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Alexandria has been my home since the age of two and I know the lakes and the local marketplace pretty well. After graduating from Alexandria’s Jefferson Senior High School (’87), I headed east on I-94 to St. Paul and the University of St. Thomas for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing (’92). After tossing my graduation cap into the air, I am proud to have worked with Carlson Marketing Group (now Aima Inc.) and Dain Rauscher (now RBC Wealth Management). In the mid-90’s I decided to buy my first lake home at Lake Carlos and the process of buying a lake home piqued my interest and early in 2002 I started my path to a career in real estate.
Since 2002 (2002- agent, 2005 – broker), I have been helping people with buying or selling real estate in the Alexandria area as my full-time profession. The majority of my transactions involve lakefront homes and lots but I also assist buyers and sellers of properties in Alexandria’s residential neighborhoods. As we say in Alexandria, all homes in our city are lake homes as most are no more than a 5 minute drive from a public water access.
If you’d like to talk with me about helping you buy or sell real estate, I’d be pleased to hear from you. And unlike most every REALTOR in Alexandria, no admin fees or broker fees (or whatever label is used) as they make no sense.
Now and then, I will receive emails (usually someone looking to sell me something) greeting me as Alex. But, my name is Craig Mische and Alexmn.com is the domain I chose for the real estate site that I launched in 2003 for buyers and sellers of lakefront and residential real estate in Alexandria, Minnesota and nearby communities such as Miltona and Glenwood. The site address used to be craigmische.com but I changed it to AlexMN.com because it is a site about Alexandria, Minnesota real estate and not about me. My goal ofcourse is for people to contact me to help them with real estate purchases or sales but if not, I am glad that Alexmn.com helped them with their decision. Alexandria has been my home for close to 50 years and I love it and am an advocate.
FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS
Craig did a terrific job us in our lake home purchase.
He understands the market; home values; and area lakes in terms of quality, market value, etc very well. He could always be counted on for timely and accurate information. He patiently walked us through the entire process. Craig was a true partner that added significant value beyond just referencing the MLS listings. He consulted with us on many other items including boats/etc, home furnishings, area utilities/goods/services, things to do in the Alex area, etc. Perhaps most importantly, we feel we got a very fair deal with Craig’s guidance in terms of negotiating and settling on the final purchase price. We would highly recommend Craig to anybody in need of a real estate agent in the Alexandria area.
– Dennis and Kathy Kurt
This summer, my husband and I worked with Craig to purchase a cabin on Lake Miltona. Our cabin purchasing experience was seamless, effortless and efficient.
We live 2 1/2 hours away from the cabin and Craig was super flexible with us regarding setting up showings at our convenience. Craig was courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. He was able to share with us information about the area lakes and answer our questions about zoning regulations. Most important to us, Craig was an excellent communicator. He promptly kept us informed throughout the searching and purchasing processes. He was easy to reach and responded to our questions quickly via phone, email and/or text. Our experience with Craig was exceptional. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home!
– Cindy Haarstad
and Allen Mork
We listed our home with Craig last April, 2012, Craig is amazing when it comes to getting your listing “out there” for everyone in the world to see!
He had a beautiful video made of the property and home and we have been very happy with the showings. Although we have not sold, it is definitely not Craig’s fault, as he has worked very hard to get that done. Would recommend Craig Mische as a TOP realtor, friendly and professional and he always stays in contact with you! Great guy to know, whether you are selling or buying.
– Terry and Robin Niedenfuer
Craig made the process of finding and purchasing a home far easier than I could have imagined.
Throughout the process Craig was attentive, prompt, and knowledgable regarding the Alexandria Lakes area. What I appreciated the most, however, was that I felt I could trust Craig’s word and opinion. As first time home buyers, this confidence was extremely valuable and enabled us to find the property that fit our needs both in the present and in the future. I will continue to give Craig my highest recommendation to anyone looking to buy a home in the area.
– Dr. Jeffrey Anderson
We found that we would always go to Craig Mische’s website because it was so user friendly, up-to-date and had great pictures.
My husband and I were looking at purchasing a lake home this past year. One day, I emailed Craig a question and within minutes I was on the phone with him. He showed us several homes and we were so impressed with his knowledge of each home. He went above and beyond in finding out answers for us. Craig lined up other families to email us with their thoughts about Lake Victoria. He even sent us aerial pictures of our “future” home and the lake. We purchased our home in May and absolutely love the lake and the area. Craig was there for us each and every step in purchasing this home. We were so impressed with his down-to-earth personality, his professionalism and his attention to detail. Plus, he was available for us following the purchase to get to know the area. Craig – We loved working with you! Thanks for selling us such a beautiful lake home in Alexandria. If anyone is looking for a home – Call Craig – he will work with you until you have found that special place!
