Customer Comments:

Happy Customers:
  • Demian A. - Linden Hills Homeowner - We managed there home for 6 years, then sold.
"Brian helped to sell our property even before it went to the market. Within a week we had received two offers. Brian always provided excellent and honest advice from start, always having our best interest in mind. He negotiated hard on our behalf and we placed all our trust on him to close the deal, as we live abroad, and were very happy with the smooth outcome of all the closing process"
  • Jane M - Happy Tenant
"Brian was my landlord for 1.5 years. He is one of Uptown's best landlords by far. Totally reasonable, fair, responsible, and responsive. He takes good care of his property. I would recommend him and his rentals to all!" "Brian was always responsive, honest, and fair when managing my condo.  He clearly communicated with me regarding concerns or needs of my tenants and always followed through in a timely fashion. I would recommend Brian.... He was a pleasure to work with."
  • Amy D. North Loop Condo - We managed then sold her condo with zero vacancy:
"Brian was terrific. He took care of all the details and made the process efficient and painless. He knows the market and was able to sell our property very quickly."
  • Joe P. - Fulton - We managed their home for 4 years then sold with zero vacancy:
"Brian was terrific! He was always able to quickly find tenants for our property, allowing us to get rental income and maximize our revenue while keeping our costs down. When we decided to sell, Brian was able to negotiate a sale without publicly marketing our house, saving us time and money. In addition to all of that, Brian is great to work with - friendly, responsive, and thoughtful. He cares about his clients, and that comes through in every interaction we had."
  • V & R - Linden Hills - Happy homebuyer whose planning started one year before purchasing. They timed their lease to end and coincide to buy one of our managed properties at the end of our lease:
"Brian, a heartfelt thank you for bringing this property to our attention and working with us through the various loopholes. Your straightforwardness in identifying issues regarding each of the houses while at the same time pointing the salient features and resourcefulness in working through the issues are much appreciated. You were great to work with and we will definitely recommend you to our friends looking for homes in the neighborhood."
  • John S. - Fulton Happy homeowner whose home was not selling so they hired Brian to manage it for 3 years then successfully sell it with 15 days vacancy. (Brian managed $19,000+ in repairs and upgrades before the sale) :
“Because Brian is so familiar with the Linden Hills rental market (and people look to him for that) he was able to help us maximize the profit from our house through rent, before we decided to sell. Once it was time to sell, he was the obvious choice of a real estate agent.” "Brian was great. He found me wonderful tenants in short order and managed both big and small projects on my rental property over a three-year period without incident. From coordinating the re-bricking of my chimney to updating my antiquated furnace system, Brian did all the heavy lifting with my minimal involvement. I would definitely recommend Brian as a property manager. I also engaged Brian as my selling realtor, and he was able to get my property sold in an efficient and effective manner."
  • Michael R - Linden Hills: Homeowner did not want to sell until market improved. Hired Brian to manage house and sell after 3 years after receiving great cashflow. House sold with only 30 days vacancy using tenants belongings as staging:
"I am pleased to recommend Brian Weedman of Lifecycle Realty both as a property manager and real estate agent. We moved out of our house, but we weren’t ready to sell yet, so we contracted Lifecycle Realty to find us a good tenant, do the background checks, and then manage the property. In the next three years, Brian found us two different tenants - both of whom were really top notch. Brian puts a lot of work and investment into marketing to help put landlords and tenants together. Brian was also an excellent property manager and liaison between the tenants and us. When it came time to sell our house, we chose Brian to be our real estate agent, because of his familiarity of our property, and with the Linden Hills neighborhood. His name often comes up as someone who really knows the property situation in Linden Hills. Brian wears many hats and has many talents, but foremost is his ability to work with people and negotiate in his clients' best interests. Because Brian is so familiar with the Linden Hills rental market (and people look to him for that) he was able to help us maximize the profit from our house through rent, before we decided to sell. I would recommend Brian and Lifecycle Real Estate if you are exploring renting your home, selling it, or anywhere in between in the lifecycle of your home. Feel free to call on me if I can answer any questions."
  • Pam A - Fulton: Super Happy tenants for 3+ years who moved out of state - We miss them!:
"We have worked with Brian for several years now, in multiple capacities. As a realtor, he is truly excellent. He has a vast knowledge of house internals and can spot areas of concern even if there isn't an obvious issue. He understands how the market works, and knows how to play within it. He doesn't over- or under-sell, but also does provide whatever input and opinions you need when trying to decide about making offers. In our case we decided to rent instead of buy, and he helped us find our current rental home. As the manager of our rental, he is beyond amazing. His average response time to any questions or issues is probably about 3-5 minutes, and if there is ever anything which requires maintenance he stays on top of the issue even past the time when it gets fixed... and makes sure it does get fixed in a timely manner. He also is able to come up with creative solutions to issues which become especially sticky. He is helpful, courteous, professional, and sensitive... and obviously cares about the well-being of his tenants. All in all, we would recommend Brian to anyone who has any situation involving real estate or rental properties!"
  • Potential Buyer who decided to rent with us instead...... Happy Tenant!:
"We have worked with Brian for several years now, in multiple capacities. As a realtor, he is truly excellent. He has a vast knowledge of house internals and can spot areas of concern even if there isn't an obvious issue. He understands how the market works, and knows how to play within it. He doesn't over- or under-sell, but also does provide whatever input and opinions you need when trying to decide about making offers. In our case we decided to rent instead of buy, and he helped us find our current rental home. As the manager of our rental, he is beyond amazing. His average response time to any questions or issues is probably about 3-5 minutes, and if there is ever anything which requires maintenance he stays on top of the issue even past the time when it gets fixed... and makes sure it does get fixed in a timely manner. He also is able to come up with creative solutions to issues which become especially sticky. He is helpful, courteous, professional, and sensitive... and obviously cares about the well-being of his tenants. All in all, we would recommend Brian to anyone who has any situation involving real estate or rental properties!"
  • Happy Fulton Homeowner - We managed their home for 4 years, renovated and sold:
"We began working with Brian in 2009 when we moved abroad but weren't ready to sell our Linden Hills home. We needed an excellent, hands-on and personable property manager who was responsive and individual--we hated the cost structure and phone mazes of larger property management firms. We made the right choice, as Brian provided four years of skillful and attentive service in maintaining our beautiful century-old home, keeping it tenanted at all times with excellent renters. Brian has deep local knowledge of SW Minneapolis neighborhoods, and considerable experience buying and selling Minneapolis homes. Therefore, when we decided to sell in 2013, we decided to continue working with Brian. He displayed his keen eye for detail and savvy market analysis in preparing our home for market and presenting it skillfully to realtors and prospective buyers. His expertise garnered us a satisfying offer within 24 hours of listing. We have always been pleased with Brian's talents, and highly recommend all of his real estate services."
  • Happy Homeowner - Fulton - Hired Brian to manage home after house was not selling:
"I've just started working with Brian, but I have been favorably impressed so far. He was able to find me a tenant immediately (same day that my house was put on the rental market). He has been very responsive to my e-mails and questions (responding much more quickly than I anticipated or expected). So far, I'm very happy with my decision to work with Brian"
  • Nick - Happy Homeseller and subsequent buyer:
"Brian and team were great making suggestions on how to stage our home for sale Turned out, we sold the home in four days. We used Brian to help us purchase a home as well. We toured over 25 homes and made a final decision on number 26. The paper work can be over whelming at times. Brian made sure we understood the process and verbage in the contracts. Great communication and professionalism throughout the sell and buy of our homes. Highly recommend Brian and his team to anyone for there real estate needs."

