I’ve worked with Genna as a buyer and a seller and I love working with her. Professionalism is woven into everything she does, but it is her experience, knowledge and her strong desire to truly know her clients and their needs that make her such a gem of a realtor. She’s got a great understanding of the city and suburban landscape in Minneapolis and has asked questions on numerous occasions that we hadn’t thought of. In an age where online listings and open houses make it easier than ever for buyers to view houses, Genna proves the value of having a realtor on your side.
Melissa Amponsah, Minneapolis
Genna took all the worry out of our home buying experience! She got to know what was important to us so she could show us a range of options - including some great houses we never would have considered on our own. Being new to the Twin Cities, it was important that we found a Realtor we could trust and Genna never let us down. She gave us time at each house to explore on our own, but was there to answer any questions whenever we needed her. She provided an informed perspective on issues we may not have considered on our own - it oftentimes felt like we had a Realtor and Home Inspector all in one! Through our process, we found Genna delivered everything we asked of her. From finding the right houses, to identifying and working through potential issues, to negotiating the sale and getting us into our perfect first house, Genna was a great help and definitely someone we will use again when it's time to find our next house.
Sarah and Dave Oehler, Minneapolis
Genna honed in quickly on what I was looking for. When we walked into "my house," she knew it as soon as I did! Then she worked hard with the seller's agent to make sure my offer was the one they accepted. My daughter and I have been in our perfect home for 2 years. I can't recommend Genna enough!
Dawn VanTassel, St. Louis Park
Genna was amazing! When I was discouraged and thought I would never find what I was looking for, she just kept encouraging me. We did find an amazing house, and she helped me through buying it every step of the way. I have recommended Genna to several friends, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of my other friends or family who needed a real estate agent. I wish I could buy another house just to work with Genna again!
Eric Bennett, Minneapolis
Our friends referred us to Genna, and after hearing a long list of great qualities about her, we reached out. Our friends were definitely right! Being first time home buyers, the process was new and while exciting, we were a bit nervous. After meeting Genna, she calmed our nerves, and turned the situation into a very exciting one. Her patience, knowledge, friendliness, and flexibility guided us to our beautiful first home in South Minneapolis, and we could not have been happier with our experience! I'll be honest, after the process had ended, we missed seeing Genna! We will definitely be working with her in the future.
Kendall Jackson, Minneapolis
Genna was very responsive and really had our best interest at heart. She combined our input and feedback to help us find exactly what we were looking for, and was an excellent guide to the home buying process.
Steve and Sara Warner, Maple Grove
We were a bit nervous going into our first home buying experience. We decided to work with Genna from Picket Fence Realty based on a trusted referral. Genna did an amazing job of walking us through the entire process and helping us work through all the details that go into a home buying experience. The large amount of work, knowledge, professionalism, and thoughtfulness that Genna brought to our home search and purchasing process allowed us to have fun with the entire process. We couldn’t be happier with the results and are falling more in love with our home everyday!
Josh Osborne, Edina
Genna is prompt, professional, and extremely knowledgeable of the ever-changing real estate market. We have used Picket Fence for buying and selling our personal properties as well as investment properties. I would highly recommend Genna. She is by far the best agent I have ever dealt with!
Andy Polski, Princeton
Genna's organization and dedication made the house hunting process easy and enjoyable! She is real estate savvy and helped save us time and money throughout the process. We would not have found our dream home without her! Genna's professionalism is top notch. She knew what questions to ask us to ensure we found our dream home.
Amy and Stacy Sundet, Plymouth
Genna is so professional, from the initial house hunt to the final closing on the house. She made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process, that we'd find the perfect home, and get all the paperwork done properly and in a timely manner, not to mention she makes the entire home-buying process simple and fun! It's been three years, and we still love the home she helped us find! Genna's a true gem, and we'd do it all over again with her, if given the choice.
Sylvia and Dan DeYoung, Chanhassen
We have had the opportunity to work with Genna several times. From first time homebuyers, to sellers, to the construction of our dream home, she has been awesome and we absolutely love her. She is professional, smart, attentive, and pays attention to detail, all which contribute to her being amazing at what she does.
Diane and Kyle Heller, Plymouth
Genna made the process of finding our first home together comfortable, yet thorough. Once we had selected our top choice, she helped us understand each step of the process and we couldn't be happier with the result!
Stacy and Mike Stellmacher, Brooklyn Park
It was a pleasure to have Genna's help with buying my first home in 2011. She is upbeat, professional, and personable. Working with her is like pressing the "easy button" for home buying!
Lindsay Turner, Minneapolis
My husband and I were both so excited when purchasing our very first home. We were also a little nervous and overwhelmed by the process. Genna was helpful from day one, informing us about how the process works overall as well as coaching us through each step. She really listened to what we were looking for and led us in the right direction. She was quick to return our phone calls when we had a question about something and was a terrific advocate for us when we came across an issue in the process that we weren't sure how to handle. Genna made an overwhelming process fun and exciting for us, while helping us to find a home we love - all within 10 days:)
Penny and Jeff Alibrandi
Genna was an amazing resource for us in our home buying process. Her organization, attention to detail and immense experience put us at ease and kept the process moving smoothly from start to finish. When we were ready to make an offer, she gave us extremely helpful information and advice that allowed us to get a home we absolutely love for a price we were very happy with. I already have, and will continue, to highly recommend Genna to others in need of a realtor.
Krista and Tony Black, Eden Prairie
Customer focused, and patient, Genna really listened to our needs and helped us find the perfect house.
