Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Family Realty Testimonials

Jon was amazing!

We looked for months, he was patient and only sent us what we where looking for. If you need an agent that is knowledgeable and knows the real estate market, call Jon! We can't say enough good about him!


Jon was really helpful and personable from start to finish.

We were first-time home-buyers and being from the south, we had no experience with cold weather, but he explained what we needed to know in layman's terms. Since I only had a couple of days in town to look at houses before we eventually moved up here, he picked me up from my hotel and we saw ten properties in half a day! He also knew a lot about the town, which put my mind at ease when he recommended certain neighborhoods over others. The negotiation process was smooth and easy, and he kept in contact even after we closed to help us with little things we needed to know about the house. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in Grand Forks


Great to work with, was easy to get ahold of and was able to give me all the information I needed when buying my house, I could text or call him and he would answer, I would recommend.


Words TRULY cannot express how great Jon was to work with.

He has an incredible work ethic and even more important to us...he has a sense of URGENCY, which is hard to find in GFs, ND. This sense of urgency is what we were needing to sell our higher end home, and be able relocate back to Texas. We had tried to sell it twice before with a different realtor who was unsuccessful. Jon was able to get the job done, not only in our 60 day time frame, but directed a fantastic social media campaign. Jon has business sense, with a customer service focus. If you are serious about selling, or serious about buying...he should be at the top of your list for realtors! Thanks Jon! You are the BEST!


When I was working with Jon I didn't feel like I was working with just another realtor.

I always felt Jon had my back and was working to get me the house I was looking for at the best price I could afford. I would certainly recommend him to any of my friends or family. I was always shocked because it seemed this like this guy was always working and he always responded to my questions with everything I asked about and then some. Thanks Jon.


When Katie first came into our home selling process, we were disheartened.

We began working with a different realtor who did not listen to our needs, and did not make an effort to highlight our home through social media and other advertising outlets. Katie stepped in and sold our house within 8 days, after it had sat on the market for six weeks and only been shown twice. She came to our closing, and I felt confident knowing that she was their to advocate for me. In fact, Katie and her husband went above and beyond expectations, and arranged to have our new home's driveway shoveled after a snow storm the night before move-in day! I trust her and know that beyond being a good realtor, she is a good person with a good heart.

Amanda Weston

Katie Marcotte was great to work with!

As first time home buyers, she made the process easy and enjoyable. She is very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and helpful. She probably has many clients, but she always responded quickly to emails, texts, or calls and was very available when looking at properties. She really cared about what we were looking for and helped us find our new home! I would highly recommend Katie Marcotte as a realtor.

Katie and Dan

Jon made searching for a house a great experience being a first time home buyer.

He’s is very knowledgeable, professional, and quick to respond. I was able to contact him at all times of the day, making communication a breeze. Thank you so much for all of your help!



Broden performed flawlessly as our buyer's agent during the recent purchase of our Grand Forks home. As a lifelong resident, his local area knowledge was invaluable in assisting us in finding the perfect location. Though his brokerage listed the property we ultimately selected, I never felt as though he was trying to sell us anything, but rather was very attentive and listened carefully to our specific wants and needs. Always responsive in communication, Jon was patient and professional throughout the negotiation process. He even went above and beyond in assisting us with our transition during a difficult time of year, having our driveway plowed and setting the thermostat until we arrived. The whole experience felt like a friend looking out for our interests instead of a salesman in search of a commission. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to my own friends and constituents.


I was searching for a condo online and Alexa was the first to call me when I clicked on "contact an agent".

She was very professional, very helpful, and very patient as I ran her all over town to look at over a dozen units before I made a decision. I also appreciate her willingness to do this work on weekends to accommodate my schedule. Once I made a decision she walked me through the process of financing, inspecting, and closing. My experience with Alexa was very positive and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home."

Ron Thueringer

Katie Marcotte is uniquely talented as a realtor.

She is both collaborative and aggressive at the same time. Her understandings of psychology and finance merge perfectly to the advantage of her customers. She is a realtor with the skills to adjust to the wishes of her clients, a trait rarely found in other realtors. Simply put, you won't find anyone better than Katie

Missy and Joe

Alexa Lovelien made our experience a smooth and exciting one.

This was our first big house purchase, and she patiently and efficiently answered all of our questions. She would get back to us the same day often within the hour with answers. The day of our final walkthrough we came to the house and there were a few issues she put everything on hold and took the time to make sure everything was completely taken care of. She did an amazing job and we are so thankful. We would highly recommend Alexa Lovelien to anyone looking to buy a new house!

James Gove

Jon is a great, knowledgeable agent.

He is a true professional. Jon knows Grand Forks and the surrounding areas very well, and being from out of state, that is invaluable! He ensures he knows exactly what his clients are looking for in a home (size, style, location). He is also very patient, and knows that it may take quite a few showings to find “the one”. Jon helped us find the charming home that we were looking for, and we are so happy in our new home


Jon was amazing!

He helped me get everything ready to list my house. Once my house was listed he had a plethora of potential buyers come look at it. We got offers on the house after just 2 days. Everything went smooth and was such an easy process!


Jon was excellent and aggressive in his marketing of our property.

He did a great job on persevering through a long listing process for us. I would definitely recommend him to others and utilize him again in the need arises.


Jon was quick to respond to our questions and help in every step in buying our house and selling.

He worked fast to sell our house to ensure we were able to get the house we wanted. I recommend Jon Broden to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.


Katie is by far the best in the region.

Jason and Leah

Alexa was extremely accommodating of us.

We started this process while outside the country and she was great about helping us work around that distance and time difference. She was quick in her responses to our questions and emails/texts. She was very helpful in helping us consider other areas we weren't familiar with. When doing the inspections and walk-throughs she noticed many things I had not and made sure they were addressed by the seller which was hugely appreciated. She was also very proactive in talking to our lender and helping us through the whole process. Overall, we were very pleased with Alexa. We would highly recommend her to others.

Jexenia Bennett

Knowledgeable, professional and truly cares.


Jon was extremely helpful when it came to finding me houses to look at.

Jon gave great insight and knowledge on the properties that I was looking to buy. Although I have not bought a house yet, I plan to use Jon when the time comes. Jon was very easy to work with, knowledgeable, and professional. I look forward to working with him in the future.


Alexa Lovelien found us our home and made sure it was going to be ours!

There were many things that we were looking for in a home and our home she sold us had it all! Additionally, I feel like I made a really good friend out of this process. We moved from Illinois, away from family and friends. It's really nice to have a friend that can show/tell you about your new city. I would recommend Alexa because she pays attention to your needs and will not fail you!

Mary Mathews

During the stressful time of searching for a home and during the loan process, Jon's knowledge and attitude is calming and uplifting.

He is very professional, knowledgeable and upfront about everything. I would 100% recommend Jon in every real estate decision you have to make. My wife and I are forever grateful that we have Jon on our side. We will be having him, again, represent us in the future! Thanks Jon!


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