Beware of Scam Ads – Scammers are actively posting our rentals at a lower price

We try and watermark our photos to thwart the stealing of our poste dproperties and reposting by scammers. The scammers copy our photos and property description and re-post fake ads on various websites. Most claim to be on Missionary work in South Africa, or somewhere else unable to meet you in person. They even obtain the owner or tenants name from public records and create an email address based on that name. ◦Do not wire funds via Western Union or Moneygram - sending money this way is the same as sending cash and you will have no recourse if something goes wrong. If you are the victim of fraud or scam, here are some agencies who can help you: •FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357) •FTC online complaint form (www.ftc.gov) •Internet Fraud Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov) •Non-emergency number for your local police department.

Whats the difference between 24/7 Property Management and Tenant Placement?

(1) The Structure of the Lease, (2) Repairs, Maintenance, and Proactive Property Care. (1) Lease Structure: We are here to generate sustainable income from your property. We do not view your property as a temporary place to park a client while finding them a home to buy. Our system works for both owners and tenants so that both can meet their goals. (2) Repairs, Maintenance, and Proactive Property Care: Most Cities require a license to operate a rental property. There are International and local codes and ordinances that a property must meet in order to have and maintain a license. We are "hands-on" through this process and creative in our solutions to code violations, all of which minimizes your expenses. Minneapolis requires a license before you advertise a rental. Failure to do so caries a $500 fine in addition to the $1,000 rental conversion fee, and the annual license of $69. We are here 24/7 to take care of ongoing issues including garage doors, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces, painting, landscaping - and even responding to emergency water leaks due to ice damns. We pride ourselves on having quick cost effective solutions provided by making good management decisions and a having a diverse effective team. Owners and Tenant, call us for consultation on your needs at 612-213-2670.

As a property owner, how do you plan to transition from owning a rental to selling it?

It takes skill knowledge and experience to maximize your net financial return. Will you take a vacancy while marketing the property? Doe the house need improvements before selling? How about painting? carpet cleaning? Our team identifies and manages work that will greatly improve the chance of success. Call Brian for free consultation

Properties are renting within 20 to 30 days with 2 to 4 showings

The rental market is very strong in the Minneapolis Metro Area. We are getting healthy rent rates for our clients. Call if you have a home yWe aou want to rent.

INTERNET RENTAL PROPERTY SCAMS

The scammers are active in the rental market and are even so bold as to talk to you on the phone. Key indicators you are talking to a scammer include:
  1. The price is usually too good to be true.
  2. They say they are out of town or out of the country and are just looking for someone to care for their property.
  3. They have the owner's name (from tax records) and have created a yahoo, hotmail, or gmail address.
  4. They try to get you to send deposit and application without meeting you.
If you suspect fraud, drive by the house and knock on the door. Ask who manages the property.  We have even had a scammer so bold, he gave a tour to a tenant prospect!!!  The prospect lost $2,500 as he paid the deposit.  The tenant prospect suspected it was one of the workers for the builder who had recently renovated the house.