Scott and Dani Haag, Minneapolis
As a first time homebuyer, I was nervous about the process involved in buying a house, but working with Genna put me at ease. She took the stress out of the experience and made the process enjoyable and fun. Her experience, knowledge, and professionalism was refreshing as she worked to put my wants and needs first and find the perfect house. From the very beginning until the closing date, working with Genna was more like working with a trusted friend and I would highly recommend her!
Katie Lohmann, Golden Valley
Genna is a personable individual who exudes energy and positivity on those around her. She invests herself in becoming knowledgeable about her clients and their needs. Genna is honest and willing to contribute her educated opinion absent of personal agenda. I would highly recommend her services to someone looking for a thorough and dedicated Realtor.
Michael Stuart, Minneapolis
Genna truly makes the home buying process easy! She listens to your wish list and home buying goals, explains the home buying/selling process and then literally puts herself in your shoes to find you the perfect match. I had looked with another realtor for over 6 months and Genna found me my dream home within a few days. She is clearly a leader in the industry and is top notch in timeliness, open communication, and execution.
Kerry Nash, Chanhassen
Working with Genna to buy our first house was a wonderful experience! In our first meeting she walked us through all of the steps involved in buying our first place and made sure we understood everything about the process. Her patience and expertise were so helpful during what could have been a really stressful experience. I don’t know if we would ever have found our perfect starter home without her! I always recommend Genna to anyone buying a house in the Twin Cities area.
Laura and Gabe Cook, St. Paul
Genna is one of the good ones! She cares more about your family's needs than just closing another deal.
Eric and Lora Bunge, Minneapolis
Genna totally "went to bat" for us as clients. When our initial offer was rejected with no counter offer, Genna immediately reached out to the selling agent and explained the situation, our level of interest, our financing and even a little bit about our demographics. With other buyer’s interest and showings extremely high, we held our reservations on actually having a chance at this house. Genna's persistence and determination was above and beyond, and she is the single reason why we were able to land our first dream home in South Minneapolis.
Kevin Christie, Minneapolis
Genna was the perfect fit for me as a first time homebuyer - she made the process simple and enjoyable. Especially as this was my first time, she took the time to develop a relationship with us as a couple, find an excellent fit in house, and make the process a very exciting, and memorable experience.
Maggie Henjum, St. Louis Park
Genna helped us find our first home. We knew basically nothing about the process and Genna really helped us to see the pros and cons of each property we looked at. I am normally pretty neurotic - thank goodness we had Genna to make it fun and low stress. We couldn't be happier in our new home! She listened to our every need and delivered on all levels. Her approach was perfectly in line with ours and she made sure all of our questions were answered before going forward. I never thought buying a house could be so much fun until we experienced this process with Genna.
Suzanne and Matt Fischard, Rosemount
Genna was delightful to work with! We know her experience, instincts, and tact are the reasons the sellers chose our offer over others."
Jessica Preus, Golden Valley
I always tell people what sold me on Genna. My daughter had a purchase agreement on a home near Lake Nokomis and I was there for the inspection. The close proximity to the airport and the frequency of the planes really freaked her out. It would have been easy for Genna to talk her into that house...and she would have been done. But Genna looked her straight in the eye and listed her options.... including telling her that she could walk away. I knew she was truly there for the client, desiring to find the right home for her. She had great patience, integrity and professionalism. Genna took the time to get to know her client and found the perfect home for her. She was not afraid to advocate for her client and did it quickly, aggressively and successfully.
Genna went on to help me sell my house and went above and beyond the call of duty. (Helping me find a quality stucco remediation company). What initially looked like an easy sale, turned out to be complicated. She rolled up her sleeves and helped me deal with a difficult situation, stayed on top of everything and negotiated a sale.
One of Genna’s many gifts as an agent is her ability to educate the seller/buyer and answer all of his/her questions with great clarity, depth and in a way that empowers them.
Patti Jensen, Eagan
Genna Porter is the best Realtor to work with when looking to purchase a new home. She has an amazing personality that makes you feel like your working with a friend. She takes time to understand your needs and wants in a new home and applies those into her search to ensure her clients are happy. Genna made our home buying process really easy; she had great communication, helped us understand anything we questioned and always walked us through our next steps. I would recommend her to anyone looking at purchasing a new home!
Katie Herr, St. Louis Park
Genna maximizes your time, follows through quickly and keeps you on track so you can focus your energy on finding the house that fits you best. She will find the best houses to show, address concerns immediately and encourage you to prioritize your desires to lead you to the house of your dreams.
Jenny and Blaise Porter, Minneapolis
We loved working with Genna! She was very professional with all of the paperwork and played by the rules. She gave great staging tips, which clearly made a difference as we sold our house in 1 day!
Shadia and Nick Tobkin
Genna listens to your wants and needs in a home and works tirelessly to find you the house you are looking for without any pressure! She is easy to work with and patient. I have nothing but positive things to say about Genna and the passion she has for her career!
Jenny Buzzell, Minneapolis
As first time home buyers, the process can be unnerving. Genna made it simple and gave us confidence in our decision. We felt great about the place and would highly recommend Genna to any other first time buyers!
Britta and Blake Durtsche, Minneapolis
Two words to sum up our experience working with Genna – Service Excellence! She is very responsive, knowledgeable about the area, thorough in helping buyers conduct property due diligence, and has great follow-through even after the purchase. She has built a long standing relationship with us and we will use her for all of our real estate needs.
David and Susan Shuler, Bloomington
Working with Genna was a breeze. She made everything clear for us, had a well defined plan from the start and provided all the right advice and recommendations. She hired the right professionals to help in the sales process and always had our best interests at heart. I would recommend Genna anytime!
Phillippe Levesque and Sara LeBlanc, Bloomington