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Michael Olafson, Lakes Area Realty

Realtor at Lakes Area Realty.
Michael Olafson

After a successful career as a partner at a leading Twin Cities law firm, Michael has been a licensed Realtor® with Lakes Area Realty in its Minneapolis Uptown office for two years.

As a Realtor®, Michael blends the skills he learned as a lawyer, including client service, negotiating, and ethical business practices, with his interests in architecture, home renovation, and interior design.  Michael cares about his clients – he works hard to help sellers prepare their homes for the market to obtain the highest possible price, and to help buyers find the home that meets their desires and needs.

Michael is a longtime Minneapolis resident and has renovated three homes in the Linden Hills, Kenwood, and Lowry Hill neighborhoods.  He has extensive knowledge of vintage homes (from English cottage, to Arts and Crafts, to mid-century modern) and the Minneapolis lakes area market. 

Michael has worked with clients throughout the Twin Cities area, from Taylors Falls in the north to New Prague in the south, and from Woodbury in the east to the Lake Minnetonka area in the west.  He has worked with clients at all stages of life, from first time home buyers to clients who are downsizing. 

Michael also gives back to the community, volunteering at Simpson Housing with other Lakes Area Realty agents and serving on the board of directors of the Jones Harrison Residence and the Jones Harrison Foundation. 

Michael’s objective is to work with buyers and sellers of homes throughout the Twin Cities area, helping them achieve their home ownership goals on the best possible terms.