an offer, he continued to guide us, including being with us at our closing. We are extremely satisfied that we chose John. We have recommended him to our friends and plan to use him again in the future. "

  -Donna & Ed Goossens, Client

"John listed our home in Columbus, MN due to a job relocation to Florida. We had an accepted contract in 39 days at 98% of our asking price! However, we then had an unacceptable appraisal. John and the buyers agent worked diligently behind the scenes together, first disputing the appraisal with no success and then having the buyers re-qualify with a new local mortgage company which resulted in an appraisal $1,000 above contract price. John's constant communication and steady updates throughout the process kept us in the loop and gave us confidence that we would have a successful closing, which we did! John is a true professional in every sense of the word!"

  -Adrian and Leonard Carlson, Client

"My husband and I both felt that John was very trustworthy. He always clearly communicated with us regularly and gave us honest feedback on how we could improve our chances of selling our house. Fantastic response time! We joked that you might hear from John by email or text at any time of the day or night! When we contacted John, he would respond immediately. John knew our neighborhood and our township, that made us feel more comfortable that details particular to our area would be accurately handled. When we received our offer, John's experience was very helpful in situations that arose during the process. John let us know everything we could expect from the offer to the closing and he was right every time."

  -Deb and Steve Ford, Client

"This is the 2nd home I have purchased using John as my realtor. His knowledge and experience is priceless. I had talked with other realtors in the years between, as I work in the mortgage industry. Most seemed to only care about the sale, with little knowledge, only based their "skills" on price negotiation. John would not let me buy a house without knowing it was the perfect home for us. We searched for nearly a year with John, and he would not let us get our hopes down. Many times we thought of just settling for something that wasn't exactly what we wanted, or compromising on our must-haves. John wouldn't let us do that and guided us through the end-of-build process (Home was new construction that was 85% done when we started the offer). He continues to follow up, to this day, and makes sure all is well and minor fixes have been completed. His honesty and up-front advice is something that I will always appreciate. Thanks again John."

  -Brett Olivo, Client

"John is GREAT! He stuck with us for 2 years while we searched for the right house and helped us sell our home in St. Paul. He is professional, knowledgeable and definitely wants to put you in the right house!"

  -Christine Lundby, Client

"John had our best interest in mind and worked tirelessly and professionally to see that we were offered the best deal. My wife and I were excited to see an offer in just five days after of listing our home, thanks to John. "

  -Jeff Haseltine, Other

"John Trenti has been a very professional and very caring realtor for me. He seems to have a list of buyers available that he can draw from in order to show and sell houses. He was able to do that for me and my Wyoming home because he found the right buyer and I was very pleased because only ONE showing was necessary! John is the guy to get the job done! LaVelle Knudson "

  -LaVelle Knudson, Client

"JoJohn is an exceptional agent. From our initial meeting to the successful closing of our home, John's commitment to us as his clients was outstanding. His work ethic is tireless. Throughout the ups and downs of listing, showing, accepting an offer, and finally closing, John kept us informed. At every point we truly felt we had the best agent with our best in mind. We could not have asked for a better experience with the sale of our first home and enthusiastically recommend John!"

  -Claudia Joelson, Client

"We selected John after interviewing three agents to market and sell our home. John was by far the most professional and punctual of the group. He did a fantastic job of marketing our home and guiding us through the quagmire of details it takes to get a home sold. John keeps you well informed of progress and is ever the professional in dealing with issues. I would highly recommend him if your looking to market your home using a professional, first rate, real estate agent."

  -Ron Steffen, Client

"John was very professional, honest, and understanding in handling the sale of our home. After moving out of state, we struggled through years of a challenging market and numerous attempts at selling our home utilizing a number of other agents and agencies. Even though we decided to give up on selling and rent our home, John continued to keep in touch with us and keep us informed as to changing market conditions. His thoughfulness and diligence persuaded us to try again. He was determined to make it happen for us and he did. Thank you so much for your efforts!"

  -Jim Young, Client

"John has a good knowledge of the real estate market and could offer sound advice as we searched for two years for our new home. He was always patient and available to answer all our questions. He made this stressful experience easier for us. John is the best!"

  -Ray and Marie Kelly, Client

"John recently helped me and my husband with finding our new home in Stacy, Mn. He was very attentive to what we wanted, and kept an eye out for us for new properties coming on the market. The house he found for us was exactly what we wanted. He was very quick to respond to our emails and calls and he kept us informed through the whole process, and even after closing with the friendly reminders about the many things needed to be done. We would highly recommend John for your real estate needs. "

  -Tammy and Jim Ambrose , Other

"John was our real estate professional in the sale of home in Wyoming, Minnesota recently. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable and guided us every step of the way. He was successful in selling our home within 48 hours to a qualified buyer. At each juncture in the process John was there, giving us the benefit of his experience and making sure every detail was taken care of. We would highly recommend John to anyone needing services in real estate."

  -Joan Schulze, Other

"My husband and myself were looking for a Town Home close to our children. My husband was retired and i was soon too. I went on the internet and searched homes in the Blaine area under several realtors. The only one that kept in contact with me was John. When we finally knew when I would retire I contacted John and told him what we were looking for. He sent me listings everyday. I could email him with questions and he would always respond either by email or he called us. When we sold our house John took us to see some town homes. He showed us ones in the price range we were looking for and the area we wanted. Finally we found the one we wanted. He made the closing process so easy I was wonderful. Plus he was very helpful even after we closed on the town home. I would recomend John to anyone if you are looking to buy or sell a home. He made the experience easy."

  -Maurine Canopy, Client

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