Gary O'Keefe

Lakes Area Realty - Excelsior / Lake Minnetonka

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Lakes Area Realty is not about being the biggest. Just the best. We pride ourselves in our market expertise, absolute professionalism, innovative ideas, collaborative culture and a strong sense of community. We know real estate is about people. That’s why everything we do is based on how it benefits you, our client. Thank you for choosing Lakes Area Realty

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About Gary O'Keefe

In 1979 I started a design/build mechanical contracting company called O’Keefe Mechanical, Inc. We would design HVAC systems for projects requested by; OPUS Corp, Ryan Construction, and Krause Anderson to name a few. Some of the projects we worked on were multi-story office buildings, warehouse buildings, and retail stores like J.C. Penny, K-Mart, and regional shopping centers. A few years later I built 2 new homes on Lake Minnetonka. In 1999 I decided that building homes was more rewarding than the mechanical contracting business at the time. I decided to close my business and focus on building spec homes full time on Lake Minnetonka. In 2001 I got my real estate license. My past experiences has given me the understanding of new home construction. I work with clients who are interested in building homes, past clients, referrals, and meeting new clients. My expertise is knowledge of building homes, lakeshore restrictions with LMCD, and working with different city rules and regulations. I work with architects, such as, Mike Sharratt, builders, interior designers, and many more contractors. I have high standard’s and a level of professionalism when I’m working with a client during the process of buying and selling homes. Throughout the whole transaction there are many levels such as, building their dream home, finding their dream home, or selling the clients home and finding the next special home for that client, preparing the paperwork, negotiating the transaction and going from the beginning of the process and getting to the end, the “Closing”.

I look forward to working with you!

“I am never too busy for your referrals”

Gary O’Keefe

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