– Rodger and Deb Mohagen
Craig did an excellent job finding the exact homes that we were interested in.
He did not pressure us at all. He was very knowledgable of the market, and gave us very useful suggestions.Our experience with him was great. I highly recommend Craig.
– Eric and Angie Donharl
In 2013 Craig Mische helped find our dream cabin.
He was very professional when showing us a couple of options and answered any questions we had. His responses through email and phone calls were always handled in a timely manner. Since then, we have heard from Craig a handful of times to check in with us. We feel Craig is a great choice when looking for a realtor who’s performance is both professional and personal.
– Aaron and Mary Sanders
We had our home listed with another agent for almost a year prior to listing with Craig.
During that time we did not receive one offer with very little communication, we felt as though the other agent was too busy to pay attention to the details that we needed in order to sell the home quickly. Within a couple of months of hiring Craig the home was sold!!! ANYONE looking to sell their home quickly and effortlessly should definitely list with Craig. Thank you Craig for going the extra mile for us!
– Werner and Asta Puttner
Craig did a great job for us.
My wife and I knew what we wanted but Craig was very upfront in setting expectations with us on what our budget could afford. We were very appreicative of his honesty and integrity of of finding a cabin that we could fit in our budget and still enjoy. Living in the Twin Cities it is difficult to look for properties, Craig helped to make that easy for us and his knowledge and understanding of the area was a great value. Great follow through, professionalism and attention to detail. I would recommend Craig to anyone interested in purchasing a home or cabin in the area.
– Steve and Betty Larson
We would like to thank you so very much for everything!
We appreciated your help when we needed it, the way you kept us informed (without being aggressive), your patience, professionalism, the way you walked us through the closing process…it was a wonderful way to approach the whole process.
– Bruce and Karen Power
Craig is the best!
He went the extra mile to make my purchase happen. Craig explained with clarity any part of the experience I did not understand. I purchased my home while living out of state, without first seeing the home. I was able to this because I had an agent who I trust. I will never deal with anyone else & highly recommend Craig to any of my friends.
– Carol Pipkins
We highly recommend Craig!
He helped us sell and buy when we lived in Alexandria. Craig is professional and meticulous in all he does; he does not miss a detail. I especially appreciate his knowledge of current design trends and his brilliant marketing ideas.
– Travis and Kristin Hoaglund
Working with Craig has been a great experience.
He has a lot of great ideas and has put our listing in places and on websites that I never even knew existed. I also really like the fact that he always responds to calls and e-mails very quickly and is always happy to answer any questions that I may have. I highly recommend that people should contact Craig if they are looking for or selling a home.
– Aaron and Karen Chalich
First Class Realtor!
Craig Mische helped us define our needs, identified candidate properties that focused on those needs without wasting time looking at every property in the state, and researched salient information pertinent to our making the best choice possible. He helped us find multiple sources of financing so we could negotiate from a position of strength. Finally, he worked the details to ensure the “deal got done” without issues or problems. No job too big – no detail too small! Craig will be our first choice for realtor when next we sell or buy property in the region.
– Mike Waschull
Our dreams have come true.
A dream that would not have been realized without the help of our realtor, Craig Mische. I grew up in the cities, but now live in Colorado, so we knew finding the right lake property in the Alexandria area was not going to be easy. We relied heavy on the internet and Craig made this easy for us. If it wasn’t for Craig’s availability and computer savvy we’d still be blindly searching website after website. Now we are set with our own little piece of Minnesota on Lake Victoria. Thanks Craig for helping us make our dreams come true!!!
– Rob and Bobbi Kay
Craig is awesome.
He didn’t need to, but without any benefit to himself he helped me find a lifetime cabin rental within a mile of the resort where I grew up in Alex. I go to his website to dream about the day that I will have a cabin on Le Homme Dieu. He aerial videos are cool and really give you a perspective that you cannot get even by visiting the listings in person. He frequently updates his site and I look forward to viewing his many very RELAXING videos while a immerse myself in the nostalgia of my hometown. I also love the webcam on Broadway and 3rd. Its super corny, but it relaxes me in my big city life to see the wonderful pace of Alex and watch the weather change. PLEASE keep the videos coming, I bet there are other lurkers out there… Seriously, Thanks Craig.
– David Thompson